Closed for Memorial Day Holiday
The co-op will be closed on Monday, May 29th in observance of the holiday. Have a safe and healthy holiday! Happy Cow milk will be available on Tuesday, May 30th.
Open House & Festival Thank You!
Thank you to everyone who volunteered and to those who came out for the Open House & Issaqueena Festival on Saturday! We had a lot of new visitors to the co-op and lots of great samples of produce, cheese, kombucha, etc. See the photos below.
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

Cedar Knoll Farm & Nursery: We received organic pepper plants on 4/18

Growing Greens Family Farm: We received organic dandelion greens, lettuce, radishes, Swiss chard, and plant starts on 5/16

Healthy Hen Farm: We have large eggs and local honey in stock

Jewell Farm: We received kale on 5/8

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 lettuce & radishes on 5/13

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
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 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
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UNFI — Thenext delivery date is Wednesday, May 31.  The next order due date is Monday, June 6. 

Happy Cow — Place orders by Saturday, May 27, for delivery on Tuesday, May 30 (due to Memorial Day Holiday). 

Frontier Herbs — Orders due monthly on the 4th Tuesday of the month.
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Gluten-Free Products
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sautéed wild dandelion greens on red plate
Yield: 2 CUPS

Dandelion greens, referred to as Cicoria in Italian cuisine, are the leaves of the plant Dandelion. The Dandelion plant is a common weed in many countries, but it has been consumed for centuries for its health benefits and culinary uses. 

1 bunch dandelion greens, about ½ llb
1 teaspoon of oil
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Crushed Red Pepper

Trim the bottom of the dandelion greens and rinse them in cold water.

Chop the dandelion greens, keeping the more tender leaves whole (and separate from the tougher stems). The ratio of leaves to stems will vary based on how young or old the plant is — for older plants you might use ¾ leaves and ¼ stems.

Mince a few garlic cloves.

Heat a generous amount of olive oil in a large pan over medium heat until shimmering (about 2-3 minutes).

Add about ¼ cup of minced garlic and sauté for 1 minute, or until lightly golden and fragrant.

Add the chopped dandelion greens, increase heat to high and sauté for a few minutes, or until wilted but still bright green.

Season with salt and pepper, then remove from heat and serve immediately!

The dandelion is a hardy weed that grows just about anywhere. You can eat the leaves raw, but they have a bitter taste, so many people prefer to cook them.

The following are three tips for cooking with dandelion greens:

Boil: Boiling the greens softens them and makes them more palatable. Boil them in water with a bit of salt or garlic added for flavor. If you boil them too long they will become mushy and lose their texture, so cook them just until they’re tender but not mushy.

Saute: Sauteing the greens in oil brings out their flavor without making them too bitter. Add some garlic and/or onion as you would when sauteing any vegetable. Saute until tender but not mushy, then season with herbs like rosemary or thyme if desired for extra flavor. Serve over rice or pasta for an easy side dish that’s full of vitamins and minerals!

Stir-fry: Stir-frying is another way to cook dandelion greens without using much oil at all because it requires only one tablespoon per serving of about two cups of cooked greens mixed with other ingredients (such as tofu).

Amount Per Serving: CALORIES: 129 | TOTAL FAT: 14g | SATURATED FAT: 2g | TRANS FAT: 0g | UNSATURATED FAT: 11g | CHOLESTEROL: 0mg | SODIUM: 85mg | CARBOHYDRATES: 2g | FIBER: 1g | SUGAR: 0g | PROTEIN: 1gFind it onlinehttps://www.walderwellness.com/roasted-japanese-sweet-potatoes/#recipe