City Market - Burlington, Vermont
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Vermontish
N 44° 28.679 W 073° 12.628
18T E 642317 N 4926520
Quick Description: a/k/a Onion River Co-op
Location: Vermont, United States
Date Posted: 10/23/2008 5:03:54 PM
Waymark Code: WM50X8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member macleod1
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Long Description:

For years beyond my capacity to remember all of them, Onion River Co-op was THE community food source in the Burlington area. Anyone could shop there; a member earned a discount by working a certain number of hours in the store doing whatever needed doing.

When the Co-op sought to build this larger store to replace its cramped former location, the city required a bit more than it had been.

It now fills not only its original niche with a wide selection of organic and bulk foods (fresh produce is exclusively organic), but it also serves as the only downtown supermarket, meeting the needs of those living in the area who have no car and no other place within walking distance to shop (all other area supermarkets are well outside the city center). Its ability to combine traditional supermarket with health food store has been cited as the model for other such stores around the state and beyond.

Included is a restaurant of sorts, in the form of a full-featured deli serving hot dishes, and a seating area. There is always some sort of class or event going on, from Indoor Gardening to Understanding Fair Trade.

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Type of Location: Stand Alone Store

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