What's new from the Board and at the store, High5Picks, 2013 Bulk Buys, Co-op & Community Events, Shirley's Corner & more
News  from your local Placerville Natural Foods Co-op.
535 Placerville Dr. in Placerville CA 95667


777 Member-Owners Strong & Still Growing!

15% Off
Daily Member Benefit for

  • Apricots
  • Eggplant
  • Red Quinoa
  • Garbanzo Beans/Chickpeas
  • Fresh Italian Parsley

Bulk Buy Specials

Open to all

Get your orders in by the 15th of each month. For prices or more information contact call or email Lisa Stark Hughes at (530) 391-7544 or lisa@swish4fish.com

•  June:Organic Pinto Beans #25
•  July:Organic Unbeached All-Purpose Flour #25

For more information, click this link

Co-op & Community Events
Placerville Certified Farmers' Market open now every Saturday, from 8 AM to 12 noon, Corner of Main Street and Cedar Ravine in Historic Placerville. Say hello to the volunteers at our table.

Family Fit and Fun - June 9- High Hill Ranch from 11 to 5. We will have a table there.

Save the Date 
Locavore Dinner
August 3, 2013
Placerville Shakespeare Club
Tickets go on sale starting Saturday. Early purchases(June 1-July 1) are $25.00( save $5.00) Available at the Farmer's Market table or at the register.

Breakfast with the Prez  --  Come chat with Bill Scrivani, PNFC Board President; ask your questions.  Every 3rd Thursday morning, 8 pm, upstairs.  Get your complimentary deli breakfast before you go up!

Happy Shoppers!

What's New at the Store - From Melisa, Our General Manager

Summer is here along with warm weather, local produce and longer store hours!So come to the Co-op to pick up some lunch, fresh fruit and sunscreen as you head off to your favorite outdoor activity or stop by for dinner fixings on the way home. We are open 8-8 M-F, 9-8 Sat, 10-5 Sun. Looking ahead we plan to extend store hours operating from 8-8 every day.

Can't find what you are looking for? Look for new aisle signs placed throughout the store to help you locate the products you need. Still can't find it? Ask one of our friendly staff members who are now wearing black aprons and PNFC name tags. If we don't carry it ask a cashier to add it to the customer request list. We order from the list every Friday. Remember it's your store and our goal is to meet all of your shopping needs whenever possible.

Shopping on a budget? Our end cap displays offer great savings on your favorite products so stock up on featured items. Check out Facebook for Wednesday sales and special promotion throughout the week. We are introducing our LIC Program beginning June 1, 2013 for anyone who is eligible for SNAP, WIC or GA benefits. Sign up at the register. Senior Sundays start in June too! All senior customers (62 or over) save 10% on all regularly priced merchandise every Sunday.

The Co-op staff want to say "Thank You!" for shopping at the Co-op! The Co-op! We Own It!

What's New  -  From the Board
by Ruthie Loeffelbein

The financial report at the Board’s regular meeting, on May 27, included news of a welcome trend.  Your Co-op is moving strongly toward being a profit-making business!

We all know that new businesses very often do not make a profit the first few years.  New co-ops are no exception. But to survive, a co-op must move toward, and into, profitability as soon as possible.  Average sales at PNFC, over the month of April, were at the break-even point!  And there is no reason to think that hasn’t just happened in May, also.

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What's Up at the High5Kitchen 
Roasted vegetables–red beets, turnips, carrots, red potatoes, sweet potatoes with quartered onions, whole garlic cloves and roasted chickpeas/garbanzo beans on a bed of mixed greens with balsamic vinaigrette--another quick, easy, fresh meal from the High5Kitchen. With garbanzo beans one of June's High5Picks at 15% off for all members, have fun in the kitchen and roast chickpeas, make hummus or if you have the time, prepare a cassoulet. 

For recipe ideas see

And don't forget the other High5Picks: Apricots, Eggplant, Fresh Italian Parsley and Red Quinoa.



Shirley's Corner -  Volunteer Opportunities

The PNFCo-op presents you with many lovely volunteer opportunities!  See the web page for details on some volunteer positions.  Thank you to all the folks who volunteered in many ways in May!  Upcoming events, and needs, for volunteers:
* Every Saturday through to November- Farmers Market on Main St. Co-op information table
June 7- 10:30AM til about 2PM at the Co-op.- Silkscreening T-shirts w/ the Co-op logo.  No experience needed! 
June 9- Family Fit and Fun- 11 AM to 5 PM - we will have an info. table there
August 3- Locavore Dinner- a fabulous time with lots of volunteer positions
* Food Demonstrations- any time that the Co-op is open- share awareness and appreciation of our beautiful produce, especially our local produce
Thank you for your interest!  Call me, 530.620.3229, or email me, shirleyjwoods@gmail.com, with your thoughts and ideas!

Volunteer Position Descriptions:

by John Le Pouvoir
The Placerville Natural Foods Co-op is offering a 10% discount for the month following 4 hours of accumulated volunteer work, for the following activities:
  • Cleanup of outdoor areas
  • Sorting of Recycling
  • Painting
  • Historian/Archivist 
For detailed information, see the volunteer descriptions at Co-op website. To volunteer, contact Shirley or Melisa at the Co-op, 530-621-3663
Hi, I am Gary Clark, editor of the newsletter. Please, if you know of a co-op event or activity that you think should be in the newsletter. Email me a sentence or two about it and I will do my best to put it in.
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