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Try Before You Buy: Totem Vos

Brattleboro Food Co-op 2 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT

 Suzanna from Totum Vos will be hosting a tasting of collagen chews. Suzanna's Keene-based company makes it easy to get the many health benefits of collagen even if you lead a busy lifestyle. She designed the chews after researching how to help her mom, who was suffering from arthritis and bone problems. Suzanna’s high standards ensure that her chews deliver optimal amounts of bovine, chicken, and marine collagen, all in one yummy product. Stop by to meet Suzanna and try a Lemon Turmeric, Chai Beet, or Mocha chew!

Try Before You Buy: Tavernier Chocolates

Brattleboro Food Co-op 2 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT

Lisa* will be hosting a tasting of Tavernier Chocolates just in time for the holiday season. Dar Tavernier-Singer and John Singer have been rooted in Brattleboro for over two decades, and their work is inspired by their love of foraging and this place. With Tavernier Chocolates, you can always expect to be surprised and delighted. Tavernier Chocolates have been praised by the likes of Forbes Magazine, USA Today, and Carla D. Martin, PhD., the Fine Cacao and Chocolate Institute Lecturer at Harvard University. “Partners in life and business with a love of travel and good food and drink, we put our passion into each and every batch of chocolates,” says John and Dar. This demo sounds like it is worth […]

Try Before You Buy: Ahlbin’s Fire Cider

Brattleboro Food Co-op 2 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT

Kara Peters started Ahlbin’s in her kitchen, making organic Fire Cider for her family with ingredients from her own garden. She’s taken her fine-tuned recipe and is now producing it on a large scale for our community. The name “Ahlbin’s” carries on the name of Kara’s Swedish ancestors.  Ahlbin’s is passionate about supporting our local farms, and sources raw apple cider vinegar, raw honey, onion, garlic, ginger, and turmeric from farms local to Greenfield, MA.

Try Before You Buy: Meadowscape Botanicals

Brattleboro Food Co-op 2 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT

Wendy from Meadowscape at Everlasting Herb Farm will be at the Brattleboro Food Cooperative to provide samples of her products. Her products include salves, cuticle creams, and deodorant. Wendy says, “I became an herbalist after Isabelle Hadley, who lives in Whitingham was a guest speaker in my health class that I taught in Wilmington.  I was so enchanted with how she used plants for health and how wonderful they looked when dried and how fabulous they smelled.”

Try Before You Buy: Mi Tierra Corn Tortillas

Brattleboro Food Co-op 2 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT

Mi Tierra Tortillas began as a partnership between restaurant owners Jorge and Dora Sosa and farmer Michael Doctor. Mi Tierra Tortillas are traditionally made from locally grown maize. Where most tortilla manufacturers use commercial masa flour and add chemicals to smooth out the dough, make it more durable, and create the easiest consistency for production, Mi Tierra relies on the skillful eyes and hands of Gaspar, who now manages the bakery in Springfield with the help of three or four employees. There the tortilla machine, two large stainless steel vats that hold about 500 lbs of corn combined, and other equipment are used to make the Mi Tierra Tortillas to the highest standard. Variations in each batch of corn from […]

Try Before You Buy: Ojoche

Brattleboro Food Co-op 2 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT

Come to the Co-op to try Ojoche (oh-yoh-kay), a naturally energizing caffeine-free mood-enhancing superfood elixir. Ojoche is an ancient Mayan superfood seed that grows on the Ojoche tree native to Central America. When roasted and steeped, Ojoche seeds make a brew that naturally energizes you and gives you the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants your body needs to generate overall wellness. Ojoche Tostado is high in potassium, calcium, vitamin C, folate, iron, vitamin B6, and tryptophan. Ojoche is completely caffeine, allergen, and toxin-free as stated by the FDA.   Sourcing and Support for rural Communities This ojoche is sourced directly from women's collectives in Nicaragua who sustainably wild harvest and process all of the seeds. That means that purchasing ojoche directly supports rural […]