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Blue Planet

Blue Planet is Peaceworks’ non-profit, natural foods, pre-order buying service. It provides access to a wide range of natural and organic foods, including bulk staples and prepared foods, as well as frozen and refrigerated items. BP also offers access to a very wide range of herbs, supplements and health and beauty products.

Buyers pay only pennies on the dollar above wholesale.

Anyone can order. There is no membership fee or obligation to buy with Blue Planet on an ongoing basis. Volunteering is an option, but is not required.

Special Offer: For anyone who is new to Blue Planet or has been away from ordering for an extended period, we are giving an added inducement to order with us. If you’ve not ordered in the past year, or if you’ve never ordered, you can place one order with zero markup over invoice. Please note that this is a one-time offer.

Our Sources: We order approximately every two weeks from United Natural Foods (UNFI) Iowa City Warehouse. We also place once-monthly orders with Frontier Natural Products Co-operative, and we order from UNFI Wellness approximately 2-3 times per year.

Frontier & UNFI Wellness Orders: Frontier offers a wide variety of herbs, teas, coffees, herbal extracts, bulk spices, body products and kitchen wares. UNFI Wellness offers a very comprehensive mix of supplements and body products. The order-by deadlines for both of these are the 15th of each month. We will call or email you when the order arrives. Printed catalogs for both are available for use at the Peace Nook.

You can also click here to access the full 2023-2024 Frontier Catalog. There's also a Frontier monthly sales catalog. You can click here for June 2024 Frontier specials catalog.

You can click here to access the *June 2024 UNFI Wellness specials catalog. *Please note, we may not place a Wellness order every month.

And here, you can see the full catalog for UNFI Wellness as of June 2024.

UNFI Orders: These arrive approximately every two weeks, on alternate Thursdays. Your order should be placed with us by 5 p.m. on the previous Monday (three days earlier). Orders are to be pre-paid, although this requirement can be waived for established members whose accounts are in good standing. Orders with prepayment can be placed by dropping the order off at or mailing it to the Peace Nook 804-C E. Broadway, Columbia, Mo. 65201. Established members can place their orders by e-mail. Our address is blue.planet.food@gmail.com.

UNFI 2024 Order Schedule (June-December): 
Place your order by 5 p.m. Monday:
6/3, 6/17, 7/1, 7/15, 7/29, 8/12, 8/26, 9/9, 9/23, 10/7, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/16, 12/30*

Orders will arrive on Thursday, three days later:
6/6, 6/20, 7/4*, 7/18, 8/1, 8/15, 8/29, 9/12, 9/26, 10/10, 10/24, 11/7, 11/21, 12/5, 12/19, 1/2*

*Holiday schedule subject to change.

UNFI Catalogs: There is a full UNFI Catalog with all products listed, a Monthly Specials Catalog listing sale items, and a Hot Sheets set of specials with deeper discounts. The latter two come out each month. These are not available in print. Rather, they are posted as PDFs or Excel files here on this webpage. 

We update the Specials and Hot Sheets monthly. At your request, we can add you to the list to receive a PDF or XLS of the catalog each month by e-mail. Or you can download a PDF or XLS from this website. 

Important note: It is essential that you get a brief orientation to this catalog before using it, as ordering minimums can differ from item to item. Please visit with us at the Peace Nook or call us at 573-875-0539 to get the lowdown.


Hot Sheets: Monthly Hot Sheets are deep-discount sale items with significantly better sale prices than the regular specials.

Regular UNFI Catalogs: 

Note: The link above is for the most recent version of the full catalog we have access to. 


Sale UNFI Catalogs: 

Note:  When downloading catalogs first click on the link above. Then click on file and choose the "download" option with the arrow. This will result in a readable, searchable PDF or Excel file.

UNFI Pick-up Times: Our delivery day is every other Thursday. We appreciate it if you can pick-up your order on the day it arrives, but if not, we will hold your items until you make it in. For loading out your order, it is best to pull in to the alley behind the Peace Nook and put your flashers on while loading.   

Blue Planet Markups and Payment: We charge non-volunteers 15% above actual wholesale. Those who help two hours on an order are charged 8% above wholesale. We can take payment in checks (preferred) or cash, but not with credit or debit cards.

All net proceeds from Blue Planet support Peaceworks’ educational work.