Co-op News & Events

 

Events

 


September 21-23
Big 10 Owner Appreciation Discount Days

 

October 21
Annual Meeting 

 

 

 Big 10 Owner Discount Days
July 19, 20, 21

 

10% Off Bulk (Including Wellness)
First weekend of every month!
August 2nd, 3rd, 4th 

 

Co+opportunity Santa Monica & Culver City
Co-op's 45th Anniversary Bash
August 15, 2019

 

Produce Notes: June 12, 2019

As we greet the heat of summer (it’s what makes melons sweet, after all!) it’s easy to forget the wet weather of spring, but those unseasonable rains continue to affect California-grown crops: cherry supply remains volatile as the rain causes the fruit to split, while asparagus season is ending earlier than usual. Fortunately we still have blueberries in steady supply, which is why we’ve extended our Super Fresh Deal this week! California-grown red and green seedless grapes should land in the next week or so after long delays due to the cool and wet weather, while most stone fruit is still going strong: yellow and white nectarines are sugaring up nicely, plums are juicy, and yellow, white, and donut peaches are tasting great. Have you ever tried grilling yellow peaches? Halve the peach, remove the stone, and set it cut-side down for some nice grill marks. Whether you go sophisticated by serving your grilled peaches with a balsamic reduction drizzle or embrace simplicity with a dollop of whipped cream they’re sure to be a hit!

 

With Father’s Day just around the corner, grill-friendly produce is on our minds and in our Fresh Deals! Hearty Portobello mushroom caps (rich in potassium and B vitamins!) and white cauliflower steaks are great plant-based additions to your grill. Heads up - orange and purple cauliflower are expected in mid- to late-June! Orange bell peppers - very high in vitamin C - make a sweet raw snack on hot days or can add a pop of color to your kebabs. And no cookout would be complete without yellow sweet corn - steamed, boiled, or grilled and served elote-style, it’s always a tasty summer treat!

 

Just thinking about standing over a grill makes us sweat, which is why we’re reaching for young Thai coconuts - the best coconut water comes straight from a coconut, afterall! The balance of sodium and potassium in young coconuts make them a great way to hydrate, and younger coconuts have more water than older coconuts, as the water is replaced by coconut flesh as it matures.  Ask a member of our Produce team to knock a hole in your coconut for hydration on-the-go, and don’t forget to eat the coconut meat when you’re done slurping - the flesh is a great source of both dietary fiber and medium chain fatty acids (aka MCTs) as well as being delicious!

 

Looking ahead to the first official weeks of summer, we anticipate seeing multiple varieties of squash (another good one for the grill!) and eggplant, provided the warmer weather inland cooperates. Larger sizes of artichoke are gapping because warm weather is causing this perennial thistle to open earlier than expected, but smaller sizes are steady. Celery prices remain high for both domestic and imported, as Mexican production winds down and California-grown supply is limited. Baby broccoli is in good production and mature broccoli supply should improve this month.


Produce Notes: June 12, 2019

As we greet the heat of summer (it’s what makes melons sweet, after all!) it’s easy to forget the wet weather of spring, but those unseasonable rains continue to affect California-grown crops: cherry supply remains volatile as the rain causes the fruit to split, while asparagus season is ending earlier than usual. Fortunately we still have blueberries in steady supply, which is why we’ve extended our Super Fresh Deal this week! California-grown red and green seedless grapes should land in the next week or so after long delays due to the cool and wet weather, while most stone fruit is still going strong: yellow and white nectarines are sugaring up nicely, plums are juicy, and yellow, white, and donut peaches are tasting great. Have you ever tried grilling yellow peaches? Halve the peach, remove the stone, and set it cut-side down for some nice grill marks. Whether you go sophisticated by serving your grilled peaches with a balsamic reduction drizzle or embrace simplicity with a dollop of whipped cream they’re sure to be a hit!

 

With Father’s Day just around the corner, grill-friendly produce is on our minds and in our Fresh Deals! Hearty Portobello mushroom caps (rich in potassium and B vitamins!) and white cauliflower steaks are great plant-based additions to your grill. Heads up - orange and purple cauliflower are expected in mid- to late-June! Orange bell peppers - very high in vitamin C - make a sweet raw snack on hot days or can add a pop of color to your kebabs. And no cookout would be complete without yellow sweet corn - steamed, boiled, or grilled and served elote-style, it’s always a tasty summer treat!

 

Just thinking about standing over a grill makes us sweat, which is why we’re reaching for young Thai coconuts - the best coconut water comes straight from a coconut, afterall! The balance of sodium and potassium in young coconuts make them a great way to hydrate, and younger coconuts have more water than older coconuts, as the water is replaced by coconut flesh as it matures.  Ask a member of our Produce team to knock a hole in your coconut for hydration on-the-go, and don’t forget to eat the coconut meat when you’re done slurping - the flesh is a great source of both dietary fiber and medium chain fatty acids (aka MCTs) as well as being delicious!

 

Looking ahead to the first official weeks of summer, we anticipate seeing multiple varieties of squash (another good one for the grill!) and eggplant, provided the warmer weather inland cooperates. Larger sizes of artichoke are gapping because warm weather is causing this perennial thistle to open earlier than expected, but smaller sizes are steady. Celery prices remain high for both domestic and imported, as Mexican production winds down and California-grown supply is limited. Baby broccoli is in good production and mature broccoli supply should improve this month.

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