The Sprouted Coop Local Organic Sourdough
We are receiving a delivery of rosemary & garlic and rosemary and olive organic sourdough bread on Tuesday.
2024 Membership Renewals
Memberships are due the first time you shop at the Co-op in 2024. The cost is $30 for the entire year, which is still a great deal. Thank you for your continued support!

Free Soy Sauce with Membership
As a thank you for your support, receive a free bottle of Kikkoman soy sauce with your new or renewed membership, until supplies run out. Limit one per household.
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.
Recent Local Produce & Products
 We received organic beets, collards, kale and purple potatoes last week. Still in stock: Organic broccoli, chestnuts (NC – freezer), Appalachian gold potatoes, Daikon radish, butternut & kabocha squash, sweet potatoes (Purple, Covington & bonita (white flesh)) Hakurei turnips. 
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 have all flavors of sauerkraut, kvass, & kimchee in stock.
Dirty Girl (NC): We have organic broccoli and gold potatoes in stock.
Growing Greens Family Farm: We have butternut, kaboch,  and acorn squash 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 garlic in stock.
Rickety Barn Farm:We have pasture-raised chicken and traditional flavor pot pies in stock – made with all natural ingredients. Each pie feeds 4. 
Roundtop Farm:We have fresh yellow Indira and red turmeric and ginger in stock.
Organic sourdough bread:We are receiving flavored sourdough (rosemary & olive, rosemary & garlic) this Tuesday. 
Recipe featuring co-op products at the end of this email :  Purple Potato Rainy Day Soup(Look for purple potatoes in our produce area and miso in the co-op cooler)
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, February 24. 

Updated COVID-19 Reminders – Masks are now optional for shoppers – We are still following recommended safety protocolsThe 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, February 7. The next order due date is Monday, February 12. We receive orders every two weeks. 

Happy Cow —  We will receive a delivery on Tuesday, February 6. Place orders by Saturday, February 17 for delivery on Tuesday, February 20. We receive orders every two weeks.

Frontier Herbs — Next order due date is Tuesday, February 20.  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
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Reduced Items
Discontinued Items
Recipes and Health Articles Purple Rainy Day Soup (with Purple Potatoes and Red Cabbage)Purple Potato Soup
Boldly magenta, or perhaps violently violet, this stew-like soup of a different hue features purple potatoes (or purple yams), black quinoa, and red cabbage. 
PREP TIME15 minutes
COOK TIME45 minutes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium red onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups shredded red cabbage
1/3 cup black quinoa
2 medium (about 1 pound) purple potatoes or purple yams, peeled and diced
1 bay leaf
2 tablespoons red miso paste
4 cups vegetable stock
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
1/2 cup frozen green peas

Heat the oil in a large stockpot. Add the onion and sauté over medium over medium heat until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and continue cooking for another 5 to 10 minutes, until the onion is aromatic and lightly browned. Incorporate the shredded cabbage in handfuls, allowing it to wilt down slightly before adding more. Follow with the dry quinoa, potatoes, and bay leaf.

Whisk the miso paste into the stock until smooth before pouring the mixture into the pot. Bring the mixture to a slow boil, reduce the heat, and cover. Simmer for 25 to 30 minutes, until the potatoes are fork-tender and the quinoa is fully cooked.

Season with pepper, rosemary, and vinegar, adjusting to taste if needed.

Toss in the frozen peas and simmer just until thawed and hot all the way through. Serve right away while piping hot! 

Find it onlinehttps://theveganatlas.com/purple-rainy-day-soup-purple-potato-soup-with-red-cabbage/