wedge coop cbdDecember 15, 2021
Our Bulk department is always growing, new to the department this month, Turkish Apricots!
Enter our Memorial Day Drawing for this cute little blue BBQ. Drawing begins Friday, May 7th and ends Saturday, May 29th.
We’ve lots of little organic herbs and greenery available from Light House Gardens to make a cheery little garden for yourself at home. Bags of Light House Gardens Organic Soil are still available as well.
April was National Autism Awareness Month , and the co-op supported AutismUP, the leading 501(c)3 autism support organization in the Greater Rochester and surrounding areas.
With all your help we collected $884.87 for this non-profit.
The Deli & Bakery department continues to grow, everyone seems to love our signature sandwiches, especially our Vegan offerings! The new Vegan Garbage Plate wrap is proving to be a fast favorite, and we have another new exciting wrap to announce. DRUMROLL PLEASE, introducing the new Vegan Bulgogi Jackfruit Cheese Steak Sandwich (pictured) . It’s ahhhhhmazing. We will also be rolling out with a new Vegan Bahn Mi recipe very shortly- updating the old recipe with zestier flavors!
Saturday, May 8th, is World Fair Trade Day. The co-op carries many items from Equal Exchange; coffee, tea, chocolates, oils and spices to name a few. Look for the Equal Exchange logo on packages and stickers to support this great initiative.
Mothers Day is just around the corner; we’ve got flowers, cards, chocolates, and locally made goodies to help spread some love to someone you love. Memorial Day follows at the end of May and the co-op will be set up with all the fixin’s to make your barbecue a delicious hit!
Nettle Meadow Sanctuary Farm is the home to well over 130 farm sanctuary animals and a cheese company in Thurman, New York just below Crane Mountain in the Adirondacks between Gore Mountain/North Creek and Warrensburg.
For the month of May, the co-op will be supporting Baden Street Settlement! For 120 years, Baden Street Settlement continues to improve the quality of life for children, youth, adults and seniors by providing programs, resources and basic needs which address the effects of poverty while building community. Baden Street Settlement’s caring, committed multi-disciplinary team responds to community needs through numerous programs.
The department is highlighting some new Lilac flavored items for May, to go along with the very popular Lilac Fest that happens here in Rochester this month.
As expected, the co-op has started seeing an influx of local lettuces, greens, and herbs coming in. Currently we are boasting local selections of green & red kale, radishes, spring onions, and green & red leaf lettuce. We also scored some wild, local, sustainably sourced Ramps!
Paul installed our new large signs on each side of the building. The signs were printed by our neighbors over at PrintRoc (we LOVE PrintRoc).
We have a very limited amount of 20 year celebration tshirts available at the co-op, once we run out- that’s it! Make sure to scoop one up next time you are here, and show some support while you’re cruising around the ROC.
Our Earth Day 20th Birthday event on April 24th was a hit! From 12PM-2PM we served grilled veggie burgers and notdogs, as well as grilled portobellos and zucchini; for dessert, a scoop of our house made Vegan Chocolate Cake! We also had free bananas, apples and water available all day. Field and Fork Network was here representing Double Up Food Bucks and Impact Earth had a tent set up speaking on composting and sustainable, low waste goods. The fruit and vegetables were super kindly donated by Four Seasons Produce, and was very much appreciated by all who stopped by. We had a slew of amazing local vendors: Good Healthy, Kouzini, Mark & Amy’s Pickles, Small World, and The Brown Suga Co. The day was gorgeous, every one had a smile on their face- it was really great to get out (safely)!
Locally produced Organic CBD Sparkling Water from Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards at the co-op . Black Cherry and Blood Orange.
This month we would like to highlight Nettle Meadow Sanctuary Farm, locally crafted cheese.
Ask your cashier for your free entry ticket. One ticket per day.
Since we opened the co-op (twenty years ago last month!) Bowman-Hill Farm in Kent, NY has been providing the co-op with the most local, delicious produce we have ever tasted. Lyman Hill lovingly runs the farm with his wife Wendy Hill and partner Ken Bowman. We are very lucky and blessed to have such a long lasting relationship with these amazing farmers. Next time you’re in the produce section, keep your peepers out for tags with Bowman Hill on them!
The signs read: Your Neighborhood Grocery Store, Main Entrance & Parking in Rear.
April showers bring May flowers – and the fourth installment of the Coop Scoop! April was an exciting month for the co-op; new local vendors, new outdoor signage, and our first outdoor event of 2021, celebrating our 20th birthday. If you missed out, it was an amazing day. We have another outdoor event coming up on Saturday May 8th, Impact Earth will be here, live music, free Fair Trade organic guacamole samples, it’s going to be great! We hope to see you here.
What do you think of them?
Nettle Meadow is committed to the principles of natural ingredients, happy and healthy animals, and carefully hand-crafted artisan cheeses. We make several varieties of soft goat cheeses and are well known for our semi-aged cheeses, including our award winning triple crème, Kunik , made from goat milk and Jersey cow cream, Nettle Peaks and Crane Mountain made from 100% goat milk. Our recent award winners include Amber Kunik, Sappy Ewe, Briar Summit and Slate Ridge. Our sheep milk cheeses include our award winning Three Sisters made from sheep, goat and cow milk, Simply Sheep , made from all sheep’s milk, and Penny’s Pride , a hard mold ripened sheep and cow milk combination. We offer a wide selection of chevres and fromage blancs and have a number of new exciting cheeses, including our new washed rind line and our mixed milk Fromage Frais blended cheeses.
Best CBD Oil Shop in White Bear Lake.
The Green Machine (2409 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404) is a well-appointed smoke shop, handblown glass gallery, and CBD oil store in the Whittier neighborhood. The store’s eye-popping array of artistic glass is complimented by a wide selection of vape juices, smoke accessories and select CBD products, including good, cheap CBD oil tinctures and vape liquid. Green Machine also boasts a perfect five-star rating on Yelp and long and late business hours, remaining open until 9 pm Monday-Saturday and 7 pm on Sundays.
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The Seward Community Co-op (2823 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406) is another fantastic deli, health food and CBD store, where ethical shoppers can buy high quality CBD oil alongside premium produce, groceries and baked goods. Reviewers on Yelp love this store’s commitment to ecology, community and quality products, including Instagram-worthy sandwiches and produce that “puts Whole Foods to shame.” Shoppers looking to buy CBD oil will be happy to know that they can buy CBD oil capsules here, which feature all the benefits of oral CBD oil tinctures, in a portable and long-lasting form. The store is located right by the bridge, making it easy to get to from Prospect Park as well as the Phillips, Longfellow, and University neighborhoods.
If you’re new to the world of CBD, you’re likely wondering what the buzz is about. Simply put, CBD is a non-psychoactive extract derived from industrial hemp (meaning it’s legal in all 50 states). Unlike marijuana, CBD is free from THC (or contains only trace amounts), so it can’t make users high. It does, however, produce a pronounced effect on the body’s endocannabinoid system, which plays a key role in regulating appetite, mood, hormones, sleep and immunity.
SmokeDale Tobacco Shop (7141 10th St N, Bergen Plaza, Oakdale, MN 55128), much like eCig Firehouse, is a smoke shop with an impressive range of CBD products. The store carries a wide inventory of CBD oils, shatter, dabs, edibles, and vape liquids, with several flavors and concentrations. The knowledgeable sales associates are able to explain and recommend the many CBD products to new users, and the store is conveniently open 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
You’ll feel good about supporting The Wedge (2105 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405). This community-minded and eco-friendly health food co-op is located in the North end of the Lowry Hill East neighborhood, adjacent to Stevens Square and Whittier. The Wedge is all about sustainability: they support over 40 local growers, champion organic in every department, and provide a space for community growth at their LEED-certified Table location. The store is also all about quality, with fantastically fresh produce and prepared foods, body care, and first-class supplements to be found in the “Health and Medicinal” isle. In this section, you’ll also find some of the best quality CBD oil products in Minneapolis, including high-grade and all-natural CBD oil tinctures.
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There are a number of excellent and convenient online sources for CBD, and CBD delivery is legal in all states. Those who wish to browse in a brick-and-mortar store in Minneapolis, however, have several options. Residents of Minneapolis looking to buy high the best quality CBD oil can visit one of the city’s health food co-ops, where CBD oil can be found in the supplement aisles. Those simply looking for cheap CBD oil in Minneapolis can visit a smoke shop in or outside of the city, where cheap CBD oil is frequently sold alongside vape pens and glass pipes.
eCig Firehouse (4438 U S 61, White Bear Lake, MN 55110) may have the widest selection of CBD oil products in or around Minneapolis, with CBD oil vape liquid, oral CBD sprays, and even capsules. The store emphasizes customer service, and the staff are friendly, knowledgeable and patient. Like Green Machine, this smoke and cbd oil store in White Bear Lake is open seven days per week and has earned a five-star average Yelp review.
Best CBD Oil Shop in Whittier.
The Earthbound Trading store in the Eden Prairie Shopping Center (8251 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344) offers CBD enthusiasts the opportunity to buy cheap CBD oil in Eden Prairie right at the local mall. This groovy clothing and housewares boutique is a great destination for gifts and accessories, stocking everything from sunglasses to coffee table books to tea sets. You can also shop for a variety of premium hemp products in the Spa section, such as hemp-derived lotions and facial serum. Here, you’ll also find good quality and cheap CBD oil products.
The new definition statement states: “A cooperative is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise.” Notably absent from the definition is any ideological statement such as “Co-ops must eliminate the bosses and pay everyone the same wage” or “Co-ops are vegetarian, pacifist social service organizations” or even “Co-ops must maximize profit (or reduce costs) for member-owners.”
Underlying this thought is the basic concept that cooperatives exist to serve the interests and needs of their member-owners, period. They do not serve any ideology whether defined by politics, religion or business theory! The cooperative principles outline a basic framework without specifying goals or purposes. If there is any such thing as one overarching goal of cooperatives in general, it is to provide goods and/or services to the member-owners who participate in it, and to do it in a manner consistent with the cooperative principles.
The new fourth principle states: “Cooperatives are autonomous, self-help organizations controlled by their members. If they enter into agreements with other organizations, including governments, or raise capital from external sources, they do so on terms that ensure democratic control by their members and maintain their cooperative autonomy.”
More than a few of us in the natural foods retail cooperatives probably said “Huh?” in response to that statement. Large cooperatives in the agriculture or housing sectors are more likely to enter into agreements with other organizations, including governments, than our small grocery co-ops. I believe the new principle is meant to remind all of us that cooperatives are not supposed to surrender their fundamental identity in order to get money or business partners.
At the General Assembly of the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) held in Manchester, England in 1995, the old cooperative principles got a face lift. They now rest within “The Statement on the Cooperative Identity”, complete with a definition and a values statement. Two of the old principles were rolled into one, and two new ones added.
Members of co-ops may define their organizational goals in any way they like (including the above) and set policies aimed at achieving them. The fourth principle makes it clear that democratic governance by the members is such a fundamental part of cooperatives that it is not to be surrendered for any reason, even for business partnerships or capital. This also echoes the third principle, member economic participation, which makes indicate that in cooperatives, unlike profit-driven organizations, money does not buy control of the business.
As food cooperatives grow and expand, values that have guided the co-op movement for over one hundred and fifty years will be critical guideposts. If our organizations choose to remain separate we must respect each other’s autonomy, and the decisions that each group of member-owners makes. If we someday decide to merge, consolidation must be done with respect for the process from all parties, including co-ops that choose not to take part in the change. That is one of the conclusions that flows from the principle of autonomy and independence.