Turkey Time

roast-turkeyWe’ve carried Mary’s Turkeys for many years and have been impressed with the quality. This year our free range birds have been raised with non-GMO feed! As you can see in our Fresh Deals flyer, they’re priced to sell, first come first served.

We also have a limited number of organic turkeys in stock.

The turkeys are frozen, so please be sure and allow for adequate thawing time in your refrigerator.  Click here for defrosting information and roasting times.

Recipe Contest

The most common question our produce team hears this time a year is “what is that?” Nine times out of ten the question refers to a knobby, scraggly, pale-green vegetable known as celeriac or celery root. While it can be intimidating to first reach for celeriac, the rewards of getting to know this flavorful root are well worth the time.

Got a great celeriac recipe for our newsletter?  Email zetty@astoria.coop.  $25 prize for the recipe we select.  Deadline for submitting recipes: November 4, 2016.  Please make sure it is your own original recipe.  (If it’s adapted from another recipe, please let us know.)

Food Film

UNBROKEN GROUND (2016) – FREE!
Sunday October 23 noon-12:30
Liberty Theater 1203 Commercial Street Astoria, OR
Astoria International Film Festival

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Our food choices are deeply connected to climate change. Unbroken Ground, a compelling new Patagonia Provisions film directed by Chris Malloy, explains the critical role food will play in the next frontier of our efforts to solve the environmental crisis.

Click here to watch the trailer.

SPONSORED BY:
Astoria Co-op Grocery

Beans for Bags

IMG_5956When you bring a reusable shopping bag to the Co-op you’re doing something really cool not only for our entire planet but for our community as well.  The Co-op takes the money (a nickel) that we would have spent on a bag and gives it to a local non-profit.  A token representing the nickel is a bean.  A cashier will give you a bean for each reusable bag you use and you get to drop it in a jar of your choice representing one of three local charities.

We totally have really nice paper bags for anyone to use, but Beans for Bags offers a fun incentive for reusable bags that fund some important programs.

Recipients January-March 2017:

Lower Columbia Q Center’s mission is to be a safe and welcoming resource and support service to the LGBT community, friends, families, and allies of the lower Columbia Region.

Columbia Senior Diners is a nonprofit struggling to make ends meet.  It provides low cost lunches at the Astoria Senior Center.  Seniors who cannot join others in the dining area can have meals delivered to their homes.

Astoria High School Orchestra is planning an educational trip to Disneyland.  The student musicians would have an opportunity to play their instruments as an ensemble for critique and add the music in the final performance to animation.

Click here for an application to become a Beans for Bags recipient.  The Co-op Board of Directors will select new recipients for the final quarter of this year.