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 September, we’ll 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, $10 off a $75 store purchase (Sept. 4 – 17) and $5 off a $15 purchase of cheese and cheese substitutes (Sept. 18 – Oct. 1). Check out the coupons and the Member-Owner Specials flyer here.
Every month, the Member-Owner Speicals include a variety of producers from our surrounding communities, providing members the opportunity to support our local food system. Sherpa Foods has been widely and deservedly recognized for their work in the community, including their support of the Committee on Temporary Shelter. Beyond their local neighborhoods, they’ve also supported important work in Nepal, including helping women in a rural village there become independent and assisting the population after an earthquake in 2015. You can support their efforts by trying their excellent Momo Sauce, which will be on sale for $3.89.
Throughout the grocery aisles, you’ll find many similar fantastic deals, just for members. In the granola section, Nutty Steph’s Magic Chunk Bag will be on sale for $12.49. With the oils and vinegars, Honest to Goodness Apple Cider Vinegar will be $4.29. Over on the bagged coffee shelves, Vermont Coffee Co. will be $9.99. In the baking section, King Arthur Flour is on sale (5 lbs for $4.69 and 2 lbs for $1.99), as are the nearby Fat Toad Farm caramel sauces (8 oz for $9.99 and 2 oz for $4.49). Right around the corner are the maple syrups, where Square Deal Farm (32 fl oz) will be $15.99. While you’re there, visit the nearby chocolate bar section to try out some fantastic vegan chocolate from Chocolate Hollow, on sale for $3.99.
After grabbing those items, the bakery section is the perfect next place to visit, and some excellent local bakeries will be on sale. Butterfly Bakery bars will be $2.99, Red Hen pizza crust will be just $4.69, and Champlain Orchards apple pies will be on sale, $12.49 for a 9” and $7.69 for a 6”. Once you’ve grabbed some dessert, stop in the frozen section for dinner, including Pastabilities Gnocchi, on sale for $5.99, and VT Dinners meals, on sale for $5.99 as well.
September marks the beginning of fall and the season for all things apple. Along with the aforementioned pies, Champlain Orchards Apple Cider will be on sale in the refrigerated case, by the dairy products, for $2.89. In that case, you’ll also find Vermont Yogurt Co. Granola Topped Yogurt on sale for $2.79. If yogurt is not your thing, but pudding is, try out the Co-op made puddings over in the grab-and-go case, on sale for $2.99.
Vermont-made cheeses are one of the many reasons people visit the area, and many of our cheese producers have won national and international accolades. Be sure to check out the local cheeses that are on sale all month, especially from Sept. 18 to Oct. 1, when you can also use the Member-Only Coupon to get $5 off a $15 purchase. Maplebrook Farm Feta and Scamorza will be on sale all month, for $3.99 and $10.49/lb, respectively, as will Vermont Creamery’s select flavored chevres, for $3.49.
While September is a great time to enjoy the sites and flavors of Vermont, it’s also the time when summer ends, and everyone gets back to the “routine.” Buying in bulk is a great way to stock up for easy on-the-go snacks, school lunches, and more. Tierra Farms will have a number of products on sale, including Organic Everything But the Bagel Cashews for $12.99/lb, Organic Roasted Salted Sunflower Seeds for $3.99/lb, Organic Roasted Tamari Sunflower Seeds for $3.99/lb, and Organic Roasted Unsalted Sunflower Seeds for $3.99/lb Grandy Oats will also be featured, including Organic Chocolate Almond Trail Mix for $7.99/lb, Organic Choconola Granola for $7.49/lb, and Organic Antioxidant Trail Mix for $7.99/lb.
Once you’ve done all your shopping and taken advantage of all the member specials, pick up one last deal in the wellness department, where the BackBall Massage Tool from The BackBall Co. will be on sale for $33.99. It’s perfect for relaxing those muscles after a long day of hiking the fall-foliage-covered mountains of our gorgeous state.