Holy Cow! Eating Locally & Seasonally is Easier than it Seems

Holy Cow! Eating Locally & Seasonally is Easier than it Seems

Blog post written by University of Northern Colorado’s Distance Program dietetic intern Taylor Nonnenmacher. — Isn’t it wonderful that due to modern dairy farmer’s production methods, and having farms located here in New England, we can have fresh milk and dairy products year-round, right in our grocery stores? Milk is highly perishable, but over the …

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It’s Eggnog Season!

It’s Eggnog Season!

Every year, it miraculously appears in the dairy case. Some folks wait 12 months for this moment, others walk right on by. It’s the return of eggnog, the holiday drink that boasts a devoted fan base across New England – and likely has as many non-fans as ‘nog lovers. Eggnog has a curious history: In …

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Trendy Dairy Drinks

Trendy Dairy Drinks

New food and beverage products are added to grocery store shelves constantly. In 2016 alone, over 21,000 new items were introduced into retail outlets. Data from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Economic Research Service shows that roughly 19 percent of all new food and beverage products introduced in 2016 were beverages. This was the highest percentage …

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Did You Celebrate Cow Appreciation Day?

Did You Celebrate Cow Appreciation Day?

Tuesday, July 10 marked this year’s Cow Appreciation Day. To celebrate, we wanted to share some “dairy fun” 😉 cow facts! Check them out below! DYK: On average, a dairy cow weighs about 1,500 lbs. Cows are red-green colorblind. Good thing they don’t have to pick out clothes or worry about stoplights! Dairy cows produce about …

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What is a Co-op?

What is a Co-op?

Have you ever wandered down the aisle of your local grocery store and come across products proudly displaying the phrase “Member-Owned”? Have you heard the word “co-operative” and wondered what, exactly, makes a “co-op” different from other types of businesses? Co-operatives or, “co-ops” have a long and rich history as business and organizations world-wide, and …

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