Featured Local Vendor ~and~ Co-op Improvements!
off Broad St. @ Caudill St.
 Monday - Saturday
8:30am - 7:30pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm
San Luis Obispo's Neighborhood Market & Community Owned Co-Op
August 2, 2017
In This Newsletter:
Produce sales start each week on Tuesday.
Co+op Deals
Our bi-monthly sales flyer with great low prices for special savings!
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: Rancho La Familia!
We are proud to offer Rancho La Familia's certified organic produce here at SLO Natural Foods Co-op. From August 2 - August 15, you'll get an additional 10% off our already low prices on Rancho La Familia produce such as lettuces, kale, broccoli, strawberries, raspberries, and more!
Rancho La Familia in Santa Maria got its start when Virginia Cortez decided that she wanted to own and farm her own land. As a single mother, it was very difficult for her to secure a loan but she persisted, and in 1999 she was able to buy some land that she had previously leased. Virginia started with 10 acres and kept adding to it. Now, including son Omar's land next door, Rancho La Familia is a 50 acre certified organic family farm.
Omar and Renee with scrumptious berries and amazing produce; all certified organic!
At our Local Vendor Fair, June 2017.
Rancho La Familia could not be more aptly named; read more about this inspiring family's story on our blog, about how they work together to operate their farm, the produce they grow, their thoughts on growing berries through the cold season, and why, unlike so many other commercial farms, Rancho La Familia always welcomes visitors to come to the farm and see how they grow their food. The goal at Rancho La Familia is to make sure all of the produce is safe both for their family and for their customers to eat.

Be sure to follow Rancho La Familia on Facebook and on Instagram @rancholafamiliainc for their latest news.
Artist Sally Lamas to Design and Paint Murals for the Co-op!
During the month of August, artist Sally Lamas, will be designing and painting two murals on the front and side of the Co-op. The murals will feature the beauty of our local produce such as ruby red watermelon, bright green bell peppers and purple eggplants. Sally wants to show the insides of these fruits and vegetables when they've been sliced. "When I cut into a furry, brown kiwi, I'm always surprised by the interior," she said. "The brilliant green radiating with lighter stripes and all those black seeds just delight me!"

See more images of Sally's work and read about her artistic background and what inspires her here on our blog. Keep your eyes out to see these murals as they progress!
Meet Your Fellow Co-op Owners and Shoppers!

SNF Co-op will be hosting a VOLUNTEER MORNING on Saturday, August 12th from 8:30am to 12:00pm to help with some gardening and painting. Lunch will be included!
Updated Co-op Member-Owner Benefits
and First Friday!
We want to make sure that everyone knows about the updated Member-Owner benefits and to remind you once again that the last day to use daily and double discounts will be Monday, August 14, 2017.

Among other benefits, active Member-Owners will enjoy special sales and promotions. One of these is our monthly First Friday special, the next on August 4th where Member-Owners will save 10% on items in the Wellness department! This includes vitamins, supplements, protein powders, hair & body care products (shampoo, conditioner, soaps, lotions, sunscreens), as well as essential oils, tinctures, and Wellness items sold in bulk (shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion, oil, and bulk supplements). This discount even applies to items that are already on sale!
Take advantage of these savings by making sure you are an active Member-Owner!
Co-op Board Meetings: You're Invited!

We encourage Co-op Member-Owners to attend the monthly Co-op Board Meetings to get to know the Board and learn about the Co-op's activities and plans for the future. Share your ideas and get involved!
Meetings are held on the first Thursday after the 18th of each month. The next meeting is on Thursday, August 24 at 5:30 PM at the SLO County Builders Exhange, 153 Cross Street, Suite 130, SLO (map here).
We're Social!

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Upcoming Events
Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy
Much Ado About Nothing. SLO
Vist Dr. Les Ferreira's gardens with a 30 minute lesson on Bonsai. SLO.
Volunteer Morning, Sat, Aug 12
Meet your fellow Co-op owners and shoppers while we do some
gardening and painting. Lunch is provided!
SNF Co-op, 830a to 1200p.
Tomato Extravaganza, Sat, Aug 19
Tomato and basil tasting, Mediterranean and edible plants for sale.
SLO Master Gardeners at the Garden of the Seven Sisters, 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.
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