One of the benefits of being a member-owner at the Co-op is the opportunity to take advantage of our monthly Member-Owner Specials. More than just remarkable deals, they are also a chance to support many of our local vendors and producers.
Beginning on July 3, we will be featuring a wide variety of products on sale in departments including frozen, bakery, bulk, wellness, and cheese. There will also be two Member-Owner Coupons, $5 off a $25 purchase in our wellness department (July 3 – 16) and $5 off a $25 purchase in our produce department (July 17 – July 30). You can check out the coupons and all our member-only specials here.
Every month, Member-Owner Specials include a variety of producers right here in our community, giving members the opportunity to support their neighbors and our local food system. Based in Shelburne, VT, DeeLicious Raw makes cheesecakes that are raw, vegan, gluten-free, and diary-free, while also being remarkably delicious. They’re hand-made with pure Vermont maple syrup, organic virgin coconut oil, homemade almond milk, raw nuts, dates, vanilla extract, and cinnamon, with no preservatives.
In our beverage case, there’s a great selection of local thirst quenchers. This month, Aqua Vitea kombuchas and Local Sweet artisanal soda will both be on sale. In the other refrigerated case, over by bulk, you’ll find Vermont Bean Crafters hummish, a bean spread made with regionally-grown ingredients, also at a great sale price.
Douglas Sweets, our featured local vendor for July, will have their delightful assorted shortbread cookies on sale for $5.99. Also in bakery, you’ll find Delicate Decadence pies on sale for $11.99 – $13.99 and La Panciata croutons for $3.99.
Now that the hot days of summer have really arrived, it’s the perfect time for some Blue Moon sorbet, on sale for $4.49. While you’re in the frozen section, grab some frozen pizza from Vermont Small Batch, for only $6.99. If cooling off in the heat includes an ice cold beer, check out these recommendations from our beer buyer.
July is an ideal time for enjoying the great outdoors. Luckily, Healing Earth bug repellent stick and spray will be on sale for $4.99 and $10.99, respectively, along with their Aches Away Plus CBD jar, for $21.99, and stick, for $9.99, which will be perfect for those aches and pains from too much outdoor exertion. You’ll find all of their products in our wellness department.
Road tripping is another fun July activity and we’ll have some road trip ready items for sale. In the granola aisle in grocery are Nutty Steph’s chocolate bars, salted caramel chocolate bars, and magic chunks. In the bulk department, you’ll find Tierra Farms organic tamari roasted almonds, organic roasted salted mixed nuts, organic roasted unsalted mixed nuts, and organic raw mix; Sunridge Farm chocolate nut crunch trail mix; and Back Roads maple spice and coconut ginger granolas.
Other fantastic local products can be found throughout the store. By the sugars and other sweeteners are Fat Toad Farm caramel sauces for $3.99 (2-fl oz) or $8.99 (8-fl oz). In the coffee section by bulk is Brio Coffeeworks bagged coffee for $10.99. In the cracker aisle, you’ll find Castleton crackers for $3.99, and in the international aisle is Higgins hot sauce for $5.29, and Salsa From the Gut salsa for $3.99.
And don’t forget to stop in the cheese department for some of Vermont’s best cheeses on sale, including Maplebrook Farm cheddar bites and curds for $3.99, Kerrygold reserve cheddar for $3.99, and Vermont Farmstead Cheese Lillé Coulommiers, for $13.99 per pound.