Natural Times NEWSLETTER OF NEW LEAF MARKET
Volume 17 Number 5
September / October 2006
Delicious Winter Squash
recipes and more
of pumpkin seeds
Celebrate Recycling Month
take your kids on a ﬁeldtrip to the landﬁll
everything you need to know about tea
Experience THE CO-OP ADVANTAGE
Table of Contents
this Newsletter! 3 General Manager’s Report 21 Recycling & Solid Waste…
The Neglected Service
NATURAL TIMES 4 Board of Directors Report 22 Celebrate Recycling Month
Published six times a year to educate
the community about our cooperative
and the resources we offer. Articles
are designed to inform readers about 5 What about these
Patronage Rebates? 24
8 Breast Cancer Prevention
speciﬁc products, diets, activities
and events — to augment readers’
knowledge — and should not be
considered a source of medical advice.
The views of our contributing writers do
7 Tea Savvy
28 Staff Picks
not necessarily reﬂect the views of New
Leaf Market. Paid advertisements do
not represent an endorsement of the
products or services offered. Letters to
8 The Pleasures of
Pumpkin Seeds 29 Community Voice
the editor, comments, questions and
suggestions are welcome. Advertising
rates are available upon request.
10 Seven Most Effective
Exercises 30 Owner Advantage Business
THANKS TO OUR WRITERS!
Natural Times is always looking
12 Cook’s Corner
for writers and suggestions for
possible articles. Call Lauren at
850-942-2557, ext.245, or e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org. 14 Seminars
LAYOUT: Lauren Roloff
EDITING TEAM: Shelly Hatton and
PRODUCTION: New Leaf Market, Inc. Iced Coffee
NEW LEAF MARKET
1235 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee, FL 32301
www.newleafmarket.coop Come check out our
full espresso bar,
located in our Deli, for
all your coffee needs.
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General Manager’s Report
Store Hours: 8am-10pm Daily
Changes Deli Hours: M-F 11am-3pm &
5pm-8pm, Sat. & Sun. 11am-2pm
in the deli AND DIRECTORS
President & Director
By Larrane Hartridge Dave Watson
New Leaf Market has been struggling for many years to manage the Rhonda Adair
food operations of the deli. Since the attempts at managing a café failed many
years ago, we have tried a number of variations of in-store deli operations. Helen Hennessey
Managing any type of food preparation is very labor-intensive and costly. David Maloney
We have introduced many new initiatives in the last six months and we still
struggle with losses and very high food costs.
Currently, a large portion of our labor dollars go to deli staff to serve food Joshua Youngblood
from the hot-bar. So we have decided that by making the hot-bar self-serve, we
can control some of the loss. MANAGERS
On our current menu we offer a wide range of dishes including anything Larrane Hartridge
from beans and rice to gourmet preparations of seafood and chicken breasts. General Manager
Beginning this fall our most expensive menu items will be sold as grab ‘n
go. The hot bar will now be priced the same as the salad bar. Customers can Michele Buchanan
conveniently put hot food and salad on the same plate for staff to weigh at Accounting Manager
one price. For faster checkout, there will be a new scale beside the register to Human Resources
weigh each plate. Cristin Burns
Staff will still be present to serve salad items from our cold case, make Marketing Manager
sandwiches, smoothies and serve coffee. Project Manager
Our commitment to the highest quality remains our number one
priority. Kelli Edson
Supplements & Body Care Manager
Welcome New Members!
Information Technology Manager
New Leaf Market is committed to building a vibrant and healthy Deli Manager
local community by providing natural and organic foods
and products. As a cooperative, we emphasize socially and
environmentally-responsible practices, and provide education
and information about our products and the cooperative Phil Valentine
principles upon which we are based. Store Manager
- Mission Statement Adriane Whiteman
Front End Manager
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Board of Directors Report
The Election Wrap-Up
By Jim Terrell and Dave Watson
N ew Leaf elections for Board of Director ofﬁcials ended
on Monday, July 10. There were four board positions up for
election and seven proposed amendments to the by-laws. Chuck
Hungerford and Candi Parker were re-elected to the board and
Helen Hennessey and Joshua Youngblood were newly elected.
The term for all four board members is three years. The seven
amendments to the by-laws passed, all by a large margin.
At the July 31 board meeting, board ofﬁcers were elected.
Chuck Hungerford was elected president; Candi Parker was
elected vice-president; and Dave Watson was elected secretary-
treasurer. Helen Hennessey and Joshua Youngblood were seated
as new board members.
On behalf of the board, staff, and the owners of New Leaf
Market, we would like to sincerely thank Jennifer Agabiti,
Darlene Duran, Kelly Ballentine and Michael Nesius for running
in the recent election. Although they were not elected, their
candidacy and viewpoints made for a more competitive election.
Choosing whom to vote for was not an easy process, and the ﬁnal
tally of votes was very close. All of us involved in promoting the
elections found them all very capable.
We would also like to thank Pat Seery and Kathleen O’Connor
for assisting in counting the ballots. We appreciate being able to
rely on them to do a great job when needed.
The election season culminated with 96 countable ballots.
Twenty-six ballots had to be disqualiﬁed. Twenty ballots were not
identiﬁed by either name or member number, so we had no way
to conﬁrm them as primary members. Three associate members
voted without ﬁlling out a proxy statement with the primary
owner, and three had no ballot inside. The process for casting
votes is spelled out in our by-laws and safeguards the voting rights
of primary owners. Thanks to all who voted for participating in
the election process.
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WHAT ABOUT THESE
Your Questions Answered
By Michele Buchanan
What is a patronage rebate? When will I get my check?
A patronage rebate is the amount of money received at the According to our by-laws, New Leaf is required to mail rebate
year’s end by owners who have patronized New Leaf during checks no later than January 15, 2007. However, we anticipate
the year if the business has made a proﬁt. that you will receive your check much sooner than that.
How did you ﬁgure out how much my rebate I shopped, but I didn’t get a check. Why not?
was? There are several reasons why you may not have received a
The percentage of proﬁt available for patronage rebates is check.
based on the percentage of total sales attributable to owners. •Do we have your current mailing address? If your check is
Because we are able to track our sales to owners at point of returned to New Leaf you may to pick it up here. Checks are
sale, we know that for the ﬁscal year ending April 30, 2006 void after 90 days.
the total percent of sales to owners was 55.58%. Therefore, •We do not print checks that are for less than ﬁfty cents
55.58% of the total proﬁt is available for rebate. unless speciﬁcally requested to do so by the owner. You may
Who decides how much to rebate? request your check for less than ﬁfty cents by ﬁlling out the
The IRS requires New Leaf to return a minimum of 20% of Patronage Rebate Check Request form which you will ﬁnd at
the proﬁts generated by the owners. The Board of Directors the customer service desk.
has the discretion to return up to 100%. •If you joined after the end of the ﬁscal year, April 30, 2006
your purchases will not be eligible for rebate until the end of
How much has the Board of Directors elected the next ﬁscal year, April 30, 2007.
to return this year?
For the ﬁscal year May 1, 2005-April 30, 2006 the Board of
I got a patronage rebate check. Do I have to
Directors voted to return 35% of the proﬁt generated by the include it as income on my tax return?
owners. No, as long as the products you purchased during the year
were for your own personal consumption.
What are you going to do with the other 65%?
The money that is not returned to you, known as “retained Can I cash my check at New Leaf?
patronage,” will be used for reinvestment in the business. We Yes! You may also use it as a credit against your purchases the
will also need capital for any future expansion, relocation or next time you’re in the store. Of course, you may also present
second store opportunities. it at your bank for cash or deposit. Please note that your check
will become void after 90 days if not cashed.
How much is being returned this year?
$61,397.00, the largest return to owners since we began the Tell me again why patronage rebates are a good
patronage rebate system! thing.
Like all true cooperative businesses, New Leaf Market
What about the proﬁts generated by non- operates according to the Principles of Cooperation. These
owners? lead us directly to patronage rebates by stating that the
It is also retained by the co-op for reinvestment in the economic results (proﬁt) arising from the owners belong to
business. This money, along with owners retained patronage, the ownership in direct proportion to their patronage. This
ensures that we have enough to cover operating costs, capital ensures that no owner beneﬁts at the expense of another.
expenditures and emergencies. It also means that we are They also help ensure that the ﬁnancial health of your co-op is
less dependent on interest accruing bank loans to achieve sound. It means that the co-op will be able to serve you and all
our goals. of the owners for many years to come.
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About An Apple a Day ™
Reduced access to healthy fruits and vegetables
is one of the factors contributing to the dramatic
rise in childhood obesity today. The Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention reports that
51% of children and adolescents eat less than one
serving of fruit per day. It’s no wonder 69% of
parents recently ranked obesity as the third most
important problem facing children today–behind
only drug and alcohol abuse and violence.
That’s why Tom’s of Maine founded An Apple
a Day, a program to improve healthy eating
habits among children. Tom’s of Maine will work
with local organizations to distribute fruit and
nutritional education to schoolchildren and
support efforts to educate farmers on how to
grow heirloom fruits.
look for our $1.00 off coupons on selected items * while supplies last
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your guide to selecting
savvy and enjoying the world’s
By Lauren Roloff
Did you know that world
wide, tea is consumed second only
to water? Approximately half of all
Americans drink tea in one form or
another and it is our sixth most popular
beverage, after soft drinks, milk, coffee,
beer and fruit juice.
Black Tea—To make black tea, the tea leaves are picked and
then withered to reduce the moisture content. They are then
rolled or twisted and placed in a cool, humid room where they
undergo an oxidation process for one to ﬁve hours, depending
on the tea. The ﬁnal step is ﬁring (pan heating), which stops
the fermentation process. This causes the leaves to turn black
and reduces the moisture content to 1%. The oxidation process
results in teas with strong, rich, complex ﬂavors.
Green Tea—Immediately after picking, the leaves are
How do I brew the perfect cup of tea? steamed or pan-ﬁred, a process that destroys the enzymes that
lead to oxidation in black tea. The leaves are then rolled and
Start with good water, such as bottled spring or ﬁltered tap ﬁred to complete the drying process. Green teas have a subtle,
water (avoid distilled water). Heat cool water until it just more astringent ﬂavor than black teas.
reaches a full boil. For green and white teas, allow the water
to cool to 160-180°F before pouring over the tea. A preheated Oolong (Wulong) Tea—Oolong teas (sometimes also
ceramic teapot is best—avoid using any metal. Use two called ‘Wulong’ teas) are processed like black teas but their
to three grams of loose tea per cup—usually one to two shorter withering and oxidation process produces a tea with
teaspoons, depending on leaf size. Steeping times vary with color and ﬂavor somewhere between a black and green tea.
the tea type and leaf size, but a rule of thumb is two to three Oolongs, depending on the tea and processing times, can have
minutes for green and white teas and ﬁve minutes for black some very interesting, complex ﬂavors with elements of both
and oolong teas. green and black teas.
How should tea be stored? White Tea—White teas are top leaves and buds which
Loose tea should be stored in a cool, dry, airtight, opaque are steamed and then dried without being rolled or ﬁred.
container. Tea tins with tight-ﬁtting lids are ideal. Do not (Leaf hairs give them a whitest cast from which the name
store loose teas in the freezer or refrigerator. is derived.) Although similar to green, white teas are more
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of pumpkin seeds
By Bill Matturro
Nothing says autumn like a farmer’s ﬁeld ﬁlled with If you decide to add pumpkin seeds to your diet, New
Leaf Market has them available in the bulk section in different
bright orange pumpkins. Whether you think of the fun of
carving the big fruits into jack-o’-lanterns for your front varieties—roasted and salted, tamari-roasted, shelled and
porch, or the delicious pies made from the pulp, pumpkins in-the-shell. As well as simply snacking on them, try adding
are a joyous addition to life in the season before winter. But pumpkin seeds to sauteed vegetables, or sprinkle on top of
wait—what about those pesky seeds that ﬁll the inside of the green salads. Add chopped pumpkin seeds to your favorite
fruit? Are they of any use or value besides as an addition to hot or cold cereal; add to your favorite oatmeal raisin cookie
the compost pile? recipe; or mix into granola. And next time you make soy or
Well, nature has rewarded us with another reason to love vegetable burgers add some ground pumpkin seeds to the mix.
the pumpkin, for pumpkin seeds are delicious, nutritious, Pumpkin seeds can also be added to your fruit smoothie as they
and, according to some studies, a healthful food that can will blend up, adding a nutty ﬂavor and texture. And pumpkin
actually be beneﬁcial in the treatment of some ailments. seeds can replace walnut, pecan, and other seeds in cake or
Pumpkin seeds, also known as pepitas, are ﬂat, dark-green quick bread recipes. You will be doing your body a favor by
seeds. Like cucumber, cantaloupe, and squash, pumpkins eating the seeds of those big orange squash not just in autumn,
are part of the gourd or Cucurbitaceae family and are native but all year round.
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Experts Advise How to Make the Most of Limited Time
By Linda Miklowitz
Since I’ve been spending more time typing on the intensity or pace for a minute or two, then back off for anywhere
keyboard instead of doing pliés to work my legs, I’m ﬁnding from 2 to 10 minutes, depending on the length of the session
that walking down stairs is becoming problematic. I miss the and your need for recovery.
stamina I used to have too. So I decided to start an exercise
program, the goal of which is to lower my biological age;
working smarter instead of harder is my method. I did some
research before I began the program and have uncovered
some very worthwhile tips.
The experts say that some exercises are more efﬁcient
than others. Some target multiple muscle groups, are suitable
for a wide variety of ﬁtness levels or help burn calories more
effectively. I learned that knee pain from walking down stairs
is caused more often by weak quadriceps than by arthritis.
Four ﬁtness experts compiled a list of their favorite
exercises for WebMD.com. I then adopted seven of these,
all of which can be done almost anywhere. They include the
1. Walking. Cardiovascular exercise is essential to any
ﬁtness program to strengthen the heart and burn calories.
Walking can be done anytime with no equipment other
than good shoes. Even the very ﬁt can get a good workout
from walking. A brisk walk can burn up to 500 calories per
hour, says Robert Gotlin, D.O., Director of Orthopedic and
Sports Rehabilitation at Beth Israel Medical Center in New 3. Squats. Squats strengthen muscles. The stronger your muscles,
York. Burning 3,500 calories consumes a pound of fat. But the faster you burn calories, Cotton says. The experts favor
start slowly, cautions Richard Cotton, a spokesman for the strength training that targets multiple muscle groups. Squats
American Council on Exercise. He advises that beginners work the quadriceps, hamstrings and gluteals all at once, says
start with walking 5 to 10 minutes at a time, gradually trainer David Petersen of Oldsmar, Florida. Form is important.
increasing in ﬁve-minute intervals to 30 minutes or more He advises to keep feet at shoulder-width and back straight. Bend
per session. He also advises to lengthen walks before knees and lower your rear to obtain the most beneﬁt. The knees
boosting speed or increasing slope. should remain over the ankles as much as possible, Cotton says.
This looks like the ballet plié. Think about how you sit down in a
2. Interval Training. To boost ﬁtness level and help lose chair, suggests Gotlin. Physical therapist Adam Rufa, of Cicero,
weight, vary the pace throughout the session to make the N.Y., recommends practicing with a real chair. Try just tapping
aerobic system adapt and grow stronger, advises Cotton. He the chair with your bottom, then coming back up, he says. Then
says that the more power the aerobic system has, the more do it without the chair. Gotlin says weak quadriceps cause a lot
the body burns calories. Throughout the workout, push the of knee pain, especially when going down stairs. Squats may h
10 Natural Times September/October 2006 Newsletter of New Leaf Market
4. Lunges. Lunges work all the major muscles of the lower body 7. Bent-over Row. This one very efﬁciently works all the major
similarly to squats: the gluteals, quadriceps and hamstrings. muscles of the upper back, as well as the biceps. Stand with
Lunges mimic walking, and exaggerated it, says Petersen. feet shoulder-width apart, then bend knees and ﬂex forward
Lunges are a bit more advanced than squats, and help to at the hips. (If you have trouble doing this exercise standing
improve balance, says Cotton. Take a large step forward, up, support your back by sitting on an incline bench.) Tilt your
keeping your spine in a neutral position. Bend your front knee pelvis slightly forward, engage the abdominals, and extend
to approximately 90 degrees, focusing on keeping weight on your upper spine to add support. Hold dumbbells or barbell
the back toes and dropping the knee of your back leg toward beneath the shoulders with hands about shoulder-width apart.
the ﬂoor. Peterson suggests imagining sitting on your back Flex your elbows, and lift both hands toward the sides of your
leg. To make a lunge even more beneﬁcial, says Rufa, step not body. Pause, then slowly lower hands to the starting position.
just forward, but back, and out to each side. Practice in the beginning without weights. The key factor in any
strength or resistance exercise is technique. Good technique
5. Push-ups. Push-ups can strengthen the chest, shoulders, ensures maximum beneﬁt from the exercise, and poor form
triceps and even the core trunk muscles, all at one time. This can change the whole exercise, putting strain on different areas
is called a planking exercise as in yoga, Petersen explains, than intended, Petersen claims. Beginners are advised to check
because in order to suspend the pelvis, abdominals and back, with a ﬁtness trainer to ensure that their form is correct and
you have to rely on your own inherent strength. safe.
You can start at any level. Beginners can push from the kitchen-
counter height and then work to a desk, a chair, the ﬂoor with
bent knees, and, ﬁnally, the ﬂoor on your toes, says Cotton.
The classic way: from a face-down position, place your hands
slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Place your toes or
knees on the ﬂoor, and try to create a perfect diagonal with
your body, from the shoulders to the knees or feet. Keep the
gluteus (rear-end muscles) and abdominals engaged. Then, he
says, lower and lift your body by bending and straightening
your elbows, keeping your entire torso stable. Once your
form is perfect, Rufa suggests making it more difﬁcult with
the “T-stabilization push-up”—one arm raised out to the side,
balancing on the remaining three limbs without rotating your
6. Abdominal Crunches. In a standard crunch, lie on your
back with feet ﬂat on the ﬂoor, knees bent, and ﬁngertips
supporting your head, Cotton instructs. Press your low back
down and begin the exercise by contracting abdominals and
peeling ﬁrst your head off the ﬂoor, tucking your chin slightly,
then peeling up your neck, shoulders, and upper back. Don’t
pull your neck forward of the rest of your spine by sticking
the chin out. Don’t hold your breath, and keep elbows out of
your line of vision to keep chest and shoulders open. Petersen
teaches his clients to do crunches with their feet off the ﬂoor
and knees bent. He says keeping feet on the ﬂoor makes many
people arch their back and engage the hip ﬂexors, weakening
the abdominals. To work the obliques (the muscles on the sides
of your waist), Cotton advises taking the standard crunch and
rotating the spine toward one side as you curl off the ﬂoor.
Twist before you come up so the obliques are raising you.
You won’t get a ﬂat stomach no matter how many crunches if
there’s belly fat, he says. Using up more calories than you take
in gets rid of the fat.
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Delicious Winter Squash
Fall is a great time to enjoy the many varieties of hard squashes. Winter squashes
are jammed packed with powerful nutrients: ﬁber, magnesium, potassium, calcium,
antioxidants, and Vitamins C, B and beta carotene. Anything you can do with a white
potato you can do with a winter squash – bake it, boil it, steam it, stuff it and grill it. Our
raw food customers puree it, shred it, spiral cut it and dehydrate it. And of course most
people know you can also carve it!
Compiled By Jean Crozier
When choosing a winter squash
pick one that feels dense and heavy. Reject those with cracks, nicks or soft spots; it should be dull, not shiny.
Basic Mashed Squash Squash Sauté
(www.kstrom.net) 2 Tablespoons butter or Earth Balance™ or nut oil
2 Pounds butternut squash, peeled, cleaned and cut into
1 ½ pounds hard squash matchsticks
¼ teaspoon mace ½ Cup vegetable stock
¼ teaspoon allspice 2 Tablespoons fresh, ﬁnely chopped dill
1 teaspoon ground cardamom 2 Tablespoons fresh, ﬁnely chopped parsley
1 Tablespoon maple syrup salt, pepper, and sugar to taste
½ teaspoon salt
Coarse ground black pepper to taste (optional) In a heavy skillet, heat butter or oil on med to med-high
2 teaspoons butter or vegan buttery spread or virgin/unreﬁned heat. Do not burn butter or smoke oil. Add cut butternut
coconut oil squash. Sauté until slightly brown edges appear. Add stock
and simmer a few minutes until tender. Add herbs and sea-
Cut squash in half, scrape out seeds and ﬁber. Peel off sonings. Serve.
skin. Chunk in 2” pieces. Boil or steam until tender. Mash or
blend cooked squash with rest of ingredients. Enjoy!
Raw Yellow Yum
Easy Squash/Pumpkin Soup ½ cup pine nuts
¼ cup Earth Balance™, 1 butternut squash
organic butter or unreﬁned coconut oil ½ avocado
1 medium white onion, coarse chop ½ persimmon
3-4 cups cooked pumpkin or squash a pitted date or two
½ teaspoon salt pure water
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
½ teaspoon dried crushed red pepper Soak pine nuts overnight. A day is better. Rinse thor-
1 ½ cups vegetable stock oughly in pure water. Skin and seed the squash. Do the same
with the avocado. Place all in a blender or food processor.
Melt margarine, butter or coconut oil in a large saucepan. Add enough pure water for your machine of choice. The goal
Stir in onion, add seasonings and cook until onion is brown. is a thick paste. This is rich and sweet. Serve with something
Do not burn. Add cooked squash and stock. Simmer about 45 fresh, raw and crunchy.
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Winter squash has Wasabi Slaw
been cultivated in (www.CDkitchen.com)
As the days get cooler, this spicy slaw will warm you up.
North America for
about 7,500 years.
1 green cabbage, sliced very thin
1/8 red cabbage, sliced very thin
1 sweet onion, shredded
It is called “winter squash” because these 2 carrot, shredded
squashes keep through the cold months thanks Dressing
to their thick, hard skins. They also hold their 8 ounces extra virgin olive oil
3 ounces apple cider vinegar
nutritional value well. 4 cloves garlic
Sweet Potato Biscuits 3 limes, juiced
(Vegetarian Celebrations by N. Atlas & J. Josephy) 1 Tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 ¼ cup whole wheat pastry ﬂour 2 teaspoons wasabi
½ cup unbleached white ﬂour
2 teaspoons baking powder Combine cabbage, carrot and onion. Mix dressing
½ teaspoon salt ingredients in a blender. Pour over slaw vegetables. Let sit
3 Tablespoons Earth Balance™ a few hours.
1/3 Cup apple juice
1 Cup well-mashed, cooked sweet potato
3 Tablespoons honey Turtle Bob’s Amazing Canoe Cookies
1/3 Cup ﬁnely chopped pecans or walnuts (By Bob Walker aka “Turtle Bob” - local wilderness guide)
For energy and stamina and a delicious good time. This is a
In mixing bowl, sift ﬂours, baking powder, salt. Cut in
Earth Balance™ with a pastry blender or fork until mixture
recipe for large groups and it travels very well.
looks like a coarse meal. Add apple juice, sweet potato, honey
and nuts. Fold to make soft dough. Turn dough out onto a 4 sticks organic butter
well-ﬂoured board and knead in just enough extra ﬂour to 2 cups organic sucanat
prevent stickiness. 2 cups dark chocolate chips
With ﬂoured hands, divide dough into 16 equal parts. 2 cups organic unbleached ﬂour
Shape into small balls and arrange on lightly oiled cookie 2 cups organic whole wheat ﬂour
sheet. Flatten slightly. Bake 12 or 15 minutes in a pre-heated 4 organic eggs
425°F oven. 1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup raw wheat germ
8 cups organic rolled oats
2 cups shredded coconut
3 cups organic walnuts, chopped
2 cups dried apricots, unsulphured,chopped
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup ﬁltered warm water
Blend butter and sucanat. Beat eggs, water and vanilla.
Add ﬂour, baking powder and soda and the rest of the
ingredients.Form small, ¼ cup balls; ﬂatten slightly. Bake at
350°F for 15 minutes.
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Come enjoy an educational
evening with your friends and
neighbors at the co-op.
C LASS REGISTRATION
When there is a class fee please MAKE
CHECKS PAYABLE TO THE PRESENTER.
In-Store: There is a self-service class sign-up center
located at the service desk. Fill out a registration form, put
it in the envelope provided along with your class payment
(if applicable) and give the sealed envelope to the service
desk representative. Featured Artist – Ann Kemp
In September and October you can enjoy the photography
By Mail: Include the name of the class you are registering of Ann Kemp in the New Leaf Market Deli. Ann is a retired
for, a phone number where we can call to conﬁrm your state employee who combines her passion for kayaking with
registration, a check for payment (if applicable) and mail her love of photography. “Kayaking allows me incredible
to: New Leaf Market opportunities for ‘bird’s eye view’ photography that I would
1235 Apalachee Parkway not have on land. On the water, I become absorbed in the
Tallahassee, Florida 32301 present moment, and through my camera I have renewed
Attn: Jean Crozier my love of mother nature and her special gifts.” Ann can be
Please allow ample time for mail delivery. reached at 877-3419.
By Phone: Call 942-2557, ext. 229, and talk to or leave
a message for Jean. Payments, if applicable, can be
made by mail or left at service desk as mentioned above.
By E-mail: E-mail your registration to Jean@newleafmarket. Famu’s Small Farm Program and Turkey Hill Sustainable
coop. Farm are planning a workshop on vege-diesel in October.
For more information contact Jennifer Taylor, FAMU’s Small
Refund policy: A courtesy 24-hour cancellation notice is Farm Program 850-412-5260.
required to receive a refund of fees paid in advance. Sorry,
we cannot save seminar materials for you if you are unable
Disclaimer: These seminars offer speciﬁc information or Thursday, September 7 • 7:30-8:45 pm
activities to participants and are not intended as a source $3 members, $5 non-members
of medical advice. We do not endorse any claims made by Join Leslie Hanks, RYT 500 and director of Yoga Unlimited™,
seminar presenters and/or their products. in gentle yoga postures and stress-relief techniques using
a chair. Chair yoga is suitable for use at work, home, while
traveling, or wherever you are. This practice is particularly
good for older students who are just beginning to learn yoga.
14 Natural Times September/October 2006 Newsletter of New Leaf Market
Never Enough Chutneys
Tuesday, September 12 · 7:30-8:45 pm
Join Leslie Hanks, director of Yoga Unlimited™, as she
demonstrates how to make chutney. Chutney is the famous
Indian relish that compliments Indian and vegetarian foods.
We will sample the chutneys prepared during the class. Leslie Solid Waste and Recycling
will explain how chutney ﬁts into the ancient Ayurvedic in Leon County/Tallahassee
concept of food balance. Each seminar features different Tuesday, September 19 · 7:30-8:45 pm
Join Adam Schlachter, Leon County’s recycling coordinator,
Power Healing Movements and ﬁnd out about solid waste and recycling programs in
Wednesday, September 13 · 7:30-8:45 pm Leon County and the City of Tallahassee. Topics will include
$3.00 members, $5 non-members proper disposal techniques, waste reduction techniques, new
Join Rene Luna, PT, president/CEO of R&R Physical Therapy initiatives and a general discussion of environmental topics
Consultant and Rehab Services Inc., as he explains and in the local community. Bring your questions, concerns and
demonstrates his own program of Power Movements™. The any hints and tricks that you practice and help to guide our
alternative non-invasive method that he uses for his clients community in practicing good environmental stewardship.
produces amazing results in pain and disfunction relief.
Rene’s simple but powerful movements effectively help your Vermiculture -
ailing body to heal quicker. Rene has been practicing physical Worms Can Recycle your Garbage
therapy for 14 years. For more information call 656-3163.
Wednesday, September 20 · 7:30-8:45 pm
$8 members, $10 non-members
Join Cynthia Connolly, PhD. and owner of Ladybird
Organics™, as she explains and demonstrates everything you
Organic Farm Tour and Wine Tasting need to know to turn your kitchen scraps into valuable soil
Sunday, September 17 · 2:00-5:00 pm amendment—worm compost. Ms. Connolly received her
FREE! doctorate from Iowa State University in Agricultural Education
Join Cynthia Connolly, Monticello Organic Vineyard and and Agricultural Engineering. She is also a Certiﬁed Crop
Winery, in a tour of her farm. Sample the wines and enjoy the Advisor (CCA) and a Florida Certiﬁed Nursery Professional
hors d’oeuvres provided by New Leaf Market. Relax on the (FCNP). Let’s start today to help our earth and ourselves.
porch to original acoustic music by Jim Crozier and friends.
Directions: From Tallahassee, take Appalachee Pkwy south In the Mainstream Now
(about 18 miles) to Waukeenah, then turn left on CR259/the Thursday, September 21 · 7:30-8:45 pm
Waukeenah Hwy and go about 8 miles. The farm is on the FREE!
right at 1211 Waukeenah Hwy. Signs for Ladybird Organics Join Kay Dorian, ARNP-C, from The Medical Healing Center,
and Monticello Vineyards and Winery are at the gate entering Tallahassee, as she discusses how many “alternative healing”
the farm. modalities have entered mainstream medicine. Kay will talk
about vitamins, herbs, amino acids, massage, art therapy,
Celebrating Women chelation and more.
Monday, September 18 · 7:30-8:45 pm
FREE! Wine Tasting
Join Robert Johnson, PhD, M.DIV and expert in Jungian Friday, September 22 · 6:00-7:00 pm
Psychology, as he discusses women and their desires and FREE!
choices. “We will discuss,” says Johnson, “women’s social Come to the co-op this evening and enjoy some of our
pressures, their roles in society, their ability to nourish others tasty wines. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. No regestration
and how to ﬁnd creative nourishment for themselves.” nessasary.
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Childhood Food Allergies
Information Sharing & Parent Discussion
Improve Your Life the Easy Way-With EFT Thursday, September 28 · 7:30-8:45 pm
Monday, September 25 · 7:30-8:45 pm FREE!
Join Della Hansen-Parker, Sue Cavalo-Lay and Shannon
$3 members, $5 non-members
Guthrie as they lead a group discussion on food allergies in
Join Carna Zacharias-Miller in a discussion of EFT. Based
children. Della, parent of two-year-old Jonah (allergies to
on the ancient principles of acupuncture/acupressure,
dairy, corn, tomatoes) will share her journey of recognizing
EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) is a simple tapping
and managing food allergies. Sue became a whole foods
procedure that gently aligns the body’s energy system. Unlike
educator through her experience with her and her daughter’s
other energy healing methods, it incorporates an emotional
food allergies. Shannon, whose youngest has multiple food
element to the healing process. In this mini-workshop EFT
allergies, has many tips and suggestions to share. Symptoms
practitioner Carna Zacharias-Miller, EFT-CC, EFT-ADV, will
of food allergies, immunity strengtheners, foods to avoid,
teach how to do EFT, hand out educational material, and lead
shopping tips, snack ideas and much more will be discussed.
a group tapping that addresses negative emotions surrounding
Please bring your valuable experiences, ideas and recipes to
health and prosperity issues. For more information visit www.
share with the group.
Chair Yoga Fall Organic Plant Sale
Tuesday, September 26 · 7:30-8:45 pm Saturday, September 30 · Noon-3:00 pm
Join “B” O’Toole, O’Toole’s Organic Herb Farm, in front of the
FREE! co-op as she sells her vibrant, healthy certiﬁed organic plants,
Join Charlene Cappellini, a certiﬁed yoga instructor, in gentle worm castings and potting soil. Don’t miss this opportunity to
yoga postures and stress-relief techniques using a chair. Chair get the best plants for your fall and winter gardens.
yoga is suitable for use at work, home, while traveling, or
wherever you are. This practice is particularly good for older
students who are just beginning to learn yoga.
How to Build Your Own Energy-Efﬁcient
Straw Bale Home
Eco-Cleaning Tuesday, October 3 · 7:30-8:45 pm
Wednesday, September 27 · 7:30-8:45 pm $3.00 members, $5.00 non-members
Join Jean Marie Robinson, artist and drum maker from Arizona,
$3.00 members, $5.00 non-members as she shares her experiences building, with her husband, a
Join Maureen Rogers, owner of Swan Works Eco-Cleaning straw bale house in Tucson. She will have handouts, all the
Service, in a discussion of: sources they used to research, i.e. web sites, books, etc. She
•The History of Cleaning will outline how they built the house from start to ﬁnish,
•Why Green Clean? using her photo album. In addition, she will bring a copy of
•The Green Seal the plans so you can see the difference between this house
•Who is Green Cleaning? and a mainstream stick built home. Because of the organic
•How to Green Clean – the basics nature of this “mostly renewable resource” type of building,
Maureen will demonstrate how to make a green clean kit—a every home gets to be individually created or “sculpted’ to
great inexpensive gift for friends and family. She will also each home owner’s delight. She will answer questions from
teach each participant how to make two must-have cleaning her experience of building and the lessons they learned while
products which they can take home. doing it.
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10 Steps to Pain Relief
Wednesday, October 4 · 7:30-8:45 pm
Join Patrice Bullock, RN, MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner,
Board Certiﬁed Colon Therapist and owner of New Genesis
Health™, in a discussion of how you can dramatically
impact your pain and improve your life and health through
digestive wellness and nutrition therapy. Whether you suffer
from back pain, migraine headache, osteoarthritis, irritable
bowel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, ﬁbromyalgia,
or diverticulitis there is hope for relief from distressing
symptoms. New Genesis Health™ is a holistic health clinic Skin Eats
located in Thomasville, GA. Wednesday, October 11 · 7:30-8:45 pm
$3.00 members, $5.00 non-members
Introduction to Making Fruit Wines Join Toni Walmsley, LMT and aesthetician, as she demonstrates
2 Part Series how to make easy, inexpensive natural skin care products.
Thursdays, October 5 & 12· 7:30-8:45 pm According to Ayurveda (a Sanskrit word meaning “the science
of longevity”), you should not put anything on your skin that
$5.00 per class members, $7.00 per class you cannot eat. With the holidays approaching, these recipes
non-members for bath salts, massage oils and more would make great gifts
Part I for the health enthusiasts on your list!
Join Della Hansen-Parker as she discusses the basics of making
delectable and well-loved fruit wines. Della asks “Remember Migraine and Food Allergies
the song Lips Like Strawberry Wine? Do you wonder how
Monday, October 16 · 7:30-8:45 pm
delicious blueberry wine came into being?” Making fruit wines
is easier and less expensive than you think. In Part I, Della will FREE!
bring a fresh batch of fruit into fermentation. Included in this Join Elizabeth Markovich, Family Nurse Practitioner, Certiﬁed
session are discussions of sanitation, equipment, fruit quality, in Natural Health, as she discusses this important topic.
adequate fermentation and more.
Part II Introduction to Soy Foods
In this session the batch of fruit started in Part I will be brought Tuesday, October 17 · 7:30-8:45 pm
into secondary fermentation. Della will discuss secondary $5.00 members, $7.00 non-members
fermentation, choosing bottles, corks and corking techniques, Join Jamie Glusman as he discusses the various types of soy
and labels. foods available at the co-op. He will also demonstrate a few
simple recipes. Sampling will follow.
Tuesday, October 10 · 7:30-8:45 pm Homemade Sauerkraut
$3.00 members, $5.00 non-members Wednesday, October 18 · 7:30-8:45 pm
Join Leslie Hanks, RYT 500 and director of Yoga Unlimited™, $3.00 members, $5.00 non-members
in gentle yoga postures and stress-relief techniques using Join Lisa Bujak, president of the Tallahassee Chapter of the
a chair. Chair yoga is suitable for use at work, home, while Weston A. Price Foundation as she discusses the importance
traveling, or wherever you are. This practice is particularly of fermented foods in your diet and demonstrates how to
good for older students who are just beginning to learn yoga. make your own organic sauerkraut.
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Birds of Prey California Rolls or Vegan Sushi
Thursday, October 19 · 7:30-8:45 pm Thursday, October 26 · 7:30-8:45 pm
Suggested Donation: $2.00 for care of $3.00 members, $5.00 non-members
injured wildlife Join Barry Courtney, long time co-op member, as he shares his
Join Jane Fleitman, certiﬁed state and federal wildlife enthusiasm for the California Roll. Students will learn how to
rehabilitator, in a delightful and informative presentation on make sushi rice and have a hands-on experience rolling the
birds of prey. Great program for young and mature alike. vegan sushi. Yes, the students can sample their creations! We
will reserve your seat when pre-payment is made. Limit 12.
Friday, October 20 · 6:00-7:00 pm
Come to the co-op this evening and enjoy some of our tasty
wines. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. Special Guest: Cynthia
Connolly, Monticello Vineyards, will sample her organic
muscadine wines. No regestration nessasary.
Monday, October 23 · 7:30-8:45 pm
Join Robert Johnson, PhD, M.DIV and expert in Jungian
Psychology, as he discusses men, their goals and choices. “We
will also discuss,” says Johnson, “men’s social pressures, their
roles in society, their ability to interact with others and how
to ﬁnd creative nourishment for themselves.” Build Your Own Greenhouse or High Tunnel
for $100 or Less
Saturday, October 28 · 9:00-11:00 am
Ear Candling & Neti Pots
Trevor Hilton, FAMU’s Small Farm Program, will bring a crew
Tuesday, October 24 · 7:30-8:45 pm and all materials needed to New Leaf Market and show you
$3.00 members, $5.00 non-members how to construct your very own greenhouse. Please bring
Join Jayne Small, LMT, certiﬁed yoga instructor and certiﬁed your own lawn chair. The Demo will take place in the parking
reﬂexologist, as she shares her expertise on the proper use of area directly in front of New Leaf Market. No regestration
ear candles and neti pots. nessasary.
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Recycling & Solid
Service By Adam Schlachter
M ost people don’t think about their garbage except In addition to curbside trash, the Leon County Solid
to remember to put their trashcan or recycling bin at the Waste Management facilities are the destination for household
curb—and sometimes even that’s a challenge! But seriously, hazardous waste (pesticides, herbicides, paint, etc.), electronic
a lot happens to the waste after it is placed at the curb. waste, tires, appliances and other waste.
Recycled goods, for example, are sent to one of three places: Class I waste or household waste is everything that
a recycling facility, a transfer station or a landﬁll, depending isn’t recyclable or considered Class III. All of this waste gets
on the type of material collected. collected and brought to the county’s new transfer station. This
For recycling, residents that live within the city limits facility operates 13 hours each day during the week and 4 ½
have the “Smart Cart” recycling bin which is separated into hours on Saturday. Each day, the facility receives 100 trucks
two compartments: a commingled side for recycling plastic, that deliver enough waste to ﬁll 42 tractor trailers. The waste
steel, aluminum and glass, and a ﬁber side for recycling is then transferred to and disposed at a regional landﬁll in
newspaper, junk mail, cardboard and paperboard. Recycling Jackson County. In 2005, approximately 186,000 tons of trash
trucks also have two sections for separating ﬁbrous from was transferred from Leon County/City of Tallahassee to the
non-ﬁbrous materials. Springhill Landﬁll in Jackson County.
For residents of unincorporated Leon County, the green Properly disposing of wastes either through recycling or
bins serve the same function as the “Smart Carts.” However, depositing hazardous materials at designated sites or simply by
green bins have only one compartment so separating accumulating less trash, is essential to fostering a sustainable
materials from one another is difﬁcult. Some separation planet.
of materials is done manually by workers that operate the
recycling trucks however we recommend that residents
in this area get a second green bin to separate their own If you have more questions,
recyclables. Additional green bins can be obtained by look for the “Recycle Guys” to
contacting the Leon County Waste Management Department
at 574-3000. help you to properly manage your
Keep in mind that all residents also have the option of
dropping recyclable materials off at the Leon County Rural
Waste Service Centers located throughout Leon County.
Check out our website -
Bulky waste (metals, appliances…), construction and
demolition materials, or yard trash that is placed at the curb
You can also call the following numbers with questions:
will be collected and brought to a Class III landﬁll facility
Solid Waste: 606-1800
operated by the Leon County Solid Waste Management
Division (SWMD). (Despite rumors, the SWMD still
Hazardous Waste: 606-1803
operates a Class III landﬁll on Apalachee Parkway. This
Rural Waste: 606-1824
landﬁll however no longer services Class I waste—also
referred to as household waste.)
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Take your kids to the landﬁll! By Crystal Wakoa
A dive into the dumpster behind my hometown movie and dryers, plus bicycles and lawnmowers, all awaiting their
theater (at age eight!) landed me smack dab into popcorn next fate as scrap metal. Then comes yard waste, the ultimate
heaven—and into the joys of relishing in other people’s recyclable. It’s also used on-site, at the landﬁll, for erosion
trash. Since then, I’ve been a connoisseur of the used and control, and you’re welcome to take away free mulch for your
discarded, rescuing many an item—French doors, winter landscaping and gardens. Unfortunately, the landﬁll has found
coats, kitchen chairs, to name a few —from senseless burial no recycling market for tires; these are shipped to a landﬁll in
in some landﬁll. Alabama.
For me, crafting a lifestyle from society’s abandoned Finally, the big moment arrives — Class III trash. This is the
treasures is an art form. Although not everyone shares my “real landﬁll”, a vast acreage of junk bulldozed before your eyes
fervor for the found and refurbished, even economically- into the gaping, red earth. Sofas, carpets, beds, construction
advantaged folks embrace recycling their glass, plastic and debris – anything that’s not household garbage and doesn’t
paper, especially if they live within the city limits where ﬁt one of the other categories gets buried here. An attendant
pickup is ﬁgured into their monthly utility bill. will guide you to the right spot. Let your child get in the act
Like most wholesome habits, recycling is best integrated of throwing your trash overboard to help cement the lesson:
as a lesson in values during the formative years. Alas, everything we so casually discard must be absorbed by this holy,
dumpster diving is not as safe as it was in the late 1950’s, overburdened ground.
but teachable moments abound at a trip to the dump, You and your vehicle will be re-weighed on the way out.
chaperoned by a caring parent or teacher. Yes, this unforgettable lesson will cost you 1.5 cents per pound.
If we want kids to recycle and be good conservationists, (My recent drop-off included a stove and two monster TVs
they ought to know where their “stuff” goes once they throw that were littering our neighborhood street and it cost less
it in the trash. September is Recycling Month. It may take than $5.00—what a bargain!) After weigh-out you can drop
a little effort to celebrate, so here’s an idea. Next time you off any household hazardous wastes, such as paints, batteries
clean out your garage or shed, load your discards not suitable and ﬂuorescent bulbs. Many of these items are “recycled” in
for Good Will into your car or pick-up and take your kids the swap shop where you’re free to take what you can use.
on a ﬁeld trip to our landﬁll (a.k.a. the Leon County Solid Recycling bins for glass, plastic and paper, as well as dumpsters
Waste Management Facility) at 7550 Apalachee Parkway, for household garbage, are last on the route, and the drop-off
ﬁve miles east of Capital Circle. (Hours: Mon.-Sat., 8:00- for these, along with the hazardous wastes, is free. (Note: Our
5:00.) landﬁll doesn’t bury household garbage. The millions of tons
A fascinating place, the landﬁll is well-organized and of garbage we generate are taken to a holding station on Gum
staffed. Your vehicle will be weighed and you’ll be guided on Road off Capital Circle NW. From there it’s shipped to a regional
your journey. Visit all the optional stops, whether you have landﬁll in Jackson County. Now that’s a ﬁeld trip we all should
anything to unload or not. First there’s electronics, where take.)
mounds of TVs, computers and stereos await their journey Hopefully, your kids’ eyes will open wide to the downside
to Tampa via a certiﬁed recycling contractor. There, parts of too much stuff. Be prepared to answer questions such as,
are removed for scrap metal and hazardous leftovers sent to “What happens when this landﬁll gets full?” and “Are there
the few landﬁll sites in the U.S. certiﬁed to bury the toxic enough worms to eat it all?” Completing your “stuff’s” journey
guts of electronics. The big pile of glass you’ll pass on your from store to home to the landﬁll, in a visual, visceral way can
left is ﬂuorescent tube glass, for which there is no recycling motivate kids to buy less, recycle more, and maybe even ﬁnd
market. The glass is used on-site for erosion control. White beauty and value in society’s throw-aways. Who knows, the
goods are next—a mountain of stoves, fridges, washers lessons might rub off on us parents, too.
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ATTENTION NEW LEAF MARKET OWNERS -
We know good food and we know good deals
too. As a New Leaf Market owner, you can look
forward to another great coupon book this fall!
Experience THE CO-OP ADVANTAGE September/October 2006 Natural Times 23
what people should know By Bridget Kamke
Nature bestowed upon us, and other mammals, a special
gift—the gift of nursing our young. When we give birth to a
helpless infant, our bodies respond involuntarily by secreting
nourishment directly from our bodies. We don’t even have to
walk to the kitchen to feed our babies! Our breasts overﬂow
with milk. They are incredible organs. But why are so many
women getting breast cancer? What can we do to prevent it?
There is a lot of talk about breast cancer awareness,
mammograms, and self-exams, but the focus is on detection
of lumps once they have formed. It seems there is a dearth of
information on how to avoid the cancer in the ﬁrst place. This
article offers some suggestions on what women (and men) can
do to decrease the risk of breast cancer.
Most New Leaf shoppers are aware that diet plays a pivotal
role in health. Diets that include generous servings of whole
foods, live foods, and fresh fruits and vegetables are best for
the body. These foods are high in antioxidants—vitamins like E
and C—that help the immune system ﬁght viruses and bacteria cells. Lymph glands are the nodes that do the work and lymph
and help neutralize free radicals. Likewise, diets high in ﬁber ﬂuids need to regularly drain. The breasts are closely linked
help keep digestion efﬁcient. An efﬁcient digestive system with a group of lymph glands located in the underarm cavity.
facilitates the removal of toxins, affording the body more Since the lymph system has no pumps, we must move muscles
energy to spend on immunity and cancer ﬁghting. Cancer cells in order to get lymph ﬂuid ﬂowing. Incorporate breast massage
pop up in our bodies on a regular basis, but a healthy immune into your daily routine to get the ﬂuid moving. Yogic teachings
system’s white blood cells will recognize the cancer cells as suggest placing the breasts in the ﬂow of a cold shower and
foreign and quickly destroy them. massaging them there. The cold water is good for circulation
Drinking plenty of water will keep toxins moving out of as well..
the body. However, be wary of drinking out of plastic bottles. Exercise is another way to increase the circulation of
Some plastics contain chemicals that may leach into the water. blood and increase the cleansing of the lymphatic system. Do
Phthalate chemicals—chemicals found in some plastics—can some aerobic exercise like walking. Add stretching to your
mimic estrogen and may cause reproductive cancers, including life. Include more movement with your arms. In our modern
breast cancer. lifestyle, we simply do not move our arms enough. Our arms
Laughter has been shown to increase white blood cells are at our sides, at the computer or at the steering wheel. Yoga
and therefore can boost immune health—so laugh every day. and dancing are good full-body exercises as well.
If you can’t ﬁnd reasons to laugh every day, try incorporating Speaking of modern lifestyles, electromagnetic frequencies
a minute of the yogic belly laugh into your routine. It’s a fake (EMFs) coming from electronic and motorized equipment
laugh, a hearty “ho ho ho!” which sometimes evolves into a are believed to be disruptive to our health and contribute to
real laugh. If you are shy, do it in your car or when you are the tumor growth. So put down the gadgets and go for a walk or
only one at home. read a book.
Massage is a great way to move lymph ﬂuid. The lymphatic There is debate about whether antiperspirants contribute
system removes the toxins from the interstitial ﬂuid in your to the risk of breast cancer. As a massage therapist, in practice
24 Natural Times September/October 2006 Newsletter of New Leaf Market
for nine years and with a thorough understanding of anatomy child. The World Health Organization recommends it. Take
and physiology, I believe that clogging your sweat pores and pride in your mammalian nature; feed your child the best
preventing the release of toxins is harmful. The toxins will stay food available for him/her. In the end, it will beneﬁt your
in nearby tissue, including your breasts. To be on the safe side, whole family and increase the likelihood that you will be
switch to a deodorant that is free of antiperspirants. The breasts around longer to enjoy your loved ones.
are part of the heart chakra, the yogic energy center in our There are books available on the subject of breast cancer
bodies that is about love, forgiveness, and connecting with other prevention. Check out: Breast Cancer? Breast Health! The
humans. Strive to keep your heart open. Traditional Chinese Wise Woman Way by Susan S. Weed. And during this national
medicine says cancer is caused by stagnant chi (energy), so let breast cancer awareness month, do more than the self-exam
go of bottled-up grief or grudges. Find outlets for your emotions, or the mammography; educate yourself and incorporate
like art, poetry, music or dancing. healthy habits into your life now.
Studies show that women who breast-feed have a lower Bridget GuruBeant Kamke is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Kundalini
chance of getting breast cancer, so if you plan to have a baby, Yoga teacher, and children’s book author. She can be reached at
ignore the formula company propaganda and breast-feed your Inﬁnipede@juno.com or 850-284-7136.
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The Moving River Rumi Concert is a
stunning collaboration of artists who
bring the lyrical and spiritual power of
Rumi to life through the magic of story,
song, dance, and humor. Acclaimed
poet/Rumi translator Coleman Barks
will be joined by storydancer Zuleikha,
COLEMAN BARKS world percussionist Glen Velez, and
poet & Rumi translator
colemanbarks.com maverick cellist David Darling in a
performance that animates the
genius and rapture of Rumi’s work.
• $100 VIP ticket includes reserved special
seating, a private reception, and a compli-
mentary signed book by Coleman Barks
DAVID DARLING (75 tickets available).
daviddarling.com • $50 Gallery Seating (100 tickets available)
• $35 advance tickets through August
• $40 advance tickets through Oct. 18
• $45 at the door The Moon box office
Evening Concert, Private • $25 Students with ID / Seniors 65+
Reception and Book Signing TICKET LOCATIONS
• Southern Springs 850-878-8643
world percussionist Thursday, October 19 • The Moon box office 850-878-6900
• Crystal Connection 850-878-8500
7:15-10 PM The Moon • Honeytree Natural Foods (2 locations)
1105 East Lafayette St., Tallahassee 850-942-7000
Discount on advance tickets (up
to $10 off general admission)
For concert information call
dance & story
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“This cheese is sweet and full of ﬂavor.”
Cesari Duetorri Pinot Grigio
3“One of my favorite wines at New Leaf Market. Chilled, it’s
light fruity taste really takes the edge off the hot Tallahassee
4Grass Fed Filet Mignon
5Health is Wealth Spring Rolls
“Tastes Great with Braggs.”
28 Natural Times September/October 2006 Newsletter of New Leaf Market
Q: All your gluten-free customers need Bob’s Red Mill Q: Sesame sticks for bulk - have you discontinued them?
Gluten Free Baking mix. Please add it back. We have
used it for years! A: Thank you for asking! Sesame sticks are now located on the
opposite side of where they use to be.
A: We do still have this product. It is a 22 oz. bag at $3.99. - Kelli
It is located with other packaged ﬂours and baking mixes on
the bottom shelf.
Q: This years annual meeting at the Tallahassee Garden
Club was very enjoyable! A comfortable setting indoors for
Q: Have you given any thought to making membership the hot day. The deli staff’s food spread was excellent. A lot
cards smaller to ﬁt on a key chain? It would certainly of hard work went into the prep and set up. They should get
make it easier to keep track of. some extra good entries in their personal ﬁles. Thanks to all
of you at NLM!
A: Thanks for the ideas! We currently do not have the
technology to do this, but if we can in the future we will! A: Thank you for such a lovely comment. It is feedback like this
that makes our jobs worthwhile!
- Chris - Chris
Q: Please do tell me our new grocery bags are cheaper Q: Thank you for stocking “follow your heart” vegan
than our old plain J-bags. Who needs handles unless you cheese!!
A: Thank you for suggesting the line. We also think this will be
A: Thank you for your question about the new Co-op very popular. Our buyer for dairy/frozen has work very hard to
Advantage bags. This is a great opportunity for us to unveil get this product in and appreciates your suggestions!
an exciting plan for co-ops nationwide. As a member of - Kelli
the National Co-op Grocers Association (NCGA) we have
the ability to be a part of another grass roots movement to Q: Frontier Hibiscus Flower in the bulk herbs section cost
give the co-ops a new identity. As you know co-ops played $22.59 lb. here and $11.00 lb. at Honey Tree. A customer has
a major part in inventing natural foods and making natural noticed this outrageous price difference and requested that a
foods a mainstream item. Now everyone carries the fruits of comment be made about it.
our labor—natural foods.
NCGA has done a tremendous job of providing the
necessary research and development to help give us an
A: Honey Tree carries the non-organic hibiscus which is 1/2
the price. We would happily special order a pound of the non-
identity. A uniﬁed co-op organization committed to bringing
organic for any customer
the community good food and service, hence the slogan “We
Know Good Food.” We are slowly adding more and more
of the co-op advantage supplies such as the grocery bags,
coffee cups, soup cups and napkins. There are a few more
items on the way.
This movement is grass roots because as more co-ops Got Questions or
support the program, we can join together for better and
better pricing. Now we can be a part of a very large co-op Comments?
and once again buy in bulk to save.
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Owner Advanta Business Partners
Check out these discounts offered
exclusively to New Leaf Market OWNERS
AAA “Headz Up” By Christopher
Keith McCulloch Inside The Hair House
14 months of AAA membership for the 10% off Hair Color and Haircuts with New Leaf Market card.
price of 12 with a new AAA Membership. 2500 D Apalachee Pkwy. Tallahassee, FL 32301
All About You! Massage Therapy Higher Taste Vegetarian Café & Bakery
Kira Matteson, Deborah Edenﬁeld International Vegetarian Cuisine
10% off massage therapy for all new clients. 10% off all baked goodies and gourmet specialties.
418 E. Virginia, Tallahassee, FL 32301 411 Saint Francis St., Tallahassee, FL 32301
A Critter Getter Integrative Healthcare, Inc.
$10 discount on yearly pest control (for new customers only). Primary medical care, offering alternative services.
1440 Ox Bottom Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32312 10% off cash paid services, in addition to the 20% off they
850.668.0911 usually offer cash paid at time of visit. Some insurance
restrictions apply. Discounts do not apply to lab fees.
Fertile Crescent Reiki Center 1913 Buford Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308
Susie Howell, M.S., Reiki Master 850.878.4434
90 min. Reiki treatment for $30. First time only.
MLC-45 9601 Miccosukee Rd., Mama and Baby Love L.L.C.
Tallahassee, FL 32309 Stephanie Brandt, L.M.T., CYT, CD
850.877.0371 10% off any massage appointment or private class. Childbirth
classes, prenatal, baby, toddler and kid yoga. Prenatal massage
Gold’s Gym therapy, infant massage classes and much more.
$39.99 per month with NO enrollment fee. This is a $250 850.350.0609
savings per year! Also offering $479.88 for one year with NO www.mamaandbabylove.com
enrollment fee and three free months. This is a $450 savings! email@example.com
(Offer only applies to new Gold’s Gym members). Ask for
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Owner Advantage Business Partners
May I have your “TENSION” please? Tallahassee YMCA
Rick Garzaniti, L.M.T./Nice Guy No joiner’s fee for new members.
$10 off ﬁrst massage or Quantum Touch session for all new clients. Parkway YMCA-2001 Apalachee Pkwy.
850.544.5994 Tallahassee, FL 32301
Ocean Breeze Hair Salon Northwest YMCA-3215 N. Monroe St.,
$5 off men’s ﬁrst hair cut and wash appointment. Free cut, style Tallahassee, FL 32303
and eyebrow wax with women’s ﬁrst highlight or hair coloring 850.536.9622
appointment OR free eyebrow wax with women’s ﬁrst cut. SouthWood YMCA-3196 Merchants Row Blvd. Suite 200
Ask for Tina Nicholson. Tallahassee, Fl 32311
2907 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, FL 32301 850.701.0461
850.656.9570 or 850.528.8048
Whole Health Chiropractic Clinic
The Medical Healing Center Peri Dwyer, DC
Angela Myers, ARNP-C and Kay Dorian, ARNP-C Free bottle of multivitamins at time of initial examination or
Primary Care & Womens Health X-rays. Does not apply to no-charge initial consultation.
A holistic fundimental approach to Healthcare 1373 E. Mahan Dr., Tallahassee, FL 32308
10% Off - Some insurance restrictions apply. Discounts do 850.877.8980
not apply to lab fees.
225 Ofﬁce Plaza, Tallahassee, FL 32301 The Wilderness Way - Wilderness Excursions
850.309.1665 10% off all products under $50, $5 off canoe and kayak
rentals and nature-based tours and classes.
Tallahassee Rock Gym 4901 Woodville Hwy., Tallahassee, FL 32305
50% off introductory “orientation course” for new climbers 850.877.7200
(regular price is $6, NLM owners pay $3) 25% off regular
“day pass” admission. Yoga Unlimited with Leslie Hanks
629-F Industrial Drive ( Railroad Square), Tallahassee, FL 32310 10% off ﬁrst set of group classes and the yoga cooking class.
850.224.7625 Betton Hills, Tallahassee, FL 32312
For more information on becoming an Owner Advantage Business Partner contact Cristin Burns at
850.942.2557 x. 246.
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Come Work at New Leaf
•Friendly and diverse employees
•Great work enviroment
•Learn about natural foods
•Support the organic community
•Experience the Co-op Advantage
Applications available at the customer service desk
Grow With Us!
1235 Apalachee Parkway Tallahassee, FL 32301-4543
Open Daily 8am-10pm
Our Co-op Principles:
1. Voluntary and Open Ownership
2. Democratic Member Control
3. Member 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
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