Artisan Anecdotes

Essential Baking-Essentially Good

We all know that baking is truly an art form. One can definitely tell the difference between quality bread, and a loaf that is cheaply made and mass produced. Bread made with the best ingredients, care, attention and passion, is something you can taste, and it's like no other. Artisan bread makes every sandwich taste… Continue reading Essential Baking-Essentially Good

Artisan Anecdotes, Farmer Facts

Badger Mountain Vineyards- Setting the Standard

  Badger Mountain Wines began on an 80 acre estate in the Columbia Valley in 1982. After only six years, founder Bill Powers, and his son Greg made the decision to move their vineyard in an organic direction after spending some time growing grapes for Chateau Ste Michelle. 1988 was the first year they produced… Continue reading Badger Mountain Vineyards- Setting the Standard

Artisan Anecdotes

Miyoko’s Kitchen- More than a Cultured Nut Product

Miyoko Schinner is more than just the face behind the name of Miyoko's Kitchen. She is founder and CEO, and is the author of multiple cookbooks. She has taught cooking demos while she lived in Japan, and has owned multiple natural food businesses prior to her founding Miyoko's including a bakery, restaurant, and natural food… Continue reading Miyoko’s Kitchen- More than a Cultured Nut Product

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Dapper Swan- More Than Just Chutney

This week, Our Artisan Anecdotes article is all about Dapper Swan Chutney, one of the local products we here at the Coop are proud to carry. Their chutneys are vegan, gluten free, non-GMO, and low sugar. They use real fruit, and local, organic produce whenever possible. Shelby and Jon were nice enough to send many… Continue reading Dapper Swan- More Than Just Chutney

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Gabriel Cosmetics- Local Cruelty Free Beauty

We are excited here at the Coop to be offering a line of cosmetics to our community! We have been fortunate to find a local, vegan, cruelty free cosmetics company in Redmond, Gabriel Cosmetics. Here's a little bit about them: Gabriel cosmetics was founded in 1992 by Gabriel De Santino, after he had spent some… Continue reading Gabriel Cosmetics- Local Cruelty Free Beauty

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Sujin’s- Fermented Perfection

Sujin is a woman who wears many hats: local artisan, restaurant owner, mother, Food Coop supporter, and farmer's market vendor. As owner of Tokyo Restaurant here in Anacortes since 1993, she noticed that many people in our area suffered from digestive related diseases. In 2015, she decided to start making kimchi to sell to the… Continue reading Sujin’s- Fermented Perfection