Cooking Locally

Our Meat Department offers a wide selection of locally-sourced and sustainably-produced meats from Firsthand Foods, including Spicy Italian Sausage, which is currently on sale for $6.69 (save $1!). 

We love cooking delicious meals made with fresh, affordable, and local ingredients, and if you’re looking for inspiration for great summer meals, the Co-op has a lot to offer!

Try out this recipe from Firsthand Foods, and enjoy the taste of local goodness at home.

Spicy Italian Sausage Bake


1lb. Firsthand Foods Spicy Italian Sausage

1 large fennel bulb – halved, sliced

1 red bell pepper – seeded, sliced

1 green bell pepper, seeded sliced

6 large garlic cloves – sliced in half

5 sprigs fresh rosemary

4 T olive oil

2 T balsamic vinegar





Preheat oven to 375F

Cut each sausage into three pieces (approximately 2 inches long). Place on baking sheet.

Arrange the fennel, peppers, garlic, and rosemary around the pan. Drizzle the olive oil over all the ingredients. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.

Place on the middle rack of the oven and bake for 35 minutes or until sausages are firm and thoroughly cooked.

Drizzle the balsamic vinegar over the sausages and vegetables. Serve with creamy polenta.