Our COTS Tree Sale
City Market’s annual COTS Tree Sale is a joyful way to contribute to our community! Every December since 1998, we’ve sourced fresh trees from local farms and sold them to raise funds for the Committee on Temporary Shelter. The COTS Tree Sale is a fantastic opportunity for our staff, Members, and our community to come together and make a real difference for people in our community who are experiencing homelessness.
Thank you to everyone who purchased a tree to support COTS and the Intervale Conservation Nursery! After the 2021 sale, City Market staff presented a check totaling $14,887.65 to COTS and a check totaling $6,511.18 to the Intervale Center to fund planting 750 trees across our region in 2022. 2021 marked the 24th Annual Tree Sale to benefit COTS. With your help through the years, our COTS Tree Sales have raised over $187,000 for COTS! Looking for other ways to support COTS?
The Committee on Temporary Shelter is the largest provider of services for people who are homeless or marginally housed in Vermont. In 2021, COTS helped 2,222 people, including 352 children. Their services range from overnight shelter space to daytime drop-in meals, showers and laundry to support in navigating housing programs to helping people avoid homelessness. We’re proud to partner with COTS in their work to support our community!
Buy A Tree, Plant A Tree with the Intervale Center
When you buy a tree at our COTS Tree Sale, the Intervale Center will plant a tree for you somewhere in Vermont the following spring! Every year, the Conservation Nursery, a program of the Intervale Center, plants 30,000 Vermont-grown, native trees and shrubs along rivers and streams throughout the state. Your tree will live for decades, providing habitat for animals, reducing erosion, filtering pollutants before they reach waterways, and sequestering carbon.