7/11/19 | Weekly news, events, specials, recipes, and more!

You Are the Co-op Difference


You are the reason food co‑ops are here

Food co-ops were formed by people in your community who wanted access to healthy, delicious food with reduced environmental impact and less waste, and co-ops remain community-owned and operated to this day. You help co-ops continue this proud tradition every time you choose to shop at one, invest in ownership or tell a friend about your local food co-op. You are the co-op difference.

Thanks to co-op shopper support, local farmers and producers continue to have a market for their delicious food, organic agriculture continues to grow, local food pantries and nonprofit organizations have a strong partner and together we are making progress towards a fairer food system.

People like you make it happen. When you shop at the co-op, your money makes a bigger impact in your local community than at a typical grocery store. At the co-op, your food dollars work to support a robust local economy, a vibrant community and a healthy environment.

When you shop the co-op, you cast a vote for a robust local economy, a vibrant community and a healthy environment.

You help create a robust local economy

When you buy local products, more money stays in your local  community, making it more economically resilient and sustainable. Co-op shoppers are supporting local entrepreneurs and small businesses and are making a difference!

When you shop the at co-op, you are supporting local farmers and producers as well as investing in supply chain transparency. We have made a commitment to empowering entrepreneurs and small business owners in our area by bringing their products to market — but shoppers are the ones who keep them in business.

In an increasingly consolidated food system, it’s difficult to know where your food is coming from, let alone who is getting paid to grow, pack, ship and stock it. When you buy local products you are creating local jobs and can easily see who benefits from your purchases.

Enjoy your Summer with some new fun local
products available at your Ypsilanti Food Coop!

Michigan Grown Gladiola Flowers available now:
New Local Beers to try:
-New Holland Lake & Trail
-New Holland Cerveza Con Limon

Big Lake Brewing Blood Orange Haze

Available now at the Coop! While they last!
Take a look at all the Michigan Frozen Fruit Varieties we offer:

Our frozen Michigan fruit comes from the company Michigan Farm to Freezer.  Michigan Farm to Freezer exists to provide Michiganders greater access to the beautiful bounty of our resource-rich region. We’re a deeply social business focused on unparalleled quality and transparency for consumers while also minimizing waste, providing job training in Detroit, and supporting local farmers throughout our state.

Try some today! Great for baking desserts, smoothies, topping ice cream!  Find in our freezers!

YpsiTasty Grub Crawl

July 30 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm


YpsiTasty is a Grub Crawl that highlights Ypsi restaurants in the Cross Street, Depot Town, and Downtown areas. Guests will arrive between 4 PM and 6 PM at their first assigned location (assigned after registration) to receive their ticket, jump on the trolley, and zip around Ypsi to some of our most beloved local restaurants to taste a sampling of delightful bites.
Early bird tickets are $25 for adults and $5 for children under 5 years of age. After July 16, they will be $30 for adults and $8 for kids. We sell out every year, so get yours ASAP!

YpsiTasty is a joint venture and local food celebration to support the mission of the Ann Arbor/ Ypsilanti Regional Chamber and Growing Hope. Make sure to thank the participating restaurants when you stop in! They are graciously donating all the food for the event.

Purchase your tickets here.

The Ypsilanti Food Co-op will be participating in this event serving an all vegan & gluten free menu!
We hope to see you there!

July's Cheese of the Month is Havarti-

On sale all month long in our cheese cooler!

Plain Havarti and Dill Havarti on Sale for the Month of July
Dill Havarti ONLY $5.69/Per Pound
Plain Havarti ONLY $5.69/Per Pound

Native to Denmark, Havarti is a versatile and slice-able cheese with a creamy body and
piquant flavors that goes great in salads sandwiches on on its own.
Read more about havarti, it's uses, and history here:

New Co-op Deals Flyer Starts tomorrow Wednesday. 
Here is a sneak peek.   Check out the latest coop deals here:


Our Coop participates in

2 weekly farmers markets:

Cobblestone in Ann Arbor Tuesdays from 4-7pm
Dixboro Market in Dixboro MI
Fridays from 3-7pm

Thank you to our great staff and volunteers who help make the markets possible.  We are there rain or shine selling our bakery sourdough breads, sweets and a variety of local Michigan products.   We'd love to see you there!

Cherry Tomato and Pesto Galettes

Recipe Information

Total Time: 

2 hours; 1 hour active



Ripe cherry tomatoes, creamy chevre cheese and flavorful pesto are nestled together in these delightfully delicious galettes.


  • 1 1/2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup unbleached flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, cold
  • 1/2 cup ice water, approximately
  • 1/2 cup prepared pesto sauce
  • 1/2 cup chevre cheese, softened
  • 3 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 large egg, lightly whisked
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 12 fresh basil leaves, slivered


  1. In a large bowl, combine the whole-wheat pastry flour, unbleached flour and salt, and stir to mix. Cut chilled butter into cubes and work the butter into the mixture quickly with your fingers or a pastry blender until the mixture is crumbly but small chunks of butter remain. Fluff the flour mixture with a fork as you drizzle in the ice water. When most of the flour is dampened, start mixing with your hands, gently squeezing the dough to bring it together. If there is still loose flour, drizzle in a tablespoon or two of water, just until you can form a firm dough. Don’t over-mix. Form the dough into a log and divide into 6 equal pieces. Shape each into a disk, place in the bowl, cover with a damp towel, and chill in the refrigerator for about half an hour.
  2. Heat the oven to 400°F. Lightly flour a countertop and take the dough out of the refrigerator. Line two sheet pans with parchment paper. On the floured counter, roll out each dough disk to a 7-inch round. Use a pastry brush dipped in water to dampen the edge of the circle, then roll the edge over to form a small rim. Transfer each dough round to the prepared pan. Repeat with the remaining dough.
  3. On each dough round, gently spread a heaping tablespoon of pesto, then crumble a heaping tablespoon of chevre cheese over it. Cover with cherry tomatoes, cut side up. Sprinkle galettes with any remaining chevre. In a cup, whisk the egg with a tablespoon of water, and brush the edges of the pastry. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until pastry is golden brown and the tomatoes are softened. Let cool on the pan on a rack, and garnish each with slivered basil just before serving.

Serving Suggestion

To complement the mellow flavors of these individual galettes, pair them with a fresh, leafy salad featuring arugula or other peppery greens.

Nutritional Information

620 calories, 36 g. fat, 120 mg. cholesterol, 480 mg. sodium, 35 g. carbohydrate, 7 g. fiber, 9 g. protein

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