One of the benefits of being a member-owner at the Co-op is the opportunity to take advantage of our monthly Member-Owner Specials. More than just remarkable deals, they are also a chance to support many of our local vendors and producers.
During May, we will be featuring a wide variety of products on sale in departments including frozen, bakery, bulk, wellness, meat, and cheese. There will also be two Member-Owner Coupons, $5 off a $25 purchase in our wellness department (May 1 – 14) and then $7 off a $30 purchase of meat & fish (May 15 – June 4). You can find the coupons and all of the great deals here.
From their beginnings as a restaurant in Montpelier, Rhapsody Natural Foods has grown to a business providing a variety of products, many fermented, some certified organic, across the northeast. Along with trying to “enhance personal well-being, health, peace, and prosperity, and furthering a sustainable food system,” they make great tasting food, like their Red Miso, which is in the egg cooler and will be on sale for $6.99.
Every month, the Member-Owner specials include a variety of local vendors, such as Sonia’s Salsa, making fresh salsa with no preservatives using local ingredients whenever possible. Their Fresh Salsa Verde will be on sale for $4.29. Made with organic, domestically grown chickpeas, Vermont Hummus Company’s Hummus is freshly made in small batches and will be on sale for $2.99. Both can be found in the cooler by the bulk department.
In the bakery section, Vermont Bread Co.’s Hotdog Buns and Burger Buns will both be on sale for $3.29, a perfect opportunity to stock up for all your early summer grilling, while enjoying high-quality bread made with no artificial ingredients, high fructose corn syrup, or chemical preservatives. In addition to the start of grilling season, May is also Celiac Awareness Month, and Vermont Gluten Free is just one of the area bakeries providing baked goods for those who require a gluten-free diet. Their Tea Breads will be on sale for $3.99. Another bakery filling that need for our community is West Meadow Farm Bakery, our featured vendor for the month of May. Their gluten-free muffins will be on sale for $2.99. Gluten-free options on can also be found in our bulk department, with Nutty Steph’s Gluten-free VT Granola, Cup4Cup’s Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour and the Co-op’s Gluten-Free Rolled Oats, Organic Sorghum Flour, Teff Flour, and Tapioca Flour all on sale. In the frozen section, we’ll also have Myer’s Gluten-Free Bagels on sale for $6.99.
If you’re grilling, and you pick up some of those hotdog and hamburger buns, be sure to stock up on condiment options from more of our local vendors. Baird’s Maple Sweetened Ketchup will be on sale for $5.99, Butterfly Bakery’s Hot Sauce for $4.69, VT Butcher Shop’s Switchback BBQ Sauce for $5.49, and Tom Knows Salsa’s Verde Salsa for $4.99. Non-grilling items on sale include Sherpa Foods’ Momo Sauce for $3.99, Blake Hill Preserves’ no sugar added fruit spreads for $4.99, Carrier Roasting’s select bagged coffee for $10.49, and Farmhouse Chocolates’ assorted chocolate bars for $3.99.
Local cheesemakers can always be found on sale for members and May includes Maplebrook Farm’s Burrata on sale for $8.49 and Handmade Fresh Mozzarella on sale for $8.99/lb., 2-Year Aged Cheddar from Grafton Village on sale for $4.99, Crumbled Chevre Classic from Vermont Creamery on sale for $3.99, and Alehouse Cheddar from Vermont Farmstead Cheese on sale for $5.99. Use those cheeses and some fresh sausages from Vermont Salumi, on sale for $5.99, to complete the perfect charcuterie plate.