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Holiday Turkeys!

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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.

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Roasted Leeks

This is a simple recipe highlighting the leek, a hardy, rich vegetable of late summer.  The recipe can be dressed up or kept modest.  When preparing the leek, I cut off the bottom just before the leaves begin to separate.  This section is generally clean inside and only requires a quick rinse.  Then, I decide how much of the top portion looks good enough to eat and cut off the top few inches.  The middle section of the leek is fine to eat, in my opinion, but needs to be washed.  Fill a bowl with water, pull the leaves apart, and swish them around, cleaning any dirt from the leaves.  Chop both the bottom shaft and the cleaned middle section into approximately 1/4 inch bits.  Put them into an oven safe dish.  I use a small ceramic casserole with a lid.  If you do not have this available, you can easily use any oven safe dish and cover it with foil.  Add a dab of butter, salt, black pepper, and a pinch of sage.  Bake at 375* for an hour, stirring halfway through.

Variations:

Use a splash of cream instead of the butter

Add bit of milk in addition to the butter

Add any herbs that you think sound good and that go with your accompanying dishes

Add a pinch or more of crushed red chile

After baking sprinkle Parmesan over the top of the leeks or grate a little Merlot BellaVitano (my new favorite cheese) over the top

Enjoy this humble allium as a meal on its own, put it on rice, bruschetta, baked potatoes, or use it as a bed for steak, chicken or pork chops.

–Meggie