PT Food Co-op

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

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Free Co-op Classes

September 19th, 2012 by foodcoop

Beginning Sunday, Sept. 23 we start up the free Natural Foods Co-op classes taught by Brwyn Griffin. The first class of this section is on Oils. Learn more about the difference between how conventional oils are produced, why natural oils are healthier for your body, and find out why functional oils such as flax seed oil, is so good for you. Every class will offer a sampling of examples at the end of class. No reservations required. For more information about this first class, click here.

Sunday, Sept. 30 class topic is Why Organic Matters, Produce, Meat, Poultry, Fish and eggs.

Sunday, Oct. 7 topic  is Sweeteners

Sunday, Oct. 14 topic is Labels: How to read them and what the words legally mean

Sunday, Oct. 28 topic is Grains

Sunday, Nov. 4 topic is Beans

Oils, Produce, Sweeteners will be offered again on Nov. 11, 25, and Dec. 2.

For more information, call Brwyn Griffin at 379-1127

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.