Foodworks Returns to pre-COVID Hours of Operation and Offers Food Support to Anyone with Need

BRATTLEBORO—Foodworks, the food shelf program of Groundworks Collaborative located at 141 Canal Street, has shifted operations back to pre-COVID hours of operation. The program is open to anyone with any level of need in the greater Brattleboro area. 

People wishing to pick up a free two-week supply of groceries can drive or walk up to Foodworks’ location and choose from items on a grocery list; at which point a volunteer will pack the order and bring it out to the vehicle. 


Still Time for a Winter Market Curbside Order

Visit the Winter Farmers’ Market Online Shop at https://openfoodnetwork.net/brattleboro-winter-farmers-market/shop#/shop today!

Orders can be placed from 9AM Monday morning through 9 AM Thursday morning for a Saturday Curbside Pick up from the Market, every Saturday through March at the C.F. Church Building, 80 Flat St. Downtown Brattleboro.

SNAP/EBT customers can turn $10 into $40 each week through January with market match coupons thanks to grants from NOFA-VT, C&S Wholesale Grocers, New England Grassroots Fund, Brattleboro Savings & Loan, and individual gifts from caring community members.


Winter Farmers’ Market – Updates to Curbside Service

As you may know, the Brattleboro Winter Farmers’ Market is currently 100% online pre-orders for Curbside Pick up. To effectively manage the volume of orders and items that our market producers need to make, bake, pick, pack and label for your Saturday Pick up, and so our Curbside Team can better serve you at pick up time, we are making a few changes:

1. Market orders will close at 9 AM on Thursday starting this week.  This will be especially helpful as we have two Friday holidays in a row coming up! So shop early!


VFW $7 Lunch Specials To-Go’s only Dec. 14 – Dec. 18th & Pot Roast Meal Dec. 19th Open to the Public

Effective immediately, we are open for take-out only Mon to Fri from 11:30 am -1:30 pm, and the occasional Saturday. Please call 802-257-0438 for your to-go meals. Follow our VFW Post 1034 Facebook page for more information.

No Wednesday breakfast until further notice.

$7 Lunch Specials Dec. 14th – Dec. 18th
Mon – salisbury steak, mashed potato, gravy & veg
Tues – stuffed pork chops w/ sweet potato casserole and veg
Wed – beef stew w/ homemade bread
Thur – chicken cordon bleu w/ baked potato & veg
Fri – fried haddock w/ french fries


VFW $7 Lunch Specials/Pot Roast meal – To Go’s only – Public Welcome to Order 802-257-0438

Effective immediately, we are open for take-out only Mon to Fri from 11:30 am -1:30 pm, and the occasional Saturday. Please call 802-257-0438 for your to-go meals. Follow our VFW Post 1034 Facebook page for more information.

No Wednesday breakfast until further notice.

Pot roast to go meal is still on for Dec. 19th. Call in for reservations by Friday Dec. 18th. There are limited free meals available for the pot roast dinner, so when you call in, please leave a message asking for the free meals, and you will receive a call back.


VFW $7 Lunch Specials Nov 30-Dec. 4th and New Post Rules, Hours-To-Go’s Welcome

VFW $7 Lunch Specials Nov. 30th – Dec. 4th
Mon – goulash w/ a salad
Tues – soup and sandwich of choice
Wed – breakfast 6am-9am
Wed – chicken salad BLT w/ garlic fries
Thur – asparagus stuffed bacon wrapped pork w/ roasted potatoes
Fri – beer battered cod & shrimp w/ fries

Opening update: Beginning Monday Nov. 30th, the VFW will be re-opening with many new restrictions in place. We will be open to all VFW Post #1034 members and #1034 Auxiliary members who are current with their dues. We will also allow VT residents inside, but you must have a VT ID. (Please consider to-go’s to support the VFW if you do not feel comfortable coming inside, and call in early)


VFW $12 Pot Roast Meal Curbside Pick up Saturday Dec. 19th 4pm-7pm

Saturday Dec. 19th pot roast meal at the Brattleboro VFW located at 40 Black Mountain Road. To-go curbside pick up from 4pm-7pm. Stay in your car, pay in your car, receive your meal/meals, enjoy!

Pot roast, mashed potatoes, brown sugar carrots, gravy, roll, coleslaw and apple turnover with maple icing for $12. Please call in to reserve your meal….might be too early for people to call in actually remember that the DID call in. 802-257-0438


Brattleboro Winter Farmers’ Market Pivots to Curbside Service Only

As of Saturday, November 28, the Brattleboro Winter Farmers’ Market is pivoting to CURBSIDE PICK UP SERVICE ONLY. There will not be an in-person walk up and shop market at least through the holidays. With COVID19 cases rising rapidly in Vermont and all around us, the market Steering Committee has decided that continued in-person indoor operations, while significantly modified for safety, poses too great a risk to the safety of all in our market community – our customers, market vendors, staff and volunteers. We chose not to wait until we were forced to react to the report of a positive COVID case within the market community.

But the good news is, that you will still be able to safely and conveniently shop from all of our regular market vendors in one place from the comfort of your home. Just as in the physical market, our new online ordering system puts all that our producers have to offer in one place for you to browse and choose.


Updated $12 Brattleboro VFW Turkey Meals Nov. 21st -Now To Go’s Only

Due to COVID restrictions, this meal is now TO-GO’s ONLY.

Starting Monday Nov. 9th, the VFW will start taking reservations for our Saturday, November 21st $12 turkey meal. The meal will be served from 4pm-7pm, and it is TO-GO’s ONLY. For $12, you will get turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, roll, stuffing, cranberry sauce and blueberry or raspberry pie for dessert. Please call in to let us know how many meals you will require, choice of pie, and the approximate time you will be arriving for pick up. Public may order, not just members. You MUST call in your orders by Friday night Nov. 20th. 802-257-0438


Homemade Pie Sale Set for November 21 as Drive-Thru at Guilford Church

A fall tradition, a home-made pie sale–this time with COVID-safe precautions–will be held on Saturday morning, November 21 from 9-noon in the Guilford Community Church parking lot, just in time to save some preparations before Thanksgiving.

According to organizers, church volunteers will bake apple, raspberry, pecan, pumpkin and specialty pies. Customers will remain in their car and a church volunteer, dressed in COVID-safe mask and gloves, will both come to car windows to take orders and deliver pies and collect payment of cash, check or credit card. To speed your purchase, you may reserve your pie(s) and pay ahead with a credit card by calling Patty Meyers anytime at 802-257-0994.