Holiday Closure Monday, Sept 6We will be observing the Labor Day holiday on Monday. We wish you and your families a safe and healthy weekend!! We’ll be open as usual on Tuesday, Sept 7, with the Happy Cow milk available that day.
Mural Painting ProjectWe will be finishing the painting of the murals for the new space in the next week or two. If you would like to participate, please read on. NO EXPERIENCE OR PAINTING EXPERTISE IS REQUIRED. Children are welcome. As we shared in a member update email, Lynn Miller, a local mural artist and Co-op manager, is holding sessions open to all Co-op members to paint several large murals that will be displayed on the walls of the new co-op building. For more information about location and times of upcoming sessions, please contact Lynn Miller 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 foVibrant Tasty Green Beans  at the bottom of this email Product Updates
(See photos below)Produce: Recent deliveriesfrom Growing Green (arugula, collards, heirloom lettuce, kale, mixed peppers, cherry tomatoes, onions) and Jewell Farm (kale). Local Products: Recent deliveriesfrom Blue Ridge Brinery (kvass, kimchi, and sauerkraut), Rickety Barn Farm (goat milk fudge), and local eggs from several suppliers.

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, Sept 18.
 Volunteers 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 keep the co-op running. Thanks! Updated COVID-19 Reminders – We are still following safety protocolsWe 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.  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 managers healthy.
Order Deadlines and Delivery DatesOnline ordering calendar UNFI — The next order deadline is Monday, Sept 6 and the next delivery date is Wednesday, Sept 15. 

Happy Cow — The next order will be available for pickup on Tuesday, Sept 7 (due to observing the Labor Day holiday on Monday).

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 hereChocolove dark chocolate hazelnut butter cup (discontinued by UNFI) 
Recipes and Health Articles
Vibrant Tasty Green BeansThe following recipe is best made just before serving time. But as I mentioned in the main post you can make/prep this ahead of time by cooking the leeks and dill first and setting them aside. Instead of cooking the green beans in the skillet, blanch them in a pot of boiling, well-salted water for about a minute. Drain the beans and dunk them in a large bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. Drain and place the beans in a bag or bowl in the refrigerator until ready to use. When ready, combine the components – you can do it at room temperature, or heated quickly in a skillet or pan.

INGREDIENTS4 leeks (or one bunch of scallions), well washed, root end and tops trimmed, sliced lengthwise into quarters and then chopped into 1-inch segments1/3 cup fresh dill, well chopped3/4 pound green beans, tops and tails trimmedextra-virgin olive oilfine-grain sea saltINSTRUCTIONSIn a large thick-bottomed skillet of medium-high heat add a generous splash of olive oil, a generous pinch of salt and the leeks. Stir until the leeks are coated and glossy. Cook, stirring regularly until a lot of the leeks are golden and crispy. I stir every minute or two in the beginning, and more often as they brown using a metal spatula. All in all it takes me roughly 7 – 10 minutes to brown the leeks. At this point stir in the dill, and then stir in the green beans. Cook for a couple more minutes – just until the the beans brighten up and lose that raw bite. Turn out into a bowl or onto a platter and serve immediately. If you want to prepare these green beans ahead of time – read the head notes.
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Serves 6 
Full article here: https://www.101cookbooks.com/vibrant-tasty-green-beans-recipe/#recipe