Anner’s Wellness Works – Organic Groceries in Tulsa, Oklahoma – My friend Anner owns an organic food coop at 19th & Boston – Tulsa’s First Organic Food Coop – just a few blocks from our house. I think everybody in Tulsa knows Anner! She’s owned restaurants and groceries over the years and is known for her commitment to organically-grown foods, nutrition and her amazingly cheerful nature.
Clients pay a nominal annual fee to be members of the coop and can purchase weekly “share” bags filled with fruits, veggies, spices, cheeses and meats. Anner e-mails notices out as to what will be in next week’s share bags and we place our orders – pick-up is on Thursdays.
In business with her husband, Ed, and partner, Jill, Anner provides recipes to go along with whatever may be included in the weekly share. If you don’t know HOW to cut up a butternut squash, Anner will include directions. If you’ve never cleaned and cut up a pomegranate, Anner will explain that to you also.
Anner’s Wellness Works – Organic Groceries in Tulsa, Oklahoma
The coop is very homey for members. If you drop by to pick up some of Ed’s homemade salsa or Jill’s super garlic hummus and nobody is there – help yourself and leave a note. Jill takes care of the billing and she’ll make sure you get charged – but they still go by the honor system. Also available are staple items such as canned tomatoes and beans to save you a trip to another grocery – and she even carries lotions and some basic home remedies to help make this a one-stop shopping experience for you!
The most recent addition to the coop is the labyrinth — which is an ancient and symbolic walking meditation. You enter the labyrinth at one point, follow the path and come back out where you started – if you walk with purpose and concentration, it settles your mind and promotes relaxation. The center of the labyrinth is planted with creeping thyme and Anner intends to add Corinthian mint and other aromatic herbs that will solicit peaceful and relaxing mental images.
Anner is training us to be more green and to bring our own bags to transport our goodies. She also sells these amazing bottles (that are dishwasher-safe) to fill with our purified water, so we’re not buying plastic bottled water. She promotes environmentally-sound ideas to us constantly, while encouraging us to treat our bodies with organically-grown, nutritious food.
And for those of sometimes too busy to prepare healthy meals, plan ahead and Anner will cook for you in her “Monday Meals” family offer. She’ll let you know the monthly menu in advance – all meals are $30, serve four and include a green salad. For those of us without kids to feed, she offers “Grown Up Tuesday” meals which have an upscale twist & taste and serve two for $24.
August 2009 menu is:
- August 3rd: Mac and Cheese with sausages
- August 10th: Pot Roasted Chicken with carrots and potatoes
- August 17th: Italian Lasagna
- August 24th: Turkey Cassoulet
- August 31st: Anner’s Ever-Famous Meat Loaf with carrots and potatoes
- Tuesday, August 4th: Basa fish with herbed summer squash and salad – $24 – serves 2
Anner’s Wellness Works – Organic Groceries in Tulsa, Oklahoma -Visit Anner’s web site, or better yet, drop by and say hello. She will pour you a cup of tea and give you a big hug when she first meets you – I guarantee it! Please tell Anner that Lori sent you – Ed delivers free salsa to me for every referral!
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Contact: Mon – Fri 9am till 6pm; 1915 S Boston Avenue, Tulsa, Ok 74119; (918) 592-4421; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; web: http://www.organictulsa.com