Today was Member Appreciation Day, in which owners get 15% off everything, so Matt and I took the opportunity to stock up. While I was there, I decided to snap a few photos to give you a tour of our local food supplier!
|My favorite parts of co-ops are the bulk sections. This one contains lots of things like cereals, beans, nuts, sugars, flours, chocolate chips (3 kinds!), dried fruit, grains, and flax seeds.|
|Alberta Co-op sells fair trade products when available, which is really super in my opinion!|
|In this bulk section you'll find items like maple syrup, wheat-free tamari, vanilla extract, agave, and vinegars. Just bring along your preferred vessel and fill 'er up.|
|And here you have things like arrowroot powder, baking soda, and dry soy milk powder.|
|This is the tea section. The different color labels coordinate with the different classifications of tea. Green=green, etc.|
|I think the produce section at Alberta is also top-notch. The employees do a really great job in keeping everything fresh and beautiful. There's Matt perusing the selection, deciding on dinner.|
|Another bulk section. Here you'll see such items as Daiya, Tofutti Cream Cheese, Earth Balance, Vegenaise, and seitan.|
|Sometimes the nice people at Alberta Co-op leave food samples for customers to try. Here we have kiwi berries and apples.|
|Bulk kombucha- if that's your thing. I tried the white rose flavor and really liked it.|
|I haven't included all the bulk sections (like shampoo,soap, lotion, nut butters, tofu/tempeh, miso, etc.), but here's a shot of the bulk dish/laundry detergent. Pretty snazzy.|
As I said, I'm pretty lucky to shop at such a great place. Do you have a coop near you?