March 23 – temporarily closing doors to the public.
Call in shopping and pick up available – see message below.

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153 Main Street (P.O. Box 266) Plainfield, VT 05667

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Welcome to the Plainfield Co-op

Our Doors May Be Closed,
But We Will Shop for You

Message from General Manager, Peter Youngbaer

We have set up an alternative call-in system for ordering and pick up.  This service will be available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.

Here’s how it works:

  1.  Call the Co-op at 454-8579 or 454-1343.  You will be asked to leave your name and call back number, and member number, if you have one.  Your name will go in queue for call back.
  2. Someone will call you back.  They will ask if you wish to add to your gift card account in order to ensure you have enough to cover your order.  If you are not a member, an account will be set up, and you can put money on it via credit or debit card. Other payment optiions are below. (Remember, these gift card accounts save us thousands of dollars each year in transaction fees.)
  3. That person will then do your shopping for you.  To the extent you can have your list ready, it will greatly help us meet your order quickly and efficiently.  We are working to have an inventory list on line on our website to help you and us.  In the meantime, you can email us your shopping list at orders@plainfieldcoop.com, or just call in.
  4. When the shopping is completed, your order will be rung through the register as usual.  Your order will be bagged or boxed for pickup, and we will tell you when it will be available.  A receipt will be attached, which will include the balance on your account for future reference.
  5. When you come to pick up, please don’t come in the building.  Someone will come out and get your name and retrieve your order. 

Other payment options. You can mail a check or money order to the Plainfield Co-op, P.O. Box 266, Plainfield, VT  05667.  You can also drop off checks or cash (bills only) in an envelope in the drop box by the main door into the Co-op.  Please only do this between 9 AM and 6 PM.  The box will be checked regularly.  Your funds will be put on account, and you can then call in to place an order.  No change will be returned.  Any unused funds will remain on your account to put toward your next purchase. 

People on SNAP benefits can also call in.  We will need your card number and PIN in order to ring you out.


Saint Corona Fund:  For people who can’t use any of the methods above or simply can’t afford to shop, we have set up a Saint Corona account.  Yes, it’s true, there is a Saint Corona, the patron saint of pandemics, we kid you not.  You can call in and order like anyone else, but will be limited to $30 a week at this time, or until the fund is empty.  We urge anyone who can to call and tell us you’d like to add to the Saint Corona fund.  A great way to help your neighbors!


We will need additional volunteers to assist. The current Co-op staff is overworked, under stress, and limited due to self-isolation and other family circumstances.  Our wonderful Membership Committee Chair, Paula Emery, is heading up this effort.  Please contact her at pemery@pshift.com or text to 601-506-9966, if you’d like to help. Or, you can sign up online - Plainfield Co-op Volunteer Sign-Up


The Community Center and free box are closed until further notice.

(The full text of Peter's announcement is available here.)

 

 

The Co-op Annual Meeting is Postponed until a date TBD.

 

Plainfield Co-op is a community-owned and operated food cooperative offering a full line of groceries. We love our members, but everyone is welcome to shop with us! Whether you're looking for fresh produce, dairy, affordable bulk products, or household items, you'll find what you need on our shelves. We also have an extensive selection of medicinal and kitchen herbs; a carefully selected collection of affordable beers, wines and hard ciders; health supplements; and personal care products. Everything on our shelves is always as local as possible. Our mission to provide the community with the most healthful food choices means that our focus is on organic, but we also offer selected conventional products that are more affordable.

While we welcome all shoppers, our members are closest to our hearts! So we do everything we can to make sure membership is affordable for everyone. Please check out our membership page to find out how you can become more involved in working with us to provide food for people instead of profit!

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