Q & A with North Coast Organics Founder

AllProdMeet the man behind our newest line in the Wellness Department, Nathan from North Coast Organics, makers of the “Death by Lavender” deodorant that has been flying off of the shelves and will be on sale for the entire month of August.

1. Describe the “a-ha!” moment when you decided that these products needed to be made and be on store shelves.

I knew I had to get an organic deodorant made when I could not find a certified organic deodorant on the store shelf. I was making a simple all natural deodorant for myself that worked better than one I purchased from a company on the internet. The a-ha! moment of wanting to take this to the store shelves was when I almost gave the recipe away. I was out with friends that were fans of the deodorant and some of their soap maker friends were there. I suggested they branch out into deodorant and said I had a killer recipe. My friends vouched for it and the soap maker’s suggest I make it and they sell it. At that point, I started to do so some math and here we are. Read more Q & A with North Coast Organics Founder …

Co+op Deals: July 30-August 19, 2014

Co+op_Deals_Flyer_West_Zone_1_August_2014_A-1Current Co-op Members save on our most popular products!

July 30-August 19, 2014. Limited to supply on hand.








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Stress Relief For Your Pets


The booms have begun, so make sure you have your Bach’s Rescue Remedy on hand for your favorite furry friend.

What is Rescue Remedy?  Bach’s website offers a concise description:

RESCUE Remedy® Pet is an alcohol free variation of the original stress relieving formula Rescue Remedy, that has been available for more than 70 years. It can be used to create a calming effect in any stressful situation, or when your pet needs help overcoming a variety of emotional or behavioral problems.

RESCUE Remedy Pet contains a blend of 5 of the 38 Bach® Original Flower Remedies*, as developed by Dr. Edward Bach, that help your pet cope with different emotional aspects of stressful situations:

  • Rock Rose, for terror and panic
  • Impatiens, addresses irritation and impatience
  • Clematis, for inattentiveness and lack of interest
  • Star of Bethlehem, for shock or trauma
  • Cherry Plum, for a lack of self control

and yes, we do have Rescue Remedy products for humans too!

Newspaper Ad: July 1-28, 2014

Skagit Valley Food Coop_July Sales Flyer-1Summertime savings from your community natural foods market!

A correction concerning Deli Baked Beans on page 4: The description states that they are made with white beans and are vegetarian. This is incorrect. They are made with pinto, kidney beans, and delicious smoky bacon. Our apologies!!!



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Ben’s (Organic) Produce Report: Week of June 2

Outrageous Blow-Out Deals
Black seedless grapes $2.19 lb
Star Ruby grapefruit 59¢ lb

Wild Weekly Specials
Yellow and white peaches & nectarines all $3.69 lb
Broccoli $2.49 lb
Broccolette $2.49 ea
Red and green seedless grapes $2.99 lb
Red bell peppers $2.49 lb
On the vine tomatoes $2.49 lb
What’s New & Exciting:   
Check out the Fonzy melons! This is a new variety–grown in Mexico, bright yellow skin, with an incredibly sweet, white flesh. $3.99 each. Napa cabbage is in, though spendy at $3.49 lb. The first black figs have arrived, $12.99 lb; they will get cheaper soon.All of the sudden, it feels like summer is here! And that means that local produce is on!

Here’s what we have this week, from our farmers in the Valley:
Hedlin Farms:
pesticide-free (not certified organic) tomatoes from their greenhouse and lettuce will start to arrive Tuesday-Wednesday. Strawberries will arrive by this weekend, or as early as Thursday.
Skagit Flats: several varieties of lettuce, including red, green, romaine, and red and green butter lettuce.
Ralph’s Greenhouse: all kale varieties in-stock!
Blue Heron: Arugula and radishes
Viva Farms: Strawberries! (not certified organic, as of now)

And much more to come soon!

Weekly Produce Feature: Kale from Ralph’s Greenhouse in Mount Vernon

Kale has been cultivated for over 2,000 yrs and was the most widely eaten green vegetable in Europe until the Middle Ages when cabbage became more popular. Kale is a relative of kohlrabi, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts. The original wild plant from which it was bred is native to the Mediterranean.
Kale is incredibly nutrient-dense. It’s loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients, and aids the body’s detoxification process. Kale lowers the risk for at least five types of cancer: bladder, breast, colon, ovary, and prostate. It has cholesterol-lowering properties as well, more so when cooked than raw. Researchers have now identified over 45 distinct flavenoids in kale and one cup of cooked kale contains a cornucopia of nutrients, including 1180% of vitamin K!

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