Co-op News & Events

 

Events

 


September 21-23
Big 10 Owner Appreciation Discount Days

 

October 21
Annual Meeting 

 

 

Holiday Catering Tasting
November 23 / 12pm - 3pm

 

10% Off Bulk Days

December 6-8

Big 10 Owner Discount Days

December 20-22

 

 

 

 

Produce Notes: September 25, 2019

Welcome to autumn at the Co-op! This week’s Super Fresh Deal is on California-grown Bunched Carrots from Earthbound Farm - pick up a bunch and eat your antioxidants! Beta carotene, an antioxidant that your body converts to vitamin A, and lutein (another antioxidant) are especially important for eye health, while vitamin K1 is important for blood coagulation and can promote bone health. Remember to trim your carrot tops ASAP, as they will continue to draw from the tasty roots - reduce food waste by turning the tops into a tasty pesto, or saute them as you would any other bitter green! For a perfectly autumnal meal, pair carrots with another veggie packed with provitamin A carotenoids like beta carotene and vitamin K1 (that also happens to be on our Fresh Deals): Leeks! In addition to supporting your eye, blood, and bone health, Leeks are a good source of manganese, which may help reduce PMS symptoms. A Carrot-Leek soup with warming (and anti-inflammatory) spices like ginger is just the thing for cooler evenings. Rounding out our savory Fresh Deals are beautiful Beets! Delicious raw, juiced, roasted, steamed, or pickled, these versatile roots boast an impressive nutritional profile, including dietary nitrates, which can temporarily reduce blood pressure. 

 

In other veggie news, winter squash and gourds are coming in and looking great; stop by and check out our new Jack O Lantern Pumpkin displays at both stores! Cauliflower supply is steady, and prices have leveled off, while Broccoli and Pea supply has been tight. As we progress through the season, we will be celebrating our roots: keep an eye out for Jicama, Turnips, and Rutabaga the next time you come in! 

 

On the (slightly) sweeter side, California lemons and limes are starting up, grapes are going strong, and pears (especially Bosc pears) are looking pear-fect! Speciality fruit like jujubes, dragon fruit, and passion fruit are all looking beautiful and ready to grace your plate (or your bowl, or your glass). 

 

With Rosh Hashanah approaching, we’re highlighting Honeycrisp and Granny Smith Apples from Washington state! Great sources of fiber and vitamin C (when you eat the skin, too!), apples may not keep the doctor away but they do contain pectin (a type of fiber that helps jams and jelly set), which acts as a prebiotic, meaning it feeds the good bacteria in your gut. Honeycrisp Apples are just as sweetly balanced and crunchy as they sound when eaten out of hand, while Granny Smiths can be uncompromisingly acidic but are a great apple for baking, as they will retain their shape.  Pair with Medjool Dates from Del Real in Winterhaven, CA and Bloom Honey from Westlake Village, CA for a sweet new year!


Produce Notes: September 25, 2019

Welcome to autumn at the Co-op! This week’s Super Fresh Deal is on California-grown Bunched Carrots from Earthbound Farm - pick up a bunch and eat your antioxidants! Beta carotene, an antioxidant that your body converts to vitamin A, and lutein (another antioxidant) are especially important for eye health, while vitamin K1 is important for blood coagulation and can promote bone health. Remember to trim your carrot tops ASAP, as they will continue to draw from the tasty roots - reduce food waste by turning the tops into a tasty pesto, or saute them as you would any other bitter green! For a perfectly autumnal meal, pair carrots with another veggie packed with provitamin A carotenoids like beta carotene and vitamin K1 (that also happens to be on our Fresh Deals): Leeks! In addition to supporting your eye, blood, and bone health, Leeks are a good source of manganese, which may help reduce PMS symptoms. A Carrot-Leek soup with warming (and anti-inflammatory) spices like ginger is just the thing for cooler evenings. Rounding out our savory Fresh Deals are beautiful Beets! Delicious raw, juiced, roasted, steamed, or pickled, these versatile roots boast an impressive nutritional profile, including dietary nitrates, which can temporarily reduce blood pressure. 

 

In other veggie news, winter squash and gourds are coming in and looking great; stop by and check out our new Jack O Lantern Pumpkin displays at both stores! Cauliflower supply is steady, and prices have leveled off, while Broccoli and Pea supply has been tight. As we progress through the season, we will be celebrating our roots: keep an eye out for Jicama, Turnips, and Rutabaga the next time you come in! 

 

On the (slightly) sweeter side, California lemons and limes are starting up, grapes are going strong, and pears (especially Bosc pears) are looking pear-fect! Speciality fruit like jujubes, dragon fruit, and passion fruit are all looking beautiful and ready to grace your plate (or your bowl, or your glass). 

 

With Rosh Hashanah approaching, we’re highlighting Honeycrisp and Granny Smith Apples from Washington state! Great sources of fiber and vitamin C (when you eat the skin, too!), apples may not keep the doctor away but they do contain pectin (a type of fiber that helps jams and jelly set), which acts as a prebiotic, meaning it feeds the good bacteria in your gut. Honeycrisp Apples are just as sweetly balanced and crunchy as they sound when eaten out of hand, while Granny Smiths can be uncompromisingly acidic but are a great apple for baking, as they will retain their shape.  Pair with Medjool Dates from Del Real in Winterhaven, CA and Bloom Honey from Westlake Village, CA for a sweet new year!

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