We have recently expanded our sprouting seed selection! Come check it out. We offer everything that you need to start growing your own sprouts. Alfalfa, broccoli, clover, mung bean , green pea, radish, wheat, sunflower, 5-part salad mix, 3-part salad mix, bean salad mix, all certified organic. We offer glass sprouting jars, stackable sprouting gardens, instructional booklets and DVDs. Sprouting is a fun way to eat fresh, incredibly healthful greens all winter long. Give the Gift of Greens: A starter sprout set is a wonderful gift to give and receive.
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I love this product! It’s a silky-smooth, non-greasy cream that soaks readily into the skin. This sumptuous moisturizer has been part of my daily self care regimen since it was created by Super Salve Company several years ago and it is still my go-to cream for dry skin all year long. Skin on both face and body responds well to its emollient qualities and the light coconut scent is deliciously appealing. I feel like I’m treating myself to something special whenever I use it.
Judith—Health and Beauty Department Buyer
Save 20% on full cases and bulk bags that you special order and PICK UP on your MAD!
The Silver City Food Co-op will celebrate its
Winter Member Appreciation Day in a new way: You choose any one day in February to be YOUR Member Appreciation Day!
Members will save 10% on all items in the store
(sale excludes markdown, Peace Meal, and Shevek’s KISS products)
Fill up your pantry
Buy a case of butter and freeze it
This is a great opportunity to really stock up, save money,
and support your Member Owned Food Co-op
Think water filters, probiotics, supplements, kombucha, coconut water, shampoo,
laundry detergent, cases of canned tomatoes, sardines, cereal, ice cream, bread, big bags of dry beans, grains and flours, bulk olive oil, bulk vinegar, honey, coffee, frozen corn tortillas…
If you place a special order by Tuesday, February 18th at 7:00 pm, your MAD discount combines with your Member Special Order Discount, adding to a whopping
20% OFF special orders that are
PICKED UP ON MEMBER APPRECIATION DAY!
New Members are encouraged to join on MAD and will receive full
membership benefits. Joining is easy, it’s a $10 annual household fee
Delicious samples, door prizes, great savings
Member Appreciation Day at the Co-op
We’ve talked about it a few months ago and now it’s finally here! For the first time – and as an experiment – all active Members of our Co-op can choose one day in Feb as their own personal Member Appreciation Day (MAD).
Traditionally, we have had four MADs through the course of the year where Members receive a 10% discount on their purchases (one day each in February, May, August and November) . These days are always exciting and the Co-op is always packed. Last year we added an extra MAD in Dec. and offered a tremendous 15% discount in Aug resulting in the busiest day in our Co-op’s history.
As fantastic and fun as our MADs are, the truth is that only about 25% of our Membership takes advantage of these days. We had to ask ourselves, “Don’t we appreciate ALL our Members?” In fact, we do. But many don’t enjoy shopping on a day when the store is packed. It’s difficult to navigate through the Co-op and the lines can be rather long. We’ve thought about advertising the times there are lulls in the store to help rearrange the flow and we thought about changing the day but neither seemed to be a good way to extend the Appreciation to the other 75%.
So we decided to try a choose your own MAD during the month of Feb. Other Co-ops have tried this in one form or another to mixed success. At the same time, there are those who feel that there should not be ANY MADs as it effects the Co-op’s bottom line. We believe that the MADs are a real benefit to our Membership and rather than eliminate them, we want to encourage more Members to take advantage of them.
This February is an experiment. Not only whether the month will be successful but can also can we logistically accommodate the extra work that it will entail? If we don’t try it we will never know! Success will be determined by 1) how many Members take advantage of it, 2) whether the Co-op can actually afford it and 3) whether our systems work efficiently.
How it will work
We’ve tried to make this as easiest as possible for all of us. First and foremost, you do NOT need to tell us in advance as to which day you would like to choose as your MAD. Every time you shop in Feb. the Cashier will ask if you would like to apply your MAD discount. You can say no as many times as you like. The day you choose, just say yes and the MAD discount will be taken off your purchase. The next day, our system should indicate that you have used your discount and you will no longer be asked. And yes – you can apply your discount throughout the entire day for those of you who want to shop more than once on that day. Please remember, your discount applies to one day of your choosing in Feb. – not the entire month.
Special Orders of cases are always a huge part of our MADs as not only do you get the 10% case discount but you get an additional 10% MAD discount for a total of 20%! This is always a little tricky because you had to order your cases early enough to ensure that they are here on the actual MAD. But now with Choose Your Own MAD this Feb, flexibility is the rule. The only stipulation is that the order arrives and is picked up during the month of Feb. The day you pick up your order would be the day you decide to take your MAD discount. The discount is applied when you pick up your items on your chosen MAD-not when you place your orders, so it’s important that Special Orders are placed by Feb. 18th. There is more information on Special Orders at our new Special Order Station to the right of our large cooler at the rear of the store.
What about the
We don’t know at this point in time. If it is successful, we will probably offer it again or maybe institute it as the new normal. Or maybe mix it up with the single MADs. Please give us feedback!! Let us know if you like the Choose your own MAD this Feb. Let us know if you prefer the old system (many do as it creates a very festive atmosphere at the Co-op on those days). Let us know if you see ways to make our MADs more effective and fun!
We hope you enjoy choosing your own MAD this month! We are always working and looking for ways that our Cooperative can benefit you, the Owner/Member, more!
Thank you for being Co-op Members and Happy Anniversary!