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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…

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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…

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Following a Passion for Food

By Steve Shelvey I was born and raised in Northwestern Pennsylvania, halfway between Erie and Pittsburgh. During my late teens and twenties, I was fortunate enough to travel the country, which helped open my eyes, mind and soul. I spent…

Something Much More

By Nick Grandchamp Some see Rutland as a Vermont underdog. But for many, like myself, it’s something much more. At the Co-op, I’m the bulk department assistant and you’ll often find me happily helping customers at the register. But I’m also a local rock musician with…

I Moved to Rutland for the Vegetables

By Kris Harmelink In May 2014– almost two years ago now– I packed up a duffel bag and and boarded the Amtrak train in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I transferred routes in Chicago, then in Pittsburgh, and again at Penn Station in…

How I got my Inner Vegan and Omnivore to Get Along

By Rob DiTursi Since my high school days, I have always been an active person and, as such, I’ve been very conscious about what I feed my body. Disheartened and disgusted with the effects of industrial animal farming, I experimented…

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