So we only have a few new items for the Co-op this week but the biggest ones are definitely the local greens that are starting to populate our shelves. We’d like to take the time to thank Stubborn Ox Farm here in Brooks and Calyx Farm in Morrill for starting the season off right!
Right now from the two farms we have
- Stubborn Ox Salad Mix
- Stubborn Ox Kale
- Stubborn Ox Tatsoi
- Stubborn Ox Bok Choi
- Calyx Farm Arugula
- Calyx Farm Radishes
And also on the produce side we’ve been receiving a pretty steady stream of locally foraged fiddleheads which will probably be available for the following month!
A few other items we added this week are;
- Potato Flour (Member Request)
- Original Coconola (GF, Org, Paleo)
- Maggie’s Org Striped Knee Socks (We’re trying to make a nice selection of org socks)
- Yogi Lemon Ginger Tea (Org)(Member Request)
That’s it for now!
We apologize in advance for a long post but there is a lot going on to let you know about at the Co-op and we wanted to make sure we brought everyone up to speed.
We are pleased to announce that starting May 1st we have joined the Farm Fresh Rewards program administered by Maine Farmland Trust which provides vouchers towards local produce for EBT/SNAP eligible customers. For more details about the program feel free to stop in the Co-op or following the link below. Please bear with us as we implement the program and work our any kinks we might have in our checkout process.
Farm Fresh Rewards
Also, starting May 1st we will be bring back the Cold Brew Coffee (Decaf and Regular) which will be found in the cooler by the coffee station We are still working on the ice placement since we moved the freezers over to the back corner but we’ll let you know as we go.
And finally one more thing for May 1st, we will be moving over to our summer hours where we will be open until 6:30pm Friday and Saturday now that we have a bit more light in the evenings!
New Items for this week are as follows
- Dried Mango Slices (Organic, Customer Request)
- Zuppa Rustica Tuscan Soup
- Bar Harbor Clam Chowder (Local)
- Thirty Acre Red Riot Fermented Hot Sauce (Organic, Local)
- Simply Organic Mild Taco Seasoning Packet
- Glad Rags Organic Cotton Hankies
- Eco Bags Organic Cotton Produce and Bulk Bags
We wanted to let you know in case you were wondering that the Co-op will be open tomorrow our regular hours from 10am – 5pm. So if you have any last minute needs please feel free to stop on in!
So we have a few new items this week that we’d like to share with you. As we move into summer we’ll continue to add items as we are able. So if you’d like to see something on the shelf come on in and ask!
- Two Flavors of Ralph’s Granola in Bulk! (Fruit and Nut and Lemon Blueberry)
- Bulk Organic Sunflower Oil (Customer Request)
- GoMaxGo Thumbs Up (Vegan, GF)(Member Request)
- Santa Julia Cabernet Sauvignon (Organic)(The La Marouette is no longer available so I thought this would be a nice substitution)
- Frontera Cabernet Merlot Blend (A good value wine)
So just a few new items this week. We are pleased to welcome to our shelves items from Nubik Ranch in Sangerville(Organic Land). The selection that we received from them is;
- 18oz Raw Honey
- 12oz Raw Honey
- 2.25oz Raw Honey
- 8oz Maple Syrup
- Ground Lamb
We also brought in a few limited supply items to have on hand if anyone needs them for the upcoming holiday.
As always if there is something you’d like to see on the shelf just let us know and we’ll do our best to get it!
If you haven’t heard already Ralph’s Cafe is now back open for the season which means the Co-op will now be getting back into the local pastry game again. We apologize that we’ve been struggling to have local pastries on hand through the winter (thanks to Little Lads for keeping us in tarts at least). We should be getting muffins on Tuesday or Wednesday and donuts on Thursdays.
We are also pleased to announce that Toddy Pond Yogurt will be back in stock by the end of the day. Their herd is back in production!
It looks like we aren’t out of the woods just yet for winter time and due to road conditions this afternoon we will be shutting down early at 4pm. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but we want our staff/volunteers to be safe getting home. Pending unforeseen circumstances we should be reopen tomorrow at our normal time.