Local flavor is in full bloom! (and a GF product list is now available!)

Michael M showing off the new GF product guide. Photo © 2010 Sassy Sampler

First off, I want to let everyone know that we have a fully updated list of all the gluten-free products that the Co-op carries at both stores!  You can find it here, on the recipes/resources page on the blog and on our Resources page on our website.  It has been a long time coming, but we’ve got it worked out so it is good for both locations.  It lists all grocery products that state on their labels that they are gluten-free, so it doesn’t include bulk items, produce, spices, juice, etc. – things that are either naturally gluten-free, or things that we can’t guarantee are gluten-free.  I’ll note that both stores have items that are not on the list because they are only carried at one location, and I did notice that the Cordata store has a few more gluten-free items than the Downtown store while I was compiling the list.  Anywho…

Local herbs, carrots, green onions and more! Photo © 2010 Sassy Sampler

Have you been in our Produce departments lately?  Look around, and you’ll notice that the majority of the produce we have right now is either locally grown in Whatcom County or from Washington state!  We are so lucky to live in a community that experiences such variety from so many local farmers who are dedicated to growing high-quality (and oftentimes) organic produce.

Local tomatoes, garlic and shallots. Photo © 2010 Sassy Sampler

Look at the bounty available to our shoppers:

Whatcom County Produce

  • OG Carrots
  • OG Green onions
  • OG Basil
  • OG Arugula
  • OG Radishes
  • OG Fennel
  • OG Napa cabbage
  • OG Green, red and black kale
  • OG Beets
  • OG Red chard
  • OG Tomatoes and heirloom tomatoes (we also have conventional tomatoes grown in Lynden)
  • OG Garlic
  • OG French gray shallots (delicious!)
  • Blueberries
  • Mushrooms – variety
  • OG Broccoli
  • OG Cauliflower
  • OG Yellow and green zucchini
  • OG Summer squash
  • OG Sunflower sprouts
  • OG Cucumbers  – Mediterranean (yum!), English and regular
  • OG Fresh red and Walla Walla sweet onions
  • OG Hot peppers
  • OG Corn
  • Salad mix (OG and conventional), baby spinach and OG arugula in bulk
  • Local flower bunches
  • Assorted OG herb bunches

What? Local Walla Wallas are where it's at...all this for $1.98?!? Photo © 2010 Sassy Sampler

From Washington

  • Peaches – a variety (OG and conventional)
  • OG Melons – including watermelon
  • OG Apricots
  • OG Nectarines – white and yellow
  • OG Leeks
  • OG Lettuce
  • OG Cabbage
  • OG Sansa and Zestar apples (new crop)
  • OG Plums
  • OG Starkrimson pears
  • Potatoes

100% local flower bunches, hand tied at the Cordata Co-op. Photo © 2010 Sassy Sampler

And the best part is, there is still more to come!

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