Saturday, February 18, 2012

Grand Opening-Q'Inti Calli Center for Natural Health

Dear Co-op members and Friends,

With so much pride we would like to invite you to our Q’Inti Calli Center for Natural Health big opening weekend!

No, we are not fully done yet. We still have some make up and construction ahead of us, but we are ...done enough and excited to start our activities at the Center. We beg your understanding that this is an “in progress” community project. With your support we will continue to grow and evolve. Please help us make it happen!

In the meantime, please come to spend an afternoon with us. We are eager for you to meet us, hear what we offer, share some refreshments, and even watch a movie to stimulate your Love machine called Heart.

See below a breakdown of our Grand Opening Schedule.

Saturday, February 25th

1pm- Tour the Facilities
2pm- Meet the Professionals. Half of our professionals will speak about their crafts followed by a Q&A: Different Massage Modalities, Homeopathy, Energy & Vibrational Therapies, products, classes and services for business and organizations.
3pm- Movie “I Am- The Documentary”. From the director of Bruce Almighty and The Nutty Professor comes a surprisingly powerful and inspirational film that will restore your faith in human kind and the power of one.
4-5pm- Refreshments and social time.
Sunday, February 26th

1pm- Tour the Facilities
2pm- Meet the Professionals. Half of our professionals will speak about their crafts followed by a Q&A: Different Massage Modalities, Herbology, Naturopathic, and Products.
3pm- Movie “What the BLEEP Do We Know!?” First released in theaters in 2004, WTBDWK!? went on to become one of the most successful documentaries of all times. Now distributed in over 30 countries, it has stunned audiences with its revolutionary cinematic blend of dramatic film, documentary, animation and comedy, while serving up a mind-jarring blend of Quantum Physics, spirituality, science, neurology and evolutionary thought.
4-5pm- Refreshments and social time.

Hope to see you there!

Your Trinidad Holistic Health Team.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

We Need Your Feedback!!

Hello all,

We had a Coop meeting and not many people showed up. We did get some feedback, but it is essential for Coop's to get feedback from their members and community to thrive. Can you please anwer these questions and email them to us or come to the next meeting on Monday, February 20-th at 5pm, bring ideas, feedback. We would like to have as much info gathered by that time. We appreciate your time and thoughts. This upcoming meeting some important issues will be discussed, such as moving the Coop to a new location and non-profit status.

We are really so lucky to have such an alternative to the industrial food system, shopping and getting involved at the Coop is "being the change you wish to see in the world" it is a vote for safe, humane business and a vote for supporting organic farmers- please come to the meeting, voice your concerns and help the Coop better serve you. Let's rally in the Coop's second year to take it up a notch. Together all things are possible!


The Trinidad Community Cooperative

Please Respond by email at

Questions: 1) If you could add or take away one thing at the Coop what would it be?

2) What percentage of your weekly food budget is spent at the Coop?

3) If you could wave a magic wand at the Coop what would happen?

4) What is the biggest obstacle that keeps you from buying from the Coop on a regular basis?

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Community Recipes- Darby's Salt and Vinegar Kale Chips

One of the biggest things we get at the Co-op is people who want to eat healthy, but feel totally intimidated when it comes to using the items at the store, especially when it comes to the bulk foods. Well fear not fellow wellness warriors, we are here to help you make the most of what the Co-op has to offer. Starting today, we will be posting recipes by Co-op members and friends, featuring items currently at the store.

Have a recipe or cooking tip that you want to share with community, email us at the or stop by the store and drop it off. Please include your name and a short blurb of what your recipe means to you.

Darby’s Salt & Vinegar Kale Chips

Featuring freshly grown Kale from Earth Mountain Farm or Kazuko

(but all other ingredients can be found at the Co-op too!)


One small bunch of kale, about 6 oz.

1 T extra-virgin olive oil

1 T vinegar (I use Bragg's Raw Apple Cider Vinegar, but any vinegar will work)

Sea salt to tastes


1. Start with a lovely bunch of kale.

2. Cut away the inner ribs and discard, and then tear the kale leaves into same-size pieces.

3. Dry the leaves with either a salad spinner or paper towel.

4. Place Kale in a bag, add a table spoon of olive oil, and massage until the kale is evenly coated.

5. Add vinegar and shake.

6. Arrange the kale pieces in a single layer on the pan so they aren't crowded when they cook

7. Bake at 300 degrees for thirty five minutes.

8. Sprinkle with Sea Salt to Taste

Friday, February 3, 2012

Farm Fresh Eggs

Why Buy?

For anyone who has ever eaten a farm fresh egg, the difference between the look and taste of it and a commercial store bought egg is obvious. The shell is harder and the yolk is brighter and tougher; when cooked, the white is light and fluffy. Though most people assume farm fresh eggs are better nutritionally, most people don’t know how much. Not only are they free of antibiotics and pesticides; but, according to Mother Earth News, farm fresh eggs from hens raised in a pasture may contain:

· 4-6 times as much vitamin D

· 1/3 less cholesterol

· 1/4 less saturated fat

· 2/3 more vitamin A

· 2 times more Omega 3 fatty acids

· 3 times more vitamin E

· 7 times more beta carotene

Learn more @, or stop by the Co-op and pick some up; the taste alone will keep you wanting more.