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THE HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE Published for Ever’man by Ballinger Publishing

Ever’man Publishing Coordinator Maria Pinochet Publisher Malcolm Ballinger Executive Editor Kelly Oden Art Director Guy Stevens Editor Hana Frenette Graphic Designer Rachael Jokerst Ad Coordinator & Graphic Designer Carly Stone Editorial Assistant Tanner Yea Account Executives Stephanie Boyce Paula Rode For information: For advertising rates, contact 850.433.1166 Ever’man Cooperative Grocery & Cafe serves a diverse community. The diversity is reflected in culture, tastes, needs, lifestyles and viewpoints. It is within the vision of this cooperative to strive to embrace diversity and to meet as many community needs as possible. Opinions and viewpoints shared within this newsletter are neither endorsed nor disregarded. Editorial content is intended for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, prescribe, recommend or offer medical advice. Ever’man reserves the right to review the appropriateness of the placement of advertising. The product appropriateness is based on Ever’man’s product philosophy regarding accountability to healthfulness. If there seems to be potential for conflict-of-interest issues regarding competition with products sold at Ever’man, the ad may be rejected. Ads will be sold at the discretion of the Marketing Manager who reserves the right to refuse and edit submissions. The Healthy Alternative is published every other month by Ballinger Publishing for Ever’man Natural Foods Co-op, Inc. DBA Ever’man Cooperative Grocery & Cafe (Ever’man). All Rights Reserved. Comments and opinions expressed in this publication represent the personal views of the individuals to whom they are attributed and/or the person identified as the author of the article, and they are not necessarily those aof the publisher. This publication accepts no responsibility of the individual advertiser. Appearance in this publication does not necessarily reflect endorsement of any products or services by Ballinger Publishing. © 2017


William Rolfs

General Manager

Hi Everyone, I hope you are enjoying your summer so far. The weather has been pretty nice, although we have had our share of rain. You may have noticed our garden loves the rain and is starting to produce what looks to be a bountiful harvest. Cat, our heirloom gardener, and her wonderful volunteers have outdone themselves this season. Your downtown store is doing great. We have experienced a little bit of competition from the new Publix store, but our sales remain strong. We are doing weekly price checks and are very pleased with the results. If you compare (identical items), you will find we are very competitive on most items. Of course, there are a few items for which the price is slightly higher, but for many other items we have the best price. We continue to work with our vendors and suppliers to get the best pricing for our members and customers. Please remember, we are more than just a grocery store. We provide education to our community, we support small farmers and local businesses and we offer our employees much better benefits than corporate grocery stores. With all these additional investments, it does cost more to run a store like our cooperative. We believe, as do our members, that is what makes our cooperative a much stronger partner to the Pensacola community. We are doing a lot of work on the new 9 Mile Road store. The board has approved a site plan and elevation for the new store. The site plan is a map of the property including building, parking lot, green space, drainage and entrance/exits. The elevation is the look of the store from the exterior. Having completed the

elevation and the site plan, we are now working on the interior of the store. Our planner has drawn two alternate plans, but we have yet to settle on a final design. We are working closely with all stakeholders to get this plan just right. I think everyone will be very happy with the final product. Planning has taken a little longer than expected, but we should be able to break ground by the end of the year. Please be patient while we work towards the completion of this new project. Please note the board of directors has decided to move our annual Member Appreciation Day to October 7th this year. Ever since we have been holding this event outside, we have had to contend with the weather. Either it is very hot or rain and storms have caused problems. The board and I felt everyone would enjoy this celebration much more if it was held in the fall. Please save the date and join us in October. As for the co-op financial reporting, we are still presenting financials in June. We will have presented fiscal statements at our June Board meeting on the 26th. The 2017 annual report will also be available to members at the customer service desk by request beginning June 27th. In closing, I hope everyone has a wonderful Fourth of July. Remember to shop the store early because we will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th so our staff members can spend time with their families. Best wishes for a great summer and I hope to see you in the store soon.


Because of Ever’man, the community will have: • education about health, nutrition and environmental issues • access to healthy, natural food and products at the lowest possible price • support for responsible, local agriculture and small business • an example of green business practices


Monday - Saturday 7:00am - 9:00pm Sunday 9:00am - 8:00pm 315 W. Garden Street · Pensacola, Florida 32502 850.438.0402 ·


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Environmental safe products for you and your family.


Our General Manager shares progress on site plans for 9 Mile Road, discusses changes to our annual member appreciation day and addresses current topics of interest at the co-op.

4 | board news

Ever’man Board President talks about the value of sustainable suppliers such as White Oak Pastures and shares details about his most recent trip to visit the family owned farm.


5| Member appreciation Day

Check out June 3rd celebration highlights and pictures.

8| What’s Trending at Ever’man

Find out what each depatment is doing to better serve your needs.

13|Fiscal year acomplishments

Check out highlights from the Ever’man 2017 Annual report.


Healthy Recipes to please a summer crowd

14| Get More out of your store

Discover new ways Ever’man helps you gear up for Summer.


16| Educational Center class descriptions See whats happening at the Ever’man Educational Center.

18| At Ever’man we value Education

Read up on how Ever’man instructors educate our community about health, nutrition and environmental issues.

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All about White Oak Pastures

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Dave DeBlander

Board President


MONTHLY BOARD MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO MEMBERS. THE NEXT SCHEDULED MEETINGS ARE AS FOLLOWS: July: Monday, July 31st, 6PM August: Monday, August 28th 6PM Meetings, held at the Ever’man Educational Center, start at 6:00PM. We welcome your participation and comments. If you are unable to attend meetings, consider sharing your feedback via email at:


Is Ever’man really all that different from conventional grocery stores? A close look at the Meat & Seafood Department would be most revealing as to the differences. In a Consumer Reports study of conventionally produced beef, bacteria signifying fecal contamination was found in ALL of the 458 pounds of beef tested. Consumer Reports recommends choosing ‘grass-fed organic beef.’ At Ever’man, we offer a wide choice of meat cuts that are grass fed. My wife and grandchildren recently spent a weekend at one of Ever’man’s beef suppliers, White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, Ga., a fifth generation farm owned by the Harris family. You too can visit, and stay in one of the cabins on their beautiful 3000-acre farm. Our family had a blast! On this farm, no cattle, chicken, goat, pig, sheep walks on concrete until the day it is processed. The farming method they use is called ‘Serengeti Farming’ and it is the same farming method the Harris family’s great, great grandfather practiced 150 years ago. Instead of using toxic chemicals to enrich the land and keep out harmful weeds, they rotate the animals on the land. First the cattle graze, then the goats and sheep come and eat the weeds, then the chickens eat the insects, then the pigs come and turn everything into mud and fertilize the earth with their waste. This is the natural way and when you disturb the natural way, you must introduce chemicals. An example of the natural way going awry is at Yellowstone National Park where they eliminated the wolves. Because the wolves are gone, the elk, deer and other prey no longer have to be constantly on the

move, instead, they stay in one place and eat all the grass. This leads to erosion and the streams and rivers silting up and now you have major ecological problems. The same thing happened in Africa (Serengeti) with the lions and tigers and their prey. I think you will agree this farming method makes a lot of sense and that we are part of the solution when we purchase organic foods. Additionally, we are blessed by eating far more nutritious food. Google White Oak Pastures and find out about all the great stuff happening there and plan a weekend visit; you will have a great time and learn so much. I could go on and on about all we learned there and the wonderful time we had and perhaps in subsequent articles I will. Here is a scary thought. Can you imagine watching how conventional cattle, goats, sheep, pigs and poultry are raised and slaughtered and that being something you would want to spend a weekend doing with your grandchildren? Ever’man is quite different from the conventional grocery stores and this is just one glaring example. Even if you are a vegetarian, like my wife, you can understand the difference Ever’man is making when you look at White Oak Pastures, an example of one of our many sustainable vendors.

Member Appreciation Day Thank you to the many members who joined us on Saturday, June 3rd to celebrate Member Appreciation Day. We had a full house despite the rainy day! We kicked off the day at 7am by giving a goodie bag full of Ever’man swag and food items to the first 100 customers. Later in the day, we played bingo for the chance to win an Ever’man gift card. Throughout the day we had cake walks in which eight lucky Ever’man shoppers got their choice of vanilla, chocolate or carrot cake. Spinning ‘the Ever’man Wheel’ then answering a question to get your choice of organic fruit was popular with kids and adults alike. At Ever’man, members are appreciated daily for their support and staff was happy to have a special day just for them!


Safe Sunscreen for You and our Beaches This summer, Ever’man wants to help you choose natural in your sun protection. Natural sunscreens are important because the ingredients you put on your skin can affect both your health as well as the health of the environment around you. Ingredients such as oxybenzone, a UV-blocking component commonly found in conventional sunscreens, are not only harmful to your body; they can also harm ecosystems in the ocean. One of the main sites at risk is our precious coral reefs. When researchers exposed coral reefs to chemical components in sunscreen, they found these chemicals can cause corals to become sick, bleached, and even die as a result of toxic exposure. Since corals are rare, and one

of the most biodiverse homes in the ocean, the growing rates of coral destruction is a concern. According to the National Park Service, “Research tells us that 4,000 to 6,000 tons of sunscreen enters reef areas annually. This does not spread out rapidly or evenly over the entire ocean, but concentrates on popular tourist sites.” Even when not in these locations, these chemicals can make their way to water sources after washing down shower drains. One action recommended to help protect coral reefs, as well as the ocean at large, is to buy natural sunscreens. Look for products that contain natural mineral ingredients such as titanium oxide or zinc oxide, which have not been linked to causing damage to corals.

Some of the great safe-sunscreen choices at Ever’man include: Local Favorite Coconut Joe’s Jason Sun JASON SUN SPF 45

Badger Badger Anti-Bug SPF 34 Badger SPF 30

Alba Botanica SPF 40 Kids Sunscreen Mineral Facial Sunscreen SPF 45 Sport Sunscreen SPF 45 Lavender Sunscreen SPF 30 Facial Sunscreen Mineral Sunscreen Kids

Honest Mineral Sunscreen 12 OZ.

Kiss My Face Sport Sunscreen and many others!

Protect Your Littlest with Natural Sunscreen for Babies:

Alba Sunscreens

The Honest Company Honest Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50+ Thinkbaby Sunscreen, SPF 50+ Badger Baby Sunscreen Cream, SPF 30 (with Chamomile and Calendula) Badger Sunscreens 2.9 OZ.

Thinkbaby Baby Sunscreen 3 FL OZ.


Jason Kids Sunscreen 4 OZ.

Kiss My Face Sunscreens 6 FL OZ.

Healthy Eating for Busy Days: Food Ready to Go The beauty of “prepared foods”— food that’s ready to go—is that you can eat delicious and nutritious fare no matter how busy you are, how late you’re working, or who’s coming to dinner! The trick, of course, is to locate a great source for them—like your food co-op, where skilled cooks prepare wholesome, scrumptious foods of all kinds, from soups and casseroles to fresh salads, savory sandwiches, and grilled-toperfection meats and fish. Whether your co-op features a full service deli counter or a “grab and go” case (or both), prepared foods are a great, affordable alternative to eating out. Here are a few tips for getting the most out of prepared foods:

Sample. Full service deli counters are a great place to discover a new ethnic dish, a new way of preparing an old favorite, or an entirely new ingredient. When you see something you’d like to try, ask the staff for a taste. Remember, it’s not all or nothing. Consider purchasing an entrée and making your own side dish or serve with fresh vegetables you have stocked in your refrigerator. Or if you have the main dish covered, pick up a lively side or two to round out the meal. Take advantage of shortcuts. Maybe you’re in the mood for a stir-fry but don’t have the time or desire to prepare all those vegetables. Why not pick up a container of just-the-right-

amount of chopped vegetables from the salad bar? Or if you’re itching to grill, check with the meat department for grill-ready options in meat and poultry (oven-ready meats are another possibility). Cooked seafood, meats, and poultry like grilled salmon or rotisserie chicken are often available. Keep in mind when shopping for prepared foods that, unlike eating at a restaurant, you can purchase just the amounts to suit yourself (one veggie burger and a few very small sides, for example!). Ask the staff for recommendations. What are some of the most popular items? What’s their favorite sandwich? What’s the best way to heat up your dish once you get it home?

Bring home a menu from the prepared foods counter, if available. Encourage family members to jot down what they’d like to try next time you stop (another bonus: you don’t all have to eat the same thing for dinner!). What’s your favorite take-home from the prepared foods counter? Reprinted by permission from StrongerTogether. coop. Find articles about your food and where it comes from, recipes and a whole lot more at www.


What’s Trending At Ever’man? Experts Weigh In

Sonny Porter Meat & Seafood Manager

Darrell Melton Grocery Manager

Steve Cochran Produce Manager

Lyn Sparks Wellness Manager

Belinda Carlino Customer Service Manager

Jay Porter Prepared Foods Manager

The one thing that the Meat & Seafood Department makes sure to deliver is outstanding customer service. The way we do this is by being transparent about our sources, our standards for our products, and our recipes. We enhance your experience by employing dedicated staff available to answer questions and to address special needs and requests. We join the efforts of other departments to make sure our members and customers feel appreciated and welcome every time the walk into our store.

The one thing in the Wellness Department that I would say contributes the most to our positive customer experience would be our knowledgeable staff. It is important to us to be able to answer our members and customer questions. We personally work very hard to keep up with new trends and information. Additionally, the companies we deal with give us training and keep us informed about the new products. If we don’t have the answer readily available, we will do our best to find out from the many resources available to us.


At the Everman Grocery Department our daily main focus is on customer service. Every day we have the opportunity to assist our members with their product needs. While a large number of our members and customers know specifically what is needed, we also see a lot of new customers that have no idea of what they are searching for. This is exactly when we have the opportunity to educate and help customers understand the exciting organic and natural world. Sometimes in doing the research for the answers to your questions we get the opportunity to educate ourselves – something we always appreciate. So stop by the Grocery Department on your next visit to Everman and let us help you with all of your shopping needs.

The thing that has and continues to contribute the most to our superior member and customer experience is our personable staff. Our friendly team members are what makes your visit pleasurable! A happy, “hello” and “please come again” means a lot to our members and customers alike. All of us at Ever’man look forward to your next visit.

Each Produce Department associate is fully trained in every aspect of the department so that they may answer any questions that come up for our members and customers. They are also well versed in the layout of the store so they can show customers where certain items are that they are looking to purchase. If per chance they don’t know the answer to a question or where an item is located, they know who to contact so the customer is not waiting any length of time. We dedicate our time to helping each member and customer to the best of our abilities so we can meet their needs in a timely manner.

The consistent quality and variety of the cafe products drive superior customer and member experience every day. We have diversified our hot bar offerings to include fresh hot pizza two days weekly, rotated different entrees weekly, and are constantly testing new products. Additionally we have revamped many bakery recipes and are offering new products and packaging. We have revitalized our cold bar to include fresh fruit and different prepared salads as well as opening it earlier in the morning to enable our guests to grab lunch to take out while enjoying an expanded breakfast bar. Improved and additional staffing all day has enabled the café to provide excellent service throughout the day and evening.

Lemon Ricotta Pasta This refreshing pasta dish is sure to satisfy! Enjoy the harmony of flavors—zesty lemon with a hint of warmth from the red pepper flakes enveloped in creamy ricotta cheese. To make it a heartier meal, add summer vegetables such as zucchini, eggplant, and tomato! For those of you who are gluten-intolerant or carb conscious, in Aisle 1 you can shop for gluten-free fresh pasta and in Aisle 5 for zero calorie pasta.


1 16-ounce package whole wheat linguine 1 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese 1/2 cup reserved pasta water 2 tablespoons chopped fresh garlic 2 tablespoons lemon zest 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 2/3 cup grated Parmesan 1/2 cup chopped chives

Serving Suggestion

Create your own variations on this quick weeknight meal. Sauté asparagus, red onions and snap peas and toss with pasta and sauce. Or top sautéed julienned zucchini strips with the ricotta and lemon sauce, for a gluten-free dish.

Nutritional Information

390 calories, 13 g. fat, 95 mg. cholesterol, 250 mg. sodium, 47 g. carbohydrate, 1 g. fiber, 20 g. protein


Cook pasta al dente in salted water according to package directions. Reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking water, and drain the linguine in a colander, shaking to remove any excess water. Mix the ricotta, reserved pasta liquid, garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest, red pepper flakes and salt in a serving bowl. Toss with the warm pasta, top with grated Parmesan and chives. Serve immediately.

Reprinted by permission from Find more recipes and information about your food and where it comes from at THE HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE | 9

Cucumber Salsa with Feta Keep hydrated with cucumbers! Cucumbers are a very good source of vitamin C and molybdenum (a mineral), and also a good source of vitamin A, potassium, manganese, folate, dietary fiber and magnesium. This minty cucumber salsa is fast and easy to prepare - just mix all the ingredients in a bowl! The salsa keeps well in the refrigerator and is a perfect choice for a make ahead dish. Enjoy this cucumber salsa with pita chips as an appetizer or as a side dish to a chicken or fish dish. If you are vegan, instead of using feta cheese, make with vegan cheese or tofu cubes that you can shop for in Aisle 1. 10 | THE HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE


2 large cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and diced 4 scallions, thinly sliced Zest and juice of 1 1/2 lemons 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped 2 ounces feta cheese crumbles Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste Dash of crushed red pepper flakes (optional)


In a small mixing bowl, combine cucumbers, onions, and lemon zest. Add mint, basil, cilantro, lemon juice, and red pepper flakes (if using) and mix well. Add feta and toss gently. Season to taste. Let sit half an hour to allow the flavors to meld.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with pita chips or atop grilled chicken or seafood.

Reprinted by permission from StrongerTogether.Co-op. Find more recipes and information about your food and where it comes from at

Membership has its benefits

Come visit the co-op and see what membership has to offer By choosing Ever’man membership you have access to: • Special monthly sales • Special order discounts • Local products • Eligibility to run for the Board of Directors • Voting privileges • Educational class discounts

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Local Highlight White Oak Pastures

Ever’man is pleased to offer local White Oak Pastures grassfed beef in the Meat & Seafood Department. Like Ever’man and its members and shoppers, this farm has a history of commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship. White Oak Pastures is a family run farm established in 1866 in Bluffton, Georgia. For five generations, the family has raised livestock with the best in mind for the cattle, the land and the customer – you! In

1995, a grass-fed pastured program was initiated and the cattle was no longer fed grain, hormone implants, or antibiotics. In 2000, chemical fertilizers and pesticides stopped being used on the land. In 2005, the farm became a USDA-inspected beef abattoir. There was only one other in the country. In 2009, to introduce biodiversity and to stop operating as a monoculture of cattle, a herd of sheep, and chickens were introduced. The farm and family have now come full circle. Today they raise several

species of livestock. They process the animals on the farm, and market the beef, lamb, poultry, rabbits, eggs and vegetables directly to consumers who appreciate their artisan products. When you shop White Oak Pastures beef you can be certain that you are buying the very best. Just in time for the grilling season, pick up your favorite cuts which include rib eye, flatiron, strip steak and of course ground beef for the best hamburgers.

Employee Spotlight: Lauren Davis; Ever’man Scanning Coordinator


1. Can you share with us what prepared you to be an Ever’man Scanning Coordinator?

2. Tell us a little about your interests and how you spend your free time?

I’ve always loved math, and when I finished my Bachelor’s degree in Finance, I had a newfound love for spreadsheets and numbers. Our department maintains the entire point-of-sale database and pricing, so we work with A LOT of spreadsheets and numbers. While in college, I worked as a manager for a sub shop, and I enjoyed taking part in the behind-the-scenes operations of a business. I have been with Ever’man for almost four years so I was fortunate to work through the expansion and the grand re-opening, and I can’t wait to welcome the second store. I take pride in helping ensure each step of the business flows smoothly, from the stock coming through the back receiving door to leaving in your cart from the register out the front door!

In my free time, I try to get outside as much as possible, whether I’m running, at the beach, or finding a new place to camp and explore. Last year, I thought I was bored in my spare time so I went back to school for another degree. But now that I am finished, I am enjoying the free time! I was born and raised in Gulf Breeze, so I love traveling to new places that I haven’t been before. Since I started working at Ever’man, my outlook on the food I eat has completely changed, and my friends will definitely attest to that. I like to TRY to cook new things and pretend to know what I’m doing in the kitchen, so I love trying the new and interesting products we bring in to the store!

EVER’MAN ANNUAL REPORT Ever ’manCOOPERATIVE Cooperative annual Report HH ig hlights ighlights

annual sales in millions

$12.6 $12.3








Health Fairs Reaching >6,300 Community Members


people participated in Community Action






pounds of healthy, edible food diverted from landfills and given to St. Josephs Soup Kitchen & Waterfront Rescue Mission



of sales come from members


of sales come from other shoppers

people participated in




co-op classes and events in 2016

Our board of directors would like to extend a thank you to more than 12,900 members and welcome the 700 new members who joined us in 2016. THE HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE | 13

Get more out of your store The Best of Summer Food Gearing up for a weekend pool party, family get-together, or a workplace party? Let us do the prep work! Order one of our party platters and you can be sure to please the crowd. Our party platters, as all store products, follow our food product policy; you can rest assured that our meats are always free of antibiotics and nitrates, and our fruits and veggies are certified organic. Ever’man

food policy is one of the many ways we ensure you are putting values on your table since 1973. Platters are available from our produce and cafe departments. Options include: veggie, fruit, hot wing, deviled egg, pinwheel, and meat and cheese trays. Ever’man offers the best in seasonal local produce. Availability and pricing may vary. Please call ahead at least 24 hours prior to pick up. Call the Ever’man departments directly at (850) 438-0402 Cafe ext. 22, Produce ext. 25.

Ever’man Charity Eco-Friendly Bag Program In support of our local community, we were proud to be the first to roll out a Charity EcoFriendly Bag Program. Since its inception in July of 2015 a total of $3,365.96 dollars has been donated; $ 146.11 from member and customers who directly contributed by adding to their total receipt purchase amount and $3,219.85 from the 5 ¢ donated for each of the total 64,397 reusable bags utilized during shopping trips. That is 64,397 less plastic bags that got put into our local trash. Our program makes it easier than ever for members and customers to contribute to worthy community charities. For each ecofriendly bag used, Ever’man will donate 5¢ to a charity of the shopper’s choice. From July 1st through August 31st, Ever’man is happy to announce that our Charity EcoFriendly Bag Program donation options will be: 14 | THE HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE

The Birthday Party -A local volunteer non-profit dedicated to giving children in crises a birthday cake and party. Pensacola Humane Society -A local non-profit group that cares for companion animals through advocacy, adoption, education and sanctuary. Scenic Highway Foundation -A non-profit volunteer organization whose mission is to promote, protect, preserve, maintain and enhance Pensacola Scenic Bluffs Highway.

Co+op Deals Coupons Hot, hot, hot deals on summer favorites at the co-op!

The July-August edition of the Co+op Deals coupon book is full of hot deals on some of your favorite products! Stop by the co-op to pick up your copy today, and save big on brands like Way Better Snacks, Woodstock, Larabar and Purely Elizabeth. In this coupon book, find great discounts on popular products from summer snacking to skincare for sunny days. Look for coupon books beginning in July. Coupons are valid through August 31, 2017.

Water Fire Mold Restoration Home Remodeling Renovation

All natural cleaning solutions for most carpets. Utilizing Bio-Kleen’s grapefruit seed and orange peel extract cleaner!!! We use a totally natural disinfectant made from the herb thyme for most mold and water damage jobs. Carpet Tile Oriental Rug Cleaning 850-484-8500 850-FLOODED A.A. Cunningham Road paving notice ... Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast (NavFac SE) has awarded a contract to mill and overlay A.A. Cunningham Road on NAS Pensacola. The work is scheduled to begin the week of Sept. 12 and expected to take four weeks to complete. Watch for “Road Closed” and “Detour” signs. Detour routes to facilities in the area will be Page Road to Warehouse Road and Farrar Road to Pat Bellinger Road. Drivers should observe the warning signs and proceed with caution around the work zones. The work schedule is weather dependent. For questions or more information, contact the PWD Construction Manager Bryan Moeller at 452-3131, ext. 3077.

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September 2, 2016

Fallen Special Tactics Airman honored at NASP By Capt. Katrina Cheesman Sibley’s unit. “This dedication 24th Special Operations Wing and memorial ruck is an important step for us as a brotherhood Air Force Special Tactics Air- to honor Forrest’s legacy of men dedicated a military freefall valor, and get a small bit of clotraining exercise into Pensacola sure.” Bay Aug. 26 to His teammates Staff Sgt. Forrest escorted the famSibley, a combat ily to Sibley’s controller from burial site, wearPensacola killed ing combat ruck in action Aug. 26, sacks weighing 2015, in Helmand more than 50 Pr o v i n c e , pounds to repreAfghanistan. It sent the deployed. was the first anOnce at the niversary of Sibcemetery, they ley’s death. completed a After free round of memoStaff Sgt. falling into the rial push-ups to Forrest Sibley waters of Sibley’s honor their fallen hometown, his teammates teammate. joined family members and Sibley, 31, had served in the friends to complete a memorial Air Force as a combat controller ruck march to his final resting since 2008. In his seven years of place at Barrancas National service, he received four Bronze Cemetery (BNC). Star Medals, once with valor for “When we lost Forrest, most heroism in combat, as well as a of his teammates were still de- Purple Heart for injuries susployed for another five months, tained in combat. and couldn’t attend any funeral “Forrest was one of our best or memorial event,” said Lt. Col. combat controllers, but he was Stewart Parker, commander of 21st Special Tactics Squadron, See Sibley on page 2

After parachuting into Pensacola Bay, members of the Air Force’s 21st Special Tactics Squadron make a memorial “ruck march,” a hike with full packs, from NAS Pensacola’s Bayou Grande Marina to Barrancas National Cemetery and the grave of teammate Staff Sgt. Forrest Sibley. Sibley was killed in action Aug. 26, 2015. He had served in the Air Force as a combat controller since 2008. Photo by Mike O’Connor For more photos, see page A4

CNATT: Make Labor Day weekend safety a priority Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Public Affairs

The Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) safety manager is reminding service members, civilian employees and their families to maintain safety awareness as they prepare for what is generally viewed as the end of summer. CNATTSafety Manager Krystal Hancock said that Labor Day, a federal holi-

day designed to honor the achievements of American workers, includes an extended weekend, with service members and their families often electing to travel to see family and friends. “Whether taking a long road trip or simply jumping in the car to run a quick errand, driving is inherently risky, and traffic mishaps continue to

be a leading reason for lost time, days, and lives across our force,” she said. Hancock said the National Safety Council (NSC) predicts this could be the deadliest Labor Day weekend for drivers in eight years, estimating that more than 430 people could be killed in traffic accidents throughout the Labor Day weekend. She added that service members, often sepa-

rated from their families and travelling significant distances to visit during the long weekend, should take some simple precautions before and during their trips. “Get enough rest before heading outsleepy driving is as dangerous as impaired driving,” she said. “Alternate drivers or take frequent breaks to ensure that whoever is behind the wheel stays alert.” See Labor Day on page 2

‘Be There’ for your shipmates during Suicide Prevention Month 2016 By James Rosenfelder U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery public affairs

NAS Pensacola to host 9/11 commemoration ceremony ... In commemoration of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, Naval Air Station Pensacola will present a ceremony at the National Naval Aviation Museum aboard the base at 10 a.m. Sept. 9. The event will include a guest speaker and a musical rendition from the NATTC Choir, a traditional “two-bell” ceremony, honors performed by the NASP Honor Guard and a 21-gun volley. The public is invited to attend.

Navy Medicine recognizes September as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, which began Sept. 1. The theme for Suicide Prevention Month 2016 is “Be There.” Throughout the month, Navy Medicine will highlight the power of peer support and personal wellness, encouraging Sailors and Marines to be there for their shipmates. “Action starts with prevention,” said Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BuMed). “When a Sailor needs assistance, easy access to support resources and mental health treatment is essential, as is validation of help-seeking behaviors.” Suicide prevention is a yearlong effort. Suicide Prevention Month serves as a reminder that building resilience and preventing suicide requires all

members of the Navy and Marine Corps community to work together. Every life lost to suicide is one too many. “Take action if you notice anything

out of the ordinary for a shipmate; reach out to them,” Faison said. “If you are having difficulties, seek help if See Prevention on page 2

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Educational center class descriptions NATURAL REMEDIES FOR YOUR GARDEN: Learn all about

natural gardening using natural remedies with heirloom gardener Cat McCreery. Cost: complimentary.

FERMENTING FOOD AND DRINK: We’ll discuss all things

fermented and will actually make Kombucha & Sauerkraut during the class. We’ll sample several fermented foods like pickles, kimchi. Cost: complimentary


Learn how to get the most from your garden by planting seasonally and by extending the garden season. Grow Fall tomatoes and beans, winter lettuce, spinach, and broccoli, and know what to select for your Spring garden. Cost: complimentary.

Wisdom of Myth:

Kids Classes Story Sprouts: Children ages 3-5 are invited to do arts & crafts, make a snack and have story time. The classes are always creative and have an organic, environmental and local twist. Cost: complimentary


seedlings builds on the foundations begun in Sprouts with emphasis on chapter books. Lessons are geared for 4-7 year olds, but siblings under 10 are welcome to join and participate as they like! Cost: complimentary.

Fitness Classes RESTORATIVE YOGA: This class will focus on relaxation and restoration of the body through the use of yoga props and supportive postures. This class is ideal for all levels of yoga. Please bring a mat. Cost: complimentary.

FUNKY FLOW YOGA: Funky Flow is a creative hour with fun postures and music, combining yin and yang postures. Please wear comfortable clothing; all you need is yourself, a mat if you have one and an open mind. Cost: complimentary. VINYASA FLOW YOGA:

Vinyasa flow is the art of moving through a series of postures with the breath. This class is for all levels of practice. Please bring a mat. Cost: Complimentary.

Support Groups Crohn’s & Colitis Support Group: The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation offers a local support group where patients, family members, and caregivers can connect with others for support, resources, & health related materials. Cost: complimentary.

PILATES MAT: Pilates focuses on engaging the mind and body together to create exercises that involve the whole person. Pilates strengthens the core, improves balance, increases coordination and decreases stress! Cost: Complimentary.

GAY GRASSROOTS: Gay Grassroots is a social, advocacy, and support meeting that is open to Gays, Lesbian, Bisexuals, and Transgender Persons, as well as Straight Allies. Cost: complimentary

Info Classes



Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA) public information officer, will create public awareness and provide instruction on recommended environmental strategies. Cost: complimentary 16 | THE HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE

Mythosophy® means the Wisdom of Myth. Come explore how hidden wisdom can be revealed in the old stories and the words we use. A transformational technique ‘Thinking Mythically’ will be offered. Cost: complimentary.

Come join fellow members of Pensacola’s transgender community. Share stories, support, and find a fellowship amongst fellow transgender individuals. Cost: complimentary.

LA LECHE LEAGUE: Our Mission is to help mothers breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother. Cost: complimentary. VETERAN’S MEETING: These monthly meetings focus on veteran services in our community. Cost: complimentary. These meetings are open to active duty military, retirees, and veterans. If you have questions contact Everlyn Coleman at (850) 543-2258. BABYWEARING PENSACOLA: A self-care support

group focused on helping moms connect and engage in activities that promote balance, stress management, and overall wellness. Guest speakers and self-care activities will be provided and are free of cost. Pre-crawling babies welcome. Cost: complimentary

LEAPS (Love, Encouragement, and Postpartum Support): :

Helping you wear your baby safely and comfortably is what we are here for! We are volunteers dedicated to spreading the baby wearing love and love celebrating all types! Cost: complimentary.

Wellness Classes

HEALING CLINIC & MEDITATION: Pranic Healing offers

several guided meditations depending on the week. Following meditation we set up our Healing Clinic. We have a group of well-trained Healers who do energy work on the physical, emotional, and mental issues attendees want/need. We also collect food for Mana Food Bank. Cost: complimentary


A very simple, safe, scientific, nondenominational, world service group meditation with over 600 Transmission groups in 40 countries worldwide meeting on a regular basis. Cost: complimentary.

REIKI FOR PETS: Reiki is as helpful

for animals’ emotional pain as for humans, releasing it so dis-ease can heal. This group will meet on the lawn *weather permitting* Cost: complimentary.


group that studies about the illness of Cancer. Presentations are done through DVDs or by live speakers who share personal insights and experiences. Cost: complimentary.


about how your body utilizes essential oils from an anatomy perspective to aide during those times that we just need a little help with our moods, feelings, and emotions! Cost: complimentary

DIY CANDLE BASICS: Come learn the many reasons why standard candles are not healthy for the respiratory and immune systems. Standard petroleum based candles can blacken your home and your lungs plus create allergies and asthma due to synthetic scents. Learn how to make your own easy and inexpensive soy wax candles with essential oils. Cost: complimentary. BACK TO SCHOOL WITH ESSENTIAL OILS: Learn how to

get use essential oils to get ready for the upcoming school year. This class is for teachers and parents alike! Focus, better behavior, aiding memory - all possible with just a diffuser and a few oils! Cost: complimentary.

ONE POT WONDERS: French cooking made easy with “One Pot” cooking techniques. Price: $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers. INDIAN COOKING:

For anyone setting out to cook Indian dishes for the first time, this is the class for you! Learn traditional Indian cuisine with knowledge of herbs and spices and how to use them to make a simple vegetarian meal right from scratch. Yasmin will be making Vegetable Semolina, Green mung bean curry, and Chapatis (Indian flat bread). Cost: $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers.

Justine Gudmundson-McCain Justine grew up in this area and left to attend culinary school at the International Culinary Center in San Jose, California. She will teach a cooking class, One Pot

Wonders, at Ever’man. She will share the tips from some of the best bakeries in the San Francisco Bay Area, and show you how simple French meals can be!

LUMPIA MAKING WITH PAT JOHNSON: We’ll make traditional

Filipino Lumpia which is kind of like a meat egg roll but wrapped in thinner wrap. Everyone will get a chance to try their hand at wrapping some and of course we’ll eat what we wrap. Cost: complimentary.

Do you Want to Teach at our Educational Center?

Contact our Marketing Department at (850) 438-0402 or by e-mail: Please note that the classes taught must fall within the guidelines of the Ever’man Cooperative Grocery & Cafe Ends Statement and you must have proof of qualifications. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Full calendar online at www.

Diana Pereira After facing numerous significant health challenges, she has dedicated her life’s work to educating the community on natural options to staying healthy. Her focus is on preventative health and on

nutrition, supplements, and essential oils. Please join her at Ever’man Educational Center to learn more in her various wellness classes including Aromatherapy Basics and Detoxification.

Cooking classes Please sign up in advance for these

DEBBY’S KITCHEN: This is a cooking class for the novice cook at any age! This class will be educational, fun and offer some basic knife and sauce skills to appeal to anyone. Bon Appetite! Cost: $10 for members, $15 for non-members. SEED TO TABLE COOKING:

Join our gardener Cat for a cooking class featuring fresh harvest from our community garden. Cost: complimentary (you will just eat a sample, not a full meal).

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At Ever’man We Value Education


s a cooperative grocery, Ever’man has a long history of offering our community education about health, nutrition and environmental issues. We educate by reporting about food and environmental hot topics in this bi-monthly publication, The Healthy Alternative; by teaching cooking skills in our Educational Center classes; by informing shoppers and vendors about our product standards; through our teaching garden where we educate about companion planting and heirloom varieties of flowers and vegetables; and by having our knowledgeable staff ready to serve members and customers. Ever’man Cooperative is dedicated to adding value to membership and supporting the community by offering classes at our Educational Center, a 1,900 square foot facility equipped with a commercial teaching kitchen, which comfortably accommodates 42 attendees. Our cooking class attendance continues to grow each month, with special interest in healthy cooking classes and cooking classes about specific diets. We continue to add new cooking classes that highlight healthy meal options such as sushi making, tamale making, kombucha making and Indian Vegetarian Cooking. With member and community support, our monthly class calendar of 70+ classes with a dynamic range of classes from yoga and an introduction to nutrition and wellness, to more in depth classes like visualization for stress relief and aromatherapy continues to remain full and well attended.


Ever’man is pleased to partner with Cascadian Farm and Annie’s Homegrown products to support local schools. Join us in celebrating back to school season by supporting your local schools. From August 16th – August 29th you can buy select Cascadian Farm and Annie’s Homegrown products with box tops for education on sale at Ever’man. For each box top for education you clip and donate to your local school of choice, the school will receive 10 cents. We will have a limited amount of additional box top IRC coupons for shoppers to ‘double up’ on box tops. In the past 20 years box tops for education has raised $819 million for more than 80,000 schools. Join us in growing that number by buying select

Cascadian Farm and Annie’s Homegrown products including Cascadian Farm cereal, Cascadian Farm granola bars, Annie’s cereal, Annie’s snack crackers, Annie’s pasta, Annie’s fruit snack and Annie’s grabbits. To make it easy for all members and shoppers to participate, Ever’man will host a collection box for clipped box tops as well as collection bins for customers to take home. Ever’man is proud to participate in this effort to support our local students and educators.

New ways to save Field Day: Great Choices, Great Prices Since the introduction of our Co+op Basics program, you may have noticed that many of these more affordable choices are from the Field Day brand. We selected these products as part of our commitment to expanding our assortment so that everyone can find affordable products that meet their individual needs while complying with our co-op’s product guidelines. Field Day offers everyday low prices on many popular grocery and household items, from cooking oils to dry goods. We love Field Day because most of their food products are certified organic and made in the USA (some items may have imported ingredients). To be certified organic, a product can’t contain GMOs, but for those products that are not certified organic, Field Day has made a commitment to non-GMO sourcing, as well. At the co-op, we have strong relationships with many of the popular national brands you know and love, and we will always offer products made by our favorite local, small and fair trade producers, too. Including Field Day items in our product selection is just another way we are working to increase access to healthy, delicious food and make the co-op an

option for more people in the community so they can discover all that we have to offer! Don’t forget to take advantage of the many great ways to save when shopping the co-op: • Co+op Basics – get dozens of your most essential grocery items at our everyday low prices. • Co+op Deals – our biweekly flyer focuses on packaged grocery and wellness. • Member Special Deals –membership has its perks; look for our member specials. • Bulk – save when buying just what you need; buy a pinch or a pound. • Special Orders – save when you order your favorites, from customer service, in larger quantities.

Field Day Wild Caught Skipjack 5 oz.

Look for the newest Field Day Co+op Basics item, canned tuna, at Ever’man. Choices for the canned tuna include wild caught chunk light skipjack and wild caught chunk white albacore tuna. Other recently added items are Field Day Granolas, Field Day Mustard and Ketchup, Maple Hill Creamy Grass-fed Whole Milk 64oz., Garden of Life Gummy Vitamins, Deer Park 24 Pack Spring Water, Applegate Chicken Tenders 8oz., and Cascadian Farm Value Size Frozen Fruit in Cherries 32 oz., Harvest Berries 32 oz, and Mango Strawberries 28 oz.

Field Day Granola 12 oz.

Field Day Wild Caught Albacore 5 oz.

Field Day Ketchup 24 oz. & Mustard 8 oz.


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