What I can’t live without …

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What I can’t live without that I get at the Co-op. good deals on gluten-free food local vegetables fresh organic turmeric Vegan oyster oil fresh made juices at the deli counter!! Black Silk Coffee knowing where…

Owner Deals March 5 – 18

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In so many ways, it pays to be an owner of the co-op. As an owner, in addition to great local and national sales, we offer a variety of specials on products, just for you. Grocery…

Co-op Deals Mar 5 – 18

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Co-op Deals Mar 5 – 18, 2014 In so many ways, it pays to shop the co-op. In addition to deals for our owners, we offer great local and national sales to everyone. Read the digital…

Coop Collaboration: Healthy Food at SF’s Gonzales Elementary

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From Cooking With Kids.  For the past seven years, La Montanita Coop has supported the Cooking with Kids program at Gonzales Elementary Public School with the ingredients necessary for the program. It is near and dear…

ESSENTIAL OILS: Effective Tools for Health

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By Amylee Udell Essential oils are natural extracts from plants’ flowers, seeds, roots, bark, and stems.  They make flowers smell the way they smell AND they give plants protective qualities against disease and predators.  When I…

Springtime Allergy Relief

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By Khara Hindi  Sneeze, sneeze…sniffle, sniffle…itch, itch.  Is this what the beginning of spring usually means to you?  Seasonal rhinitis, or hay fever, is most commonly caused by pollen, a fine powdery substance released into the…

Soil: Care and Feeding for Crop Success

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The Carbon Economy Series presents Rodale’s Elaine Ingram: March 12-13 By Iginia Boccalandro Can you imagine if you could grow anything you wanted with the soil in your yard? If you could use less water, produce…

Soil Restoration in the Southwest

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By Amanda Bramble, Ampersand Sustainable Learning Center One doesn’t have to go far anywhere in the Southwest to see that soil erosion is a problem. Roots are exposed, head cuts start then grow, any organic material…

Endive

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Endive belongs to the chicory genus, which includes several similar bitter leafed vegetables. Species include endive (Cichorium endivia), Cichorium pumilum, and common chicory (Cichorium intybus). Common chicory includes chicory types such as radicchio, puntarelle, and Belgian endive. There is considerable confusion…

Kohlrabi

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Kohlrabi has been created by artificial selection for lateral meristem growth (a swollen, nearly spherical shape); its origin in nature is the same as that of cabbage,broccoli, cauliflower, kale, collard greens, and Brussels sprouts: they are all bred from, and are the same species as…