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Kirsten’s Kitchen Kreations at Valley Natural Foods

Cooking from scratch with fresh foods is something we all aspire to do. But who has the time and where do you get the inspiration? Let our new Fresh Foods Educator, Kirsten, inspire you to add original, fresh recipes to your family’s weekday meals! These recipes will save time and make dinner more exciting. Discover inspiration at Kirsten’s educational fresh food demonstrations every Wednesday and Sunday from 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at Valley Natural Foods’ demo kiosk. Try a bite of her latest creation, get the recipe and a coupon. Find all of Kirsten’s past recipes on our Pinterest board or on our website’s Field Fresh Recipe page .

Bulk-a-nomics with Kirsten’s Kitchen Kreations

Talk bulk-a-nomics with Kirsten every Friday from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at our demo kiosk. These are meals that make “cents” using inexpensive, healthy ingredients from Valley Natural Foods’ bulk department. Discover the variety of inexpensive meal options for your family! Each recipe includes a cost per serving to help guide you to saving more money on your grocery bill! Each recipe includes a cost per serving for those that need to watch their pocketbook. Find all of Kirsten’s bulk-a-nomic recipes on our Pinterest board or on our website’s Bulk Recipe page .

Kindest Cut at Valley Natural Foods

The Kindest Cut mobile veterinary service will be in Valley Natural Foods’ parking lot on:

First Monday of Every Month
7:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Kindest Cut is a new mobile surgical unit that provides high-quality, low cost spay/neuter services for pets of low-income individuals & families (must qualify for the service through proof of participation in governmental assistance programs). Fees range from $40-$100, a fraction of the cost from standard veterinary practices that range from $100-$300. All Kindest Cut fees are significantly and generously subsidized by supporters of the Animal Humane Society.

Find out more on their website or by calling 763.489.SPAY (7729)


Every Third Thursday of the Month!

3:00-6:00 p.m.
Join our Gluten-Free experts in preparing foods without gluten.

VOLUNTEER REWARDS: How You Can Participate in Your Co-op, Do Good, Have Fun and Earn up to 10% off Your Grocery Shopping!

Member-owners can participate in community outreach and areas supervised by the board of directors and earn discount rewards. Here are our volunteer opportunities:

Board of Directors
• Run in the annual election held in October

Strategic Planning Committee
• Sign up to serve on this committee that meets bi-monthly

Participant Projects
• Help maintain our landscaping through our Beds & Breakfast program
• Assist with educational demonstrations at health fairs
• Assist with set up, registration and clean up at the Annual Meeting
• Deliver groceries to homebound customers

Outreach Programs
• Serve as a volunteer for the Community Action Council
• Serve as a volunteer for the MN Valley Humane Society
• Serve as a volunteer for the MN Valley YMCA

Discount is based on the number of hours accrued as a volunteer each quarter. Each hour of volunteer time equals 0.5%. For instance, 10 hours earns a 5% discount every time you shop. 20 hours ( the maximum covered in the program) earns 10% every time you shop. We do have a limited number of positions available so be sure to sign up by e-mailing

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