We are celebrating 10 years of sourcing the best organic, biodynamic, ethical delicious, nutritious, fresh produce that our lovely country has to offer. It has been an absolute pleasure taking this journey, meeting our wonderful local farmers and interacting with all of you. We appreciate all the emails and messages we get from you about our competitions, events happening here and there and all the feedback we get about the quality about the goods you are receiving and the slugs that are eating your lettuce before you do!

Our birthday gift to you will be to spoil you even more with more affordable produce for the next month. Keep an eye out on our website for some great specials for the month of October only!

** OCTOBER PRICES from Camphill Dairy – West coast and Afrikara – Wolesly **

* Milk, Cow, Full Cream, Gently Pasteurised 1 litre – R18
* Yoghurt, Cow, (Full Cream or Low Fat) 1 Litre – R32
* Yoghurt, Cow, (Full Cream or Low Fat, optional honey) 250ml – R15
* Labaneh, Strained Yoghurt, Cow 280g – R30
* Quark, Plain 260g- R28

* Milk, Cow, Full Cream, 1 litre- R20, 2 litres – R40
* Yoghurt, Natural 1 litre (in a glass jar)- R40, 250ml – R18
* Yoghurt, Greek 1 litre (in a glass jar)- R70, 250ml – R25
* Labneh, Plain 250g – R35

The Ethical Co-op will be selling delicious nutritious fresh wheatgrass on preorder. You will have to let us know at least 2 weeks in advance so that we can prep and grow your green little trays of treasures. The trays will be 15cm x 23cm.

Wheatgrass is prepared from the cotyledons of the common wheat plant, Triticum aestivum. It contains chlorophyll. amino acids, minerals, vitamins and enzymes. Wheatgrass can be grown indoors and outdoors. Leaves are harvested when they develop a “split” as another leave emerges. This can be done a second and sometimes a third.

**How to eat wheatgrass**
The young sprouts can be eaten whole and raw but more often they are juiced raw and consumed as a liquid. Wheatgrass is thought to be best consumed when it is fresh and taken on an empty stomach immediately after extraction. You can juice wheatgrass but cutting it at the base of the blade and insert the tips into a juicer. Don’t expect too much juice. You will get about 1 ounce serving of juice for every half cup of fresh, raw wheatgrass. The juice will have quite a strong taste but you can add it to other juices or smoothies.

**Check with your doctor**
If you have a wheat allergy or gluten intolerance you should check with your doctor before including wheatgrass in your diet.

**Additional nutritional information on wheatgrass (if you want to get your nerd on)**
Wheatgrass contains potassium, is a great source of dietary fibre, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, thiamin, ribofavin, niacin, vitamin B6, pantothenic acid, iron, zinc, copper, manganese and selenium. It also has a negligible 1 gram of protein per 28 grams. It has twice the amount of vitamin A as carrots and is higher in vitamin C than oranges. It is also reported that it increases hemoglobin (which carries oxygen in our blood) and is therefore effective in improving blood disorders such as diabetes, preventing tooth decay, improving wound healing and preventing bacterial infections.It is also used to remove toxins from the liver, reduce high blood pressure, block the absorption of cholestrol, treat UTI’s, treat respiratory tract infections and for the treatment of cancer and arthritis. Please note that the US Food and Drug administration has not approved wheatgrass to treat any of these ailments. According to the American Cancer Society wheatgrass juice does contain vitamins and minerals that are beneficial to the human body but there is not adequate proof that it can cure any of these disease.

Certified organic goat’s milk products including yoghurts, drinking yoghurt, Kefir, probiotic yoghurt, Foxtail, Chabris, Chevre rolls, Cream Cheeses, Cottage Cheeses, Halloumi, Quesso blanco, Feta, Gouda, Farmstead Fenugreek, Caprino Romano from Foxenburg.

** JUST IN **
* Certified (Demeter) biodynamic Feta (in limited quantities) from Bloublommetjieskloof Farm
* Non-certified organic Green Beans (in limited quantities), Table Celery, green Cos Lettuce from White Mountain
* Organic in Conversion Asparagus, Cauliflower, Sugar Snap Peas 1kg BULK from Naturally Organic
* Non-certified organic Seedlings 6-pack: Beetroot, Giant Rape, Spring Onion, Mizuna from SEED, Mitchell’s Plain
* Non-certified organic Plants: Cotton Lavender, Strawberry, Purple Viola Flowers from SEED, Mitchell’s Plain

** EVENTS **
Volunteer as a Wednesday Willing Workers Welcome with Paul Barker at Lentegeur Market Garden.
Wednesday October 7, 2015 from 9am to 12h30:

Lot’s of love
The Ethical Team