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Workshops & Events
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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 member appreciation weekends, semi-annual truckload sales, product demos, and more. Check out the calendar below for all the details.

< 2019 >
April 21 - April 27
  • 21
    April 21, 2019

    Store Closed

    All day
    April 21, 2019
    Hunger Mountain Co-op
    623 Stone Cutters Way

    No additional detail for this event.

  • 22
    April 22, 2019

    VT Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC) - Tabling

    11:00 AM-2:00 PM
    April 22, 2019
    Hunger Mountain Co-op
    623 Stone Cutters Way

    VYCC is here to help us celebrate Earth Month!

    We provide tabling opportunities as part of our mission to educate our community. Tabling is a forum for community groups (nonprofit, educational, families/children, and the arts) to share educational materials with our member-owners and shoppers. Access to our tabling request form is available on the “Community” website tab.

    Off-Grid Living vs Living On the Grid Workshop

    5:30 PM-6:30 PM
    April 22, 2019
    Hunger Mountain Co-op
    623 Stone Cutters Way

    Employee-owned Catamount Solar is mission-driven, dedicated to making the world a better place by accelerating the development of clean energy systems and by demonstrating a cooperative business model emphasizing workplace democracy and economic fairness.

    Meet industry professionals from Catamount Solar, Vermont’s worker cooperative solar company, to learn the basics of designing, installing and operating a photovoltaic system. Join us as we take an in-depth look at off-grid solar, battery back-up and traditional grid-tied solar. If you’re planning on building your own system or are currently looking into solar for your home, farm or business, this introductory workshop is for you!

    Space is limited and registration in advance is suggested. To attend this free workshop, sign up on the bulletin board in our exit way, call us at 802-262-3202 or use this online form.

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

    Hunger Mountain Co-op allows community members to offer workshops that align with our mission of promoting nutritional awareness, local sustainability, and environmental responsibility. These workshops are offered for the voluntary participation, education, and enjoyment of our community. Hunger Mountain Co-op has not reviewed every aspect of each workshop and the presenters do not represent the Co-op. Hunger Mountain Co-op is not responsible for any harm that may result from attendance at a workshop.

  • 23
    April 23, 2019

    GoodMix Demo

    11:00 AM-5:00 PM
    April 23, 2019
    Hunger Mountain Co-op
    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.

  • 24
    April 24, 2019

    Community Harvest of Central VT (CHCV) - Tabling

    11:00 AM-2:30 PM
    April 24, 2019
    Hunger Mountain Co-op
    623 Stone Cutters Way

    CHCV is here to help us celebrate Earth Month!

    We provide tabling opportunities as part of our mission to educate our community. Tabling is a forum for community groups (nonprofit, educational, families/children, and the arts) to share educational materials with our member-owners and shoppers. Access to our tabling request form is available on the “Community” website tab.

    Host Defense Demo

    11:00 AM-2:00 PM
    April 24, 2019
    Hunger Mountain Co-op
    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.

    Gleaning and Our View of Food Workshop

    6:00 PM-7:30 PM
    April 24, 2019
    Hunger Mountain Co-op Community Room
    623 Stone Cutters Way

    Community Harvest of Central Vermont (CHCV) is a group of Central Vermonters who are committed to bringing our community together through gleaning to recover surplus food produced on area farms to feed those with limited access to healthy, fresh local food, and in the process help the community to gain a greater awareness and appreciation of the local food system, healthy eating, and waste reduction.

    Allison Levin, Director of CHCV, takes you through the lens of gleaning to explore your relationship with food. This presentation will focus on gleaning in our area and will be followed by an open discussion of using/eating imperfect food, reducing wasted food, and knowing local farms better, among other topics.

    Space is limited and registration in advance is suggested. To attend this free workshop, sign up on the bulletin board in our exit way, call us at 802-262-3202 or use this online form.

    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.

    Hunger Mountain Co-op allows community members to offer workshops that align with our mission of promoting nutritional awareness, local sustainability, and environmental responsibility. These workshops are offered for the voluntary participation, education, and enjoyment of our community. Hunger Mountain Co-op has not reviewed every aspect of each workshop and the presenters do not represent the Co-op. Hunger Mountain Co-op is not responsible for any harm that may result from attendance at a workshop.

  • 25
    April 25, 2019

    Chartrand Imports Wine Tasting (21+)

    2:00 PM-6:00 PM
    April 25, 2019
    Hunger Mountain Co-op
    623 Stone Cutters Way

    All organic wines from the south of France.

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

    Dinner & Discussion: Local Food

    5:30 PM-8:00 PM
    April 25, 2019
    Montpelier Senior Activity Center
    58 Barre Street, Montpelier, VT 05602

    Please join us for a free dinner and discussion focusing on local food, including the opportunities for strengthening and supporting our local food system.

    The event will be held at the Montpelier Senior Activity Center from 5:30-8pm. Doors will open at 5:15. Dinner will be provided by the Co-op starting at 5:30.

    From 6:30-7:30, there will be a panel discussion centered on the local food theme and including Jake Claro, Farm to Plate Director at the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, Olivia Dunton, Hunger Mountain Co-op’s Lead Buyer, and Jason Elberson, co-owner of Sobremesa, a local vendor based in Marshfield, making excellent fermented foods which they will be sampling during the event.

    The panel discussion will include topics such as the priorities for strengthening our local food system, what shoppers at the Co-op can do to support those priorities, and what exciting prospects are on the horizon. The panelists will also take questions from the audience.

    Following the panel discussion, there will be a question and answer session with the Co-op’s council, providing the opportunity to find out more about the inner workings of your Co-op and its council.

    To RSVP, use the online form here, call 802.262.3202, or sign up on the council bulletin board at the front of the store to confirm your spot.

    Deadline to RSVP is Tuesday, 4/23. Hope to see you there.

  • 26
    April 26, 2019

    Jon Steinman Book Tour - Tabling

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    April 26, 2019
    Hunger Mountain Co-op
    623 Stone Cutters Way

    Jon Steinman will be making a stop at our Co-op as part of the book tour for Grocery Story: The promise of food co-ops in the age of grocery giants, published by New Society Publishers. (see “Jon Steinman Book Tour Event” for more details)

    Educational Wine & Cheese Tasting (21+)

    3:00 PM-6:00 PM
    April 26, 2019
    Hunger Mountain Co-op
    623 Stone Cutters Way

    We will be having an educational wine and cheese tasting in the center of our store from 3-6pm. For this tasting, we will have a selection of Chilean wines:

    Pacifico Sur Carmenere

    Root:1 Valle de Casablanca Sauvignon Blanc

    Vina Leyda, Chardonnay Leyda Valley

    Corbett Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon

    Along with those wines, we will be sampling Grana Padano cheese.

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

    Jon Steinman Book Tour

    5:00 PM-7:00 PM
    April 26, 2019
    Hunger Mountain Co-op Community Room
    623 Stone Cutters Way

    Jon Steinman Book Tour: Grocery Story: The promise of food co-ops in the age of grocery giants

    Presented by Jon Steinman and New Society Publishers

    Jon Steinman will be making a stop at our Co-op as part of the book tour for Grocery Story: The promise of food co-ops in the age of grocery giants, published by New Society Publishers. Through penetrating analysis and inspiring stories and examples of American and Canadian food co-ops, Grocery Story makes a compelling case for the transformation of the grocery store aisles as the emerging frontier in the local and good food movements.

    About the Author:

    Jon Steinman has studied and worked with all things food for over two decades. He was the producer and host of the internationally syndicated radio show and podcast Deconstructing Dinner, once ranked as the most-listened-to food podcast in Canada. Jon is the writer and host of “Deconstructing Dinner: Reconstructing our Food System” – a television and web series currently streaming online. Jon coordinates and curates the annual Deconstructing Dinner Film Festival of compelling food documentaries and was an elected director from 2006-2016 of the Kootenay Co-op – Canada’s largest independent retail consumer food co-op, serving as Board President from 2014-2016. He lives in Nelson, BC.

  • 27
    April 27, 2019

    Sustainability Saturday

    8:00 AM-2:00 PM
    April 27, 2019
    Hunger Mountain Co-op
    623 Stone Cutters Way

    Come celebrate Sustainability Saturday with the Co-op and Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District!

    Community Clothing & Book Swap from 8 am – 2 pm
    Donate previously loved books and clean, gently-used warm weather clothing. Browse for new-to-you treasures to take home. All are welcome, and donations are not required to participate. All donations need to be free of rips, tears, and stains.

    Cell Phones & Battery Recycling from 8am – 2pm
    Drop off old cell phones and batteries to be recycled.

    Environmental Workshops
    Compost Basics at 11 am
    Recycle Right, from Blue Bin to Beyond at 1 pm
    Space is limited, and pre-registration is encouraged. To reserve your seat for these free workshops, email your contact info to info@hungermountain.coop

    Expert in the Bulk Aisle 11 am – 3 pm
    New to shopping bulk? Have product questions? Stop by to meet Terry, the Co-op’s bulk buyer. Enjoy 5% savings on all bulk food purchases all day!

    Compost Basics Workshop

    11:00 AM-12:00 PM
    April 27, 2019
    Hunger Mountain Co-op
    623 Stone Cutters Way

    Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District provides leadership, education, and services for residents and businesses in reducing and managing their solid waste in order to protect public health and the environment to the greatest extent feasible. CVSWMD is working to end waste for good. While achieving a zero waste district may seem ambitious, we believe that by setting goals high, we can and will find ways to reach them. It’s in the journey to zero waste that efficiencies are created, business is generated, jobs are created, and communities are bound together toward a common outcome. In recent years, we have watched with satisfaction as more and more solid waste entities finally get on board with Zero Waste initiatives and goals.

    CVSWMD’s Outreach Manager Cassandra Hemenway will show you some easy ways to get started composting and do it successfully, and will review other ways to keep your food scraps out of the trash. You’ll learn strategies for jump-starting an old pile, how to keep smells down, and animals out. She’ll talk to you about managing food scraps, why they break down, and how to use food scraps as a resource in your own yard. Everyone goes home with a starter kit.

    Space is limited and registration in advance is suggested. To attend this free workshop, sign up on the bulletin board in our exit way, call us at 802-262-3202 or use this online form.

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

    Hunger Mountain Co-op allows community members to offer workshops that align with our mission of promoting nutritional awareness, local sustainability, and environmental responsibility. These workshops are offered for the voluntary participation, education, and enjoyment of our community. Hunger Mountain Co-op has not reviewed every aspect of each workshop and the presenters do not represent the Co-op. Hunger Mountain Co-op is not responsible for any harm that may result from attendance at a workshop.

    Roots of Comfort Demo

    11:00 AM-2:00 PM
    April 27, 2019
    Hunger Mountain Co-op
    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.

    North Branch Nature Center - Tabling

    11:00 AM-2:00 PM
    April 27, 2019
    Hunger Mountain Co-op
    623 Stone Cutters Way

    North Branch Nature Center is here to help us celebrate Earth Month! We will be matching all donations made at the register today!

    We provide tabling opportunities as part of our mission to educate our community. Tabling is a forum for community groups (nonprofit, educational, families/children, and the arts) to share educational materials with our member-owners and shoppers. Access to our tabling request form is available on the “Community” website tab.

    Recycle Right, from Blue Bin to Beyond Workshop

    1:00 PM-2:00 PM
    April 27, 2019
    Hunger Mountain Co-op
    623 Stone Cutters Way

    Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District provides leadership, education, and services for residents and businesses in reducing and managing their solid waste in order to protect public health and the environment to the greatest extent feasible. CVSWMD is working to end waste for good. While achieving a zero waste district may seem ambitious, we believe that by setting goals high, we can and will find ways to reach them. It’s in the journey to zero waste that efficiencies are created, business is generated, jobs are created, and communities are bound together toward a common outcome. In recent years, we have watched with satisfaction as more and more solid waste entities finally get on board with Zero Waste initiatives and goals.

    Are you ready to improve your recycling game? CVSWMD’s Outreach Manager, Cassandra Hemenway, will answer all of your recycling questions in this in-depth workshop. Come learn the overview of Vermont’s recycling laws, what goes in/what stays OUT of your recycling bin, and what “additional” recycling is and how to do it right and how to avoid “wish cycling.”

    Space is limited and registration in advance is suggested. To attend this free workshop, sign up on the bulletin board in our exit way, call us at 802-262-3202 or use this online form.

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

    Hunger Mountain Co-op allows community members to offer workshops that align with our mission of promoting nutritional awareness, local sustainability, and environmental responsibility. These workshops are offered for the voluntary participation, education, and enjoyment of our community. Hunger Mountain Co-op has not reviewed every aspect of each workshop and the presenters do not represent the Co-op. Hunger Mountain Co-op is not responsible for any harm that may result from attendance at a workshop.