And how are you holding up? Now that we know we are running a marathon of indeterminate length, the stress of adjustment has a different feel. However, along with resignation, regret, and concern, we have discovered new ways to minister to ourselves, and also to harness some of that concern and anger into action. If you are “friends” with the Brattleboro Food Co-op on social media, you’ve seen more and more ways to channel frustration into real change, and more understanding of how we can impact our food system and our country. Stay with it—we cannot be complacent in either our exercise of safe health practices, nor in working for lasting social change.
As promised, we continue to adjust with the times, as restrictions are eased and needs change. We appreciate you following along and adjusting your own habits as we modify our hours, our department offerings, and more. It is hard to continually adapt ourselves to new situations, but that is part of what we need to do in this most unusual time.
Due to the current situation related to COVID-19, we have temporarily suspended our Bag a Bean, Demos/Tasting and Community Events through May. We hope to resume these programs in June.
As I write this, I have not left my home in over three weeks. Hopefully, the shelter-at-home order will be lifted soon and we will all be emerging from our homes, coming together once more in a bright and beautiful springtime.
You have no doubt heard a lot about the “essential workers,” which include your crew of Brattleboro Food Co-op staff, managers and workers alike, working hard to bring you food in a safer manner.
Fear has been on my mind lately. You’d think, after living several (some might say many) decades in this society, that I would not be surprised at the centrality of fear to our human reactions and decisions. In my continuing education about white supremacy and my privileged existence, the constant drumbeat of fear in the appallingly consistent steps that we have taken against populations of color is overwhelming. What in the world are we so afraid of?
Here are three recipes for hand sanitizers!
All three recipes are simple and can be made cheaply with a minimum of fuss.