Reopening Monday, August 9 at 10amOur new location is 137 S. Main St, Six Mile, SC, 29682 
We’re excited to announce that we’ll be having a “soft” open this week for our members and those who might wander in. This will give our managers an opportunity to become familiar with the new store, and allow us to finish the setup. Please stop by to check out the new space! We’d love to see you!

We’ll be open our usual days and hours. Please be patient while we work on restocking the shelves. Ask the managers to assist you with placing orders for products that you would like to purchase that are not yet restocked.

If you would like to make a donation to help defray the moving costs or the HVAC repairs please mail a check or drop off your donation we come into the store. 

 Produce deliveries this weekWe are in the process of placing orders, but we hope to receive deliveries from Cedar Knoll, Jewell Farm and Darkspore Mushroom company this week. 

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

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, August 21.
 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! COVID-19 Reminders – We are still following safety protocols – Masks or face shields are required to help us keep our volunteer staff & members safeWe are still following all of the recommended CDC guidelines for keeping people safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, since not everyone has been vaccinated AND Delta Variant cases are increasing.  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 or face shield, we will provide curbside pickup for you in order to keep our managers healthy.
Order Deadlines and Delivery DatesOnline ordering calendar UNFI — The next order deadline is Monday, August 9. The next delivery date is Wednesday, August 18. 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 delivery is tomorrow, Monday, August 9 

Backroads Bakery —  TBD

Frontier Herbs — Orders due monthly on the 4th Tuesday of the month.
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