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Upcoming Label Change

  Download the Informational Brochure PDF   Between March 25th and March 31st we will be updating all of our labels. This change is intended to make shopping and understanding our groceries easier. We understand that with any change there is a transition time. Our hope is to make this…

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Cheese Please: August Favorites

Welcome to Cheese Please, a brand new column about an age-old favorite—cheese! We’re hoping not just to introduce you to some new and exciting cheeses, but to tell you about some great ways to enjoy your old favorites, with serving suggestions, recipe ideas, and food and drink pairings. Rumiano Willowmaid…

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Fourth of July Giveaway

Happy Independence Day from First Alternative Co-op We are giving away this amazing assortment of organic groceries to celebrate good food and good times this summer! It has some of our favorite items including Organic Theo Chocolate​ bars, Organic Kettle Brand​ potato chips, Organic Prairie​ 100% grass-fed beef hotdogs, Raw…

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Alaffia Eyeglass Drive for Togo, West Africa

Donate your old eyeglasses and help bring the gift of sight to people in need! The eyeglasses will be collected for Alaffia and will be distributed to people in Togo by optometrists. In Togo, there are very few optometrists and a pair of eyeglasses can cost up to four months…

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New Store Products: April

Check out some of our favorite new products for April! Dogfish Head Brewing – LIMITED TIME ONLY American Beauty Imperial Pale Ale Brewed in celebration of the 50th anniversary of a band that begat a lifestyle. Dogfish Head asked customers  what they wanted in a Grateful Dead beer. Of more…

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Seed Matters at the Co-op!

Celebrate the coming of summer with Seed Matters and enter for a CHANCE TO WIN AN ORGANIC GARDENING KIT! We usually don’t think about seed when we sit down to eat our cereal in the morning or tuck the kids into their cotton sheets at night, but it all starts…

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Earth Day 2015

Wednesday April 22nd, the Co-op will be celebrating Earth Day and we want you to come join us in celebrating! Bring your kids to our Nancy’s Recycled Container Potting Stations, 1-4pm at both stores. Your sprouts will have the chance to sow some seeds of their own – it’s a…

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Naturally Dyed Eggs: Batiking

If you’d like to forgo the disco-era neon of conventional food colorings and their “generally recognized as safe” ingredients, making dye with food is a great option. The technique may be a little different but the results are beautiful and earthy and honor the wonders of the natural world. It’s…

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Whole Grains: The WHOLE Package

Whole grains are the only way to go. They are, well, good for you. Maybe, you have heard that processed grains are unhealthy and should be banned. That sounds right…or does it? Well, there is much more to the story, and I will tell that story here. At the risk…

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Local Spotlight: Organically Grown Company

Welcome to the Local Spotlight, where every month we will feature one of our favorite local providers. We’re going to try and keep it fresh by covering aspects of the local food system we may have previously overlooked, (any suggestions on the hows and who’s, dear readers, would be greatly…

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