Member Loan Drive

Something To Be Thankful For!

With the season of thankfulness upon us, we’re feeling overwhelmed with gratitude to see our Co-op so well supported by its member-owners! Our Member Loan Drive has surpassed the $900,000 mark and inching ever closer to our million-dollar goal!! WOW!!

Our December 1st deadline is fast approaching, so if you’ve been considering a loan to the Co-op, now’s the time! If you’ve already made a pledge, now’s the time to mail in or drop off your paper work and check to get in on the action. Help bring us home for Thanksgiving!

Do you have questions about the Member Loan Drive? Please don’t hesitate to reach out! We’d love to hear from you! You can stop by, call us at 388-7276, or email our Member Loan Drive Coordinator, John, at You can also click here to view the brochure with basic information about this project.

Want to check out the latest expansion plans? Click here!

Thank you for your time and consideration. We hope you’ll join us as we grow together!

Cooperatively AND Gratefully,

Glenn Lower, General Manager

So Close! Help Us Reach The Finish Line!

Election Day has come and gone, but we’re reaching out to remind you of another democratic institution right here in your community- your Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op! And at the co-op your vote really matters, regardless of your party or beliefs. As a different kind of business, we ascribe to cooperative principles and values and we use our profits to serve our members and community. But this also means when it’s time to change and grow, we rely on help from our member-owners. That is why we are asking you to participate in our Member Loan Campaign!

We are already more than three-quarters of the way to our goal of raising $1,000,000 by December 1st and we’d love to keep the momentum going! If you have already made a loan, THANK YOU!!! If you haven’t, we invite you to check out the brochure by clicking here and consider helping us reach our goal. Have questions? Let us know! Give us a call at 388-7276, or email Loan Coordinator John Barstow at We’d love to offer additional information and help guide you through this simple process.

Want to check out the latest expansion plans? Click here!

Thank you so much for your support! It means the world to us!!

It’s YOUR Co-op – own it!!



We’re Two-Thirds of the Way There!

Our Member Loan Drive is underway and we’re over two-thirds of the way to our goal! We are SO EXCITED and wish to extend our heartfelt gratitude to those who have invested in the future of our Co-op thus far. We truly are growing together!

The positive feedback from member-owners has been overwhelming and has served as a helpful reminder of why this project is so important. Here are some of the wonderful words of encouragement we’ve received:

  • “The Co-op is more than my source for healthy foods and products; it’ my community. It has invested in our local economy, and I am delighted to invest in the co-op’s next expansion.”
    —Abi Sessions, educator, grandmother, community volunteer
  • “MNFC is one of the most critical centers for wellness in our community. The growth and well-being of our families, friends and neighbors depends on all the goods—literally and figuratively—that our local Co-op provides.”
    —Jack Mayer, MD, MPH Rainbow Pediatrics
  • “The Co-op reflects our values…. Backing the expansion means enlarging our ability to create fair wage jobs, to support local farmers and food companies, and to provide healthy foods to a broader segment of our community. We’re in!”
    —Amy Sheldon, state representative & Ashar Nelson, architect
  • “We see loaning money to the Co-op for its expansion as an investment in community prosperity.”
    —Will & Judy Stevens, Golden Russet Farm, producers
  • “MNFC exemplifies environmental responsibility, but also community connectedness. It’s one of the places that makes Addison County what it is!”
    —Bill McKibben, environmental activist, author & Sue Halpern, author

If you haven’t yet had a chance to check out the details of the proposed expansion and the Member Loan Drive, we invite you to click here and read all about it!

Interested in checking out the latest site plan from the architects? Click here!

Are you ready to invest in YOUR community Co-op?! Give us a call at 388-7276, or email our Member Loan Drive Coordinator, John Barstow, at We’re happy to answer any questions you might have and if you’re ready to invest, we’ll send a packet containing all of the information needed to complete the process. Our deadline is December 1st.

Thank you for your continued support. Whether it’s helping to provide capital for our next evolution through the Member Loan Drive, or the support you offer every time you choose to shop here at the Co-op, we’re extremely grateful! Stay tuned to the Big Carrot at the store entryway to track our progress!


Glenn & staff eagerly checking out the plans
Glenn & staff eagerly checking out the plans