Recent Low Temp Impact on Local Farms
The cold weather at the end of 2022 wiped out or severely damaged winter crops and greenhouse production for many of the local growers. Growing Green Farms is working to restart their production, but it will be some time before we have a regular supply of local produce again.
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 UpdateIf you would like to place a special order for any of our local product suppliers, please contact Theresa at theresa.pizzuto@gmail.com. 

Growing Greens Family Farms: Organic beets and butternut squash (last of the season)

Organic sourdough bread: There is a good supply of bread in the freezer. 

Local apples: We received local apples and Asian Pears from Happy Cow on 12/12.
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, January 21. 

Updated COVID-19 Reminders – Masks are now optional for shoppers – We are still following recommended safety protocolsThe Pickens County community level has increased to HIGH. Based on the current CDC and SC DHEC guidelines, masks are optional for shoppers. Day managers will decide whethervolunteer workers will wear masks on their shifts. We are still following all of the recommended CDC guidelines and SC DHEC guidelines for keeping people safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, so we will reinstate the mask policy if the transmission rate increases again.
 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, Jan 11. The next order due date is Monday, January 16.  

Happy Cow —  We will received a delivery on Monday, Jan 9. Place orders by Saturday, Jan 21, for delivery on Monday, Jan 23. Reminder: There is limited milk available, so chocolate milk & buttermilk are currently available on a limited basis.

Frontier Herbs — Orders due monthly on the 4th Tuesday of the month.
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
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 Pet Products
Culinary Herbs
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Reduced Items
Beet Butternut Squash Salad with Apple Maple Vinaigrette
Beet Butternut Squash Salad with Apple Maple Vinaigrette
This Roasted Beets and Butternut Squash Salad with Apple Maple Vinaigrette is the perfect combination of fall flavors. A mixture of barley, goat cheese, squash, beets, and spicy arugula makes this butternut squash beet salad a fall favorite. 

PREP TIME: 20 minutes
COOK TIME: 40 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 1 hour

1 ½ lbs butternut squash, cubed (about 4 cups)
3 medium beets, peeled and diced
4 cups barley, cooked
2 cups arugula
½ cup crumbled goat cheese
¼ tsp thyme
Salt and pepper, to taste

Apple Maple Vinaigrette
3 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp minced garlic
3 tbsp olive oil
Pinch of salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Wash and cut squash and beets and season with thyme, salt and pepper. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and bake for 35-40 minutes

While the butternut squash and beets are baking, cook your barley according to package directions.

While the barley is cooking, mix the ingredients for your dressing in a covered mason jar and shake to combine.

Mix the arugula and barley for your salad base, and top with baked butternut squash and beets. Add goat cheese crumbles, dressing and mix well. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: 
SODIUM: 224mg
SUGAR: 11g
View online: https://www.bucketlisttummy.com/butternut-squash-beet-salad/#mv-creation-45-jtr