Mother’s Day is coming right up…have you found the perfect gift for Mom yet? If not, here are some quick and easy Mother’s Day gift ideas you can snag right here at the Co-op. Pampering Products – Bubble baths, soaps, and lotions make perfect pampering presents. Gather a few different kinds together and put them
Fresh Deals NEW SALES EVERY WEDNESDAY! Sales start May 8, 2019. While supplies last. Organic Lemons 1.99/lb Local Organic Bulk Spinach 5.99/lb LOCAL! Organic Pineapple 4.89 each Co-op Deli Thai Peanut Sauce 7.29/lb Reg $9.99/lb Made In-House! Non-discountable Applegate Organics Organic Sunday Bacon 6.99 each Reg $10.99 – 8 oz
Fresh Deals NEW SALES EVERY WEDNESDAY! Sales start April 24, 2019. While supplies last. Organic Valencia Orange Bags 3.79 each Reg $4.99 Organic Braeburn Apples 1.29/lb Reg $2.49/lb Organic White Button Mushrooms 3.49/lb Reg $4.59/lb Co-op Deli Monster Bar 1.99 each Reg $2.99 Made In-House! Non-discountable Red Hoof Farm Local Organic Ground Beef 10% off
Fresh Deals NEW SALES EVERY WEDNESDAY! Sales start April 17, 2019. While supplies last. Organic Blueberries 3.49 each Reg $4.49 – 6 oz container Organic Strawberries 4.49 each 1 lb container Organic Asparagus 4.89/lb Reg $6.89 Bunny-Luv Organic Baby Carrots 1.79 each Reg $2.29 – 1 lb bag Widmer’s Cheese
NEW SALES EVERY WEDNESDAY!
Sales start March 27, 2019. While supplies last.
Organic Brussels Sprouts
3lb Onion Bags
LOCAL! Yellow or USA Red
Made In-House! Non-discountable
Artisanal Sausage Chubs
Chorizo, Calabrese, Molisana, Napolini
Reg $8.99 – 6 oz
Chequamegon Food Co-op is committed to providing our community an enhanced quality of life. That is our mission and we meet it through a number of Ends (our organizational purpose). We do this by ensuring that people have access to healthy, organic, and locally produced goods which in turn assists in providing our community with a thriving local economy. To support these goals, we provide information to help our community be more knowledgeable about choices that impact the economy, personal wellness, and the environment.
How does a mural fit into all of this and why are we asking for your assistance in this project? This mural project would be a visible interpretation of our Ends and allow us to bring awareness to our mission. By promoting community involvement in the process from start to finish, we hope to increase awareness of how the Co-op can be a force of change FOR our community with strong support FROM our community.
This past fall, we launched the Co-op’s Community Mural Project. Artists Rose Spieler and Mae Stoutenburg (the same artists who have done mosaic and mural projects across Ashland) jumped on board to develop a design for the Big White Wall on the west side of our building. Through a series of community meetings and other public input, Rose and Mae have gathered enough information to develop the final design for the mural (see above).
Beginning in March, you will have the opportunity to create small mosaic pieces that will be added to the mural. these mosaic workshops will continue through May, when we will hopefully move the show outside and beginning applying the mural to the wall. See the updated workshop schedule on the Events page or on the Co-op’s Facebook page.
On the surface, a mural is just a pretty picture. But this project will go much deeper than that. We want the community to be involved in designing, creating, and celebrating a masterpiece that focuses on our shared love (and need) of good food.
Because this is a community project, we are asking for your help with funding. With a contribution from you, we can make this vision a reality. We hope that you believe so as well. If you would like to contribute to the mural, please visit the Co-op Community Mural Project GoFundMe page. Thank you in advance for your support!
Fresh Deals NEW SALES EVERY WEDNESDAY! Sales start February 20, 2019. While supplies last. Organic Yellow Potatoes 5lb Bag 4.99 each Reg $6.29 Organic Carrots 2lb Bag 2.49each Reg $3.29 Organic Kent Mangoes 2/$3 Reg $2.29 each Co-op Deli Black Bean Corn Salsa 6.49/lb Reg $7.99/lb Made In-House! Non-discountable Red Hoof Farm Stew Meat 20%off
Fresh Deals NEW SALES EVERY WEDNESDAY! Sales start January 23, 2019. While supplies last. Organic 5lb Potato Bag 4.49each Reg. $5.99 Organic Bosc Pears 1.49/lb Reg. $2.79/lb Organic Blackberries 2.79each Reg. $5.99 – 6 oz Co-op Deli Smoked Fish Dip 6.99/lb Reg. $9.99/lb Thousand Hills Uncured Smoked Beef Hot Dogs 6.49each Reg. $8.59 – 12
Fresh Deals NEW SALES EVERY WEDNESDAY! Sales start December 26, 2018. While supplies last. Organic Satusumas 2.49lb Co-op Deli Spinach Artichoke Dip 7.99/lb Reg. $10.99/lb – Non-discountable Brown Cow Plain Whole Milk Yogurt 4.59 each Reg. $5.19 – 32 oz Springbrook Dairy Dill & Garlic Quark Cheese 4.79 each Reg. $5.19 Mauri Taleggio D.O.P. 4.99
Looking for local, unique, and flavorful gifts that will delight, inspire, and nourish body and soul? Create a special gift basket for friends, family, and co-workers by choosing a selection of items that they will enjoy. Customization is key The key to creating a thoughtful gift that will truly be appreciated is understanding your recipient.
Fresh Deals NEW SALES EVERY WEDNESDAY! Sales start December 12, 2018. While supplies last. Organic Blackberries 2.69each 6 oz package Co-op Deli Dill Dip 3.49/lb Reg. $5.99/lb – Non-discountable Hidden-Vue Farm Lamb Stew Meat 40% off LOCAL! – Reg. $17.99/lb Niman Ranch Breakfast Sausage 4.99 each NEW! – Reg. $6.99
No matter what holiday you’re celebrating, ’tis the season of giving. And when you buy gifts that have been made locally, you give not only to your loved one, but also to your community. That’s because for every $100 spent locally, an additional $45 of secondary spending is generated. Compare this to only $14 in secondary spending when you buy from non-local businesses and you can see just how huge buying local can be! But enough of the serious stuff, let’s get down to the business of giving. Here are 10 ideas from local artisans and food businesses that would make perfect gifts to give this season.
Jams & Jellies – We offer an assortment of locally made jams and jellies from Bayfield Apple Company and Northwind Organic Farm, both in Bayfield, Wisconsin. Whether you choose traditional raspberry or the more unusual aronia berry or find some other flavor, local jams and jellies make sweet gifts.
Leather Kids’ Shoes – Are there expectant parents on your gift-giving list? Check out SoleKicks handmade leather shoes for babies and toddlers, made right here in Ashland, Wisconsin. They come in a variety of designs and color combos, from green and blue Lake Superior to red and purple birds.
Towels & Tees – Lake Superior and other peaceful images are printed on a variety of soft, durable fabrics by Three Sisters Studio in Bayfield, Wisconsin. For the cook, grab a tea towel from the household section. For the fashionista, grab a shirt from our clothing rack. Bonus: These images are also printed on leggings, child onesies, and sweatshirts!
Heat Therapy Bags – Anyone would love a CrampAid Cozy heat therapy pack for relief from aching joints or muscle pain. Handmade in Ashland, Wisconsin by Luci Daum Designs, these fabric bags come in lots of fun colors and easily heat up in the microwave.
Soap – You’ll find a wide variety of scents on our Local Soap shelf from Sweet Pea Soapery (Mason, Wisconsin), Maple Hill Farm (Washburn, Wisconsin), Buzz & Suds (Ashland, Wisconsin), Lake Superior Lather (Bayfield, Wisconsin), and Twin Oaks (Bayfield, Wisconsin). The Lake Superior soap from Buzz & Suds makes a great stocking stuffer for someone who loves the lake.
Candles – Local beeswax candles from Northern Nectar in Mason, Wisconsin come in many sizes and colors. You can even buy their local beeswax blocks for your own DIY projects. Speaking of beeswax, we also have Sean’s Bees beeswax candles from Highbridge, Wisconsin in a variety of calming scents. Wickie Candle Company in Bayfield, Wisconsin makes lovely scented candles in tins. Give the scent of Oak Island Trail to a summer visitor now far away!
Dessert Sauces – Lotta’s Small Batch in Bayfield, Wisconsin makes sumptuous sauces (in Bourbon Espresso and Butterscotch flavors). They make awesome sundaes, but take cake to the next level too!
Teething Toys – For the little one on your list, Sogg E. Bear Cub organic cotton teething bears have been a customer favorite for years. Made in Bayfield, Wisconsin, they continue to be the perfect gift for babies cutting teeth.
Dog Treats – Treat your pup to Racey’s Tasty Dog Treats. Made in Bayfield, Wisconsin, these biscuits come in two flavors (one is even gluten-free) and make a great gift for the pet in your family or the dog lover on your list.
Lotions – If you have someone to pamper on your list, try Best Body Butter from So-She Organics in Bayfield, Wisconsin or one of the solid lotion bars from Sweet Pea Soapery or Buzz & Suds. Lea’s Organic Herbal Skin Care in Washburn, Wisconsin makes face products and herbal salve that make wonderful stocking stuffers.
Still stuck for ideas? There’s lots more in the store, so stop in and ask Co-op staff for recommendations for local gifts.