Ben’s (Organic) Produce Report: October 26-November 1

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Outrageous Deals
Medium Hass avocados (Slightly over 1/2 lb) $1.19 each
Seeded Red Globe grapes $1.59 lb

Sweet Sales:
Fresh Cranberries $5.49 lb
Asparagus $6.49 lb
Globe eggplant $1.99 lb
Green bell peppers $1.99 lb
Red bell peppers $2.29 lb
Bunched spinach $2.49 each
Baby bok choi $2.29 lb
Poblano, anaheim & jalapeno peppers all $2.99 lb
Zucchini (from Mexico) $1.49 lbWhat’s New & Exciting:
Citrus season is starting! We should see Navel oranges ($2.19 lb), Fall-Glo Tangerines in 3lb bags ($6.49 each), and Golden Sweet Tangelos for $2.49 lb. Asparagus is finally at a reasonable price and worth bringing in — it’s on sale this week for $6.49lb.

Alas, the giant pumpkin did not make it to Halloween; the bottom started to rot so we had to remove it from the store. For those of you who guessed its weight, we will still announce the winner on November 1st (2nd actually, I am off Saturday). Stay tuned!

Weekly Produce Feature: Pumpkin Seeds!
Carving a pumpkin this week! Don’t toss those seeds in the compost — roast them instead! Or, stop by the Produce Department this Saturday, November 1, 11am-2pm, to sample the Co-op’s own roasted pumpkin seeds.

Co+op Deals: Oct 21-Nov 3, 2014

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Oct 21-Nov 3, 2014

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Organic & Free-Range Turkeys for Pre-Order

turkey poster 2014 We order a limited number of Organic and Free-Range turkeys from Diestel Turkey Ranch in Sonora, CA. They are processed to order and delivered fresh, direct to us, the week of Thanksgiving. All birds are range-raised, GMO free, vegetarian fed, and free from antibiotics and growth hormones.

We’re also offering an additional, limited number of Organic Heritage Turkeys, an American Heirloom breed, which are broad-breasted and have a distinct flavor and tender texture.

We will begin taking pre-orders on Nov 1. Please place your turkey order with a cashier at the checkout stand. A non-refundable $5 deposit is required. Pick up begins Monday, Nov 24 at 8am. Read more Organic & Free-Range Turkeys for Pre-Order …

CV, the Wine Guy, knows a good bargin!

SVFC_CV Wine_Bargin RedsThis week, CV The Wine Guy is giving us the scoop on three bargain wines that the Co-op frequently carries. The first two wines can be found stacked around the column that is just in front of the Bakery case in the Deli area. The third is at the column near the Deli to-go case (on your way to or from the cheese island). All of them are a steal at $7.99 each!

Bargain Red
: 2012 Codice (pictured on the left)
Producer: Dominio de Eguren
Geographic Origin: Castilla (Vino de la Terra)
Varietal: Tempranillo (Spain’s most native grape type; good for full-bodied wines, with spicy red fruit flavors and aromas)
Price: $7.99
CV Says: Margarette is the wine representative that sells us this wine — she has wonderful wines at great prices. The bottle does not list the varietal, and really — that’s not necessarily important. Codice means tradition, or the codes, in Spanish. There are a lot of rules and regulations for wine making in all of the European countries. In Spain, in the last 10 years, the new generation of wine makers got permission to not follow those rules “to law”, or, at least, could ignore them without getting fined. It was decided that, as long as the new ideas were shared amongst the wine makers of a region, an individual wine maker could go off on their own. This has created a nice synergy in Spain; there’s a lot going on there. Some of the old funkiness that was carried on by tradition, maybe in a negative way, is gone. And that’s really been a positive thing. This bottle of wine has probably seen just a little bit of wood. It’s going to have lovely berry and cherry flavors to it. This is a bottle of wine that will go well with a simple meal — pastas, pizza, any  kind of hearty sauce. It will hold its own. It’s not going to be dry in any sense; it’s going to have a fair amount of fruit on it. It’s a bottle of wine that pleases many. 
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Co+op Deals: Sept 30-Oct 20, 2014

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Sale prices good Sept 30-Oct 20, 2014.

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