Your Monday Morning
October 28, 2019
In the Store
Co-op under construction!

Projects continue with the new roofing of the Co-op. The timing is decided by the weather, so be on the lookout.

Thank you for your patience as we've been working on projects throughout the building. Out back the walk-in has an enclosure, and the new door below is just the beginning of a whole new entry area!

- Kristin

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Deliveries throughout the week

Aurora Farms, San Juan: Purple broccoli -- limited edition, tiny and delicious!

Blue Moon will be back next week.

Dancing Seeds, San Juan: Microgreens -- spicy, salad mix; red cabbage (a tad spicy as well), purple cauliflower, broccolini, bok choy, french radishes

Mama Bird Farm, San Juan: Lettuce mix

Mitchell Bay Farm, San Juan: Asian pears, quince -- think about jelly!

New Hannah Farm, San Juan: Leeks, purple sprouting broccoli, brussels sprouts, collard greens, and bulk kale

Nootka Rose, Waldron: Gailon, orange cauliflower, romanesco, savoy cabbage, celery, endive, arugula, spinach, chard, carrots, 3 kinds of kale, and fingerling & ozette potatoes (the only direct potato migrants from South America brought by the Spanish and left in the Makah area).

Tuesday and Friday deliveries

Cascadia Mushrooms, Bellingham: Shiitake mushrooms

Crow's Farm, Bow: Broccoli

Hedlin Farms, LaConner: Swiss chard, parsley, red & orange bell peppers

Hopewell Farms, Everson: Brussels sprouts

Ralph's Greenhouse, Mt. Vernon: Leeks, bunched carrots

Spring Time Farm, Everson: Yukon gold potatoes, garlic

OGC (Organic Growing Company): deliveries twice a week
Delivery Tuesday, October 29:
Avocados (CA)
Bananas (MX)
Crimini mushrooms (Alberta)
Figs (CA)
Grapes (CA)
Lemons (CA)
Lettuce: Red leaf, romaine (CA)
Mangos (CA)
Microgreens: Broccoli, spicy, sunflower, green (OR)
Onions: Red (WA)
Parsnips (OR)
Tomatoes: Tutti frutti heirloom
Tomatoes: Cherry (CA)
Yams: US

The freezer is back on the job, and there will be stew meat added to the offerings so you can prepare tasty and warming soups and stews with all those autumn vegetables -- and your home will smell wonderful.

Make lots; soups & stews make great leftovers to simplify future meals.

Check the bottom of this mailing for news of Special Orders:
Turkeys and Apples
Wine, Beer, Cider


Art and Science Clutch Cider: Single orchard cider from Yamhill County.

Jimenez-Landi Bajondillo: Spanish Grenach/Syrah blend with fresh red and black fruit finishing with spicy notes.

Kulshan Kitten Mittens Winter Ale: Dark, medium-bodied ale with notes of chocolate, dates and figs.

Back In: Lone Birch Rose, Cecilia Prosecco Brut.

We are now doubling the order from San Juan Bakery, so that you can come in and get their delicious bread!

* Bubbies Hawaii: Mochi Ice Cream - Mango flavor! Bubbies Hawaii got its start over 30 years ago selling hand-crafted, slow-churned premium ice cream. It is wrapped with a soft, sweetened dough called mochi, for the perfect sweet bite of happiness!

Tip: take out your individual treat and let it thaw for 3-ish minutes;
it will soften up just enough to be ready to eat!

* Dave's Killer Bread in thin-sliced

* Kite Hill Ricotta: dairy-free "Made by Plant-Based Artisans."

* Avocado Oil from Napa Valley Naturals in 25 fl oz glass bottles

On Sale

Ancient Harvest Quinoa Flakes: closeout sale, 50% off. Gluten-free, high-protein, good plain or in baking.

Milk Delivery Change

Fresh Breeze milk had difficulty delivering last week; they are expected to deliver on Thursday, 10/31.
Special Orders

Turkey orders for Thanksgiving will be coming soon. We had to order very early, so sizes will be assigned based on first come, first served. There will be some free-range, but mostly organic. Watch for it soon.

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Maria's Fruit

The last fruit delivery of the season will arrive November 7 from Maria and Brian Dennis' small family orchard in Orondo. They will bring mixed boxes of apples for members to special order and several varieties for our store to sell by the pound -- some for pies and sauce and some for fresh eating.

Maria will also bring her wonderful dried fruits and gigantic walnuts from her parents' tree for winter holiday treats.

Look for special order information late this week; orders will be due a week from tomorrow.
The Board meeting is this evening, Monday October 28, at 6:30pm at Heritage Bank. We invite all Co-op members to attend monthly Board meetings; we want to hear from you!

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Food Forum

The Food Forum meets tomorrow, Tuesday, October 29th at 4pm at the Bakery. Come a help us choose new and awesome foods for our Co-op!

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.