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Thursday, Sept 17, 7 PM - General Membership Meeting Speaker at 7:05

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Monday, August 24, 2015

 24 August 2015 update for Upstate Food Co-op

Upstate Food Co-op Weekly Update 
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Upstate Food Co-op  Update for week of 24-31 August 2015

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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 next delivery will be this Thursday (8/27)
  • The next order deadline is Monday, August 31 at 2 pm, for delivery on Thursday, September 10.
  • There are new sales cards for Life Extension in the sale catalog basket.  Check them out, some have a saving of 20%, but they are for a limited time/
  • Res-Q-Dent for Sensitive Teeth Toothpaste, Spearmint 3 oz
  • United has discontinued Natural Red Sea Salmon, both salted and unsalted, 7.5 oz cans
  • Frontier has discontinued Dash O'Dill.


  • Egg supply is low at this time.
  • Please Note that eggs will now be 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).

Frontier Update:

  • We are set up with Frontier and plan to resume orders once a month (unless more frequency is deemed necessary) with orders placed the FIRST FRIDAY of each month and delivery expected to be received at the co-op the following Thursdays.  Next order will be placed on Friday, September 4th and delivered Thursday, September 10th. Look here next week to confirm this.


  • Sourwood honey is available in 5 gallon buckets for $210.
  • Bee Pollen and propolis are gone until next year.
  • There has been fresh produce from our distributor since last Thursday (August 20th)
  • Email or call our Produce Manager Susan Staal with special orders or if you have local produce you would like to sell through the Co-op call 864-638-5675. or email susan@moondancehollow.com.
  • There will be a Sami's Bread this week available Thursday (8/27)
  • DIMPFLMEIER RYE and Sour Dough
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Limited time for ordering eggnog from Happy Cow.
  • 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.

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

  • Saturday Manager
  • Herb/Spice bulk packager
  • Pet Food Delivery receiving & processing (Wednesday every 2-3 mos.)
  • Marketing Manager
  • Bulk packagers
  • Produce Crew (1x/month Thursday morning at 10am)
  • Newsletter writers to write short articles for quarterly newsletter.
  • 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 9/8). 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  2014-15 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

Website: www.upstatefoodcoop.com

Special Order Assistance: Since Monday, April 13th ordering assistance has been 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.

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 this past Thursday June 18. The minutes will be available shortly.

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

  • Thursday, September 17, 2015
  • Thursday, November 19, 2015

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Co-op Produce Update (8-20-15)

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Produce this week (8-20-15)

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 864-638-5675.

The next produce delivery will be on Wednesday, September 16th and available Thursday, September 17th.

The Produce Crew
Produce This Week
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Grapes, Thomcord
  • Lemons
  • Lettuce, Greenleaf
  • Lettuce, Romaine
  • Cabbage, Green
  • Yellow Onions
Local Produce
  • Spring Onions (Jewell Farms) - marked down
Frozen and Refrigerated Grocery Items
  • White Oaks Pasture Ground Beef - 1# packages
  • Tofu - 1# packages
Sale Items
  • Carrots
  • Grapefruit
  • Yellow Onions
Out of Stock by Supplier
  • Avocados
  • Broccoli
  • Garlic
  • Ginger

Produce Information & Tips

What are Thomcord Grapes?

  • Plump, juicy, virtually seedless grapes with thin, dark-purple skin and a mild, sweet flavor. It is a hybrid of the popular Concord and Thompson grapes, developed in 1983 by California grape breeders.

How to Eat

  • Enjoy fresh out of hand or use to decorate cheese or fruit platters. Also perfect for making jams and jellies.

How to Choose

  • Select grapes that are smooth, plump, firm, and consistent in color. Avoid damaged fruit, or fruit with bruises or decay.

How to Store

  • Store refrigerated up to 7 days.

When are they in season?

  • July to mid-September.

Where are they grown?

  • USA


Thomcord Grape Pie


4 cups Thomcord Grapes, washed and stemmed
1 recipe double crust pastry
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
Coarse or sanding sugar


  • In medium bowl, combine grapes, sugar, and lemon juice. Mix well and set aside.
  • Prepare pastry and roll out half. Line standard 9-inch pie pan with pastry.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Stir cornstarch into filling, then fold into pie shell, smoothing top with a spoon.
  • Roll out remaining pastry and put on top of pie. Trim and flute edges.
  • Brush top with ice water, then sprinkle with coarse sugar. Cut steam vents into top of pie.
  • Bake 30 minutes. Reduce heat to 375 degrees and bake an additional 30 minutes. Transfer pie to wire rack.
  • Let cool at least 2 hours before serving.
  • Makes 8 servings.

Source: The Pie Chronicle

Analyzed to serve 8. Calories 270, Total Fat 11g, Saturated Fat 3.5g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 180mg, Total Carbohydrate 41g, Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 17g, Protein 3g

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