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1235 Apalachee Pkwy Tallahassee, FL 32301 850.942.2557 Open Daily 8 am - 10 pm www.newleafmarket.coop

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Spring Ahead Daylight Saving Time

Sunday, March 11

Don’t forget to “spring ahead” one hour! Tallahassee Jewish Food & Cultural Festival

Sunday, March 4 10:30am - 4:00pm Temple Israel Mahan Drive, Tallahassee TempleIsraelTLH.org

“The entire community is invited to join us at Temple Israel [for free] for an unforgettable event filled with delicious food, beautiful crafts, and fun for the entire family, including a special area with activities and booths just for kids! And while you are noshing, shopping and schmoozing, you can enjoy entertainment throughout the day on the Temple's outside stage, including Israeli Dance and contemporary and traditional Jewish music.” Breakfast in the Park

Thursday, March 22, 6:30am Lewis Park, Downtown Tallahassee (850) 224 - 5012 SpringtimeTallahassee.com

LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival

“Join us for a delicious oldfashioned breakfast downtown while mingling with old friends! Springtime volunteers will serve up a hearty, old-fashioned country breakfast from 6:30am - 10:00am under the tents in Bloxham Park. Tickets are $8/each and may be purchased in advance or onsite.” Springtime Tallahassee

Friday, April 6 - Saturday, April 7 For an in-depth look at the Springtime Tallahassee events, head to page 11 of this newsletter! Word of [South]

Friday, April 13 - Sunday, April 15 Cascade’s Park, Tallahassee WordOfSouthFestival.com “Word of [South], a festival of literature and music which held its inaugural event April 11-12, 2015, is a unique blend of writers and musicians and an exploration of the relationship between the two disciplines.”

Saturday, April 21 10:00am- 7:00pm Sunday, April 22 10:00am - 5:00pm Downtown Tallahassee, Park Avenue and Monroe St. ChainofParks.org “Ranked #1 Fine Art Festival in the nation, LeMoyne's Chain of Parks Art Festival, in its 18th year, is the Big Bend Region's premiere outdoor fine art festival….A wide variety of local foods are offered by the region's food trucks and restaurants as well as a bar serving craft beer, wine, Mimosas, Bloody Marys and more.” Tallahassee PRIDEFEST 2018

Saturday, April 21 12:00pm - 5:30pm Kleman Plaza 306 S. Duval Street, Tallahassee Pridefest.FamilyTreeCenter.org “Tallahassee PRIDEFEST is an annual celebration designed to promote peace and understanding among diverse cultures, races, creeds, genders and sexual identities. A weeklong series of events celebrating the LGBT and supportive community, PRIDEFEST wraps up with the annual Pride in the Plaza Festival featuring live entertainment, food, and vendors!”

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New Year, New Changes Natasha Hartsfield, Board President

Moving forward requires planning, strategic risk assessment, good communication, and positive energy.

As we enter the new year, New Leaf Market Co-op is taking action to continue with positive changes and to address current challenges. We are in a unique, although challenging, position at the Co-op as we recover from the closing of our Bannerman store and simultaneously work towards strengthening the sales and offerings at the Parkway store. Ben Goldberg has taken over the General Manager position, having started as a front end clerk and working his way up after many years to Chief Financial Officer. We greatly appreciate the work Steve Kobs did managing our Natasha Hartsfield at November Board Workshop operations through the recent difficult changes. He and Ben have worked with the Board during this transition in management to craft a strategy for success. Although the closure of the Bannerman store was sudden and the venture was short-lived, it was in the best interest of our owners and allowed for the feasibility of continuing operations at the Parkway store. The Board and management are working diligently to improve operations and provide a Co-op that can meet owners’ needs and grow our customer base. As a committee works to properly close the Bannerman chapter and the liabilities associated with opening the second store, the Board deeply appreciates the owners' support of the current and future efforts of the Co-op. Moving forward requires planning, strategic risk assessment, good communication, and positive energy. We thank you for your ideas and commitment. The management and employees of New Leaf have done an incredible job in preparing for 2018. As you visit the store, try to find some of the new changes! The grab-n-go smoothies at lunch time, the Friday cookouts, or new homes for some items, such as the seafood and cheeses. If you have suggestions, please submit to the suggestion box in the front of the store. We want to hear your voice! The Board of Directors can be contacted at Directors@board.newleafmarket.coop.

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Out With The Old... Your Guide to Sustainable Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning can be daunting if you don’t know where to start. It can be even more overwhelming when you aren’t quite sure how to go about it in a sustainable fashion; that’s where we come in! Here are a few tips and tricks to make this year’s clean-a-thon your most sustainable and least stressful one yet!

Spring cleaning can be daunting if you don’t know where to start. It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint

You’ve been looking forward to spring since you begrudgingly paid off your most recent heating bill. After a few months of cold, bitter air, you’re ready for some warmth and sunshine. One of the downfalls of the winter season is that you’re inside more often than you’d like. In turn, you may have begun to notice that things around your home are starting to look like they need a good, deep clean.

Don’t try to do it all in one day. Remember, this is a deep clean; not a quick wipe down. The best way to ensure that you don’t feel like the weight of the world (i.e. your home) is on your shoulders is to break things up into simple-to-manage tasks. First, do some inventory. Are you running low on cleaning supplies? Are you out of sponges? Are your cleaning brushes and gloves tattered and worn? Before getting down to business, take your list with you and head to New Leaf for some sustainable cleaning products! Pro Tip: In addition to eco-friendly cleaning products, New Leaf also carries the ingredients needed to whip up your own

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Out With The Old... Continued

cleaning products. Baking soda, lemon, white vinegar, and cornstarch can all be used to clean your home! If you have hard water stains, baking soda is your best friend. If you need to cut grease or remove mildew, white vinegar is your goto. Cornstarch is great for cleaning windows and polishing furniture, and lemon is fantastic for fighting bacteria! Here is a simple and eco-friendly all-purpose cleaner recipe to try out: combine ½ cup white vinegar with ¼ cup baking soda, then add the mixture to ½ gallon of water. Easy!

Cut Some Corners Do you hate drying your windows after you scrub them down? Make life a bit easier by using a car windshield squeegee. Need an easy way to clean toothbrush holders, plastic toys, light-fixture globes, and dish racks? Toss them in your dishwasher — just remember to skip the heated dry and to run it on a gentle cycle!

Add in some indoor plants like Peace Lilies or Boston Ferns to purify the air in your home.

Donate Spring cleaning typically coincides with purging the house of unwanted clothes, unused holiday gifts, and various spaceconsuming tchotchkes. Instead of heading to your local dump, head to your local donation center. While you may not need that extra set of pots and pans, chances are someone in your community does. If there’s something you can’t donate, remember to recycle what can be recycled. Don’t forget about animal shelters! Aside from toys, leashes, and water bowls, animal shelters are also in need of old newspapers, old towels/blankets, and office supplies. In addition, if you have some leftover eco-friendly cleaning supplies, pass those along as well!

Use Paper Sparingly Paper towels and cleaning wipes are certainly convenient; after a long day of cleaning, however, they quickly begin to pile up in the garbage. Use cleaning rags that can be washed and reused. You’ll save money and you’ll reduce the amount of waste that your home accumulates.

Save Some Water

Axe Artificial Scents

Air out some of your linens and blankets on a clothesline if they don’t need to be deep-cleaned. Sometimes, all they need is some fresh air! For the rest of your laundry, while it can be tempting to wash a half-load of clothes, wait until you have a full load of laundry. Unless your clothes are terribly soiled, wash them in cold water and hang dry them to conserve energy.

Part of having a clean home is having clean, breathable air. Obviously, you’d like your home to smell nice as well. Unfortunately, most scented candles and air fresheners contain harmful chemicals that simply aren’t worth the “coconut creme” scent they may emit. Stick to soy-based or beeswax candles for a “healthier” alternative. Another fantastic way to make your home smell fresh and clean is to open up your windows and allow some air in! Add in some indoor plants like Peace Lilies or Boston Ferns to purify the air in your home.

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Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be loaded with chemicals. By making a few, small changes and by utilizing New Leaf Market’s selection of eco-friendly cleaning products, you can have a clean, sustainable home that’s ready to take on the seasons ahead.


Mix It Up

If you simply can’t stomach the idea of having a salad every day, give smoothies a whirl!

Blend your way to a healthier you

Aside from the fact that they’re delicious, smoothies are a great way to make sure you’re getting all of the vital nutrients needed on a day-to-day basis. If you still need some convincing, here are three benefits of adding smoothies to your routine:

As we make our way out of winter and dive headfirst into spring, we can’t help but break out our blenders! Sucking down a smoothie is difficult when it’s cold and damp outside. After months of nothing but hot beverages, it’s finally time to embrace all things cool and blended.

Convenience Mornings can be hectic. The kids lose their shoes. The dog eats a lego. There’s a stain on your shirt and your dishwasher is making that weird clicking noise again. It makes sense that

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feeding yourself a nutritious breakfast isn’t high on your list of priorities; that is where smoothies come in. They’re incredibly simple to whip up and you can pack a lot of nutrients into one cup. As an added bonus: kids love smoothies! If you have a picky eater at home, trying blending up this hidden spinach, berry smoothie!

Get Those Greens Eating a diet high in leafy greens can be difficult for some. Fortunately, it’s easy to “hide” your greens in your daily smoothie. If you simply can’t stomach the idea of having a salad every day, give smoothies a whirl!

Protein, Protein, Protein Hidden-Spinach Berry Smoothie Serves 2. Total time: 10 min

Start your day with a big spinach salad? You will enjoy a salad's worth of healthy spinach in this luscious smoothie, and hardly notice it's there. Try freezing your own local berries when they are in season to use in smoothies all year long. When bananas start getting soft, just peel them, pop them in a freezer bag, and freeze to use in smoothies. Using frozen berries and bananas will give you a thick, almost ice-cream texture, and you may need to add a little milk to help it blend.

Hitting your recommended daily protein intake can be a challenge. If you are trying to steer clear of animal products, it can be daunting at times. Smoothies are a great, delicious way to hit your protein levels. Simply add in some protein powder (or, if you’re not dairy-free, some Greek yogurt) for a proteinpacked cup of icy goodness. Still on the fence? Let us do the work for you! At New Leaf, we have an array of smoothie (or juice) options to choose from! Simply head to our deli for a delicious smoothie that can be customized to meet each and every one of your dietary needs or pick up one of our new Grab-and-Go smoothies if you’re in a bit of a time crunch!

Kick Caffeine to the Curb

2 cups (8 oz) frozen or fresh red berries, raspberries, strawberries, or a mix 3 cups (3 oz) spinach (packed) 1 cup yogurt, kefir, or a non-dairy alternative like almond milk 1 large banana, fresh or frozen

Are you looking to cut down on your caffeine intake? Swap out your morning cup of joe for an energy-boosting smoothie instead! Matcha, which is full of antioxidants, has 34mg of caffeine, compared to an espresso's 60mg. Honey is another fantastic energy booster and things like oats will provide longlasting energy courtesy of the protein and fiber they provide.

Put the berries and spinach in the blender first, and add the yogurt and banana. Process, scraping down as needed. Blend until smooth and serve.

If the taste of coffee is what you're after, try blending up a sliced, frozen banana, 1/4 cup of rolled oats, 1/2 cup of decaffeinated coffee, 1/2 cup of almond/soy milk, and the sweetener of your choice if needed!

Tips & Notes If the smoothie is too thick to blend, add milk or a non-dairy alternative as needed to blend. Credit: Posted by permission from StrongerTogether.coop. Find more recipes and information about your food and where it comes from at www. strongertogether.coop.

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Creamy Cocoa Banana Smoothie

Pineapple Green Smoothie

Serves 2. Total time: 5 min

Serves 2. Total time: 10 min

Almond butter provides a rich protein boost to this smoothies, while cocoa gives it an energizing kick.

½ cup milk ½ cup plain Greek yogurt 4 cups spinach leaves, washed 1 cup pineapple chunks, drained 1 medium frozen banana, sliced

2 medium frozen bananas ¼ cup almond butter 3 tablespoons cocoa 2 cups vanilla almond milk 1 teaspoon almond extract

Place ingredients in a blender in the following order: milk, yogurt, spinach, pineapple and banana, and secure the lid. Blend on high until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve immediately.

In a food processor, combine the ingredients in order, then blend. Serve immediately.

Serving Suggestion For a thicker smoothie, use frozen pineapple chunks as well as the sliced, frozen banana. Make your own frozen fruit for smoothies by cutting up fresh pineapple and bananas and freezing the pieces on a baking sheet; then transfer to a zip-close bag for storage. Drained canned pineapple freezes just as well as fresh.

Credit:

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Posted by permission from StrongerTogether.coop. Find more recipes

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and information about your food and where it comes from at www.

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strongertogether.coop.

strongertogether.coop.

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Growing Green Onions (Without a Garden) By: Sarah Mandel Reprinted by permission from StrongerTogether.coop. Find articles about our food and where it comes from, recipes and a whole lot more at www.strongertogether.coop.

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Sure, you say. I’d like to have a garden, but I don't have a yard, I only have a window ledge, and my thumb is anything but green. How can I grow vegetables? Let me introduce you to the most determined vegetable of them all, the onion. Onions are members of the allium family which means they have a bulb, a handy little storage chamber at the base of the stem and it’s the secret to the onion’s invincibility. These plants have a life wish! Think of all those onions that sprouted in the fridge or on the counter—they drew on their reserves to grow new leaves, and that pointy green sprout, as we know from eating scallions, is just as delicious as the bulb, and a lot easier to grow. Onions are a wonderful mix of green vegetable and condiment. A sprinkling of chopped green onion boosts flavor, presentation and nutrition of everything from mashed

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Pearl Onions

potatoes to enchiladas and pad Thai. Fresh green onions provide vitamins A and C, iron, calcium and fiber.

So what do you need to get started growing these gems? • A pot at least 6 inches deep and as wide as your space allows • Good quality potting soil • A bunch of young green onions or a bag of pearl onions from your local food store

Selecting Your Onions: Two Options for Onion Greens

Pearl onions, also called boiler onions, are a bit of a gourmet item. These miniature dried onions are just an inch or two in diameter and are often used for creamed onions or for roasting with meat or new potatoes. They may be white, yellow or even red. They usually come packed twenty or so in a nifty little mesh bag, but you might also find them in bulk at a farmers’ market. These will take a little longer than green onions to get started as they have to grow new roots. But because their bulb is larger they have the potential to make a healthy show of greenery to harvest and enjoy. Their tops are pointed and their roots are a brushy dried stubble.

Planting

Green Onions Young green onions are sometimes called scallions, spring or salad onions, and can be found with the lettuces in the produce section. They are whole young plants grown from seed and harvested just as their bulbs and leaves become juicy. Unlike the larger onions over there by the potatoes these have not been allowed to mature and dry out; they’re teenage onions. Their fat little white roots should still be attached. The longer and more intact these roots are the faster the onions will grow again. Before you plant them, cut off and use their long green tops—trimming their tops is important to encourage new growth. Just be sure not to cut down into the white bulb itself.

To plant your onions, fill the pot half full with moist soil. Then arrange the onion plants or bulbs two inches apart with the root side down. Gently but firmly pack more soil around them until the trimmed top of the green onion is just peeking out or the bulbs are completely covered. Water well and add more soil if it settles and exposes the bulbs. Place in a sunny window (onions need about six to seven hours of light per day) or under a grow light, and be patient. Keep the pots moist and in a few weeks you will have a crop of green onion tops to harvest. Once harvested they will grow more green tops and you can harvest them again and again. In fact now that you know the trick you can start onion pots as gifts for all your friends!

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Local Spotlight Springtime Tallahassee As Tallahassee residents, we’re blessed. After all, we get the best of both worlds: we get to live in Florida, and we get to experience seasons. While Tallahassee’s seasonal changes aren’t as substantial as they are in other parts of the country, we do experience spring, summer, fall, and winter.

When it’s spring in Tallahassee, you do everything in your power to be outside as much as possible. Springtime Tallahassee is now “one of the top festivals in the southeastern United States;” it brings in “over 27,000 out-of-town visitors,” and rakes in over $9 million dollars. What separates Springtime Tallahassee from other festivals throughout the year is that it attracts some big musical artists and the town, rightfully so, joins together to partake in a truly memorable weekend of events.

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For those that have had the opportunity to live through Tallahassee’s four seasons, they know that springtime in Tallahassee is truly magical. The skies are the perfect shade of blue and the air is comfortably cool and warm all at the same time. Residents can be seen biking, hiking, running, or relaxing on an outdoor patio of one of Tallahassee’s many local bars or eateries. When it’s spring in Tallahassee, you do everything in your power to be outside as much as possible.

Since its inception in 1968, Springtime Tallahassee, Inc. has done its part to make sure that residents of Tallahassee and the surrounding communities get the most out of this season. In fact, it is one of the defining reasons why Orlando is not Florida’s capital city. According to the organization’s website, “In 1967, Florida had its first Legislature based on reapportionment when Southern and Central Florida Legislators suggested moving the capital to Orlando…. The legislative delegation asked for help. At a luncheon of the Tallahassee Real Estate Association in May, the speaker suggested: ‘We should have a festival in the spring when Tallahassee is so beautiful!’ By the fall, more than 20 groups were planning the First Annual Spring Festival March-April 1968. As a result, the Legislature historically chose to keep our state’s capital in Tallahassee.” The rest is, as they say, history.

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The 43rd Annual Springtime Tallahassee 10k

Excited yet? Well, clear your calendars for the weekend of April 6, 2018, because it’s Springtime Tallahassee’s 50th anniversary! What’s on the agenda?

Saturday, April 7, 2018 7:45 a.m. & 8:15 a.m. springtime10k.com

Music Festival on Kleman Plaza

Friday, April 6, 2018 6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

First, there’s the Music Festival on Kleman Plaza. This is Springtime Tallahassee’s “kick-off” event and it begins at 6:00 p.m. If you feel the need to wet your whistle, head over to Springtime Tallahassee’s Beer Garden presented by Proof Brewing Co. The night will wrap up with a fireworks display at 10:30 p.m.

“The 10K/5K races will be held on USATF certified courses, beginning on Monroe St. in downtown Tallahassee in front of the Leon County Courthouse and covering rolling hills through the beautiful Myers Park neighborhood. The 1 mile race will begin at 7:45 a.m., followed by the 10K and 5K races starting at 8:10 a.m.” Jubilee in the Park

Saturday, April 7, 2018 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. "The Jubilee winds its way through downtown Tallahassee offering a plethora of sights, sounds, and activities. Music, food, arts and crafts will abound. Arts and Crafts booths will showcase over 250 local, regional and national vendors. There will literally be something for everyone.”

The Grand Parade

Saturday, April 7, 2018 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. “Come see over 100 colorful units and floats, marching bands, dance groups, Springtime Krewe floats and much more. The parade steps off on Monroe Street just south of the intersection of Monroe Street and Brevard Street and travels south on Monroe past the Florida Capitol ending at Madison Street. The first Springtime parade featured many costumes and only horse drawn units. Today, the parade still includes horse-drawn carriages to provide a bit of nostalgia; however, it also boosts elaborately clad characters and spectacular mechanical floats from all over the southeastern United States. Springtime Tallahassee is considered one of the biggest southeastern parades and craft shows, attracting over 70,000 spectators.”

Navigating Springtime Tallahassee can be tough; major roads shut down in preparation for the event and finding parking can be incredibly difficult. To get the most out of what Springtime Tallahassee has to offer, preparation is key. Head to SpringtimeTallahassee.com for parking info. Chances are, the weather will be perfect! Another option is to bike, run, or walk to the event! There will be plenty of food to fuel you back up! See you at the Plaza, Tallahassee! Source: SpringtimeTallahassee.com

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Walking Trails & Wagging Tails Pet-friendly Destinations in Tallahassee Sometimes, knowing where to take your dog is a struggle. What if you get somewhere and they don’t allow dogs? Maybe you’re just tired of the same old walk around the block. Either way, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a look at some of the dog-friendly attractions in Florida’s capital city:

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As the temperature begins to climb, you may notice that you’re not the only one that is excited for spring. After being cooped up during the Tallahassee winter months, your dog is surely wagging its tail in glee. It’s finally that time of year again — time to explore the city of Tallahassee with your best friend at your side.

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Tom Brown Park 501 Easterwood Dr Tallahassee, FL 32311 (850) 891-3866

ready to see a lot of baby chicks out and about! The Lake Ella location of Black Dog Cafe also has a pet-friendly patio (cats included!). After a long walk, head to the cafe for a pastry or a cup of coffee; it is truly the perfect way to end a day with your pup.

Aside from its many amenities including baseball and softball fields, racquetball courts, tennis courts, a disc golf course, playgrounds, and biking trails, Tom Brown Park also has a dog park. There are separate, fenced-in areas for small and large dogs, as well as water fountains for canines and humans alike! Further, disposal bags are provided. San Luis Mission Dog Park 1560 San Luis Rd Tallahassee, FL 32304 (850) 245-6406 San Luis Mission Park is not as large as Tom Brown Park, but that’s part of its charm. Tucked away on San Luis Road, San Luis Mission Park is equipped with trails, a playground, and a dog park. Steer clear if a rainstorm has just passed through; most of the dog park is sand-based and it can get a little muddy. In addition, there are not separate designated areas for small dogs and large dogs. It is one fenced area. No need to bring a bowl; there is a water fountain for dogs. Lake Ella 645 Lake Ella Dr Tallahassee, FL 32301 (850) 264-7241

Tallahassee Automobile Museum 6800 Mahan Dr (Exit 209A off of I-10) Tallahassee, FL 32308 (850) 942-0137 The Tallahassee Auto Museum is a perfect, outof-the-box activity you can do with your dog! Open seven days a week until 5:00pm, the Tallahassee Automobile Museum is dog-friendly! It’s a great alternative to a traditional walk and is a fantastic, alternative form of exercise for your pup on a rainy day. • • • • • •

$17.50/person - General Admission $15.00/person - Seniors/Veterans/Active Military $15.00/person - Two or more guests $11.75/person - Students (Age 10 - College w/ ID) $8.00/person - Children (Ages 5-9) Free - Children (Up to 4 years)

Wherever your adventures take you and your canine companion, always remember to pick up after your pooch! Let’s keep Tallahassee nice, clean, and enjoyable for all who inhabit it. As always, New Leaf is here for your furry friends as well with a great selection of healthy, natural treats and food. Pick some up like [a brand of dog treats that New Leaf sells with photo & price] before hitting the trails!

Sprinkled with cozy shops and cafes, Lake Ella is a fantastic place to take your dog on a leisurely walk. There is no dog park and your dog must remain on a leash, but it certainly beats a walk around the block! Note: If your dog is the “duck-chasing” type, you may want to avoid this particular destination; if he/she is not, however, get

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Everyone can shop at New Leaf Market Co-op, and anyone can become an owner.

Join more than 12,000 of your friends and neighbors in owning New Leaf Market Co-op. Although you don’t have to be an owner to shop, we think the benefits of ownership are pretty great. Get owner coupons and discounts, keep more money in our community, and invest in a business that will always be locally-owned. Join us! Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

Why Join? • Benefits starting with only $25 investment. • Receive new owner bonus coupons when you join. • Save 10% off on all case purchases. • Receive your share of the profits during profitable years with patronage dividends. • Shape the future of your co-op by attending the Annual Meeting and participating in focus groups and surveys. • Vote in our annual Board of Directors elections or run for an open seat on the board.

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• Enjoy BIG discounts four times a year and Owner Deals sales. Stock up to save!

How it Works • Join in-store or online. • Receive Owner Deals sales and discounts after first equity payment of $25. Remaining $75 is paid in annual installments of $25 • Receive new owner packet bonus coupons. • Provide your owner information to your cashier on each shopping trip to track your patronage. • Fully invested owners receive patronage rebate proportional to the amount you spent at the Co-op during profitable years.

Community Benefits • Create a vibrant local economy that puts people before profits and keeps profits within the community. • Share the knowledge about health, nutrition, local farmers, and great food with newsletters from New Leaf Market Co-op. • Support local producers while enjoying more than 900 fresh, healthy, and sustainable food items and other products.

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