Take a few minutes to enjoy this interview with Sabine Rhyne, General Manager of the Brattleboro Food Co-op.
Food For Thought
The dairy industry in Vermont is a true economic, agricultural and land management force. Yes, that’s right the dairy industry employs thousands of people, generates billions of dollars in revenue and manages nearly 80% of Vermont’s farmland. The Strafford Organic Creamery, on Rockbottom Farm in Strafford, Vermont, is a key contributor to this industry. Owners Earl Ransom and Amy Huyffer manage over 1,000 acres of land and make some of the highest quality organic milk and ice cream in our state. They milk seventy Guernsey cows and take deep pride in operating an organic, pesticide- and chemical-free farm.
Flex and Reflex
Thinking about the last few months, it continues to amaze me how much change we have needed to absorb, and how much change will remain a part of all of our lives. Here at the Co-op, we all feel this personally—in about 150 different ways—and together as an organization. And yet, we are required to proceed, more or less, on a schedule that still needs attention. So we do our best, while having little idea of how things are going to develop or devolve.
Hi everyone, I’m Grace, a voice that you have not yet heard in the monthly Food for Thought Board of Directors column. I’m new to the Board, relatively new to Brattleboro, and… while it pains me to say it… new to the world of food co-ops. I thought sharing my story of how I got on the Board might resonate with some of you and inspire you to come to a Board meeting and maybe even run for the Board of Directors yourselves.
Foodworks is for Everyone
We’re offering work credit to Shareholders in exchange for making masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Here are two patterns two of our employees have been using – if you have a different pattern you’d like to use, go right ahead!
The Deli is open for Smoothies, juice, coffee, sandwiches, cold-case items (desserts and deli salads) and Pre-Packed Favorites for you to take home to eat/ heat & eat, and brick oven pizza is back!
Deli Menu for Curbside and Walk-In Shopping
|Deli Sliced Meats (uncured, no added nitrates):|
|Our Own Roasted Turkey||Stonewood Farm|
|Black Forest Ham||Applegate|
|Deli Sliced Cheese:|
|Andrew & Everette Sliced Cheeses:
|Appetizers & Snacks|
|Sicilian Olive Blend *
|Kalamata Olives – Pitted *
|Kite Hill -Toasted Onion Dip – Vgn/*
|Wayfare Nacho Cheese Spread – Vgn/*
|Cedar Hummus and Chips|
|VT Salumi- Red Wine*|
|VT Salumi- Fennel *|
|Pate – Mousse Truffee *|
|Applegate Genoa Salami Snack Pack|
|Roasted Chickpeas *|
|Davidovich Bagels – Assorted 3 pk/6 pk|
|Davidovich Bagels – Cinnamon Raisin 3 pk|
|Croissants- 2 pk|
|Meal Solutions: Heat & Serve|
|Grilled Lemon Herb Organic Tempeh Steak *
Trout and other small whole fish cook quickly on the grill. The key is to keep the delicate fish from sticking on the grate and tearing. If you like to cook fish, it can be worth investing in a fish grilling basket. This tool, made of wire, opens and closes to clamp the fish in place so you can cook it without placing it directly on the grate. If you don't have one, you can grill the fish wrapped in foil, which has the benefit of keeping it moist and adds the option of infusing the fish with added flavors such as lemon and herbs.
Brattleboro Food Co-op Board of Directors