Shop Small Saturday encourages you to shift your shopping to locally, cooperatively, and independently owned stores in Brattleboro and surrounding local areas.
As you may remember, after our fiscal year settles out I report to our Board of Directors how well we have achieved, or attempted to achieve, our “Ends” during that period. These aspirational goals have guided us since 2007, when the then-Board of Directors adopted them. I think you may be comforted to know that this conversation takes place every year, without fail, and is supported by a wide variety of data collection to evaluate our progress. I will communicate as much as possible in these pages.
Where is your chicken, pork and beef coming from? What farms do we source from? How is our sausage made? These and many other questions will be addressed during this short, informative tour of our Brattleboro Food Co-op Meat Department. YES, THERE WILL BE SAMPLES! We’ll meet at the Shareholder Services desk on Friday, June 15, at 11-11:30am and 4-4:30pm
Tierra Farm supplies lots and lots of nuts, seeds, dried fruits, granola, coffees and chocolate covered delights in all sorts of flavors and varieties to our Bulk department. They’re easy to miss, since they generally use zero-to-minimal packaging, and the packaged goods we do carry from them are branded with our own Brattleboro Food Co-op logo. But once you notice them, you’ll see them everywhere: in the Bulk bins, on the Bulk shelves, next to the registers, in the baby section. And you might also notice that all their product is organic, peanut free, kosher, and non-GMO, and if you taste their products you’ll notice they’re all REALLY GOOD. I fell for the Austrian pumpkin seeds when they were on sale a couple months ago…yeesh.
It is BACK! Buy your presale tickets for this event at the Co-op!
This weekend we celebrate our community-owned store with discounts and specials for Shareholders. This is a great weekend to join – become an owner for $20 down or less! We will have lots of samples, tastings, giveaways, a FREE prize drawing and more.
Green River Aprons— For six years now Green River Aprons has been stitching up the finest aprons around. Edith and Kathy’s approach is one of precision made possible by their talented eyes and hands as well as their impressive Swiss-made Bernina sewing machines. The finished products are made of beautiful 100% cotton cloth that features splendid artwork. Edith’s passion for sewing dates back many years. She fell in love with being a seamstress
I have previously referred to the process that our board uses to measure how well we are achieving our goals at nearly every board meeting. As the one charged with the execution of these goals, this methodology forces me to quantify our success. Few assessments are more important than monitoring the overarching “Ends” policies, which hopefully you reviewed and commented on at our annual meeting last month. These policies are quite extensive in their scope, and challenging to encapsulate in an annual report, but reviewing the data is fascinating and useful.
Show your support for locally owned businesses and wear plaid while you shop!