Board of Directors
Welcome! Please explore our web site to discover the exciting products and events that will be MoCo as we open our doors later this summer.
It truly "takes a village" to open a Co-op. And the village that has been behind MoCo has been extraordinary – beginning with those who had the vision in 2011 and launched the Task Force, the first members who brought memberships in 2014 when this plan was in its infancy, the overwhelming number of volunteers who have served on committees, made food for events, distributed posters, worked at one of the Farmer’s Markets, or helped us operate the on-line market; the many businesses who have partnered with us and finally the members who made loans totaling over $250,000 that provided us with the necessary capital to move forward. Each of you made opening the doors of MoCo possible.
Our opening this year is not the end of this project but a new beginning. We have hired a talented and energetic staff to bring our mission to life. But our long term success rests with you. Shop! Bring your neighbors, friends, and family with you to enjoy the bounty of northern Vermont. Give us your feedback. Look for the “2-cent” board and let us know what we are doing well and what we could do better. This is your store and, with your input and support, we will be a vital part of this community.
Nancy Banks, Chair
Morrisville Food Cooperative
A Message from MoCo Board Chair, Nancy Banks
TREASURER /// Nancy has over 30 years financial management experience including work as an internal auditor. Most recently she worked as the Business Manager for a non-profit collective in Boston. In addition, she has served on numerous boards including two school committees and a local farmers market when she lived in Massachusetts.
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BOARD CHAIR /// Carol's father grew up on a dairy farm and her mother on a crop and livestock farm, both still in operation. Her respect for farming and farmers brought Carol to join our board, as she sees MoCo as an important part of “cultivating” farming in Lamoille County.
Carol worked as a registered nurse for 30 years and now owns a regional small business. She has lived and worked in St. Louis, Memphis, Houston, Beijing, and, for the past ten years, Morrisville.
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Jack passionately believes that MoCo will help to make Morrisville a "whole community." By having access to a market that supplies locals with quality local products, as well as the best from beyond, MoCo has the opportunity to feed the heart and soul of the community. In addition to cooking and working in the food service for 37 years, he also has extensive catering experience with local clients for private events. Jack also wrote a food column for the Stowe Reporter for almost five years. Having been involved with the MoCo Task Force from Day 1, he brings passion and food industry know-how to the table. Jack lives with his family in Morrisville.
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A Vermont resident for 24 years, Susanna hails from the southeast of England. Before landing in America, she combined her passions for traveling and food by cheffing on a fleet of large sailing and motorboats based in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Americas. Susanna’s Catering was started 13 years ago and has recently expanded into downtown Morrisville. Opening a new commercial kitchen in Morrisville has been a great opportunity for Susanna to immerse myself in the growing food culture and expanding network of passionate foodies who live and work here. She sees MoCo as another branch of such a network. Susanna brings passion for good food and healthy eating habits to the MoCo table.
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- The MoCo Board meets 3rd Wednesday of each month in the Tegu Building upstairs meeting room from 5-6:30pm unless otherwise noted.
- We abide by a strict code of conduct. Read it here: Board Process : Directors' Code of Conduct