29 episodes

That's Rad • The Podcast of the Littleton Food Co-op, Littleton's 100% Community-owned Grocer. Directed and hosted by Anastasia Maher. Produced by Jessy Smith & Annie Stuart is the Executive Producer.

That's Rad Littleton Food Co-op

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

That's Rad • The Podcast of the Littleton Food Co-op, Littleton's 100% Community-owned Grocer. Directed and hosted by Anastasia Maher. Produced by Jessy Smith & Annie Stuart is the Executive Producer.

    FBOTD Minisode II: What's the Vibe?

    FBOTD Minisode II: What's the Vibe?

    It’s another minisode episode! And this time it’s a solo episode! That’s right, it’s just our host Anastasia, her fun beverage choice of the day, and a microphone. On this mini episode, Anastasia covers choices for a signature fall beverage, what to do when facing “drink judgment” from others, and a review of a drink from beverage company Vybes. If you thought that the word “vibes” was out of style, you will certainly feel that even more so after hearing this episode. But listen anyways! Please.

    The Littleton Food Co-op is your one stop shop for all of your fall essentials, including your fun beverages! We are packed to the brim with local produce, meats, cheeses, craft beer, and of course beverages. Plus check out our raved about grab-and-go prepared meals, wide selection of bulk items, and fresh meat and seafood. Swing by 43 Bethlehem Rd off of Exit 41 to see for yourself!

    • 27 min
    Episode XVII: The Return of Ed King

    Episode XVII: The Return of Ed King

    October is a big month for the Littleton Food Co-op. So big that we needed two new podcast episodes to fit in everything we wanted to say! On the last episode of That’s Rad (Episode XVI: Equal Exchange), we talked about fair trade and sourcing on a broader, global scale. Now, host Anastasia sits down with Littleton Food Co-op General Manager Ed King to discuss how fair trade and other “specialty sourcing” labels and certifications affect our own co-op. Find out how we choose what goes on the shelves, labels we trust, and Ed’s personal advice for being a “smart shopper.” We know you didn’t know there would be a bonus October episode, but we promise that this one beats all of your expectations.

    The Littleton Food Co-op is Littleton, NH’s only community owned marketplace, and your premiere destination for all the products with all the labels you want to see. You can find products that are fairly sourced, organically raised, free range, and more, all delivered with great customer service. Find out why everyone’s rushing to the Co-op for local organic produce, fine cheeses, meats, bulk foods, craft beers–the list goes on! In addition to product packaging, many sourcing types such as organic, local, and non-GMO are labeled on the shelves. Plus, look for the new orange “Inclusive Trade” shelf tags to indicate which products have been certified in offering fair wages and labor practices for their producers. Co-op membership is another great way to make changes in your food system, but no membership is required to shop at the Co-op. All are welcome! Stop by in store any day of the week to learn more about membership and see all the store has to offer. Or visit us online at littletoncoop.com.

    • 48 min
    Episode XVI: Equal Exchange

    Episode XVI: Equal Exchange

    October is National Co-op Month and Fair Trade Month, and the latest episode of That’s Rad is here to celebrate both. Host Anastasia is joined for this episode by Danielle Robidoux, Organizer with Equal Exchange and the Citizen-Consumer initiative. Equal Exchange is a pioneer in the modern day fair trade movement, and what you might not know from seeing their bananas, coffee, and chocolate bars is that they’re also a cooperative. Danielle and Anastasia sit down for an honest conversation about the challenges facing the fair trade movement, how cooperative principles influence a global worker cooperative, and what our role as individuals and as cooperatives should be in the fight for a fair economy. This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to think more critically about how their food is made; or if you just want to hear more of Anastasia.

    Read EE’s article about Covid’s impact on supply chain: https://www.info.equalexchange.coop/articles/corporate-consolidation
    Join the citizen-consumer initiative: https://shop.equalexchange.coop/pages/join

    The Littleton Food Co-op is Littleton, NH’s only community owned marketplace, and your premiere destination for all fairly sourced products. Browsing the aisles you’ll find local organic produce, fine cheeses, meats, bulk foods, craft beers, and more. Plus, look for the new orange “Inclusive Trade” shelf tags to indicate which products have been certified in offering fair wages and labor practices for their producers. Co-op membership is another great way to make changes in your food system, but no membership is required to shop at the Co-op. All are welcome! Stop by in store any day of the week to learn more about membership and see all the store has to offer. Or visit us online at littletoncoop.com.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode XXV: Golden Girl Granola

    Episode XXV: Golden Girl Granola

    Fall has arrived in the That’s Rad podcast-universe! To kick off the season, host Anastasia is joined by Deborah O’Kelly of Golden Girl Granola in Shirley, MA. They talk about how granola is often branded as a “fall food” (like we’re doing right now), but the truth is that a blend of oats, nuts, berries, and seeds can be so much more than that. You may have thought you reached the pinnacle of granola-ness by using it as a yogurt topping; you would be surely mistaken. Deborah also shares more about Golden Girl’s local sourcing philosophy, the health benefits of granola, and the greatest hiking snack hack that Anastasia can’t stop thinking about. All this and more on the latest and greatest episode of That’s Rad!

    If you’re looking for fall food and fun the Littleton Food Co-op is the place to be! Local produce, meats, cheeses, bulk foods, craft beers and more await you inside Littleton’s only community-owned market. There’s no better and no friendlier place to pick up that pumpkin/maple/caramel/cinnamon *insert food or drink here.* Conveniently located off Exit 41, the Co-op is just a hop, skip, and a jump away from some of the best hikes, leaf peeping spots, and other classic New England autumn activities. No membership is required, so everyone is welcome to stop in anytime! See ya at the Co-op!

    • 31 min
    FBOTD Minisode I: KIS Kombucha

    FBOTD Minisode I: KIS Kombucha

    It’s the FBOTD Minisode Miniseries debut! What the heck does that mean? You, my friend, are asking the right questions. We decided to take the ideas of Episode 23 of That’s Rad about fun beverages and expand it into a miniseries! These episodes are going to be a little shorter, and maybe a little less scripted and edited. But never fear! We’re not cutting out any of the learning opportunities, personal stories from guests, or random musings from host Anastasia. For episode one, Anastasia invited Andras Hadik of KIS Kombucha of VT to close out the summer and Eat Local Month. They’re talking about how the company got started (we’re still looking for you mysterious scoby lady!), the health benefits of fermented beverages, and why kombucha is your perfect end of summer FBOTD.

    The Littleton Food Co-op is your one stop shop for all of your summer essentials, including your fun beverages! We are packed to the brim with local produce, meats, cheeses, craft beer, and of course beverages. Plus check out our raved about grab-and-go prepared meals, wide selection of bulk items, and fresh meat and seafood. Swing by 43 Bethlehem Rd off of Exit 41 to see for yourself!

    • 28 min
    Episode XXIV: Eat Local with Meadowstone Farm

    Episode XXIV: Eat Local with Meadowstone Farm

    Happy Eat Local Month 2022! In honor of this statewide celebration of all things local, host Anastasia brought in the most local-est person she could think of: Sam Brown of Meadowstone Farm (Bethlehem, NH). Aside from being heavily involved in his community, Sam wins the most localest local award because Meadowstone Farm is a mere two mile drive away from the Littleton Food Co-op. Hard to get more local-er than that! In this episode, Anastasia and Sam discuss Meadowstone’s vision of being a center of the community, and how, in turn, it’s the community that makes the work worthwhile. You’ll also get a behind the scenes look at how the farm operates, and an intimate examination of the decision to drop the farm’s “organic” label back in 2008. Local knowledge guaranteed to increase by 3000% after this episode. Don’t believe us? Listen and see for yourself!

    The Littleton Food Co-op is a proud retailer of Meadowstone Farm, as well as hundreds of other local producers. We have local produce, cheese, meats, bulk foods, honey and sweets, craft beers, and so much more! The Littleton Food Co-op is also locally owned by thousands of people just like you who want to support their community. Interested in becoming a member? Or just want to see what all the local hype is about? You’ll find us right off Exit 41, on the corner of Cottage St and Bethlehem Rd. See ya at the Co-op!

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

bgossvt ,

Littleton Cooperative reality

I have been a member of the COOP since around 2016 and recently became an employee in the summer of 2022. I have had the honor of getting to know the people who put this podcast together and I can tell you the talent and enthusiasm and information that they exude from this podcast is just as real in person.

JEFFARGH ,

That IS RAD!

Great show, great host! I love the co-op, and this show spotlights so much of what makes the co-op great!!! Always an interesting interview, good work team

BugtrotterB ,

Local legend

Anastasia is the perfect host for this show. If you want to learn more about cooperatives and their many benefits, tune in to this treat for your ears and brain.

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