New this week
We received yellow and white onions and we will be receiving more peaches this week, as well as carrots, romaine, and lion’s mane mushrooms.

Free Chocolate Bar with Purchase
As a thank you for your support, receive a free Alter Eco organic chocolate bar with purchases over $15 during the month of June, until supplies run out. Limit one per household per day.
Recent Local Produce & Products
We received yellow and white onions this week and will be receiving more local peaches, carrots, Romaine lettuce, and lion’s mane mushrooms this week, and are harvesting cucumbers, basil and green beans from the co-op garden.  Still in stock: curly kale and romaine lettuce, small amounts of strawberries and large amounts of cucumbers and mixed beans from the co-op garden, Murasaki sweet potatoes, watermelon radishes,  kohlrabi, chestnuts (NC – freezer), turmeric, butternut & kabocha squash, and Covington and garnet, sweet potatoes. 
2024 Membership Renewals
Memberships are due the first time you shop at the Co-op in 2024. The cost is $30 for the entire year, which is still a great deal. Thank you for your continued support!

Free Dish Soap with Membership
As a thank you for your support, receive a free bottle of Seventh Generation dish liquid soap with your new or renewed membership, until supplies run out. Limit one per household.
Open Volunteer Jobs
Visit this link to view the volunteer jobs are available. When you volunteer, you pay less. If you are interested in volunteering you can complete a Volunteer Work Interest form and email it to Theresa or drop it off at the co-op. If you would like more information please contact Theresa.
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. 
Blue Ridge Brinery: We have kvass, and all flavors of sauerkraut & kimchee in stock.
Growing Greens Family Farm: We have butternut and kabocha squash in stock.
Healthy Hen Farm: We have large eggs, dried eggs, local & sourwood honey in stock
Local Meats:We are out of stock, but plan to restock soon.
Rickety Barn Farm:We have pasture-raised chicken and traditional flavor pot pies in the freezer – made with all natural ingredients. Each pie feeds 4. 
Roundtop Farm:We have red turmeric in stock.
Organic sourdough bread:We received traditional and flavored sourdough (cheddar jalapeno, rosemary & olive, rosemary & garlic) on 5/17.
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 20. 

Updated COVID-19 Reminders – Masks are now optional for shoppers – We are still following recommended safety protocols
The 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 Dates
Online ordering calendar 
UNFI —  We will receive a delivery on Wednesday, June 26. The next order due date is  Monday, July 1 for delivery on Wednesday, July 10. We receive orders every two weeks. 

Happy Cow — Place orders by Saturday, June 22 for delivery on Tuesday, June 25. We receive orders every two weeks.

Frontier Herbs — Next order due date is Tuesday, June 18. Frontier Co-op orders are due the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Visit the Frontier Co-op website to see the products on sale.
New, Restocked & Highlighted Products
Refrigerated and Frozen
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
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Reduced Items
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Recipes and Health Articles
Refrigerator Pickles
Uses cucumbers, onions, vinegar and spices, all from the co-op

Author: Unknown 

Total Time: 20 min + 4 day wait
Yield: 2 quarts

This is my favorite pickle recipe because it requires no canning, can be scaled up or down, and the pickles will last a year in the fridge (but they usually get eaten before then).  It is on a frayed piece of paper printed out years ago, and I think it was from a family member, but can’t credit it.  You need 2 glass quart jars with lids, or 1 half gallon jar, and if you rise the jars with boiling water before you make the pickles, it helps.

2 pounds cucumbers-enough to fill the jars
2 -3 onions
1 1/2 teaspoons mustard seed
1 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 cups of sugar (you can use less without affecting much)
1 1/2 teaspoons tumeric
1 TBSP celery salt
1/4 C  canning salt (NOT iodized)

Slice cucumbers and onions thin. Place in layers in the jar, enough to make the jar nearly full (leave an inch at the top).Combine the remaining ingredients, and stir well until sugar is dissolved. Pour the mixture over the cucumbers and onions.Screw the lids down and place in the refrigerator.  For 4 days, remove the jars every day and invert several times to mix.  They can be eaten immediately on the 5th day, but are best after 2 weeks in the fridge with occasional mixing.