Spoonful - January February 2021

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Mindful Resolutions Healthy Eating, Spending, and Consuming in 2021

JAN | FEB NEWSLETTER 2021 Read online at commonmarket.coop/engage/newsletter

Happy New Year to all our Customers, Owners and Employees! I hope that you can enjoy a safe and relaxing holiday with your loved ones after a rollercoaster of a year. During a year full of hardships, it’s important to note the good things that happened, however small they may seem from a distance – some things to be proud of and keep our spirits up: • We were able to make our second store a reality, increasing our employment by over 70 employees and increasing our membership to over 7,300. A special thanks to our owners who purchased C-Shares of over $1.5 million in order to help with the 7th Street store development. • We were voted Best Organic / Specialty Grocery Store, Best Community Oriented Company, and Best Green Business by readers of the Frederick News Post. • We increased our local suppliers to over 120. • We raised our minimum wage to $14.50/hr. • We kept a safe environment for all those within The Common Market, resulting in zero COVID-19 cases among our employees for the first 9 months of the pandemic.

While these accomplishments should be celebrated, it is necessary to note that these were the results of a collective effort. I want to take this opportunity to send a sincere Thank You to the following: • Our first responders, for their dedication, hard work and commitment to keeping us safe. • Our employees, for their dedication in keeping the store safe, coming to work with an uplifting spirit during the hard times, and providing excellent customer service. • Our owners, for believing in us and giving us their unconditional support to keep moving forward. • Our vendors, for keeping the supply chain going so we could serve our community. • And our customers, for all their support and understanding during these hard times. Every single one of you motivated us to keep working through these difficult times. I see 2021 as the year where our support for local businesses will be bigger than ever and where our community will be stronger and more committed to helping each other. Two stores, one Co-op, stronger than ever.

Thank you for your support,

Román Diaz, General Manager

Editor - Susan Schulman | Design & Layout - Kayleigh Montgomery-Morris, Lauren Wolff Ad Sales - Michael Brown | Classes & Education & Owner Services - Libby Nuss Contributors - Annie Gunnell, Seamus Scott, Jen Young Contact marketing@commonmarket.coop with contributions. Contact mbrown@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 President

Annie Marshall Vice President

Stephanie Walker Treasurer

John Clarke Secretary

John Beutler Sibylle Mangum Alecks Moss Evan Rosenberg Robert Wolpert Directors

The Common Market Board of Directors meets monthly in the Co-op Community Room at 6:00 pm. Depending on circumstances, board meetings may be held virtually. Owners are welcome to attend.





DIRECTORS Hello fellow co-op Owners! As you read this message, we’ll be starting off a brand new year, having left the old one behind. Most of us are pretty glad to see 2020 in the rear view mirror: COVID, politics, violence, grave injustices on so many fronts, and countless personal griefs and tragedies made it a rough year, to say the least. But I’d like to take a moment to celebrate a triumph of our co-op community for 2020. In the middle of a huge, world-wide crisis, we managed to open our second store, at 7th Street, AND hire a terrific new General Manager, Román Diaz. There couldn’t be enough thank-yous for the many, many hours of dedicated work from all Staff, both in the months prior to opening the new store, and as we settled into things. We are happy to report the following for 2020: The Common Market has created 78 new jobs in our community really good jobs, with benefits and a positive work environment. At a time when “orphans” from the restaurant industry and other businesses lost their jobs, we are especially grateful to be able to offer work to good people. And having their cheerful and skilled presence in our stores increases our gratitude. We have increased the number of local producers and providers selling

goods in our stores. This means, very concretely, that those farmers and creators are making more of a living, doing the work they are passionate about, than they were before the 7th Street store opened. We have added actual hard cash to the local economy. A local economy is somewhat circular, where my income means I can order from your bookstore, which gives you income, etc. (Not to mention the complex ways in which making money to buy good food and other healthsupporting things benefits the individual worker directly, but also the entire community.) Additionally, and in response to the tough times in which we found ourselves in 2020, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee (DEI) of your Board has created two cool new initiatives. Food for Thought: A DEI Speaker Series, which provides a platform for voices from traditionally marginalized communities. And Cooperative Conversations: A DEI Discussion Group/Book Club. Read more about these things further on in this issue. So yes, times are hella hard and weird. AND there are some shining positives from 2020, which you, dear Owners and shoppers, have directly contributed to. Thanks for being here, thanks for being you.

Yours in cooperation,

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

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In Our Community

One of the reasons the Common Market Co-op exists is to offer an equitable, prosperous, and vibrant local food economy that connects local consumers with local food sources. We strive to support a community of individuals who are educated about food, health, and wellness choices as well as, social and environmental issues. Common Market leadership feels strongly that everyone should have access to healthy food. To that end, we are privileged to work with organizations in our community who help us, and our patrons – both owners & non-owners - work toward these goals and allow everyone feel that they do have a seat at the table. While navigating the difficult circumstances of 2020, we’re proud to have maintained & established community partnerships this year, including: The Frederick Food Security Network FSSN is a community gardening program from the Hood College Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies. FFSN is establishing a network of community gardens in Frederick, MD in order to improve food security for residents of local food deserts, reduce local water pollution by diverting rooftop runoff for use as irrigation and promote better eating habits and environmental stewardship in the Frederick community. You might see FFSN volunteers collecting fresh produce at the Common Market during the winter months when gardens are fallow. Frederick Rescue Mission Common Market had a huge 43 pound turkey come into the meat department at Thanksgiving. In a year when large gatherings were frowned upon, we reached out to Bryan Voltaggio and his team at Thatcher & Rye to prepare this big bird in a true team effort! The final product along

with traditional sides, was donated to the Frederick Rescue Mission in a partnership that really warmed our hearts and topped out the grateful and thankful meter! Community Round-Up at the Registers! During the holiday season, cashiers asked Common Market shoppers to round up their purchases at the register. Thanks to our amazing employees and customers nearly $3,000 was raised! A portion of the funds were distributed to the Housing Authority of the City of Frederick to support their Prosperity Center: a onestop resource to help community members improve their financial knowledge, skills, and stability. With the remainder of proceeds we purchased & donated over 3,000 lbs of produce to Christmas Alive! benefitting local families in need through a partnership with local church organizations and the Frederick Rescue Mission. North Frederick Elementary School When the Common Market Green Team found out that our neighbor - North Frederick Elementary School - had some unruly raised beds, staff volunteers offered their gardening expertise to winterize the beds in preparation for spring planting. We look forward to reporting on how this new partnership grows! We would be remiss if we did not thank Four Seasons Produce, Inc. for being an incredible partner in helping Common Market to support numerous community initiatives, including heavily discounted produce for Christmas Alive! and donated bananas for both North Frederick Elementary School’s supply pick up day, and the Tots2Tweens/Key103 Drive Through Trick or Treat at the Frederick Fairgrounds – we’re still smiling about how excited kids were to get bananas for Halloween!


Feb 2021


November Route 85

Lara E. Cashier

How has working at the Co-op affected your life?

Since COVID, I have not had much social interaction. Working at the co-op has made it possible to get the inter- action I need. What do you like best about your job?

I love meeting and talking to new people. What brought you to the Co-op?

I have shopped the Co-op off and on and have wanted to work here for years. The time seemed right so I took the leap!

7th Street

Webb H.

Meat Cutter What do you like best about your job?

The amount of creativity and style I get to incorporate into the work I do merchandising the cut meat products we process in house. I also love to support a different food supply chain than the traditional corporatized ones. What brought you to the Co-op?

My friend Matteo who has been working here almost a decade as well as many years of shopping here myself as a Frederick native. What are some of your favorite products at the Co-op?

I love the oils available in the wellness section.

Autumn Olives Farm heritage pork, Van Leeuwen Ice cream, all the organic produce.

What is your favorite food to make?

What is your favorite food to make?

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

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

What are some of your favorite products at the Co-op?

Meatloaf or Persian-inspired meatballs.

Reading or playing word games.

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

Play an instrument.

What would you name the autobiography of your life?

Searching for Unicorns in a World of Potatoes Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Hopefully in a world without the fear of COVID.

Tacos with smoked barbeque meats.

I will watch YouTube videos to continue to expand on my skillset or meditate. I feel that taking small parts of your day to invest in your tomorrow and your mental health will keep you working ahead instead of from behind. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

Keep my fiancĂŠ happy or if that doesn't work, levitate.

What would you name the autobiography of your life?

Do What You Can With What You’ve Got Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Owning my own business in food supply chain and making efforts to improve longevity of societies food production needs.



Coop Captain is a program created to recognize staff for their exemplary customer service.

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What do you like best about your job? I like learning about all of the nutritional supplem

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What are some of your favorite products at the to organic our wonderful Maggie’s socks, Moon Valley skincare, a iceberg. Frederick community

Amber M.

Wellness Steward and Cashier What do you like best about your job?

I like learning about all of the nutritional supplements and herbs. I learn something new every day. What brought you to the Co-op?

I was a customer for many years. I like the atmosphere so I decided to apply for a position. What are some of your favorite products at the Co-op?

Maggie's organic socks, Moon Valley skincare, and the seasonal sections in produce. That is the tip of the iceberg. What is your favorite food to make?

Amber M.

Roasted butternut squash and sauteed spinach. When you have 30 minutes of free time, how do you pass the time?

Doing anything with animals; horses, cats, and Wellness Steward (and Cashier!) dogs. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

Sail. I love being on the water.

What is your favorite food to make? Roasted butternut squash and sautéed spinach.

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How has working at the Co-op affected your life?

The Co-op has had a positive affected on my life. It is rewarding to work for an ethical business with wonderful employees and customers. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

I would like to continue to grow with the Co-op.

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Mindful Eating + Drinking Start your New Year off on the right foot by making healthy choices!

The New Year is a time for reflection and change. Resolutions are made to improve many personal habits including eating, spending, and living mindfully. For some, this is a time to vow to get spending under control or a pledge to start reducing & recycling. For many, this is the time to reign in our indulgent holiday eating patterns. And while a diet or detox is what usually comes to mind, if you aren’t quite ready to shop the protein powders and dietary supplements, you may be in luck. Did you know that according to ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine principles, winter is actually a time of eating more and sleeping longer? Mindfully ease out of the holiday season with activities that turn inward, allowing time for self-reflection, indulging yourself with reading, writing, meditating and other soulnourishing activities. Yoga and tai chi are particularly beneficial exercises at this time of year. It is no surprise that many animals hibernate in the winter! Winter superfoods foods are those that grow abundantly during this season, not those that are obscure or expensive. Think squashes, potatoes, root vegetables, winter greens like kale and cabbage; as well as fruits like apples, citrus, and pears. A walk through the produce department will reveal superfoods: non-processed, whole, plant-based foods that supply us with important nutrients like fiber, phytonutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. And if you want to maximize the power of superfoods, it's as simple as buying in-season.

Detox Sparkler

Rim glass with slice of lime wedge, stick top of glass in small pile of India Tree Rainbow decorating sugar. Set aside Pour ice into a shaker glass. Add: 1 tsp fresh lime juice 3 spritzes of Garden of Life Liver Detox 1 Tbsp San Pellegrino Blood Orange Italian soda Pour off of ice into sugar rimmed glass Top with one 6.8 fl oz bottle of Fever Tree Refreshingly light tonic water, chilled Garnish with lime wedge or blood orange peel Enjoy as-is, or add 1.5 oz of locally distilled & organic McClintock gin!

Nourishment during the winter should be warming so think teas, soups, stocks, and stews. Enjoy variations of the chili recipes included in this issue to get you through the winter and on to the ayurvedic time for detoxing and cleansing…Spring!

Recipe by Seamus Scott

For more detail on seasonal eating visit https://www. chinesemedicineliving.com/nutrition/seasons/winter/.

Look for the ingredients at the Market:

Skip the Booze!

Dry January – giving up booze for an entire month – is a tractiongaining trend, said to increase beneficial sleep, save you money, and shrink your waistline.





Mindful Spending

Save time, Save money…look at all the ways you can save at the Common Market!

Baking Made Easy: Save up to 25% while enjoying the warmth and smells of freshly baked items without the hassle of making and cleaning. Cookies and croissants found in the freezer case. Meal Deals: When you want something healthy without the hassle of cooking…two sides plus one main for just $19.99. Feeds 3-4 people. Pizza & Salad Combo: Buy a large pizza and get $2 off a large salad! Pints of chef-made soups are just $5.99 in the Grab & Go sections. Rotating flavors include vegetarian and vegan options. Perfect with a warm sandwich on a chilly winter day! Loyalty Cards for Juice & Smoothies and Coffee are available now in the Café – buy 10 and get one free! Bundle Up & Save – Items frequently purchased together will now come by the bundle, all to offer the shopper a big savings.


Co-op Stock Up – This inventory is priced to move fast! Shoppers will see large palates throughout the store with shelf stable items to stock up on!


Frozen Family Packs – Fill your freezer & save…sustainably raised beef, chicken, lamb, and fish family packs are available in the meat department.



Follow us on social media for new café specials coming in 2021!


Feb 2021



Mindful Consuming

Going zero-waste is tough, but the Common Market helps make it easier! Resolving to move towards a zero-waste lifestyle is taking the Reduce Reuse Recycle mantra to the next level. Yes, recycling is eco-friendly, but it’s also a business. If there is not a market that wants to buy the recycled material, your container unfortunately ends up in a landfill anyway. That's why focusing on the 'reduce' is so important. According to Annmarie Creamer, Frederick County’s passionate and knowledgeable Recycling Program Analyst, single-use plastics are one of the most “wish-cycled” materials out there.

Sea Witch Botanicals A zero-waste company using only reusable glass (candles) or tin (lip balms & tints) packaging. Their incense is sold in bulk.

Making the decision to support companies who avoid plastics by packaging their products using more easily reused or recycled materials such as glass, tins, cardboard or better yet - without packaging at all - is a great way to fulfill your resolution to up your zero-waste game. The Common Market Co-op’s Wellness department is excited to introduce you to the following companies who are committed to eco-friendly packaging.

Sappo Hill Sappo Hill makes unpackaged plant-based castile soaps according to traditional coldprocess methods.

Wild Rose A small woman run company that uses recyclable cardboard containers (lip balms) and glass (bath salts).

Indian Meadow Herbals


All lotions are packaged in glass, no plastic seals on their lids.

Sol-ti makes health shots and cleanse juices, all packaged in glass bottles.

Watch our social media, website, and future Spoonful newsletters for classes and event announcements about upcoming environmental awareness discussions!


...more zero-waste products!

Shampoo bars- Shampoo bars are a great way to reduce plastic waste since each bar can last for months with regular use and proper storage. We carry these from JR Liggett, Moon Valley, Badger and Four Elements. Lotion bars- These are great replacement for lotions that come in a plastic tube and they last a really long time. They also travel well and can be carried in a purse or a bag easily. The bars from Moon Valley come in a travel tin. We also have lotion bars from Cedar Ridge which is a local company.

10% OFF all shampoo bars & lotion bars

Common Market’s variety of bulk body care and tea offerings contribute to a healthier planet with chemical-free products customers can put into their own reusable containers. Staff favorites include: Griffin shampoo/ conditioner/lotions, Dr. Bronner’s purecastile soaps, Moon Valley soaps, Indigo Wild bath salts, and Starwest Botanicals teas.

Coupon valid 1/1/2021 - 2/28/2021. Coupon must be present to receive discount. Not to be combined with any other offer or discount.

RECYCLING OPTIONS AT THE CO-OP! We acknowledge that it is difficult to avoid plastic in our everyday lives. If you have to use plastic, recycle it after use, and take advantage of the TerraCycle programs that the Common Market Co-op offers.


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What's New at the Market?

Wild Rose Ink Balm The Wild Rose Ink Balm is a natural alternative to petroleum jellies and synthetic creams traditionally used for tattoo procedures and healing. They have a unique blend of moisturizing Coconut, healing Lavender and soothing Peppermint absorbs easily without clogging pores.

Common Market Zinc Lozenges Zinc helps the body make and activate T-lymphocytes – white blood cells that are an essential part of the immune system. Zinc also helps protect the body against cellular damage.

Sticky Fingers Bakery Sticky Fingers is a vegan bakery located in Washington, DC. Look for their cookie dough, cookies, brownies, and cookie sandwiches in our Grab n Go sections!

Fit Joy Grain Free Pretzels These salty snacks are grain free and gluten free! These pretzels are made with cassava and chickpea flour, then tossed in pink Himalayan sea salt. Fit Joy's mission is to bring the world joyful snacks fit for all.


Stumptown Coffee Roasters Cold Brew Concentrate 2X Portland, Oregon's Stumptown Coffee Roasters has graced us with their cold brew coffee concentrate; ready to be diluted as you see fit!

King Arthur '00 Pizza Flour Perfect your homemade pizza dough recipe with this fine-milled flour. It's the secret ingredient for that crisp-yet-chewy crust we all want. Look for it in our baking aisle.

A Friendly Bread Sourdough Toasts These crackers are great for light snacking and elevate anything you eat with it. A Friendly Bread is baked out of B-More Kitchen, a shared commercial kitchen for food startups. Owner Lane Levine, with the help of his business school classmates, quit his full-time job to build A Friendly Bread.

Maud Borup Cotton Candy We carry 4 delicious flavors of Maud Borup Cotton Candy, including Unicorn Dream, Want S'more, Magic Dragon, and Cookies and Cream. Maud Borup has been reinventing classic sweets with organic and better-for-you ingredients. Not to mention, they're a women and veteranowned company committed to sustainability.

Sprout Living Epic Protein Powder Sprout Living Protein Powders provide a blend of organic plant protein, prebiotics, and nutrient-dense superfoods. Plus, they are made with absolutely no additives!

Living Intentions MCT Popcorn This popcorn is rich in a vegan source of MCT’s (aka medium-chain triglycerides) derived from 100% coconut oil. Unlike other oils, MCTs absorb rapidly, do not store in the body as fat, and convert to an immediate source of energy to fuel your body and brain.

Have a Suggestion? Mavericks Cookies and Crackers Founded in 2019, the company was named Mavericks out of a desire to empower kids confidence to fuel their greatness through healthy snacks with as much attitude as them. Recognizing the increasing childhood obesity problem, and the severe lack of kid’s healthy choices, they set out to create a kid-first snack brand that delivers on both taste and health.

We're always on the lookout for new items! If you have suggestion for us, visit www.commonmarket. coop/connect/new-itemsuggestion/ and fill out the form.


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Chili Season A good bowl of chili brings together simple ingredients to create big flavor. Warm up with these hearty and nutritious vegetarian recipes.

Black Bean Chili Servings: 4 – 6. Prep time: 1 hour, 20 minutes; 15 minutes active.

1 cup dried black beans 4 cups water 2 large carrots, chopped 1 medium green pepper, chopped 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes 1 ⁄4 cup quinoa 1 1⁄2 tablespoons chili powder 1 teaspoon salt 1. Sort and rinse the black beans. Place in a large pot with the water and bring to a boil, then cover and cook on medium-low for 45 minutes. 2. Add the carrots, green pepper, canned tomatoes and juices, quinoa, chili powder and salt. Return to a boil, then reduce to mediumlow and cover the pot. Cook for 20 minutes, until the beans and vegetables are tender. Uncover and simmer for five minutes to thicken slightly. Serve hot.

Reprinted by permission from welcometothetable.coop. Find recipes, plus information about your food and where it comes from at welcometothetable.coop.


Veggie Chili with Beer

Three Bean Chili

Servings: 5. Prep time: 30 minutes; 15 minutes active.

Servings: 6. Prep time: 40 minutes.

2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 ⁄2 teaspoon chipotle powder 1 medium yellow bell pepper, chopped 1 medium green pepper, chopped 1 large carrot, chopped 1 cup wheat beer, red ale or lager 1 14.5-ounce can fire-roasted tomatoes, pureed 1 15-ounce can kidney beans, drained 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil 1 cup onion, diced 1 ⁄2 cup green bell pepper, diced 7 ounces vegetarian ground beef 1 28-ounce can diced tomato 1 15-ounce can kidney beans 1 15-ounce can red beans 1 15-ounce can pinto beans 1 packet chili seasoning

1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil. Sauté the onion for 5 minutes over medium heat, until soft. 2. Add the chili powder and chipotle and stir until fragrant, then add the peppers, carrot and beer. Raise heat to high and bring to a boil, then cover and reduce to medium-low for 5 minutes. 3. Uncover and add the remaining ingredients, stirring to combine. Simmer for another 5-10 minutes to combine the flavors and thicken the chili.

Adding beer elevates a simple chili to a rave-worthy one ideal for a weekend gathering with friends.

1. In a medium, heavy-bottomed pot, heat the oil over medium heat. 2. Add the diced onions and pepper and sauté on high heat until soft, about 5 minutes. 3. Crumble vegetarian ground beef into the onion mix and brown, as you would with ground beef. 4. When cooked through, add beans and tomatoes, and bring to a boil. Simmer, stirring often, for 30 minutes, or until thick. Note: If you prefer, substitute ground turkey or beef for the vegetarian meat.

Cornbread flecked with diced jalapeño peppers makes a tasty accompaniment to this hearty chili.


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VIRTUAL EVENTS Board Meetings Virtual Board Meeting

Thursday, January 28 | 6 - 9PM Food for Thought Speaker: Román Diaz, Common Market General Manager, member of the Spanish Immigrant community.

Virtual Board Meeting

Cooperative Conversations Virtual Book Club

Wednesday, January 20 6-8PM

Book: An American Sunrise: Poems by Joy Harjo

Thursday, February 25 | 6 - 9PM Food for Thought Speaker: Adam Wieser, Common Market Grocery Lead, member of the Deaf community.

Virtual Book Club Food For Thought is a speaker series that invites representatives from various local groups/organizations that can share stories and experiences with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in order to raise awareness, invoke change, and tolerance within our communities. The format is designed to be a TED Talk type event that allows the speaker an uninterrupted stage to present. The timeframe is a 20 minute presentation during the beginning of The Common Market Co-op’s monthly Board meeting. As a coop we know, we are “stronger together!” Speakers are scheduled from 6-6:30 for each Board Meeting. Visit our website to RSVP and receive the virtual meeting link.

Classes Pizza Night!

Tuesday, February 16 | 5:30 - 7PM $10 Let's cozy up our hearts and homes and have a pizza night! Join Sarah Kurtanich, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and experienced home cook for a workshop on making pizza at home. She'll share her go-to dough recipe, seasonal topping combinations and a few cooking methods to try. This is a cook-along workshop so by the end, you'll have some delicious pizza to enjoy and a feel-good food ritual you can repeat any time.

Wednesday, February 17 6-8PM

Book: Farming While Black by Leah Penniman

Cooperative Conversations is a monthly discussion group and book club that offers a chance to explore important, nuanced, and complex concepts related to DEI work. Each month’s book will be posted on the DEI page of the Common Market website. Support local! You can pick up each month’s book at The Curious Iguana! The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee is sponsored by the Board of Directors. This committee is dedicated to the exploration of topics related to social and racial justice and highlights the cooperative principles of education and concern for community. We believe that our lives are enriched when we value, honor, and affirm the diverse experiences of our community. Learn more about the DEI committee on our website under the 'community' tab.

Register for our classes from the comfort of your own home! See the full list with descriptions at



MEET OUR NEW COMMUNITY PARTNERS Please visit our Partners & show your Common Market Owner card to receive the following special benefits. For the most up-to-date listing of our Partners and the benefits they offer, please visit our website at commonmarket.coop/community/community-partners/

Best Behavior Cat Consulting

Companion Animal Care, Missing Cat Consultant, and Feline Humane Educator www.bestbehaviorcats.com

Why we stand by Best Behavior Cat Consulting: OWNER PERK:

Owners receive 10% off all cat behavior and missing cat consulting services.

Best Behavior provides online cat behavior sessions and classes to minimize car travel. They encourage cat guardians to use natural enrichments that can easily be found on a walk outside, such as naturally fallen feathers for ethical cat toys and herbs from the garden for cat-friendly aroma sprays. Best Behavior seeks to remove behavioral obstacles to cat adoption, strengthen the human- cat bond, help cats thrive in their homes, and keep them there at optimal wellness by being on their Best Behavior!

LifeCYCLE Studio Fitness and Cycling Studio www.lifecyclestudio.com

Why we stand by LifeCYCLE Studio: OWNER PERK:

Owners receive 10% off all classes and memberships

LifeCYCLE’s values revolve around community, self-love, and empowerment. Everything they do and provide the community is based on the premise that anything can be accomplished if you believe in yourself, push yourself outside of your comfort zone, and help the community around you to do the same. LifeCYCLE aims to empower people through physical challenges and mental inspiration!

Player's Fitness & Performance (PFP) Fitness and Coaching www.playersfitnessandperformance.com


Owners receive their first PFP Fitness Experience free ($40 value) and 75% off the PFP Signature Success Session (normally $100)

Why we stand by Player's Fitness & Performance:

PFP is passionate about serving the community and promoting health & wellness for people of all ages. They work with kids 6 years old to collegiate athletes, as well as adults! They strive to create an environment that is fun and safe for those of any age, race, religion, background, etc. PFP is a place where everyone knows your name and is a community that feels like a big family. Their goal is to provide a love-powered coaching experience that creates results, deep rooted relationships, and generational transformation.

Learn more about our Community Partners Program at www.commonmarket.coop/community/community-partners

ON SALE DEC 30, 2020 - JAN 19, 2021



Siggi's Icelandic Style Yogurt

Califia Farms Almondmilk 48 oz., selected varieties

5.3 oz., selected varieties




7.8-9 oz., selected varieties

28 oz., selected varieties

17.5 oz., selected varieties

Deep Indian Kitchen Naan or Pizzas

Muir Glen Organic Tomatoes



4-4.8 oz., selected varieties

5.25 - 6 oz., selected varieties

Angie's Boomchickapop Popcorn

Annie's Homegrown Mac & Cheese

2/$6 $4.99 Tom's of Maine Toothpaste

C2O Coconut Water

Cascadian Farm Organic Granola Bars 6.2 - 7.4 oz., selected varieties


Cascadian Farm Organic Frozen Fruit

8-10 oz., selected varieties

4.7 - 5.5 oz., selected varieties

Visit www.commonmarket.coop/shop/savings to view full sales flyers.

ON SALE JAN 20 - FEB 2, 2020



Justin's Almond Butter

Yogi Herbal Tea

16 oz., selected varieties

16 tea bags, selected varieties




16 oz., selected varieties

8-1.76 oz. packets, selected varieties.

Cascadian Farm Organic Frozen Vegetables

2/$5 Health Ade Organic Kombucha

16 oz., selected varieties

Nature's Path Organic Instant Oatmeal

Chobani Greek Yogurt 5.3 oz., selected varieties


Late July Organic Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips 11 oz., selected varieties




16-19.4 oz., selected varieties

25.5 oz., selected varieties

8-12 oz. cans, selected varieties

Daiya Dairy Free Pizza

Muir Glen Organic Pasta Sauce

Nixie Organic Sparkling Water

Visit www.commonmarket.coop/shop/savings to view full sales flyers.

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We take a stringent approach to each and every ingredient: It has to be clean. It has to be fresh. It has to be the best. Because that’s what your body deserves.

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How do you define a quality nutritional supplement? It has to be effective—or, simply put, the formula has to work. That’s why we base our products off the latest research, but we also test them ourselves through clinical trials.

From multivitamins to highpotency vitamin D3, our formulations do more than merely address minimum nutritional requirements. Indeed, they often exceed RDA recommendations because they’re based on research that’s revealed what our bodies need for optimal health.

When you put something in your body, you should have complete confidence you’re getting the nutritional benefits your body deserves. At Life Extension, we deliver exceptional products and real results. That’s our commitment to you and the true meaning of The Science of a Healthier Life®. Available now at The Common Market.

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