New Local Produce & Plants this Week
We will receive organic local blueberries and sweet potatoes this week. We received shiitakes and organic arugula, Swiss chard, baby leeks, mixed squash and more vegetable transplants (tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, squash) on 6/1.

Handmade Catnip Mice are back in stock!
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 Update
If you would like to place a special order for any of our local product suppliers, please contact Theresa at theresa.pizzuto@gmail.com. 

Organic Local Blueberries: We received organic blueberries from downstate SC on 5/18

Organic Sweet Potatoes: We received Covington, and Purple sweet potatoes on 5/5

Growing Greens Family Farm: We received organic baby leeks, Swiss chard, mixed squash, and plant starts this week

Healthy Hen Farm: We received large eggs 6/2 and have local honey in stock

Jewell Farm: We received kale on 5/27

Local Meats:We have ground beef and breakfast sausage from Johnson Creek Farm. If you’re interested in bison or elk, or have requests for other types of local meat, please contact Cheri Noffke.

Pond House Farm: We received organic cabbage, cauliflower and lettuce  on 5/27

Rickety Barn Farm:We received chicken pot pies on 4/28 and goat milk fudge on 3/28. Chicken pot pies: Two flavors – traditional & spinach/feta – made with all natural ingredients. Each pie feeds 4. 

Organic sourdough bread:We received sourdough bread on 5/19; look for it in the freezer
Recipe featuring co-op products at the end of this email :  Creamy One Pan Sweet Potato Leek Pasta
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, June 17. 

Updated COVID-19 Reminders – Masks are now optional for shoppers – We are still following recommended safety protocolsThe Pickens County community level is LOW. Based on the current CDC and SC DHEC guidelines, masks are optional for shoppers. 
 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 DatesOnline ordering calendar UNFI — The next order due date is Monday, June 5. Thenext delivery date is Wednesday, June 14.  

Happy Cow — Place orders on Saturday, June 10, for delivery on Monday, June 12 

Frontier Herbs — Orders due monthly on the 4th Tuesday of the month.
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Creamy One Pan Sweet Potato Leek Pasta
All you'll need is a single skillet and 30 minutes to make this Creamy Sweet Potato Kale and Leek Pasta. It's the perfect fall pasta!PREP TIME: 15 minutes
COOK TIME: 15 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 30 minutes

1 box Barillo Pronto Penne Pasta
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 leek, cleaned and sliced into thin strips
1 large or 2 medium sweet potatoes, chopped
3 cups chopped kale
4 cups chicken broth
1 cup water
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup half and half
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
1/2 cup goat cheese
Fresh ground black pepper

In a large heavy pot or pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the leek and saute for one minute. Add the sweet potato and saute an additional three minutes or until potatoes are just starting to soften.

Stir in the chopped kale, chicken broth, water, salt, and pasta, making sure the pasta is submerged in the liquid. Increase heat to high, and set the timer for 10 minutes.

Cook the pasta, stirring occasionally, for 10-12 minutes or until pasta is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed.

Reduce heat to low. Stir in 1/2 cup half and half, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, and 1/2 cup goat cheese. Stir until melted then remove from heat and serve with fresh ground black pepper and additional parmesan.

Find it onlinehttps://neighborfoodblog.com/creamy-one-pan-sweet-potato-kale-and-leek-pasta/#mv-creation-489-jtr