Category Archives: Food FYI

Grass Fed Beef Cooking Tips


1. Your biggest culprit for tough grass fed beef is overcooking. This beef is made for rare to medium rare cooking. If you like well done beef, then cook your grass fed beef at very low temperatures in a sauce to add moisture. 2. Since grass fed beef is extremely … Continue reading

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Cranberries


I conveyed some questions about organic practices and the merits of alternative sweeteners by co-op members to the Vincent Cranberry farmer, and this is his reply:Great questions and we get them all the time!  Here’s a link to a page on our website that should cover most of the ones … Continue reading

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Milk


You will notice a change in our milk offerings, and I hope there’s something for everyone. My reading tells me non-homogenized may be better than homogenized, that glass bottles may be better than paper or plastic, and Jersey milk has more nutritive value than Holstein milk, so I ordered a … Continue reading

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Regional Foods


Last week Anna and Steffi and I made a long day trip to Skagit to find regional products for our store, following the leads provided by the Puget Sound Food Network. First we bought pickles and sauerkraut from Pleasant Valley Farms in LaConner. This is a huge pickling operation with … Continue reading

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Puget Sound Food Network


Check the website: http://www.psfn.org/index.php?p=106 I have made steps for the co-op to join as a founding member, which will entitle us to have access to products from throughout the Puget Sound region. The more regionally and locally we source our food, the fresher it will be with potentially greater nutritional … Continue reading

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Choosing Local Products


The co-op is dedicated to selecting sustainably produced and wholesome foods that are organic when possible and preferably sourced locally. The local part means things that are not brought on the UNFI truck or shipped from Azure. I find myself wondering how to make choices. Sometimes a fine local product … Continue reading

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