The Bread Shed Sampling


Local bakery The Bread Shed will be sampling Spiced Molasses Cookies, Cranberry Pecan Dinner Rolls, and Soft Dinner Rolls. At the Brattleboro Food Co-op Demo Counter.

Slow Living Summit: Agriculture Panel


Please pre-register at for the Slow Living Summit Presentation Panel Discussions which will take place in the Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room via the Canal Street entrance.

FREE CLASS Food Choice Series: Whole Food and Fiber

Food Choices Series

Join Robin Matathias, Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies at Keene State College, for a series of classes exploring the connection between food choices, food production systems, and their impacts on both human and environmental health. Learn how the human body acts like an ecosystem and how imbalances can make us sick.  We will also read and interpret ingredient labels. (Bring in food labels!).

Co-op Tasting: Squash, Bacon & Apple Hash


Be sure to join Laurie Klenkel in the Brattleboro Food Co-op produce department to sample some serious cool weather comfort food! Laurie will have both the meat lover version and vegan version (using Bac’uns). Free recipe!  Friday, October 19, 4-6pm

Hard Cider* and Fresh Cider Tasting


Come to the Food Co-op to taste hard cider* from Whetstone Ciderworks and fresh apple ciders from local farms! Friday, October 19, 4-6pm*Must be 21+ years of age with valid ID to sample alcohol in accordance with Vermont state law

Its All About the Food: Apples

| Food For Thought, Nutrition

I am always grateful when the first apples of the season are ripe and ready to enjoy. Every year by late summer, I am anxiously waiting for the new apple crop to be harvested. In spite of the all the other fruit choices available during the summer season, I feel a void in my diet without a crisp delicious apple—nothing hits the spot like a tart early local apple! I eat one every day when they are available. Some of my favorite early varieties are Paula Red, Ginger Gold, Zestar, and Sansa. And of course the choices don’t stop with those—there will be many more to choose from, along with all of the heirloom apples that have such unusual and fabulous names.

Apple Tasting at the River Valley Kids Fair


Meet Lizi at this kids’ fair put on by the River Valley Credit Union (another cooperatively owned business in Brattleboro!) at the Brattleboro Common, next to the Retreat, to sample local apples and learn about Co-op kids’ classes for the fall. This fun event includes food, activities, games and more

Celebrate Salad! event, outside the Co-op


Join Edible Brattleboro outside the front entrance of the Co-op for free samples of any of the three hearty salads prepared by Edible Brattleboro volunteers during their Celebrate Salad! workshop earlier in the day. Larger portions available by donation.

Free Celebrate Salad Workshop


Join Edible Brattleboro volunteers in preparing protein-rich plant-based salads while learning cutting techniques and health benefits of 3 delicious salads hearty and satisfying enough to be a refreshing meal. The salads prepared during this hands-on workshop 2-4pm will be sampled afterwards during their first Celebrate Salad! event, a celebration of our local farmers and gardeners, during Brattleboro Gallery Walk from 5-7pm outside the front entryway of the Co-op. @ BFC Cooking Classroom/Community Room via Canal Street entrance.