MARCH The Cable Community Farm (CCF) will be our Round Up recipient for the month of March! CCF grows farm produce to help area organizations secure farm fresh foods throughout the year. In 2019 they donated over 900lbs of fresh, organic produce directly to the Cable community through their Free Food Monday’s. They are a
On January 21, the Chequamegon Food Co-op appointed vested member Gary Sherman of Port Wing to its board of directors vacant seat. Gary has been a member of The Chequamegon Food Co-op since its founding on the East side. He joined his first food co-op in Madison in 1967 and has belonged to several since,
IDEAS FOR HER
Alpaca Arte Socks
Beautifully made and super soft. We have unisex sizes large & medium in stock, a size large would fit those men in your lives!
Terra Infinity Scarves
The Terra scarves made by women in Ecuadorean indigenous tribes, they are fairly traded and perfectly soft and lovely. We have several colors and types of scarves available.
Bee’s Wrap Reusable Wraps
The natural alternative to plastic wrap for food storage, because good food deserves good care. A perfect gift for those trying to eliminate plastic use.
Luci Daum Reusable Bags – LOCAL!
We have three sizes of these sweet little bags. With lovely prints, they hold everything from feminine products (mini pouch) to replacing plastic bags in lunches.
IDEAS FOR KIDS
Tinker Totter Robots
Stack and create various robots of all different sizes. Made from eco-friendly rubber wood this colorful set will stimulate the mind of any child who loves to build and puzzle. For kids 3+.
Krochet Kids Animal Hats
These hats have adorable little animal ears and are made from soft yarns. We have hats for the little foxes, pandas, bears & owls in your lives.
Ideas for him
Urban Cowboy Deodorant
A gentle formula enhanced with botanical sage & rosemary to help fight odor and feel fresh. Urban Cowboy deodorant is vegan, free from phthalates & triclosan, and offers effective odor protection without aluminum, or talc.
Bulldog Skincare for Men
This fast-absorbing beard oil contains aloe vera, camelina oil and green tea. It has been specially formulated to soften, tame and condition the beard. This oil improves the shine of the beard without making it look greasy, yet leaves your beard smelling great.
Kleen Kanteen TKWide 16oz Insulated Kanteen
Stop spilling coffee in your bag with the Kleen Kanteen’s leak proof cafe cap. Plus you can add a touch of sustainability to your daily coffee run with the Insulated mug, it keeps hot drinks hot for 10 hours, or iced for 30 hours!
FOR THE DOG IN YOUR LIFE
Racey’s Tastey’s Dog Treats – LOCAL!
Check out local dog treat maker Racey’s Tastey’s treats (Peanut Butter or Apple and Pumpkin) for the special pup in your life. These dog-tastic treats are made in Bayfield and are tested by owners Jim Lynch and Sally Hedges. Jim and Sally are also pack leaders of Racey’s Rescues sled dog team – a team built with a sled team of 6 rescued dogs.
Soft Lines Inc. Slip Leash – LOCAL!
Made right here in Ashland, Soft Lines builds dog leashes are made from multi-filament polypropylene fibers. The leashes stay soft and pliable even in cold conditions and are water resistant.
IdeAs FOR STOCKINGS
Auromere Bamboo Toothbrushes
De-plastic your bathroom with this eco-friendly alternative to plastic toothbrushes. The Auromere bamboo toothbrush is naturally anti-bacterial, sustainably grown using bamboo wood, it is also Vegan and uses BPA-free bristles.
Kleen Kanteen Steel Straws
Americans use 500 million straws every day. The Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Straw Set is a reusable solution to disposable plastic straws and an ideal accessory for their 16oz or 20oz Insulated Tumblers and Steel Pint Cups.
One with Nature Activated Charcoal Soaps
Activated charcoal absorbs 100 to 200 times its weight in impurities and acts like a magnet to attract and absorb bacteria, poisons, chemicals, dirt and other micro-particles when they come in contact with activated charcoal, helping to achieve a flawless, clear and even toned complexion.
Fall is the easiest time of year to write about eating the season, especially in our neck of the woods. Read on for highlights on a few varieties of fresh foods found plentifully in our area and seize the day by trying one of the suggested recipes below. Here we go! Apples Okay,
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!
Share a meal with friends, family, and neighbors…at the Co-op! On the last Wednesday of every month from 5-7 p.m., you can enjoy a made-from-scratch meal from our Deli for only $5. Dinner will include an entrée with possibly a side dish (depending on the main dish). Add your own drink and dessert and dig in!
Bulk-will-doodle-do! It’s Bulkapalooza all week long. Save 15% off bulk products. (Okay, not ALL bulk. Some exclusions apply and no special orders receive the discount.) Read on for tips to become a better bulk shopper and save on pantry staples. Worry Less About Freshness – If you use some ingredients such as oils infrequently, buying
If your menu is suffering from a severe case of the blahs, try adding the fresh flavors of Oriental cooking. From sushi to wontons, Chinese and Japanese cooking features freshness. Want to learn more about Oriental cooking ? Head on over to read Chinese & Japanese Cuisine by Robin Asbell. She covers the basics
ORGANIC Sweet Potatoes $1.99 per pound While supplies last. WILLAMETTE VALLEY PIE CO. Pre-Baked Pies $7.99 each In the deli cooler. While supplies last. Take your pie to next-level yumminess with these tips for doctoring your store-bought pie! Recipe Showcase Each week we will feature five recipes that use the current Fresh Deals.
How are we doing? Take a few minutes to answer our online survey and we’ll give you a $5 coupon.* Answer the questions online at surveymonkey.com/r/co-opsurvey2017 by October 31, 2017. Thanks for your time! *You’ll need a printer to claim your coupon at the end of the survey. No printer? No problem! Stop by Customer
It’s incredible (really)! The Incredible Bulk Sale is on now. For this week only, get 15% off all bulk. (Okay, not ALL bulk. Some exclusions apply.) Not convinced you should buy in bulk? Here are 7 incredible reasons why bulk is better.
- Bulk is convenient. Buy as much or as little as you want. No more random giant containers in your cupboards when all you needed was a couple of teaspoons.
- Bulk is easy to use. Bring your own containers and receive a 5¢ credit for each one used. No container? No problem! We have bags for you to use or jars for you to purchase. Just remember to weigh your container before you fill it.
- Bulk can save you money. Bulk products cost on average 89% less than packaged products. You’re not paying for the packaging or the advertising, so you can save.
- Bulk is fresher. You can expect more freshness because bulk products don’t sit around as long as packaged products.
- Bulk is eco-friendly. Reduce waste by using reusable containers and avoiding extra packaging.
- Stock your pantry. The bulk department is loaded with staples such as pastas and flours.
LOCAL Summer Squash $1.79 per pound – select varieties Hermit Creek Farm – Highbridge, WI Northcroft Farm – Ashland, WI Sale starts Tuesday, August 15, 2017 While supplies last. Summer Squash Recipes Low Carb Summer Squash Casserole Summer Squash and Corn Chowder Sautéed Summer Squash with Red Pepper and Onion Summer Squash Couscous with Sultanas,