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GRAND OPENING July 24 to July 29, 2012

Open since 1975 What’s inside?

A history of Country Aire & the Peoples department store building A store map and index of its products Grand opening events and more!

A publication of the Peninsula Daily News’ Advertising Departement


July 2012 • Country Aire Natural Foods Market


THANKS A message from owner Robyn Miletich

We are so proud to continue our part of Port Angeles Down-

Country Aire owners Robyn and John Miletich stand outside their newly acquired building at 200 W. First, Port Angeles, before renovations began in 2011.

town, and we would like to welcome you to our expanded Country Aire Natural Foods Market. Our larger, more convenient store, is the product of many local companies who came together to help us build this dream. Our expansion to this new location required a complete overhaul of the old Peoples department store building, originally constructed in the 1940s. My husband John and I wanted to create this larger location that would be open, warm and inviting, yet still retain the charm and character of our original “quaint” location. We would like to say “Thank You” to the numerous businesses here on the Olympic Peninsula who have helped us in this process. We couldn’t have done it without you! Gentry Architecture helped us with the building plans. 4 Seasons Engineering made sure that our plans were safe and well designed. Roofing was provided by Affordable Roofing. >>

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>> The plumbing for the deli, new bathrooms and many sinks throughout the building were completed by The Plumbing Connection. Simpson Electric assisted with the wiring, while Jim’s Refrigeration was contracted to provide the installation of the numerous refrigerators, coolers and freezers throughout the store. Angeles Heating helped install our heat pumps and Robyn and John Miletich when Country Aire Matthews Glass provided opened in 1975 at 117 E. First St. our new entry glass. Angeles Millworks, Hartnagels, Thomas Building Center and McClanahan Lumber all provided much of the building supplies. Sunset Wire Rope and Swain’s were great resources for tools and last-minute things needed as construction was under way, and now as we are running. Custom Surfaces LLC helped with our interior concrete work, while Peterson Engineering and 2-Grade Dirtwork assisted with the sidewalk preparations. Special thanks to the City of Port Angeles for stepping in to redo the sidewalks to the east as a safety precaution for our customers. Howat Fine Woodworking, along with Irwin Interiors provided several of the special touches that make this store so unique. Flooring companies McCrorie and Fairchild were also very supportive and helpful in providing materials that were just right. Aawnings of Distinction and Miller Signs made sure the outside of the building was appealing and inviting to old friends and new ones alike. Capacity Provisioning, Hi-Tech, Angeles Communications and Albright Networks helped us into the new store with proper computer networking and communication capabilities. Olympic Printers helped design our new logo, signage and business cards. Finally, we wish to thank the Downtown Association, and all the numerous individuals and companies who also supported our efforts. There is just not enough space to mention each of you, but we shall never forget what you’ve done for us, and this community. Thank you so much.


hen the Miletichs bought the 66-year-old, two-floor building at 200 W. First St., they had visions of combining old and new: the look of the former occupants — the Peoples department store, Lamont’s Apparel and Gottschalks department store — with the homespun health-food-store look of Country Aire.

New features include a south entrance from the back parking lot, a freshmade deli, expanded local and certified organic produce, local and organic wines, bulk foods, fair trade organic coffees and bulk herbs, spices and teas. You will also find supplements, herbal tinctures, essential oils, natural clothing and cosmetics and so much more.


The store has an enclosed incense and candle room to accommodate the scent-sensitive. There is also organic juicing and wheat grass shots available. You will find a pot-bellied stove, antiques lining the walls, six cash registers for check out convenience and places to sit for Wi-Fi browsing.

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Country Aire Natural Foods A part of downtown Port Angeles for 37 years

LOCATED ORIGINALY at 117 E. First St., between Lincoln and Oak

In 1991, she began renting the space to other restaurants: streets, the tiny natural food store was neatly tucked away in its 3,000-squareThe Greenery, (1991-1996), Bella foot space. Many people simply overlooked the store. Italia (1996-2001) and finally Michael’s “We jokingly called ourselves ‘The Most Inconvenient Store Downtown’ Seafood and Steakhouse, which opened in because we had no private parking, minimal street exposure and narrow isles,” 2001 and continues to operate there today. says owner and founder Robyn Miletich. But Robyn did not entirely give up the restaurant side of her business talents. “Even after 36 years, we continually had people come in and say they had Dedicating a small area of her already small store, she began featuring wraps, never been in before, or that they didn’t realize we sold groceries or that they sandwiches, fresh-made organic juices and other ‘grab and go’ foods in her store just discovered we carried vitamins and supplements!” to an appreciative audience. To date, that small ‘in-store’ deli is now a full-sized John and Robyn opened Country Aire on July 24, 1975 after purchasing deli in the new location, offering hearty soups and salads, wraps, sandwiches, orthe building. Originally catering to bulk foods, herbs and spices, the tiny store ganic juicing, gluten-free desserts, fair-trade organic coffee and espresso and many soon developed a following of regular customers. People came to love the store’s other nutritious selections. unique aroma, the squeak of the wooden floors and the charm of old-fashioned In the 36 years at that location, many changes have taken place as new prodwood bulk barrels still serving their intended purpose, and the eclectic combinaucts were added and others went by the wayside, however one thing remained tion of products and antique items on display. By the 1980s, the store had expanded its selections in all departments to meet constant: Robyn’s commitment to provide her customers with the best local, organic and sustainable products she can find. the needs of its health conscious clientele. Those terms have come to be household words now, but in 1975 only a visionary For a short while, Robyn operated a popular café called The Cookery located could see a future there. Well, the future is here, and the visionary was right. dowstairs, but found the two businesses too demanding.


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We appreciate the builders, businesses and residents that shop at our stores and the other locally-owned companies in Clallam County. Your choice to shop in our own community, helps build a stronger local economy. Robyn Miletich, shown here in the early 1980s, prepares an order of herbs at the original Country Aire store that she opened with her husband, John, in 1975. Country Aire — then and now — is known for its large selection of bulk foods, spices, herbs, teas and organic, fair-trade coffees. Find everything from Allspice to Zevia — buy just what you need (as little as half an ounce) for that special recipe, or stock up on larger quantities at a 15 percent bulk discount. Inquire about the discount at the store’s customer service center.

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Landmark building finds new life

Country Aire Natural Foods Market’s new location is on the street-level portion of the 34,000-square- foot landmark building known for the three generations of department stores it housed since the 1940s — the Peoples department store, Lamont’s Apparel and Gottschalks, which closed in 2009.

Originally built in 1946, by Ernest R. Gehrke Jr., the Peoples department store building quickly became a cornerstone of downtown Port Angeles. For nearly 30 years, the landmark store stood at the corner of First and Oak streets. With its large windows and covered entrance, the store is remembered fondly by many long-time residents. Besides building the store, Gehrke and Port Angeles-born wife Anna Jane Hooker Gehrke operated the Richfield Oil Co. in Port Angeles. Gehrke purchased the property in 1941, when the city council approved the transfer of deed from Ralph Daniels. Daniels had purchased the property from the city in 1939 for a sum of $350 — $50 down and $10 per month until paid. Commission records reflect that in 1949, Gehrke requested the city furnish labor to lay a cement slab at the corner of First and Oak streets, while he supplied the materials, to which the city agreed. >>




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>> It was also in 1949 that the Gehrkes applied for and received a business license to operate a beauty shop inside the store. The cost of the business license was $2. Once completed, Gehrke leased his building to the Tacoma-based Peoples department store which was founded in 1888 and expanded in the early 1940s by operating a chain of appliance stores called Electric City in many Puget Sound cities. The Port Angeles location was originally one of the City Electric’s appliance stores (see a late 1930s ad on page 15). By the mid to late ‘40s, the company had expanded to include apparel and would be rebranded under the Peoples name. By 1948, there were 12 stores in the People’s chain. By 1968, the chain had consolidated its 12 small stores into seven larger regional stores. The new stores anchored several malls as well as the standalone locations in other cities, including Port Angeles. Peoples closed in 1983 and the building later became a Lamonts,

a chain of apparel stores founded in Bellevue. In 2000, Lamonts was bought out by Gottschalks, which operated the store until it closed in 2009. The building remained unoccupied until it was purchased in July 2011 by John and Robyn Miletich to house Country Aire Natural Foods. The couple removed all the internal trappings of Lamonts and Gottschalks to return the store to its original glory. The exposed beams and wood ceiling were painstakingly sanded and refinished. The original window locations were discovered, and reopened, although crossed steel bars that were added in the 1980s to provide earthquake stability remained. All these changes have only enriched the unique character of the store’s interior. The rustic appeal characterizes the farm and barn feel of this natural foods store. Antiques of origin line the upper shelving and bring an earth bound ambience for the customers’ pleasure.


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LEFT: Prepping the ceilings for the new store was an arduous task — weeks of sanding and refinishing were required to create the beautiful open-beam ceilings. BOTTOM RIGHT: The roof was insulated with environmentally friendly, recycled solid foam insulation. Diffused natural lighting adds to the comfort of shopping in a store that has very little need for stark, fluorescent bulbs. BOTTOM LEFT: Crown molding and wooden beams dress up the building’s original exterior.

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Navigating the BIG, new store Country Aire’s new digs include an expanded deli and juice station, espresso, a larger cheese selection, fresh meat and poultry, expanded line of gluten-free products, more bulk natural foods, mix-your-own green tea blends and more. And so you don’t get lost, here is a map of the store.

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PRODUCT INDEX: A little help finding some things in store. If you don’t see what you’re looking for — just ask. 5-HTP 7- Keto Acai Juice Acidophilious Agar Agar Agave Syrup Agave Syrup Alfredo Sauce Almond Milk Almond Toffee Aloe Juice/Gel Aluminum Foil Amino Acids Amino Acids Anchovies Animal Crackers Anti-bacterial Soap Anti-Oxidants Apple Cider Vinegar Artichokes Asian Foods Asian Noodles Baby Food Baby Oil/Powder Baby Wipes Bacon Bagels Baking Cups Baking Mix Baking Powder Baking Soda Balsamic Vinegar Bath Mitts Bath Salts Bath Tissue BBQ Sauce Beans Bulk Beans, canned Beans, packaged Beef Jerky Beers Bell Pollen Berries Berries, Frozen Body Lotion Body Wash Bone Support Bonito Flake Books Boullion Brain Support Bread Crumbs Bread, Fresh Bread, Fresh GF Bread, Frozen Brewers Years Bruschetta Bubble Bath Bulk Foods Bulk Soaps Buttermilk Powder Calcium Candels Candy Canola Oil, Non-GMO Capers

42 42 40 40 4 15 16 16 21 5 39 4 15 42 9 6 34 39 15 9 4 4 44 44 43 25 27 4 18 18 18 15 33 34 4 9 17 18 18 6 20 20 1 19 35 35 38 4 3 18 39 18 27 27 19 40 9 44 17 3 18 38 13 5 15 9

Capsules and Kits 38 Cards, Greeting 46 Cereal Bulk 17 Cereals 16 Cheese 26 Cheese, Vegan 20 Cherry Juice 40 Chicken, Free-Rnge 28 Chicken, Organic 28 Children’s Vitamins 38 Chili 18 Chilled Foods 20 Chips 8 & 14 ChocCovered Bulk 17 Chocolate Bars 5 Chocolate, Baking 18 Chocolate, Sugar Free 5 Chopsticks 4 Clam Juice 9 Clams, canned 9 Clothing 45 Coconut Milk, Canned 4 Coconut Oil, Bulk 15 Coconut Oil, Jars 16 Cod Liver Oil 41 Coffee Substitutes 11 Coffee/Tea Bulk 11 Cold & Flu Remedies 34 Condensed Milk 18 Cookies 6 Cookies, Gluten Free 6 Cooking Oils 8 Cooking Twine 4 CoQ10 39 Cornstarch, Organic 18 Cosmetics 23 Cotton Balls 34 Cotton Swabs 34 Cous Cous, packaged 18 Crackers 7 Cranberries Bulk 17 Cranberry Juice 40 Custard Powder 18 Deli Seating Area 26 Deodorant 34 Detox Aids 42 Diapers 43 Digestive Aids 39 Dish Powder 3 Dish Soap 3 Disposable Plates 4 Disposable Utensils 4 Drain Cleaner 3 Ear Candles 42 Egg Replacer, powdered 18 Egg Whites, powdered 18 Eggs 20 Energy Bars 6 Enzymes 39 Essential Oils 38 Evaporated Milk 18 Facial Care Products 35 Facial Tissue 4 Falafel Mix 18 Farro, pearled 18 Fiber Supplements 42

First Aid Cream 34 Fish Oils 41 Fish Sticks 19 Fish, Canned 9 Flax Oil 41 Flaxseed 20 Flour - Glutten Free 18 Flour Gluten Free Bulk 17 Flour, Baking 18 Flour, Bulk 17 Flowers, Fresh 1 Frozen Foods 19 Fruit Bars 6 Fruit, canned 18 Fruit, Dried Bulk 17 Fruit/Nuts, packaged 6 Fruit-Ice, kit 6 Garbage Bags 4 Garden Seeds 31 Garlic Juice 9 Garlic, Pickled 4 Ginger Beer 10 Ginger Bulk 17 Ginger Hard Candy 5 Goat Milk, canned 18 Goat Milk, Frozen 19 Goji Juice 40 Grab ‘n’ Go Deli Items 28 Graham Crackers 6 Graham Crackers, Gluten Free 6 Grains Bulk 17 Granola Bars 6 Granola Bulk 17 Grape Leaves, canned 9 Gravy Mixes 8 Green Coffee Bean Extract 42 Gum 5 Hair Brushes 33 Hair Care Products 35 Ham, Sliced 26 Hand Lotion 35 Hand Mirrors 33 Hemp Milk 21 Hemp Protein Powder 40 Herbal Supplements 37 Herbs, Bulk 12 Homeopathics 39 Honey 16 Honey, Bulk 15 Hormonal Support 39 Horseradish 9 Hot Chocolate 11 Household Cleaners 3 Housewares 4 Housewares 2 Hummus Dip Bulk 17 Ice Cream 19 Incense 13 Jams 18 Jellies 18 Joint Support 39 Juice Frozen 19 Juice, Chilled 10 Juices 9

Kefir 20 Ketchup 9 Kithcen Utensils 2 Laundry Soap 3 Laxatives 42 Lecithan 38 Lemon Drops 5 Lemon Juice 18 Light Bulbs 3 Lime Juice 18 Liquid Bulk 15 Liquid Soap 34 Loofa Sponge 33 Malted Milk Powder 18 Maple Syrup 16 Maploe Syrup, Bulk 20 Marmite 9 Marshallow, Gluten Free 6 Massage Oils 35 Massage Tools 33 Mayonaise 9 Meat, Fresh 28 Meat, Frozen 28 Mequite Powder 18 Milk Powder 18 Milk, Organic 20 Milk, Raw 20 Minerals A-Z 38 Mints 5 Miso 4 Molasses 16 Molasses, Bulk 20 Mouthwash 42 Multi Vitamins 38 Mustard 9 N-A-C 42 Nail Care 33 Neti Pots 34 Noni Juice 40 Noodle Bowls 4 Nursing Pads 44 Nut Butters 16 Nutritional Drinks 40 Nutritional Yeast Bulk 17 Nuts Bulk 17 Oats Bulk 17 Olives 9 Omega 3-6-9 Oils 41 Pain Relievers 34 Pancake Mix 18 Paper Towels 4 Parchment Paper 4 Pasta, Fresh Frozen 19 Pastas 16 Pastas, Canned 16 Peanut Butter Grinder 15 Peanut Sauce 4 Peanuts, packaged 6 Peas Bulk 17 Peatun Brittle 5 Pectin 18 Pepper Grinders 7 Pest Controll 3 Pesto Sauce 16 Pet Food, Frozen 3 Pet Foods 3

Pet Supplies 3 Pet Vitamins 3 Pickled Veggies 9 Pickles 9 Picnic supplies 4 Pie Crusts 19 Pita Bread 27 Pizza 19 Pizza Mix 18 Pizza, Gluten Free 19 Plastic Wrap 4 Plum Sauce 4 Polenta 18 Pomegranate Juice 40 Popcorn, Organic Bulk 17 Potato Starch 18 Powdered Whey 18 Prenatal Vitamins 38 Pretzels 6 Pretzels, Gluten Free 6 Primrose Oil 41 Probiotics 40 Produce, Local 1 Produce, Organic 1 Prosciutto 26 Protein Shakes 43 Psyllium Husks 42 Raisins Bulk 17 Raspberry Ketones 42 Raw Honey 16 Ready-To-Eat Meals 18 Reference Books 43 Refrigerated Supplements 40 Rice Cakes 7 Rice Farra Bulk 17 Rice Milk 21 Rice Mix, packaged 18 Rice Protein 43 Rice Vinegar 4 Rice, Organic Bulk 17 Safflower Oil 15 Salad Dressings 8 Salami 26 Salsa, Fresh 20 Salsa, Jars 14 Salts, seasoned 7 Sam-E 42 Sandwich Bags 4 Sauerkraut 9 Sausage, Veggie 20 Scent Diffusers,home / car 38 Seasonings, packaged 7 Seaweed Snacks 6 Seaweed, Dried 4 Sesame Oil, Toasted 15 Sesame Seeds Bulk 17 Shampoo/Conditioner 35 Shortening, vegetable 18 Skin Care Products 35 Sleep Aids 39 Snack Items 6 Soap, bar 34 Soda 10 Soup Stock 18 Soups 18

Soy Jerkey 6 Soy Milk 21 Soy Sauces 4 Soy/Nut Milks 21 Spaghetti Sauce 16 Spice Mixes 8 Spices, Bulk 12 Sponges/Cloths 4 Sports Supplements 42 Sprouting Kits 31 Stress Relief Aids 39 Stuffing 18 Sucanat Bulk 17 Sugar, Cane Bulk 17 Sugar, Coconut Bulk 17 Sugar, Date Bulk 17 Sugar, packaged 18 Sunflower Oil, Organic 15 Swedish Bitters 39 Sweetners, Sugar Free 18 Tamales 19 Tamari, Organic 15 Tapenade 9 Tapioca 18 Tea, packaged 7 Teething Gel 44 Tempeh 19 Tofu 20 Tomato Sauce 16 Tomato, Canned 16 Tonic Water 9 Tooth Care 42 Tortillas 19 Trail Mix, packaged 6 TVP Bulk 17 TVP, packaged 18 Vanilla Extract, Organic 15 Vegan Protein Shakes 43 Veganaise 20 Vegetables, canned 18 Veggie Burgers 19 Veggie Links 20 Vinegards 8 Vitamin C Powders 37 Vitamin D, E, K 38 Vitamins A-D 37 Waffles 19 Wakame 4 Wasabi 4 Wash Cloths 33 Water 22 Water Bottles 22 Water, Chilled 10 Weight Gain 42 Weight Loss 42 Wheat Bran Bulk 17 Wheat Germ Bulk 17 Whey Proteins 43 Wines 30 & 32 Wines, Chilled 20 Worchestershire 9 Xanthan Gum 18 Yeast, Active 20 Yogurt 20


July 2012 • Country Aire Natural Foods Market

NEW STORE, EVEN MORE SPACE FOR AWESOME PRODUCTS AMY’S GLUTEN-FREE DINNERS We realize how hard it is for people with special dietary needs to find good tasting meals. We also know it is especially hard for children to avoid traditional favorites, like pizza and macaroni & cheese. Amy’s Bistro Burgers, Rice Mac & Cheese, Garden Vegetable Lasagna and Rice Crust Pizzas taste great and contain only the highest quality ingredients that will easily fit your lifestyle. Gluten-Free Bistro Burgers regularly $7.80, ON SALE $5.49 FROZEN GOAT MILK Goat milk plays an important dietary role in an ever-growing number of people who need and desire a cow or soy milk substitute. It offers superior nutritional benefits with the taste and richness of real, natural milk. Worldwide, more people consume goat milk! It’s easier to digest than cow’s milk is higher in calcium and it’s a wonderful kitchen companion for foods made with milk. Regular or Lowfat 32-ounce regularly $5.49 ON SALE $3.49

BLUE LOTUS CHAI TEA Blue Lotus Chai is a pure, clean product, free of sweeteners, milk powder, artificial flavorings and colorings and other undesirable fillers and additives. Use whatever type of milk or sweetener you wish, adjusting amounts to suit your own personal taste. We love its versatility! Spicy or mild? Experiment — have it your way! Using only the finest tea grown in Northern India, and certified organic spices, Blue Lotus is always personally tested and approved for their robust flavors. 3 oz. package regularly $14.89, ON SALE $12.89

CARDIOVASCULAR SUPPORT Red Yeast Rice is a unique natural product that’s been used in Asian traditional medical systems since approximately 800 A.D. It is produced by the fermentation of red yeast (Monascus purpureus) with white rice. This product is further enhanced with the addition of CoQ10 to support healthy cardiovascular and immune system function, Milk Thistle Extract to support healthy liver function and Alpha Lipoic Acid to provide antioxidant support.* Regularly $42.49 – ON SALE $26.24

FIRST CLEANSE First Cleanse was formulated using organic whole herbs, which are gentler than deep-cleansing herbal extracts found in our advanced cleanses and organ detox products‡. Both formulas contain Phytosorb, a blend of 10 herbs that helps stimulate digestion and breaks down the cell wall of the whole herbs in the formulation. Gentle cleanse formula for first-time cleansers or those with sensitive digestive tracts. * Regularly $22.95 ON SALE $19.95

PET FOODS Taste of the Wild Brand dog and cat food offers your pet a diet dictated by his genes. It provides your pet with the kind of natural, balanced diet that they could find “in the wild.” Made with real roasted meats and supplemented with fruits and vegetables, these grain-free formulas provide a superior taste sensation, highly digestible energy and natural antioxidants to support a healthy immune system and overall health. Dog Food 30-pound bag regularly $55.70 ON SALE $47.34

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

McClanahan Lumber congratulates Robyn for accomplishing her 37 year goal of providing healthy food products! We were also pleased to provide fine grain, 16"-18" wide, FOH, Douglas Fir shelving to hold the varied food products for Robyn’s next 37 years. The shelving came from salvaged Old Growth Fir logs from the Forks and Quinault area. Robyn, may your new location be successful and happy and may your ‘shelves” continue to be full!

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ALBA BOTANICA SUNBLOCK This advanced formula provides a full spectrum shield against damaging sun exposure and premature aging. Blended with certified organic herbs, natural moisturizers and vitamin antioxidants for optimum skin care, this product is fast absorbing. Made with sunflower seed oil, jojoba seed oil and aloe vera which soften and moisturize skin while grape seed oil and Vitamin E provide powerful antioxidant protection. Select varieties regularly $10.99 ON SALE $6.49

WASHING SOAPS Ecover tests the impact of the complete product and not just the surfactants. In other words, how much water is needed to neutralize a water system so that aquatic life doesn’t feel the impact of the product. Because they biodegrade quickly and completely, ECOVER products make a gentle transition into the environment, with very low CDVs. Automatic dishwasing powder regularly $8.59 ON SALE $5.39

Q-BEES ICE CREAM FILLED BROWNIES Filled with Q-Bees natural, vegetarian, kosher ice cream and covered in a soft and rich chocolate brownie, this dessert is perfect for a weekend barbecue, afternoon munchies, after dinner or for a late night snack. Q-Bees are poised to win the hearts (and taste buds) of kids and grown-ups Box of 4/12 ounce regularly $4.89 ON SALE $3.75

100% VANILLA WHEY PROTEIN A great tasting way to add complete protein nutrition with low fat and only 1 gram of carbohydrate. It’s the all-natural solution whether you’re a serious athlete looking for increased energy and athletic performance, or you’re just trying to incorporate more protein into your diet. It’s made with little added flavor so you can add high protein to foods and drinks you already prepare at home. 12-ounce regularly $20.40, ON SALE $14.99

One way that Country Aire supports the community is by featuring as many local products as possible. Look for these fine products that were made, grown, raised or sourced right here on the Olympic Peninsula.

Bedford Sodas Betsy’s Pickles C.B.’s Nuts Candace’s Cookies Cebe Soaps Clark Farms Meats Camaraderie Wines Dry Creek Farms Organic Eggs Dungeness Valley Creamery Finn River Cider Fresh Hats Harbinger Wines High Tides Seafood Johnston Farms Produce Jose’s Salsa Key City Fish Lazy J Tree Farm

Maia Waye Greeting Cards Merrihill Soaps Mt. Townsend Cheese Nash’s Organic Produce Old World Salves Olympic Wilderness Apiary Pane d’Amore Breads Port Townsend Brewing Co. Princess Valiant Coffees & Cocoas Purple Haze Farm Smoothie Essential Soaps Sunrise Coffee Sunrise Meats Wind Rose Cellars Working Girl Wines (Olympic Cellars)

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HEALTHY FOOD | Fun and Easy Recipes Mexican Black Bean Pizza

• 1/4 cup low-fat or soy sour cream • 1 cup shredded lettuce

By: Polly Pitchford, Full Spectrum Health


A fun way to use a bean dip. Diet Types: Low Fat, Vegetarian Serves: 4 Cooking Time: Under 30 minutes INGREDIENTS:

• packaged pizza crust • 1/2 cup prepared black bean dip • 6 scallions, chopped • 1/3 cup mild salsa • 1/2 cup shredded low-fat or soy mozzarella • 1 tomato, seeded and diced • 1/2 medium avocado

u Preheat oven according to pizza crust package directions. u Spread a thin layer of black bean dip over surface of crust. Follow with a thin layer of salsa and sprinkle with shredded cheese. Top with chopped scallions and sliced olives. u Bake as directed for pizza crust. u When done, top with your choice of tomatoes, avocado slices, reduced fat sour cream or shredded lettuce. NOTE: Gluten-Free Pizza

Dough Mix is available at Country Aire for those who wish to avoid gluten.

Zucchini Jicama Latkes Try these delicious gluten-free latkes — they are very easy to make. INGREDIENTS

• 2 c. zucchini, shredded and water squeezed out • 2 c. jicama, peeled, shredded and water squeezed out • 1/2 c. onion, pureed or finely shredded • 2 tbsp. garlic, finely minced • 2 eggs, beaten • 1/4 c. Parmesan/Romano blend • 1/2 tsp. salt • coconut oil for cooking


u Place a spoon full of mixture down on the skillet and flatten as best as possible — if the latkes are too thick, they won’t cook evenly and will be hard to flip. u Cook around 3 minutes on each side or flip when golden brown. u Serve with applesauce, sour cream.

u Squeeze out all extra moisture form the zucchini and jicama. u Mix all other ingredients in together. u Heat a skillet medium and melt coconut oil — around 1 tbsp is a good start for a few latkes.


Dried Plum Waldorf Salad Authored By: California Dried Plum Board

You can easily convert this into a tasty vegetarian dish by substituting tofu chunks for the turkey.

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Diet Type: Dairy Free Serves: 6 Cooking Time: Under 15 minutes INGREDIENTS:

• 3/4 cup reduced fat mayonnaise • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice


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u In medium bowl combine mayonnaise and orange juice; add apples, turkey, dried plums, celery and walnuts, tossing to coat. u Chill in refrigerator; serve on lettuce, if desired.

Congratulations, Country Aire!



• 3 cups chopped red apples • 1 1/2 cups cubed smoked turkey • 1 cup chopped dried plums • 3/4 cup chopped celery • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted • Red or green lettuce leaves (optional)


TIP: To toast walnuts, arrange in even layer on baking sheet. Bake in 350 degree oven 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

Country Aire Natural Foods Market • July 2012

What’s the big deal about ‘gluten free’? Nearly 1 percent of people in the United States are sensitive to gluten due to Celiac disease and find that eleminating gluten is essential to their health.

But many others are discovering the benefits of reducing the amount of gluten they consume, as well. Broadening the variety of grains you consume allows the body time to rest from the constant barrage of wheat products most of us consume. Gluten is a binding protein that is found in many, but not all, grains. It’s what gives products such as bread and baked goods it’s soft texture. The most common gluten-containing grain that we as a society eat is wheat, and wheat (in all forms, including spelt, durum, bulgur and semolina) contains gluten. Rye and barley also contain gluten. Oats by nature are gluten free, however, many of the fields that grow oats are also used to grow wheat. Depending on your level of intolerance, you may or may not need to purchase gluten-free oats.

There are many grains that do not contain gluten. Actually, there are more gluten-free grains than there are grains that contain gluten. Amaranth, buckwheat, corn, quinoa and rice are among some of the grains that are naturally gluten free. There are a variety of wheat flour substitutes such as potato, almond and rice flour that can be used to make gluten free breads, cakes and cookies. Gluten can be found in many forms you would not expect. Beware of these hidden sources of gluten: • Condiments like ketchup, mustard, salad dressings, barbecue and teriyaki sauces • Many processed meats use wheat as a filler • Modified food starch • Soy sauce (but there are several gluten free brands available) • Lecithin • Textured vegetable protein • Emulsifiers • Prescription and over-the-counter drugs, even some vitamins contain gluten. Whether you are intolerant to gluten, or simply want to reduce your intake of wheat products, there are many good tasting, satisfying options available. By eliminating gluten from your diet, it is also


Amaranth, buckwheat, corn, quinoa and rice are among the grains that are naturally gluten free — all of which can be found in bulk at Country Aire. possible to increase your energy levels, lower bad cholesterol levels and even assist the body`s digestive processes. Many people have found it beneficial to eliminate gluten from their diets, ranging from those with ADHD to those with auto-immune disorders. Gluten-free diets have also been shown to be beneficial to those suffering from thyroid disease, cystic fibrosis, multiple sclerosis, anemia, autism and irritable bowel syndrome. Eliminating gluten from the diet can also be of great benefit to those wishing to lose weight. As more people become aware of their grain diet, more products are coming to market. Check out Country Aire to see what’s new in products as well as “grab ‘n’ go” items in the deli area.

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Loyal customers rewarded

Country Aire Natural Foods Market offers customers an opportunity to receive something back on their purchases. A loyalty program the store calls its C.A.R.D (Country Aire Redeemable Dollars), gives returning customers a chance to accumulate points towards a 5 percent rebate on qualified purchases throughout the store. For every $1,000 customers spend on regularly priced items they receive a $50 gift card. Country Aire has been overwhelmed by the number of customers asking about this loyalty program. Since the store opened on May 1, nearly 1,500 people have signed up, with more being added daily. The store paid its first loyal customer within 30 days of opening and several others reached their 1,000-point goal before the end of June. The program has been well received and will benefit the valued customers that Country Aire appreciates so much.

The grand opening of Country Aire Natural Foods Market isn’t just one day of celebration — it’s six! From 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 24 through 6 p.m. Sunday, July 29 there will be intermittent:

• Giveaways and prize-drawings • Live music • Free vendor samples and displays from Jose’s Salsa, Bedford sodas, Deep River Chips, Q-Bees Brownie Ice Cream Treats, Vogue Cuisine Veggie Dips, Taste of the Wild pet foods (to take home to your furry friends), Coconut Bliss Ice Cream, Nature’s Hollow sugar-free jam, Blue Lotus Chai Tea, Draper Valley Meats, Clark Farms meats, Beanitos Chips and many more. • Local wine reps on hand to answer questions • A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at noon on Tuesday, July 24. The public is invited to come and celebrate the “official” opening of Country Aire. Although the store had a soft opening on May 1, and has been open for business since then, owners wanted the grand opening to coincide with the 37th anniversary of the original store’s opening. • Grand opening event and vendor updates will be posted in-store and on Country Aire’s Facebook page ( Check back often for details.

BULK BUYING Kelly Maloney of Port Angeles makes a selection in the bulk foods department of Country Aire Natural Foods Market on the establishment’s opening day — May 1 — in the former Gottschalks building at First and Oak streets.

What about supplements?

Maybe you’ve heard that a certain dietary supplement can ease your aches and pains, or—my gosh— help you live to be 120 years old. But maybe you feel completely overwhelmed by the wall of supplements found inside a health food store. You want to do something good for your body, but where should you start? And how do you avoid getting confused? Dr. Oz, a well-known physician and television personality, says that supplements are a “vital part of staying healthy” — but it’s easy to get confused about what to take. Experts at Country Aire can talk you through how to start a sensible supplement program, or if you have recommendations from a doctor, they can help you find just what you’re looking for. The supplements department is located in the northwest corner of the store. Head there to find a vast selection of vitamins and supplements for your best health, energy and strength.

photo by Keith Thorpe

The Port Angeles Downtown Association Board of Directors and its Members congratulate

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Proud Partners in Promoting Good Health to the North Olympic Peninsula.


on 37 years of building the cornerstone of a healthy downtown.


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Word on the street


Happy customers are more than willing to share their delight about the new store on Country Aire’s Facebook page. Here is what a few of them wrote: “Last week I made a request for you to stock my favorite creamer. I just shopped in the store this morning and there it was in the cooler waiting for me!! AND — CHEAPER than the other grocery stores in town! Thank you so much Country Aire! Also, a big thanks for keeping your organic produce prices so low ... always cheaper than other stores.” — Sharon H. “Great store! Went today and got all the ingredients to make my make-ahead oatmeal chia seed breakfast smoothies ... wonderful selection of foods. My kids (who hate grocery shopping) even enjoyed it and asked if we could shop there from now on!” — Angie H. “It’s so hard to leave the store, so many great products. Country Aire is awesome and I really appreciate the friendly and helpful staff. Thank you!” — Broc B. “Couldn’t stop smiling! Soup and wrap for lunch. Yum.” — Cathy L. “This store will be the hub of downtown.” — Ruth W. “Country Aire is a real gift to the community.” — Alice H. “If you want to stay healthy and fit, visit Country Aire a bit.” — Natalia R.

The City of Port Angeles can help fund your FACADE & SIGNAGE improvement project!

Before the building that houses Country Aire was a Peoples department store, it was a City Electric Appliance Store. Here is a City Electric ad from a 1930s’ edition of the Peninsula Evening News.


Business and property owners in Port Angeles’ core commercial areas are eligible to receive grant assistance for improvements to their buildings’ facades. Applicants may apply for funds up to $10,000 to cover half the cost of facade improvements and up to $1,000 for sign improvements. The complete application package is available on the City’s website at and at City Hall, 321 E. 5th Street. For more information regarding eligible program items and the application process, please contact Roberta Korcz, Assistant Planner, at 360-417-4804 or

...congratulates Country Aire Natural Foods on their new home...

...thanks them for their commitment to the community....


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“Be sure to checkout the naturally made goat milk soaps by Merrihill Farm in Country Aire. Thank you Country Aire Market for promoting local farmers like us!” — Merri M.


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