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.
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.
Stop in and try a deliciously herbal soda from Still Thyme Botanicals! Loved by kids, Mother Nature approved, herbalist formulated, steeped in tradition.
Welcome new products from Tony’s Chocolonely, big chocolate bars with a big mission. Tony’s mission: “As a chocolate company we lead by example and activate industry, politics and consumers to bring about change. Alone we make slave free chocolate, together we make all chocolate 100% slave free. Not just our chocolate. No. All chocolate worldwide. When there is really no more slavery in the chocolate industry, then we will have achieved our goal.”