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Blog posts March 2017

Living Low-Waste in Spartanburg

March 29, 2017

Morgan started her low-waste journey about two years ago, when she realized that the abundance of disposable convenience products were becoming a big problem in South Carolina. She made a conscious effort to minimize her possessions and restructure her home, pantry and closet to reflect more of the intentional lifestyle she craved. In June 2016, she started a “Zero-Waste” project, where she kept all of her non-biodegradable landf…

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Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding

March 25, 2017

This scrumptious bread pudding recipe is easy to make and even easier to fall in love with. Florida Crystals Sugar and Ghirardelli chocolate chips are on sale this week!

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People-to-People Commerce, Coffee, Cooperatives, and You

March 23, 2017

If you’re curious about what people-to-people commerce looks like, this picture is worth a thousand words. It’s from a trip I made back in February, as interpreter-friend of Little River Roasting Company, a local coffee roaster. (My day job is as a Spanish professor.) The photo is from the day of our departure from our visit to the growers in Cocochó, and it celebrates the first direct sale of high altitude, shade grown, organic, and fair tr…

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Thai Peanut Salad

March 19, 2017

It's National Peanut Month! A creamy peanut dressing is tossed with crunchy vegetables for a healthy salad that makes a light lunch or a great dinner side. Find the recipe and all the ingredients to make this Asian-inspired meal at Hub City Co-op!


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Opportunity to Invest in Your Co-op NOW

March 18, 2017

The Hub City Co-op Board of Directors recently announced a re-capitalization campaign for $100,000.  The campaign is planned to raise the funds from the nearly 1800 members of the Hub City Co-op ownership in the next six weeks.


Since the campaign was announced over $30,000 has been committed from Hub City Co-op Owners! With your help, the goal can be reached quickly.


Hub City Co-op member-owners, many of whom have joined si…

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Bangers and Mash

March 13, 2017

A traditional Irish dish in time for Saint Patrick's Day. And the translation? Sausage and mashed potatoes. This recipe features cabbage in the mashed potatoes.  

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Manager's Message: Advancing Toward One Year With Open Doors

March 6, 2017

By: Derek Suhar

Spring is upon us and we are approaching our first anniversary in April. The Co-op, along with other new downtown businesses, is on the forefront of transformation for Spartanburg.

The Co-op is proud to offer you a retail store that continues to grow with your patronage. The store product mix is taking shape as we bring more customer-requested items to shelves. 


Hub City Co-op would not be here without it's owners…

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Advantages of Shopping Bulk: Save money and reduce waste!

March 5, 2017

By: Co-op Staff

Last week, Co-op owner Morgan Jordan educated shoppers on how the bulk department has helped her achieve a zero waste household. Morgan decided to transform her home to become more simplified, sustainable and pleasing to her and her family.  Once she started making these changes it was hard to stop! She conducted an experiment to see how little packaging waste she could produce.  After four months she had only the amount …

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Skillet Gnocchi with Spinach and White Bean

March 4, 2017

A one-skillet supper with dark leafy greens, diced tomatoes and white beans with gnocchi and mozzarella. 


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Spicy White Bean Chili

March 1, 2017

 This tasty vegetarian chili is a cinch to make. For a meaty version, cooked sausage or chicken can also be added. 

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