Update — Week of April 23rd

Dimpflmeier Bread: The order deadline will be April 23rd with shelf availability on May 3rd. Please place orders in the Direct Order book on counter by register. Check here to see what they have to offer, DIMPFLMEIER

We will be placing a MegaFoods order Tuesday, April 24th

Citrus: A new delivery of Kraus Brothers Juices and Fresh Oranges and Grapefruit  is in.
SC Asparagus is expected to be delivered at the end of the week. If you’d like to reserve some, please email Theresa at theresa.pizzuto@gmail.com by Wednesday.

Shiitake mushrooms were restocked

Open Volunteer Jobs:

  • Happy Cow Pickup/Delivery Person to pick up milk and cheese from the farm and deliver to the Co-op every other Monday. You would use your own vehicle and the markup is 5% if you pick up twice monthly. If you can only pick up one week a month then you would get a 10% markup.  If interested please call Lori Pierce on Mondays at the Co-op between 10am-2pm or email
    .Theresa Pizzuto
  • Friday Day Manager (Weekly): For more information, contact Theresa Pizzuto
  • Cleaning Person to clean the Co-op weekly. For more information, contact Theresa Pizzuto

2018 Membership Renewals: Memberships are due the first time you shop at the Co-op in 2018. The cost is still $24 for the entire year. Thank you for your continued support!


To view the online ordering deadline and delivery calendar, click HERE.
  • Krause Brothers Citrus & Juice: We will order when we meet minimum order requirements. Order arrival Thursday, April 12th  Juice is now in Freezer.
  • Sami’s Bread: Order will be sent in this week, Monday April 23 for a Thursday delivery April 6th.
  • UNFI: The next order deadline will be Monday, April 23rd, available Thursday, May 3rd.
  • Happy Cow: The next order deadline will be Saturday, April 28th  for delivery on Monday, April 30th.
  • Frontier Herbs:
  • Split Creek: An order will be placed as needed. Place your orders in the Direct Order book.
  • Dimpflmeier Bread: Order deadline will be Monday, April 23rd  for availability on Thursday, May 3rd. Please add wanted products in the Direct Order book.


New Items

Kalona Whole Milk Cottage Cheese (refrigerated)

Gluten-Free: Late July multi-grain chips – gluten free, non GMO
Gluten-Free: Late July Corn chips – Organic gluten free, non GMO

Quorn, meatless – soy-free grounds , located in Freezer

ORGANIC PRAIRIE Grass Fed Ground Beef – located in freezer:
Jenni’s ice cream.
 –  We still have Brambleberry Crisp

2018 Seeds have arrived! Check out the vegetable, flower and herb seeds that arrived last week.

Personal Care
Personal Care shelves are being restocked and rearranged.  Many products that seemed to have disappeared are now Back In Stock!
Essential Oils are being ordered through NOW because the caps are easier to open and many cost less than Aura Cacia.   Members can still special order any Aura Cacia product via the UNFI direct order binder.

Happy Cow:

  • Happy Cow has Compost to offer! Discontinued until further notice.

Markdown Items:

  • Broccoli Plants from Cedar Knoll Farms
  • Frozen Woodstock Corn
  • Harmless Harvest Coconut Water (placed in freezer)
  • All Indigo Wild and Zum wooden balls are sale too!

(Organic or Low Spray)

  • Broccoli Plants on Sale
  • Kraus citrus fruit, oranages and grapefruits.


  • Restocked on Brown Rice Miso
  • Assortment of local Kraut and Kimchi
  • Split Creek Farm:
    • Feta in oil with olives
    • Assorted varieties of goat milk fudge
    • The cranberry walnut cheese ball  has been put  in the freezer to preserve integrity


  • Blake’s Chicken Pot Pies
  • Quorn meatless and soy-free grounds
  • Wyman’s frozen blueberries
  • Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream ( Brambleberry Crisp).
  • Amy’s Pizza Amy’s Cheese Pizza with Cornmeal Crust
  • ‘Blake’s Shepherd’s Pie’
  • ‘Against the Grain gluten free pizza shells’
  • Brussel sprouts

Meats:   Organic Prairie grass fed ground beef


  • New consignments by Meg!  Knitted doll blanket and dresses, and Organic Catnip filled Felted Mice


  • We will be placing a MegaFoods order Tuesday, April 24th .
  • We can order from Pure Encapsulation, Douglas, Biotics Research, and Endo Met.  All of these are supplements that you usually have to purchase through a health care provider.

Modern Forestry Candle Assortment (great for gifts!)

Discontinued Items: To view the complete list of discontinued items click HERE.

  • Nutiva brand Organic Red Palm Oil 15oz is discontinued from the Co-op shelf; full cases of six jars are still available by special order only.
  • Reed’s Cherry Brew beverage has been discontinued by UNFI
  • Lucini Italia Artichoke Pasta Sauce  by UNFI
  • All Rapunzel bouillon cubes, no-salt, sea-salt, and with herbs, by UNFI

Restocked Items

  • We expect a new delivery of Kraus Brothers Juices and Fresh Oranges and Grapefruit this week which will be available on Thursday, Apr. 12.
  • That’s It Fruit Bars (in gluten free area)
  • Tinkyada Brown Rice Pasta Spirals
  • Brown Rice Miso

Back ordered Items

  • None at this time


Split Creek Goat Farms ordering is available again in the Direct Order book.  Orders will be placed when we have enough items to fill an order including what we keep in stock.  Please email Jackie with any questions—jc6m@caldwellcentral.net


Call Theresa Pizzuto if you have local produce you would like to sell through the Co-op.  theresa.pizzuto@gmail.com  864-508-0617

Frontier Herbs

If you want to place an order with Frontier Herbs, you can submit an order online and it will be incorporated into the full order for the Co-op. New deadline is 4th Wednesday of the month. For information or to request an online account for ordering from Frontier, contact Jill Fleeman at jafleeman@gmail.com 864-506-4221


The supplement shelves have been organized to group products by type (vitamins, herbs, etc.) rather than by brand or company. *Please share any feedback or suggestions for improvement with Gale Farrier or Katherine VinsonTo see a complete list of supplements available, click hereTo see supplements listed by BRAND click here.

Happy Cow

  • Good supply of cheese, milk and chocolate milk is available for special order.
  • When placing orders you must place your order before Monday.
  • You can call in your order and leave a message. Messages are checked early Monday morning before the order goes in.
  • Compost available  Discontinued until further notice.


  • Eggs are stored in the refrigerator by the supplements. We procure from 4 suppliers.
  • If you would like to sell eggs through the Co-op please contact Lori Pierce for more information (Mondays at the Co-op or call her at 864-843-2584).


Sami’s Bread has changed their disclaimer, which can be viewed in detail here. We will place the next order when the order minimum is met.
Dimpflmeier Bread: We have a good supply in the freezer!


A new delivery of Back Roads granola (gluten free) is available.
We now have Late July multi-grain chips – gluten free, non gmo   
Member feedback requested about Gluten-Free product info:

  • What products do you like?
  • Which items did you try and did not like?
  • What type of items or brands would you like to see at the Co-op?
  • Email Jackie Caldwell about Gluten-Free product info.
  • Always looking for good suggestions for new gluten free products.

Pet Food

We are trying to determine which pet foods to stock. If you have a preference for pet food you would like to purchase through the co-op, please call (864-506-4345) Frances Chamberlain with your requests.

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, April 21st.

To receive the discount please inform the cashier BEFORE you begin your transaction; the discount will not be available after you have already checked out. Your markup will be reduced by 5% for that day; however, no markup can go below 0%.

Recipe Submitted: Please submit recipe to:

Ranch Dressing made with Kefir

Inspired by The Native Foods Cookbook
You can definitely use store bought kefir for this, but homemade is always best.  You can find my basic kefir how-to here.  If you’d like to make this as a dip rather than a dressing, using kefir sour cream or crème fraîche instead of the kefir will definitely do the trick!

  • 1 cup kefir
  • 2 pinches of salt
  • 2 tablespoon mayo (homemade is best) or veganaise
  • 2 cloves roasted garlic, crushed into a paste with a fork
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 packed tablespoons finely chopped, fresh parsley
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped, fresh chives
  • 1/4 cup milk for thinning (optional)


  1. Mix together first six ingredients until spices are dissolved and mayo and garlic paste are smoothed in. You can do this in a food processor if you choose.
  2. Mix in lemon juice
  3. Stir in chopped herbs until well-distributed
  4. If you find the texture too thick, mix in some milk to thin it out (alternative milks are fine, as long as they don’t have a very strong flavor).
  5. I store mine in a cruet so that it can be easily shaken up.  Keeps great for a week.

Want to Help?

We have need for people to help with the following: Contact Theresa Pizzuto.

  • Happy Cow milk pickup
  • Bulk packagers
  • Day Managers and Cashiers to work weekly and/or as subs
  • Newsletter writers to write short articles for quarterly newsletter.
  •  Split Creek Goat items pick

Calendar 2018 Board of Directors Meetings Dates (5:30pm) at the Central-Clemson Library: TBD please stay tuned for details. To see the full meeting calendar click here.Enjoy your week!

Theresa Pizzuto  2018 General Manager
Anna Hazen 2018 Assistant Manager