Local Products this week
Co-op Garden produce: we’re currently picking zucchini, carrots, green beans and okra from our co-op organic garden! Purchase them for a small donation to the garden fund. 

Jewell Farm: we received organic beets, brussels sprouts, kale and yellow onions on 7/30

Patchwork garden: we received organic tomatoes & pickling cucumbers on 7/27

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:   Cold Cucumber Soup with Yogurt & Dill Recipe at the bottom of this email  

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, August 17. 

Updated COVID-19 Reminders – Masks are now optional for shoppers – We are still following recommended safety protocolsThe Pickens County community level has gone to HIGH, with the rate of transmission increasing. Based on the current CDC and SC DHEC guidelines, masks are recommended 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.
 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, Aug 3. The next order due date is Monday, Aug 8.

Happy Cow –Place orders by Saturday, Aug 6 for delivery on Monday, Aug 8.

Frontier Herbs — Orders due monthly on the 4th Tuesday of the month.
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Recipes and Health Articles Tomato Recipes: Roasted Tomato Linguine

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Serves 2

This roasted tomato linguine is one of our favorite fresh tomato recipes!

4 very thin lemon slices
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon lemon juice
6 ounces linguine pasta
1 1/2 cups arugula
1 tablespoon fresh thyme
1 cup Roasted Tomatoes
3 ounces fresh mozzarella, torn
¼ cup toasted pine nuts
½ cup fresh basil, or dollops of pesto
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a small baking sheet with parchment paper.

Place the lemon slices on the baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Roast for for 15 to 20 minutes or until they’re golden brown around the edges. Finely mince the lemons and set aside.

In the bottom of a medium-sized (cold) pot, combine the olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, and ¼ teaspoon sea salt.

Prepare the pasta according to the package directions, cooking until al dente. Reserve ¼ cup of the pasta cooking water. Scoop the hot pasta into the pot, along with the reserved pasta water, the arugula, and toss. If necessary, gently heat until the arugula wilts and the pasta is warmed through. Add the thyme, tomatoes, lemons, and toss again. Top with the mozzarella, pine nuts, and basil. Gently toss, season to taste and serve.

Find it online: https://www.loveandlemons.com/fresh-tomato-recipes/#wprm-recipe-container-49973