Spoonful - January/February 2022

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Greens liven up your salads & sides


Food Trends for 2022 Black-Owned Businesses Cheese & Charcuterie

Happy New Year to all our Customers, Owners and Employees! We hope everyone had a safe and joyful Holiday season with loved ones. During this time of the year, we want to be thankful for what we have been able to accomplish, mindful of the support we have gotten form our Owners, Customers, Vendors and, Employees – and hopeful for a brighter future for all our community. During another roller coaster of a year, I’d like to call out some things to keep being proud of and keep our spirits up: • Keeping a safe environment for our Employees and Customers is always paramount, especially during a pandemic. We continue to focus efforts on keeping everyone in our stores safe and are constantly monitoring state and local guidelines while remaining transparent with you all. • Our ownership has grown to over 8,000 members - showing the immense support we have received from our community to help us be where we are today. • We believe that eating healthy is the best preventive medicine to our own wellbeing, and we want to keep supplying our Customers with a delicious, healthy, and local foods to enjoy. To that end, the readers of the Frederick News Post recently voted us the Best Organic/Specialty Grocery Store, Best Green Business, and the Best Company to Work for in Frederick. • As a Co-op, one of our goals is supporting organic and sustainable food and increasing our

support for local businesses. This past year we were able to increase our local suppliers to over 190 - helping farmers and local producers increase their business. Out of every dollar spent on national brands, 40 cents stays in the community. Out of every dollar spent on local products, 60 cents stay in the community. • Our minimum wage was raised, and we continue offering great benefits for our wonderful Employees. • We started the Soul Street Farmers Market in our 7th Street parking lot, also carrying several of the Soul Street affiliated products in our stores. This partnership will help the local Vendors keep growing as we are planning on hosting at both of stores this coming year. We are excited for 2022 and will be focusing on growing the Co-op - with more initiatives, partnerships, and events in the works. We will also be looking to continue to increase and diversify our local product offerings and always focusing on supporting our Employees to find ways to improve the working environment and remain one of Frederick’s best places to work! 2022 will be a year of hope, growth, and support for each other – and as always, we will be right here with you to enjoy that bright future together. Two stores, one Co-op, stronger than ever.

Thank you for your support,

Román Diaz, General Manager

Editor & Ad Sales - Susan Schulman | Design & Layout - Kayleigh Montgomery-Morris, Yumi Redifer Classes & Education - Libby Nuss | Owner Services - Sue Leveille | Contributors - Annie Gunnell, Jen Young, welcometothetable.coop Contact marketing@commonmarket.coop with contributions. Contact sschulman@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.


DIRECTORS Megan Schneebaum President

Mary McKelvie Vice President

Gislene Tasayco Treasurer

John Clarke Secretary

John Beutler Lynn Brantley Alecks Moss Robert Wolpert Directors

Joe Asim Staff Liaison





The Common Market Board of Directors meets monthly via Zoom. All are welcome to attend. To receive the Zoom link, RSVP on our events page by 12PM on the day of the meeting.

“Rarely, if ever, are any of us healed in isolation. Healing is an act of communion.” - bell hooks, All About Love. To say that we have been forced to do things a little differently these days would be an understatement. All of us, regardless of how we engage with the Common Market has experienced an unprecedented past couple of years, and sometimes the all too familiar question “How are you?” throws us for a loop. While how to answer that question isn’t always clear or easy, bell hooks’ words strike a timely chord. Without sounding too hyperbolic, it wasn’t until I walked into the Common Market in the midst of the pandemic and its related symptoms - exhaustion and grief - that I was reminded of the power of communion and what is possible when a group of people come together with nothing less than the courage to dream of a different reality. I think that many of us can agree that none of this has been easy nor has it been perfect. Every day, we each attempt to do things differently and muster up the energy to commit to those changes. And at the Common Market,

we’re also striving to improve our practice in the hopes of demonstrating the #sharedbenefits of pursuing both economic viability and social responsibility for our planet and community. That’s why we’re excited to welcome someone who may be familiar to many Common Market Shoppers, Joe Asim, as Joe Asim, Staff Liaison the first Staff Liaison to the Board of Directors. Joe enters this position working with the Board having been elected by the Common Market staff, with over 7 years of service to the mission of the Co-op and current Produce Manager at 7th Street. This comes after Román, the Board of Director members, together with Common Market Staff developed a plan to increase communication between Staff and the Board. Please join us in congratulating Joe and look out for his art – if he’s willing to share! Whatever your New Year's resolutions may be, remember to choose YOU - that could mean being your own Valentine or incorporating more healthy greens into your diet.

Cooperatively Yours,

Gislene Tasayco, Board Treasurer, The Common Market Board of Directors

...and the winner is... Route 85

C Elissa Barista

What brought you to the Co-op?

I was looking for a new type of job to learn! What do you like best about your job?

My coworkers!

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

I've grown so much here, it feels like a home to me! It's been one of the best support systems I've ever had and I've learned so much from the people and experiences here. What are some of your favorite products at the Co-op?

Our bread selection is immaculate and our bananas are so good! What is your favorite food to make?

I love making veggie chili or sushi. When you have 30 minutes of free time, how do you pass the time?

Either taking pictures or watching my favorite show.

What would your pet say about you if we asked for a reference?

Probably that he wants more food, he's a pig!

What would you name the autobiography of your life?

Things From My View

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Living life as a photographer and traveling around the world with my pig, Olive Jean.


ongratulations are in order for our produce team for winning the GRAND PRIZE in the Fresh SugarBee Apple Display Contest. Our team, assisted by Four Seasons Produce, built beautiful, eye-catching displays at both stores, featuring pristine apples, fresh cider, and adorable toys for the kids. The prize winnings include a trip to Washington State to tour the apple, cherry, and pear orchards to learn and see how they are grown, harvested, stored, and packed. We can't wait to hear about their trip! Our abundant pear display was also awarded the Grand Prize in the Northwest Pear Display Contest in November, thanks again to the hardworking produce team and Four Seasons Produce!

Everyone can shop, anyone can join!

You don’t need to be an Owner to shop at the Common Market, but we hope after reading this you’ll want to join our community of over 8,000 like-minded individuals who are part of an organization that focuses on keeping resources in our community, supports local farms and home-grown businesses, and encourages fair, ethical, sustainable, and just business practices. The Common Market measures its success through a three-tiered bottom line: people, planet, profit, which correlates to social, environmental, and economic development.

In addition to the personal benefits of a variety of discounts within the stores, Ownership allows the opportunity to have a voice in the operation of the organization. From voting for Board Members and other strategic initiatives, to selecting where our donations are directed and attending free or discounted events and classes, Ownership offers the chance to shop with a conscience and feel invested in your community. Become an Owner today by simply completing an equity share form and making a payment. An equity share is a one-time cost of $200 and payment plans are available.


Feb 2022


In Our Community

November Register Roundups From November 1 - 15th, our customers rounded up their purchase amounts to benefit two local non-profits; The Baltimore American Indian Center and the Cranksgiving Food Drive sponsored by the Bicycle Escape (donations benefitted the Frederick Community Action Agency). The total amount received was $2,295.69, which was divided evenly between the two. Thank you to our generous community for donating to these two worthy causes!

December Register Roundup

From December 1 - 15th, we collected donations to benefit the Frederick Rescue Mission. With the help of our community, we donated $1206.57 worth of fresh produce to help feed local families as part of the Christmas Alive program. Thank you again to everyone who donated and helped brighten the holidays for local families in need. A big shout out to one of our most supportive suppliers, Four Seasons Produce, for donating or deeply discounting give aways for our community events, helping to make produce displays look beautiful, and always showing up with a smile!

Banner School Field Trip

On Thursday, December 9th, we welcomed a group of 5th grade students from the Banner School to the Common Market to learn about how we grow food, seasonal eating, and how to support local farmers! Health Coach Kim Wilson and Staff members Sue Leveille and Yumi Redifer helped lead a discussion, scavenger hunt throughout the store, and the kids even shopped for their own seasonal produce.

Coats on the Creek & Heartly House Supply Drive

As the weather turned chillier, the Co-op collected gently used warm winter coats, hats, and gloves for Coats on the Creek. For the past few years, local resident Regina Clark has been collecting these items and distributing them in along Carroll Creek for those who need them. Local non-profit Heartly House was grateful to receive our community's donations of gas cards, gift cards, batteries, and toys for their annual Supply Drive, which was a big success! We always look forward to the holiday season, as it brings so many opportunities to give back.

Healthcare Heroes While many of our lives have returned to some degree of normalcy, the COVID pandemic is still very real for hospital employees. In fact, Frederick Health’s Healthcare Heroes have been on the frontlines of the COVID pandemic for 22 straight months! On December 15th, The Common Market served as a dropoff location for the Healthcare Heroes donation drive, collecting snacks, drinks, fresh fruit, and other supplies to be donated to frontline healthcare workers in our community. We were happy to donate a case of fresh bananas, too! If you missed the donation drive and would like to donate, the hospital accepts monetary donations at www.frederickhealth.org/healthcareheroes.

Chamber Music We were delighted to host chamber groups of strings students from the Maryland Talent Education Center last month! Their beautiful music brought


Feb 2022


Food Trends


Mental Health Cooking

Food and nutrients are important in maintaining overall mental and cognitive health. After 2021, mental wellbeing has never been more important. When your body is malnourished of certain nutrients, it can have lasting effects. Which is why eating for your body and mind will be coming into a clearer focus as a rising food trend of 2022. There are so many great ingredients and superfoods that can boost your mood, help anxiety, and support your mental health. Look for these items to add to your recipe such as cucumbers, tomatoes, spinach, and salmon from our seafood department (which is full of Omega 3's).



New trends in dining and cooking can be difficult to predict, and the food trends in 2022 are no exception. But after 2021, many people have turned to food more than ever as a means of comfort, wellbeing and community. The food trends of 2022 point toward an overall goal of better health for our bodies, our planet and our wallets. From cooking styles to amazing ingredients, you can expect many of these new trends to become a permanent part of the culinary ideas even beyond 2022.





Keto brought back low-carb eating, but it won’t be the only option for the food trends in 2022. With the rise in carb alternative products, especially with cauliflower leading the pack in things like pizza crust and gnocchi, it has never been better to stick with a low-carb diet. We’ve also noticed with Keto dieting on the rise, we’ve sold more vegetables than fruit this year. With versatile ingredients replacing rice and flour-based recipes, everyone can still indulge in their favorite treats!


A digital shopping Experience

When the pandemic first caused industrywide shutdowns, grocery pick-up and delivery services became essential tools for people to get food, and for us at the Co-op to help our small vendors stay in business! In about a month’s time, The Common Market developed an e-commerce department that continues to be successful today. Although more shoppers are now feeling comfortable shopping in-store,

4 Low

Waste Foods

With concerns of climate change, we’re even more aware than ever of making eco-conscious decisions. This has affected the food scene, making low- or zero-waste one of the upcoming food trends of 2022.

many still enjoy the convenience of curbside

Being low-waste with food means heavily reducing

pickup or delivery. The Common Market’s

unnecessary packaging (especially plastic) and

digital shopping experience has expanded to

repurposing food scraps that may have previously

include café made-to-order items, grab & go

ended up in the bin (like broccoli stems, ends of

meals, special orders, and more. According

celery, and onion skins). There are many ways we

to Supermarket News, one in four shoppers

can cut down on waste while cooking, and any

expect to make shopping online a permanent

step in this direction is a wonderful way to kick off

change, and The Common Market continues

this crucial food trend in 2022.

to prioritize this experience.


Feb 2022


Shop Black

How To Support Black-Owned Businesses At The Market

It's always important to recognize the contributions of the Black community. Here are just a few of the Black-owned businesses that we are happy to support at the Market and they’re all local, too! For a full list of inclusively-owned businesses that we support, visit our “inclusive trade” page at www.commonmarket.coop/inclusive-trade.

Meat the Mushroom Baltimore, MD Marvin, a vegan of 6 years, decided that he wanted to make a plant-based bacon that actually TASTED like bacon. The result is Shroomacon, a 5-ingredient mushroom-based bacon that is unlike anything you’ve ever tried - except, well, bacon! This stuff is smoky, meaty, and crunchy perfect for your next vegan BLT.

Cajou Creamery Baltimore, MD This husband and wife team has set out to reimagine ice cream as a healthy, guilt-free food. Their plant-based delights are made from hand-crafted plant milks and whole superfoods like blueberries, cacao, and cardamom. Cajou Creamery is a worker-owned cooperative that provides opportunities to formerly incarcerated people.

KP’s Jollof Rice Montgomery Village, MD Jollof Rice, one of the popular dishes of West Africa, originated among the Wolof ethnic group around the Senegal-Gambia region. KP’s makes it easy to enjoy this flavorful dish with just a few steps. Grab a bag jollof rice (available in mild and spicy) to add some West African flavor to your meal.

8 Myles Washington, DC Born from a family of foodies and entrepreneurs, founder Myles Powell has always had a love for food and a proclivity for hustle. He was even a contestant on the Food Network's America's Best Cook! Now, his gourmet mac n’ cheese is available to all. Look for 8 Myles mac n' cheese in our freezer sections.

Artisan Wellness Project Takoma Park, MD Neteraru has been making handmade incense since 2002, scented with a variety of oils including frankincense, myrrh, rose, and musk. Look for packing-free bundles at our 7th street store. Visit our Celebrating Black-Owned Businesses Market on Wednesnday, February 23! Details on page 12.




Just Checking in... Dry January is ditching alcohol in the first month of the new year, it has become an annual tradition for many. Whether it’s a New Year’s resolution to drink less or a full-on detox, Dry January might be a great way to check in with yourself as you ring in 2022! Get the most out of Dry January by using the month to reassess & adjust your drinking habits in order to maintain a healthy relationship with alcohol come February. Notice if you are getting more sleep, have more energy to exercise, and feel more present mentally. You can be the life of the party even if you are forgoing the booze! Try one of the many alcoholfree mocktails, beers, or wines available at the Common Market. If you want to learn more about making mocktails at home, join us for our Medicinal Mocktails class on January 13th (details on page 12)!

Look for these drinks, now available at the Market: Grüvi Bubbly Rosé: Fruity on the nose and pours a light pink hue. Tiny, effervescent bubbles compliment notes of tart, green apple and fresh strawberry. (Gruvi Dry Secco is also available.) Surreal Brewing Juicy Mavs Hazy IPA: Bursting with tropical fruit and citrus character, accentuated by f ruity yeast esters & a subtle, clean malt finish. (Surreal Creatives West Coast Style IPA and Natural Bridges Kolsch are also available.) Mingle Moscow Mule Mocktail: A bubbly blend of effervescent ginger and lime. Made with clean ingredients, naturally sweetened with pure cane sugar & f ruit juices and low in calories. Your favorite crafted cocktail, minus the booze. (Mingle Cranberry Cosmo and Mojito are also available.)


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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.

Board Meetings


Virtual Board Meeting and Food for Thought Presentation

Medicinal Mocktails [ONLINE]

Food for Thought | 6 - 6:30PM, Speaker: Shauna Mulcahy, Executive Director of the Arc of Frederick County Board Meeting | 6:30-8:30PM

We hope you can join us as we explore how to make non-alcoholic drinks with a medicinal twist! We’ll talk about the medicinal functions of each herb as we walk through some fun and tasty drinks everyone will enjoy!

Thursday, January 27

Virtual Board Meeting and Food for Thought Presentation Thursday, February 24

Food for Thought | 6 - 6:30PM, Speaker: Hongwei Xu, Site Director of Partners In Care, Maryland Board Meeting | 6:30-8:30PM

Thursday, January 13 | 6:30 - 7:30PM $20, 50% off for Owners

Whether you’re interested in non-alcoholic drinks for “Dry January,” you’re sober curious, or are living “happy, joyous, and free” you are sure to upgrade your beverage game in this class!

Demystify the Menstrual Cycle and Support Your Health

Saturday, January 22 | 10:30 - 11:30AM @ 7th Street Community Room $20, 50% off for Owners

Events Celebrating Black-Owned Businesses Market!

Wednesday, February 23 | 4 - 7PM @7th Street Location In honor of Black History Month we want to celebrate some of the Black-Owned Businesses that keep our community strong! We hope you can join us between 4 and 7pm to celebrate these great chefs, makers, and bakers!!

Did you know?

Menstruation shouldn’t feel like a mystery! A menstruator’s reproductive health is closely tied to the state of their general health and to the delicate interplay of hormones that create all of changes that occur during the menstrual cycle. In this hour-long workshop, you’ll get an informative overview of the complete hormonal cycle, the specific hormones at work and what your menstrual cycle can tell you about your health. You’ll also learn some practical ways to help keep your hormones happy and running smoothly. Get ready to understand your health from a new and empowering perspective. Led by Sarah Kurtanich, Integrated Nutrition Health Coach & Fertility Awareness Method Educator.

Common Market Owners receive 50% off Community Room Classes! Read more about Ownership at www.commonmarket.coop/about/own-it


Green Skies: How to Fight Climate Change While Saving for Retirement [ONLINE] Thursday, February 10 | 6:30 - 8PM FREE | RSVP

Many of us are personally concerned about climate change. And many of us invest for retirement. Investment companies want you to believe that your retirement accounts are making a difference on the climate change front, but are they really? The answer is a resounding “maybe” – IF you know what to look for.


SL Studio

Cowork and Fitness Space

Join us for this virtual event to talk about what is real and what is “greenwashing” when investing to improve climate change, and to find out what you can do to make a real difference.

Natural Beekeeping 101

Saturday, February 19 | 10:30AM - 12:30PM @ 7th Street Community Room $40, 50% off for Owners So! You’ve decided you’ll become a beekeeper, or you want a better understanding of honey bees! Natural Beekeeping 101 will afford attendees a sufficient grasp of the basic tenets of beekeeping. All ages welcome. We hope you can join us as we learn about honey bee biology, honey bee gear, honey bee management, care, and so much more! Tastings of various bee products will also be available!

Common Market Owners: Owners receive one free visit per month and can join with $0 enrollment fee.

Why we stand by SL Studio: SL Studio provides the space and resources for members to work in a coworking office that inspires a healthy lifestyle. The environment and amenities are designed to provide a work-life experience that promotes the overall wellness of our community. Coworking space, private offices, indoor/outdoor gym, meal prep services, healthy snacks & free coffee all under one roof from a company that gives back to the community. Contact SL Studio for a free tour today!

www.slstudiofrederick.com Register for our classes from the comfort of your own home! 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 learn about all of our Community Partners.


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Get Your Greens!

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



t’s no secret that green and leafy vegetables are good for you. But while a side of steamed broccoli is nutritious, it lacks … excitement. Even salads, with their endless potential for variety, can begin to feel too familiar. Liven things up! To enjoy more of those glorious greens, start by making small additions to your daily diet: Snack on crunchy cucumbers and snap peas, or add a pop of flavor with fresh herbs. Toss leafy greens into any soup, smoothie, stir-fry or curry. Hungry for more ideas? Give these simple, green-themed recipes a try.

Baby Kale Stir Fry

Great Green Goddess Salad

Serves: 2. Prep time: 15 minutes.

Serves: 4. Prep time: 20 minutes.

1 tablespoon tamari 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon avocado oil 1 small carrot, sliced diagonally 1 5-ounce package baby kale

1 clove garlic 1 small anchovy (optional) 1 ⁄2 cup lightly packed fresh parsley 2 medium scallions, white and green parts separated 1 ⁄2 teaspoon dried tarragon 1 ⁄4 cup plain Greek yogurt 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons olive oil 5 ounces baby spinach, washed and dried 1 medium cucumber, peeled and sliced 1 medium avocado, sliced

1. In a small bowl, stir the tamari, rice vinegar and honey; set aside. 2. Place a wok or large saute pan over mediumhigh heat for a couple of seconds, then drizzle in the oil. 3. Add the carrot slices and stir for 1 minute, then add the kale and stir. As the kale starts to wilt, after about 1 minute, drizzle in the tamari mixture and stir to coat. Cook until kale is softened, about 1 minute longer. 4. Serve hot.

Nutrient-dense dark leafy greens like kale, spinach and collards are an excellent source of vitamins A, C and K, minerals, antioxidants and fiber.

1. For the dressing, in the food processor, combine the garlic, anchovy (if using), parsley and the white parts of the scallions. Process to mince very finely. Scrape down and process again. Add the tarragon, yogurt, mayonnaise, vinegar and salt and process until smooth. With the machine running, drizzle in the olive oil until well mixed. Transfer to a pouring cup or jar; keeps for 4 days, tightly covered, in the refrigerator. 2. For the salad, spread the spinach on a platter or four small dinner plates. Cover with cucumber and avocado, and drizzle with dressing, then chop and sprinkle the scallion greens over the salads. Serve immediately.


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Mint Pesto Pea Soup Serves: 6. Prep time: 30 minutes.

Soup 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup yellow onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 cups vegetable broth 6 cups fresh or frozen peas 2 green onions, diced 2 tablespoons fresh mint, minced 1 ⁄4 cup sour cream Salt and black pepper to taste Pesto ⁄2 cup fresh parsley leaves 1 ⁄4 cup fresh mint leaves 1 ⁄4 cup pine nuts 1 lemon, zest and juice 2 ounces Parmesan cheese, shredded 2 tablespoons olive oil 1

1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil with the butter in a large stock pot over medium-high heat. Add the onions and saute 5 to 10 minutes until onions are soft and translucent. Add half the minced garlic, and cook another minute, then add the vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Add the peas, return to a boil, and simmer for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat, then stir in the green onions, mint, sour cream, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Puree the soup in a blender until smooth. Taste for salt and pepper. 2. To make the pesto, put the parsley, mint, remaining garlic, pine nuts and lemon zest and juice in a food processor and blend until smooth. Add the Parmesan cheese and blend. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil until blended well. 3. Top each bowl of soup with a large spoonful of pesto, and serve warm or chilled.

This vibrant, refreshing soup can be served warm or chilled. Spread any extra pesto on toasted baguette slices or whole-wheat pita wedges, then top with a sprinkle of feta cheese.


Stuffed Collard Greens Serves: 8 rolls. Prep time: 1 hour; 30 minutes active.

8 collard leaves, large stems removed 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup diced yellow onion 1 celery stalk, diced 1 ⁄2 red or green bell pepper, seeds removed, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 ⁄2 pound ground turkey or plant-based crumbles 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 ⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme Pinch of cayenne (optional) 3 ⁄4 cup chicken or vegetable broth 1 1⁄2 cups cooked rice Pinch each of salt and black pepper 3 ⁄4 cup Carolina-style barbecue sauce 1. Heat the oven to 350°F. Oil or butter an 8 x 8-inch casserole dish. 2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Gently place the collard leaves in the water and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes until just tender. Remove the leaves, drain and cool.

3. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat and saute the onion, celery, bell pepper and garlic for 5 minutes. Add the turkey and spices and cook another few minutes until the turkey is almost cooked through. Add the broth and rice and cook another few minutes until the broth is absorbed. Season the meat with salt and pepper to taste and remove from heat. 4. Gently lay out a collard leaf on a dry cutting board, stem end facing away from you. Divide the turkey mixture into eight portions. Place one portion of turkey near the stem end of the leaf. Fold in the side edges of the leaf and roll up the collard around the filling, like a burrito. Place the collard roll in the casserole dish, seam side down. Repeat with the rest of the collards and filling. Drizzle barbecue sauce over the top of the rolls, cover with aluminum foil and place in the oven. Bake for about 30 to 40 minutes until the collard rolls are tender. Serve warm.


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Valentine’s Day


Cheese & Charcuterie

B U I L D Y O U R S W EE T I E THE PERFECT BOARD We can't think of a better way to show you care than curating a cheese and charcuterie board based on your special someone's specific tastes. There's no wrong way to craft one!

Start with the board. Cheese boards are typically assembled on a slate or wooden tray, which may be square, rectangular, or round (or heart-shaped!). But if you don't already own one, don't feel like you need to go out and buy one. You can also use a plate, a cutting board, or even a baking sheet. Any flat surface will work!

Select the cheeses. Try to include a variety of flavors and textures by selecting cheeses from different families. Add a funky cheese if you're feeling adventurous!

Add some charcuterie. A.K.A. cured meats. Prosciutto, salami, sopressata, chorizo, or mortadella are all good options.

A FEW OF O U R F A V ES ! WENSLEYDALE & CRANBERRIES A creamy, crumbly Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese which has been carefully combined with the delicate fruity succulence of pure, sweet cranberries.

DEER CREEK THE BLUE JAY A rich, buttery blue cheese infused with juniper berries. Pairs well with apricots, dates, and pears.

DIVINA CARAMELIZED ONION JAM A caramelized onion jam that’s deeply savory, delightfully sweet and so delicious you’ll enjoy it by the spoonful!


Add some savory. Think olives, pickles, roasted peppers, artichokes, tapenades, almonds, cashews, or spicy mustards.

Add some sweet. Think seasonal and dried fruits, candied nuts, preserves, honey, chutney, or even chocolate.

Made with Trinity Brewing's 7 day golden sour and black pepper, this salami presents a funky twist on a traditional salami. Made with 100% humanely raised pork.


put some bread on it! Sliced baguette, bread sticks, and a variety of crackers in different shapes, sizes, and flavors.

Finish it off with some garnishes. This is a great way to give your cheese board a personal touch. Use edible flowers, fresh herbs, or additional fruits to give your board the look and feel you want.

Part crispy cracker, part soft bread, these tortas are the perfect accompaniment to any cheese and charcuterie board.

Selections may vary due to product availabilty. Visit our cheese department for suggestions.


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Performance nutrition... By now it’s a cliché to say that our culture has been permanently changed because of the ongoing pandemic. Health and wellness has become more important as people feel empowered to put themselves first. Workers are switching jobs and fitness enthusiasts are leaving the gym to go for walks. Today, shoppers are bringing this mentality with them and deciding what choices are right for their body, mind, and soul. Years ago, protein powders were unappetizing supplements used only by top

athletes. Today, protein powders come from many sources and in endless flavors. Protein is just one of many supplements that have become a dietary staple for average shoppers who care about nutrition. Proper nutritional support is vital for all daily activity to ensure that your body has the fuel it needs to perform at its best for everything: school, work, and yes, exercising! Brands are bringing performance nutrition into existing products, such as energy drinks with caffeine to provide an energy boost, and even coffee with added protein.

Pre workout formulas These powders usually contain carbohydrates, protein, electrolytes and often caffeine. They're designed to give the body the nutrition it needs to get ready for a workout. Many formulations are caffeine-free for those avoiding stimulants. Carbohydrates and protein provide the body with an easily digestible source of energy. Electrolytes are essential to ensuring proper hydration and are important for healthy muscular contraction. Caffeine provides the body with a quick boost of energy.

ZHOU Beet Complete Black Cherry Powder Promotes your energy, endurance, and recovery with its delicious black cherry flavor.

Ascent Pre-Workout Clean Energy A clean way to boost energy and hydration levels in order to maximize your workout.

During your workout These formulations are usually electrolyte mixes and they're designed to help with hydration during a workout. When you exercise you lose electrolytes, such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, and sodium, in the form of sweat. It’s important to replenish these nutrients while exercising in order to get the most out of your work out.


Nuun Wild Berry Energy Tabs Jumpstart your day with Nuun Energy. Contains 80 mg of caffeine per serving.

ZHOU Hydro-fuel Electrolyte Complex Includes Vitamin D3 and organic fermented cordyceps to support muscle recovery.

Not just for athletes anymore! post workout/recovery Recovery supplements are primarily focused on dealing with inflammation and helping with muscle repair. These include whey and plant-based protein powders, quercetin, and other herbs for inflammation and repair, branched chain amino acids, and magnesium for relaxation and sleep. This last one can be useful if you work out in the evenings and need to relax afterward.

Ascent Native Fuel Whey Powder One scoop delivers 25 grams of protein to aid in muscle recovery after a tough workout.

Oregon's Wild Harvest Muscle Relax Capsules A lovely combination of whole, organic herbs designed to help your body and your mind chill out.

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Call today for a complimentary consultation! 14 West Main Street, Middletown, MD www.mountainspirityoga.com

M-W-Th: 9-12:30, 3-6:30 Tues: 4-6 • Sat: by appt.

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Shopper Reviews Employees are amazing here. Selections are plenty and food is tasty!!

- Amy S. Excellent store! Clean, well laid out and there is a little bit of everything. There is a deli where you can get fresh made sandwiches, smoothies and other items. Love the bulk food and individual cold drink section!

- James M.

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