New things in Tea and Bulk for March!

We have some new additions in the Tea and Bulk departments this month! T E A Memory Tea Contains powerful memory enhancing herbs and anti-oxidants.  Fruity, clean tat.  Ginkgo leaf, hibiscus flower, eleuthero root, gotu kola herb, parsley flakes, alfalfa leaf, bilberry leaf, and ginger root. Chrysanthemum tea Organic white chrysanthemum flowers.  Mildly sweet, refreshing…

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CBD at the Co-op

DISCLAIMER: I am not a medical professional, nor do I practice law.  The effects and benefits of CBD infused foods, oils, and other products are still being researched in the scientific community  and so the information in this post may not be relevant at a future date.  Before using CBD products, you should talk to…

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Introducing the Patronage Refund System

Introducing the Patronage Refund System

Dear Co-op Members, Since 1995 the Rutland Area Food Co-op has served as the leading food cooperative of the greater Rutland region. Over the years, we’ve supported our local farmers and food producers, our community organizations and given back to our beloved member-owners. However, along the way we haven’t always prioritized reinvestment back into our…

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October is Co-op Month

October is Co-op Month

Rutland Area Food Co-op is Committed to Our Community Join in the National Celebration of Co-op Month this October This October, the Rutland Area Food Co-op is joining over 30,000 co-ops and credit unions across the United States in celebrating Co-op Month, observed nationally since 1964. This year, the National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International…

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Navels: The Mutant Oranges

Navels: The Mutant Oranges

Navel oranges are a common citrus fruit and one of the most popular oranges in the world. That wasn’t always the case, however. In fact, navel oranges should have never existed. They don’t have seeds and they can’t self-propagate. Yet in the early 1800s, through a mutation of a sweet orange tree at a Brazillian…

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Ready to Welcome with Staples of the Middle East

Ready to Welcome with Staples of the Middle East

This week, Rutland welcomed its first group of Syrian refugee families. As our community spent months preparing for their arrival, we saw an outpouring of generosity. We heard from our members about how we could work together to help ease the transition. We also received concerns about what foods our new community members might be…

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