Monday, April 19, 2010

Mud Lake Farm Tour

When: Saturday, April 24, 2009
Time: 9:30 am
Where: On the farm
Attire: Wear waterproof shoes or boots!
Charge: None.
Click here to RSVP by 4/22 with the number of people who will attend.

Details: Mud Lake Farm is situated on 36 acres in southern Ottawa county. We are firm believers in sustainable agriculture, and enjoy exploring new ideas to make our farm more sustainable. We do not use chemical pesticides, herbicides, or growth hormones on our farm.

Our "salad shares" offer families a connection to our farm and supply them with fresh, nutritious salads all year long. Variety is the spice of life: we grow over 40 different varieties of salad greens, including red and green Romaine, Leaf, Batavia, and Bibb lettuces. We also grow microgreens — baby vegetable plants packed with flavor and nutrition. Microgreens add extra spice to salads or sandwiches, and beauty to your plate

A variety of herbs are available in season.

Hope to see you on Saturday!

3411 Ottogan Street
Hudsonville, MI 49426
Work Phone: 616-890-7867
Online At:

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Volunteers Needed: April 21

On Wednesday, April 21, Samara Woods (a Clark Community) is holding its 2nd Annual Vital Living Celebration.

The event will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at The Cultural Center at St. Nicholas (2250 East Paris Ave., Grand Rapids).

West Michigan Co-Op will have a booth at this event. We are in need of volunteers to staff the booth during the following shifts: 11:00-1:00 and 1:00-3:00. If you are available to volunteer, please email Lisa.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Farmers' & Artisans' Market - this Saturday (April 17)

Grand Rapids Public Library is kicking off their Earth Week events this Saturday with a "Farmers' & Artisans' Market" from 10:00-3:00 at the West Leonard Branch of the library.

The Co-Op will have a booth at the market, so swing by the library to check out the goodies at the market and don't forget to stop at our booth and say hi!

Also, we need a couple of volunteers to staff our booth during the market. If you are able to volunteer from either 10:00-12:30 or 12:30-3:00, please click here to email Lisa.

For more information about the Farmers' & Artisans' Market, as well as the many more events that the library has to offer during Earth Week, please click here.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Aquinas College is airing a showing of "Fresh" at Wege Ballroom (on campus) tonight -- April 7 -- at 7 pm. This is the followup to "Food, Inc." and will be accompanied by the requisite round table discussion.

Everyone is invited. A $2 donation is suggested.

The Co-Op is co-sponsoring the event so come out and hang out with some fellow foodies.