Entries by Lindsay Denny

LOCAL FOCUS Pale Fire Brewing Co.

Tucked comfortably away in the Ice House building across from the Harrisonburg Farmer’s Market, Pale Fire Brewing Co. has become a mainstay in the central Virginia brewery scene since opening its doors in 2015. The brewery namesake comes from the novel “Pale Fire” by Vladimir Nabokov, which is an allusion to the work of William […]

LOCAL FOCUS White Oak Lavender Farm

White Oak Lavender Farm is just one of over 150 local vendors the co-op represents. Here is their story. By Guest Blogger- Kaitlin Fee The White Oak Lavender Farm is located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and provides a variety of goods and services to the local community. While visiting the lavender farm, you are surrounded by a […]

LOCAL FOCUS Furious Sauces – Hot Stuff!

Furious Sauces are just one of over 150 local vendors the co-op represents. Here is their story. By Guest Blogger-  McKenna Jones Furious Sauces was started in March 2015 by current owners Gloria and James Muia. The idea to start a business came about from a conversation on Christmas Eve in 2014. Both James and […]

Kitchen Promise for Earth Day

Zero waste is a great goal, although a bit difficult to achieve. However, we can all waste less if we put our minds to it. Just choosing one aspect to focus on can be a good way to start. If you’d like to waste less and use more of the food you buy, take a […]

There’s A New Cereal In Town

A new cereal has found its place on the shelves of Friendly City Food Co-op. Quinoa Queen is a cereal from a start-up company that values ethically sourced and healthy food. The start-up company began in Ecuador and is making its way to the United States. The lucky customers of Friendly City are some of […]

Food is Changing – It’s Great To Keep Up

Are you interested in learning more about people who produce and care about food and, in turn, are helping to transform the environment in which our food is grown? How about understanding the connections and collaborations that form in order to improve the way we eat? The Change Food Video Library is a comprehensive collection […]

Own It.

There are lots of good reasons to be an owner of the co-op – and you may be surprised at some of them. A co-op has a unique ownership model – it’s a different kind of business in which no one person owns more than anyone else. Each person (or household) owns a share. The […]

Apple Pie Oatmeal (Vegan)

By Tiffany Wu – Makes 1 serving    Still looking for ways to enjoy sweet, local apples? Friendly City is stocked full of this delicious fruit right now. I bought a big bag of crisp gala apples on my most recent trip to Friendly City and was inspired to make apple pie oatmeal. I love […]