New & Restocked ProductsLocal organic produce: Organic kale  has been restocked.

Shoyeido Incense: We restocked the incense and received some holiday gift packs.

Solgar: We received the second part of the recent order (25% off sale) with some out of stock products, including strawberry flavored Cal-Mag liquid, Magnesium Citrate, Potassium and the skin, nails & hair formula.

Co-op Community Garden
We are beginning work on creating a community garden in the area behind the new building, open to all co-op members. If you’re interested in participating, please contact Cheri Lewis

2021 Membership Renewals
Memberships are due the first time you shop at the Co-op in 2021. The cost is $30 for the entire year, which is still a great deal. Thank you for your continued support! 

See a recipe for Ginger Scallion Ramen Noodles at the bottom of this email  

Product Updates 
(See photos below)
RoundTop Farm delivered fresh ginger and turmeric 10/26, it’s the last of this season. 
Darkspore Mushrooms should come in this week. 
Jewell Farm delivered kale 11/2.

Local Products: We have ordered more kimchi and kvass from Blue Ridge Brinery and also local ground beef and pork sausage. We will provide updates on expected delivery dates soon.

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, November 20.

Volunteers are needed for a variety of jobs – this is how we run the co-op (no paid employees) Please contact Theresa at theresa.pizzuto@gmail.com if you’d like to help out and get a lower markup. Thanks! 

Updated COVID-19 Reminders – We are still following recommended safety protocols
We are still following all of the recommended CDC guidelines for keeping people safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, since the Delta variant is surging in our area. For more information see these articles on the surge in the USthe Delta variant, and recent mask efficacy data.  View the full list of co-op practices and reminders here.

What 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 14 days after you’ve been exposed to someone with confirmed COVID-19.  See this link for more information:  What to Do If You Are Sick | CDCIf you cannot or will not wear a mask, we will provide curbside pickup for you in order to keep our volunteer managers healthy.

Order Due Dates and Delivery Dates
Online ordering calendar UNFI — The next delivery date is Wednesday, Nov 10.  The next orders are due by Monday, Nov 15.

Happy Cow — Place orders by Saturday, Nov 13  for delivery on Monday, Nov 15.

Backroads Bakery —  TBD

Frontier Herbs — Orders due monthly on the 4th Tuesday of the month.
New, Restocked & Highlighted Products
Gluten Free
 If you are interested in ordering a specific type of produce please contact Theresa to discuss availability.  Visit the list of produce suppliers
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 Pet Products
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Reduced Items
Discontinued Products
 View the list of discontinued products hereChocolove dark chocolate hazelnut butter cup (discontinued by UNFI) 
Recipes and Health Articles Ginger Scallion Ramen Noodles
4 servings

1, 5-inch piece ginger, peeled, finely chopped (about ⅓ cup)
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 large bunch of scallions, very thinly sliced (about 2 cups), divided
½ cup grape seed or other neutral oil
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon unseasoned rice vinegar
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
½ teaspoon sugar
Kosher salt
2-4, 5-ounce packages wavy ramen noodles, preferably fresh (depends on your preferred sauce to noodle ration)
Toasted sesame seeds and chili oil (for serving)

Step 1 Stir ginger, garlic, and two-thirds of scallions in a large bowl.

Step 2 Heat grapeseed oil in a small saucepan over high until oil is shimmery and hot but not smoking, about 2 minutes. Pour hot oil over scallion mixture. The scallions will sizzle, turn bright green, and wilt almost immediately. Let sit 5 minutes before stirring in remaining scallions. Stir in soy sauce, vinegar, pepper, sesame oil, and sugar; season with salt. Let sit to let flavors meld, 15 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings.

Step 3 Meanwhile, cook noodles according to package directions. Drain and toss with as much or as little scallion sauce as you’d like in bowl.

Step 4 Divide noodles among bowls. Top with sesame seeds and serve with chili oil alongside.

Full article here: https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/ginger-scallion-ramen-noodles