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Congratulations Katie!_click_to_download_photos_

Katie Babb is the winner of our 1st ever members-only draw and a gift basket valuing almost $100. You could win too! Every time you make a purchase over $25, place your name on the receipt and into the box and we'll draw a name at the end of each month. Thanks Cortes!


Extended Summer Hours!

The Coop is now open from 9 am to 9 pm everyday for the summer months. Come get your morning beverage (don't forget to bring your own cup for $.50 savings!) or shop before sundown. We welcome you.

Gift Certificates are now available!

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You've been asking about them, so here they are.  For a friend, loved one or event, choose a gift certificate to the CNFC and allow the freedom of choice.   With our array of local crafts and gourmet health foods, the perfect gift awaits your special someone.  Purchase at the cashier.   

NEW: Soleo Sunscreen & Traditions Miso!


Soleo Organics SPF30+ sunscreen
is water resistant and broadspectrum UV-A and UV-B and is made using ONLY organic and naturally sourced ingredients, according to Naturopathic principles for wholistic health and well-being.  It is suitable for children of all ages.

Tradition miso is unpasteurized and certified organic, contains no sugar, preservatives or filler. Unlike the commercial product, Tradition Miso is made the old way, aged up to three and four full years.   Find it in a glass jar in the Coop fridge.


Local Profile: Peace Organics - Shopping locally, building community.  

By Sheri Ranger

My daughter Emrys inspired our family business, Peace Organics, 10 years ago.  Our food is wheat-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, diabetic friendly and vegan.  Peace products are designed with the environment in mind by using 100% biodegradable packaging.

It is our vision to help keep food local and affordable.  Over the years we have supplied a diverse market ranging from yoga studios to doctor's offices around B.C.  

I am enthusiastic about local youth, Kaiya & Emrys, working with me, developing ideas and using critical thinking.  

I would really like to thank our local stores and customers. A big THANKS to Alex, Richard, Michelle, Bill, Tammy & Bertha. Without you we would not be where we are today.

Local Profile: Little Sprout

By Tanya Krahn

Littlesprout is committed to offering the highest quality in sprouted nut butters and information on the raw food lifestyle. It has been growing organically with the community of Cortes for two years, with the soul purpose of healthy living and mindful eating.

Our nut butters are made in small batches using a machine that slices and presses the nuts to insure that they are never over-heated. Check out our website at littlesproutsuperfoods.com for many varieties available in bulk. We sell all over Vancouver and Vancouver Island as the raw lifestyle is catching on in health food stores and restaurants.

Recently published is a hand drawn illustrated raw recipe book for all your favorite tastes. Each page was created to inspire your potential energetic relationship with life. Hopefully you will see how special you are and how connected we are to this planet/space/time. Namaste.

BURDOCK (arctium lappa)

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By Jeanette Aditi Holden, MA, ND

Skin issues? Eczema? Psoriasis? Acne? Why not cool off the liver and purify the blood with burdock root? Rich in iron, magnesium, manganese, slicon and thiamine… not to mention alkalizing (acidic states in the body leave us susceptible to various forms of disease) and supportive for the kidneys. Learn more about this root>>>

Raw World

By Tanya Krahn

My own definition of RAW is Fresh, Alive, Vibrant, Whole, like us. One thing I have learned on this journey is it’s never too late to be as happy and healthy as you want to be. The recipes I will offer will start simple and work themselves up into gourmet so have fun and enjoy the taste of RAW.

This month's recipe:  Simple Almond Hemp Milk

New DVDs at the Coop!

Click here to check out an extensive list of recently added movies including short descriptions. This list will be updated regularly, so you may want to bookmark it.

Click here to download a printable pdf of the list. 


Articles of Interest

92 Percent of Canned Goods Contain Bisphenol-A
By Virginia Sole-Smith
Says a new study by The National Work Group for Safe Markets. Here's a list of the worst offenders. Read more>>>.

9 Most Misleading Food Labels
By Travis Walter Donovan, Huffington Post
The Center For Science in the Public Interest recently released a 158-page report, "Food Labeling Chaos", detailing the misinformation prevalent in the food industry. While the report has prompted the FDA to crack down on some of the specific products mentioned, many more go unnoticed and unregulated. Read more>>>.