The Seven Cooperative Principles in Action at Orcas Food Co-op

When you think of your local food co-op here on Orcas, what do you picture? The fresh produce department? Running into your friends and neighbors next to the bulk bins? The beautiful view from our commons space? A great place to grab a hot cup of homemade soup on a cold day? What about our monthly board meetings? Yearly Director elections? Did those come to mind? Ongoing community education initiatives?

If you are like many other folks in our community, the brick and mortar store remains central in your mind- because that is what you interact with on a day to day basis. However, we want you to know that we are so much more. Orcas Food Co-op runs a grocery store, but the Co-op is not just a grocery store. 


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The Wonders of Bone Broth

What if I told you there is a superfood that can improve the look and feel of your skin, help your joints feel better, give you more energy, heal any digestive issues you may experience and help you lose weight? What if I told you this superfood was quick and easy to make, versatile, delicious and inexpensive? Would I have your attention? If the answer is yes, then read on to learn about… BONE BROTH!

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Get the Dirt here!

The latest issue of The Dirt is here! Learn more about our recent acceptance to National Co-op Grocers, how to save rhubarb for later in the season and the importance of good digestion. Read all this and more here!

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March Edition of The Dirt

Great article this month from our friends at Organic Seed Alliance about the importance of Organic Seeds. Learn about the first 3 projects funded through the Sustainable FARM Fund, try a great Banana Cake Recipe and more in this month's edition of The Dirt!

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The Dirt is here!

Your February edition of The Dirt is hot off the press!. Nick and Sarah Jones share about their shellfish farm and learn about Local Goods and save 20% on their products all mont long.

Check out our latest issue here.

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2016 Sales February

Check out our sweet treats available through February 24!

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The Dirt January 2016

Read about our 3% Thursday Recipients, (January is the San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild!), Tips for New Years Resolutions and more in January's issue of The Dirt!

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Upcoming Events January 2016

1/12: January Green Drinks 5-6:30pm Co-op Commons

Come join us for finger food and fun conversation with like-minded individuals about the environment and related topics.

1/13: Co-op Game Night 6:30-9pm Co-op Commons

We have several games to play or bring your own to teach and share! 

1/21: 3%Thursday benefiting the San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild

3% of all purchases will be donated to the SJI Ag Guild. Shop bog on this day and show your support!

2/11-2/13: San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit: Friday Harbor

Join fellow farmers, regional experts, local food and farm advocates for two days of education, inspiration and camaraderie. For more information, click here. 


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The Dirt December 2015

Learn about our 2015 Annual Meeting, Try some alternatives to Pumpkin and more! Get all the latest Co-op news in our December issue of The Dirt

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Scotland to Issue Formal Ban on Genetically Modified Crops

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