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George Lawrence Painting Unveiled

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

On Friday, February 19, “precisely at 4 PM,” a painting by George Lawrence, commissioned by Thomas Powers, was unveiled at the Market. The painting will remain on permanent display for the public to enjoy.

Here are a few photos from the gala occasion.

The Science of Brewing

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Home Brew Department Manager (and Guru to many) Scott Russell will be teaching a basic brewing class at the Montshire Museum on Sunday, February 12.

Details on the class can be found at

The Point radio station ran this “Montshire Minute” on Wednesday 2/1…

Choices in Sustainable Living: Starts Feb. 15

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Look at sustainability from individual, community, and global perspectives. Join neighbors and friends in a small discussion group (8-12 participants). Course booklet (for purchase @$15 or borrow a loaner copy) provides basis for discussion. Plan on 1 hour of reading outside of class. Meaningful discussion based on personal experience and critical thinking. Seven weekly sessions, 5:30-7:00 pm on Wednesdays starting on February 15. Meeting place: South Royalton Public School library. For more information or to register, contact Elizabeth at the Market: 763-2400 or

George Lawrence Painting Unveiling on Member Appreciation Day: Feb. 17

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Precisely at 4:00 pm on Friday, February 17, a painting by local artist George Lawrence will be unveiled. Celebratory refreshments. All this on Member Appreciation Day—Market members get a  5-15% discount on their purchases. Open to the public. New members welcome!

Pot Luck Dinner and Annual Meeting: Feb. 19

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Each year in February, Market members gather for a pot luck dinner and Annual Meeting. Eat delicious food, meet friends old and new, hear about the Market’s progress in 2011, and elect members to the Board of Directors.

Join us on Sunday, February 19, 2012 at the Royalton Academy Building on Route 14 in the center of Royalton village in celebration of our locally founded, owned, and operated business.

5:30  arrive with dinner to share
6:00   pot luck supper
6:45   business meeting & door prizes

Questions? Ask at the Market; call 763-2400; or email


Help to Thank the Helpers

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

There’s a community effort underway to thank the multitude of people who helped with the post-Irene clean-up. The Town of Royalton has written a letter to thank six organizations as a way to express their appreciation to the many volunteers who gave time, effort, and heart to their neighbors.

You are invited to sign these letters. They are posted on the Market windows near the check-out. Come inside to add your signature–and help pass the word!

With many thanks for your help — The Market

Royalton Roots Dinner Tickets on Sale

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Royalton Roots is a community organization that supports the South Royalton Farm-to-School program. Their third (!) annual supper, silent auction, and educational program takes place on Friday, October 21. Details below. Reservations recommended; we’ve sold out in the past! Tickets on sale at the Market.

Super  ::  Silent Auction  ::  Program

   Two Seatings of Supper: 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm

   Free program: 6:00 PM “Bringing Vermont’s Farm to Plate Initiative Home: A Local Vision of the Next Ten Years*”

   Cost: $10 ($5 ages 12 and under) suggested donation

   Location: Royalton School, 223 South Windsor Street, South Royalton

Supper is co-sponsored by Royalton Roots, South Royalton School and BALE (Building A Local Economy). Program in collaboration with First Branch Sustainability Network, Local Resource Network, and Pompanoosuc Agricultural Society.

Questions? E-mail: or 802-498-8438

*with Erica Campbell, Program Director of Vermont’s Farm to Plate Initiative

Classes in Feb and March

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

We have three classes coming up. Pre-registration and payment required before noon of the day before class, please. It helps us to plan. Cost: $10 member, $12 non-member.

Classes include demonstration, recipes, and take-home samples. A full description of each class is posted under the “Classes” tab on this website.

All-Natural Lip Balm and Healing Salve with Dori Martinez. Tuesday, February 22, 5:30-6:15 pm. Simple skin care products from food-grade ingredients.

Farmhouse Cheese Spread with Leslie Mann. Saturday, February 26, 9:00-10:30 am. Fresh soft cheese from cultured pasteurized milk.

Mozzarella and Ricotta with Leslie Mann. Saturday, March 12, 9:00-10:30 am. Two classic, versatile Italian cheeses.

S. Royalton “Menu” Postponed Due to Snow

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

The first session of the South Royalton “Menu for the Future” discussion group is moved ahead one week–from Wednesday, February 2 to Wednesday, February 9–due to the pending snowstorm.

SCROLL for more information about Menu for the Future.

Food and Sustainability Discussion

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Menu for the Future—A Community Discussion Group on Food and Sustainability

Menu for the Future is a six-week discussion course exploring the connection between food and sustainability. Upcoming dates and locations sponsored by the SoRo Market:
· South Royalton, Feb. 2-March 8, (Wednesdays), 6:00 pm, Public Library
· Tunbridge, Feb 8-March 15, (Tuesdays), 7:00 pm., Tunbridge Library

No fee to participate in the group. The book, if you want to own one, is available at the South Royalton Market at the reduced price of $11. Or, you can read a copy on reserve at either of the two town libraries. Registration is on-going through Feb. 1; sign up at the Market.

This course is in the form of a study circle. Participants read several short selections (about 30-45 minutes of reading) for each session. The readings and suggested discussion questions form the basis for the 1 to 1 ½ hour discussion sessions. A list of topics is available at

This course (and seven others on environmental topics) was designed by staff and volunteers for the Northwest Earth Institute in Portland, Oregon. Catamount Earth Institute, located in the Upper Valley (VT/NH) is one of 24 “sister” Earth Institutes. More than 125,000 people in all 50 states have participated in these discussion courses.

The readings consider food from multiple perspectives—cultural, economic, ecological, health, and social—each presenting a different, though often complementary, angle on the complex modern food systems that many of us depend on. The course works without expectations of the participants; they are non-judgmental and inclusive.

The facilitator familiar with the course serves as moderator for the first session, ensuring that all participants have a chance to speak and that the discussion remains focused. For the rest of the course, participants take turns facilitating.

For the sake of the group, please make a commitment to all six sessions and arrive on time. You may bring food—a light snack or supper—if you are diligent about leaving the library clean.

Questions: contact Elizabeth Ferry, Education and Community Outreach Coordinator at the South Royalton Market:

Menu for the Future is the first “Community Conversation” effort organized by the following organizations: Catamount Earth Institute, Co-op Food Stores, Sierra Club, Sustainable Hanover, Upper Valley Land Trust, Upper Valley Localvores, Valley Food Council, and Vital Communities. The South Royalton Market is a local sponsor. Thanks to these groups for underwriting the cost of the books from the usual price of $21: the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, King Arthur Flour, Mascoma Savings Bank Foundation, River Road Vet Clinic, and the Sierra Club.

  • Menu: Wednesday, Dec. 7


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


    • Potato Leek
    • Chipotle Chicken Corn Chowder

    Hot Meal

    • Pulled Pork


    • Italian Grinders
    • Veggie Hummus Wrap
    • Ham & Cheese

    In the Cooler: Salads

    • Mediterranean Chickpea
    • Massaged Kale Salad

    In the Cooler: Meals to Go

    • French Onion Soup
    • Vegan Split Pea
    • Spicy Maple Chipotle Butternut Squash Soup
    • Red Curry Pork & Mushroom Soup

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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
    Christmas Day + next day Dec. 26

    The Market closes at 1pm on the following days:

    Christmas Eve
    New Year’s Eve