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: August 21, 2019

With the rapidly approaching change of seasons, we’re appreciating all of summer’s greatest hits! This week, we’re celebrating Cantaloupe with a Super Fresh Deal - these California-grown melons from John Givens Farm/Something Good Organics have been eating like a dream, with sweet, dense flesh. Try pairing with some spicy prosciutto for a no-fuss summer appetizer, or scoop the flesh into a smoothie with some California Blueberries, also on our Fresh Deals! The blueberry season is winding down in the northwest, so be sure to grab some ripe summer berries to freeze. 

 

Gala Apples from Ferrari Farms are ready for your back-to-school and snacking needs! Galas were developed in New Zealand in 1934 and boast an impressive pedigree related to the Delicious and Cox Orange Pippin varieties. The Gala is also a parent to several varieties including the Jazz and Pacific Rose. Did you know there are more than 7500 known cultivars of apples, all believed to be descended from a single species in Central Asia? Remember to keep the skin when you’re snacking: the skin of the apple contains half of the fiber of the total fruit and many of the polyphenols!

 

Remember a few weeks back when we gleefully announced the beginning of fig season? That was the beginning of the breba crop, or “bonus” crop of figs that develop in the spring on the previous year’s shoot growth. Now that we are later in the summer, the main crop of figs are arriving in our 100% organic Produce Department! As previously noted, fresh figs are fiber-full and one of the richest plant sources for a variety of vitamins and minerals, including calcium and vitamin A. Candy Stripe Figs (also known as Tiger Stripe Figs) usually do not produce a breba crop, but these beauties are worth the wait! From their yellow-and-green stripes to the deep hue of their sweet, jammy flesh, Candy Stripes are as delicious as they are eye-catching. Purplish Black Mission Figs are classic crowd pleasers for a reason; very sweet and excellent in a wide variety of preparations. The contrast between the Mission Figs’ purple skin and creamy pale interior will keep your charcuterie board looking stunning, and also pair well with salty meats and cheeses! Yellowish-green Kadota Figs, on the other hand, are less sweet than Black Missions but great for baking, as they’re slightly more hardy. 

 

On the more savory side, the avocado market continues to be unpredictable, but prices seem stable this week. Broccoli has improved and prices have improved, and Baby Broccoli supply is steady. Cauliflower production is in strong supply, while Romanesco supply is inconsistent. Eggplant prices are looking good, as are Green Bell Peppers. Orange, Yellow, and Red Bells are not in great supply, but the recent rise in temperatures should improve conditions! Zucchini is looking great, and most tomatoes are in good supply - make sure to enjoy some Cherry Tomatoes as summer winds down!


Produce Notes: August 21, 2019

With the rapidly approaching change of seasons, we’re appreciating all of summer’s greatest hits! This week, we’re celebrating Cantaloupe with a Super Fresh Deal - these California-grown melons from John Givens Farm/Something Good Organics have been eating like a dream, with sweet, dense flesh. Try pairing with some spicy prosciutto for a no-fuss summer appetizer, or scoop the flesh into a smoothie with some California Blueberries, also on our Fresh Deals! The blueberry season is winding down in the northwest, so be sure to grab some ripe summer berries to freeze. 

 

Gala Apples from Ferrari Farms are ready for your back-to-school and snacking needs! Galas were developed in New Zealand in 1934 and boast an impressive pedigree related to the Delicious and Cox Orange Pippin varieties. The Gala is also a parent to several varieties including the Jazz and Pacific Rose. Did you know there are more than 7500 known cultivars of apples, all believed to be descended from a single species in Central Asia? Remember to keep the skin when you’re snacking: the skin of the apple contains half of the fiber of the total fruit and many of the polyphenols!

 

Remember a few weeks back when we gleefully announced the beginning of fig season? That was the beginning of the breba crop, or “bonus” crop of figs that develop in the spring on the previous year’s shoot growth. Now that we are later in the summer, the main crop of figs are arriving in our 100% organic Produce Department! As previously noted, fresh figs are fiber-full and one of the richest plant sources for a variety of vitamins and minerals, including calcium and vitamin A. Candy Stripe Figs (also known as Tiger Stripe Figs) usually do not produce a breba crop, but these beauties are worth the wait! From their yellow-and-green stripes to the deep hue of their sweet, jammy flesh, Candy Stripes are as delicious as they are eye-catching. Purplish Black Mission Figs are classic crowd pleasers for a reason; very sweet and excellent in a wide variety of preparations. The contrast between the Mission Figs’ purple skin and creamy pale interior will keep your charcuterie board looking stunning, and also pair well with salty meats and cheeses! Yellowish-green Kadota Figs, on the other hand, are less sweet than Black Missions but great for baking, as they’re slightly more hardy. 

 

On the more savory side, the avocado market continues to be unpredictable, but prices seem stable this week. Broccoli has improved and prices have improved, and Baby Broccoli supply is steady. Cauliflower production is in strong supply, while Romanesco supply is inconsistent. Eggplant prices are looking good, as are Green Bell Peppers. Orange, Yellow, and Red Bells are not in great supply, but the recent rise in temperatures should improve conditions! Zucchini is looking great, and most tomatoes are in good supply - make sure to enjoy some Cherry Tomatoes as summer winds down!

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