Local Produce
We have fresh produce from Growing Green Family Farm.  They are a local farm in Anderson, SC.  Here’s some information on their growing practices:

Growing Green’s growing practices: we do not use any pesticides or herbicides, we use composted leaf mulch and OMRI certified organic composted chicken mature (already aged 2 years for safety) for our amendments.
For our hydroponic systems we use epson salt, organic calcium with nitrogen, and an all natural nutrient blend for the micro nutrients. Our growing media is rockwool for the lettuce & perlite for the microgreens (both are derived from natural sources) and all of our transplants use a locally sourced potting soil mixture.
Rather than growing with your traditional row crops, we try to utilize permaculture growing methods to increase the biodiversity of our farm, which also helps to naturally break up the pest cycles. We also utilize companion planting, which has drastically reduced the pest pressure, which helps make it possible to grow without any pesticides while helping to keep the earth covered so that no herbicides are needed.

And be sure to check out our New Arrivals section to see what we available.

Membership Meeting

All Upstate Food Co-op members are invited to attend our general membership meeting on Saturday, March 30 at 11:00 am at the Co-op. As a member, your input is valuable and you are encouraged to attend general membership meetings, participate in elections and provide input to Co-op decisions. Since we are run according to co-operative principles, we are all members rather than owners and customers.

We will be receiving the 2018 end of year financial report, forming a finance subcommittee, and forming the 2019 nomination committee.

For more information, contact General Manager

Theresa Pizzuto at theresa.pizzuto@gmail.com.

2019 Membership Renewals

Memberships are due the first time you shop at the Co-op in 2019. The cost is still $24 for the entire year. Thank you for your continued support!

Honey Manager Needed

The Honey Manager works with local honey suppliers to stock the Co-op with bulk and packaged honey. The current manager, Tatiana Burtova, is leaving in June, so we will need to fill the position by May to ensure the new manager has an opportunity to train with Tatiana before she leaves. If you are interested or want to learn more please contact Theresa Pizzuto.

Assistant Manager Needed
Officer position – 0% markup

The Assistant Manager assists the General Manager and Associate Manager in management activities and decision-making, serves in the absence of the Assoc. Manager or General Manager as needed, attends Manager, General Membership and agenda-planning meetings and works to gain knowledge of all jobs, policies and procedures associated with the operation of the Co-op.  Good organizational, communication and computer skills are required, including basic knowledge of Word and Excel; familiarity with Google Docs, MailChimp and email lists is a plus. You will work closely with the the Associate & General Manager and we will provide training as needed. If you are interested or want to learn more please contact Theresa Pizzuto

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, March 16th.

Order Deadlines and Delivery Dates

UNFI — . The next delivery will be available on Thursday, March 20th.  The next order deadline is Monday, March 25th with a delivery date on Thursday, April 4. 

Happy Cow — The next order deadline will be Saturday, March 30th, for a delivery on Monday, April 1st.
Sami’s Bread — A Sami’s order arrived on Thursday, February 28th.  Please check the freezer for Bagels and Bread.
Dimpflmeier Bread — Dimpflmeier Bread is available and in the freezer.  Next order will be placed when minimum requirement is met.

New Arrivals
Baby Kale
Mixed Spinach
Spring Zing Salad Blend
Micro Greens
Minty Herbal Drink Herbs
Personal Care

There are currently no new Personal Care products at this time. 

New Pet Products


No New Consignments this Month.  

Supplement by Brand
Supplements by Shelf Order
Discontinued Products

Discontinued by UNFI

  • St. Dalfor Gourmet to Go 3 Bean Salad

  • Traina Natural California Bing Cherries

  • SunSpire Coconut Dark Chocolate Bar

  • Rapunzel Brand

    • Coco Powder

    • Veg Bouillon (no salt, w/ herbs, w/ sea salt)

  • Coconut Secret Organic Almond Coconut Bar

  • Nutiva brand Organic Red Palm Oil 15oz is discontinued from the Co-op shelf.

    • Full cases of six jars are still available by special order only.

  • Reed’s Cherry Brew beverage

  • Canned Santa Barbara brand large black olives

    Still Available by Special Order

  • Eden Organic Red Kidney Beans, 15oz cans

  • Eden Organic Cannellini White Kidney Beans, 15oz cans

Discounted Items

There are a variety of discounted items located on our Clearance shelf.

Recipes and Health Articles

Published on NOW Foods (https://www.nowfoods.com)

Clear the Air DIY Room Freshener

Need to freshen up the air in your home or office? Do it naturally with this quick and easy air-freshening spray. With distilled or purified water, our Clear the Air Essential Oil Blend, and a small spray bottle you can make a healthy alternative to aerosol air fresheners that truly refreshes stale air.
3 tablespoons
distilled or filtered water
20 drops
Combine in a spritzer bottle, shake and spray.
Natural essential oils are highly concentrated and should be used with care. Dilute essential oils as directed, do not exceed dilutions recommended for this recipe. Pure essential oils can be irritating to skin.  Avoid direct contact with skin.  As a precaution, wear protective gloves while using this formulation. For adult use only. Keep out of reach of children. Not for internal use. Eucalyptus oil may be harmful or fatal if swallowed. Avoid contact with eyes. Consult healthcare practitioner before using if pregnant/nursing. Lemon oil reacts strongly to sunlight and other sources of ultraviolet light.