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Frost Beer Works will be at the Co-op June 8th (3-5pm)

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Rutabagas PDF Print E-mail

by Chris Ellis, Staff Nutritionist
March 2012

With the exception of carrots and for some of us beets, root vegetables as a group are often forgotten amongst all the vegetables. Many people rarely get to the root of the vegetable matter—myself included, since until a few years ago and well into adult life I had never consumed any others besides the occasional parsnip. The lonely rutabaga was not part of my repertoire. I love the name of this vegetable but unfortunately when you get to the “root” of the word it doesn’t sound very appealing. Also called a Swedish turnip, “rutabaga” is derived from the Swedish word rotabagge meaning “root bag.” The Swedish deserve credit for the word since they continue to be smart enough to use turnips on a regular basis, one of many root crops that thrive there.  

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My Co-op Story PDF Print E-mail

by John Hatton
March 2012

My wife Kate, our 1-year-old daughter, and I came to Brattleboro in 1991.  For a brief stint in the ‘80's, I had agreed to be the interim general manager of an inner-city conventional food co-op in Hartford, CT – but I really didn’t know or learn anything about co-ops; I was just running a grocery store.

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Producer of the Month: Katalyst Kombucha PDF Print E-mail

by Andee Bingham
March 2012

Inspired by a pre-existing affinity for cultured foods, such as tempeh, sauerkraut, and sourdough bread, Katalyst Kombucha was founded in 2005 by Will Savitri and Jeff Canter. Kombucha, an effervescent tea-based drink, is made by fermenting tea and sugar using a mass of yeast and bacteria known as a culture. This culture looks somewhat like a pancake, and is often referred to as a “mushroom” or “mother”. Because of the necessity of a culture, making kombucha is a lot like making sourdough. Katalyst Kombucha starts with a blend of organic green and black teas that are brewed with organic evaporated cane juice, paired with a culture and left to ferment for 3-4 weeks (depending on the season) in a ceramic crock. This fermentation process converts the sugar into organic acids and carbon dioxide, as well as producing B-vitamins and an assortment of probiotics. Kombucha has been known to balance metabolism, detoxify the body, enhance the immune system, and raise overall energy levels.

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Board of Directors: The more things change, the more they remain the same PDF Print E-mail

The more things change, the more they remain the same.
–French proverb

by Mike Szostak
March 2012

In last month’s Food for Thought our board president, John Hatton, reminded us that the United Nations has declared 2012 the International Year of Cooperatives.  Across the globe, co-ops employ more than 100 million people, with more than 800 million members.  In the United States, there are nearly 30,000 coops, serving more than 25% of Americans. In Vermont, more than 300,000 residents are member-owners of co-ops; that’s almost 50% of our population!

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Brattleboro Food Co-op Focus on: Dottie's Discount Foods PDF Print E-mail

 by Andee Bingham
March 2012

Dottie’s Discount Foods transitioned from its long-lived spot in the Co-op plaza to its current home at 77 Flat Street nearly four years ago. Jim Colaceci joined the Co-op family as Dottie’s manager in 2008, bringing with him the energy and drive to elevate Dottie’s to a higher quality discount store.

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