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Hello Spoonful readers! With November upon us, many of us find ourselves reflecting on the past year. 2020 brought a whole new set of challenges to deal with while also not letting up on the challenges most of us are accustomed to, and we would not have been able to get through it without the support that we received from our board, Owners, customers, vendors and the incredible job our employees have done. We have many accomplishments to celebrate: opening the new 7th St. store, hiring new team members, bringing in new Owners, and expanding our presence in the community. All of these are that much more impressive given that we’ve been operating during unprecedented and uncertain times. The 7th St. opening has been seamless and it’s almost hard to believe that this has been the first time we have expanded. Everyone involved from the designers, builders, and our Common Market employees have been extremely professional and proficient, and I can honestly say I have never been so proud to be a part of a store opening team as I am to be a part of this one! This pandemic has changed the way most people go about their lives and left many with a heightened sense of awareness and uncertainty when they leave their homes. We want everyone to know that throughout the year, our number one priority has been doing everything we can to keep everyone safe while still providing the products and customer service you are accustomed to.

These measures can be viewed at times as inconvenient and time consuming but ultimately, they are what help to keep us all safe and the community has whole heartedly supported all our safety initiatives. This kind of support has been inspiring and gives us hope for better things to come! During these times, more than ever we believe that supporting local is going to help bring back the economy in our communities. To continue with tradition, we will be featuring local turkeys from Sho Nuf farm. Local pies from Whisked and Lord of the Pies, local breads from Canela, The Breadery, Dodah’s vegan cakes, Glory Doughnuts and local seasonal vegetables plus over 150 local products across the store will add some local flavor to your holiday. Local is the new normal! We will also be working with neighborhood organizations to donate food for families in need. For those of you that are more seasoned Owners, you know that Fall usually means Ownerfest. While we were unable to host the event this year, we did want to provide an extra thank you to our Owners by offering an additional promotional discount for one-time shopping from Nov 16 - Nov 29. We hope to see all the familiar faces that we’ve grown so accustomed to during these days! Please check our website for details on our specials. We wish everyone a happy holiday season, filled with joy and hope for the future.

Thank you for your support,

Román Diaz, General Manager

Editor - Susan Schulman | Design & Layout - Kayleigh Montgomery-Morris, Lauren Wolff Ad Sales - Michael Brown | Classes & Education & Owner Services - Libby Nuss | Contributors - Wendy McLean Contact marketing@commonmarket.coop with contributions. Contact mbrown@commonmarket.coop for advertising rates. The opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Board, management, staff, or consumer-Owners of the Common Market. Nutrition and health information are given for informational purposes only and are not meant as a substitute for a consultation with a licensed health or dietary practitioner.


BOARD OF

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.

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DIRECTORS Hello fellow co-op Owners! I’m writing this from a table outside the Cafe of the Route 85 store. I’m sipping a latte and enjoying the pleasant Fall temperatures, and I’m feeling more grateful than I can say for our beloved co-op community. The cheerful and conscientious Staff pop out periodically to sanitize the tables, and my fellow coffee-sippers smile at one another from a safe distance. Inside, there’s an absolute bounty of fresh, local, beautiful food, more friendly Staff, and plenty of safety policies and practices. Having been mostly in my house for the past seven months or so, I’m finding it thrilling to be here! And when I think about our brand new second store, at 7th Street - another version of this lovely place - I honestly get a little misty-eyed. (I’m a lifelong crier, so it’s not TOO unusual for me to get all choked up!)

Your Board’s job is to think big thoughts for the co-op - to make long-term plans, to clarify and declare the values that more than 7000 of us share, to create a community. We, along with Román and the Staff, work to ensure that both Common Market locations will be here for you, through thick and thin, for a long time to come. In today’s New Normal of caution and awareness, don’t forget to celebrate the local food and vibrant community that your co-op makes possible. Stop in at Route 85 for an outdoor visit, or at 7th Street for twelve doors of ice cream! Stay healthy in body and heart, friends. Luckily for us, we’re all in it together, cooperatively.

Yours in cooperation,

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


More from Your Board of Directors

In a normal year, the Board holds a huge party for our Annual Meeting, and six or seven hundred people usually show up. In 2020, that sure sounds like the opposite of a good idea, so instead, we are holding our first VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEETING! Please visit www.commonmarket.coop/classesevents/ (totally free), and then come join us via Zoom to hear more about the Annual Report, welcome our recently elected Board members and our new General Manager, and maybe win a raffle prize!

According to our By-Laws, we need a minimum of 50 people to attend. So please do join us!

In a normal year, we thank our awesome Staff for putting on a terrific party. In 2020, we have so much more to thank them for! The Board of Directors wants to give a major shout-out to the hard-working and cheerful Staff and Management who have opened a new store, kept the shelves full at both stores, made a safe place to shop, and been just remarkable through everything 2020 has brought.

Thank You to The Common Market Staff:

Sally Allison, Catherine Anderson, Stalanic Anu, Anthony Anzelone,

Meagan Leckemby, Ethan Letourneau, Corey Linton, Amber MacRae,

Katelyn Asare Wassow, Joseph Asim, Grace Babbitt, Andrea Ball, John

Matteo Marangio, Michele Mark, Thomas Mark, Armando Martinez, Joni

Bannon, Brenda Basu, Cherish Beiber, Erin Bisceglia, Chad Biskupiak,

Mason, Rokhaya Mbengue, Michelle McKay, Joseph McLean, Wendy

Natalie Brenner, Michael Brown, Michelle Bruszewski, Maranda Buchan,

McLean, Lyric McNeil, Navit Mena, Tairi Mena, Brenna Merhi, Madalyn

Wayne Burke, Karen Caffrey, Rebecca Cain, Mia Campanaro, Christopher

Miller, Nicole Mills, Victor Mohyla, Ashraful Mojumder, Gianni Montello,

Carter, Andrew Carter, Rosa Castro De Avalos, Kathleen Cawley, Jerrell

Kayleigh Montgomery-Morris, Roger Moore, Molly Nathanson, Walter

Cayford, Julianna Celeste, Marco Cifuentes-Urtubey, Cire Clark, Abigail

Neubauer, Greg Nolf, Olivia Nuss, Michael Ouderkirk, Kevin Ozag, Jameson

Cleary, Erin Cook, Brittany Crews, Alexis Crook, Felix Dall'Orso Ormeno,

Parker, Alec Parker, Adam Pierce, Ashley Pilahome, Adrian Pittinger,

Margaret D'Amico, Michael Danner, Jeffrey Dean, Jack Depmster, Victoria

Briar Plunkard, Brayden Plunkard, Everett Progecene, Mia Redmond,

Dewey, Ali Diarra, Romรกn Diaz, Kila Donovan, Lara Ecker, Jordan Evans-

Marques Reed, Jeremy Richardson, Joseph Ringis, Jacob Robbins, Antonio

McFarland, Kyler Faith, Phoebe Faoro, Effie Faoro, Anthony Fink, Eli

Robles, Elizabeth Robley, Evalia Rodriguez, Carlos Romo, Isabella Rosser,

Fishbein, Richard Fitzpatrick Jr., Micah Forrest, Josh Foster, Ian Fowler,

Roxanne Saloky, Philip Santori, Haily Sauser, Susan Schulman, Grace

Timothy Fowler, Jackson Frazier, Karla Galvez-Guzman, Giorgia Garcia-

Scott, Seamus Scott, Megan Sedon, James Sexton, Cierra Shipe, James

Moreno, Michelle Garver, Killian Geeslin, Charles Gelestino, Michael

Shiver, Christopher Sickler, Eric Simmons, Morgan Simpson, Brandon

Gomez, Annamaria Gunnell, Aryn Haeger, Matthew Haggerty, Webb

Sipes, Max Smith, Nicholas Smith, Travis Smith, Daniel Sorbello, Dwight

Hammond, Stephen Hammond, Kariem Hammonds, Marly Hardin, Dean

St. John, Carter Stevenson, Eric Stinger, Samantha Stone, Joseph Stopyra,

Hawk, Patrick Hayes, Joseph Helsing, Charli Holland, Unique Holley,

Kadin Steufert, Madeline Sybert, Nayeli Tapia, Georgia Terrant, Tyler

Paul Holloway, Geoffrey Ireland, Lauren Irving, Joseph Joannides, Tracey

Thomas, Charles Thomason, Lauren Thompson, Kathryn Vidmar, Norman

Johns-Lebaron, Mj Johnson, Antonio Jones, Jeremy Jones, Cody Justison,

Vinson III, Kyler Vogan, June Wambua, Stephanie Ward, Cierra Weedon,

Harrison Kent, Isaiah Kipp, Kevin Kovacs, James Kover, Sophia Krach, Taylor

Isabella West, William Wheatley, Adam Wieser, Phyllis Williams, Lauren

Kracher, Taiylor Kriss, Catherine Lawhon, Alice Laxton, Sarah Lebherz,

Wolff, John Wright, Jennifer Young, Amy Young, and Adam Young

The Common Market Board of Directors

Visit www.commonmarket.coop/classes-events for more info!


HOLIDAY HOURS november

October Co-op Captain

Saturday, November 21: 8am - 10pm Sunday, November 22: 8am - 10pm Monday, November 23: 8am - 10pm Tuesday, November 24: 8am - 11pm Wednesday, November 25: 8am - 11pm Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 26: Closed

december

Wednesday, December 23: 8am - 11pm Thursday, December 24: 7am - 6pm Christmas Day Friday, December 25: Closed New Year's Eve Thursday, December 31: 8am - 6pm

Chad B.

Grocery Steward

january

New Year's Day Friday, January 1: 9am - 5pm

What do you like best about your job?

It is a deaf-friendly store. My co-workers are good to me and my job always keeps me busy. What brought you to the Co-op?

I’ve passed the store often and I always thought it was a unique place to work, so here I am! How has working at the co-op affected your life?

I have gained knowledge about healthy food. What are some of your favorite products at the Co-op?

I do miss the hot bar, but my children love Common Market’s food. What is your favorite food to make?

Buffalo Chicken Salad

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

I go outside and enjoy the fresh air.

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

I would like to learn how the meat department handles all of the healthy meats.

What would you name the autobiography of your life?

Chad Biskupiak, Talking through my hands

ADVERTISE WITH US! Please contact Michael Brown at 301-663-3416 ext. 108 or email mbrown@commonmarket.coop

Fill out an advertising request form here or visit www.commonmarket.coop/ connect/advertising-request-form

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

I see myself in 10 years still working at the store with rich experience.

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ANNUAL REPORT 2020

Keeping It Local

Local Sales $4.13 M* 19%

At the Common Market, “local” is defined as products from farms or businesses within 150 miles of the co-op. We partner with sustainable, local farms and businesses to provide our community with the freshest, most nutritious and delicious whole foods in our area.

Total Sales

Local as % of Sales Grocery Perishable

70 40

LOCAL BUSINESSES

LOCAL FARMS

view the full Local List at www.commonmarket.coop/shop/local-starts-here

RECYCLING PROGRAMS 190,260

LBS OF CARDBOARD

277

LBS OF PRINTER INK CARTRIDGES

1,372

LBS OF MIXED MATERIALS

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Frozen

4.2% 15.5% 2.8%

Bulk

16%

Bread

32%

Cheese Meat Produce

8.6% 46.1% 4.8%

THIS YEAR,

350 LIGHT BULBS

2,100

LBS OF BATTERIES

1,713 LBS OF HOLIDAY LIGHTS

OF EVERY $1 SPENT AT THE CO-OP STAYED IN OUR COMMUNITY!


Always Improving Much of the Common Market Co+op’s 2020 fiscal year was dominated by construction, Covid-19, and change. Our employees navigated this uncharted territory with courage, mindfulness, and flexibility, enhancing the customer experience while still supporting the local community including small businesses and farmers. By being less dependent on national supply chains, The Common Market kept pandemic-scarce products, such as meat and

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toilet paper, on the shelves for local customers. Heightened levels of cleaning, extended shopping hours, and closely monitoring the numbers of people in-store at one time helped Common Market shoppers and employees feel safer during unprecedented times. Making decisions with intention and staying true to such important organizational values as sustainability and partnership lead to a successful year for the Co-op.

Here are just a few of our many improvements!

Community Partnerships with local architects, contractors, banks, and C-share investors/Owners allowed the co-op to grow with purpose.

Expanding from one store into two created 78 jobs and supported more local farms and businesses in the community.

In an effort to reduce nonrecyclable waste, plastic bags are no longer offered in either location. Also, compostable containers are in use at the hot bar, and motion sensor lights at the 7th St. store help conserve energy.

Online ordering with curbside pickup continues to provide an invaluable service to customers not able to come into the store, especially due to COVID-19.

For customers wishing to stock up on certain items or source hard-tofind items, our Special Orders team at both locations continues to expand the program.

Despite restrictions on in-person gatherings, technology has allowed The Common Market's educational activities to continue with virtual classes.


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Ownership

Owners are the foundation of our cooperative. Meeting our Owners’ needs is the reason for the co-op’s existence. The more Owners use the co-op’s services, the stronger the organization becomes. The stronger the cooperative, the more competitive it can be in the marketplace and impactful it can be to the community.

7,284

TOTAL Owners at the end of FY '20

A look at the numbers from this past fiscal year...

493

$31,287

NEW Owners

55.6%

The total amount distributed back to our Owners in Patronage Rebates

91%

Percentage of sales to Owners

320

Owners attended classes held in our Community Room

Patronage Rebate amount redeemed

$

1,265

The total amount donated by Owners to Frederick Food Security Network

Improvements to Staff Wages and Benefits: Increasing our entry-level wage not only helps us to retain good talent, but to attract it. Every quarter, we choose four non-profits to support through our Bring-a-Bag for Change program. These non-profits represent the categories of Kids, Environment, Animals, and Community. Shoppers raise money for these charities each time they bring a reusable bag for shopping. They receive a 5¢ token for each bag used, and shoppers choose which organization receives the tokens by dropping them in the Donation Station on their way out. Tokens are combined with 1% of sales from a chosen day, and a check is then mailed to each non-profit.

270,730

Wage Increase Model: April 2018 – Entry-level wage was increased from

$11.50/hr to $12.50/hr January 2019 – Entry-level wage was increased from

$12.50/hr to $13.00/hr January 2020 – Entry-level wage was increased from

$13.00/hr to $14.00/hr

Total bags saved from the landfill in FY '20

$

20,528

Total raised for local non profits in FY '20

$

201,200 Total raised since FY '07

While the Bring-A-Bag program was paused from April -June due to COVID-19, The Common Market donated $1,120 worth of non-perishable goods to the Frederick Health Hospital Staff to support their tireless work keeping us safe and healthy!

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The current minimum wage in Maryland is

$11.00/hr. The livable wage for a one-bedroom apartment in the Frederick County area is

$14.42/hr. We continue to work towards increasing the average hourly rate to $15.00 plus benefits.


Our Triple Bottom Line

The Ends

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The Frederick County Consumer Cooperative (FCCC), doing business as the Common Market, is a mission-driven organization that exists to create a difference in its local community by providing a benefit and value on behalf of its Owners. Listed are the ends for which the co-op exists. The FCCC exists to achieve the following ends in the local region: A prosperous, just, and vibrant local food economy, connecting local consumers with local food sources; An economically successful and growing business operated on the model of cooperative Ownership, serving as a practical alternative to corporate, profit-driven, absentee Ownership and fostering the expansion of the cooperative model;

The Common Market is a valuesbased business with a triple bottom line: people, planet, profit. This means we take into account our social and environmental impacts in addition to measuring financial success. We strive to give back to the community without depleting the planet’s resources.

A community whose members are educated about food, health, and wellness choices, social and environmental issues in food production, and the value of cooperatives as an alternative business model; and A model for the use of environmental resources that is increasingly sustainable in the products we sell, the business we operate, and the practices we promote and support in the larger community.

Feed the Hungry BRINGING HOLIDAY MEALS TO LOCAL FAMILIES IN NEED

Donate at any register

November 1st - 15 th and December 1st - 15 th


What's New at the Market?

WELLNESS

Banyan Botanicals Bulk Aruvedic Massage Oils Shop our selection of 6 different massage oils. Massage is an important part of Ayuvedic practice and the market now carries the following massage oils: Bhringaraj oil- may help with relaxation, Ashwagandha oil- may help balance and nourish the body, Health hair oil- for healthy hair, Daily massage oil- this oil is good for all doshas and may help balance the body, Mahanarayan oil- targets sore joints and muscles, Sleep easy oil- may help with restful sleep.

Garden of Life Immune Boosters The Common Market Wellness department welcomes new immune boosting products from Garden of Life. Look for Elderberry Immune Gummes, Elderberry Immune Syrup, Kids Vitamin D Gummies, Kids Probiotic Gummies, Omega 3 Liquid, and more!

PRODUCE Potomac Valley Organics Potomac Valley Organics is a farm focused on growing seasonal organic greens as they were a meant to be grown- in healthy active soil, without the use of synthetic chemicals or fertilizers. Their greens are grown exclusively outdoors and inseason. While this makes their growing season shorter than greenhouse operations, they believe this ensures a higher quality product with a lower environmental footprint. Growing high quality organic salad greens is their passion, and they love knowing that we are providing a grocery staple to customers that everyone in the family can enjoy and feel good about eating. Potomac Valley Organics is located in Union Bridge, MD, about 30 miles from Frederick!

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FRESH

A Friendly Bread

Veggie Confetti

All of A Friendly Bread's products (except the challah on some days) are naturally leavened, meaning they are made with a sourdough starter that consists of fermenting colonies of wild yeast and bacteria. Bread made in this manner is purported to be more healthful, easier for glutensensitive people to digest, and much gentler on sugar levels for people with diabetes. Baked out of B-More Kitchen, a shared commercial kitchen for food startups, Owner Lane Levine, with the help of his business school classmates, quit his full-time job to build A Friendly Bread.

At Veggie*Confetti we believe that BOLD COLOR + BIG FLAVOR are the two defining elements that will make your meal one that looks as good as it tastes! In an effort to find a simple, delicious, and health conscious way to keep her meals exciting, the Owner Kelsey began experimenting with pickled vegetables at home. At Veggie*Confetti, we’re proud to be a woman-owned company making waves in DC’s food scene. One of the best parts of our involvement locally owned grocery stores is our connection to other woman-owned businesses in the food and beverage industry!

GROCERY

CAFE

Oatly Oatgurt Oatgurt has a similar consistency to yogurt, but they are not the same. Yogurt is made with milk and has no oats, while Oatgurt is made with oats and has no milk, which is probably pretty obvious, but it also means Oatgurt has betaglucans* and unsaturated fat.** * Betaglucans are good for the heart. As a part of a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle, they contribute to maintaining normal cholesterol levels in your blood. One 250 ml glass of Oatly provides a third (1 g) of the daily requirement of betaglucan. ** Replacing saturated fat in unsaturated fat helps to maintain normal blood cholesterol levels.

Co-op BQ Walk-up counter featuring in-house smoked brisket & pulled pork, freshly pickled veggies, spicy collard greens, vegan BBQ, and more!

Re-opened Hot Bar Rt. 85: 11 AM – 3 PM 7th St: 11 AM – 7 PM Hot bar & Salad Bar $9.99 per lb. with daily rotation house-made meal items

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Holiday Shopping at The Common Market Wagging Tail Studios Sherry Kendall is the founding artist of Wagging Tail Portraits. A graduate of Parsons School of Design in New York City, she has worked as an illustrator and portrait artist for the last 33 years. Sherry’s ornaments and paintings, which started out as gifts for friends, have launched into a full time career. She has been delighting pet Owners with her custom paintings for 20 years now. Sherry’s daughter, Natalie, started the Wet Noses Greetings' card line as a senior in high school and continued the business as she pursued her education at Hood College. The cards are sold at both Common Market stores and feature real pets! Many of the cards have stories on the back written from the pet’s point of view by their moms and dads. The cards are printed locally in Ellicott City. The Kendall family has a chocolate lab and three cats. Sherry and Natalie get inspiration from their pets and those special moments watching them interacting. Sherry and Natalie were both honored to have had their artwork featured on Oprah’s Favorite Things list in O Magazine. In 2011 Sherry’s custom pet portrait ornaments were featured and Oprah’s cocker spaniel Sadie even hangs on Oprah's Christmas tree! In 2012 Natalie did an illustration of Sadie for her custom cards and her Wet Nose Greetings were also featured in O Magazine.

Each year they donate to animal rescue groups and non-profits through requests from area volunteers. Wagging Tail Portraits' studio is half way between Baltimore and Frederick, just off of Route 70 and is open to humans and well behaved pets by appointment: 301-963-3320 or www.waggingtailportraits.com.

Find their greeting cards in our General Merchandise section!


Holiday Shopping at The Common Market Sea Witch Botanicals "We are a home and body company made with only plant-based ingredients for the natural witch. A certified B Corp, we run our business based on our core mission: 'Sea Witch Botanicals aims to keep the world's water healthy by providing natural home and body products that are good for you, and the environment.' These products are handmade with the health of your body and the environment in mind. Whose responsibility is it to improve the world in which we live? Is it the individual's? The corporation's? Perhaps the collective whole? We started Sea Witch Botanicals in an effort to do actual good on the planet. We believe in hoisting the boulder of social and environmental good against the endless mountain of strife faced against our world. Stewardship. We chose the name of the Sea Witch as a symbol of our commitment to keeping the waterways clean of toxins. Synthetic fragrances, preservatives, irritants, and carcinogens insidiously lurk within many products--which we take for granted on a daily basis. We offer all-natural, affordable alternatives to help offset the impact of these "nasties" in our waterways. Charity. Though a small group, we are committed to contributing to making a positive impact on the environment. As such, we donate to charities like Earthjustice and the Environmental Working Group (EWG) in order to promote awareness, research, and protection of our environment from harmful

chemicals in our waterways. We thank you for your support in this effort! Health. You shouldn't have to be wealthy to benefit from high quality, ethical, all-natural lotions, soaps, salves, balms et cetera. We share our passion with you so that we may all partake in the bounty of the Earth and Seas. Prosperity. Our cocoa and shea butters are fairtrade. We choose these anti-slave sources in order to encourage farms with fair wages, fair living, and fair opportunities to the people who share their natural resources with us. On behalf of the Sea Witch Botanicals team, we thank you for your support!" Find heir Bulk incense, immunity salve, tinted lip balms and Krampus Incense in our Wellness aisles!

www.seawitchbotanicals.com

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COOK LESS,

Save More!

Looking to stretch your food budget, save time, cook once – eat twice? Common Market staff member Wendy McLean compiled and sampled menus for a family of four that can easily be stretched into several days of meals. Give this a try in your own home, and tag us on Social Media so we can all see the results and hear your suggestions!

DAY

BREAKFAST

LUNCH

DINNER

SNACKS

1

OATMEAL

BROCCOLI FRITTATA

ROAST CHICKEN W/POTATOES & CARROTS, SIDE: STEAMED OR ROASTED BROCCOLI

APPLES & NUT BUTTER OR CHEESE

2

LEFTOVER FRITTATA

THINGS ON TOAST

CHICKEN POT PIE

GRANOLA & YOGURT

3

GRANOLA & YOGURT

LEFTOVER LUNCHES AND/OR DINNERS

SOUP USING CHICKEN BONE BROTH

CELERY, CARROTS, RED PEPPERS & DIP

Using a range of $100 (that’s just 11 dollars per meal plus snacks) as our budget we created a Common Market grocery list for the meals above.

BASIC STAPLES

This budget assumes you have some of the basic staples on hand, but if not, add what you need to your grocery list. Bring your own container and save money, and the environment, shopping for basic staples in our enormous bulk section! Make sure you look at our weekly sales and in store coupons – Everyone can save!

Butter and/or Oil Honey or Maple syrup Peanut Butter or another Nut Butter Spices (Salt, Pepper, Thyme, Rosemary, Cinnamon, Nutmeg) Flour Milk Bread

GROCERY LIST • Soup or Bean Mix (Bob’s Red Mill or North Bay Trading Company or check out the Common Market Bulk section) • Coconut Flakes • Regular Rolled Oats (Bulk Department) • Nuts (Bulk Department) • Avocados • Bag of Potatoes • Carrots • Broccoli • Onions

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• Celery • Red Peppers • Bag of Apples • Other Fruit for Oatmeal/Granola • Whole Chicken (Meat Department or buy one already prepared in the Café) • Yogurt • Cheddar Cheese (for snacking & Frittata) • Eggs • Dip for veggies – Try “This Dip Is Nuts” • Pie Crusts (Frozen or Refrigerated) • Frozen Peas


BREAKFAST Oatmeal or Granola – Oats are an inexpensive breakfast that can be eaten all week and typically satisfy everyone’s preferences. You can also make a big batch of Granola and have for breakfast or a snack with milk or yogurt.

Basic Oatmeal

Basic Granola

1 cup of Oats

4 cups of Oats

1 ½ to 2 cups water or milk

1 stick of butter or alternative

Microwave in 1-minute increments until the oats are cooked. Mix-in and topping ideas: butter, honey or maple syrup, nuts and/or nut butters, fruit, cinnamon or nutmeg.

½ cup honey or maple syrup Mix In ideas: slivered almonds, pecans, coconut flakes, cinnamon and/or nutmeg, cubed apples, or other fruit (if using dried fruit add after baking). Bake at 400 on cookie sheet for 10 minutes, stir and cook an additional 5 minutes if desired.

LUNCH Broccoli Cheddar Frittata https://www.welcometothetable.coop/ recipes/broccoli-cheddar-frittata/

Things on Toast This is an expansion of the Avocado Toast trend. Get creative!

DINNER

(1 CHICKEN, 3 MEALS) Day 1 Roasted Chicken – https://www.springermountainfarms.com/ chickenrecipes/roasted-chicken?rq=whole%20chicken After dinner, remove all meat from the bone and save both pulled meat and bone for the next 2 dinners.

Day 2 Using pulled meat, Chicken Pot Pie - https://www.immaculatebaking.com/recipes/ chicken-pot-pie/ or https://www.whollywholesome.com/index.php

Day 3 Soup using broth made with leftover Chicken Bones

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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.

november Recycling 101 & Reducing Holiday Waste [Free; Online; RSVP]

Virtual Annual Meeting

Saturday, November 7 | 4 - 5PM

Tuesday, November 17 | 6:30 - 8PM

visit page 4 for link to meeting

Free

Growing Gourmet Mushrooms [OFFSITE]

Cooperative Conversations Book Club

with Michael Judd Sunday, November 8 OR Sunday, November 15 | 2 - 3:30PM $65

Wednesday, November 19 | 6 - 8PM

Virtual Board Meeting

Thursday, November 19 | 6 - 9PM

email board@commonmarket.coop noon on November 19 to attend

december Gingerbread House Making Session 1 Saturday, December 5 | 10 - 11:30 PM $30

Gingerbread House Making Session 2 Saturday, December 12 | 10 - 11:30 PM $30

Local Holiday Market Spectacular! Saturday, December 12 | 11 AM - 3 PM

visit the Common Market events page for details.

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

www.commonmarket.coop/classes-events

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Gingerbread House Making Session 3

Saturday, December 12 | 12 - 1:30 PM $30

Cooperative Conversations Book Club Wednesday, December 16 | 6 - 8PM


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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee We are excited to announce the formation of a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee within the Board of Directors! This committee is dedicated to the exploration of topics related to social and racial justice and highlights the cooperative principles of education and concern for community. We believe that our lives are enriched when we value, honor, and affirm the diverse experiences of our community. We hope to see you at our new Board Meeting speaker series, “Food for Thought” and that you’ll consider joining “Cooperative Conversations,” a discussion group and book club that offers a chance to explore important, nuanced, and complex concepts related to DEI work. For more information please visit our website and find the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion section located under the Community tab.

Common Market Owners: Owners receive first-day consultation, examination, and x-rays, a value of $320, for $49

Why we stand by McLaughlin Family Chiropractic: McLaughlin Chiropractic takes a holistic approach to health, looking at all facets to promote general and overall well-being. They also offer scholarships to individuals through charitable organizations, helping to foster health throughout the Frederick community.

www.drmimi.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.


ON SALE NOV 4 - NOV 17, 2020

2/$7

$3.99

16 tea bags., selected varieties

8-10.3 oz., selected varieties

Yogi Herbal Tea

$2.99

Nature's Path Organic Instant Oatmeal 14 oz., selected varieties

$4.49 King Arthur Baking Co. Flour 5 lbs., selected varieties

2/$7

Pacific Foods Organic Broth 32 oz., selected varieties

Amy's Bowls and EntrĂŠes

10/$10

$3.99

14.5 oz., selected varieties

48 oz., selected varieties

Muir Glen Organic Tomatoes

Califia Farms Almondmilk

$7.99 Chameleon Cold Brew Organic Coffee Concentrate 32 oz., selected varieties

2/$6

Lily's No Sugar Added Chocolate Bar 3 oz., selected varieties

2/$6

Cascadian Farm Organic Frozen Fruit

8-10 oz., selected varieties

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


ON SALE NOV 18 - DEC 1, 2020

2/$7

$2.99

Silk Organic Soymilk

Woodstock Organic Cranberry Sauce

64 oz., selected varieties

14 oz., selected varieties

2/$5

$5.49

$5.99

16 oz., selected varieties

16 oz.

16 oz., selected varieties

Cascadian Farm Organic Frozen Vegetables

$5.99 Reed's Ginger Brew

4-12 oz. bottles, selected varieties

Field Roast Celebration Roast

Once Again Organic Peanut Butter

$3.99 Maya Kaimal Indian Simmer Sauce 12.5 oz., selected varieties

2/$4

$11.99

5 oz., selected varieties

.5 oz., selected varieties

Kettle Brand Potato Chips

Garden Of Life Organic Lavender Essential Oil

$5.99

Alden's Organic Ice Cream

48 oz., selected varieties

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


Specializing in Yoga Therapy Join us!

Now online Professional yoga teachers & yoga therapists Innovative classes & workshops Accessible yoga Yoga Therapy groups & private sessions

14 West Main Street, Middletown, MD www.mountainspirityoga.com

Pure ingredients. Potent formulas. Quality products.

TAKE WHAT YOU

trust trust WHAT YOU TAKE

Purity

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

Potency Quality

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

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

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

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. IFOS™ certification mark is a registered trademark of Nutrasource Diagnostics, Inc. These products have been tested to the quality and purity standards of the IFOS™ program conducted at Nutrasource Diagnostics, Inc.


DON'T LET YOUR HEALTH Fall THIS HOLIDAY SEASON: Leaf IT TO US! Feel Better, Get Stronger, Live Longer, Feel Younger

Serving Frederick since 2006, Mid Atlantic Chiropractic Center is a top-ranked provider of chiropractic care for patients of all ages, employing hands-on techniques and state-of-the-art technology to assess and treat a broad array of medical conditions. At Mid Atlantic Chiropractic Center in Frederick, MD, we offer holistic, patient-centered chiropractic care for neck pain, back pain, sciatica, herniated discs, migraines, and automobile/work-related injuries, as well as pediatric chiropractic care and posture corrections for adults and children.

Mid Atlantic Chiropractic Center welcomes new patients, give us a call today!

$67 New Patient Evaluation (Valued at $329) INCLUDES: Consultation, Computerized Nervous System Scans, Digital X-Rays & Report To show our gratitude for "leafing" your health to us, each new patient will also receive a complimentary CBD oil product. Expires Nov 30, 2020

*Not redeemable for cash.

Providing Drugless Health Solutions in Two Locations NORTH FREDERICK 2480C Osprey Way South Frederick, MD 21701

Drugless Health Solutions

(p) 301-698-0001

SOUTH FREDERICK 7196 Crestwood Blvd. Suite 100 Frederick, MD 21703

www.MidAtlanticClinic.com


Introductory Special

At Unit 8 Infrared Sauna Pod.

First time session only $20 40 minute private sauna session in a Sunlighten™ Sauna Suite

UNIT 8

Infrared Sauna Studio

Limit one per customer

Experience the Many Benefits of Full Spectrum (Near, Mid & Far) Infrared Saunas: Detoxification •Weight Loss •Relief for Lyme •Lower Blood Pressure Pain Relief •Improved Circulation •Skin Rejuvenation •AND Total Relaxation

240-651-5799

Sauna Session Gift Certificates & Packages Available

One Wormans Mill Ct #8 Frederick, MD 21701 www.unit8wellness.com info@unit8wellness.com

A Place for Body & Mind

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Available at Unit 8: Make an appointment today ay by phone or online!

CERAGEM Master V3 Automatic Thermal Massage Customized to YOUR Body


DELIVERED YOUR WAY, OWNERS. Owners, if you'd like to start receiving your bi-monthly Spoonful in the mail, please email your request to Ownerservices@commonmarket.coop today! Digital copies will still be sent to Owners who requested this option. Not receiving your digital Spoonful bi-monthly? Sign up to receive Spoonful directly to your inbox at tinyurl.com/CMspoonful


927 W 7th Street Frederick, MD 21701 (301) 663-3416 Address Service Requested

This holiday season, shop local with The Common Market! Order your holiday meal online, by phone, or in store today!

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49

PER LB

Mary's Fresh, Organic Turkeys

99 Mary's 5 PER LB Fresh, Organic Turkey Breast

$

29 Sho Nuf 2 PER LB Fresh, Local, Natural Turkeys

$

(traveled 150 miles or less to the Co-op)

PICKUPS START 11/20

99 Sho Nuf 4 PER LB Fresh, Local, Natural Turkey Breast

$

order online at commonmarket.coop/thanksgiving or call 301-663-3416

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99

PER LB

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Farmer Focus Fresh, Heritage Breed, Natural Turkeys

99 Garrett Valley 4 PER LB Farms

$

Uncured, Natural, Non-GMO Spiral Cut Hams

THANKSGIVING HOURS: 11/21 - 11/23: 8am - 10pm 11/24 - 11/25: 8am - 11pm 11/26 (Thanksgiving Day): Closed

(traveled 150 miles or less to the Co-op)

www.commonmarket.coop/thanksgiving