Our Next Good Cents Recipient 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
September 2, 2016
In This Newsletter:
Product Updates

MORRO CREEK RANCH AVOCADO OIL has a light, clean flavor and with the highest smoke point (894°F) of any vegetable or mineral oil, it's ideal for stir frying, sauteing, or making popcorn. It's monounsaturated, free of cholesterol and trans-fats, and is organically extracted by centrifuge.

APPLE season is beginning and we have some tasty, organic varieties from Cuyama and See Canyon: Pippin, MacIntosh, Winesap, Gala, and Sweetie (Gala x Braeburn) start the season off. We also have organic KIWIBERRIES which are the hardy, smooth-skinned variety of the fuzzy fruit we all know. Eat these as they are, no peeling necessary. In addition to YOUNG COCONUTS we also have HARD SHELL COCONUTS, and both varieties are organic. And arriving next week is a Co-op favorite: fresh JUJUBES, also known as Chinese Dates. These are organic and grown in Cuyama at Rock Front Ranch, purveyor of delicious honey, among other seasonal offerings.

Healthy Families,
Healthy Future

Jessica and Raymond will have a table for the Co-op at the Healthy Families, Healthy Future event at the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande on Sunday, September 18th from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM.
There will be several speakers including Chris Cucchiara and Dr. Ken Starr, and there will be tasty samples from the Co-op and other vendors. Admission is free but you do have to pre-register as space is limited.

Save the Date: Slow Money SLO's Special Events
Slow Money SLO is the local branch of an international organization that supports local food and farm businesses. Here is some information from local founder and leader Jeff Wade, about their upcoming special events:

Slow Money SLO has two big events on October 6th and 7th, featuring Woody Tasch, Founder and Chairman of Slow Money, coming to town from Boulder, CO Click here for details and reservations.
Food and farm business owners won't want to miss the October 6th panel discussion. Come hear success tips from local food producers at the SLO Guild Hall on Broad St, 5:30 networking and food for purchase, program starts at 6 pm.
On October 7th, Chef Maegen Loring and Niner Winery are donating their time and wine to host an incredible evening of food supplied by sustainable food entrepreneurs and the Niner kitchen garden. A limited number of tickets are available. Details Here


Jeff Wade
Network Founder and Leader
Slow Money SLO
San Luis Obispo County, CA
Good Cents: And the Winner Is.... Womenade!
The votes are tallied and we're pleased to announce that we will be rounding up for Womenade this September and October with our Good Cents program. Womenade is a network of community members that donates items, time, and money to meet essential needs of County residents. All funds collected go directly to support those in crisis. Referrals come from schools, medical professionals, county health departments, and organizations such as Family Care Network, Women's Shelter, CAPSLO, and Prado Day Center.

Thanks to you, our Co-op family, for nominating, voting for, and supporting our friends and neighbors by rounding up your purchases here at the Co-op.
Co-op Board Meetings: New Location
We encourage Co-op member-owners to attend our monthly Board Meetings. Each one opens with a public comment period so please arrive a few minutes early if you wish to speak. Meetings begin at 5:30 PM and are now being held a few blocks from the Co-op at the Guild Hall (formerly known as the SLO Grange), 2880 Broad St in SLO.

We hope you will come and get to know your Board and learn about your Co-op's doings and plans for the future. Be informed! Get involved!

Next Board Meeting:
Wednesday, September 14th at 5:30 PM
Guild Hall (formerly the SLO Grange)
2880 Broad Street, SLO

Questions or comments? Please contact us.
Upcoming Events
Pinedorado Days, Sat-Mon, Sep 3-5
Parade, waffle breakfast, classic car show, music, kids' games and rides,
wine and beer pub. Cambria.
Not-for-profit pure-food movement, heirloom veggies, anti-GMO activism.
100+ speakers, 300+ natural food vendors.
Sonoma County Fairgrounds.
Specialty foods, live entertainment, arts & crafts vendors.  Morro Bay.
Dog Splash Days, Sa-Sun, Sep 10-11
Returning for its 10th year!  Bring your dog to swim in Templeton's
community pool; reserve a time slot at the link above.
Proceeds benefit Vineyard Dog Park in Templeton.
5:30pm at the SLO Guild (formerly the SLO Grange), 2880 Broad St., SLO.
Members are encouraged to attend; there is a public comment period
at the beginning of each meeting.
Coastal Cleanup Day, Sat, Sep 17
Seeking volunteers; events are countywide.
Last year 1500 volunteers cleaned 30 beaches!
Free presentation offered by Master Gardeners of SLO County
at their monthly Advice to Grow By series.

Live presentations, Prevention on Purpose Fair with several vendors,
Space is limited; you must pre-register at the above link.
Harvest Festival, Fri-Sat, Sep 23-24
79th year; entertainment, displays, parade,
and more in Arroyo Grande.
Films, discussions, gatherings.
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