Wednesday, October 4th, from 11:30 to 3:30, stop by to try a new pickle! Your choice: pickled onions, pickled jalapeños, or both! Phenomenal on a burger, in a fish taco, or with a hot dog.
Ben from Esselon Coffee will be hosting a tasting of Ethiopia, Guatemala, and French Roast coffee. Sourcing fair-trade, organic, ethically responsible coffee, Esselon crafts small-batch lots on a vintage Gothot drum roaster. Esselon roasts coffee throughout the week to ensure the freshest, most dynamic coffee possible. Ben has a wealth of knowledge about coffee and is ready to show you how to make the perfect cup. Stop by to have a taste and learn his tricks of the trade!
Maine Crisps is a local vendor that creates delicious and uniquely flavored buckwheat crackers. Stop by to meet Jack and try a few flavors! Friday, October 6th from 11:30 to 2:30.
Help us celebrate Coop Month! On Thursday, October 12th from 11:30 to 2:30, we will be hosting a tasting of Katalyst Kombucha. Artisan Beverage Cooperative’s mission is to produce the highest quality beverages possible taking into account the social and economic impacts of all decisions. Their many flavors (Concord Grape, Raspberry Lime, Ginger Devotion, Hopped, Bliss Berry, Schizandra Berry, Jasmine, and Green Lovin’) are really something special. Try them all and find your new favorite kombucha!
Dan Rosenberg founded Real Pickles in 2001 when he purchased 1,000 pounds of cucumbers from Chatmuga Farm, fermented them, and sold them at local stores. Over twenty years later and now a worker-owned cooperative employing over a dozen employees, Real Pickles remains true to its commitment to supporting local businesses. In fact, its vegetables are sourced from 8 family farms within 40 miles of the solar-powered pickling facility in Greenfield, MA. Lisa will be offering samples of delicious local kimchi on Friday, October 13th from 11:30-2:30 p.m.
Wendy from Meadowscape at Everlasting Herb Farm will be at the Brattleboro Food Cooperative for a Meadowbee Deodorant Try-On Event featuring her award-winning, gentle, and effective herbal deodorant. Come see, feel, smell, try on, and have all your questions answered by Wendy, formulator and maker of this truly Vermont-inspired product! She'll be in the store from 11:30-2:30 on Friday, October 13th.
Little Lads Popcorn is based on a 25-year-old family recipe that began in a bakery in Maine. Maria created the recipe, and her son Orion is now making this same delicious popcorn for the next generation. He and his friend Arthur opened a production facility right here in Brattleboro, Vermont, where they have better access to distributors. This dynamic duo has replaced soybean oil with sunflower oil in the recipe and updated the packaging so the popcorn stays fresh longer. In their spare time, they also achieved a number of certifications for their popcorn (kosher, gluten-free, GMO-free, vegan, soy-free), which is a LOT of work. Best of all, according to co-op staff, their popcorn is delish and more-ish, the perfect […]
Two words: Chocolate Tasting! Much of the world’s cocoa is grown in monocrops, contributing to increasing deforestation and little biological diversity. Jouvay Chocolate is made from Grenadian cocoa, which grows in a lush, biodiverse rainforest, surrounded by other fruit and spice trees. Can you taste the difference? Stop by to try this Walpole, NH-made chocolate and to meet Paula and Marietta on Saturday, October 14th from 11:30-2:30.
Tierra Farms, located in New York state, is a 100% organic fruit and nut processor. The company treats its farmers and employees fairly and operates in a sustainable factory. It is committed to going to 100% plastic-free packaging by 2023. Besides all of this, their chewy dried fruit is scrumptious, and their nuts have just the right amount of salt. Stop by, try some bulk goods, and see if you agree that Tierra Farms really is on to something special. Wednesday, October 18th, 9:30-3:30.
Make the world a bitter place! Vermont Chicory Week is a celebration of all bitter greens. Join in the fun by stopping by to try a chicory and fennel gratin. Friday, October 20th, 11:30-2:30.
On Saturday, October 21st from 11:30-2:30, BFC will host a tasting of Northeast Family Farms Chuck Pot Roast. This is a super easy recipe that will feed your family for a few days… and it is really cozy to come home to a full crock pot, ready to eat! Come try it and see what you think. Northeast Family Farms Chuck Pot Roasts will also be on sale!
On Wednesday, October 25th, sample the freshest and best of the produce department.