The Co-op has over 200 fresh, organic products in stock every day, including a huge variety of organic staple items like GROW-certified bananas*, lettuce, locally-grown apples, and potatoes, as well as a wonderful selection of seasonal, specialty items, such as wild harvested nettles and mushrooms, organic burdock root, organic heirloom tomatoes, and fresh herbs grown in the Skagit Valley. From avocados to zucchinis, we’ve got delicious and nutritious foods to invite robust seasonality to your table.
As a community-owned natural foods co-op, we work hard to support a local economy and food system. We collaborate with over two dozen local and regional farmers to supply the Co-op with fresh, seasonal, local produce that is both certified organic and sustainably produced.
We understand how tasting is believing — stop by and ask our friendly produce staff for a sample!
Ben’s (Organic) Produce Report is published here every Monday. You may also find it in the weekly e-newsletter, The Co-op Scoop, and in the store.
*Our bananas are GROW-certified (Giving Resources and Opportunities to Workers), a third-party certification similar to Fair Trade. GROW is a private, nonprofit corporation launched by Organics Unlimited that’s dedicated to being socially responsible to its workers and to improving the lives of children in very poor agricultural communities. Thus far, it’s helped students attend college, helped workers with daycare, funded medical assistance and set up homework centers for children.