FREE WORKSHOP: GO SOLAR WITH NEW LOW-INTEREST LOAN PROGRAM
Feb
2
6:30 pm18:30

FREE WORKSHOP: GO SOLAR WITH NEW LOW-INTEREST LOAN PROGRAM

Rescheduled from Monday, January 26th.

The time is right to go solar! The MassCEC (Clean Energy Center) will soon be announcing a low-interest solar loan program.

Welcome back Steve Tofel from First Sun Solar. Join Steve to find out how to take advantage of the new low-interest solar-electric loan program. With the MassCEC's backing, local banks and credit unions will be able to offer these loans to most homeowners. The goal is to give the homeowner the benefits of owning a PV system while eliminating the need for cash up front. Join us to learn more about this program and how you can benefit from it.

 

FREE WORKSHOP: Self-Care for Healthy Parenting with Thomas Schieffer, Clinical Herbalist
Feb
3
6:30 pm18:30

FREE WORKSHOP: Self-Care for Healthy Parenting with Thomas Schieffer, Clinical Herbalist

When was the last time you took time for yourself? Bring vitality back into your life and enjoy being a modern parent by using simple and holistic approaches. In this workshop you will learn how to decrease stress and increase stamina through the use of herbs, lifestyle changes, and Chinese medicine. Enjoy tea samples, informational recipe handouts, and discover new ideas for becoming a healthier super parent.

Preregistration is required. Call us at 413-584-2665 or stop by Customer Service.

Dr. Hauschka In-Store Event
Feb
7
12:00 pm12:00

Dr. Hauschka In-Store Event

Join us for a Dr. Hauschka event on February 7th from 12-3. Learn the importance of caring for your skin during the winter months using pure, holistic products that nurture your skin through every season! Free consultation and gift with purchase! 

Free Workshop: Introduction to Reiki with Caroline Ruderman
Feb
19
6:30 pm18:30

Free Workshop: Introduction to Reiki with Caroline Ruderman

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. Treatments are hands-on (or off!) and can safely support your emotional well-being. Join us and try something new!

Preregistration is required. To sign up, call us at 413-584-2665 or stop by Customer Service.

FREE WORKSHOP: Intro to Home Brewing with Tim Murphy
Feb
24
6:30 pm18:30

FREE WORKSHOP: Intro to Home Brewing with Tim Murphy

In this workshop, participants will learn the basics on how to brew beer in their homes. Learn about the four primary ingredients in beer and what they contribute to the brewing process. Tim, who has been brewing his own beer for over 10 years, will give an overview of the steps involved along with the necessary equipment for each step. Gain an understanding of the
variables in the brewing process that allow for a wide range of styles from IPAs to Belgian tripels and German lagers.

Preregistration is required. To sign up, please call us at 413-584-2665 or stop by Customer Service.


Free Workshop: Introduction to Tong Ren with Ken Alan Hadden
Jan
29
6:30 pm18:30

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 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. Please call us at 413-584-2665 or stop by Customer Service to sign up.

Rescheduled! Go solar with new low-interest loan program
Jan
26
6:30 pm18:30

Rescheduled! Go solar with new low-interest loan program

Due to winter storm, this workshop is rescheduled until next Monday, February 2 at 6:30 pm.

The time is right to go solar! The MassCEC (Clean Energy Center) will soon be announcing a low-interest solar loan program.

Welcome back Steve Tofel from First Sun Solar. Join Steve to find out how to take advantage of the new low-interest solar-electric loan program. With the MassCEC's backing, local banks and credit unions will be able to offer these loans to most homeowners. The goal is to give the homeowner the benefits of owning a PV system while eliminating the need for cash up front. Join us to learn more about this program and how you can benefit from it.

Preregistration is required. Please call us at 413-584-2665 or stop by Customer Service.

Free Slideshow and Talk: The Art of Animal Tracking with Frank Grindrod, Earthwork Programs
Jan
20
6:30 pm18:30

Free Slideshow and Talk: The Art of Animal Tracking with Frank Grindrod, Earthwork Programs

Join Frank for a slide show and talk about the art of seeing and reading the stories of the land. Discover the secrets for identifying clear animal tracks along with an overview of the six arts of tracking. Learn about gait patterns and where to find a particular animal. After this workshop, you will know what questions to ask yourself as you explore your own neighborhoods and favorite wild places.

Preregistration is required. Please call us at 413-584-2665 or stop by Customer Service.

FREE WORKSHOP: Bring Back the Pollinators with Rob Schulze
Jan
13
6:30 pm18:30

FREE WORKSHOP: Bring Back the Pollinators with Rob Schulze

Monarch butterflies have experienced a dramatic decline in population over the past 10 years. Rob will talk about the causes of this decline and how you can help reverse this trend with your own garden plantings that attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees. In this workshop you will learn about the many plants that Rob is growing and selling at his nursery in Sunderland. He will share his ideas on how to make your efforts to help these natural pollinators a fun and affordable family project.

Preregistration is required. Call us at 413-584-2665 or stop by the Customer Service desk to sign up.

FREE MOVIE SCREENING: Forks over Knives presented by Dr. Nora E. Hanke
Jan
12
6:00 pm18:00

FREE MOVIE SCREENING: Forks over Knives presented by Dr. Nora E. Hanke

Certified Food for Life instructor, Dr. Nora E. Hanke, will present the acclaimed 96 minute film, Forks over Knives, and will offer attendees samples of delicious, whole, plant-based foods. Nora will share her passion and expertise about the health benefits of these types of foods and the lifesaving effects of healthful eating. Preview the film trailer at www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7ijukNzlUg

Preregistration is required. Call us at 413-584-2665 or stop by the Customer Service desk to sign up.

FREE WORKSHOP: Emergency Preparedness with Frank Grindrod, Earthwork Programs
Jan
6
6:30 pm18:30

FREE WORKSHOP: Emergency Preparedness with Frank Grindrod, Earthwork Programs

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. Call us at 413-584-2665 or stop by the Customer Service Desk to sign up.

A Taste of Hanukkah
Dec
14
1:00 pm13:00

A Taste of Hanukkah

Stop by for free samples of delicious Hanukkah specialties prepared by our deli.
Enjoy our potato latkes making demo and sample local kosher smoked salmon, whitefish salad, and whole smoked whitefish from Springfield Smoked Fish. Live music with the Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble.

Holiday Tree and Wreath Sale
Dec
6
9:00 am09:00

Holiday Tree and Wreath Sale

Sustainably-grown and chemical-free trees and wreaths from PIeropan Christmas Tree Farm in Ashfield will be on sale in our parking lot. Trees are locally- grown balsam fir, harvested using sustainable stump culture. Enjoy a cup of hot apple cider on us.

4-8' Trees $35  /   Wreaths in 3 sizes  /  Garlands  /  While Supplies Last!

www.pieropantrees.com

 

FREE WORKSHOP: Winter Herbal Medicine Cabinet for Kids with Jade Alicandro Mace, Community Herbalist
Nov
19
6:30 pm18:30

FREE WORKSHOP: Winter Herbal Medicine Cabinet for Kids with Jade Alicandro Mace, Community Herbalist

As a parent, one of our most rewarding tasks is keeping our kids healthy. In this workshop, learn how to safely use herbal medicine to support the body’s own innate healing process, strengthen the immune system, and ease the symptoms of colds, flus and coughs that most children invariably get during the long winter months. Jade will share her kid-tested recipes and participants will leave with samples of medicine made together in class. Pre-registration is required. To sign up, call 413-584-2665 or stop by Customer Service.

For more information, visit Jade's website at www.milkandhoneyherbs.com

Nov
19
4:00 pm16:00

Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice

  • UMass Amherst Gordon Hall

What role did economic co-operation play in the civil rights movement? As it turns out, a huge one. This forgotten history is the focus of Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard's new book, "Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice.” Nembhard is Associate Professor of Community Justice & Social Economic Development in the Department of African American Studies at John Jay College of the City University of New York, and will speak on her new book. Co-sponsored by the Neighboring Food Co-op Association.

FOR CO-OP MEMBERS, Free Mobile Making Workshop
Nov
15
2:00 pm14:00

FOR CO-OP MEMBERS, Free Mobile Making Workshop

Member-Owners,

Mobile’ize your vision of the Co-op’s future. Join us for a free mobile making workshop with local artist, Lindsay Fogg-Willits. Workshop will be held at the Arts & Industry Building, 221 Pine Street in Florence. Lindsay will help participants visualize and create hanging mobiles that illustrate the theme of our upcoming Annual Meeting, ROOTS AND SHOOTS. Help us celebrate the roots that have grounded us and the healthy growth that has come from our shared efforts. Finished mobiles will be displayed at our Annual Meeting and Celebration on December 4th at the Look Park Garden House.

All materials will be provided. No experience necessary. For adults and kids, 6-years and older, accompanied by a parent.

Preregistration is required by Friday, November 7th.
Stop by Customer Service or call 413-584-2665.

To learn more about Lindsay, visit her website at www.art-always.com

FREE WORKSHOP: An Introduction to Dreams and Dreamwork with Tzivia Gover, Certified Dream Therapist
Nov
6
6:30 pm18:30

FREE WORKSHOP: An Introduction to Dreams and Dreamwork with Tzivia Gover, Certified Dream Therapist

Learn to recall and understand the messages of your dreams. Drawing from psychological, mystical, and scientific perspectives, and using interactive techniques, Tzivia will help you access the power of dreams to enhance your personal growth and well-being. This is a fun, safe, and informative session and is open to anyone. Even people who do not yet recall their dreams can benefit from this workshop. Pre-registration is required. To sign up, call 413-584-2665 or stop by Customer Service.

For more information, visit Tzivia's website at www.thirdhousemoon.com

Cooperatives & the Civil Rights Movement Talk and Book Signing
Oct
23
7:00 pm19:00

Cooperatives & the Civil Rights Movement Talk and Book Signing

Join us for a talk by David J. Thompson, Cooperative Historian, Author, and President of Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation.

David will talk about his upcoming new book on the role of cooperatives in the Civil Rights Movement. Copies of Weavers of Dreams, his first book about the start of the cooperative movement in northern England, will be available for purchase. 100% of the proceeds of the sale of Weavers of Dreams will be donated by the author to the River Valley Cooperative Community Fund.

This event is free, but space is limited. Please sign up to attend at the Customer Service Desk.

FREE WORKSHOP: Make Your Own Bucket Panniers (and Winter Biking Tips) with Ruthy Woodring
Oct
22
6:30 pm18:30

FREE WORKSHOP: Make Your Own Bucket Panniers (and Winter Biking Tips) with Ruthy Woodring

In this hands-on workshop (materials provided), you'll learn to make a set of square plastic bucket panniers for carrying groceries and other things on your bike. Ruthy will also discuss cold-weather biking challenges and strategies, plus she will demo ways to dress you and your bike. Workshop is limited to 10 participants. Pre-registraton is required. Call 413-584-2665 or stop by Customer Service.

Please bring your bike, with a rear rack, to insure a good fit.

WORKSHOP CANCELLED/Sorry! Will reschedule. Spice It Up! Mediterranean Style with Bill Bradley, R.D.
Oct
14
6:30 pm18:30

WORKSHOP CANCELLED/Sorry! Will reschedule. Spice It Up! Mediterranean Style with Bill Bradley, R.D.

From Morocco to Israel, from Italy to Greece, spices are an essential ingredient for creating full-flavored dishes. Join Bill to learn about spice blends and their uses that are unique to different Mediterranean cultures. Bill will demonstrate how to prepare several dishes and will share tasty samples and recipes. Pre-registration is required. To sign up, call us at 413-584-2665 or stop by Customer Service.

For more information about Bill, visit www.mediterraneanliving.com

FREE WORKSHOP: The Stress Mess, Overcoming Chronic Stress with Natural Medicine. Presented by Dr. Rebecca Shwartz, ND, L.Ac
Oct
7
6:30 pm18:30

FREE WORKSHOP: The Stress Mess, Overcoming Chronic Stress with Natural Medicine. Presented by Dr. Rebecca Shwartz, ND, L.Ac

Live healthy! Be happy! Be more productive! Would you like to learn how to make your stress work for you? Join us for an interactive workshop with Dr. Rebecca Shwartz, Naturopathic Doctor, Acupuncturist and Craniosacral therapist. You will learn how stress effects your body and how you can use simple natural “tools” at home to turn your stress around. Pre-registration is required. To sign up, call 413-584-2665 or stop by Customer Service.

FREE WORKSHOP: BACKYARD EARTHEN OVENS with Ashley Schenk
Sep
30
6:30 pm18:30

FREE WORKSHOP: BACKYARD EARTHEN OVENS with Ashley Schenk

Encore! 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. Pre-registration is required. Call 413-584-2665 or stop by Customer Service.

FREE WORKSHOP: Yummy Harvest-CANCELLED
Sep
25
6:30 pm18:30

FREE WORKSHOP: Yummy Harvest-CANCELLED

Easy Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo Recipes
During this delicious presentation, James will share his enthusiasm for cooking with one of his favorite vegetables, spaghetti squash. Learn about the health benefits of this versatile squash plus bring home new ideas for creating easy-to-prepare, healthy dishes that fit many different diets. We are happy to welcome back James, an award-winning local chef with a passion for organic foods. Pre-registration is required. Call 413-584-2665 or stop by Customer Service.

Northampton Arts Night Out
Sep
12
5:00 pm17:00

Northampton Arts Night Out

Meet Quarry Café Artist of the Month Robin Keller. Live music with Michael Orlen and Bruce King, guitars. Refreshments served. Everyone is invited.

Truckload Sale
Sep
1
8:00 am08:00

Truckload Sale

Save up to 45% on cases of your favorite grocery and bulk items. Local apples, local meats & house-made bulk sausage, wellness products, wines, and more!