Closed Labor Day
We will be closed on Monday, September 4th in observance of the Labor Day holiday. We wish you and your families a safe and healthy holiday!!
Free Dark Chocolate Bar with Purchase
As a thank you for your support, receive a free bar of dark chocolate with purchases over $15 during the month of September, until supplies run out. Limit one per person per day.
New Pet Supplement Company – NHV Natural
We will begin stocking a high-quality direct order natural animal supplements supplier, NHV-Natural Pet Products, in the near future. To place an order please email Theresa with product, number & quantity, or place the order in the Direct Order Book by Friday, September 1.

Most of the supplements are suitable for all animals (including reptiles and avians) and are formulated to support many different conditions (cancer, diabetes, thyroid, arthritis, skin conditions, parasites, etc.) as well as for maintaining good health. 

Please visit their website for more information: https://www.nhvnaturalpetproducts.com/ They have veterinarians on staff that you can ask questions about particular conditions or products. If you have questions please contact Theresa
Open Volunteer Jobs
Visit this link to view the volunteer jobs are available. When you volunteer, you pay less. If you are interested in volunteering you can complete a Volunteer Work Interest form and email it to Theresa or drop it off at the co-op. If you would like more information please contact Theresa.
Local Produce this Week
We received arugula, endive and spring zing salad mix from Growing Greens this week. We have have Co-op Garden green beans, okra, and Italian sweet peppers available. We also have the following in stock: shiitakes, Aji lemon drop peppers, garlic, peppers (banana, bell, Jalapeno), red &yellow onions, red & Russet potatoes, green onions, radishes, sweet potatoes (Covington, garnet, bonita (white flesh)), dried pink oyster, reishi and lion’s mane mushrooms
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. 

Blue Ridge Brinery: We now have all flavors of sauerkraut, kvass, & kimchee in stock.

Co-op Garden: We have green beans, okra, and Italian sweet peppers in stock

Growing Greens Family Farm: We received arugula, endiver and spring zing salad mix this week and we have organic yellow onions in stock

Healthy Hen Farm: We have large eggs, dried eggs, local & sourwood honey in stock

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.

Pond House Farm: We have organic Aji lemon hot peppers, tomatoes, garlic & radishes in stock.

Rickety Barn Farm:We have traditional flavor pot pies in stock – made with all natural ingredients. Each pie feeds 4. 

Organic sourdough bread:We have sourdough bread in the freezer
Recipe featuring co-op products at the end of this email :  Quick 10 Minute Pickled
Jalapeno Peppers
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, September 16. 

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. 
 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
Order Due Dates and Delivery Dates
Online ordering calendar 
UNFI — Thenext delivery date is Wednesday, September 6. The next order due date is Monday, September 11. We receive orders every two weeks.

Happy Cow — Place orders on Saturday, September 2, for delivery on Tuesday, September 5 (due to the Labor Day holiday)

Frontier Herbs — Next order due date is Tuesday, September 19. Frontier Co-op orders are due the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Visit the Frontier Co-op website to see the products on sale.
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
Personal Care
 Pet Products
Culinary Herbs
Medicinal Herbs
Consignments & Gifts
Reduced Items
Discontinued Items
Recipes and Health Articles

Quick 10 Minute Pickled Jalapenos
Quick 10 Minute Pickled Jalapeno

I used 2 tablespoons sugar in the recipe for a spicy/mild flavor. For spicier jalapenos use 1 tablespoon sugar and for less spicy jalapenos use 3 tablespoons sugar. The more sugar you use, the more heat will be absorbed.

Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes 
Servings: 1 jar 
Author: Layla 

1 cup white vinegar
1 cup water
2 cloves garlic smashed
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon salt
7-8 jalapeno peppers thinly sliced

Combine the vinegar, water, garlic, sugar, and salt in a medium pot and bring to a boil. Add jalapeno slices, stir, and remove from heat.

Let sit for at least 8 minutes then use tongs to remove the jalapenos from the pot to a jar; cover with the brining liquid to fill the jar.

Store in the fridge for up to two months.

Find it onlinehttps://gimmedelicious.com/quick-10-minute-pickled-jalapenos/#recipe