Update — Week of May 21st

Reminder: The Co-op will be Closed Monday, May 28th for Memorial Day.

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. We need someone right away. If we do not find someone to volunteer then we will only be able to offer the Happy Cow products only every other week, or possibly Once a month. 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 have a 10% markup.  If interested please call Lori Pierce on Mondays at the Co-op between 10am-2pm or email Theresa Pizzuto

Friday Day Manager (Weekly): For more information, contact Theresa Pizzuto

Cleaning Person to clean the Co-op weekly. For more information, contact Theresa Pizzuto

Restocked Items

  • Christina’s Natural Qualities’ jewelweed spritzer and bar soap are back in stock.
  • Kraus Brothers Juices and Fresh Oranges and Grapefruit available, juices are in freezer.

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!

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: An order was received on Thursday, April 29th. There is bread available in the freezer.
  • UNFI: The next order deadline is Monday, May 21st, available Thursday, May 31st. the next order deadline will be the June 4th, available on June 14th.
  • Happy Cow: The next order deadline will be Saturday, May 26th  for delivery on Monday, May 28th but due to holiday will be available on May 29.
  • Frontier Herbs: 4th Wednesday of the month
  • Split Creek: An order will be placed as needed. Place your orders in the Direct Order book.
  • Dimpflmeier Bread: An order was received May 3rd. A nice supply is in the freezer. Next order date in Sept-Oct  Please add wanted products in the Direct Order book.

PRODUCT UPDATES

New Items

Frozen:

  • Ling Ling Pot Stickers: We have Vegetable and Chicken Vegetable.

  • ORGANIC PRAIRIE Grass Fed Ground Beef

  • Jenni’s ice cream. –  We still have Brambleberry Crisp

Gluten-Free: 
Quorn, meatless – soy-free grounds, located in Freezer

Produce:
(Organic or Low Spray)

  • Jewel Farm brought in romaine, Swiss chard and kale
  • Received Broccoli from Cedar Knoll Farm
  • Received curly kale and mixed lettuce from Crescent Farm
  • Received Shiitake mushrooms from “Shrooms to Go”

Refrigerator:

  • Restocked on Brown Rice Miso
  • Assortment of local Kraut and Kimchi
  • Redwood Hill Farm goat kefir back in stock
  • Bob’s Red Mill Active Dry Yeast (in cooler)
  • Bob’s Red Mill Nutritional Yeast
  • Split Creek Farm:
    • Feta in oil with olives
    • Assorted varieties of goat milk fudge
    • The cranberry walnut cheese ball  has been put  in the freezer to preserve integrity

Freezer:

  • Blake’s Chicken Pot Pies
  • Quorn meatless and soy-free grounds
  • Wyman’s frozen blueberries
  • Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream ( Brambleberry Crisp).
  • Amy’s Pizza Amy’s Cheese Pizza with Cornmeal Crust
  • ‘Blake’s Shepherd’s Pie’
  • ‘Against the Grain gluten free pizza shells’
  • Brussel sprouts

Meats:   Organic Prairie grass fed ground beef

Consignments:

  • New consignments by Meg!  Knitted doll blanket and dresses, and Organic Catnip filled Felted Mice

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Markdown Items:

  • Broccoli Plants from Cedar Knoll Farms
  • Frozen Woodstock Corn
  • All Indigo Wild and Zum wooden balls are sale too!
  • Asparagus is marked down
  • Kraus citrus fruit, oranges and grapefruits marked down

Supplements:

  • A Biotics order has been placed and will be in around the 8th of June.

Modern Forestry Candle Assortment (great for gifts!)

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

  • Canned Santa Barbara brand large black olives
  • All flavors of Xyla brand mints
  • Bulk organic whole oat groats 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
  • SUNSPIRE CHOC BAR,COCONUT 1.75 OZ  by UNFI
  • Lucini Italia Artichoke Pasta Sauce  by UNFI
  • All Rapunzel bouillon cubes, no-salt, sea-salt, and with herbs, by UNFI

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

Personal Care
Personal Care shelves are being restocked and rearranged.  Many products that seemed to have disappeared are now Back In Stock!
Essential Oils are being ordered through NOW because the caps are easier to open and many cost less than Aura Cacia.   Members can still special order any Aura Cacia product via the UNFI direct order binder.

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 hereTo see supplements listed by BRAND click here.

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.

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.
  • Compost available  Discontinued until further notice.

Eggs

  • Eggs are stored in the refrigerator by the supplements. We procure from 4 suppliers.
  • We have a good supply of Eggs
  • 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 new shipment available as of Thrusday May 3rd! Stored in Freezer , double bagged.

Gluten-Free

Food Should Taste So Good multigrain tortilla chips
 
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 seniors 65+ on the 3rd Saturday of each month. The next senior discount day will be held on  Saturday, May 19th.

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

Back by request – A favorite and so Easy!!
Fiesta Bean Salad

Ingredients
15 oz. can garbanzo beans
15 oz. can black beans
3 roma tomatoes
1/2 small red onion (less to taste)
1/3 cup cilantro
1 avocado
Optional: bell pepper, jalapeno, corn, etc.

{For the dressing}
1 Tbsp. olive oil
Juice from 1 lime
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. salt

Directions
Make the dressing: in a small bowl, add all ingredients and whisk to combine. Set aside.
Rinse and drain beans. Add to a medium bowl.
Dice tomatoes, roughly chop cilantro, and finely dice red onion. Add to the beans.
Pour dressing over bean mixture and stir.
Peel and dice avocado. Add it to the salad and lightly toss to combine.
Can serve immediately or chill for at least an hour. (If not serving immediately, you can add the avocado right before serving to prevent it from browning if you wish.)

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
  • Associate Manager
  • Communications

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