For those who will be shopping in store with us this week, our main store hours will be 9am – 7pm Monday through Saturday, and 10am – 6pm on Sunday. Co-op Mini will be open as well, Thursday to Saturday from 12:30 – 4:30pm. We are continuing to adjust hours one week at a time as we are currently limited due to a reduction in staff. We will be sure to keep you updated with any changes as they arise and hope to expand hours as hiring and staffing increase.
On that note, we’re hiring! If you or someone you know is looking for a meaningful way to spend the remainder of the season as part of a dynamic, community oriented, active team, with potential for longer term employment, apply to work with us today. Applications are available in store or online.
Looking for other ways to participate with the Co-op? Consider becoming a Hands-On-Owner. By lending a hand to keep the store running smoothly you’ll feel stronger in your role as a Co-op owner, build our community’s resiliency, and earn up to 20% off your purchases each month. Visit the Hands-On-Owner blog post to learn more and apply.
Thanks for being part of the Co-op!
Your Co-op Team
Become A Hands-On-Owner
The Orcas Food Co-op Hands-On-Owner program allows member-owners to lend a hand in the store and receive a discount up to 20% off their regular purchases as thanks. HOOs serve a variety of roles at the Co-op, from keeping the store clean, tidy, and stocked, to greeting customers and offering specialized skills. Read below for more information on becoming a HOO, or visit the Blog on our website.
Hands-On-Owner Spotlight: Tiffany Loney
Tiffany has been contributing to the Co-op as a Hands-On-Owner for the last four years, coming in primarily on delivery days to help unload freight and stock our shelves.
In her words, “As times are shifting, I appreciate having a direct connection to food sourcing and the essential needs of our community. I’m aligned with the type of business that I’d like to see grow as we head into the future. Cooperative business models benefit everyone!”
Outside of the Co-op, Tiffany stays busy teaching dance, gardening, working with the Orcas Center, homeschooling and raising her two children.
Thank you, Tiffany!
Involvement in the HOO program offers a number of benefits!
- Contribute to our community’s resiliency by training in Co-op operations and joining our volunteer network.
- Become better acquainted with the food, products, and practices of our Co-op.
- Feel stronger in your role as an owner of our Co-op.
- Build skills by working in various departments.
- Receive a shopping discount.
- Experience cooperative culture firsthand and learn the philosophy behind co-op success.
- Develop strong, long-lasting friendships and connections with co-op staff, members, and fellow Hands-On-Owners.
Based on the hours worked the previous month, HOOs earn a month-long shopping discount for their households:
|Hours Worked Per Month||Discount|
|12 or more hours||20%|
To become a HOO, please fill out an application, and we will contact you for an interview. Applications are available in-store and online.
We’re looking to grow our team in order to continue supplying food to our community through the multiple channels we now provide. Orcas Food Co-op is now open for in-store shopping at the main store and Co-op Mini, as well as providing the critical service of Curbside Pick-up and Home Delivery. We need more help in all departments to provide these services effectively during the busy summer months.
Shop Co-op Deals!
Click the logo below to find great deals on nearly 300 popular items and save big today! The current cycle runs August 5th – August 18th.
Stock up and save with Provisions Co-op Wholesale!
Provisions is our system for providing members with the ability to place special orders of UNFI items. Provisions is dedicated specifically to ordering by the case and is completely separate from our regular online shop and our store inventory.
If you have additional question, or there is an item you are looking for that you can’t find, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Siete Grain Free Tortillas
Save $4 on packages of gluten free, grain free, and non-GMO tortillas. Available in cassava, cashew, and almond flour.
Peach and Strawberry Bruschetta
Simple and elegant, this mouthwatering appetizer is a cinch to make and features peaches and strawberries two of our Fresh Deals sale items this week.
Shop to benefit the Orcas Senior Center throughout August
Orcas Senior Center engages the community to provide services, advocacy, and support needed so that people live and age well on Orcas Island. OSC will use the contributions from the Community Hero Program to help fund the “wheels” portion of the Meals on Wheels program. In 2019, Meals on Wheels delivered 2,900 meals to seniors and disabled Orcas islanders.