PT Food Co-op

Port Townsend Food Co-op, 414 Kearney St., Port Townsend, WA, 98368
Open Mon.-Sat. 8am-9pm; Sun. 9am-8pm
Phone: (360) 385-2883

Archive for the ‘Food News’ Category

GMO Quiz & Quiz Key

September 16th, 2012 by foodcoop

In our upcoming newsletter, Food Co-op Commons, we have invited you to take a quick quiz to check your knowledge about genetically modified foods. Here is the pdf of the quiz and if you want to know the answers, here is a pdf copy of the quiz with the answers attached. Good luck, and for more info on GMOs, check out our kiosk in the store!

Local Mystery Bay Chevre Wins Second Best in North America!

August 12th, 2012 by Lauren

 

This week marks an incredible moment for Mystery Bay Farm, winner of the silver medal in the American Cheese Society’s 2012 North American Best Cheese Competition.

If you have not tasted this ultra creamy, mild and delicious chevre you must! Considering that there are thousands of chevre producers in North America, Rachael’s cheese shines in the spotlight.

Not only is taste and consistency why this cheese is preferred, the ecological methodology of Mystery Bay’s farming practices makes all of her products superb.

The cheese case at the Co-op has been rearranged to host Mystery Bay’s products at the bottom level in the center. Come and check out the four flavors of fresh chevre (made every week) and the exquisite chevre in basil infused olive oil.

Further Reading and Mystery Bay in the Press

How Does Your Grocery Store Check Out?

August 8th, 2012 by foodcoop

To read the full report, click here.

Non-GMO Project Shelf Labels Are Here!

August 5th, 2012 by foodcoop

You asked for it, and we’ve done it. Using the Non-GMO Project’s verification certification list of products, we’ve labeled our shelves with signage that shows you which products are certified by the Non-GMO Project. Learn how to avoid genetically modified foods by looking for this certification seal on our shelves, and on various product labels. We also have shopping guides available in the store to help you avoid GMO products. You can also read GMO Myth’s and Truths on the Non-GMO Project website.

Concerned about GMO’s? Download our pdf.

Local Raw Sheep Cheese Arrives at the Co-op!

July 22nd, 2012 by Lauren

Some of you may know that finding a good raw sheep’s milk cheese is difficult- if we are looking domestically in the U.S.. Spain has a long history of raising mountain sheep and creating beautiful cheeses, and this is where we usually go to look for Manchego, Idiazabal, Petit Basque and others. So when we found the Black Sheep Creamery in Adna, Washington, we were delighted to find many different types of raw aged sheep’s milk cheese! Not only is the farm a small family run business, but the cheese is unbelieveable.

Last week we received a wheel of the Fresh Pecorino, aged only 6 months, this cheese is robust in flavor with a silky smooth texture. Aged Pecorino’s have a strong sharp bite that makes it ideal for cooking pastas, pestos, etc. The Fresh Pecorino cheese can be eated raw with fresh fruits or grated and used the same way as an aged cheese.  Somewhat sweet, somewhat salty, if you love sheep cheese you must try.

This week we will try another raw sheep called Mopsy’s Best. Come to the cheese department for a sample and help support our amazing local farmers in Washington State!

 

 

 

Juicy Chelan Apricots

July 19th, 2012 by Mindy

Now in the store… our new crop of certified organic, tree-ripened, juicy, farmer direct, apricots ! These delicious cots are from Mike Brownfield, the first certified organic grower in Washington state. For more info on the Brownfield Orchard, click here.

Recall: Arctic Zero

July 15th, 2012 by foodcoop

We do not carry this product, but it may have been ordered through the UNFI catalog by our owners.
Reason: This voluntary recall has been initiated because the product does not declare that the source of the whey protein is milk. For more information, click here.

 

Summer 2012 Co-op Commons

June 20th, 2012 by foodcoop

Available in the store and also in the Jefferson County and Port Townsend Leader on Wednesday, June 27. Contents include articles on the history of GMOs, biodynamic wines, the new garden art, eating a better breakfast, biomass at the PT Paper Mill, and Let Go Healing Works new project in Port Townsend.

Mislabel Recall: Truitt Premium White Beans

June 18th, 2012 by foodcoop

Truitt Premium White Beans Mislabeled/ Voluntary Recall – The Port Townsend Food Co-op does not carry this product.

Reason: Truitt discovered an accidental mixture of a small amount of a chili product has occurred with our 15 0z. Premium White Beans. There is nothing wrong with this chili product other than it is incorrectly labeled as white beans (UPC 008222524145) and therefore has ingredients not declared by the label. It is unclear as to what point in time the actual cased product in question was forwarded, so Truitt cannot target a specific P.O. or shipping order number.

Truitt needs to have storage & shelves checked as immediately as possible to stop any further dissemination of this product in the marketplace. The problem in its entirety encompasses a maximum of 93 individual cans.  The cans in question are marked with the lot code “S1GTD” and bear the product code of “MDSB” rather than “NDSB”.  The lot code is located as the last 5 characters on the top line of coded information on each can.

Ben & Jerry’s Allergy Alert/ Recall

June 18th, 2012 by foodcoop

Unilever Issues Allergy Alert on Pints of Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Nougat Crunch Ice Cream - Date codes:  JUL1113BJ1, JUL1213BJ1, AUG0113BJ1, AUG0213BJ1, AUG2313BJ1, AUG2413BJ1, AUG2513BJ1, SEP2013BJ1, SEP2113BJ1, OCT2313BJ1. (The date code can be found on the bottom of the pint). The Port Townsend Food Co-op does not carry this product.

Reason: Unilever is voluntarily recalling pint containers of its Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Nougat Crunch Ice Cream: Sweet Cream Ice Cream with Fudge Covered Wafer Cookies & a Chocolate Nougat Swirl (“Chocolate Nougat Crunch”) that are missing the allergen advisory statement, “Allergy Information: Fudge covered wafer pieces have been manufactured on shared equipment that processes peanuts and tree nuts.”  This allergen advisory statement should be at the end of the ingredients list but was inadvertently omitted from the recalled product.  People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts or tree nuts (chestnuts, Brazil nuts, walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, pine nuts and cashews) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the recalled product.  No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the ingredient label on pint containers did not include this information.  This voluntary recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The product was manufactured in the United States.  The product was distributed nationwide and reached consumers through retail stores.  No product was shipped outside of the U.S.  No other Ben & Jerry’s products are affected by this voluntary recall, including bulk (2.4 gallon) containers of Chocolate Nougat Crunch served in Ben & Jerry’s franchised Scoop Shops.

The company is issuing an alert through the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network.

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