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Making way for new technology!

| BFC Newsflash

Beginning the week of August 14th, we will be temporarily transitioning away from Mercato to Phone orders only. 

We are in the process of transitioning to a new online shopping platform; please bear with us as we work to get that running as soon as possible.

Dover Hill Creamery

Dover Hill Creamery is located at the top of the beautiful hills of East Dover. Peter, Sara, and Liz Honig live there and raise Nigerian Dwarf goats, and make rich, creamy artisanal cheeses from their milk. Sara and Peter are Liz’s parents, and the three of them, plus Liz’s fiancé, moved there in 2018 after falling in love with goats. At their previous home in Concord, MA, they raised goats as pets, and Liz loved caring for them so much that she took some higher education courses in dairy farming and cheesemaking. She is now the resident goat midwife and animal husbandry expert, Peter is the cheesemaker, and Sara delivers their cheeses to the small group of area shops that carry their products. But all three of them are deeply engaged with their herd — they all know each goat’s name and history and personality, and seem to consider them members of the family.

August Update

| Food For Thought, GM Report

First and foremost, I wanted to extend our thoughts and well wishes to everyone who has been impacted by the recent flooding across the state. At the BFC, we are coordinating efforts with other cooperatives including City Market, Middlebury, Hunger Mountain, Hanover, Monadnock, and Littleton to support local farms through the and other organizations. One big way you can help is Round Up for Change in August, which will add flood relief. The BFC will be matching every dollar raised for flood relief to double the contribution. Thank you to everyone in advance for supporting this fundraising and helping Vermont recover from the flooding.

Vermont Main Street Flood Recovery Fund

| BFC Newsflash, News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Vermont Main Street Flood Recovery Fund Launches to Support Small Businesses Affected by Record-Breaking Flooding

[Montpelier, July 13, 2023] – The devastating floods that struck our communities this week have left many small businesses and downtown centers in ruins. In response to this crisis, Todd Bailey, known for his successful efforts in providing grants to small businesses after Tropical Storm Irene, has organized a new relief initiative. The Vermont Main Street Flood Relief Fund is commencing its fundraising campaign today, with the aim of extending financial assistance to those severely impacted by the recent flooding.

Board Meeting Agenda: July 2023

  BRATTLEBORO FOOD CO-OP BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

Location: BFC Conference Room or via Zoom. Shareholders are welcome to participate.  Email to RSVP or call Board Administrator at 802-246-2820.
AGENDA for Board of Directors Meeting, Monday, July 10, 2023
(Next meeting: August 7th)
Time Topic Board Action/ Outcome Leader
5:00
(15 min)
Soft start – Serve ourselves some dinner and chat. Eat and connect All
5:15
(5 min)
Official Start of Board meeting

July Update

| Food For Thought, GM Report

May this update find you all in good health and spirits! This month presents an opportunity to look back on our 2023 fiscal year, my first full year as GM, and also share a preview of things to come in 2024.  The team has certainly accomplished quite a bit in the last year. There isn’t space to share everything here, but there are certainly a few highlights worth mentioning!

FinAllie Ferments

FinAllie Ferments is a kraut company based in southern Vermont that uses all locally-grown produce. It’s named after Fin the farm dog and Allie Dercoli, who is equal parts farmer, community builder, and artist, with some electrician sprinkled in for good measure. When she settled in Vermont in 2014, she wasn’t looking to start a business—she was looking for a sustainable community and farming. FinAllie Ferments is simply the result of meeting the demand that naturally arose from her delicious supply of amazing kimchi and kraut.

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