Did you know...


that we have one of the most locally grown produce departments in the Tri-Counties? As of today, October 31, 55% of the money that we spend on purchasing produce is going to local farmers. Our Produce Manager, Shawn McMahon, has taken this Co-op into a new direction regarding how many farmers we are supporting throughout the year. Thanks Shawn! Look for an even larger local $$ percentage as the growing climate heads toward winter. We are anticipating a 70% local purchase rate! You can help us keep our percentage of local purchasing as high as possible, by making sure to buy our local options whenever possible (a great example of this is bananas: yes, we source organic fair-trade bananas almost all the time, but did you know that when in season we also have LOCAL BANANAS from Carpenteria grower Lee Talbert and Goleta grower Norman Beard? They look different, teeny tiny, but they make up for their smallness with their big flavor!).