Update for Week of May 15

Senior Discount Day is the 3rd Saturday of the month, this Saturday, May 20th. For details see below.

Gaia Herbs: an order will be placed Sunday June 4th, so any special orders would have to be called in, or in the order book, by Saturday, June 3rd. All products ordered will be 20% off.

Building & Grounds Manager Needed: We are in need of someone to coordinate the building and grounds work for the Co-op. 5% markup. If you are interested or want more information, please contact Theresa Pizzuto.


  • Sami’s Bread: An order will be made as soon as we have enough special orders to help meet the minimum.
  • The Farm Cart: Last delivery was Thursday, May 11th. The next order deadline is Saturday, May 20th for delivery on Thursday, May 25th.
  • Frontier Herbs: May’s fourth Friday deadline will be Friday the 26th.
  • Happy Cow: Special orders will be available for pick up Monday, May 15th. The next order deadline will be Saturday, May 20th.
  • UNFI: Special orders will be available for pick up Thursday, May 18th. The next order deadline is Monday, May 22nd for delivery on Thursday, June 1st.


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Crusty Bread Recipe

crust bread Crusty Bread Recipe (pdf)

3 cups unbleached all purpose flour 4 cups
1 3/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon Instant or Rapid-rise yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, salt and yeast. Add water and mix until
a shaggy mixture forms. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set aside for 12 – 18 hours.
Overnight works great. Heat oven to 450 degrees. When the oven has reached 450
degrees place a cast iron pot with a lid in the oven and heat the pot for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, pour dough onto a heavily floured surface and shape into a ball. Cover with
plastic wrap and let set while the pot is heating. Remove hot pot from the oven and drop
in the dough. Cover and return to oven for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes remove the lid
and bake an additional 15 minutes. Remove bread from oven and place on a cooling rack
to cool.

Variation. Youtube – he puts about 1/8 cup of water in pan before lid and bakes at 475 –
15 m in add more water.