Recent Changes for "Davis Food Co-op/2005 Reviews" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op/2005_ReviewsRecent Changes of the page "Davis Food Co-op/2005 Reviews" on Davis Wiki.en-us Davis Food Co-op/2005 Reviewshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op/2005_Reviews2008-07-18 12:34:47MaryLiethfixing links <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op/2005 Reviews<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Co-op is rad. In addition to being one of the last places to buy groceries downtown, the staff is friendly and helpful and the selection is pretty decent. You'll find yourself eating better if you shop here regularly (I did). My '''only''' complaint about The Co-op would be the occasionally slow checkout lines, but hey, it's retail... they do the best they can with the number of shoppers that plow through the store in the evenings! - ["KenNeville"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Co-op is rad. In addition to being one of the last places to buy groceries downtown, the staff is friendly and helpful and the selection is pretty decent. You'll find yourself eating better if you shop here regularly (I did). My '''only''' complaint about The Co-op would be the occasionally slow checkout lines, but hey, it's retail... they do the best they can with the number of shoppers that plow through the store in the evenings! - ["<span>Users/</span>KenNeville"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Additionally, if you're a ["Living Cheaply" cheapskate] who happens to like purchasing fresh veggies (like me), and can volunteer a regular four hours per week, you get a 16.5% discount on groceries. -["AmeliaCarlson"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> Additionally, if you're a ["Living Cheaply" cheapskate] who happens to like purchasing fresh veggies (like me), and can volunteer a regular four hours per week, you get a 16.5% discount on groceries. -["<span>Users/</span>AmeliaCarlson"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> When stuff seems to take a long time- consider that the Co-Op is a Co-Op and not your normal retail establishment. You aren't being served by minimum wage slaves, the people helping you out are co-owners. (or would be if they purchased shares, as the Co-Op hasn't voted to provide the minimum $10 share purchase to new hires and finds itself in the morally odd position of paying people who aren't a part of the Co-Op to serve Co-Operators.) Sure, sometimes the lines are slow, or you can't get much help finding Elbonian Pink Polka Dot Lentils, but everyone is doing what they can. - ["PopeChristof"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> When stuff seems to take a long time- consider that the Co-Op is a Co-Op and not your normal retail establishment. You aren't being served by minimum wage slaves, the people helping you out are co-owners. (or would be if they purchased shares, as the Co-Op hasn't voted to provide the minimum $10 share purchase to new hires and finds itself in the morally odd position of paying people who aren't a part of the Co-Op to serve Co-Operators.) Sure, sometimes the lines are slow, or you can't get much help finding Elbonian Pink Polka Dot Lentils, but everyone is doing what they can. - ["<span>Users/</span>PopeChristof"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-06-17 04:26:44'' [[nbsp]] The Co-Op is one of the more expensive groceries in Davis. However, there are some items that only they have (such as Dried Porcini Mushrooms) and service that is unbeatable. When I went to the butcher he gave me advice on what type of chicken to serve at a dinner party and then proceeded to give me his recipe. A worker once helped me for five minutes in searching for vegan gummy bears for a friend and whenever herbs are out, they'll always go to the "back" and grab some more for you. Some of the things are actually cheaper than the equivalent at Safeway (such as a bunch of basil or certain mushrooms). --["AlvinTsao"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-06-17 04:26:44'' [[nbsp]] The Co-Op is one of the more expensive groceries in Davis. However, there are some items that only they have (such as Dried Porcini Mushrooms) and service that is unbeatable. When I went to the butcher he gave me advice on what type of chicken to serve at a dinner party and then proceeded to give me his recipe. A worker once helped me for five minutes in searching for vegan gummy bears for a friend and whenever herbs are out, they'll always go to the "back" and grab some more for you. Some of the things are actually cheaper than the equivalent at Safeway (such as a bunch of basil or certain mushrooms). --["<span>Users/</span>AlvinTsao"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-06-23 01:33:50'' [[nbsp]] Alvin you're right, DFC can be a bit pricey. But sort of like The Nugget, sometimes different things are cheaper. I've found that smaller brand names (Barbara's Bakery, Kettle Chips, Clover Stornetta, etc.) are cheaper at the Co-op than other places. (Probably something to do with the co-operative deal making.) Plus DFC always has tons of sales, and you can always find something new to try. And you can pretty much buy your weekly/daily/monthly groceries on sale, especially if you're not too loyal to brand names. I know there's always so frozen meal, snack foods, drinks, dairy products, produce, and tons of bulk items, that are on sale. And many of the sales go for the entire month. --["MichelleAccurso"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-06-23 01:33:50'' [[nbsp]] Alvin you're right, DFC can be a bit pricey. But sort of like The Nugget, sometimes different things are cheaper. I've found that smaller brand names (Barbara's Bakery, Kettle Chips, Clover Stornetta, etc.) are cheaper at the Co-op than other places. (Probably something to do with the co-operative deal making.) Plus DFC always has tons of sales, and you can always find something new to try. And you can pretty much buy your weekly/daily/monthly groceries on sale, especially if you're not too loyal to brand names. I know there's always so frozen meal, snack foods, drinks, dairy products, produce, and tons of bulk items, that are on sale. And many of the sales go for the entire month. --["<span>Users/</span>MichelleAccurso"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-06-23 01:36:26'' [[nbsp]] I have a question (we should call this page, "Ask Michelle!"): Can I get a membership card for my roomie? Did I spell roomie right? --["SummerSong"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-06-23 01:36:26'' [[nbsp]] I have a question (we should call this page, "Ask Michelle!"): Can I get a membership card for my roomie? Did I spell roomie right? --["<span>Users/</span>SummerSong"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-08-14 12:36:19'' [[nbsp]] Just to mention: Also non-residents (e.g. exchange students like me) can become a "Visiting Non-Member", that prevents you from paying the 5% extra fee on the shelf prices. It's only $5 for 3 month, or $15 for a year. I like the Co-Op very much, although it's a little bit more expensive than e.g. Safeway. What I don't like, that it is so difficult to find the products that are NOT fat reduced or fatfree. (I really like the taste of creamy milk, as the milk in Germany usually has 3.5% fat.) --["BurkhardLehner"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-08-14 12:36:19'' [[nbsp]] Just to mention: Also non-residents (e.g. exchange students like me) can become a "Visiting Non-Member", that prevents you from paying the 5% extra fee on the shelf prices. It's only $5 for 3 month, or $15 for a year. I like the Co-Op very much, although it's a little bit more expensive than e.g. Safeway. What I don't like, that it is so difficult to find the products that are NOT fat reduced or fatfree. (I really like the taste of creamy milk, as the milk in Germany usually has 3.5% fat.) --["<span>Users/</span>BurkhardLehner"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-08-19 21:16:52'' [[nbsp]] If you are in S.F. please visit Other Avenues Food COOP. It's a bit different than our CO-OP, especially because it's so small, but it is a dinosaur of great food and community in that city. It's located on Judah Street between 40 and 41 Ave. --["WayneSchiller"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-08-19 21:16:52'' [[nbsp]] If you are in S.F. please visit Other Avenues Food COOP. It's a bit different than our CO-OP, especially because it's so small, but it is a dinosaur of great food and community in that city. It's located on Judah Street between 40 and 41 Ave. --["<span>Users/</span>WayneSchiller"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-08-19 22:48:56'' [[nbsp]] Odd, one of the reasons I liked the Co-Op when I first found it was the sheer quantity of REAL food- cream top whole milk yogurt, unprocessed milk, heavy cream that you can scoop out with a fork, good butter, large selections of oils and real butcher bacon. I guess I don't perceive the fat free stuff anymore after a few years of training my sense, but if you can't find the God Stuff, ask a dairy clerk or a grocery worker - or any of the foodies. The Co-Op is a 'Real Food Baker's" dream! --["PopeChristof"]<br> <span>-</span> * i think you mean un''homogenized'' milk. it's still pasteurized, but you didn't really want TB anyway. also, i agree, it is delicious. - ["ArlenAbraham"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-08-19 22:48:56'' [[nbsp]] Odd, one of the reasons I liked the Co-Op when I first found it was the sheer quantity of REAL food- cream top whole milk yogurt, unprocessed milk, heavy cream that you can scoop out with a fork, good butter, large selections of oils and real butcher bacon. I guess I don't perceive the fat free stuff anymore after a few years of training my sense, but if you can't find the God Stuff, ask a dairy clerk or a grocery worker - or any of the foodies. The Co-Op is a 'Real Food Baker's" dream! --["<span>Users/</span>PopeChristof"]<br> <span>+</span> * i think you mean un''homogenized'' milk. it's still pasteurized, but you didn't really want TB anyway. also, i agree, it is delicious. - ["<span>Users/</span>ArlenAbraham"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-08-23 19:15:09'' [[nbsp]] Actually, I didn't really specifically say unpasteurized, but in fact, you can buy at least two varieties of totally raw milk at the Co Op- CA being one of the states where specialty dairies can sell it (In many states you must buy a share in a cow). But I buy Strauss anyway. The really raw stuff doesn't seem to matter much in coffee :) --["PopeChristof"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-08-23 19:15:09'' [[nbsp]] Actually, I didn't really specifically say unpasteurized, but in fact, you can buy at least two varieties of totally raw milk at the Co Op- CA being one of the states where specialty dairies can sell it (In many states you must buy a share in a cow). But I buy Strauss anyway. The really raw stuff doesn't seem to matter much in coffee :) --["<span>Users/</span>PopeChristof"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-10-06 00:16:24'' [[nbsp]] I have a question I hope someone here can help me with: from the recent notice about the Oct 05 recruitment drive... does the "''If you have any student ID, from any school, show it and you'll receive member prices.''" only work during the recruitment drive or is that on-going throughout the year? thanks!! --["IrenePark"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-10-06 00:16:24'' [[nbsp]] I have a question I hope someone here can help me with: from the recent notice about the Oct 05 recruitment drive... does the "''If you have any student ID, from any school, show it and you'll receive member prices.''" only work during the recruitment drive or is that on-going throughout the year? thanks!! --["<span>Users/</span>IrenePark"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 28: </td> <td> Line 28: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-10-06 00:18:51'' [[nbsp]] i'm pretty sure that's just through the recruitment drive. if you don't want to pay for a membership, find a member and get them to give you a shopper card. you don't own any stock, and they get your dividend, but you still get member prices. --["ArlenAbraham"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-10-06 00:18:51'' [[nbsp]] i'm pretty sure that's just through the recruitment drive. if you don't want to pay for a membership, find a member and get them to give you a shopper card. you don't own any stock, and they get your dividend, but you still get member prices. --["<span>Users/</span>ArlenAbraham"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 30: </td> <td> Line 30: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-10-06 04:05:51'' [[nbsp]] student ids work only during the drive. the drive is mainly for students, during that time you can use your card to get prices and try it out, if you like it you can become a member and get the gift certificate --["MichelleAccurso"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-10-06 04:05:51'' [[nbsp]] student ids work only during the drive. the drive is mainly for students, during that time you can use your card to get prices and try it out, if you like it you can become a member and get the gift certificate --["<span>Users/</span>MichelleAccurso"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 32: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-10-07 02:08:18'' [[nbsp]] Shopping at the Co-Op makes me feel all warm inside. --["KenjiYamada"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-10-07 02:08:18'' [[nbsp]] Shopping at the Co-Op makes me feel all warm inside. --["<span>Users/</span>KenjiYamada"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 34: </td> <td> Line 34: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-12-16 22:47:10'' [[nbsp]] warm fuzziness abounds here unfettered. --["DudeNude"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-12-16 22:47:10'' [[nbsp]] warm fuzziness abounds here unfettered. --["<span>Users/</span>DudeNude"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Davis Food Co-op/2005 Reviewshttp://daviswiki.org/Davis_Food_Co-op/2005_Reviews2008-05-31 06:52:10JabberWokky <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Davis Food Co-op/2005 Reviews<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ '''''These are reviews of the ["Davis Food Co-op"] from ["2005"]. For more current reviews, visit ["Davis Food Co-op" the entry].'''''<br> + <br> + ------<br> + <br> + The Co-op is rad. In addition to being one of the last places to buy groceries downtown, the staff is friendly and helpful and the selection is pretty decent. You'll find yourself eating better if you shop here regularly (I did). My '''only''' complaint about The Co-op would be the occasionally slow checkout lines, but hey, it's retail... they do the best they can with the number of shoppers that plow through the store in the evenings! - ["KenNeville"]<br> + <br> + Additionally, if you're a ["Living Cheaply" cheapskate] who happens to like purchasing fresh veggies (like me), and can volunteer a regular four hours per week, you get a 16.5% discount on groceries. -["AmeliaCarlson"]<br> + <br> + When stuff seems to take a long time- consider that the Co-Op is a Co-Op and not your normal retail establishment. You aren't being served by minimum wage slaves, the people helping you out are co-owners. (or would be if they purchased shares, as the Co-Op hasn't voted to provide the minimum $10 share purchase to new hires and finds itself in the morally odd position of paying people who aren't a part of the Co-Op to serve Co-Operators.) Sure, sometimes the lines are slow, or you can't get much help finding Elbonian Pink Polka Dot Lentils, but everyone is doing what they can. - ["PopeChristof"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2005-06-17 04:26:44'' [[nbsp]] The Co-Op is one of the more expensive groceries in Davis. However, there are some items that only they have (such as Dried Porcini Mushrooms) and service that is unbeatable. When I went to the butcher he gave me advice on what type of chicken to serve at a dinner party and then proceeded to give me his recipe. A worker once helped me for five minutes in searching for vegan gummy bears for a friend and whenever herbs are out, they'll always go to the "back" and grab some more for you. Some of the things are actually cheaper than the equivalent at Safeway (such as a bunch of basil or certain mushrooms). --["AlvinTsao"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2005-06-23 01:33:50'' [[nbsp]] Alvin you're right, DFC can be a bit pricey. But sort of like The Nugget, sometimes different things are cheaper. I've found that smaller brand names (Barbara's Bakery, Kettle Chips, Clover Stornetta, etc.) are cheaper at the Co-op than other places. (Probably something to do with the co-operative deal making.) Plus DFC always has tons of sales, and you can always find something new to try. And you can pretty much buy your weekly/daily/monthly groceries on sale, especially if you're not too loyal to brand names. I know there's always so frozen meal, snack foods, drinks, dairy products, produce, and tons of bulk items, that are on sale. And many of the sales go for the entire month. --["MichelleAccurso"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2005-06-23 01:36:26'' [[nbsp]] I have a question (we should call this page, "Ask Michelle!"): Can I get a membership card for my roomie? Did I spell roomie right? --["SummerSong"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2005-08-14 12:36:19'' [[nbsp]] Just to mention: Also non-residents (e.g. exchange students like me) can become a "Visiting Non-Member", that prevents you from paying the 5% extra fee on the shelf prices. It's only $5 for 3 month, or $15 for a year. I like the Co-Op very much, although it's a little bit more expensive than e.g. Safeway. What I don't like, that it is so difficult to find the products that are NOT fat reduced or fatfree. (I really like the taste of creamy milk, as the milk in Germany usually has 3.5% fat.) --["BurkhardLehner"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2005-08-19 21:16:52'' [[nbsp]] If you are in S.F. please visit Other Avenues Food COOP. It's a bit different than our CO-OP, especially because it's so small, but it is a dinosaur of great food and community in that city. It's located on Judah Street between 40 and 41 Ave. --["WayneSchiller"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2005-08-19 22:48:56'' [[nbsp]] Odd, one of the reasons I liked the Co-Op when I first found it was the sheer quantity of REAL food- cream top whole milk yogurt, unprocessed milk, heavy cream that you can scoop out with a fork, good butter, large selections of oils and real butcher bacon. I guess I don't perceive the fat free stuff anymore after a few years of training my sense, but if you can't find the God Stuff, ask a dairy clerk or a grocery worker - or any of the foodies. The Co-Op is a 'Real Food Baker's" dream! --["PopeChristof"]<br> + * i think you mean un''homogenized'' milk. it's still pasteurized, but you didn't really want TB anyway. also, i agree, it is delicious. - ["ArlenAbraham"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2005-08-23 19:15:09'' [[nbsp]] Actually, I didn't really specifically say unpasteurized, but in fact, you can buy at least two varieties of totally raw milk at the Co Op- CA being one of the states where specialty dairies can sell it (In many states you must buy a share in a cow). But I buy Strauss anyway. The really raw stuff doesn't seem to matter much in coffee :) --["PopeChristof"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2005-10-06 00:16:24'' [[nbsp]] I have a question I hope someone here can help me with: from the recent notice about the Oct 05 recruitment drive... does the "''If you have any student ID, from any school, show it and you'll receive member prices.''" only work during the recruitment drive or is that on-going throughout the year? thanks!! --["IrenePark"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2005-10-06 00:18:51'' [[nbsp]] i'm pretty sure that's just through the recruitment drive. if you don't want to pay for a membership, find a member and get them to give you a shopper card. you don't own any stock, and they get your dividend, but you still get member prices. --["ArlenAbraham"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2005-10-06 04:05:51'' [[nbsp]] student ids work only during the drive. the drive is mainly for students, during that time you can use your card to get prices and try it out, if you like it you can become a member and get the gift certificate --["MichelleAccurso"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2005-10-07 02:08:18'' [[nbsp]] Shopping at the Co-Op makes me feel all warm inside. --["KenjiYamada"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2005-12-16 22:47:10'' [[nbsp]] warm fuzziness abounds here unfettered. --["DudeNude"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div>