Co-op News & Events

 

Events

 


September 21-23
Big 10 Owner Appreciation Discount Days

 

October 21
Annual Meeting 

 

 

 

Big 10 Owner Discount Days
Third full weekend of every month!
September 20, 21, 22


10% Off Bulk (including Wellness)
First full weekend of every month!
October 4, 5, 6

Owner Annual Meeting
October 13, 2pm-4:30pm (link)

Produce Notes: July 10, 2019

While we have a surprise stock of California cherries (read more about them here!), our Super Fresh Deal is just for Red Cherries from Washington state. Antioxidant-packed, these firm-but-sweet stone fruits may help ease the joint pain associated with arthritis and gout. (In a pairing that might call to mind upside-down cakes or holiday hams, Pineapple has also landed on our Fresh Deals, though as they are Costa Rican rather than Californian, their growing and supply cycle will not be explored here.) Apricots (especially Cotton Candy Apricots!) are in strong supply, as are white and yellow peaches. Plums and pluots are more limited in supply, though supply of red plums may improve in the next week or so. Melons are still going strong, particularly the Seeded Watermelon from Rundle Family Farms that has a spot on our Fresh Deals! While dealing with seeds may not be everyone’s idea of a good time, watermelon seeds (and the seeds of many other melons) can be roasted like pumpkin seeds rather than, say, entered into a spitting contest. Watermelon seeds contain magnesium as well as lesser amounts of iron and folate, and are a great summer snack. Looking forward to the end of the month, we anticipate California-grown pears as August rolls around. 

 

On the vegetable side, Sweet Corn, Zucchini, and Heirloom Tomatoes have all reappeared on our Fresh Deals as we eat up all that the season has to offer! Grilled or raw, all three are great in salads and entrees alike, and there’s nothing like a juicy tomato sandwich on a hot day. If you’re looking for some avocado for your super sandwich, just be aware that prices are on the rise again, and the volatile market is not expected to improve soon. Most members of the Brassica family are in strong supply (especially broccoli and cauliflower), though yellow and purple cauliflower are gapping and may be harder to come by. Eggplant from the Central Valley is starting to make an appearance, and bell pepper supply is slowly picking up. Cabbages are also in steady supply, and we’re pleased to say that celery supply is steady as prices continue to drop! We have adjusted the price of celery juice at our Service Deli accordingly. 

 

We are also pleased to stock Fresh Garbanzo Beans in limited numbers! Like their dried and canned counterparts, fresh garbanzo beans are starchy, with a buttery texture and mild bean flavor. Find them encased in a papery light green shell (generally two beans to a pod). While you can shell the beans to make specialty recipes like fresh garbanzo hummus (easy on the tahini so you don’t overwhelm the fresh bean’s delicate flavor), you can also steam, roast, grill, or fry them like edamame - just be sure to not eat the pod!


Produce Notes: July 10, 2019

While we have a surprise stock of California cherries (read more about them here!), our Super Fresh Deal is just for Red Cherries from Washington state. Antioxidant-packed, these firm-but-sweet stone fruits may help ease the joint pain associated with arthritis and gout. (In a pairing that might call to mind upside-down cakes or holiday hams, Pineapple has also landed on our Fresh Deals, though as they are Costa Rican rather than Californian, their growing and supply cycle will not be explored here.) Apricots (especially Cotton Candy Apricots!) are in strong supply, as are white and yellow peaches. Plums and pluots are more limited in supply, though supply of red plums may improve in the next week or so. Melons are still going strong, particularly the Seeded Watermelon from Rundle Family Farms that has a spot on our Fresh Deals! While dealing with seeds may not be everyone’s idea of a good time, watermelon seeds (and the seeds of many other melons) can be roasted like pumpkin seeds rather than, say, entered into a spitting contest. Watermelon seeds contain magnesium as well as lesser amounts of iron and folate, and are a great summer snack. Looking forward to the end of the month, we anticipate California-grown pears as August rolls around. 

 

On the vegetable side, Sweet Corn, Zucchini, and Heirloom Tomatoes have all reappeared on our Fresh Deals as we eat up all that the season has to offer! Grilled or raw, all three are great in salads and entrees alike, and there’s nothing like a juicy tomato sandwich on a hot day. If you’re looking for some avocado for your super sandwich, just be aware that prices are on the rise again, and the volatile market is not expected to improve soon. Most members of the Brassica family are in strong supply (especially broccoli and cauliflower), though yellow and purple cauliflower are gapping and may be harder to come by. Eggplant from the Central Valley is starting to make an appearance, and bell pepper supply is slowly picking up. Cabbages are also in steady supply, and we’re pleased to say that celery supply is steady as prices continue to drop! We have adjusted the price of celery juice at our Service Deli accordingly. 

 

We are also pleased to stock Fresh Garbanzo Beans in limited numbers! Like their dried and canned counterparts, fresh garbanzo beans are starchy, with a buttery texture and mild bean flavor. Find them encased in a papery light green shell (generally two beans to a pod). While you can shell the beans to make specialty recipes like fresh garbanzo hummus (easy on the tahini so you don’t overwhelm the fresh bean’s delicate flavor), you can also steam, roast, grill, or fry them like edamame - just be sure to not eat the pod!

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