NOWBC Co-op

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We are sad to announce NOWBC’s current general manager, Matthew, will be leaving the co-op for another opportunity as of Nov 16.  In addition, the co-op is facing declining orders once again this fall.  It is time to re-assess the direction of the co-op.

After Nov 14-15 deliveries, NOWBC will be suspending operations for the rest of November and December while the board of directors discusses what to do from here.  This will be our last week this year, so please order now!

We are trying to liquidate our remaining inventory so please buy it up and help us pay our farmers before this hiatus.  Here is how you can help us:
  • Place your order – all inventory is on-line this week, please buy it up!
  • Pay your bill (see what you owe here)
  • If you have a credit–please use it now or let us know if you want to donate it to pay any remaining farmer bills

Close To Home Organics CSA Subscribers: Extended season CSA box deliveries will continue to the end of November as planned.

Seafood Subscribers:
The last 3 weeks of seafood planned for your subscription will be delivered this week–enjoy!

While the co-op has many challenges that cause this pause for some deep thought (staffing, volume, tight finances, heavy volunteer dependency), I am proud of how much NOWBC has accomplished in these last 4 years as a small volunteer driven organization.  I am so pleased with all we have learned, all the information we have shared, and the over 16,000 NOWBC orders for food from our local organic farmers that have come through our doors.  THANK YOU to each of you who have participated.  I look forward to applying NOWBC’s experiences however we are able going forward.

Sincerely yours,

Joanna & The NOWBC Board of Directors

A delicious and nutritious salad recipe that features our seafood subscription that’s Sockeye Salmon this week!– Courtesy of Sally Spins

This week’s seafood subscription recipe is a double whammy since there are two different options of seafood this week. Firstly, the sablefish recipe is a nice way to bring some asian flare to your dinner table.  Or try out this flavorful prawn recipe.