May 17 is National Bike-to-Work Day and the Co-op is showing its support for this healthy mode of transportation by hosting a “refreshment station”in our parking lot. Stop by on your bike from 7:30-9am and enjoy FREE Organic Bananas and Coffee. Come back between 4:30-6pm to pick up your coupon for a FREE Organic Ice Cream Cone.
Co-sponsored by Mount Vernon Parks Foundation and Mount Vernon Downtown Association. For more Bike Week Events, visit mountvernondowntown.org.
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Visit the Co-op during the month of May and enter to win a Gift Basket. You don’t have to be a Mom to enter, but we think your Mom would appreciate receiving it as a gift (hint, hint)!
Raffle runs May 1-13, 2013. Winner will be announced by the first week of June. Co-op staff are not eligible. No purchase necessary.
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In honor or Earth Day and the Co-op’s 40th Anniversary, local Beekeeper, Bruce Vilders, will be visiting the Co-op to answer your questions about bees, pollination, and honey.
Look for Bruce and his bees in our parking lot from 9am-noon, April 22, Earth Day 2013!
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In honor of our beautiful planet and our 40th Anniversary, we’re giving away Free Trees and Seeds on Earth Day, April 22,2013!
Salmonberry Community Landtrust will be in the store passing out Open-Pollinated, Heirloom Seeds from 2-6 pm.
Free Tree Saplings will be available starting at 10 am until we run out.
Share the love: One per Customer, please. Stock is limited.
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It’s Spring and your Co-op is celebrating it’s 40th Anniversary with a Garden Giveaway.
Visit the display near the front registers April 5-29, 2013 to ENTER TO WIN one of 4 Gardening Gift Packs.
Raffle runs April 5-29, 2013. One entry per person, please. Co-op staff are not eligible.
Winners will be notified the first week of May.
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We’ve got a great Earth Day planned on Monday April 22nd, plus some Garden-Happy workshops this Spring!
Please visit our website for more information
Please pre-register for these classes with Jill via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 360-336-5087×139
Uncommon Edible Plants for the Northwest Read more Spring Events …
The Co-op is celebrating its 40th Anniversary and we want to recognize all the dedicated Moms who have made the Co-op part of caring for their families.
Moms, please send us your story, 500 words or less, by Mother’s Day, May 12, 2013. We would love to hear how the Co-op has contributed to your family’s good health, great meals, or community involvement.
1st Place Wins $250 Co-op Gift Card!
Two Runners up will each receive a $50 Co-op Gift Card.
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About the Artist in April: Linda White
I have MS degrees in education and recreation therapy,but art and the outdoors are my passion. I have always enjoyed art and have dabbled in various media over the years:drawing,colored pencil,watercolor,pottery,Sumi-e,and most recently collage. I am intrigued by the way the patterns of the papers blend together to create a watercolor effect. Often I am surprised at the way a paper actually behaves. The textures and brilliant colors found in the various papers lend themselves to the creation of super-realistic landscapes. Some of the papers “talk” to me;I see a tree trunk,fall foliage,mountains,sand dunes,a field of flowers,sky or water in the qualities of a sheet of paper. Sometimes the reverse side of a paper provides an entirely different effect. The inspiration for my work comes from my love of nature that I enjoy while I’m hiking and backpacking here in Washington and all over the world.
Come learn and try some of our favorite Wellness brands!
The practitioner fair and presentations on the 3rd floor will be amazing, but we’ve also got some great treats in-store for you during our Wellness Fair: Saturday March 23rd from 11-3pm. Look for giveaways, free samples and in person representatives from these Wellness companies throughout the Co-op!
We’ve added demos from Green Genes (just soap),Surya (henna-based hair color), New Chapter, Flora, Sibu (products made with Sea Buckthorn), EuroPharma (Curamin supplements for pain and inflammation), and Barleans Swirls! Read on for even more demos in store with features on Ascenta, Doctor’s Best,Vitamer, Indigo Wild, Mega Food, Nordic Naturals, HerbPharm, and Country Life. Whahooo!
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Wondering if you really could handle Vitamineral Green or curious about the taste of Earth? We are happy to welcome Doug from Healthforce on Tuesday,February 19th who will be in our Wellness Department from 11 am to 2 pm,offering samples and smiles. Come by for a sip and a chat. You wouldn’t be the first person to claim that Healthforce has changed your life for the better.
2013 Co-op Wellness Fair Saturday March 23 11am –2pm
With samples and raffles in store,a free informational fair on the 3rd Floor,and short presentations from local Wellness Practitioners in our large meeting room. Hope you can join us –follow the balloons to the 3rd floor!
3rd Floor Presentations in Room 309:Read more Co-op Wellness Fair March 23 …
Come join us for more movies in February, upstairs on the 3rd Floor!
February Movies, featuring:Dirt! The Movie, Fat Sick &Nearly Dead,and We Are Not Ghosts
6:30pm on Wednesdays in Co-op Room 309 Free, with popcorn!
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Book Signing at the Co-op!
Friday December 7 11am-2pm
The Fast Way
to Heal for Life
The Healing Power is Within
by Dr. Halanna B. Matthew
Suffering,pain,war,violence,and disease are rampant in our world today. Everyone is searching for a cure,a remedy,or a way to heal so they can be freed of the discomfort of illness. A good part of what is considered as aging is not aging but disease. A lack of knowledge is leading humanity towards a life of tragedy,unhappiness,and sickness. Read more Book Signing:The Fast Way to Heal for Life 12/7 11-2pm …
Some of our favorite combinations from this past year.
We order a limited number of range-raised turkeys from Diestel Turkey Ranch in Sonora,California,which are processed to order, flash-frozen, and delivered direct to us the week before Thanksgiving and Christmas. These birds are frozen only on the exterior, so the interior stays fresh without requiring a long defrost time.
We will start taking pre-orders for Turkeys on Saturday,December 1,2012. Please place your turkey order with a cashier at the checkout stand. A $5 deposit (non-refundable) is required. Pick up begins Friday, December 14, 2012. Please let any cashier know when you arrive, then they can find your turkey whilst you do your other shopping. Read more Diestel Turkeys for the Holidays …