Mark your calendar for July 25 & 26, the next days when member-owners can save 10% storewide.
Fun Stuff - Along with the usual samples, demos, and great prizes, we will have a hot dog cookout on Wednesday with live music by Drive South and free snow cones on Thursday! See you then.
It's a Farmer's Market at Oryana
From garlic scapes to colorful radishes and abundant kale, fresh and local is what our produce department is looking like. Every day our farmers are dropping off more local and organic produce so stop by Oryana, your everyday Farmers Market. Local in stock right now...
Store Health Tours
Here at Oryana, our Education & Outreach Dept. is big on helping people learn about the connection between good food and health. To this end we have designed several informative store tours related to specific health issues such as heart health, weight management, blood sugar management, gluten-free eating, and more. Read all about these FREE tours and sign up for one today.
Bone Broth for Good Digestive Health
There are many steps you can take to better digestive health but did you know that homemade broth made from fresh bones is particularly healing and nutritious?
In a bygone era, broth making was standard practice, both for the health-giving qualities of broth (high in minerals and gelatin) and because it was foolish to waste anything. Modern store-bought broths do not contain the valuable gelatin or minerals and many are full of questionable ingredients.
You can use any kind of bones including chicken, beef, turkey, or lamb. And you can now order organic beef bones from grass-fed cows at Oryana. At only 50¢ per pound you can order a 14-20 lb box of frozen bones at Customer Service. Here is a great website explaining how to make bone broth. We are also offering a class on how to make bone broth this coming November.
Wine Tasting this Friday, July 6
Sample a taste of Rose Crios of Malbec and Chot du Rhone Rose wine, 4 - 6 p.m. (You must be 21 with I.D. to sample alcohol, wine subject to change.)
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Food Preservation Classes
Now that all your garden goodies are starting to come on strong, isn't it time you learned food preservation basics? We have the answer! Sign up for our series of fun and informative classes designed to demystify the art of canning, freezing and drying foods. Read more HERE.
What's New in Bulk?
SunRidge Farms Organic Fruit Slices w/ Vitamin C Made with natural vegetable colors and org. cane sugar, these slices contain a day's worth of vitamin C.
Grey Celtic Sea Salt Full of minerals and trace elements, Celtic sea salt has health benefits such as enhancing digestion and increasing alkaline levels in the body.
Dried Pomegranate Arils or seeds, have a naturally sweet/tart flavor and are even more delicious paired with dark chocolate. Try this new tasty treat.
Co+op Specials This Week
Congratulations Neahtawanta Research & Education Center!
...on their 25th anniversary of great service to our community. In honor of this milestone, Oryana donated 1% of sales of one day, $520, to Neahtawanta.
Cooking with Swiss Chard
Swiss Chard is a versatile green; it’s sturdier than spinach, but has a more delicate flavor than other greens such as kale or collards. Try the following recipe with red or swiss chard, grown by Meadow- lark Farm, and also check out this link to a great collection of chard recipes.
Skillet Gnocchi with Chard & White Beans
Adapted from Eatingwell
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 16-ounce package gnocchi, cooked, drained 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced 4 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup water 6 cups chopped chard leaves 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes 1 15-ounce can white beans, rinsed 1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in garlic and water. Cover and cook until onion is soft, 4 to 6 minutes. Add chard and cook, stirring, until starting to wilt, 2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, beans and herbs and bring to a simmer. Stir in the gnocchi and sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan. Cover and cook until the cheese is melted and the sauce is bubbling, about 3 minutes.
Menu for a Last Minute Picnic
Stop by Lake St. Cafe and grab the following items:
a peanut tofu or smoked turkey apple wrap
a container of ramen cabbage salad
a snickerdoodle or chocolate chip cookie (or two)
a bottle of GTs multi-green or botanic kombucha or a single serve Copa di Vino "glass" of wine
a container of assorted olives
some roasted red pepper hummus
a bag of Garden of Eatin blue corn chips
a bag of ice (outside by the east entrance)
Happy Independence Day!
Quote of the Week
“Even though July 4th only comes once a year, every day can be Food Independence Day if you support local food. Local foods are patriotic, whether you’re buying them from producers in your area or growing some of your own. They’re good for our local farmers, our economies, our health, and that of the planet. Best of all, they taste great because they’re fresh from the soil.”
~ Kitchen Gardeners International
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Breads at Oryana
Old Mission Multigrain
Stone House Bread