Wildly Good Deals:
Sweet Weekly Specials:
Pomegranates $1.69 lb
Cucumbers $1.49 lb
Eggplant $1.99 lb
Meyer lemons $2.79 lb
Green onions 69¢ ea bunch
Fair trade tomatoes $2.99 lb
Green beans $3.29 lb
Local garlic is almost gone. Mandarinquats and limequats have arrived. Be on the lookout for these fun hybrids! Limequats especially pack a powerful punch, tread carefully if you’re new to this tiny, but potent, citrus. Kaffir limes (and galangal root) are still available. Even if you don’t have a reason to use them now, get a few while they’re in, store them in an air-tight container or ziploc bag, and pop them in the freezer! Local chard is done, but Ralph’s came up with another shot of bunched carrots. They’re here now.
Cara Cara navel oranges!
Discovered in 1976 at the Hacienda de Cara Cara in Venezuela, this is a natural mutation, or sport, of the regular Washington variety of navel. It is parthenocarpic, or asexual, and is only propagated through grafting. This means it is the only truly seedless citrus fruit. It has pink flesh because of high levels of the phytonutrient lycopene, also found in grapefruit. It has a grapefruit-like flavor, but much milder and less acidic. These are here now, and we’re welcoming their arrival with a nice price of $1.99 lb.
Looking to enjoy the final days of summer with a stimulating and tasty drink? Try a twist on sparkling refreshments by adding pickled ginger for a salty, sweet, and spicy kick. No need to pick some up at the local sushi restaurant, the Co-op’s Grocery department carries some carefully fermented ginger from Eden Select company.
Similar to the popular sushi condiment made from shaved ginger root, Eden Selected offers an exquisite all natural version made from thin slices of fresh ginger pickled with red shiso leaves. This tasty condiment also contains rice vinegar, ume plum vinegar, mirin, and sea salt to create a naturally fermented rich flavor. Free of added sugar, dyes, and preservatives, these ginger slices make a great addition to your pantry and a wonderful accompaniment to many protein rich dishes and soups.
And how perfectly it pairs with citrus! Pick up some Santa Cruz Organic Limeade or Lemonade (on sale now for a limited time!) and add a few slices of ginger for a zesty cocktail. Get adventurous and you may find more uses for this lovely sweet-spicy pickle.
Recipe for Pickled Ginger Lime Sparklers Read more Pickled Ginger Sparkler Recipe …
Perhaps you’ve noticed the ongoing popularity of coconut water? Coconut water (or juice, depending on the brand) is a nectar from the center of a young, green coconut. This naturally gluten free liquid contains high levels of electrolytes such as magnesium and potassium, and is touted as “nature’s energy drink.” Coconut water has a mild, slightly sweet coconut-y flavor and a slightly cloudy appearance.
The Skagit Co-op is now proud to carry a different type of coconut water, from a small independent company called Harmless Harvest. Their coconut water is certified organic and raw. Read more New Raw Coconut Water …
It is Definitely that time of year – and the super sweet Shuksan sstrawberries from Hedlin Farms are so Very worth waiting for… Kai Ottesen from Hedlin will be sharing some of these beauties with us live in person in our Produce Department on Saturday June 22nd from Noon-2pm, serving up Strawberry Sauce with the Co-op’s own Vanilla ice cream and Deli scones. (This event was impetus for our Deli to start packaging up their delicious scones in 4 packs, for you to take home…!)
We will be kicking off a super special on the 24th, featuring Hedlin’s organic strawberry pints for $1.49 during the last week of June.
See you on Saturday – come say Hi to Kai!
We know it can be particularly hard when you love a product and then it disappears from our shelf. Often times, we can special order an item – but other times – that treasured lotion or must-have supplement remains out of our reach.
There are so many reasons for this. We do discontinue slow sellers, but more often products are dropped by a distributor. When that happens the only way for us to get the product is to create a one-to-one direct buying relationship with that smaller company. We have literally hundreds of small vendors we work with, and we love it! It can be very time consuming to manage so many small accounts, so we like to make sure you really, really want that product before we do all the leg work. Read more Organic Essence Lip Balm is Back! …