FREE WORKSHOP: Create a Safe Organic Tick Free Zone
Jul
7
6:30 pm18:30

FREE WORKSHOP: Create a Safe Organic Tick Free Zone

with Bernadette Giblin
Safeground Organic Analytics
www.safegroundlandcare.com


Freaked out about ticks? Join Bernadette to learn how to create a healthy, organic backyard where you can feel more at peace and enjoy the natural beauty around your home. Bernadette is an entrepreneur, speaker, and educator on organic land care  and is dedicated to sharing her expertise and passion to make all ground safe ground.
PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. To sign up, call 413-584-2665 or stop by Customer Service.

Note: Our registration process does NOT include anyone registered on www.meetup.com. We want to be sure we have a seat for you, so please use the preregistration process listed above.

Free Picnic Presentations
Jul
8
12:00 pm12:00

Free Picnic Presentations

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!

Joyful July Children Series

July 8 Rona Leventhal Storyteller

FREE WORKSHOP: Canning & Preserving your summer bounty
Jul
14
6:30 pm18:30

FREE WORKSHOP: Canning & Preserving your summer bounty

Learn the basics of canning and preserving fruits and vegetables from your summer garden. We are happy to have Billie and Sandy return to the Co-op to share their great techniques and recipes for food preservation. This informative and practical workshop is a seasonal favorite at River Valley Market.
PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. To sign up, call 413-584-2665 or stop by Customer Service.

Note: Our registration process does NOT include anyone registered on www.meetup.com. We want to be sure we have a seat for you, so please use the preregistration process listed above.

Free Picnic Presentation
Jul
15
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!

Joyful July Children Series

July 15 North King Animal Clinic Live Animals

FREE WORKSHOP: Design Your Own Rain Garden
Jul
21
6:30 pm18:30

FREE WORKSHOP: Design Your Own Rain Garden

with Keith Zaltzberg
Regenerative Design Group
www.regenerativedesigngroup.com


Create wildlife habitat, protect local watersheds, and beautify your landscape. Join Keith to learn how to incorporate a rain garden on your property. Be inspired! Keith will talk about all the workings of a rain garden and the essential skills you need to design your own.

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

Note: Our registration process does NOT include anyone registered on www.meetup.com. We want to be sure we have a seat for you, so please use the preregistration process listed above.

Free Picnic Presentation
Jul
22
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!

Joyful July Children Series

July 22 Story time with Eliza from Hatfield Public School

Free Picnic Presentation
Jul
29
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!

Joyful July Children Series

July 29 David Hyde Costello Children's Author


Free Picnic Presentations
Jul
1
12:00 pm12:00

Free Picnic Presentations

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!

Joyful July Children Series

July 1st Mark Herschler "ABCDEFGH I Love You " children's songs

Free workshop: Backyard Edible Forest Gardens with Lisa DePiano
Jun
23
6:30 pm18:30

Free workshop: Backyard Edible Forest Gardens with Lisa DePiano

Eat Your Yard! Learn how to garden like the forest and turn your yard into an edible paradise. In this workshop you will learn about site prep, species selection and planting methods to grow your own backyard food forest. For thousands of year’s people have been using these gardens to provide their own food, forage, fuel, fodder, fertilizer and medicine—you can too.

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

Strawberry Ice Cream Social
Jun
18
5:00 pm17:00

Strawberry Ice Cream Social

You’re invited to help us celebrate the arrival of the summer’s local growing season! Stop by to enjoy music from Swing Caravan, a la carte picnic menu, Austin Miller Awards ceremony and kid activities, it is fun for the whole family. Featuring strawberry sundaes from Bart's Homemade Ice Cream.

Our shuttle bus will pick you up! 4:30-8:30 pm from the Walmart Plaza Parking Lot. Follow our directional signs. Join us June 18 5pm-8pm!

 

Free Picnic Presentation
Jun
10
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!

TODAY: NATURE IN JUNE WITH FRANKLIN COUNTY SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT DISTRICT Amy Donovan, Program Director 

 Click here for full schedule!

Free Workshop: 5 Bodywork Techniques, Shiatsu for Health and Wellness
Jun
9
6:30 pm18:30

Free Workshop: 5 Bodywork Techniques, Shiatsu for Health and Wellness

with Thomas Schieffer
www.vital-herbalist.com

Learn how to give your family, friends and yourself a simple and effective relaxing massage. Based on the 3,000-year-old tradition called Shiatsu, these bodywork techniques have been passed from generation to generation as a family health care system. Shiatsu is known to help relieve stress, increase the immune system and calm the mind. Join Thomas for this energizing workshop—take your health back into your own hands!

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

 

FREE Workshop: Backyard Earthen Ovens with Ashley Schenk
Jun
4
6:30 pm18:30

FREE Workshop: Backyard Earthen Ovens 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 adaptations 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 us at 413-584-2665 or stop by Customer Service.

FREE WORKSHOP: Healthy Dog, Canine Nutrition Seminar
May
12
6:30 pm18:30

FREE WORKSHOP: Healthy Dog, Canine Nutrition Seminar

with Jim Helems, Behavior Consultant/Dog Trainer
www.jimhelemsdogpals.com

Learn more about the different feeding methods for your dog, from raw diets to commercial dry foods, and the pros and cons of each method. Jim will talk about how to read food labels and how to chose the correct food for your pet. This seminar will also help you understand how to create a balanced meal using fresh organic meats, vegetables and fruits. Gain new insight for keeping your dog healthy and happy.

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

Free Workshop: The Wonderful World of Drying Herbs
May
6
6:30 pm18:30

Free Workshop: The Wonderful World of Drying Herbs

with Thomas Schieffer, Clinical Herbalist
www.vital-herbalist.com

NOTE: This is a rescheduled date.

Learn the “ins” and “outs” of drying herbs from your own garden. Gain a core understanding of the drying process and the tools needed to design and use your own drying system customized to your specific needs. Workshop will include hand-outs and a demonstration of a home built drying unit.

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

Truckload Sale
May
1
May 3

Truckload Sale

Join us for our Truckload Sale in our parking lot. Save big on full cases from Groceries, Meat and Seafood, Bulk, Wellness and Garden Starts from High Meadows Farm.  

Click here to view order form.

Free Workshop: Go wild! Foraging for Springtime Wild Edibles
Apr
28
6:30 pm18:30

Free Workshop: Go wild! Foraging for Springtime Wild Edibles

with Hannah Jacobson-Hardy and Carly Leusner from Acorn Kitchen
www.wearewildfood.com

Begin learning about foraging for wild edibles such as nettles, Japanese knotweed, chickweed, and dandelions greens. As green shoots start sprouting up everywhere, early spring is a great time to find treats to add to your salad mix and stir fries. Hannah and Carly will share their knowledge of plant identification, foraging hot spots, and how to prepare simple recipes. Enjoy a sampling of treats from the wild and become inspired to try new springtime ingredients in your own kitchen.

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

Spring Cleanse Clinic with Ziji Beth Goren
Apr
21
6:30 pm18:30

Spring Cleanse Clinic with Ziji Beth Goren

www.bethgoren.com
For both new and seasoned participants, this free 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: Growing the Home Medicine Garden
Apr
15
6:30 pm18:30

FREE WORKSHOP: Growing the Home Medicine Garden

with Jade Alicandro Mace, www.milkandhoneyherbs.com

Grow your own medicinals! Let Jade help you understand which plants are most useful for the home gardener. Learn about the wonderful variety of plants that you can grow in our climate, their cultivation, harvest, and medicinal use. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll walk away with seeds you’ve sown yourself, plus a bounty of inspiration.

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

 

Teen Art Show: Artist Reception
Apr
10
5:00 pm17:00

Teen Art Show: Artist Reception

The Group Exhibit will feature original artwork by teens, of River Valley Market owners. Come stop by and meet the artists in our cafe! The reception will feature Celia's Voice Studio presenting the crystal and silk voiced Nastasia Robertson and the soulful Kiersten Samalis. Refreshments served. Everyone Welcomed!

FREE WORKSHOP: Permaculture Basics with Lisa DePiano
Apr
7
6:30 pm18:30

FREE WORKSHOP: Permaculture Basics with Lisa DePiano

In this 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 learn definitions, 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 us at 413-584-2665 or stop by Customer Service.

FREE WORKSHOP: Renewing Digestive Health with Craig Fear
Mar
30
6:30 pm18:30

FREE WORKSHOP: Renewing Digestive Health with Craig Fear

www.pvnutritionaltherapy.com

Craig returns to the co-op this spring to share dietary tips for overcoming common digestive problems such as heartburn, GERD, IBS, food allergies, inflammatory issues, and more. He will explain how the digestive system works to help you understand why things go wrong. He will also discuss the differences between modern diets and traditional diets and offer his expertise for putting these diets into practice.

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

FREE WORKSHOP: Permaculture Design in your own backyard
Mar
24
6:30 pm18:30

FREE WORKSHOP: Permaculture Design in your own backyard

WORKSHOP IS FULL!

with Ashely Schenk of Broadfork Permaculture

www.broadfork.coop

You can apply Permaculture Design to your backyard, big or small, sunny or shady. Ashley uses examples from his projects around the Pioneer Valley to show how you can use Permaculture Design to grow food, nourish a healthy ecosystem, and build a deeper relationship with your land. His explanation of the design process, specific examples, and knowledge of design strategies will help you focus in on your goals, learn useful strategies, and creatively problem-solve in your landscape.

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

FREE WORKSHOP: Birds, Chocolate, Coffee with Kery Ellis, M.Sc.
Mar
19
6:30 pm18:30

FREE WORKSHOP: Birds, Chocolate, Coffee with Kery Ellis, M.Sc.

Enjoy this fun interactive presentation about how some of our favorite foods like coffee chocolate, fruits and spices can be grown in a way that benefit our local song birds and their ecosystems. Kery will discuss shade growing, polycultures and their effects on migratory birds. Learn how your own gardens and your shopping habits can help support the natural habitat requirements of many migratory bird species.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. To sign up, call us at 413-584-2665 or stop by Customer Service.

FREE Workshop: Seed Starting with Billie & Sandy
Mar
10
6:30 pm18:30

FREE Workshop: Seed Starting with Billie & Sandy

Join co-op workshop favorites, Billie & Sandy, for this highly recommended and informative workshop. Learn how to start your own seeds 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 us at 413-584-2665 or stop by the Customer Service desk.

FREE WORKSHOP: Building a Healthy Immune System right in your own kitchen
Mar
3
6:30 pm18:30

FREE WORKSHOP: Building a Healthy Immune System right in your own kitchen

with Hannah Jacobson-Hardy, Sweet Birch Herbals

Learn how to boost your physical and emotional stamina against lingering colds and flus. Join Hannah, holistic health coach and community herbalist with Sweet Birch Herbals, to learn simple ways to integrate herbs, teas, and mushrooms into your kitchen to support your immune system, reduce inflammation, and naturally fight unwanted bacteria. Hannah will demonstrate how to brew tasty teas and smoothies. Enjoy taste tests, recipes and handouts as part of this free workshop.

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

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.