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Grain of the Month: Masa Harina PDF Print E-mail

by Chris Ellis, Staff Nutritionist

May 2017

Masa is the Spanish word for dough and masa harina literally translates to “dough flour.” It could easily be considered the primary food in Mexican and Central American cuisine since it is used in preparing the dough for tortillas and tamales—part of the daily diet of Mexicans and Central Americans, and some South Americans too.

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Board of Directors Report: Ends Policy #7 PDF Print E-mail

by Daniel Seals
April 2017

Do we, as a co-op, feel that people, the people in this community and in surrounding communities, have reasonable access to participation in the Co-op? Probably. The doors are open fourteen hours a day, six days a week (and 12 hours on Sunday). There are staff members available to answer questions. If you can get in the door, you can participate. 

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GM Report: Easing on Down the Road PDF Print E-mail

by Sabine Rhyne, General Manager
April 2017

It’s planning season at the Co-op, which means that we take stock of what has been happening in our industry, in our regional co-ops, and in our own store in order to make some plans for what’s next. Typically, managers gather in a long planning retreat-type meeting and review some of the data that we have compiled, and discuss how that information may impact some of the individual department plans that we have in mind, as well as whole-store ideas. At each department meeting, these ideas are discussed and modified, tweaked and made more precise, in preparation for the budget that we put together in what we call the Annual Business Plan.

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Department Spotlight: Bulk Department PDF Print E-mail

by Jon Megas-Russell
April 2017

Our Bulk Department is a hidden secret at the Co-op and there's no better time to talk about it than in honor of Earth Day. As I talked with Bronwyn, David, Sue, and Dante from Bulk about why it is great for the planet and your family, they shared a few reasons. First, you can obtain any quantity of food that you need, cutting down on food waste and allowing you to save money.

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