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Board Looks Ahead

You may or may not be familiar with the fact that the Brattleboro Food Co-op Board and the General Manager operate under a set of guidelines called Policy Governance. Under these guidelines, the General Manager is responsible for all day-to-day operations of the Co-op while the Board is responsible for hiring, overseeing and supporting the General Manager.  The work of the Board for the last year has been dominated by the search for and hiring of a new General Manager.  We could not be happier with having found and welcomed Lee Bradford.  Going forward, our immediate responsibility is to assist and support Lee in his first year with us. The good news: Lee is off to a great start!

August Update

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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!

Misty Knoll Farms

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.