Volume 19/Number 2
we are all in it
your local co-op
EARTH DAY ....... APRIL 22
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foods and products. As a cooperative, we emphasize socially and environmentally-responsible practices, and
provide education and information about our products and the cooperative principles upon which we are based.
3 General Manager’s Report
table of contents
4 Serve Your Co-op
4 Board Candidacy Forums
22 Don’t Forget Your Reusable Bags!
5 Expansion Update
23 Green Cleaning
6 Live Simply That Others May Live...
24 BOD President Letter —
Owner Equity Issues
8 What Is Green & Sustainable Living? & Explanations
10 Wakulla Springs 25 Scholarship Application
Still Sick... But Getting Treatment
26 In Memory of Jim O’ Toole
12 Local Spotlight: Sauce Boss
14 Cook’s Corner 27 Seminars
18 Owner Advantage Sales Flyer 30 Owner Advantage Business Partners
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GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT
Have you been to
New Leaf Market lately?
BY LARRANE HARTRIDGE
T in the store since the beginning
hose of you who haven’t been New bulk bins was one of the items
that had been temporarily cut from
of our construction are missing out. our expansion budget to balance
Visit www.newleafmarket.coop to the high mechanical and
follow the progress. Our marketing engineering costs. Thanks to the
department has been doing a great decision of our Board of Directors
job of keeping the site current and to finally have all of our owners
up-to-date on a weekly basis. The participate equally at a $100
project has been moving along a
bit slower than anticipated but we
are extremely pleased with what’s
been done so far. A huge thank you
goes out to our Store Manager, Phil
General Manager Larrane Valentine, who orchestrated the
Hartridge is prepared for three overnight shifts that repo-
anything (above). Trenches sitioned the grocery and wellness
are dug for plumbing and shelving and relocated the registers
electricity (below). with the help of some very
Balancing construction with the Staff rolls shelves together
operation of the store is a during overnight shift.
challenge and we anticipated that refundable equity amount, we
we may have a few hiccups in the now can afford to replace the bulk
process. To date, we have had only bins. We have had well over 1,000
three hiccups, starting with yours responses from owners who joined
truly stepping into a freshly poured the Co-op at the $25 level and have
trench of cement. Then some received over $60,000 in additional
ceiling tiles were blown loose equity! Some owners even paid
from the ceiling near the entrance. more than they needed to in order
Seems we created quite a wind to help owners who couldn’t afford
tunnel there. Don’t be concerned, to up their equity. Others rushed in
the ceiling was repaired and rein- to pay the additional equity, having
forced. Finally, just the other day a heard from their friends about the
section of our bulk shelving—housing increase, even before they received
eight bins of grains—collapsed and a letter. The response has been so
we had to contend with 300 pounds positive and we thank you all for
of spilled grains. your participation.
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Serve Your Co-op
BY JOSHUA YOUNGBLOOD
Run for a Seat
on the NLM
& DAVE WATSON, BOARD DIRECTORS
ould you like to take a more active role in
W your co-op’s future? Perhaps you want to
satisfy a personal need for more community
involvement. If so, please consider running for
a seat on the NLM Board of Directors. New
Board of Directors
Leaf Market is seeking primary owners
interested in running for the Board. Find out
more by attending the Board Candidacy
Forums—Thursday, March 6, and Thursday,
March 13 at Word Traffic Books.
The Board plays a unique role in the
governance of the store. It has specific
responsibilities and makes decisions through a
consensus model, using a facilitator to preside
over meetings. The policy manual directs the
Board to govern with the following tenets in
• an emphasis on outward vision
rather than internal preoccupation
• strategic leadership rather than
• collective rather than individual
• a vision for the future rather than
past or present
• a proactive rather than reactive
Board Candidacy Forums
• an encouragement of diversity in
Board members receive ongoing training and Word Traffic Books
leadership development from Cooperative (behind New Leaf Market on Lafayette Street)
Consulting Services. Training not only assists
with developing more effective board
members, but builds personal leadership skills Thursday, March 6, 2008 6:30-8:00 pm
that can be applied to other endeavors. Thursday, March 13, 2008 6:30-8:00 pm
(No reservation is required to attend a forum.)
At the upcoming March forums, experienced
board members will share information on the Note: If you are a primary owner wishing to run
Board’s role and responsibilities, on board for a seat on the Board, please complete a BOD
structure and special job descriptions. They declaration of candidacy. Declaration applications
will provide information about the expec- are now available at the customer service desk.
tations required of each board member, as
defined in the code of ethics, and the antici- BOD declaration of candidacy must be submitted
pated time no later than Tuesday, March 25, at the customer
commitment for board and committee work. service desk.
If you are interested in learning more, stop by For more information, please contact Dave Watson
one of the forums. at email@example.com; phone: 562-1035.
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BY CRISTIN BURNS
o much has happened since I last wrote that I am at a The new electrical service is a
S loss for where to begin. The biggest piece of news is
that our timeline has been modified. Phase One of
huge undertaking—keeping all of
our existing equipment running
construction is now scheduled to be complete around while adding all of the new elec-
April 1. Consequently, the project completion date trical lines and eventually combin-
will not be May 2008 as stated in the January Natural ing the two. Once everything is
Times. We now hope that the renovation will be in place we will disconnect from
complete some time this summer. our old service and connect to
the new service. The switch will
I’m thrilled that our customers can finally see proof of temporarily shut off our power for
the work that is being accomplished. If you’ve shopped several hours. However, we plan
in the past couple of weeks you have seen the to do this overnight so as
temporary partition at the front of the store. We made not to disturb the operations of
room for the wall by shifting the grocery and the store.
registers. If you are having any difficulties locating
products, please ask us. Nothing was discontinued, with I have to take this opportunity to
the exception of the water machine which will return thank Mad Dog Design and
at the end of the project, however some products have Construction, Darnell and
been relocated. Behind that wall our new restrooms Associates and Weston Trawick
and an office are being built. The exterior partition is for working overnight shifts. Their
allowing the front of the building to be demolished and willingness to work around our
reframed with the new entrance doors and windows. store hours has been beyond
helpful. As Phase Two approaches
Beyond the construction zone signs the underground we will be reorganizing the store yet again.
plumbing and electrical work has been completed, the
trenches have been filled with concrete and portions of Once Phase Two begins, the deli counter and seating
the new concrete floor have been poured. In the rear area will be demolished. In order to continue providing
of the building the grease trap was installed, the new the hot bar and salad bar, some deli equipment will be
receiving pad has been poured and the opening for the temporarily relocated. During this time the deli will
new stock room doors has been cut. be unable to offer made-to-order sandwiches,
smoothies, espresso drinks and fresh juices. To
After occupying our space for almost 20 years, we accommodate for this inconvenience, the grab ’n go
continue to discover quirks about our building. For section will be better than ever, including packaged
instance, although we were aware that our building sandwiches made fresh daily.
used to be a Sears, we were unaware that vestiges As we approach the end of Phase One and the
of that time still inhabit our rafters—like plumbing beginning of Phase Two, I’m sure we will discover
and electrical lines that run the length of the center. further surprises. Please visit our website
Detaching ourselves from this antiquated system is www.newleafmarket.coop for updates and photos
proving harder than we thought. of the progress.
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Live Simply that Others May Live
BY GRETCHEN HEIN
“ ive simply that others may with a small inside portable line. If
live.” I remember the first time
I saw this quote, the simplicity and
you can’t do it with every load, try
one load a week. I love the smell
potency of it struck a deep chord of laundry hung on the line and I use
within me. I grew up attending Girl the time to enjoy the season, listen
Scout meetings where our motto to the birds and insects and notice
was to leave things better than we what’s flowering. If the clothes feel
found them. I took that intention too stiff they can be fluffed in the
with me as I grew up, left home and dryer for just a few minutes.
created my own family. I put the Buy water saving-devices that
two of these ideas together and reduce the flow of water at your
they became my guide for living my sinks and showers. And, cut your
life. shower time to five minutes or
Recently I investigated the Internet less. Make longer, warmer showers
as a resource to locate sites that a special treat.
not only provide me with informa- Invest in a water filter and
tion about global warming, but also stop buying bottled water.
to help me reduce the effect my In recent years, discarded plastic
lifestyle has on global warming. water bottles have become an
enormous problem. Filtering water
Large corporations such as Google, at your own sink and then carrying
Wal-Mart, and UPS are beginning to your own water bottle around in a
change their carbon footprint. You safe, reusable container is your best
can do it too. Following are a few, bet. If you don’t want to install a
easy steps you can take to reduce filter, you can buy a countertop wa-
your own carbon footprint. ter filter almost anywhere. North
Florida has some of the best water
Around the house in the world. Filtered Tallahassee
Change light bulbs. Replace your water tastes great!
incandescent light bulbs with
energy efficient compact Purchase or make
fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs. They environmentally-friendly
not only use less electricity, but in household cleaners. One simple
summer, they produce less heat. thing I recently discovered was
You can use the extra moment they to fill a spray bottle with white
take to light up as a moment to vinegar which I then periodically
pause and take a breath. spray on shower walls. The vinegar keep your home comfortable when
prevents the growth of molds you’re there and reduce energy use
Plug your computer, TV, sound and keeps the shower clean. Even when you’re away. Take another
system and other appliances into a better, you don’t have to rinse the look at passive solar water heaters
power strip that you can easily shower walls after the vinegar and solar panels. Many changes have
turn off. Many of these appliances spray. improved technology in recent
are designed to continue to con- years, and costs have come down.
sume power even when turned off. Reduce junk mail by visiting
Cutting the power to them reduces nrdc.org and signing up to ‘find and
electricity consumption decline’ unwanted catalogs. You list As you drive
considerably. Or, simply unplug what you want to eliminate and Lighten your foot on the
your appliance when not in use. the site contacts the company to pedal. Observe the speed limit.
remove you from the mailing list. Those extra five miles above the
Reduce your dependence on the speed limit result in a six percent
clothes dryer. Line dry clothes Consider investing in a program- loss of fuel economy. If you were
either outside in the fresh air or mable thermostat. This will traveling for eight hours, those five
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...because less really is more
than ten seconds at a drive-through www.fightglobalwarming.com
or school pick-up, turn your car — an easy-to-use site that exposes
engine off. Lobby your school to the dangers, the science and myths
encourage this. of global warming. Easy tips. A PDF
Keep your engine tuned and your booklet of tips and handouts you
tires balanced, properly inflated and can print and share.
replace when worn. And the next www.environmentaldefense.org
time you are shopping for a car, — offers periodic updates and tips
look at models with the highest to help improve the imprint you
gas efficiency or take a hybrid leave, with a promise not to share
for a test drive. your email address.
When you shop — another site full of useful infor-
Purchase locally grown mation about simple ways to live a
as often as possible. greener life. Includes press releases
Purchasing only 10 percent and scientific articles about living
of your produce from green. This site ranks food in terms
local farms of pesticide use. It also contains a
reduces your link that lets you opt out of mail-
annual consumption order catalogs.
of fossil fuels by 300,000 gallons, www.grist.org
reducing CO2 emissions 8,000,000 — a great place to learn about
pounds. Just imagine the reduction global warming. Includes informa-
by buying more, or even better, tion about presidential candidates’
growing some of what you eat. positions on environmental issues.
Invest in cloth bags and then — helps you calculate your carbon
use them. See Bridget’s article on footprint.
page for tips on how to
remember your bags.
— a guide to purchasing sustainable
Invest in energy efficient seafood. The seafood guide on this
appliances. site identifies sustainable and
unsustainable seafood. Fish and
Support locally owned other seafood are ranked as “Best
businesses, artists and Choices, Good Alternative, and
craftspeople. Avoid,” to help consumers with
extra miles per hour would put you Buy less. Take a closer look at purchasing decisions.
at your destination only 40 minutes what you need versus what you
sooner. Around town, the differ- want. Do a little research to edu- I discovered how many practices
ence is negligible. Along the same cate yourself about the product I had already incorporated into
lines, avoid rabbit starts and stops, you’re considering and from there, my life and what more I could
accelerate slowly, and pace yourself make a more informed decision. do. Changing my carbon footprint
for those frequent stops at lights. doesn’t mean living a life of
See if you can eliminate one trip deprivation. Once I began to
from home each week and look for
opportunities to carpool to work A few of my favorite sites shift my awareness to what I
or social events. Start small and www.thegreenguide.com can do, what I once thought
look for opportunities to expand. — a National Geographic site full of was hard, became easier. For
great information. Includes articles, me, living more simply has become
Turn off engine when idling. videos, quizzes and product infor- a responsibility to the world I live
If you’re going to be idling for more mation. in and future generations.
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What is Green and
BY PAUL RUTKOVSKY
ost of us have probably heard about living sevices that
M a sustainable “lifestyle” and buying “green”
products. Many farmers, whether they are part of
large agribusiness corporations or run small organic harm on the
farms, can be defined as green only because their
crops may be green in color. However, that of environment can
course does not mean they are responsibly green be considered green.
and rotate crops, use nontoxic-based fertilizers,
free-range feed their animal stock and sell their
Home cleaning products, gardening, and construc-
tion products are increasingly being advertised as
green as well. Selling green and sustainable prod-
ucts is becoming big business, and it’s a complex
jungle for the consumer to sort out which busi-
nesses are truly green.
What is sustainable? Simply put, sustainable can be
defined as a closed system. The book, Cradle to
Cradle, by William McDonough and Michael Braun-
gart, has a great title that illustrates the concept
of sustainability. A tree in a forest is a cradle-to-
cradle organism. It grows from a seed, produces
other new seeds, dies, and decays and fertilizes the
new trees. The cycle begins again, or actually it’s
a never-ending cycle unless it’s disturbed. Most of
our “man-made” or built environment cycles from
cradle to grave or manufactured product to landfill.
In the past, there has been very little effort to re-
turn the product back to its source or to recycle it.
Another definition of sustainable, from Wikipe-
dia, characterizes it as follows: “Sustainability is
a characteristic of a process or state that can be
maintained at a certain level indefinitely. The term,
in its environmental usage, refers to the potential
longevity of vital human ecological support sys-
tems, such as the planet’s climatic system, systems
of agriculture, industry, forestry, and fisheries, and
human communities in general and the various sys-
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tems on which they depend in balance with sustainably, but it’s important to do your
the impacts of our unsustainable or sustain- homework and not take an advertising claim
able design.” at face value. Patronize reputable busi-
nesses that you trust. Most will research
Goods and services that inflict minimal their sources and give out correct informa-
harm on the environment can be considered tion. Also, there is a new business in town—
green. Many of these products are cradle Green Living Center, located at 1020
to cradle and do not end up in the land- North Monroe Street. The owner, Lindsey
fill. Products are finally being developed Billesbach-Spear, carries many green prod-
that have “disposable costs” built into the ucts and organizes workshops. Whether
front-end price. In other words, when you you are planning to renovate or build a new
buy a kitchen appliance you will be paying home or business, you should visit Green
extra for the recycling of the plastic, tin, Living and see the actual products
rubber, glass, etc. But if the components
of the appliance have very complex plastic A new residential community and commer-
compounds or exotic chemical-based addi- cial district called Evening Rose is being de-
tives, the cost of greening the parts will be veloped by K2 Urban Corp in Tallahassee.
even more expensive. The complete cost The developers say they are applying for
of manufacturing and responsibly disposing LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmen-
of the product should, and eventually will tal Design) certification. This is the most
be, part of the point-of-purchase cost. difficult “green certification” to receive and
if successful, they will be the first in the
The biggest task however, is identify- region to receive the certification.
ing which companies are actually ethical
and doing what they say they are doing in
terms of greening their processes and prod-
ucts. There is very little oversight or regu- FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
lation of the industry. For instance, there
are roughly 80,000 manufactured chemicals Sustainability Institute
in our consumer/business environment of www.sustainer.org
which not even one-fifth have been tested.
We are the test site. We use the prod- Green Guide
uct (e.g. lead-based paint) and later find www.thegreenguide.com/products
out that it’s toxic. There are many more
examples but not enough space to enumer- Organic Consumers Association
ate. Organic food standards are relatively www.organicconsumers.org
safe, but the industry is constantly chipping
away and eliminating important safeguards. Co-op America
This is gray and See www.organicconsumers.org for specific www.coopamerica.org
black and white examples.
and quite toxic. Low Impact Living
Not green. There is much opportunity for those www.lowimpactliving.com
interested in going green and living more
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but Getting Treatment
BY CRYSTAL WAKOA
On a cold December morning in 2007, two cold and
hungry divers with the Woodville Karst Plain Project
emerged from their world record-setting dive that
connected the Leon Sinks cave system with Wakulla
Springs. A group of manatees appeared in the spring
bowl just before the divers, as if to join with the
crowd on the bank in welcoming the divers and
applauding their feat. Manatees have never before
over-wintered at Wakulla Springs, and park staff can’t
explain their prolonged presence this year.
Some things we know. Some things we don’t. But as
we connect the dots between what goes on in
Tallahassee and the health of Wakulla Springs, the
knowledge of our interconnectedness becomes
harder and harder to deny.
What is the health of Wakulla Springs these days? If
we took her temperature, she would still be running take responsibility. Step up it has, committing to
a high fever. She remains challenged by high nitrate upgrade its treatment plants to advanced
levels that cause rapid growth of invasive hydrilla, wastewater treatment (AWT) in six years, which will
yearly herbicide treatment by park staff to knock it drastically reduce the concentration of nitrates in the
back, proliferation of bad algae that, along with the effluent—a huge victory for all of us fighting for the
hydrilla, suck oxygen from the water—which chases restoration of Wakulla Springs.
the bass population elsewhere, fewer gallinules and
night herons, and still not enough apple snails to The second largest polluter of Wakulla Springs is sep-
lure the limpkin back. Wakulla Springs’ health is still tic tanks, which also leak nitrates into the soil. With
ranked in the lowest 20 percent of all Florida rivers. 30,000 septic tanks in Leon County, 10,000 in Wakulla
County and the population climbing, septic tanks
And yet there is cause for great hope. We know could become the Springs’ leading cause of nitrate
where the nitrate pollution is coming from, and we pollution in years to come, should business as usual
are beginning to take responsibility for reducing it prevail. But there is good news on this front, too. As
so that Wakulla Springs will have a chance to thrive of mid-2007, all new Wakulla County development
again. not on the central sewage system must install per-
formance-based (i.e., nitrate reducing) septic systems.
The Springs’ biggest polluter is the City of Talla- In addition, any older, standard septic tank that fails
hassee’s wastewater treatment facilities. Treated must be replaced with the performance-based sys-
wastewater (effluent) from the sewage treatment tem. Leon County is not far behind—county officials
plants is piped to the sprayfield farm on Tram Road. are considering requiring those same advanced septic
The nitrate-laden effluent is sprayed on crops that tanks in the southern part of Leon County.
are meant to absorb the nitrogen, but too much of it
seeps into the porous soil, entering limestone Tallahassee sits uphill from Wakulla Springs. It is now
conduits that lead to Wakulla Springs. It took a well documented that Munson Slough, into which all
lawsuit to get the City to step up to the plate and of Tallahassee’s drainage ditches flow, itself drains to
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Wakulla Springs’ health is still ranked
in the lowest 20 percent of all Florida rivers.
Wakulla Springs, making storm water runoff a third the hope that even with all the changes Wakulla
significant contributor to the degradation of Wakulla Springs will be restored to her former, pristine glory.
Springs. In response to this, Leon County continues The population of our region is projected to double in
to build more storm water retention ponds, which the next 40 years. All the newcomers will need to
reduce the toxicity of the runoff. The Department flush their toilets, just like we do. The sheer volume
of Transportation eliminated all fertilizer application of effluent the City will need to dispose of, and the
(218 tons per year!) on roadsides within the Wakulla radical rise in the number of septic systems, could
Springs basin. And the Tallahassee-Leon County negate the effects of the advanced technologies.
Planning Department has developed a set of Conservation is key in this regard. It will take all of
pollution-reducing recommendations in their us doing our part by installing water-saving toilets, as
Comprehensive Plan, that will strengthen protective well as water-saving washing machines, and
measures for the Springs. conserving water in all of our activities. It will take
a willingness to let go of picture-perfect lawns that
All of these recent developments that hold out so require fertilizers and pesticides, and to take pride
much hope have come about as the result of instead in Florida-friendly landscaping. It will take an
scientists, environmental organizations, non-profits, awareness of our interconnectedness with our water
local and state governments, activists, and our local supply, our springs, rivers, bays and estuaries, and a
newspaper coming together, sharing information, rais- personal commitment to lighten our load on them.
ing awareness, and applying pressure where needed
to highlight the plight of Wakulla Springs and ham- For inspiration, take a drive to Wakulla Springs. Climb
mer out solutions. The cooperation and concern of to the top of the diving platform where you have a
so many diverse groups of people to protect and re- good chance of seeing a pod of manatees—ten in all,
store Wakulla Springs is a testament to the intrinsic including two calves. We may not know why they’re
value Wakulla Springs holds for us as a community. taking up winter residence here, but we know that
their fate, and the fate of Wakulla Springs depend
But there’s a catch to all this good news, a hitch in entirely on us.
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Sauce Boss Ladles
Soup for the
Homeless BY ISABEL SHERIDAN
B ill Wharton and his wife Ruth have been coming to
New Leaf Market since 1973. They were members
back when the Co-op was located on Macomb Street.
gumbo with the homeless all over the country. His
website lists the concerts he’s done for homeless cen-
ters around the nation; he’s performed in Washington,
So when Bill became the “Sauce Boss” and started mar- D.C., Indiana, Pennsylvania, many cities in Florida, and
keting his now famous hot sauces, it was only natural in New Orleans’ 9th Ward. Since 2002 Bill has cooked
that he approach New Leaf Market with his products. gumbo for over 135,000 people.
“In 1987 I began to sell my sauces. New Leaf was one
of my first customers and has been ever since,” Bill You can help Bill Wharton “feed the needy, in body and
says with a touch of pride. soul.” Visit his website for Planet Gumbo, the non-
profit foundation he set up to help the homeless, at
Bill had been making hot sauces for family and friends www.planetgumbo.org. And, if you really want to get
for years. Twenty-one years ago he was persuaded involved, join Bill and Ruth the second Wednesday of
to go into business. And now his “Liquid Summer” hot each month at the homeless shelter in Tallahassee to
sauces are a must-have for customers all over the Tal- make a meal and music.
lahassee area. In New Leaf Market’s condiment section,
you can find Bill’s three Liquid Summer products: Datil Bill’s next CD, “Soft Boss Raw,” will be released at the
Pepper Sauce is named for a pepper that is native to Bradfordville Blues Club at a gumbo party on Saturday,
St. Augustine; Habañnero Sauce is made from the hot- May 3.
test pepper there is; and Hot Q Sauce is a little bit
spicy barbecue sauce made with peaches.
Bill is mixing
Bill’s second passion is making music. “I’ve always been it up on stage.
a musician,” he states. Nineteen years ago, when Bill I wonder how
was cutting a CD in Orlando, he met Raful Neal, a much sauce
musician from Baton Rouge. While Bill and Raful were he uses.
recording, Raful’s wife was across the hall, just a whiff
away, cooking gumbo for the crew’s lunch. “What a
great way to showcase my hot sauces,” Bill thought. “I
watched her cook, got a few tips from her, and started
making gumbo on stage,” he declares. “I bring a fish
cooker on stage and cook during the show. The audi-
ence helps by adding ingredients and stirring the pot.
They love it.”
And then, to hot sauces, music and making gumbo on
stage, Bill added another passion—feeding the home-
less. In 2002 Bill was invited to sing and make gumbo
at the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen in Orlando, his home
town. A new world opened up for him—and for the
homeless. Since then he has been making music and
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Since 2002 Bill Wharton
has cooked gumbo for
local spotlight over 135,000 people.
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Corner of salt and garlic powder or a approximately 5 minutes.
spoonful of miso and a sprig of Remove the asparagus
JEAN CROZIER marjoram the last 15 minutes and immediately rinse in cold
of cooking.) You can also use water to stop the cooking
ARUGULA PESTO precooked, organic canned process. Drain thor-
Makes 2/3 cup beans. oughly.
2 cups packed baby arugula In a blender or food proces- In a small bowl,
2 T white mellow miso sor, add the garlic, rosemary, mash the avocado,
1/3-1/2 cup pine nuts or vinegars, salt, and pepper. lime juice, and
walnuts Blend while slowly adding the garlic into a coarse
1/4-1/3 cup olive oil olive oil. puree.
1-2 cloves garlic, chopped
Add the beans, arugula, In another small
Blend all ingredients in food tomatoes and olives to a bowl, stir together
processor. Add more olive oil if large salad bowl. Pour de- the rice and yogurt
necessary. Delicious on crackers, sired amount of the dressing to mix well.
whole grain crusty bread, pasta, over and mix and combine.
or raw veggies. Serve at room temperature. Heat a large dry
From Delicious Living frying pan (not one
ARUGULA & WHITE BEAN magazine with a nonstick
SALAD surface) over
Serves 6 ASPARAGUS medium heat. One
2 cups (365g) dried white & AVOCADO WRAPS at a time, heat the tortillas in
northern beans, soaked in water Serves 6 the hot pan until softened,
overnight (or 2 cans organic 24 asparagus spears approximately 20 seconds per
white beans) 1 ripe avocado, pitted and side.
2 cloves garlic peeled
1 3-inch stem of rosemary Lay the tortillas flat on a clean
1 T lime juice work surface. Spread the
(leaves removed), or 3/4 tsp 1 clove garlic, minced
dried rosemary avocado mixture equally
1 1/2 cups cooked, cold among the tortillas. Top each
1 T red wine vinegar long-grain white rice
3 T balsamic or sherry vinegar with an equal amount of the
3 T plain nonfat yogurt rice mixture, asparagus,
1/2 tsp sea salt 3 whole wheat tortillas, 10 cilantro, and onion.
1/2 tsp ground black pepper inches in diameter
1/3 cup olive oil 1/3 cup fresh cilantro leaves Fold in both sides and the
1 bunch arugula, washed, stems 2 T chopped red onion bottom of each tortilla up over
removed, and finely chopped the filling; then roll to close.
3–4 Roma tomatoes, finely diced In a medium-sized saucepan If made in advance, cover with
1/4 cup chopped Kalamata olives over high heat, bring 2 inches plastic wrap and refrigerate for
water to a boil. up to 1 hour.
Drain and cook beans in simmer- (cont.)
ing water until tender, about 40 Place the asparagus in a
minutes. (Beans have better fla- steamer basket, cover, and
vor if you add 1/2 tsp each (con.t) steam until just tender, (cont.)
14 Natural Times March/April 2008
Return to room temperature before STIR FRIED SNOW PEAS
serving. & MUSHROOMS
To serve, cut each wrap in half
crosswise. 1 T sesame seeds
From Mayo Clinic Williams-Sonoma 1 T olive oil
Cookbook by Mayo Clinic 1/2 pound snow peas
4 ounces fresh mushrooms, thinly
WILTED SPINACH SALAD sliced
WITH ASPARAGUS 2 T teriyaki sauce
Serves 2 In a medium skillet over medium
heat, cook the sesame seeds about
2 cups fresh baby spinach leaves, 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until
washed, dried and chilled lightly browned. Remove from heat,
1 pound asparagus stalks, washed and set aside.
3 T good quality balsamic vinegar Heat oil in the skillet over medium
2 T extra-virgin olive oil high heat. Stir in snow peas and
2 T minced red onion mushrooms, and cook 3 to 4 minutes,
1 clove garlic, minced until tender.
1/4 tsp coarsely ground black pepper Transfer snow peas and mushrooms
1 hard-cooked egg, chopped to a medium bowl. Toss with sesame
seeds and teriyaki sauce, and serve
Place spinach on individual serving warm.
plates. From www.allrecipes.com
Blanch the asparagus in lightly salted
boiling water for approximately 3 TOFU SALAD WITH SNOW PEAS
minutes or until crisp-tender; do not Serves 4
overcook. Remove from heat and re- 1 T sweet chili sauce
fresh under cold water; drain and dry 1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger root
well; set aside. 2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 T dark soy sauce
In a large frying pan over medium 1 T sesame oil
heat, whisk together balsamic vin- 1/2 (16 ounce) package extra-firm
egar, olive oil, red onion, garlic, and tofu, drained and diced
pepper; heat balsamic mixture until 1 cup snow peas, trimmed
hot, stirring occasionally. Add cooked 2 small carrots, grated
asparagus spears to dressing mixture, 1 cup finely shredded red cabbage
tossing to coat and reheat. 2 T chopped peanuts
Remove from heat. Place asparagus In a large bowl, mix the chili sauce,
spears over the top of the spinach. ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and sesame
Pour warm dressing over asparagus oil. Place tofu in the mixture, and
and spinach. Sprinkle with chopped marinate 1 hour in the refrigerator.
eggs and serve immediately.
From Bring a pot of water to a boil.
www.whatscookingamerica.com Immerse the snow peas in the
boiling water for 1 to 2 minutes,
then immerse in a bowl of cold
water. Drain, and set aside.
Toss the peas, carrots,
cabbage, and peanuts with
the tofu and marinade to
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PEA SALAD WITH RADISHES SPRING GREENS WITH
AND FETA GRAPEFRUIT & ITALIAN SALAMI
Serves 4-6 Serves 4
2 tsp cumin seeds 2 large red grapefruit
2 T fresh lime juice 1 small shallot, minced
2 tsp honey 1 T white wine vinegar
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil Additional fresh grapefruit juice
3 T chopped fresh dill 1 tsp minced fresh tarragon
4 cups fresh shelled peas (from about 4 pounds 6 T walnut oil or olive oil
peas in pods) or 1 pound frozen petite peas
1 bunch radishes, trimmed, and thinly sliced 8 cups packed mixed baby greens (about 5
1 cup crumbled feta cheese (about 4 ounces) ounces)
3 cups fresh pea tendrils, coarsely chopped, or 4 ounces thinly sliced soppressata or other
pea sprouts (optional) Italian salami, cut into thin strips
Parmesan cheese shavings.
Heat small skillet over Cut peel and white pith from grapefruit. Holding
medium heat. Add cumin seeds and toast until grapefruit over bowl to catch juices, cut between
aromatic and slightly darker, about 2 membranes to release segments.
minutes. Cool; grind finely in spice mill. Whisk
lime juice, honey, and cumin in small bowl. Grad- Combine shallot and vinegar in small bowl. Let
ually whisk in oil; stir in dill. Season dressing stand 15 minutes. Add enough additional grape-
with salt and pepper. Can be made 1 day ahead. fruit juice to collected juices to measure 1/4 cup;
Cover and chill. Bring to room temperature whisk into vinegar. Add tarragon. Whisk in oil.
before serving. Season with salt and pepper.
SALAD: Place greens in large bowl. Drizzle 2/3 of dress-
Cook peas in pot of boiling salted water until
ing over and toss to coat. Divide salad among 4
almost tender, about 5 minutes for fresh (or
plates. Scatter soppressata over each. Top with
about 2 minutes for frozen). Drain; rinse under
grapefruit and Parmesan. Drizzle remaining
cold water, then drain well. Transfer to large
dressing over and serve.
bowl. Add radishes, feta, and dressing; toss.
From bon appétit & Gourmet, April 2007 (www.
Season with salt and pepper. If using pea tendrils
or sprouts, divide among bowls. Divide salad
among bowls. Serve. From bon appétit & GLORIA’S SALMON & CREAM SAUCE
Gourmet, April 2007 (www.epicurious.com) Serves 4-6
SRING SALAD SUPREME 1 large wild salmon filet
Serves 4-6 2 T Gloria’s Salmon Seasoning Mix
1/2 cup Earth Balance™ buttery spread or 1/4
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced julienne style cup Earth Balance™ and 1/4 cup olive oil
1 Granny Smith Apple, thinly sliced, half moons 1 cup milk
1/2 cup Annie’s Shitake Sesame 1/2 cup cream
Vinaigrette or just enough to cover onion and 1 T corn starch
10 ounces organic spring mix Remove skin from salmon. Heat
1-2 T crumbled Stilton blue cheese electric fry skillet or other large skillet. Add Earth
Balance™ until melted. Add salmon. Sprinkle
Combine apple and red onion and seasoning mix (recipe below) generously over
marinate in dressing for several hours. salmon. Cook over medium-high heat for 5 min-
When ready to serve, place spring utes until fish flakes.
mix in large salad bowl and
lightly toss in marinated onion To make cream sauce combine milk, cream and
and apple. Sprinkle cheese corn starch. Stir over medium high heat until
on top. Serve immedi- thickened. Spoon over salmon and serve.
ately. From Gloria Everett
By Katie Crozier
16 Natural Times March/April 2008
GLORIA’S SALMON SEASONING MIX
Makes 2 T
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp lemon pepper
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp ground thyme (takes out any Adapted from www.outdoorplaces.com
1/2 tsp dried dill weed 10. Tuna and Crackers. Get the cans with the
pull-top lid. Packets of mayonnaise can make
Combine all seasonings. Makes enough for an instant tuna salad. Serve on pita, bagel or
1 large salmon filet. crackers.
From Gloria Everett 9. Hard cheese and crackers. Hard cheeses are
robust enough to survive on the trail and can
GLORIA’S SALMON WITH SAUTÉED take a moderate amount of heat. Sharp cheddar
VEGGIES & STUFFING is the best.
Serves 4-6 8. Peanut butter or other nut butters. Repack
1 large wild salmon filet into a squeeze tube (available at camping
stores). Spread on crackers, bagels, etc.
1 large onion, chopped Sprinkle with raisins for extra energy.
1 large shallot, chopped 7. Cookies and candy. Look for natural gummy
1 large red pepper, chopped candies, jelly beans, sesame stick candy and
4 garlic cloves, minced more. Jenny’s Macaroons come individually
1/2 bunch parsley, chopped wrapped for instant access and energy.
1 tsp garlic powder 6. Fresh fruit. Nothing satisfies like a good or-
1 tsp onion powder ganic apple, orange, or pear. Take fruit that can
1 tsp dried dill stand rolling around in the back pack. Cheese,
1 tsp ground thyme cracker and apple slice make a nice lunch.
1 tsp lemon pepper 5. Beef Jerky. Get the real stuff.
2 tsp sea salt 4. Dried Fruit. These are very durable, gener-
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper ate less trash and pack more caloric bang for
1/2 cup Earth Balance™ Buttery Spread the buck.
1 package Arrowhead Mills™ Stuffing Mix, 3. Granola. More varieties than ever before.
prepared according to package directions Loaded with carbohydrates and fiber and good
fat, depending on the granola. Granola is an
Remove skin from salmon. In hot skillet excellent food source on the trail.
melt Earth Balance™. Add salmon, 2. Energy Bars. So little time, so many great
vegetables and herbs. Sauté until fish is energy bars. Jenny’s new Omega-3 bars come
done. Serve over hot stuffing. in 3 flavors, chocolate, coconut and almond.
1. GORP. Also known as trail mix. Buy already
TRAIL MIX make from the bulk bins or make your own.
Serves 12-15 Just toss together any of the following in-
gredients: Sunspire™ Sundrops, pretzels,
1 box Annie’s™ Whole Wheat Bunnies Cereal O’s or other hearty cereal
2 packets Barbara’s™ animal cookies (2 1/8 shapes, raisins and other chopped
oz.), any flavor dried fruit, dried coco- nut, nuts
1 1/2 cups dry roasted mixed nuts (cashews, peanuts, Brazil nuts, maca-
1 bag Sunspire™ Sundrops, plain damia etc.) The best part of mak-
2 cups raisins or dried sweetened ing your own GORP is you have
cranberries or mixture of both no trash to pack if you use your
own reusable container.
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl with a
big spoon. When mixed, use spoon to fill
snack size baggies with trail mix. It usually
makes about 12-15 bags. Keep in a cool dry
place. They are easy to grab for that hike or
bike ride, or a ride in the car.
Adapted from www.chuckwagondiner.com
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Baker Organic Breads ........................................................$3.99
24oz Assorted Varieties [Suggested Retail $5.69-6.19]
Earth’s Best Organic Baby Formula ..................................$15.99
13.2oz [Suggested Retail $21.29]
Earth’s Best Cookies & Crackers ...........................................$1.99
1.33 Oatmeal Cinnamon, Cheddar, Plain [Suggested Retail $2.39]
Food For Life Genesis 1:29 Organic Bread ...........................$3.49
Cliff Builder’s Bars
2.4oz Chocolate, Cookies ‘n 24oz [Suggested Retail $3.99]
Cream, Peanut Butter, Vanilla Food For Life Ezekiel 4:9 Organic Bread ..............................$2.99
Almond [Suggested Retail $1.99] 24oz [Suggested Retail $3.39]
Food For Life Organic Sprouted Grain Tortillas ........................$1.99
12oz [Suggested Retail $2.29]
Made In Nature Apple Pieces .............................................$2.49
3oz [Suggested Retail $3.29]
Made In Nature Organic Prunes .......................................$2.79
6oz [Suggested Retail $3.49]
McCann’s Oatmeal Cereal ................................................$2.99
5.79 16oz [Suggested Retail $3.49]
McCann’s McCann’s Steel Cut Quick Oatmeal ..................................$2.79
Irish Oatmeal 16oz [Suggested Retail $3.49]
28oz [Suggested Retail $6.99]
Nate’s Meatless Meatballs ................................................$3.79
16oz Original, Italian, Mushroom [Suggested Retail $4.99]
Organic Valley Colby Stringles ...........................................$3.99
6oz [Suggested Retail $4.49]
Saphara Teas .........,,,.........................................................$5.79
15bag Assorted Varieties [Suggested Retail $6.19]
Shelton’s Free Range Ground Turkey .....................................$2.49
[Suggested Retail $3.49]
Tofurky Jurky .....................................................................$
2.79 2oz Original, Peppered [Suggested Retail $2.79]
Organic Ville Dressings Westbrae Organic Canned Vegetables ................................. 1.39
8oz Herbs De Provence, Olive Oil 14.5-15.25oz Yellow Corn, Green Beans, Sweet Peas
& Balsalmic, Orange Cranberry, Sun [Suggested Retail $1.69]
Dried Tomato & Garlic, Sesame $
Goddess, Sesame Tamari Yummy Organic Pomegranate Candy ..................................... 1.69
[Suggested Retail $3.99] 3.3oz [Suggested Retail $2.39]
18 Natural Times March/April 2008
OWNER’S ADVANTAGE MARCH 2008
Shikai Henna Gold Shampoo ...............................$4.99
12oz [Suggested Retail $7.29]
South of France Liquid Soaps ................................$6.99
16.9oz Green Tea, Lavender[Suggested Retail $8.99]
Tea Tree Therapy Mouthwash ..............................$4.99
12oz Alcohol Free [Suggested Retail $5.99]
Tea Tree Therapy Antibacterial Liquid Soap ........$4.49
8.99 8oz [Suggested Retail $4.99]
Tea Tree Therapy ..................................................$2.29
Albet I Noya
3.5oz [Suggested Retail $3.25]
Tea Tree Therapy Antiseptic Ointment ..................$5.99
[Suggested Retail $10.99] 2oz [Suggested Retail $7.69]
Tea Tree Therapy Pure Tea Tree Oil ..........................$12.99
BU L K 2oz [Suggested Retail $17.99]
Tiger Balm Arthritis ...........................................$10.99
Cinnamon Ground Korin ......... 4.99/lb 18g [Suggested Retail $12.69]
[Suggested Retail $8.99]
Tiger Balm Regular ..............................................$5.49
Whole Cloves .................. $ 11.99/lb 18g [Suggested Retail $6.79]
[Suggested Retail $19.59]
Organic Ginger .......................$10.99/lb Tiger Balm Patch .................................................$4.79
[Suggested Retail $18.99] 5pk [Suggested Retail $5.99]
Whole Wheat Honey Fig Bar ....$3.49/lb Tiger Balm Ultra ...................................................$5.99
[Suggested Retail $4.29] 18g [Suggested Retail $6.99]
Organic Cranberry Harvest Mix .. $5.99/lb Tiger Balm Ultra Sports Rub ................................$9.99
[Suggested Retail $7.89] 50g [Suggested Retail $11.39]
Organic Trail Mix ...................$4.99/lb
[Suggested Retail $5.99] Rainbow Light Just Once Multi-Vitamin ................$17.99
60tb [Suggested Retail $22.49]
Yogurt Pretzels .....................$4.99/lb
[Suggested Retail $6.69] Rainbow Light Menopause One ........................$8.99
Organic Dark Chocolate Chips ..$ 6.99/lb 30tb [Suggested Retail $12.99]
[Suggested Retail $8.49]
Chocolate Blueberries ..........$8.99/lb PET CARE
[Suggested Retail $11.89]
Chocolate Peanuts ................$5.49/lb Catswell Happy Hips Vitakitty .........................$2.49
[Suggested Retail $7.49] 2oz Chicken Breat [Suggested Retail $2.79-3.69]
Milk Chocolate Raisins ..................$5.49/lb Dogswell Dog Treats .........................................$4.79
[Suggested Retail $7.49] 6oz Assorted Varieties [Suggested Retail $6.99]
Sundrops ...............................$5.49/lb Pet Guard Cat Dinner ........................... $ 0.89
[Suggested Retail $6.99] 5.5oz Assorted Varieties [Suggested Retail $1.29]
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Amy’s Pockets .................................................................... $1.99
4.5oz All Varieties [Suggested Retail $2.49]
Amy’s Pot Pie................................................................ $ 1.99
8-9oz All Varieties [Suggested Retail $2.49-2.59]
Annie’s Mac & Cheese Family Size ..............................................$2.29
10.5oz Organic, Shells & White Cheddar [Suggested Retail $2.89]
2.79 Annie’s Organic Shells & Cheddar ...............................................$2.79
Annie’s Deluxe Pastas 10.5oz [Suggested Retail $3.49]
12oz Elbows, Shells Annie’s Organic Pasta Meals ......................................................$1.69
[Suggested Retail $2.99]
15oz All Stars, Arthur Loops, Bernie O’s, Cheezy Ravioli,
Cheezy Spaghetti [Suggested Retail $2.19]
Equal Exchange Coffee ..............................................................$7.99
12oz Ground Decaffinated, Whole Bean Decaffinated
[Suggested Retail $8.49]
Florida Crystals Organic Sugar .................................................$2.79
16oz Shaker [Suggested Retail $3.29]
Food For Life Ezekiel 4:9 Organic Pasta .......................................$3.49
16oz Fettucini, Spaghetti, Penne [Suggested Retail $4.29-4.59]
Harvest Bay Coconut Juice ........................................................$1.29
0.79 11oz [Suggested Retail $1.69]
Health is Wealth Buffalo Chicken Wings ....................................$3.79
Barbara’s Bakery Snackimals 12oz [Suggested Retail $4.49]
2oz Chocolate, Snickerdoodle,
Vanilla [Suggested Retail $0.99] Imagine Chocolate Coated Vanilla Bars ..................................$2.49
3pk [Suggested Retail $2.99]
Imagine Rice Dream Bars .........................................................$0.99
3.4oz Nutty Chocolate, Nutty Chocolate Vanilla [Suggested Retail $1.19]
Imagine Rice Dream Pies .......................................................$0.89
2.5oz Carob Vanilla, Chocolate, Mint, Mocha [Suggested Retail $1.19]
La Baleine Salt ........................................................................$2.49
26oz Fine [Suggested Retail $3.19]
$ Late July Organic Dark Chocolate Sandwich Cookies ................$0.79
5.99 1.5oz [Suggested Retail $1.19]
Equal Exchange Lesser Evil Popcorn ..................................................................$2.49
Coffee 3.65oz Black & White, Kettle, Maple Pecan, Peanut & Chocolate
12oz Assorted Varieties [Suggested Retail $3.19]
[Suggested Retail $8.49] Let’s Do Organic Shredded Coconut ........................................... 1.49
8oz [Suggested Retail $1.59]
20 Natural Times March/April 2008
OWNER’S ADVANTAGE APRIL 2008
Nancy’s Organic Cottage Cheese .............................................$3.29
16oz [Suggested Retail $3.99]
Nature’s Path Organic Cereal ...................................................$2.99
Assorted Sizes and varieties [Suggested Retail $3.99-4.99]
Organic Valley Omega 3 Large Brown Eggs ...............................$3.99
Dozen [Suggested Retail $4.29]
Simply Asia Noodle Bowl ...........................................................$1.33
$ 2.5oz Garlic, Sesame, Shitake Mushroom, Onion [Suggested Retail $1.69]
4.99 Tasty Bite Pilaf ...........................................................................$1.99
Organic Valley Butter 10oz Tandoori, Thai Lime [Suggested Retail $2.39]
16oz Salted, No Salt
[Suggested Retail $5.99] Thai Kitchen Noodles ...............................................................$2.29
6oz Chili, Peanut Noodle [Suggested Retail $2.69-2.79]
Thai Kitchen Stir Fry Noodles ....................................................$1.99
14oz [Suggested Retail $2.39]
White Wave Seitan ...................................................................$2.99
8oz Fajita, Traditional [Suggested Retail $3.29-3.49]
Nature’s Gate Aqua Sunblock 30 spf .............................................$5.79
1.69 4oz Giggleberry, Sportblock, Lotion [Suggested Retail $8.49]
Pure Life Organic Vitamin E Aloe Cream ..................................$6.79
Organic Coconut Milk 4.7oz [Suggested Retail $8.99]
14oz Original, Light Pure Life Organic Volcano Mask & Scrub ...................................$6.79
[Suggested Retail $2.09] Varied Sizes [Suggested Retail $8.99]
Pure Life Organic Lotion ..........................................................$6.79
14.9oz Coconut, Mango, Vanilla, Cucumber [Suggested Retail $8.99]
Rainbow Light Advanced Enzymes System ............................$9.99
90vc [Suggested Retail $14.99]
Rainbow Light Just Once Multi-vitamin ..................................$16.99
60tb Just Once IF [Suggested Retail $20.99-22.49]
Rainbow Light Women’s One Multi-vitamin ..........................$21.99
1.99 90tb Multi Men’s One [Suggested Retail $26.99]
Wolfgang Puck WINE
Organic Soup Our Daily Red Wine ..................................................................$9.99
14.5 — 15.5oz 750ml [Suggested Retail $11.99]
[Suggested Retail $2.99]
Orlean’s Hills Wine ..................................................................$8.99
750ml [Suggested Retail $9.99]
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Don’t Forget Your Reusable Bags!
BY BRIDGET KAMKE
e all know that bringing and reusing bags is
W superior to using the paper or plastic ones available
at the store. It’s all about reducing and reusing, the most
energy efficient two options in the recycling trinity.
Many people say they have bags but forget to use them.
Below are some ideas for remembering them.
You can use cloth bags, a backpack, a basket or just reuse
store bags so you don’t even have to buy bags. Doubled
paper bags can be reused almost forever, unless you
get caught in the rain. Plastic bags can be reused several
times and can be crumpled down really small and stuffed
in your purse, wallet or pocket.
Sometimes larger purses, that aren’t overfilled, can be
handy when you just buy a few items—throw the apple
and the can of beans in your purse!
Once you have bags, there are two parts to Americans throw away about
remembering them. One is taking them to your vehicle. 100 billion plastic bags
The other is taking them into the store. each year, according to the
After you unload groceries hang the bags on the
doorknob back to the carport/garage/driveway. Or you Sometimes all we need is to step up our level of
can keep them by your keys so they make it back to your commitment. If you are into tough love, you can be
car when next you go. tough on yourself and make yourself carry everything out
to your car without a bag whenever you forget, and soon
My friend folds her cloth bag and puts it at the bottom you will be much better about remembering them.
of her purse. Another thing to do if you don’t carry a
purse is to carry your keys and wallet out of your house When I pile my groceries on the conveyor at New Leaf
and into the store in your cloth bag. Market and elsewhere, I place my bags on top of the
front of the pile to help remind the bagger that I’ll take
If you live in a family, make it a game to see who will neither paper nor plastic. This especially helps at
remember the bags first as you head out the door. conventional stores where the bagger is used to auto-
Keep the bags somewhere easy to see and reach, like the matically bagging with plastic.
foot well of your car.
If you truly commit to using reusable bags, within a
I have been using cloth bags for about ten years. In the couple weeks you will have broken your old bagging hab-
beginning, if I forgot my bags, I’d make myself run outside its and will be in the flow of checking to make sure you
and get them from my car before I got my groceries. have your bags before you go shopping. You can do it!
22 Natural Times March/April 2008
Green Cleaning: Cheaper, Consequently, many companies have been quick to
jump on the green bandwagon by stamping their
labels with “biodegradable” (how long—a hundred
Easier, Better For You,
years?), “non-toxic” (this is meaningless) or “organic”
(organic cleaning products aren’t regulated by the
Organic Foods Production Act).
Better For Your Earth “Simple” is my mantra when it comes to eating as well
as cleaning. If there are ingredients that only a
biochemist could understand, it doesn’t go in my
BY SANDY BECK
ou could eat off my mother’s floor. The white Using a few basic “green cleaners” eliminates potent
walls were spotless. The windows shimmered. toxins from our home. Experiment with
The tub sparkled. combinations of these simple ingredients to create
Every weekend my mother filled a pail with sudsy your own concoctions.
ammonia, slipped on rubber gloves and scrubbed. She • White vinegar: An antifungal that also kills
always said “a little ammonia and elbow grease” could germs and bacteria. I use vinegar mixed with water
clean anything. and a little lavender oil to clean windows and wood
floors. Straight vinegar removes mineral deposits from
Her garden was also perfect. The grass was thick, our stainless steel sink and faucets and cleans the
green and insect-free, and her roses robust. Our birdcages. A 1/4 cup of white vinegar and a few drops
garage smelled like the chemical fertilizers, which she of olive oil will polish furniture. Add a little essential
applied as directed. oil (I love lavender) to make it smell nice.
After World War II, when returning GIs bought their • Baking soda: Eliminates odors, works as a gentle
dream homes, the motto was “Better living through scouring powder and fizzes when combined with
chemistry” (thank you, Dupont). Our parents were water or vinegar. Burned food? Sprinkle baking soda,
assured using such products would result in a cleaner let it fizz awhile (overnight for really tough jobs),
house and pest-free garden. then scrub off. The baking soda also does a good
job on the sink, counters and oven. Baking soda and
Fast-forward a few years. vinegar with a chaser of boiling hot water will unclog
“In the United States, the annual incidence of Non- drains.
Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) rose from 5.9 per 100,000 • Borax (sodium borate): Disinfects, bleaches and
people in 1950 to 9.3 per 100,000 in 1975, to 13.7 in deodorizes. Dissolve 1/2 cup Borax in hot water.
1989. The elderly showed the greatest increase.” Effective not only in the laundry, but also on tub and
tile scum. A mixture of 1/2 Borax, 1/2 baking soda and
This quote is from the Annals of Oncology, 1994, a little vinegar is a very effective cocktail for greasy
which provides solid evidence linking common jobs.
pesticides and other chemicals to early onset of major
health problems. • Hydrogen Peroxide (3 percent):
A nontoxic bleach and disinfectant.
In 1981, my mother—an otherwise healthy and
remarkably beautiful woman—died from NHL at the I have also sampled several of the
age of 59. all-natural cleaning products that New
Leaf Market carries.
I have always suspected the plethora of cleaning Here are my favorites:
and garden chemicals. So, you will understand
why I am conscientious (obsessive) not only about Seventh Generation Natural Laundry
the quality of the food we eat, but also the Detergent and Dish Liquids, Citrasolv
substances in and around our home. Natural Cleaner and Degreaser, Earth
Friendly Products’ Window Kleener with
Open the cabinet below your sink. Pick a Lavender, Naturally Clean by ChemFree Solu-
cleaner. Does it contain sodium hydroxide, tions, Inc. - Tub and Tile and Mildew cleaners,
phenol, ammonia, chlorine bleach (one whiff gives and Sun and Earth Fabric Softener.
me a sore throat and headache for hours), sodium
lauryl sulfate or formaldehyde? How about the Two old favorites are Bon Ami cleaning
innocuous-sounding word “fragrance?” powder (with the little chick on the can)
and Shaklee’s Basic-H, which I’ve used to
These and many more can be toxic. wash fruit and vegetables for many years.
Dangerous not only to your family but also to People used to think this was nuts . . .
everyone and everything downstream. EPA used to.
reports warn that exposure to the chemicals
in many common household cleaners “can I’ve discovered many benefits to using
cause cancer in animals; some are suspected or green cleaners, not least of all is peace
known to cause cancer in humans.” of mind.
w w w. n e w l e a f m a r ke t . c o o p Natural Times 23
Dear NLM Owners,
arlier this year, many of you received a letter
informing you that owner equity had increased
to $100 and asked those of you who joined NLM for
a lesser amount to increase your equity to this new
level. As noted in that letter, the owner equity
actually increased to $100 in 2004. It was decided at
that time that it would be necessary to increase the
Issues & Explanations
equity level at a later date so that all owners would
be at the same level.
As Larrane notes in her GM report, (page 3) the Why didn’t we know in advance that owner
response has been very positive. A small number of equity was going to increase for everyone?
owners have contacted board members directly with The Board has discussed eliminating inequities among
questions about the change in equity. Below are the owners since the amount was raised for new owners
most common questions and our responses. in 2004. One of the guiding cooperative principles is
that all owners should have an equal investment in the
What is the financial condition of NLM? co-op. In retrospect, the Board probably should have
NLM is financially sound and can finance the expansion notified all existing owners in 2004 that the one-time
without hardship. During the early stages of refundable equity amount had increased to $100 and
expansion planning, several banks approached us required that everyone make up the difference from
because of our excellent financial status. Our GM their current equity level. In hindsight,
negotiated our loan with the National Cooperative the increase in equity should have been
Bank. However, the Board felt it is in the best inter- communicated to owners directly through
est of the Co-op to fund as much expansion costs as a newsletter article or an owner forum.
possible from owners, rather than borrowing additional
monies entirely from a corporate bank. What happened to Crystal
How did the Board arrive at the $100 equity Connection?
The owner of Crystal Connection wanted
level in 2004? The equity level was set after we to sell her business and retire for the past
conducted a survey, in 2003, of 19 medium-to-large three years. Several staff at her store
food co-ops and an additional 11 co-ops located in the wished to purchase it, but did not wish to
southeast. Equity levels among the medium-to-large maintain such a large store. Fortunately,
co-ops ranged from a low of $25 (NLM) to a high of $225 they were able to negotiate with both
(People’s Food Co-op, Oregon) with an average of $112. the owner and the property manager and
The equity levels of the southeast co-ops ranged from relocate to their prior space behind Olive
a low of $5 (Life Grocery Natural Food Co-op Market Garden.
and Cafe, Georgia) to a high of $250 (French Broad Food
Co-op, North Carolina) with an average of $77. With A Few Words on Expansion. As you can
the exception of NLM, all southeast co-ops with equity tell even before entering the store the
amounts under $100 are assessed on an annual basis. expansion is in full swing. The Board
wants to express our appreciation for
After considering owner equity levels among food your continued consideration, tolerance,
co-ops nationally and realizing that NLM has never humor, and sense of adventure as we
altered its owner equity amount in any significant collectively participate in our store’s
fashion, the Board increased equity to $100 with the expansion. Please be sure and express
belief that this change would enable the Co-op to your appreciation to our staff that daily
meet the needs of its owners and further our goals in withstands the noise and commotion
promoting our greater community in the foreseeable while making our shopping an enjoyable
We tried to make it as easy as possible for owners to I hope this article addresses your concerns
meet the new equity level by offering a variety of regarding the financial stability of the Co-
payment options. We have also established an op, as well as with its capacity to assume
assistance program for owners unable to bring their the unanticipated costs associated with
equity level up to the new level. the expansion project. In addition, I hope
24 Natural Times March/April 2008
you have a clearer picture of the Board’s thinking and
reasoning for the change in owner equity.
If you have any additional questions, comments or
suggestions for the Board you may leave a message at
the service desk, fill out a customer comment card, or
email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications
Sincerely, available at
By Chuck Hungerford
2008 marks the tenth year that the New
Leaf Market Matthew Tansey Memorial
Chuck Hungerford, Scholarship will be offered to those
Board President enrolled in a program for health, healing or
nutrition. It is also the third year for the
New Leaf Market Bryce Buchanan Memo-
rial Scholarship for the Arts. If you are
currently enrolled in a program of study in
the area of health, healing, nutrition or the
arts, you may want to pick up an applica-
tion at the NLM customer service desk
and apply for one of these scholarships.
One of the guiding One thousand dollars will be available
cooperative principles for each of the two scholarships. In the
is that all owners past, the $1,000 has been shared between
should have an equal two applicants. Scholarships are open to
investment in the co-op.
New Leaf Market owners and non-owners,
although the scholarship committee
reserves the right to give preference to
owners and employees as well as
applicants enrolled in programs of
alternative health, healing, or nutrition,
or pursuing art careers that might benefit
others in unique ways.
Previous applicants and recipients may
reapply each year. Applications are
available at NLM’s customer service desk.
The deadline for submitting applications is
April 30. Recognition of the award
recipients will take place at the annual
ownership meeting held June 21, 2008.
Advertising for the scholarship is minimal,
so please help us spread the word!
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O’Toole BY JENNIFER BRONSON
J im O’Toole,owned O’Toole’snurs-
along with his
Farm, a certified organic herb
ery and garden located in nearby
Madison, FL. New Leaf Market buys
fresh herbs and other products from
O’Toole’s and promotes tours of the
farm. Jim O’Toole died at home on
Sunday, December 16, 2007.
The land here is peaceful. The
rolling hills of winter browns, the
old tree line standing tall and
majestic like guards, the two old
cracker houses surrounded by a
butterfly garden quietly sleeping, a
shady patch edged with fallen logs
blanketed with resurrection fern
alive from the recent rains, and a
secret garden kept hidden by two
loquat trees that reach willingly
towards the sky and lovingly to
the ground. It is here that I learned
what it meant to know and love Jim
“Making people feel comfortable
I never had the privilege of know- and welcome came to him naturally”
ing Jim while he still walked these
grounds but it is here that I learned Two greenhouses are filled with the that helped start and sustain their
about him through the compassion smell of life. Dozens of different dream. She explains how she lost
and love of his wife Betty, or ‘B’ as herbs planted in homemade organic her best friend, husband, and busi-
she is known. We sat in the warmth soil cover the long tables. These ness partner all at once.
of the sun on the front steps of one plants thrive today in the soil that
of the old houses that was saved was mixed with the strength of A family friend told me she will
from destruction and brought to the Jim’s hands and his passion to grow always remember Jim as loving his
property. The wraparound porch healthy plants in a sustainable way. wife more than anything and after
is lined with rockers that are well Walking back through the gardens I visiting the herb farm and meeting
worn from Jim’s hours of listening can’t help but squeeze a rosemary ‘B’ it is easy to see why Jim O’Toole
to his friends and family—he never bush; one of the few green giants is missed by so many. I left the farm
forgot a name. Making people feel still awake in the winter beds. ‘B’ with an ache in my heart, wishing
comfortable and welcome came to smiles and tells me that her garden- I could have shared in a conversa-
him naturally and that feeling of ing knowledge was learned through tion with Jim, rocking on the porch,
acceptance is still here as ‘B’ shares experience but it was Jim’s total watching the gardens of life grow
her memories with me. submersion into her love of it up all around us.
26 Natural Times March/April 2008
SEMINARS with NEW LOCATIONS
March/April 2008 Seminars WINE TASTING
Off Site Seminars: Due to store Location: New Leaf Market
Saturday, March 8 ∙ 4:00-6:00 pm ∙ FREE!
renovations, most seminars will take place Friday, March 14 ∙ 6:00-7:00 pm ∙ FREE!
at other community locations. Please pay Saturday, April 12 ∙ 4:00-6:00 pm ∙ FREE!
particular attention to the location of each Friday, April 18 ∙ 6:00-7:00 pm ∙ FREE!
Drop by the Co-op this evening and enjoy two wines
that don’t get as much attention as others—Zinfandel
This spring let us help you with your spring and Syrah/Shiraz. Zinfandel, offers a broad spectrum
cleaning, spring planting, and get you of flavors from full bodied and spicy, to medium bod-
outside enjoying the fabulous spring ied and fruity. Syrah/Shiraz offers full-bodied fruit
flavors, which are always a favorite.
CLASS REGISTRATION PLANT A SALAD
Location: O’Toole’s Organic Herb Farm
305 Artemesia Trail, Madison, FL
In-Store: Fill out a registration form at the front desk. Sunday, March 9 ∙ 2:00-4:00 pm ∙ FREE!
By Phone/e-mail: Call 942-2557 ext. 229 or e-mail “B” O’Toole, owner of O’Toole’s Organic Herb Farm,
Jean at email@example.com. Payments, if will demonstrate how to create a planter full of
applicable, can be made by mail or left at service desk. vibrant, organically-grown salad greens. Organic pot-
Refund policy: A courtesy 24-hour cancellation ting soil, organic worm castings, and organic salad
notice is required to receive a refund of fees paid in plants will be for sale. Bring your own planter or you
advance. Sorry, we cannot save seminar materials for may purchase one at the farm. “B” will help you plant
those who are unable to attend. it right! Families are welcome. Healthy, delicious
Disclaimer: These seminars offer specific information snacks and door prizes will be provided by New Leaf
or activities to participants and are not intended as Market.
a source of medical advice. We do not endorse any
claims made by seminar presenters and/or their AMAZING PESTO
products. Location: Brown’s Home Kitchen Center
2551 Capitol Circle NE
THE BASICS OF WILD ANIMAL RESCUE Saturday, March 15 ∙ 11:00 am-1:00 pm
Location: The Living Green Center $5 owners, $7 non-owners
1020 N. Monroe, next to Decent Pizza
Wednesday, March 5 ∙ 7:00-8:15 pm Location: Canopy Roads Culinary Arts Studio and
Suggested Donation $3.00 Catering
101 W. 7th Ave., Havana, FL
Jane Fleitman, certified state and federal wildlife Wednesday, April 23 ∙ 7:00-8:30 pm
rehabilitator, will explain the do’s and don’ts of $5 owners, $7 non-owners
rescuing injured and sick wildlife. This is a great
program for all ages. More than just basil, pesto can be made from other
greens such as spinach and arugula. Pesto is easy
to make, uses fresh ingredients and is delicious. Jill
BOARD CANDIDACY FORUM
Welch, whole foods educator, will delight your taste
Location: Word Traffic Books
buds and introduce you to some amazing pesto.
1227 E. Lafayette Street, behind New Leaf Market
Thursday, March 6 ∙ 6:30-8:00 pm ∙ FREE!
Thursday, March 13 ∙ 6:30-8:00 pm ∙ FREE!
SEE PAGE 4 FOR FURTHER
Interested in participating in your co-op? Consider
running for the Board of Directors. Attend a forum to INFORMATION IF YOU ARE
speak with current board members and learn more
about the responsibilities of being a director. INTERESTED IN RUNNING FOR
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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New leaf market:
your source for
Location: Brown’s Home Kitchen Center
2551 Capitol Circle NE
Saturday, March 15 ∙ 2:00-4:00 pm
community & education
Saturday, April 19 ∙ 2:00-4:00 pm GREEN CLEANING
$5 owners, $7 non-owners Location: The Green Living Center
1020 N. Monroe, next to Decent Pizza
Join Barry Courtney, long time co-op owner, as he Wednesday, March 19 ∙ 7:00-8:30 pm
shares his enthusiasm for the California roll. Stu- Saturday, April 19 ∙ 11:00-12:30 pm
dents will learn how to make sushi rice and practice $5 owners, $7 non-owners
rolling this vegan sushi. Yes, students can sample
their creations! We will reserve your seat when pre- Location: Brown’s Home Kitchen Center
payment is made. Limit 10. 2551 Capitol Circle NE
Saturday, April 5 ∙ 10:00-11:30 am
$5 owners, $7 non-owners
APPEAL WITH ATTITUDE —
A QUICK SPRING MAKEOVER
Location: Tallahassee Museum
Location: YMCA Parkway
3945 Museum Drive
Thursday, March 13 ∙ 7:00-8:30 pm
Saturday, April 12 ∙ 10:00-11:30 am
Thursday, April 10 ∙ 7:00-8:30 pm
$5 owners, $7 non-owners
$3 owners, $5 non-owners, donations to YMCA
Join Maureen Rogers for a discussion of green
Enhance your self-esteem and develop a better
cleaning. Green cleaning, also called Earth-friendly
body image with this special seminar for women
or eco-friendly cleaning, is using methods and prod-
(ages 15+). You will learn special movement
ucts to clean that are healthy for you, your children,
exercises, the basics of the first impression, how to
pets and plants as well as the Earth’s soil, water, and
dress to impress, and more. Please wear
air. Seminar topics will include:
comfortable clothing (business casual to dressy)
• Defining green cleaning
and bring and/or wear pumps.
• Making a green cleaning kit
• Making home-made cleansers
Instructor: Fatimah Zaid, certified yoga
Please bring a small plastic container and a small
instructor, certified cardio for seniors instructor,
spray bottle to the seminar for your home-made
graduate certificate program Tallahassee
cleaners. A few earth-friendly cleaners, coupled
Community College, personal/health and fitness
with an intention to honor life, create harmony in
training, assistant fitness instructor, YMCA.
QUICK PAIN RELIEF
SUSTAINABLE BIG BEND GREEN LIVING
Location: R&R Physical Therapy Inc.
& ENERGY EXPO
1818 Miccosukee Commons Drive
Location: Riversprings Middle School, Wakulla
Wednesday, March 19 ∙ 6:30-7:45 pm ∙ FREE!
Wednesday, April 16 ∙ 6:30-7:45 pm ∙ FREE!
800 Spring Creek Highway, Crawfordville, FL
Saturday, March 22 ∙ 9:00am - 4:00pm ∙ FREE!
Join Rene Luna, licensed physical therapist of R
& R Physical Therapy, Inc., as he demonstrates a
Discover hundreds of the best products and services
natural and a quick way to relieve muscular and
that promote sustainability. Find ways to create a
joint pain. He will introduce simple maneuvers and
simple, healthy life. Visit the New Leaf Market booth
movements—specific exercises that anyone may use
while you are there. The Green Cleaning workshop,
to help get rid of their pain. Rene also believes in
presented by Maureen Rogers, is sponsored by
empowering his patients with proactive therapy that
New Leaf Market. For more information, visit
makes them part of their own healing process. For
more information, call 656-3163 or email
28 Natural Times March/April 2008
THE ART OF BREATHING HERBS FOR KIDS
Location: Word Traffic Books Location: The Green Living Center
1227 E. Lafayette Street, behind New Leaf Market 1020 N. Monroe, next to Decent Pizza
Monday, March 24 ∙ 7:00-8:30 pm ∙ FREE! Thursday, April 3 ∙ 6:00-8:00 pm
Join Bridget Kamke, LMT, in a demonstration of $7 non-owners
breathing consciously and properly for optimum
health. You will learn the physical and mental Wendy Creel, master
benefits of deep breathing, and practice several herbalist and
yogic breathing techniques to rejuvenate your body, naturopathic
refresh your mind and deepen your connection physician, will
with yourself. Bridget has been practicing massage discuss proper use of
therapy and Kundalini yoga for ten years. nature’s botanicals for
SPRINGTIME TALLAHASSEE PARADE
Saturday, March 29 ∙ 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Don’t miss your co-op in the parade! Look for our
banner, “Oh, the Foods You’ll Eat!”
ORGANIC PLANT SALE
Location: New Leaf Market
Saturday, April 5 ∙ Noon–3 pm
Certified organic plants from O’Toole’s Organic
Herb Farm will be on sale in front of the Co-op
today. Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase some
of the healthiest, vibrant plants available in our
area. Potting soil and worm castings will also be for
COMPOST, COMPOST, COMPOST sale.
Location: Turkey Hill Farm
3546 Baum Rd.
Sunday, March 30 ∙ 1:00 pm-dark MAKE YOUR OWN KIMCHEE
$5 gate fee Location: The Green Living Center
1020 N. Monroe, next to Decent Pizza
Herman Holly, “Farmer Herman,” and special guests Thursday, April 24 ∙ 7:30-8:45 pm
will present an afternoon of in-depth composting $5 owners, $7 non-owners
information. Whether you are making compost for
the farm or just want to recycle your kitchen scraps, Kimchee, the pro-biotic pickled vegetable condi-
there will be a workshop for you. Herman will ment from Korea, can be easily made at home.
demonstrate the way Turkey Hill makes their com- Learn how with Jill Welch, whole foods educator.
post for the farm using fish waste from Southern Payment includes the cost of one jar kimchee.
Seafood and stable cleanings from the horses next
door. Mary from Native Nurseries will teach you how POSTURE, BREATHING, BALANCE
worms can eat your garbage right in your kitchen & STRETCHING
and manufacture plant food, too. Ed Schroeder, Location: YMCA Southwood
master gardener, will explain the ins and outs of 3196 Merchants Blvd.
composting for your vegetable garden. Leon County Tuesday, April 29 ∙ 7:00-8:30 pm
Waste Management will be here to share their ex- $3 owners, $5 non-owners, Donation to YMCA
pertise and information about recycling and com-
posting yard waste. They may have the black plastic Learn simple exercises for total body improvement
bins for sale at the farm, too. New Leaf Market will with Fatimah Zaid.
be selling and sampling delicious, healthy food and
drinks and Slow Food Tallahassee will be selling
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OWNER ADVANTAGE BUSINESS PARTNERS
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850.907.1031 Some restrictions apply to federal
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new customers only). or private class. Childbirth classes, 850.877.6151
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contact Melissa Franklin at 850.942.2557 x245.
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“Never doubt that a small
group of thoughtful,
committed citizens can
change the world;
indeed it’s the only
thing that ever has.”
- Margaret Mead
1235 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, FL 32301-4543
(850) 942-2557 Open Daily 8am-10pm
Our Co-op Principles:
1. Voluntary and Open Ownership
2. Democratic Owner Control
3. Owner Economic Participation
4. Autonomy and Independence
5. Education, Training and Information
6. Cooperation Among Cooperatives
7. Concern for Community Visit our web site at www.newleafmarket.coop