Back Roads Granola

Peter and Virginia Vogel founded Back Roads Granola with the goal of creating the best granola you have ever tasted. They have been entrepreneurs in one form or another for much of their lives, and in many ways their success story starts with Virginia and Peter’s skills: Virginia’s business savvy and sales and marketing experience, combined with her commitment to impeccable customer service, has led their strategy, branding, and sales approach; she and her team build relationships with every one of their current buyers, and are quick to respond on every level to satisfy their customer base.

FREE CLASS Food Choice Series: Whole Food and Fiber

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Food Choices Series

Join Robin Matathias, Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies at Keene State College, for a series of classes exploring the connection between food choices, food production systems, and their impacts on both human and environmental health. Learn how the human body acts like an ecosystem and how imbalances can make us sick.  We will also read and interpret ingredient labels. (Bring in food labels!).

Summer Nutrition and Recipes

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Join perennial favorite Robin Matathias as she continues her ‘Food Choices’ conversation—how the decisions we make about how we eat can have profound effects on the environment, economy, and our health.  In this follow-up to the series she taught last winter, Robin will answer questions, provide further perspectives, and share summer recipes that make her garden’s produce shine.  Saturday, August 18th, 10am-12pm in the Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, Canal St entrance.  This class is free for all, but you must register: 802-246-2821 or Shareholders@BrattleboroFoodCoop.coop

Heart Grown Wild

Azul; Veil of Love; Bohemian Rose; Prism of the Sun; hibiscus; jojoba; spruce; rose. These are just a few of the names of skin care products and botanicals used by SantaLena Groves, the owner, formulator, herbalist and general do-it-all entrepreneur of Heart Grown Wild, the ever-growing-in-popularity skin care company out of Wardsboro, VT, and our local Producer of the Month for August. Heart Grown Wild has a beautiful story that speaks to the benefits of risk taking, love for the earth, wild harvesting, clean, green beauty, and artisanship.

Free Kids Class! Summer in Vermont

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On Tuesday, June 26, 3:30-5pm, kids will learn about all kinds of ingredients and practice making their own smoothies. The Vermont Harvest of the Month, mixed greens, will be added to this cool concoction. In the Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, Canal St. entrance.  This class is free for all, but you must register: 802-246-2821 or Shareholders@BrattleboroFoodCoop.coop

Tour the Meat Department with Jon and Phil

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Where is your chicken, pork and beef coming from? What farms do we source from? How is our sausage made?  These and many other questions will be addressed during this short, informative tour of our Brattleboro Food Co-op Meat Department.  YES, THERE WILL BE SAMPLES! We’ll meet at the Shareholder Services desk on Friday, June 15, at 11-11:30am and 4-4:30pm

Tour the Meat Department with Jon and Phil

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Where is your chicken, pork and beef coming from? What farms do we source from? How is our sausage made?  These and many other questions will be addressed during this short, informative tour of our Brattleboro Food Co-op Meat Department.  YES, THERE WILL BE SAMPLES! We’ll meet at the Shareholder Services desk on Friday, June 15, at 11-11:30am and 4-4:30pm

Mocha Joe’s Roasting Company

March Producer of the Month

In 1989, a young Pierre Capy stopped in for a cup of coffee at a café called the Coffee Connection in Cambridge, MA.. He had never had anything like it before in his life, and two weeks later he was working for that café’s legendary owner, George Howell. Pierre’s life was on a completely new course.

Nutty Steph’s

The story of Nutty Steph’s starts at a Vermont gas station in 2003, when Stephanie Jaquelyn Rieke and her mother bought some granola as a snack. Her mom was unimpressed with what they tasted, and immediately knew that the granola Jaquelyn had been baking for many years in her home kitchen was far superior. Since Jaquelyn had just quit her job as a teacher and was seeking a lifestyle change,

Laughing Child Farm

November Producer of the Month

A Whole Lot Of Sweet Potatoes— The biggest sweet potato producer in Vermont, Laughing Child Farm, is tucked away in the Butternut Bend neighborhood of Pawlet, VT. Brooke and Tim Hughes-Muse have raised their family and a whole lot of sweet potatoes over the past five years on 39 acres. In fact, they will grow 180,000 pounds of sweet potatoes on their land this year, all certified organic and mostly planted and harvested by hand. It is a

Picadilly Farm

Picadilly Farm, September 2017 Producer of the Month

On a recent hot July day I traveled with a group of Co-op staff to Winchester, NH to get to know Jenny and Bruce Wooster and the rest of the Picadilly Farm family — one of the amazing local farms that grow delicious fruits and veggies for your Co-op. In their organic practices, their care for their land and their team, and their love of growing great food, Picadilly is an exemplary operation, and visiting them reminded us why we are committed to supporting our local