As owners of Hudson Grocery Co-op, you are in a unique position. You have a voice in the foods and merchandise that the store carries. As we come nearer to opening the doors, give your preferences some thought. What products are you seeking? Here are a few questions to help you
Healthy, grass-fed beef?
Beef will never be the same after you’ve tasted the luscious flavor of grass-fed beef. Whether you love steaks, roast or ground, you’ll immediately notice the contrast between this healthy alternative to corn-fed cattle. So delicious and good for you.
Free-range poultry and eggs?
Pity the poor bird that is cooped up in a cage and shot full of growth hormones. We are what we eat. Enjoy poultry the way nature intended and purchase it with confidence through your local co-op grocer.
Why buy pork from a big box store when Wisconsin raises some of the best in the country. Enjoy bacon, chops and tenderloin that is fresh and raised nearby.
Remember the last time your busy schedule prevented you from visiting the farmer’s market when it came to town? Did you miss the fresh, flavorful vegetables and garnishes you had hoped to buy? What if you could have farm-fresh veggies available every day of the week? It could happen, it’s your choice.
Tired of green, tasteless un-ripened fruit that is shipped here from lands unknown? Do you crave mouthwatering, sun-ripened fruits that thrive in our local climate? Would you like to explore recipes and demonstrations of fruit dishes, salads and food creations made from the fruits this area is famous for, including apples, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, cranberries and more?
Wholesome, locally baked whole-grain breads?
Just say “no” to over-processed commercialized wheat. Breads baked with love and whole-grain ingredients are better tasting and better for you. Wouldn’t it be nice to pick up some fresh home-baked bread or rolls tonight?
Unprocessed, pure cow’s and goat’s milk?
There’s much to be said about the health benefits of whole milk, carefully and lovingly bottled without the ingredients processed or boiled out of them. How convenient would it be to have a quality selection at your co-op?
Gluten-free cakes, cookies and pastries?
Gluten is a problem for lots of folks, but just because they are gluten-intolerant they should still be able to enjoy delicious baked goods. Rather than putting up with the one or two overpriced, unimaginative gluten-free products in the back of the frozen-food case, think about what you’d like to see at the co-op.
Honey-sweetened granolas and cereals?
Wouldn’t it be satisfying to know that the sweetness you taste in your cereal comes from honeybees instead of high-fructose corn syrup? Co-ops are the best for fresh and flavorful grains, granolas and trail mixes that are genuinely wholesome and delicious.
Hand-made soaps and lotions?
The co-op is a place where local artisans can showcase their excellent hand-crafted products. Let your imagination run free with your ideas for allergen-free soaps, face and body creams along with other hand-crafted gems. If you can dream them, somebody makes them.
Carbon-free soy-based candles?
Enjoy a moment of Zen without inhaling the soot from an inferior candle. Wisconsin is the home of soybean production. Candles made from soybean burn cleaner and longer. Why seek them out in the exclusive designer stores when we have all we need to produce them here at home?
We’d love to hear your ideas regarding what our local grocery cooperative should stock. Drop Us a Line or reply to this post now while the ideas are top of mind.
Not an owner?
If you are not yet an owner of the Hudson Grocery Cooperative, there is still time to join us and collaborate with us on all that the co-op will be to our community. Join now!