Organic Press January/February 2015

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The Organic Press The Newsletter of the Hendersonville Community Co-op

Volume 14 * Issue 1 January/February 2015

Behind the scenes at the New Store Soy and Corn: Healthy Choices or Hidden Ingredients?! Winter Warming Wonders!!


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Table of Contents GM Musings 3 Damian Tody

Editor: Damian Tody Contributing Writers: Gretchen Cummins, Robert Jones, Arrion Kitchen, Jordan Randall, Mary Mujica, Joan Kennedy, June Ellen Bradley, Michael Reim, Phyllis Robinson, We are the Hendersonville Community Co-op, a memberowned natural and organic food market and deli. We have been serving Hendersonville and the surrounding community since 1978 when 15 families joined together to purchase quality food at better prices. We offer the best in certified organic produce, groceries, herbs, bulk foods, vitamins and supplements, cruelty-free beauty aids, wine and beer, and items for special dietary needs. The Blue Mountain Deli offers a delicious variety of fresh soups, salads & more. The co-op is open to the public and ownership is not required to make purchases. Everyone can shop and anyone can join. Opinions expressed in The Organic Press are strictly those of the writers and do not necessarily represent an endorsement of any product or service by the Hendersonville Community Co-op, board, management or staff, unless specifically identified as such. The same is true for advertisers. Interested in advertising in The Organic Press? Over 2,200 copies of the newsletter are mailed to our owners monthly & an additional copies distributed within our store and the community. Space is limited and rates are reasonable. Call 693-8557 to reserve your space today. Submission Deadline All submissions, including articles and advertisements, must be received at the co-op by the 7th of the month preceding the issue.

Boards Eye View 4 News and Views 5 Gretchen Cummins Department News 6 Co-op Calendar 10 Happenings & Co-op Love 11 Soy and Corn: Healthy Choices or Hidden Ingredients?! 12 The Habitual Herbalist 14 June Ellen Bradley Behind the scenes at the New Store 16 Gretchen Cummins

Staff Picks


Co-op Connections 20

Steamed Collards with Lime-Peanut Sauce Linda Watson

100% Recycled Paper


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GM Musings

hope everyone had a happy new year and is excited for what 2015 will bring us. We are all looking forward to what our new store will bring us and all of the new opportunities that will come with our new larger location. The buildings are getting very close and we are still on track for the end of February to move over. As of this writing the refrigeration is getting installed and a lot of the finishing touches are being applied. The outdoor seating area is finished and the covered walkway is being constructed. It is very exciting to be nearing the end of the construction phase. The other aspect of this project is all of the work that is being done in the departments to make sure we are bringing you all of the great food that you expect and rely on from your co-op. The new store will have an expanded deli and bakery and a larger produce section and new meat counter. If you have any ideas of what you would like to see please feel free to put them in the suggestion box and the appropriate department will make sure to consider it in their planning. I hope you have a great 2015 and we will see you in the new store! In cooperation, Damian



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A Board’s Eye View


Democracy: One of the Four Pillars of Cooperative Governance

n the July/August issue of the Organic Press, you were introduced to the Four Pillars of Cooperative Governance, which includes Teaming, Accountable Empowerment, Strategic Leadership and Democracy. The Four Pillars is a framework for connecting the co-op values to governance activities at all levels: staff, management, board and owners. In this column we will explore the Democracy pillar. In the co-op world, democracy is much more than voting in elections. A healthy democratic co-op gives owners opportunities to participate no matter their wealth, investment, patronage, values and beliefs. At HCC you have opportunities for meaningful participation:

Owners are entitled to information, voice, and representation. It is the board’s job to understand the diverse needs of their owners and build alignment and shared understanding among owners of the strategic choices the co-op makes to ensure our future. Articles in the newsletter, owner meetings, surveys and focus groups are some of the ways we are building relationships with owners and providing opportunities for participation. Ownership and democracy are at the heart of what makes our co-op different from other businesses. How are you going to participate in your co-op in 2015? Much of the information in this column comes from the article “Four Pillars of Cooperative Governance” by Marilyn Scholl and Art Sherwood in Cooperative Grocer, January/February 2014. Available on line at http://www. With a strong spirit of cooperation, Steve Breckheimer HCC board, President  

• as an owner of the co-op voting and voicing your opinion, • as someone who uses the co-op to meet their needs for products and services and, • as a place to provide these products and services and to connect with other like-minded cooperators.

2015 Board Meeting Dates

Board meetings are held at 6:00 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month. The next two meeting will be on January 27th and February 24th. All Owners and Staff members are welcome to attend the meetings. If you have a concern or topic for the board to discuss, contact Steve Breckheimer at [email protected] or 828-749-9104. Written information may also be sent to the Board of Directors of HCC, 715 South Grove St.

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News and Views


from Outreach

Dwell in the possibilities. ~ Emily Dickenson


t seems a little weird to start off the New Year telling you about the things that are not going to happen at the Co-op this year. But that list is short and sweet and to the point. I will get to it forthwith. (Mind you, it is followed by a bigger list of possibilities that is far too long to print and so will heretofore be referred to as the “great list of possibilities”.) First the short list:

1) We will not have our usual series of urban farming/gardening classes in the warehouse community space this year. 2) We will not have any classes or open houses in the warehouse space behind the existing store this year. 3) We will not have kid’s activities like making seed bombs on Earth Day in our parking lot at 715 South Grove Street. 4) We will soon bid a fond farewell to our old warehouse that has served many purposes over the years from wine tasting to mushroom logs drilling. It has been fun for the last 6 years in that warehouse. The home of the capital campaign desk, storage for endless extra “things” that need to be stored- the warehouse has treated us well and conormed to our desires and needs. Now for a sampling from the “great list of possibilities”: 1) We will enjoy the NEW and improved classroom/ community space with classes about gardening and urban farming (with a demonstration garden out back, eventually). 2) We will offer learning opportunities for those who want to explore and understand everything from the plight of bees, and the implications of GMO’s and labeling, to the way to keep your own “mother” for kambucha, and maybe even some kimchi making, and worm farming. 3) You have asked for classes in beer and wine making, guest chef workshops, a monthly movie night and book club meeting that address issues of sustainability in our communities! 4) And in this new “dwelling” we will find lots of great ideas to “dwell” on and share.

Sometimes, it is in the negative space between the lines where we find our most important purpose. Right now there is so much work happening within and about the Co-op that you do not see. Actually, it has been that way for quite a while now. Whether it is behind the scenes at your old Co-op, or in the quiet of the winter, there is work going on that will yield a better future for our Co-op. Besides the physical infrastructure that now lives beneath the concrete slab, and betwixt the pretty painted walls of the new store, there have been hundreds of decisions made, scores of official documents filed and forms filled out and several people hired. In this New Year at the Co-op, we hope to reach new and unprecedented numbers of owners and shoppers- and “facebook” likes. More importantly though, we want to reach out and engage “in person” with food, education and events. There is a New Owner Drive going for the month of January and February in our effort to get folks “in on the ground floor” of the NEW Co-op grocery store. Once we move, it is going to be pretty busy while we settle into the new space. If you know someone who has been circling the idea of becoming an owner here at the Co-op, let them know that now is the time of times! THey will always be able to lay claim to ownership “back when it was in the old place. (Ownership at the Co-op IS its own reward, but you can mention the incentive: we are entering new owners in a raffle to win $50 gift card.) For you owners, there is a private raffle just for you to win $100 gift card. The Co-op is a strong business. And we are stronger together. The idea is to share our strength and impact on the health of our community and the economy as we grow. We’re pretty excited about that. We know you are, too. ~ Gretchen Schott Cummins


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Department News What’s In Store For You?

Deli ~ Greetings and salutations from the Blue Mountain deli staff. We hope that all of you had a great holiday season and are now gearing up for the big move into our new store! We are hard at work in preparation and hope that we can meet all of your needs. Some new features that we are looking forward to offering will be of course the hot bar and cold salad bar. In addition to those we will have fresh made to order cold sandwiches, hot sandwiches, smoothies, juices, wheat grass shots, tons of new grab/go items and 3 lines of “Buchi” kombucha on tap in the deli! The awesome folks from Buchi will be with us on opening day to spread their love of kombucha with you as well. In addition to all the new happenings in the deli we will also be expanding our cheese selections to include many more cut and wrap selections. We are directing our focus to expanding local cheeses exponentially and offering many more artisanal cheeses from the U.S. and the world! We will have dedicated staff here to help you make cheese selections and offer advice on pairings and/or recipes. Andy with Looking Glass Creamery will be on deck with us for opening day to share his products with you and answer any questions that you may have. We hope to spread the love of great cheese to all of our customers, one wheel at a time. In the meantime we will be offering several new selections in the deli which are winter inspired. New in the deli case we will be offering a “Roasted Vegetable and Farro Salad”, NCGA inspired “Portabella Asiago Pasta” and “Ridgeline Chicken Roulade”. The “Roasted Vegetable and Farro Salad” will be composed of roasted carrots, Brussels, toasted almonds, shredded kale, mission figs, faro, herbs, spices and creamy Bulgarian feta in a red wine vinaigrette. The “Portabella Asiago Pasta” will be composed of farfalle pasta, roasted portabellas, roasted red bell peppers, scallions and tossed in a creamy asiago-basil sauce. The “Ridgeline Stuffed Chicken” is composed of local north Georgia chicken breast stuffed with Looking Glass Creamery aged Ridgeline cheese, spinach, onion, sundried tomato and apple wood smoked bacon. Remember that we serve hot lunch from 11:30am until 2:00pm, Monday through Saturday and hot biscuits served until 11:00am or while they last. We look forward to serving you in a much greater capacity with more offerings and innovative recipes. ~ Jordan

Bakery~ We mindfully sculpt our recipes for the health and well being of our community. We buy locally to support a sustainable community. This new year we give a toast to the craftsmanship and quality of our local suppliers, and a toast to all our regular customers for their amazing support to our Co-op Bakery. Lindley Mills, Graham, NC our new source of Certified Organic+Local Whole Grain Spelt, and Sprouted Wheat Flour! Our flavors variety was a gift from a dear customer at our Bakery. This faithful customer has supported us with pound cake orders for several years. She gifts the cakes to veterans and friends. These new flavors are a suggestion of her Mother’s Pennsylvania Catering Business, a lifetime ago. Thank YOU Francesca for your gracious showering of love and support! We are excited to offer your mother’s pound cake flavors in the month of Love! We love You! Bakers – Looking for a Healthy way to start your day? New “Cranberry, Oat, Walnut, Gluten Free Granola,” and Balanced Breakfast English Muffins Granola Goodness – Oats – low cholesterol, boost immune defense, and curb hunger. Cranberries increase salicylic acid (found in aspirin.) S.A. reduces swelling, prevents blood clots, and prevents bad bacteria from sticking in to the intestinal walls. Walnuts are high in Antioxidants & Omega 3 Fatty Acids. They help reduce Blood Pressure and Stress. English Muffins – made of Sprouted Wheat, Flax Seeds, and Raisins. Raisins are high in Antioxidants, Potassium, Fiber, and Germicidal (natural antibiotic.) They are beneficial for eye, dental, digestive, and bone health. Flax is high in Omega 3 Fatty Acids, Antioxidants, and Fiber. !!! New Year’s bread Schedule – is NOW on the Co-op website. We now have: GF Cheddar Jalapeno Corn Bread Skillets Say~ I Love You~ with our moist, delicious, Sour Cream Pound Cakes! 3 Flavors in February! Lemon Lavender, Orange Poppy, and Cranberry Orange…(and Plain) Large 2 # Loaves $15.99 each Small 1 # Loaves $7.99 each Wheat-A-Veggie Nutrition Analysis has shown increased: Soluble Fiber, B vitamins,

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Omega 3 & 6 Fatty Acids, Beta Carotene, Niacin, Folic Acid, Calcium, Iron, & Vitamin E Now in 5 Grain Honey WW, Balanced Breakfast English Muffins, and our Cookies! ~Mary Produce ~ There is a lot to be said about the progress of mankind, much of it good. Many things have been made easier, safer, more accessible, more efficient, and more convenient. The problem with it all is when we lose focus on what is actually important, and put things like ease and convenience first and our health and environment as a second thought (if even at all). It is in my opinion that one of the most detrimental “advancements” of mankind is the usage of genetically engineered organisms (GMO’s). Originally, GMO crops were originally billed as a solution to feed the worlds growing need for food. That has yet to be seen in any way. I have yet to see any genetic modification to make things more nutritious or plentiful. It has, however, caused birth defects, increased allergies, cancer, and the sales of Round Up to be up around 15 times more than it was in the 90’s. Round Up kills everything that has not been genetically manipulated to with stand it. There are farming areas of this country where almost all the native plant species are non-existent. There are areas of this country where marine life, frogs and amphibians have been wiped out and replaced by large algae bloom all because of the need to spend less time weeding. I have to ask: If it kills everything it touches, how is it safe for us to eat? When it comes down to it, what good can come from GMO or pesticide use. Both have their own set of problems and they usually come together. There is hope! Organic! If it’s organic it’s Round Up free and nomGMO. Research by the Environmental Working Group shows that switching to organic would eliminate pesticide exposure by over 80%. Some of these have been found with about 50 different pesticides on them. 1- Apples 2-Strawberries 3- Grapes 4-Celery 5-Peaches 6-Spinach 7-Bell Peppers 8-Cucumbers (one study showed 86 different synthetic residues) 9- Tomatoes 10- Potatoes. ~ Robert

Wellness ~ Norm’s Farms Elderberry Wellness Smoothie Recipe This Wellness Smoothie is loaded with fiber, probiotics and antioxidants, and is a great way to get your healthy day off to a good start. Delicious as is, you can also substitute 3/4 cup of berries, peaches, mango or other fruit for the pear in this recipe to make your own healthy smoothie combinations. Try serving it to the kids as a healthy after-school treat. The recipe makes two 8 ounce servings and is a great way to get your calcium, vitamins, minerals and your daily serving of elderberry! Ingredients 2 Tablespoons Norm’s Farms Elderberry Wellness Syrup 1 fresh ripe pear 1 fresh ripe banana 1/2 cup plain Greek Yogurt 1/2 cup coconut milk Place all ingredients in a blender and blend at high speed until smooth. Divide between two glasses and enjoy! Norm’s Farms is located in Pittsboro, North Carolina. Recipe reprinted with permission from Norm’s Farms Web site: ~ Arrion

Advertise in the Organic Press! The Organic Press is distributed to more than 1500 families in the WNC area. It can also be found at the Visitor’s Center, the Henderson County Public Library, and more. Rates For HCC Owners For nonowners Small $40 /issue Small ads $50 Medium ads $60/issue Medium ads $70 large ads $110 /issue large ads $120 There is a 10% discount for three issues and greater reservations. ************************************************* To reserve your ad space, contact Damian Tody at [email protected] or at (828)6938557. The deadline for ad submissions or changes is the 7th of the month prior to the month being published.

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Try This~ winter recipes


Chipotle Corn Chowder Ingredients • 1/4 pound unsalted butter • 1 yellow onion, diced • 2 carrots, diced • 2 celery ribs, diced • 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced • 1 poblano pepper, diced • 2 cups button mushrooms, quartered • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour • 1 quart chicken or vegetable stock • 2 russet potatoes, diced in 1/2″ cubes • 3 cups fresh roasted or cooked corn kernels • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, minced • 1 tablespoon chipotle chili pepper • Pinch of cayenne pepper • Pinch of ground cumin • Pinch of salt • Pinch of pepper • 2 cups heavy cream Preparation 1. In a large sauce pot on medium high heat, melt the butter. 2. Add the onion and sauté for 2 minutes. Add carrots, celery and poblano pepper and sauté for 3-5 minutes until the vegetable begin to soften. Add in garlic and mushrooms and sauté briefly, then add the flour and stir well. Add the stock and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Add in potatoes and simmer for an additional 7-10 minutes. Add corn, herbs and spices and stir well. Add heavy cream, bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer for about 5 minutes. Garnish and serve hot. Serving Suggestion Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro or extra chipotle peppers. Serve with sides of sour cream, corn kernels, Cojita cheese, pico de gallo, crusty bread or tortilla chips. - See more at: See page 12 or more information about corn and soy.

Roasted Squash and Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese ~Robin Asbell

Ingredients • 1 cup French lentils • 1 pound acorn squash • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper • 4 ounces arugula, about 4 cups • 2 ounces chevre cheese, crumbled • 1/2 cup toasted pumpkin seeds Preparation 1. In a one quart pot, measure the lentils and cover with plenty of water’ it should be about three inches above the level of the lentils. Over high heat, bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 20-30 minutes, until the lentils are just tender, but not falling apart. Drain and rinse gently with cool water, and let the lentils cool. 2. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Cut the squash in half and scoop out the seeds, then cut the squash in wedges. Peel then cut in bite-sized cubes. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt, then toss to coat. Roast for 20-25 minutes, until the squash is tender when pierced with a paring knife, Cool on a rack. 3. In a small bowl or cup, whisk the remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil, red wine vinegar, remaining salt and black pepper. Put the lentils in a large bowl and drizzle with the oil mixture, toss gently to coat. 4. To serve, use either four medium plates or one big platter. Spread the arugula on the plates, then measure 1/2 cup of lentils on top of each, then top with crumbled chevre and toasted pumpkin seeds. Serve at room temperature. - See more at: dpuf


Co-op Calendar January

Thursday, January 8th through Sunday, January 11th OAD’s~ 5% discount off your groceries for owners any ONE of these four Owner Appreciation Days.


Saturday, February 14th~ Chocolate can be so much more than dessert! Valentine’s Day at the Co-op means more than just great fair trade chocolate and showing the love of good food! Show some love for your Co-op and get FREE chocolate! *see page 11 for details* Thursday, February 12th through Sunday, February 15th OAD’s ~ 5% discount off your groceries for owner any one of these four Owner Appreciation Days.

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ANNOUNCING the first New Owner DRIVE of 2015... become an owner at HCC! --------------------------------------------------------Be in on the ground floor~ the ground floor of the NEW STORE We are launching our 2015 New Owner Drive now through the end of February 2015~ become an owner at HCC and automatically be entered to win the raffle to win a $50 gift card. ******** If you are already an OWNER, you are the backbone of our cooperative business and we are grateful for you patronage! You can enter the raffle to win a $100 gift card to the Co-op. Just let the cashier know that you are an owner and you want to enter the raffle~ then you can fill out the red raffle ticket. Good luck!****** ************************************************* (Drawing will be the first day of March 2015)

For more information on any of these classes or to see class fees go to upcoming events at For pre-registration or more information on any of the events email [email protected] or call 693-8557

WELCOME NEW OWNERS Sharon Weidner, Nicole Villano, Paula Irving, Tom Dierolf, Dianne Arbour, Gregory J Gosselin, Katie Perry, Ashley St Martin, Jennifer Thompson, Allet Rodriguez, Kelly Hardin, Traci Mcconnell, Amy Landers, Jennifer Harder, Dorothy Steben, Wanda Moore, John Mitchell, Anne Pecor, Richard Heatherly, Shirley Bradley, Dawn Bugard, Brenda Houston, Dorothy A Holland, Joseph Carroll, Daniel Angerstein, Sherry Mcmakin, Robin L Brown, Shannon Cheek, Tonya Holbert, Julie Douglas, Laszlo Hamori, Patricia E Mills, Faith Schau, Kaye A Brownlee, Christine King, Peter Jetty, Brenda Barker, Kathleen Powers, Claudie Dubiel, Karen Gasper, Marcia Perone, Joan Romano Meyer, Spencer Cenname, Dede Walton, Jennie Beth Ping, Bill Koehler, Ian Edwards, David Richards, Tricia King, Mike Dana, Kathy Coomer, Fred Baer, Trang Collins, Mackensie Jimison, Jennifer Norton, John Ogden, Dana Paul Petrarca, Kim Hunter, Ronald L Green, Carol Whitlock, Dorothy Deramus, Ashley Carraher, Stephanie Edney, Paige Patterson, Becky Tortorigi

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Happenings & Co-op Love


2015 Henderson County Beekeeping School

As more people take interest in beekeeping we see the need for organized educational systems in the community. The Henderson County Beekeepers Association is one such organization. With the cooperation of the Henderson County branch of the North Carolina State Cooperative Extension Center, The Henderson County Beekeepers Association sponsors an annual bee school where we teach the fundamental basics of beekeeping. The 2015 Beekeeping School begins on Monday nights, January 26th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm and runs for six weeks. Workshops will be scheduled Saturday mornings, weather permitting, at Johnson Farm. The cost of the school is $35.00 for a new beekeeper or $40.00 for the family. The price includes admission for all six school sessions, 1 text book, “First Lessons In Beekeeping” by Keith Delaplane, Johnson Farm workshops and the 2015 annual membership for the Henderson County Beekeepers Association. The school is held at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center at 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC. HCBA meets each month on the 3rd Monday night at 7:00 beginning March 16th. We encourage beekeepers to be a part of their local organizations.e management practices of beekeeping of the past. If you are interested in beginning beekeeping or you’re a seasoned beekeeper let us be support for you. To preregister for the 2015 Henderson County Beekeeping School go to our website at:

Mark your calendar for March 6-8th, 2015! The Organic Growers School Spring Conference is a one-of-a-kind event that brings people of all walks of life together fora weekend of learning and networking near Asheville, North Carolina. Since 1994, the OGS Spring Conference has been the best way to kick-off the season, with over 70 classes and hands on workshops on a variety of topics, from starting your first vegetable garden, baking bread, and saving on home energy costs, to raising your own goat herd. The Co-op has sponsored OGS for many years! The mission of the Spring Conference is to provide down-to-earth, practical advice on growing and sustainable living, while remaining affordable and accessible to anyone wanting to participate.

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Soy and Corn: Healthy Choices or Hidden Ingredients?!


he USDA recommends an average intake of 2,000 calories for adults (though it varies, by age, gender, exercise level, etc.), so corn and soy’s 811 calories combined make up 40 percent of the average recommended daily allowance. There is wide consensus among nutrition experts and health advocates that eating a varied diet is an important part of maintaining good health. Ensuring more variety in your diet is just one of the reasons you might want to keep an eye on how much corn and soy you eat. There are other times, too, when you’ll want to know that corn or soy derivatives (ingredients made from corn or soy) are in your food. One, of course, is if you’re allergic to either. Another is if you’re trying to avoid foods that are high in sugar and empty calories (corn derivatives, in particular, are sometimes used as “filler” in food production and provide very little nutritional value). Finally, you’ll want to be alert for corn and soy derivatives if you’re trying to avoid foods that are genetically engineered (GE). Currently, an estimated 93 percent of soybeans and 70 percent of corn commercially cultivated in the U.S. are genetically engineered. And their inclusion in foods — from salad dressings and baby formula to meats and margarine — is ubiquitous. So how can you identify these derivatives? Well, because soy is one of the eight most common allergens, food manufacturers are required to state its inclusion clearly on their food labels. This isn’t true of corn, though, and corn appears in many derivatives. If you’re trying to identify corn and soy derivatives to avoid allergens, lower nutritional value products and/or GE foods, familiarity with the names of corn and soy derivatives will help in your detective work (though, if you are seeking to avoid GE foods, certified organic foods, which prohibit their use, are a good option). Here are some of the ingredients to look for if you want to avoid corn derivatives: citric acid, confectioner’s sugar, corn flour, corn fructose, corn meal, corn oil, corn syrup, dextrin and dextrose, fructose, lactic acid, malt, monoand diglycerides, monosodium glutamate, sorbitol, and starch (baking powder usually contains cornstarch, by the way). Many vitamins also contain corn.

Here are some of the foods that are likely to contain soy: bulking agents, carob, emulsifiers, guar gum, natural flavors, shoyu, soy beverages, soy flour, soy lecithin, soy miso, soy protein concentrate or isolate, soy sauce, soybean oil, stabilizer, tamari, tempeh, texturized vegetable protein, vegetable broth, and vegetable gum. Bottom line: Take big bites of that fresh corn on the cob or edamame salad for good health. But be more cautious when it comes to eating corn and soy derivatives. Have you been surprised to find corn and soy in some of the food you eat? Are there any other hidden ingredients you’ve been surprised to find? - See more at:

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Resource Guide

sumer. The Hendersonville Community Co-op ~ Aisle7 was founded over 20 years ago by RESOURCE GUIDE~ Dr. Skye Lininger as Healthnotes, Inc Here at HCC, the staff is not only friendly (HNI). Today Aisle7 offers customerand helpful, we are also well informed friendly health and wellness content based and often educated to best assist you with in science, not rumor or guesswork. We your shopping needs or questions. Each deliver to all the places your customers department: grocery, produce, deli, front- look for information—websites, mobile end, and wellness- has trained staff who phones, in-store kiosks and social media. can guide you in the direction you want to Aisle7 content also helps you build dygo. For example: if you have ever been to namic marketing campaigns. Easy-to-use the Wellness Department with a question tools, available at the push of a button, ofabout a vitamin or supplement, you will fer an effective way to help your customers know what I am talking about. Either the make decisions in-store and online about HCC staffer has been able to direct you the best choices in supplements, healthy to the best product for your needs, or they foods and more. We're a wellness markethave been able to reference the computer ing group. It's what we do best. And it’s at the Wellness desk that contains a special why millions of people use our products web- program known as Aisle 7. *see every month. details and link below* Our 5th principle as a cooperative business is “education, training and information”. We take that principle conscientiously here at the Hendersonville Community Co-op starting with ourselves and our staff. Making informed choices. It sounds easier than it is. We can see by growing number of owners and the growing number of issues we face as consumers, that it is becoming even more important to our bodies, our children, and the earth that they will inherit- that we continue to educate ourselves. And moving forward into the new space, we’ll be offering more classes and opportunities to learn about our community , our food system, and our special interests. Keep an eye on the calendar! Aisle 7 ~ The Story ~ Aisle7 was founded on the premise that an informed consumer is a healthy con- coop-kitchen/ When it comes to cooking at home, choosing the right ingredients and understanding basic kitchen skills can make the difference between a good meal and an amazing one. In our new video series, Co+op Kitchen, you’ll find handy hints from chefs and food enthusiasts who love sharing their passion for great food, plus easy recipes for delicious homemade meals. From learning about alternative sweeteners and how to grow your own sprouts to making a delicious Mixed Vegetable Indian Curry and cooking the perfect steak, you’ll want to see what’s cooking in the Co+op Kitchen! Be sure to check out the the FREE Co+op Kitchen iPad® app for step-by-step video instructions and recipe cards, compatible with iPad2 and higher running iOs6® software!


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The Habitual Herbalist with June Ellen Bradley Winter Warming Wonders!!


othing like nurturing when the weather is cold! There are many ways to be warm this winter and we shall look at a few of my favorite winter warming practices to hopefully inspire further exploration of what it means to be warm. One way to be warm is a nice cup of tea and another is the depth of sharing enjoyed over said tea. There are all sorts of pre-bagged or blended teas from which to choose. The Coop has a great selection. I prefer Traditional Medicinals or Yogi Teas because the bag is stapled. I know that the qualities of the herbs are good and that the companies sustainable harvest practices and warm my heart. If you are more of the do it-yourself type, here is a lovely blend you can make at home with fresh ingredients. You will need one big “hand” sized ginger root, 3 cinnamon sticks, a three finger pinch of whole clove buds, 5 cardamom pods, and a handful of chopped, dried licorice root (for sweetener). Fill a 3-4 quart pot with water to within 2” of the top. Boil for 20 min and let sit covered for 10 min. You can play with the ratios to suit your taste. It will keep for a week in the fridge. The house will smell divine! This is a popular tea in our community. For Thanksgiving and Christmas there are always requests to make up this tea. It is warming and a good digestive. The most frequent comment I get is about the licorice. Folks think that the anise flavored candy called licorice is the flavor . There isn’t any real licorice in it at all! Licorice is a good sweetener and that is its flavor. As an occasional beverage tea it’s a delight. I just got a graphic from my personal training academy that says “It’s only cold if you aren’t moving.” I have found this to be true. My 3 days a week power walk is at 5:30 am. It starts out pretty cold and ends up toasty! In fact, I am nicely warm for the rest of the day. When I do not exercise outdoors in the winter, I am cold all day. When you start out, wear a headband or hat, and gloves along with your exercise gear. I usually shed a layer or two in 20 min. Baths! I love a nice warm Epsom salts bath especially when several drops of essential oil are added. I add oils that are safe to use on the skin. Frankincense, lavender, ylang ylang, vetiver, orange, grapefruit are some of my go to oils and I vary the blends according to mood. Be careful with oils. I once got second degree burns on my chest from adding too much oregano oil trying to defeat a cold. Some oils are highly volatile and must be diluted with a carrier oil. I do not advise using essential oils for children. You can get fantastic results putting a strong tea in the bath for them. Fussy babies benefit from a nice strong chamomile tea, cooled of

course, added to the bath water. Always test the temperature first before putting children in the bath. A nice 10-20 min soak and the skin will absorb what is needed. If you have a fireplace, fires are wonderful. You can burn candles to welcome the fire element or if there are reasons you don’t want an open flame around there are battery operated candles. One of my housemates has an app on the computer that is a fireplace crackling away. She has a heat lamp on and it makes her room the coziest while she is working. You can also run an hour long youtube fireplace video! All these are decent options though we all know nothing beats a real fire! Something is better than nothing at all however to convey warmth. Aromatics! Simmering some cinnamon, rosemary, pine needles or cloves in a pot on the stove or in a kettle on the woodstove is a wonderful way to up the warming quotient of a room or household. The subtle aroma of warming herbs in the air disinfects our lungs. The steam is good to moisten dry heated air and reconstitutes dry mucous membranes. A humidifier with teas or oils is nice too. Diet! Homemade soups with warming herbs, lots of protein, root vegetables and cooked greens are the way to go in winter. Old timers have told me to “thicken the blood” in winter and that is what this kind of diet accomplishes. Salads are for summer…or if you stubbornly refuse cooked greens, go ahead and eat them and be aware that they are cooling in nature. Look up warming foods and choose plenty to counteract any cooling foods you can’t resist. Lastly, remember to dress appropriately for the weather, and teach the children. I see folks out in all kinds of outfits (as if it’s summer) complaining about the cold! Layers are good. Silk and wool are my favorites and will keep you warm no matter how damp it is outside. I always have hats, scarves and gloves handy in the car, in the house and in the studio. Sweaters –especially merino wool or cashmere are deliciously luxuriant in the cooler months. Surprisingly you can find these at thrift stores if you aren’t up for new prices. I also like to have an extra soft fuzzy blanket or two in the living room or car for extra warming support. May the warmth in our hearts continue to radiate and connect with the warmth of another. Remember to smile and be mindful of our elders out and about who may have your face as their only human contact for the day. Bring neighbors some soup or share something of value to a passing kind-human during the day. Warmth can be so much more than a physical thing. When we need warmth the most, we often find it in Service of being warmth to someone else. May you be astounded at the blessings in your life! I am grateful to herald in 2015 as the most fulfilling year we have ever seen. Happy today; everyday!!!

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International Cooperative Principles • Voluntary and Open Membership • Democratic Member Control • Member Economic Participation • Autonomy and Independence • Education, Training and Information • Cooperation Among Cooperatives • Concern for Sustainable Communities

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The Housing Assistance Corporation is a private, non-profit organization committed to providing safe and affordable housing for persons of limited income living in Henderson County and surrounding areas, because we believe every human being deserves the opportunity to live in a decent home. MARYPAWS Cat Adoptions is a rescue organization dedicated to helping unwanted animals find loving and permanent homes. Working with our strategic partners in Western North Carolina, we have helped hundreds of cats and kittens avoid homelessness. Please help us by spaying/neutering your pets, making a donation if you can, or by offering one of our adoptable animals a place in your heart and your home. The Flat Rock Park and Recreation Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2013 by the Village of Flat Rock, North Carolina to help raise the funds required to fulfill the vision of a signature municipal park for the community. That vision includes opportunities for recreation, health, and education for all generations while preserving the natural beauty that draws visitors from far and wide to Western North Carolina.

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Co-op Classified Ads Mountain Dulcimer: Beautiful Cedar and Mahogany 4 string handcrafted instrument with traditional heart soundholes. New in case and includes instruction book, picks and noters, $200, 828 697-2344 Ken. Hammered Dulcimer: Cherry, walnut and maple hardwoods. 12/11 single course stringing for easy tuning and playing. Dogwood insert soundholes. Includes hammers, instruction book and a free lesson at Mountain Music School in Hendersonville, $275, 828 697-2344 Ken. ACREAGE for Sale: 5.41 ac. Near Dupont State Park and Cascade Lake. Selling below tax value at $100,000. Located on Little River Campground Rd Sign on property. No mobiles but horses ok. call 828-551-5808. ACREAGE for Sale: 1.35 ac. Near Dupont State Park and Cascade Lake. $27,000 Located on Little River Campground Rd. Sign on property. No mobiles but horses ok. call: 828551-5808 ACREAGE for Sale: 1.68 ac. Near Dupont State Park and Cascade Lake. $34,000 Located on Little River Campground Rd. Sign on property. No mobiles but horses ok. call: 828551-5808 ACREAGE for Sale: 2.41 ac. Near Dupont State Park and Cascade Lake. $48,200 Located on Little River Campground Rd. Sign on property. No mobiles but horses ok. call: 828551-5808 Body Vibration, exercise for seniors to improve circulation, gain strength and boost flexibility and mobility, 828-7796627.


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Behind the scenes at the New Store Gretchen Cummins

The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings. ~ Okakura Kakuzō


ou’ve been watching the emergence of the impressive edifice of our new store as it rises from the ground up. Just seeing each new feature of the exterior appear has been sheer entertainment for those of us who are excitedly anticipating the opening. For awhile there, everyday brought dramatic changes. But the big drama seems to have slowed now that all the “big stuff” like glass, steel and concrete is in place. What is happening now behind the scenes is much of the detail work that you won’t see. So the next time you’re sitting at that intersection on Spartanburg Highway, waiting at the stop light, gazing longingly at the reflection of the sunrise in the great plate glass windows, imagine the minutia of details that have kept everyone here so busy in recent weeks. Until I had the chance to actually take a walking tour through the still unfinished Co-op with our General Manager, Damian Tody, I was not fully aware of the many “bits and pieces” that must be carefully placed in order to have a store that will soon function better than ever. Worth mentioning, is that Damian has been wearing many hats for many months- frequently sporting the required hard hat on the construction site. Damian has been balancing the management of the current store location while building the new store, serving on the building committee as well as heading up all decisions made about the intricacies of the new store. In fact, it is astonishing to note all the moving parts (and unmoving parts) that must go into a new store. Much can be learned with a simple glance over the 61 pages of the new store blueprints to illuminate this fact. Did you know, for example, that a bollard is a big steel pipe filled with concrete used to protect the front entrance from errant drivers? We now boast 4 of said bollards at the new store! Details!

Seeing the many essential features that go into the new store also sheds light on the fact that our current home for over 20 years now has been a steady balancing act of the many working parts that have come to be The Hendersonville Community Co-op as you know it. When we take apart the current store, which we will do, we’ll find time tested systems just beneath the surface that have been established to keep it running smoothly – and that was no small feat. Luckily, the combined years of personnel experience will serve to create another working store in the new location in just a few short months. A steady Board of Directors and the communal support of our owners and shoppers for the last 30 + years have guaranteed our success, but there has also been workjust plain hard work on the part of Damian and the staff. More of what you don’t see at a first glance is some detail worth bragging about, such as reclaimed wood inside the store. And the cedar on the outside, while not reclaimed, has been finished with a water based sealant. The paint (which is a selection of warm and inviting colors) is a nonVOC paint- so the new Co-op will NOT have that “new car smell”. (Surely, we will achieve that “Co-op smell” on our own within the first few weeks of being open.) Natural light gently floods the store as a result of soaring ceilings with prismatic acrylic skylights, as well as giant plate windows. Add to that the energy saving LED lighting, and you are in for a delightful shopping experience. Robert Jones, staffer, produce manager, and member of the building committee recently shared some details about the lighting design throughout. He told me that indeed, all the lighting on the campus from the parking lot to the coolers will be LED. All this enhanced by the fact that they will all be self dimming depending on light levels and timing.

Organic Press January/February 2015 On the outside, at the back of the store, you will find a carefully planned bio swell created to capture, filter and slow the outset of water running off of the building and parking lot. It is back there behind the classroom/administrative office building which will host some raised beds for garden demonstrations and education. There are two great corrugated silos that stand cattycorner from each other at either end of the building. These enormous tanks will capture and retain rainwater that can then be used on the plantings around the store campus as well as keep the demonstration gardens watered. The concept of ecological land use and “green building tactics” started from the moment we started the whole process.

Meanwhile, the Co-op has already been celebrated for its efforts to build sustainably and help to grow the economy. We were one of three organizations being celebrated during a September community event called “Growing Henderson County Strong”. We joined with Self Help Credit Union, and FLS Energy Solar: a full-spectrum solar energy company when we gathered to share our mission and goals. The following comes from an article written by our local paper by Molly McGowan of the Times- News in September: “THE PHILOSOPHY OF sustainability is also being applied to the actual construction of the new co-op, according to architect Alan McGuinn with ARCA Design, and Zach Cooper, vice president of Cooper

Construction Co. Inc.When the construction team first arrived at the site and found an existing building, “We ended up recycling … over 70 percent of what we took down,” Cooper said. McGuinn designed the co-op’s new 8,000-square-foot building to include large skylights, and Cooper said even the color of interior paint was chosen based on reflectivity for maximum natural light.

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Another aspect behind the scenes, behind the store, and even underneath the massive cement slab –but that is worth mention- Pyradym Sound Healing by Ann Weeks @ the Acu-Na Wellness Center, 330 E. ing, is one of the most innovative features. 1st Avenue, Hendersonville. If you’ve This one has to do with the tremendous never experience the amazing Pyradym need for refrigeration in the store. After sound healing seesion now is the time! all, as a grocery store we are dealing with It induces a deeply meditative state that perishable food here, and its survival is our promotes deep tension relief, lessens primary objective. On the tour I took with pain, boosts the immune system and Damian, we headed out back to the bank promotes emotional and spiritual of refrigeration compressors that will keep healing and growth. Call Ann Weeks the cold happening. Damian explained, the now at (828) 329-8883 or the AWC at creation of cold generates plenty of heat and 692-2440 plenty of condensation. Our new system Nutritional annd personal health will reclaim the heat and use it to preheat consultations offered by Jean Snipes at the hot water in the store. Which will then the Acu Na Wellness Center, 330 E. 1st use less energy to fully heat. It just keep Ave., Hendersonville, 828-692-2440. getting better! Please visit our website @ www.acu-na. com for further information. Gardener for Hire~ Free Estimates References available upon request. (828) 290-5000 Personal financial assistant available to provide support to individuals and small businesses. CPA since 2007. Call Elizabeth of Elizabeth C. Smolski CPA, PLLC at 674-1438.

Watching and waiting and anticipating the opening right along with you, we staffers are being introduced to the new store one chink at a time just like you. It’s been fun, noticing the changes as they surprise us daily. Today, it was pavers for the courtyard and the two paper bark maple trees that will provide shade while you have your lunch outside. cont. pg 23

Home repairs, and energy saving renovations by general contractor, 30 years experience - Bill Brooks 692-6921 Deltec “round” home for sale. Upscale, private, GREAT chi! 1.1 wooded acres. 3BR/3.5BA, 2400sf. Open/bright floorplan. Great community. Hiking. Garden. $379k. 828-692-1221. Flat Rock.

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Staff Picks

Our knowledgeable staff have highlighted some of their favorite products on our shelves, why not give them a try. They’re highly recommended! Brian ~ Hickory Nut Gap Farms ground beef Theresa ~ Divine Milk Chocolate with toffee & sea salt Ginger Kids Brittnie ~ Dave ~ Izze Sparkling Pomegranate Brandon ~ Svelte Looking Good Protein Shake Mandy~ Blue Mountain Bakery Buckeyes Mary ~ Blue Mtn Deli Holiday Spinach Artichoke Dip Zach~ Ridgeline Looking Glass Creamery Cheeses Christine ~ Nubian Heritage Goat’s Milk & Chai Lotion Toby ~ Blue Buddha Oil of Garlic Mike~ Stacy’s Pita Chips Kind Bars Nathaniel~ Marisa ~ Iris Co. Skin Rehab- original scent Ben ~ Alkalife Water- alkaline spring water with electrolytes Arrion ~ So Delicious Unsweetened Vanilla Coconut Yogurt Damian~ Canna Energy Hemp Drink Brittany ~ The Unknown Brewery - Silverback Stout Sarah ~ Tazo - Tazoberry Tea Jordan~ Citrasolv - it will clean anything


Co-op Classified Ads Private sitter, $15 per hour, over 40 yrs. in medical field; 243-2197 Dog Sitter; $20. per day, @ your house or mine; 243-2197 Natto: Japanese fermented beans Made to order and made with small sprouted red beans. (Soy free) $18.00 lb Call Toby to place your order today (828) 713-1371 4-H Careers in Agriculture Poster Contest for youth ages 5 - 18 Visit for registration form and instructions. Posters are due Sept.15 at Cooperative Extension Office. Therapeutic Massage Fall Special: Ask for Complimentary Herbal Compresses with each massage by Maddy Fountain Of Youth Day Spa 516 Kanuga Street 698-2954 Classified ads are free to all HCC members. Non-members pay a 25 cent charge per word. We accept typed or clearly written ads only. 25 words max. No ads will be accepted by phone. Submit ads to the suggestion box in HCC or by email at [email protected] 828-6938557 We reserve the right to refuse or edit ads. The deadline for classifieds is the 7th of the month prior to the month being published. We may remove ads after two months if not notified of an end date.


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Co-op Connections A Co-op Owner Advantage Alternative Health

Hendersonville Acupuncture Center: Amanda Stierwalt. 828 Fleming St., Hendersonville, NC. 828-692-9090, 20% discount. Saluda Healing Center: Bonnie L. Williamson, DC. Chiropractic, ChiroYoga, acupuncture, neuromuscular re-education, colonics, detoxification, psychotherapy, regression therapy and neurofeedback. 43 Pearson Falls Rd., Saluda, NC. 828-749-3875. 10% off initial visit for co-op owners. Henderson Chiropractic: Joseph Silva 1630B Spartanburg Hwy, Hendersonville. 828696-2455. 20% discount on all services. Regular fees for individual services range from $18 up to $250. StayWell: Joan Kennedy.418 Village Greenway, Flat Rock 28731. 692-7282, www. saluda/ 10% off any self-pay service. Center for Natural Healing, 1185 Ecusta Road, Brevard. Kevin Richard and Sierra Lamanna 862-8806. 10%  off first consultation. Consultations $70/hr Healing Therapies, Inc, BEYOND SURGERY: Judy Lynne Ray offers Guided Imagery + Healing Touch sessions for pre and post surgical clients. 828 553 -8146. $70 fee includes book and tape. 10% discount on initial session. Trinity Healing Arts - Sierra Lamanna. BioEnergetic (how the biology is affected by energy) Intuitive. Specializing in matching supplements to your specific energy, therefore addressing core imbalances. 828-862-8806 Free 20 minute consultation to co-op members. Acu-Na Wellness Center, 330 E. 1st Avenue (1st Ave. & Grove), Downtown Hendersonville. (828) 692-2440. Mary Houge, L.Ac., LMBT. Using a new ground breaking system we help women with menopause symptoms naturally. We also offer acupuncture, massage, facial rejuvenation, lymphatic treatments, Chinese herbal remedies, and natural supplements… 15% discount on Co-op members first visit. EFT - Emotional Freedom Technique is like acupuncture for the mind only without the needles. Works when almost nothing else will. Freedom from fears, sadness, grief, uncontrollable cravings, low self esteem & more. 2 hour session $20.00 off to Coop members. Carol S. Rios BCH MH EFT-Crt. 828-698-4936 Healing Path with Alice McCall - Transformational Energy Healer, Counselor, and Author of ‘Wellness Wisdom’ inspired by her journey with cancer. Alice works at the cellular level to source and heal the root cause of your health issues, disease, unwanted patterns. 25% discount off first session and 15% off ongoing to Coop Owners. Cell 850-585-5496 / 828-692-5423. Max Lowd - Vibrational Energy Work, Utilizing state of the art ‘Life System’ technology. Feel the difference that vibrational release can bring to you and your body. Call 850-375-0296 (cell); 828-692-5423; email [email protected] 50% off first session; 20% off ongoing sessions to Coop Owners. Ethereal Essences, Betty Murray, B.S., LMBT, NC#4096, Sensitive, Empath, Intuitive Energy Healer, and Body Worker. Ethereal Essences announces another dimension in healing inspired by God and channeled by Archangel Gabriel. Our metaphysical based spiritual oils will clear, repair and balance your etheric body and the physical body. Coop owners 20% off. Call 828-699-4081 for your consultation or visit

Counseling Services

Conscious Choices: Roberta A. Moore, Psychotherapy Services, Downtown 828-3290431. 15% discount on 1st five sessions. Janice Mewborne, ACSW: Private Psychotherapy Services. 714 Oakland St. 828-6920029, 10% off private pay Joseph Howard, LCSW: Psychotherapy-body, mind and emotions approach. Downtown, 828-333-7354. - 20% off private pay for Co-op members.

Lella Holland, LPC: Psychotherapy, regression therapy and neurofeedback. 43 Pearson Falls Rd., Saluda, NC. 749-3875. 10% off initial visit for co-op owners. Terri Morgan, LPC, LCAS; Psychotherapy & Substance Abuse Services, Downtown 828-458-1188. 25% off first session /10% off ongoing sessions. Confidential Counseling: Shirley M. Nicholson, Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy Services. Downtown office. 828-242-7806. 15% discount for co-op owners. Joan King, BCH, NGH Board Certified Clinical and Sports Hypnotherapist, NLP Performance expert. Since 1992 training amateur and professional athletes how to access their peak performances, Flat Rock, 828-696-2547, For co-op owners 25% discount on first session, 10% discount for ongoing sessions. Asheville Nutrition Therapy, your food and nutrition experts! Carol Shimberg, MHS, RD, LDN. Individualized nutritional counseling with registered dietitians and licensed nutritionists. Office located in South Asheville. Blue Cross BlueShield covers 6 visits per year for members, no co-pay or deductible! Call Carol Shimberg at 828-329-3855 or email at [email protected] 20% discount to all coop members. Coy Newton, MDiv., LPC: Integrating Christian Faith with Psychology, 431 N. Main St. H’ville (828) 697-7768 15% off private pay for Co-op owners Victoria Flanagan, LMFT, Flat Rock 692-8090 remarriage, stress, caregiving, families in transition, 20% discount on 4 group sessions for co-op owners

Fitness & Spiritual Well-being

The Yoga Studio at Highland Lake Inn: Fred Brown, Highland Lake, Flat Rock. 828891-4313. 10% off to co-op owners Brightwater Yoga: 506 1/2 N. Main Street, Hendersonville. (828) 698-5557, www. 10% off Yoga classes. Steve Westin, DC, gentle adjustments, nutritional counseling, no x-rays req.d. 828551-8012 $25/visit for co-op owners, $35/visit for non-owners. Spiritus Studio, yoga and wellness center: Arlene Riley, South Park Plaza, 110 Joel Wright Rd, Hendersonville.. (828) 551-8545, 10% discount given to co-op owners for yoga classes. Joan King, BCH, NGH Board Certified Clinical and Sports Hypnotherapist, NLP Specializing in mind-body-spirit training for golfers & others to move into “the zone” for peak performances, Flat Rock, 828-696-2547, For co-op owners 25% discount on first session, 10% discount for ongoing sessions. One-to-One Therapeutic Yoga Sessions: Heal and achieve your peak health through private medical yoga. Duke Integrative Health Coaching is included to provide structure and support for positive lifestyle changes. Leslie Morrill, Registered Yoga Therapist, E-RYT 500, Duke-trained Integrative Health Coach. (828) 333-1537. [email protected] Hendersonville and Brevard locations. 10% discount for Co-Op Owners. Nia Fitness Classes with Nia instructor Lia Barth. Two Hendersonville locations: Henderson County Athletics and Activity Center, South Grove St., Wednesdays 5:456:45pm; and Spiritus Studio Yoga, 110 Joel Wright Rd, Saturdays 11:15am-12:15pm. Beneficial for everyBODY, especially those with arthritis, joint or back pain. Call 828697-7449 for more information. Your first class is Free. 10% discount on your first 8-class card for Co-op members. Certified Ageless Grace Instructor, Suzanne Tindol, offers classes in the Hendersonville area. Ageless Grace is an exercise program for the body and the brain that is done in a chair in fun, upbeat, music. Activate all 5 areas of the brain, analytical, strategic, kinestheticlearning, memory/recall and creativity and imagination. Call Suzanne @ 910-308-8982 or visit for details. Co-op owners will receive $1.00 discount off $8.00 class. Certified Therapeutic Yoga Suzanne Tindol instructs Beginner Yoga or Level 1. This form of yoga is holistic, targeting the whole body and works well with those with limitations. Call Suzanne @ 910-308-8982 or see website at Classes

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are $8 and the second class is free.

Massage & Bodywork

David Henry:Nationally Board Certified Reflexologist , Certified Quantum Energy Practitioner, Comprehensive Reflexology Inc. 580 Upward Road, Suite 1, Flat Rock 828-778-9985.Email: [email protected] $10 off first session http://davehenry. Fountain of Youth Day Spa Hot stone massage, Swedish massage, reiki., neuromuscular massage. 516 Kanuga St. Hendersonville. 698-2954. 10% off for co-op owners on each & every visit Judy Lynne Ray, LMBT, CHTP/I: Massage Therapy & Bodywork plus Healing Touch, Energy Healing, Aromatherapy, Raindrop Therapy Technique.  828-553-8146.  10% discount on initial session. Jennifer Smith LMBT#1232 massage therapist specializing in pain management using cranio-sacral, lymphatic drainage and deep tissue techniques. H’ville office 243-4942. 25% off first visit. Deborah Angel, LMBT/Nail Tech 2 South Brown Ct. Suite A Hendersonville, NC 28791 Spa manicures and pedicures, non-surgical face lift, ear candling, en vogue gel nails. 828-698-6634 $10 off one hour massage for first time clients. Stoney Mountain Healing Center: Meg Reim, Hendersonville. Home-828-274-0429. Cell- 757-274-1240 or e-mail at [email protected] Wonderful healing sessions in a octagonal dome-like structure. 25 years of experience in medicine and alternative health. Sliding scale fees, love donations, bartering, etc. Jill Johnson, LMBT, NMT NC#4924, #56162 Therapeutic Swedish Massage, Certified Neuromuscular Therapist. 10 years experience combining various modalities for a unique healing experience. $5 off for Co-Op owners-ALWAYS. 244 Fifth Ave. W. #103 828-553-4605 Grace Shen, PT offers Total Motion Release, Craniosacral Therapy, deep tissue/fascia work, and Holographic Memory Release. Offices in Fletcher and now at Asheville Healing Arts. (828) 545-2948 by appointment. 10% off initial visit BodyHarmony Massage - Karen Cash LMBT I most frequently work integrating Swedish, Neuromuscular Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, and Matrix Energetics. 25% off your first Session for coop members. 828-890-5996 or 828-329-4858 [email protected] Margaret Ellis:Licensed Aesthetician specializing in Holistic Skin Care, Body Detox therapies, Natural Nail Care, Reflexology and the benefits of drinking Kangen Water. ACU-NA Wellness Center, 330 E. 1st Ave., Hendersonville. 828-692-2440 Harmonic Acupuncture: Françoise Hesselink LAC uses sound vibration and Oriental medicine to balance body, mind and spirit. Gentle yet effective; no needles. 30 years experience; now in Hendersonville on Thursdays. (828) 255-0896 10% discount for co-op members. Skin Care Traditions, an organic skin salon. 3754 Brevard Rd, Ste.104, Horse Shoe, NC 28742. 828.890.9018, see us on facebook. 10% off co-op members always. Blue Skye Holistic Wellness Studio located within Anew Salon & Spa 578 Upward Road, #3, Flat Rock(next to curves), Organic Holistic Spa Therapies for Natural Wellness, including Ayurveda Spa Therapies, Raindrop Therapy, Thai Yoga Massage. Grace Singingheart, LMBT 5720 and Vicky Oxner LMBT 0415. Co-op Owners receive $10 off first massage and $5 off on-going. 692-5977. Anna Utter Esthetics: Local, Organic Skin Care Products, Holistic Facials and Body Treatments, Waxing, Eyelash and Eyebrow Tinting. 233 Davis Street Hendersonville. (828) 231-9755 25% off initial visit for coop owners.

Retail Crystal Visions: 5426 Asheville Hwy. (Hwy 25), Naples. 828-6871193, metaphysical & spiritual books, gifts, classes and events, 15% off regularly priced jewelry.

The Red Arbor - Holistic Family Hair Care Clipper cuts, women and children’s styles, peaceful atmosphere, Organic products used, Reiki sessions by appt. 551 Israel St. off Kanuga Rd.(behind Blue Water Seafood) $1.00 off any service to Co-op members. Call: 828-329-8921 for hours Eco-Conscious, one-of-a-kind, hand sculpted sweaters! Shop at MONA! Eclectic Artwear For You and Your Home. 308 Davis Street, Hendersonville. 828-693-1611 www. 10% discount with your Co-op Owners card. Skeele Services, Skip Skeele, owner. 828-778-5392. Over 25 years remodeling experience and 10 years experience with solar daylighting to brighten dark rooms and solar attic fans to help keep attics cooler. 5% discount on light tubes or attic fan installations for Co-op owners. Lighthouse Health and Medical Solutions, 310 7th Avenue East Hendersonville 828-692-5329 Lift-chairs, scooters, hospital beds, wheelchairs, orthotics, diabetic shoes and all kinds of medical assist equipment. Rentals and Sales 10% Discount for all Coop Owners Anne Hansley, Owner Mountain Dulcimers - Our cedar and mahogany hourglass shape instruments are handcrafted in the USA exclusively for Mountain Music School in Hendersonville, NC. Included are a deluxe hard case, music and accessories. $275 “Discover The Music In You” with a free trial lesson and no obligation, 697-2344.

Services & Classes

Juicy Art Classes of Costanza Knight, Studio Artist. All media plus art history lessons. Ages 6-High School. Taught at The Starving Artist Arts Supply Store, 814 Kanuga Rd. www., 828-243-0084. 10% off monthly fee for four classes for Co-op owners. Compassionate Home Care, Inc., licensed,bonded, insured, (C.N.A., LPN, RN) 6960946, 877-5906 or $1.00 off per hour for co-op owners. Earth School -- Nature Awareness & Self Reliance. Richard Cleveland. (828) 507-1920 15% discout to co-op owners. MAC 2 YOU, specializing in computer help and classes for beginners, women, and seniors. Mac, iPad and iPhone. Call Elizabeth Shore @ 828-290-9140 or visit Mac2You. biz for more info. 10% discount to co-op owners. All Seasons Errand Service LLC Grocery and personal shopping, pet and house sitting, meal pick-up and delivery.M.C. Gaylord 699-8418 and Tammie Bogin 699-6007 www. AllSeasonsErrandService.com10 % off for Co-op Owners. Persimmons Design Home Redesign, Restoration and Repair. Green Alternatives and Consultation. 828-699-5822 Co-op owners receive 15% discount. WEGO-4U, Mobile Notary Public and Business Services. Registered and insured. Visit for complete list of services including imaginal website design. Gary & Linda Prichard 674-9940 or 674-9943, email [email protected] $5 Off first service for Coop members when you mention this ad. 1Site1Day Website Design- 864-335-8672 - Custom web design for your small business or organization. See site for details. $50 off package for Coop members. Carol Shimberg, MHS, RD, LDN, registered dietitian, licensed nutritionist available for nutritional counseling, disease management, weight loss and healthy lifestyle coaching. Blue Cross Blue Shield accepted. Call Carol at 828-329-3855 or email at [email protected] 10% off to all Coop members. RBS Design Thoughtful residential and commercial design. Environmentally conscious strategies and equipment for renovation or new building. The first consultation meeting is free for Co-op members + 10% off. [email protected] 828-817-7113 www. The Namaste Center: Charlotte McGinnis, Spiritual Leader, 416 S. King St. Sunday Celebrations, Yoga, Chi Gong, Namaste Enlightenment Series, A Course in Miracles, Deeksha Blessings, Holistic Healing Expos, Alliance of Divine Love Ministerial Classes One free class for coop members! Contact Charlotte at 561.386.5963

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Organic Press January/February 2015

Steamed Collards with LimePeanut Sauce from Fifty Weeks of Green: Romance & Recipes

Steamed Collards with Lime-Peanut Sauce from Fifty Weeks of Green: Romance & Recipes by Linda Watson (c) 2013 Cook for Good used by permission

to mix. When collards are tender, transfer them to a serving bowl, top with lime-peanut sauce, and stir to mix. Serve hot or at room temperature, either as a side or tossed with hot udon noodles for a main dish. Refrigerate any extra and reheat briefly before serving.

Every chapter in Fifty Weeks of Green ends with a recipe that carries the story forward. In one, Sophia Verde hands out the recipe below at a Raleigh farmers’ market stand. She tells handsome farmer Roger Branch that this recipe will make anyone who tries it feel like a great cook. Kids will eat cardboard if you put peanut butter on it. Active time: 20 minutes. Total time: 20 minutes. Serves four. 2 cloves garlic 1 pound fresh collards (454 grams) 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger 1/4 cup peanut butter (64 grams) 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon lime juice 1/8 teaspoon ground chipotle powder Mince garlic and put into a small bowl. Rinse collards well. Set up a steamer by putting about an inch of water in a large pot, adding a steamer basket, and covering the pot. Heat steamer over high heat until water starts to boil, then turn temperature down to low so water barely boils. Cut or tear collard leaves away from the center stems. Cut off the bottom of each stem and compost it, then cut stems into quarter-inch lengths. Add stems to steamer basket and cook for about four minutes. Cut collard leaves into ribbons about 2 x 1/4 inches across. Put collard leaves on top of stems in the steamer and cook until tender, about five minutes. Add remaining ingredients to the bowl with garlic and stir

Linda Watson of Cook for Good fame, has generously offered to publish this recipe here. This is just a “taste” of what Linda has to offer. You can visit her kitchen wisdom on her website: Keep your eyes out for some classes this coming spring when we will host workshops with Linda ~ in person! We are planning a two day series for April 11 & 12, 2015. ~ message from Linda~ “Organic, Sustainable, and Local Cooking for any Budget. We can become happier, healthier, and more secure by cooking and eating real food again. Join the movement to make delicious, seasonal meals from scratch. You’ll reduce your grocery bills and probably your medical bills. You’ll have the joy of vibrant health and the relief of being able to eat well on even a small budget. You’ll make a positive difference for yourself, your family, and for your community and planet.”

Organic Press January/February 2015

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Work in progress pictures of the classroom/community space.

View of the new seating area. Besides having a mounted camera taking pictures of the building process over the last couple of months, we have kept a photo diary of the process since we first knocked down the old cinderblock building there last spring. We’ll enjoy sharing the pictorial process with you. But mostly we are just as excited as you are now that we have a shiny new Co-op in its place.

These silos holds approximately 15,000 gallons of rain water.

Bio- swell

Shiny new doors ~ OPENING in early March 2015!


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Artists in the Deli Shirley Walsh An artist and former art educator Walsh taught pottery, jewelry making, and design in the Chicago suburbs. She also developed a thriving antique business in Frankfort, Illinois. She’s a graduate of Hiram College with a BFA from Michigan State University. Upon retirement she moved to North Carolina where the natural beauty evoked a desire to capture the tranquil beauty of the mountains and surrounds through her photography. Sandee Setliff Not only do I love all mediums but also a wide variety of techniques which all come together when I paint. It’s not unusual to find watercolor and paper collages mixed in with line drawings and acrylics on any given piece of art. I love the quote “I live in my own little world. But its ok, they know me here.” I create stories in my head with each piece and truly enjoy the entire process of bringing the story to life.