Slow Living Summit: Agriculture Panel

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Please pre-register at SlowLivingSummit.org for the Slow Living Summit Presentation Panel Discussions which will take place in the Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room via the Canal Street entrance.

Just. Equitable. Sustainable.

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I recently attended the Neighboring Food Co-ops’ Association annual meeting, and was captivated by the keynote speaker, Ruth Tyson, who is the Coalitions Coordinator for the Food and Environment program of the Union of Concerned Scientists. She was able to draw some very clear pictures of our agricultural food system and its prejudice. Ms. Tyson highlighted three relevant themes: Just, Equitable, and Sustainable. Finally, it seems we are beginning to connect the lines between food sustainability and social justice, and to illustrate this to a larger audience than before, as the results of consolidation and government misdirection become sadly obvious to most anyone who is paying attention. Her main takeaways for us were these:

FREE CLASS Food Choice Series: Greens

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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. If you only make one change to your diet, eat more greens!

FREE CLASS Food Choice Series: Overfishing and Sea Vegetables

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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 to make sustainable choices when it comes to fish.

FREE CLASS Food Choice Series: Sugar

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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 about the history of cane sugar, and how we have become so addicted that the average American now consumes as much as 150 pounds of refined sugar each year.  Discover how to satisfy your sweet tooth with delicious and local sweeteners, as well as making substitutes for your sugary favorites.

FREE CLASS Food Choice Series: Fat Facts

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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. Get the real facts on different types of fats, learn how to make healthy choices, and taste easy ways to substitute healthy fats for unhealthy ones.

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

CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL CO-OPS DAY!   //   JULY 7th 2018

On Saturday, July 7th, our Brattleboro Food Co-op will join co-ops around the world in celebrating International Co-ops Day, joining the United Nations (UN) and the International Co-operative Alliance in a commemoration held annually since 1923.  This year, at a time of dramatic change in the political and environmental climates and local economies, co-ops and credit unions are highlighting how their businesses offer a solution by contributing to more sustainable local communities.

Tierra Farm: crushing the competition one cashew at a time.

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Tierra Farm supplies lots and lots of nuts, seeds, dried fruits, granola, coffees and chocolate covered delights in all sorts of flavors and varieties to our Bulk department.  They’re easy to miss, since they generally use zero-to-minimal packaging, and the packaged goods we do carry from them are branded with our own Brattleboro Food Co-op logo.  But once you notice them, you’ll see them everywhere: in the Bulk bins, on the Bulk shelves, next to the registers, in the baby section.  And you might also notice that all their product is organic, peanut free, kosher, and non-GMO, and if you taste their products you’ll notice they’re all REALLY GOOD.  I fell for the Austrian pumpkin seeds when they were on sale a couple months ago…yeesh.