Author Archive | Chris Jacobson

Neighboring Food Co-ops Celebrate Six Years of Co-operation

On March 18th, co-operators from across our region gathered at Greenfield Community College in Greenfield, MA, for the Sixth Annual Meeting of the Neighboring Food Co-op Association (NFCA). The meeting brought together 150 representatives from more than 35 food co-ops, start-up initiatives, and partner organizations, including Upper Valley Food Co-op. Keynote speaker for the day […]

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Farm Tour: July 23 at Solstice Seeds & Heartland Farms!

Solstice Seeds 2017 Catalogue

Dear Gardeners and Seed Savers, The following poem hangs by my desk so I am reminded daily, in these troubling times, of the imperative to remember that “though all things differ, all agree.” Windsor Forest — Alexander Pope, 1713 Here hills and vales, the woodland and the plain, Here earth and water seem to strive […]

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Benefits from Community Partnerships

At Upper Valley Food Co-op we recognize there are so many fantastic businesses and organizations in the Upper Valley. This winter, SunCommon has teamed with various co-ops in VT to build incentives to going solar! Local energy, local food. What could be healthier? We have partnered with SunCommon to encourage our members to go solar […]

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Looking for something to do Friday night?

  Announcing our Art Showcase: Outside the Box, an expression that challenges us to expand our thinking. Come over to the Upper Valley Food Co-op to mix with community members at our Open house and Art Show. Use the Courtyard Entrance to enter the building. There is an elevator to the second floor or find […]

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Winter Solstice & Holiday Hours

Take Note! Holiday Hours: UVFC will close at 4pm on December 24th and at 6pm on December 31st. UVFC will be closed on December 25th and January 1st. What is a Solstice? A solstice is defined as one of the two times during the year when the sun is farthest from the tilting planet’s celestial […]

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Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions Upper Valley Food Co-op presents Outside the Box A showcase of expression that challenges us to expand our thinking.   The Upper Valley Food Co-op is taking submissions for our latest showcase: Outside the Box. Upper Valley area artists are invited to submit a piece or collection of pieces that fit within […]

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Traditions are built over time. They change slowly evolving around new variables in our cycles. Traditions become touchstones on which we honor family and friends, places and ideas. They can define our lifestyle and at the same time provide respite from our daily routines. Traditions are a perfect way to give Gratitude. When I was […]

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Rally in the Valley

Please join us for the Organic Farmers’ Rally in the Valley The organic farmers and eaters of northern New England will be gathering at 12pm onSunday, Oct 30 at Cedar Circle Farm in East Thetford, Vermont to make our voices heard by the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). Since 2010, the NOSB recommendation prohibiting “organic hydroponic” growing has been […]

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