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Staff Profile: Palden

Taylor Dibbert Palden is from Tibet and lives in Takoma Park with his wife, who is also from Tibet. He emigrated to the U.S. in 2000. From 2000 to 2008 he lived in Takoma Park. He then lived in Silver ...
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Supporting the Maryland Food Co-op

Susan Cho, TPSS Co-op Board Member This is part of the menu at the Maryland Food Co-op. As a returning student studying environmental science at the University of Maryland (College Park) in 2006, I was extremely grateful for the opportunity ...
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Diverting Waste, Feeding Families: TPSS’ Work with Community Food Rescue

Diane Curran, TPSS Co-op Board PresidentWith edits by Cheryl Kollin (CFR)  As Earth Day approaches, I am especially proud of one particular way in which the Co-op combines environmental stewardship and community service: our partnership with Community Food Rescue (CFR) ...
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Staff Profile: Kay

Taylor Dibbert Kay works in the Wellness Department. She was born in the Dar es Salaam – Tanzania’s most populous city and the erstwhile capital. Now she lives on Maple Avenue in Takoma Park. She speaks Hindi, Spanish, Swahili, and ...
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Member Insights

Sawa Kamara, TPSS Co-op Board Member I recently spent two evenings at the Co-op, talking with and getting to know shoppers and member-owners. The best part of that time for me (other than the yummy snacks!) was learning about the ...
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Beyond the Jug: Why Buying Milk at the Co-op Matters

Bob Gibson At a recent visit to the Co-op, a shopper in line behind me set two half-gallons of Trickling Springs milk onto the checkout counter. I asked her why she chose that brand. “My family loves this milk and ...
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TPSS Co-op Discontinues Shire City Herbals’ Fire Cider

Julie Boyd, Wellness Department Some of you may be aware of the Fire Cider trademark controversy, recently reported on by the New York Times. The dispute stems from one company, Shire City Herbals, trademarking the term "fire cider." The term ...
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Staff Profile: Alem

Taylor Dibbert Alem is from Eritrea. He was born in Asmara, the capital. “I would love to work in Eritrea, but the situation there now is not nice,” he says. “But I would love to work there one day.” He ...
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Expanding Cottage Food Law: A Win-Win for Consumers, Producers and Our Local Economy

Susanne Lowen, TPSS Co-op Board Member UPDATE Following a few final hurdles in Annapolis, Maryland’s local food economy may get a significant boost this year, with local cottage food products making a debut on grocery shelves. District 20 legislators are ...
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So. Many. Cans.

Leandra Nichola, (soon-to-be-former) Beer & Wine Manager Today, the beer department looks a lot different than it did a year ago. And, there are a few reasons for that: the addition of a beer and wine manager to the store, ...
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