Suggestions & Comments Online Form

Suggestions

We encourage shoppers to provide us with suggestions and comments of any aspect of our organization. Thank you to all who have participated in this program over the years! It has helped us with filling the shelves with what you want, allowed us to participate in the community conversation of ways to better our organization, and most important, provided us a direct link for communications between our staff and shoppers. Having access to an online format is new for us, and we are looking forward to it becoming a more streamlined way to provide information. At the stores, we will continue with using the paper forms for the suggestion boxes, with the answers posted here.

Of note: the answers here may change within a moments notice … for the most up to date information, you are welcome to contact us

 

More affordable wine

More affordable organic wines please! FRA has others besides red. see more

More affordable organic wines please! FRA has others besides red.

Answer:

The west side has been selling wine at a pace faster than we could keep stocked, so we got rid of the baskets and put in more shelving. We invite you to come in and see our expanded display and additions.
Some fun facts to know about the wines on the Westside.
Wines under $12.00 = 18
14 of which are Organic
We have a total of 34 Organic wines and carry a total of 47 wines
13 Vegan Wines and all Domaine Bousquet and Stellar Organic wines are Vegan.
As far as cheaper or lower priced wines. Some things to keep in mind: many of our wines are certified fair trade, organic and vegan friendly wines. We have wines that are dry farmed or Biodynamic. We have great quality wines from all over the united states and world. Also, we cannot buy huge quantities of wines which would help drive the price down for the consumer. Again, 14 of our wines are Organic and Under $12.00.
Cheers!

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Miyoko’s Cultured Vegan Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese Shreds and Slices

Please carry Miyoko’s Cultured Vegan Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese Shreds and Slices! see more

Please carry Miyoko’s Cultured Vegan Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese Shreds and Slices!

Answer:

We do sell these. They are on special through August 4, 2020. Since they are new and on special they are sometimes out of stock at our distributor.

Thanks!

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Quorn nuggets

Quorn nuggets or patties please. see more

Quorn nuggets or patties please.

Answer:

I brought the Quorn patties back in on the East side and we will see how they sell. They were discontinued because they are a very slow sellers but willing to give them another try. Thank you.

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Plums

You guys are doing great! You should get some plums. see more

You guys are doing great! You should get some plums.

Answer:

Hey thank you so much!!!!! We have plums now! Come and get ’em!

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Organic Corn Oil

Organic corn oil availability? see more

Organic corn oil availability?

Answer:

Currently, we do not have a source for organic corn oil.

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Jackson’s Honest Potato Chips

Can we still get Jackson’s Honest Potato Chips? see more

Can we still get Jackson's Honest Potato Chips?

Answer:

Jackson’s Honest Potato Chips are not available, sorry.
I emailed the company to inquire why they are not available through our UNFI distributor anymore and I have not seen them available through our other distributors.
Bradley for Grocery Department

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Paper Towels

When will paper towels be back? see more

When will paper towels be back?

Answer:

We do have some now. Next week we will have another brand.

Thanks,

Martha

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TVP (textured vegetable protein)

Please carry TVP (textured vegetable protein) again. see more

Please carry TVP (textured vegetable protein) again.

Answer:

Our current supplier “Bob’s Red Mill” is undergoing a repackaging project. A lot of their products are temporarily out of stock until completion of the project. Stay tuned, we will restock when it becomes available.

Tamara in Grocery

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Simply Amazing!

You all are simply amazing! <3 <3 <3 <3 see more

You all are simply amazing! <3 <3 <3 <3

Answer:

That is so sweet of you to say! Thank you so much!

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South River Miso Tamari

Southrivermiso Tamari see more

Southrivermiso Tamari

Answer:

I’m sorry to say that we can’t get South river tamari. South river miso
co.does not ship their products in the summer months. Besides the
shipping limitation, the tamari they produce is extremely limited. In
the past when we have requested it, they have shipped only one bottle.
We can look into it later this year in the cool weather months and see
if it is available.

Thank you,

Martha
OFC Grocery Manager

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Tigernut flour

Please stock tigernut flour see more

Please stock tigernut flour

Answer:

Currently, our main distributor dropped all tigernut products and flours.
For a bit, we were ordering direct, however their minimum order was so big and we do not get other products from them that sell well, we were stuck having to order half a years supply. Also, we had a little confusion around ordering. It all adds up sadly not having a reasonable source presently. If you find one, let us know. Thanks, Bradley

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Roma tomatoes

My family and I regularly purchase the Roma tomatoes for multiple recipes. Today was the first time that I was unable to purchase the Romas, as they were shiny with food-grade wax. Please purchase the other Roma tomatoes which the Co-op has been stocking for years, from the same farm. We are not able to […] see more

My family and I regularly purchase the Roma tomatoes for multiple recipes. Today was the first time that I was unable to purchase the Romas, as they were shiny with food-grade wax. Please purchase the other Roma tomatoes which the Co-op has been stocking for years, from the same farm. We are not able to buy tomatoes with food grade wax all over it. Not all organic foods are created equal.  

Answer:

I saw those Romas and wasn’t very excited about them either. Those will never be my first choice and when it comes to Romas we usually don’t have many options.

Here’s how it works: We order from two distributors. With most things we switch between the two depending on price and quality. With most things we get to pick which farm/label we get, a few we don’t. Roma quality and availability is finicky day to day and we never get to choose between labels. There are almost always issues with ripeness at one distributor or the other. So, my point is that with Romas, on a lot of days I only have one good option or no good option.

We’ll always lean away from the waxed fruit if we have options but if that’s what we can get, I’d rather have waxed Romas than no Romas. Sorry we didn’t have what you were looking for when you came in. Especially in these times of limiting trips in public, that must have been super frustrating.

Jackie Krzyzek
Produce Co-Manager

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round up at the registers totals?

How about letting members know how much they rounded up each year? see more

How about letting members know how much they rounded up each year?

Answer:

We collected $4,363 for the Community Sustaining Fund, $2,516 for Cooperativa Tierra, $249 for the South Sound Community Farm Trust and $769 for Capitol Homecare.

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bulk shea butter

Please more bulk Shea butter. see more

Please more bulk Shea butter.

Answer:

This has been re-stocked!

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sparkling water

Can you put different/better flavors of LaCroix in the cold section? Nomore grapefruit/lime! 🙂 see more

Can you put different/better flavors of LaCroix in the cold section? Nomore grapefruit/lime! 🙂

Answer:

I’ll swap out for 2 other flavors for a bit. thanks for the suggestion.
Lime and Grapefruit, being the top sellers by far, will rotate back in to the cooler.
Of course, we have 8 flavors on the shelf.

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ground elk

Pleeeeease carry this product. It is Amazing – Got it at Sacramento Food Co-op and Ashland Food Co-op has it, too. Durham Ranch New Zealand Elk. Frozen Ground Elk. see more

Pleeeeease carry this product. It is Amazing - Got it at Sacramento Food Co-op and Ashland Food Co-op has it, too. Durham Ranch New Zealand Elk. Frozen Ground Elk.

Answer:

Hello and thank you for your suggestion!

Because venison is such a unique product and something that is hard to find, we have toyed with the idea of carrying this item specifically for a long time. Oh how we wish there was a domestic venison grower that met our product selection guidelines and was available to us, we would love to carry that product! Over and over again, the conversation within the Meat Dept comes back around to the fact this product- Durham Ranch Ground Elk- is sourced from over 7,000 miles away, and this alone has been enough for us to repeatedly decide not to carry it.

While we understand there may be desire for us to offer it on our shelves, we feel that because it is available elsewhere, because of the carbon footprint of air-freighting it to the U.S. market, and because putting it on our shelves means taking something else off to make space for it, we won’t be bringing it in at this time.

We have been on the lookout for any other options available that we might be able to offer, and will continue to keep our eyes open for that. We appreciate your suggestion and participating in your Co-op’s processes!

Thanks again,
Eastside Meat Dept managers

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meatless patties & nuggets

Please stock Quorn patties (as well as the nuggets that are already stocked) see more

Please stock Quorn patties (as well as the nuggets that are already stocked)

Answer:

Thanks for your feedback. Unfortunately, due to its low sales volume, we are unable to carry this item on the shelf. However, we can attempt to special order it for you–please call the store and ask to place a special order if you would like that. Thanks!

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bulk pricing

I don’t want to sanction people who are housing insecure, or who are busy and need to shop from among the packaged products for convenience. However, for environmental reasons I suggest making it cheaper to buy bulk (where there is a bulk option versus bottled or packaged). I mean this for all bulk items whether […] see more

I don't want to sanction people who are housing insecure, or who are busy and need to shop from among the packaged products for convenience. However, for environmental reasons I suggest making it cheaper to buy bulk (where there is a bulk option versus bottled or packaged). I mean this for all bulk items whether dry, liquid, refrigerated, or other. Also maybe add per-purchase discounts for those who buy bulk and bring their own container. Maybe money off per container? I try very hard to wash and reuse containers, and to reuse bags for produce. Since I'm stretched for cash, though, it REALLY disappoints me that often I could get the same or similar product cheaper by purchasing it pre-packaged. This might also help make more shelf space since theoretically it would reduce consumption of packaged products. Thanks.

Answer:

Thank you for your interest and your feedback. We strive to keep all of our prices low while upholding our contracts and agreements with our suppliers, which seek to reward producers with fair prices as well as our members. While we share your concern for the environment, our bulk prices are as low as we can currently make them. We do offer discounts for reused containers in our salad bar, and will give thought to how we can expand this benefit. It is helpful to know what specific products you are referring to. Per pound, most of our bulk prices are very competitive and we offer a great deal.

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cat treats

Would you consider carrying ORIGEN cat treats! High quality non-grain treats. see more

Would you consider carrying ORIGEN cat treats! High quality non-grain treats.

Answer:

This brand is unavailable through our pet food distributor and UNFI.

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cottage cheese

Consider carrying Good Culture cottage cheese Regular (blue label) see more

Consider carrying Good Culture cottage cheese Regular (blue label)

Answer:

The Regular cottage cheese got bumped out because the double cream sells nearly twice as well. Just how it works sometimes. I’m willing to look at numbers and see if I can move the set around to bring it back though.

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kombucha

Consider carrying Lionheart Kombucha (ginger is the best!) see more

Consider carrying Lionheart Kombucha (ginger is the best!)

Answer:

I’ll contact our distributors (Pearl) about the lionheart kombucha. I’ve never heard of it but I’m willing to give it a shot.

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juice

Biata Sourkraut Juice. Junaper Berry for spice. see more

Biata Sourkraut Juice. Junaper Berry for spice.

Answer:

I checked and these products are not available in Ridgefield UNFI at this time. Based on patterns, I doubt it will be in UNFI at all. Not available to us.

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pancake mix

I wish to buy King Arthur Flour Gluten Free Pancake mix again. There was none on the shelf today. see more

I wish to buy King Arthur Flour Gluten Free Pancake mix again. There was none on the shelf today.

Answer:

HI,
I brought it back, it is in the warehouse and I will set it on the shelf tomorrow,Friday. We probably cut it due to lack of sales but I will give it another go.
Thank you.

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sugar

Please carry Rapunzel organic sugar in the stores, again! This brand is superior to the wholesome sugar brand, which is more common, and is available at most major chains, such as Safeway. Rapunzel is a small, organic brand which is harder to find. But it is available! It would be great if the Co-op could […] see more

Please carry Rapunzel organic sugar in the stores, again! This brand is superior to the wholesome sugar brand, which is more common, and is available at most major chains, such as Safeway. Rapunzel is a small, organic brand which is harder to find. But it is available! It would be great if the Co-op could work with this company once again.

Answer:

I agree, I love that sugar as well. Our distributor discontinued this product. It may be worth a try to ask them to bring it back as they carry some other Rapunzel products. As for working with this company directly, they are in Germany and it may not be worth our while for one product. So, it is not looking good and… I will keep trying to find a way to bring it back.
Thank you.

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cocoa powder

Please carry OMG organic cocoa powder in the store. This is a very good, a delicious brand of cocoa powder. Much better than Nvitas. omgsuperfoods.com OMG organic cocoa powder is made with less heat than Nvitas, which retains its flavor, and also makes it more healthy. This is a staple item for people who love […] see more

Please carry OMG organic cocoa powder in the store. This is a very good, a delicious brand of cocoa powder. Much better than Nvitas. omgsuperfoods.com OMG organic cocoa powder is made with less heat than Nvitas, which retains its flavor, and also makes it more healthy. This is a staple item for people who love to bake. Please consider working with this company, and offering their products at the Co-op.

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Hi,
I have sent in a question to this company about their fair trade practices.  If I get confirmation and some good information about the partnerships they have with farmers than I will look furthering into bringing in this product.

Thank you for the suggestion, this Cocoa powder looks delicious and nutritious.

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cassava flour tortillas

Please start stocking Siete brand “Burrito size” cassava flour tortillas. Thank you! see more

Please start stocking Siete brand "Burrito size" cassava flour tortillas. Thank you!

Answer:

There is currently a manufacturer outage on this product 2/27. I’ll keep trying to order it and hopefully it’ll come in soon.

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canned black eye peas

Canned Black Eye peas. These have been out of stock for weeks. Thanks. see more

Canned Black Eye peas. These have been out of stock for weeks. Thanks.

Answer:

We are ordering these and as soon as they are available they will be back on the shelf. Thank you.

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vanilla milk & heavy cream

Please carry Alexandra 12oz. Vanilla milk and Heavy Cream see more

Please carry Alexandra 12oz. Vanilla milk and Heavy Cream

Answer:

Both items are currently on the shelf. The 12oz Vanilla milk is in the grab and go cooler, and the heavy cream is in the main cooler near the other creamers.

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Co-op

Hi. I like Co-op. see more

Hi. I like Co-op.

Answer:

Awww. Thank you so much!  We like you too!

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coconut oil

Is there a way to provide bulk coconut oil? Thanks see more

Is there a way to provide bulk coconut oil? Thanks

Answer:

Hi, we appreciate your suggestion. Unfortunately, this would require a heated dispenser that would be too large to fit in our current set. Also, we aren’t sure how it would affect the quality of the oil to constantly keep it in its liquefied state. One suggestion would be to special order a bucket of coconut oil yourself; it is available in various quantities, and you would save an additional 10%. Thanks!

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plastic bags in produce

Please do not put the “heavy duty” plastic bags in produce dept. Too much plastic!! Just had a customer who used 10 bags – 1 for each produce item. Use them in bulk only! see more

Please do not put the "heavy duty" plastic bags in produce dept. Too much plastic!! Just had a customer who used 10 bags - 1 for each produce item. Use them in bulk only!

Answer:

We stock the “heavy duty” bags specifically for produce. The lighter duty bags blow out when they are filled with apple and oranges. We’ve started stocking a paper alternative with a handle that people seem to be using more and more. We’ve been offering more paper in the produce department and we will soon offer a smaller bag for when someone doesn’t need a big one.

That said, I hear your concern about folks using a lot of bags for produce. I’m surprised (frankly, shocked) by it a lot myself. I think there are folks working on signage to encourage people use reusable bags.

Thanks for thinking about stuff like this.

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meatless patties & nuggets

Quorn meatless patties, as well as the nuggets. Thanks. see more

Quorn meatless patties, as well as the nuggets. Thanks.

Answer:

We will not be carrying the Quorn patties, unfortunately–they were very poor sellers for us. Thanks!

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frozen spinach

Frozen Spinach NOT in cooking pouches Thanks see more

Frozen Spinach NOT in cooking pouches Thanks

Answer:

I’ve ordered some spinach that does not appear to come in a cooking pouch; I hope to have it on the shelf by Sunday. Thanks!

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cran-raspberry sparkling water

Can we get Le Croix cran-raspberry? see more

Can we get Le Croix cran-raspberry?

Answer:

We will consider dropping on La Croix to try the cran-raspberry. Thank you.

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cat kibbles

Can we get Fromm Family Cat kibbles – Hasen Duckenpfeffer – game bird see more

Can we get Fromm Family Cat kibbles - Hasen Duckenpfeffer - game bird

Answer:

Can’t get Fromms from our current pet food distributor. But looking and hoping.

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room freshener

Can we get Uncle Harry’s Lemon-Cedarwood Room Freshener? see more

Can we get Uncle Harry's Lemon-Cedarwood Room Freshener?

Answer:

Wellness will order this the next Uncle Harry order that they place.

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vegan chocolate

Loved vegan “Back to Human” baking! Snacking chocolate!! Can you carry through the year? 🙂 see more

Loved vegan "Back to Human" baking! Snacking chocolate!! Can you carry through the year? 🙂

Answer:

Yes, these are already set with chocolate baking chips in the baking aisle.

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frozen spinach

Please stock frozen spinach not in plastic cooking pouches. Thanks. see more

Please stock frozen spinach not in plastic cooking pouches. Thanks.

Answer:

I’ve ordered some spinach that does not appear to come in a cooking pouch. Thanks.

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licorice root sticks

I love that you have licorice root sticks!! see more

I love that you have licorice root sticks!!

Answer:

Thank you, we’re glad you’re enjoying them!

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yogurt & mold

Several times I bought Coyo Yogurt in small plastic containers – mold although not reached expiration date. Check distribution chain? see more

Several times I bought Coyo Yogurt in small plastic containers - mold although not reached expiration date. Check distribution chain?

Answer:

Sorry you’ve gotten bad products. I hope you came in and got credit for them. I’ve been in contact directly with the company (Coyo) multiple times now, and honestly their answers to this point have been in my opinion kind of dismissive of the problem. I’ve been told that this is an rare yet ongoing issue with the probiotics sometimes going into “overdrive” and causing an explosion in growth, and that they have no way of telling which ones will or won’t do it. They also don’t have batch numbers so it’s next to impossible to see which ones may develop a problem. I’m sorry I don’t have more info, but I am keeping a close eye on it.

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sprouted wheat buns

Alvarado Bakery Sprouted Wheat Buns! see more

Alvarado Bakery Sprouted Wheat Buns!

Answer:

Unfortunately, this product doesn’t seem to be available through our distributor UNFI. But if that changes I’ll try to get them on the shelf.

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A2 cheeses

Does the Coop carry A2 cheeses? see more

Does the Coop carry A2 cheeses?

Answer:

I got your request for A2 cheese. Were you aware that all sheep and goat milk has A2 protein? We have many sheep and goat milk cheese options.

There are not a lot of cow milk cheesemakers who specifically breed for all A2 genetics in their herd. One reason is that as cheese ages, the protein breaks down into small peptide chains, which would probably make the A1 or A2 origin irrelevent.

That being said, we do proudly carry Cascadia Creamery cheeses. They are based in Troutdale, WA and they have an all A2 genetics herd. We usually always have Cascadia’s “Glacier Blue” and “Sleeping Beauty” cheeses. We occasionally have others that they make. http://www.cascadiacreamery.com/beyond_organic.html

Here is a great article on A2 milk and cheese.
https://www.cheeseconnoisseur.com/made-with-a2-milk/

Thanks for your inquiry. I hope this is helpful information.

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alternative milk +protein

Good Karma original unsweetened refrigerated +protein in 1/2 gallon size – instead of the one we have now which is original & unsweetened but no protein…! 🙂 see more

Good Karma original unsweetened refrigerated +protein in 1/2 gallon size - instead of the one we have now which is original & unsweetened but no protein...! 🙂

Answer:

With limited space and an abundance of alternative milk options, I’m apprehensive about bringing in another product, which is untested and I don’t have an idea of what sales would be. Or if it would sell better than the products we currently have on that shelf, which sell very well. The only option I could see would be to replace the unsweetened (no protein) flax milk and put the protein one in its space. But again, I’m weary of doing this, since the unsweetened is one of our biggest sellers. Long story short, I’ll contemplate options, and in the meantime if you’d like to special order a case yourself or with friends, I’d be happy to place that order for you.

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organic goat cheese

Is it possible to stock organic goat cheese? see more

Is it possible to stock organic goat cheese?

Answer:

Hello,

What a coincidence, we ordered a new organic chevre from Amaltheia Organic Dairy today! Also, we always stock Montchevre organic chevre in both plain and garlic herb flavored. We are not offered many Certified Organic goat cheeses outside of these fresh cheeses but are always on the lookout for what our distributors stock. Many of the small goat farms and creameries do use highly ethical and sustainable practices but can not afford the cost to be USDA Certified Organic. Most are very open about their practices, have websites describing them, and will answer any questions or concerns you have via email.

I would like to also direct you to cheese from our local Lost Peacock Creamery. They are not certified organic but are dedicated to sustainable agricultural practices. They are Certified Humane. Their goats graze on pasture and are supplementally fed local grain and certified organic alfalfa from Eastern Washington. There is no soy, wheat or corn in their feed. It is an all Non-GMO diet. They don’t use pesticides, hormones or anti-biotics.

They make two aged cheeses, an Asiago style and a Gouda style. When the goats are producing milk in the spring, summer and fall they also make fresh chevres and Halloumi, a cheese you can throw on the grill like a steak! Look for these at both stores. We sell whatever they have available, depending on the time of year.

Thanks for caring about these issues and for your question.

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breath mints or spray

Can’t find breath mints or breath spray in store? see more

Can't find breath mints or breath spray in store?

Answer:

Hi there!
Currently, we do not have breath mints at the west side Olympia Food Co-op. However, we do have sugar-free breath freshening gum on aisle 2 (a couple/few shelves below chocolate bars). Breath spray can be found in our oral care set, on the same shelf as mouth wash and above toothpaste.

Thanks for your inquiry!

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organic leafy green chips

Forager chips. Cheesy green and green green are so delicious. Better than wasabi green. Please consider this. see more

Forager chips. Cheesy green and green green are so delicious. Better than wasabi green. Please consider this.

Answer:

We have Forager organic leafy green chips “Super Greens’ . Look for them in the chip display!

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bulk baking mix

I miss bulk Pamala’s!!!!!!!!!! cup 4 cup- not the same or even close 🙁 see more

I miss bulk Pamala's!!!!!!!!!! cup 4 cup- not the same or even close 🙁

Answer:

Hi, we miss it too, sorry to say it was discontinued in bulk. I believe we do still carry it in packages. We are trying out other options, the Cup 4 Cup is indeed very different. The Eastside is trying out Bob’s 1 to 1; if you happen to try it, let us know if you like it any better. These are the only options available in bulk from any of our distributors at this time.

Thanks for letting us know.

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bulk jerky

Love the Watermelon Jerky at Trader Joes. Can you get it in bulk? thanks see more

Love the Watermelon Jerky at Trader Joes. Can you get it in bulk? thanks

Answer:

Hi, sounds delicious but unfortunately it does is not available in bulk from any of our distributors.  Thanks for writing.

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bulk organic eggs

I’m concerned about reaching bulk organic eggs. Might be challenging for folks with accessibility issues. see more

I'm concerned about reaching bulk organic eggs. Might be challenging for folks with accessibility issues.

Answer:

thank you for your comment, and for speaking on behalf of those who
may find shopping with accessibility issues hard.
we just recently re-set the chill coolers, with accessibility in mind
specifically around the bulk eggs. we had heard several concerns that they
were previously too low for some of our shoppers. the bending over was
strenuous. however, if and when we hear that this placement doesn’t work
for anyone living with ‘accessibility issues’ we will work with them to change our coolers again.

thank you for reaching out

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cold tincture

Please order some Umka cold tincture. see more

Please order some Umka cold tincture.

Answer:

we are bringing back the Umcka Cold Care drops and they should be on the shelf by the end of the week!

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ginger juice

Can we bring back the little bottle of ginger juice? see more

Can we bring back the little bottle of ginger juice?

Answer:

We still have it.  It moved to a different shelf location.  Please feel free to ask for help locating products in the future.  We are glad to help customers/members spot things.

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red berry crunch

Nature’s Path Flax plus Red Berry Crunch. It’s good. see more

Nature's Path Flax plus Red Berry Crunch. It's good.

Answer:

Cool, we’ll give it a go.
Thanks for the suggestion and look for it in a couple of days.

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condensed non-dairy milk

Please bring in condensed non-dairy milk see more

Please bring in condensed non-dairy milk

Answer:

We have Let’s Do Organic condensed coconut milk which is a non-dairy alternative.  I will keep my eyes out  for another type non-coconut.

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tomatillos

It’s tamale season (holidays) Great dried Chili selection! (check) Platanos (check) Masa harina (check) but, no tomatillos! 2nd year in a row! see more

It's tamale season (holidays) Great dried Chili selection! (check) Platanos (check) Masa harina (check) but, no tomatillos! 2nd year in a row!

Answer:

I remember talking last year, sorry we failed you this year too. They don’t seem to be available much this time of year but I wrote it on my calendar to bring them in mid-December 2020. Also, please don’t hesitate to call and request them a few days before you’ll be shopping. Tomatillos are never a big seller but we’re happy to bring them in when we know someone will be shopping for them.

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coconut yogurt

Please stock more So Delicious unsweetened coconut yogurt (16 oz). You always run out and it’s very popular! This is the only store that carries it. Thanks! see more

Please stock more So Delicious unsweetened coconut yogurt (16 oz). You always run out and it's very popular! This is the only store that carries it. Thanks!

Answer:

All So Delicious yogurts are listed as “potential out of stock” items through our distributor. We order this product consistently and hope that it will show up more regularly in the future.

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almond milk

Malk Almond Milk Vanilla can we carry? see more

Malk Almond Milk Vanilla can we carry?

Answer:

Unfortunately, flavored Malk products don’t sell well here, so we won’t be carrying them. But we can special order it for you.

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slow growth chicken

Can you bring Mary’s slow growth chicken? They are excellent! Thanks! see more

Can you bring Mary's slow growth chicken? They are excellent! Thanks!

Answer:

Hello- Thank you for your inquiry.

Upon researching Mary’s Chicken website, I believe this to be what they call their Heirloom variety. My supplier, Plymouth Inc. out of Seattle, can get this for us on an 8 day lead time order (so I would need to order on a Sunday for the next next Monday delivery). It looks like the pricing is in the ballpark of the Draper Valley Ranger and the Mary’s Organic lines that we carry. I might look at bringing in a few options of this Heirloom “slow growth” line sometime in the future, but in the meantime, I would also like to point you towards the locally grown pastured chicken we carry from Chehalis Valley Farm. It is available in the frozen meat section, is non-GMO certified, is very local, and quite delicious!

I am more than happy to order a case of the Mary’s Heirloom chicken just for you (and it’d qualify for 10% off as a special order!), it looks like I can get you any number of cuts (breasts, thighs, whole bird etc). Call the Eastside store if you would like to place an order for a case and we can get started on it for you.

Also- maryschicken.com has a lot of great info and contact information straight to the family farm itself!

Hope this is helpful, and thanks for the suggestion!

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brown rice crisps

Please bring back Barbara’s Cereal Brown Rice Crisps (we checked in UNFI website & product #68526 seems to be in stock) Thanks! see more

Please bring back Barbara's Cereal Brown Rice Crisps (we checked in UNFI website & product #68526 seems to be in stock) Thanks!

Answer:

Okay, I will bring this back in, next delivery, Thursday January 9th.

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quinoa flakes

Quinoa Flakes by Ancient Harvest. Can we get that back in? see more

Quinoa Flakes by Ancient Harvest. Can we get that back in?

Answer:

I will bring this back in when it becomes available; right now it is a manufacturer outage. However, I believe it did not sell well, so it will be on a trial basis to see if it sells well now.

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chocolate

Please bring Tony Chocolonely. see more

Please bring Tony Chocolonely.

Answer:

We will discuss this possibility. thanks.

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editable plu list on the website

Make a “create shopping list” on website with the PLU’s attached and an option to have it texted, printed, or emailed to yourself. This way, you don’t have to write them down and/or rely on cash attendants to memorize or have you go get them. A more efficient, less time consuming, process is needed. see more

Make a "create shopping list" on website with the PLU's attached and an option to have it texted, printed, or emailed to yourself. This way, you don't have to write them down and/or rely on cash attendants to memorize or have you go get them. A more efficient, less time consuming, process is needed.

Answer:

This is a great idea! I will look into it! Thank you!

– Website Coordinator

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plain kefir

More Wallaby Plain Kefir. Often out of this. see more

More Wallaby Plain Kefir. Often out of this.

Answer:

We order this product regularly, there seems to be ongoing manufacturing issues that are out of our control.

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black garlic

Black Garlic – in Produce at Westside – huge hit – it will be great for the Eastside. Benefits off the charts! Black Garlic – by Fresh Perspective – TUMWATER! see more

Black Garlic - in Produce at Westside - huge hit - it will be great for the Eastside. Benefits off the charts! Black Garlic - by Fresh Perspective - TUMWATER!

Answer:

We brought it in in December!

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kefir

Please carry Nancy’s Strawberry Kefir see more

Please carry Nancy's Strawberry Kefir

Answer:

There is an ongoing manufacturing outage of this product. We’re trying to get it in, but have no idea when it will be in stock.

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creamy cheese in cup

Black Sheep creamery. The creamy cheese in a cup was AMAZING. see more

Black Sheep creamery. The creamy cheese in a cup was AMAZING.

Answer:

Hello.  We love this cheese too.  Black Sheep fresh cheese is seasonal,  only made when the ewes are providing fresh milk.  Usually available approximately May to September.  Meanwhile, try their hard aged cheeses.

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sweet potato cups

Hail Merry makes a sweet potato version of their cups. They are the best of the various flavors. I will buy them regularly if you can carry them. see more

Hail Merry makes a sweet potato version of their cups. They are the best of the various flavors. I will buy them regularly if you can carry them.

Answer:

We brought these in a while ago, and they didn’t sell very well compared to the other flavors. With limited space in that section, I don’t think we’ll be bringing this item in.

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vegan cheese: provolone & parmesan

You should carry Violife Provolone Slices and the Parmesan wedge. see more

You should carry Violife Provolone Slices and the Parmesan wedge.

Answer:

We currently have more vegan cheeses than we have room for but will consider these in the future if we have room.

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tempeh

Light Life regular tempeh (other than Fakin’ Bacon) see more

Light Life regular tempeh (other than Fakin' Bacon)

Answer:

Although this is listed as a “Chill” item, it is carried in our frozen section. I’ve talked to the managers of that department and they don’t have plans of bringing in this product. They have multiple varieties of locally made tempeh which they would prefer to give more space to.

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vegan cheese: ricotta

Can you order this? Tofutti ‘Better Than Ricotta’ Cheese. It is dairy free and vegan. And wonderful! see more

Can you order this? Tofutti ‘Better Than Ricotta’ Cheese. It is dairy free and vegan. And wonderful!

Answer:

Our vendors do not carry this product so we can not bring it in.

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pie crust: gluten & dairy free

Please get the gluten and dairy free pie crust back . I and my friends love it and we miss it. Thanks. see more

Please get the gluten and dairy free pie crust back . I and my friends love it and we miss it. Thanks.

Answer:

Our distributor for Silly Zaks Pie Crust stopped carrying them so we immediately found another distributor but they have been out of stock.  They are ordered 3 times a week and soon as they are back in stock through the distributor, we will have them. Maybe ask a staff person to help locate them.  Thank you for your support of the product.

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paleo brownie

Please restock those delicious paleo brownie frozen. It’s my only treat option. 🙂 see more

Please restock those delicious paleo brownie frozen. It's my only treat option. 🙂

Answer:

The frozen paleo brownies are still being carried and stocked at both locations.  Sometimes they move locations but we do still carry them. Maybe ask a staff person to help locate them. Thanks

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shopping carts

More small size carts please! Larger ones are harder to navigate in narrow isles. Thanks! see more

More small size carts please! Larger ones are harder to navigate in narrow isles. Thanks!

Answer:

The crowded aisles at the westside can be challenging. We only have room to store one size of carts at the westside store, so we have to compromise and use the smallest available full-size carts. We only have 10 of them, so that helps limit how many can be blocking the aisles at any point in time.

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coconut ice cream

Please carry coconut bliss coffee flavor. You have many chocolate flavors and zero coffee. see more

Please carry coconut bliss coffee flavor. You have many chocolate flavors and zero coffee.

Answer:

I will try out the Coconut Bliss Coffee flavor as soon as I am able to sell through some of our other flavors we are trying to discontinue.  Thank you for the suggestion.

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avocados

I love the Equal Exchange avocados! They riped perfectly. Thank you. (please keep them) 🙂 see more

I love the Equal Exchange avocados! They riped perfectly. Thank you. (please keep them) 🙂

Answer:

We love the Equal Exchange Avocados as well, but as with all produce their availability is affected in ways beyond our control. It can be related to supply and demand (not available at all, or the price is so high we don’t believe it reasonable to offer to our customers) or quality issues – mainly if the avocados are overripe/gone bad already. We do try to prioritize them over other brands as much as possible, and will keep the enthusiasm for them in mind in making our choices as produce buyers. Thanks for your comment!

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vegan cheese: cheddar & mozzarella

Requesting that you continue to carry Parmela’s Vegan / cashew cheddar and mozzarella “cheeses” please. They do not contain palm oil and are delicious. Thank you! see more

Requesting that you continue to carry Parmela's Vegan / cashew cheddar and mozzarella "cheeses" please. They do not contain palm oil and are delicious. Thank you!

Answer:

We do carry this brand.  We usually only have one  flavor of the shreds at a time due to space issues though.

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medium cheddar

Organic Valley medium cheddar in addition to the sharp cheddar see more

Organic Valley medium cheddar in addition to the sharp cheddar

Answer:

We currently have Organic Valley Grassmilk cheddar in both sharp and medium.

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lemon pepper

Lemon Pepper in bulk (or packaged if not bulk).   see more

Lemon Pepper in bulk (or packaged if not bulk).  

Answer:

Lemon Pepper has been out of stock from Frontier. We are still waiting for it to be available again.

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strawberries and cucumbers

We do not need strawberries from California and cucumbers from Mexico. Both are poor quality and expensive. Bring local. Please!   see more

We do not need strawberries from California and cucumbers from Mexico. Both are poor quality and expensive. Bring local. Please!  

Answer:

Thanks for your comment. Our produce managers subscribe to the idea that we should bring in produce from as close to home as possible.

As for those Mexican mini cucumbers you saw, we’ve been buying mini cukes mostly from Indigo Farm here in Olympia. Shoppers love the mini cucumbers and when Indigo couldn’t keep up with sales, we’ve subbed in from the distributor and the are from Mexico.

When it comes to strawberries, most of the year California is all that is available to us. For a short window in June we can get them from Thurston county and sometimes we can get them from Oregon. So, if we only brought in local strawberries we would have them for a month per year.

I appreciate your commitment to buying local and thanks for the input. We will continue to buy as much local as is available to us, but when it’s not, I appreciate being able to source produce from other regions.

Produce Co-Manager

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chili powder

The Bulk chili powder now has rice concentrate. Can we get Bulk chili powder without fillers of any kind? Love this store. see more

The Bulk chili powder now has rice concentrate. Can we get Bulk chili powder without fillers of any kind? Love this store.

Answer:

Thank you for pointing this out. We have emailed Frontier and are waiting to hear from them. We will update when we know!

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chocolate bars

Chocolov has three organic 73% chocolate bars – since you have a small space for chocolate one of those would be great! Thanks, Molly see more

Chocolov has three organic 73% chocolate bars - since you have a small space for chocolate one of those would be great! Thanks, Molly

Answer:

Thank you for your suggestion. We look forward to bringing in one of these chocolate bars. Keep a look out!!!!!!!!

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peanut milk

Elmhurst Peanut Milk see more

Elmhurst Peanut Milk

Answer:

The grocery department would love to bring this milk in. Thank you for the suggestion.

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garbanzo flour

Can we carry garbanzo bean flour in bulk? Please see more

Can we carry garbanzo bean flour in bulk? Please

Answer:

Yes! We are now carrying it in bulk.

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paprika

Hungarian paprika is very different from the other two. Please stock. see more

Hungarian paprika is very different from the other two. Please stock.

Answer:

Hungarian paprika is often out of stock with our distributor.

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deli sandwich

Dear Deli Your turkey mango chutney with veganaise was FANTASTIC! Thank you <3 see more

Dear Deli Your turkey mango chutney with veganaise was FANTASTIC! Thank you <3

Answer:

Great! Glad you liked it!

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turkey chunks

Diestel Turkey Ranch Deli Chunks, like Skagit Valley Co-op sells. see more

Diestel Turkey Ranch Deli Chunks, like Skagit Valley Co-op sells.

Answer:

The product you have requested is only available in very large quantities – bulk amounts of more than 10 pounds. Skagit has a full-service deli which enable them to package items onsite. For now, the Olympia Food Co-op can only sell pre-packaged meat items. Someday perhaps we will have a butchery onsite too! Thank you for your suggestion.

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shampoo

I am a new member to the Oly Co-op & I want to advocate for a soap/shampoo product called Bright Earth Shampoo Nut-soap. It is the only coconut free shampoo that I have found. Please consider ordering it & having it as an option for people who are trying to determine why they have contact […] see more

I am a new member to the Oly Co-op & I want to advocate for a soap/shampoo product called Bright Earth Shampoo Nut-soap. It is the only coconut free shampoo that I have found. Please consider ordering it & having it as an option for people who are trying to determine why they have contact dermatitis. There are no products currently in your store that are coconut free - this is a company dedicated to healthy options. It is an Ashland, Oregon based company. Thanks for considering.

Answer:

We carried Bright Earth in the past – it really is a fabulous one! Unfortunately, their minimum order requirements are difficult for us to meet. I will consider bringing them back, though!  Thanks for your feedback!  Wellness Department

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dish brushes

Can you please get more stiff head replacement dish brushes? see more

Can you please get more stiff head replacement dish brushes?

Answer:

I am sorry, but these are unavailable from our distributor. Thank you. Mercantile Department

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A2 cheese

Can you carry A2 cheese? see more

Can you carry A2 cheese?

Answer:

Were you aware that all sheep and goat milk has A2 protein? We have many sheep and goat milk cheese options.

There are not a lot of cow milk cheesemakers who specifically breed for all A2 genetics in their herd. One reason is that as cheese ages, the protein breaks down into small peptide chains, which would probably make the A1 or A2 origin irrelevent.

That being said, we do proudly carry Cascadia Creamery cheeses. They are based in Troutdale, WA and they have an all A2 genetics herd. We usually always have Cascadia’s “Glacier Blue” and “Sleeping Beauty” cheeses. We occasionally have others that they make.

Here is a great article on A2 milk and cheese.

Thanks for your inquiry. I hope this is helpful information.

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bulk wellness

One reason I prefer to shop here is bulk products – less plastic & packaging. But I’ve noticed that bulk can cost more. Alaffia shampoo is about 2x the cost in bulk than in a bottle?? Thanks. see more

One reason I prefer to shop here is bulk products - less plastic & packaging. But I've noticed that bulk can cost more. Alaffia shampoo is about 2x the cost in bulk than in a bottle?? Thanks.

Answer:

This was a mistake on our part! Alaffia has multiple lines of body care product and we used the wrong price tag to the bulk Every Day Shea products. Thank you!

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reusable straws

Can we get reusable straws? Glass, metal, etc. see more

Can we get reusable straws? Glass, metal, etc.

Answer:

We are looking for paper options. Thanks for your request.

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candles

Are your taper candles parafin? Can we get soy based candles? Please? see more

Are your taper candles parafin? Can we get soy based candles? Please?

Answer:

We have beeswax candles and will look into soy based tapers. They are hard to find. Thanks <3 : :>)

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dehydrated pears

Would love dehydrated pears see more

Would love dehydrated pears

Answer:

We did sell organic dried pears, however, they did not sell very well and were discontinued.

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mixed nuts

I buy roasted, salted organic mixed nuts (almonds, cashews & pecans) at Safeway. I would prefer to buy them here! Thank you! see more

I buy roasted, salted organic mixed nuts (almonds, cashews & pecans) at Safeway. I would prefer to buy them here! Thank you!

Answer:

Thank you for your request. I will consider this product when the product is available from our distributors.

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cheese recommendation

Tieton Creamery won best in show at northwest Artisian Cheese Festival in September (Peacock, from Olympia, in top three as well). Yes, I see the Olympia Co-op has Tieton and Peacock. Bring in Mona Lisa please – from Tieton. Samish Bay Creamery deserves consideration. Their Vache is superb – Gouda also excellent. Thank you. see more

Tieton Creamery won best in show at northwest Artisian Cheese Festival in September (Peacock, from Olympia, in top three as well). Yes, I see the Olympia Co-op has Tieton and Peacock. Bring in Mona Lisa please - from Tieton. Samish Bay Creamery deserves consideration. Their Vache is superb - Gouda also excellent. Thank you.

Answer:

Hello, thank you for your support of Washington artisan cheesemakers. We have proudly carried Tieton Farm & Creamery cheeses since 2015. They are one of our favorite United States artisans. We sell all of their cheese but we don’t have all of them all of the time. We did sell Samish Bay Vache and Ladysmith in the past. They were not popular enough to stock except on occasion. We attend the Washington Artisan Cheesemaker’s Festival every year and are thrilled that Olympia’s own Lost Peacock won 2nd place for their Halloumi! Tieton’s Ember was the 1st place winner, and is on special through November. Check the Local Tray in the cheese case! Thanks!

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pasta: whole wheat

Please offer some whole wheat pasta in the bulk section. Thank you. see more

Please offer some whole wheat pasta in the bulk section. Thank you.

Answer:

We do not have the whole wheat pasta in bulk, however, we do have a great selection in grocery. Bulk Department

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gas relief tea

Traditional Medicinal’s gas relief tea bags. Works pretty well! see more

Traditional Medicinal's gas relief tea bags. Works pretty well!

Answer:

We recently brought in Gaia bloating and gas tea. It is similar in price.

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chai & sucanat

Would you please consider restocking the herbal chai you carried before and also sucanat. Both bulk. Thank you lovely Co-op people! see more

Would you please consider restocking the herbal chai you carried before and also sucanat. Both bulk. Thank you lovely Co-op people!

Answer:

The herbal chai is discontinued from the manufacturer. We also cannot get bulk sucanat.

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tea

Please bring back Tahitian vanilla hazelnut tea Yogi brand! My fav tea on planet! Thanks. see more

Please bring back Tahitian vanilla hazelnut tea Yogi brand! My fav tea on planet! Thanks.

Answer:

It has been discontinued permanently by the company. Sorry. 🙁

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licorice

Italian licorice (like we used to carry) please and thank you. see more

Italian licorice (like we used to carry) please and thank you.

Answer:

We are selling the Italian Licorice when we can get it. I am now selling licorice in packages when I can purchase licorice, you will see them for sale, however, not consistently.

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tea

Please bring back Yogi vanilla hazelnut tea <3 see more

Please bring back Yogi vanilla hazelnut tea <3

Answer:

It has been discontinued permanently by the company. 🙁 Sorry.

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soy milk

A fresh soy milk option without carrageenan, please, if possible 🙂  I know – not many options. see more

A fresh soy milk option without carrageenan, please, if possible 🙂  I know - not many options.

Answer:

The only ones available to us are all shelf stable.

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tea

Put box teas in order by brand. see more

Put box teas in order by brand.

Answer:

Teas are organized by application, and have seen a sales growth. Signs and a directory are being worked on.

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master tonic

Can you please remove “Master Tonic” from supplements to another section so covered by food stamps please. see more

Can you please remove "Master Tonic" from supplements to another section so covered by food stamps please.

Answer:

The Master Tonic is considered by the producer to be a medicinal product.

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coconut yogurt

Can you get Yoso premium creamy cultured coconut? Vanilla! see more

Can you get Yoso premium creamy cultured coconut? Vanilla!

Answer:

We can’t get it from our distributor. We do have CoYo Coconut Yogurt Alternative.

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tea

It appears that the Co-op is no longer stocking “Choice” brand of Bancha tea (tea bags). Would love to see it on our shelves again! see more

It appears that the Co-op is no longer stocking "Choice" brand of Bancha tea (tea bags). Would love to see it on our shelves again!

Answer:

Had low sales. Will try again this winter.

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oat milk

Oatly company (Swedish) producing oat milk. see more

Oatly company (Swedish) producing oat milk.

Answer:

We cannot find a distributor in the area at this time.

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teas

Tea section not customer friendly. Please re-organize. see more

Tea section not customer friendly. Please re-organize.

Answer:

Teas are organized by application. I have seen a signification sales growth since the reset. Signs and a directory are in progress.

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chai

Please bring back Oregon Chai Original if only just for winter. Please? P.S. they have it west. see more

Please bring back Oregon Chai Original if only just for winter. Please? P.S. they have it west.

Answer:

This is not a high seller, so we made room for other products. You are welcome to place a Special Order for a case, and receive a 10% discount.

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swiss cheese

Please carry Jarlsberg Swiss again! Thanks. see more

Please carry Jarlsberg Swiss again! Thanks.

Answer:

We are trying to stay away from giant corporations making cheese… we have a few replacement options you might like, Maasdammer from Appel Farms, or Reybier Swiss Cheese. Thank you.

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pine nuts

Bulk, Why are the pine nuts from Russia? Can’t we get them closer? see more

Bulk, Why are the pine nuts from Russia? Can't we get them closer?

Answer:

I desire greatly that you enjoy the pine nuts from Russia. The quality of the pine nuts from Russia is excellent. Until I source a comparable product that is available closer to our geography, I will be selling pine nuts from Russia.

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pita bread

Please stock pita bread – also called pocket bread! see more

Please stock pita bread - also called pocket bread!

Answer:

We carry a pita bread from Ezekiel in bread section!

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don’t ever change!

For Anybody! see more

For Anybody!

Answer:

Thank you so much! We try our best!

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unscented body lotion

Please stock Alaffia unscented body lotion in bulk to refill containers. see more

Please stock Alaffia unscented body lotion in bulk to refill containers.

Answer:

Will do!

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hummus

We have noticed Lilly’s hummus has not been on the shelf. We have 8 kinds of bulk almonds and one kind of hummus. We question this. see more

We have noticed Lilly's hummus has not been on the shelf. We have 8 kinds of bulk almonds and one kind of hummus. We question this.

Answer:

We stopped carrying Lilly’s hummus due to exceptionally slow sales. We can special order a case anytime. They come 6 to a case, 12 oz. containers. Available in plain, roasted garlic, olive, roasted red pepper, tomato basil, and roasted jalapeno.

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buckwheat bread

Please carry Happy Camper buckwheat molasses bread. see more

Please carry Happy Camper buckwheat molasses bread.

Answer:

We do carry this product along with the other Happy Camper breads!

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shortbread cookies

The little french shortbread cookies with chocolate filling (4 pack) were sooo good! Please bring back! see more

The little french shortbread cookies with chocolate filling (4 pack) were sooo good! Please bring back!

Answer:

I will bring them in again.

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Darjeeling tea

Could you stock Choice Darjeeling tea? I like ’em. I can’t find ’em. see more

Could you stock Choice Darjeeling tea? I like 'em. I can't find 'em.

Answer:

Due to low sales of this specific item, we are trying others. You can find it at the westside. Or, you could place a Special Order and get a 10% discount! They come in boxes of 6 count.

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rye crisp

Looking for the big round rye crisps we used to carry on the top shelf. see more

Looking for the big round rye crisps we used to carry on the top shelf.

Answer:

Our distributor stopped carrying the product, and we no longer can get it.

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soy milk

Please stock some kind of plain, sweetened soy milk. You no longer have any. see more

Please stock some kind of plain, sweetened soy milk. You no longer have any.

Answer:

Wildwood original soy milk will be here August 11th, 2018.

 

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sour cream

Why did you discontinue Nancy’s large sour cream? It’s the best. see more

Why did you discontinue Nancy's large sour cream? It's the best.

Answer:

We are continuing to carry that size, and are temporarily out. Nancy’s is also changing their labeling, and the product is remaining the same.

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yo fooor real

It’s Never Not Lit see more

It's Never Not Lit

Answer:

You Know It!

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neufchatel cheese

Organic Valley Neufchatel – can we bring it back? see more

Organic Valley Neufchatel - can we bring it back?

Answer:

I’m sorry, we won’t be bringing Neufchatel back. We discontinued it because we sold only about 2 packages a month. You may Special Order a full case of 12 and get 10% off it if you are a current Co-op member. Thanks.

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sheep yogurt

Please consider carrying 16 oz. Bellweather plain yogurt sheep’s milk. see more

Please consider carrying 16 oz. Bellweather plain yogurt sheep's milk.

Answer:

The 16 oz yogurts aren’t available through our distributor yet. We love their products too, and will keep an eye out for more offerings.

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berries with cream vegan beverage

REBBL Berries with Cream vegan beverage. Please consider bringing in. see more

REBBL Berries with Cream vegan beverage. Please consider bringing in.

Answer:

We have it in the grab n’ go cooler.

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purple sweet potatoes

Purple Sweet Potatoes???? Missing… see more

Purple Sweet Potatoes???? Missing...

Answer:

These sold very, very slowly for us, so we discontinued them. We may bring them back during colder weather, but until then, you can order them in a 40 pound case. Please check in with any staff if you’d like to place a special order.

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rating * * * * *

Almost everything is organic fresh and local. Food is great. Staff are very kind. Has everything related to food. We go here very often. Rating * * * * * see more

Almost everything is organic fresh and local. Food is great. Staff are very kind. Has everything related to food. We go here very often. Rating * * * * *

black sesame seaweed crackers

So glad you’ve got Mary’s Gone Crackers. My very favorite is the Black Sesame Seaweed – Divine – Would love to find it here! see more

So glad you've got Mary's Gone Crackers. My very favorite is the Black Sesame Seaweed - Divine - Would love to find it here!

Answer:

I will try them and see how they do. Look for them on the self in the next month. Thanks for the suggestion.

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fresh coconuts

Why don’t you sell fresh coconuts? see more

Why don't you sell fresh coconuts?

Answer:

We do carry these. I’m sorry they were out of stock the day you visited our store. Enjoy!

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monk fruit sweetener

requesting monk fruit sweetener. You already carry the brand that makes it. This is my second time requesting, good alternative. see more

requesting monk fruit sweetener. You already carry the brand that makes it. This is my second time requesting, good alternative.

Answer:

I am bringing it it. Will be set soon.

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paleo pancake mix

Can we start carrying Pamela’s Grain Free Paleo Pancake mix? see more

Can we start carrying Pamela's Grain Free Paleo Pancake mix?

Answer:

Yes. Although seems to be a manufacturer outage at the moment. I will keep ordering it until it comes in.

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oat milk

Please carry the original Oatly oat milk. It’s gluten free & shelf stable. see more

Please carry the original Oatly oat milk. It's gluten free & shelf stable.

Answer:

Our main distributor does not have this product available to us. I will keep checking. Thanks for suggestion.

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TVP

Please sell Bob’s Red Mill TVP. see more

Please sell Bob's Red Mill TVP.

Answer:

I have it, in the baking aisle. On the bottom shelf. It is non-GMO.

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rainbow popcorn

Love you! Please, please, please get rainbow popcorn. Like at the westside Co-op. I go there only for that product. The while popcorn here is no good – yellow is great – mixing yellow & rainbow is the best!! see more

Love you! Please, please, please get rainbow popcorn. Like at the westside Co-op. I go there only for that product. The while popcorn here is no good - yellow is great - mixing yellow & rainbow is the best!!

Answer:

Done!

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Recycling for #5 plastics?

Hi, I called to find out if the co-op had heard of the Gimme 5 Program and the person I spoke to said that it might be something you might be interested in. It’s a recycling option for number 5 plastic. I don’t know a lot about it, but for example, plastic starbucks cups and […] see more

Hi, I called to find out if the co-op had heard of the Gimme 5 Program and the person I spoke to said that it might be something you might be interested in. It's a recycling option for number 5 plastic. I don't know a lot about it, but for example, plastic starbucks cups and other #5's can't be recycled in our street side bins... Here is a link: https://www.preserveproducts.com/recycle/programs/gimme-5-program-171 It should explain everything I hope. Maybe you could help bring the Preserve bin to Olympia? I don't want to add to the landfills! If I can somehow help out, let me know.

Answer:

Thanks for the suggestion! I as the Recycling Coordinator will look into this. In the past the Co-op has refrained from specific recycling programs that collect things like light bulbs or clamshells or other hard to recycle items because successful participation requires accumulating a lot of a specific type of thing. With our stores as jam packed as they are, it is hard to figure out where we would put such a bin to recycle things, or where we would store them while we wait to have enough to constitute a “load”. So far, there are other things, like redirecting compost to local farms, that have seemed to be smarter uses of our time and space. However, I really appreciate hearing from you to know that you would like to see this kind of thing, because it helps move it up the priority list to know that shoppers want to have the Co-op be a place they can recycle difficult things.

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plain sweetened soy milk

Please stock some kind of plain, sweetened soy milk. You no longer have any. see more

Please stock some kind of plain, sweetened soy milk. You no longer have any.

Answer:

Bringing in WestSoy sweetened soy milk. Thanks for your suggestion.

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real bowls for the salad bar

I think it would b e great to have some real bowls and/or plates to have for the salad bar for those who want to eat at the Co-op. Would be less take away containers thrown away. Even just like 10. see more

I think it would b e great to have some real bowls and/or plates to have for the salad bar for those who want to eat at the Co-op. Would be less take away containers thrown away. Even just like 10.

Answer:

We think that would be great too. Sadly our current size and facilities are not able to accommodate that. One day when we are bigger, we aim to provide nice reusable plate ware. Also, there are always free usable containers available on the shelf in the salad bar corner. You are welcome to use any container, such as your own from home. Make sure to weigh it before getting any salad (scale is also on that shelf in the salad bar corner). And! We will give you 5¢ whenever you use any container that is re-used!

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bisquick direct substitute

It would be great if there were a Bisquick direct substitute (for recipes). see more

It would be great if there were a Bisquick direct substitute (for recipes).

Answer:

I brought in a product called Kodiak Cakes All Purpose Baking Mix. Not sure if it will serve the purpose.

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vegan sandwiches

No vegan sandwiches AGAIN. More sales missed. This is very disappointing. Animal flesh is going down hill because people are educating themselves that it’s wrong & unnecessary to use others bodies. see more

No vegan sandwiches AGAIN. More sales missed. This is very disappointing. Animal flesh is going down hill because people are educating themselves that it's wrong & unnecessary to use others bodies.

Answer:

We strive to support people who have a vegan diet. We try to always have a vegan sandwich available. There are also many delicious vegan options on our salad bar.

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Collagen Hydrolysate

Can we carry Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate? In 16 oz can. see more

Can we carry Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate? In 16 oz can.

Answer:

I will order it. Look for it soon.

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Pacific Ave Island & Crosswalks

I live on the Eastside – I no longer have room to pull into the center turning lane during rush hour because of the close proximity of pedestrian island. Why was it placed so close to the Co-op? During rush hour, I have not enough time or room to get into the center lane to […] see more

I live on the Eastside - I no longer have room to pull into the center turning lane during rush hour because of the close proximity of pedestrian island. Why was it placed so close to the Co-op? During rush hour, I have not enough time or room to get into the center lane to make a left. Not a good solution! And I have to get on I-5!

Answer:

Hi! It’s true that the placement is no good for turning left. Unfortunately we weren’t consulted on design or placement. There’s not anything we can do, but we do encourage you to contact City of Olympia. It’s probably too late for this project, but maybe in the future, they’ll check with local businesses during planning.

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soy milk

Organic Valley Soy Milk. Where did it go? Will it be back? Thanks! see more

Organic Valley Soy Milk. Where did it go? Will it be back? Thanks!

Answer:

Unfortunately, Organic Valley has stopped making any soy based products. We are working on finding replacements.

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sale prices incorrect at registers

I keep getting charged regular price for sale items. Since i get email receipts i don’t notice till i’m home, and it seems petty to go back for a dollar or so. Also since i receive the low-income discount i don’t want to complain. But many times they are things i’m only buying because of […] see more

I keep getting charged regular price for sale items. Since i get email receipts i don't notice till i'm home, and it seems petty to go back for a dollar or so. Also since i receive the low-income discount i don't want to complain. But many times they are things i'm only buying because of the sale price, or i buy several to stock up - to later see I was charged the full amount is frustrating. It happens at both stores. It seems like the price isn't entered into the computer system. I try to pay attention as the items are getting scanned, but it's hard to do while also (inevitably) chatting and bagging groceries. It's starting to add up though over the last several months that i have been noticing this. Thank you! I <3 OFC!

Answer:

It is important at some point to come in with copies of your receipts and get refunds for those mis-rung items.  It is our error, and we try to fix all issues prior to specials, but we don’t always catch everything.

We are good on our word.  If we promised you a price, that’s the price you should pay and never should feel bad about making us correct this!

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shoes policy?

Does the Co-op have a shoes-required policy? If so, how can I most effectively contribute to a potential change in the policy? I would enter the Co-op more often if I knew that shoes weren’t required. see more

Does the Co-op have a shoes-required policy? If so, how can I most effectively contribute to a potential change in the policy? I would enter the Co-op more often if I knew that shoes weren't required.

Answer:

Thank you for your question. The Co-op does not require that our shoppers wear shoes, however, glass is broken frequently on our tile floors, and although we do our best to sweep up the shards, some may remain.

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yogurt & cottage cheese & pudding

Can we get these delicious items again sometime? I will buy them regularly. Organic Valley vanilla grass milk yogurt, Organic Valley low fat cottage cheese in the blue tub, and Petit Pot de Creme yummy ‘lil pudding in glass. see more

Can we get these delicious items again sometime? I will buy them regularly. Organic Valley vanilla grass milk yogurt, Organic Valley low fat cottage cheese in the blue tub, and Petit Pot de Creme yummy 'lil pudding in glass.

Answer:

All three of those products we’ve carried in the past, and they didn’t sell well enough to carry them anymore. We can special order a case, but unfortunately we can’t justify the cost, and potential loss, if sales trends stay as they were, and we lose a large amount of product which goes to pull dates. Sorry 🙁

 

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chocolate chips

The Pascha unsweetened organic dark chocolate chips have been out of stock for a while. Is there an eta on this? see more

The Pascha unsweetened organic dark chocolate chips have been out of stock for a while. Is there an eta on this?

Answer:

It came in the next delivery.

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bulk tofu

We like the old bulk food tofu vendor much better. see more

We like the old bulk food tofu vendor much better.

Answer:

Despite repeated efforts to get Surata Tofu back in store, the vendor has been our of stock for quite a while. Island Spring is the only other bulk tofu provider available.

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tiger nut flour

Tiger Nut flour or whole. Can we get? Special order? Carry again. see more

Tiger Nut flour or whole. Can we get? Special order? Carry again.

Answer:

It’s back. It is direct ordered so sometimes there are issues. Thank you for the suggestion.

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coconut tortillas

Please continue to carry the Cassava Coconut tortillas. They are the best! see more

Please continue to carry the Cassava Coconut tortillas. They are the best!

Answer:

They are temporarily unavailable until June 1st.

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rainbow popcorn

Rainbow Popcorn see more

Rainbow Popcorn

Answer:

We tried once but it moved slow – so we won’t be bringing it in.

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bulk tofu

Please bring back the old tofu. see more

Please bring back the old tofu.

Answer:

We switched to a more regional producer after issues with the previous one.

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cottage cheese

Can we get goat milk cottage cheese? see more

Can we get goat milk cottage cheese?

Answer:

There is no goat milk cottage cheese available through our main distributor, UNFI.

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hemp unsweetened milk

Please carry Pacific Hemp unsweetened milk. Westside has it. see more

Please carry Pacific Hemp unsweetened milk. Westside has it.

Answer:

Brought it in. Thanks.

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rainbow popcorn!

Rainbow popcorn please see more

Rainbow popcorn please

Answer:

Done!

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whole cranberries

Bring in the same whole cranberries that the Deli sells! see more

Bring in the same whole cranberries that the Deli sells!

Answer:

Seasonal product from OlyKraut. If we get it, it will be in the Chill department.

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cola

Please bring back Virgil’s Cola – or even better – China Cola back? (Fentman’s to expensive). see more

Please bring back Virgil's Cola - or even better - China Cola back? (Fentman's to expensive).

Answer:

Hi. Sorry to say Virgil’s and China Cola are discontinued from our distributor. We are researching alternatives. Blue Sky & Hansen’s are owned by Coca Cola.

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organic TVP

Please carry Bob’s Redmill organic TVP – the Co-op sells Bob’s Redmill TVP that is non GMO, but Bob’s Redmill does make organic TVP. see more

Please carry Bob's Redmill organic TVP - the Co-op sells Bob's Redmill TVP that is non GMO, but Bob's Redmill does make organic TVP.

Answer:

The organic TVP from Bob’s Redmill is not available from our distributor, UNFI. I can ask our Bob’s Redmill broker to see if our UNFI supplier can start to carry it, but no guarantees. Sorry.

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popcorn

Rainbow popcorn, please! see more

Rainbow popcorn, please!

Answer:

May 8. Will research this product. Will reference our vendors. Thanks for the suggestion.

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turmeric kombucha

More GT’s Guayusa Turmeric booch! Please and thank you! 😉 see more

More GT's Guayusa Turmeric booch! Please and thank you! 😉

Answer:

We now carry it, and is often out of stock due to its popularity. You can try to order directly from our distributor through a placing a Special Order. Visit staff at our Customer Service desk and they will help you.

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dark chocolate truffle

Sjaaks carries a dark chocolate truffle – can you carry? They are FAB! Thanks. see more

Sjaaks carries a dark chocolate truffle - can you carry? They are FAB! Thanks.

Answer:

I’ll look into this – hopefully make space and get on next order in June.

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dipping sauce

Please consider Bitchin’ Sauce – so good & found it at Marlene’s. see more

Please consider Bitchin' Sauce - so good & found it at Marlene's.

Answer:

We decided not to carry this product due to the possibility of offending customers. We reached out to the company, but they were unwilling to change it. We are looking into another dip product called “this is nuts” from the same vendor.

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stickers in wrong place

Meat “reduced price” stickers are invariably placed over label stats like weight. Please do not obscure!!! see more

Meat "reduced price" stickers are invariably placed over label stats like weight. Please do not obscure!!!

Answer:

Thanks for the feedback – we’ll work on it. This is the first we’ve heard of this issue and will strive to do better still. Thanks!

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licorice rolls

Get the bulk licorice rolls back in soon. see more

Get the bulk licorice rolls back in soon.

Answer:

No longer available to purchase.

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yogurt

Please carry 16 oz. or larger size of Bellwether Farms Plain Yogurt (and maybe blackberry too). see more

Please carry 16 oz. or larger size of Bellwether Farms Plain Yogurt (and maybe blackberry too).

Answer:

We can’t get the 16 oz. size from our main distributor currently. I will keep an eye out for it, because it is a good product.

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turmeric kombucha

Could you restock the new GT fermented cider drink? <3 Guayusa Turmeric. Thanks! see more

Could you restock the new GT fermented cider drink? <3 Guayusa Turmeric. Thanks!

Answer:

Since this product is new and popular, our distributor has had some issues keeping us stocked. We will continue to order it, and have it on the shelf as much as possible.

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pancake mix

Simple Mills Almond Flour Pancake Mix see more

Simple Mills Almond Flour Pancake Mix

Answer:

Brought it in! Thank you!

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hot sauce

Where did Iggy’s hot sauce go? Please bring it back! Was it discontinued? see more

Where did Iggy's hot sauce go? Please bring it back! Was it discontinued?

Answer:

Ordered on April 17th. Iggy’s had a distribution problem and was going through another distributor for a time. Then are now back to distributing themselves.

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coconut yogurt

Please carry CocoYo Living coconut yogurt! see more

Please carry CocoYo Living coconut yogurt!

Answer:

Due to popular demand, we will be carrying this product soon.

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chicken strips

Coleman Farms Organic Chicken Breast Strips see more

Coleman Farms Organic Chicken Breast Strips

Answer:

Great suggestion! We will seriously consider adding this to our set – look for it in coming weeks!

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sausage

Please bring back the Applegate spinach & feta sausage. It’s the best one we carry. see more

Please bring back the Applegate spinach & feta sausage. It's the best one we carry.

Answer:

This was a very slow seller and we were marking it down as it came to pull date. We brought in other options such as Billinski’s brand. Check them out! Also you can special order a case of the Applegate and we’ll get it for you. There are 12 packages per case, and you receive a 10% discount. 🙂

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chocolate covered nuts & dry fruits

Conspicuous lack of chocolate covered nuts, ginger, cherries, etc. see more

Conspicuous lack of chocolate covered nuts, ginger, cherries, etc.

Answer:

Looking into bringing into grocery. Thanks.

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beet kvass

You used to carry beet kvass. Do you no longer carry it? see more

You used to carry beet kvass. Do you no longer carry it?

Answer:

We no longer carry this product due to low sales and space constraints. Special orders are available.

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water

Blossom Water Grapefruit Lilac see more

Blossom Water Grapefruit Lilac

Answer:

Hi. This product is currently going through a packaging change. You are welcome to try and order it by the case, 12 of 16oz., but I am not sure it will arrive.

I will not carry it on the shelf. We have limited space and I try to not carry products with erythritol in them and prefer customers to order it for themselves so that they are aware of the ingredients.

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wheat grass

For the last month the wheat grass has been 8″ tall – it’s terrible! It used to always be about 3″ tall. I buy it for my cat and now it only lasts 2 days before it gets brown. Please please get short wheat grass again! see more

For the last month the wheat grass has been 8" tall - it's terrible! It used to always be about 3" tall. I buy it for my cat and now it only lasts 2 days before it gets brown. Please please get short wheat grass again!

Answer:

Thanks for the feedback. We just had one of our local farmers start to grow it. It seems like everyone wants it shorter and they’ve already started to send it that way. Let us know if you like it better or it it’s still too tall.

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xyletol

Can you please go back to carrying the granular xyletol? I can’t use the flake kind. Thanks. — Please call ASAP — see more

Can you please go back to carrying the granular xyletol? I can't use the flake kind. Thanks. --- Please call ASAP ---

Answer:

We are currently trying to contact this company to see if they changed something on their end – for us, it’s the same order number from our distributor that we’ve always used and they do not have another in bulk. Will let you know what happens!

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black tea

Can you please stock regularly? Choice Organic Black Tea – 80 tea bags – Fair Trade Certified. see more

Can you please stock regularly? Choice Organic Black Tea - 80 tea bags - Fair Trade Certified.

Answer:

Brought it in. Thanks.

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pickles

Please order Britt’s Pickles brand fermented foods! They are amazing! see more

Please order Britt's Pickles brand fermented foods! They are amazing!

Answer:

For us to carry, we need to order a minimum of 300, which is a lot of pickles. Individual bottles are available on their website. brittsliveculturefoods.com

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monk fruit sugar

Requesting – monk fruit sugar (sugar substitute) (no calorie / diabetic friendly) see more

Requesting - monk fruit sugar (sugar substitute) (no calorie / diabetic friendly)

Answer:

We can not find monk fruit sourced from anywhere but China. We have a boycott against China. Sorry. Thanks.

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dog treats

Please carry Buckley Salmon Dog Treats. Thanks. see more

Please carry Buckley Salmon Dog Treats. Thanks.

Answer:

These are no longer available through our distributor, UNFI. Sorry.

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beefless burger

Can you get these? Gardein, The Ultimate Beefless Burger. They sell them at Whole Foods. see more

Can you get these? Gardein, The Ultimate Beefless Burger. They sell them at Whole Foods.

Answer:

We carry these now, east and west, and right now they are on sale! Also of note, the westside will be carrying them on and off all summer depending on pricing, availability, and sales space needs. Likely this summer we will have them often, and I think we have 4 – 6 options of non meat burgers available. In winter, the sales of burger like products decreases, and we change it up.

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water

Would love to see Birch water here – been reading all about amazing health and restorative qualities – good detox, targets liver and kidney see more

Would love to see Birch water here - been reading all about amazing health and restorative qualities - good detox, targets liver and kidney

Answer:

This product is not currently available to us.

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avocado oil

Can we get organic avocado oil? We used to have it in Spectrum. see more

Can we get organic avocado oil? We used to have it in Spectrum.

Answer:

Spectrum dos not make an organic avocado oil, not sure if it was in the past. Primal Kitchen and La Tourangelle are high quality oil, though also not organic. If one is offered, I’ll try it.

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moses sleeper cheese

Please carry Jasper Hills farm “Moses Sleeper” cheese. It is the best cheese of its kind that I’ve tasted in the USA. It reminds me of France. It’s REALLY GOOD! see more

Please carry Jasper Hills farm "Moses Sleeper" cheese. It is the best cheese of its kind that I've tasted in the USA. It reminds me of France. It's REALLY GOOD!

Answer:

Yes, we love all the cheeses from Jasper Hills! They consistently win top awards and are revered leaders in the U. S. artisan cheese industry / movement. We will rotate Moses Sleeper in at some point. Thank you.

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Co-op packaged cheese

Mozzarella cheese that is wrapped by the Olympia Food Co-op appears to be cut with a dirty cheese knife because after a week or two, it begins to mold in different colors. This never used to happen. The problem started around December. Please make sure the knife is clean and the cheese cutters are properly […] see more

Mozzarella cheese that is wrapped by the Olympia Food Co-op appears to be cut with a dirty cheese knife because after a week or two, it begins to mold in different colors. This never used to happen. The problem started around December. Please make sure the knife is clean and the cheese cutters are properly trained.

Answer:

Hello. I’m sorry to hear you are experiencing this problem. I assure you that all cheese packagers have up to date food safety cards and have been trained in proper “Best Practices” which of course includes sanitizing the cheese cutting wire board between each cheese. The same people have been packaging long before this issue started for you. The newest person has been packaging at both stores for over a year, and the most senior packager has been working in cheese here for about 20 years. That being said, I will check in with each worker.

Our cooler temperatures are checked multiple times each day, and are in the proper temperature zone. It is possible that the moisture or salt content has changed slightly.  I can email the company to find out. Per any reputable cheese text, I suggest that you buy only the amount of cheese you will use in a week or less. Also, you may want to check your refrigerator temperature to make sure it is between 33 degrees to 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Thirdly, if you open a cheese that is purchased in plastic, rewrap any left over cheese TIGHTLY in a NEW CLEAN piece of plastic wrap or cheese paper.

We have not had any other customer comments or complaints of this nature. Please let us know if the problem continues and include the “PACKED ON” date from the Co-op cheese label, if possible. I hope these suggestions have been helpful.

 

 

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baby food

More variety (flavors) in baby food – or rotating flavors – don’t want to purchase from Amazon – understand not a lot of shelf space – but not the only mom with this issue. Thank you. If you get more variety – can you share it on social media – facebook? see more

More variety (flavors) in baby food - or rotating flavors - don't want to purchase from Amazon - understand not a lot of shelf space - but not the only mom with this issue. Thank you. If you get more variety - can you share it on social media - facebook?

Answer:

I have a very small area to work with. Is there a specific brand and specific item that you would like to see?

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banana chips

Banana Chips – in bulk please (not the same as dried bananas). see more

Banana Chips - in bulk please (not the same as dried bananas).

Answer:

The westside store has banana chips. The eastside store does not have a space for banana chips. We have dried banana coins.

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brown rice syrup

Why doesn’t the Co-op carry Brown Rice syrup anymore? Could it come back please? see more

Why doesn't the Co-op carry Brown Rice syrup anymore? Could it come back please?

Answer:

Our distributor discontinued it. I can try to look for another brand. Thanks for the suggestion.

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sweet pickles

Hi! Looking for sweet pickles for a family recipe. We only have sweet pickle relish. Not right, sadly. Could we consider sweet pickles for the shelves? Thank you! see more

Hi! Looking for sweet pickles for a family recipe. We only have sweet pickle relish. Not right, sadly. Could we consider sweet pickles for the shelves? Thank you!

Answer:

According to chowhound.com Bread and Butter Pickles are a subset of sweet pickles. We carry the Woodstock and the Sweet Creek varieties of Bread and Butter. From the site, “feel free to swap them without fear.”

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coconut water

Please consider carrying… Taste Nirvana Premium Coconut Water. see more

Please consider carrying... Taste Nirvana Premium Coconut Water.

Answer:

Unfortunately, the name of this product is against our buying guidelines.

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nut butter packets

Please, please, please carry Justin’s nut butter packets all the time – not just on sale. Thanks! see more

Please, please, please carry Justin's nut butter packets all the time - not just on sale. Thanks!

Answer:

Hi. When they have organic packets, I will. You can always order a case of 10 packets. If they are not on sale, you can get a 10% discount.

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metal containers

What happened to the metal snapping containers? (Tiffins) see more

What happened to the metal snapping containers? (Tiffins)

Answer:

Thanks for the request. We have them in – next to the Deli salad bar :>)

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baking mixes

I’m thrilled to see the Simple Mills pizza dough. Please carry the entire line of mixes, especially the artisan bread, chocolate chip cookie, and chocolate cupcake mixes!! see more

I'm thrilled to see the Simple Mills pizza dough. Please carry the entire line of mixes, especially the artisan bread, chocolate chip cookie, and chocolate cupcake mixes!!

Answer:

Okay. You will see it soon.

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baking mixes

Please stock all Simple Mills mixes. The cupcakes and foccacia type bread mixes are wonderful. Love to see you have pizza dough. see more

Please stock all Simple Mills mixes. The cupcakes and foccacia type bread mixes are wonderful. Love to see you have pizza dough.

Answer:

Okay. You will see it soon. Thanks.

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turkey legs

Could we get turkey legs regularly? We need more alternatives to red meats. see more

Could we get turkey legs regularly? We need more alternatives to red meats.

Answer:

Thank you for your interest! We will research availability and pricing – also if it is available fresh or frozen only – we will look into where we may make room for new product in both our displays. We appreciate the suggestion and please keep checking back!

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sea kale

Have you ever heard of Sea Kale? I understand it is very healthful and a variety is eaten in the Ukraine. If it is not available, is there a similar kale that is? I look forward to hearing from you. see more

Have you ever heard of Sea Kale? I understand it is very healthful and a variety is eaten in the Ukraine. If it is not available, is there a similar kale that is? I look forward to hearing from you.

Answer:

I haven’t heard of it before and just looked it up. It looks interesting. Unfortunately I’ve never seen it offered by our distributors or farmers. I’ll keep an eye out for it though.

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legume snack

Brami Beans – a vegan legume snack – also known as lupini. Please carry if becomes available. see more

Brami Beans - a vegan legume snack - also known as lupini. Please carry if becomes available.

Answer:

We will look into it, if it becomes available. It is not currently available.

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jicama chips

Please look into jicama chips. see more

Please look into jicama chips.

Answer:

Not currently available – only chip in Farmhouse Cultures is Vegetable Chip. Jicama is one of the vegetables. Called and talked to the shopper, and they didn’t want to try that one.

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goji berries

What happened to the chocolate covered Goji berries? Could they be brought back in? Thank you. see more

What happened to the chocolate covered Goji berries? Could they be brought back in? Thank you.

Answer:

The Co-op does not have the environment conductive to maintaining of the chocolate products from International Harvest.

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palm oil & environmental sustainability?

Wondering about the Environmental Sustainability Issue regarding the Palm Oil you carry. see more

Wondering about the Environmental Sustainability Issue regarding the Palm Oil you carry.

Answer:

Here are relevant websites to find more information about this issue – we carry Nutiva and here is a link to their partner, Natural Habitats

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rice crackers

Cheddar Rice Crackers (they are now non-GMO) see more

Cheddar Rice Crackers (they are now non-GMO)

Answer:

I have been trying to carry only the organic crackers from Back to Nature. Hoping to encourage them to increase their organic line. You can order them by the case, 12 packages per case. Visit the Customer Service desk, and staff can help to place the order.

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baking mixes

We would like you to carry Simple Mills artisian bread, chocolate chip cookies, and chocolate cupcake mixes. We now buy them at the Farm Store, or PCC in Seattle. They are terrific. see more

We would like you to carry Simple Mills artisian bread, chocolate chip cookies, and chocolate cupcake mixes. We now buy them at the Farm Store, or PCC in Seattle. They are terrific.

Answer:

Okay. Soon.

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sweet potato snacks

Way Better Snacks Sweet Potato. So good! Can we get them back? see more

Way Better Snacks Sweet Potato. So good! Can we get them back?

Answer:

Hi. This company has changed ownership and significantly changed their chips – spicing no longer baked in but is on the outside like every other chip. We are not currently interested in carrying them. You can order them by the case, some are 9 bags, some 12 bags per case.

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chili mango

Please bring the dried Chili Mango back to the bulk section! 🙂 see more

Please bring the dried Chili Mango back to the bulk section! 🙂

Answer:

The dried chili mango does not sell well… you may special order 25 pounds. I may be able to provide this item packaged.

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cheese sauce packets

Could you please stock Daiya Cheese Sauce packets? They come 3 in a box now without the macaroni noodles. see more

Could you please stock Daiya Cheese Sauce packets? They come 3 in a box now without the macaroni noodles.

Answer:

Sure. I will bring in the vegan Cheese Style Sauce (cheddar flavor). Look for it soon.

P.S. It’s here now – June 21st.

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sandwich cookies

Field Day Chocolate Sandwich Cookies are gross! Please bring Back to Nature back. Also, love the Bobo’s Oatmeal bars! see more

Field Day Chocolate Sandwich Cookies are gross! Please bring Back to Nature back. Also, love the Bobo's Oatmeal bars!

Answer:

Hi. Back to Nature Chocolate Sandwich Cookies sold very slowly. I have Field Day because of the everyday low price. Also, we carry Newman O’s. I can’t carry more brand of one type of cookie because of limited space.

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baking mixes

Please stock Simple Mills baking mixes – the chocolate chips, chocolate cupcakes and artisan bread are all amazing. We have to buy them elsewhere. Much better than these product you do have. see more

Please stock Simple Mills baking mixes - the chocolate chips, chocolate cupcakes and artisan bread are all amazing. We have to buy them elsewhere. Much better than these product you do have.

Answer:

Okay. Soon.

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goat cheese

Sunny Pine Farms certified organic Twisp Goat Cheese. It’s so good! Spreadable and better than what we have. Lavender honey really good. They have at PPC and Whole Foods. Please. Please! see more

Sunny Pine Farms certified organic Twisp Goat Cheese. It's so good! Spreadable and better than what we have. Lavender honey really good. They have at PPC and Whole Foods. Please. Please!

Answer:

Yes, we know about this farm/cheese. It is good! We decided to go with our friends down the street at Lost PEACOCK which we love. The textures are different an we think both are excellent. If we ordered cheese from Twisp, the shipping cost through UPS or FedEx would make it pretty expensive.

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yerba mate

Guayaki Yerba Mate unsweetened. Please. Thanks. see more

Guayaki Yerba Mate unsweetened. Please. Thanks.

Answer:

We have had it before, and it’s not a great seller, so had to make room for other products that sell better. Thanks.

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yerba mate

Passion Fruit Guayaki Yerba Mate. see more

Passion Fruit Guayaki Yerba Mate.

Answer:

We have it, must just have been out when you were looking. Thanks.

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black licorice

Could you consider stocking gluten free black licorice (for example, the gluten free scotties are delish). Thanks! see more

Could you consider stocking gluten free black licorice (for example, the gluten free scotties are delish). Thanks!

Answer:

The licorice scotties online are not organic, and not bulk. You might try the licorice we sell in grocery, that is gluten free.

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nasal spray

Please carry a nasal spray that’s just a simple saline solution. Nothing else. Thanks. see more

Please carry a nasal spray that’s just a simple saline solution. Nothing else. Thanks.

Answer:

We carry the Nature Aid Saline and Aloe nasal spray. It’s pretty simple or try the saline solution for your eyes. It’s just saline. Thanks!

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veganaise organic

Veganiaise organic. Can we get it? see more

Veganiaise organic. Can we get it?

Answer:

I’ve ordered this product, but it is a vendor discontinued product, and we may not be able to get it anymore.

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chocolate almonds

I love the dark chocolate covered almonds so much! Please bring them back – please, please, please. see more

I love the dark chocolate covered almonds so much! Please bring them back - please, please, please.

Answer:

I do not have the environment here at the Co-op to maintain the quality of this item. You may order this item in 25 pounds.

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body wash in bulk

I’d like to buy in bulk to avoid getting new (wasteful) bottles each time. see more

I'd like to buy in bulk to avoid getting new (wasteful) bottles each time.

Answer:

This item is available in bulk gallons! Please feel free to call or come into the store to place a special order.

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mochi

Please carry Mochi raisin cinnamon again. see more

Please carry Mochi raisin cinnamon again.

Answer:

This product does not sell. I had all of my stock go to pull date last time. Sorry.

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honey dispenser for coffee?

The Co-op is great and thank you for having drip coffee available. My request… please get a honey dispenser like the Eastside. One that I don’t have to touch the lid to open. Thank you. see more

The Co-op is great and thank you for having drip coffee available. My request… please get a honey dispenser like the Eastside. One that I don’t have to touch the lid to open. Thank you.

Answer:

Hi there and thanks for your feedback! We took your suggestion and the Westside now has a honey dispenser like the Eastside! Enjoy! 


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bagel toaster?

What do you think about adding a bagel toaster to the coffee table? Sure would love a toasted cheese bagel with my drip some mornings. Yum! see more

What do you think about adding a bagel toaster to the coffee table? Sure would love a toasted cheese bagel with my drip some mornings. Yum!

Answer:

Unfortunately there is not space for that on our counter.

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cranberry beans

The cranberry beans in bulk (Hummingbird) are maybe different ages? They soak at all different lengths, for your information. see more

The cranberry beans in bulk (Hummingbird) are maybe different ages? They soak at all different lengths, for your information.

Answer:

When the beans come in, we do rotate them into an empty bin and stock the older beans on top. When this happens across harvests, this may result in the problem you’ve encountered. Thanks for letting us know about this.

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pizza dough mix

Please bring in Simple Mills pizza dough mix. <3  I have to buy it on Amazon. see more

Please bring in Simple Mills pizza dough mix. <3  I have to buy it on Amazon.

Answer:

It’s here. I will set it very soon. <3 Thanks

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herbal deodorant

I would like to request that you carry Earth Science Liken plant herbal deodorant. Thank you. see more

I would like to request that you carry Earth Science Liken plant herbal deodorant. Thank you.

Answer:

At the Westside, we have discontinued carrying all deodorants that contain propylene glycol as an ingredient (as Earth Science does). It is something we can special order for you and have in the store within a few days (it doesn’t have to be ordered by the case), or feel free to ask any wellness worker about other great options!

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feta cheese

Could you please get some other feta? The French feta is just about tasteless… Greek! or Bulgarian! Please taste and you’ll see (it’s sorta like nice solid cottage cheese). Thanks. see more

Could you please get some other feta? The French feta is just about tasteless… Greek! or Bulgarian! Please taste and you’ll see (it’s sorta like nice solid cottage cheese). Thanks.

Answer:

We’ve got three kinds of Greek feta on our shelf. We’ve carried them for a long time. Check them out!

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simple syrup

Nu Stevia Chai Simple Syrup! The deli had it on the bar, and I’m hooked! see more

Nu Stevia Chai Simple Syrup! The deli had it on the bar, and I'm hooked!

Answer:

Already here. Thanks. <3

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1% milk

Please bring back Organic Valley Gallon 1%. Thanks. see more

Please bring back Organic Valley Gallon 1%. Thanks.

Answer:

Ordered – will be in Thursday 11/9

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strawberry yogurt

Never any Brown Cow brand strawberry yogurt? see more

Never any Brown Cow brand strawberry yogurt?

Answer:

Ordered – will be in Thursday 11/9

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unsalted pistachios

What happened to the unsalted pistachios in bulk? see more

What happened to the unsalted pistachios in bulk?

Answer:

They were not selling well at all and kept going rancid, so we discontinued.

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gluten free baking flour

Bob’s Red Mill gluten free baking flour in the bulk section. see more

Bob's Red Mill gluten free baking flour in the bulk section.

Answer:

We carry the Pamela’s, but are not really in a position to bring in another gluten free flour. Grocery should have it.

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muesli

Please stock Organic Wise muesli again. Dadely’s has too much extra stuff. This brings me in here almost $10.00 at Fred Meyers. see more

Please stock Organic Wise muesli again. Dadely's has too much extra stuff. This brings me in here almost $10.00 at Fred Meyers.

Answer:

OK, we will.

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arugula

Please carry Organic Girl Arugula at the Eastside store. see more

Please carry Organic Girl Arugula at the Eastside store.

Answer:

Two things: We only really carry it when there is no bunched arugula (or the quality isn’t good) because more people seem interested in bunch. Right now, Organic Girl is having arugula shortage. As soon as that clears up I’ll bring it back.

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ginger kombucha

I’m missing G.T.’s Ginger Kombucha that you regularly stock. Please!? see more

I'm missing G.T.'s Ginger Kombucha that you regularly stock. Please!?

Answer:

We ran out because it’s so good, it was an amazing sale and we didn’t buy enough. It’s back on the shelf.

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cooking chocolate

Could you let me know when you will get Theo’s dark cooking chocolate in bulk again? see more

Could you let me know when you will get Theo’s dark cooking chocolate in bulk again?

Answer:

We have in stock. It is a bulk product, though we stock it on the grocery baking shelves.

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raw chocolate bark

Gourmet Raw Mio – raw chocolate bark see more

Gourmet Raw Mio - raw chocolate bark

Answer:

Unfortunately our distributor doesn’t carry this.

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moringa

Moringa (ground/powder) in bulk. see more

Moringa (ground/powder) in bulk.

Answer:

I do not carry the moringa powder in bulk for safety and contamination issues.

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chicken sausage

Please continue to carry Sages chicken apple sausage. see more

Please continue to carry Sages chicken apple sausage.

Answer:

We do carry it. It has been out of stock by the manufacturer, but is now back again. Sometimes long term out of stocks occur and may be out of our hands – but we continue to order the item, patiently hoping for it to return. Thanks for your input.

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edible flowers

You guys should consider carrying fresh edible flowers, either in produce or as plants – marigold, nasturtium, borage, etc. Thanks! see more

You guys should consider carrying fresh edible flowers, either in produce or as plants - marigold, nasturtium, borage, etc. Thanks!

Answer:

I’ve never seen them offered through our distributor or local farmers, and I have concerns about shelf stability, but I’ll keep an eye out for them.

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sleep aide

Good Day Chocolate. Please order!! Calm Sleep Natural Dietary Supplement. see more

Good Day Chocolate. Please order!! Calm Sleep Natural Dietary Supplement.

Answer:

We carry Natural Calm in a variety of flavors at the eastside, and the original flavor at the westside. Also, we can order a bottle of Calmful Sleep for you anytime. Just let any staff member know you’d like to place a special order! Thank you!

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pet food

Can you please carry Blue Buffalo pet food. Holistic vets recommend it. see more

Can you please carry Blue Buffalo pet food. Holistic vets recommend it.

Answer:

I have brought in the Kitty Yum cat treats from Blue Buffalo – we will see what else we can carry.

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face wash

Uncle Harry’s face wash. You carry it at the eastside store. see more

Uncle Harry's face wash. You carry it at the eastside store.

Answer:

We brought this in! You can find it on the shelf in our face care section. Thank you for the suggestion!

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bakery cookies

Can we get 8 Arms bakery cookies – the ones that surround the ice cream sandwiches. Super delicious. see more

Can we get 8 Arms bakery cookies - the ones that surround the ice cream sandwiches. Super delicious.

Answer:

Thank you for the suggestions! We will look into it and bring them in if possible.

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thermophylic culture

Thermophylic culture for cheesemaking see more

Thermophylic culture for cheesemaking

Answer:

Yes, we sell this. We are able to order from New England cheese-making about very 2 months. Order being placed soon. Will arrive in 102 weeks.

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gluten free cookies & crackers

Simple Mills products: cookies, crackers, etc. They are gluten free and refined sugar free. I go to the Farm Fresh Market for these, and would love to get from the Co-op. see more

Simple Mills products: cookies, crackers, etc. They are gluten free and refined sugar free. I go to the Farm Fresh Market for these, and would love to get from the Co-op.

Answer:

We’ll probably carry more of these soon.

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boric acid

Please bring back boric acid. see more

Please bring back boric acid.

Answer:

We will keep looking for a source and will bring it in when we can! Thank you!

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butter muslin

Please carry some butter muslin along with what you have already -cheese cloth. see more

Please carry some butter muslin along with what you have already -cheese cloth.

Answer:

We do carry butter muslin. It is both in the cheese case and in the mercantile area with other cheese making supplies.

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kalamata olives

Can we please get kalamata olives in bulk with no pits? see more

Can we please get kalamata olives in bulk with no pits?

Answer:

We choose to sell olives with pits because they maintain best flavor integrity. The grocery department sells pitted olives in jars. Also, you can bulk order a 5lb bag of pitted olives and get 10% off provided you are a Co-op member. Leave an order in person, or by phone at our customer service desk.

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grass fed yogurt

Pure Eyre Grass Fed. Please bring in vanilla or plain yogurt. Also interested in their butter. see more

Pure Eyre Grass Fed. Please bring in vanilla or plain yogurt. Also interested in their butter.

Answer:

Done!

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drinking water in a box

Please carry drinking water in a box. You have coconut water like this – carry regular water too – so much better for our planet. Thanks. see more

Please carry drinking water in a box. You have coconut water like this - carry regular water too - so much better for our planet. Thanks.

Answer:

Of the 2 brands available to us, one is bottled in Michigan and one in Colorado. The carbon foot print is still large. We are hoping that one of these companies will make their empty boxes available for sale so we could sell them. We have some brokers checking on that. Our hope is that customers will reuse the bottles if they buy them. Thanks for the suggestion.

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sweet chile sauce

OlyKraut Fermented Sweet Chile Sauce. Please carry it. see more

OlyKraut Fermented Sweet Chile Sauce. Please carry it.

Answer:

This is an exclusive specialty item OlyKraut reserves the selling privilege and it’s only available at the Farmer’s Market. Thanks!

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cold coffee bottled

Please carry Stumptown Cold Brew again. Thank you. see more

Please carry Stumptown Cold Brew again. Thank you.

Answer:

Done!

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kombu

Please stock more Kombu – goes fast and it is difficult to get to west side store see more

Please stock more Kombu - goes fast and it is difficult to get to west side store

Answer:

Please ask for Kombu if the container is empty. We usually have more in the warehouse.

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move product lower

Please move Nancy’s Plain 8 oz yogurt lower – frustrated shorter customer who buys 5 per week and wants it moved lower – please. see more

Please move Nancy's Plain 8 oz yogurt lower - frustrated shorter customer who buys 5 per week and wants it moved lower - please.

Answer:

Done!

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plantain chips

B great! Requesting the bulk spice plantain chips. I’ve purchased them at the Westside. Thanks! see more

B great! Requesting the bulk spice plantain chips. I've purchased them at the Westside. Thanks!

Answer:

We are presently working on what products will fit after our “remodel”. We will consider but grocery deptment carries this product.

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greek yogurt

Please carry Straus Plain Greek Yogurt see more

Please carry Straus Plain Greek Yogurt

Answer:

Done!

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plantain chips

Please carry Inka Chips, Plantain Chips, Chile Picante, sooo good! see more

Please carry Inka Chips, Plantain Chips, Chile Picante, sooo good!

Answer:

They should be in soon. They are now non-GMO certified, so we are bringing them in.

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collagen bars

Bullet Proof collagen bars … please see more

Bullet Proof collagen bars … please

Answer:

Unfortunately our distributor doesn’t carry this. Sorry! Apparently Bullet Proof is a diet, and not available to us.

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cat food

Please bring back Natural Valley sardines & tuna in jelly – my cat misses it. see more

Please bring back Natural Valley sardines & tuna in jelly - my cat misses it.

Answer:

Sorry, these are no longer available through our distributor.

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raw bars

Please carry Righteously Raw Coco bars – small & super delicious. Would add to our selection! see more

Please carry Righteously Raw Coco bars - small & super delicious. Would add to our selection!

Answer:

Unfortunately, our distributor doesn’t carry this, sorry!

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kale chips

Lydia’s Kale Chips – sooo good! Can we get them West, too? see more

Lydia's Kale Chips - sooo good! Can we get them West, too?

Answer:

These are not currently available to us.

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brown rice

I’m missing the Golden Rose brown rice – I’ve been buying it for a long time. Discontinued? see more

I'm missing the Golden Rose brown rice - I've been buying it for a long time. Discontinued?

Answer:

The Golden Rose did not sell well – slow mover. We discontinued this item, however you can still order 25 lbs. with a 10% discount.

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rice chips

Luke’s Rice Chips – just salt, plain (apparently they are the only ones that do not have corn). see more

Luke's Rice Chips - just salt, plain (apparently they are the only ones that do not have corn).

Answer:

This chip is not currently available to us.

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black bean soup

Missing the black bean soup in the bulk section, will it return? see more

Missing the black bean soup in the bulk section, will it return?

Answer:

Mary Janes Farm is the producer of this product, and we experienced slow sales. You can special order a 15 pound bag.

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toenail & fungal cure

I would like to be able to purchase Uncle Henry’s Toenail & Fungal Cure. Can it be ordered for me please? see more

I would like to be able to purchase Uncle Henry’s Toenail & Fungal Cure. Can it be ordered for me please?

Answer:

This can be special ordered and doesn’t have to be ordered by the case! We order from Uncle Harry’s roughly every 10 days.

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