Where We Are Today

Wow, what a week it has been. We have a lot of gratitude going around at the Grain Train. Gratitude for our staff who are showing up for the Grain Train community in so many ways that it makes our hearts full to the brim. We could not be prouder of our team! There is so much gratitude for our greater community and the web that is being cast to make sure that everyone is cared for. Gratitude to all who are working to get food to us and all the grocery stores to replenish shelves. Perhaps most of all, so much gratitude to all those out there working the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our gratitude is also extended to you and your understanding that it is not a business-as-usual-world right now.

There have been a lot of changes to our three locations in relation to COVID-19 and more are undoubtedly coming. We are updating our website daily and you can stay connected with what is happening at the Grain Train here. Below you will find a summary of our COVID-19 response to date.

We know that there are not any easy answers right now. Everyone is doing the best they can in the moment and from there we move forward. We will leave you with a quote from J.R.R. Tolkien's, The Fellowship of the Ring: “The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.

In Compassion and Cooperation,

Grain Train

March 18, 2020 by Mindy Taylor

COVID-19 Update

As the new coronavirus known as COVID-19 has reached the United States, there is a lot of conflicting information out there about the risks and what we can all do to prepare. At the Grain Train, the health and well-being of our community is a top priority for us, so we wanted to share with you a few of the things we are doing to prepare for the possibility of an outbreak here in Northern Michigan, as well as the sources we are following to stay up-to-date.

There are currently two presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Michigan, both in the Detroit area, according to the most recent data from the Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). Because of the likelihood that it will eventually reach our area, we are following food industry guidelines to create a contingency plan so we can continue to serve our community while limiting the spread of illness and keeping our team and customers safe. 

In the meantime, while good hygiene is foundational to all of our processes, we are doubling down on emphasizing the importance of proper hand-washing techniques to our team as well as increasing the frequency with which surfaces and utensils in the stores and cafe are sanitized. We are also temporarily suspending our sampling program out of an abundance of caution; this will include the tastings that Angela does each Thursday. Although sampling is a favorite at our stores, we want to make sure we’re doing everything we can to keep our community safe. We're monitoring the situation closely and as circumstances evolve, you will likely see more changes around the store designed to help prevent the spread of illness.

We are working to stay in stock for as long as possible on key items that have been in unusually high demand nationwide. If we are out of stock, check back soon as we will continue trying to get these products. Even as these become harder to get, please know that we will continue to try to find products that meet our product guidelines, because we believe you should never have to choose between your family’s health and the health of the planet.

We will also never engage in price gouging. In the broader market, some high-demand items have become prohibitively expensive as companies take advantage of people’s fears. We work hard to bring high-quality products to our community at affordable prices at all times, and that is as important to us now as ever.

For more information, you can find daily updates from MDHHS at michigan.gov/coronavirus and their most recent FAQ here. We’re also paying attention to the World Health Organization’s advice for the public, including recommendations for how and when to use face masks.

We share this information in hopes of instilling comfort and confidence that as your community grocery store, we are paying close attention to the world around us and taking extra precautions to keep our team and customers safe. We can’t know how this outbreak will look when it reaches Northern Michigan, but the Grain Train will continue to do everything we can to support the health of our community.

March 11, 2020 by Elizabeth Meeks

Alternative Options


We are all faced with the challenge of finding out what an optimum diet looks like for each of us. For some, this stays very similar over a lifetime. For others, what used to work well no longer does. Things like food allergies, environmental impact, and overall health all play a role in what we eat. The Grain Train is NOT here to tell you what your diet should look like, we will leave that between you and your health care provider. What we ARE here to do is support YOUR dietary needs. With that in mind, we thought you might like to know about some of the alternative products that are showing up in our sales flyer right now.

For those looking for dairy alternatives or lactose-free options, we have a few things you might want to try. Check out the Kite Hill's Blissful dairy-free, vegan yogurt with flavors like Blueberry Limoncello. We think everyone is going to love this one—Coolhaus Peanut Butter Fudge Chip Ice Cream! It's dairy free and sounds super tasty. For those of you avoiding lactose but not dairy, Green Valley Creamery’s Organic Lactose Free Cream Cheese is also on sale right now.


Functional Beverages is grocery store jargon for beverages that have implied health benefits such as probiotics, electrolytes, or vitamins. One line from this category is Rebbl Elixirs, with their Turmeric Golden Milk beverage made with coconut milk, turmeric, ginger, and forest honey. We think they are worth a try. Kor Wellness Shots are another new product you might enjoy. Their motto is “Simply shake, shoot and feel your way to supreme health!” If you haven’t tried any of the Evolution Fresh Organic Juices, now is the time while they are 2/$7. Their Organic Defense Up is a favorite and right now we also have their Organic Sweet Burn that sounds like the perfect mix of sweet and spicy. Kombucha is always a popular drink and we have two lines of it on sale this flyer period, Health Ade and Brew Dr. It’s hard to go wrong with the fermented goodness of Kombucha.

One last area we thought you might be interested in is the Cauliflower craze! Make sure you grab a bag of From the Ground Up Cauliflower snacks next time you are looking for something crunchy. We also have the Caulipower line on sale with Cauliplower Tortillas, Caulipower Sweet Potatoasts, Caulipower Veggie Pizzas and Pizza Crusts. Their motto ist “You should never have to choose between taste, nutrition and convenience. Everyone at the table can love what they eat...and finally be able to share from the same plate.” Give them a try!
Well, we think that gives you enough to chew on for this week. Remember, some of these items are here now and will be gone after the flyer sale ends. So now is the time to vote with your purchase if they are something we should have on our shelves every day. We hope you are enjoying the first signs of spring! Until next week, see you are the stores and the Cafe!

March 04, 2020 by Mindy Taylor

Shaping Our Future

Everyone is Welcome at the Grain Train! You don’t need to be a member/owner to shop our stores, dine at our cafe, or be a part of the Grain Train community. We love having you here and appreciate your business. We love our member/owners, too. One of the really cool things about our member/owners is that some of them become a part of our Board of Directors and help to shape the future of the Grain Train. Since we are taking applications for candidates RIGHT NOW, we thought you might like to know more about what membership/ownership looks like—

First off, we are a Natural Food Cooperative. That means that rather than being owned by one person, we have roughly 2,500 active (active means they shopped in 2019) member/owners. As a member/owner there are some perks for sure:

  • 10% off your entire purchases one day each month. You pick the day and it’s your Member/Owner Day all day. And if you find you forgot something on your first trip, just stop back by that same day and grab it and you still get your discount
  • 10% off EVERY DAY at the Grain Train Market Cafe
  • Patronage Rebates where the Board redistributes profits to our member/owners in relation to their purchases
  • Discounts on items you order in bulk or by the case
  • Your right to vote in our annual election
  • The opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors

As a cooperative, we have a bit of a different business model that we follow. Check out this article on the 7 Cooperative Principles if you want to know more. The second principle, Democratic Member Control, is very relevant to us right now as we head into our annual General Membership Meeting and Board Election to be held April 26. Our Board of Directors oversees the long-term vision of the Grain Train. The Board is elected by the co-op's owners to represent them in carrying the cooperative forward into the future. They use the Policy Governance model to hold the General Manager accountable for the organization's performance and ensure that the cooperative remains fiscally healthy while focusing on providing visionary leadership for the future. We are sharing all this with you in hopes that YOU might like to be a part shaping that future and consider running as a candidate. 2021 will be our 50th year here at the Grain Train and having strong visionary leadership is more important now than ever.

If you would like to be a part of shaping the future of the Grain Train, the first step is becoming a member/owner. You get all the perks noted earlier and we can set you up with an easy $25 every 6-months payment plan. You will be able to vote in our election on April 26, and be well on your way to making a difference. And, if you are thinking you might just be one of those people interested in becoming a Board director, once you become a member/owner, you can apply to become a candidate right here. As we said earlier, there is no pressure to become a member/owner. We like you just the way you are! The thing is, we are really excited about being a co-op. We know there are some really great things in store for our future and we want to make sure that YOU know about the opportunities there are for being a part of shaping where we go next.

Until next week, see you at the stores and the Cafe!

February 27, 2020 by Mindy Taylor

What's New

Products come and go, that is a part of being a grocery store. We put a lot of energy into trying to make sure we have the products that you are looking for at a fair price. This week, we'd like to talk about some places you might be seeing new items pop up in the stores.

First off, we have been looking at what we carry, section by section, and have been bringing in new items we think you are going to love and letting go of some products whose sales were telling us it was time to say goodbye. One area we have revamped in the last year is frozen desserts. Our ice cream selection is full of all sorts of your favorites and some we are positive will soon become your next "have to have it" product! We have added brands like Coolhaus and Halo Top and expanded lines you already love like Talenti that we mentioned in last week’s blog.

We have also updated our frozen entree section, which includes PIZZA. We are really excited to be able to offer Field Day Organic Frozen Pizza every day for just $3.99 each. We also now carry Caulipower frozen pizza and crusts. Be sure to check out the whole section to see all that we brought in! While you are taking a look around with fresh eyes check out our frozen fruits and vegetables, canned soups, juices, and digestive enzymes. We updated these areas within the last year. You might have also noticed that our bread, chocolate and cookie selection got some TLC as well.

We are currently bringing all Co-op Deals Flyer items into our Petoskey store. If Boyne City does not have a product you would like, we are happy to transfer it down. Just ask. This means you are going to see a whole lot of new products coming and going each month. We will be keeping the ones you tell us to by how much you purchase them while they are here. Some of these will be found in the sections you would expect them to be in. Others you will find on an end cap at the front of the store by the registers. This display will contain new flyer and coupon items for the month.

You might like an idea of what some of those products are: First off, have you seen the new, blue, 25th anniversary limited edition offering by GT’s Organic Kombucha? It’s called Sacred Life and it’s really tasty and beautiful! It’s a here-and-gone product so get it while you can! Another new item is the Calipower Cauliflower Tortilla, you can find them in the freezer section. One more item we want to mention is the Perfect Snacks Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups in the cooler by the potatoes and onions in Produce. If you think their almond bars are good, you’ve got to try these! Remember these will only stick around if sales show us they deserve a spot on the shelf. That’s the hard part of being a small grocery store—there are so many amazing products…and we can’t carry all of them.

While we can’t carry every product, we sure will continue working hard to carry the products that you are looking for us to have. Make sure to check out that end cap of new items and coupon items at the front of the Petoskey store, and ask Boyne City to do a transfer of anything they didn’t bring in. We are here for you and, most importantly because of you, and it’s a privilege to be your community owned co-op. See you at the stores and the Cafe!

February 12, 2020 by Andrew Cargill

Love is in the air!


Love is in the air and Valentine’s Day will be here on Friday, February 14th—ready or not! We are here to help you sweep your sweetheart off their feet. Don’t worry, if this holiday just isn’t for you, we still think that you will want to know about these goodies. Flowers and chocolate need no special day to be appreciated and it’s always the right time to share a little love!

Speaking of flowers, we've got you covered! Starting on Wednesday, Feb 12, we will have beautiful red roses by the dozen and half dozen at our Petoskey store. We are also bringing in a couple of other bouquet varieties outside of the traditional reds of Valentine’s Day that are truly beautiful and would brighten anyone’s day. Don’t forget we will be stocked up on wine, including some sparkling wines with Valentine’s Day in mind.

Now, onto the REALLY important stuff—chocolate. First off, the whole Chocolove chocolate bar line is on sale 2/$5 and that includes the ever-popular, Almond & Sea Salt bar! These are the perfect treat for everyone at the office so stock up and brighten some days! Talenti Gelato and Sorbettos are also on sale. If you haven’t tried their Sea Salt Caramel or Raspberry Sorbetto, get in here right now and do it! Then pick up some for your sweetie, too! Alter Eco Organic Truffles are on sale and are super fun to keep in your pocket to hand out to all of your Valentines and for personal chocolate emergencies as well. Yes, those are real! For those of you avoiding sugar, we have Lily’s No Sugar Added Chocolate Bars on sale. We think you are going to love them!

You might already have reservations made at your favorite restaurant or a tradition you have every year but if not, we have some ideas for you. Treat yourself, your friends or your Valentine to lunch at the Market Cafe. You'll find something for everyone there! If you are working on your menu for a romantic dinner, Welcometothetable.coop has some great Valentine's Day recipes. If it's seafood you are seeking, we are stocked up on sustainably harvested lobster tails, shrimp, scallops, and crab legs. These Rosemary, Pepper and Lemon Spiced Scallops sound too good to pass up! Or the Miso Blood Orange Scallops recipe. You might just want to get two bags! As for shrimp, you cannot go wrong with Shrimp in Lemon Butter Sauce. It comes out perfectly every time! Vital Farms Pasture Raised Butter will make all your seafood dishes pop. Finish the evening off with a Chocolate Strawberry Fool or a slice of Hot Fudge Pudding Cake.

Valentine’s Day is a great time to get crafty! From homemade Valentine’s cards to fun food projects, the options are endless. Check out this tutorial on how to make a strawberry rose. They are a fun and delicious treat for anyone’s lunchbox. Another kid-favorite are these heart shaped Valentine Fruit Kabobs! With a fluffy cream cheese sauce for dipping they are sure to be asking for seconds!
Whatever your plans this Valentine’s Day, we are happy to be a part of them. Angela will have some great Valentine’s tips at her weekly store demos. Come see her at the Petoskey store on Thursdays from 4-6 PM. You won't be disappointed. Until next week, see you at the stores and be sure to stop but the Cafe for a bite to eat!

February 05, 2020 by Mindy Taylor

Game Day


Super Bowl, or as we call it—Game Day—is coming up this Sunday, February 2. Did you know that Game Day is second only to Thanksgiving in food holidays in the USA? According to wikipedia.org, 28 million pounds of chips and 8 million pounds of avocados are eaten before the big kick-off begins. That’s A LOT of snacks! Whether you are a football fanatic or you just like to enjoy a few snacks with 98 million of your closest friends, we have some tasty options that start with quality ingredients so you can indulge for the evening without giving up your values around the foods you like to eat.

Angela, who creates the dishes for our weekly Thursday demos at the Petoskey store from 4-6 pm, has been giving us some great ideas for Game Day recipes you can feel good about loving! One that stands out is the Blackened Tempeh recipe she did a few weeks back. She served it with a kale salad and offered the options of a vegan ranch or tahini dressing. Yum! She also did a Beeler’s bacon wrapped tater-tot that was amazing and the tots are on sale right now 2/$6! Check out more Game Day recipes at welcometothetable.coop!

Another thing Angela has been highlighting the last few weeks are the pre-made dips that we carry. We have a whole cooler of dips to choose from! If you haven’t tried the Dirista line, give them a try! The hip-hoppin' Morokin’ Carrot, Step it Up A Beet Hummus and Que Buen! Piquillo are so tasty! Not to mention their Sweet Po-Thai-To Coconut Curry Hummus. Also you will find your favorite Hope Hummus varieties on sale right now.

How can we talk about dips without focusing on dippers, aka, chips? Our Late July Organic Tortilla Chips are on sale 2/$5 right now and they go with just about anything. We also have Kettle Brand 13 oz sharing size bags of potato chips on sale 2/$7, plus we are stocked up on Simply Organic Dip packets. Just add a tub of sour cream or Greek yogurt and ready, set, dip! Don’t forget baby carrots, red peppers and cucumbers too. They make a mean vehicle for dip as well!

If you are looking for a soft drink that doesn’t have the sugar of regular soda or the sweeteners of a traditional diet soda, give Zevia a try. Made with stevia, it has zero calories or artificial sweeteners and the flavors you love like Cola, Ginger Ale and Root Beer—these just might be your new favorites. We are stocked up on Bell’s Brewery Two Hearted American IPA so make sure to grab a six-pack on your next trip in as well.

You may or may not be gearing up for Game Day but most of us enjoy snacks and at the Grain Train we make sure that no matter if you are picking up some fresh kale or your favorite chips, the quality ingredients you’ve come to depend on us for are here. We hope that you have a great Game Day regardless of your traditions and we will see you in the stores and at the Cafe!

January 28, 2020 by Mindy Taylor

Staff Picks for Cold & Flu Season!

Boy do we all know that the cold and flu season has arrived. The Immune Support section of our Supplements aisle has been a high traffic area at the stores! We thought in lieu of this you might like to hear some of the staff favorites here at the Grain Train for immune support. These are just the things some of us like. As always, we recommend working with your healthcare provider to find the right support for you.

Starting any day well rested, hydrated and with a nutrient packed meal is always a plus. This becomes especially important when you are feeling under the weather. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in their article, “Protect Your Health for Immune Boosting Nutrition,” shares tips on foods that help support the immune system. A few that stand out are proteins such as lean meats, poultry, eggs, and beans. Not only does protein support healing and recovery in the body, these foods are also typically high in zinc. You can find vitamin C in more than just oranges—don’t forget the rest of the citrus family, plus strawberries, broccoli, kiwi fruits, and green and red bell peppers. Speaking of red bell peppers, they are a good source of vitamin A that also supports the immune system. Another article from eatright.org reminds us that fresh fruits, when consumed raw or lightly steamed as soon after purchase as possible, are at their peak nutritional value. Chelsea, our Operations Manager and long time Health and Beauty superstar, can often be heard suggesting the produce department as a great place to start looking for immune boosting allies.

Bailey, our Administrative Assistant and member of our Receiving Team, looks to Emergen-C, Elderberry, and Apple Cider Vinegar for her immune support. Regarding Apple Cider Vinegar, she says, “There are lots of recipes online for fire cider which you can make with ingredients we sell at the Grain Train!”

Laura, a member of our Replenishment and Management Team, looks to Wishgarden Herbs’ Kick Ass Immune or Kick Ass Biotic for immune support. She also is a fan of My Kind Elderberry Immune Gummies and Zand Elderberry Zinc HerbaLozenge.

Liz, our Financial Manager, says “Knock on wood, my ritual for prevention has been Host Defence Mushrooms MyCommunity and Garden of Life Elderberry Syrup/Gummies, plus EO hand sanitizer. And if I come down with a cold, nothing beats a Lemon Throat Coat hot toddy.”

Sarah, from our Customer Service Team, who has been a Health and Beauty Associate for many years, also looks to the Kick Ass Immune, MyKind Elderberry Gummies or Gaia Herbs Black Elderberry Syrup for Immune Support. In addition, she calls out Olbas Cough Drops, Naturade Herbal Expec and Traditional Medicinals Original Throat Coat Tea. In fact, whatever product you are looking for in the supplement aisle, Sarah can point you in the right direction.

Both Andrew and Jack from our Boyne City store called out Boiron Oscillococcinum, often called Oscillo, when it comes to the onset of flu-like symptoms. 

You don’t get to hear from me very often in my own voice. I’m Mindy, our Events and Outreach Coordinator, and I too love elderberry syrup. Gaia is my tried and true brand. I made some elderberry syrup at home this fall and I’ll be honest, it is still in the fridge and I have gone back to Gaia. My two year old will NOT take the one I made, but happily waits for his Gaia Elderberry Syrup. One thing we do at our house at the first sign of a sniffle, is whip up a couple batches of Onion Syrup. I found the recipe years ago in my very favorite herb book, “A Kid’s Herb Book for Children of All Ages.” My husband adds A LOT more cayenne pepper and some wild-crafted Bergamot, but I tend to follow the recipe. We each have our own batch in the fridge.

Well, we hope there might be something in this week’s blog that sparks an interest for you, but most of all we hope that you and your family are able to stay healthy and happy this cold and flu season. We will say it again—the supplements and recipes shared here are staff favorites but we know that each one of us is different. We always come from the place that your health is something between you and your health care provider. We are here to help you find what you are looking for, and look forward to seeing you at the stores and the Cafe!

January 20, 2020 by Mindy Taylor

2020 Microloan Season



We are so excited to see our 5th season of the Microloan program kicking off in 2020! This is a program that began in 2016 through a partnership with Crosshatch Center for Arts and Ecology. We had been sitting around the table with Crosshatch trying to identify how we, as a Natural Foods Cooperative could support and bolster the local food and farm economy. Both us and Crosshatch saw the microloan program as something that would do just that and so the rest is history.

The way the program works is that the Grain Train supplies the funds to be loaned, manages the loan distribution and payments and covers Crosshatch’s administrative fees for the program. Crosshatch handles the marketing and promotion of the program and sets up and manages the online application system. They also reach out to past recipients to find out how their projects are going and then tell the stories of those farms through the many channels that they have. There is a Microloan review panel made up of representatives from both organizations as well as others in the business world that look over the applicants and the selection(s) for the year.

We have learned a few things over the years. We started off awarding the funds in early summer and quickly learned that this is too late in the season for farmers so now the funds are disbursed by early March. This started off as a low interest rate loan program and since then we decided to make it a zero interest program. We started the program off by offering up to $6,000 in Micro Loans each year and since 2019 that amount has gone up to $10,000. We want to make sure that this program is as accessible to farmers and food producers as possible. Another thing that makes this program really accessible to farmers is that we consider proposals from $500 all the way up to $10,000. There could be one really strong application that we award the full $10,000 to or there might be multiple applications that we award various amounts to each year.

To date we have loaned $30, 557 to nine farms. In 2019, Oryana Community Coop partnered with Crosshatch adding seven counties and another $10,000 annu
To date we have loaned $30, 557 to nine farms. In 2019, ally to the program. This makes the overall reach of the Microloan program 12 countries with a total of $20,000 in funds to be loaned.

Microloan Applications are open and due February 7, 2020.

This project aims to enhance an existing local food or farming venture or to help start a new one. The ideal candidate will propose an idea that would boost a farm or food business and elevate the region’s local food system. Applicants using sustainable practices are strongly encouraged, but proposals are not limited to particular practices or scale


essential tools for the farm or food business

materials, land, livestock, or infrastructure essential to the operation


marketing and distribution

professional development

value-added product production

processing, packaging, marketing for farm products


$500 - $10,000

repayment terms dependent on loan size

0% interest rate

no application fee

We are excited to see what projects come in through this year’s applications. If you or someone you know has an idea to boost, expand or begin your local food or farm business or you are please apply or share this information with anyone you think might be interested! We are honored to be a part of our communities and the Microloan program is just one of many ways we are here to offer support.

Apply Here! 

January 13, 2020 by Mindy Taylor

It's All About You!

Here we are, boldly stepping into a new day, a new year and a new decade—Hello 2020! First off, this year does not need to be any differently than last year. You might be exactly where you want to be right now and that is excellent! You might also be thinking about making a few changes and are not quite sure what that looks like yet. Or you might be hitting the New Year with a new game plan you are really excited about. All of these and anywhere in between are excellent places to be! That’s the thing, it’s all about you.

At the Grain Train we know that a healthy lifestyle, diet and state of mind looks and feels different on each of us. Whether it is January 7 or December 7 we are here to offer you a grocery experience where you can shop knowing that you won’t find a single artificial product on our shelves so you can focus on what you want, not what you don’t. We are a Certified Organic Retailer, and that means we know how to handle our organic products in a way that maintains their integrity all the way from the farm to your shopping cart. We have a knowledgeable staff ready to help you find what you are looking for and our health and beauty section is stocked with vitamins and supplements to support you.

Speaking of vitamins and supplements, we have some new products just in that support a KETO diet that we thought you might like to hear about. Garden of Life’s Dr. Formulated KETO line has hit our shelves and includes the KETO Fit Weight Loss Shake, KETO Meal Balanced Shake, MCT Powder and Butter Powder. Here is what Garden of Life has to say about this line, “The Dr. Formulated Keto line of products is fully transparent, compliant to the keto guidelines, and designed to be convenient—we’ve done the math for you—just mix. Crafted for those seeking to enter into ketosis or stick to a low-carbohydrate diet for weight loss and health purposes, all Dr. Formulated products are Keto Certified, Paleo Friendly and clean: Non-GMO Project Verified and Truly Grass Fed.” In addition to these we also have ZHOU Ketone Powder and Ancient Nutrition KETO Fire Capsules. We have a full line of KETO friendly sweeteners in-stock as well and are happy to help you find what you are looking for.

It’s not ALL KETO around here though. Amazing Grass Green Superfood powders are in stock and on sale. The single serve packets are 4/$5 so you can easily give them a try. They are a simple way to get more greens into your diet. Garden of Life Dr. Recommended Probiotics and MyKind Elderberry Gummies are great for immune support and the Garden of Life Raw Organic Meal makes a tasty meal replacement shake. We are also excited to add Garden of Life Sport Organic Planted-Based Protein for those of you hitting the gym or looking for a sports shake. You can enjoy savings on all of these today.

We also have a sale on Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides in both the 10 oz and 20 oz size. Here’s what Vital Proteins has to say, “We know that while our bodies’ collagen production slows as we age, our need for it only grows as our bodies become less efficient and we maintain a vibrant life. And Vital Proteins believes that if you want to, you can make the most out of every moment you’re given—that your body shouldn’t be a limitation, but a catalyst.” We will let you decide if any of these supplements are what you are looking for but know if you have any questions, we are here to help!

One last product that just hit our shelves is The Purple Beet Frozen Smoothie Packets made in Boyne City, Michigan. “The Purple Beet is committed to creating convenient, nutritious, and delicious foods for you and your family. Life is crazy. Eating healthy doesn't have to be!” Their products contain only real ingredients and you only need a blender and 1 cup of liquid and you have a nutrient packed meal in minutes! Look for them in the freezer section. We will have them in to do a tasting soon, keep an eye out for more information on that!

No matter who you are and what your plans for the New Year are we are happy to be a part of it! Making a Difference One Bite at a Time is our mission and we are here to inspire healthy choices for both people and planet. We look forward to seeing you at the Stores and Cafe. Happy New Year!

January 07, 2020 by Mindy Taylor