Monday, August 10, 2009

What a great place we live in!

Blackberries are getting ripe...
Hi - We'll be posting soon (after the fair) with pictures - in the meantime:

Going to the mainland for a summer outing (restocking supplies, doing errands, and trying to make that ferry)? Love the Skagit Co-op and Tacos Guaymas, but want to have a change of pace for breakfast or lunch? In old Burlington, there is the Cafe Burlington. It looks like a regular coffee shop, but is something special. Sit down in one of the booths or at the counter, or outside tables, and look at the menu - Besides great milkshakes and a large coffee shop selection for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you'll see that their beef is from Skagit River Ranch (organic), and eggs, poultry and produce and the rest of the menu is organic, and purchased locally whenever possible, which means often. They also have excellent espresso, and did I say milkshakes? - the good kind? All the food is very good, the place is good looking, the atmosphere is coffee shop friendly - I like that. Here's their webpage. To get there, continue east on 20 (instead of heading right towards the malls and Costco at the light, go left after going under the I -5 overpass, map); then turn right on Fairhaven. The cafe is a couple blocks down, on the left and looks like - that's right - a happy little coffee shop. The owners have been cooking local and organic at Cafe Burlington since 2004! And this part of old small town Burlington has a number of nice little shops that can also use your support.

Speaking of support - support our local San Juan Community Co-Op - it's fantastic!!
Amazing grocery and beautiful island produce selection, amazing prices, dedicated volunteers, and in a beautiful little spot near Chinmayo in the Surina Business Park on Malcom - its's right on your way! Check it out - it just gets better and better - and, they have ice cream! Becoming a member is easy, and they're open on Wednesdays for non members. Directions here, and see a few more details a few posts down..Yay Community Co-Op!