Celebrate Local Love
Here at the co-op, we tend to focus on local love for our farmers, vendors, other products, staff and of course our customers! We’ve handpicked a few local favorites that you can buy for a close friend, partner, coworker or family member, or any relationship in your life that you want to celebrate. These are products we’re particularly a fan of. Big Picture Farm caramels, Lake Champlain chocolates, YumEarth snacks, and of course local flowers too.
The confectioners at Lake Champlain Chocolates (Townshend, VT) craft premium, gourmet chocolates from 100% Fair Trade cacao beans. This commitment also extends to the ethical sourcing of their ingredients, such as using only non-GMO and organic ingredients whenever possible and avoiding unwanted ingredients like preservatives, additives, and other extenders. They even purchase their dairy cream and maple syrup exclusively from Vermont farms. Lake Champlain is also B Corporation certified and strives to use the business as a force for good, meeting high standards of social and environmental justice, transparency, and accountability.
Each year, our Floral Department brings in an assortment of ethically grown roses and bouquets for Valentine’s Day!
Throughout the winter, we carry floral bouquets from Green Mountain Blooms (East Hartford, CT), a Rainforest Alliance Certified consortium of domestic and international farms that are dedicated to doing business responsibly. All of their flowers come from farms that are committed to environmental, social and economic sustainability.
Lake Champlain Chocolates (Burlington, VT)
Indulge your inner chocolate lover. Shop carefully crafted chocolates from LCC! Shop fresh, handcrafted chocolate including truffles, assortments, bars and more! Handcrafted in Vermont.
YumEarth (Stamford, CT) organic candy is artificial dye-free & delicious! Try their vegan treats from fruit snacks to gummy bears, and everyone's favorite lollipops.
Local businesses offer us much to love. They strengthen our local economy, culture, and wellbeing. Independent businesses re-circulate four times more money in our community than chain stores.