Despite the chilly weather, summer is on the way. With the warmer temps, you and your family will spend more time outdoors and be more active, too. Here are some tips to keep you and your children safe as you venture off into the great outdoors. Use sun protection. Sunscreen has been the go-to sun
River Road Farm is located just south of Ashland, near the town of Sanborn. Operated by Todd and Kelsey Rothe, the farm consists of 30 acres with about one acre currently in production.
River Road currently grows spinach, lettuce, mixed greens, turnips, radishes, carrots, beets, cabbage, peppers, tomatoes, and cucumbers. They also have added a variety of berries to the mix. Todd and Kelsey plan to operate their farm in accordance with biodynamic principles and are looking at becoming certified organic.
As part of the Chequamegon Food Co-op’s new farmer agreement program “Produce Promises,” River Road will supply the Co-op with mixed salad greens, cilantro, and radishes. They may fill in with other crops as they become available.
Thanks to all the folks who came to our Annual Meeting & Owner Celebration. We had over 90 members stop by to partake in samples, giveaways, food, and voting. Board members John Beirl, Sara Lehr, and Jarrod Stone-Dahl were all reelected to the Board of Directors. Check out photos from the meeting on our Facebook
The bulk food section offers a wide variety of flavorful foods. Plus, when you buy in bulk you can save money, reduce packaging, and buy only what you need. Here are the top ten foods to buy in bulk: Flour – When a one-pound bag is not enough, grab a couple pounds of bulk
The Chequamegon Food Co-op will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 to prepare for our Annual Meeting & Owner Celebration! We have food from Ashland Baking Company, lots of free samples (both fresh and take-away), and giveaways galore. Plus, we’ll be voting for three Board of Directors positions and discussing expansion. Join
Earth Day (April 22) is a great reminder to think about how our choices impact the environment. But what exactly can you do in your everyday life to change your impact? Below are some green ideas that you can incorporate into your weekly shopping trips. Buy local – Local goods travel fewer miles to get
From the time we are able to hold a toothbrush we are taught to brush and floss twice a day. And while many of us do just that, there are many other things you can do to improve your oral health. Here are some tips for top-notch teeth and excellent oral health: Limit dark and
In case you missed it, the Chequamegon Food Co-op’s Micro-loan and Grant programs were featured last month on Wisconsin Public Radio. Check out a transcript of the story at Business North.
Founded in 2009 and expanded in 2010, Big Water Coffee Roasters in Bayfield, Wisconsin specialize in robust coffee roasts created on site. The enthusiasm of owners Jon and Danielle Ewalt come through in every bag of coffee. They sell a variety of coffees at Chequamegon Food Co-op, all with Big Water’s unique flavor profile. Soon,
The Chequamegon Food Co-op offers the following information about the 2013 Board of Directors candidates. Our candidates for this year’s board election are: Jon Beirl, Sara Lehr, and Jarrod Stone-Dahl. All candidates given the questions below and were asked to allot no more than 100 words in response to each question. The candidates are running
The Chequamegon Food Co-op will be embarking on a year-long expansion process in an effort to open a new grocery store in the spring of 2014. To start the planning, the Co-op and the Alliance for Sustainability are holding a public forum on Thursday, March 28, 2013 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Northern
It can be hard to find foods that are light on calories, but big on flavor. If you are looking for ways to lighten your menu, consider adding the following: Avocados: This super fruit contains a slowly digested fat that helps you feel fuller, longer. Avocados are also loaded with water and fiber. Beans: Packed