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Food For Thought 

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!
At the Co-op we are prepared to be open and ready to meet your holiday needs through rain, sleet, snow, or shine. Our Holiday hours are listed below, and no amount of snow will keep us from being open. Aside from a state of emergency such as the Las Conchas fire, we will be open according to our regular hours unless specified by our holiday hours listed below. Our regular hours are Monday through Saturday 7:30 am to 9 pm and Sunday 8 am to 8 pm. 
Happy Holidays!
Holiday Hours for 2012

(Christmas Eve)

Monday 12/24: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

(Christmas Day)

Tuesday 12/25: CLOSED


(New Year's Eve)

Monday 12/31: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

(New Year' Day)

Tuesday 1/1: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

WinterFest Parade
(Photo by Salvador Zapien from
This year's WinterFest parade was a hit, and the balmy weather brought out many happy faces. Our staff and board members pushed carts and carried our banner as we danced down the street in our second WinterFest parade.

Last year, our first WinterFest parade, we learned that truck batteries are heavy, ice and heavy carts don't mix, and stringing all the carts together makes for great team building
This year the battery powered led lights and the mild weather made the parade more fun for everyone. We also happily led the way for the newest Los Alamos cooperative: The Beer Co-op.
Co-op Principal #7: Concern for Community (Part 2)


Cooperative Principal #7:
"While focusing on member needs, cooperatives work for the sustainable development of communities through policies and programs accepted by the members." 


As a cooperative business, we work to support our members and our community, because we are stronger together.

TerraCycle Program: TerraCycle is a company that strives to "reduce the idea of waste" by working to re-purpose, recycle and reuse items currently not recyclable or very hard to recycle.  TerraCycle also supports communities by donating money to communities who send in items to TerraCycle to be re-purposed.


Since the start of our TerraCycle program in August, we raised $62.14 through TerraCycle, which will be donated to a local non-profit. As part of our Member Survey in February, you will have the opportunity to vote for which local non-profit will get this year's funds. Over time, we look forward to donating the TerraCycle funds to many local non-profits. 


Here is a current listing of the items you can keep out the landfill by dropping them in our TerraCycle bins:


    1.   All Chip Bags

Including: chip bags, tortilla chip bags, pretzel bags, pita chip bags, bagel chip bags, soy crisp bags, and salty snack bags.
    2.   All Cereal Box Liners 

Including: any brand cereal box liners (the plastic bags, which preserve the cereal freshness and are inside the cereal boxes).

NO cereal boxes.
    3.   All Bagged Cereal Bags
Including: Nature's Path, Malt-O-Meal, and any other bagged cereal.
    4.   All Bear Naked Product Packaging
Accepted Bear Naked packaging includes: Bear Naked brand granola bags, trail mix bags, and granola cookie boxes. 


Co-op Classes: 


Shop with the Chef: This class series takes participants from buying the ingredients to eating the prepared dishes. Some chefs provide hands-on learning, while others demonstrate their techniques. Everyone leaves with ideas, recipes, and the delicious aftertaste of good food. So far, we have 6 classes available for the new year. Registration for these classes is open and required to attend. For more information please see our calendar and upcoming events.

Co-op Conversations: This free class series brings in experts to share their knowledge through discussion, lecture, activities, or demonstration. These free classes do not require registration and cover a wide range of topics including health, wellness, environment, and nutrition. For more information, please see our calendar and upcoming events.


Co-opROCKS!: Co-opROCKS! is part of our outreach program to young adults (high school and college ages). The program is intended to provide young adults with a venue to express their interests (music, art, theater, etc.) in a fun and safe atmosphere. We strive to share our cooperative values through this venue by sourcing local talent and encouraging young adults and the community to support each other and help create this fun event.  Admission is FREE!

Next Co-opROCKS!: February 16 from 11 am to 10 pm at Warehouse 21 in Santa Fe. 


Volunteer ProgramMembers who complete one hour of work in our Volunteer Program receive a discount coupon good for 18% off their purchases for a single shopping visit. To become a Co-op Volunteer, you must be a Co-op member and complete our one hour Volunteer Orientation. We have completed our orientations for December and will soon post January orientations on our website calendar.


Would you like more information on cooperative principles?  Click Here! 

Happy Holidays!




Sandra West
Los Alamos Co-op Market
January 22
6 to 8 PM

The Basics of Antipasto
Edwin Theodore 

Antipasti, the Italian version of tapas or hors d'oevres, makes a great light meal at home, for entertaining guests, or pot lucks. Learn to master the art of antipasto and savor the evenings with this Shop with the Chef class on Tuesday, January 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. 


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Co-op Cookbook:  
Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles 


Organic and Free Range
Come by the Co-op to pick up your holiday turkey. We also carry duck by Mary's and local lamb from Tierra Amarrila.
January 31
6 to 8 PM

Raw Cuisine
Jesse & Johanna Boudreau  

Share in the splendor of preparing and tasting raw cuisine on Tuesday, January 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.  


Register at the Co-op Today!

Co-op Cookbook:  
Eggnog Custard Pie


Youth Activity at the Co-op!
Can you find the raven?

Our mascot, the raven, is up to new tricks. Please help us find our raven.

Youth (12 and under) will win a prize when they find our raven, who is hiding in the Co-op, and bring him to the front desk. Thank you for help.



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Los Alamos Co-op Market
Heart of the Community at the Edge of Town.
Open  M-Sa 7 - 9 p.m.
Sun 8 - 8 p.m.
(505) 695-1579