Grand Reopening on 5/2110:00am – 4:00pmJoin 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!

Weekly Recipe:  Homemade Nut Milk Recipe at the bottom of this email  

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 delivery date is Wednesday, May 11. The next order due date is Monday, May 16. 

Happy Cow — Place orders by Saturday, May 14 for delivery on Monday, May 16.

Backroads Bakery —  TBD

Frontier Herbs — Orders due monthly on the 4th Tuesday of the month.
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How To Make Homemade Nut Milk

(4 different ways)

Learn how to make nut milk that’s creamy, delicious and the perfect dairy free milk alternative. With this step-by-step tutorial, you’ll be able to make the best homemade nut milk with just two ingredients and optional, amazing flavor options. Skip the store-bought nut milk and use this easy nut milk recipe right at home!

Prep Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Author Monique Volz of AmbitiousKitchen.com

1 cup raw nuts of choice (unsalted almonds, cashews, pecans or hazelnuts)
4 cups filtered water (plus more for soaking overnight)

Add nuts to a bowl and cover with enough water to submerge. Soak 6-8 hours or overnight. This helps them soften enough so that they can blend properly.

In the morning, drain nuts from their soaking water and rinse them in a colander. Add soaked nuts and 4 cups of fresh filtered water to a high-powered blender. Add in any flavor additions you’d like to make them your own. Blend on high speed for 1 minute, adding 30 seconds more if you feel it necessary to blend. Place your nut milk bag over a large bowl or pitcher. Pour the nut milk into the bag and strain the liquid into the bowl, using your hands to wring out all of the milk. Pour the nut milk from the bowl into glass jars. Milk will keep in the fridge for up to a week, if not longer. If it separates, simply shake the jars.

Recipe Notes
Don’t forget to try our four amazing nut milk recipes:
Vanilla Almond Milk
Cinnamon Date Cashew Milk
Salted Maple Pecan Milk
Chocolate Hazelnut Milk

Don’t toss the nut pulp — it can be used to make homemade crackers, add to smoothies or nut flour. To store: store your homemade nut milk in an airtight jar or container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Find it online: https://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/how-to-make-homemade-nut-milk/