Announcements: Restocked Products (see below for info/photos)
Albert’s Organics produce delivered on July 17
Johnson Creek sausage (mild & hot) and ground beef delivered July 10
Palmetto Harmony CBD oil products arrived last week
Sami’s bread, bagels and chips arrived July 18
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.
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 August 17.
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 next delivery date is Thursday, July 25. The next order deadline is Monday, July 29.
Happy Cow — Will be delivered today, Monday, July 22. The next order deadline is Saturday, August 3 for delivery on Monday, August 5. 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
If you are interested in ordering a specific type of produce please contact Theresa to discuss availability.
Albert’s Organics Produce Distributor: Our most recent order arrived Wednesday July 17. New produce list: apples (Pink Lady), broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, celery, lemons, lettuce (Romaine hearts), mangos (Kent), mini seedless watermelons, onions (red & yellow), squash (acorn & butternut), yams (garnet).
Short-term Local Seasonal Produce To special order please contact Theresa New produce list: Growing Greens Family Farms: baby arugula, baby kale, cucumbers & Easter egg radishes, and Warbranch Mushrooms shiitakes.
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 — Organic blackberries, low spray corn, spray free cucumbers, peaches, and.
Warbrance Mushrooms: shiitakes will be ordered as shelf stock is depleted.
New Pet Products
Meg’s Mice have returned!
They are filled with catnip and are a great treat for your cats.
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
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. 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.