Pure Encapsulations & Douglas Labs orders due
Please place your orders in the Direct Order book (or call them in) for Pure Encapsulations or Douglas Labs by this Saturday, Feb 26. If you have any questions, please contact Katherine Vinson.

1st Quarter Membership Meeting
Please calendar our 1st quarter membership meeting that will be held on Saturday March 26 at 10:00am on Zoom. More details will be sent closer to the date.

Manager Meeting Saturday, 2/26
We will hold our regular manager meeting this Saturday 2/26 at 9:30am on Zoom. If you would like to attend, please contact Theresa Pizzuto for the link.

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: Spring Onion Curry at the bottom of this email  

Product Updates 
New & Restocked Products (Photos Below)
Blue Ridge Brinery 2/17 delivery: restocked garden veg, garlic & dill, beet sauerkrauts, mild kimchi, and beet kvass

Growing Greens 2/17 delivery: we received collards heirloom lettuce, endive, spring onions, scallions and radishes.

2022 Seeds: there are a variety of organic garden seeds on the shelf from Southern Exposure Seed Cooperative.

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, March 19. 

Updated COVID-19 Reminders – We are still following recommended safety protocols
We are still following all of the recommended CDC guidelines for keeping people safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, since the Omicron variant is still high in our area. For more information see these articles on the recent surge in the USthe Omicron variant, and Nov 18 – mask efficacy data.  View the full list of co-op practices and reminders here.
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 14 days after you’ve been exposed to someone with confirmed COVID-19.  See this link for more information:  What to Do If You Are Sick | CDC
If you cannot or will not wear a mask, we will provide curbside pickup for you in order to keep our volunteer managers healthy.

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Annual Life Extension Sale
Darkspore Mushroom Grow Kits available to order
Co-op Community Garden
Volunteer Jobs
Order Due Dates and Delivery Dates
Online ordering calendar UNFI — Thenext delivery date is Wednesday, Mar 2. The next order due date is Monday, Mar 7. 

Happy Cow — We received a delivery on Monday, Feb 21. Place orders by Saturday, Mar 5 for delivery on Monday, Mar 7.

Backroads Bakery —  TBD

Frontier Herbs — Orders due monthly on the 4th Tuesday of the month.
New, Restocked & Highlighted Products
Gluten Free
 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
Supplement by BrandSupplements by Shelf Order
Consignments & Gifts
Reduced Items
Discontinued Products
 View the list of discontinued products hereChocolove dark chocolate hazelnut butter cup (discontinued by UNFI) 
Recipes and Health Articles Spring onion Curry
Did you know that not only were spring onions worshipped by ancient Egyptians as a symbol of the universe, but were also grown in Chinese gardens 5000 years ago? These green veggies are also a great source of Vitamin A, C, and K. So, a Spring Onion Curry is not just tasty; it has amazing health benefits too. What fun!

Total Time:: 
15 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:: 240 calories, grams fat

2 bunches – Spring onion
3 tbsp – Besan/ Kadalai Maavu (chickpea flour)
1/4 tsp – Red chilli Powder
2 tsp – OilSalt to taste
1/4 tsp- Garam Masala
1/4 tsp- Cumin seeds
1/4 tsp – Mustard seeds
Curry leaves – 2- 3 sprigs (you can substitute lime or lemon zest, bay or lemon balm leaves, or basil)

How to Make Spring onion Curry
Wash and chop the spring onions finely (both the green and white part together).
Heat oil in a kadai and splutter the mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves. Then add the chopped spring onion and saute.
Add the salt and mix well.
Allow this to cook for 1- 2 mins.
Now add the besan, red chilli powder and garam masala and mix well.
Saute until the besan gets cooked.
Serve hot.
Recipe courtesy: Jeyashri’s Kitchen
Find it online: https://www.bawarchi.com/recipe/spring-onion-curry-oesvl7ahfehig.html