Temporarily Closed on Fridays as of August 2nd
New & Restocked Products (See photos below)
Local Produce: we received tomatoes & zucchini on Saturday
Barlean’s Flaxseed Oil arrived on August 8
UNFI 8-8 delivery: Alvarado Street sprouted wheat hemp & hops bread,
bulk org cashes, Ellyndale org liquid coconut oil, Forager org non-dairy half & half,
Hail Merry chocolate almond butter cups, JR Liggett’s shampoo bars,
Kalona org sour cream, Malk org Pecan Milk, Nubian soaps, Westbrae cut green beans
Vdovichenko Honey: bulk sourwood honey is now available
Warbranch Mushrooms delivered shiitakes on August 6
Palmetto Harmony CBD oil products restocked on August 5
Monthly Senior Discount Day
The Co-Op offers a 5% discount to senior 65+ on the 3rd Saturday of each month. The next senior discount day will be held on Saturday August 17.
Day Managers Needed
(Markup depends on day of week/hours worked)
We are looking for volunteers to be trained as Day Managers (hours depend on day of week). If you are interested or want to learn more please contact Theresa Pizzuto.
(Officer position – 0% markup)
The Secretary takes minutes at the monthly manager meetings & quarterly general membership meetings, sends out the Weekly Update and all email communications to members & managers. Computer skills are required, including basic knowledge of Word and Excel; familiarity with Google Docs a plus. If you are interested or want to learn more please contact 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
2019 Membership Renewals
Memberships are due the first time you shop at the Co-op in 2019. The cost is still $24 for the entire year. Thank you for your continued support!
Order Deadlines and Delivery Dates
UNFI — The next order deadline is Monday, August 12 for delivery onThursday, August 22.
Happy Cow — The next order deadline is Saturday, August 17 for delivery on Monday, August 19.
Sami’s Bread — The last Sami’s order arrived Thursday, July 18. Please check the shelves for chips and the freezer for Bagels and Bread.
Frontier Herbs — Orders due monthly on the 4th Wednesday of the month
Albert’s Produce— The next delivery will be announced as our shelf stock is depleted. To place an order or receive information about product/price lists please contact Theresa.
New and Restocked Products
If you are interested in ordering a specific type of produce please contact Theresa to discuss availability.
Albert’s Organics Produce Distributor: Our most recent order arrived Wednesday July 17. Produce still available: apples (Pink Lady), broccoli, carrots, celery, lemons, lettuce (Romaine hearts), mini seedless watermelons, onions (red & yellow), squash (acorn & butternut), yams (garnet).
Short-term Local Seasonal Produce
To special order please contact Theresa
New produce list:
Growing Greens Family Farms: baby arugula, baby kale, cucumbers & Easter egg radishes, and Warbranch Mushrooms shiitakes.
- Growing Greens Family Farms: we plan to order greens and other seasonal produce from them every 1-2 weeks. For more information, visit Growing Green Family Farm. They are a local farm in Anderson, SC.
- Cedar Knoll Farm: we will order seasonal produce as our shelf stock is depleted (weekly or every other week).
- Healthy Hen Farm: seasonal produce will be ordered as it is available
- Jewell Farm: garlic and other produce will be ordered as it is available.
- Mile Creek Farm: Delivered this weekend — spray-free tomatoes & green peppers
- Warbrance Mushrooms: shiitakes were delivered on 8-6
Discontinued by UNFI
St. Dalfour Gourmet to Go 3 Bean Salad
Traina Natural California Bing Cherries
SunSpire Coconut Dark Chocolate Bar
Veg Bouillon (no salt, w/ herbs, w/ sea salt)
Coconut Secret Organic Almond Coconut Bar
Nutiva brand Organic Red Palm Oil 15oz is discontinued from the Co-op shelf.
Full cases of six jars are still available by special order only.
Reed’s Cherry Brew beverage
Canned Santa Barbara brand large black olives
Still Available by Special Order
Eden Organic Red Kidney Beans, 15oz cans
Eden Organic Cannellini White Kidney Beans, 15oz cans
There are a variety of discounted items located on our Clearance shelf.
Recipes and Health Articles
Homemade Herbal Sodas
We will be showcasing a new herbal soda recipe each week for the next month. Try them out and let us know which is your favorite.
Whether you call it pop, soda or a soft drink, today’s popular sweetened carbonated beverages aren’t what they started out to be. Traditional recipes for drinks like root beer, vanilla cream soda and cherry and ginger ales were made from extracts of flavorful botanicals and were often offered in pharmacies for their reputed health benefits.
Subtly sweetened with cane sugar, early soft drinks were dubbed ‘soft’ because they were a safe and natural alternative to hard alcohol. In addition, they weren’t fortified with the mega-doses of high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, flavorings and preservatives that their canned and bottled stand-ins feature today.
It’s still possible to enjoy the soft drinks of yesteryear with their complex aromas, beneficial flavors and unique appeal. You can make them yourself at home while controlling the amount of sugar in the final mix. You’ll also be saving a fair bit of change over the purchase of commercial soft drinks, and you won’t need to endlessly schlep all those bottles and cans
Recipe # 2 Lemon Vanilla Bean Cream Soda
- Total Time: 2 hours 10 mins
- Hands-on Time: 10 mins
The subtle tang of real lemon fruit elevates the luxurious sweetness of natural vanilla in this refreshing cream soda.
- 1 cup Frontier Organic Fair Trade Certified Cane Sugar 5 lb.
- 5 Frontier Organic Whole Vanilla Bean 1 bean
- 2 cups water
- Juice and peel of 1/2 a lemon
1. Place water in pan. Juice and peel 1/2 a lemon (leaving behind the white pith) into water in pan.
2. Split vanilla beans and add to water in pan.
3. Bring pot to boil, reduce to simmer, cover and let simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4. Turn off heat, add sugar and stir until dissolved. Cover and let steep until cool, about 1 1/2 hours.
5. Strain liquid through a fine mesh sieve, then through one or more coffee filters into a clean, sterile jar. Store concentrated extract in refrigerator for up to three months.
To mix Use a 16 ratio of concentrate to sparkling water for a subtly sweet beverage. Adjust the ratio for more or less sweetness according to your personal dietary preferences and desired taste.
Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of heavy, unsweetened cream per cup of mixed soda to make an even creamier cream soda.