The Rutland Area Food Co-op is a community-owned and operated business committed to improving the quality of life for people in the Rutland region through the sale of whole and natural food products. The Co-op has at least four distinct goals of operation: 1. To provide affordable access to natural and whole products, especially food products, to the Rutland area community; 2. To provide a market for local and regional producers of natural, minimally processed products; 3. To provide a community building and educational center where people can work, shop and learn together; 4. To support and work cooperatively with other individuals and organizations whose purposes are similar to those of the Co-op.
Retail Food Outlets
local and organic produce and products
- 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.