Sign up for our monthly email
Everyone is welcome to enjoy and shop our store!

SAVE!!!
collage.png

 truckad

 Calendar of Events & Classes
bfc eventcalendar_04_april2017

Food For Thought Newsletter
bfc fft_april_2017-web_page_01

 

fft-archive-info

Anne, of Boston Post Dairy, in the cheese-making room.

The goats of Boston Post Dairy

April Producer of the Month

Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 JoomlaWorks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
BOD Report: BFC's Waste Stream & Ends Policy 4 PDF Print E-mail

March 2017
by Beth Neher 

The BFC exists to meet its shareholders collective needs for: A regenerative business that has a net positive environmental impact.

End 4 came up as part of a larger board discussion of the Ends Policies in November when our General Manager, Sabine Rhyne, submitted a monitoring report addressing how fully her leadership of the Co-op has brought the store into compliance with the seven Ends Policies. At the end of our discussion, the GM noted that she had not met End 4 and could not state compliance. She stated that the Co-op has more work to do to reach the goal of a net positive environmental impact, and one way of moving in that direction is to continue to reduce the waste stream.

Read more...
 
GM Report: Connection, Co-op Style PDF Print E-mail

March 2017
by Sabine Rhyne, General Manager

It’s unfortunate, but often we don’t value what we have until it’s gone. We have at times in our larger co-op history witnessed ourselves taking the very existence of our co-ops for granted. After all, the Brattleboro Food Co-op and others of its relative age have now been around long enough that the youth of Generation Z (born in the late ‘90s and beyond) and millennials (born largely between 1980 and 2000) have always known it to exist. And to those young people, especially those commonly called Gen Z-ers, they seek more radical ways to upend the system, believing that brick-and-mortar stores are, well, “passé.” Well, perhaps they seem so on the surface. But still, we offer a much more interactive way to engage with the food system than any other food store that operates out of a building. And we provide an important space for our community and our staff: a solid place to work, shop, and meet.

Read more...
 
GM REPORT: The Power of Investment PDF Print E-mail

February 2017
by Sabine Rhyne, General Manager

In the words of the International Cooperative Alliance (established in 1895), “Cooperatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity, and solidarity.” If there were ever a moment for reflection on, and the expression of, those deep and impactful values, now would be one of those moments.

So, to review, still in the words of the ICA: co-ops in general, and our Co-op in particular, were created “by associations of individuals to meet their common

Read more...
 
PRODUCER OF THE MONTH: Good Body Products PDF Print E-mail

February 2017
by Jon Megas-Russell 

The origins of Good Body Products started in Chicago in 2010 during a gig of Trish and Chris Thomas’ band, The Natch. Trish was feeling sick and quickly realized that she was not sick but pregnant with their first child, Myla – now six years old. Upon finishing this leg of their tour they headed back to their home in New York City and circled the wagons around what to do next. They enjoyed their day jobs of digital marketing and consulting and their moon lighting in a rock

Read more...
 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Shareholder Ownership PDF Print E-mail

February 2017
by Emily Kornheiser 

Sometimes when I'm filling my jar with oats, or selecting the perfect grapefruit I forget that the Co-op is more than a grocery store. And we are. To my eyes two things stand out that make the Co-op the dynamic powerful organization of community that it is: shareholder ownership and our focus on the ends. Both shareholder ownership and our focus on the ends shapes our decisions—both as a board and as an organization­—beyond the bottom line or profit motive. Yes,

Read more...
 
<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > End >>

Page 4 of 90