Annual Life Extension Sale
The annual Life Extension 15% off sale will begin sometime at the end of February or beginning of March. As soon as we have dates we’ll share them. Place your sale orders in the Life Extension Direct Order section with a notation that they’re for the upcoming sale. For more information contact Katherine Vinson.
Darkspore Mushroom Grow Kits available to order
Darkspore Mushroom Company has Blue Oyster and Lion’s Mane mushroom grow kits available. We have a Lion’s Mane grow kit now growing in the store, if you’d like to check it out (see photo below in produce section). If you would like to order one or more grow kits, please email Theresa Pizzuto. We order from Darkspore every couple of weeks.
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: 3-Ingredient Chia Pudding at the bottom of this email  

Product Updates 
New & Restocked Products (Photos Below)
Hampton Acres Pimento cheese (original and Jalapeno) is back in stock.

Blue Ridge Brinery products have been restocked: original sauerkraut, beet kvass and hot kimchi. Additional products will be available in the next month.

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, Feb 2. The next order due date is Monday, Feb 7. 

Happy Cow — Next delivery on Monday, Feb 7. Place orders by Saturday, Feb 5 for delivery on Monday, Feb 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
Consignments & Gifts
Supplement by BrandSupplements by Shelf Order
Reduced Items
Discontinued Products
 View the list of discontinued products hereChocolove dark chocolate hazelnut butter cup (discontinued by UNFI) 
Recipes and Health Articles
3-Ingredient Chia Pudding
This 3-Ingredient Chia Pudding is made with almond milk, chia seeds & sweetener of choice; it’s a healthy snack loaded with protein, fiber and healthy fats!

AUTHOR Yumna Jawad
SERVINGS 1 serving
PREP TIME: 5 mins
TOTAL TIME: 5 mins
EQUIPMENT Half Pint Mason Jars

2 tablespoon chia seeds
1/2 cup almond milk or milk of choice
1 teaspoon honey or other sweetener, optional
Strawberries or other fruits for topping

Pour ingredients into a jar and mix well. Let settle for 2-3 minutes then mix again very well until you see no clumping.
Cover the jar and store in fridge overnight or for at least 2 hours.

When you’re ready to eat it, top with your favorite fruit and enjoy cold!

Substitutes: You can use any milk of choice. You can also use any sweetener of choice.
Storage: Store the chia pudding in a mason jar or Tupperware for up to 1 week in the fridge.
Sourcing: You can find chia seeds at all major grocery stores. It’s usually in the bulk section or with the cereal or superfoods.
Product Reference: I use these 8 ounce wide mouth mason jars when I make chia pudding. The chia pudding fills up about half the jar, leaving room for toppings.
Serving: 1bowl, Calories: 155kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 8g, Sodium: 166mg, Potassium: 97mg, Fiber: 8g, Sugar: 5g, Calcium: 301mg, Iron: 1.9mgNutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.
Find it online: https://feelgoodfoodie.net/recipe/3-ingredient-chia-pudding/