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July Manager's Message

June 29, 2017

Summer solstice has come and gone, and the longest day of the year is behind us already. Independence Day celebrations, fireworks, and cook outs are now on the very near horizon and nothing says summer-time like fresh corn, watermelons and peaches, all of which are found right here at your local food co-op.  So far, for June we have seen a total of 6% growth over last year’s sales. This means that more people are shopping at the co-op; more peopl…

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New Product Alert: Epic Bone Broth

June 28, 2017

Bone broth is all the rage these days- it's a great source of protein, collagen, and minerals. Epic makes their bone broth with a slow simmering process, which allows it to extract the maximum benefits from the bone. They raise their own bison, beef, venison, wild boar, and lamb on open pasture using biodynamic ranching practices. 

Check out these 15 Delicious Uses for Bone Broth from Eat Drink Paleo

One of our favorites is this cauliflowe…

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Meet Team Member: Joey Geier

June 19, 2017

Joey has been a part of the Co-op since before we even opened the doors!

He is our customer service manager and manages the wellness and coffee departments as well! Originally from Tampa Florida, he has lived in the Upstate for 14 years and attended USC Upstate for Non-Profit Administration and worked for Little River Roasting for many years.

His favorite part about working at the Co-op is interacting with customers and his favorite produ…

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DIY Beard Oil for Father's Day

June 12, 2017

 

Make dad a handmade gift this Father’s Day that he will love using!  Is your dad clean-shaven?  No worries; this recipe can also be used to create a DIY cologne!  Jojoba is relaxing and is easily absorbed into the skin. Almond oil will soften dad’s prickliest hairs. The blend of tea tree, cedar wood, and orange is both soothing and invigorating. 

Follow the two easy steps below to make this DIY gift. 

 

 

 

 

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Manager's Message: June

June 5, 2017

"If half of our owners spent $5 per day, every day, we would be making some serious progress."

With the summer approaching quickly, it is now June, and we are almost to the half way point of the year. The weather is changing to the perfect temperatures for a day on the boat at the lake, or a weekend trip to the ocean. We’ve had an excellent start to the first half of the year at Hub City Co-op, and on behalf of the staff I’d like to thank yo…

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Meet Team Member: Lucy Hatfield

May 30, 2017
Lucy is the person you want to talk to if you're interested in bulk herbs and spices. She'll be celebrating one year as a Co-op employee at the end of May! Originally from Florida, she moved to Greenville at 15 but now lives in Spartanburg. Before working at the Co-op she was self-employed making jewelry. She loves working at the Co-op because of the wonderful, caring people that she gets to interact with on a daily basis.
 
Her favorite …

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DIY Bug Repellent

May 16, 2017

Tis the season for spending time outdoors! When gathering with friends and family this Spring and Summer remember to protect yourself from mosquitoes and other insects. Hub City Co-op has all the ingredients you need to prepare your own all natural bug repellent.

DIY Bug Repellent Recipe

Ingredients:

4oz Spray Bottle

2oz Witch Hazel

2oz Filtered Water

20-30 total drops of essential oils (you can use a blend of any of the sug…

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Manager's Message: One Year Mark

May 2, 2017

 Hub City Co-op has passed the one year mark and has come a long way since opening. The co-op has infused our local economy with tens of thousands of dollars with the help of your patronage. We have helped support farms big and small, helped new businesses get off the ground, and inspired others to dream big about the future. In the last year we have seen our ownership grow almost 20% and people have come to incorporate the Co-op as a daily routi…

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HUB CITY CO-OP STORE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

April 26, 2017

Celebrating our One-Year Milestone With Owners, Shoppers and Suppliers

Saturday, April 22nd was a great day of Celebration at Hub City Co-op! Scores of owners, shoppers and fans came out to the Co-op in honor of the store’s one-year milestone.

Local co-op suppliers including Little River Roasting, RJ Rockers, JB’s Proof, Blue Moon Specialty Foods and Ed’s All Purpose Seasoning were present sampling and educating consumers about the…

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The Co-op's First Anniversary

April 5, 2017

In the month of April, Hub City Co-op will celebrate its one year anniversary.  On the 15th of this month the store staff can look back on a year full of growth and learning. 

 

Opening the first cooperative grocery store in the state of South Carolina has meant many opportunities as well as facing many challenges. The store's product mix has taken shape to better serve the community, we have full-filled many special requests and th…

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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!

 

Click here for the recipe

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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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