An Update From Our Buyer

An Update From Our Buyer


Many of you already know me from the Co-op, but for those of you who may not, my name is Jessie LaRose and I have been an employee since 2008. I took over as Lead Buyer in January of 2020 from Andy Peet, who is now our General Manager. I am also serving my second term on the Co-op’s Board of Directors as the Employee Representative. With years of experience in the natural foods industry and a passion for the Co-op business model, I am committed to helping to make the Co-op the best it can be for our membership.

2020 was certainly an interesting year for all of us and definitely a challenge for me, learning all of the ins and outs of my new role while dealing with all of the sudden changes and supply issues due to COVID. While some shortages remain, I am happy to report that product availability does seem to be improving. If you have questions about a specific product, please feel free to send me an email at buyer@potsdamcoop.com or give us a call. 
For those of you familiar with our Buying Club, I wanted to remind you that we have recently added two new suppliers: Equal Exchange and Frontier Co-op. This means even more access to buying in bulk and saving money! If you aren’t familiar, learn more here.

Featured Monthly Sales:

While most sales are for members only, new items are on sale for everyone. This month, we have some great new items hitting the shelves. Here are some highlights:

Siete Slow Cooking Spice Mixes & Taco Seasoning 

Siete is a family-owned Mexican-American company that makes delicious grain-free foods such as tortillas, taco shells, tortilla chips, and now these Whole30 approved seasonings!

Sir Kensington’s Mayonnaise & Special Sauce 

Made with Organic & Certified Humane Free Range Eggs, Sir Kensington’s produces a line of delicious & high quality mayonnaise and sauces, perfect for sandwiches, burgers, and whatever else your mayo-loving heart desires! 

Milkadamia Pure Macadamia Oil & Spray

Milkadamia started out making creamy non-dairy milk alternatives using macadamia nuts but recently introduced a cooking oil & sprays. Macadamia oil has a rich, buttery taste without the cholesterol and is perfect for grilling, roasting, or even as a simple salad dressing. It has the highest content of healthy monounsaturated fat & lowest percent of inflammatory omega 6 of any nut or seed, and a high smoke point.

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