Latest News – May 4

Buy Bulk, Save Money And Eat Healthy in Saguache! 

If you’re like most in Saguache, you’re on a limited budget and may not think you can afford healthy food. That may not be true.

At the 4th Street Food Store, at 404 4th St. in downtown Saguache, their mission is to make healthy eating affordable to all local residents.

The 4th Street Food Store is part of Sagauche Works and provides residents with fresh, healthy food options. Photo: Saguache Today

The 4th Street Food Store provides residents with fresh, healthy food options. Photo: Saguache Today

Consider buying staple food items from our bulk bins.  If you’re buying a pound of rice, a bag of flour, rolled oats or organic blue corn meal, did you know that you’re paying twice the price for the packaging as you are for the food?  All you have to do at the 4th Street Food Store is to scoop as much as you need of each individual item into a plastic bag.  They’ll weigh it for you, and it is will cost less than half of the cost pre-packaged.

Another way to save money is to order particular products you use frequently from one of their distributors—United Natural Foods (UNFI) the Valley Roots Food Hub (VRFH) or Scanga Meat Co.– for just 10% above wholesale cost.  You’re welcome to browse the catalogs, or ask for assistance in placing an order.

Bulk foods to order are available at the 4th Street Food Store.

Bulk foods are available at the 4th Street Food Store.

And if you don’t need a whole case of Amy’s black bean soup, for example, maybe they’ll split a case with you, or can help you connect with another customer who will buy the other half.

Thanks to their partnership with the Valley Roots Food Hub, fresh local produce is always available at extremely affordable prices.

Come in and check out the other prices, as well.  The 4th Street Food Store in Saguache may be a lot lower than you’d think.  As a nonprofit project of Saguache Works, made possible by dedicated volunteers and community support, the local food store charges approxiamtely 15% less than the average health food store.  Consider, too, the money you save by not having to drive out of town to shop for fresh, healthy food.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Saguache County Commissioners, the 4th Street Food Store also offers a 20% discount to those eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly Food Stamps, who purchase food with their EBT cards

For more information, or to help in any way, please call 719-655-0216.

The 4th Street Food Store is located in downtown Saguache.

The 4th Street Food Store is located in downtown Saguache.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fresh Food Fridays

At 4th Street Store

 

Craving fresh greens? 

 

The 4th Street Food Store features leafy green kale and a variety of living lettuces, delivered every Friday by our partners at the Valley Roots Food Hub.  

 

These greens come from Brightwater Farms just outside of Monte Vista, a startup family business dedicated to hydroponic year-round greenhouse production.  Sold with their roots intact, they feature excellent flavor, high nutritional content and great staying power.  And they are priced at only $1.67/bunch.  

 

Also available, at extremely affordable prices, are agraricus button and portobella mushrooms from the Colorado Mushroom Farm in Alamosa and certified organic butternut squash from the Arkansas Valley Growers.

 

Look for lots more fresh, local produce at the 4th Street Food Store as the season progresses.

 

Other Valley products available year-round include GMO-free, all natural eggs from Ab Yoder’s Amish family farm in Monte Vista, a selection of goat and cow cheeses from Laz Ewe Two Bar Goat Dairy just outside Del Norte, and a variety of local beef, bison, pork and poultry products.

 

 

 

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