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Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of National Independents Week 6/27 – 7/5

Repost from Local First Arizona Get ready for the 10th Annual Local First Arizona Independents Week celebration June 27th – July 5th, because this year’s will be the best yet! During Independents Week we want all Arizona residents to declare their independence by supporting our independent businesses!  When we choose locally owned businesses we keep… Read more »

Eat, Drink and Be Local with the Eat Local Challenge

Each July, Food Conspiracy Co-op showcases local with an Eat Local Challenge. The Challenge is in July because it is the time when local farmers grow an abundance of tomatoes, melons, cucumbers, basil, okra, garlic, chilies, onions and more.  It is the season we celebrate our local farmers and what they grow.  For the first… Read more »

Summer in the City is for Saving While Supporting Local!

Food Conspiracy Co-op together with 140 local businesses is participating in Summer in the City all summer long. Purchase a $5 Summer in the City saver card and start saving on all of your favorite local businesses in Tucson in six different downtown districts: University of Arizona, Main Gate Square, 4th Avenue, Downtown Tucson, Mercado District,… Read more »

New! Supplement Spotlight: Astaxanthin

Astaxanthin As we head into the summer swelter that is the Tucson summer all of us are concerned about getting to much sun and all that is associated with it (cancer, sunburns, heat exhaustion, etc…).  Some of us slather ourselves with sunscreen, while others just get out of town altogether.  What if there was magical… Read more »

Co-op Election Results are in!

Sunday, March 1st was the last day to vote in Co-op Elections. That evening, Board of Directors president Rob McLane announced the winners of this year’s elections at the co-op’s Annual Meeting.  All three people running for the Board of Directors were elected.   Of the eight Cooperative Community Fund candidates, three were elected to receive Cooperative Community… Read more »

Conspiracy IPA Just in time for April BikeFest!

Coming this April! When you’re out celebrating the beautiful spring weather and Bikefest month, pedal on down and get your growler filled at the Food Conspiracy Co-op with our latest batch of Conspiracy Beer.   Conspiracy IPA is brewed by local brewery 1055 Brewing.  According to co-owner and general manager Chris Squires, Conspiracy IPA description is as… Read more »

Vote in Co-op Elections!

Co-op owners can vote for Board of Directors and Cooperative Community Fund Candidates beginning February 1st and through February 28th, 2015. You’ll also be able to vote by paper ballot at the computer kiosk available in the store or during the voting period and lastly by paper ballot at this year’s Annual Meeting on Sunday,… Read more »

Birthday Sale!

The Food Conspiracy Co-op is celebrating our 44th Birthday on Saturday, February 21st.  All owners receive 10% off purchases up to $74.99, 15% off purchases of $75-$149.99 and 20% off $150 and up. All owners who made purchases between October 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014 will receive patronage rebate this year.  The primary on… Read more »

Conspiracy Beer is a collaboration of Tucson's brewers and bikers

The lastest batch of Conspiracy beer was brewed especially for BICAS (Bicycle Inter-Community Art & Salvage) by Dragoon Brewing Co.  An English-style Brown Ale, BICAS Bent Axle Brown is pale brown in color with a nutty bread-like flavor.  It has a hint of English hop aroma, and subtle caramel and fruit flavors.  Proceeds from Bent Axle… Read more »

Water Harvesting and Native Tree Workshop

As part of the co-op’s partnership with Desert Harvesters we hosted a workshop on November 1st in which local rainwater harvesting expert, Brad Lancaster, taught us how to harvest rainwater, air-conditioning condensate, and stormwater to irrigate native perennial food plants.  We learned how to use bunyips-simple water levels, and how to shape earthworks-landscaping features that direct and capture the… Read more »