Local Products this week
Hampton Acres: we will receive a delivery of mild and spicy pickled okra on 7/11
Growing Greens Family Farms: we will receive a delivery on 7/14 for organic basil, chard, endive, garlic, and tomatoes
Elijay Farm: we received shiitake mushrooms on 7/7
Healthy Hen Farm & Garden delivered cucumbers & eggs 7/9

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:  Cucumber Gazpacho Recipe at the bottom of this email  

Product Updates 
New & Restocked Products (Photos Below

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, July 16. 

Updated COVID-19 Reminders – Masks are now optional for shoppers – We are still following recommended safety protocols The Pickens County community level has gone to Medium, with the rate of transmission increasing. Based on the current CDC and SC DHEC guidelines, masks are still 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.
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The next delivery date is Wednesday, July 20.

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Cucumber Gazpacho
Grapes and cucumbers form a delicately sweet and refreshing soup; adding shrimp makes this into a lovely, light meal. 
Total Time: 15 mins
Yield: 4
Cucumber Gazpacho 
© John Kernick

Ingredient Checklist
4 cucumbers—peeled, seeded and chopped
1 1/2 cups seedless green grapes (9 ounces)
1 small garlic clove
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
1 cup of water
Cooked shrimp and chopped roasted almonds, for garnish

Instructions Checklist
Step 1-In a blender, combine the cucumbers, grapes, garlic, olive oil, vinegar and 1 cup of water; puree until smooth. Season with salt. Serve chilled, garnished with shrimp and almonds.

Make Ahead – The soup can be refrigerated overnight.
Find it online: https://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/cucumber-gazpacho