Hello Wheatsville friends and fans!
Happy Fourth of July! Hope you're out celebrating and having fun! We're open until 9pm tonight so make sure you stop for all your fine grillables, favorite drinks and sweet treats! The traffic on Guadalupe is pretty light; take advantage of the easy shopping and parking while it lasts!
Owner Appreciation Days begin this Saturday, which is also International Day of Cooperatives! Owners of the co-op will receive 10% OFF ONE ENTIRE SHOPPING TRIP from Saturday, July 7th through Sunday, July 15th. Check out our SUPER AWESOME ONE DAY DEALS for Owners Only! Low prices on some of your favorite products for one day only!
Become an Owner today and start flexing your co-op muscle. At Wheatsville, everyone who is an owner invests refundable capital which the co-op uses to help run the business. In return, the co-op pledges to operate for the good of our community of owners. Unlike most businesses which make decisions primarily to maximize profits, Wheatsville and other co-ops make decisions to maximize service to the owners and the community. We all operate under the same values & principles, putting people before profits, helping to transform the way business is done.
While anyone can shop at Wheatsville, as a owner you receive some unique benefits:
Eligible to VOTE Owners can vote in the annual Board of Directors election or run for a seat on the board yourself! The Board of Directors oversees the operations of the co-op and keeps us moving in the direction which will best serve the needs of the owners. The next candidate information session is July 31st at 6pm.
Co-op Owner Deals Specials for extra savings are offered exclusively to owners and are indicated by special signs. We also mail owners special coupon books once or twice a
Eligible to join UFCU Credit Unions and co-ops are two peas in a pod. As organizations which are not primarily profit-motivated, both credit unions and co-ops are dedicated to providing superior service at a fair price. As a way to honor and recognize the historical and philosophical link between co-ops and credit unions, all Wheatsville members are eligible to join the University Federal Credit Union.
Patronage Rebates The more you shop here the more you get back! Wheatsville shares profits with Owners in sufficiently profitable years!
As Owners, we are all responsible for the health and well-being of our co-op and community. As we celebrate International Year of Cooperatives, make sure you take the time to tell someone about a co-op you love and help us all continue to grow and thrive!
"Cooperatives are a reminder to the international community that it is possible to pursue both economic viability and social responsibility. " United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
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WHEATSVILLE’S ONE BIG THING
Every week, Wheatsville staff picks the product we’re most excited about right now!
This week we're loving Santa Cruz Lemonades & Limeade! Why?
They're super yummy and all natural!
A perfect summer thirst-quencher!
Local Organic Watermelon
Just got in some fresh, organic local watermelons from Johnson's Backyard Garden. They're priced at at only $4.69 each and will add the perfect sweetness to your Fourth of July celebration! Also at peak flavor, organic blackberries and local organic Okra from Hairston Creek Farms!
Come on in to the Wheatsville Deli and check out our recently revamped self-service food bar, and grab’n’go cooler! That’s right, we’ve moved many of the items on the olive bar to grab’n’go and put a bunch of our tastiest, most popular cold salads in their place on the bar, like Cashew Linguine, Potato, Onion and Caper Salad, and Green Beans Amandine.
The salad bar has been reset as well, featuring more of your favorite items, crisp, cold and ready for lunch! The entire grab’n’go cooler has been revamped as well, increasing our available selection of Take’n’Bake Pizzas, Dinners for 2, and fresh Sushi!
In addition, we have been able to add a few shelves of refrigerated bakery items, so come on in and try a cool, tart Lemon Bar, decadent slice of creamy vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie, or our new staff favorite – soy-free, vegan Tres Leches Cake! This delicious cake is just sweet enough, and drenched with a syrup made from almond, coconut and rice milks for a wonderful summertime treat. Come in and check out our new look – and summertime offerings – today!
Click here to read about all of our Deli’s new items, deals & specials!
Owner Appreciation Days begin July 7th and it's a great time to stock up on some of the frozen items that you love like Henry and Lisa’s Fish Nuggets or Applegate Farms Gluten Free Chicken Tenders. These are both easy to prepare and great snacks for the kids while school is out.
Stock up on those fresh meats for the next few days or maybe check out some of those items you’ve been putting off trying like some goat from Windy Hill Farms or some lamb from one of our newest Texas farms to offer their humanely and sustainably raised Black Headed Dorpers, the Bonner Farm. Or get one of our Wheatsville Sausages that you have never tried.
We have some new Texas Gulf Seafood in the case this week like our 16-20 Jumbo Shrimp. These guys are great for the grill and their size makes them easy to butterfly and easy to skewer. We also have Gulf Wahoo. This premium fish is prized by gourmets for its white delicate flesh. In Hawaii the Wahoo is called Ono which is the Hawaiian word for tasty or delicious.
Look on top of the Full Service case for the some Summer Rubbin’ spices and rubs from our friends at Southern Style Spices. These are fantastic for anything you want to grill from Ribs to Brisket.
Don’t forget to try out our newest Quick to fix items. The Teriyaki Hanger steak is great for grillin’. Our fresh and green Marinated Beef Fajita is also a summer grill essential.
Our latest shipment of Wheatsville t-shirts is here, and we are excited to offer a new eco-friendly style from Alternative Apparel.
These shirts are made in Dominican Republic using low-impact dyes and organic and recycled fibers. Grab yours this weekend for the best color/size selection!
Health Force’s Vitamineral Green is on sale through the month of July! Combine that with your Owner appreciation discount, and you’ll be tempted to stock up! What’s great about Vitamineral Green? Well, it is a deeply nutritive and cleansing superfood, containing highly absorbable vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants, fiber, enzymes, probiotics, and much more! It contains no synthetic ingredients, and is a 100% raw, whole food!
150 gm Vitamineral Green on sale for $21.19, reg. $24.99
300 gm Vitamineral Green on sale for $38.79, reg. $45.59
500 gm Vitamineral Green on sale for $60.19, reg. $70.79
Beginning Wednesday,July 6th, we will be running a line drive sale on all of the Acure Organics facial and hair care lines at 20% OFF!
A fabulous small company, Acure offers 100% certified organic skin and body care products that are fair trade, paraben free, sulfate free, and contain no sls. If you’ve never tried one of their incredible products, now is the time! You won’t be disappointed!
Have you tried the Diana’s Banana Babies that are covered in dark chocolate yet? Decadently flavorful dark chocolate wraps its way around a perfectly frozen baby banana on a stick. Talk about the perfect Fourth of July dessert! These are on sale now for $4.39 reg. $4.99.
Click here for more Owner Deals valid Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 – Tuesday, July 17th, 2012. —Brooks Wood, Co+op Deals Coordinator
Happy Fourth of July! Whatever your plans are, stay hydrated by drinking plenty of Honest Tea which is on sale for 99¢ reg. $1.49. We’re selling this icy cold and we’ve got all the flavors you’ve grown to love.
Click here for more Co+op Deals valid Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 – Tuesday, July 17th, 2012. —Brooks Wood, Co+op Deals Coordinator
New at Wheatsville
Frozen Greek yogurts, raw chia seed cereals, Ghost Pepper ketchup and more.
Click here to see what’s new at Wheatsville this week.
Austin Pets Alive!
Wow! Our total donation to Out Youth, June’s Community Action Group, was a record-breaking $4,167. Thank you to all the shoppers and owners who contributed as well as the Wheatsville staff members who dedicated their time to making so many donation bracelets.
This month, our Community Action Group is Austin Pets Alive! This non-profit animal shelter, run almost exclusively by dedicated volunteers, promotes and provides the resources, education and programs needed to eliminate the killing of companion animals in Austin. They focus solely on the pets who have already been passed over by other groups and the shelters’ adoption programs and only take the healthy and treatable pets who are about to be killed and have no other options.
Austin Pets Alive! will receive 1% of the co-op’s Wednesday sales in July and additional donations that shoppers make at the register. Feel free to donate your reusable bag and container credits any day of the week. If you donate $1 or more, you will receive an Austin Pets Alive! window decal, available while supplies last.
This month in our bakery: hand-decorated Austin Pets Alive!
Paw Print Sugar Cookies for just $1.25!
I hope you have a most excellent week!
Wheatsville GM and e-mail guy