At the Brattleboro Food Co-op, we are committed to contributing, supporting and building a sustainable local economy. Each year we sell products from more than 400 local vendors amounting to approximately $4 million dollars. We continually seek to support new vendors and grow the businesses of our established vendors, producers, farmers and all the folks who help build a strong local economy.
If you would like us to consider carrying your local products or food, contact us.
Click here to read about this month’s featured producer along with other recent producers!
Click here for an archive of past featured producers.
Producer of the Month
Each month we focus we identify a local producer to feature in our monthly newsletter, Food for Thought. We visit this producer at their business or farm to conduct an in-depth interview and shoot lots of photos. We then author a feature story which reaches over 3,200 shareholders via US mail and another 2,000 via email. We invite the producer to the Co-op to show off their wares through demonstration and/or a tasting and invest in radio, newspaper and Facebook advertising to promote the producer and event. This program is central to our cooperatively-owned business.
How do we set the criteria for local?
- A local producer is from the state of Vermont or within a 100-mile radius of Brattleboro, Vermont.
- A local producer can be a farmer, baker, artist, cheesemaker, candy maker, chocolatier or any business which produces a product our Co-op customers need and want.
- A local producer can be one person or be a sustainable business employing hundreds.