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.
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.
Denise Glover has stepped down from the Co-op’s Board of Directors. Denise, who until recently was employed at the Co-op as a sub cashier, was serving as a staff director. Our policy is that when staff members leave the Co-op, they must step down from the Board.
The Board has appreciated Denise’s service and perspective as a staff member and, in particular, her active participation on the GM Search Committee. The Board wishes Denise well as she moves on.
SAVE THE DATE! September 23rd, 9am -1pm
Business Meeting at 9:30
Lunch at Noon
During lunch: Meet & Greet with our GM, Lee Bradford, and speak with the Board Candidates.
Effective immediately, all shareholders doing volunteer work are able to report their completed hours digitally at bfc.coop/reporthours.
No more emails, slips of paper, or waiting for someone to submit them on your behalf. Simply fill out the online form and your hours will be confirmed with work-site supervisor(s). Please allow for at least 72 hours for your time to be applied.
AND THE BIG WINNER IS:
We are paying out Patronage. You will receive a letter in the mail and/or an email. If we don’t have a valid email or mailing address, the letter will be held at the Customer Service desk.
As a cooperative, we exist to serve our member shareholders and the community. Patronage dividends are a traditional way for co-ops to share profits with their members. We are proud to report that thanks to the loyalty and support of our shareholders we experienced strong financial performance for the fiscal year 2022 (June 2021-June 2022).
Be sure to check out the January Producer of the Month stars! They are our very own Co-op Deli team. We are so proud and pleased to spotlight this talented, hard-working crew and their “Power Trio” leaders — Scott Martin (Food Services Manager), Sam Salamone (Kitchen Manager), and Max Barksdale (Deli Manager). Be sure to let the team know you have read our article, and also let them know how much you appreciate them next time you are in the store!
On Tuesday, September 28, my work for the Brattleboro Food Co-op put me on a flight to Washington, D.C. I would soon join Karin Mott of Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op and Allan Reetz of Hanover Food Co-op in the nation’s Capital. Together, we would spend an unforgettable day at the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health.
No surprise (at least to us) that a Vermont cheesemaker was recently awarded the “Best In Show” in the American Cheese Society’s (ACS) 2022 Judging & Competition. The winners were announced on July 21st, during their “Blazing the Trail for Cheese” 2022 conference.