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GM REPORT: The Power of Investment PDF Print E-mail

February 2017
by Sabine Rhyne, General Manager

In the words of the International Cooperative Alliance (established in 1895), “Cooperatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity, and solidarity.” If there were ever a moment for reflection on, and the expression of, those deep and impactful values, now would be one of those moments.

So, to review, still in the words of the ICA: co-ops in general, and our Co-op in particular, were created “by associations of individuals to meet their common

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PRODUCER OF THE MONTH: Good Body Products PDF Print E-mail

February 2017
by Jon Megas-Russell 

The origins of Good Body Products started in Chicago in 2010 during a gig of Trish and Chris Thomas’ band, The Natch. Trish was feeling sick and quickly realized that she was not sick but pregnant with their first child, Myla – now six years old. Upon finishing this leg of their tour they headed back to their home in New York City and circled the wagons around what to do next. They enjoyed their day jobs of digital marketing and consulting and their moon lighting in a rock

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Shareholder Ownership PDF Print E-mail

February 2017
by Emily Kornheiser 

Sometimes when I'm filling my jar with oats, or selecting the perfect grapefruit I forget that the Co-op is more than a grocery store. And we are. To my eyes two things stand out that make the Co-op the dynamic powerful organization of community that it is: shareholder ownership and our focus on the ends. Both shareholder ownership and our focus on the ends shapes our decisions—both as a board and as an organization­—beyond the bottom line or profit motive. Yes,

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BEAN OF THE MONTH: Yellow Split Peas PDF Print E-mail

February 2017
by Chris Ellis, Staff Nutritionist

I am looking down the line of bins in the Bulk section containing beans and legumes of all shapes, sizes, and colors when the green and yellow split peas right near one end catch my eye. Their colors are brilliant compared to most of the other legumes. Split peas in general are not popular choices for bean consumption since they have an unfortunate negative image. I, however, love the flavor, texture, and taste of both colors of these underutilized legumes. One

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