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Got milk? How about local, organic, low temp pasteurized milk from a co-op? How about local eggs, yogurts and kombucha (we’ve even got one named after us). If you eat vegan, gluten free or any alternative diet you will come to think of this department as heaven. Here you’ll find local tempeh, tofu, and veggie burgers. There is bulk tofu, alternative meats, gluten free bread, even ready-to-bake vegan cookie dough.

Take your time in our frozen aisle – this is where some of the best deals are. It’s a great way to stock you freezer with local, organic, co-op products. We don’t have a ton of space so you know this is as well-vetted a selection that you will find anywhere in town. We stock this section based on your feedback so you can be sure this is the best there is to offer. It’s also a great place to experiment with gluten free breads, Tiny Pies or alternative ice creams. We know it the best there is to offer.

Local Vendor Spotlight: Daily Greens

Daily Greens is a locally made and sourced vegetable and fruit juice. Shauna Martin, the owner and founder of Drink Daily Greens, is a firm believer in the cleansing and healing properties of a juice cleanse.

From drinkdailygreens.com:

At the age of 33, their founder, Shauna Martin, was diagnosed with breast cancer. With a young family to care for, Shauna struggled to recover from the trauma of multiple surgeries and the toxic effects of chemotherapy.

Eight years clear, Shauna attributes her complete recovery from breast cancer and current healthy lifestyle, in part, to her regimen of drinking a green juice every day. Shauna decided that she wanted to share this life-enriching habit and spread the good word about drinking your vegetables.

Consisting of a perfect blend of nutrient-rich dark leafy greens and lighter, juicer greens, each new drink is as delicious as it is nutritious. Quality-tested with their chefs and their legion of fans, they ensure that you are drinking something that will change your life for the better, for good. They source their vegetables and fruits locally to the greatest extent possible from farmers they know. Most of their greens are seasonally sourced from local organic farms that utilize sustainable farming practices to grow wonderfully nutritious vegetables and fruits without harming the environment.

A portion of Daily Greens' sales are donated to organizations that assist young women battling breast cancer. So every bottle you drink makes you and many others that much healthier.

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VENDOR FOCUS: TALENTI GELATO

Talenti Gelato and Sorbetto is inspired by Argentine helado (gelato brought to Argentina by Italian immigrants in the early 20th century) but is crafted in nearby Dallas, Texas. Founder Josh Hochschuler learned to make the traditional, artisinal product while living in Argentina and goes to great lengths to source the best ingredients from around the world.

Made with fresh, hormone-free milk and pure cane sugar, Talenti Gelato has 30% less fat than regular ice cream. Talenti Sorbettos are dairy free, fat free and also made with pure cane sugar, never high-fructose corn syrup. Using fresh, delicious ingredients, they produce gelato flavors like Sea Salt Caramel, Belgian Chocolate, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup, Simply Strawberry plus sorbetto flavors such as Lisbon Lemon, Roman Raspberry, Blood Orange and new Alphonso Mango.

The unique packaging allows you to see the vibrant colors and ingredients while keeping out freezer burn and locking in the flavor. Wash the containers and they're great to reuse for leftovers, snacks and bulk foods.

Visit this link for a refreshing recipe for homemade Talenti Sangria using only fresh fruit and a cheap Cabernet!

Images by Dana Shultz.

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Local Vendor Focus: Buddha’s Brew Kombucha

Buddha's Brew Kombucha produce handcrafted, fresh kombucha beverages that have been delighting Wheatsville shoppers since 2008.

Of the many tasty flavors of their kombucha, Wheatsville shoppers are the most enthused about the Pineapple Super Greens: pineapple, apple and peach juice with spirulina, chorella barley grass and broccoli powder! Their newest style was a seasonal flavor that has become a permanent offering: Tart Cherry Melon; featuring the heart healthy benefits of tart cherry juice with the fresh flavor of honeydew melon juice. It's a perfect healthy refreshment for Austin summer days.

Run by the power team of Kimberly Lanski and John-Paxton Gremillion, Buddha's Brew is now available in over 200 locations across Texas, Lousiana and Oklahoma.

New to kombucha? Check out Buddha's Brew's Frequently Asked Questions

The Buddha's Brew Crew

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