Farmer of the Month – May 2015

Sunny MeadowSunny Meadow Farm, Cabot, VT

What Is Your Name?
Tony Ingraldi

 How many acres do you farm?

Two acres

How long have you been farming?

I’ve been farming off and on since 2001.  I’ve been at my current location in Cabot for the past four years.

 

Why do you farm?

I started farming because I wanted to be able to provide quality organic produce for my two young daughters at the time.  I feel that it is important to have a first hand knowledge of where my food comes.  Farming is also a great way for me to connect with the natural cycles of the world while also providing food security for my family.  I enjoy the sense of accomplishment that comes form enjoying the bounty of my hard work.

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Greens – Issue 2

Annual Meeting Report

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Thank you to everyone who turned out for the Annual Meeting on Sunday April 19th. Year after year we see new faces and get to visit with familiar ones. Thank you to Kate Arnold and the rest of the kitchen volunteers and potluck contributors for a fabulous meal.  For those unable to attend or those who need a review, we present to you a Annual Meeting Recap

Financial Reports

2014 Balance Sheet

2014 Profit & Loss

Management Report

We are excited to announce that long-time sub, Ellen Bresler has been hired to manage the Dairy Department.  After 30 years of service, longtime staff member Annie Gaillard will be hanging up her tool belt.  We will miss her dearly!!!  Don’t be a stranger.

A non-GMO Committee was formed to address the growing concerns from our members and staff regarding the increase use of GMO ingredients in our food supply.  Our goals are to educate our members and community and get feedback.  What do you the members want?  More in-store labeling? A GMO-free store?  If you would like to help, please contact frey@buffalomountaincoop.org

Board Election

Congratulations to our newly-elected members to the board members Kay Charron and Marina Carleton. 

Congrats and welcome back to Bruce Kaufman, Steve Gorelick and Michael Lew-Smith our re-elected 

Welcome and Thank You for serving your co-op. 

A big thank you to Amy Sund and David Ludt for their interest in running.

Annual Meeting April 19th

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Annual Meeting

Sunday April 19th 5-8 pm

Hazen Union School

After a six-month long look at where the coop is and has been the Visioning Committee has created at three-part presentation highlighting three possible futures:
Stay PutExpansion and Back to our Roots.

The Visioning Committee looks forward to sharing this with you and welcome your feedback.

DON’T FORGET TO SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER AND EARN WORKING MEMBER HOURS.
Sign up sheet is at the front of the store

2015 Board Election

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2015 Board of Directors Elections

  April 5th – April 19th

 

Your EQUITY must be up-to-date to vote
Get your BALLOT at the register
Only ONE VOTE per member
Choose FIVE CANDIDATES
Place your ballot in the BALLOT BOX

Ballots will be counted and new Board Members announced
at the Annual Meeting on April 19th
 

Click here to learn more about this year’s candidates.
*Voting must happen in-store.

charron gorelick kaufman lewsmith ludt marina sund
 

Board Nominations Due by March 22nd

voteGet involved with your Co-op. Run for the Board of Directors.  Nominations due March 22nd. Election April 5th-19th

Introducing “The Allium Family”

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Today the Produce Department released their first issue of “The Allium Family!” These pamphlets will be released through the year and will contain facts, recipes, and other information about a highlighted vegetable or fruit. Each “issue” will also feature an original comic created by local artists (and coop members) Leif Goldberg and Erin Rosenthal.

Show up to our Garlic tasting Monday March 9th at 5pm and get our first issue: “Garlic to the Rescue.” OR, just grab one while browsing our produce department…

OR JUST…

View or DOWNLOAD a printable copy HERE!!!

March 2015 Members Only Sale!!!

Members Only Sale - Mar 15

Deep Winter Garlic Tasting and Brix Testing and Film Showing

garlicon Monday March 9th at 5PM, we are having a free garlic tasting of at least 7 different local garlic varieties upstairs in the Buffalo Mountain Coop’s Cafe. They will be prepared raw and roasted in oil so you can taste the differences. You will get a chance to vote on your favorite variety! We will also be testing the brix levels of all the garlic before the event to see if there is any correlation between what varieties folks chose as their favorites and the ones with the highest nutrient density. Brix is a measurement of the relative nutrient density in a fruit or vegetable. We will have more info about why the Coop is labeling the brix levels of the produce we sell. Remember, Garlic Breath is Beautiful!

Following the tasting @7pm we will be screening the film: “Garlic Is As Good As Ten Mothers”

Annual Member Appreciation Sale

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