Entries by Jack Needham

Local Vendor Profile – Rt. 11 Potato Chips

At their essence, potato chips contain three ingredients: potatoes, oil, and salt. They’re one of America’s favorite snacks year after year, and the crowded market reflects that: countless flavors and varieties, too many brands to count, massive marketing campaigns, and more. So how can a small producer hope to compete? How do they set themselves […]

What Makes a Food Kosher?

For a food product to be considered kosher, it must be prepared in accordance with guidelines specified by Jewish dietary law. We carry plenty of kosher certified foods at the Co-op, but how do you tell if a product is certified? What does it mean for a food to be kosher? Kosher foods can fall […]

Wine Pairings for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is nearly upon us, and whether you’re a host or guest, you might be considering bringing a bottle (or two, or six) of wine. From sparkling to white to red, we’ve got you covered, with delicious wines handpicked to complement every part of your meal, all at prices you’ll be thankful for. Sparkling Light […]

Fermented Garlic Honey

In honor of honey month (and the impending flu season), we thought we’d share an easy immune booster: fermented garlic honey. Raw honey and raw garlic are both renowned for their health benefits, so they make a perfect pair, while fermentation naturally creates probiotics that benefit digestion and immune system health. With only two ingredients […]