It's about to kick into high gear for the bounty that the northern hemisphere's harvest has to offer... and VT is certainly pretty far north in the US "domestic/mainland" area, so it'll be exciting soon enough. Wow - the produce already though, was impressive. However, I feel that maybe because it's not quite high season, that the local and organic produce shipped in from all over the place causes a higher price point? No matter, the selection is stupendous.
I especially liked the entire area devoted to baby and micro greens from local farmers - probably indoor/ greenhouse raised? All the same, yes, yes and yes! Love those baby greens for salads or... straight from the bag?
Also, I don't know if I've ever seen a better mushroom and fresh root/spice section in a co-op or otherwise? So many choices, I was so impressed!
The other stuff is what you'd expect: apples, berries, mangoes, bananas, oranges, broccoli, etc. All looking just as lovely, but not nearly as lovely as those baby greens and mushrooms!
The bulk section is also about ready to burst out of its small corner of the store. Such a beautiful selection of items! Always a good choice to reduce on packaging and maybe save some money. Dried fruits, nuts (some refrigerated, if raw), grains, herbs, spices, coffee, sweeteners, etc.
After those two sections, though, I was a bit disappointed. It wasn't that I was unhappy with the rest of the store, it's just that those two aforementioned sections set such a high precedent!
There were also some cool local baked goods, a hippie cooler corner, liquor/ alcoholic beverages and other traditional grocery aisles/ items. If your need it, they probably have it... but, there isn't anything extraordinary for the gluten-free vegan connoisseur. There are some market items pre-made in the fridge section if you want food to go as a vegan eating things like vegan mayo, seitan and cooked food.
Good selection if you need a few items and are living/ visiting near this store.
Cons: Needs more gluten-free vegan items