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Hunger Mountain Co-op exists to create and sustain a vibrant community of healthy individuals, sustainable local food systems, and thriving cooperative commerce.

We host a variety of events, including product demos led by our demo coordinator and many of our local vendors, educational wine & cheese tastings, tabling with area nonprofits, Co-op council meetings, and more. Check out the calendar below for all the details.

Our Co-op also curates workshops as part of our mission to educate the community, offering diverse learning opportunities while holding presenters accountable for providing information that is informative and well-researched. Workshops are free unless otherwise noted and are typically held in our upstairs Community Room, with access to a freight elevator upon request. Space is limited and pre-registration is encouraged. To reserve a seat for any of our workshops, use the online registration form here, sign up on the bulletin board in our exit way, or call us at 802-262-3242.

If you have any questions or would like to suggest a topic/subject, a class or lecture, or an activity that you would be interested in or feel our community would like to attend, let us know here. If you are interested in possibly presenting or leading a workshop in the future, please review and submit the application found here.

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  • Share the Harvest
    All day
    October 3, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    On Thursday, Oct. 3, join the Co-op in our 20th year of sharing the harvest with our neighbors in need.
    We will be donating 10% of our deli sales on October 3 to NOFA-VT’s Farm Share Program. This program provides subsidized CSA shares of fresh, local food to limited-income Vermonters.
    Your deli purchase will help fight hunger, improve nutrition, and support sustainable family farms in our community!

  • End-of-Life Care for Pets Workshop
    5:30 PM-7:00 PM
    October 3, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    with Erika S. Bruner, DVM, CVA

    Whether managing the challenges of old age, or facing a terminal diagnosis, the end of our pets’ lives can be a difficult time for many of us. We want only the best for them; but what does that mean? How do we decide among our options for diagnosis and medical care? How can we best help them to be comfortable? Since we can’t talk to them, how do we assess their quality of life? And if we reach the point of choosing to end their lives, how and when should we make that decision?

    Dr Erika Bruner, a local veterinarian since 2002, now focuses her practice only on veterinary acupuncture and end-of-life care.  She has worked with many clients to help them find their ways through these and other questions. Come to this workshop to share stories, explore your thoughts, ask questions, and hear practical information on caring for pets at this stage of life that can be the most difficult, but also is often the most beautiful and meaningful.

    Space is limited and registration in advance is suggested. You can reserve your spot by using the easy online form here, by emailing your contact info to info@hungermountain.coop, or by calling us at 802-262-3202.

    All workshops are FREE and held in the Hunger Mountain Co-op community room unless otherwise noted, with access to a freight elevator upon request.

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  • Council Meeting
    5:30 PM-8:00 PM
    October 7, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    Co-op members are invited to join the Council’s monthly meetings. The community meal begins at 5 pm, followed by the business meeting at 5:30 pm. The full agenda is available online. Please call 802.262.3202 or email to confirm your spot.

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  • Falling Away . . . Workshop
    6:00 PM-7:30 PM
    October 10, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    With Robert Kest, Ph.D.
    Moving beyond western constructs of self and psychotherapy, this class will be an exploration of being and unfolding that is rooted in the principles of mindfulness, ethics, community, and consciousness.

    Space is limited and registration in advance is suggested. To attend this free workshop, use this online form or call us at 802-262-3202.

    All workshops are held in the Hunger Mountain Co-op community room unless otherwise noted, with access to a freight elevator upon request.

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  • Let’s Talk Housing: Impact, Trends, & Potential Workshop
    5:00 PM-6:00 PM
    October 16, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    With Michael Rama, Downstreet Housing Director of Advancement

    Have an interest in the health and future of our communities? Curious how we can make Vermont living more affordable? Join us for an open and educational discussion about the state and future of housing from a Downstreet Housing perspective, Central Vermont’s leading affordable housing enabler.

    Space is limited and registration in advance is suggested. To attend this free workshop, use this online form or call us at 802-262-3202.

    All workshops are held in the Hunger Mountain Co-op community room unless otherwise noted, with access to a freight elevator upon request.

     

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  • Co-op Month Wine Tasting (21+)
    3:00 PM-6:00 PM
    October 17, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    We have two cooperative wineries offering a great variety of wine choices every day right on the top shelf of the end cap at the entrance to the wine department here at the Co-op! From Family Farms to Family Tables is proudly displayed at the top of each bottle. Because these wines are sold direct to cooperatives, the cost is low every day while the value is high and the positive impact on humans and the global trade market is great.

    La Riojana is very proud of their popular range of cooperative wines. Each wine is organic, Fairtrade certified, and stands for the very ethos of the cooperative. La Riojana states that they are “teaching our growers to produce wine using sustainable and ethical farming practices as well as helping them, their families and communities to grow and prosper.” Profits from these wines, which are only sold to cooperatives, are used to build much-needed infrastructure in the northwest Argentinian province – like the first high school in the area and now a healthcare center.

    The Co-op Moncaro was founded in Montecarotto, Italy in 1964 when a few small farmers emancipated from big landowners. Through the co-op, the farmers became the owners of their own company and as a result, received a fair remuneration for the products of the land they cultivated. Moncaro has become one of the top 50 producers in Italy and the top producer in the Marche region, with 30% of the total volume in the Verdicchio varietal for the structure and longevity that it gives to the wines.

    Ethical work practices and environmentally friendly technologies are key in the daily effort of Moncaro. In 1980, Moncaro was the first wine company in Italy to experiment the organic cultivation of grapes. The cooperative counts on three wineries from most suitable areas of cultivation of native varietals of Marche, an area of about 3.5 acres. Moncaro is also a member of other co-ops in Italy, which allows the winery to source ethical and high quality wine from other Italian co-ops in Sicily, Abruzzo and Puglia. The company uses renewable solar energy for more than half of its demand. Today, Moncaro exports to more than 50 countries, producing wines boasting a long list of awards for the values of its work on a global level.

    Beer and wine tastings are open to anyone aged 21 and older.

  • Sugar-Free Halloween Fun Workshop
    6:00 PM-7:30 PM
    October 17, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    With Amy Panetta, MA, NC, Nutrition and Lifestyle Consultant

    Halloween and Harvest Festivals can be tons of fun—and can often mean tons of sugar for child and adult tummies alike! They can also bring some anxiety to parents who are feeling challenged with children who have food allergies and sensitivities.
     
    In this workshop with Amy Panetta, MA, NC, Nutrition and Lifestyle Consultant, learn biological effects of sugar on the body, and explore creative ideas for celebrating Halloween, so that you and your family can have tons of fun and a lot less sugar, temper tantrums, tummy aches, and other reactions! You will walk away with party and trick-or-treating ideas, as well as recipes to enjoy sweet, nutrient-dense whole foods that are beneficial to all of us!

    $8 members/$10 nonmembers

    Space is limited and registration in advance is suggested. To attend this workshop, use this online form or call us at 802-262-3202

    All workshops are held in the Hunger Mountain Co-op community room unless otherwise noted, with access to a freight elevator upon request.

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  • Ingredients of the FICO-Score Pie Workshop
    6:00 PM-7:30 PM
    October 23, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    With Downstreet Housing’s Kira Charissakis, Education Coordinator/Housing Advisor & Cheryl Moyer, Housing Advisor

    We will look at the FICO credit scoring formula and uncover the mystery ingredients to achieving an excellent credit score. Learn tips about how/when credit is looked at, and what you can do to create a strong score. We will end with a 30-minute Q&A.

    Space is limited and registration in advance is suggested. To attend this free workshop, use this online form or call us at 802-262-3202.

    All workshops are held in the Hunger Mountain Co-op community room unless otherwise noted, with access to a freight elevator upon request.

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  • Back Roads Granola Demo
    11:00 AM-2:00 PM
    October 25, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    We offer a variety of product demos all through the month to give our community the chance to try new products or sample old favorites.

  • Pumpkin Carving at the Co-op
    5:00 PM-7:00 PM
    October 25, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    With Doni Cain, Co-op Assistant Grocery Manager

    Come carve jack-o-lanterns with us! We will supply the pumpkins, carving tools, and refreshments. You can take your jack-o-lantern home or leave it for us to display at the Co-op. Limited to 12 attendees, please sign up in advance.

    You can reserve your spot by using the easy online form here, by emailing your contact info to info@hungermountain.coop, or by calling us at 802-262-3202.

    All workshops are FREE and held in the Hunger Mountain Co-op community room unless otherwise noted, with access to a freight elevator upon request.

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  • Unsustainable Agriculture in Occupied Palestine Workshop
    5:30 PM-7:00 PM
    October 29, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    A brief history of Israel-Palestine with a focus on the crisis facing Palestinian farmers posed by the Israeli military, government, settlements, land and water policies, and the Separation Wall. We will close with recommendations and discussion of what Vermonters can do to support Palestinian farmers.

    Mark Hage has been active in anti-occupation movements since the 1980s.

    Wafic Faour is a Palestinian refugee with family in Israel and Lebanon.

    Adam Elie is an Israeli citizen now living and farming in Vermont. He will talk about his life as an Israeli settler and soldier.

    All presenters are Vermont residents and activists with knowledge of and, in some cases direct experience with life in Palestine and Israel. All are students of the geo-political forces and historical events responsible for the crisis in the region. They are affiliated with Vermonters for Justice in Palestine (vtjp.org), an organization founded in 2001 which organizes workshops, talks, film series, rallies, art exhibitions and public access television programs on Palestine/Israel.

    Space is limited and registration in advance is suggested. To attend this free workshop, use this online form or call us at 802-262-3202.

    All workshops are held in the Hunger Mountain Co-op community room unless otherwise noted, with access to a freight elevator upon request.

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