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Staff Picks: Yogi Tea

Jessie Gauthier is a cashier, cleaner, and stocker at SCFC. In addition, Jessie, is studying Environmental Sustainability at WNMU. She chose Yogi Egyptian Licorice Tea as her favorite. She starts by saying, “Whether or not you are a fan of licorice, you will enjoy this tea! It transcends conventional licorice by adding cinnamon, orange peel, ginger, cardamom and pepper. It is non-caffeinated, warming for the body, and soothing for the mind. The longer it steeps, the richer the flavor. I’ll put it in a thermos and take it to class to stave off  hunger.”
The story of Yogi Tea began in 1969 when Yogi Bhajan, an Indian spiritual teacher, began teaching Kundalini Yoga in North America. After each class he served a delicious, aromatic spice tea to his students, which they aptly named “Yogi Tea.” This beverage was a delightful blend of traditional Ayurvedic spices, which are still included in many current Yogi Tea formulas. These teas include 60 varieties of green, herbal, and black teas that are created with both flavor and a therapeutic purpose in mind. From Aztec Sweet Chili to Women’s Raspberry Leaf, all are made with natural ingredients, many of which are certified organic. Egyptian Licorice Tea has been formulated to support the respiratory and digestive systems. Licorice, also known as “sweet root,” has been used in food and medicine for thousands of years for a wide range of ailments and is still used today for several conditions, although not all its uses are supported by scientific evidence. Please do your homework before consuming licorice to make sure that it is not contraindicated for your particular metabolism.

By Judith Kenney

Holiday Turkeys!


Mary’s Certified Organic Free-Range turkeys follow humane farming practices. These turkeys have freedom to move about and receive a premium diet void of any chemical stimulators. Mary’s Certified Organic turkeys do not contain antibiotics, GMO corn or soybean meal, animal  by-products, pesticide treated grains, grains grown with chemical fertilizers or synthetic amino acids.

Reserve your Mary’s CERTIFIED Organic Holiday Turkey TODAY.  Reservations cannot be made over the phone; The customer must be in the store in order to fill out their form and pay the $10 deposit.

Sizes: Small/Medium (8-16 lbs) Large/X-Large (17-24 lbs)

Price: $3.52/pound – A $10 deposit (non-refundable) per turkey is required when placing order. Everyone pays the same low price, NO MAD, volunteer or staff discounts

Turkey pick-up begins Wednesday, November 19th

and ends Wednesday, November 26th

You may reserve a turkey for Christmas pick-up (indicate on order form)


Thanksgiving is Thursday, November 27th

the Co-op will be CLOSED


Vegetarian Options: Turtle Island Tofurky & Quorn Foods Roastsavailable in our freezer or can be special ordered

¡Happy Holidays!


Staff Picks: Acure Brightening Facial Scrub

Acure is a company that believes in the triple bottom line, “People and planet are just as important as profit,” and that each of us can make a positive impact on the world by making small changes in the items that we use. Gabby Sturdivant is making her own contribution by choosing Acure’s Brightening Facial Scrub as her favorite product for this month. It’s a natural exfoliant that contains organic sea kelp to gently exfoliate your skin and French green clay and organic lemon peel to remove impurities from clogged pores. Organic Chlorella Growth Factor and argan stem cells help stimulate new cell growth.
Gabby, who’s worked here for just about 4 months, loves to take long walks and spend time with her family in her free time, but when she’s here, she does a super job stocking shelves in the grocery department and has recently been appointed assistant to the body care and supplement departments. She’s found her new duties to be very interesting. It is a lot of fun learning about the products in those sections of the store and, having used the Brightening Facial Scrub myself, I agree that it’s a very good exfoliant. With a fine, non-irritating scrub, it leaves the skin with a clean, silky feel and sheen. As Gabby stated, “It leaves your skin feeling refreshed and clean. I use it every couple of days to wash my face. It is a great, deep-cleansing wash.” As with most exfoliants, it is not necessary to do such a deep cleaning on your skin every day. A couple of times a week will do nicely.