Turkeys: Local, Organic, All Natural!


The Co-op’s Got a Turkey for Every Taste!

Embudo Valley Organics:

Once again, this Thanksgiving the Co-op is pleased to be able to offer the famous Embudo Valley Organics Turkeys. Embudo Valley Organics David Rigsby and Johnny McMullen and their staff hand raise and hand care for every one of their birds. These locally raised birds have free access to acres of pastureland and live their whole lives outside doing what healthy happy birds do. Read More

Fall Apple Crisp


Fall Apple Crisp

Total Time: 1 hour

Serving Size: 6

The minute the leaves start changing, I just have a taste for this delicious Apple Crisp. It's the official announcement of Autumn. I find it interesting to experiment with different varieties of apples. My crisp topping doesn't include butter—it's made with a rich oil such as olive. Some crisp toppings aren't actually crispy, but I've figured out a solution; if you add a little water to the mixture just before cooking, it creates a crunchier texture. Try serving with your favorite non-dairy ice cream and enjoy! –Adrienne Weiss


    Apple Mixture
  • 2 1/2 pounds apples (about 7), peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sugar of choice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • small pinch of cloves
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Topping:
  • 2/3 cup rolled oats (old fashioned, not quick-cooking)
  • 2/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons water


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix the apples with the first eight ingredients.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the oats, flour, brown sugar, walnuts, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  4. Drizzle the olive oil over the dry mixture and combine with your fingers until crumbly. Add the water and stir briefly with a fork.
  5. Put the apple mixture in a lightly oiled 8x8 inch baking dish, then sprinkle on the crumbly topping.
  6. Bake for 40 minutes, or until the top is golden and the apples are tender. Try serving with your favorite non-dairy ice cream and enjoy!

Hemp Returns


Carbon Economy Series: Hemp Returns

By Doug Fine

I’m writing these words ten minutes after President Obama has legalized hemp. If you’re not yet among the throngs pausing for collective pinching of self and recitation of, “God Bless America,” you will be, pretty soon. He did this by signing the 2014 Farm Bill, which included a tucked-in, bi-partisan amendment that allows university research of the crop. Read More

Co-op Holiday Catering Menu


No Muss, No Fuss: Just Great Holiday Food Made Easy by Our Expert Deli Chefs.

Let our prepared-food chefs create or complement a holiday meal just for you. We’re offering a special selection of entrées, side dishes and desserts.

Order by phone or in person at the following Co-op locations: Nob Hill, Valley, Westside, or Santa Fe (see additional info below).

Order by Item

Entrées (A pound serves 2. Minimum order: 1 lb.)
All-Natural Sliced Turkey Breast
Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas
Side Dishes (A pound serves 4-6. Minimum order: 1 lb.)
Caramel Pecan Butternut Squash
Mashed Potatoes
Green Beans Amandine
Wild Rice with Piñon Nuts
Maple Yams and Cranberries
Herb Stuffing
Calabacitas con Chile Verde $8.99/lb
Cranberry Relish $8.99/lb
Cornbread Dressing $7.99/lb
Turkey Gravy (by the quart) $6.99/qt
Desserts (Pies and Dessert Breads serve 6-8. Minimum order: 1 loaf/pie.)
Maple Pecan Pie
Pumpkin Pie
Vegan Pumpkin Pie
Cranberry Walnut Bread Loaf
Banana Nut Bread Loaf
Vegan Cranberry Walnut Bread Loaf
Bread Pudding $7.99

Holiday Dinner Packages and Plates

Holiday Dinner Package (Everything but the turkey!): $59.99 (serves approximately 6 people)

  • Mashed potatoes/one quart
  • Maple glazed yams with cranberries/one quart
  • Green beans amadine/one quart
  • Herb stuffing/two quart
  • Cranberry relish/12 ounces
  • Dinner rolls/8 count
  • Turkey gravy/12 ounces

Holiday Plate: $12.99 (serves 1)

  • Turkey breast 1/2 pound sliced
  • Classic mashed potatoes
  • Herb stuffing
  • Maple glazed yams with cranberries
  • Green beans amadine
  • Turkey gravy
  • Cranberry relish
  • Dinner roll

Vegan/Vegetarian Plate: $12.99 (serves 1)

  • Walnut load 1/2 pound sliced
  • Wild rice with piñon nuts
  • Corn bread
  • Maple glazed yams with cranberries
  • Green beans amadine
  • Mushroom gravy
  • Cranberry relish
  • Dinner roll

Placing Orders

Ordering is easy, and we will do the rest! We can provide everything for your Thanksgiving meal, making your holiday deliciously stress free.

To Place a Special Order:

  • Review the deli’s menu offerings on the tabs to the left or pick up an order form at the deli
  • Pre-orders will be accepted up to three days before the holiday (Sunday for Wednesday pick-up)
  • Select a pick-up day and time
  • Order by phone or in person at your local Co-op deli

Planning the Meal:

Use the following estimates to determine the quantities of food you will need. Estimates are per adult.

  • Entrée- 1/2 to 3/4 lb cooked
  • Potatoes- 1/3 to 1/2 lb
  • Vegetables- 1/4 to 1/3 lb
  • Stuffing- 1/3 to 1/2 lb
  • Gravy- 4 to 6 oz
  • Cranberry relish- 2 oz

Order by phone or in person at these locations:

  • NOB HILL: 3500 Central Ave. SE, ABQ 265-4631
  • VALLEY: 2400 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, ABQ 242-8800
  • WESTSIDE: 3601 Old Airport Ave. NW, ABQ 503-2550
  • SANTA FE: 931 West Alameda St., Santa Fe 984-2852

Celebrating Faith and Sustainability: Annual Fall Harvest Gathering

New Sanctuary

New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light (NMIPL)

Sat. Nov. 15, 2014, 2-4 pm

First Unitarian Church, ABQ

Come at 1:15 to tour the new Platinum LEED Sanctuary and learn how First Unitarian installed solar through a lease agreement.

Special Presentation: “Faith, Money, Earth and Divestment” by Rev. Fletcher Harper, Director of GreenFaith

Some call this the watershed moment for climate change.  How you invest your money as an individual, faith community, diocese or judicatory matters. Numerous religious institutions are divesting from fossil fuels including: World Council of Churches, United Church of Christ, and Unitarian Universalists. Presbyterian Church USA and the Methodist Conference are considering divestment and a growing number of local Episcopal dioceses and congregations of various traditions including Friend’s Meeting Houses and Catholic institutions are joining the divestment/reinvestment climate justice call. Come learn why and how.

  • Celebrate faith communities and individuals receiving SEED and SPROUT awards for stewardship, energy efficiency and renewable energy work
  • Learn about NMIPL’s current work
  • Join in a great silent auction
  • Enjoy music & amazing homemade snacks and desserts

Download the flyer: Annual meeting flyer (2)

Young, old and everyone is invited. Spread the word.
Information at joan@nm-ipl.org or check our website www.nm-ipl.org