Fresh from the Fields to your Fresh Deals Flyer!
We are celebrating the jump in our Farm Direct purchases as our Spring growing season jumps into high gear! Last week 36% of total produce purchases were direct from Tri-County Farmers! This means that there was no middle person, no distributor, and no person between the hands of our farmer and our produce crew!
Celebrate Farm-Direct with this week's beautiful locally grown Purple Green Onions from our friends at Harvest Moon Farm in Carpinteria! Use just like green onions, only $1.69 per bunch! Stir Fry with beautiful Rainbow Chard from Miguel and Lorena at Ebby's Organic Farm in Goleta, only $1.49 a bunch!
We're also so excited for a quick supply of FIRST SEASON Brooks Cherries! Coming from Burkdoll Farm via Harvest Santa Barbara, an early-season intro price of $7.39/lb. Cherries are hard to grow and hard to pick, and we are sure grateful to the hands that patiently pick little cherry after cherry to make a whole pound!
And BLUEBERRIES only $3.99 for a pint grown with organic practices. This means a healthier blueberry for you, our earth, and the farmworkers who pick these berries for your belly.

Fresh from the Fields to your Fresh Deals Flyer!
This week is our Springtime Berry BONANZA!
Look for great deals on all things delicious berries, mostly coming from our local grower community!
Frecker Farms & Ebby's Organic Farm are picking incredible strawberries from their fields in Carpinteria and Goleta! Tart and sweet and a perfect treat!
And our plump & juicy blueberries from Central West and Associated SB Growers are the perfect addition to your breakfast smoothie, or your overnight oats, or even a delicious kale salad with some of our special Fairview Gardens Center for Urban Agriculture small-farm direct curly kale!

These sales are an in-store benefit of our Co-op's membership in the 150+ food co-op strong National Co-op Grocers! You do not have to be a member to receive these great prices, they're for everyone :)


Fresh from the Fields to your Fresh Deals Flyer!
This week we're going big with flowers for any of the mothers or mother-figures (or dads on double duty, or grandparents, or anyone in your life that helps you feel safe and supported... maybe even you!).
Our flowers are always non-toxic, certified organic or wild-grown and harvested in places where sprays are not. Give the gift of farm worker friendly and home healthy flowers from some of our favorite growers:
~Mini Gerbera Bunches-- $7.99/each, Ocean Breeze Farms, Carpinteria, CA
~Standard Gerbera Bunches- $9.39/each, Ocean Breeze Farms, Carpinteria, CA
~Large Mixed Bouquet-$11.99/each, Sun Rose Designs, Santa Barbara, CA
~Dutch Iris Bunches-$13.99/each, Thomas Farms, Maryville, CA
~2inch Succulents- 1 for $2.99. 2 for $4.99, Terra Sol Nursery, Goleta, CA
We also have a special Fiju Apple Gift Box from our friends at Cuyama Orchards! $9.99 for a perfectly delicious gift, maybe even for your favorite teacher as the school year ends!
Ahhhhh we are so grateful to the hands and hearts that feed us!
Ebby's Organic Farm  Frecker Farms  Las Palamitas  Padua Farms  Sea Star Orchards  and so many more!

We are aMAYzed at how much we're packing into our Co-op & Community Events calendar for the month!
Are you an Early Bird?
Do you LOVE free coffee, tea, and yerba mate? 
Well we love YOU!

Starting Monday, May 6th if you shop before 11am and spend more than $15, you'll get a free cuppa on us! Bring your own (up to 16oz) container for a free refill too. Spend more than $25 and we'll enter you into a monthly raffle to win a $50 gift card! No limit on how many entries, you just need to hit the $25 basket total before 11am!
Today we're at the Isla Vista Youth Projects Healthy School Pantry Food Distro! Anyone is welcome to attend the resource fair and leave with a full box of groceries provided by the Foodbank SB.
Saturday we're rolling up our sleeves twice, first for Green Chef and then as workers who support workers at the 2019 May Day Festival! in People's Park!
Our business model is all about community-owned economic democracy, so when you Get to Know Your Co-op Board of Directorsyou're meeting the community owners that you've elected to be around our strategic governance table. And if you come to our Just Coffee Co-op Talk & Taste you'll meet another cooperative business that's using direct-democracy to build community.
Our hearts are with our Isla Vista as we come to the 5th anniversary since the tragedy that changed our little community forever. Break bread with us on May 18th at the Isla Vista Common Table: The Beloved Community.
Community Events are so important to building a healthy neighborhoods, and we'd love to see you at the 43rd Isla Vista Jugglers' Festival, 2019.. or maybe at the San Marcos Parent-Child Workshop 3rd Annual Santa Barbara Children's Music Festival, or maybe the Surfrider Concert For The Coast 2019. Or wander through old and new fashions at our monthly Lazy Eye Shop Pop-up!
Sign up for our first Herbs CSA (community supported agriculture) pickup with Emily of Artemisia Academy! Sign Up by May 15th for our first June pickup!
Oh May, you're aMAYzing!