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  • VineOnline: Sep 2016

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    Kale Yeah! Our Teaching Kitchen is open for the fall, with classes on everything from greens and beans to global cuisine. Our Baking Basics classes include artisanal breads, quick (and easy!) breads, and challah.

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  • A New Year Begins

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    Your new Board of Directors (introduced in last month’s blog) has continued our monthly meetings through the summer, while various Task Forces (composed of Board members, staff and other Co-op Owners) meet much more often to do the...

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  • Granola and Energy Bars at Home

    The variety of different granola and energy bars available to us prepackaged is so enormous one wonders why we would feel the need to make our own at all. But looking at the nutrition facts and ingredients on most of these bars we discover that they are often very high in sugar and contain a very long list of ingredients.

    Once you see how easy it is to make these at home, you will...

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  • Cooking with Beer

    Much like pairing with cheese, cooking with beer is often overlooked in place of wine. But this is a delicious way to explore the range of beer and often is used in a similar way to cooking with wine. Because of the savory yeast and malt flavors, beer is not that often used in desserts and when it is, it is usually a sweeter more malty beer that people reach for, or a fruit beer like a...

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  • Front End Clerk

    Department: Front End

    Reports To: Front End Manager

    Part Time Position

    Nights and weekends are mandatory.

    Main Duties:

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  • Meat Clerk

    Department: Meat

    Reports to: Meat Dept. Manager

    Part Time Position

    Nights and weekends are mandatory.

    Vacancies: 2

    Main Duties:

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  • VineOnline: August 2016

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    Back By Popular Demand... Join us August 19th from 5 to 7pm, when Dogfish Head commandeers our patio! The internationally famous craft brewery from Rehoboth will pour tastes and we'll offer samples of perfect...

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  • Exciting news from our Bulk Department!

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    Over 60 of our bulk herbs and spices have made the switch to organic! Thanks to Frontier Co-op making a push towards more organic options, we are now able to rely on organic herbs and spices at low prices.

    We are also in the process of updating labels to reflect price per ounce on all of our bulk products. This will make it easier for shoppers to compare between bulk and prepackaged...

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  • Make Ahead Breakfasts

    You always hear that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But between getting ready for work and getting the kids out the door, sometimes you just don’t have time to cook. Never fear! Whether you find time the night before to make one days’ worth of breakfasts or if you make a weeks’ worth on the weekend these recipes will fill your grumbly belly with healthy,...

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  • Produce Clerk

    Full Time Position - Vacancies (2)

    Full availability (weekends mandatory) ; Arrive as early as 4:00 am. Leave as late as 10:30 pm.

    Main Duties

    Replenishing & culling produce, receiving shipments, providing excellent customer service in a quick and efficient manner, routine cleaning of work space and displays. Maintain high...

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  • Flatbreads for Wraps and More!

    Whether you are going to make a veggie wrap or burrito for lunch, or make smaller flatbreads to use like pita, this recipe will become your go to. It is incredibly customizable. Roll it out thin for a multi purpose flatbread, keep it small and a little thick for pita, top it to bake as pizza or leave out the yeast for tortillas or chapati.

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  • Fond Farewells & A Bright Welcome

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    Thank you to the member-owners of the Davis Food Cooperative for participating in your 2016 election. One of the key principles of a cooperative is Member ownership and control.

    The Board thanks departing directors Ben Pearl...

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  • The Everlasting Salad

    The thing that gets in the way of us eating salad every day is often how long it takes to prep and chop all the veggies. And then if you make too much, the next day the avocadoes are brown and the lettuce is soggy and wilted. But there is another way! By simply not dressing your salad, it will last a few days in the fridge. Swap out the delicate greens for heartier ones, and that...

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  • Quick Pickles and Relish

    Pickling doesn’t have to mean pounds of vegetables and hours of canning. You can make refrigerator pickles in less than an hour and 24 hours later have crunchy pickles to munch on. Relishes are even faster- ready to eat in a matter of hours. Prepare for pickling obsession.

    Picking your vinegar

    Whatever vinegar you choose, it should be 5% acidity....

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  • Grain Salad Master Recipe

    Grain Salads are a great meal for many reasons. They are filling and nutritious and a large batch will last you a whole week of lunches. But there are many pitfalls that grain salads can succumb to. First is lack of flavor. When seasoning a salad that will be served cold, it is important to season early and heavily or you end up with a salad without much flavor. Second is texture. Many a...

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  • Coldbrew Coffee, Tea and Lemonade

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    Cold brewing is an incredibly simple way to brew your favorite summer sips. In the summer, I am ready to try anything to avoid turning on my stove. But keeping the house cool isn’t the only reason to cold brew your coffee and tea. Cold water extracts different flavors and brews mostly without bitterness. Harold McGee...

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  • Grilling Vegetables for Sides

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    ImageWhile you have your grill going to cook the main dish, why not use that heat to cook your sides as well? And don’t forget about dessert!

    Before grilling anything, remember these steps to ensure nice grill marks and to avoid food sticking to the grates.

    1 – Prep your grill properly. This means...

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  • VineOnline: July 2016

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    Extra, extra, read all about beer, owls, and our commitment to small farms!

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  • How to Grill Fish

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    Before putting your fish on the grill, help ensure that the fish will not stick by prepping the grill properly.

    - Clean the grill grates very well- preheat the grill until the grates are very hot. Then scrub with a grill brush.

    - Oil the grill- place oil on a cloth or paper towel and wipe over the very hot clean grates

    Grilling Fish Fillets, skinless or skin on:...

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  • Front End - Head Cashier

    Front End - Head Cashier (Clerk 3)

    DEPARTMENT: Front End

    REPORTS TO: Front End Manager

    Part time, approximately 40 hours / week.

    Open & close; weekends included.

    DUTIES:

    • Shift supervisor (sometimes acting Manager on Duty).
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  • VineOnline: June 2016

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    Introducing our new General Manager, Prasanna Regmi!

    Click on the image below to read up on our Annual Report, Prasanna, and many other fine Co-op news tid-bits.

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  • Berry Reliable: Driscoll Comes To Davis

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    Supplies of berries are very limited. But our Ends mandate that we provide a retail store that satisfies customers, and so... we are turning to Driscoll to help us reliably source fresh raspberries, strawberries, and beyond. Driscoll...

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  • VineOnline: May 2016

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    What's New at the Co-op? Our May eNewsletter!

  • Spring on the DFC Board!

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    Spring is election time at the Davis Food Co-op, and this year we’re fortunate to have four candidates on the ballot, running for three 3-year terms on our Board of Directors. The runner...

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  • Taskforce Updates

    Below you will find some short updates about what the various Task Forces have been up to lately. Keep checking the Board Blog for upcoming updates and news.

    Board Elections TF & Nominations TF

    The Elections Task Force is working to promote the upcoming election and finalize the information that will end up in the voter’s...

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