|Coop Location Update: We are still considering potential locations and appreciate any input you might have, and hope to have more information for you soon. |
We are in need of volunteers to assist on various work groups focusing on different pieces of the move. Theresa really needs help with overall coordination. We have researched checklists for moving a business. These checklists can be used to develop a checklist specific to us. You can see that information here.
Please respond to Theresa or Pete about what you can do to help with the move. We need to determine if we have enough people and energy to proceed.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Pete Santora, Board of Directors Chair at email@example.com if you have leads on possible new locations or are willing to volunteer with the relocation work teams.
Seed Saver Order Update
Seed Savers shipped our order on March 16. We hope the order will arrive early this week. We will contact you after we receive the order from Seed Savers and fill your orders. Thank you for your patience! Meeting Information – Mark your calendars!Manager Meetings (4th Saturdays): Our next manager meeting will be held VIRTUALLY on Zoom on Saturday, March 27 at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome, contact Theresa if you wish to attend so that she can send you the Zoom link.Membership Meeting: The first quarter virtual membership meeting will be held on Saturday, March 27 at 11:00 a.m. on Zoom. We will receive the 2020 year-end report and discuss relocation options. We will send a separate email reminder to all members with the Zoom link mid-week.
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. 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 Easter Bunny Macaroons at the bottom of this email Product Updates
(See photos below)Bulk: Raw almonds; organic brazil nuts; organic lentils (green and red split); Red Star yeast.Packaged: Artisana raw nut butters (pecan and walnut); Let’s Do Organic cornstarch; NOW Real Foods organic raw cacao powder and coconut milk powder; Once Again crunchy almond butter and peanut butter; Reed’s Strongest ginger beer: Refrigerated: Brown Cow whole milk yogurt; Follow Your Heart Vegenaise; Good Culture cottage cheese; GTS Kombucha (cosmic cranberry, gingerade, original, trilogy); Miyokos products; NOW Real Foods Golden Flax Seed MealFrozen: Alvarados organic sprouted wheat bread (california style and sourdough)Gluten Free: Bob’s Red Mill amaranth and gluten free all-purpose baking flour
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, April 17.
Volunteers needed for a variety of jobs – this is how we run the co-op (no paid employees) Please contact Theresa at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to help keep the co-op running. Thanks!
Updated COVID-19 Reminders – We are still following safety protocolsAs 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 | CDCIf you cannot or will not wear a mask, we will provide curbside pickup for you in order to keep our managers healthy.
Order Deadlines and Delivery DatesOnline ordering calendar
UNFI — The next order date is Monday, March 22 with delivery date of Wednesday, March 31.
Happy Cow — The next order deadline is Saturday, March 27 for pickup on Monday, March 29.
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|
If you are interested in ordering a specific type of produce please contact Theresa to discuss availability. Visit the list of produce suppliers
View the list of discontinued products hereChocolove dark chocolate hazelnut butter cup (discontinued by UNFI)
|Recipes and Health Articles|
Easter Bunny Macaroons
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hr 20 minutes
Author : Vanessa Brady from Tried & True
Macaron Cookie1 3/4 cups Powdered Sugar1 cup Almond Flour3 large Egg Whites at room temperature1/4 tsp Cream of Tartar Pinch of Salt1/4 cup Superfine SugarFilling1/2 cup Unsalted Butter softened1 1/2 cups Sifted Powdered Sugar1 Tbsp Lime Zest1 1/2 Tbsp Lime JuicePinch of SaltINSTRUCTIONSWhisk together powdered sugar and almond flour. Sift mixture through a fine sieve into a large bowl, discard anything too coarse to go through.Using either a hand or stand mixer, beat the egg whites, salt and cream of tartar on medium speed until frothy. Increase speed to medium high and gradually add the superfine sugar (sugar that I ran through my blender) until your peaks are stiff and shiny (about 5-8 minutes).Transfer beaten egg whites to large bowl and fold into almond flour mixture until completely incorporated but not so much that it resembles pancake batter.Place batter in a pastry bag with a wide tip pipe out bunny shape, beginning with head and then adding the ears. Once cookie sheet is full, tape the entire sheet twice on the counter to remove air bubbles. Allow to sit at room temperature until the surface of the cookies aren’t sticky anymore. Depending on your humidity, this may take anywhere from 15-60 minutes.Bake cookies until they rise enough to create “foot,” approximately 16-20 minutes. Remove from heat and immediately transfer to cooling rack.
YIELD: 18 Servings
Full article here: Easter Bunny Macarons Recipe | Bob’s Red Mill