October is Non-GMO Month in the Snack Aisle!

In the last dozen years the prevalence of genetically modified ingredients in our food supply has expanded by leaps and bounds.  It is nearly impossible to walk into a snack aisle of any major supermarket and pick up a product that does not contain GMOs.  The majority of corn, soy and canola grown and consumed in our country is GMO and those ingredients are in nearly all of our food.  While the companies behind this technology tell consumers that it is safe to eat, there have been no long term studies on the safety of these products in our diets.  Studies on rats and mice fed GMO diets of corn and soy show the development of cancerous tumors, liver and kidney damage, reduced fertility and high infant death rates.  The choice of whether or not to feed this same diet to our children is ours alone, as no labeling of GMO ingredients is required anywhere in the United States.

Here in your Co-op snack aisle we have been doing everything possible to bring safe and  healthy snack food to you and your family.  Many of our products are either certified organic (meaning gmo-free) or certified to contain zero GMOs by the NON-GMO Project.  Look for and purchase these products and make the choice to support sustainable, organic agriculture that provides healthy, truly natural food for your family.

Thanks and Happy Eating!!

Jim Lawrence, Department Manager

Snacks and Beverages

Hi Co-op Shoppers!
Recently I have had the pleasure to take over management of our snack and beverage aisle.  Our goal is to have healthy snack foods that taste great for you and your family to enjoy.  Already there have been many new products added to our shelves that have the best ingredients possible and it has been fun watching a lot of them go through the checkout stand. Watch for more new products coming soon and if you have any healthy favorites you feel the co-op is missing let us know.   I look forward to hearing your requests and comments about our snack food aisle, so please leave requests on the snack and beverages clipboard and comments in my box in the working member office. Look for more info about new and healthy snacks to be coming to this space  in the future.

Happy eating!
—Jim Lawrence, Department Manager

Snacks, Goodies, Beverages & Specialty Coffees

Valentines is here and you can get all your goodies, sweets and treats here at the Co-op for all your friends and loved ones.  I have ordered many new chocolates and goodies for this time alone.   So come on in, check it out and get them while they are hot. They’re hot because they are all on sale!

Happy Valentines!
Sarah Miller, Department Manager

New Holiday Chocolates and Beverages

Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate…that is about all I can say. Oh yes, and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

I have lots of holiday chocolate in — perfect for the stocking, for Advent (we have an Advent calender in stock that has 24 pieces of chocolate) or just eating!  The chocolates come already wrapped and with a bow:)

We also have Rice Nog and Chocolate Peppermint Soy Milk that is selling really well.

There are so many new things in for the holidays, you have to come in and check it all out!
~Sarah Miller

New Chips and Raven Brew Coffee Mugs

from Sarah Miller, Department Manager

Wow, it is hot and the perfect time to come on into the Co-op and cool off with some great hydrating drinks. Remember that coconut drinks are great for keeping your electrolyte balance in check. For snacks we have some new raw snacks in including Kale Chips and Sweet Potato Chips, by Rhythm.

We also have a whole slew of Kettle chips in in sour cream n’ onion, salt n’ vinegar, fully loaded, and salt n’ pepper.

We have new crackers in by Sesmark. I also have new Raven Brew coffees in. We are going to be selling it in bulk, and we also have new travel mugs in by Raven’s Brew. So come on in, check it out and stay cool.

New Ancient Grains and Sesame Thins from Sesmark. New Kale or Sweet Potato Chips from Rhythm.
New Ancient Grains and Sesame Thins from Sesmark. New Kale or Sweet Potato Chips from Rhythm.
New Raven Brew Coffees and Mugs. And we are going to be selling it in bulk. New Kettle Chip Flavors are in!
New Raven Brew Coffees and Mugs. And we are going to be selling it in bulk. New Kettle Chip Flavors are in!