|Open House: Sat, May 20 from 10:00-3:00 – Free Bar of Dark Chocolate to all who attend|
Save the date for our Open House and Member Appreciation Day to be held during the Issaqueena Festival. Free samples, discounts, prize drawings, and more! Hope to see you there.
|Produce Update for this week|
We are receiving the final delivery of local, organic asparagus this week and will be receiving local (downstate SC), organic blueberries.
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organic Local Blueberries: We will receive organic blueberries from downstate SC this week
Organic Sweet Potatoes: We received Covington, and Purple sweet potatoes on 5/5
Cedar Knoll Farm & Nursery: We received organic kohlrabi, and pepper plants and canna lilies on 4/18
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.
Monetta Asparagus Farm: We will receive the final harvest of asparagus this week
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: 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, May 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. 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, May 17. The next order due date is Monday, May 22.
Happy Cow — Place orders by Saturday, May 13, for delivery on Monday, May 15.
Frontier Herbs — Orders due monthly on the 4th Tuesday of the month.
If you are interested in ordering a specific type of produce please contact Theresa to discuss availability. Visit the list of produce suppliers
Quinoa and Rice Stuffed Sweet Potato
Sweet potatoes stuffed to the brim with vegetables, quinoa and rice.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
3 purple sweet potatoes
1 cup cooked quinoa and brown rice mixture
1 tbsp olive oil or more
3 cloves of garlic diced
1 red pepper diced small
1/2 onion diced small
1 carrot diced small
1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach
1/2 tbsp cumin
1 tsp turmeric
1 tbsp lime juice
salt and pepper to taste
Heat olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, onions, red pepper, and carrots. Saute for about 10 minutes or until they soften.
Add the turmeric, cumin, salt and pepper. Add quinoa mixture and stir well.
Poke sweet potatoes with a fork and cook in microwave until done about 8-10 minutes for all three.
Assemble, open sweet potatoes, top with quinoa, rice and vegetable mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste. Top with a squeeze of lime juice.
Feel free to add any vegetables you have in the fridge.
Calories: 481kcal | Carbohydrates: 89g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 150mg | Potassium: 1319mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 37170IU | Vitamin C: 62mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 5mg
Find it online: https://www.walderwellness.com/roasted-japanese-sweet-potatoes/#recipe