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Rock the Hills Street Festival

Join us on Saturday, June 14th.
Linden Hills Co-op will once again be partnering with Rock Camp for Dads and Grass Run Farms to put on a FREE block party with music and food.

We’ll be closing down Sunnyside Ave. to host six bands from 12-4pm and there will be burgers, brats, veggie options and fruit available (while supplies last) to munch on while you take in the music.

June - July Rollin' Oats Jouranl

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Erin Erickson introduces the 2013 Eat Local Farm Tour in the cover story “Get Connected to Local Minnesota Farmers the Old Fashioned Way: In Person.” Also in this issue, Eileen Adamec, M.P.H. tells us how healthy carbohydrates can be and shares a great Green Been & Zucchini recipe. Find out what the Board of Directors is up to and get the scoop on our up coming event Rock the ‘Hills.

Click to download the PDF version of the June-July Rollin’ Oats Journal.

Board Administrator sought by LHC Board of Directors

The Linden Hills Co-op Board of Directors is currently hiring for a Board Administrator. This is a contract position that will be working directly with the Board. Anticipated hours will be up to 30 hours per month.

Natura Pet Food Recall (EVO)

Natura Pet Products, which makes pet food sold under many different brands, has voluntarily recalled specific lots of dry pet food due to potential contamination with salmonella. Salmonella causes illness in pets and is a risk to people who handle the pet food.

Linden Hills Co-op carries several Natura brands.

We ARE Stronger, Together!

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Thanks to you, we’re donating 5,855.48 dollars/pounds of food to the Joyce Uptown Food Shelf as part of MN FoodShare Campaign! That’s a 62% increase over last year’s donations, and many more full bellies.

Here’s how we did it:
YOU donated $2427.59 at our registers.
YOU donated 1203 lbs of food at our dropsite.
YOU bought 15,048.90 lbs of bulk product,
so YOUR CO-OP donated $1,504.89.
YOU encouraged 72 new members to join,
so YOUR CO-OP donated an additional $720

TOTAL raised: 5,855.48 dollars/pounds of food!

Voluntary Recall: Pastures A Plenty

The Van Der Pol family has notified us that they have issued a voluntary recall on their Pastures A Plenty smoked breakfast sausages and weiners with the following lot numbers:

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311830

Slightly elevated levels of listeria were found during routine testing of their smokehouse. The Listeria bacterium is destroyed by proper cooking and handling techniques; however, it is of special concern to pregnant women.

April-May Rollin' Oats Journal

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Sarah Johnson gives us the backstory on one of our Green Patch program recipients in her coverstory “Land Stewardship Project, Celebrating 30 Years.” Also in this issue, we share important news about Cedar Summit Farm, get to know restaurateur Kim Bartmann in our member spotlight, stop awhile in the bulk aisle and share a recipe that glorifies garlic in all its spring incarnations.

Click to download the PDF version of the April-May Rollin Oats Journal.

Shopping List for Food Donations

The following items are in particular demand at local foodshelves. To learn more, visit MN FoodShare.

2014 CSA Partners

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As part of our commitment to local agriculture, we’re happy to serve as a consumer supported agriculture (CSA) dropsite for the 2014 local season.

To purchase a CSA share, please contact the farms directly via phone or email (see below for a list of participating farms and their contact information).

Please be aware that we can’t arrange to hold shares for you—you must pick up your share before 9 p.m. on your regular delivery day or arrange to have someone else pick it up for you.

February/March Rollin' Oats Journal

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Learn “Five Ways to Nourish your Neighbors” in our cover story about the March MN FoodShare campaign. Also in this issue, discover fair trade blueberries, find out how to reserve your CSA and save the date for our March Member Appreciation Day (Members save 10% on Saturday, March 9th!)

Click to download the PDF version of the February/March Rollin’ Oats Journal.