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VFC is committed to carrying at least 90% organic fresh produce, of the finest and freshest quality possible. Priorities in the selection of produce shall be as follows:

1. Local Certified Organic (seasonal) 2. Good quality Certified Organic from closest possible source 3. Local Non-certified Organic (seasonal) 4. “Integrated Pest Management” (IPM) 5. Local (non-organic) 6. Conventional on temporary basis and only when  quality organic is not available.

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Fresh and Local! Apple Mint, Fresh Garlic Bulbs, and One Dollar Plant Sale

  
  

Local Apple MintApple Mint from Keewaydin Organics

Apple Mint (sometimes called woolly mint) is a member of the mint genus Mentha that ranges through southern and western Europe and the western Mediterranean region. It is a herbaceous, upright perennial plant that is most commonly grown as a culinary herb and/or ground cover. An attractive herb, apple mint is used as an ornamental plant. It is hardy and easy to grow, preferring full sun to lightly shady conditions. The leaves of this plant can be used to make apple mint jelly, as well as a flavoring in dishes such as apple mint couscous. It is also often used to make a mint tea, as a garnish, or in salads.

Check out this recipe to make fresh mint tea >

 

 

Local Fresh Garlic BulbsFresh Garlic Bulbs from New Traditions Farm

While others are eating cured and stored garlic from last year, you can enjoy the fresh pungent flavors of the local fresh garlic in the Co-op already.  The garlic has been harvested by our growers/farmers and is curing (a few weeks away from being in the store), but we have fresh garlic in our refrigerated produce section.

Check out all of the great things about garlic here >

 

 

 

 

Local SeedlingsOne Dollar Last of the Plants Sale

YES, really, last of the plants are discounted for $1/ea sale to clear them out and find them a good home for the year. Selection is very limited and plants will disappear fast at this price, so come quick and rescue a plant for only $1.00!

 

 

 

 

 

Produce

VFC is committed to carrying at least 90% organic fresh produce, of the finest and freshest quality possible. Priorities in the selection of produce shall be as follows:

1. Local Certified Organic (seasonal)
2. Good quality Certified Organic from closest possible source
3. Local Non-certified Organic (seasonal)
4. “Integrated Pest Management” (IPM)
5. Local (non-organic)
6. Conventional on temporary basis and only when organic or quality organic is not available

Local Farmers

For more info about various seasonal produce, visit the following links:

Kiwifruit
Satsuma Mandarins!­
Winter Radishes
Fresh Cranberries!
Brussel Sprouts
Celeriac (celery root)
Local Sweet Potatoes
Spring Bulbs
Fresh Horseradish
Pears Heavenly Pears
Winter Squash
­Local Apples
Heirloom Fruits & Veggies
Cucumbers!