Glut currently has 13 Collective Members. Here is a little blurb about each of us, so when you come into Glut, you know who we are, and who manages which section. (We'll add a photo of each of us shortly!)
Chris manages the Bulk Foods section. This includes all the dried fruits and nuts that are bagged by our volunteers, as well as all the nuts, mixes, grains, rice and mixes found in the bulk bins and gravity bins around the store. We provide bags and marking pens all around the store, so please remember to write the price per pound on your bag to make checking out faster!
Raquel is our Produce Manager. She is in charge of ordering all fresh produce and tries to maintain a healthy selection of fresh local options, which change depending on the season.
Dino: The Cheese Man! Dino has the tough job of keeping our wide variety of cheeses cut, packaged and stocked. In order to get our low prices, we order most of our cheese in very large quantities, so we occasionally will run out of one or two varieties before it's time to reorder. We appreciate your patience! Whatever you're looking for, we haven't forgotten; it will be back in stock soon!
Nikki: If you've been around Glut for a while, you'll probably recognize Nikki! She orders a wide variety of snacks, cookies, crackers, pasta (including bulk pasta), chocolate, cereal, and packaged grains and mixes. Her section has a large number of flavors and options that our customers like, which we rotate depending on what we can get at a good price. If you don't see the type of cereal you like this week, let us know and we'll probably get it in on sale soon!
Judy: Another familiar face, Judy's been managing our Health and Beauty section for years. If you don't see what you are looking for, ask a staff member and it's probably in the basement!
Ziah manages our extensive Supplements section. We have a wide verity of quality products by the names you trust: Now, Wild Harvest, and more! Most supplements are stored behind the main cash register, so ask a staff member for assistance. Please remember, our staff members are not doctors or professional herbalists, and we don't give medical advice. We can share tidbits from our own experiences, but we keep a variety of books available for you to look up the details you need.
Dave, also known as Mac, maintains our Bulk Herbs and Spices. We have a wide variety of high-quality medicinal herbs, herbal teas, and cooking spices at the lowest prices around. Most herbs and spices are sold by the pound, so if numbers like "$42.62 per pound" look daunting, remember how lightweight these dried herbs are. We guarantee you'll be surprised by the low price. As one customer recently proclaimed, "I can't believe I refilled my entire spice cabinet for less than $10!" As with all other bulk items, please remember to write the price per pound for each of your herbs and spices on the bag.
Mike is our Refrigerated manager. This includes all dairy (except cheese), "fake meats," eggs, tofu and more. Check out the great prices on our bulk tofu and seitan (a meat substitute made from wheat gluten). Keep your eyes peeled, we sometimes even have Veganaise in gallon jugs! Just ask Mike. He loves to order what you want, so please let him know. He's super tall so you can easily pick him out to let him know your favorite flavor of yogurt, or other dairy treat. He loves to DJ and get down with the music! Mike doesn't just work at Glut, he play's at Glut!
orders our tortilla chips, as well as canned soups and beans, boxed soups, mac & cheese, seaweeds, and the nut butters and jams. Be sure to check out our nut butter department (in the middle of the store, near the bulk herbs and spices), for our grind-your-own Organic Peanut Butter and Conventional Almond Butter. We also have bulk peanut butter back by the cheese case.
Rian orders our packaged sweeteners and condiments. Check out our delicious Grade B maple syrup (in jars and in bulk) and our wide array of cooking oils, local honey, stevia, and more!
Adrian, the Juice Man! Adrian maintains a wide variety of fruit and vegetable juices from your favorite juice producers such as Knudsen, Santa Cruz and Lakewood.
Atiba is our Freezer Manager, if your an ice-cream lover, dairy or vegan, he's your hookup! Be sure to check out Terry's vegan "meat" and fish, they are fabulous!
Kim manages our wide selection of tea (in bags), coffee, candles, incense, and our single-serving refrigerated juices and waters, as well as a few other odds and ends around the store!
Our Support Workers include:
Hamady! The one and only Hamady, isn't around much during the day but he manages our non-dairy milk section. Here you'll find milk made out of soy, almond, rice, and hemp! Nearby, in the fridge, we also have perishable milks made from soy, rice, and coconut milk.
Tee: Having a large garden herself, Tee is always happy to share her experiences and ideas about growing, preparing, and eating fresh produce!
Nelajah: Our assistant Cheese Cutter!
June - our newest addition is an avid gardener who lives right in the neighborhood. He's easy going and helpful, and can strike up a conversation about anything from produce to
Marvin Gaye or Reggae. Like many current Gluttons, if he's there, you can be sure his bike will be out front!