What's up at the Coop? LOTS! We are always working to make this the best Coop it can be, here's a few quick updates:
--the Board (and Producers!) would like to remind you that even though the format of the ordering has changed, nature has not. Please remember to check back at various points during the cycle to see what new products have been listed or additional inventory added. Farming is a day-to-day business and many producers may not think they will have a product available, but then the weather gets better and all of a sudden one thing or another starts maturing enough to be listed. We wish this could all happen in time for listing on opening day of orders, but that isn't how it works, darn it. So do shop more than once during the cycle, you will be happily rewarded with additional yummy things to order!
--Speaking of weather, the Nebraska producers want you all to know that they have been hit on several occasions with severe hail lately. Many vegetable crops have been devastated and sometimes there is nothing left to harvest. They are going to keep at it and if their plants recover enough they will be back listing products in no time! Thank you for sending good, growing thoughts their way!
--Are you missing your favorite cheese? GREAT NEWS then! Cozy Cow is coming back but their name is now Longview Creamery, so make sure you check them out. New name, same deliciousness!
--Ruby Farm says they have cleaned, trimmed and dried this year's garlic and have several new varieties plus many of the old favorites, make sure to check them out under "Garlic" on the ordering site!
--It's late in the season, but we have a new vegetable producer from Denver joining these coming cycles: Dove Gardens will have tomatoes, squash, greens and other garden goodness for you! Make sure to check them out!
--Lastly, guess who is getting some chocolate?!?! YOU! That's right, the Coop has a new producer specializing in chocolate yummies to delight your palate! Watch for DAR Chocolate Confections coming soon!
That's it for the updates for today, remember to shop early and then shop often! Remember there are always volunteer opportunities at the Coop if you would like to give it a try!