CO-OPversations

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 CO-OPversations Have you thought about how things could be different in your community? Bring those ideas and join us for a second round of Co-opversations as we explore what it means to build community wealth. La…

Santa Fe Co-op Offers an Education in Cheese

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Santa Fe Co-op Offers an Education in Cheese Beginning this month, Jade McLellan, our Santa Fe Cheese Department head will offer classes on the history, varieties, and methods for making cheese. While you won’t make cheese…

Tailgate with the Co-op

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Tailgate with the Co-op Get the Ball Rolling with Mt Vikos Spreads: Kalmata Olive • Babaganoush • Roasted Eggplant and Artichoke vegetable spreads on Lil Kristi’s Chips and Salsa, local from Roswell. Tag team with organic…

It’s Hempening!

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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…