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30 06, 2017

The Versatile Vinaigrette

June 30th, 2017|Featured in The Co-operator, Featured Posts|0 Comments

By Trevett Hooper Vinaigrettes are great any time of year, but they are especially useful in the summer when there is so much wonderful local produce to enjoy. Making vinaigrette from scratch is very easy, economical, and opens the door to many possibilities in the kitchen. They’re a delicious dressing for fresh salad greens [...]

30 06, 2017

Co-op’s Floral Department In Full Bloom

June 30th, 2017|Featured in The Co-operator|0 Comments

It’s impossible to miss the wall of organic seed packets in the Co-op foyer. It shows up mid-February each year, when serious gardeners begin planning and plotting their upcoming growing season. By April, organic seedlings from local growers Garden Dreams and Wilmington Gardens line the sidewalk. Lately, you may have also noticed houseplants, succulents, [...]

30 06, 2017

Asparagus & Me: Our Story

June 30th, 2017|Featured in The Co-operator|0 Comments

By Trevett Hooper Asparagus is near and dear to my heart, as are many of the things that grew in my parents’ garden. When it comes to foods like pineapples, I’m not much of a purist, most likely because I didn’t grow up with a pineapple tree in my backyard. But the plants I [...]

30 06, 2017

Know Your Farmer: Wilmington Gardens

June 30th, 2017|Featured in The Co-operator|0 Comments

Wilmington Gardens is a 50-acre certified organic farm that serves Pittsburgh and the Western Pennsylvania area, producing approximately 90 varieties of organic, non-GMO seedling plants for gardens and a dozen different crops that are custom grown and marketed nearly exclusively through the East End Food Co-op.

1 05, 2017

Garlic Scape Pesto

May 1st, 2017|Featured in The Co-operator, Recipes|0 Comments

Garlic Scape Pesto - - garlic scapes (chopped), hemp hearts, raw cashews (soaked at least 4 hours), olive oil, Juice of one lemon, Place cashews and hemp hearts in a food processor to blend.; Add scapes and lemon juice, processing until well blended. ; Slowly pour in olive oil.; Serve on crackers, bread, pasta or [...]

30 04, 2017

Celebrating Pollinators

April 30th, 2017|Featured in The Co-operator, Featured Posts|0 Comments

National Pollinator Week is June 19-25. It’s a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them. At the Co-op, we’ll be focusing on the many products brought to us through pollination. What do pollinators mean to the food industry? Worldwide, approximately  1,000  plants  grown  for  food,  beverages,  [...]

13 03, 2017

Shopping for Cleaning Products

March 13th, 2017|Featured in The Co-operator|0 Comments

By: Co+op, stronger together Looking for cleaning products that are eco-friendly and up to the task? Many kinder-to the-environment products are widely available and equally effective. And that’s a good thing because, according to conservative estimates by the Clean Water Fund in Washington D.C., the average American uses about 40 pounds of toxic household [...]