Owner Appreciation Days

Join us for Owner Appreciation Days – for the month of December, we’d like to accommodate all owners by offering 10% off all purchases made on any one shopping trip between December 10-12.  

Just tell the cashier you’d like to use your Owner Appreciation discount. It’s our way of thanking you for being an owner!

If you’d like to use Curbside Pickup, you can specify on the order form that you’d like to use your owner discount (on the day of your choice during that time).

Kitchen Cabinet Herbalism – Herbal Steams & Teas

 

Join us for a fun evening on the patio with Corey MacDonald of Red Root & Co. and Kathy Buchet of Pachamama Herbal Kitchen as they guide us through the process of making herbal steams and teas using kitchen provisions and locally grown herbs. These steams and teas are another way to help protect your health, especially with the upcoming colder weather.

Kitchen Cabinet Herbalism: Herbal Steams and Teas curriculum includes: a short synopsis of lifestyle health topics from first class, info on 3-5 plants, learning to make, knowledge of and how to use, herbal steams and herbal teas. Each participant leaves with a bag of dried herbal tea, ingredients for herbal steam, plant info handout and recipes.

$15/$10 for Owners. Masks are required. Class size will be limited so sign up soon. Your registration/payment secures your spot in the class. Register and pay on the events page of our website, in person at the co-op, or with your Co-Go online order. Owners receive a $5 discount, as always.

Kitchen Cabinet Herbalism – Vinegar Infusions & Syrups

Join us for a fun evening on the patio with Corey MacDonald of Red Root & Co. and Kathy Buchet of Pachamama Herbal Kitchen as they guide us through the process of making vinegar infusions and syrups using kitchen provisions and locally grown herbs. These vinegars and syrups are another way to help protect your health, especially with the upcoming colder weather.

Kitchen Cabinet Herbalism: Vinegars & Syrups curriculum includes: lifestyle health topics, information on 3-5 plants, learning to make, knowledge of and how to use, vinegar infusions and syrups. Each participant leaves with a jar of infusing vinegar remedy and a syrup, recipes, and plant info handout.

$15/$10 for Owners. Masks are required. Class size will be limited so sign up soon. Your registration/payment secures your spot in the class. Register and pay on the events page of our website, in person at the co-op, or with your Co-Go online order. Owners receive a $5 discount, as always.

Happy 9th Birthday to the Co-op!

The Co-op is 9 years old on Saturday June 6!

Happy Birthday to Us!
We’ll be celebrating in a couple of ways this year.

 

First, we’re expanding! We’ve been raising money through Owner Loans for over a year now and have reached our goal! Construction on the store’s expansion began on Monday, June 1st.

 

We’re also giving away birthday presents – to you! Head over to our Instagram page @friendlycityfoodcoop and enter to win. There will be a different themed gift basket for every day this week and entering is easy!

 

 

Co-op Explorers Passport Program 2020

 

We’re offering another segment of our popular Kids Co-op Explorer Program, redesigned for 2020. This time, your child completes the requirements at home and the only time a parent needs to come to the co-op is to pick up a new kit. Something fun (and educational) for your child while sheltering in place!

The program runs from April 4th through July 11th. There will be a new kit coming out every two weeks, so the first kit will be out on April 4, and the next kit will come out on April 18th. You can pick up your kit anytime during the two week period. Pickup options include asking the cashier for one when you shop in the store, or adding a kit to your online Curbside Pickup order. The dates are listed below for quick reference.

The first kit will come with your child’s passport as well as a letter explaining the program in detail. Each kit will contain a letter filled with fun facts; a seed packet with directions on how to grow the plant; three samples of a fruit or vegetable in dried form; and an activity sheet. The kids will also be encouraged to try some fresh produce at home and there will be a section in the back of the passport for recording that information.

When your child has finished all 8 segments of the passport program, they can bring the completed passport to the co-op and select a prize. If you have questions about the program, email Kari@friendlycity.coop

 

Kit #8 – the final kit – is now out. Get yours soon!

 

New Co-op Explorers’ Kit Pickup Dates

Saturday, April 4
Saturday, April 18
Saturday, May 2
Saturday, May 16
Saturday, May 30
Saturday, June 13
Saturday, June 27
Saturday, July 11

Taste of Downtown

Join us for Harrisonburg’s Taste of Downtown week. Our Friendly Special for the week will be a FREE cup of coffee or hot tea with every purchase made from our new Breakfast Bar – good for Tuesday, March 10 – Friday, March 13.

And be sure to check out all the other special offerings from our downtown friends and neighbors!

Taste of Downtown

Join us for Taste of Downtown week. From Tuesday March 10, through Friday March 13, we are offering a FREE cup of coffee or hot tea with the purchase of our new Breakfast Bar.

Making Masks for Mardi Gras

We’re letting the good times roll at the co-op! Visit us on Mardi Gras – Tuesday, February 25th – and bring the kids by the café to make a Mardi Gras mask with us.

Expansion Happening HERE!

There will be a limited number of in-store events this year as we work through the process of expanding our co-op to make it bigger and better than the co-op you now know and love.

Construction is currently scheduled to begin in March of 2020.

Thank you for continuing to shop with us, as we plan to be open throughout the process. It may be a little noisy and dusty at times, but we appreciate your support – without it, there would be no expansion.  And that would be sad.  We’ll have a larger café, a bigger meat and seafood section, more fresh, local produce and an expanded deli/kitchen, when it is all said and done.

Follow us on Facebook and subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated on the process. Thank you for your support!

Owner Appreciation Day

It’s Owner Appreciation Day!

As always, Owners receive 10% off all purchases made today! We’ll also have local vendors with us, sharing samples of their products and answering questions you may have. It’s always nice to know your farmers and producers.

11:00am – 1:00pm
Chestnut Ridge Coffee Roasters
VA Vinegar Works
The Farm at Red Hill- they’ll be sampling their dips and hummuses, some of which we do not carry in the store. There will be an opportunity to vote for your favorite, and the winner will be brought into our produce department!

3:00pm – 5:00pm
Grit Coffee
Mountain Culture Kombucha
Farmstead Ferments will be sampling krauts, pickles, and potentially some of their fermented beverages