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GM REPORT: Our Role, Our Community PDF Print E-mail

January 2017
by Sabine Rhyne, General Manager

Within hours of the results of the recent election, I found myself focusing on the ways in which our cooperative needed to redouble its efforts, as the community hub that it is. Namely, it became so very clear that our welcoming retail space, though already comfortable to so many, needed to be that in spades.

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PRODUCER OF THE MONTH: VT Dinners PDF Print E-mail

January 2017
by Sabine Rhyne 

Businesses grow out of conversations all the time. But not all businesses grow out of a deep need to link the bounty from local farmers and producers with the full lives that we all lead today. Speaking with Natalie Pelham, the current owner of VT Dinners, was most symbiotic. Like the Co-op, VT Dinners wants to maximize the use of local foods, make interesting and inspirational taste combinations that can fit into many alternative diets, educate customers about the products made with those foods, including transparent price analysis, and generally offer better alternatives for people with busy lives.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS: 41st Annual Meeting PDF Print E-mail

January 2017
by Jerylyn Wilson 

Random is a good word. I hear it used quite a lot in an off-hand sort of way. I especially like it in the phrase “random acts of kindness.” However, at the recent BFC Annual meeting held at Scott Farm on Sunday, November 13th, the word “intentional” is what comes to mind – deliberate, planned, purposeful.

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BEAN OF THE MONTH: Garbanzo Bean PDF Print E-mail

January 2017
by Chris Ellis, Staff Nutritionist 

We are transitioning from the fabulous grains to another bulk item to feature in Food for Thought: the family of wonderful beans or legumes. Being a vegetarian they are an integral part of my diet and I love all of them, but I do have some favorites, of course, and one of them is the amazing chickpea. I love its nutlike taste and texture. I use it in many things but my ultimate favorite uses for chickpeas are in hummus, soups, eating them as-is in salads, or with a tasty olive oil, salt, and pepper.

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