Meet The 2016 Board of Directors Candidates!

Posted by Shaylah Paul on September 14, 2016 at 10:18 AM

We are so excited for you to meet the 2016 Board of Directors candidates! These ten Co-op Owners have decided to throw their hats into the ring, hoping to earn enough votes to take one of the four seats available on the Board this year. Please click on each candidate's name to read a little bit about them and why they'd like to join the Board. 

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REAL CHANGE Recipients Needed For 2017

Posted by Shaylah Paul on September 5, 2016 at 1:58 PM

As the end of this year approaches, it's time for us to start planning our 2017 fundraising year. With that in mind, we're putting out the call for recipients for our customer donation program, REAL CHANGE.
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Call For Candidates - Board Elections 2016

Posted by Shaylah Paul on August 13, 2016 at 10:07 AM

It's that time of year again! There are four available seats on our Board of Directors, and we are seeking qualified, passionate candidates to help guide Tidal Creek's future!

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Topics: Tidal Creek Board

Co-op Recipes: Mack's Fried Green Tomatoes

Posted by Shaylah Paul on June 13, 2016 at 12:40 PM

Word has been getting out that Mack, our produce manager, makes some amazing fried green tomatoes. 

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Topics: Recipes

How To Preserve Spring Strawberries (Without Making Preserves)

Posted by Shaylah Paul on May 31, 2016 at 11:33 AM

The spring strawberry season is relatively short-lived, and the first taste of the year is long-anticipated and a signal that warmer days are finally here. Now that we've had the pleasure of strawberries for a few weeks, we might need some inspiration on what to do with the extra berries we have on hand. Tidal Creek has a bunch of sweet and juicy berries from Cottle Organics for just $2.99  a pint (while they last!), so now is the time to stock up on fresh, ripe strawberries, preserving the season (and we're not just talking about preserves) so that we have them in our fridge and freezer for the coming weeks. 

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We Love Local: Black River Organic Farm

Posted by Shaylah Paul on May 30, 2016 at 10:24 AM

 As a co-op, supporting local farmers and producers is intrinsically linked to our principle of concern for the community. Local farms are at the core of our produce department. With over 30 local vegetables and fruit varying seasonally, we champion the farmers of the greater Cape Fear region. We believe in knowing where your food comes from and incorporating the farm-to-table ideology into every day life. In that spirit, we'd like you to get to know Black River Organic Farm.

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I May Look Weird, But I'm Delicious: A Celeriac Story

Posted by Shaylah Paul on May 19, 2016 at 9:26 AM

From time to time, we get some weird looking produce on our shelves (remember burdock root?) Today, it’s celeriac. Referred to by some as celery root, this knobby, globular vegetable is a bit of a wallflower, getting passed over next to the turnips, rutabega, and other spherical roots in the produce bins, but it has a fresh, bright, and delicate flavor that is great in a variety of preparations, and definitely deserves some quality time in your kitchen.

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Topics: Recipes

10 Reasons To Support Fair Trade

Posted by Shaylah Paul on May 10, 2016 at 2:09 PM


This Saturday, May 14th, is World Fair Trade Day, bringing awareness to the movement of farmers, farm workers, businesses and consumers working to create justice in our global supply chain.

When we support fair trade products, we are acting as conscious consumers armed with informed purchasing power. We are creating positive change and promoting economic justice. 

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Topics: fair trade,, world fair trade day

Rhubarb: More Than Just Strawberry's Sidekick

Posted by Shaylah Paul on April 20, 2016 at 9:58 AM


The fleeting spring season is here! Time to bask in the beautiful, mild weather before the heatwaves of summer descend upon us. Here in North Carolina, even though we enjoy a year-round growing season, some of the most anticipated fruits and vegetables are available only in the spring and summer seasons, and for a brief window of time. Over the past few days, we've been getting in sweet and juicy organic strawberries grown locally at Cottle Organics. They're so good we can't stop eating them! But we're not here to talk about strawberries. We want to talk about another bright red beauty of the spring season - rhubarb!

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Celebrate Earth Day, Every Day

Posted by Shaylah Paul on April 18, 2016 at 1:35 PM


"The earth is what we all have in common."

-Wendell Berry

Earth Day is this Friday, and there are a ton of fun things to do around Wilmington to get outside, enjoy nature, and celebrate the earth. Any excuse for people to get together and have fun is cool in our book, and Earth Day is the perfect opportunity to raise awareness and bring our attention back to important issues, but here are some ways we can celebrate Earth Day EVERY day by leaving a smaller footprint and doing our part to protect our planet. 

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Topics: Earth Day, Health and Well-Being, Kid Activities, Environment

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