Sweet Grass Beef

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Sweet Grass Beef

Sweet Grass Cooperative is comprised of ranchers who have a passion for the Western tradition of family-owned ranches. They have a passion for the land, for the animals, and for the well-being of their families and their communities.

While many of the ranches are certified organic, all of the ranches raise grass-fed, grass-finished animals in a manner that is good for the land and consistent with the humane treatment of animals. Cattle are meant to eat grass, and the cattle of the Sweet Grass Cooperative do just that; they are left to graze the lush grasses of the Western ranges and are never sent to feed lots.

Sweet Grass Cooperative markets and sells these animals to local markets, like La Montanita Co-op.

Sweet Grass Cooperative started in the spring of 2010. They humanely raise cattle on pristine pastures in New Mexico and Colorado and are never fed grain. The beeves are processed in Colorado in a small plant.

Learn more about Sweet Grass here.

Camino De Paz Goat Milk Products Now in Albuquerque!

Support A Local Farm School!

Camino De Paz Goat Milk Products Now in Albuquerque!

Camino De Paz Goat Milk products, a long time favorite in Santa Fe, are now available at the Albuquerque Co-op locations (Nob Hill, Rio Grande, and West Side).

Camino De Paz is a goat farm/Montessori school for middle school aged kids. Students spend time on the farm and in the classroom, studying a curriculum that ties into the everyday work on the farm, supporting the business by learning in a practical and experiential manner. Camino De Paz, a grade A goat dairy, offers delicious high quality goat milk, yogurt, chevre, feta, and cajeta (sweet goat milk caramel sauce, delicious on apples or ice cream!), all at a reasonable price. All of their products are packed in glass and carry a 50 cent refundable deposit. The goats are fed a NON-GMO feed supplied by Embudo Organics!!!

We are proud to offer these fine products and support this progressive agricultural and educational endeavor.

Disclaimer: Raw milk not sold in Albuquerque locations, La Montanita’s Albuquerque locations offer flash pasteurized milk.

For more information about Camino de Paz, visit their website at! 

Co-op Connection News April, 2014

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Co-op Connection News

April, 2014

In this issue we celebrate the Earth! We introduce you to the New Mexico Native Plant Society, discuss water issues in times of drought, solar energy, and more! In addition, find fantastic spring salads curated by Adrienne Weisse in our recipe section. And, now you can get many of the Co-op Connection articles on our Community blog!

Share your Co-op Story

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Share your Co-op Story

At La Montañita we love sharing stories. As a community, our collective voice matters. We’d love to hear your Co-op story. Tell us about an experience at one of our stores, a favorite product, a community event or experience that reflects Co-op values, a recipe, or anything that you feel is important to share with your community. We will publish stories after review of each submission and let you know when it goes live.

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24th Annual Celebrate the Earth Festival

Baila! Baila! 2013 Earth Day

24th Annual Celebrate the Earth Festival

Sunday April 27, 10am to 6pm

On Silver Street Behind the Coop in the Nob Hill Shopping Center

For two dozen years it has been our great pleasure to create a community celebration that, in keeping with the cooperative principle of community education and concern for community, provides an opportunity for us all to come together. The 24th Annual Celebrate the Earth Festival in Nob Hill is a chance to: get your bedding plants; talk to and learn from the farming and gardening experts in our midst; get educated on the important environmental issues we face; get active and take action to make our community and the world a better place for us all to share.

As always, you can expect a fun and inspiring time filled with information and education booths from dozens of environmental, social and economic justice organizations, local farmers, seedlings, drought resistant plants, beautiful art from fine local artists and crafts people, inspiring performances from some of our favorite local artists and of course great Co-op food.

For more info on the event contact Robin Seydel at robins@lamontanita.coop or at 217-2027.