Local Products this week
Rickety Barn Farm: delivered assorted dark chocolate goat’s milk fudge on 5/14

Elijay Mushrooms: we received shiitake mushrooms on 5/12

Darkspore Mushrooms: we expect a delivery on Thursday 5/19

Growing Green Produce: chard, kale, lettuce, and more will be delivered on Thursday 5/19

Grand Reopening on 5/21 – 10:00am – 4:00pm
Join us for Free Samples and Prizes! Tour our new location and grounds. View the new murals painted by Lynn Miller and friends from the co-op. Enter the drawing for a free membership, discount coupons and door prizes.

New members who join that day will receive a 5% discount on that day’s purchases. Current members who bring a non-member will receive a 5% discount on that day’s purchases (not to go below 5% markup). This is a FREE event for all, come out and bring all of your friends!!

2022 Membership Renewals
Memberships are due the first time you shop at the Co-op in 2022. The cost is $30 for the entire year, which is still a great deal. Thank you for your continued support!

Product Updates New & Restocked Products (Photos Below

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, May 21. 

Updated COVID-19 Reminders – Masks are now optional for shoppers – We are still following recommended safety protocols
The Pickens County rate of transmission has remained low, so based on the current CDC and SC DHEC guidelines, masks are optional for shoppers. Day managers will decide whether volunteer 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

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UNFI — The next order due date is Monday, May 16.  The next delivery date is Wednesday, May 25.

Happy Cow — We will receive a delivery on Monday, May 16. Place orders by Saturday, May 28 for delivery on Tuesday, May 31 due to Memorial Day.

Frontier Herbs — Orders due monthly on the 4th Tuesday of the month.
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Recipes and Health Articles Mushroom Stroganoff Mushroom Stroganoffby Ingrid Beer

This rich and creamy mushroom stroganoff is a wonderfully cozy and comforting meal, completely vegetarian, and ready in around 20 minutes!
Yield: Serves 4 Nutrition Info: 229 calories (stroganoff only) Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes

• 1 tablespoon olive oil
• 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
• ½ onion, very finely diced
• 1 ½ pounds cremini mushrooms, sliced
• ½ pound shiitake mushrooms, sliced
• Salt
• Black pepper
• 6 cloves garlic, pressed through garlic press
• ½ cup white wine
• 1 ounce flour (or about 3 level tablespoons, plus ½ teaspoon)
• 1 ¾ cups mushroom stock (or chicken, or vegetable)
• Pinch white pepper
• Pinch nutmeg
• ¼ cup (slightly heaping) sour cream
• 1 teaspoon chopped parsley
• 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
• Cooked pasta or egg noodles (about 8 ounces), or mashed potatoes, to serve with the stroganoff

-Place a large, heavy-bottom skillet, pan or braiser over medium-high heat, and add in the olive oil and the butter; once melted, add in the finely diced onion and allow that to cook for about 30 seconds to 1 minute just to soften, then add in the sliced mushrooms.
-Add a good pinch of salt and pepper to the mushrooms and onions, and saute them together for about 10-12 minutes, allowing the mushrooms to release their liquid and begin to brown a bit.
-Next, add in the garlic and stir that in just until aromatic; then, pour in the white wine and allow that to simmer and reduce for about 1 minute.
-Sprinkle in (as evenly as possible) the flour, and stir that in to incorporate; then, pour in the mushroom stock, whisking or stirring all the while to avoid lumps from forming.-Reduce the heat to medium or medium-low, and allow the mixture to gently simmer for about 2-3 minutes, just to slightly “tighten up” or thicken.
-Turn off the heat and add in the pinch of white pepper and nutmeg, as well as the sour cream, and stir that in to combine.
-Add in the parsley and thyme, and have to taste to see if any additional salt and pepper is needed.

Find it online: https://thecozyapron.com/mushroom-stroganoff/