Author Archives: Joanie Costlow

Stocking Stuffer for the Locavore!

Valley Co-op has an incredible variety of small gift items for everyone on your list! Hurry in to get the best selection of these small items perfect for stockings! Millhouse Candles offers taper candles, tea lights and votives, all made … Continue reading

VC Gift Baskets – Pick a Theme to Get Organized!

After you pick a theme, add a fragrant beeswax ornament in holiday designs or tapers from Millhouse Candles, a potholder from Slice of Heaven Sewing, an air freshener from Cedar Ridge Soaps, or for the pet lover, pet treats from … Continue reading

Getting through the Day!

Let’s start with hot beverages! Mulled cider, herbal teas, regular and decaffeinated coffees and hot chocolate qualify as warming events for a cold fall morning. Those belly warmers will get you primed for a nutritious breakfast. Hot cereal of rolled … Continue reading

Valley Co-op Entertaining & Ambience

For those last minute invitations or pop up parties you decide to host, Valley Co-op offers a variety of crackers, chips and pretzels. We also have gluten-free options, including Aunt Linda’s crunchy cheese crackers, a new favorite. To accompany these … Continue reading

Help the Co-op Install a NEW Produce Chiller!

We are so thankful for all of our members and supporters who contributed to our new produce chiller fund! Our community graciously helped the Co-op achieve its goal of maintaining our community-owned grocery store with contributions to our Produce Chiller … Continue reading

“It Takes a Community” Launches by Trickling Springs Creamery

One of Valley Co-op’s largest local vendors is Trickling Springs Creamery. They are currently working on a series of videos, titled It Takes a Community, to introduce the region to their wonderful family farmers. Check out their first video below: … Continue reading

Celebrate Small Business Saturday with Valley Co-op!

About The Movement In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help businesses with their most pressing need — getting more customers. The day encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The single day … Continue reading


Usually employing boiled white cabbage, colcannon is versatile and delicious when made with sauteed cabbage, kale, chard or other sturdy greens. Note that if using red chard, the white potatoes may turn a reddish color — perfect for the holidays! … Continue reading

The Comforting Nourishing Sweet Potato

It’s the time of year when we embrace all that is warm, sweet, and nourishing, turning to staple foods that keep well through the dark days of winter. Nothing says “cozy comfort” like a delightfully-baked sweet potato, alone or dressed … Continue reading

Curry Turkey Salad

Ingredients 2 tablespoons sour cream 2 tablespoons plain yogurt 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon curry powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 cups chopped cooked turkey 1 cup seedless red grapes, … Continue reading

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