Issue 008
 AUGUST 2016
In This Issue
News of Upcoming Events

Your Co-op uses Facebook to publish and post many exciting events and happenings.  Click links below for upcoming details.

Featured Owners:
Adelle & Jon Dandridge  

How did you find out about the coop? 
I think our first exposure to the coop was from an advertisement in a local magazine. But what really got us excited was when we started to see construction taking place on the building. Once we saw this we knew that it was really going to happen and that we needed to be part. 

What do you love most about the coop? 
The people are great. They create a great environment, and as members, my wife and I really feel like a part of the process. Our comments and requests (as well as those from other members) are always considered and appreciated. We know this because throughout the months we've seen the store evolve and improve constantly. It's so cool to see how it happens.

What are your favorite products sold in the coop? We definitely enjoy the produce and bulk foods products the most. We both appreciate the commitment the coop has to selling local, organic foods whenever possible so we love supporting the cause.

General Manager's August Letter

Garland McQueen

We are moving into fall and all schools will be in session. With fall there are many local events and much football. We will also look forward to some cooler weather.

Your Co-op will look forward to supplying your party needs ranging from snacks to beer.

The Peach season is now winding down and your Co-op did sell several thousand pounds of peaches from our local sources. We want to thank our suppliers and customers for the support of our community.

We have had a great turn out for our member days, which are the first and third Wednesday of each month (September will be the 7th and the 21st). We will continue to have tasting events from our suppliers on these days.

We have started the Sunday Brunch, which runs from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. We look forward to increasing the offerings as demand increases. Come down and join us for breakfast and a Mimosa on Sunday morning.

You now have the ability to place special orders on line. Look for the special order tab on the home page.

For those that make the $500.00 club, you will receive a digital gift card. This means that $25.00 has been loaded onto your name. The cashier will see this when you give your name. You have the option of using immediately or any time in the future. You can use all or partial amounts and it will not expire.

If you would like to suggest an idea or a special product, please let someone know or email 

Thanks for all the support.   See you at the Co-op,

Garland McQueen
General Manager
Hub City Co-op
Produce Manager's August Letter:

Derek Suhar
Produce Manager
This month we have seen a lot of great local produce moving through our store. Everything from okra and watermelon, to tomatoes and blueberries, have sold thanks to you and your support, thus, putting money right back into your community and your local farms. 

One product though has surpassed all the rest in the amount that has been purchased. And that item is? You guessed it: Peaches. In total, so far, we have sold 1,829.13 pounds of local peaches from Belue Farms right here in our store. The season is closing in quickly for peaches, and soon apples will be fresh and ready to purchase, but for the time being, come in and get these delicious and juicy peaches while they last.

When we shop for what we love, it show s. Thanks to everyone's love for local, we are setting the pace for a future to be inspired by. Shopping at your co-op gives you the chance to directly support farmers, farm workers, and the local community that you love. 

From the produce department, we'd like to say thank you for making peach season a success. We are looking forward to apple season and spiced cider. See you soon!

Derek Suhar, Produce Manager 
Owner Corner

1. Owner days are the first and third Wednesday of each Month. This month will be July 6th and July 20th. Owners will receive 10% off entire purchase (alcohol excluded, sorry).

2. Owners will receive 15% off special case orders anytime. A special order is by the case only. Cannot be combined with any other discount. There are special order forms at each register or just give a list to one of the managers.

3. We are still selling engraved bricks for $100.00, engraving included.

4. Remember, any owner who spends over $500.00 per month will receive a $25.00 gift card to use on any purchase, or could be given as a gift to some one that has never shopped with us. A list of JULY's recipients is below.

New Products Alert
Kitchen Manager's Letter:

Summer is coming to an end which means back to school preparation and gearing-up to cheer on your favorite Fall sports team! To help ease your busy weeks and event packed weekends, our Deli Department will be adding new delicious options to the daily menu!
  • Panini Pressed Sandwiches are back! We're re-introducing some favorite recipes and introducing new healthy contenders
  • Grab & Go Lunch Boxes which will include a classic cold sandwich, side item, potato chips and bottled water.
  • Business Lunch Catering Menu. Soon you will be able to add some new flavor to an ordinary business meeting with our staff's favorite bites.
  • Buckets of Wings! We all can agree, game day requires wings and we will be offering this special as a per-order option so you're ready to rally your winning team!
  • Sunday Brunch consists of delicious food and great company, so why not join us at Hub City Co-Op from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM for weekly Brunch Specials and $10 bottomless mimosas!
As we continue to expand into the Fall season, stay updated on new seasonal menu items by liking our Facebook page!

Lindsey Repshas
Kitchen Manager


Brock, our Health & Wellness manager & a licensed Esthetician, will teach you the ideal skincare regimen for your specific skin type. 

Enjoy a hands-on experience with light snacks and 20% off all Mineral Fusion skincare products. 

WHEN:  Tuesday, September 13, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EDT) - Add to Calendar

WHERE:  Hub City Co-op Grocery Store - 176 Liberty Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306

Mailing Address:
Hub City Cooperative
PO Box 5823
Spartanburg, South Carolina 29304