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mutant navel 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…

garbanzo beans, legumes

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…

nofa-vt 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…

black radish, gilfeather turnip, golden beet

Four Unusual Roots You’ll Love This Winter

We associate winter with a lack of fresh produce. But even in Vermont we know that’s just not the case. For ages, root vegetables have helped carry us through the cold. They store well, are full of useful nutrients we…

oat milk, hemp milk, almond milk

Beyond the Cow: Milk Alternatives for the Dairy Free.

Did you know it’s estimated that as much as 70 percent of the world’s population can’t properly digest dairy? Our bodies are all different and the reasons why we may not be capable of digesting dairy are varied. It could…

cheese, entertaining, holidays

Say cheese! How to Make an Easy and Attractive Cheese Plate

During the holidays, we find ourselves hosting friends and family more often than at any other time of the year. For many of us, just getting the house presentable is such a feat that then determining what to feed people…

cheese plate, cranberries, vermont gifts, chestnuts

The Co-op Guide to the Holidays

Take the stress out of the season with our guide to the holidays. Learn how to make a cheese plate for your next party, find quick recipes featuring fresh cranberries, tips for cooking chestnuts, DIY ideas for mixes, essential oil…

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…

rutland co-op

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…

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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