** Ooma Tesoro’s Marinara Sauce
Mark your calendars for the final Owner Appreciation Day of 2018: Saturday, December 15.
*excludes special orders, beer & wine and consignment items
When you join the co-op in July you’ll receive a Wild Oats tote bag filled with goodies (including a Wild Oats pint glass for the first 50 people who sign up!) and be entered to win a weekly drawing for a themed gift bag.
In addition to being part of an organization that supports local small farmers, products made locally, a thriving local economy, fair trade, earth-friendly products, sustainable living practices and universal access to healthy food, you will also enjoy:
- a FREE slice of cake on your birthday
- co-op owner exclusive coupons and discounts
- quarterly Owner Appreciation Days
- discounts on special orders of non-sale items
- patronage rebates in profitable years
- a vote on choosing Wild Oats’ Board of Directors
- ability to serve on our Board of Directors
You can have access to all of this for an investment of just $20/year for 10 years or a one-time payment of $200. If you move or decide you no longer wish to support the co-op we’ll return your equity to you.
So, what do you have to lose? Don’t wait – sign up today!
We are always trying to cut back on single use plastic in the store. Last month we replaced our plastic straws with compostable paper straws and, more recently, we began phasing out our recyclable black plastic containers for compostable takeout containers (and plates and bowls) made of sugar cane!
During sugarcane processing the juice is extracted to make sugar and what remains is raw fiber called bagasse, which is used to create our products. Bagasse fibre is a byproduct from the process that would otherwise be discarded or burned. So, not only are these items made from recovered and abundant waste fiber, but they are 100% biodegradable and compostable.
Note that composting is required for biodegradation – 30 days or less in a commercial composting facility and approximately 90 days or less in a home composting system. Environmentally friendly and functional, these are strong, durable and work well for hot or cold foods.
To accommodate to extra compost volume, we’ve added a new large bin in the front of the store to the left of the existing waste baskets. Please read the signs posted by each bin carefully to determine what is compostable, what is recyclable and what is trash before disposing your waste.
Thanks to everyone who took part in our inaugural Cash for Class program!
Four local schools and 78 families participated in the program this year, which ran from September 2017 through April 30, 2018 and we distributed a total of $1,000. Here are the results:
Bart Charter School $38.43
Hancock Elementary School $20.00
Pine Cobble School $398.18
Williamstown Elementary School $543.38
We are pleased with the initial response to the program and are looking forward to building on the momentum of this first year and expanding the program next year to increase participation as well as donations to schools.
Please check back in late August for information on the next campaign!