Brattleboro Food Co-op Board of Directors Meeting Agenda
Food For Thought
I would like to start this month by extending a heartfelt thank you to Jon Megas-Russell who is moving on to new adventures after an amazing career with the Co-op. Jon built a strong and capable Marketing and Community Relations team and was instrumental in helping the Co-op build strong ties to our community. Jon – thank you for your time, energy, and service as a member of the Brattleboro Food Co-op team. You will be missed, and we wish you the best in your future endeavors!
The ride to Misty Knoll Farms is about two and a half hours from the Brattleboro Food Co-op, and every turn greets you with a new field, farm, barn, or gorgeous pasture with animals and crops. It is a delightful ride that reminds you of how abundant agriculture is in Vermont.
During the 1980s John Palmer assisted his daughter in raising turkeys for a 4-H project. Together they raised 20 or so turkeys in his basement and yard. At the end of the project, he gave away the ready-to-cook turkeys to friends and family, generating amazing responses.
Simple and Delicious!
Vermont Creamery certainly isn’t new, and their famous award-winning goat cheese isn’t new, but Strawberry Spritz is a new and exciting flavor option for chevre lovers.
No surprise (at least to us) that a Vermont cheesemaker was recently awarded the “Best In Show” in the American Cheese Society’s (ACS) 2022 Judging & Competition. The winners were announced on July 21st, during their “Blazing the Trail for Cheese” 2022 conference.
Brattleboro Food Co-op Board of Directors June Meeting Minutes
We’ve got your summer cold brew waiting for you from our own Mocha Joe’s Roasting Company located right here in Brattleboro, VT.
So sorry for the inconvenience, but the Co-op will be closed today (Sunday, July 3, 2022) due to a facilities issue. We are also closed for the Independence Day holiday tomorrow (July 4, 2022).
In honor of my first 4th of July as GM of the Co-op, I would like to share some thoughts about independence. Independence has been core to the Co-op identity since the Rochdale Principles were articulated in 1844. As such, it is an important concept for us to understand and embrace at the Brattleboro Food Co-op (BFC). Independence is usually defined in one of two ways. The first is the state of being free from outside control. The second is not depending on another for livelihood or subsistence. I firmly believe that in order to serve the Ends articulated by our shareholders, we must be true to our Cooperative Principles.
Dan Seals has been the quiet partner behind Yalla hummus & falafel for years. As of January 1st, 2022, he officially owns fifty percent of Yalla Foods Manufacturing, LLC, the wholesale wing of the Yalla enterprise, and is responsible for producing all of the world-class Yalla hummus and falafel we know and love. Atop the foundation of generosity, integrity, and soulfulness laid by founder and partner Zohar Arama, Dan is poised to build an ever more thriving business and bring their delicious creations to an ever-widening Yalla community.