Co-op Blog

If you have made all the tomato sauce and pesto your freezer can hold and you still have fresh basil coming out your ears, keep reading! It’s easy to dry it for winter use, no special equipment or time required. Carefully harvest perfect leaf clusters with scissors. Try to keep at least a couple inches of stem on the leaves. Find a brown paper bag just the right size to hold... Read More
This week our new sneeze guards were installed and you will notice some continued improvements in the placement of items.  We now have a sneeze guard over the soup station allowing us room to merchandise our soup rolls and cornbread in a much more attractive manner.  Additionally, our shelving arrived at the end of the salad bar.  We have been waiting for these pieces of... Read More
It is hard to believe that the new Deli has been open for a month now. We have had great success from the very start with quite a few learning opportunities as well. Thank you all for taking the time to voice your frustrations, concerns, suggestions, ideas and praise. I personally read each and every suggestion card and made sure we either responded via phone, email or by... Read More
Why did you change the beans and rice from self serve to full serve? When we redesigned the department to provide more workspace for our employees, we had to make some sacrifices. We lost the hot well space that previously housed the beans and rice when we replaced the old salad bar with our beautiful new cold bar. Knowing that we would be adding a burrito and taco program to... Read More
As we near the 3 week mark of the reopening of the deli, I want to take this time to thank all of you that have been supportive and patient during this change. We have all experienced a pretty steep learning curve this month. You, the customers, are learning how to order and navigate our department, the cashiers are learning a new POS ordering system, and the deli employees... Read More
What is Acai? Acai is considered the king of the superfoods. It is a tiny purple palm fruit that is a staple food for people of the Amazon. Açaí is rich in antioxidants (specifically anthocyanins like those found in red wine) and healthy fats similar to olive oil, plus it has no sugar. This combo makes açaí a powerhouse of satisfying nutrition. We take the Acai berry and... Read More
Wow, what an exciting process this has been! We appreciate all of the creative solutions that you must have come up with over the course of the last 8 days as you entered the store and found our deli closed. I spoke with many of you during that time and truly got a sense of how important the deli is to our community as a place for healthy and delicious foods and as a central... Read More
First, let me start by saying thank you all so much for your understanding and patience while the deli is closed. We are excited to provide an upgraded workspace for our employees and a more enjoyable shopping experience for our customers. The biggest change you will notice when we open the doors is that you will place your orders for our juice, coffee & smoothie bar,... Read More
Just a reminder everyone, the Deli Department will close this Sunday the 22nd at 7 pm and reopen (fingers crossed) on Tuesday July 1st at 7 am.  The inside eating area will be closed during that time frame as well.  We apologize for the inconvenience this causes and have heard many customers fret about where they are going to eat while we remodel.  We take this feedback... Read More
As the remodel date nears, I keep thinking of more details that I want to share with you so that everyone is as informed as they can be regarding our changes.  We are planning on closing the deli at 7 pm on Sunday June 22nd and reopening Tuesday July 1st.  During that time the eating area will also be closed so that we have a place to store our large equipment while... Read More