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off Broad St. @ Caudill St.
 Monday - Saturday
8:30am - 7:30pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm
San Luis Obispo's Neighborhood Market & Member Owned Co-Op
August 1, 2016
In This Newsletter:
Product Updates


HONEY MAMA'S CACAO-NECTAR BARS are decadent and delicious! They're made from whole food ingredients, sprouted nuts, unrefined oils, and raw honey. They're organic, Fair Trade, and Non-GMO, as well as soy-, egg-, dairy-, gluten-, and grain-free. You can find them in the refrigerator at a great introductory price.


Make your own kombucha with OREGON KOMBUCHA KITS. Kits contain live culture, tea (black or jasmine green), one cup of sugar, and a brewing guide. Each kit makes one gallon of kombucha. Oregon Kombucha is a brick and mortar business and makes their starter kits by hand in small batches.


New Line: EARTHBIOTICS Soil-Based Probiotics from HEALTH FORCE. These probiotics are cultured together in a medium of humic and fulvic acids.

Have you seen the beautiful AFRICAN MARKET BASKETS at the Co-op? These are handcrafted by artisans in Bolgatanga, Ghana. Proceeds help provide healthcare, education, and financial support of over 1,000 African villagers and their children. African Market Baskets is a member of the Fair Trade Federation.

Handwoven African Market Baskets from Ghana.
SLO Natural Foods Co-op is Hiring!
We're looking for an enthusiastic and energetic person to join our team as a Point of Sale Coordinator. This position is part-time with the potential to move into full-time. Shifts will include some evenings, weekends, and holidays. Hourly wage is commensurate with experience.

Primary duties and responsibilities are inventory management, data maintenance, margin analysis, creating shelf tags and signage throughout the store, and implementing email marketing campaigns through the Point of Sale (POS) system.

A complete job description and application are available here on our website, as well as at the Co-op. Please feel free to attach a resume detailing your experience.

We look forward to seeing you!
Slow Money SLO Summer Meeting:
Tues, August 2, 2016
Slow Money SLO is the local branch of an international organization that supports local food and farm businesses. We are grateful to have been Slow Money SLO's first loan recipient and we are proud to say that we have paid off the loan in full. 

Here is some information from local founder and leader Jeff Wade, about their next meeting:

Summertime and the food is fresh, healthy and tasty!  
Join the Slow Money SLO public gathering, no charge to attend, but please bring a friend and some food to share!  Tuesday August 2nd, 6 pm, 2880 Broad St, the SLO Guild formerly the SLO Grange.  

6:00  Food and networking
6:30  Speakers - TreatSLO, Vert Foods, Harvest Santa Barbara
7:30  Q&A, networking

Harvest Santa Barbara is a new local organic food distributor. They are part of the combined Slow Money SLO and Central Coast Grown efforts to help small farms sell more product to local businesses and consumers.  

You may recall Lan from Treat SLO providing excellent dessert treats at our Winter meeting and Virginia, Vert Foods, providing her high quality, nutritional entrees. Hear the latest on their growing food businesses.

Also, don't forget the Farmers Guild meeting the night before on August 1st, same location.


Jeff Wade
Network Founder and Leader
Slow Money SLO
San Luis Obispo County, CA

Good Cents: Help Select Our Next Co-op Community Cause!

In July we kicked off Good Cents, a donation program that supports our local community. At the registers, customers have the option to 'round up' their purchases to the next dollar and this money is donated to a local non-profit organization. Our first recipient is Family Care Network; they'll receive all the Good Cents collected in July and August.
Our next recipient will fill the September-October time frame. Anyone can submit the name of a local non-profit organization but only Co-op member-owners are eligible to vote. Please share your non-profit suggestions with any team member at the Co-op or here at our website by Wednesday, August 3.
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, you can pick up a Board packet at the Co-op or print one off at the link on this page.

The Board generally meets on the second Wednesday of the month; the next Board meeting will be August 17th at 5:30 PM. Please call the Co-op at 544.7928 for the meeting location.
Upcoming Events
Speakers from Treat SLO, Vert Foods, and Harvest Santa Barbara.
No charge but please bring a friend and some food to share!
SLO Guild (formerly the SLO Grange), 2880 Broad St. in SLO.
Bring your chair, a picnic dinner, and enjoy
Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest
and William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
at the Filipponi Ranch, SLO.
Please call the Co-op at 544.7928 for meeting location.
There's an open seat! Meet your Board Members!
Volunteer for a committee!
Tomato and basil tasting, Mediterranean and edible plants for sale.
SLO Master Gardeners at the Garden of the Seven Sisters, SLO.
Joing CRFG members here in SLO for the annual CRFG meeting.
Tours, speakers, vendor fair, and so much more!

HopeDance Events, Aug 1-31
Films, discussions, gatherings.
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
SLO Natural Foods, 2494 Victoria Ave. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401       805-544-7928