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There are no stores in my area (central/south jersey) that carry it. I called Vance's to place my latest order, and the woman checked the 2 area codes closest to me--and nothing came up. She told me that they are a very small co. and their business is mostly word of mouth right now. The best thing to do would be to call them, and ask them to check for you. I have found the people there very friendly, and happy to help. Their phone #--1800-497-4834.

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Patti ~ I'm so glad that you are still liking the Dari-free!

I buy it from my little co-op HFS here. Whole Foods didn't carry it and neither does any of our grocery stores.. Order it from there website and try it! If I had more room to store, I'd order a case of it...

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Patti ~ I'm so glad that you are still liking the Dari-free!

I buy it from my little co-op HFS here. Whole Foods didn't carry it and neither does any of our grocery stores.. Order it from there website and try it! If I had more room to store, I'd order a case of it...

It is $8 for the smallest size, PLUS $6 shipping. I would much rather buy it locally and save the shipping incase we dont like it. :(

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Patti ~ I'm so glad that you are still liking the Dari-free!

I buy it from my little co-op HFS here. Whole Foods didn't carry it and neither does any of our grocery stores.. Order it from there website and try it! If I had more room to store, I'd order a case of it...

Cheri--Hi! Yes, I do enjoy it--thanks again for letting me know about it. WF and Wild Oats here don't carry it, either. I printed out some info. off of their website and gave it to the owner of my local health food store. I hope she will try and carry it. I would be nice to avoid the shipping.

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what is a co-op? so many ppl here talk of it

Co-ops are large 'buying groups' that usually give greatly reduced prices to the buyers. I love them! I am in one for products, and would like to join a food one...but there isn't one start locally. Depending on the co-op, they can be a bit frustrating administratively...especially if you are in charge of it. ie. lots of them operate on a monthly minimum, say $700. So a group of people will join in and make one order a month say. But you have to reach the minimum. Not all groups are like that though...Frontier (that I'm in), requires a group for membership, but I can order on my own at any time. The one I want to join is UBC: http://www.unitedbuyingclubs.com/ You can always ck on a coop or buying club to see if there is one established locally. Starting one can be a lot of work. Through Frontier I get all natural/organic products from a ton of brands, at 1/2 or below 1/2 the retail/in-store price. Can't beat that!

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There are no stores in my area (central/south jersey) that carry it. I called Vance's to place my latest order, and the woman checked the 2 area codes closest to me--and nothing came up. She told me that they are a very small co. and their business is mostly word of mouth right now. The best thing to do would be to call them, and ask them to check for you. I have found the people there very friendly, and happy to help. Their phone #--1800-497-4834.

Emailed them this AM... no reply yet... Prbly shoul call, Id like to grab some on way home.

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I'm in the United Buying Clubs and it's been a lifesaver. I met a lady at my local grocery store and she introduced me to our local group. I truely beleive God helped me to find this group. I started my membership right as we found out my dd had celiac disease. In my town we don't have a Whole Food's or Trader Joe's so I would be lost without this resource. I'm actually getting my monthly order together right now. :D

When I was trying to find out if there was a co-op in my area I looked online and couldn't find one. Sometimes the co-op's are listed on the site but sometimes they're not, mine wasn't. You might want to call United Buying Clubs and see if there's a co-op in your area.

The prices are great especially when they're on sale. :)

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Vincent ~ :( on the $6.00 shipping!! I understand!! Hmmm.. I think I pay a little over $7.00 for mine. Would you like me to see how much it would cost to ship one to you? I can't imagine it would be $6.00!! It doesn't weigh much, it's powder..

Our health food store is a co-op, but anyone can shop there. There are just some monthly member specials that the general public doesn't get the advantage of. They also offer cooking classes that are free/reduced fee for members etc. I like it better than WF. The membership fee that I had paid is also fully refundable whenever I choose. I get 5% off once/month and 10% off case discount.

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Vincent ~ :( on the $6.00 shipping!! I understand!! Hmmm.. I think I pay a little over $7.00 for mine. Would you like me to see how much it would cost to ship one to you? I can't imagine it would be $6.00!! It doesn't weigh much, it's powder..

Our health food store is a co-op, but anyone can shop there. There are just some monthly member specials that the general public doesn't get the advantage of. They also offer cooking classes that are free/reduced fee for members etc. I like it better than WF. The membership fee that I had paid is also fully refundable whenever I choose. I get 5% off once/month and 10% off case discount.

Prbly not much less, theres min shipping charges on things. I just stoped in a store here called "Its all Sugar Free" They sell mostly diabetic foods, and low carb stuff, BUT they carry gluten free pantry line of mixes. So I am working on them adding s gluten-free line :D They told me they would see if they could order Darifree for a reasonable price. Same with Kinnickinnik's line.

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Hi,

I belong to our local co-op and have shopped there for years. There are some links on its site to finding a local co-op or setting one up. Also tells a little about what a co-op is/does.

http://www.commonmarket.com/coop_difference.html

Debbie

Thanks Debbie--that was interesting!

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So jealous of you Kasey's mom!!

For others...well, to search for a co-op you would first need to have one in mind. You could search United Buying Clubs, that I gave the link for. This site isn't complete, but does list some by state you could ck out: http://www.coopdirectory.org/ Or this site: http://www.localharvest.org/food-coops/ On the same topic there is a great site that lists farmer's markets, natural food stores etc. and you can search throughout the country--very cool. Found a farm I use from the site. Can't find it at the moment...will keep looking. Like living well or something like that...

Found it found it!! http://www.eatwellguide.org/

http://www.frontiercoop.com/ And in case someone is interested in the coop I belong to. Unfortunately you can't access the main page/catalog w/o a password, but if interested, I could send you a list of the companies. Wait, I'll just paste it...at the risk of the long list being annoying!

A:

• ABRA

• Air Scense

• Alacer

• Alba Botanica

• All One

• All Terrain

• AlphaBetic

• Alpsnack

• Ambassador Hairbrushes

• American Health

• Amerifit

• Ancient Secrets

• Animals' Apawthecary

• Aquagen

• Ark Naturals

• Arkopharma

• Aroma Naturals

• Aromatherapy Accessories

• Aunt Bee's Skin Care

• Auromere

• Aurora Henna

• Auroshikha Incense

• Avalon Active Organics

• Avalon Organic Botanicals

• Axel Kraft

B:

• Baby's Bliss

• Bach Flower Remedies

• Bee & Flower Soaps

• Bellmira

• Blue Pearl

• Body Crystal of California

• Boericke & Tafel - Homeopathic Remedies

• Boiron

• Breath-A-Licious

• BreathAsure

• Brooks

• BumbleBar Organic Energy

• Burt's Bees

C:

• CamoCare

• CamoCare Gold

• Catuama

• Celestial Seasonings

• Chandrika

• Citra-Solv

• Clearly Natural Products

• Coffee Accessories

• Common Sense

• Country Comfort

• Crystal Candles

• Culinary Accessories

• CycleBeads

• Cylinder Works

D:

• Dancing Paws

• Deodorant Stones of America

• Derma E

• Desert Essence

• Dr. Bronner

• Dr. Goodpet

• Dr. Ken's

• Dr. Tung's

• Dresdner Essenz

E:

• Earth Friendly Products

• Earth Solutions

• Earth Therapeutics

• Earthrise

• Ecco Bella

• Eco Bags

• Eco Lips

• Eco-DenT

• Ecover

• Emerita

• Equinox Botanicals

F:

• Flaxelle

• FoodScience Laboratories

• Fuchs Toothbrushes

G:

• Gaia Herbs

• Gehwol

• Giovanni

• GladRags

• Golden Eagle Herbal Chew

• Grandpa Soap Co.

• Great Eastern Sun

• Green Ban

• Green Foods

• Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

• Guayaki Yerba Maté

H:

• Handy Pantry

• Hankettes

• Hawaiian Henna

• Health from the Sun

• Herb & Spice Accessories

• Herbal Glo

• HerbalVedic

• Herbatint

• Herbs for Kids

• Heritage Store

• Hero Nutritional Products

• Herpanacine

• Home Health

• Honey Candle Co.

• Honey Jewels

• Honeybee Gardens

• Howlin' Gourmet

• Hugger Mugger Yoga Products

• Hylands

J:

• Jade & Pearl

• Jason Natural Cosmetics

• Jin Sticks

• Joy of Health

K:

• Kappus Soaps

• KGP Brand

• Kiss My Face

• Kwai

L:

• Lavaggio Prima

• Life Tree Products

• Life-Flo Health Care Products

• Light Mountain

• Lily of the Desert

• Longjiang River

M:

• Maggie's Functional Organics

• MagneLyfe

• Maguey Weaves

• Marine Biotherapies

• Mate Factor

• Merry Hempsters

• Monin

• Moom

• Morning Glory Collective

• Mountain Ocean

N:

• Nanak's

• Native Scents

• Native Visions

• Natra-Bio

• Natracare

• Natrol

• Natural Journeys

• Naturally Fresh Deodorant Crystal

• Nature de France

• Nature's Answer

• Nature's Formulary

• Nature's Gate

• Nature's Herbs

• NatureWorks

• Naturlite

• NeemAura Naturals

• Nelsons Homeopathy

• Neti Pot

• New World Music

• Newman's Own Organics

• Nicole Reed

• Novogen

• Nutiva

• Nutrition Now

• Nylabone Products

O:

• Odwalla

• OHCO

• Olbas

• OraLabs

• Organic Essentials

P:

• Parissa

• Peelu Co.

• Pet Aromatics

• Pixie Mate

• Pondicherry Natural Incense

• Prince of Peace

• Progressive Research Labs

• Publications

• Publications

• Pure & Basic

• Pureline Oralcare

• PureTouch Skin Care

Q:

• Quantum

• Queen Helene

R:

• Rachel Perry

• Radius

• Rainbow Light Nutritional Systems

• Raining Rose

• Ricola

• Root to Health

S:

• Sage Spirit

• Sai Baba Nag Champa

• Schiff

• Sensua Organics

• Seventh Generation

• Shadow Lake, Inc.

• Shaman Earthly Organics

• Shave Deluxe

• ShiKai

• Smile Brite

• SPORTea

• St. Claire's Organic Sweets

• Stash Tea

• Sweet Essentials

T:

• Tact Beauty Care

• Teeccino

• Thayers

• The Natural Relaxer

• The Organic Sudz Co.

• Thompson

• Thompson Nutritional Products

• Tiger Balm

• Tiger's Milk Nutrition Bars

• Tom's of Maine

• Traditional Medicinals

• Turtle Island

• TwinLab

U:

• Un-Petroleum

V:

• Vicco

• VitaMinder

• VitaPur

W:

• Weleda

• Well in Hand Herbals

• Wellements

• White Flower

• WiseWays Herbals

• Wrapsacks

Y:

• Yakshi Fragrances

• Yogi Tea

• Your Crown and Glory

Z:

• Zand

• Zhena's Gypsy Tea

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Vincent, I love using Vance's but I've only been able to find it a one of our local mom & pop health food stores. I hope you can locate it. I have a recipe somewhere that you can use it to even make ice cream! :)

KM: Well go ahead and send it. If I cant get a local stor to order it, I might break down and order it my self.

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Kasey's Mom--If it's not too much trouble, if you can find it, I would love the ice cream recipe using the Vance's. I emailed them recently about recipes, but did not hear back. Thanks :)

Hey ~ can I get that recipe too?

Vincent ~ hope you can get them to get it.. Let me know if you change your mind. I was thinking regular mail wouldn't be that expensive.

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Kasey's Mom--If it's not too much trouble, if you can find it, I would love the ice cream recipe using the Vance's. I emailed them recently about recipes, but did not hear back. Thanks :)

Me too Please! I love sorbet, but if I could get something more like ice cream…that would rock! :P

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