It’s Hempening!


By Ruth Fahrbach, Taos HempLLC Hemp, or Cannabis sativa, covers a lot of ground in the literal sense. It is the plant genius that will grow nearly anywhere with little water and no pesticides, herbicides or fungicides….

Organic Valley Offers New Kingdom Cheese


Cooperation Among Cooperatives: Product Spotlight By Jessica Morel, Organic Valley Co-op Cooperatives have always been about…well…cooperation. Kingdom Organic Cheddar, La Montanita’s newest offering in premium imported cheese, is the result of an emerging partnership among two…

New Economy Coalition Conference


Commonbound: New Economy Coalition Shows the Way By Marianne Dickinson It looks as if the new economy’s time has come if the New Economy Coalition’s conference, “Commonbound,” is any indication. Held in Boston in June, “Commonbound”…

Packing the BEST School Snacks!


School Snacks: Stay on Track and Pack the Best By Susan Clair How can it be that the new school term is starting already? Didn’t we just celebrate the summer solstice and figure out what to…

Co-op Connection News Aug, 2014


Co-op Connection News August, 2014 La Montañita, in business since 1976, represents several generations of good food, family, and cooperation. Read about many of the families who have multiple generations working at La Montañita, and so…

Organic Pest Management


Hands on Organic Integrated Pest Management: Farm Walks Scheduled for August and September By Joanie Quinn, NMDA Organic Program Squash bugs, grasshoppers, flea beetles, aphids, borers, hornworms, codling moths and bagrada bugs will be front and…

Life is a Bowl of Cherries


Life’s a Bowl of Cherries In late June, the Co-op Distribution Center learned that the Nichols Ranch and Orchard, near La Luz, NM, had extra produce. The fruit was ready to harvest, but Nichols Ranch owners…

Labeling GMOS in ABQ!


Albuquerque Approves Memorial for GMO Labeling By Eleanor Bravo, Southwest Organizer Food and Water Watch On May 19, Albuquerque City Council voted unanimously in favor of a city memorial calling for the mandatory labeling of genetically…

Growing the Local Food System


La Montañita Fund and Nolina’s Heavenly Organics By Nolina Bryant I wish to express my gratitude to the La Montañita FUND loan for my farm. Thanks to the loan I could manage the cash flow to accomplish…

Suing Europe Over Pesticide Ban


Sum Of US: Suing Europe Over Bee Saving Pesticide Ban Stop the Bayer/Syngenta Lawsuit Bayer is suing the European Commission to overturn a ban on the pesticides that are killing millions of bees around the world….