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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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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