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.
Episode XIII: A Conversation with Ed King
Surprise! In honor of National Co-op Month in October, That’s Rad is releasing a BONUS October episode! In this episode, host Anastasia sits down for an exclusive interview with Ed King, General Manager of the Littleton Food Co-op. This episode covers Cooperative Principles 2 (Democratic Member Control), 3 (Members' Economic Participation), and 6 (Cooperation Among Cooperatives). Listeners will hear from Ed firsthand how you can make your voice heard in your co-op, how the LFC has inspired a number of cooperative movements across the region, and what it’s really like having 8,000 bosses. Make sure to listen to the whole episode for some exciting announcements for Littleton Food Co-op members you won’t want to miss!
The Littleton Food Co-op is located at 43 Bethlehem Rd in Littleton; just off Exit 41! Stop by and you’ll find a wide variety of local produce, meat, cheese, craft beer, wine, bulk items, and more. The Co-op is operated by and for our members--over 8,000 people in the surrounding communities. Does that include you? If it doesn’t, stop by the store and find out the incredible benefits you gain from being a member of your locally owned community market.
Episode XII: Black, White, and a Co-op All Over
That’s Rad is celebrating National Co-op Month for October! Host Anastasia saw this sacred month as an opportunity to talk about the importance of being a co-op in a world full of for-profit businesses. The perfect case study showed up in the form of Nick Managan of Cabot Creamery Cooperative. Nick and Anastasia discuss how even though many consumers do not realize Cabot is a co-op, the cooperative principles have shaped their farming and business practices since 1919. Listeners will hear how Cabot’s cooperative status impacts it’s farmer owners, the communities they live in, and their consumers (that’s you!). It’s a half an hour about cheese and co-ops--do you really need another reason to listen?
Speaking of co-ops, the Littleton Food Co-op is Littleton, New Hampshire’s first and only community owned market. We are filled to the brim with your favorite local produce, meats, cheeses, craft beer, bulk foods, and more. Whether you are a vegetarian, vegan, omnivore, or cheese-avore like That’s Rad’s host Anastasia, the Littleton Food Co-op is the place you want to be! Come say hi sometime--we’re just off Exit 41 in Littleton. All are welcome!
Episode XI: Fall is Here
The air is getting cooler, the leaves are changing colors, and most importantly -- fall food is being cooked up in full swing! In honor of northern New Hampshire’s most colorful season, host Anastasia is talking about some of the flavors that pair best with Autumn for the latest episode of That’s Rad. First up, Morgan of Mount Cabot Maple reminds us all why we need to ditch the “pancake pigeonhole,” and start using maple products all day, every season. Then, if you can’t make it apple picking this year, hearing from Bill and Ben of Champlain Orchards is your next best bet for the ~authentic orchard experience~. If only that saying about “an apple a day…” could be swapped out for their ciders, pies, and other delicious fruits, too. So grab your headphones and an apple cider donut and press play on another great episode of your locally produced local co-op podcast.
In addition to the producers featured on this episode, the Littleton Food Co-op is stocked full of local eats and treats for your fall feast. Produce, cheeses, meat, craft beer, and more from all over your community in one convenient location: just off Exit 41 in Littleton, NH! All are welcome to shop here (no membership required!), so stop by during your next leaf-peeping trip. Or if you’re too full from your maple syrup intake, check us out online at littletoncoop.com.
Episode X: Women in Farming
The northeast kingdom of Vermont and New Hampshire is packed to the brim with amazing local farmers and artisans. On this episode of “That’s Rad,” host Anastasia is talking to three local female farmers about what it’s like being a minority in their industry. These farmers produce cheese, vegetables, and flowers, so their experiences are unique, but with surprising commonalities. Hear about your favorite local products straight from the people that produce them: Roberta of Crooked Mile Cheese, Bridget of Bent Fork Farm, and Heidi of Mountain Roots Farm.
Another commonality of these farmers? They all have products that can be found at the Littleton Food Co-op! The Littleton Food Co-op is the hub for all things local for northern NH and VT. We have local meat, produce, craft beer, and cheese, along with prepared foods and more bulk foods than your heart can imagine. It’s all a single stop away at 43 Bethlehem Rd in Littleton, NH.
Episode IX: Cooperation Among Cooperatives
This episode is all about co-ops helping co-ops! The sixth co-op principle is “Cooperation Among Cooperatives.” How do co-ops, well, cooperate? Host Anastasia takes us through a number of different ways that co-ops have been known to support one another. First, did you know that the Littleton Food Co-op is actually a member of other co-ops? One of those is the Neighboring Food Co-op Association (NFCA), and Bonnie Hudspeth is featured in this episode to tell you why it is imperative for co-ops to work together, and the results that can happen when they do so. We also step outside the consumer food co-op world to hear from Molly Snell-Larch of Columinate, a national consulting cooperative made up of diverse experts dedicated to making co-ops better. Finally, David Hale of the Caledonia Food Co-op tells us how valuable established co-ops are when forming a new co-op. Did we use the word “co-op” enough for you?
While we support all co-ops, we want you to know that the Littleton Food Co-op is the place to go for local produce, cheese, craft beer, bulk foods, prepared foods, and more in northern NH and VT. We’re easily accessible off of Exit 41 in Littleton, no membership is required to shop, and we have the friendliest staff in town! What more do you need to know? If you do need more, check us out online littletoncoop.com.
Episode VIII: Food Lifestyles
Calling all vegetarians and vegans -- this episode is for you! All the wannabes and skeptics--this one's for you, too! On this episode of That’s Rad, host Anastasia is exploring what it means to have a “food lifestyle:” a conscientious and consistent pattern of rules that has a high-level impact on the food going into your body. Anastasia talks to Travis, a Littleton Food Co-op employee and former vegan and vegetarian (and everything in between). Plus, hear from Erin Mae, a Co-op customer who has learned a thing or two while shopping to accommodate her vegan and gluten-free lifestyle. And as always, we somehow end up talking about cheese. No matter what you do or don’t eat, everyone can learn something new from this episode.
If you want to try something new, the Littleton Food Co-op is a great place to start! The Littleton Food Co-op is your community-owned grocery store off of Exit 41 with a store full of vegan and vegetarian products, as well as local produce, meats, cheese, craft beer, and more.
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.