Good Earth Market

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Members look to future as Good Earth co-op dissolves


The Good Earth Market is officially defunct. At a special meeting Thursday at the cooperative grocery store and deli in downtown Billings, members present voted 89 to 10 to dissolve the co-op, which had debts of more than $500,000 at mid-month, and assets of about about $150,000. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Long-struggling Good Earth Market likely to close soon


Stopping in for lunch at the Good Earth Market on Tuesday, Joanette Wagner learned that the place where she eats at least four days a week and does 95 percent of her grocery shopping will most likely close soon. “It wasn’t entirely unexpected … but it’s just disappointing that our town can’t support a store like this,” Wagner said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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New group aims to help the homeless share their stories


Alexander Andrews wants to give homeless people in Billings the things they need, including food and clothing. He also wants to give them a voice. That’s why he started Spread the Word 406, a group that will take supplies to homeless people on the street or wherever they congregate. At the same time, group members will be gathering stories and testimonials, giving the homeless a chance to speak for themselves. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Second annual Local Food Challenge starts Tuesday


On her family farm in Rosebud County, about seven miles east of Forsyth, Jean Lemire Dahlman and her husband, Floyd, raise wheat and cattle. They also have a big vegetable garden and a pond stocked with bass, and because they are hunters, they eat a lot of venison. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Buying local boosts economy — and residents’ well-being


Why are some places crackling with energy and economic vitality, while other places seem lifeless? What qualities give long-term resilience and stability to a local economy instead of a boom-and-bust roller coaster economy? And, looking closer to home, what can we as citizens individually do to make sure Billings is a vibrant, economically vital place? (more…) Continue Reading →

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Prairie Lights: After ArtWalk, dreams of things to come


It’s a good thing I’m not pretending to be a professional art critic, or even a thorough chronicler. Mrs. Kemmick and I were already planning to take in the ArtWalk in downtown Billings on Friday night, and at the last minute she suggested I take photos at as many venues as possible. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Cooksimple founder goes back to his roots


Healthy-food entrepreneur Keith Lauver capped a nine-week national tour of grocery stores with a stop at the Good Earth Market in Billings on Tuesday—the store that helped launch his business five years ago. “This is where the magic was,” he said Tuesday morning while setting up a sample table just inside the main entrance to the downtown co-op. (more…) Continue Reading →

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