Hello Wheatsville friends and fans!
I'm hoping that you all haven't melted in the heat. We mostly spend our days drinking water, coconut water, iced coffee and tea around here. How about you?
Happy Bastille Day! Come in today (Thursday) between 4:30 and 7:30 for a French inspired Wine and Cheese sampler.
And, to further demonstrate our appreciation for you, our buyers have sought out even more extra special sales to save you money! Look for hundreds of "SPECIALS" throughout the store in addition to our regular Co+op and Owner Deals! Just one more way that we are trying to help you STRETCH your dollar at your co-op!
One more thing, this is a great time to convert your friends to Wheatsville shopping. They can join anytime during Owner Appreciation Days and receive a 10% discount off a shopping trip of their choice, just like you! Your word of mouth helps us to grow and prosper and we appreciate it!
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Every week, Wheatsville staff picks the product we're most excited about right now! Stop by the deli to try (and buy!) this week's One Big Thing—Wheatsville's In-house Fresh-pulled MOZZARELLA!
What do we like about Wheatsville in-house pulled fresh mozzarella?
1) This fresh, milky mozzarella is pulled onsite here at Wheatsville from fresh mozzarella curds.
2) Try this amazing cheese for a special introductory price of just $9.99/lb!
3) Find it on Cheese Island next to the other fresh mozzarella cheeses.
We want to include our customers in the mozzarella pulling process, so we're having mozzarella pulling demos near Cheese Island twice a week. At NOON on WEDNESDAYS and SATURDAYS, you can see how fresh mozzarella is pulled, enjoy free samples, and learn about delicious serving suggestions.
Hey Owners! It's almost Owner Appreciation Week and now is the time to pre-order cases of your favorite Grocery Items! You may find yourself putting the same items in your shopping basket week after week, why not stock up by ordering a case? Or two! All pre-orders get a 5% pre-order discountand when you combine that with the awesome sales we've got goin' on, as well as the 10% OwnerAppreciation Discount (applied at the register to the grand total of Your Big Shopping Trip), you've got yourself some pretty deep savings! In addition to being a great value, pre-orders save the Coop a bit of time and labor dollars too- our stockers don't spend the time stocking something only to have the shelf emptied in mere seconds (but if that is what you want to do, by all means, come and get it! That is what we're here for!). And one of my favorite things about pre-orders is that when you come to pick up your pre-order, you simply have to ask for it at the Hospitality Desk and it will be brought up front for you in its original case, which is custom made for the product (if you have ever tried to pack 12 cans of beans into a bag, you'll know why this is wonderful!). Pre-Order Away!
Special specials for special shoppers!
We went above and beyond this Owner Appreciation by seeking out extra sales for all customers! With over 150 items on sale, not even including Co+op Deals or Owner Deals, the Grocery Team wants to help you save money while you stock up your pantry and fridge. Look for bright orange and bright yellow "Special" & "Sale" signs throughout the store, with favorites including
LOCAL: Food for Lovers Vegan Queso $3.89 reg. $4.99, Nada Moo Coconut Frozen Dessert $3.99reg.$4.89, Hail Merry Raw Tarts and Macaroons $3.99 reg. $4.49
REFRESHING: Zico Coconut Water 11 oz size $1.49 reg. $1.89, 14 oz size $1.99 reg. $2.69, 33.8 oz size $4.49 reg $5.49, Blue Sky Soda 6-packs $2.99 reg $3.99 (excludes Organic and Sugar Free varieties) Guru Energy Drink $1.69 reg. $2.19
Also look for samples, product demonstrations and tastings throughout the entire week, so everyone feels appreciated!
This week, we're featuring locally grown organic bunched basil from Buena Tierra Farms andlocally grown mixed medley cherry tomatoes from Oak Hill Farms to go along with the incredible hand-pulled mozzarella the cheese team is featuring this week. If you haven't tried it, you'd better! Fresh mozz is unlike anything you've had from a package. Our basil and cherry tomatoes are great compliments and work well in a caprese salad or on bruscetta. I like to marinate the cherry tomatoes overnight in a little apple cider vinegar with some fresh parsley, oregano and a pinch of salt. Add a teaspoon or so of sugar if you like, and wham! Your taste buds won't know what hit them.
Another feast for the senses this week are our organic red cherries. They're better than ever: crunchy, juicy, sweet, amazing! Organic cherries are really a treat – the season is short but they are so worth it!
On Thursday July 14th, we will be celebrating Bastille Day by sampling out French and French style cheeses a long with some French wines.
This weekend is the beginning of Owner Appreciation days. We will be sampling throughout the week. So come and try some delicious food and save.
Last week we started our fresh mozzarella program. If did not get a chance to come by last week, we will be doing it all over again this week. Wednesday and Saturday, starting at noon.
We have our Argentine Parmesan on sale this week for 8.59/lb, regularly $9.99/lb. Also our New York Sharp Cheddar is on sale for $6.49/lb, regularly $8.99/lb
Grow Fresh Oyster Mushrooms in your OWN Kitchen!
Our new Grow Your Own Mushroom Garden Kit $19.99 by Back to the Roots is, for a lack of better words, "SO COOL!" Small enough to fit on your window sill or kitchen counter, you can grow up to 1 ½ pounds of fresh oyster mushrooms in recycled coffee grounds – in as little as ten days! The kit is simple to follow and mess-free! All you have to do is:
1) Open the front panel of the box
2) Cut a slit in the soil bag
3) Mist with water (mister included) twice a day
… and watch your dinner grow!
You can even expect to have 2-4 harvests in the same box! Check out the Back to the Roots website for photos, recipes, and details about their product – and if you post a photo of you and your crop, they'll send you a free replacement bag or donate a kit to an elementary classroom of your choice! There's no easier way to educate yourself or your favorite kiddo on the wacky world of growing your own edible fungi sustainably. Check them out *new* at Wheastville in bulk herbs next to our seed rack!
Owner Appreciation Days are just around the corner. Starting on Monday we will have Wheatsville's Own, Made in House Sausages on sale. We will start the week with the morning sausages ourChorizo and Breakfast Sausage. Tuesday will feature the chicken Sausages; the Spicy Cilantro Lime and the Curry Chicken Sausages. These are great as links or patties and as saucy additions to your sauces and pastas. Wednesday we are doing it up Italian Style, both Hot and Sweet. Thursday will be the Tipsy Cow Beef Sausage. From Red Sauce to Stroganoff, or link to burger, this sausage is versatile and delicious. Friday we will have our new Variety Packs on sale. This is a great time to try out our new Sausages and get a great deal on some of your favorites.
This period on Coop Deals is Applegate Farms Great Organic Hot Dog @$5.99 reg. $7.99. Look in the Freezer for a New Applegate Farms product, Chicken Hot Dogs.
Alaskan Sockeye season is still in full swing. Once a year we have the opportunity to get wild caught never been frozen super fresh Sockeye Salmon. I recommend strolling over to Breed and Co., picking up a couple different kinds of wood planks (I'm talking about the ones in the grilling section) and grilling that Sockeye atop some great wood flavor. Those planks would really help out with some of those fish fillets that don't have skin anymore like Halibut. Speaking of grilling fish, the Orca Bay Swordfish Steaks @$7.99 would be an excellent grill choice. Two to a package and individually packed, allows you to quickly thaw and use as few or as many at one time as you would like. The MSC certifiedsustainable Orca Bay products are all packaged this way and at really great prices.
Bastille Day wine tasting! Come celebrate Bastille Day at Wheatsville with a tasting of Le Grand Noir Wines tonight from 4:30 to 7:30. From a country renowned for its wine-making tradition, Le Grand Noir wines offer untraditional blends from traditional French varietals.
Organic beer Tasting! We are hosting a tasting featuring Butte Creek Organic IPA and Butte Creek Organic Pilsner this Saturday from 5:00 to 8:00. These are fantastic beers and they are on sale for just $8.99 regularly $9.99 so stock up!
Shane, our Wine Buyer, is putting together an amazing wine deal for Owner Appreciation Days. The Owner Appreciation Days Wine Buyer Pick Pack combines some of our favorite wines together in one of our Wheatsville 6 bottle bags for an incredible deal. The wines you'll find: Parducci Sustainable produced Pinot Noir, Coppola Rosso, 4 Vines Zinfandel, Callia Torrontes, Allia Alta Malbec, and Casal Garcia Vinho Verde. Combine the deal on the wine itself with the 10% off for buying six bottles at one time AND your 10% one time Owner Appreciation Days discount and that amounts to a whopping savings of $31.20! Holy smokes! This may be the most screaming-est wine deal in town!
One of our favorite frozen food brands is on Deal exclusively for Owners of Wheatsville! Alexia All Natural Foods which are never complicated and always extraordinary. They love food as much as we do. They make it all-natural, gourmet inspired and absolutely delicious. Choose from Olive Oil, Rosemary & Garlic Oven Fries on Deal now for $2.49 reg. $2.89, Onion Rings with Sea Salt now$2.99 reg. $3.59, Mozzarella Stix now $3.49 reg. $3.99, Mushroom Bites now $3.49 reg. $3.99,Waffle Fries with Seasoned Salt now $3.49 reg. $3.99 and Spicy Sweet Potato Fries now $3.49 reg. $3.99.
And remember, these deals are on top of your ONE TIME 10% Owner Appreciation Days discount between 7/16 and 7/24!
Click here for more Owner Deals, valid Wednesday, July 13th – Tuesday, August 2nd. —Brooks Wood, Co+op Deals Coordinator
Our most popular bath tissue, Seventh Generation, in a generous 12 roll economy size, is on Deal for$6.79 reg. $9.89.
Click here for more Co+op Deals valid Wednesday, July 13th – Tuesday, August 2nd. —Brooks Wood, Co+op Deals Coordinator
New Ruby Red Jasmine Rice
Alter Eco Red Rice (Khao Deng variety) is an ancient whole grain rice that is as nutritionally charged as it is colorful. Its crunchy texture and earthy flavor are paired with a cocktail of essential vitamins, proteins and minerals, making it an all-round healthy choice! And at only $3.99/lb it is a great way to spice up any meal, even old favorites!
Have you tried a drink from our Deli's organic, fair-trade espresso bar yet? Hot or iced, we will custom-make your caffeine dream! Choose from organic whole milk, skim milk, soy milk or rice milk, or just get it straight up and add your own cream if you choose! From Americanos to Mochas, we can make your coffee drink just the way you like it! Our Iced Agave Latte is a staff and customer favorite. Organic, fair-trade espresso is freshly brewed with your choice of milk, lightly sweetened with local, organic, raw agave & chilled for a fantastic, addictive pick-me-up! In fact, any of our espresso drinks can be put on ice for your summertime pleasure! The Spicy Mocha is another favorite, blending espresso and organic chocolate syrup with a little cayenne for an irresistible drink! Other house-made Deli drinks include our earthy, herby Yerba Mate, organic unsweetened Iced Black Tea, sweet and milky Thai Iced Coffee and spicy Masala Chai Tea. Find your favorite and keep coming back to quench your thirst all summer long!
Our entire line of To-Go Ware stainless steel tiffins, carrying bags, and bamboo utensil sets will be10% off through the end of July. Also on special through the end of the month: New Wave Enviro 10-Stage Water Filter System, regularly $109.99, is just $87.99!
Have you seen our new Bokashi Bin Starter Kits from Microbial Farms? These unique bins use fermentation to quickly break down your kitchen scraps with no rotting odors. The starter kit includes the bin and a 1gallon bag of Bokashi Bran, and retails for $74.99; additional bags of bran are just $9.99 each. Check out http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/sws/green30_challenge.htm to see if you're eligible for theCity of Austin's Composting Rebate Challenge and earn a 75% rebate on the cost of your composting system!
Hey all! Cody, Health Team supervisor here. I'm excited to bring news of a plethora of amazing sales this week in your Health department!
All Gaia Herbs products - 20% off
All Vibrant Health items - 20% off
All Amazing Grass items – 20% off
Vega Health Optimizer, Large – $10.00 off
Herbalogic Deep Sleeper - $10.00 off
Natural Vitality Natural Calm 16 oz – 25% off
Skin Organics – 15% off
Dr Bronners 2, 4, 8, 16, 32 oz. Liquid Soaps – 20% off
Alba Suncare – 20% off
There is something for everyone with almost 300 items on sale this week. If you are an owner be sure to take advantage of these sales and stack your 10% discount during Owner Appreciation Days!
New Gourmet Salts Available in Bulk Herbs!
Bulk herbs just got classier. We've brought in four new gourmet salts from local Southern Style Spices in Manor, Texas. Brittany Coast Grey Sea Salt, Course ($9.99lb/.62oz) is mild in flavor and high in minerals and nutrients. Hawaiian Red Sea Salt ($15.99lb/.99oz) gets its vibrant color from volcanic red clay and has a mellow earthy taste. Fleur De Sel ($25.59lb/$1.59oz) is a premium quality and hand harvested salt that gets its name from the subtle smell of violets that develops as it dries.French Red Sea Salt ($10.29lb/.64oz) has a flavor full and distinct taste that cannot be matched, and my favorite Chihuahua de Mexico Smoked Sea Salt ($19.99lb/$1.24oz) has a strong punchy smoked taste that complements fresh cheese and garden tomatoes. Here's how I used it in my new favorite snack:
Smokey Summer H'ors deurves
4 Roma Tomatos Sliced into round chips
Wheatsville's in House Mozzarella sliced into 12-15 bite sized morsels
Fresh Basil leaves
Bulk Chuihuahua de Mexico Smoked Sea Salt (to taste)
*Layer mozzarella and basil on the tomato chips and sprinkle with smoked salt for a quick, easy, Southwestern twist on the traditional tomato & basil appetizer!
Stay cool friends!
Wheatsville GM and e-mail guy