UPDATE FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 07

Announcements:
Co-op Re-Location Update –
We want to thank everyone who joined our February 27 Manager’s Meeting on zoom despite the short notice.  We felt it important to discuss the lease on our current building and our tentative relocation plans.

As you may already know, the landlord has plans to sell the co-op property and is raising our rent. Update on co-op relocation discussion: We decided in the February 27 meeting to proceed with signing the lease for a 3-month term at our current location in order to provide us with more time to explore our options for an alternate location. We will renew it as needed until we have identified a location that will best serve our needs. If you were unable to attend today’s manager meeting where we discussed this and want more information, please email me with questions, ideas, etc. Thanks!

In the meantime, we will continue with business as usual, and appreciate your continuing support of our member-owned, all-volunteer cooperatively-run business providing healthy foods and products to our local community.

Please contact Theresa Pizzuto, Interim General Manager at theresa.pizzuto@gmail.com or Pete Santora, Board of Directors Chair at pjsjr329@yahoo.com if you have leads on possible new locations or can volunteer to assist with the relocation work team.

2021 Membership Renewals

Memberships are due the first time you shop at the Co-op in 2021. The cost is $30 for the entire year, which is still a great deal. Thank you for your continued support!

See a recipe for  Brazi Bites Jalapeno Poppers  at the bottom of this email

Product Updates 
(See photos below)

  • Packaged: Maya Kaimal coconut korma and vegan tikka masala simmer sauces; Pacific Foods soups and broths
  • Refrigerated: Blue Ridge Brinery kimchi, kvass and sauerkraut; Brown Cow whole milk yogurt; GTS original and trilogy kombucha; Kalona organic sour cream
  • Frozen:  Amy’s samosa wraps; Brazi Bites brazilian cheese bread; Woodstock organic green beans
  • Gluten Free:  Big Spoon Roasters cranberry cashew and cherry pecan nut butter bars; Get Back to Human chocolate covered hunks; Late July organic blue corn tortilla chips; Purely Elizabeth ancient grain granola
  • Pet Products:  I and Love and You beef ear chews
  • Local Produce:  from Growing Greens Produce received 3/04:  baby arugula, brussels sprouts, cilantro, collards, large scallions; from Roundtop Farms received 2/22:  ginger and turmeric
Monthly Senior Discount Day
The Co-Op offers a 5% discount to seniors 65+ on the 3rd Saturday of each month.  The next senior discount day will be held on Saturday, March 20.

Volunteers needed for a variety of jobs – this is how we run the co-op (no paid employees) Please contact Theresa at theresa.pizzuto@gmail.com if you’d like to help keep the co-op running. Thanks!

Updated COVID-19 Reminders – We are still following safety protocols
As you know we are still following all of the recommended CDC guidelines for keeping people safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.  View the full list of co-op practices and reminders here.
What we ask you to do:
  • If you are feeling sick at all (fever or not), Please do not come into the store.
  • If you know you have been exposed to COVID-19, DO NOT come into the store.  The CDC guidelines call for staying home for 14 days after you’ve been exposed to someone with confirmed COVID-19.  See this link for more information:  What to Do If You Are Sick | CDC
  • If you cannot or will not wear a mask, we will provide curbside pickup for you in order to keep our managers healthy.

Meeting Information

Manager Meetings (4th Saturdays):  Our next manager meeting will be held VIRTUALLY on Zoom on Saturday, March 24 at 9:30 a.m.

Membership Meeting (2-3 per year):  The first quarter virtual membership meeting will also be held on the same day.
Please mark your calendars for both meetings.  We will continue to hold our meetings virtually until it is safe to gather again, which may be a while.

Order Deadlines and Delivery Dates

Online ordering calendar

UNFI —    The next order date is Monday, March 8 with delivery date of Wednesday, March 17.Happy Cow —    The next order deadline is Saturday, March 13 for pickup on Monday, March 15.

Sami’s Bread — Please place a special order if you would like us to order from this company again.

Frontier Herbs — Orders due monthly on the 4th Tuesday of the month.

New, Restocked & Highlighted Products
Gluten Free
Produce

If you are interested in ordering a specific type of produce please contact Theresa to discuss availability. 

Personal Care
 Pet Products
Supplements
Supplement by Brand
Supplements by Shelf Order
Consignments
Reduced Items
Discontinued Products

View the list of discontinued products here

Recipes and Health Articles
Brazi Bites Jalapeno Poppers

Put some BITE in your Brazilian Cheese Bread with our take on the classic party favorite…Ridiculously easy to make – hard to keep on the serving tray!  Recipe from Brazilian Flair in the USA.

Prep Time:    15 minutes
Cook Time:   35 minutes
Total Time:    50 minutes

Calories:      kcal

Author :  Brazilian Flare

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 11.5 oz bag Brazilian Cheese Bread, thawed
  • 4 large jalapeños
  • 2 oz shredded mozzarella
  • 1 oz cream cheese
  • 1 T green onions, diced
  • 1 t vegetable oil

INSTRUCTIONS

PREHEAT OVEN TO 400° F

  1. Cut the ends off of the jalapeños and slice down the middle. Clean out seeds and place flat side down onto a sheet pan.
  2. Brush lightly with oil and broil in oven until skin blisters.
  3. Peel the skin off of the jalapeños and dice into small pieces.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix diced jalapeños, mozzarella, cream cheese and green onions until combined.
  5. Place Brazilian Cheese Bread onto an oiled sheet pan. With your finger, press down into the bites to create a small indentation in the top.
  6. Place 1/2 tsp. of the jalapeño mix into the indentation.
  7. Place in a 400° F oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until deep golden brown.
  8. Serve warm.
YIELD:  6 Servings