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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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Rutabaga Recipes PDF Print E-mail

SPICY ROASTED RUTABAGAS
2 Tbsp. olive oil or other vegetable oil
1 – 1½ tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. garlic powder or 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. sugar, honey, or maple syrup
½ tsp. paprika
Dash of cayenne (optional)
4 medium-sized rutabagas, peeled and chopped into pieces about 1-2 inches long and 1 inch wide
1 medium onion, sliced thinly

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix oil, spices, sugar, or honey together in a bowl. Toss peeled rutabagas with spice mix, sliced onions, and oil. Transfer to roasting pan or oven-proof casserole dish, spreading pieces out evenly. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until tender and lightly browned, stirring every 5-10 minutes.

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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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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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Food For Thought Archive PDF Print E-mail

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Previous issues of the Brattleboro Food Co-op's newsletter are now available as PDF downloads!

These PDF's may be read online and/or downloaded for your reference and printing.

Food for Thought is a terrific source of information! Read about our Producers of the Month, redevelopment news, co-op classes and events, important news and articles, new products, messages from the board, recipes, and more! ENJOY!

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2016

  • January featuring Garuka Bars (Burlington, VT)
  • February featuring Burke Mountain Confectionery (East Burke, VT) and
    Tavernier Chocolates (Brattleboro, VT)

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2015

  • January featuring Global Village Cuisine (White River Junction, VT)
  • February featuring TC's Pantry (Keene, NH)
  • March featuring Bonvue Farm (Marlboro, VT)
  • April featuring The Bread Shed (Keene, NH)
  • May featuring Vermont Compost Company (Montpelier, VT)
  • June featuring Brattleboro Food Co-op (Brattleboro, VT)
  • July featuring Bart's Homemade (Greenfield, MA)
  • August featuring Bee's Wrap (Bristol, VT)
  • September featuring Von Trapp Brewing (Stowe, VT)
  • October featuring Spring Brook Farm (Reading, VT)
  • November featuring High Meadows Farm (Putney, VT)
  • December featuring Pacem Pottery (Vernon, VT),
    Greentree Designs Greeting Cards (Vershire, VT) and
    Brattleboro Time Trade Gift Bags (Brattleboro, VT)

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2014

  • January featuring Real Pickles (Greenfield, MA)
  • February featuring Big Picture Farm (Townshend, VT)
  • March featuring Side Hill Farm (Brattleboro, VT)
  • April featuring Commissary Kitchen (Brattleboro Food Co-op - Brattleboro, VT)
  • May featuring US Sherpa (Burlington, VT)
  • June featuring Grafton Village Cheese Co. (Brattleboro and Grafton, VT)
  • July featuring Vermont Gelato (Brattleboro, VT)
  • August featuring Old Friends Farm (Amherst, MA)
  • September featuring Citizen Cider (Burlington, VT)
  • October featuring Butterworks Farm (Westfield, VT)
  • November featuring Green Mountain Flour (Windsor, VT)
  • December featuring Lake Champlain Chocolates (Burlington, VT)

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 2013

  • January featuring Vermont Fresh Pasta (Procotsville, VT)
  • February featuring High Mowing Organic Seeds (Wolcott, VT)
  • March featuring Green River Aprons (Guilford, VT)
  • April featuring Flourish Natural Body Care (Woodstock, VT)
  • May featuring OWL Energy Bars (Brattleboro, VT)
  • June featuring Zack Woods Herb Farm (Hyde Park, VT)
  • July featuring Cobb Hill Farm (Hartland, VT)
  • August featuring Long Wind Farm (East Thetford, VT)
  • September featuring Garlic Kids (Brattleboro, VT)
  • October featuring Scott Farm (Dummerston, VT)
  • November featuring Foley Brothers Brewing (Brandon, VT)
  • December featuring Manning Hill Farm (Winchester, NH)

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 2012

  • January featuring Spirit ill Farm (Halifax, VT)
  • February featuring Two Guys in Vermont (Montpelier, VT)
  • March featuring Katalyst Kombucha (Greenfield, MA)
  • April featuring Grow Compost (Moretown, VT)
  • May featuring Windham & Windsor Housing Trust (Brattleboro, VT)
  • June featuring Brattleboro Food Co-op (Brattleboro, VT)
  • July featuring Vermont Goldburgers at Earth Sky Time Farm (Manchester, VT)
  • August featuring Commonwealth Dairy (Guilford, VT)
  • September featuring The Garlic Project (Brattleboro, VT)
  • October featuring Harlow Farm (Westminster, VT)
  • November featuring Against the Grain Gourmet (Brattleboro, VT)
  • December featuring Way Out Wax (Hyde Park, VT)

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2011

  • January featuring TwinStar Herbals (Cummington, MA)
  • February featuring Samosaman (Barre, VT)
  • March featuring Claire's Country Garden (Alburg, VT)
  • April featuring Four Star Farm (Northfield, MA)
  • May featuring Couch Brook Farm (Bernardston, MA)
  • June featuring Cellars at Jasper Hill (Greensboro, VT)
  • July featuring Deep Meadow Farm (Westminster, VT)
  • August featuring Long Wind Farm (East Thetford, VT)
  • September featuring Green Mountain Orchards (Putney, VT)
  • October featuring Octoberfest Local Producers:
    Brattleboro Food Co-op's Own Sausage (Brattleboro, VT),
    Real Pickles (Greenfield, MA) and Appalachian Naturals (Goshen, MA)
  • November featuring Urban Moonshine (Burlington, VT)
  • December featuring Vermont Soap Company (Middlebury, VT)

 


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