Announcements: Holiday Closure Monday, July 5We will be observing the Independence Day holiday on Monday. We wish you and your families a safe and healthy weekend!! We’ll be open as usual on Tuesday, July 6, with the Happy Cow milk delivery  that day.

Carlson Sale Order DeadlineCarlson is setting in place a line drive for the Co-op, with 20% off each item. Deadline for placing orders at the sale price is Friday, July 23rd. If you have questions, please email Una Erlandson.
Mural Painting ProjectWe have held a couple of mural painting sessions at the new building. It has been a lot of fun and we hope that more of you can join us for the next session to be held on Sunday, July 4th from 11:00-2:00pm to continue work on the murals. NO EXPERIENCE OR PAINTING EXPERTISE IS REQUIRED. Children are welcome. As we shared in a member update email, Lynn Miller, a local mural artist and Co-op manager, is holding sessions open to all Co-op members to paint 2-3 large murals that will be displayed on the walls of the new co-op building. Participants are welcome to come and go as their time allows. The address is 137 S. Main St, Six Mile, SC (the old Masters Electrical building) . For more information, please contact Lynn Miller
Relocation & Work Days UpdateSee photos above showing progress made on the new spaceWe are making progress on preparing the new location and plan to move between July 10-20th. We will update you regarding days we will be closed for the move and our reopening date. If you cannot physically assist with the move, please consider making a donation to help defray the moving costs.

Our next work day is this Saturday, 7/3, and we will continue holding work days, mostly on Saturdays between 10:00am-2:00pm, between now and our move dates and are in need of volunteer assistance. If you would like to help, please contact Theresa Pizzuto, Interim General Manager at theresa.pizzuto@gmail.com.

We will share updates as soon as we have more information. In the meantime the Co-op is operating as usual.
 2021 Membership Renewals
Memberships are due the first time you shop at the Co-op in 2021. The cost is $30 for the entire year, which is still a great deal. Thank you for your continued support! See a recipe foVibrant Tasty Green Beans  at the bottom of this email Product Updates
(See photos below)Produce: Deliveries Tuesday, 6/22 from Cedar Knoll (cabbage, cucumbers, green beans, green peppers, gold cherry tomatoes) and Jewell Farm (kale & radishes). 

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 the next 3rd Saturday after we reopen at our new location.
 Volunteers needed for a variety of jobs – 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 keep the co-op running. Thanks! Updated COVID-19 Reminders – We are still following safety protocolsWe are still following all of the recommended CDC guidelines for keeping people safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, since not everyone has been vaccinated.  View the full list of co-op practices and reminders here.
 What we ask you to do: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 | CDCIf you cannot or will not wear a mask, we will provide curbside pickup for you in order to keep our managers healthy.
Order Deadlines and Delivery DatesOnline ordering calendar UNFI — The next delivery date is Wednesday, July 7. We have not determined our ordering schedule during the dates of our move to the new building, so stay tuned for more information.

Happy Cow — The next order deadline is Saturday, July 3 for pickup on Tuesday, July 6 (due to observing the July 4 holiday on Monday).

Backroads Bakery —  The next order deadline is Friday, July 9 for delivery on Wednesday, July 14List of products usually available. To place an order please email Carroll Brown.

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
Reduced Items
Discontinued Products
 View the list of discontinued products hereChocolove dark chocolate hazelnut butter cup (discontinued by UNFI) 
Recipes and Health Articles
Vibrant Tasty Green BeansThe following recipe is best made just before serving time. But as I mentioned in the main post you can make/prep this ahead of time by cooking the leeks and dill first and setting them aside. Instead of cooking the green beans in the skillet, blanch them in a pot of boiling, well-salted water for about a minute. Drain the beans and dunk them in a large bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. Drain and place the beans in a bag or bowl in the refrigerator until ready to use. When ready, combine the components – you can do it at room temperature, or heated quickly in a skillet or pan.

INGREDIENTS4 leeks (or one bunch of scallions), well washed, root end and tops trimmed, sliced lengthwise into quarters and then chopped into 1-inch segments1/3 cup fresh dill, well chopped3/4 pound green beans, tops and tails trimmedextra-virgin olive oilfine-grain sea saltINSTRUCTIONSIn a large thick-bottomed skillet of medium-high heat add a generous splash of olive oil, a generous pinch of salt and the leeks. Stir until the leeks are coated and glossy. Cook, stirring regularly until a lot of the leeks are golden and crispy. I stir every minute or two in the beginning, and more often as they brown using a metal spatula. All in all it takes me roughly 7 – 10 minutes to brown the leeks. At this point stir in the dill, and then stir in the green beans. Cook for a couple more minutes – just until the the beans brighten up and lose that raw bite. Turn out into a bowl or onto a platter and serve immediately. If you want to prepare these green beans ahead of time – read the head notes.
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Serves 6 
Full article here: https://www.101cookbooks.com/vibrant-tasty-green-beans-recipe/#recipe