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 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 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
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 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

 

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 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.

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.