Spring/Summer Bullsheet!

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Annual Meeting

maple sugaring

 Sunday April 24th 5pm
Hazen Union School Cafeteria
Potluck
Samples and Raffle
Financial updates

to help out and earn working member hours, call Rachel 472-6020

2016 Board Nominees!!

2016 Board Candidates

Run for the Board

Buffalo Mountain Coop needs YOU to run for the Board

Nominations Due by April 12th

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Winter/Spring Bullsheet 2016


Winter/Spring 2016

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Farmer of the Month – June 2015

ansel and justinFlywheel Farm

 What Is Your Name?
Justin Cote and Ansel Ploog

 How many acres do you farm?
2-3 acres

What town is your Farm Located in?
Woodbury

How long have you been farming?
2 years

Why do you farm?
We farm because somebody has to!  We also enjoy the work and contributing to the agricultural heritage of this region.

What do you grow?
We grow lots of snap and snow peas, fava beans and dry beans, mustard greens and lettuces, cucumbers, patty pans, watermelons and muskmelons… Sweet corn and strawberries, tomatoes and peppers, eggplant and indigo!

Where does the food you grow go?
We sell to our local coops, restaurants, caterers and institutions as well as directly to our neighbors through our farmstand (located on Rt. 14, right across from Woodbury Lake.  We’re open Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 12-6pm).

What are your growing practices, if not certified organic? (fertilization, pesticides, etc…)
Our produce is certified organic by VOF.  We farm to put as much back into the soil as we take out.

Do you have any animals on your farm? (not including humans)
We raise hens to supply our farmstand with fresh eggs.  The eggs are not certified organic; the hens are fed a lot of vegetables and organic layer pellets.  We also raise rabbit meat on pasture and are working to eliminate rabbit pellets completely from their diet.

If you could be any fruit or vegetable, what would it be?
Ansel – A determinate tomato.
Justin – A spring-dug parsnip

Vision of the Co-op’s Future

What will the Co-op look like in 10 years?

One of the main jobs of the board is to plan for the future of the co-op. We have spent much of the last year working on visions of what the co-op could look like in the future and what that would mean for our store and community. Now, we need your help.

 After a six-month long look at where the coop is and has been the Visioning Committee has three possible futures: Stay-Put, Expansion and Back to Our Roots.

 What is your vision?

 Do you see us in a larger space and selling more mainstream foods and servicing a larger portion of the community? Do you see us staying where we are and working on improving our current store? Do you see us going back to our roots and selling mostly bulk and local food?

 Should we                   EXPAND?                STAY PUT? BACK TO OUR ROOTS?

 These are complicated issues and not all mutually exclusive. But having an overall direction from the membership about what you want is important for the board.

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Please VOTE:         

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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Annual Meeting Report

missed a deadlineMissed the Annual Meeting?

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.