Farm to Cafeteria Gathering with Rita Ordonez and other school gardeners &interested local food activists
Thursday,July 22 from 6 pm to 8 pm
Skagit Valley Food Co-op,Room 309
Bring some finger foods / hors d’oeuvres for sharing
RSVP to Jodie Buller at the Co-op for head count. Thanks!
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Fans of Kombucha may have noticed that 2 very popular brands of Kombucha beverage have gone missing from our shelves this last week. UNFI,our distributor of High Country Kombucha and Millennium Kombucha,have pulled these products due to slightly elevated alcohol levels. These two companies are working on their recipes to bring these products
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Local: Strawberries are on and awesome from Hedlin,mostly Puget variety right now,but there should be some more Shuksans as well. $3.49/ pint,$19.99 1/2 flat. We are looking at a 2 week window and then they’re gone,get em while you can. Mother Flight is bringing gold and red raspberries,$2.99/ 1/2 pint
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Columbia Gorge Organic Lemonades &Limeades –$2.49-2.79. Fresh pressed,zingy citrus juices lightly sweetened with Organic Agave Nectar. Choose from Original Lemonade or Limeade,or try a refreshing blend like Strawberry Lemonade or Red Ginger Limeade! 16 oz. Reg. $3.19.
Organic Valley Organic Chocolate Milk –$2.69. Creamy,rich chocolate milk from Northwest dairies.
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Predicting the suns harmful rays can sometimes be a difficult task. Even under the gray cloud cover deceitful rays often penetrate enough to cause sunburn and UVA/UVB exposure. Goddess Garden has developed an Organic Sunscreen that protects and nourishes without harsh chemicals and look at this amazing UVBracelet. The magical ladybugs on this UV bracelet
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Nick Guilford and Yarrow Pospisil have been farming in the Nooksack’s South Fork Valley since 1999. In 2002 they were certified organic by the WSDA. They grow garden starts,cucumbers,basil,and tomatoes for the Co-op. As farmers devoted to their work to create strong relationships with the land,friends,and the larger community,
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High Court Delivers Ruling That Leaves Ban on Planting of Roundup Ready Alfalfa in Place in First-Ever Case on a Genetically-engineered Crop
Washington,DC June 21,2010 – The Center for Food Safety today celebrated the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Monsanto v. Geerston Farms,the first genetically modified crop case ever brought before
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Famega Vinho Verde "green wine"
Famega Rosé Verde "pink-green wine"
Vinho Verde with a festive fish label
Famega Vinho Verde and Ouro Verde –$7.99. We’ve got many great deals on summer party wines in the store,including one of my favorite summer-time wines,Famega Vinho Verde! Made from three grapes
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The Local Scene:Stu at PDQ Farms in Zillah,Washington,gave our Produce Manager,Ben,a call on Saturday delivering great news –they will start picking and packing Organic Cherries this upcoming weekend! They will bring the first delivery Monday or Tuesday of next week. In the meantime,we
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Mmmmm,mmmm! Salty,savory,cold,and crisp. This salad has all the elements that make for a satisfying one-dish meal.
The veggies:Skagit Flats Farm Organic Butter Lettuce (cut into strips),Organic Tomatoes (sliced),Organic Green Peppers (thin sliced),Organic Red Onion (thinly sliced)
The protein:Beemster Graskass Spring Cheese (cubed),Dry Salami (thinly sliced)
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Andy Ross grows a variety of vegetables on his beautiful 10 acre farm west of Mount Vernon. Andy and his small crew of hardy farmhands have sent their produce to market for several years. He finds farming to be very rewarding,and enjoys the people he connects with – including us at the Co-op,
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Glen and Charlotte Johnson have been farming cumulatively for 80 years,spending the last 20 together on their 18 acres of organic orchard and farmland near Conway.
Glen grew up near here and began farming at 14. Charlotte learned subsistence farming from the elders on Guemes Island in the 1960s. After 15 years farming
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PDQ Farms is located in Zillah,Washington,about 20 miles east of Yakima off Interstate 82. We have a one-acre orchard of 200 cherry trees,Bings and Rainiers,which we planted in 1997. Knowing that many people have reservations about the use of agricultural chemicals,we have chosen to farm organically. Another factor in
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Eating Better on a Budget
A lot of these tips,you may already be familiar with from your mom or grandma’s shopping habits. And yet some of it may feel very strange. Our culture has been geared around “More Ready Now” and that isn’t how it works in the world of
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