Becoming A Vendor


Becoming a Vendor
Over 500 Vermont vendors and growing

Last year, Hunger Mountain Co-op experienced $24.4 million in sales, 40% of which was from the sales of local products. We currently work with over 500 local vendors and have more than 3,000 local products on our shelves. We look forward to connecting with you!

We individually review each new vendor application. Because of the high volume of submissions, we may only contact the vendors that we believe would be a good fit for us at this time.

If you do not hear back from us within 30 days please consider your submission closed. You may resubmit for consideration after 3 months. We appreciate your cooperation!


We define local as anything grown or value-added in the state of Vermont or within 100 miles of our Co-op. Value-added refers to the enhancement of a product by a company before the product is offered to customers.

Buying Policies

We emphasize natural foods and products that support the health of our customers and community. Our buyers consider the environmental impacts of the production, distribution, and use of the products.

Our buying decisions are informed by the principles outlined in our mission. We strive to carry a wide variety of high-quality products that are wholesome, produced in an environmentally sound and socially conscious manner, and available at a fair price. By carrying these products, we can support local producers and help build a sustainable food distribution system.

In our buying decisions, we therefore give preference to products that are:

•  Grown and produced by local or regional vendors

•  Grown and produced organically

•  Produced without genetically modified organisms or hormones

•  Certified fair trade and/or produced by cooperatives

•  Packaged with minimal, recycled and/or recyclable packaging

•  Humanely raised in the case of meat, eggs, and dairy products

Read our Buying Policies


Grocery Manager

Leo Ormiston
(802) 262-3256

Lead Buyer

Kendra Mills
(802) 262-3253

Wellness Manager

Laura Furber
(802) 262-3218

Kitchen Manager

Doug Barg
(802) 262-3232

Produce Manager

Robert Kirigin
(802) 262-3211

Bulk Buyers

Michael White 
Terry Barber
(802) 262-3216

Cheese Buyer

Bibi Usman
(802) 223-3236

Beer & Wine Buyer

Nessa Rabin
(802) 223-3235

Meat & Fish Buyer

Nick Sivret
(802) 262-3230