Meet our Board Candidates!

On Monday, October 15th at 6 PM at the Marbletown Community Center, the High Falls Food Co-op will host it’s 42nd Semi- Annual Celebration! Here, members will be asked to vote for the induction of new Board Members who can help pave the way towards a bright and successful future for our Co-op and for the community at large! Here are the board candidates and a little bit about them…

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Danielle Adams
Get to know us: Lila Lobdell

Has anyone tried our new Heritage Cookies or homemade granola, perhaps Lila's Raw Pesto? Lila Lobdell is one of our Kitchen Co-Managers who works alongside our other very talented Kitchen Co-Manager, Cari Heberger. Together, they both run our small, but productive kitchen with love and enthusiasm. Read on to learn more about dear Lila- a constant source of light in our Co-op constellation…

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Danielle Adams
Only at the Co-op: Galangal, Ginger, and Turmeric

If you have visited the Co-op recently, you will notice that we have not just one but three spicy healing rhizomes in our produce section. Rhizomes have roots that grow up and out of the ground, rather than spreading further down into the soil.  Often overlooked, roots such as Galangal, ginger, and Tumeric can add both flavor and medicinal properties to your food…

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Danielle Adams
Local Farm Highlight: Katherine and Abe's Asian Vegetable CSA

This summer, we have been so excited to offer locally farmed greens such as amaranth and sword lettuce from Katherine and Abe's Asian Vegetable CSA located just a mile from here on High Falls Farm. Growing on a small scale and working primarily by hand, they aim for a minimal reliance on fossil fuels and commit to using no commercial synthetic fungicides or pesticides, even those that are approved for organic use. Now is our chance to learn more about their journey to the Hudson Valley, their food philosophy, and their plans for the future!

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Danielle Adams
Get to know us: Jake

Since 2010, Jake has been been the unofficial face of the Co-op. Over these eight years he has held a variety of positions, from Cashier, to Weekend Supervisor, to Cashier Supervisor, and now his current role as IT Coordinator…

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Danielle Adams
High Falls Farm: An Interview with Dyami Soloviev

Located just a mile from the High Falls Food Co-op on the original site of the long loved Mr. Apples Orchard, High Falls Farm is now thriving in it's second season.

Recently, we were able to interview landowner, farmer, mother, and environmental steward of High Falls Farm, Dyami Soloviev…

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Danielle Adams
Get to know us: Kerry

Since November 2017, Kerry M. has graced the Co-op with her cheerful and hard-working presence. In her role as Grocery Assistant, Kerry helps to order and organize all of the amazing products that we love…

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Danielle Adams
Meet our Board of Directors!

As Summer 2018 arrives, so does a newly formed Board of Directors for the High Falls Food Co-op. Read on to get a closer look of who they are, and please feel free to attend the next Board of Directors' meeting convening on June 18th at 5:30 PM at the Marbletown Community Center!


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Danielle Adams
Son of Bee: Raw Honey vs. Bee Pollen

Located in Grahamsville, NY, Son of a Bee is a family business run by James, Theresa, and Nicholas Wells. According to James, the family trade had an unusual start: " My great-grandfather lived in the Adirondacks and was a hard-working man who worked in a GE light-bulb factory. The story goes, that…

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Danielle Adams
We Love Local: Cowbella Yogurt

We love discovering quality products, especially when they come from local, passionate, ethical and responsible farmers. Products like Cowella Yogurt, a new addition to our dairy coolers. Made in Jefferson, NY by a family in dairy farming for the past seven generations! You can taste the love in Cowbella yogurt. We're so impressed, we want to share more info about Cowbella with you!

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A Bulk Container Update

The pronouncement by the NYS Dept of Health regarding the prohibition of recycled containers for the purchase of nut and seed butters set us back on our heels this January!  Not only does this prevent our members, customers (and us!) from using their preferred glass jars from home, it also seems backward by forcing customers to use the plastic containers for sale in the Bulk Room.

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Deep River Potato Chips: Giving Back

Deep River Snacks offers a wide variety of kettle cooked chips. They have eighteen delicious flavors, all non-gmo and gluten free! High Falls Food Co-op is proud to carry this line of snack chips, not only because of their quality, but because Deep River gives 10% of their chip sales net profit to many different charities. The charities are picked based on their personal connection with an employee of the company. We love that! 

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Membership Update: Family Membership

Many members have been objecting to our policy enforcement of discounts being available to cardholders only, thereby, eliminating non-member partners and spouses from discount-recipient status.  We have been working toward a solution to the dilemma of the Family Membership which was available and widely used until the installation of our Point-of-Sale (POS) system, three years ago.

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Natural Dyes with Rachelle Tolwin

We recently had the pleasure of talking to one of our very creative co-op members, Rachelle Tolwin, about her business, Little Mountain Kids. Using natural dyes, Rachelle creates stylish, eco-friendly, toxin-free children's clothing. As we’ve gotten to know Rachelle, she’s shared her passion and her process with us during her visits to the co-op to pick up food for her family and supplies for her business. We asked Rachelle to share more with us about what she does, and a recipe for homemade dye. She kindly obliged. 

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HFFC Meeting Schedule

As a member owned co-operative, HFFC runs on community involvement. We encourage our members, new and old, to get involved by attending our semi-annual members meetings, joining our board or one of our committees, or volunteering your time as a working member. We are so fortunate to have such a supportive and committed community. Below is a list of information for our standing HFFC meetings. 

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