Open House: Sat, May 20 from 10:00-3:00
Save the date for our Open House and Member Appreciation Day to be held during the Issaqueena Festival. Free samples, discounts, prize drawings, and more!  Hope to see you there.
Local, chemical-free plants by Cedar Knoll Farm & Nursery: 
A variety of tomato and pepper plants as well as red canna lilies
2023 Membership Renewals
Memberships are due the first time you shop at the Co-op in 2023. The cost is $30 for the entire year, which is still a great deal. Thank you for your continued support!
Local Products Update
If you would like to place a special order for any of our local product suppliers, please contact Theresa at theresa.pizzuto@gmail.com. 

Monetta Asparagus Farm: 
We received asparagus on 4/6 and will continue to receive it until the end of the growing season. 

Growing Greens Family Farms:
We have collards and  radishes in stock.

Healthy Hen Farm: 
We have large eggs and local honey in stock

Jewell Farm: 
We received kale, spinach and mixed size eggs on 4/6.

Local Meats:
We have ground beef and breakfast sausage from Johnson Creek Farm. If you’re interested in bison or elk, or have requests for other types of local meat, please contact Cheri Noffke.

Rickety Barn Farm:
We received goat milk fudge and chicken pot pies on 3/28. Chicken pot pies: Two flavors – traditional & spinach/feta – made with all natural ingredients. Each pie feeds 4. 

Organic sourdough bread: 
There is a good supply of bread in the freezer. 
Product Updates 
New & Restocked Products (Photos Below)
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 15. 

Updated COVID-19 Reminders – Masks are now optional for shoppers – We are still following recommended safety protocols
The Pickens County community level is LOW. Based on the current CDC and SC DHEC guidelines, masks are optional for shoppers. Day managers will decide whethervolunteer workers will wear masks on their shifts. We are still following all of the recommended CDC guidelines and SC DHEC guidelines for keeping people safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, so we will reinstate the mask policy if the transmission rate increases again.
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Order Due Dates and Delivery Dates
Online ordering calendar 

UNFI — Thenext delivery date is Wednesday, April 19. The next order due date is Monday, Apr 24. 

Happy Cow — Place orders by Saturday, Apr 15, for delivery on Monday, Apr 17. 

Frontier Herbs — Orders due monthly on the 4th Tuesday of the month.
New, Restocked & Highlighted Products
Gluten-Free Products
 If you are interested in ordering a specific type of produce please contact Theresa to discuss availability.  Visit the list of produce suppliers
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 Creamy Sundried Tomato Kale Pasta with Sausage Crumbles |thekitcheneer
Creamy Sun Dried Tomato and Kale Pasta with Sausage Crumbles

Author: Amanda

Total Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 6 servings 
1xAl Dente Whole Grain pasta is coated in a light and fresh barely-creamy sauce flecked with crushed red pepper flakes, the golden delicious touch of the sun-dried tomato oil and “sausage” crumbles.


1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup fresh parsley
1/4 cup fresh basil
2 tbs sun dried tomato oil
Juice and zest of half a lemon
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
Pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)

2 tbs sun dried tomato oil
2-3 cups of chopped kale
6 cloves of garlic, minced
1 package of vegetarian crumbles (or 1/2 lb ground meat of choice – just ensure it’s cooked all the way!)
1 jar of sun dried tomatoes, reserve 4 tbs of the oil for this recipe
1/2 cup of white wine or pasta water
Juice of 1 lemon
Parmesan cheese (optional)

Pulse all sauce ingredients until mostly smooth (we’re not looking for soup here!)
Cook and drain pasta per package instructions.
Saute sun dried tomato oil and garlic (1-2 minutes) and add the crumbles. Stir in the sun dried tomatoes and kale. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until kale is wilted.
Add wine and let it sizzle out a bit or until most of the liquid has evaporated.
Stir in pasta and sauce
Top with Parmesan (omit if non-dairy), fresh basil, and crushed red pepper flakes! 

Find it onlinehttps://www.thekitcheneer.com/2022/01/03/creamy-sun-dried-tomato-and-kale-pasta-with-sausage-crumbles/