October 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: Bove’s of Vermont

Mark Bove

“The Bove family has been rooted in the Vermont community for nearly 80 years. We have created time-tested recipes, slow-cooked specialty foods, all from simple fresh ingredients for every family who wants to feel good about enjoying what they eat at a time when consumers are concerned about the origins and quality of their food. We like to say that, three generations into this adventure, we know what makes people happy—simple, fresh, lip-smacking, and there’s-always-more-where-that-came-from pasta, meatballs, and sauces.” Read the entire interview with Bove’s.


Featured Community Partner: Downstreet Housing & Community Development

Downstreet logo

Serving the citizens and communities of Lamoille, Orange, and Washington Counties, Downstreet seeks to bolster an environment of social justice for all and as a result, strengthen the health and future of our local communities. Downstreet achieves this through the power of housing and its ability to connect people to the resources they need to thrive. During October, Give Change by rounding up at the register to support Downstreet. Read more about Downstreet.


Bag That Bag to Help a Neighbor in Need

Groceries in canvas bag

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 to the Food Pantry. Last month, this totaled $860.25 and saved 17,205 paper bags. Since July of 2019, we have donated $2,894.85 to the food pantry and replaced 57,895 paper bags. Read more about the work of Just Basics, Inc and the Food Pantry.


Featured Artist: Sandra Maccarrone

Sandra Maccarrone watercolor

“My first watercolor class was in 1977 while I was living on the coast of Oregon. The climate was wet, and every view was a watercolor painting. I try to convey my feeling for the scene. People who enjoy watercolors and nature have said that they enjoy my work.” Read more about Sandra Maccarrone.


Community Events: Annual Meeting, Thanksgiving Orders, Member Appreciation Weekend & Case Sale

Krystal with Hunger Mountain Co-op founder

The Annual Meeting marks the culmination of the democratic process by which our member-owners elect their representatives, the Co-op’s Council. It’s an opportunity for members to hear news and updates about Hunger Mountain Co-op, participate in group discussions where their questions about the Co-op can be answered, enjoy a meal provided by the Co-op, win raffle prizes, and mingle with their fellow member-owners and the Co-op’s staff.  Hunger Mountain Co-op members are invited to attend and cast their vote at Annual Meeting on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 5 pm to 8 pm, in the Montpelier City Hall Arts Center at 39 Main Street. Learn more about the 2019 Annual Meeting.

We are now taking orders for fresh, Vermont turkeys and Co-op made pies until Monday, Nov. 18. Turkeys and pies will be available for pickup at the turkey table in the center of the store from 8 am to 8 pm starting Sunday, Nov. 24 through Wednesday, Nov. 27. Order your turkeys and pies today.

In appreciation of all our members and everything they do, we are having a Member Appreciation celebration on Friday, Nov. 8 through Sunday, Nov. 10. Don’t miss our fall celebration case sale during Member Appreciation Weekend! Save up to 59% when buying by the case. Don’t miss our fall celebration case sale during Member Appreciation Weekend! You don’t need to be a member to shop this sale, however, members enjoy an additional 5% savings. Learn more about Member Appreciation Weekend and Case Sale.