At the Brattleboro Food Co-op, we are committed to contributing, supporting and building a sustainable local economy. Each year we sell products from more than 400 local vendors amounting to approximately $4 million dollars. We continually seek to support new vendors and grow the businesses of our established vendors, producers, farmers and all the folks who help build a strong local economy.
If you would like us to consider carrying your local products or food, contact us.
Producer of the Month
Each month we focus we identify a local producer to feature in our monthly newsletter, Food for Thought. We visit this producer at their business or farm to conduct an in-depth interview and shoot lots of photos. We then author a feature story which reaches over 3,200 shareholders via US mail and another 2,000 via email. We invite the producer to the Co-op to show off their wares through demonstration and/or a tasting and invest in radio, newspaper and Facebook advertising to promote the producer and event. This program is central to our cooperatively-owned business.
How do we set the criteria for local?
- A local producer is from the state of Vermont or within a 100-mile radius of Brattleboro, Vermont.
- A local producer can be a farmer, baker, artist, cheesemaker, candy maker, chocolatier or any business which produces a product our Co-op customers need and want.
- A local producer can be one person or be a sustainable business employing hundreds.