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Focusing on the Long Game

What makes Co-ops unique is the way we approach the triple bottom line. When we think about our retail business in the context of nurturing our community we recognize that reciprocity needs to be long term. When we make motions to lessen our impact on the environment it informs our product choices.  We can’t help […]

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The Member Library is Open

The Member Library is Open and you’re invited! What: Our library of over 200 books and 50 dvds on topics including alternative energy, social action, organic gardening, and natural health is one of the best in the Upper Valley. It’s also home to Co-op newsletters, periodicals and other resources. Where: The Member Library is located upstairs […]

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UVFC has much to offer besides healthy food!

Are you familiar with some of the programs and workshops the Upper Valley Food Co-op organizes? Below you will find links to some of the educational opportunities we put together this spring, as well as some of the items coming up soon. Special thanks to Emily and Briana at CATV for coming out to film […]

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Hemp History Week

What is Hemp? Hemp is the distinct oilseed and fiber varieties of the plant species Cannabis sativa L. It is a tall, slender, fibrous plant that has been cultivated worldwide for over 10,000 years. It is important to note that hemp has no drug value. Hemp seed contains little to no measurable amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol […]

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Celiac Awareness Month

What is Celiac disease? When people with celiac disease eat gluten (a protein found in wheat, rye and barley), their body mounts an immune response that attacks the small intestine. These attacks lead to damage on the villi, small fingerlike projections that line the small intestine, that promote nutrient absorption. When the villi get damaged, […]

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Mother’s Day Inspiration

Need a gift for Mother’s Day? How about one of our Fair Trade gifts and goodies! Equal Exchange Chocolates Fair Trade Chocolates are a sweet treat you don’t have to feel bad about indulging in. Equal Exchange was founded to … support small farmers; and connect consumers and producers through information, education, and the exchange […]

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What are Seeds?

What are seeds? A seed is the start of a new plant. Birds lay eggs, which will hatch into chicks, and plants produce seeds, which will grow into new plants. The seed is made up of three main parts: embryo (the new plant), endosperm (the built-in food supply) and seed coat (the outer covering that […]

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On Our Shelves: Grains, Gluten, and Seeds

GLUTEN-FREE Mary’s Gone Crackers Developing the cracker recipe in my kitchen and experimenting with a wide variety of gluten-free grains, flours, and seeds, connected me to one aspect of life that I love: the bounty of the earth that offers us such a diversity of grains; not just the wheat and corn that so dominates […]

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