GMOs in the News: EPA Approves Dow’s “Enlist Duo”—AGAIN!

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By Stephanie Davio, Beyond Pesticides Despite overwhelming opposition, last fall EPA gave Dow AgroSciences the green light to release Enlist Duo™ on a new wave of genetically-engineered (GE) crops in six states (IL, IN, IA, OH,…

How to Keep Those “Eat Better” New Year’s Resolutions

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By Katherine Mullé New Year’s is a time of new resolutions and new goals. Whether you simply feel a little sluggish from all the extra indulgences over the holidays, or you want to make positive and…

Fresh Winter Produce: Veritable Vegetable and Our Shared Values

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By Ro D’Atillo, Nob Hill and Valley Produce Team Leader One thing that makes La Montanita’s produce department and its wide variety of organic produce different from the natural foods and corporate chain supermarkets is the…

New Mexico Organic Farming Conference: February 20-21, 2015

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By Joanie Quinn, New Mexico Department of Agriculture, Organic Program The Executive Director of the Rodale Institute, “Coach” Mark Smallwood, will headline this year’s New Mexico Organic Farming Conference to be held February 20-21 at the…

Cold and Flu Remedies

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Don’t get caught! Start this new year off strong by taking extra care of your immune system. Whether you’re in search of a new healing tea or the perfect homeopathic remedy, your Co-op Health and Wellness…

How (and why!) to Shop the Co-op—Getting the Best Value For Your Food Dollars

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By Robin Seydel My mother always said, “you get what you pay for.” Passing decades have seen an erosion of that understanding and a fascination with all things “cheap.” Not only “cheap” food, but cheap oil,…

Chipotle Almond Truffles

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PrintCHIPOTLE ALMOND TRUFFLES Total Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes Serving Size: 12 (makes 38 truffles) From Adrienne WeissThese creamy truffles have a subtle, smoky bite from the chipotle powder. If a more fiery chocolate is desired,…

Veteran Farmer Project Update: Moving the Farm and Upcoming Classes

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By Robin Seydel Our Thanks! As many of you have noted, we have packed up and are in the process of moving our farm. We had three wonderful years downtown between Gold and Silver and 1st…

The La Montanita Fund: Local Investing Provides Capital for Food System Growth

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By Robin Seydel In 2015, the La Montanita Fund marks its fourth year of operation. Over the years, we have climbed up our steep learning curve, and what an exciting hike it’s been! Starting out, we…

The MANY Benefits of Buying Bulk

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By Robin Seydel If anything symbolizes the various benefits of the Co-op shopping experience, it’s the bulk department. While most chain stores now sell a few things in bulk, it was the wave of co-op’s formed…