To our Membership and regular neighborhood patrons,
For the past 15 years, our humble café has been honored to serve creative hot lunches, delicious sandwiches, and beautiful omelets to the community. We want to thank everyone near and far who supported this tiny café with their regular patronage and enjoyment of what we had to offer. The Co-op is currently under transition with a lens on financial viability and sustainable functioning. The café apart from the rest of the Co-op places a lot of demand on the structure of the business. We cannot continue to function in the manner we have been. So, we are ceasing the short order service breakfast and lunch menu. We are going to start this change the week of Thanksgiving, 11/19/18. The café will still be offering coffee/tea, a wider selection of baked goods, prepared cold sandwiches, salads, casseroles, noodle dishes and of course, our delicious soups. We want to provide the best options for organic, local healthy choices to our surrounding communities and folks who come through to enjoy our lovely area. Doing a better job from the perspective of financial well-being for the overall organization we hope will be beneficial for all. Our focus will be on foods that will be delicious, quick and ready to go for you or stay and enjoy the space and free WiFi in our cozy space. We are excited to work with the Co-op community together to create a nourishing healthful environment for the café space.
Thank you for your patience and consideration.
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.
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by Myrna Miranda-O’Neill
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.
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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.
Everyday Low Prices For Everyone! The Buffalo Basics program is a selection of staple foods and other products priced below retail to provide the same great savings to everyone who wants to shop at the Co-op. (No further discounts apply.) Look for the Buffalo Basics logo on shelves and bins around the store. The Buffalo Mountain Co-op is committed to “food for people not for profit.”
Sheep skyr is a traditional Icelandic-style yogurt made from sheep milk. We welcome back to our shelves this delicious local version from Cate Hill Orchard, protein-rich and full of high-quality fats, made by hand from sheep’s milk in small batches.