Producer of The Month

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. We continually seek to support new local producers and to grow the businesses of our established vendors, farmers, and all the folks who help build a strong local economy.

About The Producer of The Month

Each month we focus on identifying a local producer to feature in our monthly newsletter, Food for Thought and in-store. We conduct an in-depth interview, and feature photos, creating an article that reaches over 9,000 shareholders.  We invite the producer to the Co-op to show off their wares through a demonstration or a tasting.

We promote the producer and event through print materials as well as our website, Facebook, and Instagram advertising. This program is central to our cooperatively owned business.

How do we set the criteria for "local"?

  • A local producer is in Vermont, or within a 60-mile radius of Brattleboro, Vermont.

Who are our local producers?

  • A local producer can be a farmer, baker, artist, cheesemaker, candy maker, chocolatier, or any business that produces a product our Co-op carries, and customers need and want.
  • A local producer can range from one person, to a sustainable business employing hundreds.

Current Producer of The Month

Producer of the Month Good Body Products

Trish Naudon Thomas always has two notebooks on her bedside table: one for lyrics and one for herbal remedy ideas. She and her husband, Chris Thomas, are both rock musicians […]