Shana Meshbesher

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Chestnut Samples Today, Free Event Next Friday, & MORE!

Posted by Shana Meshbesher on Sat, Dec 03, 2016 @ 04:56 AM

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Tags: holiday open house, free events, raffle, owner discount days

VFC Open Thanksgiving Day, Sales, Time Savers & DIY Holiday Ideas...

Posted by Shana Meshbesher on Wed, Nov 23, 2016 @ 05:55 AM

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Tags: Fresh Cut Vegetables, DIY, holiday trees, Sales, owner discount days

Bye-bye, Miss American Pie

Posted by Shana Meshbesher on Fri, Nov 18, 2016 @ 05:55 AM

Let's not get all pie and mighty!

Feeling adventurous with your pies this year? We've got plenty of BULK FLOUR OPTIONS to get your crust just right:

  • regular (white, unbleached flour)
  • non-regular (organic wheat, whole spelt and 7 grain flours)
  • gluten free flours and so many more; located both in BULK & GROCERY!

Have an inventive idea for the filling but intimidated to make the crust? Just grab one of the MONIQUE'S PIE CRUSTS from our freezer section... Shhh, no one has to know!

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Tags: Turkey, gluten-free, Housemade Pies, owner discount days

A Realist Invites an Idealist to Thanksgiving Dinner...

Posted by Shana Meshbesher on Thu, Nov 10, 2016 @ 05:55 AM

"A realist invites an idealist to Thanksgiving dinner."
Awww, you probably thought I was kidding, didn't you?

This blog has been modified to intentionally optimize your upcoming holidays! Want a little frosting on this cake? VFC is open 7am-1pm on Thanksgiving Day, otherwise DAILY 7am-9pm! 

Please – don't hate me for wanting to help you with the planning that goes into this potentially complex meal making 2 weeks ahead of schedule – hate the system. All joking aside, we at the VFC are here to make your life easier so let's problem solve together!

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Tags: Turkey, gluten-free, Hams, owner discount days

Up to 8/day to Keep Doc Away: Good Day Chocolate & Apples!

Posted by Shana Meshbesher on Fri, Oct 28, 2016 @ 05:43 AM

TIP OF THE DAY: Good Day Chocolate!

While an apple a day may keep the doctor away, half our staff is hooked on these impressively potent chocolate supplements... Grab one before they're gone! 

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Tags: Apples, Chocolate, Expansion

VFC Expansion+Meaty Matter+Do You Know What Is Non-GMO?

Posted by Shana Meshbesher on Fri, Oct 21, 2016 @ 01:42 PM

Non-GMO 411

While there is no conclusive evidence that eating GMOs hurts humans, please remember that safety sometimes takes lifetimes to assess (remember our stance on DDT in the 1950s, anyone?!). 

I won't dive too deep so let's simply review the 411 on what GMOs are so that you can decide what does and doesn't work for you and your family!

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Tags: co-op basics, Expansion, Non-GMOs

VFC Expansion Updates, Almost Halloween & Support Co-ops!

Posted by Shana Meshbesher on Fri, Oct 14, 2016 @ 05:43 AM

October is Co-op Month, Fairtrade Month & Non-GMO Month!

With the changing of seasons, we keep changing our featured products to remind you of the great producers we all support when you purchase products from other co-ops, or products that are fairtrade and non-gmo. Stop in and check out what we're featuring today!

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Tags: P6 Producers, Expansion, Co-ops

Winter Squash: 'cause Summer ain't No Spring Chicken!

Posted by Shana Meshbesher on Fri, Oct 07, 2016 @ 05:43 AM

The Name's Squash, Winter Squash...

Although I love summer, the multitude of squash varieties have a way of warming my heart and my belly with the joys of autumn! With 8 new local, organic varieties now in store – let's dig in!

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Tags: Recipes, Winter Squash, VFC Election

Sweet Potato Recipes: Pie Crusts, Pancakes & Pico de Gallo Patties!

Posted by Shana Meshbesher on Fri, Sep 30, 2016 @ 05:55 AM

Preparing to Pummel You with Pleasurable Sweet Potato Recipe Picks – annnnnd GO!

P6 Producer Levi Miller has permeated our produce section with glorious sweet potatoes of all sizes. Check out these recipes that will help you get through your sweet potato stash in a flash, one heavenly bite at a time!

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Tags: Recipes, Sweet Potatoes-Yams, gluten-free, VFC Election, Maple Syrup

SAMPLE THIS: Local Apples & Maple Syrup

Posted by Shana Meshbesher on Thu, Sep 22, 2016 @ 05:55 AM

B&E's Trees Sampling at VFC: Monday, 3-6pm!

Haven't tried Bree & Eric's "Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup" yet? Stop in the VFC from 3-6PM next Monday to give it a try!

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Tags: Recipes, Apples, VFC Election, Maple Syrup