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THE HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE BROUGHT TO YOU BY EVER'MAN COOPERATIVE GROCERY & CAFE

NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2021

STRESS LESS MEALS

BROUGHT TO YOU FRESH BY YOUR EVER'MAN CAFE

Make Ever'man part of your Home for the Holidays this season!


WILLIAM ROLFS GENERAL MANAGER

315 W. Garden Street Pensacola, FL 32502 850-438-0402

Greetings Members and Patrons, Hope this edition of the THA finds you and your family well. The last 18 months has been hard on all of us. At both stores, we have worked very hard to keep both our customers and employees safe and healthy. Here at Ever’man we believe good food and supplements help to build strong Immune Systems which in turn protects our bodies from virus and disease. This has also been a very rainy year. The last time I checked, we had recorded over 96” of rain this year. That is a lot of water to deal with. The excessive rains have been very hard on our local farmers. We have not received much to sell in our stores this year. Please keep our local farmers in your thought and prayers. Hopefully the fall crops will be better. The last few days have seen some sun and cooler temps. I hope this trend continues. We are due some better weather. The holidays are fast approaching. Ever’man is ready to help you with our Stressless Meals. Let our cafes do the cooking for you this year. We will have cooked entrees, sides, dressing, gravy and desserts. Stop by the cafe and pre-order your needs today. Throughout the store, we have everything you need to make your special meal at home. This includes fresh organic produce, free range and grass fed meats, fresh dairy, milk, eggs and other bulk and packaged grocery items. Our staff will be here to answer questions and support you throughout your shopping trip. Please call on us when needed. We will also be doing our annual food drive “Meal in a Bag” along with help from Members First Credit Union. Our goal this year is 800 bags. That is an amazing number. I remember the first year’s goal was 50 bags. Watch for the Meal in a Bag display in both stores and purchase a bag or two to help a person in need. Bags will again be $20.00 each with a value of double that much. You may have heard or even attended, as we recently had the Grand Opening of our new Educational Center on Nine Mile. The building was constructed at the same time as the store, but we waited to finish the room due to budget constraints. We have now finished the building and will be ramping up classes soon. Please make plans to attend an upcoming class. In closing, watch for our next Board of Directors election to be held the first two weeks of February. There are three seats open, but we have not finished the slate of candidates yet. Please take the time to read the candidates’ bios in the January/ February Healthy Alternative and exercise your member benefit to vote. We make voting very easy both instore and online. I look forward to working with our current board members along with new directors that may be elected. Have a great holiday season with family and friends. I hope to see you in one of the stores soon.

1000 E. Nine Mile Road Pensacola, FL 32514 850-316-3700 everman.org facebook.com/EvermanCoop instagram.com/EvermanCoop Ever’man Cooperative Grocery & Cafe serves a diverse community. The diversity is reflected in culture, tastes, needs, lifestyles and viewpoints. It is within the vision of this cooperative to strive to embrace diversity and to meet as many community needs as possible. Opinions and viewpoints shared within this publication are neither endorsed nor disregarded. Editorial content is intended for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, prescribe, recommend or offer medical advice. Ever’man reserves the right to review the appropriateness of the placement of advertising. The product appropriateness is based on Ever’man product philosophy regarding accountability to healthfulness. If there seems to be potential for conflictof-interest issues regarding competition with products sold at Ever’man, the ad may be rejected. Ads will be sold at the discretion of the Marketing Manager who reserves the right to refuse and edit submissions.

Marissa Connor Graphic Designer

Joy George Finance Manager

LauraLee Nichols Education & Outreach Coordinator

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EVER’MAN ENDS STATEMENT BECAUSE OF EVER’MAN, THE COMMUNITY WILL HAVE: • • • •

education about health, nutrition, and environmental issues access to healthy, natural food and products at the lowest possible price support for responsible, local agriculture and small business an example of green business practices


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How much food will you need?

IN THIS ISSUE Features 5 Run For The Board 11 How Much Food Do You Need? 18 Ever'man In The Community 26 Don't Forget The Drinks 28 Kids Recipe Classics 2 GM Letter 4 A Word From Our Board President 6 Become a Member 9 13 Why Shop at Everman 14 Stress Less Meals 23 Chocolate Glazed Nut Brittle

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MEET THE 2021 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Dave DeBlander President

Larry Adams Vice President

Eric Schneider Treasurer

Tara Jones Secretary

Lynn Jackson Director

Jena Melanćon Director

Kelly Oden Director

Dr. Sandra Winborne Director 4 | THE HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE

A WORD FROM OUR PRESIDENT OF THE 2021 BOARD

With the refreshing fall weather and cool breezes finally upon us, we are cognizant of why we love living here. I love the holiday season coming up too, especially when I don’t have to freeze to death. My grandchildren would probably disagree because they have never seen snow, they are 12 and 10, and they dream of a white Christmas. Having lived up north for 38 of my 70 years, the snow and cold remind me of shoveling the driveway, having wet, frozen feet while sloshing through snow getting to my car and other such pretty pictures. Some people love it though, and it illustrates how we are all different. I never could understand the people who would be ice fishing on Lake Monona in Madison, Wisc. when the temperature was below zero. I can remember driving to work once to the organic bakery my wife and I owned at 4 a.m. in the morning, and it was 26 below zero and there was a young lady out jogging. I guess that type of weather can make a hardy society. I digress, but these remembrances make me love our Pensacola area even more!! All that being said, the holidays are coming up and will be here before we know it. The reminders do get earlier and earlier, don’t they? I was in Lowe’s around the middle of September, and they already had their fake Christmas trees displayed! At least I didn’t see Santa greeting the kiddies. Here at Everman’s the staff is already preparing the orders for all your holiday dishes and treats. As herd immunity begins to take over and we can once again get together with family and friends, we can appreciate being with those we love and care for and acknowledge the simple joys in life. Covid has probably changed us forever but there have been some good lessons learned from these difficult times. One of the biggest lessons is enjoying our home life and taking walks, biking and maintaining or starting a healthy lifestyle. I hope you have had the opportunity to visit our Nine Mile Rd. store. It is beautiful and with that area growing in all directions, people are discovering the store and loving our “destination that happens to sell groceries too.” The new Education Center just had its grand opening, and we invite you to check out the many classes that are already taking place. Sign up for a cooking class, yoga or one of our many educational classes. The room is beautiful and has large windows where you can view our fire pit and walking track. How many grocery stores have trees and fire pits and walking tracks? None that I know of besides Everman. We are the store you can trust to purchase your holiday food needs. If you are shopping for the holidays, your everyday needs or coming by to eat lunch, dinner, sushi, get a smoothie, gelato or any other reason, our friendly staff is ready to serve you. All the best to you from all of us at Everman.


MAKE A DIFFERENCE RUN for the Board Of Directors Deadline for applications is November 15th • www.everman.org/board-of-directors

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DETERMINE LONG-RANGE VISION FOR CO-OP

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BECOME A MEMBER TODAY! Membership Benefits

• Voting Privileges • Member specials, special order discounts, new member coupons, and other member mail outs. • 5% off at the Hot and Cold Bars • Discounts to events such as our cooking classes and educational seminars and Complimentary Classes • Eligibility to run for the Board of Directors. • Support of local, regional, and national organizations.

How to Join

1) At any register, fill out a Membership Agreement form and pay your Annual Membership Fee with cash, card or check. 2) Receive your membership number and card. Don't forget to grab your new member coupons!

Membership Fees

$20 per year for a family household membership $8 per year for seniors 65 years of age and older $8 per year for Students (UWF & PSC)

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FLU SEASON 2021: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Though Flu and COVID-19 are different viruses, they have very similar symptoms. Both viruses are very contagious, and it can be days before any symptoms appear. You CAN have both viruses at the same time. There are tests that will check for flu A and flu B, as well as COVID-19. ProHealth offers a combo rapid test that will determine if you currently have the flu and/or COVID-19. Flu and COVID-19 have vaccines that you can get at the same time. Flu 2021: The CDC estimates that 38 million illnesses were associated to the influenza in 2019-2020. Flu vaccine: The vaccine will not prevent COVID-19 and will NOT make you more susceptible to COVID-19. If suspected or confirmed COVID-19, you should reframe from taking the flu vaccine. The composition of the 2021 flu shot has been updated to protect against four different flu viruses. Flu test: You can get tested to determine if you have the flu. Testing is available for both flu A and flu B. COVID-19 2021: At this time, the CDC estimates 219 million cases of COVID globally. COVID-19 vaccine: Pfizer (FDA approved), Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson.

COVID-19 test: There are a range of testing options now available to determine what you need to know about COVID-19. ProHealth offers options to determine live COVID-19 infection, your current level of antibodies, travel requirements, and much more. COVID-19 symptom that differs from the flu: Change or/loss of taste and/or smell. Why should I get a flu shot? To protect yourself, your loved ones, and others from a potentially deadly virus, with the added benefit of decreasing the likelihood that you'll contract both COVID-19 and the flu at the same time. Additionally, herd immunity can help lessen the outbreaks of flu season 2021. Medical Help When You Need It: ProHealth offers rapid flu A, flu B, and COVID-19 antigen test as a bundle with a discounted price of $80. One nasal swab will be used to test for all three viruses. ProHealth offers the flu vaccine at all 7 locations at the price of $37. ProHealth can come to your business to administer flu shots if you have 10+ people (minor additional fee for LESS than 10 people). We now offer seven different types of COVID-19 testing, with pricing starting at $65. Visit ProHealthFL.com to find a THE HEALTHY location near you.ALTERNATIVE | 7


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Hopeful Holidays with Ever’man By: LauraLee Nichols

Holiday gatherings don’t need to be elaborate

or stressful. Whether you’re entertaining a couple or a crowd, your co-op can help you with planning and ingredients. We want to support you and your health at this busy time of the year.

Great beginnings

Set out a tray or two of snacks before the main meal; it’s a great way to welcome guests. • • •

Fresh dates served with a spiced, roasted nut mix Artisanal cheese tray with fine flatbread crackers and crostini Crispy raw vegetables and a selection of dips, like soft chevre blended with herbs, hummus with a swirl of fresh or prepared pesto, or garlicky aioli Meat or veggie paté, sausage bites, cooked shrimp and smoked fish with spicy mustard sauce and baguette slices

Stress Less Meals at Ever’man

Maybe you need a break and need us to cater for you! Ever’man has created Stress Less Meals with many options to help you spend more time at the table with your loved ones. • • • • •

Holiday Plates - Traditional, Vegan, Vegetarian Turkey only Family Style - Everything and the Turkey Side Dishes Pies

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Come by either store to pick up your pre-order form in the Cafe or at the Customer Service desk.

Off to a party?

Bring our house-made dips: We make our Ever’man world famous salsa, mango salsa, spinach and artichoke dip, hummus and many other grab-and-go items in the Ever’man cafe. Compliment the dips with a variety of vegan, glutenfree, and non-GMO crackers and chips that everyone can enjoy with peace of mind.

Delicious desserts

Pick up our house-made pies, cakes and desserts. We also carry a variety of wheat-free and vegan treats if you’re looking to bring an alternative dessert option.

Ever’man Cooks! Cooking Classes

If you need any more Holiday Ideas check out our cooking classes at Ever’man https://www.everman.org/events or pick up a calendar in the store at Customer Service.


How much food will you need? per person

groups of ten

Entrees

1/2 to 3/4 pound

5-7 pounds

Potatoes

1/3 to 1/2 pound

4 pounds

Vegetables

1/4 to 1/3 pound

2 1/2 pounds

Stuffing

1/3 to 1/2 pound

4 pounds

1/4 cup

2-3 cups

Turkey (whole)

1 to 1 1/2 pounds

10-15 pounds

Cranberry relish

2 ounces

1 1/2 pounds

2-4 ounces

2-3 pounds

1 slice

2 9-inch pies

Ice cream

1/2 cup

1/2 gallon

Cookies/bars

2 each

20 total

Gravies and sauces

Snacks/appetizers Pie

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Mandarins covered with chocolate and pistachio INGREDIENTS 6 mandarins, peeled 4 ounces dark chocolate, roughly chopped ¼ cup pistachios, shelled and finely chopped

NUTRITION INFORMATION YIELD: 60, SERVING SIZE: 1, CALORIES: 17

INSTRUCTIONS Line a baking sheet with baking parchment (make sure the sheet fits in your fridge). Transfer roughly chopped chocolate into a heat-proof bowl and place it over a small saucepan filled with about ½ cup (120 milliliters) of water. On medium-low heat, melt the chocolate. Use a spoon or spatula to speed up the process and to avoid uneven melting. Turn off the heat. Take a mandarin segment and dip it in the melted chocolate. Place it onto the baking sheet and repeat until you have used all mandarins. Sprinkle with chopped pistachios and refrigerate for 15 minutes or until the chocolate is set. When ready, transfer into an airtight container and keep in the fridge until ready to serve. By: appetizeraddiction.com 12 | THE HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE


Why shop at Ever’man? BECAUSE Ever’man ensures: NO Antibiotics ever in our meats & sustainable seafood NO added MSG in our products NO artificial colors or flavors in our products Pastured, Organic, and cage-free eggs Largest offering of products from grass-fed cows Largest selection of organic produce Largest selection of non-GMO food and products Largest selection of Gluten-free products Largest selection of local foods & goods Largest selection for alternative diets, including vegan, paleo, Keto, & Whole30.

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STRESS LESSLess MEALS Stress Meals

BROUGHT TO YOU FRESH BY YOUR EVER'MAN CAFE

Family-style 1

Holiday Plate 1 Holiday Plate 2

• Whole Cooked Turkey 10-12 lbs or Turkey Breast 5-7 lbs • Choice of Maple Glazed Yams with Cranberries or Classic Mashed Potatoes • Green Beans Amandine • Traditional Herb Stuffing • Home-style Poultry Gravy • Cranberry Relish • Dinner Rolls

• • • • • • •

Roasted Turkey Breast Maple Glazed Yams with Cranberries Green Beans Amandine Classic Mashed Potatoes Home-style Poultry Gravy Cranberry Relish Dinner Roll

$

14 4.99 Plate

Serves 4-6 adults Everything and the Turkey

79.99

$

Individual servings Traditional

Individual servings Vegan / Vegetarian • • • • • • •

$

Mushroom Walnut Loaf Maple Glazed Yams with Cranberries Green Beans Amandine Vegan Mashed Potatoes Mushroom Gravy Cranberry Relish Vegan Cornbread

14 4.99 Plate

Turkey Only • Whole Cooked Turkey 10-12 lbs

39.99

$

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All whole turkeys and turkey breasts are vegetarian fed, free-range, no antibiotics ever and humanely treated.


Stress Less Meals

YOU SET THE TABLE, WE DO THE COOKING

Side Dishes

Pies

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Available in family friendly sizes perfect for your holiday meal Maple Glazed Yams with Cranberries Green Beans Amandine Classic Mashed Potatoes Traditional Herb Stuffing Home-style Poultry Gravy Cranberry Relish Vegan Mushroom Gravy Vegan Mashed Potatoes

Priced Per Side

9 inch pie perfect meal ending Apple Cherry Pumpkin Sweet Potato Pecan* Chocolate Chip Pecan* Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter

More seasonal choices are available. *Made with Rice Syrup

Priced Per Pie

TO ORDER: Call customer service, for Garden St. location (850) 438-0402 ext. 10, for Nine Mile location (850) 316-3700 ext. 0, or pick up your pre-order form at the cafe or customer service.

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Everman In The Community EVER’MAN MEAL IN A BAG Help us give a local family a wholesome meal. The Ever’man Meal in a Bag donation program is organized in partnership with Members First Credit Union and MANNA Food Pantries. The Meal in a Bag food drive is possible with the generous product support of the National Co+op Grocers (NCG) organization and other Ever’man vendor partners. From October 31st – November 16th, look for the Ever’man Meal in a Bag display in the coop and in local branches of Members First Credit Union. Last year, with your generous support, Ever’man Meal in a Bag program fed more than 800 local families, and in total, the program donated a total of 16,000lbs of organic, nutritious food. All donations go to MANNA Food Pantries in the month of November. With your support, this year, we hope to help 800 families.

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COOKING FOR A CROWD

Paleo Thanksgiving Tips: •Grain-free baking is now quite accessible with coconut and almond flours. •You can replace starchy mashed potato recipes for a cauliflower ‘mashed potato’ alternative. •Make grain-free pumpkin pie utilizing almonds or pecans for pie crusts, and honey to add sweetness if desired. •Make a whole-food, breadless stuffing.

Gluten Free Thanksgiving Tips: •Almond or coconut flour crusts both make for a wheat-free, high -protein alternative to wheat. •Or, premade Kinninnick gluten-free pie crusts from the Ever’man freezer section are an easy substitute. •Bob’s Red Mill All Purpose Gluten Free flours can easily substitute for wheat flour. •Udis and Rudis offer a great selection of gluten-free bread options, if you don’t have time to make your own.

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A Vegan Thanksgiving: •1 tablespoon ground flax mixed with 3 tablespoons warm water makes a wonderful egg replacement. •Or, you can buy Follow Your Heart’s vegan “egg Replacer.” •Make whipped cream by refrigerating a can of full fat coconut milk overnight, draining the liquid, and then whipping the remaining cream. •Lentil Shepherd’s pie is a good vegan option. •Butternut squash can be a great cheese replacement in mac and cheese recipes. •Nutritional Yeast is another great way to add a cheesy flavor, without dairy.

A Vegetarian Thanksgiving: •Create stunning meatless main courses with stuffed butternut squash, a homemade lentil loaf, or even Tofurky. •Make a festive quinoa salad featuring lots of green and red vegetables, and add cranberries for sweetness. •Roasted organic, seasonal veggies is always a simple, crowd pleasing side dish. THE HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE | 21


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HOLIDAY SHOPPING LIST DRY GOODS FOR BAKING Baking flour - Regular Baking flour - gluten free Baking powder Baking soda Pre-made dry pie crusts Marshmallows - gluten free Marshmallows - vegan Chocolate chips Cake/cookie mix Cinnamon & other spices Nuts (in bulk or packaged) Dried fruits (raisins, etc.) Canned pumpkin

DRY GOODS FOR COOKING

Rice Quinoa Canned veggies Canned cranberry sauce Canned pineapple Canned tomatoes Tomato paste Broth - chicken or vegetable Bouillon Soup mixes Gravy mixes Spices Olives Relish Turkey brining kits

SWEETENERS

Maple syrup Honey Sugar - Organic Brown Sugar substitutes

LIQUIDS

Cooking oil - avocado, coconut Cooking oil sprays Olive oil Liquid aminos Condensed milk Evaporated milk Coconut milk

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Vanilla Extract Vinegars - Apple cider, balsamic Hot sauce Salad Dressings Marinades

FRESH PRODUCE Celery Brussel sprouts Asparagus Cranberries Apples Sweet potatoes Collards Kale Fresh herbs Squash Green beans Carrots Onions Pears Tomatoes Lettuce Salad greens Cauliflower Parsnips Peppers Mushrooms

DAIRY & NON-DAIRY Butter Milk - dairy Milk - non-dairy Heavy whipping cream Whipped cream Coffee creamer Cheese Sour cream

TRADITIONAL PROTEINS

Turkey Ham Beef roast Cornish Game Hen Duck Sausage Eggs

PLANT-BASED PROTEINS Jackfruit Tempeh Tofu Soy Curls Legumes

BEVERAGES

Coffee Tea Soda Sparkling water Fruit juices Wine - Red Wine - White Champagne Beer Cocktail mixers Apple Cider Hot Chocolate Holiday nog - vegan Traditional egg nog

IN THE FREEZER

Holiday pies - ready to bake Pie & pastry dough Frozen whipped toppings Party appetizers Frozen vegetables Frozen fruits Easy breakfast items

FROM THE BAKERY Pies Cookies Cakes Cupcakes Sweet breads Artisan bread Crackers

FROM THE CAFE

Dips - Hummus, salsa, etc. Cheese Olives Soups Deviled eggs Olives Salad


Ever’man Cooperative Grocery & Cafe

Meal in a Bag

$20 Feeds a family Give a wholesome Thanksgiving meal to a family in need.

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Don't forget the drinks Cheers to a holiday season filled with love and laughter! By: Co+op, welcome to the table

Don’t forget to bring a variety of natural wines, sparkling cider or delicious seasonal drinks to your next party. Whether through eating or drinking, we know our customers believe it’s important to know what you’re putting into your body. Our food policy ensures that what’s on our shelves is a healthy choice. To support your goals of eating and drinking sustainably, we carry a wide array of natural and organic wines. Organic wines are produced without pesticides and herbicides. These practices support biodiversity in vineyards and are environmentallysustainable growing practices.

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When looking to indulge in some special flavors that only come around once a year, choose natural varieties. We carry organic, vegan, and non-dairy options for some of your favorite holiday drinks like eggnog. If you are looking to save calories, or use more natural sweeteners, try our R.W. Knudsen Sparking Caramel Apple or Sparkling Cider and Spice drinks.


Alcoholic Drinks Organic & Natural Wines: -La Riojana -Frey -Stellar Organic -Natura -Our Daily Red -Organic Wine Works ` Champagne: - Korbel - Stellar Organics - Louie Patres Adult Hot Drinks: -Mulling spices to add to wine

Cocktail Mixers: -Tres Agaves Margarita Mix -Simple Syrup -Tonic Water -Ginger Ale -Martini olives -Merry Maraschino Cherries Non-Alcoholic Seasonal Drinks: -Organic eggnog -Dairy-free eggnog -WestSoy Peppermint Chocolate soy milk -R.W. Knudsen Sparkling Juice - Califia Peppermint Mocha Cold Brew Coffee

Hot Drinks for the Kids: -Hot Chocolate three ways: organic dairy, soy hot chocolate, made with raw cacao -Specialty, seasonal teas (Celestial Seasonings Teas) -Make your own chai with our bulk spices (cinnamon sticks, cardamom, cloves, and black peppercorn) - Spiced Apple Cider

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Kids Christmas Tree Ingredients 8 oz cherry tomatoes 2 English cucumbers 2 slices of yellow cheddar cheese 3-inch bamboo skewers mini star cookie cutter

Instructions: To prep: Using a very sharp knife, or a mandoline set on the thickest setting, carefully slice your cucumbers into 1/4-inch slices. Sprinkle each slice with a tiny pinch of salt, to help it bend when creating your trees. Meanwhile, using a mini star-shaped cutter, cut stars from the cheese slices. Slice your cherry tomatoes in half to create the bottom of the trees. Pat your cucumber slices dry with a paper towel before assembling your trees.

To assemble: Start at one end of the cucumber slice and gently fold it back and forth; begin with small folds and gradually bigger folds with each one, until you have created a pine tree shape as shown in the photos. Insert a skewer through the middle to thread it from top to bottom. Separate and arrange the folds gently, to make them look more authentic. By: cleanfoodcrush.com 28 | THE HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE


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CLASSES AT EVER’MAN FITNESS BEGINNER YOGA W/ JOHN: Introduction to Physical, Mental and Spiritual Aspects Cost: complimentary Bring a mat. ROCK N’ ROLL YOGA W/ JOHN: This class is a Yoga Strength and Endurance Hour. Yoga is a true Core Strength exercise. OPEN YOGA W/ DOMINIQUE: This class is for all levels of yoga practitioners. All Asanas (yoga poses) will be taught in such a way that encourages progression. The emphasis for this class is the development and improvement of yoga skill and knowledge for each participant. FUNKY FLOW YOGA W/ TINA: Funky Flow is a creative hour with fun postures and music, combining yin and yang postures. Please wear comfortable clothing. All you need is yourself, a mat and an open mind. Cost: complimentary. VINYASA FLOW YOGA W/ JENNIFER: Vinyasa flow is a series of postures with the breath. Class for all levels of practice. Please bring a mat. Cost: complimentary. OUTDOOR YOGA W/ JOHN @ 9 MILE YOGA: This class is designed to improve strength, endurance, and concentration. The yogic principles of Mind, Body, Breath, and Spirit will be emphasized. Please bring a mat, water bottle, and Yoga on the Grass with John. BODY BLAST TO THE BEAT W/ NIKKI: Total-body toning to the beat using bands, sliders and dance to get our heart pumping! A fun cardio fitness session! VINYASA FLOW W/ ANNIE: Open to all levels. Connecting the breath to the body with movement and increasing flexibility

WELLNESS NATURAL HEALING STUDY GROUP: Group study about all illnesses, with a frequent emphasis on Cancer Prevention & Reversal. Presentations are done with DVDs or by Local Practitioners for the purpose of education. Cost: complimentary. FIREHEART HEALTH COACHING W/ KARINA: Self-Care is the Key to Health and Happiness! Join Karina Phoenix Fireheart each month on the topic of self-care that can improve your overall health and wellbeing. RENEW AND RESTORE WELLNESS W/ CHANCEE: Everyday tips to bring wellness into your life! Everyone needs a little R & R!

COOKING EVER’MAN COOKS! SHOPPING THE CO-OP W/ LAURALEE: Learn to shop the co-op for value. Cooking demonstration & sampling event using current Co+op Deals, coupons, & recipes. Discover your next favorite Ever’man product! Cost: $5.00 EVER’MAN COOKS! DEBBY’S KITCHEN: This class is for the novice cook at any age. It will be educational, fun & offer basic knife & sauce skills to appeal to anyone! Cost: $5.00 WHAT IS COOKING WITH BAPTIST: Join us for a cooking class with clinical dietitian, Pam Molett MA RD LDN Learn how to optimize your everyday meals and how nutrition plays a big role in your health and wellness. Cost $5.00 VEG OUT! PLANT POWER BASED RECIPES: When you base your meals on plant foods, you’re packing your diet with fiber, vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats. Cost $5.00 THE AUTO IMMUNEPROTOCOL DIET W/ BECCA: The AIP diet is useful for reducing systemic inflammation, balancing hormones AND modulating your immune response. Cost $5.00

INFORMATIONAL ECUA RECYCLING: Jim Roberts, Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA) public information officer, will create public awareness & provide instruction on recommended environmental strategies. Cost: complimentary. TRANSGENDER ALLIANCE: Join Pensacola’s transgender community & find fellowship among fellow transgender individuals. Cost: complimentary.

KIDS STORY SPROUTS: Children ages 3-5 Storytime in open air, bring your own blanket and we’ll provide craft kits and snacks to go to enjoy on the beautiful lawn. Cost: complimentary.

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BRING YOUR BAGS, GIVE BACK For each reusable bag used in the Ever’man checkout line, we donate five cents to your choice of three non-profits that support our local community, sustainability, responsible agriculture or education.

CO-OP KIDS EXPLORER PROGRAM Have you heard about the Co+op Kids Explorer Program at Ever’man? This program invites kids to open their imagination to the world of co-ops and fresh foods. Ever’man offers kids a healthy fresh fruit snack while they're shopping with their parents in our store. Also there is a fun membership card, temporary tattoos, a big shiny sticker, coloring pages and a Co+op Explorers Fruit and Veggies Passport! For more information, email education@everman.org

MORE THAN A STORE, IT'S AN EXPERIENCE! giftcard

ECO-FRIENDLY BAG DONATION PROGRAM

Bring a reusable bag, give back to the community. Choose a non-profit to receive a five cent donation as a thank you for diverting waste at check out!

MONUMENT TO WOMEN VETERANS

WE HAVE GIFT CARDS!

Established in 2011, Monument to Women Veterans is a 501c3 nonprofit organization leading the charge to recognize and empower women veterans and women currently serving in the military.

EVER'MAN EVENTS

MANNA FOOD PANTRIES

BOTH EVER'MAN LOCATIONS

Our Mission: To offer emergency food assistance, service the foodrelated needs of vulnerable populations, and engage the entire community in the fight against hunger.

NAVARRE BEACH SEA TURTLE CONSERVATION CENTER

The Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center (NBSTCC) is a working conservation and education center open to the public on Navarre Beach, Florida. Founded in 2013 through grassroots community involvement, the NBSTCC's mission is to conserve and protect threatened and endangered sea turtles through community education and partnered research.

CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY November 25th, 2021 ALL DAY EVER'MARKET December 11th, 2021 · 10am - 4pm Live Music 1pm to 8pm AT THE NINE MILE ROAD LOCATION

CLOSING @7PM CHRISTMAS EVE December 24th, 2021 BOTH EVER'MAN LOCATIONS

CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY December 25th, 2021 ALL DAY BOTH EVER'MAN LOCATIONS

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