Meet the Makers: Brush Creek Creamery

Meet the Makers: Brush Creek Creamery

Just 26 miles from the front doors of the Moscow Food Co-op, down a beautiful, tree-lined dirt road, sits Brush Creek Farms, the umbrella business which houses Brush Creek Creamery. It is on this rural piece of land in Deary, ID that the Salmeri and French families live. But they do not inhabit this land alone. Five Jersey heifers- Butterscotch, Carroty, Brie, Bluebell and Edna, roam on 100 acres of pasture and provide the dairy with enough raw milk to make cheese for our community’s Co-op, restaurants and farmers markets. The average gallon of milk travels 320 miles from cow to cart, so this minimal distance is a welcome alternative.

Anti-inflammatory Vegan Smoothie

Anti-inflammatory Vegan Smoothie

There is no better time than the new year to reevaluate the foods we consume. If you're anything like us, you had your fair share of heavy meals during the last couple months and you're feeling a bit sluggish. This brilliant smoothie was created by Johnelle, one of our head Baristas. It's chock full of anti-inflammatory ingredients that will leaving you feeling satisfied and ready to take on 2015. We have fresh turmeric in the produce department right now, but you can always use powdered if that's what's available to you. Turmeric, which is in the ginger family, is widely used across the world in curries and soups and it's what gives American mustard it's color. It's flavor is mild and earthy and it has a mild heat. It's been touted for its anti-inflammatory properties, making a wonderful choice for folks with arthritis, cancer and autoimmune diseases.

APPY HOUR: Sweet + Savory Nut Crunch

APPY HOUR: Sweet + Savory Nut Crunch

New Year's Eve is a time to spend with friends and family, reflecting on the year you just had and the exciting one ahead. You want to spend it socializing, not stuck in the kitchen, right? Well, this nut crunch is a perfect snack for your holiday entertaining. It's sweet and savory with a hint of brightness from orange zest. Pair it with our Spiced Cranberry Prosecco Punch and a cheese board you'll be ready to party into the new year.