Meet This Month's Featured Local Vendor!
off Broad St. @ Caudill St.
 Monday - Saturday
8:30am - 7:30pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm
San Luis Obispo's Neighborhood Market & Community Owned Co-Op
May 30, 2017
In This Newsletter:
5th Annual Local Vendor Fair
Annual Membership Meeting

You're invited to our 5th Annual Local Vendor Fair and Annual Membership Meeting on Saturday, June 3rd from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm! Meet some of our wonderful local vendors and farmers and sample their products. We'll have discounts on participating local vendors' products, live music from the Cimo Brothers, and more!

At 1:00 pm, Co-op Member-Owners are invited to attend the Annual Membership Meeting. Meet your current Board Members, vote on Board candidates, hear how the Co-op is doing, and learn about our future plans.

Produce sales start each week on Tuesday.
Co+op Deals
is our new bi-monthly 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.
Featured Local Vendor: Kacey Cakes
We are proud to offer local Kacey Cakes’ raw, vegan, organic, gluten-free, non-GMO, and refined sugar-free desserts here at SLO Natural Foods Co-op.
From June 7 – June 20, select desserts will be on sale:

Peanut Butter Cups (container of 5), reg $7.99, sale $6.69
Chocolate Cream Hazelnut & Lemon Coconut Mini Cakes, reg $4.49, sale $3.69
Kacey Cakes desserts are delectable, beautiful, and made from the best ingredients. It all started about five years ago when Kacey Skinner wanted to create a dessert that her brother-in-law could enjoy along with the rest of the family. So Kacey started experimenting with raw and vegan ingredients; making these desserts became something of a hobby, which eventually led to a job at Bliss Café where she served as the dessert manager for three years. This was a great opportunity for Kacey because she was given free rein to create and experiment; she really learned a lot about what customers like and how to substitute different ingredients in her desserts.
Chocolate Cream Hazelnut Mini Cake and Kacey Skinner.
Photos courtesy of Kacey Cakes.
Eventually Kacey decided to branch out on her own and she and her husband Bryan Wells have been running Kacey Cakes for the last two years. All of the desserts are raw, vegan, organic, gluten-free, and non-GMO, and she sources most of her ingredients locally. Kacey uses no refined sugar, and instead uses maple syrup and dates to sweeten her desserts. Kacey develops and creates the desserts and Bryan works on the business side doing accounting, marketing, and other tasks. In addition to supplying select delis and cafes from Cambria to Pasadena, Kacey Cakes creates desserts for special occasions such as weddings, birthdays, and graduation, as well as catering special events and festivals. Other desserts are available as special orders such as Tiramisu, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake, and more.
As busy as Kacey and Bryan are, we’re happy that they can keep us with a steady supply of desserts here at the Co-op! We have a wonderful selection of Kacey Cakes desserts for you to choose from: Peanut Butter Cups and Mini Cakes in several varieties. You'll find them in the refrigerated Grab and Go case near the first register.
Follow them @kacey.cakes on Instagram for their latest news and updates.
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.
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, June 22 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
Enjoy our Local Vendor Fair from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
with music, special prices, and more! Meet our local vendors
as they showcase their products that we proudly feature in our store.
Annual Membership Meeting at 1:00 PM; owners will have an opportunity
to vote on Board candidates.
At SLO Natural Foods Co-op, SLO.

Meet the most active chapter of the CRFG and see what they're growing.
Details on this month's meeting at above link.
Summer Pruning, Sat, June 17
Part of the free Advice to Grow By series,
presented by SLO Master Gardeners. In SLO.
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.
HopeDance Events, June 1-30
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       805-544-7928