Closed 3 days for Thanksgiving: The Co-op will be closed on Thursday, Friday and Saturday for the Thanksgiving holiday. We wish you all a healthy and safe holiday and are grateful for your participation in the Co-op!

Year-End Inventory & Special Order Pick-up: We will be conducting our annual end of year inventory on Tuesday 12/5 and Wednesday 12/6. Please pick up your special orders by close of day Tuesday, December 6th to assist us with this process.

Saturday, December 9th: Manager & General Membership  meetings                                                   (date changes)

  • The final Manager meeting of 2017 will be held on Saturday, December 9th at 9:00amThis will replace the 4th Saturday meetings for November and December, since both fall on holiday weekends.
  • The annual General Membership meeting will be held Saturday, December 9th, after the Manager meeting, at 11:00am at the Co-op. We will be voting on the slate of nominees and the 2018 proposed budget. More information will be shared regarding the voting slate prior to the meeting.

Limited Availability Produce: Local, fresh ginger is now available from Laurel Horton of Patchwork Garden in Seneca. It is a short season, so get it while you can.

Douglas Laboratories Catalog Missing: Our only copy of the Douglas catalog has gone missing. If you inadvertently took it, please return it ASAP!

Frontier Herbs Order Deadline: November’s fourth Wednesday deadline is Wednesday the 22nd.

New Feature: We are now including recipes submitted by members. Follow the quick link above to view this part of the update.

Help Wanted 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 interested please call Lori Pierce on Mondays at the Co-op between 10am-2pm or email Theresa Pizzuto.

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

Building and Grounds Manager Needed:  For more information, email Theresa Pizzuto.

UPCOMING ORDER DEADLINES & DELIVERIES

To view the online ordering deadline and delivery calendar, click HERE.
  • Pure Essence: TBD.
  • Dimpflmeier Bread: An order was received on Friday, August 11th.
  • Sami’s Bread: Pickup now available for November 13th order.
  • Frontier Herbs: November’s fourth Wednesday deadline is Wednesday November 22nd.
  • Happy Cow: The next order deadline will be Saturday, November 25th for delivery on Monday, November 27th.
  • UNFI:  The next ordering deadline is Monday, November 20th. The next delivery date will be November 29th and available Thursday,  November 30th.
  • Split Creek: There will NOT be a order to Split Creek at the end of November. We may change to ordering every other month.

PRODUCT UPDATES

Split Creek Goat Farms ordering is available again in the Direct Order book.  If all goes as planned, we will receive orders on the last Thursday of the month with the ordering deadline the previous Thursday. See Order deadlines.
We will NOT place an order to Split Creek at the end of November. We may change to ordering every other month. Please email Jackie with any questions – jc6m@caldwellcentral.net.

Recently Restocked Items

Received delivery from Split Creek Goat Farm:
  • Feta in brine
  • Feta in oil with black olives
  • The cranberry walnut cheese ball and carton of raspberry Fromage Blanc has been put  in the freezer to preserve integrity.
  • Fromage Blanc
  • Chèvre logs

Refrigerated: Various flavors of kraut and kimchi from Blue Ridge Brinery in Anderson

Gluten-Free:
  • Bob’s Red Mill sorghum flour, and tapioca flour
  • Blue Diamond Pecan Nut Thins
  • Food Should Taste So Good Multigrain Tortilla Chips
  • That’s It – Apple Cherry fruit bars

New Items

  • Grass fed from Upstate farms: Ground beef, Pork Sausage , more items available for order
  • Cedar Knoll Farms produce: (No Pesticides) Acorn Squash & Butternut Squash
  • Dandies All Natural Marshmallows
  • Bucha Grapefruit Sage kombucha
  • Smart Juice Organic Pomegranate & Tart Cherry Juices
      

Produce:
(Organic or Low Spray)

  • Local ginger
  • Curly and Lacinato Kale
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Arugula
  • French Breakfast Radishes
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Beets

Refrigerator: Grapefruit-Sage Bucha

Freezer:

  • Amy’s Pizza Amy’s Cheese Pizza with Cornmeal Crust
  • Brussel sprouts
  • SoDelicious chocolate mocha bars
  • Blake’s Chicken Pot Pies

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

Honey: Raw honey in quart jars from Richmond, VA

Sale Items

  • Truwhip (in freezer
  • Bob’s Red Mill Creamy Rice Hot Cereal (gluten free)
  • Bob’s Red Mill Low-Carb bread mix (in cooler)
  • Lets Do Organic Coconut Flour (GF section)
  • Bobs Red Mill GF Corn Flour (GF section)
  • Bobs Red Mill GF Steel Cut Oats (GF section)
  • Bobs Red Mill GF Vanilla Cake Mix (GF section)
  • Harmless Harvest Coconut Water
  • Good Culture Cottage Cheese ( in Freezer)
  • Hol-Grain Brown Rice Crackers (gluten Free section)

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

Back ordered Items

  • None at this time

DEPARTMENT REMINDERS

Farm Cart

Farm Cart is no longer open for business. We are working on new local product suppliers.
Questions: theresa.pizzuto@gmail.com

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

Supplement Reorganization:  The supplement shelves have been reorganized 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.

Consignment

  • Slippers and Hats

    New items go on display the third week of each month

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 have a good supply from 4 suppliers.
  • We currently 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. An order has been placed and is availableThursday , November 16 .
Dimpflmeier Bread: We have a good supply in the freezer!

Gluten-Free

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 November 18th.

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%.

Recipes Submitted:

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey and Cinnamon

Ingredients

  • 4 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling potatoes after cooked
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Lay the sweet potatoes out in a single layer on a roasting tray. Drizzle the oil, honey, cinnamon, salt and pepper over the potatoes. Roast for 25 to 30 minutes in oven or until tender.
  3. Take sweet potatoes out of the oven and transfer them to a serving platter. Drizzle with more extra-virgin olive oil.

Recipe from Food Network: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/tyler-florence/roasted-sweet-potatoes-with-honey-butter-recipe-1946538

Want to Help?

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

  • Assistant Manager
  • 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, 11/14). For further information contact Gary at 864-868-0107 or Lori at 864-843-2584.

Input Wanted from Co-op Members:

We have started a monthly Speaker’s Forum on Health and Nutrition.  We need your feedback!  What topics would you like to know more about? Please email your ideas, suggestions to Echo Macdonald.

Calendar

2017 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  2017 General Manager
Suzie Medders 2017 Associate Manager