CONNECTICUT

-Hartford: In Willimantic, just outside of Hartford, head to the Willimantic Food Co-op for a large selection of bulk goods, including a great liquid bulk section that offers olive and canola oil, sweeteners such as honey and agave, and bulk liquid soap for dishes and bodies.

-New London: Fiddleheads Food Co-op has a fantastic bulk foods department, featuring a wide variety of options including beans, peas, lentils, grains, flours, baking supplies, sweeteners, granola, nuts, seeds, dried fruits, snacks, sweets, coffee, tea, herbs, spices, and bulk liquids including balsamic vinegar, apple cider vinegar, red wine vinegar, olive oil, canola oil, soy sauce, tamari, safflower oil, and toasted sesame oil.

MAINE

-Bangor: The Belfast Co-op has a great selection, selling coffee and tea, herbs and spices, nut butters, pasta, snacks, grains - even package-free tahini, which is tasty when stirred into homemade hummus.

-Blue Hill: The Blue Hill Co-op has a large bulk department, where you can stock up on pantry staples such as grains, flour and other baking supplies, beans and legumes, snacks, nuts, herbs, spices, tea, and more.

-Damariscotta: Rising Tide Community Market sells bulk goods that you can bring home in your own containers. Shop for dry pantry goods (grains, beans and legumes, flours, baking supplies, nuts, seeds, snacks, granola, herbs, spices, tea, and more), as well as liquids like apple cider vinegar and maple syrup. Some of their products are locally made, too!

-Fort Kent: At the Market Street Co-op, browse their extensive selection of package-free teas and herbs.

-Gardiner: Visit the Gardiner Food Co-op for bulk pantry staples including herbs, spices, tea, and coffee. (And pick up some locally grown organic produce while you're at it!).

-Portland: You can stop by Portland Food Co-op to find dry goods - think grains, beans, lentils, legumes, snacks, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, tea, spices, and herbs galore, as well as more unusual bulk finds like local maple syrup and honey, cooking oils, local vinegar, bulk local tofu, bulk baker's yeast, and kombucha. Besides food, they have bulk bath salts, dish soap, laundry detergent (liquid and local powdered ones), bulk jojoba oil, beeswax beads, shampoo, conditioner, castile soap and more. Best of all: they encourage using you own jar, and have a free collection of cloth bags (to bring back later) and used boxes in case you forget to bring your own bag. 

-Rockland: Good Tern Natural Food Co-Op is a well-stocked store that sells dry and wet goods (such as spices, snacks, dry cooking basics, nut butters oils, vinegars, and sweeteners), as well as more rare bulk finds, such as package-free seaweed and pet food!

-Rockport: At Fresh Off the Farm, you'll find bulk grains, beans, nuts, snacks (popcorn and chocolate options abound), herbs, spices, and tons of great locally grown produce.

MASSACHUSETTS

-Boston area: In Cambridge or Jamaica Plain, head to the the Harvest Co-op for bulk spices and locally grown foods. You can find milk in returnable glass bottles at Shaw's in Porter Square or in Whole Foods stores throughout the city. Also stop by Cambridge Naturals to purchase bulk powdered laundry detergent by The Simply Co., as well as bulk teas, herbs, and spices.

-Concord: Find dry pantry staples like grains, flour and baking supplies, beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, herbs, spices, and more at Debra's Natural Gourmet.

-Great Barrington: At Farm & Home, refill your bottles with liquid household cleaners made by Common Good & Co. Visit the Berkshire Co-op for locally grown produce.

-Greenfield: At the Franklin Community Co-op in Greenfield, you'll find a great bulk section that sells grains (including local wheat!), beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, sweets, herbs and spices, fair trade coffee, tea, maple syrup, olive oil, nut butters, and even shampoo and household cleaners.

-Shelburne Falls: In Shelburne Falls' outpost of the Franklin Community Co-op, stock up on grains (including local wheat!), beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, sweets, herbs and spices, fair trade coffee, tea, maple syrup, olive oil, and nut butters, as well as shampoo and household cleaners.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

-Hanover/Upper Valley area: At one of the Co-op Food Store's several locations, find all kinds of dry pantry staples (beans, grains, baking supplies, spices, snacks, and more), as well as a fantastic liquid bulk section with honey, soy sauce, tamari, olive and canola oils, vanilla, and sesame seed oil. Take a look at their full list of bulk products on their website.

-Keene: The Monadnock Food Co-op sells bulk pantry staples, such as baking essentials, grains, beans, snacks, herbs, and spices.

-Littleton: At the Littleton Co-op, you'll see grains, flour, beans, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, olive oil, tea, herbs, spices, fair trade coffee, granola, and more.

-New London: The Concord Food Co-op features bulk basics, such as grains (stock up on locally milled flour!), beans (including some fun heirloom varieties), legumes, tea, spices, and more.

-Plymouth: At Peppercorn, you can find bulk grains, beans, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, snacks, granola, tea, herbs, spices, honey, balsamic vinegar, local maple syrup, olive oil, tamari, soap, laundry detergent, and dish soap.

RHODE ISLAND

-Providence: I first heard about the Fertile Underground grocery from the lovely Colleen. They have a solid selection of dry bulk goods, such as tea, coffee, spices, grains, nuts, beans and even a few sprouted foods! At Olive Del Mondo, you can purchase bulk olive oil, walnut oil, sesame oil, and almond oil in addition to many different types of vinegars.

-Wakefield: South County Food Co-op boasts an impressive bulk selection: all the dried bulk goods you could wish, vinegars, oils, liquid sweeteners, body care products, and even lots of package-free home care products, such as laundry and dishwasher detergents. Even better, they list all of their offerings on their website--take a look!

VERMONT

-Brattleboro: Brattleboro Food Co-op features a great selection, including grains, beans, nuts, seeds, flour, sweeteners, snacks, nut butter, tea, coffee, spices, herbs, maple syrup, and cooking oils. You can check out the full list of products here. You can also purchase refillable, nontoxic soaps and household cleaners there, made by Common Good and Co.

-Burlington: At the Healthy Living Market, you can refill your containers with nontoxic home cleaning products from Common Good and purchase the following foods in bulk: grains, beans, rice, nuts, trail mixes, granola, spices, and baking supplies, as well as kombucha on tap. The City Market/Onion River Co-op also has a great bulk foods department that offers spices, oils, cereals, rice, pasta, flour, beans, grains, nuts, dried fruit, maple syrup, candy, teas, medicinal herbs, and coffee. At Natural Provisions, stock up on bulk dry goods like grains, beans, baking supplies, nuts, snacks, and a big selection of herbs, spices, and teas. You can also purchase premade foods in your own containers, like samosas and egg rolls.

-Montpelier: At the Hunger Mountain Co-op, you'll find a good selection of bulk dry goods, such as grains & beans, baking supplies, nuts, seeds, snacks, herbs, spices, and more. They also source their produce from many local vendors, so pick up an armful of vegetables while you're there!

-Rutland: The Rutland Area Food Co-op sells a selection of bulk dried goods, such as beans, legumes, lentils, grains, rice, flour, sweeteners, snacks, herbs, spices, and teas.

-Springfield: Head over to the Springfield Food Co-op to find pantry staples like grains, beans, granola, dried fruit, nuts, candy, snacks, coffee, tea, herbs, and spices.

-St. Johnsbury: At the St. J Co-op, you're able to purchase grains, rice, flour, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, coffee, tea, herbs, spices, cooking oils, and soap in bulk. Most excitingly, fill up your own containers with local honey, maple syrup, granola, flour, and cornmeal! Three cheers for local--Vermont, you rock.