Thursday, March 24, 2011

Vegetable, Herb and Flower Seeds are Here!

Spring is here! We have seeds from three companies. Small packets of vegetable and herb seeds from Vermont-based Artistic Gardens are all $.25! The larger white packages of vegetable and herb seeds are from the Maine-based worker coop FEDCO; they are priced as marked. The colorful packages are from Seed Savers Exchange (mostly flowers), most packages are $1.80.

All seeds are either stored above the bagged potatoes in racks or above the onions and potatoes in trays. There are green planting guides hanging by the trays of herbs and for more plant care info try the Cornell Cooperative Extension website at

Also there is an interesting article in the NYtimes about seeds

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Coop raffle--Win a bike and protect NY's Watershed!

If this is your dream ride, hustle on over to the coop and buy a raffle ticket now. The coop is raffling off a slightly updated version: Schwinn Coffee Cruiser. You can check it out--the bike is parked above the entrance.

That's the first prize. Second prize is $100 Visa gift card; Third prize is a $25 gift card and there are four Fourth prizes--a Park Slope Food Coop t-shirt. Tickets are $5.

All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to Chenango Delaware Otsego Gas Drilling Opposition Group. This group is working to prevent hydrofracking in New York and to protect our watershed.

The bike was donated by Cliff bars. Gift cards donated by Small Planet Foods (makers of Cascadian Foods, Larabar, and Muir Glen). T-shirts donated by the Park Slope Food Coop.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Try a fresh "hand"! Organic Red Bananas!

The most popular fruit in the world is the Banana. But, the most popular variety is undoubtedly the Cavendish. You see their familiar yellow bunches at neighborhood stores the world over.

What is much harder to come by is Organic Red Bananas! Great for eating or baking. They are generally considered to be sweeter and softer than Cavendish when eaten ripe.

*Produce Fun Fact*
Red bananas are often the variety used for dried bananas because of their higher sugar content.