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…

Polish Mushroom Soup

PrintPolish Mushroom Soup Total Time: 45 minutes Serving Size: 6 From Annemarie ColbinThis hearty soup made with an assortment of mushrooms, such as crimini, porcini, maitake and shiitake, is a rich, earthy take on traditional “Old…

Bag Credit Donation of the Month: National Dance Institute NM

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By Miya King-Flaherty, NDI National Dance Institute New Mexico’s (NDI-NM) mission is focused on education, health, and wellness through dance. We believe that in everything we do, we want to be excellent and have lots of…

Our Food System is Broken: Let’s Do Something About It

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By Sally Fallon, edited by Iginia Broccalandro We all know that our food system is broken. The question is: how do we solve the mess? Clearly, attempts to change the opinions of federal officials and regulators…

Ocean-based Fish Farming at Odds with Organic Standard

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By Cameron Harsh, Center for Food Safety In October, Center for Food Safety (CFS) released a comprehensive, scientific report detailing why ocean-based aquaculture (fish farming) can never be certified organic.  In advance of USDA’s publication of…

Albuquerque and Santa Fe Stand Up for Public Health Issues on Factory Farms

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City councils call on Congress to stop unnecessary use of antibiotics By Eleanor Bravo, Food and Water Watch Food & Water Watch and public health advocates, including La Montanita Co-op, applaud the City Councils of Albuquerque…

Your Co-op’s Got the Giving Spirit All Year Long

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By Robin Seydel As a community-owned organization, we feel it is part of our mission to support the community that supports the Co-op. To that end, the Co-op is continually looking for ways in which to…

High Altitude Baking

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From the King Arthur Flour Company The higher the altitude, the lower the air pressure. While this is an excellent environment for training athletes, it is a difficult one for baking recipes. Baking depends on the…

Vegan Boeuf Bourguignon

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PrintVegan Boeuf Bourguignon Total Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes Serving Size: 8 From Adrienne WeissGarlicky seitan bathed in a red wine reduction takes center stage in this hearty rendition of the classic French stew. This “special”…