December 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: Blue Ledge Farm

Blue Ledge Farm in Salisbury, Vermont, is a family-run goat dairy farm producing a wide variety of outstanding cheeses while maintaining a dedication and commitment to respect for their animals, the land and the consumer. 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 November, those nickels added up to $870.65 for the Montpelier Food Pantry and 17,413 bags saved! Since July, you have helped to raise a total of $4,575.65 and saved 91,534 bags. Click here to visit the Food Pantry on Facebook and learn more about all the great work they’re doing.

Featured Artist in the Cafe: Carol Collins

Our Café artist for December is Carol Collins, who has owned Singing Spindle Spinnery for 36 years. She teaches spinning wool and many other wool-craft classes and sells wool-related products, seeds, plants, and garden produce.  She also taught creative writing, poetry and drama in Vermont schools for six years. Carol and her husband designed and built their own home in So. Duxbury, VT, in 1972 and have lived there for 45 years. Read more about Carol and her art here.

Community Events

We also offer a variety of workshops, events, and vendor demos to delight and inform our shoppers. View our calendar for upcoming events here.