SHARE-WS Cooperative | July 2021
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July Members Meeting
Our quarterly members meeting will be next Thursday the 15th at 7:00 pm at 603 Peters Creek Parkway. Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated. We look forward to connecting with you and updating you on our progress! Thanks for all you do! 
Sample SHARE's plant-based double chocolate chip banana "nice" cream at the event! 

Harvest Mini Market Announcements

We're having a Field Day in July! All Field Day items are on sale for the month of July. Come in to the Harvest Mini Market at 663 Peters Creek Parkway to check out the specials! 
Come Check Out Our New Products! 
We are selling fresh produce and other healthy products from local farms and vendors at our Harvest Mini Market site, 663 Peters Creek Parkway. You are invited to visit the store, or go to to place your order and choose a time for pick-up. Contact our eCommerce coordinator, Nicole, at 743-333-0227 or send an email to with any questions. 

Membership has benefits, so remember to sign-in when shopping online! Want to become a member? Click here to sign up. More information below and on our website.

Who, What, When, SHARE: Tell Your Friends and Family   

Who we are: SHARE-WS is a food justice nonprofit opening a cooperative grocery store in one of Winston-Salem's 21 food deserts. We are a cooperative, meaning we rely on the support of our member-owners and larger community to operate. 
What we do: We are currently functioning as the Harvest Mini Market, at 663 Peters Creek Parkway.  We plan to open our larger full service store, in the West Salem Shopping Center, before the end of 2021.  You do not have to be a member to shop at the Harvest Mini Market. Anyone is welcome to shop! We accept all manner of payments, including SNAP.
Where we are going: Once we open the main store, we will continue to reinvest into the immediate community by providing nutrition and cooking classes, particularly how to cook produce and products they may not be familiar with. We are also excited to be able to create new jobs and job training. 
Volunteer Beverly Gaska, SHARE co-founder Gary Williams, and intern Isabelle Lord at the Juneteenth Festival hosted by Triad Cultural Arts

Membership Matters
"Most people I know go to the grocery store on a regular basis; it's a necessary evil. Most people I know don't live in a food desert though. I've been shopping at Harvest Market since the e-commerce store opened. In addition to top quality food, Harvest Market makes grocery shopping a necessary pleasure. I no longer pay into the big chain grocery store machine. Now my dollars go to Harvest Market where they support local farmers and vendors, create jobs in our community, provide access to healthy food in the largest of 21 food deserts in Winston, educational programs on nutrition and food preparation, and a Food Pharmacy. The folks at Harvest Market genuinely care about their members and our community, and it shows."
-London Pickett, SHARE Member and Volunteer 

Lemon Broccoli With Avocado 
2 Bunches Broccoli
1 Avocado
1 Lemon
1 T. Olive Oil
1/4 tsp. Sea Salt
Optional: slivered almonds

Chop broccoli into bite-size pieces, keeping stems separate from crowns.
Fill a pot with 1 inch of water, place a steamer basket inside, cover and heat to boiling. 
Add stem pieces and steam for 2 minutes. Add crown pieces, cover, and steam for 5 additional minutes.
In a mixing bowl, combine the juice of the lemon, the olive oil, and the salt.
Chop the avocado into chunks and add to the bowl.
Add the warm broccoli to the bowl, mix gently and serve.
Optional: add slivered almonds to garnish

Serves 8
Prep Time: 5 min
Cooking Time: 15 min
Banana Soft Serve 
4-6 Peeled Frozen Bananas
1 T. Coconut/Almond Milk per Banana
Optional Add-ins: Nut Butter, Shredded Coconut, Dark Chocolate/Cacao Powder, Chopped Dates, Dash of Cinnamon

Chop frozen bananas in large pieces and blend with plant-based milk in high-speed food processor or blender.
You may need to stop and scrape down the sides a few times during processing.
Keep blending until it looks whipped with a smooth and creamy consistency. 
Stir in any add-ins and serve immediately. 

Serves 3-4

Food Facts
  • Broccoli sprouts are so full of potent anti-cancer compounds that John Hopkins University tried to patent them! 
  • Avocados are the Aztec symbol of love and fertility because they cannot self-pollinate, and they grow in pairs on trees. 
  • Lemons turn green to yellow because of temperature changes, not ripeness, so green patches are OK, but avoid those with brown spots because that means rotting! 
  • Lemons help digest fats, reduce inflammation, and boost your immune system. 
  • Bananas may be considered a mood enhancer because they contain the amino acid, tryptophan and Vitamin B6 which helps the body produce serotonin.

Food Pharmacy Updates

"No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means." -Maimonides

We are currently partnering with:
1. United Health Centers,
2. The Shalom Project, or
3. The School Health Alliance for Forsyth County for our Food Pharmacy Program. 

Our program provides subsidized, healthy food as prescriptions to patients with chronic illnesses such as hypertension, Type II diabetes and heart disease. To receive a prescription, go to any of the three United Health Center locations listed below. 

United Health Center Locations : 

United Health Centers        United Health Centers      Southside UHC 
(Commons Location)          2101 Peters Creek           3009 Waughtown St. A, 
Felicity Cir, Winston-Salem, Parkway, Winston-Salem  Winston-Salem, 
NC 27101                          NC 27127                      NC 27107
(336) 999-7655                 (336) 955-1379              (336) 293-8728                    

SHARE Care Project

We have recently joined with a funder who wants to ensure that folks who have an emergency food-need can receive a food box.  If you know of a family who should be a recipient, please have them call our office, 336-283-3299
Give the gift of good food!
(2 options)

1. Consider giving a cash card (in honor of someone special) and we will send an acknowledgement to your parties! You decide the dollar amount...

2. Through your $25 donation, SHARE can provide a fruit or vegetable box to
a local community member. The WONDERFUL GIFT of food. All boxes have enough produce to feed a family of four for a whole week!

SHARE cash cards are available for purchase at
Follow our Socials or Send us a Message With the Links Below
We want to connect with you!

As a SHARE Member who has a willingness to make SHARE better, here's your chance... 
We are recruiting volunteers to various committees;
i.e., marketing; fund raising;

and farm coordination. 
If you would like to volunteer, please contact our office:

Phone: 336-283-3299

Thanks for all you do!

SHARE Cooperative of Winston-Salem, NC
Our email address is:
office: 336-283-3299 

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