We want to take this opportunity to thank Ralph’s Cafe for the wonderful community support they provide. In that vein they are doing their monthly tea party at Rani Howe’s with the proceeds benefiting the Marsh River Cooperative. We are very happy to be the recipients and we are looking into programs that we may be able to offer as well. We are working on a round-up program (still working on some of the accounting details) but we are looking to implement it in the next few months so that we can pass along the wonderful support!
Been a bit delayed getting the list out for this week. Been super busy at the Co-Op with a bunch of new faces. So with no further ado please find the list below of our new items for the week;
We have a few new summer selections from Cellar Door Winery in Lincolnville
Cellar Door Theron Rose
Cellar Door Pinot Noir
Cellar Door Sweetheart Red
and we’ve also added a small selection of vermouths for the Co-Op as well(thanks Easterly Wine for your recommendations)
Dolin Dry Vermouth
Dolin Blanc Vermouth
Dolin Rouge Vermout
Miro Seco Vermouth
Miro Rojo Vermouth
And a few other small things for the general grocery
New York Salt & Vin Kale Chips (Raw, Vegan)
Annie’s Green Goddess Dressing
Little Lads Buttah Popcorn
Vermont Smoke Peppercorn Stick
Simply Organic Vanilla Beans (hard to get them in bulk now…)
And thank you to Rani who provided us with a list of common medicinal herbs for us to start carrying. We now have the following in bulk
Organic Hibiscus Flowers
Organic Red Raspberry Leaf
Organic Oatstraw Green Tops
Organic Seedless Rosehips
Organic Lemon Balm Leaf
Organic Nettle Root
Sorry for the short notice but we will be hosting a Death Cafe with Nancy McAlley tomorrow evening the 26th. If anyone has any questions please feel free to reach out to us!
We wanted to pass along a little bit of info regarding a federal summer lunch program being put on here in Brooks (right over at the Varney building).
It’s going to be our weekly update of the new items we have on the shelf. So far the items for the week are as follows,
La Marouette Pinot Noir (Organic)
Lucinda & Millie Cabernet Sauvignon (Organic)
Lucinda & Millie Chardonnay (Organic)
This brings our organic wine selection up to 30 Bottles.
Harpoon IPA (Customer Requested)
Divina Organic Kalamata Olives
So far Cold Brew Coffee has been a success even though it is a bit of work. At the request of several people we are also going to try Cold Brewed Tea and see how we do with it. So if you still want your caffeine fix but want something cold come on in!
And the Callebaut bulk chocolate is now out on the shelf for sale. After playing around with ways to sell it repack seems to be the way we are going to go. Weights will vary (typically between .5 – 1 lb packs) but if you need a larger portion please let us know and we can break it out for you.
Also in the produce department we have the first few batches of local tomatoes and we have fully stocked shelves including produce from Stubborn Ox Farm (Org, Brooks), Two Fox Farm(Org, Brooks), Earth Dharma(Organic, Jackson) and Calyx Farm Morrill (Sustainable). A couple new items also include King Trumpets from North Spore and Lemons(Org) from Crown of Maine. So come on in and check our selection out!
It’s time for a new item list so you know everything that has been added to our shelves this week. If there is something you want us to try and carry just pop us a note or stop in!
Vor Dark Chocolate Almond Cups (Someone requested dark choc peanut butter but this is the best we could find so far through our distributor)
Half Baked White Frozen Pizza Dough (Customer requested)
Molino Organic Semolina Flour (Customer Requested)
Pemberton Death by Chocolate (Member requested)
Callebaut Semi Sweet Dark Chocolate in Bulk (we’re still working on the logistics on this so it may end up in repack or as an item cut by staff/volunteers)(Member requested)
Swans Honey 2oz Raw Honey Jars
Swans Honey Beeswax Bars (Customer Requested)
Tide Mill Organic Maine Hotdogs (Customer Requested)
And now Penobscot Bay Brewing is switching from the 22oz bottles to 4 pack cans we just got the first shipment of Humble Bee in that format.
Also, some of you may have heard that Salazon Chocolate is going out of business so we are working on bringing in different selections. If you try a new one and have comments please let us know so we can see how you like them.
Jelina Org Dark Choc Sea Salt
Jelina Dark Choc Espresso
Sorry we haven’t posted in a while but I think we’re finally into summer which means a lot more activity. We’re just reaching out to let you know that we are planning to open doors on July 4th at 9:30am so that folks can get morning coffee or any snacks they may want to munch on for the parade. We’ll be open until at least 5:00pm that day for any last minute needs. It’s supposed to be pretty hot on the 4th so if you need to escape from the heat we’ll have the A/C’s running, waters chilled, and the water cooler ready to go. We’ve attached the poster for all the Brooks events that are happening that day so we hope you get out and enjoy and have a safe holiday. See you all then!