A Fun Way to Use Plantains

Ripe Plantains

I was so excited to see plantains at the co-op a couple of weeks ago because I finally got the chance to try out this recipe from The Kitchenista Diaries for plantains stuffed with black beans and cheese. 

One of my favorite things about shopping at the co-op is the high quality seasonal produce. These plantains were grown in Mexico and sold through Organics Unlimited, an organization known for its strong commitment to social responsibility. Their Giving Resources and Opportunities to Workers (GROW) program helps provide clean drinking water and educational, dental and vision services for farm workers and their communities.

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Seasonal treasures from both near and far

Ramps, also known as wild leeks, are sustainably harvested for the co-op by a forager we’ve worked with since 2012. He and his team forage in Ulster County, NY, and the Pocono Mountains in Northeastern Pennsylvania. They take only a small amount from each patch and hike high into the mountains to ensure that easily accessible fields aren’t overharvested. This is the last week of the season — ramps will return in spring 2020. Looking forward, there will be locally grown garlic scapes in June and cured cloves of garlic by mid-August.

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Lavva Yogurt

Lavva Yogurt

One of our newest products is Lavva yogurt. It’s a delicious vegan and gluten-free yogurt made with coconut, lime, plantain, cassava, and the southeast Asian Pili nut. See the Lavva website for more information.

Bulk Dry Goods

We stock a large variety of bulk products, including beans, grains, nuts, baking ingredients, gluten-free flours, dried fruit, oils, tofu, olives, spices, herbs, and teas. Below is our selection on June 5, 2023, which may vary from our current inventory. Prices may change at any time. We also have a large selection of bulk/refillable personal care and cleaning items (laundry detergent, dish soap, shampoo and conditioner, etc.). Call ahead to make sure we have what you need before making a long trip to the coop. For suggestions and questions, please write drygoods@4thstreetfoodcoop.org.

Bulk dry goods (trail mix)

Beans and Lentils

ProductPrice per Pound
Adzuki Beans3.84
Black Turtle Beans2.50
Beluga lentils4.62
Kidney Beans, Red3.38
Lima Beans3.07
Mung Beans2.59
Navy Beans3.25
Pinto Beans2.60
French Lentils4.14
Green Lentils3.42
Red Lentils3.48
Black-Eyed Peas4.67
Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans)3.36
Green Split Peas2.42
Yellow Split Peas2.21


Please look for our bulk items in buckets or jars at the bottom of the fridge!

ProductPrice per lb
Olives (black Kalamata, pitted)13.58
Tofu, extra firm (from Ithaca Soy)2.95
Miso, Mellow white7.85
Miso, Chickpea8.40
Bee Pollen61.50
Dry Yeast7.27

Cereals, Grains, and Pastas

NamePrice Per Pound
Buckwheat Groats, Raw4.65
Kasha (Roasted Buckwheat)3.38
Cranberry Cashew Granola (Gluten Free)6.75
Goji Granola (Gluten Free)6.75
Hemp Plus Granola7.32
Just Granola (Gluten Free)6.45
Muesli (New Englands Naturals)7.17
Couscous (French)3.87
Cornmeal, Medium Grind1.55
Farro bulk2.90
Polenta (Coarse Cornmeal)1.55
Rye Berries1.1
Rolled Oats1.98
Steel Cut Oats1.88
Whole Groats Oats2.75
Penne, Brown Rice5.72
Spirals, Brown Rice5.72
Sfoglini Porcini Trumpets 6.88
Sfoglini Reginetti (semolina)5.50
White Sushi Rice4.65
Popcorn, Yellow2.00
Quinoa, Red3.59
Quinoa, White3.35
Basmati Brown Rice4.20
Basmati White Rice5.31
Brown Long Grain Rice3.32
Brown Short Grain Rice2.96
Arborio Rice6.78
Jasmine White Rice3.78
Sweet Brown Rice3.74
Wild Rice15.00

Dried Fruits and Vegetables

NamePrice per Pound
Apricots (Dried, Turkish)8.03
Cherries, Tart (Dried)18.23
Coconut (Shredded )4.62
Cranberries (Dried )9.00
Himalayan Dates (Pitted)5.93
Medjool Dates11.93
Black Mission Figs (Dried)11.92
White Turkish Figs (Dried)7.50
Crystallized Ginger7.12
Goji Berries (Dried)15.22
Mango (Dried)11.65
Raisins, Sultana4.88
Raisins, Thompson4.45
Bananas (Dried)5.93

Flours, Salt, Sugar, and Powders (cocoa, etc.)

NamePrice Per Pound
All Purpose White Flour1.80
All Purpose Whole Wheat Flour1.80
Vital Wheat Gluten5.82
Brown Rice Flour4.08
Buckwheat Flour2.43
White Rice Flour4.32
Chickpea Flour3.36
Rye Flour1.65
Spelt Flour1.98
Baking Powder18.41
Baking Soda3.62
Cacao Powder, Raw8.53
Cacao Nibs10.13
Dark Chocolate Chips8.85
Nutritional Yeast17.10
Non-alkalized Cocoa Powder17.95
Active Dry Yeast6.83
Upcycled GF 1-to-1 Flour (Renewal Mills)4.93
Upcycled GF Dark Chocolate Brownie Mix6.01
Celtic Sea Salt5.35
Fine Sea Salt1.44
Himalayan Pink Salt2.91
Sugar (Evaporated Cane Juice)1.77
Coconut Sugar7.73
Dark Brown Sugar2.43

Nuts, Seeds, and Snacks

NamePrice Per Pound
Chocolate Covered Almonds17.20
Raw Almonds13.43
Sliced Almonds, blanched14.92
Tamari Almonds13.73
Cashews, raw, pieces9.38
Cashews, raw, whole12.83
Curried Cashews14.63
Roasted Salted Cashews13.65
Hazelnuts, raw10.45
Brazil Nuts, raw15.92
Go Take A Hike Mix11.25
Go The Distance Mix11.25
Chunks of Energy11.25
Kelp Crunch Bars (Original / Sesame Ginger)28.12
Sesame Sticks (currently discontinued)11.67
Roasted Salted Mixed Nuts14.63
Peanuts, Dry Roasted6.05
Pecans, Raw19.42
Pine Nuts28.2
Pistachios, salted12.25
Pistachios, unsalted12.25
Chia Seeds6.20
Flax Seeds, Brown3.40
Hemp Seeds15.00
Pumpkin Seeds, Austrian (Pepitas)9.23
Sunflower Seeds5.25
Black Sesame Seeds4.90
Brown Sesame Seeds3.78
Walnuts, Raw10.80

Oils and Bulk Liquids

NamePrice per Pound
Brown Rice Syrup3.91
Coconut Oil6.93
Maple Syrup (Amber Rich / Dark Robust)9.88
Olive Oil, extra virgin (Catania/Gemsa)7.86
Olive Oil, Jenin (Fair Trade)20.75
Sesame Oil, Toasted10.00
Sunflower Oil6.00
Soy Sauce (Tamari)3.59
Vinegar, Apple Cider3.10
Vinegar, Rice2.38
Vinegar, Balsamic6.44


NamePrice per Pound
Dulse Flakes55.30
Dulse Leaf52.60
Kelp (Kombu)43.50
Laver (Wild Atlantic Nori)37.50