UPDATE FOR THE WEEK OF August 26

Announcements:
Temporarily Closed on Fridays as of August 2nd
The Co-op will be closed for the Labor Day Holiday on Monday, September 2. Have a safe and healthy holiday!

Member Appreciation Day – Saturday, Sept. 7

We will be giving out free samples with any purchase on the first Saturday of each month as a way to appreciate our members! Please stop by, we’d love to see you!

New, Restocked & Highlighted Products (See photos below)

  • Bulk Packaged, Refrig, & Frozen: Brown Cow yogurt, Health-Ade Bubbly Rose Kombucha, Mt. Vikos org feta cheese, SunRdige Farms dark chocolate coconut chews, Sweet Earth Greek burritos, Woodstock frozen brussel sprouts, yellow corn grits
  • Gluten-Free: Enjoy Life min semisweet chocolate chips, NOW Foods Ellyndale organic instant quinoa cups in 3 flavors
  • Pet Food: Castor & Pollux Pristine cat food pouches – free-range chicken, free range turkey, ocean whitefish, salmon
  • Local Produce: last week we received  peaches, mixed baby potatoes & Cherokee purple tomatoes, and we still have green beans, burgundy okra, white potatoes, sweet potatoes and more.
Carlson Sale: Carlson is having a line drive sale of 20% off. Tiepacks – 6 or more – will be 25% off. Carlson’s new products will be 25% off.  To benefit from these discounts the Co-Op order must total $300 or more. All orders must be placed on the Carlson order sheet no later than Tuesday, September 24th, at 5 p.m. For additional information please see: www.facebook.com/carlsonlabs

Monthly Senior Discount Day

The Co-Op offers a 5% discount to senior 65+ on the 3rd Saturday of each month.  The next senior discount day will be held on Saturday September 14.
Day Managers Needed
(Markup depends on day of week/hours worked)
We are looking for volunteers to be trained as Day Managers (hours depend on day of week). If you are interested or want to learn more please contact Theresa Pizzuto.Secretary Needed 
(Officer position – 0% markup)
The Secretary takes minutes at the monthly manager meetings & quarterly general membership meetings, sends out the Weekly Update and all email communications to members & managers. Computer skills are required, including basic knowledge of Word and Excel; familiarity with Google Docs a plus. If you are interested or want to learn more please contact Theresa Pizzuto.

Assistant Manager Needed
(Officer position – 0% markup)

The Assistant Manager assists the General Manager and Associate Manager in management activities and decision-making, serves in the absence of the Assoc. Manager or General Manager as needed, attends Manager, General Membership and agenda-planning meetings and works to gain knowledge of all jobs, policies and procedures associated with the operation of the Co-op.  Good organizational, communication and computer skills are required, including basic knowledge of Word and Excel; familiarity with Google Docs, MailChimp and email lists is a plus. You will work closely with the the Associate & General Manager and we will provide training as needed. If you are interested or want to learn more please contact Theresa Pizzuto

2019 Membership Renewals

Memberships are due the first time you shop at the Co-op in 2019. The cost is still $24 for the entire year. Thank you for your continued support!

Order Deadlines and Delivery Dates

UNFI —  The last order was available Thursday, August 22. The next order deadline is Monday, August 26 for delivery on Thursday, Sept. 5.

Happy Cow — The next order deadline is Saturday, August 31 available on  Tuesday, Sept 2 (due to Labor Day Holiday).
Carlson — Orders due by Tuesday, September 24 by 5pm
Sami’s Bread — The last Sami’s order arrived Thursday, July 18.  Please check the shelves for chips and the freezer for Bagels and Bread.
Frontier Herbs — Orders due monthly on the 4th Wednesday of the month

Albert’s Produce— The next delivery will be announced as our shelf stock is depleted.  To place an order or receive information about product/price lists please contact Theresa.

New and Restocked Products
dark chocolate coconut chews
org yellow corn grits
Produce

Produce Updates

If you are interested in ordering a specific type of produce please contact Theresa to discuss availability. 

Short-term Local Seasonal Produce To special order please contact Theresa
New produce list: this week from Mile Creek – peaches, mixed baby potatoes & Cherokee purple tomatoes, and we still have their white potatoes, sweet potatoes and we still have Growing Greens Family Farms: green beans, burgundy okra
  • Growing Greens Family Farms: we plan to order greens and other seasonal produce from them every 1-2 weeks. For more information, visit Growing Green Family Farm.  They are a local farm in Anderson, SC.
  • Cedar Knoll Farm: we will order seasonal produce as our shelf stock is depleted (weekly or every other week).
  • Healthy Hen Farm: seasonal produce will be ordered as it is available
  • Jewell Farm: garlic and other produce will be ordered as it is available.
  • Mile Creek Farm:  Delivered this weekend — spray-free tomatoes & green peppers
  • Warbrance Mushrooms: shiitakes were delivered on 8-6
Albert’s Organics Produce Distributor: Our most recent order arrived Wednesday July 17. Produce still available: apples (Pink Lady), broccoli, carrots, celery, lemons, mini seedless watermelons, onions (red & yellow), squash (acorn & butternut), yams (garnet).
Personal Care

 New Pet Products
Supplements
Supplement by Brand
Supplements by Shelf Order
Discontinued Products

Discontinued by UNFI

  • St. Dalfour Gourmet to Go 3 Bean Salad

  • Traina Natural California Bing Cherries

  • SunSpire Coconut Dark Chocolate Bar

  • Rapunzel Brand

    • Coco Powder

    • Veg Bouillon (no salt, w/ herbs, w/ sea salt)

  • Coconut Secret Organic Almond Coconut Bar

  • Nutiva brand Organic Red Palm Oil 15oz is discontinued from the Co-op shelf.

    • Full cases of six jars are still available by special order only.

  • Reed’s Cherry Brew beverage

  • Canned Santa Barbara brand large black olives

    Still Available by Special Order

  • Eden Organic Red Kidney Beans, 15oz cans

  • Eden Organic Cannellini White Kidney Beans, 15oz cans

Discounted Items

There are a variety of discounted items located on our Clearance shelf.

Recipes and Health Articles

Roasted & Grilled Okra Recipes

Okra Recipes from allrecipes.com – for those who don’t want them fried or boiled!

Roasted Okra

INGREDIENTS:
10 fresh okra pods, sliced 1/3 in thick
1 T olive oil
2 t kosher salt, or to taste
2 t black pepper, or to taste
DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat an oven to 425 degrees F.
2. Arrange the okra slices in one layer on a foil lined cookie sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes.

Grilled Okra

INGREDIENTS:
1 lb fresh okra
1/4 c melted butter
1/4 c cajun seasoning
DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil the grate.
2. Roll the okra in the melted butter and then in the cajun seasoning. Grill the okra until charred, about 2 minutes per side.
TIPS:

  • Put okra on soaked skewers
  • Use olive oil instead of butter for a healthy replacement