New & Restocked Products
Local Pickled Okra: The Hampton Acres mild and hot pickled okra has been restocked.

Solgar Products: We now have children’s vitamin & mineral gummies and many of the Solgar supplements have been restocked.

Local Apples: We received golden delicious and stayman apples with the Happy Cow order on Monday, Oct 18.

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 Lion’s Mane Crab Cakes at the bottom of this email  Product Updates 
(See photos below)

RoundTop Farm will be delivering more fresh ginger and turmeric this week. 

Darkspore Mushrooms has been low on mushrooms the past couple of weeks. We hope to receive mushrooms this week.

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 | CDC

If you cannot or will not wear a mask, we will provide curbside pickup for you in order to keep our volunteer managers healthy.

Order Deadlines and Delivery Dates
Online ordering calendar 
UNFI — The next delivery date is Wednesday, Oct 28. The the next order deadline is Monday, Nov 1.

Happy Cow — The next order deadline is Saturday, Oct 30 and the next delivery will be Monday, Nov 1.

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
Personal Care
 Pet Products
Supplement by BrandSupplements by Shelf Order
Reduced Items
Discontinued Products
View the list of discontinued products here
Chocolove dark chocolate hazelnut butter cup (discontinued by UNFI) 
Recipes and Health Articles 

Lion’s Mane Crab Cakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes
Servings: 3 cakes

▢ Saute Pan

▢ 8 oz Lion’s Mane mushroom
▢ 1 egg (or flax egg)
▢ 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
▢ 1/4 cup onion (finely diced)
▢ 1 tbsp mayonnaise or vegan mayonnaise
▢ 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
▢ 3/4 tsp old bay seasoning
▢ 1 tsp dijon mustard
▢ 1 tbsp parsley (finely chopped)
▢ 1/4 tsp salt (to your taste)
▢ 1/4 tsp black pepper
▢2-3 tbsp oil (to fry cakes)
▢2 optimal garnish: lemon wedges

Quick Tartar Sauce
▢ 1/4 cup mayonnaise or vegan mayonnaise
▢ 1 tbsp dill pickle relish
▢ 1/4 tsp old bay seasoning

Hand shred Lion’s Mane Mushroom into small pieces resembling texture of flakey crab.

In large bowl, combine egg, mayonnaise, onion, Worcestershire sauce, old bay seasoning, Dijon mustard, parsley (finely chopped), salt and pepper. Mix until fully incorporated.

Mix in Lion’s Mane Mushroom until fully incorporated.

Mix in Panko breadcrumbs until fully incorporated.

Form mixture into 3-4 equal size round flat patties (about 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick).

Heat oil in sauté pan on medium/high heat. Cook patties for approximately 2-3 minutes per side. Should be golden brown and cooked throughout.

Add optional garnish, squeeze of lemon and enjoy!

Leftovers and Storage: Transfer to airtight container or dish. Refrigerate for up to 48 hours. Can reheat and serve.

Vegan/Vegetarian Substitutions or Omission: You can use vegan mayonnaise and flax egg in place of regular mayonnaise and egg in this recipe.

Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 221mg | Potassium: 316mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 79IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg
Full article here: https://aubreyskitchen.com/lions-mane-mushroom-recipes/