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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Going Beyond Borders at NOFA-VT’s 35th Annual Winter Conference

Going Beyond Borders at NOFA-VT’s 35th Annual Winter Conference

Exciting news from our friends at NOFA-VT regarding their annual winter conference Feb 18 – 20. Burlington, VT – The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) has attracted two international giants in the food and farming world to speak at the 35th annual winter conference on February 18-20 at University of Vermont. Dr. Fernando…

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