Community Grant Voting
Members, remember to vote for the local non-profit organization from among our finalists for the 2012 Community Grant program. The finalists are: Habitat for Humanity, Paperworks, Leelanau Conservency, Grow Benzie, Freedom Builders, and Grand Traverse Conservation District. Pick up your ballot at Customer Service. Read more about the finalists HERE.
ALSO...While you're voting for the community grant, you can also vote for new board members. (You must have been a member for 30 days to vote for board candidates, as per the Oryana bylaws.)
Easter Bunny Cakes
Say "Happy Easter" with a delicious, bunny cake for your family and friends on Easter Sunday! Our Easter cakes are made with fresh, mostly organic ingredients. Stop by or call Customer Service to place your order, 947-0191.
Available made with regular ingredients (wheat and dairy), vegan, or with gluten-free ingredients. Flavors: chocolate and lemon. Price: $25
Easy Soups and Sides Cooking Class
Tuesday, April 24, 6 - 8:30 pm
Instructor: Sharon Flesher
$25/members • $30/non-members
Please register at Customer Service or call 947-0191
A simple, hearty soup can be the base of an almost instant meal. Learn how to create a few basic but delicious soups that can be adapted for seasonal ingredients and paired with salad and/or bread for a satisfying meal that will taste like you spent all day in the kitchen. Recipes will include Cacao Chili, Velvety Squash Soup, Miso Soup, and Quick Cornbread, among others.
Beelers Spiral Cut Ham for Easter
Enjoy a delicious, traditional Easter ham dinner with Beelers. $7.49/lb - No artificial ingredients, minimally processed, no added preservatives including nitrates or nitrites. Animals raised without antibiotics or growth hormones.
Also...Corned Beef Brisket is 15% off while supplies last.
Grocer's Daughter Chocolate Bunnies
Luscious and beautiful, don't forget Grocer's Daughter Easter treats: 4 1/2 inch, solid chocolate bunnies in either dark or milk. The eyes are accented in white chocolate. Approx. weight 3.5 oz. and chocolate eggs, dark or milk.
Also Yummy Earth Naturals Organic Sour Jelly Beans.
April 19 - General Membership Meeting
April 24 & 25 - Member Appreciation Days
April 28 - International Year of Co-ops Tree Planting
Grocery Specials this Week
Easter Eggs, Naturally
Have a safe and fun experience by dying Easter eggs naturally using foods you already have at home. No need to buy artificial colors when you can use things like blueberries or turmeric.
Place dye material in a saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, reduce to low, and simmer 15 minutes or until you like the color. Place cooked eggs in hot liquid and leave there until desired color is obtained. Remove with a slotted spoon and dry on a rack.
Green Spinach Leaves
Blue Red cabbage leaves
Purple grape juice
Red Cranberries, raspberries
Orange Carrots, paprika
Purple Red wine
Or try India Tree Natural Decorating Colors, made from concentrated vegetable ingredients, available in the grocery aisle.
Quote of the Week
"I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate."
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