November 2018 Newsletter for the Arena Market and Cafe
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November 2018
Our Co-op on the Coast

Arena Market and Cafe / Coastal Organics Cooperative

A Message from the Manager

I hope everyone is enjoying the fall season. We’re getting ready for the holidays and taking pre- orders on natural and organic turkeys for Thanksgiving. We’ve got you covered with organic and gluten-free stuffing mix, green beans, russet potatoes and delicious locally made sauces, jams and chutneys from Lisa’s Luscious. We just got in a lovely organic Riesling from Art of Earth for only $5.49! Perfect for gifting or serving with your holiday feast. This year we give thanks to all of our amazing and loyal members!

General Manager

Ways to Get Involved

by Ginny Wyatt  

Our jobs still await you!!  Contact me at
1)  Join our Fundraising Committee: Contact Ginny at
2)  Contribute to our Newsletter: Contact Blake at before the first of each month. 
3)  Help Fund our New Sign: See right sidebar; Contact Ginny at
4)  Encourage New Memberships and help us find reliable employees:  Contact Ginny at
5)  Join the Co-op Board:  Contact Ginny at

New Products

Laughing Giraffe Lemon Snackaroons ~ Raw, vegan, gluten-free, $8.99

Dr. Brew Kombucha ~ Light, refreshing, immune-boosting, probiotic goodness, on special for $3.45


Late July Sriracha Fresca chips, $3.49

Honest Tea ~ New flavors Turmeric Pineapple Herbal Tea & Moroccan Mint Green Tea, $2.19


Sale Items

Lifeway Blueberry Kefir, $1.00 off


Mountain Valley Mineral Water, $2.39 (save .50)


Kevita Probiotic drinks, $2.79 (save $1.00)


Art of Earth Organic Riesling, only $5.49

Keto/Paleo Mashed "Potatoes"

prep 15 mins, cook 15 mins, total 30 mins, yields 3 servings


  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of grass fed butter
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic optional. (You can substitute garlic for fresh dill or do both!)
  • parsley for garnish

Optional Ingredients: 

  • Spices -- Turmeric, dill, Italian Herbs such as oregano, thyme, basil, etc.
  • You can substitute the grass-fed butter with grass-fed ghee or virgin coconut oil
  • Raw grass-fed cheese sprinkled on top


Step #1:  Steam cauliflower until soft (boil is not recommended b/c most nutrients are lost).

Step #2:  Chop cauliflower and put in food processor or blender with butter, salt, pepper and garlic and other spices if desired.

Step #3:   Blend to desired consistency. Garnish with parsley!

Suggestion Box

by Kathryn McCabe

Hello Friends of the Co-Op.  I hope this finds all well and enjoying the holiday season ramp up!. I am still away from the suggestion box!  But be sure and keep making suggestions and check back next month for answers! 

Have a great day and remember, it's your co-op.


This is a photo of the new co-op sign designed by our very talented member Erin Kirchner. Help make this happen. Financial contributions will be taken at the register. No amount is too small or too big!


Next Co-op Volunteer Opportunities


Send your stories, recipes, andedotes to


There is always an opportunity to volunteer your time at the Co-op!  To get involved, please contact Ginny 882-3248.


Co-Op Wish List

Espresso Machine
Rice cooker
Money$$$$$ donations accepted at the register.

New members

Welcome to all our new members! If you know someone that’s not a member invite them in. Thanks for being apart of our Co-op!

Upcoming Events

11/20 ~ Monthly Board Meeting
Monthly board meeting 3:30pm, Tuesday, November 20 at the RCMS Staff Room in Point Arena.

12/7 ~ Member Appreciation Day!
Members save even more when they shop on the first Friday of the month!

1/4/19 ~ Member Appreciation Day!
Members save even more when they shop on the first Friday of the month!

Board of Directors

Rick Beach, Pres.
Margaret Grace
Dan Lewis
Rhonda Rumrey
Natalie Cortese, General Manager

183 Main Street
Point Arena

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