November Sales highlights

Here are some highlights of things on sale this order.  This does not include the extra specials list because I figure you all got that in an email already!

If you all like this kind of post, please let me know and I’ll continue to do it.  I ‘m trying to post things that I know several members would be interested in.  So, if you want to know when certain things are on sale, you can let me know and I’ll keep an eye out for it and post it in the blog for that month.  Just let me know and I can keep a running list of things to post sales about.

So without further ado, here’s the sales highlights:

  • Ener-G has several of their gluten free baked good on sale, 15% off
  • Ener-G also has the tapioca flour, potato starch, and egg replacer on sale for 15% off
  • Dr. Oetker products are on sale from a range of 15-25% off
  • Ghirardelli has lots of their baking chocolate and chips on sale for 30% off
  • Sunspire chocolate chips also on sale 30%
  • Balance bars 25% off
  • Near East cous-cous and grain mixes on sale 15%
  • Alexia, lots of products 15-20% off
  • Annie Chun’s Asian cuisine 15% off
  • Back to Nature cookies and crackers 15% off
  • Barbara’s Bakery Snackanimals (including wheat free) 15% off
  • Blue Sky soda 25% off
  • Boiron some homeopathics 20% off
  • Cafe Altura coffee 30% off
  • Colvita vinegar and olive oil 15% off
  • Cold-Eeze 25% off
  • Crofters jellies 15% off
  • Dessert Essence 25% off
  • Farmer organic pumpkin 15% off
  • Fanfield mixes and soups 15-25% off
  • Food for Life some products 15% off
  • Wholesome sweeteners 15% off
  • Horizon organic dairy 15% off
  • Mother’s cereals 15% off
  • Nature’s Way Umcka 25% off
  • Pure Fun natural candies (great stocking stuffers!!) 15% off
  • Shelton’s turkey 25% off
  • Silk soymilks 15-20% off
  • Tofutti non-dairy alternatives 20% off
  • Twinlab 20% off

Also, don’t forget to check out the Frontier Sales!  https://wholesale.frontiercoop.com/whslpubl/FrontierMonthlySaleCatalog-2009-11.pdf

Change for November order deadline

Due to our normal delivery day falling on Thanksgiving, the warehouse is moving our order and delivery date.

November UNFI Order Deadline will be Tuesday, November 17th at 12noon.
UNFI Order Delivery will be Wednesday, November 25th (this is the day before Thanksgiving)

Highlighted Sales for October Order

Here are a few highlights of what’s on sale this month.  This includes the regular sales, not the ‘extra specials’ our group receives.

Bob’s Red Mill:  15 % off

Green Mountain Gringo (Tortilla strips and Salsa):  18%

Rudi’s Organic Bakery (select organic breads–very yummy!!):  15% off

Stahlbush Island Farms (great veggies and fruits):  30% off!!  Stock up now!

Gluten Free Café (Gluten Free Savory Chicken Pilaf and Homestyle Chicken & Vegetables) :  15% off

Larabar (select varieties):  20% off

Lundberg (couscous and brown rice mix):  25% off

Also, don’t forget to see the Frontier October Sales page at:  https://wholesale.frontiercoop.com/whslpubl/MonthlySaleCatalog.pdf

Natural and Organic Candy and Treats for Halloween

Several of our members need to avoid certain ingredients for various reasons (allergies, personal choice).  So, what to do for the kids when you need some candy?  Or what if you are looking for a healthier way to have a ‘treat’?  There are several options available online.  One of my favorites is NaturalCandyStore.com  http://www.naturalcandystore.com/category/natural-halloween-candy

There are lots of options for candy and treats and their prices are decent.  All the candy is coded based on ingredients, so you can quickly find what you need.  Whether it be dairy free, soy free, wheat free, etc… you can narrow down the choices for your particular needs.

Our group has ordered together in the past to save on shipping.  If you want to do this again, just let Elizabeth know and we can put together an order in time for Halloween!

I’ve been wondering what to do about my youngest daughter and Halloween.  In the past we have taken the older child trick-or-treating around the neighborhood; and while we are Vegan, I have been lenient with the Halloween candy.  Well, now that we know that the youngest has a dairy allergy, I can’t be lenient with her anymore.  So, what to do….well, I found this idea online:  the Pumpkin fairy!!  The pumpkin fairy takes ‘allergy’ candy and replaces it with a toy, stickers, or an allergy free treat.  With the pumpkin fairy, we can still go trick-or-treating, and she won’t miss out, but also won’t have any dairy candy.  I can even make her treats (can you say yummy brownies??) instead of spending extra money on candy.

Here are some ideas if you want to hand out a more natural or healthy thing to the trick-or-treaters that come to your door.

1) Hand out fresh fruit (apples would be good—you could even include some caramels so they can have a version of the perennial favorite caramel apple!)

2) Hand out stickers or small toys (think dollar store stuff)

3) Play Doh makes Halloween size packs of the fun stuff!

4) Hand out small packs of crayons or small activity books.

Other links to natural or allergy free candies/treats:

Check out the Yummy Earth Candies in the Frontier catalog on page 261. 

http://www.yummyearth.com/ Yummy Earth’s Website

http://www.organiccandy.com/products.html Pure Fun Candies

http://www.avoidingmilkprotein.com/candy.htm List of allergens in candy

http://foodallergies.about.com/od/adultfoodallergies/tp/halloweentreats.htmThings to do instead of candy on Halloween

http://www.amandasown.com/autumn.html Allergen Free Chocolates

http://www.vermontnutfree.com//index.shtml Nut Free Chocolates

You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello

Recently we’ve seen some changes made in the buying club. Our Club Coordinator Elizabeth Murray, whose been doing this job since our club began, has recently resigned. Elizabeth has a new job coming up and that’s a “Labor Specialist” at the end of September. Thank you for a job well done and congratulations & best wishes on that special assignment! 😉

Julia Valentine has agreed to take her place as Coordinator. Julia has stepped up to the plate & is ready to hit a home-run and we couldn’t be happier!

Along with the “Change of Command” we also welcome a new warehouse to our buying choices: Azure Standard. Beginning this month we start receiving regular deliveries from Azure [every four weeks]. This gives us greater selection and more flexibility with our dollar. Be sure to check out their website if you haven’t already. www.azurestandard.com

We still have a few openings for both members and workers in the club. Current members can contact Jobs Coordinator Megan Hughes for info. New and prospective members need to contact Brandi Monson, New Member Contact @ bearthangel@ gmail. com [no spaces]  for more information about the club.