We Farm for the Future

We Farm for the Future

Welcome to our Featured Farm series – a semi-regular Q&A with the local farms supplying fresh food to the co-op and our community. When did you start farming? We started running a CSA in Pennsylvania in 2008. We moved back to Vermont and started Evening Song Farm in 2011 along the Mill River. We lost that land during Hurricane Irene,…

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Farm to Freezer Program Returns

Farm to Freezer Program Returns

We work hard to support our local producers and are excited to take part once again in the Farm to Freezer program. As part of the Neighboring Food Co-op Association (NFCA), a network of over 35 food co-ops and start-ups across New England, we’re increasing our impact as we grow the regional food system. “Our member food co-ops…

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How I Stopped Eating Garbage

How I Stopped Eating Garbage

By Caber Wilson I used to eat garbage.  Not literally, but the majority of my diet used to consist of heavily processed foods.  A normal shopping trip for me usually took place mostly in the frozen foods section, accompanied by a quick trip to the canned soups and on to the pastas, and that was…

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Gifts of Groceries for Neighbors in Need

Gifts of Groceries for Neighbors in Need

As reported in the latest issue of the newsletter, in 2015 Co-op members and customers have made cash donations of more than $600 (and counting!) at the register to help our neighbors in need. The Co-op is providing yet another opportunity for you to make a difference in the community: In these weeks leading up…

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Members: Sign up for E-newsletter

In order to make the most of the Co-op’s resources, we’ve given our member newsletter a makeover, and will be sending all future issues via e-mail to save on printing, postage, and environmental impacts. In-house Design Marketing Coordinator Steve Peters has taken on the job of layout and design. We’re excited about the updated look…

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Welcome, Zach!

Welcome, Zach!

We invite everyone to welcome Zach Stevens as new General Manager of the Rutland Area Food Co-op. The hiring committee had a lot of resumes to review and interviews to conduct, and Zach rose to the top. Zach’s family roots are in Shrewsbury, and now he lives (and gardens) in West Rutland. He comes to…

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