April 2011

As you probably know already, Valley Natural Foods is hosting its first ever Run for Hope 5K race on May 7th at 8am outside the store.We know you are gearing up for the race but have you considered what you are going to do after the race?  How about enjoying a  healthy breakfast from our deli dept that will restore your energy and give you a needed boost?The breakfast will be $5.00 but save a dollar off the meal by using a coupon located in your swag bag! The breakfast will be served in our eating area.The Run for Hope 5K Breakfast Menu includes:Scrambled Eggs, sausage, pancakes, orange juice and/or coffeeYour swag bag will also include lots of yummy bars, vitamins, a protien shake mix, a $5.00 off Buca di  Beppo coupon,  tea samples, and other fun items. If you signed up for the race, pick-up your swag bag

Green Spotlight:  Notes From Nancy GrantThe usual advice for wise energy use includes saving gas by planning your driving route carefully to avoid backtracking.  But what if you’d like to leave your car or truck out of your errand-running loop altogether? Here are three good ideas:Shank’s mare – This old-fashioned country term means using your own two legs for travel. Whether you’re starting from home or your workplace, just put on comfy shoes and it’s right foot, left foot all the way to the co-op. If you’re new to walking outdoors, you’ll find it’s quite different from a treadmill--traffic and signals to watch for, people to chat with, birds to watch--but you can estimate that each half mile will take ten to fifteen minutes. The return trip may take a bit longer because you’ll have the added weight of whatever