FREE WORKSHOP: Introduction to Fermentation
Dec
6
6:30 pm18:30

FREE WORKSHOP: Introduction to Fermentation

  • River Valley Co-op

With Trevor Ring, Tringo Cultures

Explore the world of microbes with fermentation enthusiast Trevor Ring, founder of Tringo Cultures and house fermenter at Nourish Wellness Café. In this hands-on class, you will learn the simple and safe process of fermenting vegetables with confidence and creativity. Bring a wide mouth pint-sized jar and take home some vegetables to ferment on your own!

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

FREE WORKSHOP: Honeys, Syrups, and Cordials
Dec
13
6:30 pm18:30

FREE WORKSHOP: Honeys, Syrups, and Cordials

  • River Valley Co-op

with Jade Alicandro Mace, Milk and Honey Herbs

Join us for the second class of our three-part herbal medicine making series. In this workshop you will learn to make herbal syrups, honeys, and cordials. Recipes will be made in class, with a focus on winter immune health. Participants should bring two glass jars to take home their own Deep Immunity Syrup and Conifer Cordial made in class. 

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

Holiday Hours
Dec
24
8:00 am08:00

Holiday Hours

We will be closing at 6pm on December 24, 2016. We will resume regular hours on Monday, December 26, 2015


2016 Celebration Dinner and Annual Meeting
Dec
2
5:30 pm17:30

2016 Celebration Dinner and Annual Meeting

  • Hadley Farms Meeting House

Calling ALL River Valley Co-op Owners: You are invited to our 2016 Annual Meeting & Celebration Dinner on Friday, December 2nd from 5:30-9pm.

Tickets are $5 each and available in advance at Customer Service. Enjoy live music and dancing with MarKamusic, food catered by local heroes Mi Tierra, and a cash bar.

Proceeds from this event to benefit the Nolumbeka Project

Agenda
5:30pm
- Meet, Mingle, Eat & Drink. Music by MarKamusic. 

7:00pm
- Introduction of Board Members & 2016 Candidates
- Reports from Board President Dorian Gregory & General Manager Rochelle Prunty
- Guest Speaker Andrea Stanley from Valley Malt
- Door Prizes
- Final Call for Ballots to Elect Board Members

 7:45pm
- Adjourn Meeting
- Celebration Continues until 9 pm with Dessert & Music by MarKamusic

Free Workshop: Herbal Medicine Making 101-Tinctures, Vinegars, and Oxymels
Nov
15
6:30 pm18:30

Free Workshop: Herbal Medicine Making 101-Tinctures, Vinegars, and Oxymels

  • River Valley Co-op

with Jade Alicandro Mace, www.milkandhoneyherbs.com

Join us for the first class of our three-part herbal medicine making series. In this workshop you will learn to make tinctures, herbal vinegars, and oxymels (a vinegar-honey combination). Jade will demo recipes with a focus on winter immune health. Participants will make their own vinegar and oxymel in class, and leave with useful recipes. Participants should bring two glass jars.

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

Food for Change showing at the Academy of Music
Oct
27
6:00 pm18:00

Food for Change showing at the Academy of Music

  • Academy of Music

Join us at the Academy of Music in downtown Northampton for a showing of Food for Change, the story of cooperative in America. 

Enjoy a pre-show concert with Peter Blanchette and Kenny Butler, and meet local filmmaker Steve Alves after the show. 

Presented by River Valley Co-op and co-sponsored by Cabot Cooperative.
Admission: $7.50; tickets available in advance at River Valley Co-op or at the Academy of Music Box Office and online at academyofmusic.com

Free Workshop: Natural Strategies for Satisfying Sleep
Sep
20
6:30 pm18:30

Free Workshop: Natural Strategies for Satisfying Sleep

  • River Valley Co-op

with Lynne Ann Paterson, Holistic Health Coach

Are you fed up with restless nights? Wake up in the middle of the night and can’t get back to sleep? Does sleeping medication leave you drowsy the next day? Join Lynne to discover her favorite tips for getting a good night’s sleep, naturally. Take home several strategies that you can use immediately to improve your sleep. 

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

Free Mini Bike Tune-Up
Sep
17
11:00 am11:00

Free Mini Bike Tune-Up

  • River Valley Co-op

Free Mini Bike Tune-Up with Chris VanCamp and live music with Eli Catlin

Bring your bike to the co-op parking lot on Saturday, September 17, rain or shine, for a free 15 minute mini tune-up! Sign up at Customer Service for a hands-on session between 11:00am and 2:00pm with Chris VanCamp who is known for his many years of experience as a bike mechanic in the Valley. Pre-registration is required!

Support The Food Bank of Western MA by donating to River Valley Co-op’s Will Bike 4 Food team who will be accepting donations that day for their ride the following weekend. To donate online you visit our co-op team page at: www.firstgiving.com/team/328977.

Free Workshop: Understanding Solar Incentives
Sep
13
6:30 pm18:30

Free Workshop: Understanding Solar Incentives

  • River Valley Co-op

With Steve and Matt Tofel, First Sun Solar
www.firstsunsolarco.com

Welcome back Steve and Matt Tofel from First Sun Solar for this popular workshop! They will be discussing how to apply for and receive up to $60,000 through the Residential Solar Loan Program, and how based on your income you may be eligible for a subsidy of up to 30% of the cost of your solar system. 

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

Free Picnic Presentation
Aug
31
11:00 am11:00

Free Picnic Presentation

Join us for a free Picnic Presentation on the co-op's deck  11:00am

August 31
Officer Shayla Howe, Northampton Animal Control Officer

Free Picnic Presentations
Aug
24
11:00 am11:00

Free Picnic Presentations

Join us for a free Picnic Presentation on the co-op's deck  11:00am

August 24
Lori Swanson, Manager, Education & Volunteer Services
LIVE ANIMALS! from Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society

 

Owner Appreciation Day
Aug
18
8:00 am08:00

Owner Appreciation Day

Co-op Owners,
Shop at the co-op on Thursday, August 18 and receive 10% OFF* all your purchases!

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

Free Picnic Presentation
Aug
17
11:00 am11:00

Free Picnic Presentation

Join us for a free Picnic Presentation on the co-op's deck  11:00am

August 17
Kelly Moore, Pet Wrangler
LIVE ANIMALS! from North King Animal Clinic

Free Picnic Presentation
Aug
10
11:00 am11:00

Free Picnic Presentation

Free Children Series

Join us for a free Picnic Presentation on the co-op's deck  11:00am

August 10
Anna Sobel, Puppeteer, Talking Hands Theatre
Cats & Dogs: Sing-Along Songs & Stories

Free Picnic Presentation
Aug
3
11:00 am11:00

Free Picnic Presentation

Join us for a free Picnic Presentation on the co-op's deck  11:00am-12:00pm

August 3
Tim Van Egmond, Musician and Storyteller
Bugs, Birds & Beasts

Free Workshop: Three Keys to Better Digestion
Aug
2
6:30 pm18:30

Free Workshop: Three Keys to Better Digestion

  • River Valley Co-op

with JoAnn Lawrence
Health Coach & Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner

In this workshop, JoAnn will give you easy-to-implement techniques to help your get your digestive system working better. Learn ways to manage gut pain, inflammation, bloating and acid reflux. Bring a notebook and walk away with new ideas you can try right away. 

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

Free Workshop: Canning and Preserving
Jul
26
6:30 pm18:30

Free Workshop: Canning and Preserving

  • River Valley Co-op

with Billie and Sandy

Welcome back workshop favorites Billie and Sandy! They will cover the basics of canning and preserving fruits and vegetables, sharing their recipes and techniques. This informative and practical workshop is a seasonal favorite! 

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

Free Workshop: Backyard Earthen Ovens
Jul
19
6:30 pm18:30

Free Workshop: Backyard Earthen Ovens

  • River Valley Co-op

ENORE WORKSHOP - BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! 

with Ashley Schenk
www.broadfork.coop

This popular 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 adaptation 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.

Strawberry Ice Cream Social!
Jun
23
5:00 pm17:00

Strawberry Ice Cream Social!

  • River Valley Co-op

Join us in our parking lot for a free summer kick off event! Enjoy local strawberry ice cream sundaes made with Bart's Ice Cream, live music with the O-Tones, face painting, Austin Miller Co-op Hero Award presentations, and more!

MENU:
Beef Burgers (Hardwick Grass Fed Beef) – $5
Black Bean Burgers (house-made, vegan) – $5
Potato Salad (vegan) – $2
Corn on the cob (organic) – $2
Frozen Strawberry Lemonade – $3
Ice Cream Sundaes – $2 for 1 scoop (FREE with burger purchase) / $4 for 2 scoops
Bart's Homemade vanilla ice cream with local certified organic strawberries, topped with chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and walnuts

All prices include sales tax.

Our FREE shuttle bus runs every 15 minutes from 4:30pm – 8:30pm from the Walmart plaza parking lot. Look for our directional signs! Ride the free shuttle bus and get a coupon for $5 off your next co-op purchase of $25 or more!

Free Workshop: How to Master a Good Night's Sleep
May
31
6:30 pm18:30

Free Workshop: How to Master a Good Night's Sleep

  • River Valley Co-op

with Courtney Hill Wulsin, Licensed Acupuncturist
www.windowofheavenacupuncture.com

Ideally, we all spend one third of our life asleep. How much of that time are you spending staring at the ceiling wide awake? This workshop will get you thinking about practical ways to have more control over your much needed rest. Learn more about sleep hygiene, what dreams suggest about your sleep, and how different types of sleep issues are viewed and treated.

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

Free Workshop: Rebuilding Your Health
May
24
6:30 pm18:30

Free Workshop: Rebuilding Your Health

  • River Valley Co-op

with JoAnn Lawrence, Health Coach

In this workshop, JoAnn will give you a simple plan to help you on a path to improved energy, memory, sleep, and over all well-being. This is a great opportunity for you to understand new wellness strategies and implement what you learn. Bring a notebook and walk away with new ideas you can try right away. 

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

Free Workshop: Permaculture Basics
May
18
6:30 pm18:30

Free Workshop: Permaculture Basics

  • River Valley Co-op

with Lisa DePiano
www.mobiledesignlab.org

In this popular workshop, Lisa will share her extensive knowledge of permaculture, an agricultural method using ecology as a model for designing integrated systems for community resilience. You will lean definition, history and principles and see examples of permaculture in action. Walk away inspired with many new techniques you can try at home. 

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

Free Workshop: Caring for Cats
May
10
6:30 pm18:30

Free Workshop: Caring for Cats

  • River Valley Co-op

with Kery Ellis

Are you living the optimal life with your cat? Recent research has given us new insights on the fascinating feline family and what they need from their human guardians. Join Kery Ellis as she walks us through a modern understanding of domestic cats and how to care for them.

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

Free Workshop: Living Well with Chronic Illness, A Nutritional Approach
May
2
6:30 pm18:30

Free Workshop: Living Well with Chronic Illness, A Nutritional Approach

  • River Valley Co-op

with Bonnie Diamond, Licensed Acupuncturist
www.bonniediamond.com

Overwhelmed by food choices and food diets? Learn five easy steps to eat in a way that puts you on the path to good health and well-being. Bonnie will share lessons she’s learned about living with and fully recovering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. You can reclaim your power to heal! 

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

Free Workshop: The Benefits of Raw Food
Apr
26
6:30 pm18:30

Free Workshop: The Benefits of Raw Food

  • River Valley Co-op

with Professor Johanna Sophie
www.johannasrawfoods.com

Have fun and improve your health by adding delicious raw foods to your daily diet. Johanna will talk about how your body needs and uses nutrients from fresh plant foods that can accelerate that body's natural healing process. In this interactive workshop, she will help you be more creative in the kitchen by substituting raw ingredients in your favorite comfort foods; plus she will share new ways to making easy meals and snacks using raw foods.

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

Free Workshop: Healthy Fats for Health and Vitality
Apr
20
6:30 pm18:30

Free Workshop: Healthy Fats for Health and Vitality

  • River Valley Co-op

with Leslie Cerier, The Organic Gourmet
www.lesliecerier.com

We all need a certain amount of healthy fats in our diets for energy and to help our bodies absorb important vitamins. Which fats should you choose? Join Leslie Cerier for a healthy sampling of organic fats, oils and stocks for health and vitality. Learn which fats are best for basking, garnishes, salads, sautés and also how to best store your oils and fats. Leslie will offer tastings and cooking tips.

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

Free Workshop: Cleanse Clinic
Apr
12
6:30 pm18:30

Free Workshop: Cleanse Clinic

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: Reiki Self-Care for Overcoming Anxiety
Mar
29
6:30 pm18:30

Free Workshop: Reiki Self-Care for Overcoming Anxiety

  • River Valley Co-op

with Caroline Ruderman, Reiki Master Teacher
www.reikinorthampton.com

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress relief and enhanced relaxation. Caroline will present an informative talk and offer free demonstrations of this healing modality and new approach to self-care. This workshop will focus on how Reiki can be used to overcome a range of anxiety issues, from sleepless nights to panic attacks and more. Treatments are hands-on (or off) and can safely support your emotional well-being.

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