March 15, 2020
Hello All,

These past few weeks have certainly been interesting. It heartens me to see that the Co-op can be a safe place for our members and friends. In fact, just the other day someone told me that they felt safe at the Co-op...and it made my day.

We will work together as staff, volunteers, and community to weather this situation. In partnership, we will be flexible and work to meet the needs of our community in the moment and as things change.

What I would like for all of us is time for self-care, rejuvenation, and some really good food.

If you have any special needs, please don't hesitate to let me know. I am definitely listening.

See you at the Co-op,
Local Farms - We Love You
(and we're here for you!)
Blue Moon Farm, Waldron: Purple sprouting broccoli, rapini (broccoli rabe) - both bulk

Dog Island, Guemes: Shiitake mushrooms - bulk

Federico Farms, SJI: Microgreens - Sunflower/Pea, Mild and Spicy Brassica AND a new variety called "Confetti Mix" which is purple and green radish; jams, jellies, chutneys, and biscotti

Mitchell Bay Farms, SJI: Lamb sausage, hot Italian - bulk; homemade soap & shampoo bars; fuzzy kiwis - just came in; give them a day to ripen (according to Colleen)

New Hannah Farm, SJI: Leeks, kalettes, two types of kale - all bulk

Sunnyfield Farm, Lopez: Goats milk yogurt; "Lopez Hill" pyramids; Chevre coming this week!

Snowberry Farm, SJI: Ground goat

Sweet Earth Farm, SJI: Purple sprouting broccoli - bulk; Kunekune pork kabobs, pork belly, hocks, loin chops; duck eggs

Talking Horse Ranch, SJI: Ground beef, ground lamb - thank you, Rob!
Sweet Earth Farm Kunekune Pork
Amanda at Sweet Earth Farm raises Kunekune pigs, a small Maori heritage breed hog from New Zealand.

She raises them on pasture, with scratch and peck organic hog feed, spent grains from San Juan Brewery and apple mash from Westcott Bay, for rich, incredibly sweet, small cuts.

That's about as local as you can get.

We’re now carrying loin chops, pork belly, hocks (sliced) and kabobs. Yum.

Stay Involved

Next meeting date:

Monday, March 23rd
Location - TBD

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

We will be sending out the agenda before hand. Please send any member comments to us digitally at

We want the Community to be involved - but are keeping the Board meeting to a minimum of 10 people.

Thank you for understanding.

This is your Co-op.
Be a part of the conversation.
Special Orders

Note: Deadlines have changed for special orders.

The next Azure deadli ne is Friday, March 27th. Pickup falls on Friday, April 3rd. Azure is ordered bi-weekly.

The UNFI deadline is Friday, March 20th . Pickup falls on Wednesday, March 25th. UNFI is a weekly order.

Email us your order at

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