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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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  • Parent Support Group Workshop
    5:00 PM-6:30 PM
    August 7, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    With Theo Lagerstedt, Family Support Coordinator, Prevent Child Abuse Vermont

    Join a Circle of Parents support group for a friendly, supportive environment led by parents and other caregivers. Utilizing a mutual self-help support model, the group is a place where anyone in a parenting role can openly discuss the successes and challenges of raising children.

    The group is a place where parents and caregivers can learn that they are not alone and that they can change and grow. They learn new parenting ideas, replace old, harmful parenting ways with new healthy ways, and build social connections.

    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 8025-262-3202.

    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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  • Provisions Demo
    11:00 AM-2:00 PM
    August 10, 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.

  • Field Trip to Yestermorrow Design/Build School
    2:00 PM-3:00 PM
    August 10, 2019

    7865 Main Street, Waitsfield, VT 05673

    7865 Main Street, Waitsfield, VT 05673

    with Sophi Veltrop of Yestermorrow Design/Build School

    Join us for a Tour Yestermorrow Design/Build School’s unique campus. See the woodshop, timber-framed outdoor classroom, mini gallery, and many natural buildings. Explore the gardens and trails, and get a peek at what student interns are working on.

    Transportation will not be provided, please meet us at the school, 7865 Main St, Waitsfield, VT 05673.

    This workshop is FREE and pre-registration is suggested. Please reserve your spot by using the easy online form here, emailing us at info@hungermountain.coop, or calling us at 802-262-3202.

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  • Ceres Demo
    11:00 AM-2:00 PM
    August 14, 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.

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  • Eat the Rainbow: The Benefits of Consuming Colorful Foods – Cancelled
    6:00 PM-7:30 PM
    August 20, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    Please note: this workshop was originally scheduled on August 1 and has been rescheduled to this date, August 20 at 6pm.

    Did you know that consuming a diet filled with richly colored produce can have a very important, positive impact on your health? The pigments of different produce can prevent illness, increase energy, and help manage your weight!

    Let’s enjoy this early harvest season and enjoy the full bounty of nutrients that our delicious, colorful, local produce has to offer. Amy Panetta, MA, NC, Nutrition and Weight Loss Consultant, will share foods of each color of the rainbow, how they can be beneficial to your health, and recipes that you can use right away!

    $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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  • What Color is Your Medicine Workshop
    5:00 PM-7:00 PM
    August 21, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    With Regina Powers, RN, NP, Reiki Master

    Regina brings in each of the 5 Elements separately, to use as tools to understand the emotional and physical imbalances in our bodies. She starts with the Earth, the element of relationship. The place we learn to give and receive, as if we block one, we block the other. She works with examples and ways we can do a self-check in our own systems. She shares how to work with bringing this back into balance.

    The experience she shares with the group, always depends on the group. Each element speaks in a way that people may get uncomfortable or react to something their body is looking for, ie:Water has to do with anxiety and fear, or Wood has to do with holding onto anger and frustrations. All the elements have a place in us although this workshop is an avenue to bring attention and light onto where they may need to learn, heal or grow.

    Space is limited and registration in advance is suggested. You can reserve your spot using the easy online form here, by emailing us at info@hungermountain.coop or 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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  • OWL Bars Demo
    11:00 AM-2:00 PM
    August 22, 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.

  • Offsite Brown Bag Summer Concert Series
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    August 22, 2019

    39 Main Street

    39 Main Street

    The Hunger Mountain Co-op Brown Bag Summer Concert Series is Montpelier Alive’s series of FREE and fun lunchtime concerts! Join us for a diverse lineup of local and regional acts that are sure to delight! Bring a lunch from one of our wonderful downtown restaurants and enjoy!

    All concerts at noon in City Hall Plaza (39 Main Street).

  • Council Information Session
    12:30 PM-1:30 PM
    August 22, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    If you love Hunger Mountain Co-op and are looking for ways to be more involved, the council might be a great fit for you. Please join us for an informational session led by current council members and general manager Kari Bradley. These informal educational opportunities provide a chance to learn about how the council operates, how they represent our member-owners, and what it means to serve your Co-op by becoming a member of the council. If you are considering running in Council elections this fall, we highly recommend attending one of these sessions. Held in our upstairs community room, with access to an elevator upon request. Contact us at info@hungermountain.coop or 802-262-3202 for more information.

  • Food Book Club – The Food Explorer by Daniel Stone
    6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    August 22, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    With Robert Barossi of Hunger Mountain Co-op

    “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf

    Dining on exceptional food and reading an extraordinary book are two great pleasures, and we hope you’ll join us for a book club, co-presented by Kellogg-Hubbard Library, designed to bring those two joys together. Each month, we’ll read a work that is about or related to food, including both fiction and nonfiction books.

    This month’s book is: The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats by Daniel Stone

    Titles for the rest of 2019 are:

    September 26 – The Last Chinese Chef by Nicole Mones

    October 24 – Buttermilk Graffiti: A Chef’s Journey to Discovery America’s New Melting-Pot Cuisine by Edward Lee

    November 21 – Gourmet Rhapsody by Muriel Barbery

    December 19 – American Terroir: Savoring the Flavors of Our Woods, Waters, and Fields by Rowan Jacobsen

    Kellogg-Hubbard Library can request copies of books through their Interlibrary Loan system, so if you cannot afford to buy the book or don’t want to buy it, you can get a copy at the library. You will need a library card in order to do that. Library cards are free for anyone who lives in Montpelier, East Montpelier, Berlin, Calais, Worcester or Middlesex. If you own a business in Montpelier, but live outside of the service area, you can get a free library card. If you don’t live in those towns, the annual fee for a library card is $40, $35 for people 65 and older.

    If you would like to purchase a copy of the book through Bear Pond Books, please let us know. If five or more people order the book, Bear Pond will give you 20% off, but there have to be at least five ordered. If you’re interested, let us know as early as possible, so we can contact the bookstore and let them know how many books to order.

    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.

  • More events
    • OWL Bars Demo
      11:00 AM-2:00 PM
      August 22, 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.

    • Offsite Brown Bag Summer Concert Series
      12:00 PM-1:00 PM
      August 22, 2019
      39 Main Street
      39 Main Street

      The Hunger Mountain Co-op Brown Bag Summer Concert Series is Montpelier Alive’s series of FREE and fun lunchtime concerts! Join us for a diverse lineup of local and regional acts that are sure to delight! Bring a lunch from one of our wonderful downtown restaurants and enjoy!

      All concerts at noon in City Hall Plaza (39 Main Street).

    • Council Information Session
      12:30 PM-1:30 PM
      August 22, 2019
      623 Stone Cutters Way
      623 Stone Cutters Way

      If you love Hunger Mountain Co-op and are looking for ways to be more involved, the council might be a great fit for you. Please join us for an informational session led by current council members and general manager Kari Bradley. These informal educational opportunities provide a chance to learn about how the council operates, how they represent our member-owners, and what it means to serve your Co-op by becoming a member of the council. If you are considering running in Council elections this fall, we highly recommend attending one of these sessions. Held in our upstairs community room, with access to an elevator upon request. Contact us at info@hungermountain.coop or 802-262-3202 for more information.

    • Food Book Club – The Food Explorer by Daniel Stone
      6:00 PM-7:00 PM
      August 22, 2019
      623 Stone Cutters Way
      623 Stone Cutters Way

      With Robert Barossi of Hunger Mountain Co-op

      “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf

      Dining on exceptional food and reading an extraordinary book are two great pleasures, and we hope you’ll join us for a book club, co-presented by Kellogg-Hubbard Library, designed to bring those two joys together. Each month, we’ll read a work that is about or related to food, including both fiction and nonfiction books.

      This month’s book is: The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats by Daniel Stone

      Titles for the rest of 2019 are:

      September 26 – The Last Chinese Chef by Nicole Mones

      October 24 – Buttermilk Graffiti: A Chef’s Journey to Discovery America’s New Melting-Pot Cuisine by Edward Lee

      November 21 – Gourmet Rhapsody by Muriel Barbery

      December 19 – American Terroir: Savoring the Flavors of Our Woods, Waters, and Fields by Rowan Jacobsen

      Kellogg-Hubbard Library can request copies of books through their Interlibrary Loan system, so if you cannot afford to buy the book or don’t want to buy it, you can get a copy at the library. You will need a library card in order to do that. Library cards are free for anyone who lives in Montpelier, East Montpelier, Berlin, Calais, Worcester or Middlesex. If you own a business in Montpelier, but live outside of the service area, you can get a free library card. If you don’t live in those towns, the annual fee for a library card is $40, $35 for people 65 and older.

      If you would like to purchase a copy of the book through Bear Pond Books, please let us know. If five or more people order the book, Bear Pond will give you 20% off, but there have to be at least five ordered. If you’re interested, let us know as early as possible, so we can contact the bookstore and let them know how many books to order.

      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.

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  • Back to Basics Case Sale
    All day
    August 24, 2019-August 25, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way
    The end of August is back to school season, and you can stock up on some essentials during our Back to Basics Case Sale.
     
    All of the featured case sale products are from the Field Day brand, part of our Co-op Basics line. When you buy by the case during this sale, you’ll save an additional 20% off. This sale is for everyone. Quantities are limited, and sale prices are while supplies last. See the full list here.
     
    Additionally, as part of our Back to Basics sale, everyone will save 5% on their bulk foods and produce purchases August 23 through 25. Member-owners can also save $7 on a $30 purchase of meat and seafood with their Member-Owner Coupon.
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  • Back to Basics Case Sale
    All day
    August 25, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way
    The end of August is back to school season, and you can stock up on some essentials during our Back to Basics Case Sale.
     
    All of the featured case sale products are from the Field Day brand, part of our Co-op Basics line. When you buy by the case during this sale, you’ll save an additional 20% off. This sale is for everyone. Quantities are limited, and sale prices are while supplies last. See the full list here.
     
    Additionally, as part of our Back to Basics sale, everyone will save 5% on their bulk foods and produce purchases August 23 through 25. Member-owners can also save $7 on a $30 purchase of meat and seafood with their Member-Owner Coupon.
  • Kids Day
    10:00 AM-2:00 PM
    August 25, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    Join us for our annual summer Kids Day event on Sunday, Aug. 25, from 10 am – 2 pm, under the tent in our back parking lot.

    The fun will include 30-minute performances by Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, and 1:30, a solar-powered bouncy house courtesy of SunCommon, and amazing face painting by Face Mania. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Good Beginnings of Central Vermont, and our co-op’s Green team will be hosting hands-on activities for kids of all ages. This is a free event, and all are welcome.

    Also from 11-2, our featured vendor for August, All Souls Tortilleria, will be here with a demo of their product, in the center of our store. Check out our interview with them here.

     Our Give Change recipient for the month, Central Vermont Humane Society, will be here as well, providing information about their many essential efforts. We will be matching all Give Change register round-up donations made to CVHS that day, so your spare change will have double the impact. You can opt into being asked to round up every time you check out using this form or by visiting customer service. In addition, there will be a food drive in support of CVHS and items may be dropped in the boxes in our exit way. Most needed items are canned pet food, including food for dogs, cats, and kittens.

    In the store, there will be free samples, raffles, our Back to Basics case sale, and 5% savings on bulk food and produce purchases for everyone. Find out more and see the full list of case sale items here.

  • All Souls Tortilleria Demo
    11:00 AM-2:00 PM
    August 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.

  • Ice Cream with a Cop
    11:00 AM-2:00 PM
    August 25, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    Montpelier Police Department will be here with a police cruiser and equipment on display while scooping Kingdom Creamery ice cream! Bring the whole family down to hang out and enjoy a cool, tasty treat!

  • More events
    • Back to Basics Case Sale
      All day
      August 25, 2019
      623 Stone Cutters Way
      623 Stone Cutters Way
      The end of August is back to school season, and you can stock up on some essentials during our Back to Basics Case Sale.
       
      All of the featured case sale products are from the Field Day brand, part of our Co-op Basics line. When you buy by the case during this sale, you’ll save an additional 20% off. This sale is for everyone. Quantities are limited, and sale prices are while supplies last. See the full list here.
       
      Additionally, as part of our Back to Basics sale, everyone will save 5% on their bulk foods and produce purchases August 23 through 25. Member-owners can also save $7 on a $30 purchase of meat and seafood with their Member-Owner Coupon.
    • Kids Day
      10:00 AM-2:00 PM
      August 25, 2019
      623 Stone Cutters Way
      623 Stone Cutters Way

      Join us for our annual summer Kids Day event on Sunday, Aug. 25, from 10 am – 2 pm, under the tent in our back parking lot.

      The fun will include 30-minute performances by Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, and 1:30, a solar-powered bouncy house courtesy of SunCommon, and amazing face painting by Face Mania. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Good Beginnings of Central Vermont, and our co-op’s Green team will be hosting hands-on activities for kids of all ages. This is a free event, and all are welcome.

      Also from 11-2, our featured vendor for August, All Souls Tortilleria, will be here with a demo of their product, in the center of our store. Check out our interview with them here.

       Our Give Change recipient for the month, Central Vermont Humane Society, will be here as well, providing information about their many essential efforts. We will be matching all Give Change register round-up donations made to CVHS that day, so your spare change will have double the impact. You can opt into being asked to round up every time you check out using this form or by visiting customer service. In addition, there will be a food drive in support of CVHS and items may be dropped in the boxes in our exit way. Most needed items are canned pet food, including food for dogs, cats, and kittens.

      In the store, there will be free samples, raffles, our Back to Basics case sale, and 5% savings on bulk food and produce purchases for everyone. Find out more and see the full list of case sale items here.

    • All Souls Tortilleria Demo
      11:00 AM-2:00 PM
      August 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.

    • Ice Cream with a Cop
      11:00 AM-2:00 PM
      August 25, 2019
      623 Stone Cutters Way
      623 Stone Cutters Way

      Montpelier Police Department will be here with a police cruiser and equipment on display while scooping Kingdom Creamery ice cream! Bring the whole family down to hang out and enjoy a cool, tasty treat!

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  • Council Information Session
    4:00 PM-5:00 PM
    August 26, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    If you love Hunger Mountain Co-op and are looking for ways to be more involved, the council might be a great fit for you. Please join us for an informational session led by current council members and general manager Kari Bradley. These informal educational opportunities provide a chance to learn about how the council operates, how they represent our member-owners, and what it means to serve your Co-op by becoming a member of the council. If you are considering running in Council elections this fall, we highly recommend attending one of these sessions. Held in our upstairs community room, with access to an elevator upon request. Contact us at info@hungermountain.coop or 802-262-3202 for more information.

  • Council Meeting
    5:30 PM-8:00 PM
    August 26, 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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  • Council Information Session
    5:30 PM-6:30 PM
    August 28, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    If you love Hunger Mountain Co-op and are looking for ways to be more involved, the council might be a great fit for you. Please join us for an informational session led by current council members and general manager Kari Bradley. These informal educational opportunities provide a chance to learn about how the council operates, how they represent our member-owners, and what it means to serve your Co-op by becoming a member of the council. If you are considering running in Council elections this fall, we highly recommend attending one of these sessions. Held in our upstairs community room, with access to an elevator upon request. Contact us at info@hungermountain.coop or 802-262-3202 for more information.

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