Grape lovers unite! At last,a cross between the sumptuous flavor of Concord grapes –that utterly purple juicy goodness,with the refreshing,seedless Thompson grape. The result:the Thomcord grape. New arrivals to the Co-op’s produce department,these fruits are so good and loaded with antioxidants –they make healthy eating fun and delicious!
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Cheese is a versatile,tremendous food. It can be served as an appetizer,as part of a main meal,and for dessert. The onset of the winter holidays is a good time to get familiar with new ways to enjoy the sweeter side of cheese.
Some cheeses are ready made sweet indulgences. Many dessert cheese
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A prescription to soothe sweet teeth everywhere:treat yourself to a honeyed praline. Your local Co-op offers freshly made goodies from the Queen Bee Gardens,available in tasty flavors like mint,creamy fudge,and Hawaiian berry. These delightful sweets are made from all natural ingredients,mainly honey and butter. What a winning combination!
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Stacy Finz,Chronicle Staff Writer Sunday,October 30,2011 A patchwork of food,farming,conservation and environmental groups fear that lawmakers could act on the 2012 Farm Bill as early as this week with no input from California –the largest agricultural state in the nation. Leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture committees are
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Special Deals for Current Co-op Members!
Sale prices good Nov 1-14,2011 unless otherwise noted. All products and pricing limited to stock on hand. Click Here to download ad as a .pdf.
Citrus season is peaking it’s head around the corner! The very first of this year’s Organic Navel Oranges have made their way into the store. We are expecting Organic Minneola Tangelos and Organic Fall Glo Tangerines at little later this week. Fall Glo Tangerines have intense flavor and a deep red-orange flesh that makes them
Continue reading The Produce Report:For the Week of October 31-November 5,2011
Julie from Sauk Mountain Lavender Farm,upriver at the base of Sauk Mountain,produces organic herbal products grown and made on the family farm.
Julie will be sampling her wares in store on Saturday December 10th from 11am-1pm in our Health and Beauty Dept.
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Karmela Botanica,based right here in Mount Vernon,sells soaps,skin care,salts,candles and other gifts at local farmers markets and art festivals.
An extended family business,Karmela Botanicals is a travelling store front and online shop:
Here are a few of their soaps to tempt your senses…they are full of
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New in our Health and Beauty Department –Handi Magik’s line of fantastic,naturally infused misting sprays,soy-based candles and lip balm!
Each product from Handi Magick is made locally in Bellingham (go local!) from wholesome,sustainable fair trade ingredients,and is certified gluten free,vegan,tree nut free and organic.
The ladies of Handi
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Although this blog column is mainly beer-focused,apple season undeniable and now is a great time to indulge in a cousin of beer:hard apple cider. The Co-op offers two new gluten-free hard ciders,handcrafted in Middlebury,Vermont:Woodchuck’s Granny Smith Cider and Amber Cider.
Enjoy these versatile bubbly fruit brews with a range of
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Celebrate this upcoming Halloween with Lucifero:a rich,creamy blue cheese with crushed red chili pepper flakes. This raw cow’s milk cheese hails from the Lombardia region of Italy and contains spicy sweet pungent flavors that distinguish it from other blue cheeses,enough to inspire devilish sensations on the palate…
Drizzle some honey over the
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Join us in welcoming a newcomer to the Co-op’s Olive Bar:raw,organic olives from Good Faith Farms in Northern California. These olives are unpasteurized and cured in a sea salt brine for exceptional,distinctive flavor. They are meaty,crunchy and hold earthy,complex flavors.
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Cuteness for ze kiddos….
Elegant appetizer options
Squasherrific extravaganza in produce:organic acorn,spaghetti,hubbard,sugar loaf,sugar pie,delicata,kabocha,butternut,and red kuri –so many of these are locally grown too!
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I love a good cuppa tea and a shortbread cookie. When I was younger I thought that shortbread was the fanciest kind of cookie there must be,because nothing ever tasted better with my belly warming cup of goodness. There was something magical about this little biscuit,in fact it was so magical that I
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