Member Appreciation Days
October 24 & 25
Member-Owners, be sure to shop on Wednesday, October 24 or Thursday, October 25 and save 10% storewide. It pays to be a member and we want to show our appreciation by extending this 10% discount. Shop one or both days. Not a member yet? Join and save! Demos, samples, prizes...NEW! Seniors can save an extra 5% on BOTH days!
(CORRECTION! The newsletter incorrectly states that MAD is on Tuesday the 23rd and Wed. the 24th. It is Wednesday the 24th and Thursday the 25th.)
Oryana Donates to Causes
October 9 - Oryana donated 2% of total sales ($700) to Traverse City-based On the Ground. On The Ground’s purpose is to support sustainable community development in farming regions across the world.
October 13 - Oryana will donate 1% of sales to benefit No Kid Hungry, a national movement committed to ending childhood hunger in America by 2015, in conjunction with World Food Day.
October 31 - Oryana will donate 1% of sales to the Howard Bowers fund, a funding source dedicated to the growth and development of consumer cooperatives. Shop today and help us help brand new co-ops establish themselves in their communities.
It's Fair Trade Week at Oryana
Oryana supports Fair Trade practices and sells a number of FT products including sugar, coffee, rice, and chocolate. We will have various demos and samples featuring Fair Trade products all week. Also stop by our information table and pick up a brochure, bumper sticker, pin, or FT magazine.
International Year of Co-ops and Theo Chocolate
It’s the International Year of Co-ops and to celebrate, food co-ops across the country have partnered with Theo Chocolate to create two limited-edition chocolate bars: a smooth 85% ultimate dark chocolate and a creamy 45% milk chocolate.
50¢ of your purchase goes directly to support the cooperatives that provide the cacao for the bars: Fortaleza del Valle in Ecuador, and CEPICAFE in Peru. Co-ops aim to raise more than $40K for the cacao growers by the end of 2012. It’s just another way that food co-ops are helping to build a better world!
Cook With Us!
We have spaces open in upcoming cooking classes. Sign up for a fun, hands-on evening of cooking, learning, eating, and meeting like minded foodies. Class cost is $35 nonmembers, $30 members. Location: Grace Episcopal Church, TC. Time: 6 p.m. Call 947-0191 or stop by Customer Service to register.
Winter Squash Harvest
Thur. Oct 25 - Some of what we'll be making include Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup, Parmigiano Chive Squash Risotto, Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Bars, and Roasted Squash Wedges with Sourcream Dill Dipping Sauce. Come hungry for learning and food!
Gluten-Free Holiday Cookie Extravaganza
- Tues. Nov. 27
Just in time for the holidays, learn how to make awesome cookies without gluten. What we'll be baking and eating: Lemon Cookies with Lemon Glaze, traditional French Madeleines, Snappy Gingersnaps, Pecan Sables, Apricot Almond Biscotti, and Chocolate Chip cookies.
Co+op Deals this Week
Recipe of the Week Local root vegetables are plentiful right now so here is a simple yet elegant dish that goes well with meat or beans and rice.
Root Vegetable Medley
6 small red or yellow potatoes, quartered
1 rutabaga, peeled, cut into 1-inch cubes
3 carrots, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1 turnip, peeled, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 parsnips, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1 onion, cut into eighths
2-3 sprigs fresh sage, rosemary, or thyme
Sea salt and pepper to taste
Extra virgin olive oil
Preheat oven to 400. Place vegetables and herb sprigs in a large roasting pan. Season well with salt and black pepper and drizzle generously with olive oil. Toss to coat evenly. Roast, stirring occasionally, until tender and golden brown, about 45 minutes.
October 19 - 21
Great Lakes Bioneers Conference. Oryana is a sponsor of this event. For more info go to glbconference.org
October 30 - A Pint for a Pint - Donate a pint of blood and receive a free pint of ice cream! Michigan Blood will be parked in front of the store from 2 - 6.
November 2 - Wine Tasting
Sample a taste of Naked Earth red and white wine, 4 – 6 pm. (You must be 21 with I.D. to sample alcohol, wines subject to change.)
Quote of the Week
“The first supermarket supposedly appeared on the American landscape in 1946. That is not very long ago. Until then, where was all the food? Dear folks, the food was in homes, gardens, local fields, and forests. It was near kitchens, near tables, near bedsides. It was in the pantry, the cellar, the backyard.”
~ Joel Salatin
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