Nelson Alvarez Febles, Puerto Rican agroecologist, food activist and author spoke on June 22nd in Hardwick, VT about the many ongoing efforts to promote food sovereignty, small farms, and agroecology as important strategies for recovery and resilience in the face of climate disruptions such as Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Nelson serves on the Board of Cooperativa Orgánica Madre Tierra, Buffalo Mountain’s Sister Coop in San Juan. As part of his presentation, Nelson also shared some before and after pictures from the farm of one of our Sister Coop members. Click the link to view the photos.
Principle #6 of the Cooperative Principles: Cooperation among co-operatives
When I’ve been asked why our coop has a Sister Co-op, the short answer is, because “it is what we do.” One of our guiding principles is to help other co-ops, but I believe that as a co-operative community and as part of a cooperative movement we look for alternatives to build a prosperous equitable community and for sincere ways to connect and respond to need at home and abroad with the intention of empowering each other.
Delicious and healthful organic raw brazil nuts from Tierra Farm are 10% off all month for members (not to mention the lower regular price as well)! Look for them in the bulk bins, with the rest of our amazing selection of raw and roasted organic nuts and seeds!
The Buffalo Mountain Coop Meat Department proudly sells Sugar Mountain Farm pork, which is raised in West Thopsham, Vermont. From birth to package they do it all on their farm, now a certified butcher shop. They raise their pork with beyond organic farm practices, and offer affordable, delicious pork for retail sale.