April Specials and More!
 
 
 
off Broad St. @ Caudill St.
 
 Monday - Saturday
8:30am - 7:30pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm
 
San Luis Obispo's Neighborhood Market & Member Owned Co-Op
 
April 5, 2016
 
 
In This Newsletter:
 
 
 
Product Updates at SLO Natural Foods Co-op
 
 
Produce buyer Lonnan has brought in more LIVING GREENS. Living greens are grown hydroponically with no pesticides or sprays of any kind in clean, filtered water. They still have the roots attached with a bit of soil and they are crisp with the freshest flavor. These are all local: arugula, mizuna, and watercress from Paso and organic wheat grass from Oceano.

In Grocery, Raymond has brought in products from Don and Junee' Sherwood's CAYUCOS SAUSAGE CO. Their ALL PURPOSE SEASONING has no MSG and all natural ingredients: salt, dried garlic, black pepper, sugar, dried parsley, rice concentrate, cayenne pepper, and yeast extract. The TEQUILA MUSTARD is fat free, has no trans fat, and no known allergens. Ingredients are distilled vinegar, mustard seed, sugar, jalapenos, tequila, salt, spices, and turmeric.

We're also carrying OVEN STOKED ROASTING KITS from ALL GOOD PROVISIONS. These kits are small batch home roasting kits with all organic ingredients. Enjoy fresh roasted nuts from your own kitchen -- these are ready in 15 minutes, just mix, bake, and serve. We carry three flavors: West African Curry Cashews, Mexican Chocolate Pecans, and Black Truffle Rosemary Almonds.

 
 
Slow Money SLO: Spring Meeting


The next meeting of Slow Money SLO will be Tues, May 3, at 6pm. They'll meet at the SLO Grange, 2880 Broad St. in SLO. Meeting details from Founder and Director Jeff Wade:
 
"Following our March meeting, which featured great local food and speakers, we will double down this time with food from Virginia at Vert Foods and sweets from KellyMarie at Chocolate Stache.  
 
Speakers include Doug Martin presenting his new line of all natural sodas, Larry Kandarian on his Organic farm and great grains as well as Greg Ellis on the latest good work being done by One Cool Earth.
 
Bring and share some of the food you love and come hear three great speakers!"

 
 
Project Hope and Fairness
 
 
Project Hope and Fairness is a volunteer organization based in San Luis Obispo that helps African cocoa farmers. President Tom Neuhaus is also the owner of Mama Ganache Artisan Chocolates, one of the first Fair Trade/organic chocolatiers in the US.
 
Last Saturday, Tom, who is also a Master Chef, cooked for their Elegant French Dinner fundraiser, and it was a great success. We were happy to donate fresh organic veggies for this worthwhile event. Tatiana, Bulk Buyer here at the Co-op, volunteered on her own time to help serve the dinners.
 
To learn more about their good work, visit the Project Hope and Fairness website and Facebook page.
 
 
 
Please Join Us!  Board Meetings Are Open to Owners of the Co-op


Did you know that the monthly Board of Directors meeting is open to owners of SLO Natural Foods Co-op?  If you are an owner or member (we sometimes use these words interchangeably), you are welcome to attend.  Every meeting opens with a public comment period.
 
* * * We currently have an open seat on the Board so if you are interested in serving, please call or come by the Co-op and request a Board packet. * * *
 
The Board generally meets on the second Wednesday of the month. The next Board meeting will be April 13th at 5:30 PM. Please call the Co-op at 544.7928 for the meeting location.
 
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
 
 
Meet at the CRFG Demonstration Orchard at Cal Poly SLO.
 
 
Everything Edible Sale, Sat-Sun, April 9-10
At Growing Grounds Downtown in SLO.
Proceeds benefit Transitions-Mental Health Association.
 
 
Board of Directors Meeting, Wed, April 13
Please call the Co-op at 544.7928 for location.
Meet your Board Members! Volunteer for a committee!
 
 
Advice to Grow By: Drought Tolerant Plants, Sat, April 16
Part of the free Advice to Grow By series, presented by SLO Master Gardeners.
10am -12pm, 2156 Sierra Way, SLO.
 
 
Earth Day, Sat, April 23
Branch Mill Organic Farm and Retreat Center
Live music, food & libations, yoga, farm tours, workshops, raffles and more!
$5/adults, free for kids/teens. Rain or Shine!
 
 
Morro Bay Kite Festival, Sat-Sun, April 23-24
Fun, Free, Family Event!
 
 
Dairy Creek Zero Waste Park Tour, Clean Energy Zone, Kid’s Korner,
Eco Marketplace, Health & Well-being Center, Food Court,
Beer & Wine, and SLO Botanical Garden Tours.
Free transit to the festival from the Transit Center, SLO.
 
In addition, ALL bus rides throughout the county will be FREE on Earth Day!
 
 
Self-guided garden tour in Morro Bay and Los Osos.
$10/person, proceeds benefit community educational projects.
 
 
HopeDance Events, April 1-30
Films, discussions, gatherings.
 
 
Speakers Doug Martin, Larry Kandarian, and Greg Ellis.
Food provided by Vert Foods and Chocolate Stache
 
 
 
 
SAVE THE DATE!

Annual Members Meeting & Local Vendor Fair
at SLO Natural Foods Co-op
Sat, May 21, 2016
11am -3pm
More information coming soon!
 
 
 
 
Thanks for reading, being a Co-Op Member and supporting Local, Sustainable Community Health. Your support of the store supports local, sustainably grown food and farmers and non-GMO standards.
 
If you've any questions or comments about the newsletter, please contact us at newsletter@slonaturalfoods.com
 
SLO Natural Foods, 2494 Victoria Ave. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
www.SLONaturalFoods.coop       805-544-7928