Co-op Staff Trip to Black River Produce

Black River Trip

 

This week, Monadnock Food Co-op Meat & Seafood Department Staff took a trip to one of our distributor’s Black River Produce in North Springfield, VT.  Staff toured Black River’s meat and seafood processing facility and learned more about their rooftop solar panel system.

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From Black River’s website:

Founders Steve Birge and Mark Curran met on the ski slopes of Vermont in the late 1970s.  The two forged the idea for a new business that would fill a big gap in the local market—they would supply the area with quality, fresh fruits and vegetables. They started Black River Produce with $600 between them and a used VW bus with the slogan “Give Peas a Chance” painted on the side.

AaronView this video about Black River’s slaughterhouse which opened this summer and practices humane handling practices.
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