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                                                          shopper                                                                                                                                                        September 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       food for thought
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 If mankind were to disappear, the world
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 would regenerate back to the rich state of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                equilibrium that existed ten thousand years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ago. If insects were to vanish, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 environment would collapse into chaos.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              —E.O. Wilson—




                                                                  ¥ Sibby s Organic Zone Ice Cream Parlor
     contents                                                                                                                         Sibby’s Organic Zone Ice Cream Parlor
2    how to join                                                                                                                                                Coexistence is the key to success (and happiness)
                                  More great ways to eat local!


                                                                                                                                         f you thought Sibby’s just meant local, organic,     with a tasty local brew, is sublime, and that alone
4    member specials
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7
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     ambrosch honey farm
     co-op education
     grocery picks
                                                                                                            ¥ Ambrosch Honey Farm
                                                                                                                                    I    old-fashioned, pure, farm-fresh ice cream, you’d
                                                                                                                                         be wrong. It’s that and so much more! Since the
                                                                                                                                    opening of their organic ice cream parlor, the menu
                                                                                                                                                                                              made the trip more than worthwhile. The hot dog
                                                                                                                                                                                              emergency turns out to be more than the sum of its
                                                                                                                                                                                              parts—the powerkraut, blue cheese, hot sauce,
11   wellness highlights                                                                                                            offerings have expanded to include a bounty of            japaeños, capers, ketchup and mustard take an
13   board report and elections                                                                                                     locally produced foods—from fresh vegetables right        ordinary dog to new culinary heights!
14   farmers’ market                                                                                                                off the farm to handcrafted cheeses to organic pizzas,    Owners Sue Sebion and Tony Macasaet opened the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Organic Zone Ice Cream Parlor in Main Street Station
                                                                                                                                    hot dogs, sauerkraut, wines, rootbeer, beers…and          Organic Zone (Oz) one year ago. Both grew up in
                                                                                                                                    more! They do wonderful things with the quality
15   at hackberry’s
                                                                                                                                                                                              Vernon County. Sue had 8 years of experience
                                                                                                                                    ingredients—simple, elegant, tasty, and healthy           producing the Official Planet Peace Food—Sibby’s
16   orient organics

                                                                                                                                    offerings grace the menu, which continually changes       ice cream. Tony felt compelled to move back to
                                                                                                                                    depending on what the local farmers and artisans          Viroqua after years of medical school and time spent
                                                                                                                                    have to offer. Particularly noteworthy is the perfect     as an ER doctor in Chicago. Sibby brought
                                                                                                                                    food of the day, which is a soul-food-inspired dish       experience as a small-business owner with a vision
    Hackberry’s                                                                                                                     made with local vegetables and greens that vary from      (and reliably fabulous ice cream) and Tony, being a
Oktoberfest Menu &                                                                                                                  day-to-day. Today’s epicurean delight was a mouth-        doctor, knew how much good health relies upon
    Community                                                                                                                       watering blend of kale, chard, garlic, rice, beans, and   food and happiness. Oz is about wholesome, fresh,
                                                                                                                                    various seasonings. The baked Scandinavian cheese         homemade, healthy food, full of life and made
                                                                                                                                    drizzled with hot huckleberry sauce, washed down
      Brunch
                                                                                                                                                                                              with love.
           See page 15.                                                                                                                                                                                                        continued on page 3       Co-owners Sue Sebion & Tony Macasaet
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                                                                                    membership benefits                               it’s easy to join                                The Co-op Shopper is published monthly by
                                                                                                                                                                                       the La Crosse People’s Food Co-op, 315
Sanja Dojcinovic treasurer
                                                                                 • become a part owner of          •    ask any cashier for an application & fill it out               Fifth Avenue South, La Crosse, WI 54601.
    address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2116 Market St., La Crosse
    phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . h 782.5554     the People’s Food Co-op!        •    pay for your membership. It’s $100 for the first               It serves to educate shoppers about food
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Tom Hench vice president, parliamentarian                                          one shopping trip each month         additional members.You may sign up for the                     of the writers, and do not necessarily
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Jane Rada president                                                                (one vote per membership)
                                                                                                                   The Co-op offers one-year memberships for only $10
    address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2823 Cass St., La Crosse         • eligibility to run for                                                                                  contributors     Sherry Beames
                                                                                                                   to college and university students who show a valid
    phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . h 784.9964                                                                                                                              Lauri Hoff
                                                                                   the Co-op board                 student ID! Join now and reap the benefits:
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                                                                                                                                                                                                            Kathy Kampa
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Ana Skemp member communications                                                                                    •    one-year membership,                                                                Richard Klindworth
                                                                                   your equity investment if you
    address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W4406 CTH YY, La Crosse                                                     September through August                                                            Jane Rada
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                                                                                   based on Co-op profitability
                                                                                                                   •    reduced rates for cooking and gardening classes                If you are interested in advertising in the Co-op
Kathie Tyser secretary                                                             and the amount of money
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                                                                                                                   Students are not eligible to vote on Co-op issues, run
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                                                                                                                   for Co-op board, receive patronage rebates, have
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                                l o c a l            f o o d s — s i b b y ’ s                                            o z           i c e             c r e a m                 p a r l o r
                                            continued from front cover
                                                                                                                                                                                Organic pizza with a delicious array of augmentations
                                            The space is modern yet cozy and occupies the back of         favorites. Check it out—their calendar is always full and
                                            the atmospheric, historic, and beautifully refurbished        eclectic—world music, folk, rock, blues, jazz, hip-hop,
                                            Main Street Station in Viroqua. Main Street Station           soul, classic as well as new, and occasionally, concerts
                                            houses dozens of small businesses—from handmade               for kids (www.viroquamainststation.com or call
                                            jewelry and soaps to antiques, fair-trade imports by Ten      608.637.1912) Enjoy refreshments at Oz before the
                                            Thousand Villages, brewing equipment, and an                  show or come and browse the market while live music
                                            independent music store (and lots more). The floods of        is piped throughout. Take note of Oz’s big one-year
                                            2007 made the opening a challenge—but a great deal of         birthday bash. Paul Cebar will be playing September
                                            passion and perseverance paid off! The philosophy             12th at 8:00 p.m. It promises to be quite the celebration.
                                            behind Sibby’s is simple and noble: “Coexist in peace,        The unique, independent, authentic, idealistic,
                                            eat in peace, lead by example, and do well by doing           artistic, and local flavor will always have a place
                                            good.” Not only has Sibby built a brand, she’s built the      as long as people are willing to take a chance and
                                            foundation of a community that is all about coexistence       follow their bliss. Simply put, this warm, artistic,
                                            and interdependence. Most of the previously mentioned         communal place is a draw for people of all ages—
                                            ingredients are lovingly grown or hand-crafted by             it’s where you want to be!
                                            friends of theirs, and there is a farmers’ market right
          Kids enjoy the castle play area   across the street! Although Sibby and Tony are local          what? Sibby’s Organic Zone Ice Cream Parlor
                                                            small business advocates who have             where? In the Historic Viroqua Public Market
                                                            tirelessly struggled to revitalize                   215 South Main Street
                                                            downtown Viroqua, they attribute part of             Viroqua, WI 54665
                                                            their success to Wal-Mart’s arrival right            608.637.3202
                                                            down the street. The result, interestingly,
                                                                                                          Don’t forget Oz’s live music
                                                            is not a negative one, but a positive
                                                                                                          birthday bash on September
                                                            one—locals now shop in town rather
                                                                                                          12th! Paul Cebar and his band
                                                            than driving to a larger city like            are described as “One of the
                                                            La Crosse or Madison. Wal-Mart’s              most infectious grooves in all
                                                            traffic has all sorts of independent          the land, a not to be missed
                                                            businesses popping up in Viroqua.             rhythm and funk
                                                            That’s coexistence!                           extravaganza!”
                                                            Main Street Station also houses the           (Sibby’s Ice Cream is also
                                                            Greenman Music Hall, which hosts              available at the PFC, naturally!)
                                                            world-famous musicians along with local                                                          The Greenman Music Store
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                                         s e p t e m b e r                                    m e m b e r                   s p e c i a l s

                                  Hackberry’s Oktoberfest Menu available Sept. 19–Oct. 4! Check it out—details on page 15.

                                Enzymatic Therapy                                                                      Masada
                                                                                      $
                                                                                       12      09

                                  Acidophilus                                             30 caps
                                                                                                          Dead Sea Mineral $
                                          Pearls                        28
                                                                        $       39
                                                                                                             Bath Salts                              1035
                          30 caps, 90 caps, or intensive care pearls—
                                                                            90 caps       $
                                                                                           1415
                                                                                          I.C. pearls
                                                                                                        unscented, original, peppermint, and sport
                                 reg. $14.19, $33.39, or $16.65                                                     32 oz.—reg. $13.85


    www.cleansellc.com                                                                                        Trempealeau Hotel
                                 Vernon Vineyards

                                         Wines                          $ 00
                                                                             1        off                    Walnut Burgers                           6
                                                                                                                                                     $ 99
                         La Crosse White, Ridge Red, Eagle Eye Blush
                              and Edelweiss—reg. $10.79–$14.99                                                       4 pack—reg. $7.79



                                    Organic, Bulk                                                                 Peace Coffee

                                  Rolled Oats                                 1 /lb.
                                                                            $ 19                          Columbian Heavy
                                                                                                               Pedal                                 7 /lb.
                                                                                                                                                     $ 99

                            regular or quick, Plu 1727—reg. $1.69/lb                                              Plu 1986—reg. $9.99/lb.
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                                                       l o c a l                   f o o d s — a m b r o s c h                                                  h o n e y                    f a r m
                              Ambrosch Honey Farm
                                 A true passion for honeybees, beekeeping and education
    Markie Pendleton and Danne Hawes run Ambrosch Honey               Currently, she presents educational and entertaining programs
    Farm, which is housed in an old canning factory in                about bees, beekeeping and the environment for kids and
    Galesville. Their bee population consists of just under 100       adults of all ages throughout the area. She is fascinating, and
    colonies, which enables them to craft intricate beeswax           her love of and interest in these miraculous insects is
    candles, lip balms, lotions, honey mustard, raw honey,            infectious. Pendleton accurately states, “With a new
                                                                                                                                                                 The world’s best lip
    creamed honey with many organic flavors, bulk honey,              understanding of honeybees, fears are transformed into                                     balm!
    and honey combs. Health and wellness products—propolis            fascination with these industrious insects and respect for the
    and bee pollen are also available.                                valuable role they play in our lives.” They’ve also started a
                                                                                                                                        A honey super is part of a beehive that’s used to

    The Ambrosch farm, named after Danne’s beekeeping                 beekeeping club for beginners called Hands-on-Beekeeping.
                                                                                                                                        collect honey. The honeybees collect nectar in the

    grandfather, is perfectly situated in the honey belt. Prairie     They meet in La Farge at the Organic Valley Headquarters.
                                                                                                                                        honeycomb of the frames. When the comb is full

    flowers, marshes, and plentiful water sources contribute to a     The PFC proudly carries many of their products. Our
                                                                                                                                        of honey, the bees then cap them with wax!

    healthy bee population, lots of pollination, and abundant         wellness department carries the bee pollen and the lip balm.                                                 Markie Pendleton, Queen Bee Farmer & Danne Hawes, Drone Farmer
    honey. Honeybees do much more than produce what                   In our grocery department you will find an array of creamed
    Aristotle referred to as the nectar of the gods. They perform a   honey flavors, and we’ll stock their raw honey as well.
    highly valuable function by pollinating agricultural crops,       Honey, especially raw honey, will crystallize but can easily be
    gardens, orchards, and wildlife habitats. Almonds, apples,        brought back to a liquid consistency by placing the jar in hot,
    watermelons, avocados, blueberries, cantaloupe, sunflowers,       but not boiling, water. In fact, honey never goes bad. Explore
    cranberries, cucumbers, cherries—and more all rely on             the intriguing world of honeybees and
    honeybees for production. Honeybees are responsible for           freely enjoy the many health benefits
    food crops that are worth billions of dollars. That’s why         and wonderful taste of honey!
    Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is so troubling. There is a        Ambrosch Honey Farm
    correlation between a high population density and a weak bee      P.O. Box 0183
    population. Organic, environmentally conscious beekeepers         Galesville, WI
    have reported far less hive damage than huge migratory            tel. 608.582.3010
    beekeepers. States like Minnesota and Wisconsin are lucky         Coming soon: www.beeharvest.com
    to have healthy bee populations.                                                                                                                                                           Harvesting honey is also called “robbing the bees.”
    However, we are also lucky to have ecologically-aware              The hexagonal wax walls of the
    beekeepers like Pendleton and Hawes, who are also
                                                                                                                                                                                               Beekeepers remove the honeycomb frames from the hives.

    interested in education. Sure, they make great products,
                                                                       honeycomb are put together at 120 degree angles. Incredibly,                                                            Bees cap each hexagonal cell with wax. The cells are

    but they’re also pollinating their neighbors’ gardens and
                                                                       the bees build each comb a precise size and distance apart                                                              uncapped, exposing the honey. The frames are then
    spreading interest about these invaluable creatures!
                                                                       so they can best serve their purpose—whether it be for                                                                  placed in an extractor, which uses centrifugal force to

    Pendleton has spent 15 years in public libraries presenting
                                                                       young bees or honey storage. The color and flavor of honey                                                              spin the honey out of the comb. The honey is then
                                                                                                                                           Danne is uncapping the wax to expose the honey
    programs for children and has been a beekeeper for 10 years.
                                                                       depends on what blossoms the bees visited.                                                                              filtered and drained into a storage tank.
                                                                                                                                                           in the frame.
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                  Transportation Liberation                                                      September Cooking & Wellness Classes
                                                                                               Healthy Aging                                                Living with Chronic Pain
             Learn how to liberate yourself and save more than money by not driving!           with Dr. Rachel Reiser
                                                                                               Tuesday, September 9th, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                            with Dr. Rachel Reiser
                                                                                                                                                            Monday, September 22, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
              ar-free living is a lifestyle choice that    When? September 15th                Dr. Rachel will introduce common issues related to the       Dr. Rachel will review 6 common myths of living with

    C         yields abundant rewards—freedom from
              the economic burdens of driving,
    improved physical and emotional well-being,
                                                                    7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
                                                           Where? The Co-op Classroom
                                                                                               normal aging process. She will discuss healthy ways to
                                                                                               deal with osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, sleep problems and
                                                                                               others. She will also offer information on what role
                                                                                                                                                            chronic pain. She will include new discoveries in pain and
                                                                                                                                                            suggest healthy steps to ease pain. She will give you new
                                                                                                                                                            ideas on how to cope with, and very possibly decrease,
    reduced noise and pollution, and traffic structures                                        supplements, eating, moving, and thinking right play in      your pain to improve your quality of life.
    that are gentler on the land and its citizens.         Cost?    Free and open to all!      growing older.
                                                                                                                                                            Dr. Rachel Reiser, D. C. is a Doctor of Chiropractic with
    Communities are brought closer together as                                                 Think Global Eat Local                                       Allied Health Chiropractic Centers. She is committed to
    people increasingly interact face-to-face rather
                                                                                                                                                            sharing her knowledge in order to help others stay active,
    than from within steel shells. Liberation from
                                                                                               with Arlene Vrlec
                                                                                               Thursday, September 11th, 6 to 8 p.m                         eat healthy, and smile more! You can find Dr. Rachel
    driving makes us a richer, healthier, happier                                              Join us as we prepare a varied menu using local and          Reiser, along with Dr. Renata Anderson, at the Allied
    people living in cleaner, quieter, friendlier                                              regional foods. A Terrine of Roasted Vegetables, Armenian    Health Chiropractic clinic located in Onalaska, WI
    neighborhoods.                                                                             Meat-Stuffed Apples and Chicken basted with La Crosse’s      (608) 783-7735. Please stop in and say hello!
                                                                                               own Mississippi Heat BBQ sauce will be among the menu
    In this multimedia workshop, Obbie and RoZ                                                                                                              Exploring Mexico: Oaxaca
                                                                                               items. We’ll top it off with a fresh raspberry sundae!
    describe the steps on their trail toward
    Transportation Liberation and discuss a multitude                                          Tai Chi
                                                                                                                                                            with Arlene Vrlec
                                                                                                                                                            Tuesday, September 23rd, 6 to 8 p.m
    of pragmatic ideas on how to make driving                                                  Lamont (Monte) McPheron
                                                                                                                                                            On this journey to Mexico, we’ll be visiting the southern
    optional. The program is punctuated by personal                                            September 11th through Oct. 2nd, every Thursday,
                                                                                                                                                            state of Oaxaca—a region of high mountains that borders
                                                                                               4 sessions. 12:15 to 12:45
                                                                The program is not about
    narratives (including sights and sounds) of good                                                                                                        the Pacific Ocean. Oaxaca is famous for its seven molés,
                                                                                               Discover an ancient Chinese system of slow and flowing
                                                            making us feel guilty or
    and bad transportation methods witnessed during                                                                                                         including black green and yellow. We’ll make a Molé
                                                                                               movements. Learn how to increase oxygen intake for
                                                            gro u c h y You leave the show
    extensive research in North America and Europe.                                                                                                         Coloradito with Chicken, Tostadas
                                                                                               more efficient breathing, reduced blood pressure and an
                                                            feeling positive and cap able of
    Obbie and RoZ are based in La Crosse,                   doing great things.
                                                                                               improved immune system. We’ll also explore the               Chileajo (Tostadas topped with
    Wisconsin, where they are outspoken advocates                                              fundamental shifts in balance that strengthen the body       marinated vegetables and cheese,
                                                             —Bob Treu,                                                                                     and several other dishes as we
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Co-op members:
    for the rights of bicyclists and pedestrians and for                                       and prevent injury.
                                                              The Second Supper                                                                             refresh ourselves with
                                                                                                                                                                                                    $15/class
    the types of community design that make car free                                           Preserving Food (more details coming)                        Agua de Jamaica.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    nonmembers:
    living both possible and pleasant. They have
    sworn off car-dependence and have been car free
                                                                                               with Arlene Vrlec                                                                                    $25/class
                                                                                               Saturday, September 20th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m
                                                            for more information go to
    since 2004.                                             www.purplearth.net/TransLib/
                                                            www.worldcarfree.net                                Simply register at the customer service desk or over the phone. 608.784.5798 ext. 244
  New
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                                                                        g r o c e r y                    p i c k s       by Margaret, grocery manager



                                                              Two great product lines made in Wisconsin!
                   DnA Vintners Cranberry Wines                                                                              Rolling Meadows Sorghum Products
               e have three new local wines! They      you love sweet wine, this one’s for you! The                 t’s harvest time for our sorghum suppliers from      brochure as well. Use it on your hot cereal or

W              are handcrafted in small batches in a
               tiny wholesale winery from the
cranberries that grow abundantly in the Tomah,
                                                       cranberries for this wine are primarily sourced
                                                       from Paradise Valley Cranberries from Craig and
                                                       Kathy Jensen, of Warrens, WI.
                                                                                                                I   Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. This is a wonderful
                                                                                                                    natural sweetener that is often overlooked on
                                                                                                                our shelves! Sweet sorghum—also known as
                                                                                                                                                                         pancakes! This product is a healthy antioxidant
                                                                                                                                                                         and full of trace minerals—especially potassium,
                                                                                                                                                                         calcium, and iron!
Warrens, Black River Falls, and Babcock areas of       Chocolate Paradise Wine is the same                      bicolor or sorgo—looks like corn without ears            Rolling Meadows provides us with Sorghum
Wisconsin. Diana Hobson is the creator of these        delicious wine infused with natural chocolate            growing in the field. It is closely related to grain     flour as well. This product is gluten-free. It has a
delicious wines and recently received bronze           flavoring. Smell the chocolate upon pulling the          sorghum (milo) or broom corn (for making brooms).        slightly sweet taste and is delicious in muffins, nut
medals for all three of her wines at the Indy          cork, taste the chocolate, and then savor the            Sorghum is an ancient plant discovered in                breads, pancakes, or any quick bread. We sell it in
International Wine Awards in June 2008.                sweet-tart cranberry flavor that                         archaeological records dating back to 2000 B.C. It       one or two pound bags.
Cranberry wine is high in healthy antioxidants and     follows. It is                                           was probably brought to the United States from           Now for the very best product from Rolling
bursting with flavor. These are not grape wines, but   described as                                             Africa during the slave trade in the 1850s. Interest     Mills—Old Fashioned Sorghum Caramel
fruit wines made from 82% cranberries (the other       dessert in a glass,                                      in growing sorghum began in the south, because           Corn! I eat an entire container (5.2 oz) every time
vine) and 18% raisins. The wines have a beautiful      and I like to sip it                                     it’s particularly suited to the hot, dry conditions of   I buy one! It is large popcorn kernels popped to
cranberry color and the perfect balance of             like a dessert                                           Texas. It then spread to the Midwest. Sorghum has        perfection, with a sweet, salty,
sweetness and tartness. They can be served at room     sherry. Pairing                                          been a popular cultivar during war-times and             caramelized topping.
temperature, slightly chilled, or heated gently when   the chocolate                                            drought-times alike when granulated sugar was
the weather is chilly.                                 paradise with a                                          expensive. Sorghum syrup is made by processing
Frost Watch Red is a semi-sweet wine with a            cranberry-                                               juice squeezed from the stalks. The juice is boiled      Yum!
crisp finish. It starts out in the mouth as somewhat   chocolate                                                down, much like maple syrup, to produce a dark,
sweet, but ends with a tart aftertaste that reminds    cheesecake or                                            sweet syrup similar to molasses in flavor. It can be
one of how cranberries taste at a holiday meal.        brownies is a                                            substituted for honey or molasses in any recipe. It
These cranberries were left on the vine as long as     show-stopper.                                            will keep forever (unless you discover the Ginger
possible without freezing to develop the highest       The winemaker,                                           Snap Cookie recipe that I will have available in the
sugar level.                                           Diana, will be in the store                              store this month), unrefrigerated. If it does
                                                       September 12, from 4–6 p.m. so you                       crystallize, just gently re-heat. The folks at Rolling
Sweet Paradise speaks truthfully for itself. If                                                                 Meadows have provided us with a great recipe
                                                       can sample these uniquely local wines!
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                                                                                      c o - o p                       w e l l n e s s
                 September Specials                                                                                    Amazing Omega 3s
                 people’s food co-op brand                                                                                     They’re great for…everything!
                                                               chool is back in session, but are childrens’ brains     similar structured substitutes, but these substitutes may     also reduce the risk of premature birth and postpartum
    Organic Soy Protein
    Powder—Vanilla
    • 300 mg of omega 3s per serving                   S       still on vacation? Now that the kids need to focus
                                                               on their education, this is the perfect time to tell
                                                       you about the amazing benefits of Omega 3s. Omega 3
                                                                                                                       actually cause harm.
                                                                                                                       Dr. Bill Sears, an American pediatrician, is the author or
                                                                                                                       co-author of thirty plus parenting books and is a frequent
                                                                                                                                                                                     depression. Women who breastfeed can supplement with
                                                                                                                                                                                     DHA and pass these benefits along to their babes. Is
                                                                                                                                                                                     taking fish oil safe? All of the quality fish oil supplements
                                                       essential fatty acids, (EFAs), are polyunsaturated fats                                                                       here at the Co-op are tested for environmental
    • USDA certified organic, non-GMO    16 oz. size
                                                                                                                       guest on television talk shows. Dr. Sears is an Associate
      soy protein powder                 sale $13.99
                                                       needed for proper brain, eye, and nerve tissue                  Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of the     contaminants, including mercury, heavy metals, and PCBs
    • vegan/vegetarian                   reg. $16.49

                                                       development. The two most beneficial Omega 3s are               California School of Medicine in Irvine and currently runs    (banned organic pollutants). We frequently are asked at
    • supports bone, cardiovascular,
                                                       DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic            a private family practice. His new line of children’s fish    the Wellness desk, “What are the necessary supplements
      and menopausal health

                                                       acid). The list of benefits from taking Omega 3s daily is       oil supplements, called “Go Fish,”are a great improvement     people should be taking?” That is a big question, and
    Organic Vitamin C 120 mg                           long. There have been numerous clinical trials and              over the cod liver oil your mother may have given you.        answers can vary depending on individual health and diet,
    Tablets                                            research supporting these claims. Omega 3 benefits              They contain higher levels of DHA (the Omega 3                but I will say that Omega 3 supplements are at the top of
    • provides antioxidant C                           include better brain function (such as memory and focus),       responsible for our brain power) and come in a variety of     my list. The benefits in Omega 3s cover so many areas of
                                                       decreased depression, reduced allergies, improvement            flavors and forms. A popular choice is the Brainy Kidz        health and they are critical for our bodies to function,
    • USDA certified organic             60 tablets

                                                       with disorders such as ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)                                                                       taking them seems like a smart choice. Literally!
                                         sale $10.99
                                                                                                                       strawberry-flavored soft chews. According to Dr. Sears,
    • contains naturally occurring
                                         reg. $13.35
                                                       and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).
      vitamin C
                                                                                                                       the brain is especially sensitive to nutrition in the first              —Sherry Beames, PFC’s Wellness Center
                                                       Omega 3s also assist pain and inflammation reduction,
    • vegan/vegetarian
                                                                                                                       two years of life and the last couple of decades of life.
    Certified Organic                                  lower cancer risk, improve cardiovascular health                Consider that an infant’s brain triples in size the first
    Greens n’ Things                                   (including lowering cholesterol and blood pressure),            year! Children taking DHA can benefit from improved
                                                       improve eye health, and protect against blood clots             behavior, attention, focus, and learning. DHA can also
                                                       (lowering risk of heart attack and stroke).
    • a comprehensive blend of greens,
                                                                                                                       help reduce allergies, help immune development, and
                                         9.5 oz.
      fruits, and vegetables             sale $23.99
    • contains organic,                  reg. $28.75
                                                       Omega 3s must be obtained through diet or supplements,          increase intelligence. We carry children’s fish oil
      cold-processed flax                              because a typical western diet is sparse in Omega 3s.           supplements from Dr. Sears, Nordic Naturals, and
                                                       Main sources of Omega 3-rich foods are cold water fish,         Barleans. These have a range of flavors such as orange,
    Certified Organic                    6.3 oz.       grass-fed red meat, natural eggs, and walnuts. Flaxseed is      strawberry, lemon, and fruit punch. They can be taken as
    Reds n’ Things                       sale $22.99
                                                       another source (as alpha-linolenic acid) and is converted       liquid, chewable soft gel, or soft chews.
                                                       into DHA and EPA by the body. Getting these right kinds         Taking DHA while pregnant can help with proper brain,
                                         reg. $26.85
    • a comprehensive blend of fruit,
      berries, fiber and flax                          of fats is important. When the body is deprived of Omega        eye, immune, and nervous system development. DHA can
    • contains organic, cold-processed flax            3 oils, it must replace the necessary fatty acids with
    • provides 40 mg omega 3s and green tea
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Pamela Radosen, MS
Practitioner of Energy Medicine and
Energy Psychology
Are you looking for new ways
to feel good?
                                                                                                                                        Licensed Acupuncturist and Naturopathic Doctor
Would you like to improve
your overall health and sleep?                                                                                                          Treating: Allergies • ADHD •Autism •
This fall, Pamela Radosen, MS, energy
healer and master teacher, is leading two workshops to
                                                                                                                                        Heartburn • Hot Flashes • Pain • etc.
explore these questions through the lens of healing energy.                                                                                 For an appointment call (608) 779-4137

The Energy of Healing Series                                                              Repair Sun Damaged Skin
• New Ways to Think about Your Body and Your                                                 Renew Aging Skin
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        Cost: $75.00 per workshop
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To reserve your place, call 608-787-1865
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                                                 b o a r d                    r e p o r t
                                                 Leading and Learning—                                                                                                          Board Elections
                                                       What PFC Board Members Do to Stay Informed                                                                            Nominations accepted now through October 24th!
                                          ave you        orientation session to the annual retreats,        related to national co-op issues and                                                           have the opportunity to “Meet the
                             H           ever
                                         wondered
                              what a “Webinar” is?
                                                         there is an energy that comes from learning
                                                         new things about leading a successful
                                                         cooperative.
                                                                                                            future trends.
                                                                                                          • Informational topics presented at Member
                                                                                                            Meetings—examples include a recent video
                                                                                                                                                           Nominations and Voting Process
                                                                                                                                                           PFC has rotating three-year-term positions
                                                                                                                                                           for its seven-member board of directors.
                                                                                                                                                           Three positions, currently held by John
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Candidates” a half-hour before the start
                                                                                                                                                                                                           of the annual meeting.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           The Annual Meeting will be held on
                              (Think: web-based          Before serving on the board I had no idea that     with Gar Aperovich and a demonstration of      Knight, Mary Thompson, and Kathie
                              seminar.) After my                                                            local, seasonal cooking by Monique Hooker.                                                     Saturday, December 6. Voting for Board
                                                         board development/training would be such an                                                       Tyser, are slated for the 2008                  members ends at this meeting. Following
                              first 1.5 hour online      important part of my role, but I’m certainly     • Newsletter articles and PFC website—           December election.
                              session related to                                                            Co-op members are provided short,                                                              the election, newly elected directors are
                                                         glad it is. Here are more examples of how                                                         Nominations Members interested in               invited to attend the December board
                              being a co-op board        your PFC board members are involved in             informative articles about issues and trends
                              member, I can say                                                             in food cooperatives in the monthly            board candidacy may nominate and declare        meeting as a transition meeting with
                                                         ongoing learning:                                                                                 themselves candidates by completing and         outgoing board members. New directors
    Co-op board secretary that webinars can be                                                              Shopper, and various resources exist on
         Kathie Tyser

                                                         • Orientation sessions for all new board                                                          submitting a candidate statement (forms are     take office at the January board meeting.
    very worthwhile! You just need a computer, a                                                            the PFC website.
                                                           members—board policies, bylaws, financial                                                       available at the customer service desk or
    telephone and a place to sit and listen—along                                                         • Co-op publications, listservs, and
                                                                                                                                                           may be obtained electronically at the PFC
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Dates to Remember
    with an interesting topic and facilitator at the       statements, meeting formats and more             websites— board members are linked to                                                          • Friday, October 24—Candidate
                                                           are covered.                                                                                    website at www.pfc.coop—then look for             Statements are due.
    other end.                                                                                              various national organizations, which
                                                         • Annual Board Retreats—involve 1 to 1.5                                                          the board election form link on the left side   • November 23rd to November 29th—
    I participated in my first co-op webinar in                                                             provide publications and listservs
                                                           days with a consultant where in-depth                                                           of the page). The deadline for submitting         Members receive election packets.
    my own living room. The workshop leader,                                                                connecting us to issues and solutions
                                                           discussions and presentations on some                                                           candidate statements is Friday, October 24.     • Thanksgiving through December 6—
    Mark Goehring, was located in Brattleboro,                                                              across the nation.
                                                           aspect of board leadership occur.                                                               Voting Process During the first week in           Voting for Board of Directors.
    Vermont, and is a consultant with CDS                • Opportunity for Board reps to attend the       I have been impressed with the national                                                          • Saturday, December 6—Annual
                                                                                                                                                           November, candidate statements will be
    (Cooperative Development Services). The                national CCMA conference (Consumer             CDS organization and its commitment to           posted in the store for members to review.        Meeting, voting closes
    topic was Ends Policies Dialog and finding             Cooperative Management Association)            supporting local board development/training.     Each membership will receive an election        If you have any questions about the
    ways to create knowledge and expertise on              each June—a major 3-day conference for         Fortunately the current PFC board members        packet during the week of Thanksgiving          nominations or voting process, please
    your board and among members. Time                     all co-op managers and board members is        share that commitment to ongoing learning        that includes candidate statements and an       contact Jane Rada. To learn more about
    moved quickly, and important strategies                hosted by cooperatives around the U.S. La      and continue to look for ways to inform and      official ballot. Ballots may be submitted       the governance process and roles and
    and examples were shared with the 40+                  Crosse hosted this event in 2007, making it    excite PFC members about new ideas in the        any time from when they are received until      responsibilities of the board of directors,
    participants from around the U.S. Other topics         possible for local board and staff members     co-op world. I’m convinced that one reason       the end of the annual meeting. Please take      please reference the Policy Manual,
    are scheduled for the upcoming months.                 to participate.                                we have such an outstanding local co-op is       time to review candidate qualifications and     Section G (Governance Process) at
    These webinars are just the latest example of        • Article/book discussions at monthly board      because staff and board members realize that     to vote.                                        www.pfc.coop, click on Co-op Community
    the type of learning that comes with being a           meetings—15-20 minute discussions occur        leading and learning do go hand in hand!                                                         and then on PFC Board Policies.
                                                                                                                                                           Meet the Candidates Members will
    PFC Board member. From the first                       on articles selected by Board members
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                                              f a r m e r s ’                         m a r k e t
 Cameron Park Market—Join the Eat Local Challenge
          he Wisconsin Eat Local           likely stay in your area and circulate.   vegetables: apples, spinach, greens,        Cameron Park Market

T         Challenge takes place this
          month from Friday,
September 5th to Sunday, September
                                           Eating local is often safer, even when
                                           it’s not organic. Small farms, even
                                           when using fertilizers, often will
                                                                                     winter squash, potatoes, beets and
                                                                                     more. Pasture-raised bison and beef,
                                                                                     honey, maple syrup, and other foods
                                                                                                                                 E-newsletter. Once a week you’ll get
                                                                                                                                 a market update, filled with food
                                                                                                                                 facts, recipes and other market news,
14th. The challenge was designed to        not use it to the extent that factory     are also available at the market, as well   delivered straight to your inbox.
educate communities about the              farms do.                                 as a variety of locally produced arts       To sign up, send us an email at
importance of buying locally grown         Small farms often produce interesting     and crafts.                                 cameronparkmarket@hotmail.com.
and raised foods. The goal of the          varieties of fruits and vegetables. The
challenge is to encourage individuals to
                                                                                     Get involved with the                       Market website
                                           most important thing about small farms                                                Check out the Cameron Park
spend at least 10% of their food budget
                                                                                     Cameron Park Market
                                           is that they help protect biodiversity    Volunteer for the market! We need           Market’s new website at
on locally grown or produced food          and preserve the agriculture gene pool.   volunteers at the market every Friday       www.cameronparkmarket.org. You’ll
during the 10-day challenge period.        This in the long run will add to our      to work the information table and assist    find general market information, a
Sign up on their website at                food security. When you support small     with special events. Beyond Fridays         calendar of events, and information
www.eatlocalwisconsin.com (or sign         farms you help support responsible        we are always looking for volunteers to     on our vendors. Check it out!
up for the Co-op-sponsored challenge       land development.                         help spread the word about local food,
at the customer service desk—more                                                    farms and arts.
information is at www.pfc.coop).           So we at the Cameron Park Market
                                           challenge you to participate and track    Donate to the market!
                                           your consumption of locally grown         We are a non-profit organization with a
   Cameron Park                                                                                                                     The Cameron Park Market is running low on funds
                                           foods. Nothing beats fresh produce.       mission to educate the community
   Every Friday Night                                                                                                                         for the 2008 market year.
   4pm to Dusk!                            Come to the market and see                about locally and sustainably produced       If you would like to make a contribution, your gift
Buying from your local farmers’            the varieties of vegetables               food and arts. Donated funds will go         would certainly be appreciated. You can also make a
market helps small family farms and        that we have in store for you.            directly to our promotional and              contribution by buying a canvas market bag or t-shirt.
at the same time reduces energy                                                      education efforts. Interested? Contact       Your entire donation will go to support the market, so
consumption, considering that most                                                   us at cameronparkmarket@hotmail.com          please consider making a gift. When you donate to
                                           What s in season?
                                           This time of year the market stands are
of the energy is spent freezing,                                                     or visit us on the net at                    the market you help us make fresh local produce
                                           filled with produce! Late summer
refrigerating and trucking the                                                       www.cameronparkmarket.org                    accessible to everyone.
                                           favorites, such as tomatoes, eggplants
food across country.                       and zucchini are abundant. In addition    Market E-newsletter                          Thank you ahead for
When eating local your dollar will go a    to these, our farmers will have a wide    Keep up to date with what’s happening
long way. The money will more than         variety of late season fruits and         at the market—subscribe to the
                                                                                                                                          your contribution!
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                                                                                                                       Oktoberfest Menu at Hackberry’s
            Hackberry’s Catering
                                                    September Community                                                                 September 19–October 4
     Are you in need of catering for your                 Brunch
     special event? Look no further than
                                                                                                                                                  Appetizers
     Hackberry’s Bistro. From meat and
                                                                                                                                                  Tart Flambé
                                                           Friday • September 19th • 9 a.m.
     potatoes to marinated tofu to gluten-free
                                                                                                                    Carmelized onions and fresh thyme star in this Alsatian-inspired

     and vegan delights—we can do it all! Just
                                                     $8.29 per person/tax and gratuity not included                                       grilled flatbread. ~ $8.29

     give us a call at 608.784.5798 ext 243 to   Reservations only by noon on Thursday, September 18th.                           Herring Salad with Pumpernickel Bread
     find out more about Hackberry’s special
                                                                                                                               Pickled herring in a rich cream sauce. ~$6.99

     events and catering or pick up one of our          Brunch samplers are served family-style and                 All meals come with a choice of braised kraut or red cabbage. We are also
     new catering brochures!
                                                                                                                 featuring special Oktoberfest side dishes: kraut salad or cream of reuben soup.
                                                       include a choice of coffee, tea, milk, or juice.
                                                                                                                                                     Entrées
                                                                                                                                                Jaeger Schnitzel
                                                                  Elderberry Mimosas                                     Medallions of pork sautéed in lemon butter, served in a
                                                     Fresh and effervescent—the sweet tang of wild                                  hunter sauce with spaetzle. ~$15.99
                                                     berries mingles with the bubbles to tickle your                             (available during lunch on Mondays for $8.29)
        a little dinner music…                                         taste buds.                                                                Sauerbraten
                                                                                                                     German marinated beef complemented by a gingersnap sauce.
                                                                 Breakfast Empañadas                                               Served with potato pancakes. ~$15.99
                                                      A breakfast delight with origins in Chile and                              (available during lunch on Tuesdays for $8.29)
     September Live Music                            Argentina—a slightly spicy mixture of chorizo,                                             Roulades of Beef
                                                               potatoes, and vegetables.                         Tender beef rolled around a special filling of mushroom, bacon, onion,
    Barry Byrne, Celtic Harp                               Salmon Wrapped Poached Eggs
                                                                                                                   dill pickle and parsley. Served with German Potato Salad. ~$15.99
    Friday, September 5th 6-8 pm                                                                                               (available during lunch on Wednesdays for $8.29)
                                                     A more complex version of the traditional bagel                                            Rattenschwanze
    Barry Byrne, Celtic Harp                              and lox—you’re going to love this!                         Thin tasty strips of pork loin fried crisp, in a tangy wine sauce.
    Friday, September 19th 6-8 pm                                                                                                       Served over spaetzle. ~ $15.99
                                                               Peaches in Ginger Syrup                                          (available during lunch on Thursdays for $8.29)
    Joni Welda & Steve Meger, Violin & Guitar            Seasonal fruit with a hint of fresh ginger.
                                                                                                                                (Friday lunch special is chef’s choice for $8.29)
    Saturday, September 27th 6–8 pm
                                                         Space is limited. Tax & gratuity not included.                           (Friday and Saturday nights only, after 4:30)
                                                                                                                                            Rhine Pheasant
                                                                                                                     Pheasant Breast in a wine mushroom cranberry sauce. ~$17.99
                                                                                                                                                                     Presorted Standard
                                                                                                                                                                        U.S. Postage
             Tea Class & Tasting                                                                                                                                            PAID
                     (with Orient Organics)                                                                                                                             La Crosse WI
                                                                                                                                                                       Permit No. 25
Wednesday, September 17th • 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. • Co-op Classroom
We’ll discuss history, types of tea, steeping techniques, storing tea, health benefits and more…
Tea samples will be served. This class is free, but registration is required due
                                                                                                                                                                     RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED

to the limited number of spaces.
To register, please call 608.738.4000 or                     Iron Goddess of
e-mail: kkorish@orientorganics.com                              Mercy Tea


                                                                                                   People’s Food Co-op & Hackberry’s Bistro
                                                                                                   315 Fifth Avenue South
                                                                                                   La Crosse, WI 54601
                                               Silver Needle Tea
           Dragon Well Tea                                                                         tel. 608.784.5798
                                                                                                   fax 608.793.1989
                                                                                                   www.pfc.coop



T h e C o - o p s e a t local challenge: September 5th—15th



                                                            Co-op Grocery Deliveries               Co-op hours              Hackberry’s summer hours

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