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Hunger Mountain Co-op exists to create and sustain a vibrant community of healthy individuals, sustainable local food systems, and thriving cooperative commerce.

We host a variety of events, all listed on the calendar below, including product demos led by our demo coordinator and many of our local vendors, educational wine and cheese tastings, Co-op council meetings, storewide community or sales events and more. Check out the calendar for all the info.

Our Co-op curates workshops as part of our mission to educate the community, offering diverse learning opportunities while holding presenters accountable for providing information that is informative and well-researched. We are currently in the process of relaunching our workshop program, with new offerings starting in April and then a full roll-out of the new program in May.

If you have any questions or would like to suggest a topic/subject, a class or lecture, or an activity that you would be interested in or feel our community would like to attend, let us know at info@hungermountain.coop.  If you are interested in possibly presenting or leading a workshop in the future, please review and submit the application found here.

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  • Local Love Demo: Red Door Bakery
    11:00 AM-2:00 PM
    February 1, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    We offer a variety of product demos all through the month to give our community the chance to try new products or sample old favorites.

  • Local Love Demo: Farmhouse Chocolates
    3:00 PM-6:00 PM
    February 1, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    We offer a variety of product demos all through the month to give our community the chance to try new products or sample old favorites.

  • Wine & Cheese Educational Tasting (21+)
    3:00 PM-6:00 PM
    February 1, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    For this wine tasting, we will be visiting the Languedoc region. The Languedoc is a wine region in France with some of the oldest planted vineyards in that country. The Greeks were believed to produce wine there in the 5th century. It is the single largest wine producing region in the world, with 700,000 acres under vine. Winemakers in the region grow more grapes then all the vineyards in the United States. With a wide variety of soils and a range of grapes growing in them, there are many exciting wines and wine blends being produced in the region. On Friday, we will be sampling four of them, all four of which happen to be our Hunger Mountain Co-op-labelled wines: Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc.

    Along with these wines, we will be sampling Spring Brook Farm’s Ashbrook, a local, raw, morbier-style cheese which will pair perfectly with our Languedoc selection. Ashbrook is the latest creation in Spring Brook’s line of distinguished cheeses. It is a lightly-washed-rind cheese, inspired by the French Morbier, which features a highly distinctive line of black ash through the middle of the cheese, separating it horizontally. Ashbrook has a similar line of vegetable ash running through its middle, which has a semi-soft, supple texture, a bright milky flavor, and a highly aromatic and slightly nutty finish.

  • Montpelier Alive Art Walk
    4:00 PM-8:00 PM
    February 1, 2019

    More art, more music, more beer! Montpelier Alive’s Art Walk is now presented with support from Magic Hat Brewing Company, and we’re so excited to be able to bring you more of the things you love!

    What can you expect? More than 20 amazing art openings in one night all across town! Plus, from 5-8 in the former Asiana House Space, a pop-up event curated by Magic Hat! Four artists paint live, alongside live music by Eric George and a Magic Hat Bar featuring specialty brews. Purchase the artwork in a silent auction, and half the proceeds benefit Montpelier Alive!

    Our own featured artist in the Cafe, Merry K. Schmidt will also be part of the Art Walk. We are venue #11 on your map.

  • Vermont College of Fine Arts Poetry Reading
    5:30 PM-7:30 PM
    February 1, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    MFA in Writing & Publishing students from VCFA are hosting a poetry reading in our community room.

    Community members are welcome to share their own writing during the night’s open mic portion, and all participants will be treated to a coupon for the Co-op’s hot bar.

    This is a family friendly event, free and open to the public. Please bear this in mind while selecting work to share! Both poetry and prose are welcome.

    Featured readers will be:

    Rebecca Jamieson’s writing has appeared in various publications, including Lion’s Roar, Calyx, and Stirring. Her chapbook of poetry, The Body of All Things, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2017. A longtime student of meditation, Rebecca teaches Mindful Writing classes locally and online. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Writing & Publishing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

    Nicholas Howard is a native of North Attleboro, MA, a graduate of Stonehill College, and a current candidate for a MFA in the Writing & Publishing program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. He is working towards a thesis of original work composed of poetry, creative non-fiction, hybrid pieces, and possibly a craft essay. He reads creative non-fiction submissions for the literary journal Hunger Mountain. He has been published in print in Stonehill’s journal for student work the Cairn and the College’s Alumni Magazine. His words have appeared digitally on the website for the Warwick Beacon and the blog for the Flynn Center for Performing Arts in Burlington, VT. He enjoys performing his poetry at open mics and tries to live by the rule “listen more, waste less.”

  • More events
    • Local Love Demo: Red Door Bakery
      11:00 AM-2:00 PM
      February 1, 2019
      623 Stone Cutters Way
      623 Stone Cutters Way

      We offer a variety of product demos all through the month to give our community the chance to try new products or sample old favorites.

    • Local Love Demo: Farmhouse Chocolates
      3:00 PM-6:00 PM
      February 1, 2019
      623 Stone Cutters Way
      623 Stone Cutters Way

      We offer a variety of product demos all through the month to give our community the chance to try new products or sample old favorites.

    • Wine & Cheese Educational Tasting (21+)
      3:00 PM-6:00 PM
      February 1, 2019
      623 Stone Cutters Way
      623 Stone Cutters Way

      For this wine tasting, we will be visiting the Languedoc region. The Languedoc is a wine region in France with some of the oldest planted vineyards in that country. The Greeks were believed to produce wine there in the 5th century. It is the single largest wine producing region in the world, with 700,000 acres under vine. Winemakers in the region grow more grapes then all the vineyards in the United States. With a wide variety of soils and a range of grapes growing in them, there are many exciting wines and wine blends being produced in the region. On Friday, we will be sampling four of them, all four of which happen to be our Hunger Mountain Co-op-labelled wines: Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc.

      Along with these wines, we will be sampling Spring Brook Farm’s Ashbrook, a local, raw, morbier-style cheese which will pair perfectly with our Languedoc selection. Ashbrook is the latest creation in Spring Brook’s line of distinguished cheeses. It is a lightly-washed-rind cheese, inspired by the French Morbier, which features a highly distinctive line of black ash through the middle of the cheese, separating it horizontally. Ashbrook has a similar line of vegetable ash running through its middle, which has a semi-soft, supple texture, a bright milky flavor, and a highly aromatic and slightly nutty finish.

    • Montpelier Alive Art Walk
      4:00 PM-8:00 PM
      February 1, 2019

      More art, more music, more beer! Montpelier Alive’s Art Walk is now presented with support from Magic Hat Brewing Company, and we’re so excited to be able to bring you more of the things you love!

      What can you expect? More than 20 amazing art openings in one night all across town! Plus, from 5-8 in the former Asiana House Space, a pop-up event curated by Magic Hat! Four artists paint live, alongside live music by Eric George and a Magic Hat Bar featuring specialty brews. Purchase the artwork in a silent auction, and half the proceeds benefit Montpelier Alive!

      Our own featured artist in the Cafe, Merry K. Schmidt will also be part of the Art Walk. We are venue #11 on your map.

    • Vermont College of Fine Arts Poetry Reading
      5:30 PM-7:30 PM
      February 1, 2019
      623 Stone Cutters Way
      623 Stone Cutters Way

      MFA in Writing & Publishing students from VCFA are hosting a poetry reading in our community room.

      Community members are welcome to share their own writing during the night’s open mic portion, and all participants will be treated to a coupon for the Co-op’s hot bar.

      This is a family friendly event, free and open to the public. Please bear this in mind while selecting work to share! Both poetry and prose are welcome.

      Featured readers will be:

      Rebecca Jamieson’s writing has appeared in various publications, including Lion’s Roar, Calyx, and Stirring. Her chapbook of poetry, The Body of All Things, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2017. A longtime student of meditation, Rebecca teaches Mindful Writing classes locally and online. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Writing & Publishing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

      Nicholas Howard is a native of North Attleboro, MA, a graduate of Stonehill College, and a current candidate for a MFA in the Writing & Publishing program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. He is working towards a thesis of original work composed of poetry, creative non-fiction, hybrid pieces, and possibly a craft essay. He reads creative non-fiction submissions for the literary journal Hunger Mountain. He has been published in print in Stonehill’s journal for student work the Cairn and the College’s Alumni Magazine. His words have appeared digitally on the website for the Warwick Beacon and the blog for the Flynn Center for Performing Arts in Burlington, VT. He enjoys performing his poetry at open mics and tries to live by the rule “listen more, waste less.”

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  • Council Meeting
    5:30 PM-8:00 PM
    February 4, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    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.

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  • Local Love Demo: Local Sweet
    11:00 AM-2:00 PM
    February 8, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    We offer a variety of product demos all through the month to give our community the chance to try new products or sample old favorites.

  • Local Love Demo: VT Cheeseless
    11:00 AM-2:00 PM
    February 8, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    We offer a variety of product demos all through the month to give our community the chance to try new products or sample old favorites.

  • Local Love Demo: Honeywillya
    3:00 PM-6:00 PM
    February 8, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    We offer a variety of product demos all through the month to give our community the chance to try new products or sample old favorites.

  • Local Love Demo: Fieldstone Pizza
    3:00 PM-6:00 PM
    February 8, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    No additional detail for this event.

  • Wine & Cheese Educational Tasting (21+)
    3:00 PM-6:00 PM
    February 8, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    Our wine selection this week takes us to Alsace, a region in France where the wines have very Germanic influences. This is understandable since this region in the northwestern part of France is right along the border with Germany. Alsace winemakers specialize in dry, crisp, sweet white wines. While there is a diversity of varieties, many from this region feature flavor profiles of fruit, flowers, and spice, with a fresh minerality. Some of the common wines from the region include Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Blanc, and Muscato. The varieties we’ll feature on Friday are Meyer-Fonne Cremant d’Alsace Brut Extra, Meyer-Fonne, Alsace Edelzwicker, Albert Boxler Alsace Pinot Blanc, and Kuentz-Bas Alsace Pinot Noir.

    Along with these French wines, we will be sampling Jasper Hill’s Moses Sleeper, named a Revolutionary War scout of the same name who was killed while defending the Northeast Kingdom’s Bayley Hazen Military Road. This soft-ripened, brie-style cheese is an original from the Cellars at Jasper Hill, with a thin, bloomy rind and a luscious, milky interior. A very approachable cheese, it develops more complex flavors as it ripens, including cauliflower, crème fraiche, and nuts. This is a perfect cheese for the brie-style component of your cheeseboard and will pair well with many foods as well as a variety of beverages.

    Beer and wine tastings are open to anyone aged 21 and older.

  • More events
    • Local Love Demo: Local Sweet
      11:00 AM-2:00 PM
      February 8, 2019
      623 Stone Cutters Way
      623 Stone Cutters Way

      We offer a variety of product demos all through the month to give our community the chance to try new products or sample old favorites.

    • Local Love Demo: VT Cheeseless
      11:00 AM-2:00 PM
      February 8, 2019
      623 Stone Cutters Way
      623 Stone Cutters Way

      We offer a variety of product demos all through the month to give our community the chance to try new products or sample old favorites.

    • Local Love Demo: Honeywillya
      3:00 PM-6:00 PM
      February 8, 2019
      623 Stone Cutters Way
      623 Stone Cutters Way

      We offer a variety of product demos all through the month to give our community the chance to try new products or sample old favorites.

    • Local Love Demo: Fieldstone Pizza
      3:00 PM-6:00 PM
      February 8, 2019
      623 Stone Cutters Way
      623 Stone Cutters Way

      No additional detail for this event.

    • Wine & Cheese Educational Tasting (21+)
      3:00 PM-6:00 PM
      February 8, 2019
      623 Stone Cutters Way
      623 Stone Cutters Way

      Our wine selection this week takes us to Alsace, a region in France where the wines have very Germanic influences. This is understandable since this region in the northwestern part of France is right along the border with Germany. Alsace winemakers specialize in dry, crisp, sweet white wines. While there is a diversity of varieties, many from this region feature flavor profiles of fruit, flowers, and spice, with a fresh minerality. Some of the common wines from the region include Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Blanc, and Muscato. The varieties we’ll feature on Friday are Meyer-Fonne Cremant d’Alsace Brut Extra, Meyer-Fonne, Alsace Edelzwicker, Albert Boxler Alsace Pinot Blanc, and Kuentz-Bas Alsace Pinot Noir.

      Along with these French wines, we will be sampling Jasper Hill’s Moses Sleeper, named a Revolutionary War scout of the same name who was killed while defending the Northeast Kingdom’s Bayley Hazen Military Road. This soft-ripened, brie-style cheese is an original from the Cellars at Jasper Hill, with a thin, bloomy rind and a luscious, milky interior. A very approachable cheese, it develops more complex flavors as it ripens, including cauliflower, crème fraiche, and nuts. This is a perfect cheese for the brie-style component of your cheeseboard and will pair well with many foods as well as a variety of beverages.

      Beer and wine tastings are open to anyone aged 21 and older.

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  • Good Samaritan Haven – Tabling
    2:00 PM-4:00 PM
    February 9, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    Every month, we feature a local nonprofit organization as the recipient of our Give Change program. Customers have the chance to round up their purchase to the next dollar and that “change” becomes part of a collective effort to support those organizations and their programs and has a direct impact on our local community. Good Samaritan Haven is our featured community partner this month.

    We provide tabling opportunities as part of our mission to educate our community. Tabling is a forum for community groups (nonprofit, educational, families/children, and the arts) to share educational materials with our member-owners and shoppers. Access to our tabling request form is available on the “Community” website tab.

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  • Good Samaritan Haven – Tabling
    8:00 AM-4:00 PM
    February 14, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    Today the Co-op will match Give Change donations made at the register!

    Every month, we feature a local nonprofit organization as the recipient of our Give Change program. Customers have the chance to round up their purchase to the next dollar and that “change” becomes part of a collective effort to support those organizations and their programs and has a direct impact on our local community. Good Samaritan Haven is our featured community partner this month.

    We provide tabling opportunities as part of our mission to educate our community. Tabling is a forum for community groups (nonprofit, educational, families/children, and the arts) to share educational materials with our member-owners and shoppers. Access to our tabling request form is available on the “Community” website tab.

  • Collective Arts Beer Tasting (21+)
    11:30 AM-4:30 PM
    February 14, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    Beer and Wine tastings are open to anyone aged 21 or older

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  • Local Love Demo: Red Door Bakery
    11:00 AM-2:00 PM
    February 15, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    We offer a variety of product demos all through the month to give our community the chance to try new products or sample old favorites.

  • Local Love Demo: Shelburne Farms
    3:00 PM-6:00 PM
    February 15, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    We offer a variety of product demos all through the month to give our community the chance to try new products or sample old favorites.

  • Wine & Cheese Educational Tasting (21+)
    3:00 PM-6:00 PM
    February 15, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    This week, we will be featuring a selection of wines from the Loire Valley. In the middle of France, the region is known for both its rich history and its distinct wine regions, producing more than 4,000 wines of wide-ranging varieties. Wines from this area are known for refreshing acidity and minerality, moderate alcohol levels, and ideal food-pairing. They are also known as an excellent value. On Friday, we will be sampling four wines from the region, Pascal Jolivet val de Loire Sauvignon Blanc, Chateau de la Ragotiere Muscadet Sevre-et-maine Sur Lie, J. Mourat Fiefs Vendeens Rouge, and Les Pouches Saumur.

    Our cheese pairing with these wines will be from a local favorite, Blue Ledge Farm. They are a family-run goat dairy farm producing a wide variety of outstanding cheeses while maintaining a dedication and commitment to respect for their animals, the land and the consumer. On Friday, try their plain chevre for a creamy, fresh, delightful goat cheese experience. You can pick up the plain or any of their chevre varieties for a perfect addition to your cheese plate, to spread on any cracker, or to pair with a wide variety of wines.

    Beer and wine tastings are open to anyone aged 21 and older.

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  • Local Love Demo: Fieldstone Pizza
    3:00 PM-6:00 PM
    February 22, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    We offer a variety of product demos all through the month to give our community the chance to try new products or sample old favorites.

  • Wine & Cheese Educational Tasting (21+)
    3:00 PM-6:00 PM
    February 22, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    Our wines this week will hail from the Cotes du Rhone vineyards in the Rhone valley of France, a region that has been growing wine grapes for more than a few centuries. The second largest wine-making region in France, it’s also one of the oldest in the world, known for its fruity, approachable and easy-to-drink offerings. One of the wines made in this region is Chateauneuf-du-Pape, which roughly translates into “house of the pope,” made with Grenache and Viogner, it was made in celebration of the Pope moving his court to France. The wine can contain up to 13 different grape varietals, which can cause it to have very dramatic swings in taste. On Friday, along with the Domaine Du Pegau Chateauneuf-du-Pape, we will be sampling Domaine de Couron Cotes du Rhone Viognier, Terres d’Avignon Cotes du Rhone Cypress Cuvee, and Chateau de Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone.

    Along with those wines, we will be sampling Consider Bardwell Farm’s Dorset. Spanning the rolling hills of Vermont’s Champlain Valley and easternmost Washington County, New York, 300-acre Consider Bardwell Farm was the first cheese-making co-op in Vermont, founded in 1864 by Consider Stebbins Bardwell himself. All cheeses are made by hand in small batches from whole, fresh milk that is antibiotic and hormone free. Only microbial (non-animal) rennet is used in the cheese making, and all of the cheeses are aged on the farm in an extensive system of caves. Dorset is a washed-rind, raw Jersey cow cheese with a rich, buttery texture and seasonally influenced pungency.  Earthy and complex with a beautiful basket weave rind, Dorset is a savory, nutty and earthy delight.

    Beer and wine tastings are open to anyone aged 21 and older.

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  • Good Samaritan Haven – Tabling
    2:00 PM-6:00 PM
    February 26, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    Every month, we feature a local nonprofit organization as the recipient of our Give Change program. Customers have the chance to round up their purchase to the next dollar and that “change” becomes part of a collective effort to support those organizations and their programs and has a direct impact on our local community. Good Samaritan Haven is our featured community partner this month.

    We provide tabling opportunities as part of our mission to educate our community. Tabling is a forum for community groups (nonprofit, educational, families/children, and the arts) to share educational materials with our member-owners and shoppers. Access to our tabling request form is available on the “Community” website tab.

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