The co-op will be closed Thursday, July 4th:
The co-op will be closed to celebrate the 4th of July.  If you need any goodies for your celebration make sure to get your shopping done by Tuesday July 2.  Regular hours will begin on Friday July 5.  

Next Alberts Delivery will be on July 17

The next delivery date will be on Wednesday, July 17.  If you would like to place a special order please contact Theresa  before Wednesday July 10.

Farmacy in Easley — Composting with the community

Farmacy in Easley is teaming up with Atlas Organics to become a compost house in the community.  For $14/month, you will receive a 5 gallon bucket for al your food waste and compostable materials to fill and drop of at Farmacy.  In return, you will receive 10 gallons of locally sourced organic compost for all your growing needs.  Please Contact Jesse at Farmacy for more information.

Produce Crew Assistants Needed

Assistance is needed with the produce crew, 2-3 times per month for 1-1/2-2 hrs, on Thursday afternoons, schedule to be determined by those who can assist. Please contact Theresa  to volunteer or for more information.

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!

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 July20.

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

Order Deadlines and Delivery Dates

UNFI —  The order deadline for the next delivery is Monday, July 6.  The next delivery date is Thursday, July 8.

Happy Cow — The next order deadline is Saturday, July 6, for a delivery onMonday, July 8.
Sami’s Bread — The last Sami’s order arrived Thursday, February 28th.  Please check 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 Wednesday, July 17.  Please place your order by Wednesday July 10.

New and Restocked Products

Produce Updates

Albert’s Organics Produce Distributor: Our latest order arrived Wednesday June 26.

New Produce
Growing Greens — baby arugula and kale, chard, dandelion greens, green beans, easter egg radishes, red Russian kale.
Mile Creek Farm — cucumbers

  • 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
  • Growing Greens Family Farms: we plan to order greens and other seasonal produce from them every 1-2 weeksFor more information, visit Growing Green Family Farm.  They are a local farm in Anderson, SC.
  • Cedar Knoll Farm: we will order seasonal produce (currently radishes and lettuce) as our shelf stock is depleted (weekly or every other week).
  • Mile Creek Farm:  Delivered this weekend — Organic blackberries, low spray corn, spray free cucumbers, peaches, and.
Personal Care

 New Pet Products
 Meg’s Mice have returned!
They are filled with catnip and are a great treat for your cats.
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

Homemade Herbal Sodas

We will be showcasing a new herbal soda recipe each week for the next month.  Try them out and let us know which is your favorite.

Whether you call it pop, soda or a soft drink, today’s popular sweetened carbonated beverages aren’t what they started out to be. Traditional recipes for drinks like root beer, vanilla cream soda and cherry and ginger ales were made from extracts of flavorful botanicals and were often offered in pharmacies for their reputed health benefits.

Subtly sweetened with cane sugar, early soft drinks were dubbed ‘soft’ because they were a safe and natural alternative to hard alcohol. In addition, they weren’t fortified with the mega-doses of high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, flavorings and preservatives that their canned and bottled stand-ins feature today.

It’s still possible to enjoy the soft drinks of yesteryear with their complex aromas, beneficial flavors and unique appeal. You can make them yourself at home while controlling the amount of sugar in the final mix. You’ll also be saving a fair bit of change over the purchase of commercial soft drinks, and you won’t need to endlessly schlep all those bottles and cans

  Recipe # 2        Lemon Vanilla Bean Cream Soda

  • Total Time: 2 hours  10 mins
  • Hands-on Time: 10 mins

The subtle tang of real lemon fruit elevates the luxurious sweetness of natural vanilla in this refreshing cream soda.


  • 1 cup Frontier Organic Fair Trade Certified Cane Sugar 5 lb.
  • 5 Frontier Organic Whole Vanilla Bean 1 bean
  • 2 cups water
  • Juice and peel of 1/2 a lemon


1. Place water in pan. Juice and peel 1/2 a lemon (leaving behind the white pith) into water in pan.
2. Split vanilla beans and add to water in pan.
3. Bring pot to boil, reduce to simmer, cover and let simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4. Turn off heat, add sugar and stir until dissolved. Cover and let steep until cool, about 1 1/2 hours.
5. Strain liquid through a fine mesh sieve, then through one or more coffee filters into a clean, sterile jar. Store concentrated extract in refrigerator for up to three months.

To mix Use a 16 ratio of concentrate to sparkling water for a subtly sweet beverage. Adjust the ratio for more or less sweetness according to your personal dietary preferences and desired taste.

Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of heavy, unsweetened cream per cup of mixed soda to make an even creamier cream soda.