Happy Father’s Day Weekend!

Celebrate Father’s Day by sharing a delicious meal together! Take advantage of our incredible Fresh Deals on organic melons and grill-ready veggies like corn on the cob, portabella mushrooms, Vidalia onions and asparagus. We also have great sales on Tomahawk steaks, house-made burger patties, co-op made kimchi, sauerkraut, sliced cheeses and local burger buns. And, don’t forget to visit our deli and bakery for a delightful mix of sides, salads, dips and desserts.

However and with whomever you choose to celebrate, have a fabulous get-together this weekend!

 

Pollinator-friendly gardening

Our greenskeeper, Becky Graham of Harvest Moon Design, has grown a pollinator-friendly garden at the co-op! Our garden encourages beneficial visitors like bees, butterflies, insects and birds. The variety of plants and plant shapes are intentional, as hummingbirds can access some flowers that insects can’t, and vice versa, and some plants have higher amounts of pollen and nectar.

“Everything is grown organically and naturally because healthy soil makes for healthy plants. I’m trying to create a healthy microbial life. There’s so much going on under our feet,” Graham said.

It is also a nourishing garden. The plants’ nectar and pollen nourishes the pollinators, who in turn keep the garden healthy. Our deli cooks with herbs from this garden so it can feed you too!

Photos by Becky Graham.

Owner Appreciation Days start June 4!

Happy Owner Appreciation Days! Between June 4-12, co-op owners can choose a shopping trip to stock up and save up to 20%. Here’s how the discount works:

· Spend under $100, get 10% off
· Spend $100–$149.99, get 15% off
· Spend $150 or more, get 20% off

You must be a co-op owner with equity payments up-to-date to receive discount. Applies to items in stock and does not stack with case discounts.

Not a co-op owner? It’s easy to join and take part in the savings. Click here to learn more about co-op ownership.

Thanks so much for your support!

Co-ops Organic Wine Fest on Saturday!

Join us from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 28 for the Co-ops Organic Wine Fest! Agustín from La Riojana, Argentina’s largest wine cooperative, will be giving out samples of organic wine and telling the story of La Riojana Cooperative and Moncaro Wines. Come sip some wine while listening to music from Argentina and Italy! Cheers!

Memorial Day Weekend Sales!

Your co-op has just what you need for Memorial Day weekend! Kick off the summer with Painted Hills top sirloin, Buoy Beer IPA, mini watermelons, peaches and heirloom tomatoes, all on sale through the end of May.

Traveling for the long weekend? Make a quick stop on your way in or out of town to grab locally made, ready-to-go food on sale, including co-op burritos, Beecher’s Cheese cheese curds and Flax4life brownies. Don’t forget the King Harvest hummus, which goes well with chips or carrots! Happy summertime!

Ownership Drive starts May 15

Own a grocery store with us! Everyone is welcome to shop at our co-op, but there are benefits to ownership and during our owner drive, May 15-21, there are extra incentives to join including 20% off a shopping trip, a free tote and a chance to win a prize.

Sign up with a refundable $25 per year, which will more than pay for itself during Owner Appreciation weeks when you get to save up to 20% on a shopping trip four times per year. Owners can also order cases of their favorite products and save 10%.

We are a community-owned grocery store, a consumer-owned cooperative. Our shareholders are regular people just like you who elect a board of directors to oversee the store and staff carry out the day-to-day work.

By becoming an owner of the co-op, you contribute to a vibrant local economy that puts people before profits and keeps more of your dollar circulating within the community. Some examples include expanding the marketplace for locally-grown food and supporting good jobs. Learn more about the benefits of co-op ownership and how it works.

Join thousands of your friends and neighbors in owning Astoria Co+op. Click here for an application.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Treat the mother figures in your life to gifts from the co-op! From cards, flowers and wine to body care products, sweets and more, we have a variety of items to help you show your appreciation.

May Hot Bar Schedule

Check out the schedule for the hot bar in May!

East Asian • Sauteed kale with garlic and chiles, white rice, ginger roasted carrots, rotating rice: fried, kimchi fried, and Vietnamese red; broccoli, rotating tofu: orange ginger, vegan mapo, and Thai green curry; rotating beef: Japanese curry, bulgogi, Thai curry, Thai beef and basil stir fry, beef and broccoli; rotating chicken: five-spice, tuk meric, and adobo; spicy peanut noodle, and green papaya salad

Indian • Mung dal, spiced basmati rice, roasted cauliflower, vegetable curry, roasted cabbage sabzi, house-made saag paneer, pork vindaloo, rotating chicken: tandoori, butter, madras, and Parsi; naan, punjabi carrot salad, raita, cilantro chutney, lemon pickle, and mango chutney

Levantine • Sauteed kale with garlic and chiles, rotating grains: mujaddara, Persian yellow rice, spanakoriso; rotating vegetables: tahini cauliflower, sumac cauliflower, batata harra, and Levantine roasted carrots; kamfounata, tahini eggplant, spiced chickpeas, falafel, rotating meat: baharat meatballs, lamb stew, and kofta kebab; chicken shawarma, harissa chicken, pita, hummus, baba ganoush, tzatziki, garlic sauce, Israeli salad, and feta

Southern American • Braised greens, dirty rice, rosemary potatoes, succotash, mac and cheese, barbecue jackfruit, pulled pork, blackened chicken, buttermilk biscuits, pickles, cole slaw, macaroni salad, barbecue sauce, and vinegar sauce

Deli hours:

  • Salad bar and soup bar: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Burrito bar: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Hot bar: 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

We’re hiring!

We are hiring for our Grocery & Produce departments! We are looking for enthusiastic and hardworking team members who love giving great customer service both internally & externally.

The produce stocker works with the produce team to keep displays fully stocked while handling multiple demands; demonstrating problem solving skills, dependability, and accountability; and loves working with high quality, organic produce.

Our grocery clerk position is responsible for a variety of tasks over a wide area. Teamwork skills, a passion for organic and local foods, attention to detail, and great customer service skills are important for this role. Both roles require availability on weekends, evenings, and mornings.

Apply for one or both positions on indeed.com or by clicking this link.