Welcome to the BriarPatch Food Co-op Recipe Page where you'll find gourmet, original recipes from The Vine newsletter. Look for breakfast, lunch and dinner ideas as well as: drinks, appetizers, snacks, spices & sauces, pickles & preserves, soups, salads, side dishes and desserts. We have something that will appeal to everyone's tastes and dietary needs, made with the finest, organic and locally grown ingredients available in our store. You can check out the most recent edition of The Vine here. Happy kitchen time!

Sautéed Collard Greens

Editor’s Recipes from 2019 Winter Vine Make this recipe with or without the bacon. Either way, big, green collard greens are like large quantities of folded paper money, another New Year’s [...]

Popcorn Flavor Mixes

Each of these recipes makes enough to sprinkle over the popped popcorn from 1 cup unpopped popcorn. Add warm oil of your choice to popped popcorn and toss to coat. Sprinkle on seasoning and toss [...]

Winter Wellness

By Angela Ingendaay, MD Winter—the season of longer nights and frosty weather…When it draws nigh, it’s time to winterize, not only our homes but ourselves as well. Some of us may grow weary [...]

Heirloom Produce

By Richard Munroe, Produce Department When I think of the word “heirloom,” I think of tradition, of precious things handed down from generations past. Heirloom fruits, vegetables, and grains, [...]

From the General Manager

Chris Maher, General Manager I’m happy to report that our current delivery yard and access pathway remodel project is nearly finished. The project was initiated as part of our 2017 remodeling [...]

What to Plant in Your Fall Garden

By Laurie Meyerpeter, Placer County Master Gardener For your cool-season garden, many vegetables are best planted in late summer or early fall. The same vegetables can also be planted in early [...]

Get the Grill Started

Get set for great grilling with these grilling tips. Start your grill about 30 minutes before you begin cooking. It’s a good idea to have a hot side for grilling meat and a cooler side for [...]

Wild Plants, Wild Places

  Summer is an incredible time to step outside and have an adventure that reminds us how fortunate we are to live in this incredibly beautiful landscape. Manzanita Cider is a traditional [...]

Know your farmer: Flying V Farm

Flying V Farm, a new worker-owned organic farm in Placerville, took its name from the V-shaped flight pattern of migrating birds. And, like birds that fly together with a single mind, the four [...]

A toast to milk

A toast to milk: in all its nutritious forms Excerpts by Co+op, stronger together Do you know where your milk comes from (besides cows, of course, if you’re a typical milk drinker)? More [...]