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This week's staff pick comes from our Dairy Stocker Allan!  His choice is for this delicious mild cheddar from Milton Creamery called Prairie Breeze. 

Prairie Breeze is a twist on a well-aged white cheddar style cheese, aged for a minimum of 9 months, made with vegetarian rennet and no added color.

It is sweeter than your typical cheddar with lots of flavor, crumbly yet creamy with a little crunch from the calcium crystals developed during the aging process.  It’s nutty tones and fresh canned pineapple scent distinguish it from other cheddar and makes you want “just one more” bite of this unique cheese.  It melts beautifully and is our most beloved and decorated cheese.

It is perfect on its own, in homemade mac and cheese or next to apple pie. 

Allan says it's so good it's hard not to eat the whole block! He loves it served with our YFC Bakery Pumpernickel bread! 
Find this cheese today in our new cheese cooler!

Save 15% off

Terra Natural Products!

Terra Natural Designs seeks the integration of Social Justice and Conscious Consumption. They offer sustainable alternatives in the Fashion and Gift Industries by using renewable and sustainable materials that help protect and preserve the Amazon Rainforest, while creating opportunities for indigenous cultures in South America to preserve and practice their traditional crafts.

The Co-op currently sells Terra Naturals bags/purses, scarves,
hair accessories, and face masks.

Morning Apple Crumble


Recipe Information

Total Time: 

1 hour; 15 minutes active



Tart apples and sweet raisins are baked under a deliciously spiced crumble for a tasty morning treat.


  • 2 1/2 pounds apples
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons honey, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger, divided
  • Salt
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup roughly-chopped pecans(optional)
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour or gluten-free flour mix
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut (optional)
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease or butter a 9 x 9-inch glass baking dish.
  2. Core, peel and cut the apples into bite-sized pieces. In a large bowl, gently toss the apples with raisins, lemon juice, 2 tablespoons honey, cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ginger and a pinch of salt. Spread the apple mixture evenly in the bottom of the baking dish.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, pecans, flour, coconut, 1/2 teaspoon ginger and a pinch of salt. Cut in the butter and 1/4 cup of honey with the rest of the ingredients to make a crumbly mixture. Spread mixture evenly over the top of the apples, then place in oven and bake for 45 minutes or until bubbling and the topping is golden brown and crisp.

Serving Suggestion

Serve warm or cold topped with a spoonful of yogurt. You can also substitute dried cranberries or cherries for the raisins.

Nutritional Information

251 calories, 11 g. fat, 23 mg. cholesterol, 51 mg. sodium, 41 g. carbohydrate, 4 g. fiber, 2 g. protein

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