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: Vermont Coffee Company

Vermont Coffee Company

In the late ‘90s Paul Ralston started roasting coffee for his friends with a 10 lb. capacity Royal roaster in his garage in Bristol. Having perfected a big, bold roast profile that proved popular with his friends, Vermont Coffee Company® and the tagline Coffee Roasted for Friends® were born. Read more about Vermont Coffee Company.


Give Change to Support the Holiday Grocery Pack

Holiday Grocery Pack logo

Every December for the past 16 years, Hunger Mountain Co-op has supported local organizations and area schools by donating grocery bags filled with nutritious food. Read more about the Holiday Grocery Pack.


Bag That Bag to Help a Neighbor in Need

Reusable bag with groceries in it.

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 $928.60 and saved 18,572 paper bags. Since July of 2019, we have donated $4,085.15 to the food pantry and replaced 81,703 paper bags. Since the Bag That Bag program launched, Hunger Mountain Co-op shoppers have collectively raised $37,016.55 for the food pantry and have saved 740,331 bags! Read more about the work of Just Basics, Inc and the Food Pantry.


Featured Artist: Neil Davis

Neil Davis Sunset painting

“The only inspiration is wanting to create good art. It takes a lot of experimentation to result in a “keeper;” for every painting I deem worth framing and showing, there are many that are not kept. I’m proud of most of the keepers and hope whoever sees them will think they were worth a look. That’s what being an artist means to me.” Read more about Neil Davis, our December featured artist.


Community Events

Quayl's Chocolates espresso caramels

We host a variety of events, including product demos led by our demo coordinator and many of our local vendors like Quayl’s Chocolates, educational wine & cheese tastings, tabling with area nonprofits, Co-op council meetings, and more. Check out what’s going on in December here.