Category Archives: Your Food

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

Your Questions, Answered: Roast Level of SMCR Coffee

Posted on by Susan

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

It’s Chestnut Time

Fresh local chestnuts are in season now, bursting out of their bristly pods and ready to be enjoyed in a wide variety of amazingly delicious recipes. They’re great roasted, as a snack or in your favorite stuffing  but can also be … Continue reading

Paleo and The Valley Co-op

A few newsletters back, I wrote a blog post about how I lost more than 50 lbs (and still going) by changing my eating habits and activity level. My health resurgence wasn’t achieved by crash-dieting, excessive exercise or strict elimination. It … Continue reading

Paleo on Vacation

I just came back from the beach! It was a family vacation – two condos filled with immediate and extended family – that took us about eight hours away from the Hagerstown area. We had grand ambitions about eating and … Continue reading

Hagerstown Natural Sourdough Bread

This process constantly humbles and astonishes me, because you seem to draw wholesome living things literally out of thin air. Once you get the “mother” sponge going, you just pour off a “daughter” portion so you always have both your … Continue reading

Now’s the Time to Start Planting Your Fall Garden

Summer, officially, is just a couple of weeks old. The Fourth of July is just arriving. Plenty of cookouts, pool parties and beach trips are on the calendar. But if you want a fall garden, the time to begin is … 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

In-Store Class: “Super healthy Thanksgiving ideas: Reach the Omega with your cooking” – 11/22/14

“Super healthy Thanksgiving ideas: Reach the Omega with your cooking” with Sandra Thomason, LAc. Saturday November 22, 2014 1PM-2PM FREE – sign up is required by 11/20 This class is for people who use food as a healing agent. If you … Continue reading

Chaga now in store!

Posted on by Cliff

Chaga is a mushroom!  But it is unlike any other mushroom you may have eaten.  It is not a mushroom that you can slice and sauté; it will not wilt if it sits on your kitchen counter for a week … Continue reading

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    as of 6/2/15

    MEMBERS

    Total Number of Members: 628

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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