by Megan Minnick, Purchasing Director
You may recall that in the June edition of the Co-op Reader, we put out a call to Owners to help us decide which new conventional specialty produce items we should carry in the Willy North Produce department. During that month we heard from 70 Co-op Owners and customers. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback!
We’ve tabulated the results, and narrowed them down to the 16 most-requested items that we plan to make available at Willy North starting this month.
While we can’t guarantee that we’ll be able to stock all of these items all of the time (they are rare specialty items after all), our supplier has indicated that we should have a relatively good supply. If you are making a special trip, it’s probably best to call Willy North Customer Service to ensure that we have what you’re looking for in stock.
Vote with your dollars
Because these are perishable fruits and veggies, we will need to sell them consistently in order to make it feasible for us to keep them fresh and continue offering them. We’re very hopeful that this won’t be an issue, but if you are a big fan of anything on this list and want to see us continue to carry it, make sure to vote with your dollars and purchase it regularly!
Without further ado, here are the new items that you’ll see on the shelves at Willy North this month!
• Star Fruit
• Thai Chilis
• Shishito Peppers
• Thai Eggplant
• Aloe Vera