Spoonful - January February 2020

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Immune Boosting Drinks for Cold Winter Nights Snack on Purpose with Amäzi

5 Easy Zero-Waste Swaps


Happy New Year from The Common Market! As always, New Year’s is a time for renewal. Whether you’re hoping to start a new healthy eating routine, give back to your community, or move towards a zero-waste lifestyle, The Common Market will be there to help you be your best self. This year, we are proud to have been voted Frederick’s Best Organic/Specialty Grocery Store, Best Green Business/Organization, and Best Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurant by Frederick News Post readers. This recognition from our amazing community is truly humbling and makes us want to work even harder to bring you more of what you love in the coming years.

The most exciting part the new year is our upcoming expansion. Construction is progressing on our 7th Street location, and we’ve included in this issue an Expansion Checklist (page 10) so you can keep up. You may have seen us at First Saturday events in Downtown Frederick over the past several months chatting with locals about the new store. We’ve received lots of positive feedback from our community, which makes us even more excited to expand our organic and natural food offerings in the coming year. As always, we thank you for your support, which is invaluable to us as we continue to grow.

Bob Thompson, General Manager

Design & Layout - Kayleigh Montgomery-Morris, Morganne Klein | Ad Sales & Owner Services - Michael Brown Classes & Education - Sophie Cochran | Contributors - Judy Goffi, the Amäzi team Contact troy@commonmarket.coop with contributions. Contact mb@commonmarket.coop for advertising rates. The opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Board, management, staff, or consumer-owners of the Common Market. Nutrition and health information are given for informational purposes only and are not meant as a substitute for a consultation with a licensed health or dietary practitioner.


Megan Schneebaum



Annie Marshall Vice President

Stephanie Walker Treasurer

Evan Rosenberg Secretary

Melanie Ahern John Beutler John Clarke Sibylle Mangum Robert Wolpert Directors

I’m so grateful to have this space to talk about co-ops, and the lofty principles and earthy stories of the history of the cooperative model.

the sky’s the limit on ways for humans to unite to create a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise to serve their needs.

Last issue, I gave you some basics, which included the definition of a co-op, according to the International Cooperative Alliance. (Which, in case you’re interested, has TONS of compelling discussion on their website about every speck of co-op theory!)

Just one very cool example: In 1966, the Freedom Quilting Bee, in Alberta, Alabama, was formed. It was a cooperative of rural, African-American craftswomen who got together to market their handmade quilts. Within the first couple of years, the women’s art was in Vogue magazine and in the Smithsonian, and the fashion for decorating with handmade quilts was born. It wasn’t long before their co-op was able to buy land and put up a building in which to quilt, and also teach the art to others.

A cooperative is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democraticallycontrolled enterprise.





Just about any human enterprise can be started and run as a co-op. If you look around and see that your community has an economic, social or cultural need, you can get together with your neighbors and start a co-op. Consumer co-ops (the Common Market is a consumer coop!), producer co-ops, worker coops and purchasing/shared services co-ops are listed by Three Rivers Market in Knoxville as the four types; within those categories, you’ve got rural electric co-ops; credit unions; cooperative day care centers, preschools and homeschools. Milk is almost always shipped through a farmers co-op, and fisheries are often run as producer co-ops, too. There are artist co-ops, in which artists may own a gallery together and show their work; apartment buildings, wind farms, bicycle shops, printing presses -

Through the power of a co-op, those women united to meet their needs, and transformed themselves from poor sharecroppers, with little hope for financial advancement, into people who paid to have indoor plumbing installed in their homes, and sent their kids to college. Our co-op is a grocery store which was started as a buying club by a few families who wanted access to greatquality food. I’m thrilled to stand alongside the Freedom Quilting Bee as a part of the history of this most-human impulse - the urge to cooperate. Yours in cooperation,

Annie Marshall, Vice President, The Common Market Board of Directors

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Matteo Marangio MCS Steward

What do you like best about your job?

Looking for and trying new products and bringing new ideas to the department as well as merchandising the seafood What brought you to the Co-op?

Good food, good people, and a fun atmosphere with solid pay and great benefits How has working at the Co-op affected your life?

Working at the co-op has allowed me to have life-changing weight loss surgery due to our great benefits and healthcare. I have been able to totally change my life thanks to our benefits, positive atmosphere, and great healthy food. What are some of your favorite products at the Co-op?

Our local meat and fresh seafood and Peckish egg snacks What is your favorite food to make?

Surf and Turf

When you have 30 minutes of free time, how do you pass the time?

Video games - usually longer than 30 minutes though...

November Co-op Captain

Roxanne Saloky

General Merchandise/Seasonal Coordinator What do you like best about your job?

I love picking out new items, especially the gift type stuff. The feedback from customers and coworkers is great. Plus, I know I've played a part in making people happy. What brought you to the Co-op?

I was being a stay-at-home wife and was looking for a nice place with great values. Common Market fit the bill and was also great since I have a grocery background. How has working at the Co-op affected your life?

It has given me the opportunity to broaden my experience with new types of foods and cultures I had not experienced before. What are some of your favorite products at the Co-op?

Health Aide kombucha, Birchbenders pancake mix, and Bees Wrap What is your favorite food to make?

Beef and Broccoli

When you have 30 minutes of free time, how do you pass the time?

Read or chat with friends

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

What would you name the autobiography of your life?

What would you name the autobiography of your life?

Computer programming, art/drawing, and speaking Japanese It's Fine...

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Hopefully either doing something I love through a change of fate, or maybe relaxing on a beach Â

I want to learn how to fire dance-yes...flaming sticks and hoops! How to Screw Up a Thousand Times and Still Succeed Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Since I'm already a crazy cat lady, I figure in 10 years time I will be running a cat sanctuary and saving all the furry lives I can.

Giving Back This holiday season, with the help of donations from our amazing customers, The Common Market was able to donate food to two worthy causes.


During the first 2 weeks of November, The Common Market collected donations at checkout for the annual Cranksgiving event, hosted by local bike shop The Bicycle Escape. Part scavenger hunt, part food drive, Cranksgiving's goal is to collect food to be donated to the Frederick Community Action Agency...all by bike! On November 23rd, riders collected the food and pedaled it to its destination. Our donations totaled $1,500 this year, enabling us to contribute 40 cases of food to local families in need.

Feed the Hungry

Thanks to the generosity of our customers, we raised $1,716 for our Feed the Hungry campaign this holiday season, helping to feed over 230 local families! This campaign supports Water Boyz and contributes to the purchase of CSA shares from local House in the Woods Farm. Water Boyz is a congregation of local citizens that further support the Frederick Rescue Mission, providing holiday meals to over 200 local families in need. The CSA shares purchased from House in the Woods Farm are donated to the Frederick Food Bank to assist in providing healthy, fresh-picked produce to communities in need. The farm also matched the donated Food Bank shares with additional donations, including over 300 pounds of sweet potatoes during the holiday season!




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CLASSES + EVENTS COOKING Learn more about cooking techniques and experiment with fresh, new ingredients.

ENVIRONMENT Cultivate awareness and engage in the topics of local and global preservation.

BACKYARD AGRICULTURE For the first-time gardener or avid green thumb to explore the potential in one's own backyard.

HEALTH & WELLNESS Obtain the knowledge that can help restore balance to your body & mind.

KIDS Fun, interactive experiences for kids to learn about food and its source.

EVENT Exciting happenings at the co-op and around town.

january Tapping for Wellness & Weight Loss with Dr. Mimi McLaughlin Galanis Wednesday January 15 | 7 - 8PM

$12, 20% off for owners Do you sometimes feel yourself getting stressed? Learn what tapping is and how it serves as a healing tool for physical, emotional, and performance issues. In this class you will learn how to perform EFT tapping (Emotional Freedom Techniques) on yourself or on loved ones to help restore calm and well-being. This class will provide another means to create healthier individuals without harmful drugs, while enhancing and empowering the mind and body through deep breathing, journaling, and tapping.

New Year of Nutrition: A Guide to Nutrition and Mindful Eating

with Keegan Abernathy, MS, CDN, LDN Sunday, January 19 | 1 - 2:30PM $12, 20% off for owners

Instead of starting a diet for your new year resolution, experience a revolution with the power of nutrition and mindful eating! In this demonstration class, you will leave with a simple guide to nutrition and a deeper connection to food via the power of mindful eating. Find yourself nourished with a balanced way of eating throughout the entire new year!

Post-Holiday Fitness Fuel

with Judy Goffi Saturday, January 25 | 10AM - 12PM

$25, 20% off for owners Ready to get back on track or enhance your workouts? Come get some new snack ideas for fueling your exercise. In this class you will have a chance to taste test samples of pre and post workout snacks that you can make at home! Learn when and what to eat when starting an exercise program or boosting your current routine, making on the go, easy to prepare meals and snacks for active lifestyles. Re-energize your nutrition with tips for healthy gut detox- prebiotic, probiotic and post biotics.

Got an idea for a class? We want to hear from you!

Email your suggestions to scochran@commonmarket.coop


february Kombucha Science: The Kombucha Detox with The Kombucha Lady Saturday, February 1 | 1 - 3PM

$30, 20% off for owners Discover the ways kombucha infusions can serve as a great help in detoxing the body after all the holiday celebrations. Learn about kombucha history and the science behind the brewing and fermenting process. Also gain an understanding how kombucha can be an integral part of a detox and weight loss program using local herbs. We will make our own delicious herbal infusion and you will take home all the necessary ingredients to keep fermenting your own kombucha.

The Art of Mindful Eating

with Keegan Abernathy MS, CND, LDN Saturday, February 8 | 1 - 3PM

$20, 20% off for owners Mindful eating is a practice that reconnects us to the present moment, our bodies, and the bounty of nature. During this class, you will have the pleasure of rediscovering food in a deeply nourishing way while gaining insight on the concept hunger. Join us as we learn to eat chocolate and sip tea mindfully. You will leave with mindfulness practices that invite peace to every meal.

Nutritive Herbology

with Nadarra Leigh Saturday, February 15 | 1 - 3PM

$15, 20% off for owners Workshop attendees will learn about herbs and foods that marry medicine with nutrition. During the workshop, we will discuss and eat foods from the rainbow and explain the unique phytochemistry for classes of foods and herbs that are anti-oxidant, antiinflammatory, anti-cancer and more. We will touch on growing techniques as well as wild-harvesting/ foraging tips.

Green Burials and Home Funerals in Maryland

with Michael Judd and Rose Ma Sincevich Thursday, February 20 | 6:30 - 8PM



$5 for all participants

Are you curious about Home Funeral and Green Burial practices/options in Maryland? Caring for loved ones in the dying time at home, even a generation ago, was the way families traditionally made their farewells. This age-old wisdom is available to us today. The recognition that families may care for their loved ones at their time of transition offers great comfort and solace. Join Michael Judd and Rose Ma Sincevich as they invite you to consider choices for end-of-life care, home funeral, home burial, and green burial practices. Michael and Rose Ma will share information, resources, and personal experiences as they honor the wise traditions of past home funeral care and the relevance of these choices for us today.

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Garden Planning with a Purpose

with Don Ludke, Master Gardener Wednesday, February 26 | 6:30 - 8PM $10, 20% off for owners

Whether you are an experienced vegetable gardener or are gardening for the first time it’s never too early to start planning your garden. It just takes a little bit of knowledge and some planning to successfully produce your own food. This course will help participants gain an appreciation for planning, preparing, and participation in a family gardening experience, through the guidance of Master Gardener, Don Ludke. In this class you will learn what you need to consider before beginning, including the discussion of conceptual ideas, the costs for growing in your space, and the tools and commitment required to planning out your own garden.

Owners receive 10% off first 2 months of membership and 10% off every meeting room reservation. Why we stand by Cowork Frederick: Cowork Frederick embodies our values of community, collaboration, cooperation, and local, small business support. Cowork Frederick believes that sharing helps make everyone stronger. This organization also believes in support of local enterprises, even down to the office art being from local artists. One of the elements of Cowork Frederick is that sharing resources can also reduce waste and excess.

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We aim to provide an educational and inspiring environment in which to explore with our community natural approaches to health and sustainability.

Our Community Partners Program continues to grow, offering our owners many options to save and support local business! Visit our website to see all our Community Partners.



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What's New at the Market? Look for these new and exciting items at The Common Market!

Herbs Etc. Rocky Mountain Throat Syrup This syrup is formulated with Osha root, which is believed to help open the sinuses, thin mucus, and stop the urge to cough. Great for kids and adults.

Cocojune Coconut Yogurt Cocojune is made from certified organic, plant-based ingredients grown in harmony with nature. The result is a mildly tangy, probiotic vegan yogurt available in Strawberry Rhubarb, Lemon Elderflower, Vanilla Chamomile, and Pure Coconut flavors.

Good Molly's Cookies These allergy-friendly sweets are made without gluten, peanuts, eggs, soy, or tree nuts, so even those with limitations can snack freely! Molly's are also certified non-GMO, and made locally in Potomac, MD. Available in Apple Pie, Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin, and Brownie Bites.

M'panada frozen empanadas A local company from Rockville, Maryland brings one of the most popular snacks in South America to your freezer! These mini empanadas are quick and easy to make, and come in Veggie, Margherita Pizza, and Florentine varieties.

Ugly Sparkling Water Ugly is simply sparkling water with real fruit flavor. You won't find sugar, sweetener, calories, or anything artificial in the can, but you will find natural ingredients, fruit extracts, essential oils, and natural aromas. Available cherry, lemon lime, and pink grapefruit.

Have a suggestion?

We're always on the look-out for new things. Visit www.commonmarket.coop/connect/newitem-suggestion/ and fill out the form!


Life Extension Digital Eye Support Gummies Designed to help mitigate the damage caused by the blue light from smart phone and computer usage, these berry-flavored gummy supplements are vegan and taste great!

The art of

Kombucha has become wildly popular over the past decade. About 51% of adults aged 25-34 drink kombucha regularly, and you've probably noticed the colorful bottles occupying more and more cooler space at your local grocery store. The Common Market even offers fresh kombucha on tap in our bulk department and by the cup at the café!

What is kombucha? Kombucha is a probiotic-rich, fermented tea drink with a fizzy vinegary tang. Black, green, or white tea is combined with a SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast), and thus begins the fermentation process. Fresh fruit, herbs, and spices can be added to create unique flavor combinations. Once the fermentation has matured, kombucha develops into a fizzy elixir. It normally contains about 0.5% alcohol, so it can be labeled non-alcoholic.

Why drink kombucha?

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First of all, kombucha is loaded with probiotics, known as "the good bacteria." Probiotics can help restore the natural balance of gut bacteria, aid in digestion, and boost your immune system. Since the main ingredient is tea, kombucha can also have antioxidant effects, especially when it's made with green tea. Generally, kombucha contains less sugar than juices and sodas, so it may be a good fizzy-drink-alternative if you're trying to cut back. Be sure to check nutrition facts as some kombuchas contain more added sugar than others.

The newest addition to our kombucha cooler, Buncha Bucha, is made right here in Frederick County. All of the teas used in fermentation are organic and free of pesticides and contaminates. It has an authentic taste without flavor coloring or added carbonation. Additionally, Buncha Bucha is bottled in eco-friendly fine Italian glass, free of BPA and lead. Learn more at www.bunchabucha.com.

If you're new to kombucha drinking, it is recommended that you start with 4 oz. servings once or twice a day. Since most store-bought kombuchas contain 12-16 oz, extra servings can be refrigerated and saved for later.

The Origins of Kombucha The word Kombucha or “Tea Mushroom” was identified from Japan in 415 A.D. The origin of Kombucha has been traced through the centuries of ancient China. By the time Kombucha made it into the West it acquired the reputation as “Tea of Immortality” because of its success stories in helping with illness.


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Available as a bulk product, these bath salts contain Epsom salts, shea butter, and meadow foam, which help keep the skin healthy and are less drying.

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Scrubs can help remove dead skin. These scrubs contain volcanic ash, which is a gentle exfoliant. The almond scent contains Manuka honey, which is healing and soothing for the skin.

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A great full-body moisturizer, this is best applied when the skin is wet.

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Their face cream and body cream are perfect for daily use. Plus, they’re organic!

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A quickly absorbed 24-hour lotion, this is great for all day use when you need a moisturizer that isn’t too heavy.

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These are excellent for application after a bath or shower and can keep the skin supple and moisturized.


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[ah / mah / zee] a company about growth In April 2016, Renee Dunn got on a plane back to Uganda to start Amazi Foods. She took a leap and left her job, having studied abroad and conducted her thesis research there in college - she had been inspired by an opportunity to build local industry. Uganda is the second largest producer of organic produce in the world, and yet, this asset remains largely untapped. Meanwhile, although highly entrepreneurial, many Ugandan businesses lack opportunities for growth or innovation. Renee saw an opportunity to create a more direct supply chain that would also inspire more local innovation. By building direct relationships with farmers and partnering with locals to produce innovative snacks, not only would they be able to reduce the amount of unsold or wasted produce, they'd also be working toward a more sustainable environment for agriculture-based businesses to grow. The most important goal to Amäzi is to keep production in-country, creating jobs and local industry. This allows the Ugandan economy to thrive and encourages farmers to follow organic farming practices and gain access to capacitybuilding trainings. Equally important is Amäzi’s commitment to creating clutter-free snacks, not only bursting with flavor from tropical fruit, but also made with simple ingredients that everyone can feel good about.

Amäzi is a mindful food company partnering directly with farmers groups and small businesses in Uganda to produce our unique, healthy snacks. By promoting connected, communityrooted supply chains, we aim to encourage job creation, business growth, and local value chains.


The plantain chips and jackfruit chews are made with simple ingredients and are vegan, Paleo, organically grown, and free of the top eight common allergens. None of their products are prepared with added sugar, preservatives, or hydrogenated oils. They're minimal, but not boring, with unique textures and innovative flavors.

Growth & Impact As she made visits to farming communities in Uganda, Renee found that she and the farmers were disappointed in lines of communication and that processors were struggling with trust due to the varying quality of produce and changing prices. It was time to find ways to create a direct line of impact across the production chain that would encourage participation from production staff in other areas besides manufacturing. Unemployment and underemployment in Uganda is incredibly high, and Renee's goal has been to create more jobs and promote quality, creativity, and integrity in local production that allow for further opportunities down the road. Amäzi made the decision to build a state of the art facility in Uganda to provide more ownership over production and direct impact. With the construction of this facility, Amäzi has been able to hire 17 full-time production employees. They also generated 70+ additional jobs just in the construction of the factory and brought electricity and industry to an area in Uganda that was previously cut off from these opportunities. Their farmer pay is 67% higher than the market price. The Amäzi team is a company that truly believes in the success of communities where we source our products from and wellbeing of employees. They have big things planned for the next year, and hope that you choose to #SnackonPurpose to help them support communities at the source. Learn more about their 2019 impact at amazifoods.com/ blogs/news/2019-amazi-impact-update-transparencyquality-connection. Find their products in our produce department or the grocery aisles, and learn more about this mindful company at amazifoods.com/.

by Morganne Klein and the Amäzi team

Quick & Easy Recipes by Judy Goffi MS, RD, LDN, CDE

Kick off your healthy new year with these easy, sustainable recipes using ingredients that are shelf stable and affordable.

Cranberry Almond Smoothie 1 serving, 5 minutes prep time

Ingredients: 2 Tbsp (1 scoop) vegan vanilla protein powder 1/2 C raw cranberries 8 oz unsweetened almond milk 8 ice cubes ½ tsp almond extract 2 Tbsp almonds Directions: Blend and enjoy Nutrition analysis: 188 calories, 6 gms fat, 18 gms protein < 1 saturated fat, 16 gms carbs, 4 gms fiber, 280 mgs sodium

Tomato Avocado Soup 8 servings, 30 minutes prep time Ingredients: 28 oz canned diced tomato 1 ripe avocado 3 C vegetable broth + 1C water ½ bunch fresh cilantro juice of 1 lime 1 tsp cumin ½ block firm tofu 1 small can pinto beans Directions: Blend all ingredients and heat on medium heat for 20 min. Serve with tortilla chips! Nutrition analysis: 138 calories, 531 mg potassium, 4 gms fat, 0 gms saturated, 19 gms carbs, 7 gms fiber, 7 gms protein, 503 mg sodium Judy Goffi MS, RD, LDN, CDE is a licensed Dietitian and Nutritionist who has a Master of Science in Clinical and Sports Nutrition. Judy has been a triathlete for over 40 years and her nutrition experience also specializes in building sustainable eating practices into all lifestyles. Join us in our Community Room on Saturday, January 25 from 10am - 12pm for Judy's class Post-Holiday Fitness Fuel. Details on page 12.


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A Good Night's Sleep By Morganne Klein

It's said that we spend up to one third of our lives asleep. Our sleep is an indicator of our overall health and wellbeing. Many of us aren't meeting our sleep needs, and it's affecting everything from our minds to our metabolisms. So how do we get better sleep? Whether you struggle to fall asleep, don't know if you get the right amount for your lifestyle, or wonder how your habits affect your daily life, here are some facts and tips, as well as resources to learn more about getting a good night's sleep.


7-9 HOURS of sleep is recommended per night, but sleep needs vary from person to person.

Evaluate how you feel when you wake. Are you energized? Do you feel like you could sleep all day?


Higher risk of obesity; more cravings with less sleep, too much sleep can cause metabolic syndrome.

Deprivation can cause depression, car accidents, impaired memory, and lack of concentration.

Higher risk high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, and illness (common cold).

More pain, decrease in energy, decreased strength, lack of motivation.


• Create a sleep schedule based on the amount of sleep you want/ think you need • Make a relaxing bedtime ritual • Eliminate distractions from electronics

• Exercise Daily • Ensure your bed, pillows, and bedding are comfortable • Make sure your sleeping environment is comfortable and soothing

LEARN MORE ABOUT SLEEP AND HOW SLEEPING HABITS AFFECT OUR LIVES AT SLEEPFOUNDATION.ORG Sources: National Sleep Foundation, sleepfoundation.org; John's Hopkins Medicine, hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-andprevention/the-effects-of-sleep-deprivation; Columbia University Department of Neurology, columbianeurology.org/neurology/staywell/ document.php?id=42069


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5 Easy Zero-Waste Swaps If going zero-waste is on your New Year’s Resolution list this year, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed. Is it possible to completely eliminate waste from your daily life? It’s best to start small by swapping out a few of our household items from disposable to reusable, or to those that eliminate plastic from entering the landfill. Here are a few items you should invest in to make the transition easier.



Shampoo bars These bars are said to last longer than bottled shampoo, are free of many of the harsh detergents, and they're eco-friendly with little to no packaging!

Bees wrap Made with organic cotton, beeswax, organic jojoba oil, and tree resin, Bees Wrap is a natural alternative to plastic wrap that's washable, reusable, and compostable.


4 bamboo utensils If you order carry-out frequently, throw a set of these in your bag and say "no, thanks" to plasticware.

washable rags They're perfect for cleaning, and they're washable! Replace some or all of your paper towel use and save some trees.


reusable water bottle Single-use plastic water bottles are out of style! Bring one of these with you and fill it up as many times as you want.

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sayonara, single-use! Americans purchase about 50 billion water bottles per year, averaging about 13 bottles per month for every person in the U.S.! That means by using a reusable water bottle, you could save an average of 156 plastic bottles annually. Source: https://www.earthday.org/2018/03/29/ fact-sheet-single-use-plastics/

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- Jen E. Always the best selection of organic and locally sourced products and veggies.

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