Specials, Earth Day, and More!
off Broad St. @ Caudill St.
 Monday - Saturday
8:30am - 7:30pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm
San Luis Obispo's Neighborhood Market & Community Owned Co-Op
April 19, 2017
In This Newsletter:
Produce sales start each week on Tuesday.
Co+op Deals is our new two-week sales flyer and starts every other Wednesday.
Co+op Basics are the items you use everyday with everyday low prices. Look for new items each month.
Click the images or this link
to see our Specials page.
Gwen joins Niner Wine Estates Team on 'The Cork Dorks'
On Monday, April 17, General Manager Gwen Schmidt joined hosts Adam Montiel and Jeremy West, known as the Cork Dorks, for their show on The Krush 92.5 FM. Gwen was one of the guests along with the good people from Niner Wine Estates: President Andy Niner, Restaurant Manager Sam Matthews, and Executive Chef Chris Closser.

They were all on the show to discuss Niner's upcoming Earth Day Farmer Dinner, a farm-to-table dinner that celebrates both the food and the farmers who grow it. Gwen also spoke about the Co-op and the benefits of the cooperative business model. Though we're not farmers, we're big fans so we're contributing some produce and Gwen will be attending the dinner as well. Listen to the show here (approx. 30 mins).
Sam Matthews, Jeremy West, Chris Closser, Andy Niner, Adam Montiel, and Gwen Schmidt raise a glass to our local farmers at The Krush, 92.5 FM.
Earth Day, Every Day

Food waste is a very serious problem here in the US, from the suppliers all the way down the chain to consumers. How many of us throw away or compost food that we could have eaten, had we planned better? Reducing food waste is a good way to save both money and resources. Read more here, for ideas on using more and wasting less, and honor Earth Day every day.
Co-op Board Meetings: You're Invited
We encourage Co-op Member-Owners to attend the monthly Co-op Board Meetings, now being held on the first Thursday after the 18th of each month. Each meeting opens with a public comment period so if you would like to speak, please arrive a few minutes early. Meetings begin at 5:30 PM and are now being held at the SLO County Builders Exchange (address and map below). 

We hope you will come and get to know your Board and learn about your Co-op's doings and plans for the future. This is a great way to be informed, share your ideas, and get involved.
We currently have two open seats on the Board. If you are interested in serving, you may download an application via the link on this page. If you have any questions, please call or come by the Co-op.

Next Board Meeting:
Thursday, April 20 at 5:30 PM
SLO County Builders Exhange
153 Cross Street, Suite 130, SLO (map here)

Questions or comments? Please contact us
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Upcoming Events
5:30 PM at the SLO County Builders Exchange,
153 Cross St, Suite 130, SLO (map here).
Members are encouraged to attend; public comment period
at the beginning of each meeting.
Farm to Table dinner with the farmers themselves!
Celebrating local purveyors Kandarian Farms, Charter Oaks,
Windrose Farms, Matthew's Honey, Manzanita Organic Farms
and SLO Natural Foods Co-op.
In Paso Robles.
March for Science activities and Teach-ins, Green Car Show,
Eco Marketplace, Kids' Zone, Action Alley, and more!
 Food for the Future: Reducing Your Foodprint, Thur, April 27
Panel Discussion on impact of consumer choices on reducing
our ecological footprint, the power of eating real, local, plant-based,
sustainably sourced foods, and social and environmental justice.
Discussion: 3-4pm, Community Potluck: 4-5p.
Contact Cal Poly Real Food Cooperative for location.
Morro Bay Kite Festival, Sat-Sun, April 29-30
Fun, Free, Family Event!
Self-guided garden tour in Los Osos, Morro Bay and Cayucos.
$10/person, proceeds benefit community educational projects.
HopeDance Events, April 1-30
Films, discussions, gatherings.
Hear from local food and farm business owners, sample their food,
network with others to enhance the local food system.
Oak Creek Commons, Paso Robles.
Join Michael Johnson and Adam Trott, coauthors of Building Co-operative Power
will discuss the benefits of and lead a workshop on co-ops.
$15, no one turned away for lack of funds. Guild Hall, SLO.

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