Upcoming Speakers:

Thursday, March 19, 7 PM - General Membership Meeting Speaker at 7:30, Tradd Cotter, Mycologist, "Medicinal Mushrooms"

Held at the Clemson/Central Library Conference Room.

The Spring newsletter is ready!

Click here to read.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

United Foods Special Orders

United special orders will be due by 5pm Mondays (bread and produce on Saturdays).

Special note: Those orders placed by phone need to be called in by 2pm Mondays so that there is someone there to take the information. 

Frances Chamberlain

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Upstate Food Co-op Update (05/18/2015)

Upstate Food Co-op Weekly Update 
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Upstate Food Co-op Weekly Update 
May 11 - May 16, 2015

We are now closed on Tuesdays. As soon as we have another Tuesday Manager we will reopen. Tuesday Managers work from 9:30am to 2:30pm (5% markup). If you are interested or want to learn more please contact Theresa Pizzuto.

Please join us on Thursday, May 21, 2015 , for the Health and Nutrition Informational Seminar
  • Super Bugs: the rise in antibiotic resistant bacteria. What they are, how they got here and what to do to protect yourself"
  • Time: 7:30pm & Location: Clemson/Central Library Conference Room.
  • For more information contact Echo Macdonald: echolini@gmail.com
Saturday Manager Needed (10% markup; lower if you do additional work): We are looking for someone to take on the 2nd Saturday Day Manager job (9:30am to 4:30pm). If you are interested or want to learn more please contact Theresa Pizzuto.

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.

The Spring Newsletter is Ready!  Read it here! 

  • Ground Beef from Destiny: White Oak Pasture grass-fed ~ is available
  • All meats are now in the Freezer above egg fridge. [Small freezer, # 2]
  • Kiss My Face Olive & Green Tea bar soap
  • Dr Bronner's citrus orange bar soap
  • Kirk's original castile bar soap
  • Kirk's Fragrance Free castile bar soap
  • Raw Bee pollen 8 oz -$10  (harvested in SC) is now available.
  • Propolis  2 oz - $10 available now
  • A delivery will be available Thursday, May 21st. The next deadline is Tuesday, May 26, available Thursday, June 4th.
  • The next delivery will be on Wednesday, May 27th, available on Thursday, May 28th. Email or call Susan Staal with special orders (her contact info is below.
  • If you have local produce you would like to sell through the Co-op please contact our Produce Manager Susan Staal at  susan@moondancehollow.com  or call 864-638-5675.
  • There will not be a Sami's Bread order this week.  There is a good selection of bread in the freezer.
  • DIMPFLMEIER RYE and Sour Dough:  There will be an order sent in on June 1st, available on Thursday, June 4th.   Deadline for ordering is Thursday, May 27th. 
  • 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 to secretary2@upstatefoodcoop.com.
  • There is currently no new deadline date.
  • We carry what sells best in bulk from Frontier on the herb and spice shelves. Members can special order herb and spice in the bottle as well as by the pound for themselves.
  • There are several pound bags of powdered kelp in the herb and spice medicinal bins plus weighed packets on the shelf.
  • 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  sveltlanaat@gmail.com to receive the online invitation to do so. Ordering through the Direct Order book will always be available as well.
  • We  currently have a very good supply of eggs in the cooler .
  • Please Note that eggs will now be stored in the refrigerator which is located in the previous location.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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 lynnburkett@bellsouth.net. Always looking for good suggestions for new gluten free products.

Special Order Assistance: Beginning Monday, April 13th ordering assistance will be 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 at theresa.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 this LINK. If 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.

FOUND:  A Set of Toyota Keys were found in the Co-op parking lot.

Innovation Task Force Update: The last meeting was Thursday, Nov. 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,

General Membership Meeting: The last meeting was held on March 19. The minutes are available for all to read HERE.

Please Calendar: 2015 Board of Directors (6pm) and General Membership Meeting Dates (7pm) at the Central-Clemson Library:

  • Thursday, June 4th, 2015
  • Thursday, September 17th,  2015
  • Thursday,  November 19th, 2015

The Spring Newsletter is here! Read it here.
 Winter Newsletter Read it here.

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

  • Marketing Manager
  • Tuesday Manager and Saturday Manager
  • Bulk packagers
  • Herb/Spice bulk packager
  • Pet Food Delivery receiving & processing (Wednesday every 2-3 mos.)
  • White Message Board updates
  • Produce Crew (1x/month Thursday morning at 10am)
  • Cashiers to work weekly
  • Communications Manager
  • 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! 

Frances & Tiffany  2014 General Managers

Co-op Hours of Operation: 

Monday: 10am - 2pm   

Tuesday: CLOSED

Wednesday: CLOSED

Thursday: 3pm -7pm

Friday: 10am-2pm

Saturday: 10am- 4pm

Sunday: CLOSED


PHONE: 864.868.3105  

FAX: 864.868.4582

Website: www.upstatefoodcoop.com

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