Wholesome Life Organic Food Co-op
Every Monday I provide a variety of produce, between 12-17 different items each week depending on how many people reserve a share for the week.
~All members are put on an email list. Every Friday I plan out the following Monday's order and email it to members.
~Reservations must be placed via email by Sunday evening.
~The cost is always the same every week.
~You can order only the weeks you need to; no week to week commitment required.
~There may be last minute changes based on the supplier being out of some items. All members must be flexible with this. I try to replace out of stock items with similar items.
~Late Monday afternoon I send out an email letting you know the produce is ready for pick up. You arrive, grab an empty box, and fill it.
~All of the cases of produce are lined up on tables out front of my house. I write in the corner of each box how many items you get ex: case of apples might have a 5 or a 7. You continue down the line collecting your items.
~Weight and qty is a rough estimate
Sample Weeks Produce:
3# Pink lady Apples
2 Pears, Pakham
1# Carrot, Juice
2# Tomato Roma
4 Navel Choice
Dry goods and bulk buys
Co-op members have the option of buying in bulk from Azure. You shop and pay online direct with their company. I am just a host site - receiving the shipment. You must contact me to be added to our group.
All orders must be placed before 4pm on the following dates:
March; 28. April; 18. May; 2, 16, 30.
June; 13. July; 3, 18. Aug; 1, 15, 29.
Sept; 12, 26. Oct; 17, 31. Nov; 14, 28. Dec; 12.
We also have group buys where we purchase from local and online wholesalers for dry goods, organic oils, raw honey, herbs, sea salts.
We also group buy pastured beef, broilers, and such.
Current buy for organic goods:
Mountain Rose Herbs:
All organic; teas, herbs, spices, seasoning mixes. We may qualify for a bulk discount on the above items only if we meet the minimum order. Each person has to order in 1lb packages. I will collect orders and money for orders mid April.
Gallon - Coconut Oil; Expeller pressed - no smell, no taste
Gallon - Virgin Coconut Oil; smells and tastes like coconuts
Gallon - Palm Shortening; Expeller pressed
Pint - Red Palm Oil
Clover Honey, Willamette Valley. Raw, unfiltered.
Coconut Palm Sugar
Rapunzel Rapadura Sugar – this is REAL unrefined sugar - not fake; organic sugar, turbinado, sugar in the raw, evaporated cane crystals, etc..
Pumpkin Seeds, Eden brand, dry roasted with sea salt
Rice, Lundberg’s Gourmet Blend; Black Japonica, Wehlani, Short Brown
Rice, Lundberg’s Short Brown
Rice, Wild - Oregon grown
Himalayan Salt, Fine
Celtic Sea salt; coarse
Bee Pollen, Regional
Raw Milk & Fresh Eggs
~Cows are heritage breeds and are pasture raised. They are given supplemental hay and minerals.
~They receive minimal grains at milking - about two pounds two times a day. The grains are mixed at a local mill and are non GMO - no corn or soy.
~Cows are milked with a stainless steel milk machine and all jars are sanitized prior to filling.
Free range eggs:
I have two different egg options. Members must reserve eggs by Sunday evening.
Free range eggs from hens roaming acreage daily that are fed conventional feed.
These are fed a soy/gmo free diet. They are fed mostly organic (hand mixed) grain rations that include a combination of the following ORGANIC whole grains; wheat, barely, oats, millet, corn. Non organic; peas, sunflower seeds.
~They are also given a supplement mixture for extra nutrients and essential fatty acids it contains; brewers/nutritional yeast, kelp meal, fish meal, flax seeds, and sea minerals.
~They have a large thousand square foot run. We also rotate them during good weather in portable chicken pens around our front yard which is actually my organic garden.
~We collect a few boxes of wasted produce scraps weekly for them to eat, plus my own kitchen scraps. The scraps contain coconut meat, veggies, and fruits of all kinds. Both organic and conventional scraps/waste.
~The hens also receive a lot of left over home made fermented foods weekly like; sauerkraut, beet kvass, pickles, yogurt/whey, etc.
~They receive oyster shells and their own egg shells for natural calcium.