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Meet a (NEW!) Supplier: South Mountain MicroFarm

Valley Co-op is pleased to welcome South Mountain MicroFarm as a new supplier of sustainably-raised, chemical free produce (& fish!) right here in Washington County, MD! Started in 2014, South Mountain MicroFarm is located on a 30 year old Christmas … Continue reading

NEW SUPPLIER: Blind Spot Nutbutters

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  Just when you thought you’ve tried all the different types of nutbutters out there, something new and crazy pops up. These nutbutters are flying off our shelves with fun flavors like “Cinnamon Roll”, “Peanut Butter Brownie” and “It’s a … Continue reading

Meet a Supplier: Farm of Peace, Warfordsburg, PA

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The Farm of Peace is a 150-acre farm in the gently rolling hills of south-central Pennsylvania, only 45 minutes from Hagerstown, just north of Hancock, MD. The location is a working farm, a retreat and healing center, and a spiritual community. … Continue reading

Meet A Supplier: JT&R Exotic Meats

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JT&R, a new vendor for Valley Co-op, offers a wide variety of exotic meats, chiefly pork, lamb, goat, and, coming soon, farm-raised water buffalo. JT&R Exotic Meats was born from a third generation farm in the heart of the Middletown … Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Menu – Featuring Ingredients from the Co-op

Valentine’s Day at our house was made extra-special this year, thanks to the abundance of wonderful ingredients I found at the Valley Co-op. I thought I would share some of the results. Our menu consisted of: Pan-Roasted Sablefish Sauced with … Continue reading

Meet a Supplier: Raw Bliss

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Raw Bliss was started three years ago by Bob and Holly Davis, a father and daughter duo in Brunswick, MD. Their product line includes Raw Bliss Bites (organic/vegan/ raw dessert treats, did I mention they are incredibly yummy and healthy … Continue reading

Meet a Supplier: Friedman Family Fisheries

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(an excerpt from Avi Friedman’s Salmon Information Booklet) Every summer, our family travels to our fish site at Ekuk Beach in the Nushagak River District, Bristol Bay, Alaska, to fish commercially for sockeye salmon. We have built a small processing … Continue reading

Your Questions, Answered: Roast Level of SMCR Coffee

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Member Asks: “Can you explain the roasting levels of South Mountain Roasters coffees?” South Mountain Coffee Roasters responds: Members should understand that we only roast coffee AFTER we receive member orders. We normally roast to about 448 degrees producing a … Continue reading

Meet New Manager: Jessica Dodson

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Jessica joined our Valley Co-op staff two weeks ago to co-manage the store and focus on product selection and purchasing. She has returned home to Washington County with extensive retail experience after several years traveling the states working on various … Continue reading

Get To Know: Aunt Linda’s Gluten Free Bakery

UPDATE: JANUARY 2016 AUNT LINDA’S BAKERY DISCONTINUED BUSINESS I was first introduced to Aunt Linda’s during the local ski resort Whitetail’s fall festival last year where I fell in love with her cheese crackers – a blend of cheddar cheese … Continue reading

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    as of 6/2/15

    MEMBERS

    Total Number of Members: 628

    Volunteering Members: 26

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    New Members Since 1/1/15: 140

    Total Number of Members on 6/2/14: 176

    Members gained since then: 452