Tuesday 1/18 Open Noon – 3:00pm
Due to the road conditions, the co-op will open at noon on Tuesday and stay open until 3:00pm. Thanks for your understanding! 

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: Pan Fried Oyster Mushrooms at the bottom of this email  

Product Updates 
New & Restocked Products (Photos Below)
Bulk: whole almonds,
Packaged: raw cacao nibs,
Pets: Calming chews & anxiety relief homeopathic, 
Supplements: NOW protein powders and other products, 
Darkspore Mushrooms delivered fresh Lion’s Mane mushrooms, Lion’s Man tincture, dried mushrooms and a Lion’s Mane grow kit on Thursday, 1/13. 
Growing Greens delivered lettuce, kale, collards and daikon radishes on Thursday, 12/23. 
RoundTop Farm delivered fresh ginger and turmeric 10/26, it’s the last of this season. 

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 19.

Co-op Community Garden
If you would like more information, or to donate time, supplies or money to purchase materials, please contact Cheri Lewis.
Volunteer Jobs: 
Volunteers are needed for a variety of work at the co-op – this is how we run the co-op (no paid employees) Please contact Theresa at theresa.pizzuto@gmail.com if you’d like to help out and receive a lower markup. Thanks! 

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 surging 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.

Order Due Dates and Delivery Dates
Online ordering calendar 
UNFI — The next delivery date is Wednesday, January 19. The next order due date is Monday, Jan 24. 

Happy Cow — Place orders by Saturday, Jan 22 for delivery on Monday, Jan 24.

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
Consignments & Gifts
Supplement by BrandSupplements by Shelf Order
Reduced Items
Discontinued Products
View the list of discontinued products here
Chocolove dark chocolate hazelnut butter cup (discontinued by UNFI) 
Recipes and Health Articles Pan Fried Oyster Mushrooms
This pan fried oyster mushroom recipe is a simple, delicious way to prepare oyster mushrooms or almost any fungi of your choosing.

Author: The Sophisticated Caveman
Total Time: 20 minutes

2 tablespoons olive oil
12 ounces oyster mushrooms cut into evenly sized pieces
3 garlic cloves smashed
5 sprigs of thyme
2 tablespoons grass-fed butter or ghee
sea salt and black pepper to taste

Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium high heat.
Spread the mushrooms out in a single layer in the pan. Cook, undisturbed for 3-5 minutes until they start to brown.
Stir the mushrooms and cook for another 3-5 minutes until browned all over.
Add the ghee/butter, garlic, and thyme to the skillet and reduce the heat to low. Cook for another 5-6 minutes, spooning the ghee/butter over the mushrooms until they are dark brown and slightly crispy.
Remove the thyme springs and season the mushrooms with salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!

Find it online: https://www.thesophisticatedcaveman.com/pan-fried-oyster-mushrooms/