Introducing the Patronage Refund System

Introducing the Patronage Refund System

Dear Co-op Members, Since 1995 the Rutland Area Food Co-op has served as the leading food cooperative of the greater Rutland region. Over the years, we’ve supported our local farmers and food producers, our community organizations and given back to our beloved member-owners. However, along the way we haven’t always prioritized reinvestment back into our…

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Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Nothing says winter comfort like a big mug of hot chocolate overflowing with tiny marshmallows. Although, sometimes hot chocolate packets can be a bit disappointing. They lack the right flavor and freshness that really makes a cup of hot chocolate. Where’s the compromise between instant mixes and hot chocolate with flavor? In making our own…

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Swedish meatballs

If ever there’s a time for comfort food, it’s when winter temperatures start dipping into the negatives. The difference between Italian and Swedish meatballs is truly insignificant. Many Italian recipes use a mix of ground beef and pork and so do Swedish recipes. Sometimes veal is also included, and each meat makes up a third…

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Mulled Hot Apple Cider

This is a recipe that you can really make your own. You can add more of one thing and less of others, improvise ingredients, and even swap out the cider for wine. There isn’t one “right” way to make it. Vary the spices depending on personal preferences and how spicy you want it to be. 

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Personal Pot Pies

A good pot pie has two components: filling and crust. When I first set out to make a big batch of these pies, I realized something. Pot pie filling is essentially thickened soup. That means if you have a favorite chicken or turkey soup recipe, with just a few tweaks you have filling for pie….

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October is Co-op Month

October is Co-op Month

Rutland Area Food Co-op is Committed to Our Community Join in the National Celebration of Co-op Month this October This October, the Rutland Area Food Co-op is joining over 30,000 co-ops and credit unions across the United States in celebrating Co-op Month, observed nationally since 1964. This year, the National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International…

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