Garden Update  
A big thank you to Cheri and Tim Lewis for completing set up of the new raised beds for the co-op garden in back of the building. GBS donated the block and thank to all who donated financially to cover the cost of the soil. The beds have been planted and the bean plants have begun coming up. If you’d like to help out with watering and weeding, or make a donation, please contact Cheri Lewis. We plan to sell the organically grown produce at the co-op.
Life Extension Spring Sale
If you would like to place a special order with the next sale order that we place (date TBD), please add it to the Life Extension Direct Order book or call it in. If you have questions, please email Katherine Vinson.

2022 Membership Renewals
Memberships are due the first time you shop at the Co-op in 2022. The cost is $30 for the entire year, which is still a great deal. Thank you for your continued support!

Weekly Recipe:  White Beans & Greens Recipe at the bottom of this email  

Product Updates New & Restocked Products Photos Below
Handmade Jewelweed Soap: we have restocked jewelweed soap just in time for poison ivy season! Find it in the Personal Care Section.

Local Strawberries: we received strawberries on 4/22 and will continue receiving no spray strawberries from Mile Creek about every two weeks during the growing season if we have enough special orders. Please contact Theresa if you would like to place an order for 1 or more gallons. We will sell any extras won the shelf.

Local Produce: we received organic produce (endive, kale, lettuce, radishes, hakurei turnips) from Growing Green Family Farms on 4/14.

Local Mushrooms: we are expecting a mushroom order from Darkspore Mushrooms this Thursday 4/28.

Asparagus: we received asparagus from Monetta Asparagus Farm, Monetta, SC on 4/9. We will restock periodically throughout the growing season. If you would like to place a special order, please contact Theresa with the quantity (number of packages of ~ 1-1/2# each) that you would like. 

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 21. 

Updated COVID-19 Reminders – Masks are now optional for shoppers – We are still following recommended safety protocols The Pickens County rate of transmission has been low for a couple of weeks, so based on the current CDC and SC DHEC guidelines, we have made masks optional for shoppers. Day managers will decide whether volunteer 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.
 What we ask you to do the following:If you are feeling sick at all (fever or not), Please do not come into the store.If you know you have been exposed to COVID-19, DO NOT come into the store.  The CDC guidelines call for staying home for at least 5 days after you’ve been exposed to someone with confirmed COVID-19.  See this link for more information on what to do if you contract COVID:  What to Do If You Are Sick | CDC

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UNFI — Thenext delivery date is Wednesday, Apr 27. The next order due date is Monday, May 2. 

Happy Cow — Place orders by Saturday, Apr 30 for delivery on Monday, May 2.

Backroads Bakery —  TBD

Frontier Herbs — Orders due monthly on the 4th Tuesday of the month.
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Recipes and Health Articles White Beans and Greens

Author: Marisa McClellan

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
10-12 cups chopped greens choose
2-3 of the following: spring mix, romaine, curly endive, escarole, baby arugula, or spinach
3-4 garlic cloves minced
4 cups cooked white beans rinsed
1/3 cup grated Parmesan or Pecorino
juice of 1 lemon
salt and pepper to taste

Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat until it shimmers and then heap the greens into the pan. Put a lid on the pan to help the greens wilt a little.After 2 to 3 minutes of cooking, check to see if the greens have wilted. If so, add the garlic, beans, and cheese and stir to combine. Add a 2-3 tablespoons of water and cook for another minute or two, until the greens are tender and the liquid in the pan has coalesced into a creamy sauce.Add the lemon juice, a little salt, and 6 or 7 turns of a pepper grinder. Taste and adjust the seasonings until you’re pleased.Serve hot or at room temperature.

Find it online: https://foodinjars.com/recipe/csa-cooking-on-using-a-giant-head-of-curly-endive/#recipe