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

 

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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don’t ever change!

For Anybody! see more

For Anybody!

Answer:

Thank you so much! We try our best!

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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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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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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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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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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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