With a passion for respect of animals and producing high quality yogurt, Keith and Selma began Flying Cow Creamery in 2013. They package in returnable glass jars made in the United States, and take efforts to educate folks about what they are doing on the farm. Their website is full of helpful information about their animals and their production processes of the delicious, simply-made yogurt.
Speaking of growing and eating locally… how about 3 miles from the Co-op’s westside location? Introducing Calliope Farm, a family operation that is certified organic and passionate about quality and diversity. “We grow on 10 acres of beautiful silt-loam soil divided between two sites on the very edge of Olympia. Our practices emphasize soil building cover-crops and long crop rotations, livestock integration, efficient water use, and season extension to offer our customers and employees year round produce and employment.”
Yoga Way of Life story begins when Bharti was looking for ways to heal the dark rough patches on her hands from hyperthyroidism, and found that Ayurveda was very successful. She then began working with a team of doctors in India to develop the oils and herbs for her own line of Ayurvedic creams. Recently she has expanded to include soaps, scrubs and body washes.
Their mission is to provide delicious, scrumptious, perfectly balanced honey sweetened chocolates to discerning chocolate lovers, and to support ethical bee centered beekeepers… visit their site for all the tasty details!
Makrut limes, that is…just harvested by Stewart Organics in Puyallup and delivered to the West Side. They are gorgeous! We’ll only have them for a limited time. It’s worth coming in to just smell this unique and beautiful floral citrus sent.
Makrut lime leaves are thick, dark green and shiny on the top, porous and pale on the back. A leaf has two connecting leaves called ‘double leaves’. Tear a leaf to smell the distinct aroma. Fresh makrut lime leaves keep well in a refrigerator for at least 2 weeks, and can be frozen for later use. They are excellent in curry and soup.
Makrut limes are dark green in color and have a bumpy surface. Through the juice is seldom used in cooking, the peel of the fruit, with its high concentration of aromatic oils, is indispensable in many curry pastes and is one reason why Thai curries taste refreshingly unique. The zest also imparts a piquant flavor to such delectable favorites as fried fish cakes, and it blends in powerfully with spicy, chili-laden stews.
We have some great artisan cheeses in stock especially from this one creamery, Tieton Farm & Creamery, that we ordered directly from. This is their first time at the Co-op and we are probably the only ones selling their products in Washington State! From them we’re carrying these cheeses:
Rheba A beautiful cheese inspired by the one and only Reblochon from the Savoie region of France except this one is with a mix of Sheep and Goat’s milk instead of cow’s milk)
Black Pearl A cute ash coated bloomy rind with same mix of sheep and goat’s milk from their herds
Bianca Fresh sheep and goat’s milk
Venus Made with sheep and goat milk, then bathed in cider from Tieton Cider Works
Tastes Happy was featured in Thurston Talks, “There weren’t a lot of options on the shelves of the store that would be safe for their child to consume, so they turned to their own kitchen. With a little research, the Kims were soon making all of their food from scratch, using organic and local ingredients whenever possible.” click here to read more …
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