April 16th, 2014

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:  or
GM Search | South Royalton Market | P.O. Box 239 | S. Royalton, VT 05068

The General Manager Job Description follows:

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April 14th, 2014

Katie-sMember 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!

Raw Vermont Honey

April 9th, 2014

Raw–Nwood–Honey–sNEWLY STOCKED: raw Vermont honey from Northwood Apiaries in Westfield, VT near the Canadian border.

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.

Raw Honey Display–s











March 26th, 2014

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!


March 18th, 2014

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.


March 12th, 2014

Check out our High Mowing Seeds-sbeautiful display of  seeds from High Mowing Organic Seeds in Wolcott, VT. From arugula to watermelon and zinnas, we have a garden variety of vegetables, herbs, and flowers. $2.75/packet. Come on in, shake off the snow, and dream of summer.









March 7th, 2014



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!


March 4th, 2014

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.

Local Energy Conversation Groups

February 24th, 2014

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:

In East Randolph in a home on Route 14: Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00pm, starting March 11. Contact:

In Barnard: details coming soon!

Co-sponsors include Sharon Energy Committee, BALE, Catamount Earth Institute, and the South Royalton Market.


February 19th, 2014

Member Appreciation Day — MAD — comes ’round again this Friday, February 21. Free tasty samples for everyone and discounts for members. New members always welcome; pick up a brochure by the front door, ask any staff member for one, or download it from the Member section of our website,

John Meliquist of Truckenbrot Bakery will be sampling his northern European–style breads around lunchtime and again  in the early evening. Great dense, dark bread baked locally!

  • Menu for Thurs. April 17

    Weekday Breakfast

    • Egg Sandwiches
    • Baked Goods, including one gluten-free
    • Vanilla Yogurt Parfait w/ Fruit & Granola


    • Mushroom Barley
    • Jalapeno Artichoke Cheddar

    Hot Meal

    • Ziti with Chicken, Arugula & Prosciutto


    • Ham & Swiss w/ Mustard
    • Turkey "Blackbird" w/ Black Olive Hummus
    • Roasted Veggie Wrap
    • Turkey Gobbler
    • Veggie Burrito

    In the Cooler: Salads

    • Roast Corn & Black Bean Salad
    • Couscous Salad
    • Seaweed Salad
    • Tortellini Salad

    In the Cooler: Meals to Go

    • Guy on a Buffalo Chicken Tenders
    • Spinach Stuffed Shells
    • Chicken Saltimbocca
    • Pesto Ravioli
    • Soy Glazed Baked Chicken Wings
    • Mexican Corn Soup
    • Tomato Cheddar Dill Soup
    • Broccoli Red Pepper Cheddar Soup

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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