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Hello Co-op friends and fans!

Photo: GM Dan - unmasked.Co-op and New Deal Café sign contract
It’s been an exciting couple weeks around the Co-op as we’ve now finalized the agreement with New Deal Café for the Co-op to operate the food and beverages (including beer and wine) for them. We’re delighted to now really begin to ramp up readiness to get the Café back up and running as soon as we can. Remember, though, it usually takes a long time for most businesses to go from contract to opening and we’re working hard to speed that timeline up and be open in July. So, be excited with us but also extend as much patience as you can as we try and pull off some co-op magic for our community! Many more details to follow including some more details about our food operation coming soon! If this is all news to you check out the Greenbelt News Review article about us here: Co-op to Provide Food, Drink For the New Deal Café, Soon | (greenbeltnewsreview.com)

Time to eat all the fruit!
Photo: Teddy Slicing Watermelon.It’s that time of year again, folks, eat all the fruit time! Summer fruit really is magical and there’s nothing better than biting into a juicy peach or sweet cherry or a big ol’ slice of watermelon. Fruit at the peak of the season (often coming from much closer regions than fruit the rest of the year) is just plain better and Teddy and the produce gang are pulling out all the stops. Photo: Produce Dept.We’ve even rearranged the department to make it even more exciting and fun to shop. Glide around the displays and you’ll get the feeling of being at an excellent farmer’s market, (and it isn’t even Sunday! Also, make sure you actually GO to the Sunday Greenbelt Farmer’s Market, too.) Can’t eat a whole melon, no sweat, our produce folks are cutting them up for you every day. OK, so let’s make your list: Cherries, Berries, Watermelon, Nectarines, Peaches, Plums, Apricots-ALL THE FRUIT!!! Summer is also bountiful on the veggie front, too though so leave room in your cart for fresh corn on the cob, as well as grill heroes like Portobella Mushrooms, Zucchini, Onions, and Squash.

Speaking of grilling
Photo: J.W. Treuth Logo.Victor has really been working hard to source some new special stuff for our Co-op over in the Meat department. As the rest of the grocery industry gets their beef from more and more centralized sources, we’re going closer to home to get what you need. J. W. Treuth is a beef supplier that works with smaller regional farms and processes and delivers the meat to local grocers like us. Early taste testers have been raving about the quality and we’re glad to be able to keep our good pricing on beef while sourcing more locally. Look for the signs indicating J. W. Treuth!
 
Photo: Farmer Focus Logo.We’re also pleased to be bringing in an excellent regional poultry company called Farmer Focus. This company is an assembly of small regional farms in the Shenadoah Valley of Virginia with high standards for care of the animals and quality of the finished product. Organic, pasture access and air-chilled are three things that set this chicken apart. We’re hoping you love it and make it your chicken of choice so we can join with our other neighboring food co-ops to help support family farming in the DMV.

Wine tastings are (almost) back!
Photo: Wine Tasting.Jeremy will be happily serving you samples of wine again each Friday beginning on July 2, from 4-7 p.m. Jeremy is also available to help you find just the right wine whether it’s the one we’re sampling or another one. So come on out!  You need to be 21, of course. Set calendar reminder so you never miss out.
 
We’re cooking for you
We’re looking for even more chances to feed y’all with our New Deal Café collaboration in the coming months but for now, we’re still cooking great meals to feed you and your family especially now when it’s too steamy to cook.

photo: Meatless Monday Meal.Meatless Monday- join the revolution and go meatless on Mondays like a lot of folks are! On June 28, it’s Indian inspired night! You can enjoy Macro Vegetarian’s Chickpea Masala and Samosa Dumplings with rice and steamed cauliflower for just $7.99.

Photo: Family Chicken Meal Deal.Ultimate Chicken Dinner Wednesday has two size options- Family Dinner for 4: 8-pieces of roasted chicken, 4-soft rolls, and 2-large sides: mac 'n cheese and coleslaw or potato salad for an amazing $6.99! Dinner for 2: 4-pieces of our delicious roasted chicken, and a choice of 2-small sides, plus 2-soft rolls for only $4.99. 

Photo: Salmon Fillet.Fish Friday at the Co-op is our most popular dinner meal with a generous portion of Salmon baked in Himalayan pink sea salt and garlic butter, healthy brown rice and steamed broccoli for just $7.99.

All of these are available at the Deli from 4-7 p.m. Pre-order if you like by calling  301-474-0522, before 1 pm on the day of the meal.

July 4th hours
The store will be open on Sunday, July 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Pharmacy will be closed.

On Monday, July 5 (observed), the store will be open from 9 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Pharmacy will be closed, and no Meatless Monday offering from the Deli.

Hope to see you around the Co-op, Roosevelt Center, the Pool, or just out and about!

Dan Gillotte
Greenbelt Co-op GM and E-mail Guy

From Social Media

Now accepting Jim Cassels Service Award applicants!
Photo: Jim CasselsEach year, the Greenbelt Co-op Supermarket & Pharmacy gives a $1,200 grant to a group, organization or cooperative to initiate and implement a new project or activity in Greenbelt that fits the Jim Cassels service spirit. Applications are available at the Customer Service Office, or online. Applications should be returned to the customer service office or submitted online by October 15. The award ceremony will be held at the Co-op’s annual meeting. Contact Donna Hoffmeister at 301-441-9377 or via email for more information.

Patron Appreciation Day

Photo: Discount Day Save 5%June Patron Appreciation Day will be Wednesday, June 30.
Customers will receive a 5% discount on purchases.*
*Excluding: Chicken Meal Deals, Gift Cards, Stamps, Prescriptions, and Online Orders.

Curbside pickup 7-days a week!

Photo: Jessica loads curbside order.Here are four great reasons our customers are using Co-op's curbside pickup:
  1. I can now order beer and wine! (ID MUST be presented every time you order.)
  2. I can shop for groceries online 24/7 comfortably from home.
  3. I can select a convenient time to pick-up my groceries.
  4. The in-store shoppers are helpful and friendly.
Ready to shop? Visit: Greenbelt Co-op Supermarket and Pharmacy Delivery or Pickup in Greenbelt, MD (mercato.com)
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