What’s Dipping? Orange Ya Glad It Has Chocolate

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OrangeICChocLooking for a new way to satisfy that craving for delicious organic ice cream this summer?

Visit the Co-op Deli and try our latest ice cream sensation: Orange Ya Glad It Has Chocolate. Our ice cream maker, Matt, has infused our lush, velvety dark chocolate ice cream base with fresh Valencia orange juice and zest to create a new, tantalizing treat. It’s simple and satisfying.

Some have likened it to a chocolate dipped Dreamsicle or one of those holiday chocolate oranges that break into segments. Whatever your association, this flavor is rich, nostalgic, and scrumptious. The brightness of fresh, organic citrus meets the decadence of high quality Guittard chocolate.

Why wait? Stop by the Deli and take some home today – Orange Ya Glad It Has Chocolate is available by the scoop, the pint, or indulge in a custom, handmade milkshake!

 

What’s Dipping: Essentially Orange

SVFC_IceCream_Essentially OrangeTry our newest seasonal flavor of handmade ice cream: Essentially Orange. A blend of hand squeezed organic Valencia oranges, freshly grated zest, and pure vanilla ice cream, this flavor will send your taste buds on a trip down memory lane.

Creamy with bright and refreshing flavors, our own Essentially Orange is perfect for warm early summer days It also makes a delicious milk shake! Stop by our Deli and try some today! Now available in hand-packed pints.

 

Buy Local Bulbs: Over 30 Varieties in Stock!

svfcbulbs13Start planning your spring garden with local bulbs from the Co-op’s Garden Center!

Look for 23 spectacular tulip varieties, including parrot-type with ruffled edges, as well as 9 varieties of narcissus (including daffodils and fragrant narcissus) from local producer Skagit Valley Bulb Company, a.k.a. Roozengard. This season brings a fantastic array of well-known types as well as new options for creating enchanting spring flowers in your garden.

Garden Center Manager Nancy has chosen many vibrant colors and great companion planters.  Read more Buy Local Bulbs: Over 30 Varieties in Stock! …

Growing the future, in more ways than one!

Pur_Projet_logoAt the Skagit Valley Food Co-op, we take pride in fostering the professional growth of our staff—that’s why we send our staff members to trainings as often as possible. Many of these trainings are organized by our business services cooperative, National Cooperative Grocers Association, which spans 134 co-ops in 36 states. As of 2012, NCGA began offsetting co-op staffs’ qualifying air travel-related carbon emissions in an extraordinarily meaningful way: by growing a sustainable forest in Peru!

To grow our forest, NCGA partners with Pur Projet which provides the research, accreditation and on-the-ground support necessary to create an effective carbon-offset program based upon farmer-supported reforestation. Our forest is part of the Alto Huayabamba Project located in northern Peru. You can learn more about the project, view a brief video and take in some gorgeous Peruvian scenery here. Read more Growing the future, in more ways than one! …

Garden Center Update: Growing Garlic

garlicseedNow is the time to get garlic cloves planted in your garden!  While the growing season is generally ramping down,  the Co-op’s Garden Center is now offering certified organic seed garlic for planting from renown local supplier Irish Eyes Garden Seeds in Ellensburg,  WA.  The three soft-necked varieties include:  Nookta Rose,  Italian Late and Inchelium Red,  all available for $9.99 per pound.

Never grown garlic before?  Never fear,  we’ve got a helpful handout on “Growing Garlic”  that should answer many of your questions.  Plant now and harvest later!

Growing Garlic: An Abbreviated Guide

(for full version, visit the Co-op’s Garden Center) Read more Garden Center Update: Growing Garlic …