Monday, June 27, 2011
The Greenbelt Co-op's phone lines went out Friday, June 24, and will be out until a new part arrives.
The phone lines went out Friday morning at the Greenbelt Co-op Supermarket and Pharmacy and had not been restored as of Monday evening at 6:20 p.m. So if you’ve been calling and getting continual ringing or a busy signal – like me – no, they’re not ignoring you. Co-op office manager, Betty Edwards, relayed that Verizon came out Monday. After investigating the problem, she said, Verizon reported they had to order a new part in order to make the repair, which they declared to be a top priority. Edwards said they did not provide an estimate for when the part would arrive. So if you need information from the Co-op, it might be a good time for a short car ride or a stroll down the walkways and underpasses of our green city.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
The Greenbelt Co-op offers a cooking demonstration on simple healthy alternatives to traditional snacking.
Looking for something to snack on that's not junk or processed and is easy to throw together? With school ending in less than a week, the Greenbelt Co-op Supermarket and Pharmacy offered a hands-on healthy simple summer snacks seminar Tuesday in the Greenbelt Youth Center. One of the recipes the class learned and sampled was called joy balls. "This is basically a raw candy," Co-op produce department manager, Ellen Siegel, said as she demonstrated how to make them. She mixed almond meal together with honey and added nuts and raisins before rolling them in shredded coconut. Siegel recalled first learning the snack in the late '60s from hippies in a commune. Tuesday's recipe came from Cosmic Cookery by Kathryn Hannaford, but Siegel encouraged…
Monday, November 29, 2010
With help of members' input, Greenbelt Co-Op Supermarket and Pharmacy updates its aisles.
A sparkling new floor and ceiling, colorful displays and new refrigeration cases greet customers at the Greenbelt Co-op Supermarket and Pharmacy. As part of a roughly $400,000 renovation that took place over the past year, several improvements were made to the supermarket. But approval for these improvements didn't come from a corporate office somewhere miles away. Approval came from within the co-op, itself, an elected board of directors and member-owners who facilitate the operation of the Greenbelt mainstay. Since Greenbelt was founded in 1937, there have been a variety of grocery cooperatives. The current supermarket, located in Roosevelt Center, opened in 1984, said Bob Davis, the supermarket's general manager. The not-for-profit …