|March 27 Meetings SummaryWe 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 will begin receiving bread from Backwoods Bakery once per month, beginning Saturday, April 3. 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: 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.
Seed Saver Order Update
The Seed Savers order arrived! We filled the orders Tuesday. The remainder of the seed order is on the shelf. 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 Miso Glazed Hakurei Turnips at the bottom of this email Product Updates
(See photos below)Packaged: Seed Savers SeedProduce: from Darkspore Mushrooms received 3/25: blue oyster, chestnut, lions mane and shiitake; from Growing Greens Produce received 3/25: broccoli, purple kale, romaine lettuce, parsley, hakurei turnips.
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 email@example.com 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 delivery is Wednesday March 31. The next order date is Monday, April 5 with delivery date of Wednesday, April 14.
Happy Cow — The next delivery date is Monday, March 29. 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 Products|
If you are interested in ordering a specific type of produce please contact Theresa to discuss availability. Visit the list of produce suppliers
View the list of discontinued products hereChocolove dark chocolate hazelnut butter cup (discontinued by UNFI)
|Recipes and Health Articles|
Miso Glazed Hakurei Turnips
The small, round, mild white turnips known colloquially as Japanese turnips are at their most delicious when simply cooked with their greens. A last-minute swirl in miso butter (which is fantastic on pretty much any vegetable) gives them an almost meaty underpinning. See more information for hakurei turnips here (and more recipes).
Prep Time: hour
Cook Time: minutes
Total Time: minutes
Author : New Entry Food Hub
INGREDIENTS:3 tablespoons white miso3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, divided3 pounds small (1 1/2-to 2-inch) Japanese turnips with greens1 1/3 cups water2 tablespoons mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine)
INSTRUCTIONSStir together miso and 2 tablespoon butter.Discard turnip stems and coarsely chop leaves. Halve turnips (leave whole if tiny) and put in a 12-inch heavy skillet along with water, mirin, remaining tablespoon butter, and ⅛ teaspoon salt.Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then boil, covered, 10 minutes.Add greens by handfuls, turning and stirring with tongs and adding more as volume in skillet reduces.Cover and cook 1 minute. Uncover and continue boiling, stirring occasionally, until turnips are tender and liquid is reduced to a glaze, about 5 minutes.Stir in miso butter and cook 1 minute.YIELD: 4 Servings
Full article here: Miso Glazed Hakurei Turnips | New Entry Sustainable Farming Project (nesfp.org)