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                                          Volume 17 Number 5
                                     September / October 2006

          Delicious Winter Squash
                                   recipes and more

The Pleasures
    of pumpkin seeds

                Celebrate Recycling Month
                 take your kids on a fieldtrip to the landfill

Tea Savvy
everything you need to know about tea

       Experience THE CO-OP ADVANTAGE
                                                                    Table of Contents
      Please Recycle
     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

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
lauren@newleafmarket.coop.                  14   Seminars


LAYOUT: Lauren Roloff

EDITING TEAM: Shelly Hatton and
              Maria Balingit

PRODUCTION: New Leaf Market, Inc.          Iced Coffee
1235 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 942-2557
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
                                                                                          CORPORATE OFFICERS

in the deli                                                                                 AND DIRECTORS
                                                                                               Chuck Hungerford
                                                                                               President & Director
                                                                                                 Candi Parker
                                                                                                 Vice President
                                                      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
                                                                                                   Jim Terrell
 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
                                                                                                Grocery Manager
                                                                                               Marrian McQueen
                                                                                         Supplements & Body Care Manager

   Welcome                                      New Members!
                                                                                                  Daniel Rouse
                                                                                         Information Technology Manager
                                                                                                 Victor Shaver
 New Leaf Market is committed to building a vibrant and healthy                                  Deli Manager
 local community by providing natural and organic foods
                                                                                                 Chris Terrell
 and products. As a cooperative, we emphasize socially and
                                                                                             Merchandising Manager
 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
                                                                                                Bob Williamson
                                                                                                Produce Manager
Experience THE CO-OP ADVANTAGE                                     September/October 2006      Natural Times          3
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.

Experience THE CO-OP ADVANTAGE                                   September/October 2006            Natural Times             5

               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
                                                                         finest teas
                                                                                                           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
                                                                  delicately flavored.

Experience THE CO-OP ADVANTAGE                                    September/October 2006          Natural Times             7

                                       The Pleasures
                                        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.
to the Americas, having first been cultivated in the region
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minerals magnesium, manganese and phosphorous, and a
good source of iron, copper, protein, monounsaturated fat,
and zinc. Snack on a handful of these nuts each day and you
will receive a healthy dose of your suggested daily value for
each of these vitamins and minerals.
     But the greatest buzz about pumpkin seeds is their
value as protectors of health and possible healer of certain
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Experience THE CO-OP ADVANTAGE                                        September/October 2006                Natural Times         9
                                                                 Seven Most
                                 Effective Exercises
                         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

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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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 Cook’s Corner
                                 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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                                                                                  Cook’s Corner
 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.

        HERE’S HOW:
        When there is a class fee please MAKE
        THANK YOU!

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.
                                                                               Vege-Diesel Workshop
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
to attend.
                                                                                 Chair Yoga
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.

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         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
chutneys.                                                                              FREE!
                                                                     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.
                 Chair Yoga
     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.

                 Wine Tasting
      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.

              Celebrating Men
      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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20   Natural Times   September/October 2006   Newsletter of New Leaf Market
                                                                   Recycling & Solid
                                                                      the Neglected
                                                                         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
                                                                               solid waste.
Waste Service Centers located throughout Leon County.
                                                                   Check out our website -
     Bulky waste (metals, appliances…), construction and
                                                                   www.leoncountyfl.gov solidwaste
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
                                                                   Recycling:              606-1823
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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   Recycle Month
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!

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                       Breast Cancer
                                    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

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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.

                                                                      RESERVED SEATING
                                                                      • $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)

                                                                      GENERAL ADMISSION
                                                                      •   $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

    ZULEIKHA                       850-878-8643
   dance & story
 storydancer.com               www.SouthernSprings.org

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Staff Picks
1Gjetost Cheese
 “This cheese is sweet and full of flavor.”
                                              - David

 Panda Licorice
 “Really awesome!”
                                              - Greg

 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
                                                - William

4Grass Fed Filet Mignon

5Health is Wealth Spring Rolls
 “Tastes Great with Braggs.”

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                                                                            Community Voice
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.
                                                      - Kelli
                                                                 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!!
are walking?
                                                                 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
                                                                                                                        - Jean
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.
                                                    - Phil
                                                                                            Email Us!

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          wner Advantage
         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
850.942.8123                                                    850.345.9769

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
850.224.1425                                                    850.894.4296

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!   info@mamaandbabylove.com
(Offer only applies to new Gold’s Gym members). Ask for
1147 Apalachee Pkwy., Tallahassee, FL 32301

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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
•Excellent salaries/benefits
•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
                                                               (850) 942-2557
                                                           Open Daily 8am-10pm

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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

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