Where to shop for bulk, package-free, zero waste foods in Vermont: a state-by-state grocery store guide | Litterless


-Brattleboro Food Co-op: Features a great selection, including grains, beans, nuts, seeds, flour, sweeteners, snacks, nut butter, tea, coffee, spices, herbs, maple syrup, and cooking oils. You can check out the full list of products here. You can also purchase refillable, nontoxic soaps and household cleaners there.


-City Market/Onion River Co-op: A great bulk foods department that offers spices, oils, cereals, rice, pasta, flour, beans, grains, nuts, dried fruit, maple syrup, candy, teas, medicinal herbs, and coffee.
-Healthy Living Market: You can refill your containers with nontoxic home cleaning products from Common Good and purchase the following foods in bulk: grains, beans, rice, nuts, trail mixes, granola, spices, and baking supplies, as well as kombucha on tap.
-Natural Provisions: Stock up on bulk dry goods like grains, beans, baking supplies, nuts, snacks, and a big selection of herbs, spices, and teas. You can also purchase premade foods in your own containers, like samosas and egg rolls.


-Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op: They offer a wide range of bulk grains, flours, and baking supplies, beans and legumes, nuts, seeds, granola, cooking oils, herbs, spices, tea, and coffee. They also offer locally produced honey and maple syrup. They also carry body care and wellness items in bulk, such as soap, shampoo, conditioner, beeswax, clay, and bath salts.


-Hunger Mountain Co-op: You'll find a good selection of bulk dry goods, such as grains & beans, baking supplies, nuts, seeds, snacks, herbs, spices, and more.


-Falls General Store: Bulk grains, flours and baking supplies, pastas, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, snacks, candies, and more.


-Rutland Area Food Co-op: Sells a selection of bulk dried goods, such as beans, legumes, lentils, grains, rice, flour, sweeteners, snacks, herbs, spices, and teas.


-Springfield Food Co-op: Find pantry staples like grains, beans, granola, dried fruit, nuts, candy, snacks, coffee, tea, herbs, and spices.

St. Johnsbury

-St. J Co-op: You're able to purchase grains, rice, flour, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, coffee, tea, herbs, spices, cooking oils, and soap in bulk. Most excitingly, fill up your own containers with local honey, maple syrup, granola, flour, and cornmeal!

White River Junction

-Upper Vally Food Co-op: This spot sells bulk grains, beans, nuts, seeds, yeast, pastas, snacks, dried fruits, herbs, spices, teas, oils, molasses, peanut butter and other nut butters, package-free tofu, liquid dish soap, bar soap without packaging, and more. They also have clean reused jars available for use for those who forget to bring their own containers; customers can also donate their own containers for reuse in the store.

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