This week at your Co-op
December 22, 2019
Short and Sweet

This week I'd like to keep it short and sweet. We are all busy with holidays-goings-on, and need little reminders to take care of ourselves.

So while enjoying family, friends, and festivities, be sure to take some time out for yourself. Whether it is a long soak, a 10-minute meditation, or a walk in our woods, please give yourself that gift this holiday season.

We appreciate you choosing to spend time with us at the Co-op.


Dear Co-op members,

The Co-op will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 25th, as well as Thursday, Dec. 26th.

We hope you enjoy your holiday time - and will see you on Friday, Dec. 27th at 10am.

Thank you!
Local Farms - We Love You!
Aurora Farms, SJI : Little lettuce heads - bulk, baby bok choy - bulk, escarole - bulk, microgreens (seen above)

Blue Moon, Waldron: Kale - bulk, parsley

Dancing Seeds, SJI: Purple cauliflower - stunning.

Dog Island, Guemes: Shiitake mushrooms

Federico Farms, SJI: Microgreens, mixed varieties; jams, jellies, chutneys, and biscotti! Also, preserves boxes as gifts.

New Hannah Farm, SJI: leeks, purple sprouting broccoli - bulk, red kuri squash, hubba hubba squash

If there are items that you don't see in the produce cooler, please ask - we're happy to look in the back for you!
Beer of the Year +
A Killer Deal

There have been a lot of good beers this year, but my favorite was Reuben's 2019 Hop Idol Hazy IPA, by Dan Schlegel and Frank Hammack, the winners of their annual homebrew contest.

Brewed with Norwegian kveik yeast, an old landrace strain just being discovered in America, with a rich, creamy mouthfeel, hints of citrus, spice and tropical fruit and clean sharp hops.

We bought up all the Hop Idol left at the warehouse in exchange for a killer deal , which we're passing on to you. Normally $3.99 a 16 oz can, now $7.99 for a 4 pack.
New in the Store - Serenity!

Serenity Someday Hazy IPA from Matchless and Trap Door brewing - A crazy, hazy beer which acknowledges and celebrates that, while we all hope to achieve serenity someday, this day is pretty insane.
Congratulations Tanja!
Tanja was the winner of our latest giveaway on Facebook and Instagram. She won a collection of Winter Wellness goodies.

What were we giving away?
Silver Biotics All Natural Lozenges w Manuka Honey
Plant Therapy Organic Germ Fighter
Dr. Bronner's Organic Lavender Hand Sanitizer
Traditional Medicinals Teas Seasonal Sampler
Island Thyme Natural Bodycare Lavender Peppermint Headache Stick

You have a chance to win, too! Every other Tuesday we are giving away a fun, new collection of items that we want to share with you.

´╗┐Join the conversation

Upcoming meeting
Wednesday, Jan. 22nd at 6:30pm
Co-op will close at 6PM
Monthly Board Meeting held in the community room at Heritage Bank.

´╗┐Have something to say? We'd love to hear it.

This is your Co-op.
Be a part of the conversation.
Note: Special Order deadlines
´╗┐during Holiday Season

´╗┐The next Azure deadline is by midnight, Friday, Dec. 27th, for pickup on Friday, Jan. 3rd, 2020.

The next UNFI deadline is by midnight, Friday, Dec. 27th. 
´╗┐Pickup is the following Tuesday, Dec. 30th.

Thank you - it's a pleasure serving this great community!
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Valdi's Sauerkraut

A special Co-op sauerkraut mix for the holidays - probiotic goodness for all that ails you. This is another yummy dish and all of the ingredients were purchased at the Co-op.

Valdi's Kraut recipe is to add salt water and caraway seeds.

Hand knead it until you get enough liquid. Use crock pot or quart jars and ferment lock.

Main ingredients :
  • Parsnips
  • Leeks
  • Red cabbage
  • Carrots

Image + recipe from Valdi Bjarnason.

Thank you, Valdi!
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.