9 Surprisingly Healthful Foods!

These common foods have some surprising health benefits!

It seems that every week, scientists and food experts are announcing a new superfood that is supposed to cure what ails you. Many of these “superfoods” are not available to every person due to their location in a food desert, or because sometimes they are just too dang expensive. If this sounds familiar, I have […]

11 Groups Promoting Health in South LA

Teacher training at Green Tree

We at SoLA Food Co-Op greatly value the health of our friends and neighbors, and luckily, we are not alone in our drive to promote healthy lifestyles and health in South LA. Community leaders, organic gardeners, non-profit groups, and residents are coming together to inspire and encourage our communities to aspire to health. This is […]

Keisa Davis – Board Member


Keisa Davis is a South Los Angeles native who has lived and worked in New York and Atlanta where she was introduced to natural food cooperatives. She is thrilled to be involved in a self-determining green initiative and co-op movement based in her hometown of the Crenshaw District. Keisa is most proud of the dynamic […]

Sankofa – Board Member and Vice President

Sankofa - Board Member

Sankofa, is a Southern California native, a loving father, an active member in his community and a health and fitness advocate.  Sankofa has assisted small businesses as well as Fortune 500 companies with his expertise in sales, branding and marketing. From empowering community projects to non-profit community organizations, Sankofa enjoys spending time working and volunteering […]

Monique Marshall – Board Member and Secretary


Monique Marshall is currently a second grade teacher at Wildwood School. She wears many hats both personally and professionally; all of them relate to her passion for equity and justice in all communities. She co-advises her school’s K-5 student Diversity group and is a co-chair of Wildwood’s Parent Multicultural Committee. Monique is also a founding […]

DeMille Halliburton – Board Member

DeMille Halliburton - Board Member

DeMille Halliburton – Managing Director: Sports, Entertainment & Special Risks A native New Yorker, DeMille Halliburton has specialized in the commercial, sports & entertainment industries, working with film, television and animation production companies, music touring, special events and sports/entertainment personalities for over 20 years. He currently Vice President at Robertson Taylor International Insurance Brokers, Inc., […]

Sondrina Bullitt – Board Member and Treasurer


Sondrina Bullitt was voted Treasurer of the board in 2013, and is an avid advocate for health and wellness. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Sondrina is a social scientist and public health professional by trade, yet has a growing passion for natural health. Sondrina is very active in the South LA community through her […]

Bahni Turpin – Board Member and President


Bahni Turpin is the original visionary of SoLA Food Co-op. After purchasing a home on 43rd St in 2010 and realizing that she was still traveling back to Hollywood to buy food, Bahni saw the great need for a health food store in the South L.A. area. Instead of trying to lure mega corporations like […]

Raw Vegan Avocado Gazpacho Recipe

Avacado Gazpacho Recipe

Difficulty: Easy | Total Time: 15 mins | Makes: 4-6 This quick easy Summer cooler is like “liquid guacamole” that kicked me into a pleasure-induced coma that had me “coat-checking” my teeth and dreaming up a recipe for a “taco in a glass”. I have deliberately kept this soup simple. It is deceptively rich – […]