We are paying out Patronage. You will receive a letter in the mail and/or an email. If we don’t have a valid email or mailing address, the letter will be held at the Customer Service desk.
As a cooperative, we exist to serve our member shareholders and the community. Patronage dividends are a traditional way for co-ops to share profits with their members. We are proud to report that thanks to the loyalty and support of our shareholders we experienced strong financial performance for the fiscal year 2022 (June 2021-June 2022).
Be sure to check out the January Producer of the Month stars! They are our very own Co-op Deli team. We are so proud and pleased to spotlight this talented, hard-working crew and their “Power Trio” leaders — Scott Martin (Food Services Manager), Sam Salamone (Kitchen Manager), and Max Barksdale (Deli Manager). Be sure to let the team know you have read our article, and also let them know how much you appreciate them next time you are in the store!
Read the 2022 Annual Report!
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The 2022 Annual Meeting took place on November 9th, 5:30 p.m. – 7:45 pm, via Zoom. Stay tuned for the video recording!
Annual Elections: click here to vote for your Board of Directors.
On Tuesday, September 28, my work for the Brattleboro Food Co-op put me on a flight to Washington, D.C. I would soon join Karin Mott of Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op and Allan Reetz of Hanover Food Co-op in the nation’s Capital. Together, we would spend an unforgettable day at the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health.
No surprise (at least to us) that a Vermont cheesemaker was recently awarded the “Best In Show” in the American Cheese Society’s (ACS) 2022 Judging & Competition. The winners were announced on July 21st, during their “Blazing the Trail for Cheese” 2022 conference.
Brattleboro Food Co-op Shareholders Contribute $19,000 to Groundworks Collaborative
Groundworks—a dynamic organization committed to providing shelter, food and supportive services with dignity—is hiring a senior leader to oversee its two shelters; each operating 24/7 and serving roughly 250individuals each year in the Brattleboro, Vermont area. We are seeking a seasoned leader with an extensive track record in enhancing systems, continuous improvement, and excellence in programmatic, operational and people leadership.Reporting directly to the Executive Director, this new position will have the creative opportunity to enhance services and systems to create programmatic and operational excellence. As the senior clinically trained staff member, the Director of Shelters will implement high service delivery standards, support clients and ensure that all services are provided with non judgment and compassion. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, this position will also provide agency-wide leadership and maximize impact by enabling seamless integration between Groundworks’ programs and services—contributing to Groundworks’ culture as a great place to work.
Back in January of this year our Board of Directors declared patronage for Shareholders with a deadline to claim or donate to Groundworks Collaborative of April 1. We are extending this for one more week to allow for folx to utilize or donate at check out. If you do not utilize it by Friday April 8th, we will donate your patronage to Groundworks Collaborative. The note below is from our President of the Board, Jerelyn Wilson as it shares all the details on patronage from back in January.
With much enthusiasm the Board of Directors announces the hiring of Lee Bradford as the Brattleboro Food Co-op’s new General Manager. Lee offers over 26 years of business management expertise in a variety of industries. He is incredibly excited to have the opportunity to work in a co-op setting, which he described as less about getting food from point a to point b, and more about serving communities. He added that Covid has given us all the opportunity to think about deep values and what’s important to us.
The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has appointed Yoshi Manale to fill the remainder of Steffen Gillom’s term on the Board (term expires 2023). Here is Yoshi in his own words, from the statement of interest he submitted to the Board. Welcome, Yoshi!