Food For Thought
We encourage Shareholders to join us at the monthly Board meetings (live or via Zoom).
We are paying out Patronage. You will receive a letter in the mail and/or an email. If we don’t have a valid email or mailing address, the letter will be held at the Customer Service desk.
As a cooperative, we exist to serve our member shareholders and the community. Patronage dividends are a traditional way for co-ops to share profits with their members. We are proud to report that thanks to the loyalty and support of our shareholders we experienced strong financial performance for the fiscal year 2022 (June 2021-June 2022).
Brattleboro Food Co-op Board of Directors December Meeting Minutes
Be sure to check out the January Producer of the Month stars! They are our very own Co-op Deli team. We are so proud and pleased to spotlight this talented, hard-working crew and their “Power Trio” leaders — Scott Martin (Food Services Manager), Sam Salamone (Kitchen Manager), and Max Barksdale (Deli Manager). Be sure to let the team know you have read our article, and also let them know how much you appreciate them next time you are in the store!
Happy New Year everyone and thank you for an incredibly successful holiday season at the Brattleboro Food Co-op! I hope everyone found a few moments of peace and stillness during the hustle and bustle and had some time to reflect on the year.
The Brattleboro Food Co-op deli first opened in 1988, thirteen years after we first opened our doors. It has since grown into a full-service deli that includes a pizza oven, self-serve hot bar and salad bar, made-to-order smoothies and sandwiches, grab-and-go meals and snacks, cases filled with entreés and salads to suit any need or desire, meats and cheeses sliced to order, desserts, coffees, and one of the biggest production kitchens in Brattleboro–and there are more developments to come. Despite all the growth and expansion, one important thing has remained the same: everything is made from scratch, ranging from sauces and marinades to salads, casseroles, and baked goods. The stock in our soups is simmered for hours in a big silver cauldron, the eggplants have been sliced and grilled to tender perfection, and the muffins, scones, and cookies are baked fresh every day.
Happy New Year!
Meet Vanessa Vadim
Vanessa Vadim was elected to the Brattleboro Food Co-op Board of Directors in our November election. Vanessa is self-employed and says that she joins the food co-op wherever she lives – and is currently a member-owner of the Brattleboro and Putney Co-ops.
The Brattleboro Co-op Board of Directors gathered on December 10th for our Annual Retreat. The first order of business was recognizing re-elected members Calvin Dame, Michele Meulendyk, and Denise Glover and welcoming newly elected directors Anneka Kindler and Vanessa Vadim.
During this busy holiday season, it is easy to overlook the recognized closures of the Co-op. Please plan your shopping with the knowledge that the Co-op will be closing early on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve and will be closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day. Read more for closure times…
Meet Anneka Kindler
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