Click here to download this week's complete Member Advantage Sales Flier. These sales are for current Co-op Owners only.

The Co-op Country Fair (from UCSB's Daily Nexus)

the only thing missing from this video is the goat, little baby cow & baby chicks that were hanging out all day on the far side of the fair. what a great day!!! extra props to everyone who entered all of the eating contests throughout the day. more pictures to come soon! check out the co-op facebook page for the full album later today!
Click here to download the current Co+op Deals flier, good through October 26th. These sales are for everyone, not only Co-op Owners.
Click here to download this week's complete Member Advantage Sales Flier. These sales are for current Co-op Owners only.

Please click on the "Employment" link at the top of this page to be directed to an
electronic version of our job application. Thanks for your interest in joining our team!

Deadline Tomorrow!!

We are now accepting applications for our annual Twin Pines Cooperative Community Fund grants! This year, we are offering grants from $100.00 to $1,000.00 Click here to download an electronic version of the application. You can also pick up a copy at the Co-op (at the register). Completed applications may be emailed to, dropped off at the store, or mailed in to 6575 Seville Road Isla Vista, CA 93117 attn: melissa
Please be sure to read all requirements before applying. Questions may be directed to Melissa at Applications are due to the Co-op by Friday, October 15th.
We're doing it again! Enter the Co-op Country Fair Bake-Off and win prestige and fame! And a coveted prize :) Entries are accepted in several categories: vegan cookie, cake, pie, and "other" as well as not vegan cookie, cake, pie, and "other". Please bring your entry to the Bake-Off table and register with our Bake-Off Master Steve (or anyone else staffing the table). You will receive the form above (don't worry about bringing your own, we'll have them at the table) in order to determine which category or categories that you want to be considered for. It's also required that you bring a list of the ingredients in your recipe (but not the complete recipe, unless you want to share). Entries need to be on the table no later than 2:30pm (but exceptions may be made). Judging commences at 3pm. Bake-Off entrants are the first to be invited to the Grand Eating Event (consumption of all entries post-judgement). For more information, please email See you there!!!!

Hot Off the Press!

October is Eat Local Challenge Month!

Click here to download our complete Eat Local Resource Guide for the 2010 Eat Local Challenge! Even if you're not participating in a formal Eat Local Challenge, we encourage everyone to connect with the producers, growers, artisans, and artists whom are working hard to maintain a healthy local economy here in our community! Because eating local is about a whole lot more than just where your food comes from!

Welcome to October! It's both National Fair Trade Month, and Co-op Month!
Look for sales throughout the month from companies who reflect product lines in both of these capacities. Companies include:
  • Blue Diamond Almond Grower's Co-op (Almond Breeze)
  • Equal Exchange Fair Trade Worker's Co-op (Coffee, Chocolate, Tea)
  • Pachamama Fair Trade Farmer's Co-op (Coffee).
There are lots of other Fair Trade items all around the store, including teas, coffees, sugars, grains, bananas and pineapples, and more! Look for the "fair trade" symbol (pictured above) to help guide your choices.

Some of our favorite cooperatively owned companies with great products also include Organic Valley & Organic Prairie (the brand name of farms part of the CROPP cooperative), Frontier (fair trade herbs/cooperatively owned), Once Again Nut Butters, AK Press (worker's collective- books & t-shirts), and the Slingshot Collective (new organizers coming next week!). Go Co-op!