Welcome to a Virtual Tour of Thomas Farm! We hope you'll enjoy these pictures we took last Sunday, October 23rd!
Co-op Owners get a discount for sending their kids to Amara Yoga & Arts! Save $20 on a 6-class pass (regulary $120). Just give your Owner number when registering or use the "coop" promo code when signing up online. Parents can drop off kids and take a yoga class in the South Studio at the same time!
Amara Yoga & Arts offers Kids Yoga and Art Classes every Saturday (11:00 - 12:30pm) and Sunday (12:00-1:30pm)!
Food will soon be seen as Medicine.
Anyone interested in organic, healthy and local food has doubtlessly heard one thing over and over again: "That food is too expensive." The American Heart Association's Circulation journal noted in 2014 that 86% of healthcare costs are devoted to chronic diseases.
Common Ground Food Co-operative is committed to supporting a vital and inclusive community and this End especially applies to downtown Urbana where our co-op is located. Given our dedication to democratic governance and improving our community we are especially excited by the possibilities inherent in the Open Scene project.
In October 2015, the Council for Responsible Nutrition published survey results showing that an estimated 68% of Americans take one or more dietary supplements daily to fill nutritional gaps, address diagnosed nutrient deficiencies and support or improve physiological function for more optimal health. Of the people surveyed, 80 percent believe nutritional supplements are safe and effective. That belief is well-founded as dietary supplement companies are held accountable for the safety of their products and supplements in America have an enviable safety record.
Shared living spaces, limited budgets and a shortage of time are banes of undergrad existence. Here are some low cost items at Common Ground that don't take up a lot of space and can be made quickly.
Instant Macaroni and Cheese
I miss Xochitl green salsa. You were the only store in town that had it. It's the only salsa that tasted truly Mexican to me. Thanks!
We had a wonderful tour of Sola Gratia Farm the other day with the Farm Manager, Hunter DiFonso. We took so many pictures that we had to share them with you. This is the fifth season for Sola Gratia Farm, located off of Philo Road, only a 8 minute drive from the Co-op. With a beautiful work shed, a nice greenhouse, a large pollinator garden, and 4 acres for vegetables, they have a lot growing.
Are the gluten free real ice cream sandwiches coming back? Common Ground used to carry them. They're great in the summer especially for celiacs. Thanks!
Unfortunately these had been discontinued by Julie's but we should be having Jenny's gf sandwiches by the end of the summer. We have house made cookies and gluten free ice cream if you would like to make your own until then! Ask a staff member for some ideas! Thanks for your feedback.
I question the Co-op stocking Driscoll’s Fruit. The farm’s workers are boycotting and have asked people not to buy their products!