Daily Bread Sourdough
We will receive a delivery of local organic sourdough bread this week.  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 Dark Chocolate Bar with Purchase
As a thank you for your support, receive a free bar of dark chocolate with purchases over $15 during the month of September, until supplies run out. Limit one per person per day.
New Pet Supplement Company – NHV Natural
We will begin stocking a high-quality direct order natural animal supplements supplier, NHV-Natural Pet Products, in the near future. To place an order please email Theresa with product, number & quantity, or place the order in the Direct Order Book by Friday, September 8. For more information, visit this link.
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 arugula, endive and spring zing salad mix from Growing Greens on 8/29. We have have Co-op Garden green beans, okra, and Italian sweet peppers available. We also have the following in stock: Aji lemon drop peppers, garlic, red & yellow onions, red & Russet potatoes, green onions, radishes, 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 now have all flavors of sauerkraut, kvass, & kimchee in stock.

Co-op Garden: We have green beans, okra, and Italian sweet peppers in stock

Growing Greens Family Farm: We received arugula, endiver and spring zing salad mix on 8/29 and we have organic yellow onions 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, tomatoes, garlic & radishes in stock.

Rickety Barn Farm:We have traditional flavor pot pies in stock – made with all natural ingredients. Each pie feeds 4. 

Organic sourdough bread:We will receive a delivery this week
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, September 16. 

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, September 6. The next order due date is Monday, September 11. We receive orders every two weeks.

Happy Cow — The milk delivery will be available on Tuesday, September 5 (due to the Labor Day holiday). Place orders by Saturday, September 16 for delivery on Monday, September 18. We receive orders every two weeks.

Frontier Herbs — Next order due date is Tuesday, September 19. 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
top down view of a small white plate with spinach and tomatoes drizzled with healthy flax & evo balsamic vinaigrette.
This creamy balsamic dressing is a mix of heart healthy oils and is great to have on hand for fresh salads, or use a dip for veggies.

Author: Julie | The Simple Veganista

Prep Time: 5 min
Total Time: 5 minutes
Yield: Makes 1 cup, Serves 8 1x

1/4 cup flaxseed oil or hemp seed oil
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoon pure maple syrup, optional
1 tablespoon dijon mustard or stoneground
1 clove garlic, minced
himalayan salt & pepper to taste

In a small/medium size mason jar, or other container of choice, combine the balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, mustard, garlic and salt & pepper, mix well to emulsify the mustard. Add in the oil and mix well. Taste for flavor.

Drizzle on salads or vegetables…anything you like! Keep refrigerated and use within a week.

Makes 1 cup, serves 8

NOTES:You can also make this without the flax oil and it will last about a month. Always store flax seed & hemp seed oil in the refrigerator.

Find it onlinehttps://simple-veganista.com/flax-evo-balsamic-vinaigrette/#tasty-recipes-8976-jump-target