February  2021 Newsletter for the Arena Market and Cafe
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February 2021
News from Your Co-op on the Coast

Arena Market and Cafe / Coastal Organics Cooperative

Manager's Report

Dear Community,

I hope you are all enjoying this much-needed rain. 

We were so stoked last month to sell some crab to y'all. As soon as this weather calms down you can expect more! We are also adding some lighter and healthier breakfast options (don't worry, the breakfast sandwiches & burritos aren't going anywhere!). We now have a few yummy grab n' go oatmeal options. We are also thinking about making some coconut chia seed breakfast pudding. Let us know if you are excited about that!

We have almost finalized renovation dates and will send out details in the next week or so. 

Hope to see you in the store soon!

Lee Farmer, General Manager



New Items

Mother Raw Onion Dip 8 OZ $6.19


Bearded Brothers Blueberry Vanilla Bar 2 OZ. $2.89


Chocolate Hazelnut Bar 2.1 OZ $6.59


Bob's Redmill Organic Farro 24 OZ. $7.39


True Story Organic Sriracha Jalapeno Sausage 10 OZ $7.49


Aidell's Mango Smoked Chicken Sausage 12 OZ $6.99


Echo Falls Smoked Wild Salmon Sockeye 4 OZ $12.99


Mylk Labs Oatmeal Cups 1.91 OZ. $3.59



Ocean's Halo Broth, Ramen & Thai Coconut 32 OZ. $5.19



Ocean's Halo Vegan Fish Sauce 10 OZ. $5.39



Forager Unsweetened Vanilla Cashew Yogurt 24 OZ. $7.09



Noosa Honey Yogurt 8 OZ. $3.09


Vegan Rob's Dragon Crisps 5 OZ. $4.29



Olipop Orange Squeeze Prebiotic Soda 12 OZ. $2.79



Wallaby Organic No Sugar Added Greek Yogurt, Peach Hibiscus, 5.3 OZ. $2.69


Wallaby Organic No Sugar Added Greek Yogurt, Strawberry Rose, 5.3 OZ. $2.69




Sale Items

Honey Mama's New flavors! 2.5 Oz $6.29 ($.67 off)



Wildbrine Sauerkraut & Kimchi 18 OZ. $7.69 ($.90 off)


Mary Jane's Almond Butter 12 OZ. $16.99 ($2.10 off)


Lotus Sweet & Savory Rice Crackers 5 OZ. $4.39 ($.56 off)



Pacific Cashew Carrot Ginger Soup 32 OZ. $3.99 ($1.90 off)



Late July Organic Mild Salsa 15.5 OZ $3.59 ($1.80 off)



Vegan Rob's Beet Puffs 3.5 OZ. $3.49 ($.40 off)




Upcoming Events

2/5  ~ Member Appreciation Day!
Members save even more when they shop on the first Friday of the month!

2/17 ~ Monthly Board Meeting
5PM Wednesday, Monthly Board Meeting via Zoom. Email info@arenamarketandcafe.com for a link.

2/18 ~ Virtual Third Thursday Poetry
7PM Thursday via Zoom. Featuring Michelle Penaloza. Email blake@snakelyone.com to sign up to read or receive a link.

3/5 ~ Member Appreciation Day!
Members save even more when they shop on the first Friday of the month!



Lentil Bolognese With Spaghetti

This Lentil Bolognese Sauce is hearty with Red lentils and Mushrooms, flavors with herbs, sauce and great with Spaghetti or other pasta.  22 Gm of Protein. Vegan Soyfree Nutfree Recipe. Can be gluten-free with glutenfree pasta

Course: Main Course; Cuisine: Italian, Vegan; Servings: 3;  Calories: 488kcal


  • 8 to 9 oz spaghetti or other pasta
  • 1/2 cup red lentils (split skinned quick cooking kind (masoor dal))
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 4 oz mushroom , chopped small
  • 1/2 small onion , chopped small
  • 4 cloves of garlic , finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 3/4 tsp dried oregano or use 1/2 tbsp fresh
  • 1 tsp dried basil or use 2 tbsp fresh
  • 1/4 tsp thyme or rubbed sage
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp nutritional yeast optional
  • 16 to 18 oz low sodium marinara or pizza sauce or use 28 oz diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste , optional
  • 1/2 tsp salt depends on the salt content of the sauce. Use less and add more later to taste
  • a good dash of black pepper and red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup red wine or use veggie broth
  • fresh basil or thyme for garnish

  • Cook the Spaghetti according to instructions on the package or prepare other pasta.
  • Wash the lentils, drain and add to pot with 2 cups of water. Cook over medium heat for 11 to 14 mins or until just about cooked. The water will start boiling half way through. Stir once in between to cook evenly. Drain if there is too much water (a few tbsp is ok) Set aside. Or use 1.5 cups cooked lentils, chickpeas or split peas of choice.
  • Heat a skillet over medium heat, add onion, mushroom, garlic and a good pinch of salt. Cook for 5 minutes or until golden. Stir occasionally.
  • Add the carrots, herbs, spices and mix in. Cook for 2 mins. (Variation: You can also add 1/4 cup or more finely chopped walnuts for additional texture)
  • Add the marinara/pizza sauce, salt, pepper, wine/broth and mix in. Bring to a boil. (If using diced tomatoes, double the herbs, add 1 tbsp tomato paste and cook for 10 to 15 minutes. Mash the large pieces of the tomatoes and continue).
  • Fold in the cooked lentils and mix well. (add 1 tbsp tomato paste if the mixture is not tomatoey enough). Cook for 1-2 minutes. Adjust consistency by adding more water if needed. Taste and adjust salt and flavor.  Then cover, take off heat and let sit for another few minutes for the flavors to develop.
  • Garnish with fresh basil and optional vegan parm. Serve over cooked spaghetti, pasta or mashed potato/root veggies or roasted veggies.

Link: https://www.veganricha.com/lentil-bolognese-with-spaghetti/#wprm-recipe-container-28704



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New Members

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


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Board of Directors

Molly Morgan, President
Rick Beach, CFO & Treasurer
Rhonda Rumrey, Secretary
Dan Lewis
James Gallager
Lee Farmer, General Manager

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