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If you take a walk through our bread aisle, you may see some impressively dark loaves marked as a product of Bee Sting Bakery. As owner and lead baker, Heike Meyer would say “Don’t fear the dark crust!” This week, Heike led a tour of her bakery and a class on the wonders of sourdough baking. She...
A couple of us from the Co-op had the opportunity to visit Ploughgate Creamery at Bragg Hill Farm in Fayston, VT the other week.  The name Ploughgate Creamery may ring a bell with some of you.  Owned by Marisa Mauro, Ploughgate Creamery used to be known for cheese, particularly the well-known...
By Pat Burns, General Manager While attending a meeting at Burlington Electric in September 2006 I ran into Clem Nilan, an old friend and the General Manager of City Market. I was slightly surprised when Clem inquired, “do you want to come play in a grocery store”? And so it started. October 30,...
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...
While excited about the arrival of spring produce, I have to admit I feel a little burned out on the same ‘ole recipes. When I think of rhubarb, I think of strawberry rhubarb pie, or compote, or chutney. If you search online, you are likely to find hundreds, or even thousands, of versions of the...

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