STAFF PROFILE: GRACE & HARRY
Grace Cox and Harry Levine are coming up on their 30th anniversaries with the Olympia Food Co-op. Both admit that back in 1984, when they first signed on with the Co-op, they had not planned... More »
LABELING GM (GENETICALLY MODIFIED) FOODS: LOCAL FARMERS REACH OUT TO CO-OP MEMBERS
So much is determined by seeds – a plant’s vigor and suitability to our soils, climate and palates. Seeds which are reproducible and adapted to local conditions are... More »
WHERE DOES THE CO-OP STAND ON GMOS?
Human history is replete with cautionary tales about our interactions with natural systems. From decimating salmon runs to introducing Cane Toads to Australia to dealing with nuclear waste, we often make short term... More »
FOOD: SECURITY OR SOVEREIGNTY?
When I think of “security,” I think of deadbolts, the faux cops that patrol parking structures, alarm systems, and the Department of Homeland Security. Perhaps the meaning has been hijacked in the previous decade, but it’s... More »
WHO INVENTED CO-OPS?
In December of 1844, a man wheeled a wagon across the fourteen cold and muddy miles from Manchester to Rochdale, England. Inside the wagon were a few pounds each of butter and sugar, six sacks of flour,... More »
UNION STRIKE AT CO-OP DISTRIBUTOR
As you may have gathered while shopping in our stores in November and December, the Co-op has been engrossed in ways to support union workers striking against United Natural Foods, Inc., (UNFI) the Co-op’s main... More »