Food For Thought


Keeping our Staff and Community Safe

| Covid-19

Safety of our staff, our Shareholders, and our community continues to be our greatest priority. If a staff member shows symptoms at work they are sent home immediately and requested to test with a 3rd party. They then quarantine at home and all close contacts are informed. Anyone else that shows symptoms will also test and quarantine based on the CDC guidelines. We will continue to follow the Town of Brattleboro mask mandate and follow CDC guidelines.

Meet Whitney Field, Interim GM

| GM Report

Hello! I just wanted to introduce myself. I’m Whitney Field, and I’ll be serving as the Co-op’s Interim General Manager while the search for Sabine’s replacement continues. You have seen me in the aisles for years as the Co-op’s Store Manager. I have been in that role since 2015. Before that, I worked all over the Co-op – I started in Bulk in June of 1995, and since then, I’ve worked in just about every single department in the store.

Zenbarn Farms

| Producer of the Month
Producer of the Month January 2022, Zenbarn Farms

As people turn the calendar to 2022, creating or reinvigorating healthy habits could be on the to-do list. Some might try a new exercise regimen at the gym or a winter snow sport in order to get outside in the brisk cold. Others might limit dairy or maybe try out meatless Mondays. The new year can bring a new you and ultimately some fun adventures into health and wellness. In order to assist in whatever wellness regime you may undertake, our Wellness team stocks herbs, teas, multivitamins, probiotics, and a plethora of supplements you might need. One of the new botanicals that people turn to is the hemp plant, which when dried and extracted offers the cannabinoid CBD.

GM Search Update January 2022

| Board of Directors, GM Search

As we last reported to you in our , we were excited to bring in a candidate for the GM position in December. That individual, Peter Waldmann, visited Brattleboro and our store on December 8 and 9 and interviewed with both the management team and the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors voted unanimously on December 13 to offer him the position. Unfortunately for us, Peter has decided to go in a different direction: he will be the first general manager of a co-op start-up outside Chicago. We are happy for him and wish him well!

Covered Bike Parking at the Coop needs your support!

| Brattleboro

Brattleboro Coalition for Active Transportation and Local Motion (local and statewide bike advocacy groups) need your support to install covered bike parking at the Co-op. BCAT will purchase and install a Dero Vizor shelter unit to cover the existing bike parking. This shelter is strong enough to handle the snow load and fits with the Coop’s building design. Additionally, Southeast Vermont Career Center Building Trades Class will donate their time and expertise to install the shelter.