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The Common Market

MD 21704 United States
(301) 663-3416

June 2019

Gin Making 101: Botanicals and Flavors [CANCELLED]

June 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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$16.00 – $20.00

Back by popular demand! Students will learn about the history and production process of making gin at the historic McClintock Distilling production facility. Afterwards students will get a chance to sample and smell individual botanical and learn about taste profiles of different styles of gins. Finally, students will be able to make their own custom gin blend of botanicals to take home and make their own compound gin. Braeden Bumpers has been working in the distilling industry for a number…

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Board Meeting

June 13, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until October 24, 2019

One event on October 24, 2019 at 5:30 pm

One event on June 13, 2019 at 5:30 pm

One event on April 25, 2019 at 5:30 pm

One event on April 11, 2019 at 5:30 pm

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Hands-on Sauerkraut Making

June 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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$24.00 – $30.00

You've asked for it; now here it is! Join Rachel Armistead of The Sweet Farm as she demonstrates how to make raw, probiotic sauerkraut, step-by-step. Participants will learn about the basic history and benefits of fermentation, and then will chop, salt, and mix their very own batches of kraut to take home. Space is limited, sign up today! Along with her husband, Luke, Rachel Armistead is co-owner of Sweet Farm Sauerkraut, a Frederick-based fermented foods company that uses traditional fermentation methods to…

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Board Meeting

June 27, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until October 24, 2019

One event on October 24, 2019 at 5:30 pm

One event on June 13, 2019 at 5:30 pm

One event on April 25, 2019 at 5:30 pm

One event on April 11, 2019 at 5:30 pm

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Board Information Session

June 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Want to make your voice heard in your local co-op and make a difference in your community? Joining the Board of Directors is a great way to do it! Come to this information session* to learn all about what it means to be on the Board and how you qualify. Light refreshments will be provided. *All individuals interested in running must attend at least one information session. Visit the Board Candidate Info page for more information.

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July 2019

Board Information Session

July 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Interested in running on the Board of Directors? Come to this information session* to learn all about what it means to be on the Board and how you qualify. Light refreshments will be provided. *All individuals interested in running must attend at least one information session. Visit the Board Candidate Info page for more information.  

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Cooking with a Nutritionalist: Whole 30 [RESCHEDULED TO 10/19]

July 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Common Market MD 21704 United States
$16.00 – $20.00

Do you want to learn how to do Whole 30 right? From breakfast and dinner to desserts and snacks, local Nutritionist Cheryle McKee will teach you how to make your Whole 30 lifestyle simple and delicious. Cheryle McKee, MS, CNS, LDN is the Founder and President of Nourishing Abundance, LLC. As a practicing nutritionist in Frederick, MD, Cheryle helps busy people eat well and feel their best.

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Board Meeting

July 25, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until October 24, 2019

One event on October 24, 2019 at 5:30 pm

One event on June 13, 2019 at 5:30 pm

One event on April 25, 2019 at 5:30 pm

One event on April 11, 2019 at 5:30 pm

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Do-It-Yourself: Aromatherapy Shower Oasis [CANCELLED]

July 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Common Market MD 21704 United States
$20.00 – $25.00

No time for a bath, but still want to create relaxing and therapeutic spa experience in your shower? Join us for a fun and simple do-it-yourself aromatherapy project in the Community Room! Participants will learn about the benefits of essential oils and other ingredients used to craft your own shower gel, shower steamers, foaming shaving cream, and after shower oil. Each guest will take home their handmade creations for personal use and enjoyment. Kim Haden is a full time educator.…

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August 2019

Recycling: the Basics and Beyond! [FREE]

August 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Common Market MD 21704 United States
Free

Sure, recycling conserves natural resources and is part of a green economy…but how does it really work? Learn how what you do at home is part of a global industry. This crash course, led by staff of the County Office of Recycling, will cover how to recycle effectively, what can be recycled in Frederick County, and describe the impact that “wish-cycling” of non-recyclable materials has on the program. Participants may bring in packaging or material samples they have questions about.…

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Medicinal Mocktails

August 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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$20.00 – $25.00

Join Dr. Cristine Ehly as she describes and demonstrates how to make non-alcoholic versions of some of your favorite Summer Cocktails with a medicinal twist!  We’ll talk about the medicinal functions of each herb and teach you how to make herbal simple syrup to craft your own creations at home. Dr. Cristine Ehly graduated from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona, where she developed a strong background in nutrition, botanical medicine, and homeopathy. Rounding out her core education,…

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Hands-On Pickle Making [CANCELLED]

August 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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$24.00 – $30.00

Pickles are a refreshing and healthy summer treat, in addition to an easy and fun ferment to make at home. This class will cover the basics of fermentation, brining, and pickling with recipe variations and troubleshooting techniques. Attendees will leave a quart of pickles to ferment at home, as well as a packet of information to aid in further home fermentation experiments. Along with her husband, Luke, Rachel Armistead is co-owner of Sweet Farm Sauerkraut, a Frederick-based fermented foods company that…

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The Common Market Board of Directors Election, 2019

August 16, 2019 @ 12:00 am - September 12, 2019 @ 11:59 pm
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  You already know that you straight-up own the Frederick County Consumers Cooperative, doing business as The Common Market. Well, this is the time of year when you get to exercise one of the rights of Ownership: voting! We are trying to save a tree or two, and will be using electronic voting this time around. Please look for an email from Survey & Ballot Systems on August 16th and read all the candidates’ statements, take some time to hammer…

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Backyard Beekeeping

August 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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$12.00 – $15.00

Backyard Beekeeping is growing in popularity. Learn the ins and outs of “the bee year,” the role of the beekeeper, environmental challenges, and the uses for bee products (honey, wax, propelis, and royal jelly). Karen Henderson has been a backyard beekeeper for 6 years. She is the co-owner of Glass Bee Apiary, and a co-owner of Three Sisters, LLC’s line of Bee’s Balm beeswax-related cosmetic and household products.

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Hands-on Kimchi Making [CLASS CANCELLED]

August 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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$24.00 – $30.00

Calling all kimchi lovers. Come learn how make fresh kimchi from scratch with customizable flavors to your liking. You will be provided with the freshest ingredients, compliments of the Common Market. All you need to bring to the class is 1 wide-mouth, quart jar. Your personalized recipe can be tailored to suit all tastes and dietary restrictions. Space is limited, sign up today! Rachel Armistead is the owner of Sweet Farm Sauerkraut, a local fermented foods company that sells a…

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Board Meeting

August 22, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until October 24, 2019

One event on October 24, 2019 at 5:30 pm

One event on June 13, 2019 at 5:30 pm

One event on April 25, 2019 at 5:30 pm

One event on April 11, 2019 at 5:30 pm

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Adaptogens: Helping Your Body Deal with Stress

August 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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$20.00 – $25.00

Eight in ten people suffer from the adverse effects of stress. Join us to learn how to identify stressors and their symptoms. Most importantly, learn how to help your body deal with stress. In this class, we will focus on the use of adaptogens to help support your body when dealing with stress. At the end of the workshop, you will take home a stress-busting tea blend and a recipe that will help you incorporate adaptogens into your diet. Claire…

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September 2019

Meet the Candidates

September 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Meet your Board Candidates on Wednesday, September 4th from 7-8pm! We also have one scheduled for Saturday, September 7th from 2-3pm. We hope you can join us and also enjoy some light refreshments while talking to the folks who want to lead your Co-op. Click here to preview all 9 candidates running for this year’s Board of Directors Election. To help assist you with voting, we wanted to include a direct link to the voting site! Click here for direct link…

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Meet the Candidates

September 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Meet your Board Candidates on Saturday, September 7th from 2-3pm. We hope you can join us and also enjoy some light refreshments while talking to the folks who want to lead your Co-op. Click here to preview all 9 candidates running for this year’s Board of Directors Election. To help assist you with voting, we wanted to include a direct link to the voting site! Click here for direct link to voting site. Your Voice. Your Vote. Your Co-op!

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Immune Boosters and Elderberry Syrup

September 15, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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$16.00 – $20.00

Let's start the season out right! This class will provide the audience with an introduction to the immune system and how to boost it to prevent and treat infections. Solutions will include dietary and lifestyle habits, as well as medicinal herbs and nutritional supplements. Get a chance to smell, taste, and learn about the benefits and uses of some of these wonderful herbs like elderberry, astragalus, and echinacea. Each attendee will take home their own elderberry syrup that will be…

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The Great Ownerfest Cookout

September 21, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Common Market MD 21704 United States

The Owners are coming! Owners play a huge role at the Common Market, which is why we take the opportunity every year to celebrate them. On Saturday, September 21st, from 12 to 3 p.m., the Common Market is hosting its annual board presentation and owner meeting: Ownerfest. Ownerfest is exactly as it sounds—a festival celebrating owners. The event is family-friendly and open to the public, providing an opportunity for those who may be interested in becoming owners to see what…

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Board Meeting

September 26, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 24, 2019 at 5:30 pm

One event on June 13, 2019 at 5:30 pm

One event on April 25, 2019 at 5:30 pm

One event on April 11, 2019 at 5:30 pm

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Sharpen While you Shop! at the Common Market

September 29, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Get those knives and other utensils sharpened while you shop by Rod’s Sharpening Service on our patio! Rod’s Knife Sharpening Service extends the life of your knives, scissors, and gardening tools, providing a local solution to preventing dull knives from ending up in our landfills. Rod is an award-winning knife sharpener. He won second place in a national sharpening content sponsored by Sharpener’s Report.   SAFETY FIRST: Please wrap your knives in kitchen towels, newspaper, or sheaths and put them…

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October 2019

Recycling: the Basics and Beyond! [FREE]

October 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Free

Sure, recycling conserves natural resources and is part of a green economy…but how does it really work? Learn how what you do at home is part of a global industry. This crash course, led by staff of the County Office of Recycling, will cover how to recycle effectively, what can be recycled in Frederick County, and describe the impact that “wish-cycling” of non-recyclable materials has on the program. Participants may bring in packaging or material samples they have questions about.…

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Acupressure for Pain Relief and Self-Healing

October 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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$16.00 – $20.00

Do you suffer from chronic headaches, neck tension, or shoulder and back pain? Are you tired of resorting to over-the-counter medication? In this class, you will gain an understanding of what acupressure is and how to use it for self-healing and to relieve common musculoskeletal pain. Jenna Rucker, L. Ac., is an acupuncturist at the Frederick Natural Health Center in downtown Frederick. She specializes in treating chronic pain and women’s health issues. She received her Master of Acupuncture degree at…

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Cooking with a Nutritionist: Whole 30

October 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Free – $20.00

Do you want to learn how to do Whole 30 right? From breakfast and dinner to desserts and snacks, local Nutritionist Christina Brockett will teach you how to make your Whole 30 lifestyle simple and delicious. Christina Brockett, MS, CNS, LDN is a representative of Encompass Integrative Wellness, LLC. As a practicing nutritionist in Frederick, MD, Christina helps busy people eat well and feel their best.

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Board Meeting

October 24, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until October 24, 2019

One event on October 24, 2019 at 5:30 pm

One event on June 13, 2019 at 5:30 pm

One event on April 25, 2019 at 5:30 pm

One event on April 11, 2019 at 5:30 pm

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Kombucha Science: The Basics of Brewing Kombucha at Home

October 26, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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$24.00 – $30.00

Discover the magic and science behind kombucha brewing! You’ll gain knowledge about the beneficial bacteria, yeasts and acids found in kombucha, as well as tips regarding the best teas, sugars and techniques to make your own kombucha at home.  As an added bonus, you’ll get to taste The Kombucha Lady flavors and leave with everything needed to brew your own kombucha at home. Liz Dodson a.k.a The Kombucha Lady is a professional brewmaster based in Northern Frederick County. She has…

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November 2019

Modern Homesteading w/ Ilene Freedman

November 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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$12.00 – $15.00

How do I begin to learn the skills it would take to call my household sustainable or self-sufficient? Ilene Freedman of House in the Woods Farm will share her family’s story to inspire your own path to sustainability. Ilene will share her family’s tips, challenges, and lessons learned along the way. We will end with plenty of Q&A and an opportunity to network with others in our community who are working toward similar skill-building goals. Ilene White Freedman operates House…

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Tapping for Health and Well-Being

November 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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$10.00 – $12.00

Do you sometimes feel stuck and are having a difficult time getting through pain, discomfort, or a bad habit? Learn what tapping is and how it serves as a healing tool for physical, emotional, and performance issues. In this class you will learn how to perform EFT tapping (Emotional Freedom Techniques) on yourself or on loved ones to help restore calm and well-being. This class will provide another means to create healthier individuals without harmful drugs, while enhancing and empowering…

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Natural Immune Boosters for the Cold & Flu: Hands-on Elderberry Syrup Making

November 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Common Market MD 21704 United States + Google Map
$16.00 – $20.00

Let's start the season out right! This class will provide the audience with an introduction to the immune system and how to boost it to prevent and treat infections. Solutions will include dietary and lifestyle habits, as well as medicinal herbs and nutritional supplements. Get a chance to smell, taste, and learn about the benefits and uses of some of these wonderful herbs like elderberry, astragalus, and echinacea. Each attendee will take home their own elderberry syrup that will be…

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Brewing Coffee at Home [CANCELLED]

November 10, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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$24.00 – $30.00

***2nd Session on December 14th from Noon-2pm*** Ready to make cafe-quality coffee at home? This two-hour hands-on class gives you the tools you need to perfect your coffee routine. A guided coffee tasting will provide context for your flavor preferences, which you’ll then use to explore the fundamentals of brewing. Finally, you’ll practice brewing pour overs of your preferred coffee using some of our favorite home brewing wares. Each participant will take home their own bag of Counter Culture Coffee…

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Hands-on Sauerkraut Making w/ The Sweet Farm

November 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Common Market MD 21704 United States + Google Map
$24.00 – $30.00

You've asked for it; now here it is! Join Rachel Armistead of The Sweet Farm as she demonstrates how to make raw, probiotic sauerkraut, step-by-step. Participants will learn about the basic history and benefits of fermentation, and then will chop, salt, and mix their very own batches of kraut to take home. Space is limited, sign up today! Along with her husband, Luke, Rachel Armistead is co-owner of Sweet Farm Sauerkraut, a Frederick-based fermented foods company that uses traditional fermentation methods…

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Board Meeting

November 14, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
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[CANCELLED] Conquering Holiday Stress

November 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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$10.00 – $12.00

Is the thought of the holidays getting you stressed? Do you feel that all you must do is interrupting the spirit of the season? In this class you will learn different strategies that will help you remain calm amidst the energy of the holidays. Come and learn how to develop a preventative plan for seasonal stress and how to confidently bring joy and peace to your home this holiday season. Dr. Mimi McLaughlin Galanis, founder of McLaughlin Family Chiropractic, is…

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[CANCELLED] Natural Immune Boosters for the Cold & Flu: Hands-on Elderberry Syrup Making

November 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Common Market MD 21704 United States + Google Map
$16.00 – $20.00

Let's start the season out right! This class will provide the audience with an introduction to the immune system and how to boost it to prevent and treat infections. Solutions will include dietary and lifestyle habits, as well as medicinal herbs and nutritional supplements. Get a chance to smell, taste, and learn about the benefits and uses of some of these wonderful herbs like elderberry, astragalus, and echinacea. Each attendee will take home their own elderberry syrup that will be…

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Green Burials and Home Funerals in Maryland

November 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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$5.00

Are you curious about Home Funeral and Green Burial practices/options in Maryland? Caring for loved ones in the dying time at home, even a generation ago, was the way families traditionally made their farewells. This age-old wisdom is available to us today. The recognition that families may care for their loved ones at their time of transition offers great comfort and solace. Join Michael Judd and Rose Ma Sincevich as they invite you to consider choices for end-of-life care, home…

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Sustainable Holiday Smoothies

November 30, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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$24.00 – $30.00

Crunched for time and feeling fatigued? Learn how to meet your macro’s and micro’s and make a healthy, sustainable meal choice using ingredients that are shelf stable and affordable. Easy to prepare “smoothie jars” can be tossed in a blender, made into overnight oats, or thrown on a salad. In this class you will learn about nutrition and dietary needs and have an opportunity to make and take home your own smoothie jar mix using seasonal and cost-effective ingredients. Following…

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December 2019

Gingerbread House Making-Session 1

December 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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$24.00 – $30.00

Who doesn’t love building a gingerbread house? Come build your very own without having to clean up the mess! We will lead kids through the construction of a Dancing Deer Gingerbread Cookie House Kit. We provide all the fixings for gingerbread house décor. Kids will create, decorate, and take home their own house! Class cost covers ONE gingerbread house building kit per paid participant. Parents are required to be present with their children for the duration of the class.

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Gingerbread House Making-Session 2

December 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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$24.00 – $30.00

Who doesn’t love building a gingerbread house? Come build your very own without having to clean up the mess! We will lead kids through the construction of a Dancing Deer Gingerbread Cookie House Kit. We provide all the fixings for gingerbread house décor. Kids will create, decorate, and take home their own house! Class cost covers ONE gingerbread house building kit per paid participant. Parents are required to be present with their children for the duration of the class.

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Winter Mocktails [CANCELLED]

December 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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$20.00 – $25.00

Add a little Mocktail Magic to your Holidays! Join Dr. Cristine Ehly in making some delicious cocktail alternatives for the Winter Season. You'll get to make, taste, and learn about the medicinal benefits of each mocktail. Dr. Cristine Ehly graduated from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona, where she developed a strong background in nutrition, botanical medicine, and homeopathy. Rounding out her core education, she also received training in craniosacral therapy, advanced hydrotherapy and traditional Mayan medicine.  

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Healthy Living to 100 [CANCELLED]

December 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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$8.00 – $10.00

In this interactive workshop we address the leading causes of death, so you can recognize where they originate, and learn how to live a vibrant, healthy life. Research shows we’re living longer, and many are living a lesser quality of life. We’ll discuss how we got here, and what we can do to improve. We will share how to move, eat, think, and instill positive ideas to empower your life naturally. You will gain an understanding of how our daily…

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Board Meeting

December 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
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December 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
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Gingerbread House Making-Session 3

December 14, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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$24.00 – $30.00

Who doesn’t love building a gingerbread house? Come build your very own without having to clean up the mess! We will lead kids through the construction of a Dancing Deer Gingerbread Cookie House Kit. We provide all the fixings for gingerbread house décor. Kids will create, decorate, and take home their own house! Class cost covers ONE gingerbread house building kit per paid participant. Parents are required to be present with their children for the duration of the class.

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Brewing Coffee at Home [CANCELLED]

December 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Common Market MD 21704 United States + Google Map
$24.00 – $30.00

Ready to make cafe-quality coffee at home? This two-hour hands-on class gives you the tools you need to perfect your coffee routine. A guided coffee tasting will provide context for your flavor preferences, which you’ll then use to explore the fundamentals of brewing. Finally, you’ll practice brewing pour overs of your preferred coffee using some of our favorite home brewing wares. Each participant will take home their own bag of Counter Culture Coffee to enjoy at home using the skills…

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Sustainable Holiday Smoothies [CANCELLED]

December 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Common Market MD 21704 United States + Google Map
$24.00 – $30.00

Crunched for time and feeling fatigued? Learn how to meet your macro’s and micro’s and make a healthy, sustainable meal choice using ingredients that are shelf stable and affordable. Easy to prepare “smoothie jars” can be tossed in a blender, made into overnight oats, or thrown on a salad. In this class you will learn about nutrition and dietary needs and have an opportunity to make and take home your own smoothie jar mix using seasonal and cost-effective ingredients. Following…

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January 2020

Tapping for Wellness & Weight Loss

January 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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$10.00 – $12.00

Do you sometimes feel yourself getting stressed? Learn what tapping is and how it serves as a healing tool for physical, emotional, and performance issues. In this class you will learn how to perform EFT tapping (Emotional Freedom Techniques) on yourself or on loved ones to help restore calm and well-being. This class will provide another means to create healthier individuals without harmful drugs, while enhancing and empowering the mind and body through deep breathing, journaling, and tapping. Dr. Mimi…

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New Year of Nutrition: A Guide to Nutrition and Mindful Eating

January 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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$10.00 – $12.00

Instead of starting a diet for your new year resolution, experience a revolution with the power of nutrition and mindful eating! In this demonstration class, you will leave with a simple guide to nutrition and a deeper connection to food via the power of mindful eating. Find yourself nourished with a balanced way of eating throughout the entire new year! Keegan Abernathy, MS, CNS, LDN received his Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health from Maryland University of Integrative Health…

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Board Meeting

January 23 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Post-Holiday Fitness Fuel

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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$16.00 – $20.00

Ready to get back on track or enhance your workouts? Come get some new snack ideas for fueling your exercise. In this class you will have a chance to taste test samples of pre and post workout snacks that you can make at home! Learn when and what to eat when starting an exercise program or boosting your current routine, making on the go, easy to prepare meals and snacks for active lifestyles. Re-energize your nutrition with tips for healthy…

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CANCELLED: Terpenes in Hemp: Take Control of Your Chemistry

January 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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$5.00

Jeff and Jason from Karma Farma will be explaining the benefits of CBD rich hemp oil, terpenes, and how these substances work with the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) to promote health benefits. Karma Farma was created in 2017, and the mission has been to market quality CBD rich hemp oil products at a fair price and educate people about the many benefits of cannabis. Jeff and Jason have combined experience in the cannabis industry of 60 + years.

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February 2020

Kombucha Science: The Kombucha Detox

February 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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$24.00 – $30.00

Discover the ways kombucha infusions can serve as a great help in detoxing the body after all the holiday celebrations. Learn about kombucha history and the science behind the brewing and fermenting process. Also gain an understanding how kombucha can be an integral part of a detox and weight loss program using local herbs. We will make our own delicious herbal infusion and you will take home all the necessary ingredients to keep fermenting your own kombucha. Liz Dodson a.k.a…

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The Art of Mindful Eating

February 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Common Market MD 21704 United States + Google Map
$16.00 – $20.00

Mindful eating is a practice that reconnects us to the present moment, our bodies, and the bounty of nature. During this class, you will have the pleasure of rediscovering food in a deeply nourishing way while gaining insight on the concept hunger. Join us as we learn to eat chocolate and sip tea mindfully. You will leave with mindfulness practices that invite peace to every meal. Keegan Abernathy, MS, CNS, LDN received his Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health…

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Nutritive Herbology w/ Nàdarra Léigh

February 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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$16.00 – $20.00

Workshop attendees will learn about herbs and foods that marry medicine with nutrition. During the workshop, we will discuss and eat foods from the rainbow and explain the unique phytochemistry for classes of foods and herbs that are antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and more. We will touch on growing techniques as well as wild harvesting/foraging tips. Nadarra Leigh was formed by Claire Hudson and Rachel Schroeder to provide herbal education to individuals and families. Claire has been a practicing community herbalist…

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Green Burials & Home Funerals in Maryland

February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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$5.00

Are you curious about Home Funeral and Green Burial practices/options in Maryland? Caring for loved ones in the dying time at home, even a generation ago, was the way families traditionally made their farewells. This age-old wisdom is available to us today. The recognition that families may care for their loved ones at their time of transition offers great comfort and solace. Join Michael Judd as he invites you to consider choices for end-of-life care, home funeral, home burial, and…

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CBD 101 w/ Thriv Nutraceuticals

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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$2.50 – $5.00

Join representatives from Thrīv Nutraceuticals, a Frederick-based manufacturer of hemp-derived CBD products, for a comprehensive informational session relating to all things CBD. They will discuss common misconceptions about hemp, the basic facts about Cannabidiol (CBD), and provide tips on how to find the right product to fit your specific needs. There will be ample time for Q&A’s and one-on-one consulting! Product samples will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis!

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Garden Planning with a Purpose

February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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$8.00 – $10.00

Whether you are an experienced vegetable gardener or are gardening for the first time it’s never too early to start planning your garden. It just takes a little bit of knowledge and some planning to successfully produce your own food. This course will help participants gain an appreciation for planning, preparing, and participation in a family gardening experience, through the guidance of Master Gardener, Don Ludke. In this class you will learn what you need to consider before beginning, including…

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Board Meeting

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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March 2020

Kids Kombucha Camp

March 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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$12.50 – $25.00

This is our first hands-on kombucha making class for KIDS! In this workshop your kids will learn kombucha making basics, some interesting history about kombucha, and the science behind fermentation. They will also learn why kombucha is a healthy alternative to juice or soda in a fun and hands-on way. We will make kombucha to take home and enjoy a rootbeer kombucha float in class. Parents are required to be present with their children for the duration of the class.…

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Seed Starting and Early Spring Gardening

March 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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$8.00 – $16.00

Few gardening endeavors are as rewarding as growing your own garden from seed. Master Gardener, Don Ludke will cover how to start healthy plants from seed, basics of soil mixes, containers, germination and fertilization. If you are looking to save some money or grow unique varieties of plant species, come to this class and learn how a practiced propagator gets his plants off to a healthy start. Each participant will take home a free seedling to start growing at home! Don…

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Cancelled: Medicinal Mushrooms w/ Nadarra Leigh

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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$10.00 – $20.00

Participants will learn how to use medicinal mushrooms. We will explore the unique phytochemistry of mushrooms and discover what makes them a superior food for your health specifically immune support and longevity. Students will understand specific uses for each mushroom; for example when supporting the immune system, use turkey tail during chemo while reishi should be used during times of stress. Hands on experience preparing fresh/dried mushrooms for use as medicine or food will cap off the class. Nadarra Leigh…

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Rescheduled: Acupressure for Pain Relief: Learn to Self-Treat Lower Back Pain

March 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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$8.00 – $16.00

This class has been rescheduled for Wednesday, June 10th from 6:30-8:00pm! Do you suffer from chronic low back pain? Are you tired of resorting to over-the-counter medication? Join Jenna Rucker, licensed acupuncturist, to learn acupressure points for relieving low back pain. In this class, you’ll gain an understanding of what acupressure is and how to use it for self-healing. Jenna Rucker, L. Ac., is an acupuncturist at the Frederick Natural Health Center in downtown Frederick. She specializes in treating chronic…

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Cancelled: 60 and Wiser Wellness with Thrīv Nutraceuticals

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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$2.50 – $5.00

Come join us as we learn about alternative health practices for those 60 and older, from educator and owner of Urbn Holistic, Mike Woolf!  

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April 2020

Rescheduled: Homeopathy for Acute Ailments- Coughs, Colds, and Flu Symptoms

April 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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$8.00 – $16.00

This event has been rescheduled for Wednesday, August 12th from 6:30-8:00pm.  Sign-Up here! The selection of the appropriate homeopathic remedy for either acute or chronic conditions is based on the individuality of the sick person and their unique symptoms. It requires knowledge of case taking as well as knowledge of the homeopathic materia medica. Homeopathic practitioners use minute amounts of natural substances (homeopathic remedies) to stimulate the body’s innate healing power to restore health. In this session, join professional homeopath…

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Rescheduled: Plastics 101 [FREE]

April 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Free

This class has been rescheduled to Thursday, May 14th from 6:30-8:00pm.  Please RSVP on the May 14th event page. This program is designed to provide a general overview of what plastics are, how they have evolved, and the pros and cons of this complicated class of materials. Participants will learn which plastic materials can be recycled in local programs, why some are difficult to recycle at all, and offer steps that can be taken to reduce plastic waste. Participants will…

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Cancelled: Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist

April 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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$5.00 – $10.00

Ever wondered how you can have your yard and eat it too? Join author and edible landscape designer Michael Judd in an exploration of combining form, function and production in your yard. Judd will lead a virtual tour through edible landscapes designed and created in the D.C. Metro area while unearthing the ABC’s of how to make your yard more fruitful. Focus will be on water harvesting for successful growing, outdoor mushroom cultivation, creating herb spirals, starting a food forest,…

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Cancelled: Apothecary 101 w/ Nàdarra Léigh

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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$10.00 – $20.00

Do you have a liniment here, maybe a salve or infused oil there? Have you started a home apothecary but need help building it out? Maybe it is time to get your home apothecary in order.  Come and learn how to build your home apothecary so it can be useful and effective for maintaining your family’s health. From the garden to the shelf, this fun workshop will get your creative juices flowing as we talk about growing medicinal herbs, demonstrate…

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Cancelled: Electronic Recycling at the Common Market

April 21 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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e-End provides electronics recycling of end-of-life equipment and performs 100% data destruction on media stored on your recycled electronics. Have some old electronics you want to dispose, but aren’t sure how? Bring them to the Co-op and E-End will take care of it for you. Please note there is a disposal fee of: $5 for LCD Monitors; $15 for CRT Monitors; $15 for LCD/Plasma TVs; and $30 for CRT TVs only payable in cash. Below is a list of accepted items:    

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Cancelled: Managing Anxiety & Stress with Acupuncture, Hypnotherapy, and More with Thrīv Nutraceuticals

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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$2.50 – $5.00

Join us as we learn stress and anxiety management techniques with Dr. Jafari! Dr. Marz Jafari is a thoughtful practitioner of Five Element Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine. Prior to establishing Healthy Roots Medicine (HRM), Dr. Jafari achieved a Doctorate degree in Medicine and spent nearly a decade leading a federally funded global biosurviellance study of infectious disease under the auspices of Georgetown University Medical Center. In addition to his terminal degree in Medicine, he was conferred a Doctorate of…

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Cancelled: Knife Sharpening While You Shop!

April 26 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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This event is likely to be rescheduled for Fall 2020. The Common Market is excited to collaborate with Community Partner, Rod’s Sharpening Service, to offer an on-site knife sharpening event.  Rod’s Knife Sharpening Service extends the life of your knives, scissors, and gardening tools, providing a local solution to preventing dull knives from ending up in our landfills.  The sharpening during this event does not require an appointment and can be done same-day while customers shop. Wait times run between 15…

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Rescheduled: Acupressure for Emotional Stress and Overwhelm: Learn to Self-Treat Negative Emotions

April 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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$8.00 – $16.00

This event has been rescheduled for Wednesday, July 22nd from 6:30- 8:00pm.  Sign-up here! Do you suffer from chronic stress, anxiety, or frequent negative moods? Are you looking for self-care tools to help you cope and re-center yourself after stressful experiences? Join Jenna Rucker, licensed acupuncturist, to learn acupressure points for relieving emotional stress and moving through negative emotions. In this class, you’ll gain an understanding of what acupressure is and how to use it for self-healing. Jenna Rucker, L.…

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May 2020

Cancelled: Spring into Nutrition!

May 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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$6.00 – $12.00

A whole foods way of eating gets us in touch with the basics of healthful eating. Join us and discover a “no-diet” approach to eating that emphasizes the simplicity of eating real foods. You will walk away from this class with a deeper understanding of what whole foods are, what role processed foods play in our health and culture, the science of how whole foods heal, and the importance of cultivating a nourishing relationship with food. Keegan Abernathy, MS, CNS,…

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Cancelled: Growing Gourmet Mushrooms

May 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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$5.00 – $10.00

Home grown mushrooms are the tastiest! And fortunately, one of the easiest foods to grow in your landscape. Join edible landscape author and designer Michael Judd in learning the step by step methods to growing and harvesting gourmet fungi right outside your door! Michael Judd has worked with agro-ecological and whole system designs throughout the Americas for the last 20 years focusing on applying permaculture and ecological design to increase local food security and community health in both tropical and…

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South Mountain Creamery Bottle Return Event

May 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Have glass bottles you need to return from South Mountain Creamery? Join us Thursday, May 14th in our side lot from 3-5 pm to deposit your bottles! You'll receive $2 per bottle deposited from a staff member. Just place your bottles in an available crate in our side parking lot! See you then.

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Cancelled: Plastics 101 [FREE; RSVP]

May 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Free

This program is designed to provide a general overview of what plastics are, how they have evolved, and the pros and cons of this complicated class of materials. Participants will learn which plastic materials can be recycled in local programs, why some are difficult to recycle at all, and offer steps that can be taken to reduce plastic waste. Participants will be shown samples of products designed to help reduce the use of plastics and will be provided with lists…

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Cancelled: Kombucha 101

May 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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$15.00 – $30.00

Come join us as we learn all about kombucha history and the science behind the brewing and fermenting process! This will be an in-depth, hands-on learning experience and there will be plenty of time for questions. We will make our own delicious kombucha infusion and you will take home all the necessary ingredients to keep fermenting your own kombucha. Liz Dodson a.k.a The Kombucha Lady is a professional brew master based in Northern Frederick County. She has been making kombucha…

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Rescheduled: Green Burials and Home Funerals in Maryland

May 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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$2.50 – $5.00

This event has been rescheduled for Wednesday, September 2nd.  Please sign-up here! Are you curious about Home Funeral and Green Burial practices/options in Maryland? Caring for loved ones in the dying time at home, even a generation ago, was the way families traditionally made their farewells. This age-old wisdom is available to us today. The recognition that families may care for their loved ones at their time of transition offers great comfort and solace. Join Michael Judd as he invites…

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Cancelled: Lyme Disease, Co-infections, and Treatment with Thrīv Nutraceuticals

May 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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$2.50 – $5.00

Join us as we learn various ways to address lyme disease and accompanying co-infections with Dr. Sue Williams! Dr. Williams grew up in Iowa and earned her BA in Psychology at the University of Iowa. She is a 2001 graduate of the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona. She specializes in, and treats patients with autoimmune diseases, Chronic Fatigue, Thyroid disease, Hepatitis, cancer, COPD, weight management, neurological support, bone health, heart disease, diabetes, MS, liver disease, LYME, women’s…

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Rescheduled: For the Love of PawPaws!

May 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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$5.00 – $10.00

This event has been rescheduled please signup here! America’s largest native fruit grows abundantly throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and is easily cultivated in the home landscape for prime fruit harvests. Join edible landscape author and designer Michael Judd on a colorful and fruitful journey from seed to table Michael Judd has worked with agro-ecological and whole system designs throughout the Americas for the last 20 years focusing on applying permaculture and ecological design to increase local food security and community…

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Virtual Board Meeting

May 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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In an effort to encourage social distancing, your co-op’s Board of Directors will meet virtually on Thursday, May 28th at 6:00 p.m. In the absence of an in-person meeting, the board is inviting interested owners who wish to join in virtually to contact Megan Schneebaum, Board President, at Board@commonmarket.coop by noon on Thursday, May 28th. Board meetings are generally held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Community Room. Early in the agenda, the board…

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June 2020

Cancelled: Fall Prevention and Balance Treatment Strategies

June 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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$5.00 – $10.00

In this class, attendees will learn fall prevention and balance strategies from a certified Fall Prevention Physical Therapist.  This includes the most common causes of falls, why movement is essential, and how the vestibular system in your inner ear is critical to balance yet rarely addressed in treatment. Attendees will also identify their balance deficits and strategies to overcome them, thus reducing their fear and risk of falling. Jay Berger, PT, CDP is Otago certified and vestibular balance trained physical…

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Rescheduled: Acupressure for Pain Relief: Learn to Self-Treat Lower Back Pain

June 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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$8.00 – $16.00

This event has been rescheduled for September, please sign-up here! Do you suffer from chronic low back pain? Are you tired of resorting to over-the-counter medication? Join Jenna Rucker, licensed acupuncturist, to learn acupressure points for relieving low back pain. In this class, you’ll gain an understanding of what acupressure is and how to use it for self-healing. Jenna Rucker, L. Ac., is an acupuncturist at the Frederick Natural Health Center in downtown Frederick. She specializes in treating chronic pain…

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Cancelled: Wild Soda Making

June 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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$10.00 – $20.00

Each season brings forward unique flavors that we can harness and bottle for enjoying as a healthful, fermented soda. Join us as Lacey teaches us the basics of the fermentation process and how to turn infused waters and teas into bubbly beverages for any occasion. Flavor examples include: Parsley and Lemon, Cardamom and Fennel Leaf, Peach and Lemongrass, Cranberry and Orange Peel. Lacey Walker is a forager, herbalist and ferment-maker drawing from the farm, field, and herb garden to make…

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Cancelled: Detox Demystified

June 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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$6.00 – $12.00

“Detox” is a word frequently used in the world of wellness. But what does it actually mean? How do we support our bodies natural ability of detoxification? You may be surprised to learn there is more to it than a green juice! Join us for a lecture that dives into the biochemistry of our bodies wondrous biochemical process of detoxification. You will leave with an understanding of what happens when detoxification is compromised and how to support the body’s detoxification…

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Rescheduled: Understanding the Principles of Aging Gracefully

June 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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$6.00 – $12.00

This event has been rescheduled- sign-up here! Join us with Dr. Mimi as she guides us through ways to age gracefully.   We will learn the fundamentals of how our bodies and minds age over time and how we can prevent premature aging.  Participants will be introduced to vitality building exercises and stretches, in addition to nutrition protocols that will increase energy and promote healthy aging! Dr. Mimi, of McLaughlin Family Chiropractic, is a practicing wellness expert, serving others over the…

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Cancelled: Meet the Grower with Thrīv Nutraceuticals

June 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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$2.50 – $5.00

Join us as we learn about the care, harvest, and benefits of hemp from medicinal to industrial with Maryland grower, Dawn Gordon. Dawn Gordon is the CEO of Fingerboard Farm, located in Ijamsville MD. She owns the up-and-coming e-commerce site Fingerboardfarm.market and is the Proprietor of Fingerboard Country Inn. Dawn has over 35 years of experience in commercial real estate brokerage and land development, specializing in the sale and leasing of special purpose properties. Dawn and her husband enjoy educating…

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July 2020

Online! Sauces, Dressings, and Marinades. Livening-Up Nutritious Meals!

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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$5.00

Join us as Judy Goffi teaches us quick, delicious, and nutritious recipes to add flavor and nutrition to any meal.  We will make a sauce, dressing, and marinade to taste in this cook-along.  Recipes and nutritional info will be provided ahead of the class so you can cook "alongside" Judy or go at it alone later! This cook-along-class will be held through Zoom.  You will receive an emailed class link after signing up. Judy Goffi is a licensed Dietitian and…

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Virtual Board Meeting

July 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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In an effort to encourage social distancing, your co-op’s Board of Directors will meet virtually on Thursday, July 30th at 6:00 p.m. In the absence of an in-person meeting, the board is inviting interested owners who wish to join in virtually to contact Megan Schneebaum, Board President, at Board@commonmarket.coop by noon on Thursday, July 30th. Board meetings are generally held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Community Room. Early in the agenda, the board…

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August 2020

Common Market Job Fair!

August 20 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Join us at 5728 Buckeystown Pike in our back parking lot to meet our hiring team!  We’ll be interviewing and providing job offers on the spot. Pre-register online Unable to pre-register? Pick up an application from our Service Desk or apply on-site during the job fair! Masks are required & social distancing rules must be followed.

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Virtual Meet The Candidates 2020 I

August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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It's election season at The Common Market Co-op! Before you cast your votes, join us via Zoom for your opportunity to meet the candidates who want to lead your Co-op. Contact our Board President at board@commonmarket.coop or Click here and in the subject line put “Meet the Candidates” to receive your login information. Click here to preview all 9 candidates running for this year’s Board of Directors Election Learn more about our Co-op election on our website! https://www.commonmarket.coop/2020-board-of-directors-election/ The deadline…

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Virtual Board Meeting

August 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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In an effort to encourage social distancing, your co-op’s Board of Directors will meet virtually on Thursday, August 27th at 6:00 p.m. In the absence of an in-person meeting, the board is inviting interested owners who wish to join in virtually to contact Megan Schneebaum, Board President, at Board@commonmarket.coop by noon on Thursday, August 27th. Board meetings are generally held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Community Room. Early in the agenda, the board…

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Virtual Meet The Candidates 2020 II

August 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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It's election season at The Common Market Co-op! Before you cast your votes, join us via Zoom for your opportunity to meet the candidates who want to lead your Co-op. Contact our Board President at board@commonmarket.coop or Click here and in the subject line put “Meet the Candidates” to receive your login information. Reserve your spot and goodie bag by noon on Friday, August 28th. Click here to preview all 9 candidates running for this year’s Board of Directors Election…

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Undisturbed Birth Workshop [FREE, Online!]

August 30 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Free

Join us as we learn from Andrea and Amy about how birth works when undisturbed and why this matters.  Attendees will be able to make informed choices about where, how, and with whom they want to share their birth experience.  We will look at and discuss the labor blueprint, hormones of labor and how to support them, the logic and safety of labor and birth, fears, potential disruptions, and people we may want in your birth space. Andrea Goldstein has…

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September 2020

Cancelled: Green Burials and Home Funerals in Maryland [Online!]

September 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Common Market MD 21704 United States + Google Map

Are you curious about Home Funeral and Green Burial practices/options in Maryland? Caring for loved ones in the dying time at home, even a generation ago, was the way families traditionally made their farewells. This age-old wisdom is available to us today. The recognition that families may care for their loved ones at their time of transition offers great comfort and solace. Join Michael Judd as he invites you to consider choices for end-of-life care, home funeral, home burial, and…

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Virtual Board Meeting

September 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Common Market MD 21704 United States + Google Map

In an effort to encourage social distancing, your co-op’s Board of Directors will meet virtually on Thursday, September 10th at 6:00 p.m. In the absence of an in-person meeting, the board is inviting interested owners who wish to join in virtually to contact Megan Schneebaum, Board President, at Board@commonmarket.coop by noon on Thursday, September 10th. Board meetings are generally held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Community Room. Early in the agenda, the board…

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October 2020

Plastics 101 [Free; Online; RSVP]

October 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Free

This program is designed to provide a general overview of what plastics are, how they have evolved, and the pros and cons of this complicated class of materials. Participants will learn which plastic materials can be recycled in local programs, why some are difficult to recycle at all, and offer steps that can be taken to reduce plastic waste. Participants will be shown samples of products designed to help reduce the use of plastics and will be provided with lists…

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Cancelled: Understanding the Principles of Aging Gracefully

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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$7.00 – $14.00

Join us with Dr. Mimi as she guides us through ways to age gracefully.   We will learn the fundamentals of how our bodies and minds age over time and how we can prevent premature aging.  Participants will be introduced to vitality building exercises and stretches, in addition to nutrition protocols that will increase energy and promote healthy aging! This class will be held in person and will follow social distancing procedures so space will be limited.  Please sign up early…

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Board Meeting- Everyone Welcome!

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Free

In an effort to encourage safety and social distancing, your co-op’s Board of Directors will meet virtually on Thursday, October 22nd at 6:00 p.m. Please RSVP here by noon on Thursday, October 22nd to receive your Zoom link.  Your Zoom link will be emailed to you by 12:30pm on the day of the meeting. Board meetings are generally held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 6 p.m.  Early in the agenda, the board reserves space to hear from…

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