January 30th, 2015

Annual meeting is (you guessed it) a yearly event when members and staff come together to review the events of the past 12 months. It’s a chance to put our democratic principles in action and that includes electing the board of directors from among our members. Ours is a locally grown, independent cooperative business.

Watch your mail for a post card. (If you are a member and don’t receive one, please make sure we have your current mailing address.) Here’s the scoop:
Date: Feb. 22 (Sunday) starting with a potluck supper at 5:30 Business meeting to follow, and an acoustic music jam after that.
Where: Royalton Academy Building on Route 14 in Royalton Village
What to bring: a potluck dish to share and musical instruments if you’re so inclined
What you’ll gain: a great supper, the chance to visit with members and staff, news of efforts to sustain the Market’s health, and a chance to give input as a member of the cooperative.

More info: 763–2400 or

Annual Mtg.–s


New Healthy Drinks

January 21st, 2015

New in the beverage cooler: drinks that have digestive and immune system–building properties. Check out our all–natural IQ juice; sparkling pro–biotic Kevita juice; and thee brands of kombucha.Probiotic Drinks–s


January 14th, 2015

Sweenor Tractor–sThe 3rd Friday of the month rolls round this week and that means that we’ll be celebrating Member Appreciation Day on the 16th. We’ll have tasty little samples out for you to try, a gluten–free granola demo from Elemental Granola 11:30–1:00, and discounts for members.

If you are curious about what it takes to become a member, know that we make it easy. We have two levels of lifetime membership. Pay once and you’re good to go … forever! $50 for a blue membership (current discount level: 5% on MAD and one day per month of your choice); $200 for a gold membership (current discount level: 10% on MAD and one day per month of your choice).

You can find a membership brochure on the website on the Membership tab, or by the entrance door at the store. If you have any questions, ask any of the staff. We’re glad to help. And know that, whether you choose to be a Market member or not, we appreciate your business.


January 5th, 2015

We put thought in to making our new year’s resolutions. The challenge is to put them in to action. If you’re wondering if you can make good on your intentions, the Market may be able to help. If you’ve set yourself a goal to

  • eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, check out our Produce department. It is well stocked and competitively priced.
  • make more home cooked meals, check out our Bulk department, where you can buy as much or as little as you need. This gives you freedom to try out new grains or spices, for example.
  • reduce your carbon footprint, shopping locally at the Market can save you many miles and dollars.
  • save money, remember that the Market offers a discount to members and non–members when you special order an item by the case.
  • share your bounty with others, consider donating items to the Market’s food shelf collection. You’ll find a labeled grocery bag under the counter near the nut cooler.

Best wishes from all of us for a nutritious and peaceful new year.



December 30th, 2014

Whatever beverage you like to drink as you toast in the new year, the Market has a good supply.

  • Champagnes and sparkling wines
  • Beers
  • Non-alcoholic sparking waters and fruit juices
  • Apple cider and cranberry juice for mulling.

Remember that the Market closes at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 31 and is closed on January 1. We resume regular hours on Friday, January 2.

Best wishes from all of us for a happy new year.


December 21st, 2014

Christmastree–green-no–bkgdAs you make final preparations for the coming holidays, please bear in mind the Market’s hours:

  • Wednesday, December 24: open until 1:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 25: closed
  • Friday, December 26: closed

We resume normal hours on Saturday, December 27 … temporarily. Our New Year’s schedule is as follows:

  • Wednesday, December 31: open until 1:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 1: closed

We open on Friday, January 2 at 7:30 a.m. and welcome the new year.

Best holiday wishes to you and yours from all of us at the Market.


December 17th, 2014

The 3rd Friday of the month is coming right up, and that means that it is MAD — short for Member Appreciation Day.

MAD is a great day to shop at the Market. We tasty little samples out for you to try; it’s a good time for seeing your neighbors (because they’re shopping on this day, too); and members get discounts.

Two extra thoughts as you do your holiday shopping:

  • we sell gift certificates in any amount;
  • a Market membership gives year-round and is good for a lifetime. Available in two levels:  $50 for blue (5% discount) or $200 for gold (10% discount).

See you soon!


December 12th, 2014

baking-supplies-sDoing some special baking for the holidays? In addition to great ingredients, we also have a supply of sprinkles, baking cups (for cupcakes or muffins), food coloring, and birthday candles!


December 11th, 2014

For a quick, warming, satisfying meal in snow season — check out our SOUPS.

  • Susie makes two varieties each week day. One is meat-based; the other is vegetarian or vegan.  You’ll find them — and a slice of hearty locally made bread — hot and ready to go. Fill up your own container in sizes small, medium and large.
  • Additional soups, in 2-cup containers, are in the grab-and-go case. Take one home, heat it up, and you have an instant meal.


December 3rd, 2014

2015-CalendarsThe Market is stocked with holiday gift ideas. Shop local, shop early, and save yourself stress!

Our ideas include:

  • Advent calendars (limited supply) and a great variety of 2015 wall calendars
  • Fair-trade African baskets — new arrivals!
  • Delicious beeswax candles from Honey Knoll Apiary in Royalton
  • Handmade sweets from Down-to-Earth Confections of Barnard
  • Clementines — to keep you and Santa healthy
  • Chocolates, teas, coffees, local pottery, cookbooks, holiday cards … check out our endcap displays. Happy Holidays!


































  • Menu for Friday, Jan. 30


    • Breakfast Sandwiches
    • Yogurt Parfait
    • Baked Goods Including Gluten Free Options
    • Soups

      • Tomato, Basil, Parmesan Bisque
      • Cajun Chili

      Hot Meal

      • Bacon & Kale Mac 'n Cheese


      • Buffalo Chicken
      • Ham and Swiss
      • Turkey, Cranberry and Stuffing w/ Mayo
      • Tuna Salad
      • Veggie Burrito
      • Grilled Eggplant Wrap

      In the Cooler: Salads

      • Quinoa with Dried Fruit and Nuts
      • Sesame Noodles
      • Buffalo Chicken Salad
      • Garden Salad
      • Prosciutto, Mozzarella and Tomato Garden Salad
      • Black Bean and Edamame Salad

      In the Cooler: Meals to Go

      • Susie's Comfort Casserole
      • Veggie Casserole
      • Sweet Potato Coconut Curry Soup/li>
      • Chicken Barley Soup
      • Beef Stew
      • Broccoli Cheddar Bisque

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  • Special Hours

    The Market is closed on the following days:

    New Year’s Day
    Easter Sunday
    Memorial Day
    July 4th
    Labor Day
    Thanksgiving Day + next day Friday
    Christmas Day + next day Dec. 26

    The Market closes at 1pm on the following days:

    Christmas Eve
    New Year’s Eve