Monday’s birthday sale items

This week, in anticipation of the Food Conspiracy’s 40th Birthday Celebration, we’ll offer deep discounts on a different produce, deli and grocery item each day. On Monday, Feb. 14, local honey is 20% off, raw rawkin chocolate is 20% off, and strawberries are $4.99/lb.

Meet the Candidates event moved to front of store

Meet the three candidates who are running for spots on the Food Conspiracy Board of Directors: Rob McLane, Joyce Liska and Shefali Milczarek-Desai. Ask them questions. Tell them what you hope the Board will do in 2011. Get them to autograph your copy of the Food Conspiracy Co-op Cookbook.

Contrary to an original announcement, the event will be held at the front of the Food Conspiracy Co-op.

When: 1-2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12
Cost: Free

The Annual Meeting is March 5

On March 5, Food Conspiracy Co-op member-owners will gather at St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church, 3809 E. Third St., for the Annual Meeting. Salvador Duran will play music, The Avenue Deli will serve food and General Manager Ben Kuzma and Board of Directors President Paula Wilk will update members on the financial health of the Co-op (spoiler alert: we’re doing great!).

The Annual Meeting is also members’ last chance to vote for Board of Directors candidates, proposed bylaws changes, and Co-op Community Fund candidates.

The Annual meeting will begin at 5 p.m. Voting will end at 6 p.m. Join us!

Food Conspiracy Co-op’s 40th Birthday Celebration

The Food Conspiracy is turning 40. Celebrate with us on Saturday, Feb. 19, with live music by the Dusty Buskers, vegan cake, milk (soy, rice, and cow), face painting and in-store demos. Plus great sales on delicious, healthy food!

Where: Food Conspiracy Co-op, 412 N. Fourth Ave.
When: Noon-3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 19
Cost: Free

Marketing Manager Coley’s Chipotle Chili Recipe

Here’s a super recipe for your Super Bowl party. You can find these ingredients at the @Food Conspiracy Co-op.


1 chopped onion, 2 chopped cloves garlic, 1 chopped green pepper, 1 can black beans, 1 can white northern beans, 1 can red kidney beans, 1 square bittersweet baker’s chocolate, 2 chipotle peppers (dried or from a can), 16 oz cans diced tomatoes (2), 1/2 cup New Belgium 1554 beer.


In a large pot, saute the onion, garlic and peppers in olive oil. Add the baker’s chocolate. Stir until melted. Add the chipotle peppers. Add beer. Simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add beans and tomatoes. Simmer 20 mins. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with chopped cilantro, sour cream, cheddar cheese. I like it best served over a piece of homemade cornbread.

Learn how to make your Super Bowl party green

On Saturday, Feb. 5, Gina Murphy-Darling will broadcast her radio show, “Mrs. Green’s World”, live from the Co-op. The topic: how to throw a green Super Bowl party. Come to the store to meet Gina. Enjoy guacamole and other in-store demos. Plus, build your own New Belgium six pack for $6.99.

The fun starts at 11:30 a.m.

Can’t make it to the store? Listen live on Saturday at noon. KNST 790 AM.

Double the soup!

Where once there was one soup, now there are two. Starting today, Avenue Deli customers can choose from two “soups of the day.” You can count on at least one of the soups being vegan. And as always, they’ll be made with healthy, nutricious food from the Food Conspiracy Co-op.

Thursday deal: Free mug!

On Thursday, Dec. 30, buy an 8-ounce or 12-ounce soup from the Fourth Avenue Deli and get a free Food Conspiracy Mug, while supplies last.