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HOLIDAY DONATIONS
The Co-op is proud to debut a new partnership with the North State Food Bank. Our relationship with NSFB began earlier this year, when we pledged to donate all unredeemed Patronage Dividend rebates to the Food Bank. We also made it easy for owners to donate their own portion of the Dividend to supporting this vital organization. Now, we are rolling out another way for our owners to join in the struggle against food insecurity in California’s North State.
The next time you are checking out at the register, you will have the option of donating $10 or $20 worth of food to the NSFB. Our team has constructed a bag of groceries for each donation level.
A $10 donation buys the Food Bank an organic breakfast bag containing:
          -Bob’s Redmill Organic High Fiber Pancake Mix
          -Country Choice Organic Rolled Oats
          -Santa Cruz Organic Fruit Spread
          -Santa Cruz Organic Applesauce
 
A $20 donation purchases a lunch and dinner bag:
          -Bionaturae Organic Spaghetti
          -Field Day Organic Vegetable Broth
          -Field Day Organic Kidney Beans
          -Field Day Organic Marinara Sauce
          -Field Day Organic Italian Dressing
          - Field Day Organic Crackers
          -R.W. Knudsen Organic Apple Juice
          -Woodstock Organic Mayo
          -Two Cans Natural Value Tuna Fish
 
Why donate through the Co-op?
When you buy a bag of organic groceries through this program, you are buying it at the cost the Co-op paid for it. We don’t make any profit from the purchase, and we donate the cost of the labor involved in ordering, stocking, and preparing the food for delivery to the Food Bank. Donating through us is the single most cost effective way to get high-quality, organic food to the NSFB.

What happens after donation?

Every week, we tally up the number of donations purchased by our customers. Our buyers order the items, and Food Bank volunteers come by regularly to pick up the cases donated by Co-op customers. We’ll keep this up until the end of the year.
We hope you’ll join CNFC in providing organic food for our neighbors in need this holiday season.
If you have any questions about this program, e-mail our Ownership and Outreach Coordinator, Joey Haney, at jhaney@chiconatural.com.
Learn more about the North State Food Bank here:http://northstatefoodbank.com/wp/
LOCAL APPLES
Autumn is Chico’s most bountiful harvest season. One can find all manner of local squash, roots, veggies, and fruits in the Co-op’s produce case.  You may notice that this year’s batch of fresh, delicious apples come from farther afield than in years past. Our fall apples hail from the Filigreen Farm in Anderson Valley, California, rather than Durham.
The change is a result of our Produce Department’s renewed focus on ensuring that only the finest, most sustainably grown products are offered to our owners. Earlier this year we heard that one of our local apple growers might be engaging in questionable growing practices.  Our Produce department investigated, and discovered that lack of transparency hid practices that were in clear violation of the standards we set for our vendors. As a result, we made the difficult decision to terminate our business relationship and to search for other providers.
We do have some good news to report from all this. The produce manager from the Ukiah Co-op introduced us to Filigreen Farms, based out of Anderson Valley. Our Produce Manager, Cameron Scott, still wanting to find fresh, California grown apples to satisfy local connoisseurs, and our Front End Manager, Alissa Ziemianski, drove a truck out to the farm and discovered something special.
Filigreen farm is more than just a certified organic apple farm. They have been operating under biodynamic principles since the 1980s. Owners Chris and Stephanie Tebbutt are dedicated to enhancing the land they steward. Every aspect of the farm embodies the love and attention they give the land. The idea behind their biodynamic farming is to create a diversified, balanced farm ecosystem that generates its own health and fertility. Preparations made from fermented manure, minerals, and herbs are used to enhance the nutrition, quality, and flavor of the food being raised. The difference is obvious in every bite. The flavor is dynamic and nuanced, unlike any other apple we have carried.
The Co-op strives to support local farmers and businesses whenever possible, however, we will never compromise our dedication to ensuring that you find only the highest quality products on our shelves. We will always go the extra mile to make sure that you have the finest selection in Chico.
FESTIVE TREATS!



Holiday Chocolates

Beloved flavors made with quality ingredients.  A great gift for holiday party hosts!

theochocolate.com



Eggnog!
Vegan or lactose intolerant?  We've got options! Almond, coconut,&  rice milk nogs abound!




Eggnog!
Shelf stable for stocking up.



EGGNOG!
There just ain't no nog like Straus nog.

strausfamilycreamery.com




Drizzled Kettle Corn!
Impress your holiday guests with bowls of chocolate covered kettle corn!  We carry other varieties as well.  All delicious.

popcornindiana.com

Llano Seco Ham Hocks
It's finally soup weather, time to get your comfort food on. Split pea, anyone?

llanoseco.com
OWNER-ONLY SALES
GROCERY
BULK Dark & Milk Chocolate Almonds
Xylitol  Sweetener
Arrowhead Gluten Free Cake Mixes
Ccoconut Secrets All Varieties
Lotus Foods Rice - All Varieties
Mary's Gone Crackers Pretzel Sticks
Mediterranean Organic Olives, Sun-dred Tomatoes, & Capers
Rapunzel Bouillon
Simply Organic Gravy and Mushroom Sauce
Uncle Matt's Organic Pulp-free Orange Juice
Nancy's Sour Cream & Cream Cheese
WestSoy 5 Grain Tempeh
Silver Hills Squirrelly Bread
Food For Life Ezekial 4:9 Bread


PRODUCE
Wickson Apples Certified ORganic from Filigreen Farms
Yukon Gold & Red Potatoes Certified ORganic

CO-OP KITCHEN
Cheesecake w/Cranberry Compote
Peppermint Meltaway Cookies

WELLNESS/BODY CARE

Yerba Prima Psyllium Husks, Caps and Powdered
Alba Botanicals Facial Cleansers

SHOP LOCAL!
Join Chikoko and more than 30 other local artists during the annual Bizarre Bazaar. Shop local, sustainable, creative, unique and feel good this holiday season.
The Co-op will be there providing food!

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13TH & 14TH
10AM - 5PM

OWNER DISCOUNT CARDS EXPIRING!
Your 2014 Owner Discount Card will expire at the end of December! Fear not, as you will get a new card with three new 10% Off discounts starting January 1st.  
Your old card's discounts will not rollover, so be sure to use it on your next big purchase, so you don't miss out on this awesome owner benefit!
Are you an owner and have never recieved your stamp card?  Just mention it to a cashier next time you are in the store making a purchase, and we'll get you one!  Only the primary person on the Co-op owner account is able to recieve a discount card. 
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