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Producer of the Month: Citizen Cider PDF Print E-mail

by Sabine Rhyne
September 2014

So, a wine merchant, a farmer, and a chemist walk into a bar… No, really, it’s not a joke! When Kris Nelson, Justin Heilenbach, and Bryan Holmes made small batches of hard cider in Bryan’s basement, they were creating the modest beginnings of Citizen Cider, now a thriving Burlington hard cider business with an inviting cider-pub overlooking Lake Champlain. And these modest beginnings were only four years ago; the meteoric growth of this inventive and robust cider business has gone from a single run of 5,000 gallons to nearly 100,000 gallons this year.

Board of Directors Report- Co-op Board Elections: Principles & Procedures PDF Print E-mail

by Jon Megas-Russell
September 2014

The other day I walked into our kitchen at work and the following Aristotle quote was written on our white board:  “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”  It made me immediately think of the Brattleboro Food Co-op.  Knowing that our Co-op has been in business for 30-plus years and that it has enjoyed many successes during this time, it made me realize that there is an ongoing commitment from Alex and his staff to running our store using great habits, great policies, great execution, and great vision.  Additionally, as we enter a Board of Directors’ election season, this quote is quite pertinent, as the board strives for excellence during the recruiting, balloting, and voting process.  But did you know there are three principles that underlie the procedures and process of the election?

• One member, one vote
• Member engagement
• Excellence in governance

Recycle and Re-purpose: Upcycle those plastic bags!! PDF Print E-mail

Learn to make a strong, colorful
& multi-purpose carrier

using everyday plastic bags and
the simple technique of crochet!

No experience necessary!
Wednesdays, 6-8:00 PM, October 1, 8 and 22
at the Brattleboro Food Co-op community room
$30 for 3 classes
all proceeds benefiting the
Brattleboro Drop In Center Food Shelf

Taught by Jackie Abrams and Carol Barber
To register and for further details,
contact Jackie Abrams 

802-257-2688 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Hunger Action Month with the Vermont Foodbank PDF Print E-mail

 During the month of September, the Vermont Foodbank and food banks across the country are participating in Hunger Action Month. As individuals and businesses, we all have a role to play in getting food to those who are in need.

The Food Bank asks that you draw attention to the issue of hunger by participating in the Go Orange Campaign by  wearing orange, especially on Hunger Action Day, on September 4.

Orange is the color of the anti-hunger movement. Please  visit the Vermont Food Bank website to see the easy and cost-free ways that you can Go Orange to help the Vermont Foodbank reach members of your community.  

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