Five Fresh Things to Look for at the Food Conspiracy Co-op This Summer
1. New Fresh Summer Salads
Conspiracy Kitchen has been working hard this summer to revitalize our menu with fresh new offerings in the grab-and-go case and beyond. This includes continuing our commitment to offering local and seasonal ingredients. New summer salads are Hunan Broccoli with Rice, Edamame Mint, Broccoli Cashew, Honey Mustard Potato, and Chicken Tarragon and Apple. These salads and more will rotate in the grab-and-go case. There is a delicious and distinct flavor profile associated with each of these salads that is sure to please lunch time visitors or serve as a fine accompaniment as side dish for dinner.
2. California Rolls
Fresh California rolls are also new to our grab-and-go line up--both veggie and spicy tuna. All the fresh rolls are made in-house with organic veggies and without food coloring or additives in the pickled ginger or wasabi. Veggies include red bell pepper, carrots, sprouts, cucumber and avocado. Simple, natural and delicious - made especially for you by us in the Conspiracy Kitchen. Your purchase of grab-and-go is guilt-free, as our sushi trays are made from plants too! They are a cutting edge bioplastic made by transforming the carbon in plants to lactic acid, and are certified for industrial composting.
3. Fresh In-House Made Conspiracy Juice
In other fresh department news, our produce staff now makes Conspiracy Juice in-house by using only organic ingredients. We have a basic green juice recipe with kale, apple, celery, lime, etc. We have a carrot-ginger juice, to which we add apple for extra sweetness on top of the natural sweetness from the carrots. Lastly, the watermelon juice has been a simple favorite that people love. It is also really refreshing, much like an agua fresca on a hot and humid summer day. It is made of watermelon, fresh mint and lime. This watermelon-mint juice will be available as long as organic watermelons are available. The team then plans to add a seasonal offering depending on seasonal availability of produce.
4. CBD Yoga and Mind & Body Classes
At the Co-op we believe that, along with healthy food, whole health comes from care and attention to mind and body. Some of the summer class offerings are by Zoe Rose Lambert of Sonoran Apothecary. Zoe is a Tucson native who has been working in the health and wellness industry for almost a decade. Zoe’s yoga and hemp- derived CBD class will combine an all levels relaxed-pace yoga with a hemp derived CBD tincture that students will take internally. She will also teach a CBD Edibles class, where students will learn how to make CBD infused cooking oil to make their own edibles at home. The Kadampa Meditation Center will offer a class on Healing Mind & Body. Buddhist nun Gen Kelsang Lingpur will explain how we can take control of our own healing by relying on the special practices taught by Buddha. Popular among locals, bread baker and Barrio Bread Owner Don Guerra will also teach a class on how purchasing Barrio Bread or making it at home supports a whole local ecosystem. All classes are held at the Co-op’s annex building on 7th Street, in Historic Fourth Avenue. Tickets for classes can be purchased online or in the store on 4th Avenue.
5. Love Local – 10% off Local Produce, Grocery and Conspiracy Kitchen Made Foods
Food Conspiracy made the commitment long ago to support local farmers and food producers - from local honey to rangeland-fed beef and organic apples. We invest the time it takes to order directly from many local businesses and have had relationships with farmers since day one. We also make great prepared foods with the same high quality organic ingredients you can find at the Co-op. We highlight all of these offerings at the height of the local summer harvest season with discounts for everyone on all locally grown produce, grocery and Conspiracy Kitchen made foods from September 5-11. Make your list and mark your calendar!
Food Conspiracy Co-op
412 N 4th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85705