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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Reserve Your Vermont Turkey!

Reserve Your Vermont Turkey!

Happy November! We’re now accepting orders for your fresh Vermont Thanksgiving turkey. We’re offering turkeys from family owned and operated Misty Knoll Farms in New Haven, Vermont. At Misty Knoll Farms the birds are raised on vegetarian feed with no animal by products, antibiotics or added hormones. Turkeys are processed on-site in a USDA-licensed facility and…

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Rutland Co-op Joins Statewide Local First Initiative

Rutland Co-op Joins Statewide Local First Initiative

As you know, at the Rutland Area Food Co-op we value our local businesses. We’re fortunate to do work with hundreds of them in our store alone and are proud to be part of a constantly growing small business community throughout the state of Vermont. That’s why we’re excited to join the 7th edition of Local First…

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Celebrate Co-op Month with “Food for Change”

Celebrate Co-op Month with “Food for Change”

This October, over 29,000 cooperative businesses serving more than 350 million members nationwide are celebrating National Cooperative Month. We’re celebrating by partnering with the VSECU to screen the film Food for Change. National Cooperative Month is an opportunity to celebrate the value of cooperative businesses in building dynamic economies through sustainable jobs, community development, and shared…

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Throwing Herself Into the Co-op

Throwing Herself Into the Co-op

Meet Molly Hornbeck, one of our newest staff members and our Cooler and Freezer Manager.  Tell us about yourself I grew up in Whiting, maybe about as small town Vermont as it gets. I graduated from Castleton University in 2014 with a degree in Fine Art and am currently a resident of Shrewsbury. I have…

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Born to Cooperate

Born to Cooperate

By Sean Babcock Back in the day, my parents purchased a lifetime membership to help open Rutland’s first Co-op. I was born right around this time, so that was quite an investment, as kids aren’t cheap. (Here I am back in 1996 in a newspaper article about the economic impact of the Co-op in the…

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