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Bulk foods and marked-
down staples included
in BriarPatch’s new
Basic Buy program
are healthful foods
with lower prices.
Photo by Tony Finnerty
I N SI DE ...............................................................................
Coupon craze wins $750 donation prize ......4 Take action on your Farm (aka Food) Bill ...10-11
How’s business? Finance Report ................. 5 Community Fund application time ..................14
Basic Buy program lowers prices ................ 6 Deterring deer from your garden ....................16
Local produce and peak-season outlook .....7 Making your own pet food ...............................17
Replies to your suggestions..................... 8-9 Better Eating for Life: Fabulous fruits .......18-21
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E ditor ’s Note
And the gratitude goes on
From Stephanie Mandel-Austin
I ’ll just warn you
up front that even
though the last is-
the patio and inside seating areas (as
required by law). The beautiful pieces of
walnut wood Julie used came from Jim
Purpose: The room is available by
reservation for meetings, classes, or
other events as a community service for
sue of the newsletter Gates of Nevada County Free Range Beef community groups. It is not to be used for
was full of new store (he used to be in the lumber business). events or meetings promoting products
thank-yous, this is- • Cliﬀ Brown donated a beautiful or services for personal proﬁt.
sue — including this piece of black slate for the Produce Capacity: Up to 34 people
page — has more of the same. I apologize Department blackboard. Salvaged from Availability:
if you ﬁnd all this gratitude and good the old Winchester School in Grass Mondays through Fridays: 4:00 p.m.
feeling tiresome; we just can’t help it, it’s Valley, the slate was used for a blackboard to 9:00 p.m. Weekday hours between 7:00
how we’re feeling. there since way back around 1865. a.m. and 4:00 p.m. may be available by
Also included in this issue is another • Liz Streater, our hardworking special arrangement.
useful article from Luci Wilson of Wellness Manager, brought in from her Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Peaceful Valley Farm and Garden Supply, home some leftover bamboo ﬂooring Sundays: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
this time about deterring deer. Several boards that we had cut and fashioned Monthly meetings may be scheduled
pages are devoted to responding to some into the green building markers hanging for three consecutive months; weekly
of the suggestions we’ve received from throughout the store. meetings may be scheduled for three
shoppers on subjects from bathrooms to • Moses Jhai, my co-worker, came on consecutive weeks.
organic food. board in the critical, crazy pre-opening
F month and pretty much immediately
General rental fee: $10 per hour
Thanks made me wonder how we ever got by
BriarPatch Co-op owner-member
In the last minute rush to get the rate: $5 per hour
Thank you Julie, Cliﬀ, Liz, & Moses.
new store ready to open in May, some Classes or events with an admission
BriarPatch friends pitched in with F fee: $20 per hour
materials and labor that brought it all Community Room For more details, ask for a
together: A lot of people are asking about Community Room Rental Policy and
• Julie Herrlinger crafted the “no using the BriarPatch Community Room; Application/Agreement form at the
alcoholic beverages” signs hanging in here are the basics. Customer Service window.
Editor: Stephanie Mandel-Austin Opinions expressed in this newsletter are
530-271-2034 / email@example.com those of the writers, and do not necessarily
News & Review Copy Editor: Susan Lewis Leech reﬂect those of BriarPatch management, staﬀ,
directors, or owner-members.
Published bimonthly by BriarPatch Co-op Nutrition Science Editor: Arly Helm, M.S.
The deadline for advertising and articles
290 Sierra College Drive Contributors: Jeanie Berg, Bill Drake, for the next issue is September 1, 2007.
Grass Valley, CA 95945 Joseph Guida, Paul Harton, Moses Jhai,
530-272-5333 fax 530-272-1204 Printed on 72% recycled ﬁber.
Andy Leech, José Martinez, Reinette Senum, Mail & fulﬁllment services by PRIDE Industries.
Eddy Sitzer, Mark Warner, Luci Wilson
BRIARPATCH CO-OP NEWS & REVIEW, AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2007 3
B o ard Re p or t
President - Joseph Guida; Vice President - Marshall Goldberg
Secretary - Debbie Plass; Treasurer - Alan Weisberg Meetings & Events
Rod Bedayn, Malaika Edwards, Arthur Katz, Mike Pasner, Eddy Sitzer All meetings are held in the BriarPatch Co-op
Community Room unless otherwise indicated.
Meetings listed below are open to all BriarPatch
Smell the ﬂowers owner-members.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETINGS
as the Treasurer of the Board and Chair Mon., Aug. 27, 5:30PM
From Board President
of the Finance Committee. Rod has been Mon., Sept. 24, 5:30PM
Joseph Guida Treasurer for approximately seven years; The meeting agenda will be posted on the bulletin board at
the front of the store at least one week prior to the meeting.
he will remain on the Finance Committee
ave you noticed and as Director. There will be an election Call Joseph, 272-4725.
all the ﬂowering for a new Treasurer at our next meeting.
plants in the planters? What a glorious time to be alive! We FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETINGS
They were planted by are in a time of great change, and being Call Rod to inquire, 274-3385.
a volunteer crew led by part of a co-op is part of the change. Can
Randi Pratini. Since we co-ops change the world? Maybe, just RIDGESTOCK MUSIC & SUSTAINABILITY
moved to the new store maybe, but one co-op can’t do it alone. EXPO
350 people have become new owner- It will require everyone to change their Sat., Aug. 11, 11AM-11PM
members. A few people have asked me mind and the way they do things. That Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center
if we raised our prices to pay for the new and only that will change the world, and See article on page 12.
store. The answer is NO! We paid for co-ops can help.
the new store with the one million dol- Please take the time while shopping in POWER-PALOOZA
lars we saved the last eight years, and a the store to say thank you to any employee Sat., Aug. 18, 12 noon-10PM
larger loan from Citizens Bank, and small you may meet. So many employees Miners Foundry parking lot
loans from our owner- worked long hard
See article on page 13.
members, UNFI, and “Since we moved to the hours to open the
Twin Pines Coopera- new store 350 people have store and have served
LABOR DAY HOLIDAY
tive Foundation. Sales
Mon., Sept. 3
at a non-stop pace ever
have increased and this become new members.” BriarPatch will be open 7AM-4PM
since. A simple smile
will allow us to pay oﬀ goes a long way; it is a
the loans more eﬃciently.
Mark your calendar:
simple act of kindness. May I wish you
HARVEST & HEALTH FAIR
My longtime colleague and dear all a long, happy, healthy life! See you at
friend Rod Bedayn has decided to resign the new ’Patch! Sun., Oct. 14, 12 noon to 5PM
The International BriarPatch Co-op Vision
Cooperative Principles: BriarPatch Co-op is the leading natural food store in Nevada County.
1. Voluntary and Open Membership We are a vibrant, important community hub for gathering
and for dialogue and learning about healthful food.
2. Democratic Member Control ~
3. Member Economic Participation We seek to be a leader in social, environmental,
4. Autonomy and Independence as well as ﬁscal business responsibility,
among both local businesses and food co-ops nationally.
5. Education, Training, and Information ~
6. Cooperation Among Cooperatives We model community-mindedness and cooperative principles,
7. Concern for the Community and hope to inspire others to do the same,
and in so doing contribute to peace and prosperity for all within our reach.
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G en er a l Manager ’s Re p or t
Collaborative eﬀort pays oﬀ, new store business good
From Paul Harton
I also want to thank our volunteers, crew can keep up with the demand for
t seems like years have directors, Jeﬀ Gold, Tru-Line Builders, their delicious food.
passed si nce I last and Calloway Development for all of the Thank you very much for all the
wrote my column, but it work they have put into this project. The great compliments that we have received.
was only two months ago. new store was truly a collaborative eﬀort. We have also gotten many constructive
We have gone through Due to all of our great success we are suggestions for how to improve the new
so much change in those investigating the possibility of adding store.
two months. Our Preview parking. We are also considering a small Thank you, and keep the suggestions
Night and Grand Opening were both addition to the kitchen so that the deli coming.
great successes. Preview Night was a true
test of how many people we can handle in
the store. Our sales for the two-and-a-half
Coupon redemption earns $750 for donation
hours that we were open that night were
huge — over $16,000 — and there was a
wonderful feeling of community spirit.
T hose of you who used coupons back
in April and May will be gratiﬁed to
know that you helped us bring in $750 for
between the two local food banks, Food
Bank of Nevada County and Interfaith
Food Ministry. We regularly donate food
Thank you to everyone who attended. the local food banks. How’s that, you ask? to these groups, but it also takes cash to
Our sales have steadied to about Well, $750 to a charity of choice is oﬀered run an organization.
10% above our projections; we are very by the National Cooperative Grocers If you’re as pleased as we are for this
pleased, especially since this is our Association (producer of the coupon books opportunity to help feed hungry people,
slowest time of the year. Once school is for co-ops all over the country) to the ﬁve help us win the donation money again! A
back in session and fall arrives we expect stores that redeem the most coupons. Just new set of coupon books will hit the store
sales to increase another 15%. after we were notiﬁed that BriarPatch was in mid-August, and members will receive
I want to thank all of our employees, a top winner, and were thinking about them in the mail. Take a few minutes to
who worked tirelessly to get the new store which local charity to target, we read an look through the book for items you want,
set up. We asked a lot of our staﬀ, and article in the local paper about the food tear out the coupons, and then (this can
they came through with ﬂying colors. I banks receiving fewer donations. So it be the hard part) remember to present
can’t thank them enough. was a no-brainer — the $750 will be split them to the cashier when you shop.
BRIARPATCH CO-OP NEWS & REVIEW, AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2007 5
Fi nanc e Re p or t
Business is looking good after ﬁrst month
From Director of Finance “It is the literal truth
Mark Warner There are too many people to
that this new store thank. As the Director of Finance, I
I n t he ﬁ rst mont h
since BriarPatch Co-
op began operations in
would not exist without
Citizens Bank and its
would like to oﬀer a particular nod to
Citizens Bank. Few of us appreciate the
beneﬁt of having a locally-owned bank
our new facility, sales are commitment and in our community. This is a textbook
approximately double case. None of the ﬁnancial institutions
those of the old facility, understanding we approached in the past were willing
totaling $1,032,750 for of our community.” to work with BriarPatch because we
the month of June. are a “cooperative.” BriarPatch is not
By any measure the operations have BriarPatch will be able to comfortably even able to get a corporate credit card.
been a great success. One of the ﬁrst fund the addition. These institutions did not understand
challenges BriarPatch faces is, in fact, As of this writing, the cost of the the cooperative business structure, and
how to meet even greater demand in the new store building project to BriarPatch could not overcome the fact that there is
coming months. Growth is expected to has been $3,434,000. This ﬁgure includes no individual “owner” of a cooperative.
be driven by the resumption of classes the equipment, tenant improvements, On the other hand, as members of
at Sierra College and Nevada Union and other costs related solely to the this community, Citizens Bank knew
High School, as well as by the traditional construction. Our current long-term debt BriarPatch personally and saw the
increase in sales during the fourth is $2,720,000, all of which was borrowed potential of the store with its beneﬁts to
quarter of every year. to meet the costs of the construction. this community. These beneﬁts include,
Sales in the deli are meeting the $250,400 of this debt consists of loans at present, 150 jobs and a ﬂow of cash kept
highest of our expectations, at an from our owner-members. BriarPatch in the community that would otherwise
annualized amount of $2,000,000 per was also able to obtain a $250,000 line of be lost when businesses are ﬁnanced by
year. BriarPatch is already considering credit from Citizens Bank as a security outside investors. It is the literal truth that
expanding the kitchen to ease the measure for emergencies only; we have this new store would not exist without
current and expected demands on our no plan or need to use this line for Citizens Bank and its commitment and
new deli. There is every expectation that current operations. understanding of our community.
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Ne w Store Ne ws
New employee: Brenda Howell, Back to basics:
specialty cheese buyer lower prices
By Jeanie Berg selecting the right wine, cheese, and
food combinations. Brenda is also
excited about the wide variety of local
and imported cheeses that are free of staple foods
hormones, steroids, and antibiotics. One
of the most popular, Brenda says, is the
creamy, blue-veined cheese from Point
Reyes Farms. It’s a hand-made farmstead
B riarPatch Co-op wants health-
ful foods to be aﬀordable to
everyone. To this end, we have re-
cheese, directly from the beautiful coast cently launched our “Basic Buy”
of Marin County. program, lowering everyday prices
There are too many cheeses to possibly by ten percent on forty staple foods.
M eet Brenda Howell, other wise
known around the BriarPatch
deli as “The Cheese Chick” (although
carry them all, but Brenda is working on
Look for the buﬀ-colored Basic Buy
tags on items throughout the store.
Flyers with the full Basic Buy list
when she originally applied for a job at possible and are available at the Information
BriarPatch, she had no idea she would is open to Wall near the store entrance.
end up supervising the specialty cheeses). suggestions. Basic Buys, our monthly Co-
With a background in deli, food prepara- Fu r t her, op Advantage sales, and coupon
tion, and ordering — and a love for cheese Brenda will books (a fall edition will by out by
— Brenda is adapting to the world of Brie, cheerf ully mid-August) are unique ways that
Camembert, fresh mozzarella, and other answer any questions you may have about BriarPatch oﬀsets the cost of high-
delicious cheeses. cheese. She is pleased to announce that quality natural and organic foods.
Brenda and Deli Manager Chris on Saturdays BriarPatch volunteers will Cost-conscious shoppers can also
Maher are working to develop a cheese be oﬀering samples of featured cheeses. buy foods in bulk for lower prices.
pairing list to assist customers in Bon appetit!
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BRIARPATCH CO-OP NEWS & REVIEW, AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2007 7
L o c a l Fo o d & Far ming
California Grown Now’s the time to look
Certiﬁed Farmers’ Market
for local produce
6-9 p.m., July 7–August 30
Downtown Grass Valley T he local produce season is at its peak!
The selection at BriarPatch changes
from week to week, so check the Produce
Department blackboard and price cards
to see what’s local.
Riverhill Farm 263-1886
Cement Hill Road, in Nevada City
In August look for: In September look for:
Nevada County Certifed Arugula Baby Bok Choy Arugula Baby Bok Choy
Basil Chinese Long Beans Basil Chinese Long Beans
Growers’ Market Eggplant Cucumber Eggplant Lemon Cucumber
for information call 265-551 Garlic Japanese Cucumber Garlic Melons
SATURDAYS Kohlrabi Lemon Cucumber Kohlrabi Pears
8 a.m.-12 noon, May–October Melons White Peaches Red Onions Niagra Grapes
Nevada County Fairgrounds, Red Onions Yellow Peaches Yellow Onions Yellow Peaches
Grass Valley, enter Gate 4 Yellow Onions Green Pell Peppers Spearmint Green Pell Peppers
SUNDAYS Spearmint Gypsy Peppers Tatsoi Gypsy Peppers
10 a.m.-2 p.m. June–September Tatsoi Yellow Squash Tomatoes Yellow Squash
10556 Combie Road, Lake of the Pines Tomatoes Zucchini Zucchini
3-6 p.m., July–October
Sierra Presbyterian Church, 2007 Farm Guides available
175 Ridge Road, Nevada City
ant to know how and where to ob- in the community. It will be widely dis-
tain locally grown food? The 2007 tributed in the community at businesses
2-6 p.m., June–September
Nevada County Farm Guide will be com- and events, including at BriarPatch. All
7th Day Adventist Church, Penn Valley
pleted and available to the public in Au- the information will also be online at
gust. This year’s guide will include listings www.localfoodcoalition.org.
9 a.m.-1 p.m., July–October,
for many more local farmers and ranchers, Eat healthy food! Support a local
Downtown Nevada City
as well as other complementary resources farmer!
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Ne w Store Ne ws
Your suggestions, staﬀ responses
A long with many compliments, we
have received many suggestions for
ways to make the new store even better.
Staying open until 9 p.m.
We have been discussing this possibil-
ity for summer, from solstice to equinox,
• coﬀee paper cups
• 24 oz. large clear cold drink cups
While recycling is relatively easy in
These are much appreciated, while some but due to the many adjustments in staﬀ- Nevada County, with a wide range of
are easier to implement than others. Sug- ing that this change would require, we’ll materials accepted mixed together, Waste
gestions received are passed to the staﬀ probably hold oﬀ until next summer. Management Inc. will not take materials
person responsible for that area, and are soiled with food to any degree. (Beverage
given serious consideration. We received Bathroom doors containers are accepted.) An entire bag of
several suggestions each on the subjects Yes, the bathroom doors are a bit hard recyclable materials may end up a landﬁll
below, so we thought we’d share the re- to open, and we apologize for that. We’re due to one or two plates with “leftovers”
sponses with everyone. counting on the mechanisms loosening on them. BriarPatch is not set up for cus-
Music with use. tomer washing, but diners are encouraged
We have purchased satellite radio, to take the recycling of these items into
Recycling deli containers
and are working on getting an antenna their own hands at home.
We are looking into integrating wash-
installed on the roof. Our former system Compostable:
able dishes into the deli operations in the
of playing a mix of CDs was, we have • plates (made with renewable sugar
future, but have held back due to concerns
been told, illegal. For satellite radio, on cane-based resources)
about having to raise the prices of food
the other hand, we pay a monthly fee and • 16-oz. cold drink cups (made with
to cover busing, washing, and drying
our use of the music is legal. renewable corn-based resources)
• utensils (made with renewable corn-
Pay phone In the meantime, the food and drink
We’ve learned that it’s not easy to get containers used at the BriarPatch deli
To close the loop on the compostables
a pay phone, as AT&T no longer installs fall into two categories: recyclable and
as well as food-soiled paper products, we
are looking into a composting system.
We’re hoping to install a courtesy Recyclable:
This will undoubtedly take some time to
phone, but until that time, the customer • soup paper cups and clear lids
develop, so in the meantime shoppers can
service phone may only be used if there • brown paper boxes
take composting and/or recycling into
is an emergency. Thank you for your pa- • black plastic dishes w/ clear lids
their own hands at home.
tience in this matter. • clear plastic take-out containers
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Ne w Store Ne ws
Organic ingredients in the deli food
T he BriarPatch deli is committed
to using only the highest quality
ingredients available in all of the many
Squash, Crookneck Squash, Zucchini
Squash, Cherry Tomatoes, Garden
Tomatoes, Roma Tomatoes, Wheatgrass
Oregano, Paprika, Parsley Flake, Black
Pepper, White Pepper, Peppermint,
Spearmint, Poppy Seeds, Pumpkin
Applesauce, Apricot Preserves, Apple Spice, Rosemary, Sage, Tarragon, Thyme,
menu items available on a day to day basis. Turmeric
Butter, Strawberry Jelly
While we may occasionally substitute Adzuki Beans, Black Beans, Cannelini
Lemon Juice, Lime Juice, Orange Juice,
vegetables from one of our local farmers, Beans, Garbanzo Beans, Great Northern
Pomegranate Juice, Pineapple-Coconut
what follows is a list of ingredients that Juice Beans, Kidney Beans, Pinto Beans
are always organic at the BriarPatch deli. Half and Half, Butter, Milk, Chocolate Ice Barley, Bulgur, Corn Meal, Dates,
Cream, Buttermilk, Monterey Jack, Cream Unbleached White Flour, Brown Rice
Apples, Apricots, Asparagus, Avocado,
Cheese, Eggs, Sour Cream, Silken Tofu, Flour, Spelt Flour, Whole Grain Spelt,
Banana, Green Beans, Red Beets, Gold Beets,
Yogurt, Soy Yogurt Whole Wheat Flour, Pastry Flour, Cous
Chioggia Beets, Blackberries, Blueberries,
Cous, Quinoa, Green Lentils, Red Lentils,
Raspberries, Strawberries, Bok Choy, Baby Almond Extract, Almonds, Cashews,
Black Eyed Peas, Green Split Peas, Yellow
Bok Choy, Broccoli, Green Cabbage, Red Shredded Coconut, Currants, Goji Berries,
Cabbage, Napa Cabbage, Carrots, Baby Peanut Butter, Pine Nuts, Pistachios,
carrots, Cauliﬂower, Celery, Cherries, Pumpkin, Raisins, Sesame Seeds, Sunﬂower Canola Oil, Olive Oil, Palm Shortening,
Corn, Cucumbers, Euro Cucumbers, Seeds, Tahini, Walnuts, Chocolate Chips Toasted Sesame Oil, Sunﬂower Oil,
Lemon Cucumbers, Armenian Cucumbers, Semolina Elbow Macaroni, Fettuccine,
Kalamata Olives, Greek Mix Olives,
Edamame, Globe Eggplant, Japanese Orzo, Penne, Spelt Rotini, Soba Noodles,
Eggplant, Garlic, Ginger, Galangal, Grapes, Spaghetti, Udon Noodles, Vegetable
Tofu, White & Barley Miso, Soymilk
Arugula, Baby Salad Greens, Rainbow Radiatorre, Arborio Rice, Basmati Brown
Chard, Green Kale, Lacinato Kale, Basil, Burger Buns, Hot Dog Buns, Rye Bread, Rice, Basmati White Rice, Jasmine Rice,
Cilantro, Parsley, Kiwis, Leeks, Lemons, Sourdough Bread, Spelt Bread, Wheat Short Grain Brown Rice, Sushi Rice, Wild
Lettuce, Romaine, Mangoes, Cantaloupe, Bread, Pie Shells, Pita Bread, Dijon Rice, Rice Milk
Honey Dew, Watermelon, Mushrooms, Mustard, Sierra Nevada Stout and Stone-
ground Mustard Chocolate Syrup, Cocoa Powder, Regular
Portabellas, Green Onions, Red Onions, Coﬀee,DecaﬀeinatedCoﬀee,EspressoBeans,
Yellow Onions, Papayas, Peaches, Pears, Basil, Bay Leaf, Blackening Spice, Unreﬁned Cane Sugar, Sucanat, Sugar in the
Peas, Green Bell Peppers, Red & Yellow Caraway Seed, Cardamom, Cayenne, Raw, Maple Syrup, Wheat Free Tamari, Diced
Bell Peppers, Jalapeno Peppers, Pineapple, Celery Seed, Chile Powder, Cinnamon, Tomatoes, Tomato Paste, Tomato Puree,
Red Potato, Russet Potato, Yukon Potatoes, Clove, Cornstarch, Coriander, Cumin, Tomato Sauce, Whole Peeled Tomatoes, Corn
Sweet Potatoes, Rhubarb, Parsnip, Baby Dill Weed, Fennel Seed, Garam Masala, Tortillas, Apple Cider Vinegar, Balsamic
Spinach, Bunch Spinach, Alfalfa Sprouts, Garlic Granules, Ginger, Lavender Flower, Vinegar, Brown Rice Vinegar, White Wine
Mung Beans, Sunﬂower Sprouts, Butternut Mustard Seed, Nutmeg, Onion Powder, Vinegar, Wheat Berries
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Fo o d & Far m Politi c s
Alert: The 2007 Farm Bill
“With your help
C ongress is currently drafting a new
Farm Bill, legislation that will de-
termine agriculture policy for the next
we can win a
2007 Farm Bill
• Creates a Rural Entrepreneurs and
Micro-enterprise Program to provide
training, technical assistance and micro-
ﬁve years. Among the groups around the credit to rural entrepreneurs.
country that are working to aﬀect this that serves our • Increases funding for the Farmer’s
important bill are the National Campaign interests.” Market Promotion Program to support
for Sustainable Agriculture and Organic direct marketing and the Value Added
Consumers Association. • Creates a National Organic Producer Grants Program to support on
Each of these groups is asking Conversion and Stewardship Program farm ventures that will add value and
concerned citizens to take action on the to provide ﬁnancial and technical farm income.
2007 Farm Bill through their websites, assistance to producers converting to • Increases funding and expands
under the the belief that a simple letter, certiﬁed organic production. Outreach and Technical Assistance
fax or phone call from a constituent can • Provides a “fair share” of agricultural Programs for socially disadvantaged
wield enormous power to help reform research funding and improved data farmers and ranchers.
food and farm policy to better serve collection for organic food and farming. • Reduces regulatory barriers to
rural communities and to achieve a more • Provides full funding and a small scale livestock production and
sustainable agriculture. nationwide sign- up for the Conservation processing.
You can follow the debate simply by Security Program to reward farmers for • Ensures that conservation and
signing up for Farm Bill weekly e- news undertaking new conservation measures local ownership are central features of
and alerts at www.susatinableagriculture. on working farmlands. agriculturally based renewable energy
net/farm_bill_signup.php. • Puts an end to Packer price production programs.
The National Campaign’s Farm Bill manipulation by banning Packer With your help we can win a 2007
reports track priorities for the 2007 Farm ownership of livestock and guarantees Farm Bill that serves our interests;
Bill, along with timely, targeted action the collective bargaining rights of A Farm Bill that supports a healthy
alerts to give the public an opportunity contract farmers free from retaliation. rural environment and a healthy rural
to personally shape the next Farm Bill. • Fully implements mandatory country economy.
Imagine a 2007 Farm Bill that: of origin labeling (COOL).
BRIARPATCH CO-OP NEWS & REVIEW, AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2007 11
Fo o d & Far m Politi c s
Alert: The 2007 Farm Bill
T he Organic Consumers Associa-
tion asks, will it be more corporate
welfare for polluting agribusiness or new
U.S., while protecting labor rights and
resist the pressure to sell their land to
agribusiness or developers. (http://www.
incentives for farmers to provide healthy • Full, mandatory funding for the Please oppose:
and aﬀordable food while protecting Conservation Security Program with • Trade-distorting commodity subsidies
farmworkers and the environment? automatic access for certiﬁed organic encouraging the over-production of
Below is a letter to Congress drafted farmers. (Oppose Section 2103, Title II, of GMO crops that take heavy pesticide
by the Organic Consumers Association; Rep. Peterson’s Chairman’s Mark that would and fertilizer applications and result in a
or you can send an email message from freeze new CSP contracts until 2012.) glut of cheap junk food ﬁllers like high
www.democracyinaction.org/dia/ • Expanded nutrition programs to feed fructose corn syrup. (Support S. 1422)
organizationsORG/oca/campaign. the more than 35 million people in the • EQIP payments to conﬁned animal
jsp?campaign_KEY=12049. U.S., half of them children, who don’t get feeding operations, factory farms
The Honorable Dianne Feinstein enough to eat, and to improve the food responsible for 18% of greenhouse gas
331 Hart Senate Oﬃce Building choices of a nation that is increasingly obese emissions. (Problem with H.R. 1551/S.
Washington, D.C. 20510 and suﬀering from diet-related illnesses. 919, H.R. 1600, H.R. 1766, and H.R. 2144)
Fax: 202-228-3954 (Support H.R. 2364, H.R. 2129, S. 1529) • Section 123, Title I, of Rep. Peterson’s
• Stronger pesticide safety protections Chairman’s Mark that would wipe out
The Honorable Barbara Boxer
for farm workers, who have the highest state and local authority to protect food
331 Hart Senate Oﬃce Building
rate of toxic chemical injuries of all U.S. safety, the environment and humane
Washington, D.C. 20510
workers. (Support H.R. 2401) animal treatment.
• Policies that will accelerate the transition The Farm Bill has the potential to
Dear Senators Boxer and Feinstein, to sustainable cellulose bioenergy address many of the problems facing
I am writing to you as a supporter produced from native perennials, low- the country today, from rural poverty
of organic agriculture to urge you to input crops like industrial hemp, and to global warming. Please take this
do your best to pass a Farm Bill that agricultural waste. (Support S. 1403) opportunity to promote change for the
provides an abundant supply of healthy • Income support, based on a fair price better.
and aﬀordable food for everyone in the for agricultural products, to help farmers Sincerely,
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C ommunity Events
Power-Palooza! Saturday, August 18, 12 noon to 10 p.m.
Making it Easy to Make a Diﬀerence
F or the second annual Power-Palooza, the Miners Foundry
parking lot will be transformed into an outdoor energy-
eﬃciency and community-solutions extravaganza, complete
“buy local” campaign information, kid’s eco activities, energy
eﬃciency and solar workshops, recycling, energy eﬃciency
auditing demonstrations, bio-fuels, local car-share, carbon
with clean energy vendors, exhibitions, workshops, keynote neutral credits, energy cooperative, and junk mail reduction.
presentation, short sustainable documentaries, musicians This event is being produced by Nevada City’s PowerUp-NC.
jammin’ for the planet, and an outdoor theater for a ﬁlm PowerUp’s goal is to support the community in its endeavors to
ﬁnale under the stars. And let’s not forget the free freshly reduce its carbon footprint and implement local alternative and
grilled veggie kabobs from local gardens, as well as alternative community solutions to rising energy and fuel costs.
cars, eco-scooters, the beer and wine garden, kid’s activities, The Power Palooza event brings sustainable energy solutions to
keynote speaker Michelle Long from Sustainable Connections, the community’s doorstep. Kids are welcome. If you would like
a raﬄe for a Prius, and much more. to have a booth for a business or project that ﬁts into this year’s
Some of the types of vendors you will ﬁnd at the Palooza theme (“Making it easy to make a diﬀerence”), please contact
are: green building supplies, ethanol-powered motorcycle, Reinette or Kelly at staﬀ@powerup-nc.org or call 470-8642.
eco-scooters, organic farming, worm bins, state-of-the- Invite your friends and neighbors. A revolution has never been
art storm windows, wind powered turbines, solar energy, so fun!
Ridgestock returns Saturday, August 11, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
R idgestock Music and Sustainability Expo at the North Co-
lumbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center, just north of Nevada
City on the San Juan Ridge is now in its 8th year and promises to
This year’s entertainment includes New Monsoon, a San
Francisco-based band that has a dancing groove, along with lo-
cal favorites Organic Flood, Root Down One, Saul Rayo, and the
be better than ever. First held in 1999, Ridgestock has morphed Troupe de Trash Fashion Show. Children will enjoy a specially-
over the years to encompass all facets of our diverse community. designed kid’s space as well as a juggler, face paints, and world-
Now a sustainability fair with over 30 booths including organic class storyteller Izzi Tooinsky. The day is dedicated to speakers
food vendors, it beneﬁts the children of the Ridge by support- interspersed with music; towards evening the focus shifts to an
ing sustainable education in our schools. Ridgestock highlights all-out dance party.
solutions to contemporary consumption culture by bringing Tickets are available at BriarPatch and at Mother Truckers on
organic farmers, alternative energy, and new paradigms such the Ridge and are only $16 in advance and $10 for kids 11 and
as deep ecology and permaculture to a festival atmosphere that over. Volunteers are also needed. Call 530-477-4724 for more info
makes learning entertaining for the whole family. or 292-4304 to volunteer.
BRIARPATCH CO-OP NEWS & REVIEW, AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2007 13
C ommunity Ne ws
Going local viewed from the lens of Peak Moment TV
T he videographer tapes the
green “river” ﬂowing in
the grocery aisle. A voice-over
“Whatcha Gonna Drive.”
the local community, last
describes this tribute to the summer YubaGals visited 21
nearby Yuba River in the almost- communities between Santa
completed BriarPatch Co-op Barbara to Vancouver, B.C and
Natural Foods Community taped around 90 shows. Subjects
Market. include local food production,
You’ll see this scene in co-housing, ecovillages, and
Peak Moment Television’s mixed-use developments,
Conversation #59, a tour of and local business eﬀorts like
“BriarPatch Co-op – Building alternate currencies and stock
for the New Century” with exchanges.
general manager Paul Harton “We are at a ‘peak
and architect Jeﬀ Gold. (Watch Host Janaia Donaldson and architect Jeﬀ Gold talk about the new moment’ in all of human
online at www.peakmoment. store’s concrete ﬂoor in Peak Moment Television’s video about history as fossil fuel resources
tv/conversations/59.html.) It’s BriarPatch’s new store. The 30-minute ﬁlm can be viewed online at decline and climate change
produced by Robyn Mallgren www.peakmoment.tv/conversations/59.html.) accelerates. We feel privileged
and Janaia Donaldson of to be documenting a movement
Yuba Gals Independent Media. This YouTube now have over 100,000 viewings. arising to address the most critical issues
series about community responses for Programs air on 24 community-access of our time,” says Donaldson.
a changing energy future highlights TV stations nationwide from Manhattan Watch the half-hour show or
projects and people “going local” and to San Francisco. purchase DVDs online at www.
working towards sustainability. Yuba Gals also produces longer peakmoment.tv. It airs on Nevada
Begun in January 2006 as a project videos like farmer Joel Salatin’s ﬁve County TV cable channel 11 on
of APPLE (Alliance for a Post-Petroleum presentations, Guy Dauncey’s “The Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Tuesdays at
Local Economy), the show has really New Energy Revolution,” “Dry Lands 3:30 p.m. Contact Janaia and Robyn at
taken oﬀ. Sixty-six episodes hosted on Rainwater Harvesting,” and APPLE’s 530-265-4244 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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C ommunity Fund
Grant applications due August 31
$1700 to be Contributions
donated in 2007 of goods and services
A pplications for
Cooperative Community Fund
grants will be accepted through August
now needed for
31. Grants are given to local cooperatives
and nonproﬁt organizations working
in the areas of: • agriculture, food and
I t’s time to start collecting donations
of goods and services for the annual
silent auction fundraiser to beneﬁt the
hunger, • community, and • environment. BriarPatch Cooperative Community
A total of $1700 will be donated in 2007. Fund. The auction will be held at
To apply, pick up an application our annual Harvest Fair on Sunday,
from the Customer Service window Raﬄe results: October 14.
or download one from our website,
briarpatch.coop/communit y_f und.
30 prize winners, Please help build our fund with
your tax-deductible donation so we can
html. Grants will be awarded at the $2500 to Fund donate more to local groups. To donate,
BriarPatch Harvest Fair on Sunday, hanks to everyone who bought call Stephanie Mandel-Austin at 271-
October 14. For more information, tickets and made our Grand Opening 2034, email Stephanie@briarpatch.coop
contact Stephanie at 530-271-2034 or raﬄe fundraiser a $2500 success. Prizes with “auction donation” as the subject, or
Stephanie@briarpatch.coop. large and small were awarded to thirty just drop oﬀ your item marked “auction
The BriarPatch Cooperative winners whose names were drawn on donation” at the store.
Community Fund was established in Monday, June 25. Special thanks to Chris Also, volunteers are needed to help
1999 by BriarPatch Co-op and Twin Booth of Rough and Ready Company run the silent auction at the Harvest
Pines Cooperative Foundation to for his generous donation of large and Fair. If you have experience with silent
provide ﬁnancial support to community small handcrafted cement tables, and to auctions or would like to learn how to
organizations. Grants have been given to Peaceful Valley Farm and Garden Supply organize one, please contact Stephanie at
twenty-ﬁve groups in the last six years. for donating the garden cart. the number or address above.
your local yarn shop
120 mill street
BRIARPATCH CO-OP NEWS & REVIEW, AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2007 15
L e tters
W e as members of the BriarPatch Work-
ers’ Collective ask you to support us
as we strive in solidarity to preserve the
family. We are committed to supporting and
protecting our family, and to evolve together
to a deeper and higher understanding of what
volunteer organizers. Our own local treasure
and storyteller, U. Utah Phillips, is a member
of and enthusiastically endorses the IWW.
Cooperative Principles for the employees. it means to be the BriarPatch Co-op. With the assistance of this organization,
We are seeking a fair and democratic work- We invite members who are concerned BriarPatch staﬀ will endeavor to create and
place. We seek to be respected and honored about the BriarPatch employee’s working maintain a harmonious workplace.
for our work, service, and dedication to our conditions and beneﬁts to become more in- We see this time of growth and transition
co-op, through appreciation, education for volved by attending monthly Board meetings as a valuable opportunity. It is our vision to
higher positions, equal and reasonable wages at which issue of interest are on the agenda, or see the BriarPatch as a business model that
amongst staﬀ and management, and fair to make a short public comment. The Board truly embodies the ideals of cooperation and
treatment in resolving personnel issues. One meeting dates and times are listed on page 3 democracy.
of our top issues has been the $12/hour wage of the newsletter, and agendas are on the front The Board of Directors Policy states
cap for Level 1 employees and $15/hour for bulletin board one week prior to meetings. in reference to personnel, “The BriarPatch
Level 2, meaning assistant managers. This is Mission Statement for the Community Market strives to be an exem-
not a livable wage in Nevada County and does BriarPatch Workers’ Collective plary workplace by creating a clean, healthy
not show appreciation to devoted, experi- “Would you realize what Revolution is, environment: encouraging diversity, coopera-
enced, and knowledgeable staﬀ. Management call it Progress; and would you realize what tion, support, involved decision-making and
has recently raised the wage cap to $14/hour Progress is, call it Tomorrow.” –Victor Hugo empowerment. With skills training and fair
for Level 1 and $17/hour for Level 2. We are As we step through the doors of our great compensation as priorities, we emphasize a
very excited to see this progress. We are col- new store, it is the goal of many employees to professional, ﬂexible and high quality work
laborating with management on the creation strengthen and improve the working condi- environment.” Many employees feel that the
of an Employee Council. tions, policies, and beneﬁts for current and actual implementation of these stated inten-
Most of us came to work at BriarPatch future employees of the BriarPatch Commu- tions of the BOD, in regards to personnel,
because we were attracted to and believe in a nity Market Cooperative. have been neglected. As a united work force
vision of community, compassion, supportive In an eﬀort to enhance the coopera- we seek to realize and maintain these noble
relationships, and healthy living on all levels tive spirit between management and staﬀ, aspirations.
between employees, the Board of Directors, many employees at the BriarPatch, with Bill Albin, Kyra Bjornsson, Kit Fox Christo-
our beloved co-members/owners, and anyone management’s awareness, are uniting with ﬁl, Caitlin Conlen, Izzy Goldschneider, Mar-
who walks through our doors. This vision the Industrial Workers of the World. The cus Hegenauer, Kim Koons, David Marott,
and belief is sacred to us. It is the essence of IWW is an alternative union that supports Meghan McDonald, Robbyn Nunes, Missa
all that we are as a sum total, the BriarPatch employees and stores through a network of Sampley, Anjé Waters, Rahlene Weeden
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He a lt hy L iv ing
On the fence about deer
Plus, deer repellents only work if and electronic deer
By Luci Wilson
the spray applications are thorough and repellents. Changing
repeated as needed. New, tender growth the smells and locations
I am often drawn into conversations
with customers inquiring about the
“best” deer repellants. My casual reply
is especially vulnerable and may require
more frequent applications, especially
during periods of high deer-grazing
of physical deterrents will make the scene
less desirable for an already skittish deer.
There are many books that outline
of “a fence” tends to go over as well as if pressure. Locally, deer are at their worst useful planting strategies. Be sure to see
I had suggested they raise porcupines. I during the warm season, when their Carolyn Singer’s book Deer In My Garden
get it — who wants to go to the trouble natural food sources have dried up. This for great local, time-tested information.
and expense of installing a fence that has year’s sparse rains have made for an early Other planting strategies include
the potential side eﬀect of turning their dry season, and I predict that deer grazing planting hedges composed of thorny
personal green oasis into a prisoner-of- will be a huge problem for some people. shrubs and native fruiting plants such as
war camp? Why can’t you just use a magic Hungry deer will brave barking dogs, manzanita, currants, elderberry, plums,
spray to keep the deer away? inadequate fences, and close proximity cherries, hawthorn and gooseberries. Once
Deer repellents fall into two categories: to houses to ﬁnd green food sources. they are established these hedges not only
bitter-tasting or hot compounds, and Unfortunately, a very hungry deer may keep out the deer, but provide a natural food
predator-based smells, such as blood or ignore the bitter, foul, or hot tasting sprays source that does not involve your garden
urine. The bitter-tasting, smelly or hot applied on the plants. Starving deer will space. What do I use? My husband and I
pepper sprays require the deer to actually also bypass other normally unfavorable installed a 7.5-foot barrier of lightweight
nibble on the plant and decide that it is situations such as predator imitations like deer fencing two years ago. It doesn’t block
too yucky to eat anymore. This may work urine and feces, or hissing roaring devices. the views, and I don’t have to water it!
well in spring and early summer. By late Like most “pests” taking advantage Luci Wilson earned a degree in Biology
summer, though, that same plant might of a situation, deer don’t like it when at UC Davis and is Sales Manager and
be tasty to a starving deer no matter we change the areas they habituate. I Garden Consultant for Peaceful Valley Farm
what you have sprayed on it. Blood-based frequently suggest using a multi-modal & Garden Supply, a local organic supply
products tend to work better in the cooler approach: rotating types of sprays store. She maintains her organic garden of
temperatures of months from November and incorporating movable repellents herbs, native plants and vegetables on the
through March. such as motion-activated sprayers Bear River in south Nevada County.
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Pe t C are
Make your own dog and cat food
By Bill Drake
Protein sources can include leftovers to each meal. Cereal grains should be fully
or food the humans didn’t want — ground cooked, and can include millet, soaked or
he recent revelation that popular turkey, turkey carcasses, chicken necks, steamed oatmeal, rice, barley, wheat, and
brands of dog and cat food were and other parts, etc. The BriarPatch Meat bread crusts.
“contaminated” with the chemical Department has frozen chicken pet food After making the week’s food supply,
melamine, possibly resulting in hundreds for sale, just ask at the counter. Or you divide it into individual meals and freeze
of animal deaths, has encouraged some what will not be immediately eaten. Oﬀer it
people to make their own pet food. to your pet at about room temperature, or a
At ﬁrst this task may seem daunting, little warmer during winter months if you
but it’s really quite simple if you make like. Ask your vet for guidelines on how
one large quantity of food each week for much and how often to feed your dog.
your pet. And the other good news is that can use a food processor or hand grinder When my sister-in-law feeds her
it does not have to cost a lot; if you add to grind up skin and bones. If poultry is two dogs, she adds a multiple vitamin
leftovers and use some creativity, you can “what’s for dinner,” grind up the skin and pill (suitable for a hu-
prepare food for a small pet for a fairly the bones with the meat. One source on man adult) and either
reasonable amount of money. How much dog food suggests that all meat should be a tablespoon of ﬂax
depends on the ingredients you use, of served raw except for rabbit, pork, or ﬁsh. seed or a capsule of
course. It is recommended that you avoid any pre- ﬁsh oil to keep their
Cat food servatives, salt, food coloring and process- coats healthy.
• 40% to 50% grains and vegetables ing, and a lot of dairy and red meat. (All of the information in this article,
• 50% to 60% protein (tofu, ﬁsh, dairy, Vegetables should be lightly steamed except for the last paragraph, came from
meat, eggs) or grated and raw; a variety of raw veg- handouts distributed by A Country Way
Dog food gies and fruits can be chopped into the Veterinary Care, Donna Mehan, DVM,
• 65% to 75% grains and vegetables meal, including vegetable trimmings, in Boring, Oregon. A web search such as
• 25% to 35% protein (legumes, eggs, outer leaves of lettuce, etc. Good, fresh “make dog cat food” will bring up other
dairy, meat) greens should be chopped up and added sources of information.)
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B e tter E ating for L ife
The easiest step — eat fabulous fruit
now being discovered and understood, your meals and snacks. Fruits not on this
but so far, we know that they can act as list, however, are still rich in nutrients
antioxidants, cholesterol reducers, detoxi- and health-promoting phytochemicals
By Mary Saucier Choate, ﬁers, vision protectors, and cancer and —they’re all good!
M.S., R.D., L.D. heart disease ﬁghters. To boost your intake, plan ahead.
Numerous studies repeatedly indicate Think about what fruits to have on hand
You’ve got to go out on a limb some- that phytochemicals, working together for meals and snacks. Keep washed fresh
with nutrients found in fruits, vegetables, fruit in a bowl on the counter or in the
times because that is where the fruit is.
grains, and nuts, may help slow the aging refrigerator, dried fruit in see-through
– Will Rogers process and reduce the risk of cancer, heart jars in the pantry, canned fruit ready to
T his step in the Better Eating for Life
program is going to be easy, perhaps
the easiest. Even folks who say they hate
disease, stroke, obesity, diabetes, macular
degeneration, and high blood pressure.
For example, researchers at the Human
go, and frozen fruits in the freezer.
Eating the whole fresh fruit is a great
vegetables don’t usually hate fruit as Nutrition Research Center on Aging at
choice. You get the beneﬁt of all the nu-
well. As you’ll see, it’s very healthy to be Tufts University in Boston found that
trients in the fruit and the extra ﬁber in
“fruity.” eating plenty of high-antioxidant fruits
fruit with edible skin, with no loss due to
You may already know that fruits are a and vegetables raised the cell-protective,
exposure to oxygen, light, or heat from
great source of vitamin C, beta-carotene, antioxidant power in human blood ten to
potassium, ﬁber, folate, and naturally 25 percent.
Don’t ignore frozen, canned, and dried
simple carbohydrates for quick energy, It’s almost impossible to make a poor
fruit, however. Frozen fruit is picked at the
but there’s much more to them. This food choice when adding fruit to your eating
peak of ripeness and then quickly frozen,
group contains additional compounds that plan. Tufts researchers’ list of top-scor-
locking in nutrients. With canned fruit,
we are just starting to learn about— phy- ing high-antioxidant fruits includes
although some nutrients are lost during
tochemicals or phytonutrients. “Phyto” prunes, raisins, blueberries, blackberries,
the heating stage and some leach into the
means plant. A phytochemical is a natu- strawberries, raspberries, plums, oranges,
canning liquid, buying fruit packed in
ral, biologically active compound found in red grapes, cherries, kiwi fruit, and pink
water or juice, then drinking this liquid,
plant foods that works to protect against grapefruit. These antioxidant-rich fruit
disease. These compounds are only just would be good to include frequently in Continued on next page
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B e tter E ating for L ife
Continued from previous page
makes sure you get the most nutrition. repeatedly indicate that • Top pancakes, waﬄes, or French toast
While dried fruits may lose some of with a quick dried fruit sauce instead
their vitamin C during processing, they of syrup. Mix 1⁄2 cup dried mixed fruit
keep all of their minerals and ﬁber, and together with nutrients found with water or juice to cover, then simmer
their disease-ﬁghting phytochemicals in fruits, vegetables, grains, together until soft. Ambrosia!
remain extremely potent. In fact, of the Fruity Lunch and Dinner Ideas
and nuts, may help slow the
fruits tested for their antioxidant eﬀect by • Mix chunks of fruit, such as chopped
Tufts researchers, dried plums (prunes) and aging process and reduce the apple or pineapple chunks, into turkey or
raisins were numbers one and two. Note: risk of cancer, heart disease, chicken salad. Whole red seedless grapes
the coating on chocolate or yogurt-covered work well in potato salad.
raisins contains hydrogenated fat and
stroke, obesity, diabetes,
• Top green salads with raisins or dried
sugar. Plain dried fruit is a better bet. macular degeneration, and cranberries. Canned Mandarin orange
Breakfast Fruit Bonanza high blood pressure.” slices go particularly nicely on spinach-
No Prep: Drink a glass of 100 percent
• Make or buy fruit salsas with mangoes,
juice before dashing out the door. orange juice and 1⁄2 cup ice-cold vanilla
papaya, peaches, and pineapple. Serve as a
Eat a banana on the way to work. Or soymilk together. Tastes like a creamsicle!
sophisticated condiment for poultry, pork,
grab a box of raisins or a few apricots or • Add dried raisins, dates or frozen blue-
or grilled seafood.
dried plums. berries to your hot cereal. Chopped dates
• Have a light lunch of fresh or canned
go particularly well with whole cornmeal
Quick Prep: fruit salad with yogurt or a serving of lowfat
cooked up as hot cereal.
• Add sliced strawberries, banana, or cottage cheese and a whole-wheat roll.
berries to your cold cereal. More Time: • Remember to pack a fruit for dessert in
• Add a sliced banana to your toasted • Whirl your favorite fresh or frozen bag lunches; use fresh, dried, or individual
peanut butter and jelly on whole-grain berries with bananas and yogurt or lowfat cans. Mix it up each day for variety.
sandwich. milk to make a breakfast smoothie. Mary S. Choate, M.S., R.D., L.D. is
• Sprinkle dried cranberries onto toast • Drop banana slices or berries onto Food and Nutrition Educator for Co-op
spread with almond butter. pancakes right after pouring the batter Food Stores, Hanover and Lebanon, New
• In a tightly covered cup, shake 1⁄2 cup onto the griddle. Hampshire
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Re cip es
From Eddy Sitzer Batter topping: 2 tsp. cinnamon (or ginger for pears)
1 cup ﬂour 1 - 1½ cups sugar
W e have 35 fruit trees, so I have done
a lot of seasonal dessert testing.
The ﬁrst evolved from a recipe in Joy of
½ cup sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
½ tsp. salt
½ - 1 cup chopped nuts
Cooking and the second came from Marge 2 egg yolks ½ cup oil
Biddle, who sings with the Sweet Adelines 1 Tbs. melted butter 1 cup raisins
and also has fruit trees. ¼ cup milk
Preheat oven to 350°; grease and ﬂour
Preheat over to 425°. Sprinkle sliced 9 x 13 pan. Combine dry ingredients and
fruit with sugar, spice, and lemon. Dredge set aside. Combine eggs, oil, and raisins.
with ﬂour and place in well-buttered pan Mix all ingredients together quickly
or dishes. Pour melted butter over the top. and put in prepared pan. Bake 40 to 45
Mix dry ingredients. Beat eggs, butter, and minutes.
French Apple, milk and then beat all batter ingredients
together only until blended. Cover the
Peach, or Plum Cake fruit with the batter and bake for about 30
Being inverted after baking gives this minutes. Reverse onto a platter or dessert
dessert a more “dressed up” appearance. plates and cool.
It works well either in a single cake pan
or 6 individual custard dishes. If making
individual desserts, decrease cooking time
by 5 to 10 minutes.
Fruit mixture: More Fabulous
2 or more cups fruit, sliced
(peeled if apples)
Apple or Pear Cake Fruit Recipes
⅔ cup sugar This is a moist, easy to prepare fresh Some of these delicious desserts can
cinnamon and/or nutmeg fruit cake. also double as a breakfast food. Enjoy
juice and zest of 1 lemon 4 cups chopped raw apples or pears these new ways to ﬁt more servings of fruit
1 Tbs. ﬂour 2 cups ﬂour into your day.
2 - 4 Tbs. melted butter 2 tsp. baking soda Continued on next page
BRIARPATCH CO-OP NEWS & REVIEW, AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2007 21
Re cip es
Many Berry Place berries in a large bowl. Toss 2 Tbs. fresh lime juice
Crisp with sugar and cornstarch; then place in
prepared pan. Set aside.
¼ cup orange juice
To make the salad: Divide the lettuce
You can use any combination of
Thoroughly combine oats, ﬂour, among six small plates. Top each lettuce
berries for this crispy delight. Serve it
cinnamon, and brown sugar. Add butter plate with kiwi slices, then a layer of Man-
warm, topped with vanilla yogurt for a
or oil and orange juice. Mix just until all darin oranges. Top with diced avocado.
dessert that adds disease-ﬁghting fruit
ingredients are moistened. Spread evenly To make the dressing: In a small bowl
and bone-building calcium to your day.
over berries. whisk together the honey and walnut oil.
Bake, uncovered, 35 to 40 minutes, Slowly whisk in the lime juice and orange
(Frozen blueberries and cherries do
until topping is crisp and browned. Serve juice. Drizzle over salads. Serves 6.
not need to be thawed before using. If
warm or cold. Per serving: 256 calories, 3 g protein,
raspberries are frozen, thaw and drain
Per serving: 33 g carbohydrate, 49 mg 7 g fat, 51 g carbohydrate, 10 mg sodium,
sodium, 3 g protein. 0 mg cholesterol
1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries,
1½ cups fresh or frozen blueberries,
unsweetened Strawberry Sauce
1½ cups fresh or frozen dark A touch of ginger gives this sauce a
sweet pitted cherries, unsweetened wonderfully complex taste. Serve it over
¼ cup sugar
2 Tbs. cornstarch Kiwi-Orange Salad fresh fruit, mixed into yogurt, or spooned
over vanilla frozen yogurt. Serves 5
Topping: 6 cups torn Boston or other delicate 1 10-oz pkg. frozen unsweetened
1 cup rolled oats (3 ounces) lettuce or fresh baby spinach leaves strawberries, slightly thawed
3 Tbs. whole wheat ﬂour 6 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced sweetener of your choice, to taste
1 tsp. ground cinnamon 4 11-oz. cans Mandarin oranges or 1½ tsp. fresh lime juice
3 Tbs. ﬁrmly packed brown sugar citrus sections in bite-sized pieces 1 piece gingerroot (1˝ x ½), peeled
2 Tbs. plus 2 tsp. butter or oil 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced Place all ingredients in a blender or a
2 Tbs. orange juice food processor. Purée until smooth.
Walnut Vinaigrette Dressing:
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray a 9-inch 1 Tbs. honey Per 1⁄4 cup serving: 0 g protein, 0 g fat,
pie pan with cooking spray. 2 tsp. walnut oil 1 mg sodium, 0 mg cholesterol.
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Classiﬁed ads are FREE to BriarPatch current owner-members. The dead- Aromatherapy seminar with herbalist & author Kathi Kev- DVD Memories - Cherish, Relive, Preserve, Protect your pre-
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unsuitable. A classiﬁed ad does not represent BriarPatch endorsement of Moon Circles, Pagan Coﬀee Nite gatherings, and workshops ment needs. 530-265-5151.
the products or services oﬀered. on Earth-Based spiritual traditions. For an updated list of More Doctor/practitioners are using Nourishing Traditions
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Group forming in Grass Valley for developing a lifestyle of
LightStones crystal/gemstone “Pharmacy” oﬀers great awareness, meditation and personal responsibility, and to
Joseph’s Cultural Center, 410 South Church St., GV. Dances, explore the possibility of living cooperatively in respect and
quality crystals, minerals & gemstones, hand-selected from
rhythms, & songs of the Congo. Taught by Cai Sorlien; live celebration. The discourses of Osho are the foundation of this
all over the world. Showroom in Nevada City, open by ap-
drumming by Kit Bailey. All levels of experience included. group. 271-0486.
pointment and through the holidays. Call Maraiel Ruth at
288-3603. Yoga vacations to France and Hawaii – Go to Provence for
(530)265-3159 for info.
T’ai Chi Ch’uan Beginning class meets Tues. and Thurs. 5-6 yoga and gourmet cooking lessons, to the big island for the
Euro Style Moto Scooters! Great Gas Mileage ~ 80-100 mpg!
pm, continuing students meet 6-7pm. Complimentary ﬁrst ﬁrst annual Nurturing the Nurturer’s Retreat or take a Yoga
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Quantum biofeedback is the most advanced medical tool, 10 SERVICES, MISC. Young at Heart Yoga taught by Jackie Gerster at Wild Moun-
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this advanced therapy, check out my website & prices. www. native plants and ecosystems. Educate yourself about your 12:30-1:30 p.m. New and beginning students always wel-
holisticgift.net. Naturopathic health care, homeopathic, land by requesting a property walk-through. Now oﬀering a come. 1-916-747-1415.
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432-2173, Dr. Haripriya Dillon, ND. 7132. www.ecooutreach.com. rience. Sessions incorporate a therapeutic blend of multiple
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530-265-4868, chaseboudreaux.com, Color Consulting, Stag- thorough and nurturing work. Gift certiﬁcates avail. Oﬃce lo-
CLASSES & EVENTS ing, Design & More. You can see my work at both Tortilla Grill. cated near downtown Nevada City; 530-265-7444. Namasté.
Organic Gardening Workshop – Sat., Aug 18, 9:30-11am, Check out my website for local resident letters of satisfaction. Breastfeeding matters. Help the women you care about to
Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply. Author Kathi Keville First hour is free if your not tottaly satisﬁed. succeed at breastfeeding. Arly Helm provides expert consul-
will speak about “Growing Medicinal Herbs.” Linda Nowak- Project Simplify - Helping professionals prioritize and orga- tations. For a lifetime of better health, choose education and
Carlson, seasoned organic gardener, will discuss “Starting Fall nize. Clear your clutter and regain your peace of mind. Let it experience. Arly Helm, MS, IBCLC 271-BABY.
Veggies, Garlic, Potatoes & Flower Bulbs.” $10 Call 530-272- be Easy! DIY workshops now available. 530.205.5775 www. Reiki Master - Certiﬁed in Usui Shiki Ryoho healing system.
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Double Oak Vineyards & Winery Open Saturdays, 11–5, for Hallgroup Handyman Services – I show up when I say I health. Releasing cumulative stress or addressing more seri-
wine tasting, tours (at 2:00) & picnicking. Summer Dinner: will. Reliable repair and construction services. Interior: paint- ous health concerns. Serving the human, animal and plant
Sat., Aug. 18; reservations: 292-3235. www.DoubleOakWin- ing, ﬂooring, sheet rock. Exterior: landscaping, decks, fences, kingdoms. Doreen Domb, (530) 274-7899.
ery.com. Mountain grown ﬁne wine produced by nature- gateways, walls, steps, pathways, roofs, siding and dry rot
friendly farming. Our wines are available at Briarpatch Co-op. repair. Green building: Cob & Straw bale. 265-8577.
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What are you doing to enjoy the summer?
Losing weight, Going to the Celebrating I’m wearing Gardening —
traveling, river. Trying to life and love. Trying not to get too shorts. Drinking organic gardening.
camping, meet the new It sounds a bit hot. We don’t have air organic beer from I’m going to Nelson,
walking. I’ve lost brush guidelines. philosophical, but conditioning, so we wear BriarPatch. I’m Canada. I’m doing
100 pounds... That’s what we’ve I try to put it in wet clothes. It works. going to the music community work.
I’m going to go been doing every action. And going camping. festival and just
backpacking, weekend. - Camilla - Amy, Liahona, relaxing.
kayaking, walking - Shawn and Canvas - Craig
beaches. - Jim
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