May 1st is Green Up Day!
" Roll up your shirt sleeves,
put on your work shoes and
get busy cleaning!"
The first official Green Up Day was held on April 18, 1970. Green Up Day is a grassroots tradition in Vermont in which people of all ages can take part. The State cleans up the State Highways, and Green Up Day volunteers clean up the town roads.
Green trash bags are distributed throughout the state for volunteers to use in their areas. You can pick up bags at your local town hall and other community locations. For more information please see the table below.
Be Safe on Green Up Day
Happy earth Day!
Today is Earth DayThe theme for this year's Earth Day is "Restore Our Earth" which focuses on natural processes and emerging green technologies that can restore the world's ecosystems. The first Earth Day happened in 1970. For decades leading up to the first Earth Day, Americans were subject to huge amounts of leaded gas feeding inefficient cars and trucks. Industrial smoke stacks spewed smoke and sludge creating air pollution. Until this point, America was basically unconcerned with the environment and how a polluted environment threatened human health. Thankfully, Rachel Carson's New York Times best selling book, Silent Spring (1962), set the stage for change. The book sold over 500,000 copies in 24 countries and
What's New at the Co-op?
Outdoor seating is back at the Co-op!
New in the Store
African Market Baskets & Hats.
Handcrafted from artisans in Bolgatanga, Ghana.
We are now offering contactless payment options! Tap your credit card or use Apple Pay.
Our Wine Selection Continues to Grow
Dominio de Punctum Sin Sulfitos Barrel Aged Tempranillo. This
Mediterranean Roasted Artichokes
- 3 large globe artichokes
- 3 tsp lemon juice
- Salt and black pepper
- Extra virgin olive oil
- 6 garlic cloves, peeled
- 1 small shallot, thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp capers
- Crumbled feta cheese to taste
- Same 6 garlic cloves roasted earlier with the artichoke (see above ingredients)
- ½ cup chopped fresh dill
- ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 tsp honey
- Salt and Black Pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- To clean artichokes, first, cut off the stem/stalk. Peel off the tough outer layers by hand. When you reach the softer layers, use
Easy 3 Ingredient Tahini
- 1 cup sesame seeds, we prefer hulled
- 2 to 4 tablespoons neutral flavored oil such as grape seed, canola or a light olive oil
- Salt to taste
DIRECTIONS:TOAST SESAME SEEDS Add sesame seeds to a wide, dry saucepan over medium-low heat and
“Saratoga Olive Oil Company’s mission is to provide the freshest Extra Virgin Olive Oil and tasty vinegars. We are now carrying a variety of both!”
Portuguese Cobrancosa Extra Virgin Olive Oil:
Lush and fruity with tropical fruit notes of ripe and green banana and macadamia nut, with a tingling radish spice that gently fades away to a clean and almost florally fragrant finish.
Garlic Olive Oil:Why chop when you can pour? Since garlic and olive oil are almost always used together in Mediterranean cooking, you can use this olive oil in just about anything. Try these... - Marinade for all your grilling needs - Roasted Veggies and Meats - Drizzled
Happy Valentine's Day!
Valentine's Day is Sunday, February 14th. The origin of Valentine's Day seems to be shrouded in mystery, but at MOCO, we know you'll want to celebrate with that special someone.
Here are a few ideas to make this Valentine's Day
safe and one you'll always remember!
DIY Things to Do with Your Valentine!
- Take a hike: Even if it's cold, taking a hike is a great way to unplug and unwind.
- Bake something sweet: Baking is fun and you get to eat your creations!
- Eat breakfast in bed: Enjoy a Valentine's breakfast while lounging in bed together.
- Go for a drive: No destination? No problem. All you need is a tank of gas and a
MOCO February Member Specials!
All Equal Exchange products are 10% OFF
for the entire month of February!
and producers through information, education, and the
exchange of products in the marketplace.
Equal Exchange Avocados
Equal Exchange Bulk Coffee
Black History Month
“Let truth destroy the dividing prejudice of nationality and teach universal love without distinction of race, merit or rank.”
~ Carter G. WoodsonTo commemorate and celebrate the contributions made by people of African descent, American historian Carter G. Woodson established the second week in February as Black History Week in 1926. In 1976, President Gerald Ford decreed Black History Month a national observance. Since then, the month of February serves to both reaffirm and uphold the historical importance of Blacks in America. Woodson also hoped that the time would come when Black History Month would be unnecessary. Unfortunately, we still have a long way to go. Black History Month gives us a cultural appreciation of the