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Coop Scoop References and Resources

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March Coop Scoop 2022

Double-Up Food Bucks

For more information about SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits and to see if you qualify go to: plemental-nutrition-assistance-pro- gram-snap

To find out more about the Field and Fork network: 


What’s Fresh and Fresh News 


Nurturing Your Nature Connection

Empire State Trail
Preserves – Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy
Helderberg Conservation Corridor
Staying Connected Initiative
Forest Bathing
Research The Nature Bus sidents-with-nature-areas-in-albany-county/
Rensselaer Land Trust
Rensselaer Plateau Alliance
Columbia Land Conservancy
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
Scenic Hudson
Empire State Trail | Rails-to-Trails Conservancy


Gardening as a Superpower

Hudson Valley Seed Company

Native American Seed Sanctuary

Open Space Institute Transfers Ownership of Historic Rondout Valley Farm to Hudson Valley Seed Company

Seed Rematriation Garden - Hudson Valley Farm Hub

Open Source Seed Initiative 


Animal, Vegetable, Junk: A History of Food, from Sustainable to Suicidal


Community Supported Agriculture

Henderson, E. & Van En, R. (2007). Sharing the Harvest: A Citizen's Guide to Community Supported Agriculture.  White River Junction, Vermont: Chelsea Green Publishing Company.

Pollimeni, J., Iorgulescu, R. & Shirey, R, (2015). Traveling Back to Sustainable Agriculture in a Bioeconomic World:  the Case of Roxbury Farm CSA. Nova Publishers, New York.


February Coop Scoop 2022

Co-op 101: Fairtrade Chocolate

Fair Trade
Campaign for Fair Chocolate


Baking With Specialty Diets

For information on what it means to be gluten-free:
There are many kinds of anti-inflammatory diets, however, this is the one I used: and one to cut down on histamines:
Please consult your doctor before embarking on any new dietary changes.

Producer Profile: Primo Botanica

For more information and varieties available visit


Cooperating for the Common Good

Fedco Seeds, Organic Growers Supply, Potatoes, Onions and Exotics, Fedco Trees, & Fedco Bulbs
Hard copies may also available in the store.

Bob’s Red Mill

King Aurthur Baking

Once Again Nut Butter

Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs)

Indigenous Seed Keepers Network

Gillibrand to announce legislation partly inspired by success of Once Again Nut Butter islation-partly-inspired-by-success-of-once-again-nut-butter/article_39472d9d-a32b-5dfc-bc90-f3b6414e8119.html

History of Equal Exchange


A Nourishing Surprise: Being a CSA Host

Denison Farms

What is a CSA?  


Almond Date Cookies

Dr. Vasant Lad (Ayurvedic Institute):

Maharishi Ayurvedic Products International:

Banyan Botanicals

Himalayan Institute

The Chopra Centre


Community Garden Sign Up

Capital Roots


January Coop Scoop 2022

Editor’s Letter:

Simple Vegetarian Pleasures is out of print, but if you can’t find a used copy, Jeanne Lemlin has written a new book, Quick Vegetarian Pleasures


Co-op 101: Bunny Logo


On The Road To Veganism

TED talks on regenerative farming and the role of grazers

Ted Massey -

Fergal Smith -

Bobby Gill -

Regenerative Agriculture podcast (more than 60 episodes) 

NYS cooperative stewardship

Actionable button for legislation, placed at end of the article, for Senate Bill S4707, Carbon Farming Initiative

  • NY soil health roadmap
  • May All Be Fed by John Robbins
  • The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan


Producer Profile: Treeline Cheese

Look for Treeline Cheese at the Co-op, and learn more about this producer at 


Capital Region Vegan Network

All references from the article can be found on the website.

CRVN website:     





Plant Forward Food for the Planet


The Lancet’s Planetary Health explains why “Scientists Call for Renewed Paris Agreement Pledges to Transform Agriculture.”

Harvard’s School of Public Health summarizes research on the benefits of plant consumption here:

The Culinary Institute of America rounds up the data supporting “plant-forward” menus:

World Resources Institute article on beef production (


Ayurvedic Vegan Kitchen Cookbook

For more information and to purchase


Soul Food Vegan Cookbook from The Cutting Board Bakery and Cafe


Tofu 101