Quick Cooler Clarification

Hey Folks,

It’s come to our attention that not everyone is familiar with the term “Walkin” so we just want to clarify that it is our large display cooler (Picture attached) which will be off line for a few days while we clean and redo the floor. This is an interesting reminder that we never have the same frame of reference as another individual and we should strive to clarify issues whenever possible. Thanks for everyone bearing with us as we finish this project.

Online Ordering & Walkin

Hey Everyone,

Popping out a note to let you know of a few things going on at the Co-op.

  1. Effective May 1st the Co-op will no longer be offering our online ordering system. We haven’t seen very many orders over the last few months and there is a lot of overhead time and costs to keep it going. We will continue to offer curbside pickup for phone orders so nothing will change with that program. We welcome your feedback if you’d like us to make any changes to our current setup. We hope in some small way this service was useful for folks while we had it going.

2. Starting Next Sunday April 25th we will temporarily be taking our walkin offline(thank you to Ralph’s for letting us use some of their walkin space). Thanks to our landlord we will be installing a new floor in the walkin which is much easier to clean than our current one. This requires us to take the walkin offline until Tuesday afternoon to let everything finish curing at room temperature. Since we’ll have it offline for a day or two we will also be doing a deep clean at the same time. This may limit some of our regular cooler items but we will do our best to maintain supplies for everyone (when in doubt just ask). We hope you bear with us while we finish the install and make everything spiffy again. Normal operations hopefully will be back by Wednesday. Thank you to everyone that is helping and/or will be helping on this project.

Well hopefully everything goes smoothly (Knock on wood) and we have it back up for you shortly.

Spread the word: Rural Living Night

Hey Folks,

Just popping out a quick note to spread the word from one of our local organizations!

Join us for this online event! Even though we are not able to gather for our traditional Rural Living Day this year, the Waldo County Extension Association is pleased to offer this opportunity to come together on Zoom.
Please tell your friends and communities about this event and share it by email and on Facebook.

Rural Living Night, Tuesday, April 13th, 3:00-6:30 p.m.

3:00–4:30 pm: Grandmother’s Gift – Skomon (corn)
Shiwa Noh, from Nibezun, will speak about what it means to plant the original Wabanaki varieties of corn to connect to the ancestors, to bring healing through the ceremonies, to bring sovereignty, and rediscover the ancestral way of preparing the corn.
5:00–6:30 pm: Browntail Moth and its Impacts in Maine
Tom Schmeelk, from the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry will speak on about the Browntail Moth and its impacts in Maine including its history in Maine, biology, the current situation, management and mitigation strategies. Both of these presentations will be offered via zoom and include an opportunity for participants to engage with the speakers to ask questions.

Register: https://extension.umaine.edu/register/product/rural-living-night-2021/
$0–$50
All donations go directly to the Waldo County 4-H scholarship fund.

For more information or a reasonable accommodation, please contact Viña Lindley at Waldo County Extension by email or by phone at 207.342.5971 at least seven days in advance. If requests are received after this date, we may not have sufficient time to make necessary arrangements.

New Items 03/31/2021

Hey Everyone,

Been a couple weeks since we sent out a notice for what’s new in the Co-op. We’ve been working hard to setup a new two door freezer that came in when our old ice cream freezer died (thank you to all the volunteers and staff that helped with the project). We’ve succeeded in getting it in and up and running and most of the items have been moved around so we’re hoping it stays the same for a bit. Now on to the new items in the Co-op!

  1. Bixby Dark Peanut Butter Bar (Maine)
  2. Bixby Sea Salt Caramels (Maine)
  3. Atalanta Halloumi (One of the few grilling cheeses)
  4. La preferida Chipotles in Adobo (Board Request)
  5. Superseeds Maple Sugar Pumpkin Seeds
  6. Merrill Frozen Blueberries, 10lb box (Maine, Organic)
  7. Nature’s Path Panda Puffs (Customer Request)
  8. Wild Planet Tinned Mackerel (Member Request)
  9. Allagash Fine Acre 6 Pack (Maine, Maine Grains, Organic)
  10. UFF Dry Hopped Cidah 4 Pack (Maine)
  11. Fairvalley Chenin Blanc (South Africa)
  12. Tazo Wild Sweet Orange Tea (Member Request)
  13. Pelligrino Sweet Marsala
  14. Tarnatas Sparkling Rose (Organic, Spain)
  15. Domaine Bousquet Cabernet (Organic, Argentina)
  16. Bioitalia Pinto Beans (Organic, Haven’t been able to get the Natural Value so switching to this one.)
  17. Big Picture Ground Beef (Grass fed, No Hormones, Antibiotic Free)(This is a sub until our local beef comes back online)
  18. RealPickle Kimchi (Member Request)
  19. Sno Pac Whole Frozen Green Beans (Organic)
  20. Cucina Antica Marinara (Member Request)
  21. Yak Dental Bacon (For dogs)
  22. Marshall Wharf MyShahRona IPA (Belfast)
  23. Marshall Wharf Pemaquid Oyster Stout (Belfast)

New Items 03/19/2021

Hey Folks,

It’s that time again when we let you know about the new items we are carrying in the Co-op. As always if there is something you’d like to see on the shelf please let us know and we’ll do our best to find it for you!

First we’d like to welcome a new Maine Vendor, Lucy’s Granola from East Blue Hill. We’ve started with a small selection from them but if there is something specific you are looking for please let us know!

  1. Lucy’s Original Granola
  2. Lucy’s Cherry Chocolate Granola
  3. Lucy’s Toffee Crumbles
  4. Lucy’s Cadillac Trail Mix

And now on to the general new items;

  1. Through the Woods and Waters, Maine Author, Book
  2. Upwards, Maine Author, Book
  3. Kate’s Buttermilk, Member Request
  4. UFF Original Jun, Customer Request
  5. Great Hopes Half&Half in Glass, Jackson
  6. Auromere Tongue Scraper, Member Request
  7. Rocky Ground Cider Ava 750ml, Newburgh
  8. Sophie Le Rose 750ml, South Africa
  9. Sebastopol Chardonnay 750ml, California (French wines are getting hard to get….)
  10. Domaine Fouquette Rose 750ml, France
  11. Obaya Seleccion Tinto 750ml, Spain
  12. La Cave De La Loterie Cidre, 750ml, France
  13. La Monica Montepulciano, 1.5 Liter, Italy

We also wanted to let you know that we moved our Kombucha and Nitro taps over to the Coffee, Beer and Wine Section!