|Announcements Relocation UpdateWe are continuing to follow up on the current property relocation options (both lease and purchase) in the area and have created work teams to begin planning the move. We will share updates as soon as we have more information. In the meantime the Co-op is operating as usual. If you would like to volunteer to assist please contact Theresa Pizzuto or Pete Santora.|
Local Bread Vendor
We received our first delivery from Backwoods Bakery on Saturday, April 3. They delivered organic wheat breads, bagels, scones, brownies and cookies. They are a small-batch artisan bakery deep in the backwoods of NC: https://www.facebook.com/bakersinthebackwoods/. Their flour is sourced from NC mills and all are from certified organic grain.
We’ll be receiving a selection of breads from them monthly: cinnamon swirl, rustic sourdough, almost whole wheat, cranberry walnut, & soft pain de mie French loaf . If you would like to place an order for future deliveries, they will need to be placed by the Saturday before delivery with Carroll Brown, who will pickup the orders. We will share upcoming delivery order deadlines and dates in future weekly updates.
Meeting Information – Mark your calendars!Manager Meetings (4th Saturdays): Our next manager meeting will be held VIRTUALLY on Zoom on Saturday, April 24 at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome.We will continue to hold our meetings virtually until it is safe to gather again, which may be a while. 2021 Membership Renewals
Memberships are due the first time you shop at the Co-op in 2021. The cost is $30 for the entire year, which is still a great deal. Thank you for your continued support! See a recipe for Grain Free Asparagus and Goat Cheese Quiche at the bottom of this email Product Updates
(See photos below)Bread: from Backwoods Bakery received 4/3: organic wheat breads, bagels, scones, brownies and cookiesPackaged: Artisana Raw Almond Butter;Biokleen Bac-Out; Green Forest Paper Towels; St. Dalfour organic strawberry jamBulk: apple juice infused dried cranberries; organic chia seed; organic whole raw cashewsGluten Free: Hippie Snacks avocado crisps; HU chocolate covered hunks; Late July organic sea salt and lime tortilla chips; Munk Pack protein cookies (double dark chocolate and snickerdoodle); San J organic tamari sauce; Tanka buffalo bars, various flavors.Refrigerated: Brown Cow whole milk yogurt; Good culture cottage cheese; Eden Organics sauerkrautFrozen: Jeni’s Ice cream (darkest chocolate and brown butter almond brittle)Produce: from Warbranch Mushrooms received 4/1: shiitakes; from Monetta Produce received 4/1: organic asparagus
Monthly Senior Discount Day The Co-Op offers a 5% discount to seniors 65+ on the 3rd Saturday of each month. The next senior discount day will be held on Saturday, April 17.
Volunteers needed for a variety of jobs – this is how we run the co-op (no paid employees) Please contact Theresa at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to help keep the co-op running. Thanks!
Updated COVID-19 Reminders – We are still following safety protocolsAs you know we are still following all of the recommended CDC guidelines for keeping people safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. View the full list of co-op practices and reminders here.
What we ask you to do:If you are feeling sick at all (fever or not), Please do not come into the store.If you know you have been exposed to COVID-19, DO NOT come into the store. The CDC guidelines call for staying home for 14 days after you’ve been exposed to someone with confirmed COVID-19. See this link for more information: What to Do If You Are Sick | CDCIf you cannot or will not wear a mask, we will provide curbside pickup for you in order to keep our managers healthy.
Order Deadlines and Delivery DatesOnline ordering calendar
UNFI — The next order date is Monday, April 5 with delivery date of Wednesday, April 14.
Happy Cow — The next order deadline is Saturday, April 10 for pickup on Monday, April 12.
Sami’s Bread — Please place a special order if you would like us to order from this company again.
Frontier Herbs — Orders due monthly on the 4th Tuesday of the month.New, Restocked & Highlighted ProductsGluten FreeProduce
If you are interested in ordering a specific type of produce please contact Theresa to discuss availability. Visit the list of produce suppliersPersonal Care Pet ProductsSupplements
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View the list of discontinued products hereChocolove dark chocolate hazelnut butter cup (discontinued by UNFI) Recipes and Health Articles
Grain Free Asparagus and Goat Cheese Quiche
This Grain Free Asparagus & Goat Cheese Quiche has such a buttery and delicious gluten free crust and is loaded with perfect spring veggies!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Author : Lindsay Grimes Freedman at the Toasted Pine Nut
INGREDIENTS:1 + 1/2 cups whole cashews1/4 cup coconut flour2 egg whites1/4 cup melted ghee (or grass-fed butter)1 and 1/2 tsp. salt, divided6 eggs, beaten1 Tbsp. almond milk1/4 tsp. pepper4 oz. goat cheese, divided3/4 cup chopped asparagus (about 1/2 of a bunch)
INSTRUCTIONSPreheat the oven to 350F.To make the crust, in a food processor, combine the cashews, coconut flour, egg whites, ghee and 1 teaspoon of the salt. Process until the cashews break down and the mixture forms into a ball.Remove the crust and press it evenly into the bottom of a 9-inch tart pan and press the dough up the sides of the pan. Set aside while you make the filling.Whisk together the eggs, almond milk, pepper and the remaining salt. Crumble the goat cheese.Once well whisked, stir in 3 oz of the crumbled goat cheese (about 3/4 of the cheese) and the asparagus.Pour the filling into the tart pan and bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until the middle is set.Sprinkle the remaining goat cheese on top of the quiche and serve. YIELD: 6-8 Servings
Full article here: Grain Free Asparagus & Goat Cheese Quiche – The Toasted Pine Nut