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How to Read a Sunscreen Label

written by Beth Williams UVFC’s Head of Health and Body Care Now that summer is upon us, it is a good time to brush up on sunscreen basics. Here are explanations of key terms appearing on sunscreen labels that you should understand when selecting a product. Broad Spectrum: It’s essential for your sunscreen to offer […]

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February Movie Night

 Join us on Thursday, February 18th for a viewing of Lincoln upstairs at the Co-op in the Classroom; just follow the blue feet around the side of the building to the courtyard entrance. The movie will start promptly at 6pm, so show up early for a comfy seat and first dibs on snacks. Movie Night is […]

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Shadow or No Shadow?

Today is Groundhog Day, a day where the groundhog Phil from Punxsutawny Pennsylvania, helps us determine the forecast for the next six week by use of his shadow. This year Phil has not seen his shadow and has predicted an early spring. Around this time of year several of us North Easterners may have wished for Phil to […]

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Monday November 23rd: FOOD DRIVE!

WE’RE HOSTING A FOOD DRIVE!       WHO? TO BENEFIT THE HAVEN WHAT? PERISHABLE + NON-PERISHABLE WHEN? MONDAY, NOV 23TH|9AM-6PM WHERE? UPPER VALLEY FOOD CO-OP If you are doing your shopping the Monday before Thanksgiving, please consider making a purchase to donate to our annual food drive. All contributions go to the Upper Valley […]

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Principle 7: Concern for the Community

What this means: Co-operatives work for the sustainable development of their communities through policies approved by their members. How we embrace this principle: Locally Sourced and Produced Products We carry locally sourced and produced products whenever possible. This helps to support the local economy rather than send our buying dollars to companies abroad. This practice […]

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Principle 6: Co-operation among Co-operatives

What this means: Co-operatives serve their members most effectively and strengthen the co-operative movement by working together through local, national, regional and international structures. How we embrace this principle: Friendships with other Kinds of Co-ops Not all co-operatives are Food Stores. A co-operative is a type of business model that can be applied to many […]

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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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Let’s Talk About Dairy

At the Upper Valley Food Co-op we have a number of Local Dairy Suppliers. Which one do you like best? Strafford Organic Creamery Local & Organic Strafford, VT (20 miles) The Strafford Organic Creamery is a one-farm, one-family operation dedicated to sustainable agriculture and making the best milk and ice cream on the planet. Earl […]

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New to the Co-op in 2015: Local in Bulk

Local in Bulk Chocolate Pecan Granola from Back Roads Granola in Brattleboro, VT After carrying a few granolas from Back Roads Granola for awhile, we decided to add their Chocolate Pecan Granola to the shelf. It’s the sweetest and most decadent of their granolas that we carry and makes a great alternative treat for your […]

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