Thursday, October 29, 2009

Witchville Co-op wants to be your Ghoul Friend!

Happy Halloween from Witchville Co-op!

We love Halloween around here and hope you have a fun and scary one planned!

We've still got Jack-o-lanterns in stock if you haven't gotten one and the most delicious apples for bobbing if you're into that sort of thing!
On Saturday, kids in costume will receive a special candy treat at the Hospitality desk, so bring your little ones on by!

One more word on Apples. If you haven't been eating them, please get right on it! It is apple season and I haven't had as bad apple yet. I have been eating one or two a day for the past few weeks and finding them delightful EVERY time! Please do not miss out on apple season.

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Frozen fun
By your command
A Bacon candy bar?!?!
Delicious deli
A message from Cap'n Greg of Cheese Island

It's election time! Vote for your board of directors, the Community Action Wednesday charitable organizations, and the boycott election. Do it on-line! Do it now!
New in the Freezers!

Tempt non-dairy frozen dessert (aka hempmilk ice cream)!
Discover Tempt non-dairy frozen dessert, the newest product from Living Harvest, the makers of Tempt Hempmilk. With five delectable flavors, it's made from the same smooth and creamy Hempmilk, one of nature's most planet-friendly foods. Tempt frozen desserts are a temptation you can feel good about: dairy-free, soy free, gluten-free, cholesterol-free & Kosher. 100% delicious!
Wheatsville is offering all five flavors: Mint Chip, Vanilla Beans, Coffee Biscotti, Chocolate Fudge, and Coconut Lime. Yum!
By Owner Request from Niki Nash, grocery Merchandising Manager!

Hi faithful email readers! I'm starting a new section of the Wheatsville email that is dedicated to promoting products that we've brought in as a result of owner requests. These are items that you, the membership, have said are tasty and you can't live without em'!
This week, I'd like to highlight MimicCreme.
MimicCreme is the non-dairy, non-soy, gluten-free substitute for dairy cream that is both tasty and healthy. The main ingredients are almonds and cashews. You can use MimicCreme in any recipe that calls for cream (sauces, gravies, crepes, pancakes, muffins, cakes) and there's no conversion to worry about. One cup of dairy cream = One cup of MimicCreme. It is also delicious in coffee. Wheatsville is now carrying the unsweetened MimicCreme in the non-dairy beverages section of the aisles (by the soymilk) not in the dairy cooler. Try some in your winter baking and Thanksgiving meals and let us know what you think!
As always, thanks for your feedback and input regarding what products you want to see in the store!
Niki Nash-Wheatsville Merchandising Manager

In The Grocery Aisle
Vosges "Mo's Bacon Bar":
Salty sweet and then some. You've got to go pretty far to beat the flavor of slightly salty chocolate. That being said, it's still hard to believe that someone thought it was a good idea to put bacon in a chocolate bar. But this idea actually works surprisingly well. Think salty smoky sweet. It's a special kind of treat for that time when chocolate and peanut butter just won't do. You can find them in the candy section at Wheatsville and read more at Justin Merrifield, Grocery Buyer

From the deli
Happy Halloween from your Wheatsville Deli!
In case you have not yet delighted in the offerings of the food bar, let me introduce you… The cold side features tons of fresh and tasty salad fixins, running the gamut from the usual – mesclun greens, baby spinach, cherry tomatoes and shredded carrots – to the extreme – vegan Mexican chocolate pudding, house-made garlic croutons, vegan bacon bits and edamame! Available every day from 9am to 9pm, grazing the salad bar makes for a quick and healthy lunch! In addition to our classic Cashew-Tamari and Cilantro-Lime salad dressings, the salad bar also holds two newbies: our homemade Creamy Peppercorn Ranch and Red Wine Vinaigrette!

The hot bar is open from 11am to 2pm for lunch service, and again from 4pm to 7pm for dinner. Get a full meal like Three-Cheese Lasagna with a side of house-made Italian Sausage or Vegan Broccoli Mac & Cheese with Garlic Bread! Other favorites include Chicken Tikka Masala, Cheesy Chicken Pot Pie and Vegetable Curry!

Also on the food bar, and available in small and large sizes from 11am to 9pm daily, are our award-winning Tempeh Chili, and our hot soups of the day!

And be sure to check out our delicious and diverse antipasto bar, "Tiny Brinies", a selection of mouthwatering nibbles hand-picked by Wheatsville's Deli Manager! Tons of different olives – including a staff favorite, the green and buttery Castelvetrano – pickled okra, roasted red peppers, tangy peppadews, crunchy cornichons and so many more await you! Pair a selection of these treats with some delicacies from nearby Cheese Island – try Cypress Grove's lavender and fennel pollen dusted Purple Haze goat cheese, or Cowgirl Creamery's pungent, ripe Red Hawk! – and you have the beginnings of an unforgettable evening!

This week is your last chance to sample our October specials, like our Peanut Butter Banana Dream Smoothie – just what Elvis would have ordered if he'd left Graceland once in a while! Two great tastes that taste great together, bananas and PB are the perfect healthy combo of salty and sweet – all you need is a straw, so try one today!

This is also your last chance to grab our tasty Salsa of the Month – Guajillo con Miel! This salsa blends dried ancho and guajillo chiles with sun-dried tomatoes and local honey for a smoky-sweet sensation! The fluorescent red glow of this salsa is all natural and absolutely gorgeous!

The Deli also has some great Owner Specials for you to take advantage of before October comes to a close! Organic, fair-trade Lattes from our Espresso Bar are on sale, as well as our Deli Counter's infamous Italian Sandwich piled high with two kinds of salami, ham and provolone, and our top-selling Asian-inspired pasta salad, Ginger Tempeh Pasta, available in our self-serve Grab'n'Go case!
From Greg, on cheese island
The Cheese Department will be putting a a few things on sale for the month of November.
Organic Valley Shredded Parmesean on sale for $3.49, regularly $4.29, Organic Valley Blue Cheese Crumbles on sale for  $3.49, which is regularly $4.29, Organic Valley Pasteurized Sharp Cheddar on sale for$4.49, which is regularly $5.29.
I hope you have an exceptionally great week and a scary Halloween!
Dan Gillotte
Head Ghoul


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