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the Vegetable Less Traveled... Buy Local!
Q: Woodman’s has these “vegetarian eggs”
= eggs conceived by chickens fed only vegetables, “you are what
you eat.” Could we get those here?
A: We have them! All of our organic eggs are from chickens fed only a
vegetarian diet. Organic standards dictate that the chickens are only
fed vegetarian diets. No mad chicken! Thanks for your suggestion. -Dean
Kallas, Grocery Manager
Healthy Potato Chips
Q: So...we have this favorite kind of really healthy potato
chip. They are these olive oil potato chips (I’m particularly fond
of the Rosemary flavor). They are the only kind of olive oil chips I’ve
ever found. I come often so would buy them often. Yes, Yes, thank you.
Completely satisfied otherwise.
A: The one you are describing to me sounds like the Good Health Olive
Oil Rosemary. If you want, we could special order a case for you. The
Terra chips we carry have three different olive oil potato chips. Have
you tried these? Space is limited, but I will see if any opens up for
the Good Health. Thanks for your suggestion. -Dean Kallas, Grocery Manager
Q: Please carry Challah bread. There is a wonderful bread
selection with many bakeries providing the same type but no one supplying
A: I have been looking for one for a while, but I do not know of anyone
making one. I will keep looking, but if you find one let me know. Thanks
for your suggestion. -Dean Kallas, Grocery Manager
Q: Thank you for stocking more sugar-free and low-carb products.
I know it can be really tough to find products that don’t have a
lot of additives in them but I really appreciate the effort (the green
onion tortillas are yummy!). Between that and the ESP (Everyday Sale Prices
program), I will certainly shop here more often. Thank you!
A: Thank you for your positive feedback! We appreciate it!! -Dean Kallas,
Q: Do you have a system for monitoring popular items and supplying
accordingly? I ask this specifically in regard to the La Brea Rosemary
Olive bread. My last several attempts to purchase it have failed because
it seems that after noon or so it has all been bought out. With eight
hours left in the store day, could you please stock more for those of
us who can’t always get there before noon? Could you implement a
reservation system? Or can we call customer service in the morning to
reserve a loaf. I love that bread. Thank you.
A: Thanks for writing. The La Brea bread is baked off twice daily. First
at 8:00am (sometimes earlier) and then again at 1:00pm. If you don’t
see any on the shelf, please ask at the deli counter to see if any is
still cooling. If you are interested, they can also give you a frozen
loaf w/instructions on heating at home. To be honest, this is the way
I prefer to get the bread myself, as it only takes 20 minutes to heat
and is so much better warm. Finally, you are always welcome to call us
in the morning and have some bread (or anything else) set aside for you.
Thanks! -Dan Moore, Deli Manager
Thanks for the Compliments
Q: Just wanted to say THANKS for all of your great work. I
come to the co-op many times each week. I love the products and the staff.
The deli/salad bar is awesome. And I totally dig the “ESP”
sales. Thanks to all of you!
A: Wow—always nice to read a comment like this—I dig the ESP
program too. -Anya Firszt, General Manager
Hot Sauce and Paper Bags
Q: Hi there! 1. What’s going on with the Sri Racha hot
sauce? The shelf where it normally is has been empty for quite a while.
Are you not carrying it anymore? Do you know other stores that do carry
it? 2. I have a bunch of paper bags at my house. I read that you accept
them. What do I do with them if I bring them in? Thanks for your help.
A: I spoke with Dean, the Grocery Manager and he tells me the distributor
quit delivering to our store, so we’re looking for another vendor
for that product. In the meantime, he thinks you should be able to find
this sauce at any of the Asian food stores in town. Regarding the bags,
we’d love to have you bring in your bags; just leave them near the
food pantry shelf where we keep the box o’plastic bags in front
of the registers. Have a great day. -Lynn Olson, Member Services Manager
Our Ginger has No Aspartame
Q: Why use ginger that may contain aspartame, red dye and
potassium sorbate when you sell Eden ginger without these poisons? If
cost is an issue consider pickling your own. I imagine you can find a
recipe somewhere. While WSGC is my #1 shopping stop, I do appreciate WFM’s
policy not to sell anything with dyes, preservatives or aspartame.
A: Thanks for writing. We actually use Buderim ginger for our sushi, which
is certified organic. It has no aspartame, potassium sorbate or red dye.
The ginger does have a slight pink tint to it, but it is natural, not
a dye. The ginger we use in all of our other recipes is also organic.
Thanks for your concern. Dan Moore, Deli Manager