November Local Focus
Our community extends well beyond the walls of the Co-op. Each month,we shine the spotlight on a new group of local partners to help share their stories and celebrate their role in our community.
Featured Vendor: Red Door Bakery
Red Door Bakery is a small, family owned and operated bakery in Marshfield, Vermont. They pride themselves in never using any ingredients containing GMOs and sourcing locally as much as possible for their fresh, homemade bread, pies, granola, cookies and bars. Read their story here.
Give Change to Support the Holiday Grocery Pack
For the past 15 years, Hunger Mountain Co-op has supported local organizations and area schools by donating grocery bags filled with nutritious food through our Holiday Grocery Pack program. During November and December, anytime you check-out at the Co-op, you can choose to Give Change by rounding up your total to the nearest dollar. All of the change collected in those two months will go towards the Holiday Grocery Pack. Additionally, remember to bring your reusable bag when shopping at the Co-op. For every bag, basket, or box used in place of a paper bag, the Co-op will donate five cents to the Montpelier Food Pantry. Those nickels add up! During the past two years, our shoppers have collectively raised over $28,000 for the food pantry. Read more about the Holiday Grocery Pack here.
Bag that Bag to Help a Neighbor in Need
Help support the Montpelier Food Pantry every time you shop at Hunger Mountain Co-op just by remembering your reusable bags! For each bag, basket or box that you use at the register, we will donate five cents. In October, those nickels added up to $1,008.90 for the Montpelier Food Pantry and 20,178 bags saved! Since July, you have helped to raise a total of $3,705.05 and saved 74,121 bags. Click here to visit the Food Pantry on Facebook and learn more about all the great work they’re doing.
Featured Aritist in the Cafe: Tina Valentinetti
Born and raised in a suburb of Cleveland, she worked as a registered nurse and health educator in several states before moving to Vermont, where she now lives with her husband in Moretown. After her retirement, Tina began to take her hobby of photography more seriously. She studied with Vermont photographers Bryan Pfeiffer and Michelle Saffran, and continues to take workshops and classes as they pertain to her needs and areas of interest. Read more about her work here.
We also offer a variety of workshops, events, and vendor demos to delight and inform our shoppers. View our calendar for upcoming events here.