2023 Organic Seed Order
We will be placing an order with Southern Exposure Seed Exchange on November 12. If you would like to order seeds, please review the wholesale seed availability description and add your order to the online order sheet or email Theresa with your information so that she can add it for you (seed description, quantity and item #). 
Holiday Products
If you have particular products you are looking for this holiday season – for baking needs such as nuts, flours, oils, etc., or food / other gift items, please contact Theresa so that we can be sure to include them in our upcoming orders with our distributors. We will make two orders with UNFI, our main distributor during the month of November.
Local Products Update
Blue Ridge Brinery: we received kimchi, kvass & assorted sauerkraut on 11/1

Growing Green Family Farm: we received butternut & kabocha squash, garlic, lettuce, arugula and Italian sweet peppers on 11/3

Elijay Mushrooms: we will receive shiitake mushrooms on 11/10

Roundtop Farm: we received fresh baby ginger and fresh turmeric on 10/18.

Co-op Garden produce: the growing season is winding down and we’re currently picking Jalapenos from our co-op organic garden! Purchase them for a small donation to the garden fund. 
Daily Bread Sourdough
We received another small order of local, organic sourdough bread on Thursday 11/3. They have organic artisan loaves and sandwich loaves available. If you would like to place a special order, please contact Theresa at theresa.pizzuto@gmail.com. Visit their FB page here: Daily Bread Sourdough 

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, November 19. 

Updated COVID-19 Reminders – Masks are now optional for shoppers – We are still following recommended safety protocolsThe Pickens County community level has decreased to 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, Nov 9. The next order due date is Monday,  Nov 14.  

Happy Cow —  Place orders by Saturday, Nov 12,  for  delivery on  Monday, Nov 14.

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
Personal Care
 Pet Products
Medicinal Herbs
Culinary Herbs
Consignments & Gifts
Reduced Items
Recipes and Health Articles 

8 Surprising Benefits of Sauerkraut 

Sauerkraut is a type of fermented cabbage with major health benefits.
It’s thought to have originated in China more than 2,000 years ago. Back then, fermentation was one of the methods used to keep foods from spoiling quickly.
Sauerkraut survived the test of time to become a popular side dish and condiment in many cultures. It’s especially appreciated in Germany, where its name comes from.
Due to the fermentation it undergoes, sauerkraut offers nutrition and health benefits far beyond those of fresh cabbage.
 1. Sauerkraut is very nutritious
Sauerkraut is rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Its probiotics also help your body absorb these nutrients more easily, which is what makes sauerkraut more nutritious than raw cabbage or coleslaw.
 2. Improves your digestion Sauerkraut is a source of probiotics, which provide many potential health benefits. It also contains enzymes that help your body absorb nutrients more easily.
 3. Boosts your immune system Sauerkraut is a source of probiotics, vitamin C, and iron, all of which contribute to a stronger immune system.
 4. May help you lose weight Sauerkraut’s low calorie, high fiber, and high probiotic content may help prevent weight gain and promote the loss of unwanted body fat.
 5. Helps reduce stress and maintain brain health Sauerkraut promotes healthy gut flora and may increase the absorption of mood-regulating minerals from your diet. Both of these effects help reduce stress and maintain brain health.
 6. May reduce the risk of certain cancersSauerkraut contains beneficial plant compounds that may reduce the risk of cancer cells developing and spreading.
 7. May promote heart health The fiber, probiotic, and vitamin K2 contents of sauerkraut may contribute to lower cholesterol levels, slight improvements in blood pressure, and a lower risk of heart disease.
 8. Contributes to stronger bones. Sauerkraut contains vitamin K2, a nutrient that promotes healthier, stronger bones.
 The bottom line
Sauerkraut is incredibly nutritious and healthy.
It provides probiotics and vitamin K2, which are known for their health benefits, and many other nutrients.
Eating sauerkraut may help you strengthen your immune system, improve your digestion, reduce your risk of certain diseases, and even lose weight.
To reap the greatest benefits, try eating a little bit of sauerkraut each day