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Board of Directors Report: It’s Great To Be A Shareholder PDF Print E-mail

by Harriet Tepfer
September 2013


Shareholders, or “member-owners” of the Brattleboro Food Co-op have many reasons to be proud and happy about their status—not only are we shareholders owners of one of the largest food co-ops in the country, we have a state-of-the-art new store with more food and other product choices than we ever thought possible! And it’s ours—it’s not part of some large corporation that may try to portray itself as community-minded, environmentally conscious, etc., but in reality is focused on the bottom line for stockholders, a very different sort of owner.

Rice PDF Print E-mail

by Chris Ellis
Staff Nutritionist
September 2013

In much of the world rice is a main staple in the diet similar to what the potato is for many in this country. It is one of my favorite grains because of the immense variety available. There are over 8,000 kinds available worldwide but in my lifetime I have probably tried no more than 25, so I have a lot more to go! They all taste different and have varying textures as well, which makes the grain unique. It is praised as one of the least allergenic foods. It has been reported that rice is the primary energy source for people living all over the world:  17 countries in Asia, nine countries in North and South America, and eight in Africa. In some Asian countries the verb “to eat” literally translates as “to eat rice.”

BFC Recipe: Indian Spiced Rice with Lentils PDF Print E-mail

Indian Spiced Rice with Lentils
(Adapted from a recipe from

1 cup dried lentils
1 cup white basmati rice
2 teaspoons butter, ghee, or vegetable oil
2 one-inch pieces of cinnamon stick
2 whole cloves
1-2 teaspoons cumin seeds
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, chopped
4 1/2 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
½-1 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (optional)

Wild Deal of the Day Mobile Alerts PDF Print E-mail

Check it out! The Co-op is offering Wild Deal of the Day Mobile Alerts!
Text “Wild” to 802-231-2001 to sign up.

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