July Slice of the Pi 2017
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Your July Slice of the Pi is here!
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Rain or Shine, it's Eatin' Time

And we're here to make it easily, sustainably, deliciously amazing!

Red, White, & Blue – Co-op Style

We've been having some crazy wine deals at the Co-op lately! Get party-happy with easy Sangria with beautiful organic berries – blueberries, raspberries, and blueberries are on sale at your Co-op through July 9!), with a little splash of Field Day club soda, also super cheap at your Co-op of course.

Missouri Peaches are Here!

Here's your local produce forecast for the shelves at your Co-op, courtesy of our local produce buyer Mike: 
This month we'll be enjoying 
Local Organic Potatoes from Oak Hill Acres (Atalissa, Iowa); Organic Kales, Chards, Collards Greens, and Beets from Grinnell Heritage Farm (plus their famous carrots in about 2 weeks!); Broccolini from Bloomin' Wooley Acres (Nashua, Iowa); Organic Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, and Green Bell Peppers from Maharishi World Peace Vedic Organics (Fairfield, Iowa); and Spring Onions from Echollective Farm & CSA (Mechanicsville, IA)! Look forward to a wide assortment of local cherry tomato varieties by the end of July.

To be in the loop with our local & organic produce sales, adjust your preferences at the bottom of this email!

Why the Co-op's Different:


 Working with local farmers isn't easier or more efficient, but it's so clearly the right thing to do. 

We've been working with Calvin  since 1988 (that's almost 30 years!!) and other local farmers like him  to change agriculture – 
it's why we do what we do! 

Your everyday choices at the grocery store truly do make a difference! #whyinewpi

New Co-op T-Shirts are Here!

Locally designed by our wonderful designer JoJo, and locally printed by Jonnie 5 Apparel!
They've been going fast, so stop by soon to snag one, and hey – we'd love to see them out in the wild, so snap a photo and tag us in your post!
– Love, Your Co-op

Youth Off-Road Riders

Did you know that when you shop the Co-op, you support many local activities – even youth sports!? Read this article about the Iowa City Youth Off-Road Racing team and how they got going here> Thank you for the good you do for real people in our community simply by buying groceries!

Want to 
see the Youth Off-Road Team race? Catch them at:
Goosetown Lone Tree Time Trial July 11
& at RAGBRAI July 26-28!

Easy DIY Natural Bug Spray (Anti-tick too!)
+ Unisex Facial Serum!

There’s such a wide array of wonderful ways to use essential oils, from simply using a diffuser to adding them to water for a body mist or room spray, to even creating your own deodorant or bug spray. Stop by your Co-op for everything to create your favorite DIY body care products, and recipes too! Our locally produced pure Aura Cacia essential oils are on sale at your Co-op through July 5 – here's our wellness guru Justin's easy DIY Bug Spray & Unisex Facial Serum here >

Want to hear about health & wellness tips & new items? 
Adjust your email preferences with the link at the bottom of this email, and check out last week's round here >

Local Kombucha's on Tap at Your Co-op!

That's right, the local taps are now flowing in Iowa City, Coralville, & Cedar Rapids! Sarah of Agri-cultured (Waukee, Iowa) is brewing up a rotation of flavors and your enthusiasm is responsible for her biggest kombucha delivery – ever. She's getting a new fermenter to keep up with demand! We love helping new local food businesses grow!

New at Your Co-op: Local Pastured Duck Eggs!

Marion, Iowa – On Sale through July 5!

Silent E Farm's free range duck flock's diet is made up of free range forage (grass and insects), non-GMO egg layer feed, and sprouted black oil sunflower seeds. They rotate their ducks through different paddocks so they always have access to fresh, grassy, open spaces!

Why duck eggs?
Duck eggs are about twice the size of chicken eggs, and it turns out duck eggs have a higher concentration of nutrients and protein, with a larger, richer, creamy yolk, and can sometimes be consumed by those who are allergic to chicken eggs because they have a different protein makeup! Read more on their blog >

Run for the Co-op Board of Directors!

New Pi seeks energetic Co-op owners with business skills, dedicated to sustainable practices, community accountability, and the local food economy! The Co-op's Board shapes long-term planning, manages fiscal responsibilities, and keeps us rooted in our common values.
Interested Co-op owners can view and download the Board Candidacy Info & Board Candidate Application here, or pick them up in our in stores. Applications are due by 5pm Friday, July 21, 2017. Thanks for engaging with your Co-op!

Yards for Kids, and Pets, & Pollinators!

We are SO excited that the City of Iowa City and the Iowa City School District have now eliminated chemical spraying in our schools, parks, and city property! Check out this map by Good Neighbor Iowa of childcare centers, parks, schools, and institutions that are leading the way by pledging not to use pesticides (common lawn weedkillers, insecticides, and fungicides – known to be toxic to children, pets, and our rivers) to protect child health and local streams.

Your Co-op is the first grocery to pledge chemical-free! We hope other grocery stores, schools, churches, businesses, residents (list your lawn as pesticide free to pledge your support as a good neighbor – for a step further, check out this resource for planning edible gardens, monarch habitat, and school gardens) and municipalities will follow suit to protect child health, water quality, and biodiversity!

Stop by your Co-op to sign a pledge to not use lawn chemicals, and feel free to pick up a small yard sign – we're happy to offer them for $2, the cost of printing them – we're the only place you can get them in town.

This weekend!

New Pi Cedar Rapids
Patio Party & Pallet-Palooza!

ALL DAY this weekend – July 8 & 9

We’re bringing in pallets of sale goods – 200+ items on sale!

Noon-3PM Saturday:
Live Music by the Surf Zombies 
with free local beer sampling by Iowa Brewing Co., 
giveaways, and fun kids’ activities – 
plus we’re grilling! $2 local brats & house-ground burger sliders &
$3 vegan Field Roast sausages!

TODAY, Monday, July 3, is Senior Monday!

Stock up, and mark your calendar for your Co-op owner discount days the rest of the year! 
Plus for ALL Co-op Owners:
Every first Tuesday of the month (that'd be July 4) – get 10% off supplements and body care products at your Co-op!

July Events


Today, July 3: Senior Discount Monday
4th of July: New Pi's open till 9PM! Wellness Discount Day
July 5 & 19: Double Deals Weds.
July 8 & 9: New Pi Cedar Rapids
Patio Party & Pallet-Palooza!
(details above)
July 21: Co-op Board Candidate Applications Due by 5PM
July 26: Co-op Board of Directors Meeting

Join the team at New Pi!


We're looking to hire people who:
  • are outgoing, friendly, always smiling, and offer outstanding customer service
  • enjoy working in a fast-paced retail & kitchen environment
  • have a passion for food that's locally-produced with sustainable practices
Sound like you? Check out our diverse openings and learn how to apply >
Follow the Co-op for Great Food Ideas Around the Clock:
Do you like like us? We'd love to hear it on Yelp New Pi Iowa City / Coralville + You're always welcome to email us.
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3338 Center Point Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402


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