June 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
 
June 5, 2016
 
 
In This Newsletter:
 
 
 
Safety First

We received a suggestion from one of our customers asking Co-op shoppers to please be mindful when entering and exiting the parking lot with their cars. We almost had someone walking down our street run over by a customer who wasn't looking when exiting our parking lot.
 
 
Special Sales and Product Updates
 
 
Chill

DAIRY GODDESS Mozzarella: Farmstead cheese from Lemoore. So tasty! $8.69/lb. Gwen and Christina have both been serving it in Caprese salad, with chopped tomatoes on the vine, ROBERTO LE-FORT'S organic basil, and a drizzle of KITEHAWK Olive Oil and CHAPARRAL GARDENS' balsamic vinegars.

TOFU SHOP, fresh organic tofu from Humboldt County. Their spiced tofu is $4.99 for 8 oz. and flavors are Chorizo, Tandoori, and Thai.

GOODPOP All Natural Frozen Pops, just in time for summer. Low calorie and all natural ingredients, comes in Cold Brew Coffee Flavor (Fair Trade) 4 for $6.29, and Watermelon Agave and Hibiscus Mint, 4 for $5.79.

Locally made WHALEBIRD KOMBUCHA on tap! We now have Whalebird growlers for $5.00; fill them with Whalebird Kombucha for the growler-discounted price of $7.49, or one cup for $3.99.
 
 
Produce

Local, certified organic BLUEBERRIES from NACIMIENTO RANCH in Paso: so delicious, the best we've had this season. $12.99/lb or $4.99/6 oz. clam shell. These are a special favorite with Co-op manager, Gwen!

In honor of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month, we'll have a two-day produce sale on June 17-18. All produce will be 20% off on those days only, just in time for your Father's Day BBQ or picnic.
 
 
Wellness

GARDEN OF LIFE protein, greens, and supplements, normally discounted 20% off suggested retail everyday, are discounted 30% this month. MEGA FOODS Men's multivitamins and CARLSON fish oil supplements are 20% off regular retail price this month.
 
FIRE CIDER is made with organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar steeped for six weeks with whole, raw, certified organic oranges, lemons, onions, ginger, horseradish, habanero pepper, garlic, and turmeric, then raw wildflower honey is added to the mix. It's delicious and has a nice kick!

New line: ANCIENT NUTRITION Bone Broth Protein Powder, 20% off through June. Each purchase comes with Dr. Axe's Bone Broth Breakthrough book (valued at $19.99).
 
 
Local Vendor Fair and Annual Membership Meeting Wrap-Up

We would like to extend a big thank you to our Co-op family: member-owners, vendors, customers, neighbors, and everyone who came to our Local Vendor Fair on Saturday, May 21st. It was a beautiful day with so many great foods to taste and products to sample. There were a lot of great raffle prizes; thank you to all who donated. Thanks, too, to the Cimo Brothers for the tunes! Finally, a special thanks to Gwen's sister, Jackie, who entertained the smaller folk with Oobleck (cornstarch and water), which is one of four types of non-Newtonian fluids. And yes, you should read about them here because they're pretty cool.
 
Board President Eric Michielssen spoke at the Annual Membership Meeting about our terrific year, the newly competitive environment for organic groceries here in SLO, and future options for the Co-op's growth.

There was a member survey available at our table, so if you're a Co-op member, please fill it out and turn back to the Co-op (we have more here at the store). As always, we have a Suggestion Box at the special order desk next to the entrance, so you can always leave a comment or suggestion. Please be sure to leave your name and contact info if you would like a response.
 
Seeking Mural Ideas
 
We are starting to plan for a mural on the fence that we share with our neighbor, David. We're looking for ideas on what to paint, leadership to coordinate the project, and volunteers to do the painting.

Please let staff know your ideas and how you can contribute!
 
 
 
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. There will not be a Board meeting in June; the next Board meeting will be July 13th at 5:30 PM. Please call the Co-op at 544.7928 for the meeting location.
 
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
 
 
Meet the most active chapter of the CRFG and see what they're growing.
This month: meet at Shanley Farms in Morro Bay.
 
 
Summer Pruning, Sat, June 18
Part of the free Advice to Grow By series,
presented by SLO Master Gardeners.

 
Kohana Pharmacy Health Fair, Sat, June 18
SLO Natural Foods Co-op will have a table
and will sample out food, 11a to 2pm.
Jordan Rubin will be speaking; more details as they become available.

 
Solar Cooking Class at Davies Farm, June 18
and every third Saturday through Oct 2016.
June 18th class will be all vegetarian demo.
For more info, call 805.458.1214 or 805.440.9346. 
 
 
Booths on farming & food, farmers with produce for sale, kids' activities,
music, dancing, food, friends, and FUN.
SLO Permaculture Guild, SLO Grange.
 
 
University of CA Cooperative Extension Master Food Preserver (UCCE MFP),
Make and preserve jams and jelllies, SLO.
 
 
HopeDance Events, June 1-30
Films, discussions, gatherings.
 
 
Board of Directors Meeting, Wed, July 13th
Please call the Co-op at 544.7928 for meeting location.
Meet your Board Members! Volunteer for a committee!
 
 
 
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@gmail.com
 
SLO Natural Foods, 2494 Victoria Ave. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
www.SLONaturalFoods.coop       805-544-7928