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 June 2012

2002  Started public conversation on whether to move Co-op to former Grand Union space on Putney Road
April 2002  Board invites environmental group Natural Logics to speak at annual meeting as part of process to educate board, management, and shareholders about green building and sustainable communities

2003  Began multi-year community engagement process  •  Decision to stay downtown based on shareholder and community feedback (community concerned about impact the business leaving would have on downtown)  •  Started to negotiate purchase & sale agreement with BAST corporation
August 2003  Received preliminary report from Natural Logic: Preparing the Ground for a Regenerative Market and Marketplace

January 16, 2004   Purchased Co-op Plaza property

March 2008  Feasibility study – 4 options: systems improvement/minor renovation, major renovation, build new, do nothing
August 2008  Board of Directors approves concept of going forward with new building
October 2008  Shareholder referendum to move forward with pursuing a new building: 77% in favor
November 2008  "Stone Soup" Community Design Charrette for Co-op and community stakeholders

February 2009  BFC Regenerative Design Charette for professionals in alternative energy
May 2009  Development Agreement signed between BFC, Housing VT, and Windham Housing Trust
May 2009   $1 million shareholder loan campaign launched

September 28, 2010   Groundbreaking ceremony

mid-June 2012   Anticipate new store opening
mid-September 2012   Projected date for final completion of site work, including new parking lot

 
Unnatural Selection: A Vermont bill seeks to label genetically modified foods PDF Print E-mail

by Corin Hirsch
Originally published in Seven Days Burlington, VT
May 2012

The label on your corn oil or cereal or tortilla chips reads “pure, 100 percent natural” or “all natural” — but what does that mean?

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Board of Directors: Your Co-op Board: Want To Make A Run For It? PDF Print E-mail

by Harriet Tepfer
May 2012

Behind the scenes of every incorporated institution is a very important group of people – the Board of Directors. The board members of the Brattleboro Food Co-op, elected by the shareholders, are entrusted with ultimate responsibility for the success of our Co-op. Success for a co-op means that the business thrives both financially and, equally importantly, that the purpose, mission and principles of the co-op are properly implemented by staff and shareholders.

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Previous issues of the Brattleboro Food Co-op's newsletter are now available as PDF downloads!

These PDF's may be read online and/or downloaded for your reference and printing.

Food for Thought is a terrific source of information! Read about our Producers of the Month, redevelopment news, co-op classes and events, important news and articles, new products, messages from the board, recipes, and more! ENJOY!

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2016

  • January featuring Garuka Bars (Burlington, VT)
  • February featuring Burke Mountain Confectionery (East Burke, VT) and
    Tavernier Chocolates (Brattleboro, VT)

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2015

  • January featuring Global Village Cuisine (White River Junction, VT)
  • February featuring TC's Pantry (Keene, NH)
  • March featuring Bonvue Farm (Marlboro, VT)
  • April featuring The Bread Shed (Keene, NH)
  • May featuring Vermont Compost Company (Montpelier, VT)
  • June featuring Brattleboro Food Co-op (Brattleboro, VT)
  • July featuring Bart's Homemade (Greenfield, MA)
  • August featuring Bee's Wrap (Bristol, VT)
  • September featuring Von Trapp Brewing (Stowe, VT)
  • October featuring Spring Brook Farm (Reading, VT)
  • November featuring High Meadows Farm (Putney, VT)
  • December featuring Pacem Pottery (Vernon, VT),
    Greentree Designs Greeting Cards (Vershire, VT) and
    Brattleboro Time Trade Gift Bags (Brattleboro, VT)

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2014

  • January featuring Real Pickles (Greenfield, MA)
  • February featuring Big Picture Farm (Townshend, VT)
  • March featuring Side Hill Farm (Brattleboro, VT)
  • April featuring Commissary Kitchen (Brattleboro Food Co-op - Brattleboro, VT)
  • May featuring US Sherpa (Burlington, VT)
  • June featuring Grafton Village Cheese Co. (Brattleboro and Grafton, VT)
  • July featuring Vermont Gelato (Brattleboro, VT)
  • August featuring Old Friends Farm (Amherst, MA)
  • September featuring Citizen Cider (Burlington, VT)
  • October featuring Butterworks Farm (Westfield, VT)
  • November featuring Green Mountain Flour (Windsor, VT)
  • December featuring Lake Champlain Chocolates (Burlington, VT)

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 2013

  • January featuring Vermont Fresh Pasta (Procotsville, VT)
  • February featuring High Mowing Organic Seeds (Wolcott, VT)
  • March featuring Green River Aprons (Guilford, VT)
  • April featuring Flourish Natural Body Care (Woodstock, VT)
  • May featuring OWL Energy Bars (Brattleboro, VT)
  • June featuring Zack Woods Herb Farm (Hyde Park, VT)
  • July featuring Cobb Hill Farm (Hartland, VT)
  • August featuring Long Wind Farm (East Thetford, VT)
  • September featuring Garlic Kids (Brattleboro, VT)
  • October featuring Scott Farm (Dummerston, VT)
  • November featuring Foley Brothers Brewing (Brandon, VT)
  • December featuring Manning Hill Farm (Winchester, NH)

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 2012

  • January featuring Spirit ill Farm (Halifax, VT)
  • February featuring Two Guys in Vermont (Montpelier, VT)
  • March featuring Katalyst Kombucha (Greenfield, MA)
  • April featuring Grow Compost (Moretown, VT)
  • May featuring Windham & Windsor Housing Trust (Brattleboro, VT)
  • June featuring Brattleboro Food Co-op (Brattleboro, VT)
  • July featuring Vermont Goldburgers at Earth Sky Time Farm (Manchester, VT)
  • August featuring Commonwealth Dairy (Guilford, VT)
  • September featuring The Garlic Project (Brattleboro, VT)
  • October featuring Harlow Farm (Westminster, VT)
  • November featuring Against the Grain Gourmet (Brattleboro, VT)
  • December featuring Way Out Wax (Hyde Park, VT)

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2011

  • January featuring TwinStar Herbals (Cummington, MA)
  • February featuring Samosaman (Barre, VT)
  • March featuring Claire's Country Garden (Alburg, VT)
  • April featuring Four Star Farm (Northfield, MA)
  • May featuring Couch Brook Farm (Bernardston, MA)
  • June featuring Cellars at Jasper Hill (Greensboro, VT)
  • July featuring Deep Meadow Farm (Westminster, VT)
  • August featuring Long Wind Farm (East Thetford, VT)
  • September featuring Green Mountain Orchards (Putney, VT)
  • October featuring Octoberfest Local Producers:
    Brattleboro Food Co-op's Own Sausage (Brattleboro, VT),
    Real Pickles (Greenfield, MA) and Appalachian Naturals (Goshen, MA)
  • November featuring Urban Moonshine (Burlington, VT)
  • December featuring Vermont Soap Company (Middlebury, VT)

 


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