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Change! 2020 Recipients

Friday, December 27th, 2019

Roanoke Co+op is excited to announce the recipients of the 2020 Change! for Our Community program.

Our Change! program gives shoppers the opportunity to round up their purchases and donate to local community organizations each time they shop. Each month, Roanoke Co+op chooses a different organization to be feature at the register as our Change! recipient.

A committee of co-op employees and board members selected twelve organizations from a pool of 21 applicants to be featured at the registers in 2020. Those organizations are:

  • January – CHIP of Roanoke Valley (Child Health Investment Program)
  • February – The Compassionate Friends of the Roanoke Valley
  • March – Wasena Neighborhood Forum
  • April – SARA Roanoke (Sexual Assault Response & Awareness)
  • May – The Making Foundation
  • June – Clean Valley Council
  • July – Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Virginia
  • August – New Freedom Farm
  • September – InStill Mindfulness SWVA
  • October – Community Fund
  • November – House of Bread
  • December –  TAP (Total Action for Progress)

Change! is now in its sixth year of giving back to the Roanoke Valley. In 2019, the program is on pace to surpass $40k through the kind acts of 92k shoppers “rounding up” their purchases to the nearest dollar.

Change! For Our Community offers two ways to give at Roanoke Co+op. One way to give is by “rounding up” your purchases at the registers, which has brought in over $160k to date. The other way to contribute to Change! is by using a reusable bag when you shop at the co-op. Shoppers receive a poker chip worth $.05 for each reusable bag and can donate that chip to one of four organizations featured each month. By choosing to bring a reusable bag to the co-op, shoppers have saved over 875k bags from entering the waste stream while contributing an additional $48k to non-profits and community-minded for-profits, to date.

For more information, visit our Giving Back page or contact John Bryant, Marketing Manager, at john@roanoke.coop.

Thanksgiving 2019

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

The Co+op Deli is here to help make your holiday gathering easy as pie! Starting Friday, November 22 we’ll have Thanksgiving sides ready to heat and enjoy. Leave the cooking to us this year!

Thanksgiving Sides!

Traditional Stuffing          $7.99 lb

Wheat Free Stuffing    $7.99 lb

Cranberry Dressing $6.99 lb

Sweet Potato Casserole      $7.99 lb

Mashed Potatoes $7.99 lb

Turkey Gravy $5.99 lb

Vegan Mushroom Gravy $5.99 lb

Maple Glazed Yams   $7.99 lb

Special Order Pies!

All Half Pies! $8.99 ea

Apple Pie $17.95 ea
Sweet Potato $14.95 ea
Pumpkin $14.95 ea

Order at the Co+op Deli by Tuesday, November 26!

Both Roanoke Co+op locations open 8 AM – 12 PM on Thanksgiving Day!

Own It in October

Saturday, September 28th, 2019

Co+op Class Series

Thursday, June 27th, 2019
New this July! A four part class series from our friend and health instructor, Cathy Dick! The series is called AMP UP YOUR HEALTH.

Like every class at the co-op, owners pay just $5 per class ($10 for non-owners). All classes take place in the Community Room at our Grandin store. We have a great line up and your can register and pay online now. Check it out!


Part One: Make Your Own Kombucha
Tuesday, July 9 @ 6:30pm
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Are you looking to amp up your health, save money, and try your hand at making your own Kombucha at home? In this Part 1 of our Amp Up Your Health series, Cathy Dick, Health Educator & Coach with One Degree Forward, will share how anyone can easily make this lightly effervescent, cider-like beverage at home, while enjoying its remarkable health benefits. It’s fun, it’s incredibly easy and you can customize the flavors any way you like. She will walk you through the first and second fermenting techniques used to make flavored Kombucha.

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Part Two: How to Ferment Veggies
Thursday, July 18 @ 6:30pm
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You’ve probably heard a lot about probiotics and how they help the delicate balance of bacteria in your digestive tract. Fermenting your own foods is one of the best ways to incorporate probiotics to keep your gut happy and your family healthy. In this Part 2 of our Amp Up Your Health series, Cathy Dick, Health Educator & Coach with One Degree Forward, will walk you through the steps to make your own jars of colorful, nutritious and tasty veggies. What a great way to preserve an over abundance of treasures from your garden!

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Part Three: How To Sprout Live Food
Tuesday, July 23 @ 6:30pm
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Sprouts offer one of the most concentrated and truly natural sources of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids, all packed into a teeny tiny package.  Once awakened, these “live” foods are capable of providing your body with a form of living energy unlike any other food you can consume. In Part 3 of our Amp Up Your Health series, Cathy Dick, Health Educator & Coach with One Degree Forward, will share the inexpensive and simple techniques used for growing sprouts and how they can amp up your health.  

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Part Four: How to Use Super Foods to Amp Up Health
Wednesday, July 31 @ 6:30pm
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Experiencing another day of fatigue? Having a hard time concentrating or getting motivated? It’s superfood time! There are so many delicious superfoods you can use to pep up your energy and mental clarity. In this Part 4 of our Amp Up Your Health series, Cathy Dick, Health Educator & Coach with One Degree Forward, will share a few of her favorite powerhouse superfoods, and show you how to naturally incorporate them into your diet.

2019 Board Elections

Sunday, April 21st, 2019

BOGO Garden of Life

Friday, March 1st, 2019

In March, Roanoke Co+op will have a stellar sale on select Garden of Life products!

BUY ONE GET ONE FREE!

From March 15 – 31 we’re excited to offer:
Buy 1; Get 1 Grass Fed Collagen Peptides
Buy 1; Get 1 Grass Fed Collagen Beauty, Cranberry & Pomegranate
Buy 1; Get 1 Grass Fed Collagen Beauty, Strawberry & Lemonade
Buy 1; Get 1 Multi Sourced Collagen Turmeric

Cheese of the Month

Friday, February 8th, 2019

Cheese of the Month
May 2019

Sartori BellaVitano Balsamic (5.3 oz)
Save 20% All Month Long

An absorbing Sartori discovery: The sweet, nutty, fruity flavors of our most-sought-after BellaVitano become even more desirable when blessed with a few prized drops of Modena balsamic vinegar. By gently bathing BellaVitano Gold in balsamic, cheesemaker Mike Matucheski has given it a sweet coating that burnishes the legend of BellaVitano with yet another honor from the World Cheese Awards.

2019 Board Nominations

Friday, February 1st, 2019

Roanoke Co+op’s Board of Directors invites its owners to put their names in the hat to run for the board. Elections will be held in March-April this year and all co-op owners are encouraged to run. There are three open seats this year. Board positions are a four-year term.

Check out the benefits of becoming a director:

Use your voice to move the co-op forward
Monthly stipend for board work
Education and training opportunities
20% Discount on your Co-op purchases

Requirements of Board Candidates and Members:

Be a Roanoke Co+op owner in Good Standing
Undergo a Background Check (per ABC requirements)
Prepare for and attend Board and Owner Meetings
Attend Board Training sessions
Willingness to serve on committees
Become familiar with Co-ops Bylaws, Policies and Financial Statements
Spend 4-8 hours each month on attending to board responsibilities

If that sounds like it’s right up your alley, Download the Board Application and Apply today!

2019 Change! Recipients Announced

Thursday, December 27th, 2018

Turkeys!

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Thanksgiving turkeys have arrived! Visit our Grandin store and pick out the perfect bird for your Thanksgiving dinner!

Plus!! Now all Frozen Turkeys are 25% Off

Ferndale Market

Natural Whole Turkey – Was $2.49  lb – Now $1.87 lb

Natural Turkey Breast – Was $4.99 lb – Now $3.75 lb

Natural Whole Smoke Turkey – Was $5.99 lb – Now $4.49 lb

About Ferndale Farms
As farmers, we’re proud to grow our turkeys in virtually the same way our family has since 1939, free range and without antibiotics. We’re thrilled to have a growing list of retail & restaurant partners that source our natural turkey products directly from our farm. We take tremendous pride in our land, our antibiotic free turkey farm, our staff, and the knowledge that people are nourished by our Ferndale Market products each day.

 

Weathertop Farm

Natural Whole Turkey -Was $4.99 lbNow $3.75 lb

About Weathertop Farm
The mission of Weathertop Farm is to be economically, socially & environmentally responsible while providing a healthy alternative to industrial meat.The cornerstone to our farming practices is daily rotational grazing. We offer pasture-raised chicken, pork, lamb, turkey, duck, rabbit & eggs for sale. No antibiotics are used, and all livestock eat from pasture that is free of pesticides, herbicides and synthetic fertilizers. Animals are free to express their natural instincts and receive quality care here on our farm. 

 

Polyface Farm

Natural Whole Turkey – Was $4.99 lbNow $3.75 lb

About Polyface Farm Turkeys
Polyface broilers and layers are the cornerstone of the farm. Much loved and always in demand, our birds are truly pasture raised and you can see and taste the difference in their meat and eggs. Housed in portable field shelters, our meat birds spend eight weeks outside doing what chickens do best – scratching the soil, eliminating pests, and co-laboring with us on the farm.

Organic Prairie 

Whole Organic Turkey – Was $3.99 lbNow $2.99 lb

About Organic Prairie
Our certified organic turkeys roam freely, with unlimited access to fresh air and sunshine. They’re fed 100% certified organic feeds, giving you the healthiest, most delicious turkeys on the market today. Our birds are raised according to the strictest organic production and humane treatment standards, by family farmers who are serious about the health of the land, the animals, and you.

J&L Farm

Natural Whole Turkeys – Fresh (Not Frozen) – Was $5.99 lbNow $3.59 lb
Available November 19!

About J&L Farm
We have a passion for growing real food and love getting to know each of our customers as we deliver to Northern VA, Tidewater, Richmond, Winchester, Front Royal, and Harrisonburg Drop Sites.  Our On-Farm store is open year round and has a full variety of pastured based meat and eggs.  We now offer shipping to the entire continental United States.  We are committed to raising animals in their natural habitat and only feeding non-gmo (genetically modified organisms) grains. Feel free to contact us with any questions you might have and have a blessed day! 

 

Get your Thanksgiving Dinner at the Co-op!
Let our deli make it for you!