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Mike Houston, General Manager I’ve always slept next to the wall.  My wife sleeps on the side with the nightstand. She’s a pretty deep sleeper, so she never noticed that every single night I get out of bed to drink water. I’ve always woken up …

Supporting Food Security

Leandra Nichola, Community Engagement Manager Hold on to your hat! Here’s some (not-so-shocking) news: It costs more to shop at the Co-op than a conventional grocery store. Natural food costs more to produce than conventional food. And, even with our added buying-power through the National …

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Staff Profile: Jane

Taylor Dibbert Jane is the Manager of the Wellness Department. She’s from Silver Spring and currently resides there. She lived, however, in various locations throughout the U.S. before returning to the Silver Spring (and Takoma Park) area. She’s worked at the Co-op for eight-and-a-half years. …

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Staff Profile: Assane

Taylor Dibbert Assane is from Senegal. He was born in Dakar, the capital, and currently resides in downtown Silver Spring. He arrived in the U.S. in 2001. He initially lived in Connecticut and worked at the YMCA. After that, he decided to go back to …

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A Fond Farewell to Thursdays @ The Co-op

Leandra Nichola, Community Engagement Manager Writing on the first Thursday in 25 weeks that will we not have a Thursdays @ The Co-op event is slightly surreal. The weekly community gathering has become a part of the store’s rhythm. Staff eagerly asking which food truck …

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Staff Profile: Kysselle

Taylor Dibbert Kysselle is from Cameroon. She grew up in Yaoundé, the capital. Now she lives just a couple blocks away the Co-op. She’s a cashier and has been working at the Co-op for fifteen months. When she first came to the U.S., she worked …

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Now I Get It

Mike Houston On June 22 my amazing wife gave birth to a healthy and beautiful son, our first. The past six weeks have been an incredible mix of sleep deprivation, adorable firsts, learning on the fly and unconditional love.  In meeting with friends and family, …