Beans, peas, pasta, nuts, lentils, soup mixes, dried fruit, granola, cooking oils, flour and more! The bulk trail at Valley Natural Foods has pretty much everything you need for snacks and meals, usually at a deeper discount than packaged grocery items. What is stopping you from shopping the bulk trail regularly? Maybe you are overwhelmed by all the choices (there are over 300), maybe you are not sure how to cook those beans or lentils or maybe you don’t know how shopping the bulk trail works.
Whatever the reason, our new Discovering Bulk Foods: A Cooperative Guidebook can help you out. You can find a copy of the 32-page guidebook in the bulk trail selling for $2.99. Written by our lead grocery buyer at Valley Natural Foods, Yani Clement, the guidebook provides a plethora of information on everything you would want to know about buying in bulk, including helping you understand the benefits. The guidebook is jam-packed with cooking instructions for every bean, pea, lentil, pasta, soup, rice, bran and grain product located along the bulk trail. Also, discover many fun recipes, storage and buying tips, background information on unusual bulk items, along with bios of all our local bulk vendors. The book also provides a comprehensive list of all the bulk items available for purchase. It’s definitely a handy little book to have when you are looking for something new to try.