Spoonful - May/June 2022

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! e d i s t u O t e G Gardening, Picnics, & Summer Celebrations



Call for Board Candidates Warm Weather Wellness A Rainbow of Holidays

HELLO SPOONFUL READERS! This Spring I have been thinking a lot about new things to come and reflecting on the road that has led us here. It’s been two years since the world changed and we entered into the pandemic. This coming September will mark two years since we opened our second store at 7th Street.

Some interesting statistics regarding our workforce: We are proud to say that over 90% of Common Market leadership hired during the past year has come from within the Co-op. We will keep working with all our staff to develop their talents and grow their careers.

Times have changed over the past two years conventional grocery businesses have changed their product mix to appeal to the market with natural and organic products. Working together, we are continuously finding ways to be more competitive, increasing accessibility and our value image, as well as overall our appeal to customers. Because of this collaborative effort we are rounding the pandemic corner - sales are increasing and Ownership is growing. We are so proud of this and are looking forward for more great things to come.

In an industry that typically reflects a 40% average of full-time employees, we have over 80% of our employees on full-time status - and any employee that works over 20 hours is eligible for benefits. We have an average hourly rate of $17.77/hr and we will keep working on enhancing our pay and benefits. For us, people matter - we will always keep our focus on our Staff, Owners, and community.

To our employees – I first want to thank you all for a great inaugural Town Hall meeting last month. It was engaging and energetic with a strong sense of camaraderie – more to come during our Town Halls in July and October. Second, all our accomplishments and resiliency over the past two years would not be possible without you. You all, through your dedication and commitment, positive attitude, and your teamwork make our customers feel welcome, our suppliers supported, and our community grateful. The Common Market Staff, April 2022

Thank you for your continued 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.


Megan Schneebaum



Mary McKelvie Vice President

Juan Ducos Treasurer

John Clarke Secretary

John Beutler Joe Eastwood Armando Martinez Alecks Moss Toby Schermerhorn 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.

As the Earth warms once again and we welcome an outside world that is greener with the seasonal arrival of Spring and early Summer, The Common Market Board also welcomes some new changes. Recently we put out a call for Owners who might be interested to serve with us on the Board to let us know. We were so inspired by the response, as we had 9 individuals interested in serving our Co-op! After much discussion, the Board was pleased to appoint: Juan Ducos, Joe Eastwood, Armando Martinez, and Toby Schermerhorn to our Board of Directors. These four incredible individuals join another five amazing folks who have already been serving on the Board. We all look forward to continuing this work in the coming months, together. This seems like a good time to remind our Ownership of the commitment and dedication that we ask of our Board Directors. These folks on the Board are Owners and volunteers who believe so strongly in the power of Coops, and specifically in the importance and influence of OUR beloved Coop, that they donate their time to uphold The Common Market Co-op’s governance. This is no small feat. It requires, at a minimum, several hours a month donated to this work. I am in

awe of the dedication and willingness of my fellow Board Directors to put this time in month after month. Speaking of our Board and all their hard work, I want to include a huge THANK YOU to our Board Directors who have recently left the Board: Annie Marshall, Bob Wolpert, Lynn Brantley, and Gislene Tasayco. These folks have our immense gratitude and well-wishes as they continue to be involved in our Co-op as interested and involved Owners. Populating the Board is an ongoing process, one that continues each year in the form of an election in the late Summer for 3 seats on our Board of 9. In the coming months you will be seeing first a call for candidates, and then information about the election. I urge you to participate in your Co-op in all of the ways that work for you: nominate yourself as a candidate, get to know the candidates, and vote in the election! This folks is Cooperative Principle #2 in action: Democratic Member Control. Please join us for the next Board meeting to meet your amazing Board of Directors! Our meetings take place on the fourth Thursday of the month, via zoom, at 6pm. We would love to see you there!

Yours in Cooperation,

Megan Schneebaum, Board President, The Common Market Board of Directors

Call for Candidates We Want You to Be a Director!

Spoonful editors recently talked to the Common Market Board of Directors about making a cooperative difference and igniting Owner’s passion for a thriving local economy as they gear up for an election in the fall…here’s the takeaway:

in September. During the election period, Owners will receive personalized online access codes by mail. Also, computers will be available in both stores for customers needing assistance. Paper ballots can be made available if absolutely necessary.

Can you briefly tell us about the current Common Market Board of Directors? The Board consists of nine members with staggered three-year terms. We help direct the future success and growth of the Co-op.

What if I’m not quite ready to run for a seat on the Board? One of the most important benefits of Ownership is your right to vote! Co-op Ownership is important in supporting a healthy, local grocery store; but more than that, your Ownership makes you a partner in this business. You literally own a piece of this organization! Owners are also encouraged to participate throughout the year by attending a Board meeting, joining a committee, taking a class, enjoying an event, and shopping regularly at the Common Market Co-op!

Can more people run in the 2022 election? Yes! The Common Market Co-op runs as a cooperatively owned and democratic business. Owners in good standing who love the Coop business model and have the ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively can run for a seat on the Board. How and when will the election take place? Candidates indicate their interest in running during the summer and the online election takes place

Scan the code or visit our website for more info or to get started with your application!

Meet your Board of Directors

Megan Schneebaum (she/her) President

John Beutler (he/him) Director

Mary McKelvie (they/them) Vice President

Joe Eastwood (he/they) Director

John Clarke (he/him) Secretary

Armando Martinez (he/they) Director

Juan Ducos (he/him) Treasurer

Alecks Moss (she/her) Director

Toby Schermerhorn (she/her) Director

Your Voice, Your Community, Your Co+op!

Route 85

7th Street



Front End Lead What brought you to the Co-op?

My car

What do you like best about your job?


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

It keeps me in food, clothing, and shelter.

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

Divine Chocolate and Unicorn Cotton Candy

Front End Lead What brought you to the Co-op?

I went to an Open House ready and eager for a new start! What do you like best about your job?

I like interaction with our customers. How has working at the Co-op affected your life?

I've gotten recipe ideas that have changed my life for the better. What are some of your favorite products at the Co-op?


I can't get enough Dodah's Kitchen vegan soul food.

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

If you were a fruit or vegetable, what kind would you be and why?

If you were a fruit or vegetable, what kind would you be and why?

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

What is your favorite food to make?


Pumelo - cause it's a hybrid (hi Star family)!

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

Be careful! She loves you with food, then you have to go on a diet.

Pineapple; Prickly and sweet.

I'd like to take an acting class.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

In 10 years I would like to own my own art gallery/ music venue.

What would you name the autobiography of your life?

Take the Best, Release the Rest

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

On the spaceship


June 2022


In Our Community

Employee Artisan Fair

Watershed Cleanup

Techno Rescue Electronics Recycling

Earth Day Events

The first ever Common Market Employee Artisan Fair was a great success! A few of our supertalented employees set up booths and sold their handmade goods in the store. It was a pleasure to celebrate and explore the creative talents of Common Market team members. Our annual Techno Rescue (formerly e-End) electronics recycling event was a success! We spared 2,313lbs of electronics from entering the landfill. If you missed the event, you can always drop off small electronics in the collection bins at both of our stores. Plus you can rest assured, Techno Rescue provides comprehensive data destruction!

North Frederick Elementary Garden Cleanup We’ve started cleaning up the North Frederick Elementary School raised garden beds with our friends from the Scott Key Center. We are clearing the beds to plant several different vegetables and herbs that will help students visualize growing cycles, get their hands dirty, and enjoy the “fruits” of their labor!


Started by a Common Market team member back in 2008, this clean-up event is still going strong thanks to its current organizer David Diehl! Nearly ninety volunteers came together to remove an incredible amount of trash and debris from the watershed and Gambrill State Park. We loved being out in the community celebrating Earth Day with you! We had a blast talking Co+ops, sustainability, Ownership, and recycling while passing out bananas and some sweet samples! In June you’ll find us at Frederick Pride!

Common Market Town Hall

In April we enjoyed our first All-Staff Town Hall since the opening of our 7th Street Store. This event gave us the opportunity to catch up with all our team members to talk vision, department updates, and have some fun!

What's New at the Market?

Good Luck Socks Is it time to upgrade your sock drawer? So many awesome, cool, crazy, and fun socks to choose from. For kids and adults.

Amylu Chicken Burgers A Southwestern favorite with a delicious blend of roasted corn, mild poblanos, and cheddar cheese! Plus, the chicken is raised with NO antibiotics!

Buckeye Bark You've got to try this truffle-like confection, inspired by the traditional peanut butter ball dipped in chocolate. They've taken the classic Buckeye, turned it into bark, and added big flakes of Maldon sea salt to cut the sweetness just enough that you'll never be able to put the bag down!

Natalie's Holistic Aura Juice Aura immune wellness holistic juice combines the adaptogenic properties of ashwagandha to balance the body in this mood-lifting blend of vitaminrich blood oranges & sweet strawberry purée. A pure pleasure to drink and invigorate the soul to live your best life!


Olive Tree Organic Traditional Hummus If you crave a traditional, authentic and creamy smooth hummus, look no further! This preservative-free, allnatural vegan hummus is made locally with love! Nixie Strawberry Hibiscus Summer really can last forever with this bright, fun flavor! Each sip is BURSTING with tart, refreshing tropical hibiscus and juicy strawberry essence to create the ultimate year-round sip of summer.

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

Everything's Coming Up Local Here's what's blooming at some of our local farms!

White House Nursery Upperco, MD

White House Nursery was formed in 1974 in Northern Baltimore County that has been in the family for generations. Today, three generations work together to provide surrounding communities with beautiful blooms. Look for hanging baskets, annuals, and perennials at the Market while supplies last!

Winding Root Farm Rohrersville, MD

Nestled in the rolling hills of Rohrersville, Maryland, Winding Root Farm grows over fifty varieties of specialty cut flowers with a focus on long-lasting, vibrant blooms and native cultivars. Some bouquets even feature herbs and carefully foraged native foliage! Bouquets are available at the Market seasonally.

Smith's Organic Farm Bedford, PA

Smith's Organic Farm in Bedford, Pennsylvania specializes in certified organic produce like tomatoes, zucchini, squash, and herbs. Look for their fresh produce at the Market throughout the season, and pick up a few organic vegetable seedlings for your garden while you're at it!

House in the Woods Farm Adamstown, MD

House in the Woods is a certified organic Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) Farm. Their tomato seedlings are famous for producing the most delicious fruit you've ever tasted! Look for several varieties of organic heirloom seedlings at the Market while supplies last and harvest pictureperfect tomatoes all season long.

Upgrade your gardening gloves! Watson Homegrown gloves are made from recycled plastic water bottles! May

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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 Thursday, May 26

Food for Thought | 6 - 6:30PM, Speaker: Atiya Wells from Backyard Basecamp Board Meeting | 6:30 - 8:30PM

Virtual Board Meeting and Food for Thought Presentation Thursday, June 23

Food for Thought | 6 - 6:30PM, Board Meeting | 6:30 - 8:30PM

Virtual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Meetings Monday, May 2 | 12:30 - 1:30PM Monday, June 6 | 12:30 - 1:30PM

Events Envision Essentials: Food Insecurity and Food Waste Saturday, May 21 | 9AM - 2PM @ 7th Street Location

We hope you can join us for this session of Envision Frederick County’s Envision Essentials! During this session we will discuss Food Equity Recommendations of the Climate Emergency Mobilization Working Group (Mobilize Frederick) and enjoy speakers on food insecurity, food waste recovery and collection in Frederick County schools, Green Schools, and urban gardens and schools.

Death Café & Conversation

Saturday, June 4 | 4 - 6PM @ Resthaven Funeral Home Community Room A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives, or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session. At a Death Café people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea, and discuss death - a rare occurrence in our society.


Electrify Everything!

Wednesday, June 15 | 5 - 7PM @ 7th Street Community Room Are you concerned about the climate crisis but wonder how YOU can make an impact? Then it’s time to get plugged in! Join Mobilize Frederick and the Chesapeake Climate Action Network for a presentation on why electrifying our homes is good for our health, our wallets, and the planet. We’ll discuss why it’s critical that households transition away from fossil fuel use and give practical insight on how to decarbonize your home – including where to find resources, rebates and incentives!

Classes Sustainable Investing: Easier Than You Think! Thursday, May 5 | 7 - 8PM @ Route 85 Community Room FREE | RSVP

This session will explain what sustainable investing is and how it creates positive change, while still benefitting your own financial future. It will also give you some concrete next steps to get started investing in ways that you can feel good about. This session is designed for novice and experienced investors alike.

Beginners Tai Chi 6-Week Workshop

@ 7th Street Community Room Tuesday, May 10 | 6:30 - 7:30 Tuesday, May 17 | 6:30 - 7:30 Tuesday, May 24 | 6:30 - 7:30 Tuesday, May 31 | 6:30 - 7:30 Tuesday, June 7 | 6:30 - 7:30 Tuesday, June 14 | 6:30 - 7:30 $120, 50% off for Owners

This 6 session course offers students the opportunity to begin to uncover the mystery of the art called "Tai Chi." Sessions will take place in the 7th Street Community Room on 6 consecutive Tuesdays (5/10 - 6/14) from 6:30 - 7:30.

Soil Development and Composting 101 with Don Ludke Thursday, May 12 | 6:30 - 7:30PM @ Route 85 Community Room $20, 50% off for Owners

We hope you can join us as we learn how to enrich the soil around us to ensure healthy and happy plants.

Mend Your Hormones 4-Session Class Saturday, May 14 Saturday, May 21 Saturday, May 28 Saturday, June 4

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The Center

Sound & Aroma Therapy, Yoga & Pilates, Gong Meditations

Hormone Basics Female Physiology & Hormones Improving the Metabolism Action Steps Toward Healing the Metabolism

All sessions held 10 - 11:15AM @ Route 85 Community Room $80, 50% off for Owners Learn how to empower yourself with several rootcause strategies to support your hormones & metabolism and their proper functioning. From learning about hormones and metabolism to understanding how your body works biologically, you'll be able to incorporate easy, sustainable healthy habits to better your metabolism, hormones, and overall health at a cellular level.

Plant Doctors [OFFSITE] with Ashley Hoffman & Fox Haven Farm Wednesday, June 1 | 6 - 7:30PM @ Fox Haven Farm $25

Enjoy a tour of Fox Haven’s herb garden and learn about the medics of the garden! We’ll explore yarrow, blackberry, comfrey, chamomile, calendula, and bee balm- your local plant doctors! This class will help you build an understanding of how these herbs work to heal our wounds and our guts. This experience is perfect for anyone with an interest in gardening or herbalism.

Common Market Owners: Owners receive a 10% discount on aromatherapy products and private sound therapy sessions.

Why we stand by The Center: The Center is a mother-daughter team dedicated

Garden TLC & IPM with Don Ludke

Thursday, June 2 | 6:30 - 7:30PM @ Route 85 Community Room $20, 50% off for Owners Join us as we learn the in's and out's of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management - just in time to start dealing with those garden visitors!

to creating an intentional space for restoration and health. Their meditations and classes are designed to assist you in becoming more fully centered, vibrant, and aligned with your true center! Their community gong mediations are contribution-based and an experience everyone should have! All of The Center’s teachers are highly trained and experienced. Private sound soaks and gift certificates are wonderful options if you need a unique, local present for that

Growing and Preserving Small Fruit with Don Ludke Monday, June 13 | 6:30 - 8:30PM @ Route 85 Community Room $20, 50% off for Owners

Join us as we learn how to grow small fruit plants and trees - think raspberry, blue berry, blackberry, elderberry bushes, etc. - and preserve their fruit for the coming months!

special someone!

www.thecenterfrederick.com 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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Celebrate summer with a leisurely picnic. Our simple recipes and tips will help you plan a picnic that's delicious, fun and bug-free!

Reprinted by permission from grocery.coop. 1 Lorem Ipsum | The Newsletter of Your Co+op

Spring 2016

Picnic Perfect

Here are some easy ways to make your picnic a success Prep everything ahead of time

Keep it earth-friendly

Stay bug-free

Bring reusable napkins (you’ll not only avoid fly-away paper napkins, but cloth napkins can also be used to wrap food and bottles for transport). If you are using disposable products, look for recycled and biodegradable options at the co-op.

Bring small citronella candles to place along your picnic table. If you’re picnicking on a blanket (where fire isn’t the friendliest option), pack a bottle of chemical-free mosquito repellent from the body care section of your co-op.

Avoid foods that spoil easily

Practice food safety

Cook meat with care

That means mayo, cream-based dips, and fresh cheeses are best left at home—unless you’re planning to transport them a short distance on ice and eat them immediately. Any leftovers should be thrown away (so plan your portions carefully!).

Take care to make sure all raw meats are wrapped separately, and transport them on ice. Use separate cutting boards and utensils for handling raw meat (bring an extra plastic bag to keep them in), and wash your hands as often as possible. Hand sanitizer is a must.

If you’re grilling outdoors, keep raw meats below cooked meats on the grill at all times, and make sure they’re cooked thoroughly before eating (a meat thermometer can confirm doneness). Hamburgers should be cooked to 160 degrees, poultry to 170 degrees, and beef, veal, and lamb cuts to 145 degrees.

This may seem like a no-brainer, but putting in the time to chop your veggies, assemble your kebabs, or slice your baguette before leaving the house will keep the fuss—and mess—to a minimum once you get outside.


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Picnic Favorites Shish Tawook Serves 4-6. Total Time: 4 hours (20 minutes active).


1 cup Greek yogurt, nonfat 1 ⁄2 cup lemon juice 1 ⁄4 cup chopped fresh garlic (about 12 cloves) 1 ⁄3 cup olive oil 1 ⁄4 cup apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 ⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger 1 ⁄4 cup chopped fresh mint 1 teaspoon paprika 1 ⁄2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 2-inch cubes 1 red bell pepper 1 green bell pepper 1 small eggplant 8 ounces whole fresh mushrooms, rinsed and halved

1. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, tomato paste and spices. Add the cubed chicken to the marinade and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. 2. Heat the grill to 375ºF. 3. Seed peppers and cut into approximately 2-inch squares. Slice the eggplant crosswise into 1 ⁄4-inch thick slices. When the grill or oven is hot, remove chicken from the marinade and place on skewers, alternating with the cubed peppers, eggplant slices and mushrooms. Place kabobs on grill, and cook, covered with grill lid, for 10 to 12 minutes or until chicken is done and vegetables are tender, turning occasionally. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

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

A lemony, garlicky, minty yogurt marinade makes for out-of-this-world shish tawook.

Mediterranean Cucumber Tomato Salad

Crockpot Calico Beans Serves 10. Prep time: 15 minutes active; 5 hours, 15 minutes total.

Serves 4. Prep time: 15 minutes.

2 tablespoons olive oil 1 garlic clove, peeled and minced Juice of 1 lemon 1 ⁄4 cup chopped fresh mint 1 ⁄4 cup chopped fresh parsley 1 ⁄2 cup diced red onion 2 cups diced cucumber 2 cups diced tomatoes Salt and pepper to taste 1. In a large mixing bowl, gently toss together all of the ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste. 2. Let sit 10-15 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld. This chopped salad is amenable to all sorts of variations. Add Kalamata olives, feta cheese, cubes of watermelon or cantaloupe, or just about any other seasonal diced veggies you like. Serve on a bed of fresh spinach or cooked leftover grains.

This simple, refreshing salad is perfect for picnics or any summer meal.

1 tablespoon olive oil 1 yellow onion, diced 1 red bell pepper, diced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 15-ounce can pinto beans 1 15-ounce can butter or cannellini beans 1 15-ounce can kidney beans 1 15-ounce can crushed tomatoes 1 ⁄3 cup ketchup 3 tablespoons maple syrup 2 tablespoons tamari 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce Salt and pepper to taste 1. Rinse and drain the canned beans. 2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat and sauté the onion, pepper and garlic for 5-10 minutes until tender. 3. Add the onions and peppers to a crockpot along with the rest of the ingredients and stir well. 4. Turn the crockpot to low and cook for 5 hours. Taste for salt and pepper. Serve warm.

Not too sweet, not too tangy, these justright beans are the perfect dinner, party or potluck side.


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Warm Weather Wellness With spring upon us and summer “hot” on its heels, here are some wellness tips for making the most of your fun in the sun!

Sunscreen We all yearn to be outside with the sunshine on our shoulders, but it’s also important to protect our skin from the sun’s damaging rays. Aside from hats, long sleeves, and shade, applying sunblock is a reliable way to minimize damage from sun exposure. Sunscreen comes in two forms: chemical and barrier. Chemical sunscreens, such as octisalate, octocrylene, and avobenzone, work under the skin to protect it from Ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Because of Alba Bontanica Sensitive Sheer this, these types of sunscreens don’t Shield Sunscreen SPF 45 leave a white cast on the skin. Barrier sunscreens sit on top of the skin – you know that familiar white layer - and act as a physical barrier to the sun’s UV rays. Zinc oxide is the most commonly used barrier sunscreen; it can come in nano, non-nano, and clear zinc forms. While managing your sun exposure, it is also important to think about the environment: nano zinc oxide sunscreens, with particles smaller than 100mm, can harm marine wildlife and ocean reefs. The brands of zinc oxide carried at Common Market are non-nano and eco-friendly! Our sunscreen options also include sustainably-packaged tinned versions; or you can make your own in a recycled container with our pure zinc oxide powder!

Add Life-flo Zinc Oxide Powder to your lotions, creams, bath soaps, make-up, and other beauty products. Do not apply to skin alone.


DIY Sunscreen Recipe: Ingredients 1/4 cup coconut oil (has an SPF of 7) 2 (or more) tbsp. powdered zinc oxide 1/4 cup pure aloe vera gel (must be 50 percent or higher pure aloe) 25 drops walnut extract oil for scent and an added SPF boost 1 cup (or less) shea butter for a spreadable consistency

Instructions Combine all ingredients, except the zinc oxide and aloe vera gel, in a medium saucepan. Let the shea butter and oils melt together at medium heat. Let cool for several minutes before stirring in aloe vera gel. Cool completely before adding zinc oxide. Mix well to make sure the zinc oxide is distributed throughout. You may want to add some beeswax or candellia wax for a stickier consistency. Store in a glass jar, and keep in a cool, dry place until you’re ready to use. Sunscreen recipe: https://www.healthline.com/ health/homemade-sunscreen#diy-recipes

After Sun Care After spending a day getting your fill of natural Vitamin D, your skin will need some extra TLC to nourish, rehydrate, and soothe irritation or burns. Hydrating lotions such as Alaffia Africa’s Secret Skin Cream and Badger’s After Sun Balm are great options as is aloe for sunburns.

Alaffia African's Secret Skin Cream

Pro Tip: Aloe is a cactus-like plant and is thought to promote wound healing. Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Gelly

Bug Spray

Badger Anti-Bug Shake & Spray

We know the Insect Kingdom has its place on the planet, but some of those critters can be downright pesky. Keep bugs at bay with natural repellents that won’t harm them or to your skin.

DIY Buy Spray Recipe:

All Terrain Herbal Armor Insect Repellent


Aura Cacia Grapefruit Essential Oil

9 drops lemon eucalyptus essential oil 7 drops citronella essential oil 4 drops grapefruit essential oil 4 drops Texas cedar essential oil Distilled water 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 2 oz spray bottle with label


All Natural Bug Spray

In the spray bottle add the distilled water and vanilla extract. Add the essential oils, cap and shake. Spray on exposed skin and reapply every hour or as needed. May stain clothing. If so desired, witch hazel may be added as well. Bug spray recipe: www.auracacia.com

Find all ingredients and all the containers you need at the Common Market!


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Spend your Summer with the co+op!


Mother's Day & Father's Day

The celebration of mother and father 8 figures can come in all shapes and sizes. No matter who it is that has nurtured and supported you over JUNE the years, take a moment to say 19 'thank you' with local and natural gifts from the Common Market! Look for local flowers, cards, and everything you need to cook them the best meal ever! MAY

Bike to Work Day

After a long pandemic break, Frederick 2 0 County Transit Services is excited to be able to host Bike to Work Day in person again! Visit the Frederick Transit Center on East Street to pick up bananas and coupons from the Common Market on Bike to Work Day Friday, May 20th!



Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. It has been celebrated annually on June 19th in various parts of the United States since 1865 but became a federal holiday on June 17, 2021! Look for signs next to products in the store to know that you're supporting Black-owned businesses.



Pride Month

June is Pride Month, when the world's LGBTQI+ communities come together and celebrate the freedom to be themselves. Visit the Common Market’s healthy teen snack presentation at Frederick Pride on June 25, 2022, and look for shelf tags at both Common Market locations to support LGBTQI+ businesses every day! ALL MONTH

Also pictured below are Peepers eco-friendly sunglasses and Badger Reef-Safe Sunscreens. Perfect for your summer adventures!


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