Thursday, May 13, 2010

Wine tasting and hemp history week!

Hello Wheatsville friends and fans!

I hope that you're having a great start to May!

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Produce Hotness

Wine tasting!

Hemp History Week!

Sail to Cheese Island

Grill it up with the meat department

Deli catering for your graduation party?

Healthy living

Bike to work!

Produce is IN for the summer!

Organic Melons!
The summer is almost here, and that means exciting things in your produce department. We've gotten our first batch of organic watermelons and cantaloupes in and they are delicious! Stay tuned as more melony goodness arrives in the next few weeks!

Right now the mangos we've been getting are amazing. Both the larger, Tommy Atkins, variety and the smaller, atalufo, are sweet and delicious! Enjoy in hand, cut-up or with a little bit of lime and chile for a tasty seasonal treat. 

Stonefruits Coming Soon
Yes! It's that time of year again. Soon we will be joyously celebrating stonefruit season with delicious and juicy peaches, nectarines, plums, plouts and apricots! I'm very excited about this, are you? Texas peaches should have a great year, which is something to look forward too.

Flowers for your Grads
We'll have plenty of flowers for your new graduates. Also, if you need  some quick snacks for a graduation party, we'll have our usual assortment of cut fruit and other convenience items like pre-made Wholly Guacamole!

Wine tasting!

Casal Garcia Wine Tasting! Wednesday may 19th from 4:30 to 7:30pm we will be tasting Casal Garcia Vinho Verde. This wine is always a great deal but now it is on sale for $6.99 regularly $7.99. The wine has a citrine color and a clear appearance with a very delicate and slightly fruity aroma. On the palate this is a fresh, smooth and well-balanced wine. Ideal with fish, seafood, Asian food and some white meat. So come by the co-op and give this fabulous wine a try!

Hemp History Week!

We're taking part in Hemp History Week (May 17-23) to help make changes to laws/ policies so that US farmers can grow hemp for all of its legal and useful industrial applications. All week, we'll be highlighting the hemp foods that we carry and we'll have some sampling, too! Most importantly, you can go to the Hemp History web-site OR sign a postcard in the store urging lawmakers to let US farmers grow commercial hemp. You can watch a video HERE to learn even more!


Cheese Island

Graduation is coming up soon and we have cheese trays for your graduation party. Our cheese trays range from $9.99 for our small domestic tray, $40 for our lg. domestic cheese and fruit tray, and $60 for our gourmet cheese and fruit tray.

Also we are still running a sale on our Manchego at $13.69/lb, regular price $16.29/lb. AlsoBoar's Head Pepper Jack is on sale for $5.29/lb, regular price is $5.99/lb.


Meat department news!

Happy graduation! If you're throwing a party, pick up some guilt-free snacks to enjoy. Try these suggestions:

Niman Ranch Salami plain is only $6.99 ea.

Wild Salmon lox make a great party food to top finger foods, on owner special this month $7.49 lb.

Organic Prairie sliced roasted turkey breast $4.99 6oz (owner special this month) easy- to- make finger food and worthy snackable treat.

Try easy to cook chicken kabobs, made with Buddy's natural chicken and fresh veggies & marinated in Wheatsville's own cilantro lime dressing only $7.99 lb. Kabobs make an easy snack for parities.


We still have great prices on your favorite things to grill:

Niman Ranch Beef Ribeye steak $16.99 lb / regular $18.99 lb

Niman Ranch Beef NY Strip Steak $16.99 lb / regular $18.99 lb

Niman Ranch Beef Ground $4.99 lb everyday-best price in town on certified humane treated natural beef

Look for great specials on family packs of your favorite buddy's chicken & Niman ranch products:

Family pack chicken tenders $6.99 lb

Family pack chicken thigh meat $4.99 lb

Family pack chicken leg quarters $2.79 lb

Family pack ground beef $4.79 lb

Family pack pork thin breakfast chops $6.99 lb

Check out our local selection in the meat freezer next to the meat and beer cases. New this month Dewberry hills farm Cornish Game Hens $4.99 lb. Born and raised right here in central Texas by the same folks that have provided farm fresh chickens to Wheatsville for the last year.

Deli yumminess for you and yours!

UT graduation is just around the bend and we all know what that means – PARTY!!! To help you celebrate in your own special style, your Wheatsville Co-op Deli has a slew of party trays available to make your gathering one to remember. From simple spreads of Popcorn Tofu and fresh Crudites with Cashew-Tamari Dip to our Middle Eastern and Deluxe Meat and Cheese platters, your Deli has an option to fit any size and taste! Also, any of our standard Deli salads can be ordered in quantity for caterings, so if you think our Gingered Tempeh Pasta is the cat's meow, buy a bunch to share with your family and friends! Call the store or email our Deli Manager Dana at to place orders or ask questions!

Along with the weather heating up, the month of May has brought a whole new slew of coolOwner Specials, Fresh in the Deli recipes and more for you to enjoy! Our new Salsa of the Month is the beautiful, veggie-laden Tomatillo Fire, boasting a trio of roasted peppers blended with tomatillos, tomatoes, onions, garlic, cilantro and cumin!

Smoothie season is most certainly underway and our Smoothie of the Month is Blueberry Banana Dream, and is also an owner special at just $4.49, reg. $4.99.

Our other two owner specials are for some of your Deli's most popular items: the infamously delicious Popcorn Tofu Po'Boy at $5.99, reg. $6.49, and our classic self-serve Chicken Salad made with local Buddy's all-natural white meat chicken at $8.99/lb, reg. $9.99!
Also on sale at the Deli Counter are tasty cold cuts: Boar's Head Turkey Pastrami at $9.49/lb, reg. $9.99 and Muenster Cheese, $4.99/lb, reg. $5.99!
Come on in and sample something new!

Healthy Living from the Health Team

We have some new products to enhance your water consumption this summer.  For the more active and athletic among us, we have NUUN.  It is a refreshing tab you can add to your water to help replenish electrolytes without all the sugars and plastic bottle waste of other drinks.  We have Citrus/Fruit flavor and Lemon/Lime flavor, 12 servings per tube  $ 5.99 per tube.

U is a light tasting hydration drink with electrolytes and vitamins added.  This one is perfect for yoga, light hikes and all day, every day use.  Just drop 1 tab in 16 ounces of water, and off you go.  We have Tangerine/Ginger, Kona Kola (with caffeine added), and Lemon/Chai  flavors, 16 servings per tube $ 7.29 per tube.

We have a new Wheatsville brand B-50 complex on Owner Special in May!  Boost your energy with just one capsule a day that includes your B vitamins, Inositol (50 mg), and Choline (20 mg).  Owner Special price $ 4.99 Regular Price $ 5.99.

Bike to work!

We'll be hosting an awesome Bike to Work Day breakfast station at Wheatsville from 7-9am on Friday May 21st! Bike on over for Free Free Free stuff! Fontana Coffee, MMMMMpanadas, Orange Juice (from our new friends at Borden), Rock Star Bagels, and MORE! You gotta ride a bike to to the breakfast station to get in on this, so get in a new good habit and reap the rewards!


This is the first week with a new e-mail sender dealie, so let me know if it isn't working for you, ok?

Have a great week!

Dan Gillotte

Wheatsville GM and e-mail guy