29 May '11, 1am

Natural Food Stores We Love: Hunger Mountain Coop | Seventh Generation...

7Gen talks with Krissy Leonard, Community Relations Manager of Hunger Mountain Coop in Montpelier, Vermont. 7Gen : What do you love most about running a natural foods store? Krissy : Our co-op is unique in that it has over 6,400 Member-Owners in our small state capital of Montpelier, which has about 8,000 people. This is a testament to the support that we have and how interconnected we are with our community. The best part of running our co-op is that we have the ability to work with so many different members of our community, from farmers to Member-owners to food banks and schools. 7Gen : Tell us about your history. Krissy : Hunger Mountain Coop began as a pre-order service in the late 1960's, when a group of neighbors joined together to buy bulk natural food products that were hard to find elsewhere. When the orders became large enough, the Members voted to open a store....

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