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MAY | JUNE NEWSLETTER 2020
DIRECTORS This issue’s Message from the Board could be just one giant THANK YOU - but let me tell you who and what, specifically, the Board is grateful for. Our amazing Staff, during this long COVID-19 crisis. You are purely remarkable, hard-working, cheerful, careful, and patient! I’ll bet many of you hadn’t considered that a grocery store would be part of the front lines of keeping society functioning in a terrible time, but you have stepped up valiantly. Our Owners and shoppers. You have followed the safety guidelines put in place by the staff, even as those guidelines have evolved. You’ve smiled kindly at Staff and at each other (from a distance), goodnaturedly made do with sometimes sold-out shelves, shopped for those who shouldn’t brave a store, and shown great character in these scary times. The health care workers and first responders in our community, including the housekeeping staff of medical facilities. You’ve masked up and gloved up and just kept on working to help people, under circumstances that you shouldn’t have to endure.
The steadiness of your continuing efforts is beyond reassuring. Truck drivers, Post Office folks, delivery people. You all are keeping the fabric of daily life possible, making sure the food, goods, equipment, medicine and necessities keep moving to where they’re needed. People who meditate, chant, pray, and otherwise put good energy out into the world; people who check on their neighbors; people who grow and raise the food we eat, from hard-working farmers to backyard gardeners; people who donate money to out-of-work restaurant folks; people who drive the garbage, recycling and compost trucks; people who write letters to scared kids locked in juvenile detention facilities; people who are taking steps to stay home, and keep themselves healthy, physically and mentally. These are tough times, and the Board is grateful to be part of such a brave and wonderful community. THANK YOU!
Yours in cooperation,
Annie Marshall, Vice President, The Common Market Board of Directors
Editor - Pamela Francis | Design & Layout - Kayleigh Montgomery-Morris, Morganne Klein Ad Sales & Owner Services - Michael Brown | Classes & Education - Libby Nuss | Contributors - Minimalist Baker, Tasty.co Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with contributions. Contact email@example.com 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
Evan Rosenberg Secretary
Melanie Ahern John Beutler John Clarke Sibylle Mangum 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.
March Co-op Captain
April Co-op Captain
Description of job:
I do my best to keep my coworkers and customers happy. What do you like best about your job?
I really like my coworkers - they're all superheroes.
What do you like best about your job?
My coworkers and manager all have amazing energy and it makes it easier to come in and smile, knowing I have comforting and fun coworkers. What brought you to the Co-op?
I wanted to work for a company I can stand behind.
I needed a job and already had cashiering experience, and this was the first place that I got a response from.
How has working at the Co-op affected your life?
How has working at the Co-op affected your life?
What are some of your favorite products at the Co-op?
What are some of your favorite products at the Co-op?
What brought you to the Co-op?
I have discovered I am a morning person!
Anthony's carrot ginger cookies and that Fakin' Egg salad wrap What is your favorite food to make?
At home anything Indian. At work, the tuna melt When you have 30 minutes of free time, how do you pass the time?
Read or listen to creepy podcasts.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
Heal people naturally
What would you name the autobiography of your life?
When Nature Calls
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Director position at a non-profit for environmental justice and hopefully still part-timing at the co-op!
Helped me learn how to manage my money Anything chocolate and Yerba Mate. What is your favorite food to make?
When you have 30 minutes of free time, how do you pass the time?
Put on a beat and freestyle
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
What would you name the autobiography of your life?
The Goofy Giant
C AL L FOR
Board C A ND I DAT ES Run for a seat on The Common Market's Board of Directors and make a Cooperative Difference!
Learn more about the Board of Directors and how you can be involved. INFO SESSIONS: Thursday, June 11, 6:30 PM-7:30 PM MONDAY, June 22, 6:30 PM-7:30 PM Depending on circumstances, info sessions may be conducted virtually! Watch your email, check social media, or call the store for info about how to tune in.
We encourage you to download an application from www.commonmarket.coop, or you may pick one up at the Customer Service Desk starting May 22.
Submit a completed application with a photo by close-of-business July 10.
B EN E FI TS
• Help direct the future of your Co-op in the short and long term.
• Attend monthly Board meetings, typically the fourth Thursday of the month, 6-9 PM (dinner included). October through December, meetings usually occur the second Thursday.
• Cooperate with a great group of committed Co-op Owners. • Gain a greater understanding and appreciation of what it takes to keep the Common Market a successful store. • Gain the opportunity to help the Co-op and the cooperative movement to grow and thrive, which in turn helps your community to be stronger and healthier. • Become an active participant in an extensive network of more than 29,000 cooperatives in the United States today.
• Prepare for monthly meetings by studying financial reports, completing monitoring surveys, reviewing information from the general manager, and other tasks as assigned. • Serve in the Board capacity by participating in committees, events, and attending regional co-op meetings and other meetings/events as appropriate and as needed. • Work toward achieving the goals of our Multi-Year Strategic plan, which seeks to expand our Co-op’s success and develop partnerships with local vendors and other co-ops.
G ET TING START E D
If you want to serve your Co-op on the Board of Directors please check out our list of required actions below. Your completion of these actions is required to be considered a candidate. If you're not able to complete these requirements, the application cannot be accepted, and we ask that you consider running for the Board another year. • Attend a BOD meeting in May, June, or July: Fourth Thursday of each month, 6-9 PM. Depending on circumstances, Board meetings may be held virtually. Watch your email, check social media, or call the store for info about how to tune in. • Attend one of the BOD information sessions (dates & times listed above). • Commit to attending OwnerFest (date TBA) and the BOD retreat (11/7/20 9 AM - 4 PM & 11/8/20 9 AM - 12 PM).
Frederick Comes Together How Our Community Came Together During a Time of Crisis "And once the storm is over you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won't be the same person who walked in. Thats what this storm is all about." -Haruki Murakami
a time of social distancing and staying home, our community rose to the global pandemic challenge and found opportunities to connect and support one another. Community members have taken time to connect with neighbors; from checking in on them, delivering meals, groceries, and medicines, to writing inspirational chalk messages on sidewalks. Businesses have switched gears in production to support local front-line fighters, from making PPE (personal protection equipment) to distilling alcohol into hand sanitizer. When we make it through this storm, and we will, we undoubtedly will not be the same. Our normal will be a new normal and that may be a blessing after all. Let us keep the connections we made during this storm and choose to live life with a new sense of purpose. While the list below includes some wonderful examples of what our community has done to support one another, it most certainly is not a complete list of all the miracles that have taken place the last few months. 1. McClintock Distilling: From Distilling Spirits to Distilling Sanitizer McClintock is making hand sanitizer to supply hospitals, police departments, fire departments, non-profits, assisted living/retirement communities and essential delivery and retail operations in almost every county in the state! Customers in Frederick can now order
hand sanitizer along with their gin and whiskey to be delivered. 2. SheildCo: From Manufacturing Custom Metal Signs to Producing PPE In addition to medical masks and face shields, SheildCo is also making isolation gowns to help in the fight against COVID-19. 3. Sally Forth Supply Company For every one mask purchased, they will be donating one. Visit www.sallyforthsupplyco.com to purchase. 4. Frederick County Senior Services Division The Groceries for Seniors program was suspended last month due to COVID-19. Recently, staff filled bags for more than 200 clients with fresh produce and canned goods. Groceries were then delivered by numerous Frederick County department vehicles to senior citizens throughout the county. 5. Native Mountain Farm They will be donating flowers that typically would have been used for weddings and other events to seniors in public housing. 6. Downtown Frederick Partnership A "virtual tip jar" has been set up to help Frederick County employees in the service industry who rely on
tips, and who may be missing a major chunk of their income right now. If you want to send a little support to your favorite servers, bartenders, stylists and baristas, visit the Downtown Frederick Partnership Facebook page, or click this link. 7. Frederick County Chamber of Commerce The Chamber of Commerce created a Facebook page to support local Frederick Businesses called Shop Local Frederick: www.facebook.com/shoplocalfrederick
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8. United Way & Ellen Byrne United Way of Frederick County has created the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Campaign. Donations from this campaign will be used to support nonprofits who directly help those adversely affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Programmatic impacts may include, but are not limited to, emergency shelter, financial stability programs, transportation needs, prescriptions and medical supplies, food and food supplies for seniors, and suicide prevention and other mental health services. In addition, donations may be used to support general operating expenses for Frederick County nonprofits whose revenues have been reduced by COVID-19-related impacts.
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United Way of Frederick County and Frederick visual artist Ellen Byrne also have partnered to offer a gift to say thanks to donors. All donors with total campaign contributions of $150 or more will receive a copy of Ms. Byrneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest creation We Are Frederick. The piece is dedicated to those who have sacrificed of themselves to care for those in need. Contributors of any amount will be entered into a drawing to receive the autographed original on canvas. Gifts to the Covid-19 Emergency Response Campaign can be made at www.uwfrederick.org/covidrelief. 9. Frederick Thanks to Front Line Fighters in April Frederick showed their appreciation for those fighting this pandemic on the frontlines in their community. Nightly, from April 6 - April 20, residents grabbed anything that makes noise (drums, musical instruments, pots and pans) stepped outside their houses, and made noise for three minutes, starting at 7:30pm. They were joined by several local churches who rang their bells in unison. 10. Common Market Q4 Bring a Bag donation to FMH Some Common Market team members delivered non-perishable goods to Frederick Health hospital staff recently to thank them in their tireless efforts in keeping the Frederick community safe! While our Bring-a-Bag for Change program is temporarily suspended, we wanted to uphold our standards of giving back to our community and jumped at the chance to support the health care staff in our community. Article written by Pamela Francis
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From our Community to our Staff
Thank you CM! You are a vital, essential part of Frederick!
The amazing staff of the Common Market are routinely Awesome - and in this current crisis, they are heroic!
We love the Common Market and appreciate each and every person who works there and the BOD for keeping up with our constantly changing needs
In times of everyday life, holiday bustle, and now a pandemic, we trust the Common Market to be a safe, reliable, and pleasant place to shop to provide for our families. It's just special. Thank you!
They are always the absolute best and all their hard work in this challenging time is deeply appreciated. Thank you, Common Market staff!!!
Every employee was helpful and upbeat, in spite of the extra load this must have been. I'm proud to be an owner.
Thank you for all your hard work in keeping the shelves stocked while still offering your first rate service to your cusomers.
I love your store and have for many, many years. I want to thank all of you for being amazing during this unsettling time
Thanks to everyone at the Common Market for what you do all year long...and especially for all you are doing now!
A Q&A with the Local Growers of District Farm We are excited to partner with District Farms to bring fresh, locally grown organic greens to The Common Market! Located in Frederick, Maryland, this farm operates a little differently than traditional farms. District Farms organic greens are grown in a high-tech controlled environment indoor greenhouse year-round, ensuring that their crops are safe from harsh climates and water shortages. The greenhouse utilizes hydroponic growing methods, but crops are grown in organic soil, rather than clay pellets or rockwool. Recently, we had a chance to chat with founder Ali Sharifzadeh about District Farms' growing methods and the future of the farming industry. How would you describe the type of farming that you do? We'd like to consider ourselves a "farm of the future". And by that we mean a local farm that can grow and provide high quality leafy greens year round to nearby customers. We do so using some of the most advanced technology such as the patented growing system we use. We certainly consider ourselves sustainable, clean, and super resource efficient. What about this type of farming interested you? One of our primary motivations was to create a way to provide high quality greens year round to local regions to minimize our reliance on the west coast for such greens. We just don't believe that consuming greens traditionally grown and shipped from over 2,000 miles away is a practical and sustainable approach to farming and supply chain distribution. How is the labor different in these farming methods vs. traditional farming?
Part of our reduced environmental footprint includes our efficient use of labor. With a smaller labor force on per acre basis compared to traditional farming, we're able to maximize the effectiveness of our labor force. What are some challenges you overcame in order to set up District Farms? Starting a greenhouse business of our size is no small task, and sometimes we look back and ask ourselves 'what on earth were we thinking?' Perhaps the biggest challenge was (and continues to be) the sheer amount of information we had to acquire and skills we had to learn as part of constructing, growing, and operating a large hydroponic greenhouse. Does hydroponically grown produce contain the same amount of nutrients as traditionally grown produce? Short answer, yes. We go to great lengths to ensure we provide our greens with nutrients that field grown greens would use for healthy growth. That means we not only provide the main nutrients vital for growth, but also trace elements that would normally be found in an outdoor field grown environment. What are the benefits of growing produce in a temperature controlled greenhouse? One of the biggest advantages is being able to efficiently grow produce at a much lower loss rate. That means most of the greens we seed are eventually harvested, resulting in a more sustainable and environmentally friendly approach compared to traditional outdoor growing which may experience
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their temperature controlled greenhouse! harsh weather patterns and conditions. Can you explain some of the ways that your process impacts the environment (positively or negatively)? We use less water, less nutrients, and generate less waste compared to outdoor field grown greens (on a per head basis). And because we employ a closed loop irrigation system, nutrients that go unused (aren't absorbed) by our plants are recirculated instead of resulting in runoff (compared to traditional field grown greens). By growing in a controlled indoor environment, our goal is to have the least negative impact on the environment, which necessarily results in a positive impact. What effects do you think this type of farming will have on the farming industry as a whole? We think we're quickly becoming part of the larger farming ecosystem by providing local customers with high quality leafy greens that are grown year round. If you could share any additional thought to the Common Market shopper, what would you share? We're committed to providing the highest quality greens grown locally and harvested fresh for you to enjoy. We welcome feedback and are big fans of engaging with our customers. We also want them to know that we're always innovating and testing new and interesting products. Come this spring we should have some unique cut varieties of lettuce available at The Common Market. You can find District Farm organic greens in our produce department, in the cafĂŠ as a daily salad bar option, and featured on our house-made sandwiches!
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The Common Market operates under seven main guidelines known as the Seven Co-op Principles, one of which is Education, Information, and Training. The Common Market takes this very seriously and takes pride in offering an array of classes and workshops to our community in a variety of topics including cooking, nutrition, and the environment. Unfortunately, as we enforce social distancing guidelines in our store due to shelter-in-place orders and the threat of the spread of COVID-19, we are unable to hold classes and workshops in our Community Room. Luckily, we've planned and scheduled classes to resume in July! In the meantime, to continue our efforts to educate the public, we have been adding informational blog posts to our website. Visit our blog Just a Spoonful to read about healthy eating, cooking with kids, natural cleaning methods, and more. Some of the educators who had classes planned for the past couple of months are contributing material as well, like Jenna Rucker, who offers advice on how to relieve emotional stress and overwhelm. You've heard the phrase "eat the rainbow", but what does it mean? Well, we have a blog post for that! Find it, and more at commonmarket.coop/category/just-a-spoonful.
7th Street Expansion Udate! Things are still moving at 7th Street and we can't wait to open the doors to our owners and the 7th Street community! Our general contractor, Waynesboro Construction, has done an excellent job navigating the job site with the challenges of COVID-19. We are happy to report that progress continues, and though we cannot predict what the coming months will bring, we do still anticipate opening later this year.
ON SALE APR 29 - MAY 12, 2020
16 oz., selected varieties
6 oz., selected varieties
Hiball Sparkling Energy Water
Back to Nature Crackers
Gardein The Ultimate Beefless Burger
4 - 8.5 oz., selected varieties
12 oz., selected varieties
Annie's Homegrown Mac & Cheese
LibertĂŠ Organic Yogurt 5.5 oz., selected varieties
ON SALE MAY 13 - JUN 2, 2020
10/$10 Muir Glen Organic Tomatoes 14.5 oz., selected varieties
2/$7 Talenti Gelato or Sorbetto
1 pint, selected varieties
2/$5 Health Ade Organic Kombucha
16 oz., selected varieties
8 oz., selected varieties
5 oz., selected varieties
Annie's Homegrown Organic Dressing
Kettle Brand Potato Chips
Visit www.commonmarket.coop/shop/savings to view full sales flyers.
Veggie Skewers Recipe & Photo by Minimalist Baker minimalistbaker.com
PREP TIME : 5 min. | COOK TIME: 25 min. TOTAL TIME: 30 min. | SERVES: 6 Vegan, Gluten-Free Ingredients: • 1 large sweet potato (chopped into large pieces)
• Heat up your grill or preheat oven to medium/high broil.
• 4-6 whole baby red potatoes (quartered)
• Place your chopped sweet potato and potatoes in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook or "parboil" for about 10 minutes or until almost tender. You want them to be semi-tender - firm enough to stay on a skewer, but tender enough that they won't require too much time on the grill/ in the oven. Drain and let cool slightly.
• 1 medium red bell pepper (seeds removed + chopped into large pieces) • 1 medium yellow bell pepper (seeds removed + chopped into large pieces) • 1 medium red onion (peeled + chopped into large pieces) • 2 large portobello mushrooms (wiped clean + chopped into large pieces) • 2-4 ears corn (optional, grilled off the skewer) • 1-2 Tbsp avocado or coconut oil (for brushing vegetables) • 1 healthy pinch each sea salt and black pepper
Pineapple Salsa by Mercedes Sandoval, Tasty Team tasty.co INGREDIENTS
1 ½ cups pineapple, diced ½ cup roma tomato, diced ½ cup orange bell pepper, finely diced ½ cup onion, finely diced ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped 2 tablespoons lime juice salt & pepper, to taste
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Serve with chips or as a topping on your favorite meal. Enjoy!
• Assemble skewers by adding the vegetables in layers to the skewers, leaving enough room at the top and the bottom to help with flipping and preventing vegetables from falling off. Brush with a neutral, high-heat oil such as avocado or coconut oil (or sub water if avoiding oil) and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper on all sides. • Grill (or broil) until grill marks are present and vegetables are tender and cooked through - about 10-15 minutes. Flip once at the halfway mark to ensure even cooking. If browning too quickly, move to the perimeter of the grill, where the heat is less intense (or turn oven heat down/move the pan lower in the oven). If grilling corn, place directly on the grill without the husk, or on the broil pan with the other vegetables.
Beef Burgers By: Morganne Klein
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Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 6-8 min Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1 lb. Common Market 100% Grass Fed Ground Beef Salt Pepper Oil to brush on burgers or grill grates (optional) 4 hamburger buns of choice Topping Suggestions: Sliced onion Sliced tomato Pickles Lettuce Avocado
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Instructions: • Preheat your grill on high heat • While the grill heats up, divide ground beef into four even patties. Sprinkle each side with salt and pepper • Lightly brush oil of choice onto each side of your burger patties, or lightly oil your grill grates (optional) • Place burger patties onto grill. Grill for 3 minutes on the first side. • Flipping only once, grill the patties for 3-5 minutes on the second side until desired doneness. If melting cheese on patties, add slices of cheese at the 3 minute mark to allow time to melt. • Place cooked burger on desired buns (or lettuce wraps for a gluten-free or low-carb option) and top with desired toppings. Sliced tomato and onions with ketchup and mustard are a classic, but the possibilities are endless. Add some crunchy grilled pickles, use avocado instead of mayonnaise or sauces to add hearthealthy fats, or spice it up with sliced fresh jalapenos! • Enjoy!
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Summer Skincare Guide
The sun is shining stronger, the days are getting longer, and the air is heating up! It’s time to get outside and catch some rays. But not so fast – your skincare routine may need some tweaking in order to protect your skin from harmful UV rays and to keep it glowing all summer long.
Maintaining a consistent, year-long skincare regimen will allow your skin to transition smoothly between seasons. If you’re looking for easy ways to prepare your skin for the upcoming hot summer days, read on for tips and product recommendations you will find in our expansive Wellness Department! KEEP ON MOISTURIZING Yes, you still need to moisturize your skin when the weather heats up! In the winter, our main priority is to combat the dry air and heal chapped, flaking skin by using thicker face and body moisturizers. As the air becomes more humid, it’s easier for the skin to maintain moisture, but many of our faces may become more oily as we sweat. Using heavier moisturizers as you would in the winter months can lead to more oil production and more clogged pores. Stick with lightweight formulations without added oils for clearer, moisturized skin. SUN PROTECTION, SUN PROTECTION, SUN PROTECTION! No matter the season, if you are heading outside, protecting your skin with sunscreen is a must. Although you may not think about it, skin aging UVA rays are always present – winter, spring, summer or fall. Mineral based sunscreens are formulated without toxic chemicals and can
be great for the skin. It’s recommended to choose a sunscreen with at least 30 SPF. Whether you’re headed out without makeup or prefer a glam look, many skincare brands have moisturizers formulated with SPF. If you have dry or sensitive skin, check out Acure’s Seriously Soothing Day Cream with SPF 301, formulated with blue tansy and niacinamide to soothe skin while blocking harmful rays. Make sure to always apply a facial sunscreen, even under makeup! Looking for body sunscreens good for you and the family? We carry a wide selection of mineral based sunscreens with strong sun protection leaving out harsh chemical UV blockers.
For the active family, look for sport formulas. Babo’s Sport Sticks come in 302 or 503 SPF and are easy to throw in a purse or backpack. The Babo Sheer Spray Sunscreen SPF 304 is easy to apply and is water resistant for up to 80 minutes. The whole Babo line is hypoallergenic and great for kids! Badger also offers a Clear Zinc Sport Sunscreen SPF 355 that’s water resistant for up to 80 minutes and great for the whole family, whether swimming, surfing, or playing around. Don’t forget your lips! Desert Essence Lip Balms with SPF 306 are perfect for moisturizing your lips while protecting them from the sun! You’ll love their Coconut or Tropical Fruit scents. LIGHTWEIGHT GLAM Women love to look their best throughout the year, but sometimes makeup can be heavy or have added oils that don’t withstand the heat. Luckily, many
Practice Safe Sun
beauty brands have lightweight mineral formulas or creams that stay in place, and some contain SPF to protect your face while making you look flawless. Mineral Fusion Sheer Tint Foundations7 are lightweight and moisturizing while providing a dewy glow with sheer coverage. Just make sure you apply your favorite facial sunscreen first. Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses CC Cream with SPF 308 comes in two shades and is perfect for sensitive skin. Hydrated skin with sheer mineral coverage and sun protection for a flawless complexion. If you want even higher sun protection, reach for Mychelle’s Nude Tint Liquid SPF 509. It has a slight tint and is great under makeup or worn alone. SOOTHE THAT BURN Stayed out in the sun too long or forgot to apply your sunscreen? We have products that will soothe that red, sore skin. Jason Soothing 84% Aloe Vera Moisturizing Crème10 moisturizes while soothing dry, irritated sunburnt skin. Aloe Life 99% Certified Organic Aloe Skin Gels11 soothe, condition, and moisturize skin with vitamins and herbs. Indian Meadows Herbals Skin Healer Salve (not pictured) is a multipurpose salve great for burns. Keep it around all year for cuts, abrasions, and even cracked hands from dry winter air! It’s important to try and limit sun exposure to prevent skin damage, dark spots, and skin cancer. Remember, sun protection is your best friend. KEEP PESTS AWAY
and biting pests. Keep bugs away with formulas that are also good for the skin. All Terrain Herbal Armor Bug Repellant12 with Essential Oils is nonirritating and allergy tested to be safe for kids and anyone with sensitive skin. It’s deet-free and uses six repelling oils. Four Elements Outdoor Body Sprays13 combine witch hazel with essential oils to keep bugs at bay. The Lavender Catnip formula uses catnip which may repel flies and deer ticks. Lemon Eucalyptus is one of the bestknown natural mosquito and tick repellents! EXTRA CARE While skin care products are important in keeping skin hydrated, healthy, and protected from the sun, there’s nothing better than drinking plenty of water during the summer months. It keeps skin moisturized from the inside out and will help prevent dehydration and heat exhaustion. Clothing choice is also important while spending time outside. Choosing lightweight clothing keeps you cool and protects exposed skin. Many companies have designed clothing that is rated to protect from harmful rays. Adding hats and sunglasses to your daily wardrobe will also help shield and protect your face and eyes. It’s time to get outside and enjoy the warm weather to come. Protect your skin, and don’t forget to stop by our Wellness Department for your summer skincare needs! Article written by Morganne Klein
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What's New at the Market? Look for these new and exciting items at The Common Market!
GoGo Squeez Yogurtz These pouches are the perfect snack to fuel your kids adventures! They're all made without preservatives and artificial ingredients, and come in fun flavors like blueberry, banana, strawberry, and more!
Badger Sleep Balm This dreamy night balm will not make you sleepy; rather it's a calming, soothing blend of essential oils to help ease you into a relaxed state of mind so sleep can come naturally. It's the perfect balm for the nights when you need to quiet your mind and get to sleep.
Mammoth Creamery Keto Frozen Custard Fulfilling their mission of "ice cream for all," Mammoth Creamery set out to create sweet treats for those on the low-carb, high fat keto diet. These custards are made with grass-fed butter and cagefree eggs, and contain no added sugar.
Wild Tonic Raw Jun Kombucha Jun komucha is made with honey rather than the traditional sugar, producing a lighter, smoother kombucha that is less vinegary. This kombucha is both prebiotic and probiotic!
Beyond Breakfast Sausage Go beyond breakfast with these easy-to-cook plant-based patties that are seasoned to perfection. Just like all Beyond Meat products, they're packed with plant protein, and are free of soy, gluten, and GMOs.
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!
Maggie's Organic Footie Socks Sustainably-made in the USA with organic cotton, these socks come in fun patterns and are a comfortable addition to any outfit!
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Looking to plant some beautiful heirlooms this year? Shopping for the perfect tomato for your salad or pasta sauce? Here are some unique varieties to keep an eye out for this summer.
Look for these and other tomato plants (while supplies last) grown by local House in the Woods Farm in the gardening department at The Common Market!
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