April 18, 2020
Hello Dear Community!

This has been an interesting few weeks, hasn't it? Be sure to know that we miss seeing your smiling faces and are always excited to see you (through masks) when you pick up your orders!

We are all facing new challenges - but know that you are not alone. We are facing it together - as a Community - and this is an amazing place to be. We are so fortunate to be here, together, on San Juan Island right now.

All our meat is local, soon the majority of our produce will be local - and I also want to remind you of our local producers - of fresh pasta to biscotti to caramels to candles - that we continue to support right now. I will have a list below of things you may want to add to your order - so that we can keep our money in the Islands, and give back to these local producers.

There has been mention of "heroes" lately - and right now, I think our farmers, ranchers, and local producers should get a shout out for all the hard work they do year-round!

Thank you for continuing to support the Co-op. We stand for Community - and giving back to the Islands as much as possible.

Be well,

Photo courtesy of Zach Chan from New Hannah Farms
Local Farms & Ranchers
We Love You

Blue Moon Farm, Waldron: Purple sprouting broccoli, kale, rhubarb, rapini - restocked on Thursdays!

Dog Island, Guemes: Shiitake mushrooms, oyster mushroom logs - restocked on Wednesdays!

Federico Farms, SJI: Microgreens - Sunflower/Pea, Spicy Brassica Mix - restocked on Mondays!

Mama Bird Farm, SJI: Greens - in the house!

Mitchell Bay Farms, SJI: Homemade soap & shampoo bars; lambskin, hot Italian sausage and KIWIS

New Hannah Farm, SJI: Kale buds, leeks - restocked on Mondays!

Snowberry Farm, SJI: Ground goat

Sunnyfield Farm, Lopez: Yogurt; chèvre - plain, garlic and chive

Sweet Earth Farm, SJI: Kunekune hocks, loin chops; duck eggs; pea shoots

Sweet Grass Farm, Lopez: Wagyu ground beef

Talking Horse Ranch, SJI: Ground beef and lamb - thank you, Rob!

Thornbush, SJI: Biochar, local eggs - when available
Support your Local Producers
Anchored by Design, SJI: Cloth bags for snacks and food - some with velcro, some without

Barn Owl Bakery, Lopez: Deliveries late Tuesday and Friday (due to new ferry schedule) - fresh heirloom breads and amazing crackers

Coho Granola, SJI: Granola - bagged and in bulk

Federico Farms, SJI: Jams, mustards, biscotti

Girl Meets Dirt, Orcas: Jams, spoon preserves, shrubs

Island Thyme, Orcas: Sprays, face, hand and body creams, lip balms, headache sticks, New! deodorant

Jane Buck, SJI: Greeting cards

Landsea Gomasio, Orcas: Organic bull kelp, nettle and sesame seed toppings for salads, pasta and more!

Little Earth Tortillas, Lopez: Handmade corn masa tortillas - yellow corn and blue corn - the real deal

Local Goods, Orcas: Fresh roasted coffees, fresh pastas (my favorite is the pappardelle, dressings, rubs

Lopez Vineyard, Lopez: Wines

Lost Art Apothecary, Lopez: Liniments, face cream, lip balm

Mary Jane is Beautiful, Lopez; Soaking salts - lavender and lemon

Madrone Cider, SJI: Ciders, wines

Mosa Baczewska, SJI: Heart flags and prayer flags

San Juan Sea Salt, SJI : Salts, pepper grinders, honey, caramels (the caramels are delicious!)

San Juan Coffee Roasters, SJI: 5 different flavors of coffee - just ask in your order!

San Juan Island Vineyard, SJI: Wines

Setsunai Noodles, Lopez: Homemade ramen, tonkatsu broth, meat and/or veggie dumplings

Tea Salish Sea, SJI: Teas - several different types - let us know if you have a favorite!

Orcas Island Candle Co, Orcas : Candles by Megan - if you don't know what scent you prefer, put it on your order and we'll call you!
Equal Exchange Coffee is Back!
New coffee to sit in for Mountain Wave Coffee:

We have Equal Exchange organic coffee back on the shelf to help offset the loss of Mountain Wave coffee from Lopez Island.

You can get the following:

Breakfast Blend - this classic blend is sweet and balanced with a creamy mouthfeel and hints of chocolate brownie, roasted nut, and caramel.

Mind, Body and Soul - Find your moment of Zen with this smooth, creamy and balanced blend that has hints of almond, malt and dark chocolate

Organic Love Buzz - This dark and smoky favorite has sweet velvety layers of chocolate brownie, caramel corn, malt and toffee

Ethiopian - This naturally processed coffee is incredibly complex with blueberry, chocolate and fresh ginger flavor highlighted by a thick and expansive mouthfeel.

New In Wellness
We have brought in a few new immune support products in response to your requests. Now on the shelves:

KAL 1000mg L-Lysine
KAL 5000IU D-3 ActivMelt Tablets
KAL 500mg Vitamin C Chewables - Orange
Zand Organic Herbal Mist Throat Spray w Echinacea and Tea Tree Oil
Silver Biotics Silver Lozenges with Vitamin C

For cold/flu symptom relief:
NatraBio Homeopathic Nasal Spray Flu Relief

And FINALLY back in stock:
Silver Biotics Daily Immune Support in 4oz or 32oz sizes
Plant Therapy Organic Germ Fighter Essential Oil Blend
Plant Therapy Organic Immune Aid Essential Oil Blend
Plant Therapy Pre Diluted Defender Essential Oil Roll On

Produce List - and more arriving Tuesday!
Apples - Fuji, Granny Smith (.60 a lb!), Jazz and Honeycrisp
Arugula/spinach mix
Cabbage - green and red - napa cabbage arriving Tuesday
Beets - red and golden - more golden arriving on Tuesday, still some left!
Blue Moon purple sprouting broccoli
Blue Moon rapini
Blue Moon rhubarb - we have plenty :)
Blue Moon spring tips
Brussel Sprouts
Burdock root
Chard, Rainbow
Federico Farms microgreens
Ginger root
Grapefruit - still 2 for 1!!
Green onions
Horseradish root
Kiwis - Mitchell Bay Farms - now carrying local kiwis ONLY!
Lemons - regular and Meyer
Lettuces - Romaine, green leaf
Mama Bird greens - finally!!
Mushrooms - Dog Island Shiitake, Crimini, Portobello; Dog Island Oyster mushroom logs (last for a month!)
New Hannah kale buds
New Hannah leeks
Onions - Yellow and Red
Oranges - Navel, Cara Cara, Murcott tangerines (Murcotts on sale - 15% off), Gold nugget mandarins (also 15% off!)
Parsley - Italian
Pears - Red
Pomelo - 2 for 1!
Potatoes - french fingerling, russet. yellow
Radishes - red
Red bell peppers
Spinach bunches - arriving Tuesday
Spring mix
Sweet Earth Farms pea vines
Sweet potatoes - regular and Japanese
Tomatoes on the Vine - arriving Tuesday
Turmeric root
Yams - garnet
SJI Food Co-op Mission

We strive to provide our community with local and regional food and goods that are organic, sustainable and fairly produced with the smallest carbon footprint.
The Co-op encourages conscientious consumption and nurtures community connections.