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: September 16-29, 2014

Co+op_Deals_Flyer_West_Zone_1_3_September_2014_B-1Current Co-op member-owners can save on some of our most popular products! Check out the electronic version of the latest Co+op Deals book below, or pick up a copy in the store!

 

 

 

 

 

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Co+op Deals: September 2-15, 2014

Co+op_Deals_Flyer_West_Zone_1_3_September_2014_A-1Current Co-op member-owners can save on some of our most popular products! Check out the electronic version of the latest Co+op Deals book below, or pick up a copy in the store!

Sale prices good September 2-15, 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Co+op Deals: July 30-August 19, 2014

Co+op_Deals_Flyer_West_Zone_1_August_2014_A-1Current Co-op Members save on our most popular products!

July 30-August 19, 2014. Limited to supply on hand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New in the Olive Bar: Amazonian Sweety Drops

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Photo from freshplaza.com

Now available in bulk at the Co-op’s fantastic Olive Bar for $9.99/lb – Sweety Drops Miniature Peppers! These adorable, tear-drop-shaped peppers taste like a cross between a cherry tomato and a sweet pepper. Perfect for garnishing salads, pizza,  and pasta dishes,  they are a natural addition to any cheese or antipasti plate.

sweetydropsSweety Drops Mini Peppers (a.k.a. Incan Red Drop Peppers) originated in the Peruvian Amazon Highlands. According to Fresh Plaza News,  the unique Sweety Drop Pepper was discovered when a worker from the Gandules Company went on holiday in the Amazonian jungle and found a new type of fascinating pepper seed.

Recipe for Sweety Drop Pasta Salad

This recipe is inspired by the bite-sized sweetness of Sweety Drops,  as well as a traditional Italian-style pasta salad. Feel free to add any leftover cooked vegetables or meats. This salad is great for potlucks,  lunch,  or dinner! Read more New in the Olive Bar: Amazonian Sweety Drops …