Better Carob Sampling

Come by during Owner Appreciation Days to sample Better Carob bars! They’ll be sampling from 3:00PM-5:00PM.

Chesnut Ridge Coffee Sampling

Come by from 11:30AM-1:30PM to try some Chestnut Ridge Coffee during Owner Appreciation Days!

Local Vendor Sampling – Disturbingly Delicious Foods

Local Vendor, Disturbingly Delicious Foods, will be here sampling five different specialty hot sauces. Stop in and spice up your life!

 

Learn more about Disturbingly Delicious Foods on their website.

First Fridays – Colorscapes by Martha Putney

We’ve joined First Fridays of the Valley family! Join us on the First Friday of every month for art made by local artists and refreshments from local vendors.

Join us for our first event on February 3rd for the Colorscapes art opening by our very own team member, Martha Putney! Come and experience color in new ways and enjoy local cider from Old Hill Cider and refreshments.

Artist Statement: Martha was born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley.  She received a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art from the University of Mary Washington in 2015.  Her head is filled with colors when she meets people, reads a book, and thinks about time.  Because of this, she is endlessly fascinated in how color has a language of its own for telling stories about people, places, emotions, and moments in time.  She aims to capture these stories by subtle and bold nuances of colors and shapes.

Owner Appreciation Days

Owner Appreciation Days are here again, and that means more savings! Owners, please join us February 2-4 for local vendor sampling, sales, and  10% one entire purchase!

Not an owner yet, and want to get in on the great deals? Learn more about co-op ownership here!

Mindfulness & Essential Oils Workshop

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL! Join us for an afternoon of mindfulness, essential oils, fun and learning with Rachel Hupp! If you’re looking for a holistic way to manage stress and anxiety, this workshop will provide the perfect opportunity to explore the connection between mindfulness and essential oils. Mindfulness has been around for centuries, and it’s a great tool for bringing focus and clarity to the present moment. Essential oils can be used to naturally soothe the nervous system, stimulate the olfactory system, and promote a feeling of wellbeing. In this workshop, you’ll get to learn how to use essential oils with mindfulness techniques, and make your own essential oil roller bottle to take home with you. This is a great chance to step away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and take some time to practice self-care.

$10/$5 for Owners. 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. We hope to see you there!

Owner Giveaway – Instant Pot

During the month of January, Co-op Owners can enter to win an Instant Pot by buying cans of Steaz tea! Every can of Steaz purchased is equal to one entry in the contest. This giveaway is only for Co-op Owners, if you’d like to learn more about becoming an owner visit this page of our website. Winner will be selected on February 1, 2023.

Resolution Boost In-Store Giveaways

 

From December 30, 2022-January 10, 2023 we will have seven different giveaways running in our store related to different New Years Resolutions! Anyone can come and enter to win seven different prize bundles. The resolutions we’re promoting this year are: Support Local Vendors, Be More Mindful, Eat the Rainbow, Bring My Own Bag, Participate in Dry January, Drink More Water, & Eat More Salad! We hope to see you in store, resolving to start fresh and try something new!

Better Carob In-Store Sampling

Come and sample different types of carob bars, made locally in Waynesboro! Want to learn more about carob? Visit their website here!

Grower to Grower

Friendly City Food Co-op & Sustainability Matters are hosting a free post-season meet & greet for commercial growers! Unload the stress of the growing season, and share challenges, solutions, and marketing thoughts. Find partners, mentors, and maybe even buyers for next season.

All commercial growers, serious homesteaders, and those in grower-adjacent fields (buyers, lenders, agency folk, etc.) are welcome.

There’ll be free food and a cash bar, with non-alcoholic drinks available. Registration requested, so we make sure to have enough food! Please register here!

Sponsored by Rockingham Cooperative.