Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Three weirdo beers that I’m loving for their lightness and brightness for the holidays.

Leelanau and Penn Brewing
Firstly, let’s talk about the Leelanau Brewing Company of Michigan. The Gold Harbor Golden and Whaleback White are amazingly delicious, complex, and in a way, easy. I guess it’s easy when you taste that good. They are handcrafted by Ron Jeffries, one of the best craft brewers on the planet. Just try them, they're expansive and subtle. Think champagne course.

My other favorite is the Penn Kaiser Pils, 2008 GABF gold medal winner. This beer is clean, crisp, and has a nice bitter closure. That sounds like a trite explanation of a pilsner but this triple-decocted bit of loveliness is really gooooood. Try it! It’s easy with food.
cheers, Anngel

Monday, December 15, 2008

Wicked Beer Sale

What better way to celebrate the holidays than with SALE BEER. The coop currently has a ton of sale beer scattered between the front display and the regular beer section. We have several varieties at $0.61 / can and they are: Kirin Ichiban, Flying Dog Dogtoberfest, Blue Point Oktoberfest, Stoudts Pumpkin, and Abita Fall Fest. We also have the Elysian Night Owl Pumpkin for $1.82 (was nearly $5) and we still have some of the Weyerbacher Muse for $2.52 (was $7-s0mething).

GIFT PACKS: We also have a variety of gift packs on the front display. Usually, these packs are the same price as the beer would regularly be and they throw in a free glass.

GIFT BOTTLES: We can special order large (1.5 or 3 Liter) gift bottles so please speak to Anngel if you want a very special bottle for the holidays.

cheers, Anngel

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Park Slope Food Coop T-shirts have returned! Our T-shirts are made by Organic Apparel (based in Denver) of certified organic, "homegrown" (in the U.S.) cotton, spun and manufactured in sweatshop-free facilities in the U.S. They are hand dyed for each order using a low impact, cold-wash dye-bath method. Colors may vary from dye lot to dye lot, as many factors figure into the dying process (i.e. what the city of Denver decides to put into their water each day, temperatures, etc.). The printing has been done by Denver Screen Print & Embroidery using a more environmentally friendly water-based printing method. You won't believe how soft and supple these T-shirts are! We have a variety of men's and women's cuts in small, medium, large, and extra large, and 2 different designs—the old Coop design slightly modified and a new design created by the Signage Committee—and a large selection of colors. The T-shirts don't seem to shrink in washing, but be forewarned that they do run small.

Plans are being formulated for a T-shirt design contest, likely to happen sometime in 2009. Stay tuned for details.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Lower Cheese Prices!

Strong dollar means lower cheese prices

Take advantage of the strong dollar to purchase Italian and Spanish cheeses at a lower price starting this week. Look for (among other items) Taleggio, Drunken Goat, Fontal, Gorgonzola, Pecorino Romano, Ricotta Salata and Parmigiano Reggiano with new lower prices as well as (this week only) 1 year Manchego at the (new lower) 6 month price!

Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 08, 2008

Yo, Fans of McDonald Farm Beef!

Due to DEER SEASON, Peter McDonald's upstate cutter/packager will be closed until Dec. 15. Rather than not carry Peter's spectacular grass-finished beef during this festive time of year, we are going to have our cows shipped to us frozen until they re-open.

If your steak seems a little stiff, just defrost overnight in the fridge (or quick-defrost in a bowl of trickling water in your kitchen sink).

Please do not re-freeze this beef.

Sorry for the inconvenience. Everything'll be back to normal on Dec. 17.

Friday, December 05, 2008


The Coop has EBERLY ORGANIC TURKEYS on sale in the freezer case at only $1.99 lb!

We have about 100 14-18 lb. turkeys available at this price, and until we sell out, we won't be getting any fresh ones, so if you're looking for an Xmas/Solstice turkey, this is your safest bet. And that price is pretty amazing.

The USDA recommends a refrigerator defrosting time of 3-4 days for birds this size. Keep it in your freezer until then.

-- Bill, the poultry/meat buyer
Fish, Waffles, and Lasagne

So there's this guy Bill (not the butcher) who brought us some salmon a couple weeks ago. The salmon is pretty great and is certified by the Marine Stewardship Council. This week he brought some cod. It's also pretty great and certified. He also has some sea bass that we'll be carrying soon.

Waffles and Pancakes
So there are these guys Janssen and Meyer aka, De Wafelbakkers, who make waffles and pancakes. They used to make waffles in Holland and send them to America. Demand was high so they built a bakery here. Now you can get them here in our freezer! We have the A+ Whole Grain Spelt Waffle made with sweet potatoes and the Whole Grain Pancake.

Lasagne and Gnocchi
So there's this guy Caeser. I think he's kinda famous for some stuff he did a bunch of years ago like conquering the salad or something. Well, he hasn't stopped his quest for supermarket domination as evidenced by his new company Caesar's Pasta. He was generous enough to give us some gnocchi as well as a wheat and gluten free, cheese lasagna. WF and GF!? What a thoughtful guy.