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Board of Directors: Revisiting the 100-Year Plan PDF Print E-mail

by Tom Franks
March 2013

The year 2002 was a big one for the BFC. We considered moving from our downtown location to gain more space for our growing cooperative. Our shareholders (then called “members”) and the community at large responded to this idea with a clear message that our presence downtown was valued. With the help of a group called Natural Logic we began to develop the framework for a sustainable and even regenerative cooperative business. And we began a multi-year, inclusive discussion to determine our Co-op’s vision for the long term. In 2006 this effort culminated with the issuance of “The 100-Year Plan – First Steps Towards the Creation of a Regenerative Market & Marketplace.” Our Co-op has successfully completed many of the first steps, including the building of our new store. This major accomplishment has been a significant focus of your board’s attention for many years.  

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Check Out Our Time-Lapse Veggie Mandala Video! PDF Print E-mail

On November 10, grand re-opening day, Julie, Nabi, and Luz Elena worked hard along with their daughters and interested customers to create this beautiful Vegetable Mandala. All 1400 pounds of produce were delivered at the end of the day by our friends at Rentals Plus to the Drop-In Center. We hope that this community donation will have brightened holiday tables.

Special thanks to Ezra Distler for creating the video!

Check it out on our You Tube Channel

 
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alexFarewells, Feedback & Traffic Flow

by Alex Gyori
March 2013

 

 

While considering topics for our end-of-winter newsletter, I experienced the mildly shocking realization that our new store has been open for nine months already! Time has streamed by, so much has happened. To decide what to write, I reflected on my many recent conversations with shareholders, and settled on four subjects: lighting, parking, traffic, and prices. I will discuss prices in next month’s issue.  But first, two farewells are in order.

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Think Globally, Bike Locally! PDF Print E-mail

 

We’re excited to announce a new program due to roll out in the early spring.  Co-op members and local bike activists Dave Cohen, Emily Wergin, and Phil Brubaker are developing our Shop-by-Bike Program, a great way to get more Co-op shoppers and Brattleboro residents to use their bikes for errands and all types of practical purposes. The program will feature regularly scheduled “how-to” workshops and demos right near the store.  It’s a great opportunity to learn about the gear, maintenance, riding technique, and the new electric-assist options that can make getting around our hills a radically different experience. The Shop-by-Bike team will also be developing a special Co-op Shop-by-Bike guide, placing tips in the Co-op newsletter, and hosting special fun bike events. So once spring begins, look out for an announcement for a celebration kickoff event and let’s get ready to ride! 
If you’re interested in getting involved, contact Dave Cohen at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
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