Putney Food Co-op

Putney Food Co-op logo
8 Carol Brown Way
Putney, VT 05346
United States
(802) 387-5866

The Putney Food Co-op is one of the oldest co-ops in the country. It was founded in 1941, when fuel shortages due to World War II made it hard to obtain certain grocery items. To get needed supplies, a group of Putney citizens, led by Carol Brown, formed the Putney Co-op according to the Cooperative Principles. Cash raised from selling member shares was used to rent a store front (purchased in 1944), obtain goods, and hire staff.

Today the Putney Food Co-op is a community-owned market and delicatessen offering a diverse selection of quality products, friendly and knowledgeable service, in a convenient location with easy parking. Our store features:

  • Fresh organic and local produce
  • Organic, humanely raised and local meats, poultry, eggs and Vermont dairy products
  • Fresh and frozen seafood
  • Environmentally responsible cleaning supplies and paper goods.
  • Health and body care products and vitamins
  • Gourmet cheeses from Vermont, New England, and around the world
  • Bulk nuts, grains, baking supplies
  • Fair trade coffee, tea, chocolate and bananas
  • Micro-brewed beer and hand selected wines
  • Hearty sandwiches made to order in the deli, homemade soups, salads and baked goods
  • Gluten-free selections in every aisle

To accommodate the growing needs of our community, the co-op membership voted in 1992 to move the store from its original site on Kimball Hill to our present location on Main Street. We are located just off of Exit 4, I-91, in Southeast Vermont.