Recipe: Smoky Grilled Burgers

Total Time:  1 hour, 10 minutes; 35 active Servings:  8 Burgers can soak in the smoke, too. These have the added smokiness of crispy smoked bacon in the mix—so they are doubly delicious. Ingredients 4 slices smoked bacon 2 pounds ground beef 1 teaspoon salt Read More »

Run for the 2018 Board of Directors!

Dear Owner-Members, It’s almost Board election time! Are you passionate about the future of Bloomingfoods? Do you have great ideas or business experience that you’d like to share with the co-op? We are seeking candidates to fill three positions this fall. Joining our dynamic and Read More »


Midwest Northern Nut of Minneapolis, MN, is voluntarily recalling various products roasted in their facility and sold in consumer packaging that may contain undeclared peanuts and various tree nuts (listed below). People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts and various tree nuts Read More »

Cajun Roasted Chicken

Total Time:  1 hour 45 minutes; 15 minutes active Servings:  6 Cajun spice is a medley of all the flavors of Louisiana. In this version, smoked paprika adds the smokiness of grilling without ever firing up the grill. This makes enough spice rub for two Read More »

Your March BloomingNews: Owner Forum Follow-Up

Thanks to all who attended the owner-member forum last Thursday March 1st. It was great to see over 100 passionate owner-members gather to share their ideas and visions for Bloomingfoods. We tried to accomplish a lot in two hours and that meant we weren’t able to Read More »

Questions from the Forum

Note: We received many more questions than are listed here and will work to provide answers over the next month through the e-newsletter and the website.  Feel free to send additional questions to   How many owner-members do we have and is ownership increasing Read More »

Chicken-Apple Sausage

Total Time: 45 minutes Servings: 8 patties A healthier version of patty sausage with just a few ingredients; the sausage freezes well for an easy future breakfast. Ingredients 2 teaspoons canola oil 1 small onion, diced 1 medium sweet apple, such as Gala or Honeycrisp, Read More »

Your February BloomingNews: The State of Your Co-op

Integrity.  Accountability.  Community.  Ethical behavior.  These core values were identified at our board retreat as guiding principles for all that we strive to accomplish at Bloomingfoods.  The retreat provided a wonderful opportunity for the board and our new interim general management team (Dee Bohler, Jennifer Riley, and Phil Phillipy) to Read More »

Hidden-Spinach Berry Smoothie

Recipe Information Total Time: 10 minutes Servings: 2 Start your day with a big spinach salad! You will enjoy a salad’s worth of healthy spinach in this luscious smoothie, and hardly notice it’s there. Try freezing your own local berries when they are in season Read More »

Parsnip Apple Soup

Recipe Information Total Time: 45 minutes; 30 minutes active Servings: 4-6 The tangy and sweet qualities of both parsnips and apples combine in this delicious and hearty fall soup. Ingredients 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 3 cups diced yellow onion (1 medium onion) 1 1/2 pounds Read More »