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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Co-op Produce Update (10-30-14)

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Produce this week (10-30-14)

If you have local produce you would like to sell through the Co-op please contact our Produce Manager Susan Staal at or 864-638-5675.

The next produce delivery will be on Wednesday, November 19th and available Thursday, November 20th.

The Produce Crew
New Produce This Week
  • Apples, Gala
  • Avocados
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Crimini Mushrooms
  • Lacinato Kale
  • Red Grapes
  • Red Leaf Lettuce
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Russet Potatoes
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Yellow Onions
  • Wheat Grass
Produce on Sale
  • Lemons
Frozen and Refrigerated Grocery Items
  • Grass Fed Ground Beef - 1 pound packages
  • Tofu - 1 pound packages
Tips for Russet Potatoes:

Usage: Besides being the most popular baking potato, Russets are used when frying, mashing, roasting, and boiling. They're also used to make french fries.

Selection: Good-quality potatoes will be firm, smooth-skinned and even russet coloring.

Good quality potatoes should have few eyes, and those few should be shallow.

Avoid: Avoid product that is soft, wrinkled, has cuts in the skin or is green-tinted.

Storage: Store potatoes in a cool (40 - 50° F), dry, well ventilated and dark place to inhibit sprouting. Avoid storing potatoes in the refrigerator as it will affect texture and taste.

Do not wash raw potatoes before storing - washing them speeds development of decay.

If your potatoes do begin to sprout or grow, cut off the sprouts. If you don't have good storage available, buy more frequently but in smaller quantities.

Recipes & Tips

Recipe: Tofu Avocado Benedict Serves 2
1 English muffin
2 thick slices of tomato
4 oz firm or extra firm tofu
1 small handful of lettuce
1/2 small avocado
2 tbsp canola oil
Salt and pepper
Vegan Hollandaise sauce
2 tbsp vegan butter
1 tbsp all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk
1 tbsp + 1 tsp nutritional yeast
2-3 tsp lemon juice (to taste)
Salt and pepper
pinch of cayenne pinch of turmeric (optional, for color)
  To make Hollandaise Sauce place vegan butter in a small sauce pan and bring to boil. Add flour and whisk until it forms a paste. Slowly add milk, whisking continuously until well combined. Bring sauce to a boil, whisking frequently, until sauce begins to thicken (about 1-2 minutes). Remove from heat and add nutritional yeast, lemon juice, and seasoning. Stir together. Set aside.

To make tofu heat canola oil over medium heat. Slice tofu 1/2 inch thick and sprinkle each side with salt and pepper. Place tofu in pan with hot oil and pan fry on each side for about 4-5 minutes, until browned. Remove from heat.
  To assemble the Benedict, slice English muffin in half and toast. Top each muffin with a small amount of lettuce and one tomato slice each. Place pan-fried tofu atop each tomato and smother with Hollandaise Sauce.  Finish with sliced avocado and serve immediately.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Upstate Food Co-op Update (10/27/14)

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Upstate Food Co-op Weekly Update 
Oct 27 - Nov 1, 2014

Member Input Needed: We mailed all of the members a letter with important updates about the Co-op and a self-addressed, stamped postcard for providing your input. You should receive it this week. Please return the postcard as soon as you can. Thanks for your help!

Tuesday Manager Needed: We are looking for someone to take on the Tuesday Day Manager job. If you are interested or want to learn more please contact Theresa Pizzuto.

Innovation Task Force Update: Minutes from the meeting on 9/20 are located here. If you have ideas or want to be involved please contact Theresa Pizzuto or Sara Newton.

Help us move the bulk organic cashews! There was an oversight and we have too many cashews bagged up. Please buy a couple of bags.

  • This item has been discontinued from our distributor: 
    Kitchens of India Ready to Eat Navratan Korma, Mixed Vegetable Curry & Cottage Cheese, 10-ounce Box
  • Please visit this link for a comprehensive list of all of the recently discontinued UNFI shelf items. Those discontinued due to poor/slow shelf sales can still be special ordered by the case in the white member order book. Those items discontinued by the distributor (noted at the bottom of the list) cannot be special ordered.
UNFI:  The next order deadline is Tuesday, October 28th, delivered Thursday November 6th. The following order deadline will be Tuesday, November 11th, delivered Thursday November 20th, available the 4th or 5th of November.

Frontier Herbs: You can now order Frontier online through the Co-op, signing up online will give access to the Wholesale & Sale catalogs & the convenience of online ordering. If you would like to order Frontier online please email Teresa Anderson at to receive the online invitation to do so.Ordering through the Direct Order book will always be available as well.

  • The next delivery will be Wednesday, October 29th, available Thursday, October 30th. Email or call Susan Staal with special orders (her contact info is below). The November delivery is yet to be determined due to the holiday.
  • We have an additional local produce supplier, Eastatoee Community Farm from Sunset, S.C. We are expecting greens and more later in the season.
  • If you have local produce you would like to sell through the Co-op please contact our Produce Manager Susan Staal at  or call 864-638-5675.
  • There will be no Sami's Bread delivery this week. There are some varieties in the freezer.
  • DIMPFLMEIER RYE:  We have a good variety of Rye breads in the freezer.  The next approximate order date will be November 26th, for a December 4th delivery  or if we need to wait December 10th for a December 19th delivery.
  • It is double wrapped and inner sealed so keeps well for a long time in the freezer.
  •   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 to order at .
  • Available at a reduced rate is the sampler box which is  a variety of 10, 1 pound loaves.
  •  The next order delivery will be available Monday, November 3rd. The next order deadline is Wednesday, November 25th.
  • When placing orders you must place your order before Monday.
  • Happy Cow is selling local, conventional (not organic) Golden Delicious and Rome apples for $20.50 a bushel as supply lasts, may be ordered in D.O. book under Happy Cow.
  • You can call in your order and leave a message. Messages are checked early Monday morning before the order goes in.
  • We received our order of local milk and have a good supply.
  • Check the discounted rack for Gluten Free products.
  • Please provide GF product suggestions for what you would like to see on the shelf to Lynn Burkett at Always looking for good suggestions for new gluten free products.
  • We have a good supply of eggs available for purchase. The production is now increasing.
  • 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).

General Membership Meeting: The next meeting will be held on November 20th at 7:00pm. Please save the date. The last meeting was held at the Clemson-Central Library on Thursday, August 21st. The minutes are available for all to read here.

The Summer Newsletter is ready! Read it here.

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

  • Pet Food delivery receiving & processing (4x per year - Wed)
  • Facebook Page Content Manager
  • White Message Board updates
  • Produce Crew (1x/month Thursday morning at 10am)
  • Herb/Spice bulk packager
  • Cashiers to work weekly
  • Communications Manager
  • Bulk packagers
  • Landscape maintenance (flower beds, bushes, etc.)
  • Newsletter writers to write short articles for quarterly newsletter.
  • 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. For further information contact Gary at 864-868-0107 or Lori at 864-843-2584.

Have you checked our classified ads on the Co-op Website lately? All members may advertise here. Check it out via the following link:

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! 

Elian, Frances, Tiffany , 2014 General Managers

Co-op Hours of Operation: 

Monday: 10am - 2pm   

Tuesday:10am -2pm   

Wednesday: CLOSED

Thursday: 3pm -7pm

Friday: 10am-2pm

Saturday: 10am- 4pm

Sunday: CLOSED


PHONE: 864.868.3105  

FAX: 864.868.4582


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