Want to earn Shareholder hours by providing nutrition education to your local school?
Come join the BFC Co-op’s Education and Outreach Coordinator and Food Connects for a Harvest of the Month & Harvest Lessons training. We will share the basics of Harvest of the Month, including the more detailed curricular links of the Harvest Lessons, to prepare you to deliver the lessons. Once trained you can follow up with your local school or we can put you in touch with interested teachers. There is a lesson designed for each month, so you can build a strong connection with a classroom for the entire year! Sessions scheduled in the Co-op Community Room Thursday, August 21st, 12-1:30 pm or 5-6:30 pm. Call Shareholder Services at 802-246-2821 for more information and to register.
BFC Recipes: Spicy Gingerbread
by Chris Ellis
This is one of my favorite recipes that calls for fresh grated ginger and that hits the spot in any season, homemade gingerbread. After you have made it with fresh ginger you will never want to make it with the dried form again!! (Modified from The Enchanted Broccoli Forest by Mollie Katzen)
Hooray for local ginger!!! This unique gnarled tuber is now available locally! It is harvested locally from late August into the fall so keep your eyes out for it in the produce section. Ginger is known for its soothing aroma and pungent and robust flavor. There is nothing like it and we are fortunate now to have it in our New England backyard instead of from tropical places faraway from here. Fresh ginger surpasses the dried form by leaps and bounds!!
BFC Shareholder Carmen Berelson was traveling in California some time ago, and she visited a store that was doing something interesting: for every bag a shopper brought in to save the use of a paper bag at the checkout counter, they received a token that they contributed to a jar assigned to a local non-profit. She brought the idea back to Alex and others, thinking this would be a great thing for the Brattleboro Co-op to adopt. This idea has indeed been applied in some of our sister cooperatives across the country, and it allows you as an individual to contribute your nickel to a community organization that needs it. The thing is that your nickel aggregates with all the other shoppers' nickels to make a potentially significant contribution to that non-profit's coffers from our cooperative.