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Choco-Cherry Chunk is a Magical Banana Treat

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Something magical happens to the texture of bananas when they are frozen. Placing this sweet fruit in the freezer for just a few hours transforms it into a creamy, almost guilt-free, frozen treat. Bananas are sweet already, but the options … Continue reading

Some Buzz on DIY Cold Brewed Coffee

The latest buzz in the coffee world is cold-brewed coffee. I first heard of cold-brewed coffee about 15 years ago but after a short but frenzied period of hype, cold-brewed coffee’s 15 minutes of fame passed. Now with many coffee … 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

How Coffee Made Me Healthy and How I Found ‘Paleo’

A year ago, I weighed in at more than 265 pounds. I was tired most of the time and I sat at a desk for more than 10 hours a day. Like most of the people I worked with, I … Continue reading

How are your sprouts?

Seriously easy to do at home, sprouting seeds gives you another source great tasting greens, especially during winter!   According to the Veg Daily Blog:  “Soaking and sprouting (nuts, seeds, grains, and beans) replicates germination, which activates and multiplies nutrients (particularly … Continue reading

SUCCESSFUL SEED STARTING (WORKSHOP)

CLASS FULL! Stay Tuned for upcoming Classes By Mary Cottone of Good Gracious Garden 22 FEBRUARY 2015 – 2-3:30PM FREE for Valley Co-op Members, $5 fee for Non-members Class space is limited to 10 persons Topics will include: Testing viability of … 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

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

Make Homemade Sauerkraut in a Mason Jar!

Valley Co-op has everything you need to make Sauerkraut in mason jars! Check out how easy it is to do with this article from the kitchn: Sauerkraut is often one of the first fermentation projects recommended to curious DIY-ers, and with good … Continue reading

Keeping Your Fitness Goals in 2014

New year, new you, or so the saying goes. Getting fit and eating right are two of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. Many of us commit to these resolutions, only to break them in the first few weeks of … Continue reading

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