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An Afternoon with Sola Gratia Farm

From the moment you step foot onto Sola Gratia Farm, you become immersed in their farm and mission. A group of Common Ground staff were fortunate enough to spend a day at Sola, exploring the grounds and learning about their food! Before we could even begin our tour, we got a glimpse of their community impact. Right at their entrace, a woman and her daughter stopped by to drop off some locally grown vegetables.

Saylay's Pregnancy Must Haves

Hi, I’m Saylay and I am the Wellness Manager. I am now back from maternity leave and have a beautiful, healthy 4 month old at home. Having been through pregnancy and post-partum rather recently, I thought I’d like to provide a series detailing the items that got me through the tough times! The first in the series will be my must-haves DURING pregnancy. Below you will find a list of 7 items from the Co-op that were indispensable to me.

Huan’s Shrimp Wontons in Chili Oil

When it’s raining and cold outside, digging into a steaming bowl of wonton soups is a sure fire way to warm the soul and lift the spirit. Wontons are one of my favorite foods in the world and that love was cultivated at a young age thanks to my grandparents. Growing in Sichuan, China, I spent all my school breaks with my grandparents who opened a dumpling business in their retirement. My grandparents own the OG food truck in the form of a dumpling tuk tuk. Yes, I might have been one of the luckiest kids on the planet. 

Fundraiser for Prairie Food Co-op and Support for End #2

End #2: The Cooperative Movement is Strengthened

Years ago, Common Ground Food Co-op owners weighed in on the specific missions behind the Co-op. In collaboration with the Board of Directors, the owners established four distinct Ends, pillars behind the decision making of the Co-op. End #2 states that Common Ground operates in a way that ensures “The cooperative movement is strengthened.”

2020 Impacts Report

Every year, we measure all the ways we worked to meet our Ends. Typically, we release the Impact Report at our annual Financial Meeting of Owners in April, but we wanted to share it with our owners early this year! 2020 was an unprecedented and chaotic year, but we are so proud of the impact we made. This report will detail how we specifically worked to meet our four Ends and showcase our response to the challenges and calls-to-action we were presented last year. 

Try a Little Self-Care This Valentine’s Day

by Mac Archibald

Try a Little Self-Care This Valentine’s Day

The notion that love revolves around one single day has always been bothersome to me. The expectations are always too high to meet. People tend to have lavish ideas of romantic gestures, leaving them somewhat deflated when they don’t come to fruition. Instead of being a participant in these grandiose ideas for romance, I propose a Valentine’s Day of self-care.

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