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"Tree-mendous" Thanks from the Intervale!

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.

Guest Blog Post: 3SquaresVT, Key to a Strong Farm Bill and Healthy Vermonters

This is a guest blog post from Hunger Free Vermont.

Vermont is well known for being a localvore heaven, especially this time of year when co-ops, farmers markets, and gardens are bursting at the seams with fresh, local, and incredibly delicious food. However, many people aren’t aware that for thousands of Vermonters, just getting enough food for themselves and their families is a daily struggle. Currently in our state, 1 in 10 Vermonters are considered “food insecure”, which means that they lack consistent access to enough food. Even worse, 1 in 7 children live in food insecure households. That’s why our mission at Hunger Free Vermont is to end the injustice of hunger and malnutrition for all Vermonters. It’s a big task, but we aren’t alone in our fight.

Planting Seeds in our Community: Co-op Seedling Grant Update

Spring has sprung and it’s time for another round of Co-op Seedling Grants! Now in its fifth year, this grant program has previously been supported through the generosity of our Members in the form of uncashed Patronage Refund Checks. However, we anticipate that it will take several years for the Co-op to return to profitability after opening the South End store in November 2017.

Dishing up a Recap: Women in the Industry, A Place at the Table

Earlier this month we hosted our twelfth installment of The Dish series at ArtsRiot in Burlington's South End. The Dish is a collaborative “series for inquisitive eaters” organized by City Market and the Intervale Center to explore hot topics in the food world. For this installment, we looked at the role of women in the food industry with the help of Change the Story, a statewide organization focused on women's economic well-being.

School’s Out for Summer

As I write this, my final blog post, I am headed into my last week as City Market’s Outreach and Education Coordinator. After 9 years of coordinating and attending classes, I feel as though school is being let out for summer…or forever. It really is a bittersweet feeling. I am happy to be moving into a part time position at the Co-op, which will allow me to spend more time with my son. And staying at the Co-op allows me to continue to connect with all the awesome folks that I have met along the way. However, I have always enjoyed being a student!

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