August 2019

Join Our September Eat Local Challenge!

Perhaps you’ve been wondering why we have a gigantic wooden ear of corn at the store entry? We call it the Big Corn and it comes out every September during our Eat Local Challenge to help us track the amount of money paid to local farmers and producers throughout the month. Last year, thanks to your purchases of local products, we were able to pay over $394,000 to our local farmers and producers! Help us shatter that record this year by purchasing Vermont products all month long. You can track the progress on the Big Corn and help us reach our goal of $415,000 this year!  And guess what?  Buying local might just win you even more than a kitchen full of delicious Vermont products.  Read on to find out how your local purchases could add up to winnings:

Want to BUY LOCAL at THE CO-OP?  Look for these signs:

Why Buy Local?

1. Local Food Supports Local Farm Families.

Farmers are a vanishing breed, and it’s no surprise given that commodity prices are at historic lows, often below the cost of production. The farmer now gets less than 10 cents of the retail food dollar. When you purchase local produce from the Co-op, the farmer gets a larger share, which means farm families can afford to stay on the farm, doing the work they love.

2. Local Food Supports our Local Economy.

Over 60,000 Vermonters are directly employed in Vermont’s food system. Nearly 12,000 businesses are part of Vermont’s food system. When measured by employment and gross state product, food manufacturing is the second-largest manufacturing industry in Vermont.   Milk from Vermont’s dairy farms typically accounts for upwards of 70% of the state’s agricultural products sales, generating $2.2 billion in economic activity annually. A wide range of nondairy farms of all sizes also produces fruits and vegetables, livestock, hay, maple products, and specialty crops for local and regional markets. Vermont’s dynamic and evolving food system is also made up of entrepreneurs creating a variety of value-added products (e.g., cured meats, baked goods, beer, chocolate); thousands of market outlets; sophisticated distribution networks; and dozens of organizations, programs, and volunteer-driven activities that provide business planning, technical assistance, education, and outreach activities.

3. Local Food Builds Community.

When you buy local produce, you are re-establishing a time-honored connection between the eater and the grower. Knowing the farmers gives you insight into the seasons and the miracle of raising food. In many cases, it gives you access to a farm where your children and grandchildren can go to learn about nature and agriculture. Relationships built on understanding and trust can thrive.

4. Local Food Preserves Open Space.

As the value of direct-marketed fruits and vegetables increases, selling farmland for development becomes less likely. You have probably enjoyed driving out into the country and appreciated the lush fields of crops, the meadows of wildflowers, the picturesque red barns. That landscape will survive only as long as farms are financially viable. When you buy locally grown food, you’re doing something proactive about preserving the agrarian landscape.

5. Local Food Keeps Your Taxes In Check.

Farms contribute more in taxes than they require in services, whereas suburban development costs more than it generates in taxes. On average, for every $1 in
revenue raised by residential development, governments must spend $1.17 on services, thus requiring higher taxes of all taxpayers. For each dollar of revenue
raised by farm, forest, or open space, governments spend only 34 cents on services.

6. Local Food Supports a Clean Environment and Benefits Wildlife.

A well-managed family farm is a place where the resources of fertile soil and clean water are valued. Good stewards of the land grow cover crops to prevent erosion and replace nutrients used by their crops. Cover crops also capture carbon emissions and help combat global warming. According to some estimates, farmers who practice conservation tillage could sequester 12-14% of the carbon emitted by vehicles and industry. In addition, the habitat of a farm – the patchwork of fields, meadows, woods, ponds, and buildings – is the perfect environment for many beloved species of wildlife, including bluebirds, killdeer, herons, bats, and rabbits.

7. Local Food Preserves Genetic Diversity.

In the modern industrial agricultural system, varieties are chosen for their ability to ripen simultaneously and withstand harvesting equipment; for a tough skin that can survive packing and shipping; and for an ability to have a long shelf life in the store. Only a handful of hybrid varieties of each fruit and vegetable meet those rigorous demands, so there is little genetic diversity in the plants grown. Local farms, in contrast, tend to opt for more variety to provide a long season of harvest, an array of eye-catching colors, and the best flavors. Many varieties are heirlooms, passed down from generation to generation because they taste good and are regionally adapted to our unique growing conditions here in Vermont. These heirloom varieties contain genetic material from hundreds or even thousands of years of human selection; they may someday provide the genes needed to create varieties that will thrive in a changing climate.

8. Locally grown food tastes better.

Food grown in your own community was probably picked within the past day or two. It’s crisp, sweet and loaded with flavor. Produce flown or trucked in from
California, Florida, Chile, or Holland is, quite understandably, much older. Several studies have shown that the average distance food travels from farm to plate is 1,500 miles. In a week-long (or more) delay from harvest to dinner table, sugars turn to starches, plant cells shrink, and produce loses its vitality.

9. Local Produce is Better For You. 

Studies show that fresh produce loses nutrients quickly. Food that is frozen or canned soon after harvest is actually more nutritious than some ‘fresh’ produce that has been on the truck or supermarket shelf for a week. Locally grown food, purchased soon after harvest, retains its nutrients.

10. Local Food Is About The Future.

By supporting local farmers today, you can help ensure that there will be farms in your community tomorrow and that future generations will have access to nourishing, flavorful, and abundant food.

Spotlight on Vermont Coffee Company

We’re casting our Co-op Spotlight on Vermont Coffee Company this week to spread the love for this small town coffee roaster located right here in Middlebury, VT. Member-owners can enjoy 20% off all Vermont Coffee Company products from August 29th – September 4th, so it’s a great time to stock up and save. Read on to learn more about this fantastic local business and their passion for big, bold coffee.

About Us

We are located on Exchange Street in Middlebury’s Industrial Area. We roast, pack, and ship our coffee here. We also have an on-site CAFE where we encourage our Friends to come and relax, hold meetings, write novels, knit, or do homework. Monday — Friday 7 am – 2 pm we serve coffee, espresso, simple breakfast and lunch, and items in our grab ‘n go cooler. 

Our Friend Philosophy

We started roasting coffee in a small café in Bristol, Vermont in 1979. The first coffees we roasted were for our friends. COFFEE ROASTED FOR FRIENDS® is more than a slogan, it is our mission. We believe that coffee is a social stimulus that brings people together to share ideas and stories. When people come together, a community is formed and friends are made. 

We are a FRIEND to the planet. We made a big decision and in 2018 became the first coffee roaster in the Nation to roast with 100% renewable biogas. In addition, this coffee is also grown under natural shade in a habitat that is healthy for people, animals, plants, and the soil. Over the years we’ve developed a unique style of slow-roasting our coffee in small batches, which caramelizes the beans and brings out the semi-sweet, chocolate flavors. 

We want you to have big, bold coffee. After we roast our coffee we use packaging to protect the fresh beans from light, air, and moisture. The paper bag blocks out light, and the polybag prevents moisture and some air from affecting the flavor.

The paper bags and closure labels can be redeemed for FREE STUFF! Learn more about our Frequent Friend® Program here.

 Our Low-Density Polyethylene LDPE poly bags are manufactured here in Vermont. They are recyclable, and like most LDPE, are reformed into items such as bubble wrap, floor tiles, sandwich bags, trash can liners, and yes, compost bins!
Many grocery stores have a soft plastics drop-off bin where you can bring our poly bag to be recycled. Or you can repurpose them for carrying your lunch to work, sorting Lego pieces, holding party favors, just to name a few that our Frequent Friends have come up with. 

We are a FRIEND to our farmers. We work on long-term relationships with our growers, and pay them a fair price for their quality organic coffee. We stick with them through their difficult times, as all friends would do. 
  
We are a FRIEND to our community supporting those in need of food and shelter through H.O.P.E. and other organizations.

 

We are parents and grandparents, artists and musicians, quilters and knitters, welders and carpenters. We are sugarmakers and volunteer firemen. We golf, ski, kayak, bicycle, and do Sun Salutations. We swim in the rivers, hang our laundry on the line, and wear wool. We read paperback books and write letters in longhand. We stack our own woodpiles and we attend Town Meetings. During lunch we work on jigsaw puzzles and crossword puzzles together. 

We love roasting coffee for our friends!

We’d love to hear from you! 

Email us: friends@vermontcoffeecompany.com or find us on Facebook, Instagram, Yelp, and Twitter.

Acorn’s 12th Annual Tour De Farms is Saturday, September 21st

Mark your calendar! Register early to get the best rate.

This year’s biking farm tour will feature two distances—a 30-mile route and a more relaxed, family-friendly 10-mile distance. You’ll pass through the beautiful pastoral landscape of the Champlain Valley and visit four to eight farms depending on your distance. Each farm stop will host additional food and beverage producers so there’ll be plenty of sustenance along the way. Last year riders sampled everything from maple iced coffee and farm-fresh salads to maple-glazed ham and Vermont’s famous cheeses! At the end of your journey, spend some time enjoying the food and music at Vergennes’ Eat on the Green event.

Similar to 2018’s route, you’ll pedal over the rolling hills of Vergennes, Ferrisburgh, and Charlotte. Vergennes Union High School (VUHS) is the site of the start and finish, convenient to Route 7 and a short drive from Burlington, Vermont. With rider safety in mind, the route is traffic controlled at key intersections and supported by local bike mechanics who can fix a flat, or a more serious problem, in a jiffy. Riders depart VUHS starting at 8:30 a.m. and will be sent off in waves.

The Tour is limited to 500 riders. Register early to reserve your spot.

Check back to see what food and beverages will be offered during this year’s Tour de Farms.

Website: http://www.acornvt.org/tourdefarms/
Register: http://www.bikereg.com/tourdefarms
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/328548844444572/
Contact:  Sue Hoxie, Tour Manager
P: 802-989-6980
E: maplerunmarketing@gmail.com

Spotlight on Jason

Looking for simple, gentle, natural body care products? Check out JĀSÖN®! They’re featured in our Member Deals Spotlight and all of their body care products are 20% off for Member-Owners from August 22nd – 28th. Read on to learn more about their history and mission to deliver the safest, most gentle natural body care products to you and your family:

 

History

The founders of JĀSÖN® set out to create safe, wholesome, and effective products for the whole family. To this day, the brand remains true to that mission. They believe in living authentically, exploring the unexpected, and celebrating nature’s simple power.

Their brand started back in 1959 when a group of independent thinkers set out to disrupt a quickly changing bath & body industry. Disenchanted by big companies and big chemicals, this group harnessed their free-spirited California mindset, leading them back to simple, safe, and gentler ingredients. The team set to work creating body-loving products made with plant-based ingredients that lived up to their original mission, never compromising on quality or care.

And thus, a new brand centered around the restorative power of nature’s botanicals was born. It only felt natural that they call it JĀSÖN® – an honorable word meaning “healer” in Greek.

Code of Honor

The JĀSÖN® brand continually evaluates and updates its list of synthetics and chemicals that it chooses not to use, and meet or exceed the industry standard in safety testing.  Their Code of Honor dictates that they will:

  • Select safe, gentler and effective ingredients
  • Never test their products on animals
  • Innovate and improve continuously

JĀSÖN® promises wholesome, effective products free from:

  • Parabens
  • Harsh Sulfates
  • Petrolatum
  • Phthalates
  • Artificial Colors
  • Saccharin
  • GMOs
  • Plastic Microbeads
  • MEA, DEA & TEA
  • PEG Derivatives
  • Formaldehyde Donors
  • Animal Testing 
 
 

Giving Back

The disparity between girls’ and boys’ education can lead to billions of dollars in lost opportunity worldwide. JĀSÖN® partners with CARE® to do their part to change this staggering fact.

CARE® has nearly seven decades of experience creating programs to help eradicate poverty and achieve social justice. Their joint Empower Her through Education program supports school-aged girls in rural Guatemala, bringing financial and emotional support to their communities.

The after-school program aims to build girls’ confidence and self-esteem through hands-on games, exercises, and lessons, empowering them to continue their education and find success as they grow up. The program’s existence is a major step in helping shift an outdated mentality that girls and women should stay at home. To learn more about this important initiative, click HERE.

Spotlight on Field Day

We’re shining our Member Deals Spotlight on Field Day this week! Member-owners can enjoy 20% off all Field Day products from August 15th – 21st. You may recognize these products as part of our Co-op Basics lineup, so you’ll be thrilled to hear that the discounts run even deeper this week! Read on to learn more about this company with a goal to fill consumers’ homes with a wide selection of value-priced items that they can use and feel good about every day.

Field Day believes in understanding where our food comes from. At every step of the way, they ensure that their products meet the highest quality standards. All of their ingredients and products undergo third-party certifications such as USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project, Whole Grains Council, Gluten Free and Fair Trade. You will never find preservatives, artificial colors or artificial flavors in any of their products. What you will find is delicious, good-for-you and genuinely simple products.

Values

  • Real food: Promoting organic and natural products with a commitment to Non-GMO.
  • Real flavor: Producing genuinely simple products that are not only good-for-you but taste good.
  • Real people: Field Day works as a team, from their valued employees to their inspiring retailers to their treasured consumers, every step of the way.
  • Real fun: Creating memories one family meal at a time.

 

Mission

Their goal is to fill your home with a wide selection of value-priced items that you can use and feel good about every day. Their harvest of Non-GMO, organic, and quality products are delicious and genuinely simple. They take a less-is-more approach with ingredients and packaging. No confusion, just what you need. That’s Field Day.

 

Promise

  • To sell only the highest quality of products. Field Day ensures that offerings adhere to the most rigorous of standards through third-party certifications.
  • To provide great taste. What they leave out in artificial flavors, colors, and unnecessary preservatives, they make up for in pure deliciousness.
  • To remain value priced. With the cost of living and organic food on the rise, Field Day believes that healthy eating should be an achievable lifestyle for every family.
  • To have you and your family’s best interest in mind. From the growth of an idea to the moment it hits your dinner table, Field Day acknowledges what their products mean to your family.

 

 

Organic

What does it mean? This means knowing exactly where our food comes from, how it was made, and that it meets the highest quality standards along the way. Bearing the USDA Organic seal ensures that products are grown and processed according to federal guidelines addressing soil qualities, animal raising practices, the use of additives and more. 

How does it affect your family? Organic foods are cleaner for your family and the environment because they do not allow toxic persistent pesticides, GMOs and antibiotics and growth hormones. They prohibit the use of artificial colors, flavors and preservatives. 

What are is Field Day doing about it? Whenever possible they source organic ingredients to produce USDA Certified products that you can use and feel good about every day.

 
 

Non-GMO

What does it mean? The Non-GMO Project defines GMOs as genetically modified organisms that have been “artificially manipulated in a laboratory through genetic engineering, creating unstable combinations of genes that do not occur in nature.” 

How does it affect your family? Many of the foods that are popular among families and children contain GMOs. In North America, over 80% of our food contains GMOs, meaning that these unwelcome additions are likely present at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their use and consumption could lead to harmful effects on both the environment and human health. 

What is Field Day doing about it? All of Field Day’s products are currently verified by or enrolled in the Non-GMO Project, a third-party organization that tests and certifies a product does not contain GMOs. The seal indicates that any at-risk ingredients are continually monitored and tested through a rigorous verification process. Field Day works to source organic products, support sustainable farming practices, and give you the right to make an informed choice. Therefore, by choosing Field Day, you are committing to live Non-GMO.

 

 

Made in the USA

What does it mean? The majority of Field Day’s products are produced in the USA with some containing domestic and imported ingredients.

How does it affect your family? By taking pride in our country and the work that our farmers put in every day, sourcing Made in the USA and local growers we work in supporting your communities and bringing the fruits of their labor directly to you!

Vermont Cheeses Set Record!

We all know that Vermont Cheeses are the best, but it sure is exciting to see that the rest of the country agrees!  At the prestigious American Cheese Society’s 36th Annual Awards competition (ACS) in Richmond, Virginia, Vermont producers, big and small, collectively took home 44 ribbons, marking Vermont’s best showing to date. Additionally, five Vermont cheeses were finalists for the Best of Show!

There were more 2000 entries at the 2019 ACS with 25 Vermont companies submitting cheeses to be judged. This annual competition is supported by the Vermont Cheese Council which provides technical assistance and marketing support for Vermont’s cheesemakers.

“These awards reinforce Vermont’s commitment to quality, which starts with the farmer, on the farm, and is carried right through until the cheese is served, “said Agriculture Secretary Anson Tebbetts. “Many thanks to the cheesemakers and the Vermont Cheese Council for their hard work helping Vermont’s economy grow by continuing to reinforce and grow the quality of Vermont products.”

Winning Cheeses from Vermont include:

  •  Barn First Creamery, Westfield: Malloy, 1st Place
  • Boston Post Dairy, Enosburg Falls: Eleven Brothers, 2nd Place; Gisele, 3rd Place
  • Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Cabot: Cabot Founders Private Stock, 1st Place; Cabot Centennial, 1st Place; Cabot Garlic & Herb (New York) 1st Place; Old School Cheddar, 2nd Place; McCadam Brick Muenster (New York) 2nd Place; Cabot Salted Butter, (Massachusetts) 3rd Place
  • Cate Hill Orchard, Craftsbury Commons: Vermanchego, 2nd Place
  • Consider Bardwell Farm, West Pawlet: Rupert Reserve, 2nd Place; Goatlet, 1st Place with Crown Finish Caves
  • Fairy Tale Farm, Bridport: Nuberu, 2nd Place
  • Grafton Village Cheese Company, Grafton: Shepsog, 1st Place and Best of Show Finalist; Traditional Clothbound Cheddar, 2nd Place; Bear Hill, 3rd Place
  • Jasper Hill Farm, Greensboro: Cave Aged Cheddar, 1st Place in Category and Best of Show finalist in collaboration with Cabot Creamery Cooperative; Alpha Tolman, 1st Place, Cabot Clothbound, 3rd Place in collaboration with Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Bayley Hazen Blue, 3rd Place; Calderwood, 3rd Place, Hartwell, 3rd Place; Winnimere, 3rd Place; Little Hosmer, 3rd Place
  • Maplebrook Farm, Bennington: Whole Milk Block Feta, 1st Place
  • Mt. Mansfield Creamery, Morrisville: Starr, 1st Place collaboration with Sage Farm Goat Dairy, Stowe
  • Parish Hill Creamery, West Westminster: Reverie, 1st Place; Kashar, 1st Place; Suffolk Punch, 2nd Place
  •  Sage Farm Goat Dairy, Stowe: Starr, 1st Place collaboration with Mt. Mansfield Creamery, Morrisville; Spruce, 1st Place, Smoked Chevre, 2nd Place; Morse Camembert, 2nd Place
  • Spring Brook Farm/Farms for City Kids Foundation, Reading: Tarentaise Reserve, 1st place and Best of Show Finalist; Reading Raclette, 3rd Place
  • Vermont Creamery, Websterville: Bijou, 1st Place and Best of Show Finalist; Classic Spreadable Goat Cheese, 1st Place; Cremont, 2nd Place; Quark, 2nd Place; Goat Feta, 3rd Place; Clover Blossom Honey Fresh Chevre, 3rd Place; We Be Chivin’ with Wegmans Market Affinage Program, 1st Place and Best of Show Finalist; Sweet 16 with Wegmans Market Affinage Program, 3rd Place
  • Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company, Woodstock: Clothbound Windsordale, 3rd Place
  • Vermont Shepherd, Putney: Well-Aged Invierno, 1st Place
  •  von Trapp Farmstead, Waitsfiled:  Mad River Blue, 1st Place

    The ACS is the leading organization supporting the understanding, appreciation, and promotion of farmstead, artisan, and specialty cheeses in the Americas.  ACS hosts North America’s foremost annual cheese-based educational conference, and world-renowned cheese judging and competition.

    For a complete list of the 2019 American Cheese Society winners, click HERE
    For more information on the Vermont Cheese Council visit www.vtcheese.com.

Spotlight on New Leaf Organics

With local harvest season in full swing, we’re casting our Co-op Spotlight on a wonderful organic farm that not only provides our Co-op with a bounty of organic vegetables but also allows us to offer a stunning variety of locally-grown veggie and herb starts for gardeners in the spring! New Leaf Organics is featured in our Member Deals Spotlight this week, and member-owners can enjoy 20% off their glorious produce from August 8th – 14th!! Read on to learn more about this fantastic local, organic farm hailing from Bristol, VT:

Nestled in the rolling hills near the Bristol-Monkton town line is a sweet little farm called New Leaf Organics. Now in her 19th year in business, Farmer Jill Koppel leads her rockstar crew to produce some of the most beautiful and delicious flowers, fruits, and veggies you’ll find anywhere in Vermont. Their farm has evolved quite a bit over the years, but their core mission remains the same; growing high-quality organic produce, flowers, and plants that improve soil health and strengthen the community.

Their Mission

  • to grow high quality, deliciously fresh organic produce and flowers.
  • to maintain and build the health of our soil and water.
  • to keep this land open and in agricultural production.
  • to bring community together in appreciation of good food and eating with the seasons.
  • to help couples create a memorable wedding day brightened with our beautiful flowers
  • to be a healthy and joyous place for kids to roam and discover and help them learn where our food really comes from.
  • to provide a positive and meaningful place to work for our employees and ourselves.

They grow 5 acres of vegetables, berries, and flowers which are all sold in Vermont. You can find them at farmers markets in Waitsfield and Winooski and they deliver to various area stores and restaurants. You can also sign up for their fruit & veggie CSA.

Looking to send a local, organic bouquet to someone special? New Leaf Organics offers Home Sweet Blooms floral deliveries to homes and businesses in Hinesburg, Vergennes, Middlebury, & Bristol!

Need flowers for an upcoming wedding or event? New Leaf Organics raises over 100 varieties of organic, specialty cut flowers and creates exquisite floral arrangements for weddings and events, from casual to formal. Their services, from full-service arrangements and delivery, to “pick-your-own,” to “weddings-in-a-bucket” are a great fit for all your events. Buying direct from the grower ensures the freshest, highest quality flowers at the best price. Buying organic ensures that agricultural chemicals aren’t endangering our environment or the farmworkers who handle the flowers. Click here to read more about why this matters.

According to Farmer Jill, “I’ve been lucky enough to find a dedicated crew of farming “geeks” who get equally as excited about discovering a great new variety to try or the thrill of our first seeds germinating in the Spring. Having a great crew keeps the farm dynamic and is better every season because of them. My kids, Ruby and Ada, and husband Skimmer make sure we don’t work the whole Summer away… Thanks for your interest in our farm! Supporting local farms like ours ensures that high-quality agricultural soils will be kept in farming for generations to come and proof that together we really can keep Vermont agriculture alive and thriving!”

The Benefits of Working at the Co-op

Are you passionate about local and organic food?

Do you go out of your way to make someone’s day?

Do you have retail or food experience and are looking to learn more?

These are the leading questions we ask job seekers on the Careers page of the Co-op website.

As implied by these questions, the Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op is more than just a retail natural foods store. Our staff is made up of friendly folks who love to greet our customers with a smile while keeping our shelves stocked and preparing healthy meals with the freshest goods. Have you ever wondered what it is like to work here? In order to encourage a healthy and happy lifestyle, we provide many perks to our regular staff working at least sixteen hours a week.

 

Here is a brief overview of our employment benefits:

The Co-op covers and renews your annual membership share, which give you access to the co-op connections and deals that all member-owners enjoy; additionally, you receive a 20% discount on all store purchases (excluding beer and wine). When the Co-op is profitable, you will receive a semi-annual profit-sharing bonus based on the number of hours you’ve contributed to the Co-op. We also offer holiday pay, at least three weeks of paid time off, and a simple IRA plan. 

We take our investment in the wellness of our employees very seriously! Through our Employee Assistance Program, we offer free and confidential support for employees and their families. From routine concerns to stressful life events, this service provides resources for legal, financial, and emotional well-being. As a regular employee, you will also receive a 40% discount on yoga classes at Otter Creek Yoga; you can also choose to participate in dental and vision insurance, as well as opt into a flexible spending account for health benefits. Speaking of healthcare, we provide our full-time staff with health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont. We value a healthy work environment, so we take care to give our staff the opportunities they need to grow with us. You can expect workshops and other avenues for professional development so that you can build on your interests and talents to better serve our community of member-owners. 

Are you eager to join our staff?

Would you like more information on our generous benefits package? Check out the list of current openings on our Careers page. You can also always reach out to our HR team in regards to current employment openings and questions related to benefits via email or phone. We hope that by providing these benefits, our fabulous team of staff members are able to grow and thrive while contributing to our vibrant local community.

 

Co-op Connection Featured Business: Honey Holistic Esthetics

Are you ready to begin your journey to your most beautiful, confident, radiant self? We invite you to check out one of the newest members of our Co-op Connection lineup – Honey Holistic Esthetics! Owner and Holistic Esthetician Hannah Zeno would love to welcome you for a visit. She offers a special 10% discount to Co-op member-owners! Read on to learn more about her approach to radiant beauty:

Honey Holistic Esthetics is a private esthetic studio located in the heart of downtown Middlebury. This sanctuary provides a place where your beauty and wellness needs will be met with individualized attention and will provide an experience that will leave you feeling radiant inside and out.

It is this comprehensive approach that makes the Honey Holistic Esthetics experience unique. Holistic Esthetician Hannah Zeno strives not only to enhance external beauty but to also bring out the most confident, beautiful version of yourself from within, unleashing your freedom to express yourself and feel confident in your skin. This stems from her core belief that the journey to feeling beautiful and confident begins on the inside.

Zeno has studied esthetics for almost a decade with continuing education in makeup, oncology, chemical peels, and most recently, lash lifting. Her desire to make all things beautiful began with her journey to create health on the inside by studying nutrition and coaching at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC. The journey continued when she received her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training and learned more about cultivating both internal and external balance and strength.

Hannah Zeno. Photo by Elisabeth Waller Photography

 

Services Offered:

Makeup Artistry-

Looking to refresh your makeup and skincare routine? Or perhaps you’re interested in enhancing your beauty for a wedding or other special occasion? If your most important decisions have been regarding venue, dress, and photographer, Hannah can promise that will want to give the same attention, importance, and value to your wedding makeup! Let her pamper you on your special day and bring out your inner glow!

Lash Lift – 

Honey Holistic Esthetics is one of the few places in Vermont offering this unique treatment to enhance your gorgeous lashes. 

Waxing – 

If you’re looking to resculpt your brows, allow Hannah to find the best shape for your face using her favorite shaping tool – a soft honey wax. Honey Holistic Esthetics also provides expert facial waxing, Brazilian, and bikini waxing, all in a private, relaxed, professional setting.

Are you ready to feel beautiful inside and out? Call Hannah today for an appointment! (802) 989-9122

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