Suncoast Co-op Market News
Check out our Featured article in the Tampa Bay Times Sunday edition!
Great new Products
- Azomite (Minerals for Gardeners)
- Garden Bouquets
- Focaccia bread, Granola Bread, Orange Marmalade Bread
- Sweet Potato slips
- Georgia Collard Greens
- Brassica Crisps
- Soaps: Strawberries and Creme, Smoky Mountain, Bee Happy
How to create a FREE Victory vegetable garden with community using a Permablitz
Check out the latest youtube about how to create your very own FREE Victory vegetable garden using the community with a Permablitz! Please subscribe to our youtube channel for future video about local food. Please share with your friends and family as well!
Make sure you browse all the categories on the left hand side of the market to see all we have to offer from our over 45+ local growers. Please remember to get your orders placed by Thursday noon.
In the News
Seeds of Change: Share the Good
Our co-op market gardens and community gardens are growing abundance! We desperately need storage space that is refrigerated. We are in a campaign to win potentially $25,000 grant for supporting our local food with the Seeds of Change campaign going on Facebook starting today. Please click the below link and vote for us daily till the grant challenge ends 5/17/2013. You can vote once a day. The gardens with the most attention will be up for a $25,000 grant or one fifteen $10,000 grants.
“Click here to vote for the Suncoast co-op vote Daily!”
The link to share to your friends and family is:
We are in desperate need of a storage shed, one that can be locked, and air conditioned. Our gardeners drop off their produce,at habitat, we organize the produce, sort the names of those that ordered and store in make shift bins. We have no storage area, and no air conditioning. Without refrigeration and more storage area we are limited as to growing in our community. We live in Florida and heat wilts the vegetables pretty fast. habitat allows us to use a space on Saturday morning for the co op, but all week the area is open to the public. So we are unable to store and leave anything behind. Right now we store products such as honey, grass fed beef, free range chicken in our own homes and transport it ourselves.
Simply Fresh Customer Pick-up 1pm-2pm
Customers can now pick-up their orders from Simply Fresh 1pm-2pm in Tarpon Springs on Saturdays. Make sure you specify what customer pick up location you want to pick-up at on the second page when you place your order. Simply Fresh Produce & Peanuts is located at 1942 S. Pinellas Ave. Tarpon Springs, FL.
Now accepting all Major credit cards
We are now accepting all major credit cards for a 3.0% additional convenience fee we will use credit cards for your orders.
Side of Beef
Would any of our customer be interested in a portion of a side of beef from a local farm? We have access to grass fed beef in bulk we would have to pre-sell enough in order to consider getting the order. Would you be interested in more beef? What cuts? Please email any of your feedback so we may compile a list and research more Thanks! Suncoastcoop@gmail.com
We will continue with our mission of providing fresh local food but have had requests for more diversity. Certain items are not producible in Florida but we have access to them but have put off making available. Examples include: Apples, Avocado, Mangoes, Asparagus, Sweet Corn, organic lettuce during the Summer, some of them are more North Florida, South Florida or Georgia, Some are from California, Washington. We were wondering if people would be interested in these Organic products as long as we clearly showed the point of origin and kept within the United States. We have begun to do this with some Citrus and Rice focused on Florida produced only but have many options. We would never stray away from our main focus on local food keeping it 90% of our business, just adding diversity to help grow the revenue and increase interest for our customers with more organic food. Is this something our members would be interested in we would like to hear feedback on what our customer would like? Please email any of your feedback Suncoastcoop@gmail.com
Looking for Volunteers and Board of Directors
We are always looking for new help in growing the cooperative. For inquire into assisting the growth of the co-op and local food movement please email Suncoastcoop@gmail.com
In Search of Website assistance
We would like to update our website to have more information about our co-op, a place for the members to talk as well as our grower converse, and more information about what our mission is about. Would anyone be interested in volunteering with our board on setting up a wordpress that will link to the market and vice versa. What kind of web experience do you have? Please email Suncoastcoop@gmail.com
You can RSVP for these events either on our On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage or Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up
Every Saturday join us for talks about local food movement. $1.50 cup of organic locally roasted coffee and conversations about growing our own food. 10am-2pm at the West Pasco Habitat for Humanity Restore 4131 Madison Street.
We are in need of volunteers and coordinators to help us set-up more future events. What events would you like to see? What can you help us set-up in the future that others would like to attend to increase awareness of local food? Please Email us if you would like to host events for the co-op.