30 South Main Street
Hardwick, VT 05843
I have worked at the food coop for 27 years and have watched the local thing start and grow. It is in our mission statement to support local producers and also to make healthy food as affordable as possible. I am also on the board of the Neighboring Food Cooperative Association and work on the substitution committee which looks at getting more food that we carry produced locally. I am also on the board of the Center for an Agricultural Economy.
Retail Food Outlets
- Goal 1: Consumption of Vermont-produced food by Vermonters and regional consumers will measurably increase.
- Goal 2: Consumers in institutional settings (e.g., K-12 schools, colleges, state agency cafeterias, hospitals, prisons) will consume more locally produced food.
- Goal 13: Local food will be available at all Vermont market outlets and increasingly available at regional, national, and international market outlets.
- Goal 15: All Vermonters will have access to fresh, nutritionally balanced food that they can afford.