Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Last week's e-mail today!

I was away at a co-op conference in Pittsburgh last week and wasn't able to produce this e-mail, but there was some good stuff in it that I wanted you to see. Please forgive me, later this week when you get a rare second e-mail.

Now open earlier for your convenience!

Yep, we're open from 7:30am to 11pm 7 days a week. THose of you that have somewhere to be by 8 or 9 am can still get to Wheatsville for coffee, breakfast tacos or to grab lunch for the day!

Come in this week between 7:30 and 8am for a free small drip coffee or before 9am to enter a raffle for a $100 gift card!

Parking and you!

Car parking is a lot trickier these days as we prepare the parking lot for new paving. Please follow the instructions of flaggers during the day to be safe. All traffic will flow one way around the building. You can see a graphic representation of this on our web-site www,wheatsville.coop scroll down for the plan.


Yes! The day has arrived! The day I long for all season long: the day the white nectarine arrives. These are my personal favorite stone-fruits. They are better than a nectarine, YES! better than a nectarine! Our Texas peaches have been delectable this season. Also, if you haven't been seduced by the scent of white peaches, you may need to see a doctor!


If you're like most of us around the Co-op then you have been utilizing your outside cooking stations and not heating up your house with that meddlesome stove. Fortunately, vegetables like to be grilled too. Buena Tierra, our amazing local summertime producers, are really cranking out the grill-ables right now. Organic eggplant, golden zucchini, zucchini, yellow squash, green cabbage, and fennel all make for amazing sides or mains when slathered with some olive oil and lovingly graced with salt and pepper. Fire it up. Eat Local.

From the Deli

Our flame-grilled Greek Turkey Burgers and Middle Eastern Peace In The East Salad are two great dishes that go great together, plus they're our Fresh in the Deli recipe shares from other co-ops that will be in stock all week! Have the Deli Counter make you a delicious sandwich, Mediterranean-style using both: pile up a pita with a warmed up, sliced turkey burger full of tasty bites of feta, kalamata olives and fresh mint, topped with a big scoop of cucumber and tomato-laden, soy yogurt-dressed Peace in the East Salad, and all the extra veggies you like! One more squirt of taratoor on top, wrap it up, and you have an instant meal!

Have you tried our new, local, hand-rolled Rockstar Bagels? These true, New York-style bagels have the hearty chew and crustiness beloved by those lucky enough to have eaten "real" bagels back East! With delicious flavors including Poppyseed, Sesame, Garlic, Salt & Rosemary, Onion, Plain and the wildly popular Everything, Rockstar Bagels can be found in our bakery case at just 89 cents each – or buy 5 and get the 6th one free for a tasty and economical family breakfast! Organic Valley cream cheese singles, a slicer and toaster are all available for your use at the coffee bar, or bring your bagel to the Deli Counter and have it turned into a veggie-filled Garden Bagel or other sandwich!

We've started opening our doors at 7:30am for all you early birds out there, so remember to stop in early for a breakfast taco or smoothie to get your energy building before you start your day! From June 15th through June 22nd, one small organic drip coffee is yours free with any purchase, so come in extra early to take advantage of a complimentary caffeine boost as well as easy parking!

From, Greg in the Land of Cheese

I was talking to a friend of mine the other day. I shared my grilled peaches and brie idea, with him. He in turn shared a simple recipe with me. Take a fresh pineapple skin and core it. Cut it into rings and throw on the grill. As soon as the pineapple rings  start to soften top it with thin slices of Manchego. Remove when the manchego starts to melt. It can be served as an appetizer or desert. Enjoy!! 

Take advantage of our Owner Specials for the month of June. Organic Valley Farms Raw Cheddar, which is regularly $5.29, is on sale for $4.49. Organic Valley Farms Pepper Jack, Meunster and Feta, which are regularly $5.29, is now $4.29. Organic Valley Farms Stringles 6 pack are also on sale.



From Bryan Butler, the Butcher

It's eat local June 15th thru July 15th at Coop's nationwide and of course at Wheatsville it's always time to eat local. Check out our super local product selection in the meat freezer next to the beer case. We have several great choices for you.  You'll see: Bastrop Cattle company 100% Grass-fed beef, Loncito's grass fed lamb; Richardson's pasture raised natural pork, and Thunderheart Bison. These are great local operations that we believe in. Do your part and eat local!

                ATTENTION! Super special buy right now on great new frozen fish choices. As an introductory price we have BUY ONE GET ONE FREE on marinade wild salmon filet, wild Ahi tuna, and wild caught shrimp two ways scampi & coconut. These deals won't last long and it's a good time to fill your freezer on the cheap. Speaking of cheap don't miss the sweet deals on your favorite grilling steaks. Niman brand is renown for top-shelf, premier restaurant beef. These 100% black angus cattle are raised in certified humane conditions by a cooperative of farms that have been doing it right since the 70's. This month we have USDA choice Strip steaks for $18.99 lb members get -.35 off per pound.

In Supplements:

New  &  On Sale
Udo's Oils
3.6.9 Blend 17oz: $21.99
DHA 3.6.9 17oz: $27.99
New Body Wash & Shower Gels from Nature's Gate & Shikai!
New Alaffia Everyday Shea Moisturizing Lotion:
Unscented, Lavender and Vanilla 32oz for only $11.89!
I hope you have a great week!
Dan Gillotte
Wheatsville GM and e-mail guy

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