We had a great time this evening leading the grocery shopping leg of the UCSB Cooks program, hosted by FNBS! This amazing, FREE, quarterly offering is a series of classes that build up confidence in the kitchen through hands-on learning (and eating!), teaching students basic cooking skills that make it easier to feed yourself well. The Co-op is honored to be included as a grocery partner in this series 🛒🥦🍅🍌🥬🍞🍗🥗🥘🥪 🌻 Thank you to everyone who joined us today! We hope you’re feeling as savvy at the grocery store as you are in the kitchen 👍 🌻 #islavistafoodcoop #grocerieswithheart #todayatthecoop #groceries #cooperatenotcorporate
Happy Valentine’s Day from the Co-op 💗 Will you be our Valentine? We have treats! 🌻 Love takes so many forms - let’s take today to slow down and celebrate ALL the different love in our lives and the world ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 You define who, what, and how you love - so treat yourself, a romantic partner, your family, a sibling, a mentor, or a friend. 🌻 And while that certainly doesn’t mean you need to buy something for someone, if you DO want a last-minute gift, we have many options! From sweets and chocolate of all varieties 🍬🧁🍫🍧 to your favorite wine and brews 🍻🥂to hand-made candles and cards (swipe for some cute options!), to local and organic fruit and fresh flowers 🍓💐🌹- we have something you or a loved one will enjoy 💝 🌻 #grocerieswithheart #islavistafoodcoop #valentinesday #todayatthecoop #cooperatenotcorporate #loveislove
The Co-op Patio is overflowing with flowers! 💐🌺🌹🌼🌷🌸 We have bouquets in all shapes and sizes, made with locally- and organically-grown flowers, hand-arranged by local flower-arranger extraordinaire Ariana Rose. Serenity’s holding her faves - cutie bouquets with roses and evergreenery, and large bouquets smattered with classic colors of deep purple, red, and lily-white. And check out our planted succulent pots for a long-lasting option! 🌵 🌻 Come pick one out before they’re all gone - last year we sold through 107 of them, so they don’t last long during this week of love 🥰💕 🌻 #todayatthecoop #valentinesday #flowersofinstagram #islavistafoodcoop #grocerieswithheart #cooperatenotcorporate
We’re hosting a Patio Pop-Up Market this Sunday to celebrate community makers and finders! Come browse the beautiful offerings from @noahsgardencreation @piliwut @giantess_press and @lazyeyeshop from 1-5pm, and show them some love - they have the perfect gifts for yourself or other dearly beloveds in your life 💝 Swipe through to see examples of their work! 🌻 #supportlocalartists #islavistafoodcoop #todayatthecoop #grocerieswithheart #cooperatenotcorporate #popup #valentinesday
Our new Co+op Deals flyer dropped (like it’s hot 🔥) yesterday and we have loads of chocolate on sale now! No better time to treat yourself 😋🍫 Plus, the majority of our chocolate offerings are produced using conscious methods that promote a more equitable world for both people and the planet 👨🌾🌎 🌻 #todayatthecoop #chocolate #islavistafoodcoop #cooperatenotcorporate #grocerieswithheart
Our Demo Corner is looking lively this evening - come try delicious vegan cheeses 🧀🌱 paired with berry-chia jam 🍓 by Fredi! We’re highlighting VioLife’s amazing creamy Feta-style block, Spero seed-based “goat” cheese, and Miyokos double-cream sundried tomato. Adding jam creates a sweet, sticky counterpart to the flavors of the cheese, and crackers give some crunch for an irresistible snack or appetizer. Yum 😋 Taste your favorite and vote to WIN a jar of chia seed jam, too! 🌻 We offer in-store interactive experiences such as this throughout each month. Be sure to stop by the Co-op and be surprised by what you may find (or check our calendar in advance and don’t be surprised 😉) 🌻 #todayatthecoop #islavistafoodcoop #vegancheese #grocerieswithheart #cooperatenotcorporate #freesamples!