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.
We’re in full on winter beer mode at the Co-op. Browse our beer selection to discover many hearty ales to pair with meals during these short days and long nights.
You’ll find classics in our beer cold case, including: Sam Adams’ Winter Ale, Sierra Nevada’s Celebration Ale and Big Sky Brewing’s Powder Hound.
Be sure to check out our display of great value winter ale microbrews featuring:
Bi-Frost Ale from Elysian Brewing of Seattle, WA – this locally brewed seasonal favorite is a malty, medium weight American Strong Ale with a modest Northwest hop backbone. Named for the rainbow bridge that connects Earth to Asgard in Norse mythology. 7.5% ABV / 42 IBU
Sno-Cap Ale from Pyramid Brewing of Seattle, Berkeley and Portland – a classic style winter warmer, enjoy its bold roasted flavors cinnamon, raisin and a hint of espresso. 7% ABV / 47 IBU
Sleigh’r from Ninkasi Brewing of Eugene, OR – one of the darker, more sultry winter ales. Licorice, molasses, and a kick from heavily hopped malts. 7.2% ABV / 50 IBU
Jubelale from Deschutes Brewing of Bend, OR – an annual seasonal release, this year’s version has distinct notes of figs, spice all tucked in to a smooth caramel malt blanket. 6.7% ABV / 60 IBU
Accumulation White IPA from New Belgium Brewing, Fort Collins, CO – lively winter seasonal made in an unusual style, white IPA, which blends the qualities of fruity, yeasty Belgian ales with the bright, citrusy bite of hops. 6.2% ABV / 70 IBU
The Thanksgiving holiday presents a fabulous opportunity to enjoy cheese with family and friends. And there are so many ways to use it! Serve a cheese-based appetizer and incorporate delicious cheese into some of your classic Thanksgiving dishes, including potatoes au gratin or try sprinkling some fresh goat cheese over oven roasted vegetables.
Celebrate the season of giving by offering a delicious cheese plate, featuring at least three cheesy morsels, cured meats, dried or fresh fruit, nuts, olives and perhaps a fruit spread or pepper jelly. While it’s always a good idea to buy what you like, get a bit adventurous and try at least one new cheese each time you put together a cheese plate. This keeps it interesting and creative with new flavor combinations.
A few tips for success: select a soft cheese, a sharp cheese and something fun or new, perhaps with added spicing. For example: choose a wedge of ooey-gooey creamy Delice de Bourgogne, a luscious triple cream brie from France; a hunk of British classic Barbers 1833 reserve cheddar, aged 20 months for a tangy zippy sharp flavor; and add the local flavors of one of Beecher’s infused signature cheeses, such as No Woman, a delicious Jamaican jerk inspired treat. Serve with a sampling from the Co-op’s Olive Bar: try large juicy Bella Cerignola black olives, Sweety Drop peppers and Marinated Mushrooms with Garlic.
Visit our Cheese and Meat department, as well as the Deli Olive Bar to select just the right tasty holiday foods for your family! Have questions? Ask a friendly Co-op staff member for assistance.
Now available by the scoop and pint: Candy Cane Ice Cream! Enjoy the cool crunch of natural peppermint candy canes in the Co-op’s own handmade ice cream.
Expertly blended by hand, this frozen treat makes a wonderful accompaniment to the holiday season. Look for it in the frozen ice cream section of our grocery department or try it as a milkshake in the Deli!
We make all our ice cream fresh, using organic milk, cream and eggs from Organic Valley, a dairy cooperative that partners with small family farms across the Pacific Northwest and the nation.
Organic egg nog lattes are just a sip away!
It’s that time! Egg Nog Lattes are now available in the Co-op’s Deli. Enjoy this seasonal delight in the spirit of good cheer.
Our egg nog lattes are made with Organic Valley Egg Nog and our own freshly roasted organic, Fair Trade certified Espresso. Treat yourself to a mug of delicately balanced, zesty nutmeg spiced egg nog today!
Also look for the Co-op’s own handmade organic Eggnog ice cream. So much egg nog can be a wonderful thing.