Tiki basking in the sun…
No one likes the smell of kitty litter…used or new. Often we hear that “commercial”cat litters are filled with chemicals that are not good for the kitty or the environment. Barring having kitty use the great outdoors,or be potty trained here is an alternative homemade kitty litter.
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Sale time in Mercantile,while supplies last -
Great deals on cloth diapers, lunch containers, kitchen aids -
loads of stuff to help Moms out, and Dads…
Come stop by the Mercantile and see what new and interesting merchandise we’ve got in store now!
California grown Organic Cucumbers and Broccoli are a terrific value this week –99¢ lb. The melons from Mexico are of particularly good quality and coming in at really good prices, too. Organic Honeydew Melons are 79¢ lb, Organic Cantaloupe are 89¢ lb. Super-sweet, bright-pink fleshed, Organic Mini Watermelons are 99¢ lb.
Read more The Produce Report:May 13-19,2013 …
Morels are finally in!!! Delicate and elusive,morels are a gourmet prize that were once limited to those willing to muck around in the forest in search of these goodies of spring. They are fragile,highly perishable,and resist cultivation,so they tend to be pricey. Morels are particularly delicious when paired with those fellow harbingers of spring,asparagus. Local asparagus is also on now for $4.99lb from Canales and Living Rain farms.
Asparagus with Morels and Tarragon
- 2 pound green asparagus,trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
- 3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter,cut into tablespoon pieces
- 1/2 cup finely chopped shallots (2 large)
- 1/4 pound fresh morels,cleaned and halved lengthwise if large
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt Read more The Produce Report:May 6th –May 12th ,2013 …
You know it’s heading into the warm months,when you cut a Cantaloupe into funny half-moon shapes and awkwardly dribble the juice down your chin. There is no art to picking out the perfect cantaloupe,just a trip down the olfactory highway,should lead you to a great melon. The melon should smell sweet and floral,this is the sign you have been looking for. A whole cantaloupe will keep on the counter for a few days,and cut cantaloupe will keep refrigerated for a week. There are many recipes out there for using cantaloupe besides just over the sink dribbling down my chin. Here is one of my favorites
Read more Fun with Produce……
Lots of great prices on Organic Produce this week! Organic Bananas 89¢ lb, Organic Collards 99¢ each, Organic Slicing Tomatoes $1.29 lb, and Organic Avocados $1.69 lb. Read on for more deals…..
Read more The Produce Report:April 29 –May 5,2013 …
We have embarked on greatness!! Imagine this….
Our velvety chocolate ice cream,playing host to toasted almond nutty goodness,pillowed by fluffy soft co-op made marshmallows.
Can you see it? Now come and get it…Rock’n Road Ice Cream
Happy Earth Day! Lucky us, we get to celebrate with sunshine, a fresh harvest of locally grown spring produce, and a super deal on Organic Fuji Apples –only 79¢ lb this week.
Blue Heron Farm is back in season with Organic Arugula and Spicy Salad Mix, Organic Spinach, and Organic Spring Radishes. Ralph’s Greenhouse is finished harvesting Organic Winter Savoy Cabbage, but has plenty of Organic Kale, Leeks, Collards, and Beets to go around. Living Rain Farm is picking big, fat, deep red Organic Rhubarb stalks and Canales Farm is cutting Organic Asparagus this week –we hope to have these tender, sweet, fresh stalks of locally grown Asparagus by Thursday. Read more The Produce Report:April 22-28,2013 …
Great Savings for Current Co-op Members.
Sale prices good April 16-29,2013
Read more Co+op Deals:April 16-29,2013 …
Organic Rainbow Chard –only 99¢ this week!
California Grown Organic Asparagus
More great deals this week! Organic Chard (Red &Rainbow) are only 99¢ per bunch! California Grown Organic Asparagus is in at the amazing price of $3.49 lb. Organic Romaine Hearts are $1.99 for a 3 count bag. Time to get your greens on!
Read more The Produce Report:April 15-21,2013 …
Organic Rhubarb from Living Rain Farm
Organic Snap Peas
Organic Rhubarb, Organic Strawberries, and Organic Snap Peas.…Feels like spring to us! Living Rain Farm, located just a few miles west of the Co-op, started harvesting their Organically Grown Rhubarb this weekend. These dark red, crisp and sturdy stalks are a welcome addition to our produce department. Rhubarb pie is a delicious, springtime favorite, but rhubarb has many other uses. Think about making a hot Rhubarb compote to serve over cake or ice cream, rhubarb jelly or preserves can be enjoyed over toast all year, or use rhubarb to make upside-side-down cake, muffins, and sweet bread.
Read more The Produce Report:April 8-14,2013 …
Eat Well and Be Grateful
Ohsawa Nama Shoyu
In celebration of my first written appearance here in the Co-op blogosphere I will introduce to you what is possibly my favorite single item on our shelves:Ohsawa brand,organic Nama Shoyu. For those who don’t speak Japanese nama means raw or unpasteurized and shoyu is a type of soy sauce made from soybeans and wheat. It differs from tamari soy sauce because tamari is brewed with only soybeans which gives it a darker appearance and richer flavor,for the most part,and stands up better (flavor wise) to cooking. Read more Eat Well and Be Grateful……
Locally Grown Organic Savoy Cabbage
Organic Ataulfo Mangoes
Spring sunshine,warmer temperatures,and super deals this week on Organic Produce:Starting Tuesday, Ralph’s Greenhouse will be bringing in locally grown Organic Green Cabbage and Organic Savoy Cabbage –only 49¢ lb! California-grown Organic Salad Mix will be $3.49 lb (starting Tuesday). Today we have Organic Ataulfo Mangoes for 99¢ each and Organic Green Leaf Lettuce for only 99¢ each. Sounds like the great beginnings of a fresh spring salad, yes?
Read more The Produce Report:April 1-7,2013 …