Tuesday, January 18, 2011

You know it's fresh and organic when...

Farmers' markets are mostly closed this time of year, so we get our produce from a nonprofit cooperative grocery, People's Co-Op. Besides free yoga, excellent prices on bulk goods, and other benefits, we love this place because everything in the store is all-natural and organic.

One of the quirks to eating the way we do is that sometimes a funny thing happens. You go to the store and get your groceries - in January, that includes a lot of kale, an incredibly nutritious green that is sweetest and most delicious during the coldest weather - and stick it in the fridge when you get home. A couple days later, you're starting to cook and you pull out some kale, only to discover that somebody else got a head start on your dinner.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar went right on eating kale in the bowl we keep for vegetable scraps, and then once the bowl was full, he went out with those veggie scraps to the chickens. Snack and be snacked!


  1. Pssst, how much is membership at this place? And where is it exactly?

  2. Lifetime membership is $180, and they let you pay $30 a year for 6 years (you can cancel at any time). Anyone can shop there, you don't have to be a member - but membership gets you the classes and a voice in the board, plus it supports the grocery. We get a lot of coupons and discounts for being members, too. And at the end of the year, if there's a profit left over after expenses, the members split it. So it's pretty sweet.

    I'm talking about People's Co-op, at www.peoples.coop if you want to check them out. They rock!