October 11- 17th is National Bulk Week

Celebrate National Bulk Week! Bring in your jars and bags for a bulk sale Friday and Saturday October 16th & 17th.  20% off bulk foods, teas, spices and herbs for everyone.  Enjoy classes and in store demos throughout the week!

–Tuesday October 13th 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.- Great Grains presented by UA Garden Kitchen

–Thursday, October 15th 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Make Your Own Soft Drinks or Alcoholic Wines and Ciders with Dan Dorsey (Demo) $8.  Click here for information about the class.

–Friday October 16th & Saturday October 17th – 20% off bulk foods, teas, herbs and spices.

–Saturday, October 17th 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Sprouting: the Art of Gardening in A Jar with Wanda Poindexter (Hands-on) $7.  Click here for more information about the class.

Read about how bulk can turn a culture of waste into a culture of awareness in our Community  Newsletter Sept/Oct edition.

BULK FOOD FACTS

Bulk is Green Council (BIG) is an organization dedicated to helping consumers, food makers and grocers learn about the many environmental and economic benefits of bulk food source: wwwbulkisgreen.org FACT: Organic bulk foods on average cost 89% less than their packaged counterparts. Bulk foods also prevent a significant amount of packaging from entering landfills.  Visit www.facebook.com/lovethebulk for a chance to win a bulk starter kit.

FACT: Bulk goods require less overall transportation to deliver to consumers. Bulk foods do not require the packaging components that must be produced and transported prior to being filled. And the transportation of bulk product to retailers is efficient because it can be packed more densely on a truck.

FACT: The manufacture of paper and cardboard pulls trees from our forests, dumps contaminated water into our streams and uses enormous amounts of energy resulting in grotesque levels of CO2 emissions pumped into our atmosphere.

FACT: Food packaging may limit a consumer’s ability to buy in quantities desired which can result in food surplus and ultimately waste.

FACT: Although most natural food companies sell their food products in recyclable packaging, there are still some food companies that use non-recyclable materials. And some consumers choose not to recycle which creates additional burden in our country’s landfills.

FACT: Packaging often limits a consumer’s ability to actually see the product they are buying.

FACT: With bulk, product density at the store level can be significantly higher. So stores can provide a wider variety of foods in the same space.