The new Brattleboro Food Co-op has just opened. The old one I have very fond memories of. Vegan company coming? You simple go to the deli and everything is clearly marked. “Glad Corn” is still one of my favorite snacks, which I’ve only found at the co-op. Lots of local food and produce also. Expensive, but if you join and do volunteer hours, you get a nice discount. It was always great to run in and pick up dinner after school for the kids and myself.
After you fill your bag you weigh it, write that on a sticker. Then you put down the number of the item on a sticker.
After that you load in cart and they TRUST YOU that you have been HONEST. I imagine just about everyone is. It’s that kind of place.
The deli is still as full of delicious things as I remember…
Sadly the “woo” section is even bigger than ever. I know it must bring in the big bucks, but it’s a shame that a place that prides itself on healthy food would push such useless and expensive crap.
Oh and the proven unsafe ear candle. Fires galore and if you test the residue, it’s just from the candle. But see, everyone feels they are doing something. The child, unable to say “hey there is puss coming out of my ear and I can’t hear anymore” or he will let down his family, just goes partially deaf.
Of course, they do offer a wonderful selection of magazines. I buy several while I’m there. Good tips on local gardening, local events and great cooking recipes to be found within. Then there is ASTROLOGY. Not just any ASTROLOGY, but mountain astrology as it must be different as we are closer to the stars.
I’ll still be showing up for my “Glad Corn” and my Vermont stuffed pretzels and the deli selection. But I wish that they would put consumer advocacy as a top priority.
Some things never change, the good and the bad are still at the Brattleboro Co-op