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What's new at the co-op?
Local Abundance: Rochester Roots
In 2005, Jan McDonald transformed an empty field next to Clara Barton School No. 2 in Rochester into a producing half-acre farm. An interactive educational tool for teachers and students, it also produces the calendula petals and comfrey leaves that make the Petal Power and Green Power lip balms and skin salves a true local delight.
Diane Banks, Buyer for the Frozen, Refrigerated, and Bulk Departments, shares a new favorite lunchtime treat with us--Michael Angelo's Chicken Parmesan--and Eileen Perkins, Manager of the Fresh Division, tells us about a new, amazing gluten-free bread.
We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Tim Grant to learn about life on Stand Fast Farm. His cattle graze and forage freely on open pasture, eating only natural grasses. Stand Fast is one of five new additions to the Local Abundance Wall.
With two great produce additions to beat the winter blues, a new display for dry produce, and Caitlin Holcombe is named the new Assistant Manager - we have a lot of new for our Fresh Division this month.
Business as Force for Social Good: The B the Change Campaign
Did you know that the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA)–who we are a member of–is a Certified B Corporation? The B the Change campaign celebrates and rewards people who are using business for good--like you, co-op shopper!
Since co-ops do business differently, a lot of confusion can arise as to how they work. At Abundance, we want everyone to know how amazing our co-op is for everyone: our shoppers, Rochester, our local farmers and producers, our bodies, and our taste buds. These five myths are a quick way to get the lowdown on co-ops, to clear the cobwebs, or to get excited all over again about co-ops!