NOW ROASTING!

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Seco Spice Organic Chile
Fresh from Hatch, New Mexico

Hot. Medium. Mild. Now roasting at your favorite Co-op location.

Since 1935, the hallmark of Seco Spice’s Ogaz family has been their unwavering commitment to quality. Taking utmost care in every step of the growing and harvesting process, Seco Spice has consistently delivered outstanding chile peppers for the past three generations. The family-farm traditions continue to be at the forefront of the chile industry. Now Roasting!

Santa Fe Co-op BBQ

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Join us this Friday, August 14 from 11:30am-2pm for a delicious summer barbeque! We’ll be firing up the grill to serve tender grass-fed beef burgers (veggie options also available), and all proceeds will go toward the Santa Fe Horse Shelter: a sanctuary for New Mexico’s abandoned, abused, and neglected horses that are rehabilitated and adopted out whenever possible. So come on out, grab some grub, and support a great cause!

Donate-a-Dime Organization of the Month: Girls on the Run

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Every month, La Montañita sponsors a local community-based organization through our Donate-a-Dime bag program.

Girls on the Run: Empowering Girls to Activate Their Limitless Potential

By Alice Temple and Dana Beyal

Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a national non-profit with affiliates in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. We envision a New Mexico where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.

Academic assessments of Girls on the Run participants indicate a significant positive impact on program participants. Evaluations have found that our curricula improve girls’ self-esteem, body size satisfaction, and physical activity behaviors.

Girls on the Run Santa Fe (GOTRSF) is entering our 10th year of business with a recent expansion to Rio Arriba County! We had our biggest season ever with more than 185 girls showing up at the Santa Fe Plaza, on May 16th, to run their first 5 kilometer race, in spite of a rainy and cold day. A locally operated non-profit GOTRSF serves girls in 3rd through 8th grade. Over the years, over 1400 girls have participated in this volunteer organization. We believe that every girl can embrace who she is, can define who she wants to be, can rise to any challenge, can change the world. To participate or for more information for GOTR in Santa Fe or Rio Arriba counties please contact Alice Temple at Alice Temple abtemple@hotmail.com or call her at 505-660-2972.

Girls on the Run Rio Grande (GOTRRD) offers a 10-week after school curriculum for 3rd-5th grade girls that innovatively weaves training for a 5k run with lessons that empower girls to celebrate their bodies, honor their voices and embrace their gifts. At each season’s conclusion, the girls and their running buddies complete a 5k running event. This culminating celebratory event is the moment when the girls realize that the seemingly impossible is possible. Girls on the Run inspires girls to stay true to themselves and live free from societal stereotypes.

Girls on the Run Rio Grande has been serving Bernalillo and Valencia Counties for four years. Last season we had programs at three schools in Belen and one school in Albuquerque. We hope to expand to someday serve every elementary school in our counties.

We fundraise year-round to give our girls scholarships to participate in our program. GOTRG also sponsors an adult running program, Solemates, to help raise money for our program. We strive never to turn any girl away due to inability to pay.

We can always use donations or volunteerscoaches, board members, and event staff. If you’d like more information, please visit our website girlsontherunriogrande.org or contact Dana Beyal at 916-9073; email: volunteers@girlsontherun.org or danabeyal@gmail.com.

In August, your Donate the Dime Bag Credit will be shared between Girls on the Run Santa Fe and Girls on the Run Rio Grande: Empowering Girls to stay true to themselves and activate their limitless potential.

Veteran Farmer Project on the News!

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The Veteran Farmer Project was on KRQE News 13! Click here to watch if you missed it.

Come see our beautiful produce at the VA Growers’ Market every Wednesday from 9am to 12pm. And join us at the farm on the Rio Grande Community Farm Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8am-10am for gardening fun, education and camaraderie. While the project is geared towards veterans, everyone is welcome!

For more information, contact Robin at 217-2027 or robins@lamontanita.coop.

Time’s Running Out

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If you haven’t voted for La Montañita Co-op in Albuquerque The Magazine’s Best of the City 2015, for Best Health Food Store, at abqthemag.com, do it today! Voting closes Aug. 1.

Last year, we were in the Top Five for Best Health Food Store. Let’s go for NUMBER ONE! After all, we are New Mexico’s largest community-owned natural and organic food market. Tell everyone, “we’re Best of the City!”

http://abqthemag.com/events/best-of-the-city/

Summer Specials and Route 66 Summerfest

Nob Hill July Summer Special: 3 Santa Cruz organic Lemonade for $5

Route 66 Summerfest is almost here! On July 18 from 2-10pm, the Co-op will be one of many awesome retailers participating in the largest street festival in New Mexico. We’ll have a table loaded with Veggie and Meat Wraps, Fried Chicken and Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, chips, baked goods, frozen treats and drinks. Music all day until 10:30 pm, Car Show and Neon Cruise, Kid Zone, arts and crafts, good food and fun! Also, stop in the Nob Hill Co-op to pick up this sweet deal of 50% off certified organic and non-GMO Santa Cruz Lemonade. On sale during July while supplies last.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local Cherries Are Here! $3.99 / lb.

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For the past seven years, La Montañita Co-op has been proud to bring delicious bing cherries from Sage Creations Organic Farm, Palisade, CO, to our stores for you to enjoy. Paola Legarre grows stone fruit, lavender and herbs on their five-acre certified organic family farm at the base of Grande Mesa, which provides for cool nights and warm days — an ideal climate for producing these sweet and delicious cherries. Look for them at your favorite Produce Department today!

Santa Fe’s New Bag Ordinance

Santa Fe's 10 cent fee for new paper bags is now in effect.

Santa Fe’s new City Reusable Bag Ordinance went into effect on June 28. Established to encourage the practice of reusing durable bags made of cloth or recycled materials, the ordinance requires that we now charge 10¢ at our Santa Fe location for every new paper bag. This fee will not be charged for paper bags that you bring in to reuse, and it will not be charged to any person using WIC, EBT, TEFAP, or TANF.

You can still donate or keep a dime by reusing bags through our Donate a Dime program, but bags must now be made cloth or recycled materials to be eligible for the program. You’ll no longer be able to donate or keep a dime when reusing paper bags.

When you shop at the Santa Fe Co-op, don’t forget your paperless bags to avoid the new fee and donate or keep a dime!

Time to Celebrate

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Thank you for voting La Montañita Co-op People’s Choice Best Local Brand Award/Commercial Category at the 8th Annual B2B Expo on June 9. The Co-op competed against several other local companies to receive this honor. We appreciate all the community support!

Westside Rockin’ BBQ

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Join La Montañita Co-op at our Westside location on Saturday, June 20, for a Rockin’ BBQ, with delicious summer foods, live music and raffle giveaways.

The event will take place from 11am–4pm. Entertainment includes a live radio remote with 100.3 The PEAK and Ryan (11am-1pm) and musical performances from the students at Rock 101, New Mexico’s premiere music academy (2-4pm).

Our rockin’ menu will include grass-fed beef burgers, steaks, veggie options, chips and drinks for purchase and a wide variety of in-store samples.

Listen to The PEAK the week of June 15-19, during the JTD Show (mornings), to have a chance to win a $25 La Montañita Co-op gift card. The Co-op will also be holding a few special raffles at the Rockin’ BBQ event.

La Montañita is excited to partner with the student musicians from Rock 101 and feature their performances at our event. In the Rock 101 program, students receive personalized instruction, and learn what it takes to be in a band during their one-week sessions. For more information on the program or to sign up your children for the summer sessions, visit rock101nm.com.