October Co-op Advantage Sales!

Click here to download our October Co-op Advantage Sales Flier. These sales are for everyone, not only Co-op Owners. Be sure to stop by to check out our many in-store sales that aren't featured in the flier!

You Asked, We Listened!

We will be bringing in the line of Udo's 3-6-9 Omega Oils in liquid and capsule form early next week! Look for this high quality alternative to flax oil in the refrigerator and on our Wellness shelf, in the Omega section.

Customer Satisfaction Survey

We've been running our Customer Satisfaction Survey for almost a whole year, and we're going to make this the last official month (through October) to collect your responses. If you haven't had the chance to fill out this online survey, please do! This is your store, and we want to know how you feel. Look for survey results sometime in November. Click Here to take survey

Fall 2009 Sunflower Seed!

Click here to download a PDF of our fall newsletter! It's also available in-store, so you can take one home and read it with your morning coffee/tea/juice/mate/cleansing beverage, etc. ;)

Board of Director's Meeting Change!

Due to a date conflict, we've had to reschedule our September BOD meeting to a day earlier. The new meeting date is Tuesday, Sept. 29th 6:30pm on the Co-op back patio. Hope to see you there!

Take the Eat Local Challenge!

For the month of October, the Co-op is sponsoring an Eat Local Challenge! Starting on monday a resource guide to all things local at your Co-op will be available in-store. Take the challenge! See how much of your weekly food preparations can be made with locally grown or produced ingredients! We will be using the Blog as a forum, so you'll have lots of opportunities to write in with your favorite recipes, resources, and anecdotes about your trials, tribulations, and successes. Look for farm and producer features throughout the month, and lots of chances for your to brag with garden photos and more!

Huel Howser Visits Fair Hills Farms!

The Rydell Family Farm is our featured farmer in the fall newsletter (to be out next week). Click this link to watch Huel Howser interview Nancy & Dave at their Paso Robles Orchard!

Got Kale?

Because if you don't we do. And it's from one of the newest and most local farms in Goleta: Out of Step Farms, located right on Glenn Annie & Storke. Why is this so awesome? Because the farmer is none other than our amazing Produce Manager, Shawn! So, come out to the Co-op to support a young farmer's newest endeavor. And eat some kale today!

Board of Directors Information Table

Your Co-op Board of Directors will be hosting information tables outside of the store this Saturday and Sunday from 12-3pm. This is an excellent opportunity to ask any questions pertaining to the recent $100 Paid-in-Full equity change. If you aren't aware of this equity change, you can click this link to download a copy of the letter.
And don't forget about your 10% off Owner Appreciation Coupon! Valid for 1 shopping trip at 10% off through September 20! See you this weekend!

Co-op Country Fair 2009: the Preparations are Starting!

And YOU can participate!

The Co-op is looking for any local artists/craftsters/DIY handiworkers to play with us at our awesome Fair! We want this year to focus on workshops and artsncrafts, so this is what we are thinking: you can set up a table and sell your wares free of charge, but to do so, you also have to teach something at your booth. If you or someone you know wants to participate in our super awesome Country Fair, please email Melissa at marketing@islavistafood.coop
The Country Fair will take place on Saturday, October 24th from 11am-5pm @ the Co-op (we close the street in front!)

if you want to see what last year looked like, scroll through the archive blog posts, there are pictures at the very end!

Food For Thought...

because we love our michael pollan, and because we love you!


Board of Directors Meeting and COUPONS!

The next board of directors meeting is scheduled for September 30, 2009 @ 6:30 p.m. behind the co-op. The meeting agenda will be posted soon.
Also, coupon books AND member appreciation 10% off coupons are rolling out September 7. Combine them for the best deals!