Life Extension Orders Due 10/28
Place your orders in the Life Extension Direct Order Book for the the next order by Saturday, October 28. For more information about Life Extension products, visit their website. Contact Katherine if you have questions about your order.

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.

Co-op Garden Update: We continue to harvest basil, Italian sweet & jalapeno peppers and are beginning to harvest our fall planting of zucchini. We have started arugula and collards as well.
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 received greens and shiitakes last week. We have have Co-op Garden okra, Italian sweet and jalapeno peppers available. We also have the following in stock: arugula, eggplants, endive and poblano peppers, 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 theresa.pizzuto@gmail.com. 

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

Elijay Mushrooms: We have shiitake mushrooms in stock

Growing Greens Family Farm: We have Heirloom lettuce, Belgian 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 garlic in stock.

Rickety Barn Farm:We will receive traditional flavor pot pies soon – made with all natural ingredients. Each pie feeds 4. 

Roundtop Farm:We have fresh yellow Indira turmeric in stock.

Organic sourdough bread:We have traditional and sandwich loaves in stock
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 18. 

Updated COVID-19 Reminders – Masks are now optional for shoppers – We are still following recommended safety protocolsThe 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 — The next order due date is Monday, October 23. Thenext delivery date is Wednesday, November 1. We receive orders every two weeks.

Happy Cow — Place orders by Saturday, October 28 for delivery on Monday, October 30. 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.
New, Restocked & Highlighted Products
Gluten-Free Products
 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
Culinary Herbs
Medicinal Herbs
Consignments & Gifts
Reduced Items
Discontinued Items
Stuffed Italian Sweet Peppers ciaochowbambina.com
Stuffed Italian Sweet Peppers
Author: Ciao Chow Bambina

1½ lbs Italian sweet peppers
5 Tbsp. olive oil
sea salt and freshly ground pepper
1/3 cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
3 Tbsp. capers, rinsed and chopped
½ – 1 small dried chili pepper, chopped
1 Tbsp. dry oregano
1/3 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
1/3 cup grated Romano, and more for sprinkling

Heat the oven to 350 degrees.Cut the peppers in half lengthwise and remove the cores, ribs, and seeds.

Heat 4 Tbsp. of the oil in a large frying pan until very hot and then add the peppers, skin side down.

Sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook for about 10 minutes, shaking the pan a few times.

Mix together the remaining ingredients in a bowl.

When the peppers are just soft, place them in an oiled baking dish, cut side up.

Pour the juices from the pan into the breadcrumb mixture and mix well. Taste to check the seasoning.

Place a small mound of stuffing into each piece of pepper, drizzle with the remaining oil and bake for 15 – 20 minutes.

Remove from oven and shave some Romano on top

Find it onlinehttps://ciaochowbambina.com/stuffed-italian-sweet-peppers/