Out of Stock Dry Goods, and ETAs

description ETA reason out of stock
wheat gluten flour none Distributor out of stock. All of our other suppliers have discontinued it.
"Local Tofu" - have Fresh Tofu, locally grown, instead none supplier experiencing production problems, no expected return date.
frozen items none freezer needs repair, questions as to whether we want a freezer
locally-grown apple rings none distributor temporarily out of stock of the local ones
soap nuts none Supplier went out of business, evidently. Need research to pick new source.
black soybean   not available
Red Merlot beans click grower had a fire
freekeh click grower had a fire
WholeSoy yogurt soon manufacturer out of stock
bulk Ancient tree olive oil probably in the spring supplier out of stock
great northern beans next crop? UNFI says: "All white beans had severe shortages due to wet harvest staining the product. Will have supply issues through new crop." NY navy beans from Wild Hive Farm are now available though!
VT Soap items soon manufacturer had a fire
Zapatista dark coffee July previous crop sold out. Membership will be contacted, prob. May 5, to decide on substitute.
Uncle Harry's products ~08/01/2014 - Friday Our buyer was backlogged.
Uncle Harry's lavender oils and peppermint oil maybe by end of summer Supplier temporarily discontinued organic essential oils while they seek NOP certification in their new facility. Locally and sustainably grown lavender oil is available at the farmer's market.

Discontinued Items

Sometimes we stop carrying an item altogether. Here's why.

Item replaced with local/less expensive option Other reason
sticky/sweet/mochi rice   Didn't sell well. Existing source, Lundberg, is more expensive.
GTS kombucha BAO kombucha: made in NYC from locally grown produce and packaged in bottles that are made in NJ, rather than the cheaper ones from China Some flavors didn't sell fast enough during the slow season, new short expiration date, distributor only guarantees those won't expire within 14 days.
Katalyst Kombucha BAO kombucha: made in NYC from locally grown produce and packaged in bottles that are made in NJ, rather than the cheaper ones from China Some flavors didn't sell fast enough during the slow season, and some expired.
Curry Leaf Red Clover Blossoms Not popular. Never sold, replaced with more popular item Red Clover Blossoms
Aritha Powder Neem Leaf Not Popular, sold poorly.
Mace Powder Pumpkin Pie Spice Not popular, sold poorly, replaced with similar seasonal item
Mustard Seed Powder, Yellow Chipotle Powder Not popular, sold poorly, will be replaced.
Garlic Powder Garlic Granules Replaced with an easier to dispense and more popular version.
Whole Red Chili African Bird Pepper Chili Powder Not popular, sells poorly. Will be discontinued once out of stock.
White Pepper (ground) Burdock Root Not popular, sells poorly. Will be discontinued once out of stock.
Onion Powder Onion Granules Easier to stock, sells faster
dried blueberries   became very expensive, suspected theft item
dumplings   substantially not organic
Tofurkey sausages   Tentatively discontinued because not organic.
Tofurkey slices   Tentatively discontinued because not organic and not selling well - expiring.
Smoothies from Maple Hill   Discontinued by manufacturer
Ariston olive oil   Concerns over organic status
Ariston balsamic vinegar   Ships w/Ariston oil, not being ordered separately, concerns over organic status too?
Kettle Chips   Membership concerns about company being publicly traded
packaged agave   switched to a source that only offers bulk
NATURE'S ANSWER LIQ MULITPLE VIT & MINER   no longer available from the warehouse we get our UNFI orders from
all Eden products replacements being found see http://www.salon.com/2013/04/15/eden_foods_ceo_digs_himself_deeper_in_birth_control_outrage
Maine Coast Sea Chips   no longer manufactured

Topic revision: r2 - 23 Apr 2011 - 01:29:26 - LippeLippe
 

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