Nov 1 Update

Upstate Food Co-op Update for week of October 31

Happy Halloween! Wishing all of our members a safe and spectacularly spooky Halloween.

Frieling kitchen ware will be holding it’s annual warehouse sale next week, November 8th through the 10th at  398 York Southern Rd, Fort Mill, SC 29715. there are sure to be some amazing deals, so get out and check them out!  Co-op member Katherine Vinson will be looking to get a group together to carpool and or caravan out there one day next week, please contact her or check out the postcard at the co-op register for details.

Mega Food  is having a 20% off sale! The Co-op will be placing an order on Wednesday, November 23rd, please get your special orders in.

                                             Matr Boomie

Looking for a unique gift, accessory or home decor item?                                        The Upstate Food Co-op is planning a Matr Boonie order just in time for the holidays! Matr Boonie  is a wholesale fair trade collection from India that marries modern design sensibility with inspiring traditional art forms, check out the website or browse the catalog located at the front counter in the co-op. Orders can be placed in the special order binder.

Honey: Bulk sour wood honey from Sassafras Mountains is in! Jarred sour wood honey is also available.


  • Sami’s Bread: There was a delivery on Thursday, the 20th.
  • The Farm Cart: There will be a delivery this Thursday, November 3rd. The next deadline is Saturday, November 11th.
  • Frontier Herbs:  November’sfourth Friday deadline will be Friday the 25th.
  • Happy Cow: There was a delivery on Monday, October 31st. Next order deadline will be Saturday November 5th.
  • UNFI: There will be a delivery this Thursday, November 3rd. The next deadline is Saturday, November 11th.


  • Apples
  • Peaches
  • Young Ginger
  • Cranberry oatmeal GF cookies (in Freezer)
  • Lakewood Organic blueberry juice
  • Endamame & Nasoya tofu (in Freezer)

New Items

  • Blake’s organic mac n cheese (single serving)
Discontinued Items
  • Nature’s Path Heritage O’s cereal is discontinued from the Co-op shelf. It is still available via special order only by the case only
To view the complete list of discontinued items click HERE

New Suppliers
Reason to Bake:
local, gluten-free cookies made by intellectually-disabled adults – website:
Shrooms to Go: shiitake mushrooms from the Clemson area grown by Gerry and Ginger Carner                                           

LaVern Raber: pesticide-free blueberries from Six Mile

Department Reminders

Farm Cart
The most recent order included:

grass-fed ground beef,  goat milk fudge and cranberry cranberry walnut cheese balls from split creek farm, foraged chestnuts from west hill farm, organic Blue Hubbard squash, raw milk from Southern Oaks, red gold apples, butter head lettuce and green kale.

  • Please place special orders in the Direct Order book II if you’d like to reserve particular products from the next delivery. 
  • To see the complete list of products and place special orders please see the Farm Cart tab in Vol. II of the Direct Order Books.
  • Questions:
  • We are now receiving local, organic produce from the Farm Cart. See above for ordering information.
  • Call Susan Staal with special orders or if you have local produce you would like to sell through the   864-638-5675


  • Bulk sourwood honey from Sassafras Mountains is in. Jarred sourwood honey is also available.

Pet Food

  • We have a new pet food distributor: Phillips Pet Food.There is a catalog / 3 ring binder in the back with the other catalogs. Minimum to place order is $400.Place your orders in the Direct Order binder.
  • Several new items and brands are in for both cats and dogs: Biscuits, Tartar control, wellness and treats
Grass fed ground beef and ground bison
Bison burgers. BratwurstSupplements:
Wisdom Ways Advantage is now available in capsule form.
Trace Minerals, liq. 8oz. special price on shelf under MINERALS.

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 Vinson.


New items go on display the third week of each month


  • Good supply of cheese, milk and chocolate milk.
  • 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.
  • Lots and lots of eggs.
  • Eggs are stored in the refrigerator by the supplements.
  • 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 843-2584).


  • Sami’s Bread: Sami’s  has changed their disclaimer, which can be viewed in detail  here. Next order will happen when the order minimum has been met.
  • Bob’s Red Mill cornmeal, grits & tapioca flour
  • Cheddar Almond Thins crackers
  • Member feedback requestedabout 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?
    • Send email about Gluten-Free product info to(
  • Always looking for good suggestions for new gluten free products.
Monthly Senior Discount Day: The Co-op now offers a 5% discount to all seniors age 65+ on the 3rd Saturday of each month. The next senior discount day will be held on November 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; no markup can go below 0%.

Special Order Assistance: Ordering assistance is available between noon and 2:00pm on Mondays at the Co-op.If you need help with placing a special order for UNFI or one of our Direct Order Companies, call (864-868-3105) or stop by to speak with Lori Pierce or Theresa Pizzuto. For assistance via email, contact Theresa

WANT TO HELP?? We have need for people to help with the following:Contact Theresa Pizzuto(

  • Marketing & Communications Manager
  • Newsletter writers to write short articles for quarterly newsletter.
  • Bulk packagers
  • Day Managers and Cashiers to work weekly and/or as subs
  • Building maintenance (carpentry, plumbing, etc.)

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 11/8). 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

Summer 2016 Newsletter is here.
Spring 2016 Newsletter is here.
Winter 2016 Newsletter is
Fall 2015 Newsletter is here.

CLASSIFIED SECTION: Have you checked our classified ads on the Co-op Website lately? All members may advertise here. Check it out via the following
Spread the Word: The Co-op now has printed business information cards. Please ask for some and pass them out when you tell your friends about us!Enjoy your week!

Tiffany Thompson  2016 General Manager

Co-op Hours of Operation: 
Monday:              10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Tuesday:             10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Wednesday:               CLOSED
Thursday:              3:00 pm -7:00 pm
Friday:                 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday:              10:00 am- 4:00 pm
Sunday:                      CLOSED

PHONE:          864.868.3105

FAX:                 864.868.4582


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