Garden Update: Big thanks to Cheri and Tim Lewis for putting up fencing around the garden and preparing the beds for planting!
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. 

Monetta Asparagus Farm: We received asparagus on 3/25 and will continue to receive it until the end of the growing season. 

Elijay Mushrooms: We received shiitake mushrooms on 3/23.

Growing Greens Family Farms: We have collards, curly endive, radishes, and Swiss chard in stock.

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

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

Organic sourdough bread: There is a good supply of bread in the freezer. 
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, April 15. 

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. 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.
 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 — Thenext delivery date is Wednesday, April 5. The next order due date is Monday, Apr 17. 

Happy Cow — We received a delivery on Monday, 3/20. Place orders by Saturday, Apr 1, for delivery on Monday, Apr 3. 

Frontier Herbs — Orders due monthly on the 4th Tuesday of the month.
New, Restocked & Highlighted Products
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
Personal Care
 Pet Products
Culinary Herbs
Medicinal Herbs
Consignments & Gifts
Reduced Items
Discontinued Items
Recipes and Health Articles Stir-Fried Collard Green with Shiitake Mushrooms
Stir Fried Collard Greens with Mushrooms recipe by SeasonWithSpice.com 
  2 tablespoons canola oil
  2 garlic cloves
  ½-inch piece of ginger, peeled and   finely grated
  1 teaspoon chili flakes
  ½ pound shiitake mushrooms, thinly
  1 large bunch of collard greens, hard     stems  removed, leaves roughly chopped     2 tablespoons mirin
  1 tablespoon soy sauce
  2 dashes toasted sesame oil

Heat a wok over high heat until very hot.
Swirl in oil, add the garlic, ginger and red chili flakes, and stir-fry for no more than 15 seconds.
Add mushrooms and cook for one minute, or until the mushrooms are almost tender.
Then add in red onion, collard greens, mirin and soy sauce.
Continue to stir fry for another 2-3 minutes, or until the vegetables are crisp-tender.
Add toasted sesame oil and toss well to combine.Remove from heat and serve.
View online: https://soilborn.org/recipe/stir-fried-collard-green-with-shiitake-mushrooms/