Co-op members are invited to join the Council’s monthly meetings. The community meal begins at 5 pm, followed by the business meeting at 5:30 pm. The full agenda is available online. Please call 802.262.3202 or email to confirm your spot.
Related upcoming events
- April 25, 2019 5:30 PM - April 25, 2019 8:00 PM
Please join us for a free dinner and discussion focusing on local food, including the opportunities for strengthening and supporting our local food system.
The event will be held at the Montpelier Senior Activity Center from 5:30-8pm. Doors will open at 5:15. Dinner will be provided by the Co-op starting at 5:30.
From 6:30-7:30, there will be a panel discussion centered on the local food theme and including Jake Claro, Farm to Plate Director at the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, Olivia Dunton, Hunger Mountain Co-op’s Lead Buyer, and Jason Elberson, co-owner of Sobremesa, a local vendor based in Marshfield, making excellent fermented foods which they will be sampling during the event.
The panel discussion will include topics such as the priorities for strengthening our local food system, what shoppers at the Co-op can do to support those priorities, and what exciting prospects are on the horizon. The panelists will also take questions from the audience.
Following the panel discussion, there will be a question and answer session with the Co-op's council, providing the opportunity to find out more about the inner workings of your Co-op and its council.
To RSVP, use the online form here, call 802.262.3202, or sign up on the council bulletin board at the front of the store to confirm your spot.
Deadline to RSVP is Tuesday, 4/23. Hope to see you there.
- April 26, 2019 5:00 PM - April 26, 2019 7:00 PM
Jon Steinman Book Tour: Grocery Story: The promise of food co-ops in the age of grocery giants
Presented by Jon Steinman and New Society Publishers
Jon Steinman will be making a stop at our Co-op as part of the book tour for Grocery Story: The promise of food co-ops in the age of grocery giants, published by New Society Publishers. Through penetrating analysis and inspiring stories and examples of American and Canadian food co-ops, Grocery Story makes a compelling case for the transformation of the grocery store aisles as the emerging frontier in the local and good food movements.
About the Author:
Jon Steinman has studied and worked with all things food for over two decades. He was the producer and host of the internationally syndicated radio show and podcast Deconstructing Dinner, once ranked as the most-listened-to food podcast in Canada. Jon is the writer and host of "Deconstructing Dinner: Reconstructing our Food System" – a television and web series currently streaming online. Jon coordinates and curates the annual Deconstructing Dinner Film Festival of compelling food documentaries and was an elected director from 2006-2016 of the Kootenay Co-op – Canada's largest independent retail consumer food co-op, serving as Board President from 2014-2016. He lives in Nelson, BC.
- April 27, 2019 8:00 AM - April 27, 2019 2:00 PM
Come celebrate Sustainability Saturday with the Co-op and Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District!
Community Clothing & Book Swap from 8 am - 2 pm
Donate previously loved books and clean, gently-used warm weather clothing. Browse for new-to-you treasures to take home. All are welcome, and donations are not required to participate. All donations need to be free of rips, tears, and stains.
Cell Phones & Battery Recycling from 8am - 2pm
Drop off old cell phones and batteries to be recycled.
Compost Basics at 11 am
Recycle Right, from Blue Bin to Beyond at 1 pm
Space is limited, and pre-registration is encouraged. To reserve your seat for these free workshops, email your contact info to email@example.com
Expert in the Bulk Aisle 11 am – 3 pm
New to shopping bulk? Have product questions? Stop by to meet Terry, the Co-op’s bulk buyer. Enjoy 5% savings on all bulk food purchases all day!