Newsletter Vol. 38.0 April 2012

April at Rosewood Market & Deli

Plus Local News & Events!

Well it seems the Easter bunny isn't the only thing that is hopping all over the place. So far we've hopped from October weather squarely into June but now we're back to March with possible frost! But wait! I think I see July weather ahead.... As crazy as the weather is we strive to make Rosewood Market your source for health rain or shine, heat-wave or snow drifts!

In honor of Earth Day, did you know, glass bottles and jars are 100% recyclable and can be recycled endlessly without any loss in purity or quality? Or that recycling just one glass bottle saves enough energy to light a 100-watt light bulb for four hours, power a computer for 30 minutes, or a television for 20 minutes? Check out this Carbon Calculator and gauge your own green-impact. I checked mine at 6 bottles per week (and NO that's not a six-pack!) and was amazed!

Another item of great importance are GMOs or GEOs (Genetically Modified or Genetically Engineered Organisms). Note the new DVD for rental (due to arrive any day) recently aired on ETV. View a 2 minute video about labeling and sign a petition to require GMO labeling here.
Even though the petition has been out there for a while it doesn't hurt to keep the pressure on to make the labeling change. Also, see Green Peace's Non-GMO shopping guide (this one is for Canada but should generally apply to the U.S. as well.)

Lots of great news and events so read it through or pick and choose...

In good health,

Our SALE and NEW Items

Click on each item below to go directly to it

  * Heather's Artisan Breads

What's Happening - Events & Items of Interest...

* Remarkable Recyclables - Super Heroes Cartoon

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From the Garden to Your Table...

South Carolina Tomatoes in April? Aren't most people just putting out their plants now? Well, here at Rosewood Market we already have SC grown Cherokee Purple and Brandywine heirloom tomatoes. Peru Farms in St. Stephen, SC (a greenhouse seedless cucumber grower)  has branched out into heirloom tomato production. The tomatoes and cherry tomatoes are beautiful, tasty and have great texture just like ones that will come later in the season. We will be receiving shipments of these awesome fruits twice a week.

 Local asparagus season is in full swing and we have now started stocking Fallaw Farms asparagus. Fallaw Farms is the premier asparagus grower in the state and is located in Monetta SC ( ). Recently I grilled some of this asparagus for a friend who told me he didn't like asparagus. Well, he couldn't stop eating it! Yes it's that good.
Columbia's own Cottle Farms is delivering fresh strawberries to Rosewood Market now on a daily basis. Berries are available in flats or one pound clamshell containers. These strawberries are ripe, red, and delicious.
Fresh Lexington county sweet onions are in stock now. These are not the dry sweet onions, but rather fresh onion bulbs with the tops still attached. Pricing is very good at only $1.49 for three nice onions.
So far this spring has been full of nice surprises and awesome local produce. I am excited to see what new fruits and vegetables will pop up next! Come on over to Rosewood and ask us - we would love to share our bounty with you.

Kevin and crew

Local produce in stock now:
Lettuce - Columbia
Asparagus - Monetta,
Sweet onions - Lexington
Heirloom tomatoes - St Stephen
Strawberries - Columbia

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DELI – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, To-Go, & Catering!

Direct line (803) 256-6410

Monthly Menu

View other catering options at (scroll down)

Get our favorites for your events! Your gathering won't be complete without some of our delicious pimento cheese, cole slaw, BBQ tofu and potato salad.

We can also provide sandwiches, wraps and party trays for your next gathering. Just ask your deli representative and we'll be happy to help you add that special touch to your next event.


NEW! Breakfast special – Pigs in a Blanket! Have you heard about the new weekend breakfast special at Rosewood Market? Well it's a pig in the blanket, but it's not your Scout Master's pig in the blanket. Ours is made with our own biscuits wrapped around a Caw Caw Creek breakfast link. Call (803) 256-6410 for availability.

Join us each morning for delicious and wholesome breakfast sandwiches Monday through Friday from 8:00 - 10:30am. A fresh baked buttermilk biscuit with Applegate Farms Turkey Bacon, farm-fresh eggs from Wil-Moore, and cheddar cheese is just $3.50. Make it a combo with fair trade coffee for just 4.95! You can also custom build your biscuit with tempeh strips, turkey bacon, egg, and cheese.

Breakfast on Saturdays from 8-11am

Brunch on Sundays from 9-2


Good Life Cafe selections are here with their delicious raw food out of our grab-n-go case! Look for the mock chicken salads and curry balls and keep an eye out for new offerings!


Remember us for catering your lunch meetings, family gatherings, or anytime

You don't want to do the cooking!

To order, call the deli direct line at (803)256-6410 or view other catering options at (scroll down)

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In the Cheese Case…

Welcome to Rosewood Market’s Cheese Case. We began by carrying just a few basic cheeses to now having a variety that rivals stores much bigger than ours.

Among our selection you’ll find cheese sticks, slices and shreds from national brands like Organic Valley, and all natural Andrew and Everett, and fantastic examples of American artisan cheeses from Carr Valley, Sartori, Sweet Grass Dairy, Heini’s Bunker Hill Cheese Company, and Happy Cow to name a few. Many of these cheeses are from our regional (South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia) area. You will also find the imported cheeses you already know and love like Reggiano Parmesan, Manchego, and Kerrygold Dubliner. The offerings also include a variety of cow, sheep, and goat milk cheeses.

If you look up on the top shelf you’ll find some great olives a caper salad and kefir, yogurt, and cheese starters.

Make sure to keep watching because we keep finding room for more!

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For Your Pantry... Snacks & Bulk Items

NEW flavors from Chunks of Energy!

Honey Pistachio,

Ingredients: Sunflower seeds, honey, apricots (may contain rice flour), tofu powder ( GMO-free soy), pistachios, pumpkin seeds, dates, figs, natural flavors (MSG-free & gluten-free).

Notes: Dairy-free. Salt-free. Sweetened with honey & dates. Contains soy & tree nuts.

Date Flax with Turmeric,

Ingredients: Organic dates, organic sunflower seeds, organic raisins, organic carob powder, organic apricots(may contain rice flour), organic sesame seeds, organic flax meal, organic coconut, organic flax meal, organic vanilla extract, organic ground turmeric, organic black pepper & organic acai powder.

Notes: Vegan. Salt-free. Soy-free. Contains tree nuts (coconut).

Certified Gluten Free Chunks of Energy (in sealed packages):

Lemon Pomegranate,

Ingredients: Organic date paste, organic sunflower seeds, organic cashews (tree nut), organic raisins, organic apricots (may contain organic rice flour), organic sesame seeds, organic coconut , organic lemon flavor, organic poppy seeds, organic lime flavor, organic pomegranate powder, organic maca powder.

Notes: Vegan. Raw. Salt-free. Soy-free. Sweetened with dates. Contains tree nuts.

Cacao with Goji Berries,

Ingredients: Organic raw dates, organic raw sunflower seeds, organic raw raisins, organic raw apricots (may contain organic rice flour), organic raw cacao powder, organic raw unhulled sesame seeds, organic sunflower meal, organic raw shredded coconut (tree nut), organic raw goji powder, natural flavors (MSG-free & gluten-free).

Notes: Vegan. Raw. Salt-free. Soy-free. Sweetened with dates. Contains tree nuts, chocolate.

$ave money and buy from our bulk stock (large or small quantities available). Bring in your own container and we'll pre-weigh it before it is filled. We also have to-go containers available at no cost to you.

Currently available:

Grade A and B Maple syrup

Wildflower honey from Lexington and Rembert

Spectrum Olive Oil



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In-Store Local SC Products

Carolina Gold BBQ sauces

Eggs – Wil-Moore Farm

Pastured Meats – Pork, Beef, Lamb, Chicken, Goat

Milk – Happy Cow, Milky Way, Butterpatch, Split Creek Farm, May Pop

Palmetto Pepper Potions

Heather’s Bakery

Rising High Bakery

Crust Bakehouse

Bee Pollen

Carolina Plantation - Cow Peas, Aromatic Rice, Grits

Charleston Tea Plantation - American Classic Tea

Country Clear – Reverse Osmosis Bottled Water

Crispy Kat candy bars

Joe Trapp’s yellow grits & corn meal

Anson Mills - Grits (blue, yellow and white), rice, peas, oats, Farro

Wildflower Honey from Lexington, SC

Gallberry Honey from Hardeeville, SC (when available)

Palmetto Farms - Stone ground grits (white & yellow)

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Thank YOU!

Because we appreciate YOU! We have a customer Loyalty Program offering you 5% off your purchases when you present your Loyalty card. Don't have a card yet? Ask for a sign up form at the register. Each tag is just .93 cents plus tax or $1.00. You will also receive our emailed monthly newsletter with store sales and community events of interest as well as a few periodic emails announcing special events such as our 20% off sale days and featured vendors. Please know… we never share your information.

Exclusions: A handful of products are currently excluded from the 5% discount and 20% off . They are items that have such a small markup that we can’t afford further discount. 5%, 20%, Groupon, or other such promotions cannot be combined.

5% Loyalty tag exclusions include: Holiday turkeys, Champion Juicers, Mannatech, Wonder Mill grain mills, purchase of gift certificates, and Benoit’s CDs.

20% Verbal coupon exclusions include: The same list as 5%, plus Deli food and selected Wellness items that are already on sale that month.

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Raw Milk Delivery Days

Milky Way Farm's Grade A Raw Jersey Milk AND Split Creek raw goat's milk:

Tuesdays - April 10th and 24th and May 8th and 22nd in the late-afternoon.

Butter Patch, a local SC brand of raw cow’s milk:

EVERY Wednesday – mid-afternoon. We currently stock gallons and half


Maypop... We are now stocking a new grass fed, all Jersey raw milk from Maypop

Farms in Calhoun County. $4.99 per half gallon.

As always, feel free to call the store before you come to be sure the milk has

arrived - (803) 765-1083.

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Fresh Bread Delivery Schedule

Heather’s Artisan Breads – Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday

Crust Bakehouse – Monday, Wednesday, & Friday

Crumbs Bakery -Wednesday

Rising High – Monday & Friday

Nova’s Bakery – Monday & Friday

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Pastured Chicken Eggs - Delivery Schedule

Wil-Moore Farms – Tuesdays, late afternoon

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DVD Loan – "Food Inc.", "Fresh", "Cafeteria Man",

Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead”, Plus other Clips

Food, Inc.’ offers troubling view of US food industry

“…the pastoral fantasy of agrarian America on everything from packages of

breakfast sausage to cereal boxes is not what it seems, that great danger lurks

behind the cheery images of 1930s-era red barns and white picket fences.”

'FRESH' is a documentary which celebrates the farmers, thinkers and

entrepreneurs across America who are re-inventing our food system. A truly

inspirational film! Watch the trailer here:

'Cafeteria Man - Bad School Food Meets it's Match'

Three years ago, the name Tony Geraci was known to only a few in the school

food industry. Now school systems across the country are begging to see him;

top food service companies are courting him; he’s on a first-name basis with food

activist legends such as Michael Pollan; and there’s even been a major

documentary film, Cafeteria Man, made about him. Watch the movie clip here

Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead’

A must-see, super motivating documentary of how 2 guys juiced their way to weight loss and

health. Watch a clip here:

"The Future of Food" 

An alarming and very important documentary on GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms)

We have copies of these DVD's available to loan for free ($20 refundable deposit)!

Ask any cashier for details.

Other Clips:

GMO Film Project Sizzler

Today in the United States, by the simple act of feeding ourselves, we unwittingly participate in the largest experiment ever conducted on human beings. Massive agro-chemical companies like Monsanto (Agent Orange) and Dow (Napalm) are feeding us genetically-modified food, GMO’s, that have never been fully tested and aren't labeled. This small handful of corporations are tightening their grip on the world’s food supply—buying, modifying, and patenting seeds to ensure total control over everything we eat.

Featured Vendor

Heather's Artisan Breads
Heather Digdon - 
See her video here:

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Upcoming Events & Items of Interest

Cleanup with the Cops - April 14th
Saturday, April 14, 2012, Cleanup with the Cops, 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Registration is not required.
Keep the Midlands Beautiful, in partnership with Sheriff Metts and the Lexington Sheriff's Department will work with volunteers to remove litter from the 100 block of Stratton Court and the surrounding areas.
Volunteers should meet at the 100 block of Stratton Court in Columbia. Click here for a map of the area.
A waiver (available on site) is required for all volunteers. A parent/guardian must sign a waiver for all volunteers under the age of 18. Unaccompanied youth must be 14 or older. An Adult must stay on site to supervise any youth group of 3 or more.
Keep the Midlands Beautiful will provide trash bags, water and gloves. Please be sure to wear sturdy, closed toe shoes, dress for the weather and bring work gloves if you have them.
For additional information, call (803) 733-1139 


Palmetto Conservation Foundation - Hikes and Paddles

Check the Web site for details on:  April 14 Sparkleberry Paddle; April 20-22 East Coast Canoe & Kayak Festival; April 22 Jocassee Hike; May 6 Lynches Woods Hike; May 12 Paddle Trip; May 19-20 Camping/Backpacking/Kayaking Trip- Lake Moultrie

**Reservations are required for all outings.
Fees for outings must be paid at least one week prior to the event, unless stated otherwise.  If payment is not received, your spot will be given to the next person on the waiting list.
PCF members hike for free!


Celiac Support Group ~ April 16th, 6:00 pm

Questions? Email:
Web site:

Find us on Facebook: "Celiac Pal"

Monday, April 16, dining out 6:00 at El Chico on Bush River Road, near I-20

Monday, May 21, LMC** 6:30

**We alternate meetings and dining out. LMC is Lexington Medical Center, North Tower, Class room #3

Editor's addition:
Gluten Free Recipe! from Tracie Broom using Gluten-free China black rice bread (available at Rosewood Market in the freezer)
The Yum Diary

Looks delish, thanks Tracie!


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Women's Self Defense Courses ~ April 21st

Sponsored by Richland County Sheriff’sDepartment, Victim Services

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department offers a women's self defense course free of charge to the public. This is a crime prevention program that utilizes techniques that are specifically designed for women to reduce the likelihood of victimization. This program empowers women to recognize their strengths and make sound decisions when faced with potentially dangerous situations.

For more details about these programs please contact Sgt. Maria Yturria of the

Victim Services Unit at 576-3463 or e-mail

April 21, 2012, Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm, Location: Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Forest Acres
To register contact:  Zoe (803) 790-8208
April 28, 2012, Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm, Location: Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Forest Acres
To register contact:  Bill (803) 256-1654
**This class will be designed for College Students and High School Seniors.
May 26, 2012, Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm, Location: Hopkins Park, 150 Hopkins Park Rd.
To register contact:  Kami (803) 783-9374

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Earth Day Palmetto Trail Cleanup - Palmetto Conservation Foundation
April 22, 2012, 10am 
Celebrate Earth Day by helping clean up the Palmetto Trail.  Join Christopher Burnette along the Lake Marion - Section 3 passage of the PT to pick up trash and debris.  The group will meet Christopher at Pack's Landing at 10am.  We will clean up around the landing, trail head, dock, shoreline, and parking area.  Once we finish at Pack's Landing we will shuttle over to Sparkleberry Landing to clean up there.  We will hike back to Pack's Landing cleaning up trash along the trail. Please bring gloves, water, and lunch.

This event is open to anyone and free to participate. Please call to sign up  (803) 771-0870.
*We don't recommend using Google Maps for this trip, b/c it gives you the wrong location for Pack's Landing.

Once you drive down Pack's Landing Rd, you'll turn right into the parking lot just before the bait and tackle shop at Pack's Landing. Meet at the trailhead.


Midlands Strides for Autism
Saturday, May 19, 2012, Registration:  8:00 am, Event Start:  9:00 am, Location:  Finlay Park, Columbia


Community Gardens for Lease...

The City of Columbia now offers public access to a variety of gardens throughout the community.   Citizens and organizations can now lease 5' x 12' plots to grow their own fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers. The City will provide the soil, compost and water for $20 per year with a limit of two plots per household.  The Community Gardens program was established to help improve the quality of health among citizens through a nutritious diet and outdoor physical activity.  As a part of the new citywide “Eat Smart, Move More Columbia” campaign, the Community Gardens program will play vital role in strengthening our communities.

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Composting ABC's
To read the full article...

Will Rogers, who lived through the great dust bowl once said: “They’re making more people every day—but they ain’t making any more dirt.”
Thanks to Washington State Extension Service for this excellent compost guide!
Once soil is disturbed, we may not be able to restore it to its native state, but we can help build a new balance of beneficial soil organisms to support the desired vegetative life.
While it takes thousands of years for the earth’s forces to build good soil, we can help do this in 5 – 10 years by adding compost—which adds microorganisms, arthropods, worms, and humus to the soil. The word “compost” comes from Latin where it meant “to put together.” This is what we do when we compost—we put together the correct amounts of compostable materials to make a great soil amendment.


SC State Parks - What are you doing this summer? Come Out & Play!

From equestrian camp sites to programs & events for kids (many are free), consider planning a trip that includes one of SC's great State parks!
For our State's National park events click here:

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Project Lifesaver - Protecting the Wandering Elderly
Anyone with questions or who may think this program would benefit your family (or if you would like to sponsor a client) to contact either Retired Captain John Edward at 803-576-3183, Sergeant Amanda Jordan at 803-513-3438, or Senior Deputy Patty Weed at 803-576-3191

See the full article here:
In keeping with his desire to provide service to every citizen, no matter the need, Sheriff Leon Lott researched and obtained information on a great program that could safeguard our "at risk wanderers" within our communities. Sheriff Lott immediately knew this was a program he wanted to bring to our citizens because he saw a way to give some peace of mind to those whom might wander away from their homes and for those who love and care for them.

Funding through our local Pilot Club enabled the Sheriff’s Department to purchase the necessary equipment and get personnel trained and improve the communities awareness to the need for this program. In 2007, Project Lifesaver was introduced to Richland County citizens. Currently there are nine clients registered with the program and personnel from Project H.O.P.E. (Helping Our Precious Elderly) go out each month and change the batteries and wrist bracelets for our clients.

The concept is very easy. A caregiver would call Project Hope, who does our client management, and lets them know they are interested in enrolling their loved one in the program. Project Hope would send out one of their techs and make a home visit. There, the caregiver would receive the paperwork on the program and would be advised of the conditions of the program. If the caregiver/loved one are accepted to the program, they will receive a transmitter for their loved one.


Invisible Transparency of Food Labels: "The Food We Eat" by Karen Morton
"Food processors and marketers use word games to confuse us. We buy what they push because it’s often cheap and always cheerful. But, what we’re eating are “food-like substances” not the real thing. Who benefits from the making and selling of high fat, high sugar, high sodium food substances? Processors, government, media, pharmaceuticals? Bad food and the cost to “fix” our health is big business."

This is a great article revealing the ongoing misrepresentation of what is in our food. The article includes great links to other resources on the topic as well.

Read it here:

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Council of Greater Columbia - Green Building
In an effort to help home builders build to a nationally-recognized and ANSI approved green standard, we are reinstating our local home certification program.  The Certified High Performance Home (CHiP) program is based on the National Green Building StandardTM (ICC-700).  All homes in this program must be 3rd-party rated and verified to the program.  Copies of the ICC-700 are available at our office.
Bin Wilcenski, CGP
(803) 256-6238


Gotham Greens: Sustainable Farming in the Big Apple
(Roof Top Agriculture)

"The Gotham Greens urban farm is located within a 15,000-square-foot state-of-the-art climate-controlled greenhouse atop the roof of a two-story building in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York."

Read the article here:

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Is Your Cluttered Home or Office Making You Sick? by Lorie Marrero
Certified Professional Organizer, Lorie Marrero, is the bestselling author of The Clutter Diet: The Skinny on Organizing Your Home and Taking Control of Your Life. She is also the creator of "The Clutter Diet" ( ), an innovative program allowing anyone to get expert help at an affordable price.

Read the article here:


How to use your browser privacy tools: We show you!

We’ve created quick slide presentations that walk you through the privacy controls on your browser and give you tips to increase your privacy when you surf the net.


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So, Where and What can I Recycle?

To Recycle E-Waste (computers, computer monitors, televisions and


City of Columbia E-Waste Recycling Program

City of Columbia Department of Public Works

2910 Colonial Drive; off of Slighs Road

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9:30 -3:30

Proof of residency is required.

What they accept:
Electronic waste including end-of-life computers, monitors, televisions, VCRs, DVD players, audio and stereo equipment, cellular phones, digital cameras, and other electronic devices, Alkaline and rechargeable batteries, Florescent bulbs (including compact florescents)

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Richland County E-Waste Recycling Program

Two Locations:

  • Lower Richland Drop-off Center, 10531 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia (Hours: Monday - Saturday 8:00am to 5:30pm; Sunday 12:30 to 5:30pm)

  • Richland County C&D Landfill, 1070 Caughman Road North, off Monticello Road, Columbia (Hours: Monday- Friday 7:00 am to 4:30; Saturday 7:00 am to 12:30 pm) Proof of residency is required.

What they accept:
Computers and computer accessories (keyboards, monitors, printers, scanners)
Televisions 40” or smaller – no consoles
Stereos–no consoles
Household electronics including VCRs, DVD players, power tools, radios, fax machines, and small appliances, Microwave ovens
Telephones (land and cell), pagers and answering machines

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Lexington County E-Waste Recycling Program
Edmund Landfill
498 Landfill Lane, Lexington, SC 29073
Monday-Saturday, 7:00 am -4:30 pm

Proof of residency is required.

What they accept: Computers, Monitors, TVs, Printers, Fax Machines, Stereo equipment, PDAs, Games, etc.

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For more information on how to recycle electronics:


For more information about the electronics disposal ban, visit the DHEC E-Cycle South


Lexington and Richland counties have drop-off locations for recycling electronics

and regularly offer one-day collection events. Visit our calendar of events for

dates of upcoming collection events:

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General Recycling:

Recycling options in the Midlands vary by county and municipality. Follow this link to learn more about what and where you can recycle:

For information on what can be recycled and how to recycle other things like Sharpie, Expo, and Papermate pens, phone books, plastic grocery bags:

Items Collected Curbside for Recycling:

Aluminum cans; Steel cans + lids (Please place lids inside of can), Plastic bottles (jugs and jars), Glass bottles (jugs and jars - clear, brown and green only), Empty Aerosol Cans, Magazines, Cardboard Boxes – Flattened, Paperboard Boxes – Flattened, Newspaper and Newspaper Inserts, Junk Mail & Office Paper

The following items are NOT recyclable in the curbside recycling bins:

Phone Books, Plastic Bags, Styrofoam, Yogurt Containers, Blue Glass, Glass in any other shape or form than a bottle or jar, Plastic in any other shape or form than a jug or jar.

The city also has a two drop off location for recyclables:

  • 2600 Bull Street, located behind DHEC, accepts the same items as our curbside program

  • Corner of Washington and Wayne Streets (@Congaree Vista), accepts flattened cardboard, glass, plastic, aluminum, newspaper and office paper

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Paper Recycling / Confidential Shredding of Paper and Hard Drives:

Sonoco Recycling 1132 Idlewilde Blvd. (off of Bluff Rd) will shred your documents

at no-cost Mon-Fri from 8-4. Check in at the office for directions to the shredding

area. 803-779-0500. For general recycling information and other locations go to and click on


Shred 360 will also shred documents on site. Call 803-233-1823, email or go to the Web site: to see the date of the next no-cost shredding event.

Shred 360: Certified to shred hard drives, offers off-site data storage services, offers scanning and consulting services, has a destruction facility that is open to the public - located at 431 Western Lane in Irmo, South Carolina. Please call for details.

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Recycling Used Cooking Oil:

Your used cooking oil will power city garbage trucks! The City of Columbia has added a new item to our "sustainability menu" with the creation of Southern Fried Fuel. In this two-part environmental initiative, the City has established a residential used cooking oil recycling drop off program. The cooking oil collected will then be converted into biofuel and used to power one of the City's garbage trucks, as well as other City vehicles.

Used Cooking Oil Recycling Program Guidelines:

The program is available for City of Columbia residents only. City residents may drop off used cooking oil and grease for recycling at the Public Works Facility, 2910 Colonial Drive from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Residents should transport used oil in a clean, non-breakable, leak-proof container with a tight lid. Cooking oil should be free of water, soap suds and food scraps. After recycling the cooking oil, residents should take back the containers for reuse, recycling or proper disposal. All types of cooking oils, fats and grease are accepted, but they cannot be mixed with motor oil. Motor oil is not accepted for recycling at the Public Works Facility. For used motor oil recycling sites go to or call DHEC's Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling at 1-800-SO-USE-IT.


Meet the Remarkable Recyclables - the new super heroes YOU can unleash!
Sonoco Recycling sponsors the S.C. Green Step School Initiative. This program strives to mentor and award South Carolina K-12 schools who want to establish and sustain model quality eco-projects where students learn, do and teach others. Read all about the program at .

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Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Resources and Links

Are you looking for ways to save money on energy costs and make your home more energy efficient? Here are some ideas to reduce pollution and waste, save energy, and save money where you live or work. The following list can provide a good starting place for solving energy problems.

The South Carolina Energy Office -

U.S. DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) -

Energy Star for information on products, home improvement, assessing problems, green building, and other aspects of energy efficiency.

EERE Energy Savers (info to help you research options) -

Home Energy Saver (evaluate your home) -

ZIP Code Insulation Program (evaluate your home) -

Roof Savings Calculator (RSC) Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory -

White Roofs Cool the World, Directly Offset CO2 and Delay Global Warming, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

PV Watts Solar Energy Calculator The National Renewable Energy Laboratory developed PVWATTS to permit non-experts to quickly obtain performance estimates for grid-connected PV systems within the United States.

U.S. Solar Radiation Maps Resource Maps -

Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) -

Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) -

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy -

A PACE bond is a bond where the proceeds are lent to commercial and residential property owners to finance energy retrofits (efficiency measures and small renewable energy systems) and who then repay their loans over 20 years via an annual assessment on their property tax bill. PACE bonds can be issued by municipal financing districts or finance companies and the proceeds can be typically used to retrofit both commercial and residential properties.

The PACE bond market has the potential to dramatically accelerate the energy retrofitting of America’s building stock.

PACE Impact: Property tax lien oriented financing that dramatically improves the economics of energy retrofits (efficiency measures and micro renewable energy)

PACE NOW For information about property assessed clean energy (PACE) legislation.

Scientific American Magazine for articles on science, including energy and energy issues. [search by topic or article title]

Tools for doing your own energy audit, Scientific American

Green Buildings May Be Cheapest Way to Slow Global Warming, Scientific American

U.S. Green Building Council, S.C. Chapter -

Green Building Council of Greater Columbia -

The South Carolina Solar Council -

American Solar Energy Society -

Build it Solar -

Find Solar Professionals in your area -

Home Power Magazine -

North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners -

Building Green -

Rocky Mountain Institute -

Please consider posting some or all of these energy resources on sites for others to use.


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Farm Tours for Your Family - May 11th Homeschool Family Day!

This is an awesome way to have family/group fun, get outdoors, and learn and do some really neat things on a farm!

Ovis Hill Farms offers farm day tours for a nominal fee ($6/person for a minimum 25 people). Located near Darlington, SC, these tours are very child-friendly. Different tours emphasize activities and topics such as why farms are important in society, our food and fiber (clothing), a little history and information about what makes our community and economy work, the story of sheep and wool, hands-on presentations, using traditional tools (spinning wheels etc) to demonstrate the process of how wool becomes wearable, what is special about farm animals, hands-on experience feeding baby lambs or calves, hand washing as a learning experience, and hay ride & herd-dog (Border Collie) demonstration.

A tour lasts about 2 hours but plan on a half-day outing. Covered picnic tables are available and limited facilities. 

Fall Farm Festival - October 27 & 28, 2012, Saturday   10 am -- 5 pm, Sunday 12:30 pm -- 5 pm - Open to all.

If you would like to receive more information about these tours for your group or school please contact Charlie Caldwell:  

Office/Store Phone 843-346-3646     
Cell Phone  843-992-9447  ( Best for Charlie)

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Online FREE-Cycle Site!

For more information: Nicole Boivin,

Search for or post stuff:

Our mission is to provide a means for people to find items they need while reducing landfill waste. is a search engine that searches the web for free and 'for swap/trade' items people no longer need or want from over 45+ major sources, providing the most diverse and accurate results anywhere in the world. ecofreek also includes garage sale items and listings, estate sales, moving sales, flea markets and more. Also included are items for trade like books, sports equipment, antiques, automobiles, bicycles, motorcycles, CDs/DVDs, computers, property, seeds/gardening supplies, and lots more (including pets looking for new homes). We also encourage people to exchange and re-use items though our search engine and also our 'places to give things away' section. Feel free to recommend us new resources as well, we have a section we link to other environmental/green sites.
We hope you enjoy your experience at our site and welcome any and all feedback.

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Food Preparation & Cooking Classes

Presented by Let's Cook Culinary Studio -

Healthy Cooking with Jeff Militello - 1305 Assembly Street -Columbia, SC. To sign

up for a class please email or call (803.250.2569).

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Presented by Columbia's Cooking Kitchen -

(Healthy cooking classes through the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at

USC. Classes are taught at 915 Greene St. unless otherwise noted)

For complete information about upcoming classes contact Katherine Shavo, (803)

576.5636, or / 803.576.5666.

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Website links for additional information

Food Classes:

Let's Cook Culinary Studio -

Columbia’s Cooking -

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA):

Pinckney's Produce -

City Roots Organic Farm -

Local Farms/Producers:

Freshly Grown Farms -

City Roots Organic Farm -

All Local Farmer's Market - OR

Wil-Moore Farms -

Caw Caw Creek -

Milky Way Farm -

Split Creek Farm -

Ovis Hill Farm -

Happy Cow Creamery -

Crust Bakehouse -

Other sites of interest:

Celiac Support Group -

Anahata’s Yoga and Wellness,
Yoga instruction and massage therapy -

Macrobiotic Support Group email address -

Believe-Choices for Conscious Living -

Slow Food Columbia –

Organic, It’s Worth It! -

University of South Carolina’s Green Quad Events -

Prenatal Support, Classes, & Products -

Shop Tart, Supporting local businesses -

Alive Again, Nutritional Counseling -

OC Wellness, Organized Chaos -

bodyFIT, fitness classes -

Angie Wolff, Personal Trainer -

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Lost and Found

We have a myriad of items being held at the register that our customers have left

behind or dropped in the parking lot. If you are missing something please check

with us to see if we have it!

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Rosewood Market's Awards and Designations

Best Natural Food Store:

Rosewood Market and Deli

If it’s grown locally, organically or cruelty-free and is free of chemicals,

preservatives and other nastiness, Rosewood Market has it. Dig its Sunday

brunch, too.

Rosewood Market & Deli – Certified Wildlife Habitat

For information on wildlife habitat certification, contact the National Wildlife

Federation at