We recently received an order of gluten-free millet & flax breads, bagels, chips. Find the breads and bagels in the freezer. To place a special order for a future delivery place the order in the Direct Order Book. For more information, visit the Sami’s website.
Daily Bread Sourdough
We received a delivery of local organic sourdough bread on 10/10. If you would like to place a special order for our next delivery, please contact Theresa. Visit their FB page here: Daily Bread Sourdough
Free Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream with Purchase
As a thank you for your support, receive a free pint of Ben & Jerry’s with purchases over $15 during the month of October, until supplies run out. Limit one per person per day.
|Open Volunteer Jobs|
Visit this link to view the volunteer jobs are available. When you volunteer, you pay less. If you are interested in volunteering you can complete a Volunteer Work Interest form and email it to Theresa or drop it off at the co-op. If you would like more information please contact Theresa.
|Local Produce this Week|
We will receive greens and shiitakes this week. We received arugula, eggplants, endive and poblano peppers from Growing Greens on 10/3. We have have Co-op Garden okra, Italian sweet and jalapeno peppers available. We also have the following in stock: garlic, sweet potatoes (Covington, garnet, bonita (white flesh)), dried pink oyster, reishi and lion’s mane mushrooms
|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.
Blue Ridge Brinery: We have all flavors of sauerkraut, kvass, & kimchee in stock.
Co-op Garden: We have okra, Italian sweet and jalapeno peppers in stock
Growing Greens Family Farm: We have arugula, endive, eggplants and poblano peppers in stock.
Healthy Hen Farm: We have large eggs, dried eggs, local & sourwood honey in stock
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.
Pond House Farm: We have organic Aji lemon hot peppers and garlic in stock.
Rickety Barn Farm:We have traditional flavor pot pies in stock – made with all natural ingredients. Each pie feeds 4.
Roundtop Farm:We have fresh yellow Indira turmeric in stock.
Organic sourdough bread:We received a delivery this week
|Recipe featuring co-op products at the end of this email : Roasted Poblanos in a creamy sauce|
|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, October 21.
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.
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, October 18. The next order due date is Monday, October 23. We receive orders every two weeks.
Happy Cow — Place orders by Saturday, October 14 for delivery on Monday, October 16. We receive orders every two weeks.
Frontier Herbs — Next order due date is Tuesday, October 24. Frontier Co-op orders are due the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Visit the Frontier Co-op website to see the products on sale.
If you are interested in ordering a specific type of produce please contact Theresa to discuss availability. Visit the list of produce suppliers
Rajas Con Crema
(Roasted Poblanos in a creamy sauce)
There’s nothing easier than these Rajas Con Crema. It’s the type of side dish you can make any night of the year, or even special occasions like holidays or get togethers. The cream sauce is silky and delicious plus it goes perfect with the roasted poblano peppers. So good!
Prep Time: 10minutes
Cook Time: 15minutes
Total Time: 25minutes
Servings: 4 people
3 large Roasted Poblano Peppers cut into strips
2 tablespoons butter
½ large white onion Sliced in strips
2 garlic cloves finely shopped
1 cup corn kernels fresh or frozen (thawed)
1 teaspoon chicken bullion powder or 1 cube
½ teaspoon black pepper
4 oz cream cheese (or use 8 oz for extra creaminess) (or reduced fat cream cheese for less calories)
1 cup Mexican crema, heavy whipping cream or sour cream (or plain fat-free Greek yogurt for less calories)
1 cup shredded melting cheese such a Oaxaca, Chihuahua, Mozarella, Monterrey jack, etc.
In a medium saucepan or skillet, add the butter and onions over medium-high heat. Sautee until onion starts to soften. Add the garlic and roasted poblano strips. Cook for two minutes stirring often.
Add the corn, chicken bullion & black pepper and mix well.
Lower heat to medium, add the cream cheese and Mexican crema (or your substitute). Mix well.
Cook for about 5 minutes or until the cream starts to bubble. Finally, add the shredded cheese and cover the pot and turn off the heat. Let it sit covered until the cheese has melted. Serve hot or warm.
Notes To re-heat just turn the stove back on on low heat until heated through. Serve as a side dish, in tacos or add cooked shredded chicken when you add the poblano peppers. if you use rotisserie chicken it would make a great fast meal!
Serving: 2 cup | Calories: 483kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 567mg | Potassium: 206mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g
Find it online: https://www.muydelish.com/rajas-con-crema/#recipe