The South Royalton Market’s present general manager is retiring in September. We are in the early stages of searching for candidates to fill this position. Please direct inquiries and/or send cover letter & resume by May 16th to email@example.com or GM Search | South Royalton Market | P.O. Box 239 | S. Royalton, VT 05068. The General Manager Job Description follows: Read the rest of this entry »
How does the Market meet your needs? We’re inviting you to give us feedback through our customer survey, available in two formats: on paper and on-line. Your participation helps us to update our understanding of how we can meet the community’s needs. We welcome feedback from all of our customers and members.
- Pick up (and return) paper copies to the store.
- Click here to link to the survey on–line through Survey Monkey: https://www.
Everyone who completes a survey will be entered in a drawing for a $50 gift certificate! Deadline: May 9. Thank you!
Member Appreciation Day rolls around this Friday, April 18. As an added bonus, it happens to fall in the middle of Passover and just before Easter. If you are celebrating the holidays with family or friends, Friday offers you the double benefit of the Market’s great selection with discounts for members.
Other special things:
- Capital Grounds coffee will be sampling at noontime
- a Chelsea dairy farm will sample its fresh butter and buttermilk in the afternoon
- our cashier, Katie Runde (pictured above), designed this year’s Tunbridge Fair poster. She’ll sign copies from 2:00–3:00.
We’re looking forward to it all!
Customers have asked for it; Tim, our buyer for health and beauty products, has found a good Vermont product while our regular supplier is out of stock.
Look for 1 and 2.5 pound jars near the lip balm.
Kombucha lovers, hold on to your hats! Carin’s Kombucha is coming to the Market starting Thursday, March 27.
What is kombucha? It’s a lightly fermented tea beverage. Carin makes hers at Heartwood Farm in Barnard. You may be familiar with Carin’s kombucha from the Worthy Burger, Fable Farm CSA, or seasonal farmer’s markets.
At the Market, you’ll find the kegorator by the beverage cooler. We will have two varieties of kombucha on tap. We’ll sell it by the pound; you can buy it by the glass, the growler, or any size in between–we’ll have a selection of bottles on hand. Just be sure to get a tare weight on your container (available at the register) before you fill up!
Friday, March 21 marks the first full official day of Spring — and it’s member appreciation day (MAD) at the Market as well! Come celebrate with tasty nibbles, discounts for members, and the pleasure of seeing your neighbors. It’s all part of what makes a co–op … a co–op!
This MAD marks the month that we implement changes in member discounts as voted by the Board in January: a change in the level of gold-member discount and a reduction in discount for members who pay with a credit card on MAD or Wild Card days.
For members to receive their full discount, we ask that you pay with cash or by check. Payment by credit card reduces the discount by 2% — about the amount that credit card processors charge the Market for each transaction.
How does that look in practice? On MAD and Wild Card days …
- Blue card members who pay with cash or check get a 5% discount; credit card users get a 3% discount.
- Gold card members who pay with cash or check get at 10% discount (new discount rate); credit card users get a 8% discount.
These changes will help to ensure the Market’s long-term financial stability.
Whatever your membership status, we thank you for shopping at the community-founded, community-owned Market.
The Grocery Department is passing along the best of monthly deals from our distributor. Members get the price on the green tag.
Look for a display of member sales on an end cap display at the front of the store and on products scattered around the store. Starting in March and on–going!
BALE’s series “Why Build a Local Economy” comes to a conclusion this Thursday, March 6, at the Chandler Music Hall in Randolph with a presentation by Shyla Nelson of Strafford. Nelson is a singer who wants to increase global awareness through the “One World, One Voice” project that she founded. The goal: to acknowledge our global citizenship and to cease the violence we humans perpetrate on it.
Gathering starts at 6:30 with light dinner from the Black Krim Tavern in Randolph. Hear Shyla’s story and be moved by the power of music and song.
Concerned about energy and climate change but unsure how to react? Consider joining a two- or three-session “Powering a Bright Future” discussion group. Read excerpted essays in advance, then discuss your impressions in a small group setting. The “Powering” course booklet contains solution-based readings on energy use and extraction, peak oil, fossil fuel subsidies, energy efficiency, equity, energy policy and low carbon food tips. Booklets can be borrowed or downloaded as a PDF for $10. Please pre-register and read chapter 1 for first session.
In Sharon at the Baxter Library: Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm on March 5, 12, and 19. Contact: DeeGish@gmail.com.
In East Randolph in a home on Route 14: Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00pm, starting March 11. Contact: Tamara.S.Morgan@dartmouth.edu.
In Barnard: details coming soon!
Co-sponsors include Sharon Energy Committee, BALE, Catamount Earth Institute, and the South Royalton Market.