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August 1st, 2017 by Coreen
Looking for a washer! The Co-op needs a washer for all of its dirty laundry (that’s towels and aprons – not money!). We are looking for a donation of a used but working machine ― obviously a newer model than the one below! Thanks to the Hargraves for donating a dryer!
June 6th, 2017 by admin
The Cortes Natural Food Co-op is hiring! We are looking for positive people who have a passion for customer service, have fun while working hard, and want to be an active part in our co-op. Positions are part-time and temporary. Experience preferred but not necessary. Benefits include competitive pay, tips, and a 10% discount on store & cafe purchases. Please bring your resume to the store or send it to Eric (eric (at) cortescoop.ca).
May 9th, 2017 by Coreen
The Cortes Natural Food Co-op is looking for a baker. Position is part-time and year-round; three or four shifts are currently available. Duties include baking, prepping, and dishwashing. Experience preferred.
Compensation includes competitive pay and a 10% discount on store & cafe purchases. Please bring your resume and/or list of qualifications to the store or send it to eric[at]cortescoop[dot]ca before Friday, May 19th.
April 18th, 2017 by Coreen
Hello Members and Friends of the Cortes Natural Food Co-op,
Last autumn, we started raising money for a beautification project of what we call the courtyard, and we already have funds for four new picnic tables! Now we would like to expand the vision to include a new stage, more outdoor seating for the Cafe, new fencing and steps from the road, with some terracing, landscaping and other special features.
This courtyard area is located between Marnie’s Book Store and the new Educational Gazebo; it is a well-used gathering place, and we want to enhance everybody’s experience in what is the very heart of the grounds around our Co-op. We are asking for some modest financial support to help the project become a reality before the busy summer season.
If we can raise $3,000 quickly with this special fundraising appeal (which is only $20 from 150 people or $50 from 60 people), 3 other members have offered to match it with a generous donation of another $3,000.
Please help us make our goal for this by sending your donation in these ways:
– Via E-mail or PayPal: send your donation to gm [at] cortescoop [dot] ca
– Via Mail: send you cheque to CNFC, Attn: courtyard fund, Box 390, Mansons Landing V0P 1K0
– In Store: stop by the till and use one of the donation cards; pay by cash, cheque, or card
Donation Deadline: MAY 17/2017
See what we are trying to create by viewing the mini courtyard drawing below, or view a larger version on the gate between the store and the cafe. Thank you for helping support our very own cooperative and, in particular, a lovely area for all to gather.
Collectively let’s make this happen.
Spring Blessings from CNFC Board:
Philip Wood, Suzanne Fletcher, Fred Savage, Julia Linnay, Amy Robertson, and Michael Landry (not pictured below)
P.S. Please send this page to other friends of the Co-op who may be willing to help.
April 2nd, 2017 by Coreen
To make reservations, visit us in the store by Wednesday, April 5th.
See the menu and all details below.
5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
$30/person and $18/kids
Chef Tada Hozumi offers a succulent selection of Japanese specialties
with a local twist.
Kale goma yogoshi (‘soiled’ by sesame seeds):
Raw kale with a dressing of toasted sesame seeds and plum vinegar
Yasai takiawase (Japanese-style braised vegetables):
Vegetables braised in a kelp and shiitake broth
Cortes-don – Smoked salmon marinated in a homemade ‘tare’
(homemade sweet soy-based sauce) served over a bed of rice
Served with tare-soaked pulverized kelp paste, fresh ginger shavings,
salmon skin crackling and, of course, wasabi
Coconut ice cream
Tada Hozumi is a therapist, dancer and Japanese food enthusiast. Cooking is an important part of Tada’s daily routine and sustains his relationship to the motherland. Tada’s approach to Japanese cuisine is a very bluesy mix of traditional home cooking with a Nikkei (Japanese-Canadian) flare.