Update — Week of March 5th

Board of Directors is meeting Saturday, March 10th at 10AM at the Co-op. All are invited to attend.

Dimpflmeier Bread: An order will  be placed soon. I will add the deadline date next week. Please add desired  products to the Direct Order book. Check here to see what they have to offer,  DIMPFLMEIER

2018 Seeds have arrived! Check out the vegetable, flower and herb seeds that arrived last week.

Gaia Herb cold season products have been restocked.

Open Volunteer Jobs:

  • Happy Cow Pickup/Delivery Person to pick up milk and cheese from the farm and deliver to the Co-op every other Monday. You would use your own vehicle and the markup is 5% if you pick up twice monthly. If you can only pick up one week a month then you would get a 10% markup.  If interested please call Lori Pierce on Mondays at the Co-op between 10am-2pm or email
    .Theresa Pizzuto
  • Cleaning Person to clean the Co-op weekly. For more information, contact Theresa Pizzuto

2018 Membership Renewals: Memberships are due the first time you shop at the Co-op in 2018. The cost is still $24 for the entire year. Thank you for your continued support!

Recalled: Rapunzel brand no added salt vegetable bouillon 
if you have product that matches this information please return it to the Co-op for a credit (recalled due to label mistake)

  • Rapunzel Bouillon Veg No Salt 12/2.4 oz (33T/594P) 012
  • Lot numbers: 112075, 113390, 114805, 116205, 118230 and 119631
  • Best Buy dates: 9/10/2018, 11/12/2018, 12/17/2018, 03/04/2019, 05/23/2019 and 7/22/2019

UPCOMING ORDER DEADLINES & DELIVERIES

To view the online ordering deadline and delivery calendar, click HERE.
  • Krause Brothers Citrus & Juice: We will order when we meet minimum order requirements.
  • Sami’s Bread: Order received the week of Feb 12th
  • UNFI: The next delivery will be available Thursday, March 8th. The next ordering deadline is Monday, March 12th, available Thursday, March 22th.
  • Frontier Herbs: February’s fourth Wednesday deadline is Wednesday, March 28th.
  • Happy Cow: The next order deadline will be Saturday, March 10th for delivery on Monday, March 12th.
  • Split Creek: An order will be placed as needed. Place your orders in the Direct Order book.
  • Dimpflmeier Bread: An order can be placed if we meet minimum requirements Please add wanted products in book.

PRODUCT UPDATES

New Items 

Krause Brothers, Greenville, SC

We have a new vendor, Krause Brothers, who provide fresh citrus direct from their family owned farm in Florida.

We received an order on Feb 14 from Krause Brothers that includes fresh squeezed orange and grapefruit juices along with lots of oranges and grapefruits.

*Rodale Wellness – Foods That Fight Cold and Flu*
“Vitamin C, most commonly found in citrus fruits, is an antioxidant that can reduce cold symptoms by 23%…”
https://www.rodalewellness.com/living-well/cold-flu-remedies?slide=1


Broccoli plants from Cedar Knoll Farm




Markdown Items:

  • Frozen Woodstock Corn
  • Harmless Harvest Coconut Water (placed in freezer)
  • Food Should Taste So Good multigrain chips

Produce:
(Organic or Low Spray)

  • Broccoli Plants
  • Local, fresh ginger available from Laurel Horton of Patchwork Garden in Seneca. It is a short season, so get it while you can.

Refrigerator:

  • Restocked on Brown Rice Miso
  • Grapefruit Restocked on Brown Rice Miso -Sage Bucha
  • We received a delivery this week from Blue Ridge Brinery and have a nice assortment of local Kraut and Kimchi
  • Split Creek Farm:
    • Feta in oil with olives
    • Chive chèvre log
    • Assorted varieties of goat milk fudge
    • The cranberry walnut cheese ball and carton of raspberry Fromage Blanc has been put  in the freezer to preserve integrity

Freezer:

  • Wyman’s frozen blueberries
  • Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream (two flavors Brambleberry Crisp and Whiskey & Pecans).
  • Amy’s Pizza Amy’s Cheese Pizza with Cornmeal Crust
  • ‘Blake’s Shepherd’s Pie’
  • ‘Against the Grain gluten free pizza shells’
  • Brussel sprouts
  • SoDelicious chocolate mocha bars
  • Blake’s Chicken Pot Pies

Meats:  we added grass fed ground lamb (already had ground beef and sausage)

Supplements:
We can order from Pure Encapsulation, Douglas, Biotics Research, and Endo Met.  All of these are supplements that you usually have to purchase through a health care provider.

Modern Forestry Candle Assortment (great for gifts!)

Discontinued Items: To view the complete list of discontinued items click HERE.

  • 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 has been discontinued by UNFI

Restocked Items

  • Fruit Bars (Blueberry/Apple and Apple/Cherry)
  • Tinkyada Brown Rice Pasta Spirals
  • Brown Rice Miso

Back ordered Items

  • None at this time

DEPARTMENT REMINDERS

Split Creek Goat Farms ordering is available again in the Direct Order book.  Orders will be placed when we have enough items to fill an order including what we keep in stock.  Please email Jackie with any questions—jc6m@caldwellcentral.net

Produce

Call Theresa Pizzuto if you have local produce you would like to sell through the Co-op.  theresa.pizzuto@gmail.com  864-508-0617

Frontier Herbs

If you want to place an order with Frontier Herbs, you can submit an order online and it will be incorporated into the full order for the Co-op. New deadline is 4th Wednesday of the month. For information or to request an online account for ordering from Frontier, contact Jill Fleeman at jafleeman@gmail.com 864-506-4221

Supplements

The supplement shelves have been organized to group products by type (vitamins, herbs, etc.) rather than by brand or company. *Please share any feedback or suggestions for improvement with Gale Farrier or Katherine VinsonTo see a complete list of supplements available, click here. To see supplements listed by BRAND click here.

Happy Cow

  • Good supply of cheese, milk and chocolate milk is available for special order.
  • When placing orders you must place your order before Monday.
  • You can call in your order and leave a message. Messages are checked early Monday morning before the order goes in.

Eggs

  • Eggs are stored in the refrigerator by the supplements. We procure from 4 suppliers.
  • If you would like to sell eggs through the Co-op please contact Lori Pierce for more information (Mondays at the Co-op or call her at 864-843-2584).

Bread

Sami’s Bread has changed their disclaimer, which can be viewed in detail here. We will place the next order when the order minimum is met.
Dimpflmeier Bread: We have a good supply in the freezer!

Gluten-Free

A new delivery of Back Roads granola (gluten free) is available. 
Member feedback requested about Gluten-Free product info:

  • What products do you like?
  • Which items did you try and did not like?
  • What type of items or brands would you like to see at the Co-op?
  • Email Jackie Caldwell about Gluten-Free product info.
  • Always looking for good suggestions for new gluten free products.

Pet Food

We are trying to determine which pet foods to stock. If you have a preference for pet food you would like to purchase through the co-op, please call (864-506-4345) Frances Chamberlain with your requests.


Monthly Senior Discount Day:
The Co-op offers a 5% discount to all seniors 65+ on the 3rd Saturday of each month. The next senior discount day will be held on March 17th.
To receive the discount please inform the cashier BEFORE you begin your transaction; the discount will not be available after you have already checked out. Your markup will be reduced by 5% for that day; however, no markup can go below 0%.

Recipe Submitted: Please submit recipe to:
secretary2@upstatefoodcoop.com

No Mayo Broccoli Salad with Blueberries and Apple

Serves: 8

The best ever No Mayo Broccoli Salad with Blueberries and Apple! A healthy and easy summer side dish with a creamy poppy seed dressing and dried cranberries.
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ pounds fresh broccoli, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • ¼ cup finely chopped red onion
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 large apple, chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
For the creamy yogurt poppy seed dressing:
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt (I use full fat, low fat will also work)
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
Directions
  1. Place broccoli, blueberries, red onion, cranberries, and sunflower seeds in a large bowl. In a small bowl, toss apple with 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Add to the big bowl with the salad.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients. Pour dressing over the salad and toss gently to combine. Salad may be served immediately or refrigerated until serving. It will last for 2-3 days in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ⅛ of the salad (made with 2% Greek yogurt) Calories: 128Fat: 2.3g Carbohydrates: 23.6g Sugar: 16.5g Sodium: 39mg Fiber: 3.9gProtein: 6g
Recipe by Kristine’s Kitchen at https://kristineskitchenblog.com/no-mayo-broccoli-salad-blueberries-apple/

 

Want to Help?

We have need for people to help with the following: Contact Theresa Pizzuto.

  • Happy Cow milk pickup
  • Bulk packagers
  • Day Managers and Cashiers to work weekly and/or as subs
  • Newsletter writers to write short articles for quarterly newsletter.
  •  Split Creek Goat items pick up

Health Discussion

Discussion of health issues at the Clemson Library the 2nd Tuesday each month at 7pm. All are welcome to attend (next meeting Tuesday, 3/13/18). For further information contact Gary at 864-868-0107 or Lori at 864-843-2584.

Calendar

2018 Board of Directors Meetings Dates (5:30pm) at the Central-Clemson Library: TBD please stay tuned for details. To see the full meeting calendar click here.Enjoy your week!

Theresa Pizzuto  2018 General Manager
Anna Hazen 2018 Assistant Manager