October 2016

Let’s Do… Organic Holiday baking can be a challenge when the entire family comes together. There are traditions, picky eaters, and special diets to consider.  Here at Valley Natural Foods we have a great selection of traditional and non-traditional baking items. A few new items have been added to the collection to fit your non-dairy baking needs. Non-dairy baking is now easier than ever with Let’s Do… Organic’s Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk and Heavy Coconut Cream. Let’s Do… Organic’s Coconut products contain no added preservatives, extenders or enhancers and only contain pure organic coconut. The coconut will add good fats and a rich nutty flavor to your holiday baking. For more information and recipe ideas visit: http://www.edwardandsons.com/index.itml  Navitas Naturals Cacao butter is back! Navitas Naturals takes ground cacao nibs from organic cacoa beans and cold presses them into a paste using low temperatures to ensure

Gut Shot Farmhouse Culture Gut Shot sounds scarier than you think; in fact it’s quite good for you! Gut Shot is a probiotic rich drink that is made from organic vegetables. The juice is pressed from fermented vegetables and full of live active cultures. With such a small serving size of 1-1/2 oz. you can add it to smoothies, use it as a salad dressing, or drink it plain. Gut Shot helps keep your gut happy and healthy and are organic, non-GMO, vegan and gluten-free. We now carry the following flavors of Gut Shot: Classic Ginger Beet Kimchi Gut Shot comes from the same makers of Farmhouse Culture Sauerkraut products that are also carried at Valley Natural Foods. If you like their sauerkraut go ahead and give Gut Shot a try. For more information and recipe visit: farmhouseculture.com.   Bone Broth Protein A trendy new “superfood” has made an

Though today most people know us as Valley Natural Foods, in 1977, we started out as Valley Community Foods Co-op, helping provide healthy food choices to the communities south of the Minnesota River. Since then, our co-op has grown and evolved, and during the month of October, we celebrate Co-op Month with all the other organizations that share the values of cooperation, involvement and community. Cooperative businesses provide goods and services that run the gamut from natural and organic foods, fair trade coffees and teas, body care products, energy to power cities, even sporting goods and lines of credit. However, no matter the service we provide, all co-ops share the same basic guiding principles, including: Community – All co-ops share a goal of serving and improving the communities where they are located. In the past year, our co-op has been proud to