Upcoming General Membership Meeting:

Thursday, June 18, 7 PM - General Membership Meeting Speaker at 7:05

Held at the Clemson/Central Library Conference Room.

The Spring newsletter is ready!

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Co-op hours

In observance of Independence Day, the co-op will be closed. Have an
excellent holiday.


Junie Martinez-Laine

Monday, June 29, 2015

Upstate Food Co-op Update   Week of 29 June 2015

Upstate Food Co-op Weekly Update 
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Upstate Food Co-op Weekly Update June 29-July 5, 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.

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.

Landscape maintenance help needed (flower beds, bushes, etc.) Please contact Theresa Pizzuto (5% markup)

The Spring Newsletter is Ready!  Read it here! 
  • There will be a delivery this Thursday, July 2. The order next deadline is Monday, July 6 at 2 pm, for delivery on Thursday, July 16. and July 20th for delivery on Thursday July 30.  
  • Dr Bronner's citrus orange bar soap
  • Kirks Castile Soap 1.3 oz
  • Res-Q-Dent for Sensitive Teeth Toothpaste, Spearmint 3 oz
  • A new supply of local honey was delivered.
  • Raw Bee pollen 8 oz -$10  (harvested in SC) is now available.
  • Propolis  2 oz - $10 available now
  • There is produce delivered last Wednesday. 
  • The next delivery will be July 22/23 (Wed/Thur).
  • 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 delivery on Thursday July 2
  •  If you would like any Sami's Bread products please place in Direct Order book, we are low (out) of 2 varieties, the cinnamon and the plain but we have a $75 minimum to place an order.
  • DIMPFLMEIER RYE and Sour Dough: 
  • An order sent in June 1 has been available since Thursday, June 18th.    
  • 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.
  • The next delivery will be available on Wednesday, July 8th.
  • July order dates July 17th available on July 25 & July 30th available August 10.
  • Dash O'Dill has been discontinued.
  • 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.
  • Egg supply is sporadic  due to heat. Lori will attempt  requesting more for shelf.
  • 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).
  • 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 egg nog 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

  • Tuesday Manager and 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. 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

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

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

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