Co-op Blog

Why did you change the beans and rice from self serve to full serve? When we redesigned the department to provide more workspace for our employees, we had to make some sacrifices. We lost the hot well space that previously housed the beans and rice when we replaced the old salad bar with our beautiful new cold bar. Knowing that we would be adding a burrito and taco program to... Read More
As we near the 3 week mark of the reopening of the deli, I want to take this time to thank all of you that have been supportive and patient during this change. We have all experienced a pretty steep learning curve this month. You, the customers, are learning how to order and navigate our department, the cashiers are learning a new POS ordering system, and the deli employees... Read More
What is Acai? Acai is considered the king of the superfoods. It is a tiny purple palm fruit that is a staple food for people of the Amazon. Açaí is rich in antioxidants (specifically anthocyanins like those found in red wine) and healthy fats similar to olive oil, plus it has no sugar. This combo makes açaí a powerhouse of satisfying nutrition. We take the Acai berry and... Read More
Wow, what an exciting process this has been! We appreciate all of the creative solutions that you must have come up with over the course of the last 8 days as you entered the store and found our deli closed. I spoke with many of you during that time and truly got a sense of how important the deli is to our community as a place for healthy and delicious foods and as a central... Read More
First, let me start by saying thank you all so much for your understanding and patience while the deli is closed. We are excited to provide an upgraded workspace for our employees and a more enjoyable shopping experience for our customers. The biggest change you will notice when we open the doors is that you will place your orders for our juice, coffee & smoothie bar,... Read More
Just a reminder everyone, the Deli Department will close this Sunday the 22nd at 7 pm and reopen (fingers crossed) on Tuesday July 1st at 7 am.  The inside eating area will be closed during that time frame as well.  We apologize for the inconvenience this causes and have heard many customers fret about where they are going to eat while we remodel.  We take this feedback... Read More
As the remodel date nears, I keep thinking of more details that I want to share with you so that everyone is as informed as they can be regarding our changes.  We are planning on closing the deli at 7 pm on Sunday June 22nd and reopening Tuesday July 1st.  During that time the eating area will also be closed so that we have a place to store our large equipment while... Read More
Due to a more efficient ordering process and some technical difficulties that we cannot overcome, we have realized that when we reopen the deli after the remodel we will no longer be able to have our customers use pre-paid wheatgrass cards or our wheatgrass punch cards.  When we first implemented the pre-paid wheatgrass cards it was in response to customers having to order... Read More
After almost a year of planning and organizing we finally have a date for our deli remodel.  Please note that this may change by a day on either side, but we are hoping that we can commit to the dates of being closed from June 20th through the 28th.  We are hoping to reopen on Sunday June 29th.  Please keep in mind that the deli department will be closed these dates, but the... Read More
I want to take the time to explain how we will sell our Basic Pricing Beans & Rice after the remodel, to make sure you have time to understand the changes.  All beans and rice will still be priced within our Basic Pricing model.  However, they will no longer be self-serve.  We will no longer have enough hot wells out in the customer area to accommodate this program, so it... Read More