Near East Side Community News

OTENA releases Summer Olde Towne Times

Read it here.

Urban Beekeeping is Trending in Columbus

For Jodi Miller, an interest in beekeeping coincided with her desire to grow food. “I want a farm, but I don’t want to leave the city,” says the Olde Towne East resident and photographer. (Miller worked at Columbus Monthly and still shoots the occasional freelance assignment for the magazine.) “So I was looking for something I could do right where I am. I read a book called ‘Eat the City’ by Robin Shulman, and the first chapter is about the beekeepers of New York. And I was like, ‘If they can do it there, why can’t I do it here?’ ”

Read the whole article here.

Hot Chicken Takeover will return to OTE, and other neighborhoods!

Recently Hot Chicken Takeover got some attention for announcing their intent to pop from neighborhood to neighborhood over the course of Summer 2015.  But they’re still planning to spend time in OTE.

New Summer Schedule at OhiYoga

Heather, at OhiYoga, has announced a new summer schedule of classes.  Find the full schedule here.

Columbus Craft Beer Week at Yellow Brick Pizza

Columbus Craft Beer Week is May 1 – May 9, and OTE’s Yellow Brick Pizza is participating.  Check out our community calendar to see their daily specials, features, and events!

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Co-op News

Minutes from 9/30 Member Meeting

At the Near East Side Cooperative Market, we have many assets and strengths.  But as we continue to work with a business model that no longer matches our skills or our mission, we have also faced many obstacles.  In response to these obstacles, the NESCM is considering a significant change in our business model and […]

Hot Chicken Takeover to set up shop in Olde Towne East

Hot Chicken Takeover will return to Olde Town East at their old Ohio and Oak location on July 15th from 4:30-8:30 PM.  During this period, one dollar of every order will go to benefit the Near East Side Cooperative market.  Come down and enjoy this burgeoning Columbus tradition!

The Co-Op Needs You!

Amid a wide variety of transitions, we have been having a difficult time keeping the store staffed with volunteers.  Volunteering is fun, simple, and a great way to connect to your community.  If you’re interested in giving a few hours of your time to invest in and connect with your community, please reach out to […]

May 16 is the Co-op’s 2-year Anniversary!

Celebrate with your co-op! It has been 2 years since our doors opened and we’ll be celebrating this Saturday 1-5pm! We’ll have samples, giveaways and $5 off memberships all day. This is a great time to meet your co-op board members, sign up to volunteer and learn more about membership opportunities! Get your questions answered, […]

Chemical-Free “Living” Butter Crunch Lettuce

The local chemical free “Living” Butter Crunch lettuce is back in stock at the Near-East Side Cooperative Market. Why “Living”? Because you get the entire head, including the roots, which makes the big head stay fresher, longer. Priced at $2.99.

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Cauliflower Tortillas

If you’re trying to eat fewer grains (whether it’s because you’re gluten-free, paleo, or just convinced that our standard diets are too carb-heavy) you probably already know that you can make fantastic mashed potatoes-like and rice-like side dishes using Cauliflower.  But you can also make tortillas!  Remember that at your next taco night!  And right […]

Make your Onions Creamy with James Beard

If you cook thinly sliced yellow onions in butter or oil for an hour, on low heat, you’ll end up with an almost jam-like substance, the soft, sweet product of carmelization.  It doesn’t take any great cooking skill, just some patience.  James Beard puts the technique to familiar use in braised onion pasta, but you’ll be shocked […]

Gingered Broccoli and Tofu Noodle Bowl

Find the original recipe, published by the National Co-op Grocers, by clicking here. Ingredients 1 8-ounce package udon noodles 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 pound firm tofu, patted dry and cut into 1-inch cubes 1 tablespoon tamari 1 cup thinly-sliced carrot rounds 2 1/2 cups broccoli florets 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger 1/2 cup vegetable broth 1/2 cup bottled […]

Cheap Eats: Cookbook Shows How To Eat Well On A Food Stamp Budget

Check out this great article from NPR on how to stretch a tight budget and still eat healthful delicious foods. There are some wonderful recipes!  Leanne Brown created a great free resource where anyone can find low cost meal ideas, online at Good and Cheap.  Here at the Co-op, we have a passion for ensureing that we all […]

Garden Bag Recipe for 6/19/2014

What to do with Pullet Chicken Eggs? Pullet eggs are from chickens that are just getting the hang of laying eggs. They are noticeably smaller than regular eggs and can even occasionally be quite tiny as the hens work out their learning curve. Some small eggs do come from miniature hens, but likely the ones […]

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