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The Collective

Nancy, Perishables/Frozen/Meat/Beer & Wine

For this longtime resident of Plainfield (since 1988), it was love at first sight. “I've loved Vermont - and Plainfield specifically - since the moment I got here on a cold February night years ago. It's hard for me to pin down all the reasons why this is home -- the rural funkiness, four beautiful seasons, the lushness of woods and little streams, woodsmoke, dirt roads, my crazy and brilliant friends. The Co-op is one of the things that makes Plainfield the great place that it is and I feel lucky to be a part of it, working alongside the best bunch of folks I've ever had the pleasure of working with.” The manager of several departments - frozen, perishables, beer and wine, cheese, and health and beauty – Nancy views her work at the co-op as more than just a day job. “Working at the Co-op has involved me in this community like nothing else, for which I am endlessly grateful. We all care deeply about our Co-op, our community, and each other, and are always trying to find ways to make the Co-op the best that it can be. And while all these are all good and true, the real reason is because it just feels like home and always has.”


Collective Coordinator/Community Center/Cheese

A child of the 80's, Mike was born in Williamstown, Vermont, where he also attended Johnson State College, graduating magna cum laude with a BA in Music Studies. Whether it's as a farmhand, music tutor, animal shelter assistant, or recycling depot attendant, he has always lived around Central Vermont.  After starting to volunteer at the Co-op in 08, he joined the Board in 09 and currently works at the co-op full-time.  Mike is married with two cats and an infant son, Ozias Ambrose. Likes include gaming, farming, sunshine, and scrap metal. Dislikes: post-Keynesian economics, hernias, baby teeth and unemployment.

Jessi, Coffee/HABA

"I moved to the Plainfield area 8 years ago, and am currently homesteading in Orange with my family. I am happy to be joining the Co-op staff once again!  I am originally from Provincetown, MA and have lived part-time in Vermont for 21 years.  Recently, I recommitted myself to the process of getting my teaching certificate, and enjoy being part of an awesome staff!"

Dorothy, Teas & Herbs

For three decades, Dorothy has lived at the end of a dirt road with her family and garden. “I lived in Plainfield for 30-odd years (take that as you please). Most of my jobs have been in town (not common in this bedroom community to bigger towns). I've been a member, working member, and former and present employee of the co-op for most of that time--so, of course, it feels like home: always changing, always staying the same.”

Margie, Vitamins/Taxables

Even though I've lived in the Plainfield area for almost 30 years, many Vermonters still consider me a "Flatlander."  As they say: "If a cat crawls in the oven and has kittens you don't call them biscuits, do ya?"  I love the Plainfield area, a diverse town filled with old hippies, young hippies, theater and interesting intellectuals.  After 30 years in the Health Care field, I retired and came to work part-time here at the Co-op.  We recently changed from the manager model to collective management, a change I really enjoy.

Dawn, Staff/Finance Coordinator


Jeannine, Grocery & Bulk

Karen, Outreach Coordinator
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