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If you would be willing to pick up the dairy order every 2 weeks from Happy Cow (located in Pelzer) as your co-op job, please contact Lori Pierce at 843-2584 or email Theresa at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Carlson Upcoming Order & Price Increase
Beginning November 1, Carlson prices will be increasing. If you would like to place an order before the price increase goes into effect, please place your orders in the Direct Order Book (or call it in) by Oct 13th.
Local Products this week
Happy Cow Reminder: due to low milk production, buttermilk and chocolate milk will have limited availability for the next 4-6 weeks. As soon as they are available again we will restock them.
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.
Elijay Mushrooms: we expect a delivery of shiitake mushrooms on Thursday
Healthy Hen Farm: we received eggs last week.
Rickety Barn: we received a delivery of assorted goat milk fudge and soaps on 9/15
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!
Article: Ashwagandha at the bottom of this email
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, October 15.
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, with the rate of transmission decreasing. Based on the current CDC and SC DHEC guidelines, masks are recommended 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.
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Darkspore Mushroom Grow Kits available to order
Co-op Garden Project Updates
Order Due Dates and Delivery Dates
Online ordering calendar UNFI — Thenext delivery date is Wednesday, Sept 28. The next order due date is Monday, Oct 3.
Happy Cow — Place orders by Saturday, Oct 1, for delivery on Monday, Oct 3.
Frontier Herbs — Orders due monthly on the 4th Tuesday of the month.
If you are interested in ordering a specific type of produce please contact Theresa to discuss availability. Visit the list of produce suppliers
|Recipes and Health Articles Ashwagandha |
Ashwagandha is an important herb in Ayurvedic medicine. This is one of the world’s oldest medical systems and one of India’s healthcare systems.
In Ayurvedic medicine, ashwagandha is considered a Rasayana. This means that it helps maintain youth, both mentally and physically.
There is some evidence to suggest that the herb can have neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory effects. Inflammation underpins many health conditions, and reducing inflammation can protect the body against a variety of conditions.
For example, people use ashwagandha to help treat the following:
How to take ashwagandha
The dosage of ashwagandha and the way people use it depends on the condition they are hoping to treat. There is no standard dosage based on modern clinical trials.
Different studies have used different dosages. Some research suggests that taking 250–600 mg per day can reduce stress. Other studies have used much higher dosages.
Capsule dosages often contain between 250 and 1,500 mg of ashwagandha. The herb comes in the form of a capsule, powder, and liquid extract.
In some cases, taking high doses can cause unpleasant side effects. It is best to speak with a healthcare professional about safety and dosage before taking any new herbal supplements, including ashwagandha.