Valley Natural Foods is participating in National Bulk Foods Week from October 14-20! Look for lots of sales on bulk food items throughout October to celebrate the Bulk is Green Council’s (BIG) effort to raise awareness of the many benefits of buying organic and natural foods in bulk. Hundreds of retailers across the country are participating in this campaign.
Buying in bulk has great economic and environmental benefits. Portland State University’s Food Industry Leadership Center reports that on average, organic bulk food items are 89% less expensive than their organic packaged counterparts. Manufacturers also save on average 54% on bulk foods materials and delivery costs, helping reduce the amount of product packaging going into landfills.
During the month of October bulk items are even more less expensive! These bulk items are on sale through October 16: Frontier tea, Golden Temple Granola, Grandy Oats Granola, sunflower seeds, steel cut oats, Equal Exchange Coffee, Alakef French Roast Coffee, Peace Coffee’s Mexican Roast, raw almonds, yogurt covered almonds and raisins, chocolate covered ginger and wild harvest ginger mix. Starting October 17-30, the same coffees are on sale along with kidney beans, raw pecans, pumpkin seeds, yogurt covered almonds and raisins, raw almonds and Grandy Oats Granola.
Need some help traversing our bulk trail? Save $1.00 on our Discovering Bulk Foods: A Cooperative Guidebook by printing our online coupon. This guidebook, found in our bulk trail, will be a $1.99 with the coupon. Discover lots of bulk recipes, cooking instructions and a listing of most of the items you will find.