Co-op News & Events

 

Events

 


September 21-23
Big 10 Owner Appreciation Discount Days

 

October 21
Annual Meeting 

 

 

10% Off Bulk (including Wellness)

First full weekend of every month!
September 6, 7, 8

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

 

Produce Notes: July 24, 2019

While the pick-your-own blackberry adventure at Stehly Farms has already passed, rest easy knowing that you can pick up delightful local Blackberries at your local co-op at a Fresh Deal price! Delicious on their own or paired with Raspberries (also on our Fresh Deals this week), these sweet-yet-tart berries are a summer staple packed with vitamin C and high in fiber as well as being a great source of vitamin K and high in manganese. Try them with with some cold, rich cream and taste how good local produce can be. 

 

In other fruit news, melons (especially Galia and Cantaloupe) are still in strong, sweet supply from the warmer inland areas, California Gala apples are expected in begin in just a few weeks, and, as promised, the pluots have arrived! Bonus news, beautiful Red Pluots have landed right in our Super Fresh Deal this week! Pluots are a cross of species in the same genus: Floyd Zaiger introduced pluots in the 1980s after cross-breeding plums and apricots by hand pollination. Look for firm, unblemished fruit with a strong fragrance, and enjoy out of hand! Any extras are great substitutes for other stone fruit in your favorite recipes, including pies, salads, and even salsa. Apricots and cherries are winding down, plums are in steady supply, and yellow and white peaches are tasting amazing!

 

Fresh garbanzo beans are done for the season, and while other beans are in limited availablity, Green Beans are back on our Fresh Deals! If the dog days of summer have you dreading stove time, try blanching trimmed green beans in advance (don’t forget to shock them in ice water!) and tossing them in your cool salads. Rounding out our Fresh Deals are Broccoli and Red Kale. Broccoli is wonderful cooked or raw in a variety of preparations, and don’t forget the stalk! Peel the fibrous layers away from the core of the stalk and you’ve got less food waste and more broccoli without the fuss and mess of florets: that’s a win-win-win. Red Kale is just as versatile as any other kale variety, but adds a touch of unexpected color to your stir-fry or gently massaged salad; loaded with antioxidants, vitamins C and K, and guranteed not to shrink as much as other leafy greens, add some to your basket and see what you can cook up! 

 

Looking forward, we expect to see a sea of cucumbers and tomatoes along with more California-grown squash as summer starts to wind down (at least in some parts of the state). Bell peppers of all colors are in steady supply, and hot peppers will be coming in hot after this heat!


Produce Notes: July 24, 2019

While the pick-your-own blackberry adventure at Stehly Farms has already passed, rest easy knowing that you can pick up delightful local Blackberries at your local co-op at a Fresh Deal price! Delicious on their own or paired with Raspberries (also on our Fresh Deals this week), these sweet-yet-tart berries are a summer staple packed with vitamin C and high in fiber as well as being a great source of vitamin K and high in manganese. Try them with with some cold, rich cream and taste how good local produce can be. 

 

In other fruit news, melons (especially Galia and Cantaloupe) are still in strong, sweet supply from the warmer inland areas, California Gala apples are expected in begin in just a few weeks, and, as promised, the pluots have arrived! Bonus news, beautiful Red Pluots have landed right in our Super Fresh Deal this week! Pluots are a cross of species in the same genus: Floyd Zaiger introduced pluots in the 1980s after cross-breeding plums and apricots by hand pollination. Look for firm, unblemished fruit with a strong fragrance, and enjoy out of hand! Any extras are great substitutes for other stone fruit in your favorite recipes, including pies, salads, and even salsa. Apricots and cherries are winding down, plums are in steady supply, and yellow and white peaches are tasting amazing!

 

Fresh garbanzo beans are done for the season, and while other beans are in limited availablity, Green Beans are back on our Fresh Deals! If the dog days of summer have you dreading stove time, try blanching trimmed green beans in advance (don’t forget to shock them in ice water!) and tossing them in your cool salads. Rounding out our Fresh Deals are Broccoli and Red Kale. Broccoli is wonderful cooked or raw in a variety of preparations, and don’t forget the stalk! Peel the fibrous layers away from the core of the stalk and you’ve got less food waste and more broccoli without the fuss and mess of florets: that’s a win-win-win. Red Kale is just as versatile as any other kale variety, but adds a touch of unexpected color to your stir-fry or gently massaged salad; loaded with antioxidants, vitamins C and K, and guranteed not to shrink as much as other leafy greens, add some to your basket and see what you can cook up! 

 

Looking forward, we expect to see a sea of cucumbers and tomatoes along with more California-grown squash as summer starts to wind down (at least in some parts of the state). Bell peppers of all colors are in steady supply, and hot peppers will be coming in hot after this heat!

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