The first of several community forums that will help decide the future of Montpelier’s Hunger Mountain Co-op takes place tonight at the Grace United Methodist Church in Plainfield. The member-owned food cooperative is considering a major expansion and building improvement project at its facility and wants to get input from the public to shape the final proposal.
The expansion is a direct result of the popularity and success the co-op has enjoyed since it began serving the community more than 30 years ago, but that success creates problems along with opportunities for change.
Kari Bradley is the General Manager of the co-op. He spoke with Mitch Wertlieb about its history and hopes for the future.