St. Patrick's Day—
One of Our Favorite Food Holidays

Food lovers know that St. Patrick's Day is a fabulous, flavorful, and highly underrated food holiday. When done right, St. Patrick's Day corned beef is right up there with Thanksgiving turkey or Christmas ham.

We'll help you do it up right, starting with the best and most flavorful cuts of corned beef, trimmed in house by hand, prepared by our fastidious Meat Department pros who could talk corned beef all day long. (Just ask them and find out!)

And don't forget the spectacular side dishes—things like organic potatoes and carrots, cabbage local Irish soda bread, and of course, really great beer. We have it all!

It's All in the Quality of the Corned Beef

We're proud to offer several types of corned beef to help make your St. Patrick's Day meal delicious and memorable.

Bottom line: what you love is all that matters! Our customers who return to the Co-op year after year appreciate the time and effort our meat cutters put into trimming and tying these delicious, flavorful, high-quality cuts of corned beef. Read on to build your St. Patrick's Day menu.

St. Patrick's Day Staff Picks


Boston Brisket Company
Corned Beef

Gray (Nitrate-Free), Red (Conventionally-Cured)

A legendary corned beef made from only the finest Western Steer Beef with a recipe handed down three generations. The corned beef of choice for much of New England on St. Patrick's Day.

We are one of the only locations in the Upper Valley that sells Boston Brisket Company gray corned beef, cured in a salt-water brine, which is the more traditional way to enjoy corned beef on St. Patrick's Day. We offer red too, cured in a delicious corned beef brine with a blend of spices. (We wisely take a neutral stance on which is better!).

>> Look for it in stores close to St. Patricks's Day.

Available At
Hanover, Lebanon & White River Jct.—Meat Department


Certified Angus Corned Beef Brisket

For more than 100 years, Freirich has been delivering the highest-quality meats, using traditional curing methods with no added preservatives. The end result is a corned beef with an unrivaled taste and tender juiciness popular throughout New York and New England. A true regional favorite.

Available At
Hanover, Lebanon & White River Jct.—Meat Department


Co-op Kitchen
Traditional Boiled Dinner

Available Friday, 3/17 Only

Let our culinary wizards do their magic and take all the work out of your St Patrick’s Day meal! Our legendary Co-op Kitchens boiled dinner features the best corned beef, cabbage, carrots, onions, and traditional seasonings, all prepared by hand by the Co-op Chefs.

Sold by the lb. Pick up during lunch and dinner from the hot case in our Hanover and Lebanon stores or prepacked for grab-n'-go from the cold case. Pair with an Irish ale, a Pogues record, and an old Maureen O’Hara movie.

Available At
All Locations—Prepared Foods Dept.

Pete's Greens Cabbage

Pete's Greens
Craftsbury, Vermont
Organic Cabbage

Sold by the lb.......................$1.59  Save $1.00/lb

Aside from killer corned beef and great beer, nothing says St. Patrick's Day like cabbage, one of the key elements to a traditional feast on this wonderful holiday. Our friends at Pete's Greens grow some of the best you'll find anywhere, bold and flavorful and grown to hold up well with hardy foods like corned beef, potatoes, and carrots—all without overpowering the meal.

Available At
Hanover & Lebanon—Produce Department

Deep Meadow Farm Potatoes

Deep Meadow Farm
Windsor, Vt.
Organic Potatoes & Carrots

Our friends at Deep Meadow Farm have been one of our long-time producer partners for a reason, with organic root vegetables a particular speciality. We love that their organic potatoes and orange carrots pair perfectly with organic cabbage from Pete's Greens (see above!), with texture and taste that complements the meal and can hold its own even when paired to foods with such strong flavors like corned beef and cabbage. The perfect way to round out a local St. Patty's dinner.

Available At
Hanover & Lebanon—Produce Department

Kerrygold Dubliner Cheese

Dubliner Cheese

Complex. Worldly. Somewhat sweet, somewhat nutty. This is a robust, aged cow’s milk cheese with a slightly hard texture similar to cheddar.

A well-balanced mix of cheese cultures that brings out the bold flavors of your other St Patrick's Day dishes. Pair with a great beer.

Available At
Hanover, Lebanon & White River Jct.—Cheese Department

Klinger's Bread Co

Klinger's Bread Co
South Burlington, Vermont
Irish Soda Bread

Our friends at Klinger's make one of the best Irish soda breads anywhere, with a light flavor and scone-like texture. The perfect blend of moist and crumbly.

Available At
Hanover, Lebanon & White River Jct.—Bakery Department

Mast Landing Brewing Co.

Mast Landing Brewing Co
Gunner's Daughter Milk Stout

As the weather cools down you can't go wrong with this tasty stout, the flagship beer of a great brewery out of Westbrook, Maine.

Gunner's Daughter is a rich, hardy milk stout with notes of peanut butter, chocolate, and coffee. This dark, mythical beer nods to the long-passed legends of the region’s seafarers.

Available At
All Locations

O'Hara's Irish Stout Nitro

Irish Stout Nitro

We always try to hook you up with a special-edition beer at St. Patrick's Day, and this year we landed a doozy. Rare and in limited supply, this Nitro has a robust roast flavor complemented by a full-bodied and smooth mouthfeel, canned so that you can experience the same brilliant cascading effect and smooth creamy head as a draught pour.

Winner of multiple awards and genuinely authentic, brewed with Irish malts. Dark in color with light licorice notes and a roast espresso aftertaste.

Available At

O'Hara's Irish Stout Nitro

Zero Gravity
Burlington, Vt.
Irish Cream Nitro Porter

We love this beer anytime of year, but especially on St. Patrick's Day. One of Zero Gravity's signature beers, the Nitro Porter is a rich, thick, textured beer, with dark notes and a slightly complex aftertaste.

This is why it pairs so well with strong, flavorful foods like corned beef, cheese, and cabbage. It also makes a great dessert beer, as the dark and roasty malt is perfectly balanced by sweet additions of cacao nibs and Tahitian vanilla. A toasty treat!

Available At
White River Jct.

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Hanover Store
45 South Park St.
Hanover, NH 03755
(603) 643-2667
Mon-Sat: 8:30 am-7 pm
Sun: 9 am-5 pm

Lebanon Store
12 Centerra Pkwy
Lebanon, NH 03766
(603) 643-4889
7 am-9 pm

WRJ Store
209 Maple St.
WRJ, VT 05001
(802) 295-3400
7 am-8 pm

Co-op Market
43 Lyme Road
Hanover, NH 03755
(603) 643-2725
6 am-6 pm

Sun: 7am-3pm

Service Center

51 South Park St.
Hanover, NH 03755
(603) 643-6650
M-F: 7:30 am-4:30 pm

Service Center

63 US 5 South
Norwich, VT 05055
(802) 526-9103
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Co-op Kitchen
193 A St.
Wilder, VT 05088
(603) 442-4406
M-F: 6 am-2 pm