Giant Check

We were so thrilled to present a giant check—more than $3200—to the Astoria Senior Assistance program. This wonderful local non-profit helps local senior citizens avoid homelessness by providing emergency funds (rent, utility bills, etc.). Our generous shoppers rounded up purchases in January and donated pocket change & reusable bag credits.

Big thanks to Buoy Beer Company for contributing $490! The brewery decided to donate $10 from every case of Astoria IPA sold (the beer they brewed for our grand opening) to our Change for Community program.

This is our biggest single donation to date. It brings our total Change for Community donations close to $30,000 in under two years. Thanks for your support!

More about our Change for Community program.

Mmm… Golden Milk

Golden milk is a traditional ayurvedic drink that originated from India and has been savored for centuries.

This golden milk powder consisting of turmeric, dates, and herbs, is a convenient and modern spin on a revered ancient drink. Not only does it taste delicious, it also is packed full of nourishment. Golden milk is most well-known for modulating inflammation throughout the body, but it does much more than just that. It also helps support brain function, cardiovascular health, digestive health, healthy blood sugar balance, a healthy immune system, and a healthy mood. Just mix one teaspoon of golden milk powder with a cup of your favorite hot milk and enjoy.

See how to make it and enjoy samples on Saturday February 16 at 11am–1pm with our wellness manager Katie. It’s all part of the fun for owner appreciation week. Co-op owners save up to 20% on a shopping trip. Everyone welcome!

Owner Appreciation Week

February 10-16, co-op owners save up to 20% on a shopping trip. Here’s how it works:

  • get 10% off a purchase under $100
  • or 15% off a purchase of $100 or more
  • or 20% off a purchase of $150 or more

Equity must be up-to-date to receive discount. Applies to items in stock and does not stack with case discounts.

Meet local vendors and producers and enjoy food and drink samples. It’s all part of the fun for owner appreciation week! Click here to see demo dates and times.

Thank you so much for your support!

Not a co-op owner? No problem, you’re always welcome to shop. Learn more about co-op ownership.

Game Day Sale

There’s a football event coming up Sunday that’s so big some call it “super” and as far as food holidays go, consumer spending for this day ranks second-only to Thanksgiving.  We’d love some of that spending to happen at your local co-op, so whether you like football or you’re just in it for the snacks, we’ve put together a special three-day sales flyer with some fantastic deals on great food (and beer). From 7-layer dip made with all organic produce to Smart Chicken wings roasted to perfection and ready-to-eat in our rotisserie chicken case, our new store is giving us the space to have more offerings than ever before. We hope you enjoy and thank you so much for your support!

Click here or on the flyer image below to see a PDF of our Game Day Sale flyer.

New: Jackfruit Carnitas

We’ve upped our plant-based game even more and now have “jackfruit carnitas” in our taqueria. Get ‘em in a bowl, salad, tacos or burrito.

Everything is made from scratch and many of the ingredients we use are organic, including all organic produce. There are options to suit a wide variety of diets and taste preferences.  Click here to see the taqueria menu.

The taqueria is open 10am-8pm daily.

Grand Opening

Let’s celebrate our new store! Saturday January 18 at 11am–6pm we’re going to have some cool stuff happening and we hope you’ll stop by. Grand opening events include:

Free reusable bags:

Get one of these bags with any purchase (first 500 shoppers).

Activities for kids:

Bumble Art Studio will be here at 11am–1pm with a variety of crafts for little ones including a collaborative community canvas. Here is a look at what else is in store:

Crazy fruit mobiles
Astoria rainbow mobiles

We will have face painting at 12pm–3pm and North Coast Food Web will host a veggie petting zoo and DIY trail mix at 2–5pm.

Amazing deals all weekend:

We’ve got some crazy low prices on highly coveted items. Juicy organic heirloom navels for just .25 each, organic olive oil for $3 and organic peanut butter for $2. Click here to see all our grand opening deals on sale January 18-19.

Prize drawings:

Enter to win a $250 co-op gift card, co-op organic cotton t-shirts and organic cotton totes. We’ll have some cool other vendor prizes as well like swag from Equal Exchange.

Samples galore:

This schedule is totally subject to change, but here’s the lineup as we write this post:

  • Active Demos (a.m.)
    • Equal Exchange coffee 10am–2pm
    • Organically Grown Co. 11am–3pm
    • Farm Fresh Clothing 11am–6pm
    • Grandma Candy’s jams 11am–3pm
    • Katie’s high fat coffee demo 11am–1pm
    • Dan’s in-house meat demo 11–1pm
  • Active Demos (p.m.)
    • Buoy Beer 3–6pm
    • Little Island Creamery 2–6pm
    • Abiqua Winds wine 4–6pm
    • Cardamom Hills chutney 3–6pm
    • Mitchell Wines 4–6pm
    • PDX/Delicious Wines 4–6pm
    • Fort George 4–6pm

Delicious cake:

Chef Andy Catalano and crew will be preparing chocolate cake with salted caramel, carrot cake and gluten-free cookies. Board members will serve the cake after lunch starting at 1pm until it’s gone.

We hope to see your smiling face at the new store sometime soon. We so appreciate your support!

New Change for Community Recipients

It’s a new year and we’ve got a new set of local non-profits we’re raising funds for! They are: Clatsop County Historical Society, Northwest Trails Coalition and Astoria Senior Assistance Program. You can support these awesome local non-profits January-March by donating your reusable bag credits (beans) and pocket change.

Each month, one organization gets a turn being the round-up recipient. In January, it’s Astoria Senior Assistance. This program puts funds directly in the hands of local senior citizens who are in danger of becoming homeless. To help, say “yes” when a cashier asks if you’d like to round-up your purchase total.

Learn more about Change for Community.

Great Gifts

Our wellness department contains vitamins, supplement and body care as well as some really cool merchandise that makes great gifts! Katie, our wellness manager came up with a list of items you may be interested in for last minute holiday shopping.

Blue Bottles: This Blue Glass Water Bottle is ideal for making Blue Solar Water, a Ho’oponopono cleansing tool. Allow sunlight to shine through this bottle filled with clean water for one hour or more to help amplify and accelerate this cleansing and rejuvenating process.

 

Empower CBD infused Soaking Salts: These soaking salts are a luxurious blend of Epsom Salts, Dead Sea Salts, and Pink Himalayan Salts, CBD oil from USDA Certified Organic hemp, and an aromatherapeutic combination of essential oils, including Bergamot and organic Lavender, which soothe the senses.

Himalayan Salt Lamps: These beautiful lamps do more than light up a room. They are thought to support a healthy mood and sleep by purifying the air surrounding it.

“A Coastal Christmas” Santa Drops in at the Mouth of the Columbia: This unique chapbook tells a fun Christmas story while doubling as a decoration. With words by Long Beach Peninsula writer, Lynette Rae McAdams, and illustrations by Sally Lackaff, an Astoria artist, this new classic is a must have for every lover of the coast.

Handcrafted Ornament Candle: Beautifully and intricately sculpted, these hand crafted beeswax ornaments are a perfect addition to your holiday decor. These candles are truly amazing while burning for over 40 hours, casting a luminescent glow through their unique design.

Finally, just a reminder that co-op gift cards are available. Give the gift of great food to the ones you love in any dollar amount you wish.