Serving Up Vermont

Monday, December 6, 2021

We’re wrapping up our 24th Annual COTS Tree Sale, and it’s been a joy to see our community come together to support safe shelter for our neighbors this winter. Every year, all proceeds from our COTS Tree Sale go to support the work of the Committee on Temporary Shelter. This year, City Market continued to partner with the Intervale Center to plant a tree somewhere in Vermont in 2022 for each tree sold. 

Thursday, December 2, 2021

(Note: This is Part 1 in a series of blog posts highlighting the incredible work being done by our 2020 Seedling Grantees. Check back in regularly to hear about other projects!)  

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

You may know that one of the many benefits of City Market Membership is a discount on all of our in-person classes. In fact, if you attend just one City Market class per year, your Membership pays for itself! But our classes – and the participation of our Members – are more than just a chance to learn new cooking skills or explore new flavors. Whether they’re attending classes, teaching or coordinating, Members make our classes a place for our community to gather and share one of the most fundamental human experiences. 

Thursday, October 14, 2021

What is a Co-op?
 
October is Co-op Month, and that makes it the perfect time to address one of the most common questions we get asked: what is a co-op, anyway? According to the International Cooperative Alliance, "a cooperative is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise."
 
Monday, September 6, 2021

Small actions can make a big difference! Every time you check out at City Market, you can choose to round up your total to the nearest dollar. The difference is donated to Feeding Chittenden and other partners who are working on the ground to support and strengthen our community. Together, we’ve raised $1,433,616.35 since the start of the program! This August alone, we sent $9,290 to Feeding Chittenden to support their critical work to improve food security.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
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By Carrie Putscher, Assistant Outreach & Education Manager

Like many things during the past year, the Co-op sure made a “quick pivot” in response to our changing environment as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. One of our biggest partners in this shift was the Intervale Center.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021
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By Carrie Putscher, Assistant Outreach & Education Manager

Guest post by the Intervale Center

In December 2020, City Market partnered with COTS for its annual holiday tree sale. Expanded to both City Market stores, the community purchased 645 holiday trees, helping to fund the important work of COTS during an extraordinary year.

Friday, June 25, 2021
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By Carrie Putscher, Assistant Outreach & Education Manager

Guest post by Tracey Shamberger, Age Well's Director of Public Relations and Business Development

City Market offers wonderful incentives and Co-op discounts to their members who give back to the community and volunteer for local organizations. City Market supports and promotes the opportunity to volunteer with their Community Outreach Partners.

Age Well, a nonprofit organization serving older Vermonters in Addison, Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties, welcomes City Market volunteers with open arms!

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
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By Carrie Putscher, Assistant Outreach & Education Manager

What better way to spend the first of May than getting your hands dirty with Day in the Dirt, an annual event hosted by the Vermont Community Garden Network? A group of City Market employees volunteered their time to help get the Learning Garden at the UVM Fanny Allen Medical Center ready for the growing season. Our community outreach benefit offers staff paid volunteering hours throughout the year as one way for our team to connect with our network of over 25 non-profit partners.