August 20th, 2014

One comment that we received from our recent customer survey said, “the cafe art space is a great way to connect with the community.”  We agree!  The current exhibit displays work of our co–worker, Katie Runde. Several of the pieces are from a book, WilhelSue and Cow–smina Goes Wandering, that Katie illustrated. You’ll notice several familiar faces; she used Market employees, including Bill in Produce, Dorothy in Cheese, and cashiers Lyal and Sue as models! We have the books for sale ($15). You’ll find them on display with the cookbooks and gift items near the Produce section.

MAD on FRIDAY the 15th

August 13th, 2014

This Friday is the 3rd Friday of the month, and that can only mean one thing: it’s Member Appreciation Day (MAD) again! We’ll have tasty little food samples out during the day and members receive either a 5% or 10% discount on their purchases, depending on their type of membership.

Speaking of which, did you know that the Market has two types of membership? That decision was made by the Board several years ago to offer more options to the community. Blue members pay $50 and receive a %5 discount; gold members pay $200 and receive 10%. Membership is a one–time payment and lasts a lifetime. To learn more, pick up a Membership brochure the next time you’re in the store.

We look forward to seeing you.


August 6th, 2014

We learned from the Customer Survey that you’d like to more communications from us. We’re happy to oblige; there’s always something new that we’re excited about at the Market.

We’re now posting on Facebook multiple times per week. Want to be reminded of upcoming Member Appreciation Days, learn what seasonal produce has just come in to the store, or know about our sales?  The easiest way for you to get this information is to friend us on Facebook. You’ll find us at SoRo (note: not South Royalton) Market.


July 30th, 2014

AAAAPainting-Rectangle–48KThanks to the nearly 200 customers who took the time to tell us your impressions of the Market. We appreciate the positive feedback and the suggestions for ways that we can improve.

Curious about what was said? Click on the Education & Outreach tab (above) for links to survey data graphs (visual) and a narrative summary (verbal).

You can give us feedback any time. Co-ops exist to meet the needs of their members, balancing the requests of individuals with what’s best for the whole.


July 30th, 2014

We are  happy to announce that the Board has reinstated 12 member appreciation days (MAD) per year. Always held on the 3rd Friday of the month, we’re looking forward to the next one on August 15th.


July 28th, 2014

If you are looking for quick dough for pizza, small buns, or stuffed roll-ups, this is a go-to recipe. We made it with 4-10 year olds at the Royalton library’s summer reading program and it was great.

Note: You can easily make your own self-rising flour. Mix together  1 c. all-purpose flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt.

1 c. + approx. 1/2 c. self-rising flour
1 c. Greek yogurt

  1. In a bowl, stir 1 c. flour and the Greek yogurt until it forms a ball.
  2. Turn the dough on to a floured surface. Gradually knead the additional  1/2 -1 cup of flour.
  3. When you can pinch it and it doesn’t stick to your hands, it’s done (5-8 minutes). No rising time!

With a rolling pin, roll in to a round for pizza. Or for little bread snacks: roll to a rectangle and sprinkle with grated cheese, olives, sundried tomatoes, ham — whatever! Roll up the rectangle, slice 1/2″ thick, and place on a greased sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.


July 23rd, 2014


We have pints of sweet ecologically grown raspberries from Fern Ridge Farm in Chelsea.  We expect to have deliveries on Monday and Thursday mornings (weather dependent).

Raspberries are so easy to use: plain, with vanilla yogurt, or with cream and sugar. Such a summer treat!

MAD is JULY 18

July 14th, 2014

We’re looking forward to Member Appreciation Day — MAD — this Friday, July 18. Members get a discount on all of their purchases that day and we put out tasty little samples for all customers to enjoy.

We’ll see you then!


July 8th, 2014

Got_Extra_Veg_ColorWith the warm weather, gardens are starting to really grow. If you find that you have more fresh vegetables than you can use, please keep the Market’s Got Extra? program in mind. Got Extra? is a win–win situation: farmers and gardeners bring their excess vegetables to the Market, which we sort and distribute to local food pantries. Good food finds a good home and together we increase access to nutritious locally grown food. In July and August, Got Extra operates on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month:

  • July 14 and 28
  • August 11 and 25.

Please bring your donations to the Market’s back porch between 7:30 a.m. and noon. A lot or little, it’s all good! Thanks in advance!


June 30th, 2014

watermelon2The Market closes for major holidays. We’ve got one coming up this Friday, July 4, when we’ll be closed all day.

We’ll have regular hours (7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.) on Thursday the 3rd and look forward to seeing you when we reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday the 5th.



  • Menu for Wednesday, Aug 20


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


    • Crab BIsque

    Hot Meal

    • Sausage and Veggie Strata


    • Egg Salad
    • Tuna Salad
    • Ham & Provolone w/ Horseradish Mustard
    • Turkey & Tomato w/ Spicy Mango Chili
    • Cucumber, Tomato & Cheddar

    In the Cooler: Salads

    • Pasta Salad
    • White Bean & Parsley Salad
    • Roasted Potato Salad
    • Black Bean Edamame Salad
    • Sesame Noodles
    • Garden Salad Plate
    • Ham & Mushroom w/ Balsamic Vinegar Salad Plate

    In the Cooler: Meals to Go

    • Vegetarian Buffalo Zucchini Tenders w/ Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce
    • Marinated Shrimp Salad
    • Vegetarian Chickpea Tikka Masala
    • Cold Shrimp Salad
    • Beef Stroganoff
    • Smoked Sausage & Sauerkraut
    • Tuscan Veggie Bean 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