LOOK FOR TOPEKA NATURAL FOOD CO-OP PRODUCTS ON LIGHTS, CAMERA, AUCTION!

Topeka Natural Food Co-op will be donating a variety of items for KTWU’s LIGHTS, CAMERA, AUCTION in November. Our donations up for auction will include:

  • A “Local Bag” full of local items and coupons to recieve free local, perishable items at the store!
  • A “Vegetarian Bag” filled with vegetarian goodies: including ABC cookis, Bob’s Red Mill Veggie Soup Mix, Silken Tofu, Veggie Chips, Soy Milk and much more!
  • A “Household Bag”, which includes earth-friendly cleaning products and paper goods.
  • A “Fair Trade Bag” full of the best fair trade items from Divine, Equal Exchange and Frontier.
  • A “Gluten-Free Bag” filled with wheat and gluten-free items found at the Topeka Natural Food Co-op.

ALL OF THE BAGS WILL INCLUDE A REUSEABLE CANVAS SHOPPING BAG, A CO-OP SHIRT, AND A GIFT CARD!

We are looking forward to supporting our local PBS station, and hope that you will be watching to bid!

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FRESH WILD CAUGHT SALMON DELIVERED

Through the month of July and early into August, we will be receiving fresh caught wild salmon from Alaska.  This never-frozen salmon is caught on Thursday mornings and express shipped to us for sale on Friday!  Our salmon provider is licensed to fish during the salmon season, after indigenous groups are finished with their fishing period.  This delicious wild salmon is the freshest you will find in Kansas!

For more information, call the store! The season is almost over!  785-235-2309

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Lynn Van Buren- President

Spencer Smith- Treasurer

Susan Elmborg

Jeanette Miller

John Wine- Secretary

Peter Muraski

Janny Politi- W would like to welcome our newest board member, Janny.  She has been a member of the Co-op for many years, and we are appreciative of her commitment to the store.  Thanks, Janny!

VEGGIE BAG SEASON IS HERE!

Our community supported agriculture veggie bags are here!  Our farmers in the Wakarusa River Valley have been providing us with a variety of fresh veggies and fruits for those who signed up for the CSA this season.   We have seen bok choy to arugula and blackberries to watermelons thus far this year!  Be sure to visit the farmers website for information on what is in season, recipes and background on the farmers who provide our store with these colorful, tasty treats!

http://www.wakarusavalleyfarm.com/index.html

Blueberry and Wild Rice Salad

    1 cup wild rice, washed and rinsed
    2 cups vegetarian vegetable broth
    1/3 cup toasted, chopped pecans
    1/2 cup dried cranberries
    3/4 cup chopped dried apricots
    1/2 cup chopped red onion
    1/4 cup lime juice
    2 Tbsp. agave nectar
    1 1/2 tsp. grated fresh ginger
    1 tsp. grated lime peel
    6 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
    Salt and pepper, to taste
    3/4-1 cup blueberries

• Combine the rice with the vegetable broth and enough water to cover by 1 inch in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the rice is tender. This may take up to 40 minutes.  Let the rice cool. Stir in the nuts, cranberries, apricots, and red onion. Set aside.
• In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, agave nectar, ginger, and lime peel. Gradually whisk in the olive oil. Season with the salt and pepper.
• Pour over the rice and mix well. Gently fold in the blueberries. After 10 minutes, it wil be ready to serve!