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Give the Gift of Community With a Co-Op Stop




    If you missed small business Saturday, you may want to try something fresh (and local) next time you head out for groceries.
    OK, when you think about holiday shopping, a grocery store usually isn't the first thing at the top of your list. But shopping at the Common Market in Frederick, Md., a community-owned natural market, benefits local farms as well is its roughly 4,000 individual owners. 

    Whether you plan to be an owner or a shopper, the market is open to anyone. As a shopper, you'll help support local farmers, schools and charities by buying the fresh, local food from the environmentally friendly market. The Cafe Hot Bar located inside the market also features a rotating menu of tasty, all-natural menu items.
    As an owner, after a $200 sign-up fee, you'll reap the benefits of being a business owner. Get exclusive coupons, discounts, rebates and full access to participate in exclusive events.
    The Common Market is open daily from 8 a.m to 9 p.m. located at 5728 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, Md., about 60 minutes from downtown D.C.