FREE WORKSHOP: Cultured Vegan Cheese & Yoghurt
May
30
6:30 pm18:30

FREE WORKSHOP: Cultured Vegan Cheese & Yoghurt

  • River Valley Co-op

with Trevor Ring 

 

In this class, you will learn the basics of how to use live cultures as starters to make delicious nut-based cheese and yoghurt. This process is simple enough to do in your home and will open new doors for avorful creativity. Experience the potential a homemade probiotic vegan cheese has to imitate the delectable tang and savory flavor of dairy cheese!

Pre-registration Required.
Call 413-584-2665 or stop by Customer Service.

FREE WORKSHOP: Treating Late-Stage Neurological Lyme Disease
May
31
6:30 pm18:30

FREE WORKSHOP: Treating Late-Stage Neurological Lyme Disease

  • River Valley Co-op

with Brendan Kelly, L. Ac., M. Ac, Acupuncturist and Herbalist 

 

Using the Wai Ke/Neurological Tradition, we’ll discuss treating both the symptoms and underlying cause of neurological Lyme disease, including tremors, seizures, headaches and migraines. We’ll also talk about the progression of Lyme disease and how the initial tick bite can manifest as neurological symptoms. Brendan will use case studies of patients he’s worked with to discuss his experiences treating Lyme disease, including the use of western herbs, diet and lifestyle.

 

PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
To sign up, please call (413) 584-2665 or stop by Customer Service.
 

FREE WORKSHOP: Homemade Bone Broth 101
Jun
6
6:30 pm18:30

FREE WORKSHOP: Homemade Bone Broth 101

  • River Valley Co-op

Homemade Bone Broth 101 with Craig Fear

Bone broth - a traditional food, contains key nutrients to support bone, joint, and gut health. Join local nutritional therapist and bone broth connoisseur, Craig Fear, for a discussion on how and why to make bone brother at home, including handouts for recipes and a sample of Craig’s Tom Yum soup.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.Call 413-584-2665 or stop by Customer Service.

FREE WORKSHOP: Backyard Earthen Ovens
Jun
13
6:30 pm18:30

FREE WORKSHOP: Backyard Earthen Ovens

  • River Valley

with Ashley Schenk
www.broadfork.coop

Back by popular demand, this workshop is an introduction to the ancient art of building outdoor earthen ovens - an easy and inexpensive way to connect with earth, fire, food, and each other. Ashley will talk about oven construction, use, and modern adaptations of a variety of designs. Learn how to create the perfect gathering space in your backyard for cooking delicious pizzas and artisan breads.

PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
To sign up, please call (413) 584-2665 or stop by Customer Service.

2017 Strawberry Ice Cream Social
Jun
22
5:00 pm17:00

2017 Strawberry Ice Cream Social

  • River Valley Co-op

Thursday, June 22, 2017 | 5-8pm in our parking lot
Proceeds to benefit Grow Food Northampton

LOCAL Strawberry Sundaes with Bart’s Homemade Ice Cream
Á La Cart Picnic Menu
Free Face Painting & Kids Activities
Live Music with The Pangeans
Annual Austin Miller Co-op Hero Awards

FREE WORKSHOP: Solar 101
Jun
27
6:30 pm18:30

FREE WORKSHOP: Solar 101

  • River Valley Co-op

with  Zach Swan, 
www.northeast-solar.com

Each year Massachusetts residences spend $4 billion dollars with out of state electric utility companies. In this workshop you will learn how by going solar you help keep a portion of this money in the local economy. We will review all the state and federal incentives available to you when you own your solar array as well as the local economic impact of solar power in Western Massachusetts.

PRE-REGISTRATIONREQUIRED.Call 413-584-2665or stop byCustomer Service.

 


FREE WORKSHOP: Qigong Movement
May
23
6:30 pm18:30

FREE WORKSHOP: Qigong Movement

  • River Valley

with Makani Freitas 

Qigong-Movement Mediation for Stress Reduction and Relaxation. Qigong is an internal
art practice that is a combination of two ideas: Qi (pronounced chee), which means air, breath of life, or vital energy that goes through all things in the universe and Gong (pronounced gung as in lung) which means the skill of working with, or cultivating, self-discipline and achievement. 

PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
To sign up, please call (413) 584-2665 or stop by Customer Service.

FREE WORKSHOP: Introduction to Homeopathy
May
17
6:30 pm18:30

FREE WORKSHOP: Introduction to Homeopathy

  • River Valley Co-op

 

with Abby Beale CCH RSHom (NA), Homeopathy Healing 

Is Homeopathy for You? Homeopathy is a safe, gentle and natural system of healing that works with your body to relieve mental, emotional and physical symptoms, restore vitality and improve your overall health. Come learn from Abby Beale, Nationally Certi ed Classical Homeopath, how you can use homeopathy at home for minor ailments and how it can help with chronic health conditions. 

 

PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
To sign up, please call (413) 584-2665 or stop by Customer Service.

FREE WORKSHOP: Permaculture Landscapes & Gardens
May
9
6:30 pm18:30

FREE WORKSHOP: Permaculture Landscapes & Gardens

  • River Valley Co-op

 

 Permaculture Landscapes & Gardens with  Ashley Schenk,

Permaculture is a design system that can help us restore healthy relationships between ourselves, our communities, and our local ecosystems. Come learn about this systems-thinking approach to gardening and landscaping. We’ll use examples of past projects to demonstrate the design process and show successful strategies for your home.

PRE-REGISTRATIONREQUIRED.Call 413-584-2665or stop by Customer Service.

FREE WORKSHOP: Food & Habitat for Pollinators
Apr
25
6:30 pm18:30

FREE WORKSHOP: Food & Habitat for Pollinators

  • River Valley Co-op

Free Workshop

Food & Habitat for Pollinators  with Ashley Schenk,

What are the best plants for attracting pollinators to your garden? In this workshop learn how to choose pollinator plants and shrubs that will thrive in your yard’s conditions. In this information-packed presentation, Ashley will share tried-and-true plants and shrubs for the home garden, planting techniques, and tips for creating wildflower meadows.

 PRE-REGISTRATIONREQUIRED.Call 413-584-2665or stop byCustomer Service.

FREE WORKSHOP: WILD for GREENS
Apr
24
6:30 pm18:30

FREE WORKSHOP: WILD for GREENS

  • River Valley Co-op

Free Workshop

Wild for Greens with Bryce Comprone Wild for Greens

Learn how to grow microgreens at home all year long! In this workshop, we will discuss and demonstrate how to plant and grow pea shoots. We will also go over harvesting and storing techniques to maximize shelf life. There will be plenty of time for Q&A!

PRE-REGISTRATIONREQUIRED.Call 413-584-2665or stop byCustomer Service.

Free Workshop: Cleanse Clinic
Apr
19
6:30 pm18:30

Free Workshop: Cleanse Clinic

  • River Valley Co-op

with Ziji Beth Goren
www.bethgoren.com

For both new and seasoned participants, this workshop will focus on a simple and effective approach to cleansing toxins from your liver and gallbladder. Beth will be available to answer all your questions and will provide recipe handouts for a short and a long version flush. A cleanse supports healthy digestion and your own natural inflammation response; enjoy renewed well-being and quality of life.

PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
To sign up, please call (413) 584-2665 or stop by Customer Service.

Free Workshop: Introduction to Tong Ren
Apr
11
6:30 pm18:30

Free Workshop: Introduction to Tong Ren

  • River Valley Co-op

Free Workshop: Introduction to Tong Ren with Ken Alan Hadden

Tong Ren combines Western knowledge of anatomy and physiology with the ancient principle of “Chi” to create a powerful new healing modality. In this workshop, you will learn the theory of Tong Ren and experience this very relaxing energy therapy. Tong Ren is known to complement other form of treatment and provides a safe, non-invasive alternative for people seeking to improve their well-being and restore the body’s natural flow of nurturing energy.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Call 413-584-2665 or stop by Customer Service.

Co-op Owner Appreciation Day
Apr
6
8:00 am08:00

Co-op Owner Appreciation Day

Co-op Owners,
Shop at the co-op on Thursday, April 6 and receive 10% OFF* all your purchases!

*Except for beer, wine, milk, special orders, Buying Club, and Food for All
 

Free Workshop: YOGA & REIKI BLISS
Apr
4
6:30 pm18:30

Free Workshop: YOGA & REIKI BLISS

  • RIver Valley Co-op

Yoga & Reiki with Beth Tascione, Yoga Bliss

Join us for Discover Bliss, a yoga class that focuses on self-care for women. In this workshop you will experience 90 delicious minutes of moving your body gently and unwinding tension and stress. Through Reiki and other practices like meditation and journaling, you can learn to re-center yourself and move back into life refreshed, refueled, focused and energized.

Limited Space Available. 

Bring Your own Yoga Mat! 

PRE-REGISTRATIONREQUIRED.Call 413-584-2665or stop byCustomer Service.

Free Workshop: Solar 101
Mar
28
6:30 pm18:30

Free Workshop: Solar 101

  • River Valley Co-op

Free Workshop: Solar 101 with Zach Swan, Northeast Solar

Each year Massachusetts residences spend $4 billion dollars with out of state electric utility companies. In this workshop you will learn how by going solar you help keep a portion of this money in the local economy. We will review all the state and federal incentives available to you when you own your solar array as well as the local economic impact of solar power in Western Massachusetts. 

Pre-registration Required.
Call 413-584-2665 or stop by Customer Service.

Free Workshop: Wild Soda & Kvass
Mar
21
6:30 pm18:30

Free Workshop: Wild Soda & Kvass

  • River Valley Co-op

Free Workshop: Wild Soda & Kvass with Trevor Ring, Tringo Cultures

Join us for the final class of our three-part fermented beverage making series. Learn how to make fizzy, fun, and creative sodas from home using simple ingredients and basic equipment. Explore alternate versions of kvass, a Russian/Eastern European drink usually made from bread or beets. Extra time will be given to answer any questions on all other fermented beverages.

Pre-registration Required.
Call 413-584-2665 or stop by Customer Service.

Free Workshop: Natural Weight Loss
Mar
7
6:30 pm18:30

Free Workshop: Natural Weight Loss

  • River Valley Co-op

Free Workshop: Natural Weight Loss with with Lynne Paterson, Holistic Health Coach

Join local health coach Lynne Paterson to learn about a multi-pronged holistic approach to weight loss. Discover why the "calories in - calories out" is an outdated model and learn exactly what you can do to lose unwanted body weight without potions and pills, diets and drugs, or surgery. 

Pre-registration Required.
Call 413-584-2665 or stop by Customer Service.

 

Deadline for Teen Art Show
Mar
4
12:00 pm12:00

Deadline for Teen Art Show

  • River Valley Co-op

This group exhibit in April will feature original artwork by teens of River Valley Co-op owners. We will exhibit one piece of work per artist.

If you are interested in having your son’s, daughter’s, grandchild’s art hung in this show, fill out the application form completely (available below and at Customer Service) and drop it off at the Customer Service desk no later than March 4, 2017. Depending on the number of submissions we receive, we may need to hold a lottery to pick the names of who can participate.

 for more information please visit: http://rivervalleymarket.coop/teen-art-show-2017/

 

Mar
1
Mar 31

Co-op Owner Drive!

  • River Valley Co-o

Become an co-op owner during the month of March and receive two free gifts: a River Valley Co-op coffee mug and a River Valley Co-op recycled shopping tote. 

Refer a friend and your name will be entered into a weekly drawing for a $50 co-op gift card!

Why become an owner? Check out all the helpful information on the join page here. 

Free Workshop: Kombucha & Water Kefir
Feb
28
6:30 pm18:30

Free Workshop: Kombucha & Water Kefir

  • River Valley Co-op

Kombucha and Water Kefir with Trevor Ring, Tringo Cultures

Join us for the second class of our three-part fermented beverage making series. In this workshop you will learn the basics and simplicity of making kombucha and water kefir! You will gain more understanding about these trendy, probiotic beverages and the skills to creatively brew and flavor your own at home. 

PRE-REGISTRATIONREQUIRED.Call 413-584-2665 or stop by Customer Service

Last workshop in this series: 3/21/17 Naturally Carbonated Sodas & Kvass

Free Workshop: An Introduction to Co-op Solar Power
Feb
21
6:30 pm18:30

Free Workshop: An Introduction to Co-op Solar Power

  • River Valley Co-op

An Introduction to Co-op Solar Power with Isaac Baker, Co-op Power

Learn about Co-op Power’s direct ownership shared solar model that allows renters and residents with shady roofs to go solar with their neighbors! This model allows participants to enjoy all of the solar financial benefits–tax credits, SRECs, and electricity savings–and will be supported by the MA Solar loan program and UMass Five Credit Union. Come learn how to create shared solar in your community!

PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
To sign up, please call (413) 584-2665 or stop by Customer Service.

Free Workshop: Eat Like a Localvore
Feb
15
6:30 pm18:30

Free Workshop: Eat Like a Localvore

  • River Valley Co-op

Eating Like a Localvore with Leslie Cerier, The Organic Gourmet

Learn how to mix and match the wealth of local seasonal produce, dairy, and more into meals for health and pleasure. Discover which veggies are best for snacking, hot soups, risottos, salads, casseroles and other globally inspired meals. Leslie will share cooking tips and recipes that feature local items, and samples will be offered!

PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
To sign up, please call (413) 584-2665 or stop by Customer Service.

Free Workshop: Art of Animal Tracking
Feb
8
6:30 pm18:30

Free Workshop: Art of Animal Tracking

  • River Valley Co-op

An Introduction to The Art of Animal Tracking with Frank Grindrod, Earthwork Programs

Join Frank Grindrod for a slideshow and talk about the art of seeing and reading the stories of the land. Discover the secrets for identifying clear animals tracks along with an overview of the six arts of tracking. After this workshop you will know what questions to ask yourself as you explore your own neighborhood and favorite wild places. 

PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
To sign up, please call (413) 584-2665 or stop by Customer Service.

Free Workshop: Wild Wine & Magical Mead
Jan
31
6:30 pm18:30

Free Workshop: Wild Wine & Magical Mead

  • River Valley Co-op

Wild Wine & Magical Mead with Trevor Ring, Tringo Cultures

Join us for the first class of our three-part fermented beverage making series. In this workshop you will gain a basic understanding of how to use wild yeast to make your own mysterious semi-dry or dry alcoholic beverage. Yeast is all around us, learn how to harvest it with creativity and confidence! 

Other workshops in this series:
2/28/17: Kombucha & Water Kefir, 3/21/17: Naturally Carbonated Sodas & Kvass

PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
To sign up, please call (413) 584-2665 or stop by Customer Service.

Co-op Owner Appreciation Day
Jan
31
8:00 am08:00

Co-op Owner Appreciation Day

Co-op Owners,
Shop at the co-op on Tuesday, January 31 and receive 10% OFF* all your purchases!

*Except for beer, wine, milk, special orders, Buying Club, and Food for All
 

Jan
24
12:00 pm12:00

CLOSED All Day

We will be closed all day on Tuesday, January 24th for a River Valley Co-op staff retreat. We will resume our regular hours, 8am – 10pm, on Wednesday. 

FREE WORKSHOP: Discover How to Make Ghee
Jan
18
6:30 pm18:30

FREE WORKSHOP: Discover How to Make Ghee

  • River Valley Co-op

Discover How to Make Ghee with Hannah Jacobson-Hardy, Full Moon Ghee & Sweet Birch Herbals

Ghee (or clarified butter) is a high heat, lactose-free cooking oil used for centuries in India to relieve digestive disorders and promote general health and well-being. Join Hannah, along with health coach Daniel Rainwater, for this informative ghee making demonstration and tasting. Bring home recipe handouts and new ideas from this ghee-licious workshop! 

PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
To sign up, please call (413) 584-2665 or stop by Customer Service.

FREE WORKSHOP: Infused Oils, Salves, and Lip Balms
Jan
10
6:30 pm18:30

FREE WORKSHOP: Infused Oils, Salves, and Lip Balms

  • River Valley Co-op

Infused Oils, Salves, and Lip Balms with Jade Alicandro Mace, Milk and Honey Herbs

Join us for the final class of our three-part herbal medicine making series. In this workshop we will learn to make herbal infused oils, salves, and lip balms. Recipes will be made and demoed in class and participants will make and take home their own Relaxing Body Oil and All Purpose Salve (bring two glass jars). Recipes and handouts provided as well.

PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
To sign up, please call (413) 584-2665 or stop by Customer Service.

Holiday Hours 2016
Jan
1
12:00 pm12:00

Holiday Hours 2016

Saturday, December 24th: CLOSING AT 6PM

Sunday, December 25th: CLOSED ALL DAY

Monday, December 26th: Resume regular hours, 8am - 10pm

Saturday, December 31st: CLOSING AT 7PM

Sunday, January 1st: CLSOED ALL DAY

Holiday Hours 2016
Dec
31
8:00 am08:00

Holiday Hours 2016

Saturday, December 24th: CLOSING AT 6PM

Sunday, December 25th: CLOSED ALL DAY

Monday, December 26th: Resume regular hours, 8am - 10pm

Saturday, December 31st: CLOSING AT 7PM

Sunday, January 1st: CLSOED ALL DAY

Free Workshop: Emergency Preparedness
Dec
28
6:30 pm18:30

Free Workshop: Emergency Preparedness

  • River Valley Co-op

With Frank Grindrod, Earthwork Programs

Welcome back Frank Grindrod for this popular workshop. Frank will discuss what to do during a power outage, how to react when stranded in a car or lost in the wilderness. He will also discuss shelter, water, fire and food and address crucial questions such as: How prepared are we currently for an emergency? What are the 10 most important items for us to have on hand?

PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
To sign up, please call (413) 584-2665 or stop by Customer Service.

Holiday Hours 2016
Dec
25
Dec 26

Holiday Hours 2016

Saturday, December 24th: CLOSING AT 6PM

Sunday, December 25th: CLOSED ALL DAY

Monday, December 26th: Resume regular hours, 8am - 10pm

Saturday, December 31st: CLOSING AT 7PM

Sunday, January 1st: CLSOED ALL DAY

Holiday Hours 2016
Dec
24
8:00 am08:00

Holiday Hours 2016

Saturday, December 24th: CLOSING AT 6PM

Sunday, December 25th: CLOSED ALL DAY

Monday, December 26th: Resume regular hours, 8am - 10pm

Saturday, December 31st: CLOSING AT 7PM

Sunday, January 1st: CLSOED ALL DAY