Thursday, July 02, 2009

4th of july and lots of deals all over the store!

Hi Wheatsville friends!
Happy Independence Day! 
Maybe you can celebrate local businesses and local food this 4th? (Y'know celebrate your Independents?!)

We'll be closing early for July 4th at 9pm! So, get in early to get you through the night! 

Early bird!
Don't forget, we open early these days at 7:30am! (Shopping early is kind of cool. No traffic to get here and no parking issues!)

Speaking of parking... Don't be too freaked out, but our normal entrance is closed right now. Use the drive closest to the store and park wherever you can find a spot. Traffic will flow ONE around the building as it was during the last phase. Thank you for your patience. We are just a few weeks away from having our entirely new parking lot complete!

Can you serve on the Wheatsville Board of Directors?
Yes, You Can!

Nominations Now Open For Fall Election
Email for more information
or pick up a Board Candidate Application Packet at the hospitality desk!

Mmmmm, beer for the weekend!
We have some great beers for this weekend's Fourth of July celebration here at the co-op. One new edition is in the singles cooler and it comes from the good folks at New Belgium Brewing located in Fort Collins, Colorado. Biere De Mars is a bottle-conditioned ale that reflects the hearty character of the southern Belgian and northern French countrysides. Listen to what Melissa Newell, Owner of Terroir Restaurant has to say about the subject. "Golden amber in hue, this beer has delicately balanced hops with toasty aromas. Definite tropical notes of musty pineapple, dried apricot, and sweet papaya immediately indicate that this beer was made to pair with warm weather foods. For starters, I would pair this beer with crab cakes, poblano pepper, sundried tomato, and curry with a mango coulis to finish the dish. Or try a salad of mixed greens with avocado tossed in a mimosa vinaigrette of pineapple juice, citrus segments, and cayenne pepper. For any warm weather party, this beer is optimal and "ripe" for pairing". Wow, now that sounds like a Fourth of July feast!

Cool deals in the Chill Department!
In addition to some of the great Co-op Advantage Program sales this month, we have some more deals especially for our owners.
Check out these Owner Specials, which will ring up automatically at the registers.
In the freezers, owners who buy Amy's Kitchen organic pocket sandwiches will get to keep some more change in their pockets. All of the Amy's Kitchen pockets we carry will be on sale for owners for $1.99 – 80 cents off our regular prices.
All of the pocket sandwiches are organic, certified Kosher and don't contain tree nuts. The Tofu Scramble and the Vegetable Pie in a pocket are both dairy- and lactose-free and have no cholesterol.

Younger owners and their folks will be able to save $1 on Amy's Kitchen new line of kids meals, which include an entrée, side and dessert all for $3.99 and less than 400 calories a serving. Pasta seems to always be a winner with children and the Baked Ziti Kids' Meal is not only organic but also dairy- and gluten-free.
Did you know that chicken has had a place on dinner plates for more than 4,000 years from Eqypt to Rome to Asia? Cedarlane Natural Foods has tapped into chicken's culinary history with a new line of chicken entrees, ranging from lasagna to burritos to chicken in orange sauce. Owners will be able to tap into a $1 off all month on these frozen meals.
Just in time for the Fourth of July and the height of grilling season, owners can save $1.20 on Food For Life Baking Co.'s organic Sprouted Whole Grain Hotdog Buns (reg. $4.19). These buns are made from wheat, millet, barley, lentils, soybeans and spelt which have been sprouted to release the nutrients stored in the grains, which gives the buns a nutty taste. Meanwhile, wheat- and gluten-free Food For Life Brown Rice Tortillas will be on Owner Special for $2.29 (reg. $2.99) and English muffins will be $1 off for owners (reg. $3.99 or $4.59).
In the refrigerated section, owners will be able to save from 20 cents to 70 cents on WestSoy products.  Organic water-packed and vacuum-packed tofu will be $1.99 for 14oz, 20 cents off normal price; while the Teriyaki-flavored and Thai-flavored baked tofus will be 30 cents off for owners (reg. $3.29). Owners will be able to buy WestSoy seitan for $2.99 – 70 cents off the regular $3.69 price – and tempeh for $2.39 – also 70 cents off.
From the Delli
We have lots of new goodies in your Wheatsville Deli this month including our own buttery, flaky buttermilk scones! Come on in and try one of our many flavors, both sweet and savory, like Blueberry, Cranberry-Orange, Glazed Cinnamon-Raisin, or Jalapeno Cheddar! Yum!

Also this month, we bring you Greek Roasted Potato Salad from St. Paul, MN's Mississippi Market! It's a wonderful dish of oven-roasted Yukon gold potatoes tossed with Mediterranean ingredients like sun-dried tomatoes, red onion, kalamata olives, artichoke hearts, fresh spinach and basil, and feta cheese in a red wine vinaigrette! Both light and filling, it's perfect for a hot day!

Our "A-maize-ing" Salsa this month is a wonderful dip made from sweet corn, organic black beans, ripe tomatoes, red onion, jalapenos, green onions and cilantro in a garlic-lime dressing! Although it's hearty, I guarantee you'll be chip-dipping until the last bean is devoured!  Great addition to your 4th of July BBQ.

July's smoothie of the month is Orange Dream, a creamsicle-like concoction of orange juice and vanilla, blended only with frozen bananas and soymilk, and never with ice! This thick and creamy dream of a smoothie will satisfy your sweet tooth as well as soothe your hot and sweaty self!

This month, the Deli is promoting our brand new Boar's Head Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich! This ultimate BLT is made with SIX SLICES of tasty bacon, fresh Greenleaf lettuce, sliced vine-ripened tomatoes, and a smear of mayonnaise on lightly toasted Rudi's organic sourdough! A new staff favorite, this tasty sandwich is on sale for only $3.99! That's 50 cents off the normal price of $4.49!

Also on sale in the Deli this month are grab'n'go items found in our self-serve case: The large, 16 ounce bottles of our beloved Cashew-Tamari Dressing are only $3.99 this month, lowering them from $4.49, and our Deluxe Green Salads topped with tender slices of our All-Natural, Grilled Lemon-Pepper Chicken, usually $4.99, are available this month for only $4.49! So come on in and take advantage of your savings!

And don't forget to stock up on all your Fourth of July favorites from the Deli this week, like potato salads, pasta salads and coleslaws! And get ready for the return of our very popular Red Curry Tofu – it's baaaack!
From Greg in the Land of Cheese
For the month of July the cheese department has great items on sale.
Organic Valley Cottage Cheese  on sale for $4.29, regularly $4.99.  Organic Valley Cream Cheese tubs on sale for $2.49, regularly $2.99. Organic Valley Shredded Parmesan is on sale for  $3.69, regularly $4.69.
 Also Morningland Organic Raw Colby is on sale for $7.99, regularly $8.99 and  Pureluck Feta is on sale for $9.99, regularly $16.49. These are some great deals so take advantage of them while supplies last.
From Bryan the Butcher
Hey folks it's time for the best grilling holiday of the year, the granddaddy of them all the 4th of July. Let's do it for less $$ this year too. We're offering superb deal all month long on grilling supplies. The fine folks at Niman are extending us some great offers that we're passing on to you all month. So don't miss the low prices.
All Niman Ranch products are naturally raised, Animal Welfare Approved, and chemically clean. Definitely a product you'll have no guilt over while feeding your friends and family. We have a new product in stock for the grilling season.
Fourth of July sales!!!! This weekend through Tuesday!  Niman all beef hotdog franks at the great price of $4.59 each, regular price of $5.49 each. Another great grilling choice is the Niman sweet Italian and Niman bratwurst.  These are also on sale for $5.29 ea.  That's .70 off per pack. These are all great deals that you should take advantage of.
 We also have the best price all year on USDA Choice Beef boneless Ribeyes $14.99 lb that's $4 off the regular price of $18.99lb. This is the LOWEST price we have ever offered Beef Ribeyes, so take advantage of this price on restaurant quality steaks.  Step it up this year and support products that promote environmental awareness and proper animal treatment, plus do it for less! GO CO-OP!
Be sure to swing by the freezer for more great deals.
Organic Prairie has some great deals this month!  We have 3 items on sale all month long.  Organic Prairie beef patties on sale for $6.29, regularly $6.99; ground pork on sale for $ 5.95, regularly $6.69; grassfed organic beef on sale for$ 7.49, regularly $7.99.
All 1 pound ground product from Organic Prairie have $1 off coupons from the manufacture.  These coupons are limited in supply so pick some up before this deal is over. There is no limit to how many you can buy. So it's a good time to fill the freezer with your favorite organic products like ground turkey, ground pork, ground beef, pork breakfast style sausage, and others. 
We're still offering buy one get one free on the new World Catch shrimp Scampi & coconut shrimp.
Henry & Lisa's wild Alaskan Salmon Burger are on sale for $6.29, regularly $6.99.  DON'T miss these super cheap deals. 
Rush Hour Recipes
Every month we'll feature a new entree recipe (featuring a mix of vegetarian, non-vegetarian and vegan options) at the Deli Counter and on our website. We will keep an archive of recipe cards at the member center as well, so that you can pick one up and use it for your dinner shopping. You can even use these recipes to build your own recipe book. These recipes come from various co-ops all over the States, which is pretty cool. Plus they have been kitchen tested so you trust them to turn out right. Increase your kitchen repertoire with these quick, easy, fresh, entree recipes.  Follow this link to see the Rush Hour Recipes: .
 In The Grocery Aisle
Alter Eco Organic Quinoa:
If you're looking for a change as far as grains go, I would recommend Alter Eco Organic Quinoa. Quinoa contains more proteins than any other cereal and is easy to digest as it is lighter than most grains. This is an ancient grain that has been cultivated in South America for more than 5,000 years. Alter Eco is a world-conscious company devoted to spreading the Fair Trade values in an effort to bring  balance to the world economy. Wheatsville now has three varieties of Alter Eco Quinoa on sale. We have Red, Black and White quinoa for just $4.99 a box. Read more about this company, their quality products, and their mission at
Justin Merrifield, Grocery Buyer

I hope that you have a great weekend!

Dan Gillotte
Wheatsville GM and e-maiul guy