October is the Busiest Month at Oryana
October is National Co-op month. All over the country, co-ops are celebrating cooperative economics and cooperative values. And to add another feather in our cap, the United Nations has named 2012 as the Year of Cooperatives.
The once fledgling co-op business model is now being nationally and internationally recognized. Business leaders are realizing that focusing on the health and wealth of communities is a smart way to do business. They are beginning to understand what we have known for years, that co-ops are integral to sustaining a healthy local economy, model working environments, and building a better world.
2 - 8 • Gluten-free Awareness Week
Plenty of demos throughout the week as well as information about GF diets, GF store tour, and sales on GF items.
9 - 15 • Fair Trade Week
Fair trade items featured throughout the store with demos, information, and sales on Fair Trade products
13 • Movie Night
Come to the library on Woodmere to watch "Fresh - The Movie" Light refreshments. Free to the public. Discussion at 6 with film to follow.
14 • A Pint for a Pint Blood Donation
10 - 2 pm on 10th Street in front of the store. Donate a pint of blood and receive a FREE pint of ice cream!
16 - 22 • No GMO Week
With a focus on non-GMO products, sales, and information about genetically modified foods.
25 - 26 • Member Appreciation Days!
Members get 10% off everything in the store. Demos, samples, prizes, children's activity on Tues. the 25th, 4 - 5 pm.
It's Here! Oryana's Own Brand of
Vitamins and Supplements
We are happy to announce our very own brand of supplements formulated just for us! This is a high-quality, lower-priced supplement alternative and during the month of October get these products at an introductory 10% off.
We Have a New Website!
Check out our new and improved look! With a more user-friendly interface and new recipe section, you can visit our site often for news and updates on everything happening at your co-op. And feel free to give us feedback. What do you want to see on your co-op website? Send suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Monsanto Genes Found in Organic Food
Big agribusiness is at it again. Oils made by Martek Corp. that are genetically-modified/synthetic/hexane-extracted are being used in organic infant foods. Please sign a proxy letter in the store which the Cornucopia Institute will deliver to the next National Organic Standards Board meeting in November. Make your voice heard. Help stop the assault on organic integrity.
Recipe of the Week
Apple Pie Smoothie
½ cup raw cashews
1 cup water
1 ½ cups apple sauce
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon agave syrup or to taste
pinch sea salt
Blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy. An apple pie in a glass!
Quote of the Week
"The part can never be well unless the whole is well." ~ Plato