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Newsletter, What's Fresh

What’s Fresh- Week of April 30th, 2018

We've gone all over the Skagit Valley this week for your produce needs! We have lots of fresh cauliflower, red beets, and shallots from Hedlin Farms in La Conner, and from Keith of Mt Erie Gardens in Anacortes we have Rhubarb, Beets with Beet Greens, bags of young fresh pea sprout shoots and beautiful fresh bags of… Continue reading What’s Fresh- Week of April 30th, 2018

Newsletter, What's Fresh

What’s Fresh- Week of April 23rd, 2018

The sun is finally out! Let's hope it's here to stay. If you visited us at Future Fest over the weekend, thank you for stopping by! It's going to be a busy weekend coming up for us at the Coop, we have two events for our members and the whole community to enjoy! First, on… Continue reading What’s Fresh- Week of April 23rd, 2018

Ingredient Insights

The Allium Family- More Than Just Onions

Ingredients such as garlic and onion are essential to many recipes, providing the foundation on which good flavor is built. When we are using these ingredients, we are actually using something coming from the same family. The Allium family includes garlic, onions, shallots, leeks, scallions, and chives. This family is high in sulfuric compounds, which… Continue reading The Allium Family- More Than Just Onions

Coop Kitchen, Vegetarian/Vegan

Pasta with Fresh Spring Vegetables

As Spring comes into full swing, colorful and fresh dishes are always at the forefront. This is an easy meal to toss together at the end of a long busy day. If you don't eat dairy, simply omit the cheese and substitute the butter with good quality olive oil. Feel free also to add or… Continue reading Pasta with Fresh Spring Vegetables

Newsletter, What's Fresh

What’s Fresh- Week of April 16th, 2018

We hope you are all staying dry in this rainy weather we've been having. With any luck, this wet weather will mean more lovely produce for us all to enjoy! In the coming weeks, we have some events coming up that are of note. This weekend, the Coop is going to have a booth at… Continue reading What’s Fresh- Week of April 16th, 2018

Ingredient Insights

Rhubarb- The Pie Plant

Spring means it's time for rhubarb. Most often associated with pies, rhubarb is actually not a fruit at all, it's a vegetable! Rhubarb is beautiful, healthy, and has many culinary applications beyond pie. The earliest recorded cultivation of rhubarb was in ancient China, where it was used for a wide range of medicinal purposes including… Continue reading Rhubarb- The Pie Plant

Coop Kitchen, Gluten Free, Vegetarian/Vegan

Rhubarb Jam

It's that time of year again for rhubarb! It's for more than just for pairing with strawberries. Have you ever tried it on it's own? If you are looking for new ways to use rhubarb, why not try making jam? With few ingredients and easy preparation, this is a good recipe to try for those… Continue reading Rhubarb Jam