Discussion Course “Seeing Systems” Organizing in Early April

March 25th, 2015

In recent years, the Market has co–sponsored discussion courses such as “Menu for the Future” and “Choices in Sustainable Living.” These groups are based on readings put together into booklet form by the Northwest Earth Institute.

We have a new topic coming up: “Seeing Systems: Peace, Justice & Sustainability.” This six–week course helps readers explore the interrelated connections between three of society’s most pressing challenges (peace, justice, and sustainability).

Weekly readings are designed to spark group discussion, shared stories, and meaningful action. Format includes shared facilitation and thoughtful conversation.

The course book is available for reduced price of $15 thanks to a grant from the Byrne Foundation. A few books are available on loan through BALE. Participants should allow for 1 to 1½ hours of reading before each session.

The organizational meeting takes place on Wednesday, April 8 at 5:30 pm at The Commons at BALE, 35 S. Windsor Street, S. Royalton.

Ready to sign up? Have questions? Please email session organizer: EmmaHempstead@gmail.com or balevt@gmail.com. You can read more about Northwest Earth Institute at www.nwei.org.


March 18th, 2015

The 3rd Friday of the month is this Friday, March 20. Come on by for tasty samples and discounts for members. If you’re not a member yet, know that you can join at any time. We have two levels of membership to make it affordable. Both receive discounts two days/per month and both last for a lifetime! Ask any cashier for a membership brochure that spells out the details.

Check Out the Meat Freezer

March 13th, 2015

Meat Cooler-sCheck out the meat freezer next time you’re in. It’s stocked with a variety of items. Wild sockeye salmon filets! And local producers including: Howdale veal, North Hollow beef, Tamarack Tunis lamb & pork sausage, Misty Knoll chicken, Yankee Farmer’s ground pork, Black Watch franks, uncured bacon, sweet sausage, and Stonewood turkey sausage.


March 4th, 2015

Egg whites-sWe’ve had several customers ask for egg whites in recent weeks. So we’re giving this new product a try! You’ll find them in the cooler next to the farm eggs. If there’s enough interest, we’ll bring them in on a regular basis. This is your chance!





February 25th, 2015

Thanks to all who came to the Market’s Annual Meeting last Sunday evening. Good company, incredible potluck, and positive reports about the Market’s financial health. Lots of good suggestions from the group about ways to increase the Market’s visibility in the community. Here are some photos that capture the spirit of the gathering. Congratulations to our re–elected Board members and our new officers: Peter Anderson, chair; Russ Martin, vice chair; and Peg Elmer, secretary.

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February 16th, 2015

We celebrate MAD on the 3rd Friday of every month. Members get a discount on their entire purchase and everyone gets to enjoy tasty little samples.

Dinner line II–sAnnual Meeting comes once a year in February. This year it is Sunday the 22nd. We invite all members (and, really, anyone who is interested) to enjoy a potluck supper together, followed by reports about the Market’s health, discussion, and election of board members. After that, there will be an open musical jam for anyone who wants to make music together.

Annual Meeting takes place at the Royalton Academy Building on Route 14 in Royalton Village. Come at 5:30 with a dish to share and instruments if you’re so inclined. We look forward to seeing you and sharing our news.


February 4th, 2015

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, Saturday, February 14 and we’re jazzed! It gives us an excuse to stock up on more kinds of chocolate. And if chocolate isn’t your thing, we have a wide variety of little treats to bring a smile to your sweetie’s face, such as

  • bath salts and soaps, including locally made options
  • fruit and cheese
  • coffees, teas, and special cookies or home-baked goods
  • deliciously scented beeswax candles from Honeyknoll Farm in Bethel
  • pottery from Blackbird Studio in Chelsea
  • hardwood kitchen spoons made by the Market’s bookkeeper
  • cookbooks
  • beers, wines, sparklies, and meades.

We can also make gifts baskets to order with 1-2 days notice. Shop now and savor the pleasure of a well-chosen treat.



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 soromarket@gmail.com

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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.

  • Menu for Friday, March 27


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

      • Roasted Root Vegetable Soup (GF)
      • Split Pea & Ham Soup

      Hot Meal

      • Chicken & Biscuits


      • Apple Chicken Salad
      • Thick Cut Ham and Swiss
      • Roast Beef and Cheddar
      • Tuna Salad
      • Raw Veggie Hummus Wrap

      In the Cooler: Salads

      • Black Bean and Edamame Salad
      • Toasted Barley Salad
      • Roasted Corn and Black Bean Salad
      • Apple Chicken Salad
      • Sesame Noodles

      In the Cooler: Meals to Go

      • Eggplant Rollups
      • Quinoa Cakes
      • Stuffed Peppers
      • Spanikopita
      • Chicken Vegetable Soup
      • Butternut Squash Bisque

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    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