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: Permaculture Basics
May
25
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: 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.

Free Workshop: Food for Life - Nutrition for Diabetes Prevention and Reversal
Mar
22
6:30 pm18:30

Free Workshop: Food for Life - Nutrition for Diabetes Prevention and Reversal

  • River Valley Co-op

With Dr. Nora E. Hanke, PC
www.drnorahanke.com

Join physician Nora E. Hanke to learn how adults with type 1 or 2 diabetes, and those wishing to prevent type 2 diabetes, can adopt low fat 100% plant-based nutrition, which is medically proven to be effective against the disease. Attendees will taste samples prepared by the instructor in class, lean dietary strategies in order to prevent or reverse the disease, and go home with a list of resources to trump type 2 diabetes.

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

Free Workshop: Seed Starting
Mar
8
6:30 pm18:30

Free Workshop: Seed Starting

  • River Valley Co-op

Join co-op workshop favorites, Billie & Sandy, for this highly recommended and informative workshop. Learn how to start your own seed and nurture seedlings for your summer garden. Packed with helpful hints, this workshop will demystify the seed-starting process for you.

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

Free Workshop: Radiance Revealed Gathering
Feb
25
6:30 pm18:30

Free Workshop: Radiance Revealed Gathering

  • River Valley Co-op

With Saralee Hofrichter, Holistic Skin Care Specialist & Certified Dr. Hauschka Esthetician

At this gathering you will experience the basics of a holistic skincare practice, as well as an introduction to the Dr. Hauschka products. Leave with samples of products, a better understanding of a holistic skincare routine and a more radiant you!

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

Free Workshop: Understanding Solar Incentives
Feb
23
6:30 pm18:30

Free Workshop: Understanding Solar Incentives

  • River Valley Co-op

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

Welcome back Steve Tofel from First Sun Solar. Learn how to take advantage of the long awaited Low-Interest Solar Loan Program, and how to apply for and receive up to $40,000 for residential solar.

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

CO-OP LOVE DAY!
Feb
13
1:00 pm13:00

CO-OP LOVE DAY!

Stop by the co-op on Saturday, February 13 from 1 – 5pm for a fun afternoon filled with delicious food demos throughout the store, a Foto Fun Booth, and live music by local artists MarKamusic

Free Workshop: An Introduction to Tong Ren
Feb
4
6:30 pm18:30

Free Workshop: An Introduction to Tong Ren

With Ken Alan Hadden
www.amazinghealings.org

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 forms 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.

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

Co-op Owner Appreciation Day!
Jan
28
8:00 am08:00

Co-op Owner Appreciation Day!

Co-op Owners,
Shop at the co-op on Thursday, January 28 and receive 10% OFF* all your purchases!

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

Free Workshop: Essential Herbs & Spices for Winter Wellness
Jan
26
Jan 27

Free Workshop: Essential Herbs & Spices for Winter Wellness

with Hannah Jacobson-Hardy, Sweet Birch Herbals
www.sweetbirchherbals.com

Join Hannah Jacobson-Hardy, holistic health coach and community herbalist to learn simple ways to use herbs, spices, teas and mushrooms to support your body during the winter months. In this workshop, we will be brewing tasty teas and syrups that strengthen the immune system, reduce inflammation in the body, and naturally fight unwanted bacteria. There will be taste tests, handouts and recipes!

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

 

Free Workshop: Bone Broth 101
Jan
14
6:30 pm18:30

Free Workshop: Bone Broth 101

With Craig Fear
www.fearlesseating.com

Homemade Bone Broth 101: Bone broth, a traditional food, contains key nutrients to support bone, joint and gut health. Join local Nutritional Therapist, Craig Fear, and local bone broth connoisseur, Suzy Kirsch, for a discussion on how and why to make bone broth at home, including handouts for recipes and some of Suzy's homemade samples. 

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

 

Free Presentation: Emergency Preparedness
Jan
6
6:30 pm18:30

Free Presentation: Emergency Preparedness

With Frank Grindrod, Earthworks Program
www.earthworkprograms.com

Welcome back Frank Grindrod for his popular talk on emergency preparedness. 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 do we have ready "right now?" 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.

Dec
31
8:00 am08:00

Holiday Hours

We will be closing at 6pm on December 31, 2015. We will resume regular hours on Saturday January 2, 2016.

Dec
24
8:00 am08:00

Holiday Hours

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

Dec
20
1:00 pm13:00

Join us for Music!

Saturday and Sunday, Dec 19 & 20 from 1-3pm for an acoustic set from internationally acclaimed Peter Blanchette, the inventor of the 11-string archguitar.

Dec
19
1:00 pm13:00

Join us for Music!

Saturday and Sunday, Dec 19 & 20 from 1-3pm for an acoustic set from internationally acclaimed Peter Blanchette, the inventor of the 11-string archguitar.

A Taste of Hanukkah
Dec
6
1:00 pm13:00

A Taste of Hanukkah

Stop by the co-op for free samples of delicious Hanukkah specialties. Live music with the Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble!

2015 Annual Meeting & Celebration Dinner
Dec
3
6:00 pm18:00

2015 Annual Meeting & Celebration Dinner

  • Look Memorial Park, Garden House

2015 Annual Meeting & Celebration Dinner 

Live music with co-op staff band, Queen Mary, mingling and dancing, taco bar dinner and dessert, and cash bar.

All River Valley Co-op owners are encouraged to attend! Join us for a conversation about people, passion, purpose and plans. 

Tickets $5 in advance.

AGENDA:

6:00 - Meet, mingle, eat and drink

7:00 - Introduction of Board members and candidates

Reports from Board President Dorian Gregory and General Manager Rochelle Prunty

Remarks from Guest Speaker, Pam Mehnert, Outpost Natural Foods Co-op, Milwaukee, WI

7:45 - Final call for ballots to elect Board members

Adjourn meeting

Celebration continues until 9pm with dessert and music by the co-op staff band, Queen Mary

 Help us support The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. Bring a non-perishable food donation to the Annual Meeting! 

Free Workshop: Finding the Money for Home Solar & Weatherization
Dec
2
6:30 pm18:30

Free Workshop: Finding the Money for Home Solar & Weatherization

With Sally Pick

www.sjpconsulting.biz

In this workshop, you will get the latest on the MA Solar Loan program,
offering low-cost loans for residential solar, and on Solarize Mass. You will also learn about rebates and 0% loans to help you pay for high efficiency heating and cooling systems, solar hot water heating, and more. Find out how you can make your home cozier, healthier, greener, and less reliant on fossil fuels, and ask your home energy questions. 

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

Nov
26
8:00 am08:00

Happy Thanksgiving

We are closed today! Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving. We will be open regular hours on Friday, NOV 27 8am-9pm

Free Presentation: Wild Earth, Wild Soul
Nov
12
6:30 pm18:30

Free Presentation: Wild Earth, Wild Soul

With local author Bill Pfeiffer

www.billpfeiffer.org

Join Bill Pfeiffer, author of Wild Earth, Wild Soul: A Manual for an Ecstatic Culture for a lively and informative talk, and learn about Earth-honoring cultures. Through tapping into ancestral memories, taking what’s best from the human potential movement, and collaborating with present day indigenous peoples we can find our way home. Practicing the key ingredients of a lasting culture is an ecstatic way to live.

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