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.

Free Workshop: Herbal Approaches to Autoimmune Disorders
Nov
10
6:30 pm18:30

Free Workshop: Herbal Approaches to Autoimmune Disorders

With Jade Alicandro Mace

www.milkandhoneyherbs.com

Autoimmune disorders are known for their variety of symptoms, ranging from joint and body pain to digestive issues. Learn how herbal medicine can provide natural support for you as you explore ways to manage your health and well-being. 

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

Co-op Owner Appreciation Day!
Nov
5
8:00 am08:00

Co-op Owner Appreciation Day!

Co-op owners! Shop at the co-op on Thursday, November 5th and receive 10% off all your purchases! 

Excludes beer, wine, milk, special orders, Buying Club, and Food For All

Free Workshop: Animal Communication
Nov
4
6:30 pm18:30

Free Workshop: Animal Communication

with Susan Bartfay 

www.ToFurWithLoveAnimalCommunication.com

What is animal communication? How does it work? We will explore some of the ways that animals express themselves, and how to cultivate a greater awareness of their needs and desires. We will practice some telepathy within the group (hint: it is easy if you clear your mind). Animals, like people, appreciate when they are heard and understood. Telepathic communication is happening all around us, we all can do it!

Participants will need to bring: pen, paper, and a physical copy of a picture of an animal in their life.

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

Free Workshop: Creative Cooking with Land & Sea Vegetables
Oct
29
6:30 pm18:30

Free Workshop: Creative Cooking with Land & Sea Vegetables

With Leslie Cerier, The Organic Gourmet

www.lesliecerier.com

Join Leslie Cerier, The Organic Gourmet, for a fun cooking demo and learn how to pair our local vegetables, herbs and spices with nutritious, wild and organic certified sea vegetables: nori, arame, dulse, and kelp. Leslie will demonstrate and offer cooking tips for how to make delicious marinated salads, vegetarian sushi, quick soups, condiments, and more.
Tasty samples offered.

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

Free Workshop: The How-To's of Cloth Diapering
Oct
14
6:30 pm18:30

Free Workshop: The How-To's of Cloth Diapering

With Angie Gregory, founder of Simple Diaper & Linen

www.simple.coop

Explore the basic how-to’s of cloth diapering through expert tips and
demos. Learn about the cost benefits, environmental impacts, and
all the myths and truths surrounding environmentally-friendly
disposables, and leave with a handy resource guide.

Simple Diaper & Linen is an eco-conscious diaper service based in
Holyoke, and its founder Angie Gregory will share her knowledge and
expertise about cloth diapering and fostering responsibility for the planet.

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

Free Picnic Presentation
Sep
30
12:00 pm12:00

Free Picnic Presentation

  Join us every Wednesday throughout the spring and summer for a free presentation on our deck from 12pm-1pm. Rain or shine. Plenty of room for everyone!

Hello September Local Variety Pack

September 30

Robert Floyd Photo, Nova Scotia/Newfoundland Slideshow and Travelogue 

 

Free Picnic Presentation
Sep
23
12:00 pm12:00

Free Picnic Presentation

  Join us every Wednesday throughout the spring and summer for a free presentation on our deck from 12pm-1pm. Rain or shine. Plenty of room for everyone!

Hello September Local Variety Pack

September 23

Tom Knight,  Songs for all Ages

Free Picnic Presentation
Sep
16
12:00 pm12:00

Free Picnic Presentation

  Join us every Wednesday throughout the spring and summer for a free presentation on our deck from 12pm-1pm. Rain or shine. Plenty of room for everyone!

Hello September Local Variety Pack

September 16

Richard Michelson & Patrick Donnelly, Poetry Reading

Free Picnic Presentation
Sep
9
12:00 pm12:00

Free Picnic Presentation

  Join us every Wednesday throughout the spring and summer for a free presentation on our deck from 12pm-1pm. Rain or shine. Plenty of room for everyone!

Hello September Local Variety Pack

September 9

 The Botanical Gardens of Smith College with Madelaine Zadik

Free Picnic Presentation
Sep
2
12:00 pm12:00

Free Picnic Presentation

  Join us every Wednesday throughout the spring and summer for a free presentation on our deck from 12pm-1pm. Rain or shine. Plenty of room for everyone!

Hello September Local Variety Pack

September 2

Suzanne Strempek Shea, Local Author Book Reading

Free Picnic Presentation
Aug
26
12:00 pm12:00

Free Picnic Presentation

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 12:00pm-1:00pm

Join us every Wednesday throughout the spring and summer for a free presentation on our deck from 12pm-1pm. Rain or shine. Plenty of room for everyone!

Lazy August Series: Home & Yard Improvement

Carol Duke Flower Hill Farm Retreat
The Allure of Gardening for Wildlife - A slide show with stories about some of the birds, butterflies, bees, and other wild creatures that share the wildlife habitat at Flower Hill Farm Retreat.

Free Picnic Presentation
Aug
19
12:00 pm12:00

Free Picnic Presentation

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 12:00pm-1:00pm

Join us every Wednesday throughout the spring and summer for a free presentation on our deck from 12pm-1pm. Rain or shine. Plenty of room for everyone!

Lazy August Series: Home & Yard Improvement

Skye Long and Laura Doubleday- Science Cafe