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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Update for week of April 25

Interested in helping the Co-op grow,solve problems, brainstorm, and be pro-active? We currently are looking for two members that would be interested in filling open positions on the Board of Directors. Meetings are generally once a quarter (more frequently when the board is working on projects), term is for 2 years and it's a nice group of people to spend an evening with while serving the Co-op. Markup is reduced 5% for service. For more information please contact Tina Starwyck (cell/text 864-506-5794; email: windchasedeerhounds@yahoo.com  ), any board member, or pop in for a visit at the next board meeting on April 21st at 5:30pm at the Central-Clemson Library.

Supplements In Stock: Follow this link to see what supplements we have on the shelf as of the last inventory date. The supplements are inventoried weekly on Thursdays by Gale Farrier.


Secretary Needed (Officer position - 0% markup): The Secretary takes minutes at the monthly manager meetings & quarterly general membership meetings, sends out the Weekly Update and all email communications to members & managers. Computer skills are required, including basic knowledge of Word and Excel; familiarity with Google Docs a plus. If you are interested or want to learn more please contact Theresa Pizzuto.



UPCOMING ORDER DEADLINES & DELIVERIES

  • UNFI:  Next delivery is this Wedneday (4/26) available 4/27Next order deadline is May 9(available Thursday 5/12).
  • Frontier Herbs: May's fourth Friday order deadline is Friday, 5/27.
  • Happy Cow: Place orders bySaturday, April 30 for delivery Monday, May 2


PRODUCT UPDATES

Sami's Bread is changing its disclaimer to read "contains wheat, gluten, yeast" instead of "contains traces of..." The recipes have not been altered, but due to cross contamination concerns this change in disclaimer is being made.Sami's will be happy to address any concerns. Their number is 877.989.2722
New Items
  • Andalou Naturals brand shampoos in several varieties
  • Green Valley (lactose-free) whole milk yogurt 24-oz
  • Woodstock organic frozen spinachand petite peas
  • Happy Cow raw milk Gouda cheese (at wholesale price)


Refrigerated

  • 32-oz Wallaby Greek yogurt, whole milk
  • 32-oz Brown Cow cream top plain yogurt


Discontinued Items

  • Bob's Golden Couscous
  • Med Organic Stuffed Grape Leaves
  • CS Authentic Green Tea
  • Eden Ponzu Sauce
  • Rapnzl Sunflower Oil
  • Colavita Garden Sauce
  • Red Sea Salmon (salt/not salted)
  • Pecan Splendor, Granola
  • Eddie's Organic Pasta Vegetable Corkscrew
  • Nature's Gate Lavender and Aloe shampoo.

New Suppliers

  • Eggs from Mr. James' farm in Cleveland, SC

Department Reminders

PRODUCE
  • We are still working on finding a new produce distributor.
  • Call Susan Staal with special orders or if you have local produce you would like to sell through the Co-op.864-723-4001

Honey

  • We now have bulk honey
  • Bee Pollen will be available in April. Interested members should sign up to order. 8 oz for $10

Pet Food

  • We have a new pet food distributor:Phillips Pet Food. There is a catalog / 3 ring binder in the back with the other catalogs. Minimum to place order is $400. Place your orders in the Direct Order binder.
  • Several new items and brands are in for both cats and dogs: Biscuits, Tartar control, wellness and treats
SALE ITEMS:.
  • Trace Minerals, liq. 8oz. special price on shelf under MINERALS.

Personal Care:

  • We will no longer be ordering fromIndigo Wild. However, UNFI has the Indigo Wild Zum laundry detergent, so you can special order that in the UNFI book.
  • Aubrey Organics was bought by Seychelles Organics (part of Nutraceutical) on Feb 18. It is going to take them several months (at least until the end of May) to get the raw materials to manufacture products again. They say they will still have the same products available. Until then, what we have on the shelf is all we will have for a while.

Supplements:

  • Life Extension is having a 15% off sale through May 8. Place orders in the Direct Order binder.
  • Wisdom Ways Advantage on shelf under IMMUNE products and this product is now available in capsule form.  Trace Minerals, liq. 8oz. special price on shelf under MINERALS.
  • Supplement Reorganization:  The supplement shelves have been reorganized 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 orKatherine Vinson.
CONSIGNMENT
New items go on display the third week of each month
Consignment
  • 2016 Consignment Schedule is now available at the cashier counter.
  • Want to sell your handmade items by consignment? Contact Sheri by calling the store on Tuesdays between 10am and 2pm or send an email to sheri.gagnon@gmail.com  
HAPPY COW:
  • Good supply of cheese and milk.
  • 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.
EGGS:
  • We have added a new egg supplier.
  • Lots and lots of eggs.
  • Eggs are stored in the refrigerator by the supplements.
  • 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 843-2584).

Bread:

  • Sami's Bread - Delivery was madeFriday 4/8
  • There is Dimpflmeier bread in several varieties in the fridge.
  • It is double wrapped and inner sealed so keeps well for a long time in the freezer.http://www.dimpfbreadex.com/dbx2k-index.htm   If we do not meet our minimum of 40 loaves then the order will be pushed forward 2 more weeks.
  • TO ORDER Dimpflmeier Bread:Place in Black Notebooks on Counter under D for Dimpflmeier. The order sheets are in thereYou can also email your order tosecretary2@upstatefoodcoop.com  .
  GLUTEN FREE:
  • There are GF pie shells in the freezer.
  • 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?
    • Send email about Gluten-Free product info tolynnburkett@bellsouth.net  
  • Always looking for good suggestions for new gluten free products.
Consignment
Special Order Assistance: Ordering assistance is available between noon and 2:00pm on Mondays at the Co-op.If you need help with placing a special order for UNFI or one of our Direct Order Companies, call (864-868-3105) or stop by to speak with Lori Pierce or Theresa Pizzuto. For assistance via email, contact Theresa attheresa.pizzuto@gmail.com  

WANT TO HELP?? We have need for people to help with the following:
Contact Theresa Pizzuto(Theresa.pizzuto@gmail.com  ).
  • Marketing Manager
  • Local meat manager
  • Newsletter writers to write short articles for quarterly newsletter.
  • Bulk packagers
  • Day Managers and Cashiers to work weekly and/or as subs
  • Communications Manager
  • Building maintenance (carpentry, plumbing, etc.)
Health Discussion: Discussion of health issues at the Clemson Library the 2nd Tuesday each month at 7pm. All are welcome to attend (next meeting Tuesday 5/10). For further information contact Gary at 864-868-0107 or Lori at 864-843-2584.

Input Wanted from Co-op Members:
We have started a monthly Speaker's Forum on Health and Nutrition.  We need your feedback!  What topics would you like to know more about? Please email your ideas, suggestions to Echo Macdonald, 
echolini@gmail.com  .

Calendar: 2016 Board of Directors Meetings Dates (5:30pm) at the Central-Clemson Library:
  • Thursday, April 21, 2016
  • Thursday, May 19, 2016
Winter 2016 Newsletter is here.
Fall 2015 Newsletter is here
Summer 2015 Newsletter is
 here
CLASSIFIED SECTION: Have you checked our classified ads on the Co-op Website lately? All members may advertise here. Check it out via the following link:www.upstatefoodcoop.com/p/classifieds.html

Spread the Word: The Co-op now has printed business information cards. Please ask for some and pass them out when you tell your friends about us!
Enjoy your week! 
Frances & Tiffany  2014-15 General Managers
Co-op Hours of Operation: 
Monday:              10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday:             10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday:               CLOSED
Thursday:              3:00 pm -7:00 pm
Friday:                 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday:              10:00 am- 4:00 pm
Sunday:                      CLOSED
PHONE:          864.868.3105
FAX:                 864.868.4582
Website:     www.upstatefoodcoop.com

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Upstate Food Co-op Update for week of 21 March

The Winter Newsletter is available: Click here to see it. 


Reminder: Membership dues are due the first time you shop in 2016. Thank you for your support.

Secretary Needed (Officer position - 0% markup): The Secretary takes minutes at the monthly manager meetings & quarterly general membership meetings, sends out the Weekly Update and all email communications to members & managers. Computer skills are required, including basic knowledge of Word and Excel; familiarity with Google Docs a plus. If you are interested or want to learn more please contact Theresa Pizzuto.
PRODUCT UPDATES

UNFI: 
  • Next delivery will be this Wednesday(available Thursday 3/24).
  • The next order deadline is Monday, March 28 with delivery on April 6.
PRODUCE:
  • Plenty of Fresh produce.
  • Email or call Susan Staal with special orders or if you have local produce you would like to sell through the Co-op. 864-723-4001

Frontier:

  • March's fourth Friday order deadline is this Friday, the 25th.

NEWEST ITEMS:
  • Refrigerated:
    • Roots organic black bean hummus
    • Synergy cherry chia kombucha
    • The Soy Shop tofu
    • Brown Cow cream top yogurt (Plain 32-oz, Peach 6-oz)
  • Barlean's special orders are here, and ready to be picked up
    • Shelves are restocked with Barlean's as well.
  • Frozen::Absolutely gluten-free cauliflower crust pizza,
    • Amy's Sonoma veggie burgers
    • Sunshine Mushroom Burgers

Discontinued:

  • UNFI no longer has Nature's Gate Lavender and Aloe shampoo.
  • If you want to order Indigo Wild products, please put your order in the book. We need a $300 minimum to place an order. We may have to drop this company if we don't order enough products in a year.


Pet Food:

  • We have a new pet food distributor.  We will be ordering from Phillips Pet Food. There is a catalog / 3 ring binder in the back with the other catalogs.
  • Several new items and brands are in for both cats and dogs: Biscuits, Tartar control, wellness and treats
SALE ITEMS:.
  • Life Extension annual 15% off everythingSALE has started. Place orders in the direct order binder. An order will be placed as soon as the shipping fee can be appropriately spread
  • Trace Minerals, liq. 8oz. special price on shelf under MINERALS.


Restock Items:

  • Kate's unsalted butter
  • Frozen: So Delicious frozen non-dairy mini bars, Amy's burritos, Garden Burgers, Amy's pizza
  • Refrigerated: Bubbie's HorseradishBubbie'ssauerkrautKombucha

Personal Care:

  • UNFI no longer has Nature's Gate Lavender and Aloe shampoo.
  • Aubrey Organics has discontinued some products, so what’s on the shelf is all we will be able to get: Vanilla Honey Lip Balm and Body Spritzers in various scents.
  • Aubrey Organics was bought by Seychelles Organics (part of Nutraceutical) on Feb 18. It is going to take them several months (at least until the end of May) to get the raw materials to manufacture products again. They say they will still have the same products available. Until then, what we have on the shelf is all we will have for a while.
  • Aubrey Organics uses only food-grade ingredients - check out their products and ingredients at: www.aubrey-organics.com

Supplements:

  • Wisdom Ways Advantage on shelf under IMMUNE products and this product is now available in capsule form.  Trace Minerals, liq. 8oz. special price on shelf under MINERALS.
  •  Solgar and Doctor's Best are in
  • Supplement Reorganization:  The supplement shelves have been reorganized 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 Vinson.
CONSIGNMENT: . 
New items go on display the third week of each month
  • 2016 Consignment Schedule is now available at the cashier counter.
  • Stadium Quilt in variegated purples (42"x58").
  • Knitted Reusable Gift Bag sized for a dvd, video game, or t-shirt.  LAST ONE!
  • Knitted Slippers made from quality silks and furs.   LAST ONE
  • Variegated Knitted Fashion Scarf in neutral tans.  LAST ONE!
  • Want to sell your handmade items by consignment? Contact Sheri by calling the store on Tuesdays between 10am and 2pmor send an email to sheri.gagnon@gmail.com
HAPPY COW:
  • Good supply of cheese and milk.
  • 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.
EGGS:
  • We have added a new egg supplier this week.
  • Good supply of eggs.
  • Eggs are stored in the refrigerator by the supplements.
  • 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 843-2584).

Honey:

  • We now have bulk honey
  • Bee Pollen and propolis are gone until next year.

Bread:

  • Sami's Bread - plan an order next week if minimum met. Delivery April 7
  • We are well stocked with millet chips
  • There is Dimpflmeier bread in several varieties in the fridge.
  • It is double wrapped and inner sealed so keeps well for a long time in the freezer.http://www.dimpfbreadex.com/dbx2k-index.htm   If we do not meet our minimum of 40 loaves then the order will be pushed forward 2 more weeks.
  • TO ORDER Dimpflmeier Bread: Place in Black Notebooks on Counter under D for Dimpflmeier. The order sheets are in there.You can also email your order tosecretary2@upstatefoodcoop.com.
  GLUTEN FREE:
  • There are GF pie shells in the freezer.
  • 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?
    • Send email about Gluten-Free product info to lynnburkett@bellsouth.net
  • Always looking for good suggestions for new gluten free products.
Consignment
Special Order Assistance: Ordering assistance is available between noon and 2:00pm on Mondays at the Co-op.If you need help with placing a special order for UNFI or one of our Direct Order Companies, call (864-868-3105) or stop by to speak with Lori Pierce or Theresa Pizzuto. For assistance via email, contact Theresa attheresa.pizzuto@gmail.com

Work Teams Follow-up: Thank you to those who attended the November General Membership meeting and joined the work teams that were formed. To see the work teams please visit thisLINKIf you would like to join a team please respond to this email - we need more people on most of the teams. To view the PowerPoint presentation that was shared at the meeting visit this LINK. Read the meeting minutes HERE. See the suggestions shared at the meeting at this LINK.

Work Team Updates: To view reports from the work teams that have met to date, visit this link.

Innovation Task Force Update: The last meeting was Thursday, Sept. 6th at 7pm the Central-Clemson Library. Minutes from previous meetings are located here. If you have ideas or want to be involved please contact Theresa Pizzuto or Sara Newton.

Input Wanted from Co-op Members:
We have started a monthly Speaker's Forum on Health and Nutrition.  We need your feedback!  What topics would you like to know more about? Please email your ideas, suggestions to Echo Macdonald, 
echolini@gmail.com.

Calendar: 2016 Board of Directors Meetings Dates (7pm) at the Central-Clemson Library:
  • Thursday, April 21, 2016
  • Thursday, May 19, 2016
Winter 2016 Newsletter is here.
Fall 2015 Newsletter is here
Summer 2015 Newsletter is
 here
WANT TO HELP?? We have need for people to help with the following:
Contact Theresa Pizzuto
(Theresa.pizzuto@gmail.com).
  • Marketing Manager
  • Local meat manager
  • Newsletter writers to write short articles for quarterly newsletter.
  • Herb/Spice bulk packager
  • Bulk packagers
  • Cashiers to work weekly
  • White Message Board updates
  • Communications Manager
  • Building maintenance (carpentry, plumbing, etc.)
Health Discussion: Discussion of health issues at the Clemson Library the 2nd Tuesday each month at 7pm. All are welcome to attend (next meeting Tuesday 4/12). For further information contact Gary at 864-868-0107 or Lori at 864-843-2584.

CLASSIFIED SECTION: Have you checked our classified ads on the Co-op Website lately? All members may advertise here. Check it out via the following link:www.upstatefoodcoop.com/p/classifieds.html

Spread the Word: The Co-op now has printed business information cards. Please ask for some and pass them out when you tell your friends about us!
Enjoy your week! 
Frances & Tiffany  2014-15 General Managers
Co-op Hours of Operation: 
Monday:              10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday:             10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday:               CLOSED
Thursday:              3:00 pm -7:00 pm
Friday:                 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday:              10:00 am- 4:00 pm
Sunday:                      CLOSED
PHONE:          864.868.3105
FAX:                 864.868.4582
Website:     www.upstatefoodcoop.com