DOGGY DAYS of Summer!

Doggy Treats! Prizes! Doggy Pool!

Take a break from the heat and bring your doggy by for a swim. There will be FREE dips in the kiddie pool, giveaways, and Eric Lynn from local producer, Whistle Creek Treats, will be here. Your dog will love it!

Board Candidate Info Session

Find out how you can help guide the direction of our Co-op
Board Candidate Info Session, Thursday, August 9 – 6:30pm-7:00pm
This is your chance to discover the opportunities and responsibilities involved with being on the Friendly City Food Co-op Board of Directors.

We will have snacks and drinks and a relaxed hour chatting about our co-op and how you can maybe be more involved in it’s future.

Afterwards, you can attend the board meeting at 7pm to find out even more about how things work.

Wine and Food Pairing

Join us for another evening of great wine and food pairing, presented by Brock Kappers of Country Vintner.

There will be five courses, paired with five rosé wines, which are so enjoyable during the summer months. The food will be prepared by Friendly City Deli chefs. Register online or in-store.
$25, or just $20 for owners.



First Course: Cleto Chiarli, Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro Brut Rosé with Savory Parmesan and Apricot Short breads
Second Course: Château Montaud, Côtes de Provence Rosé with Arugula and Plum Salad (Gluten-Free)
Third Course: Domaine Lafage, Côtes du Roussillon Miraflors Rosé with “Scallop Style” King Trumpet Mushrooms (Gluten-Free)
Fourth Course: Falesco, Vitiano Umbria Rosato with Five Spice Duck Breast with Blackberry Sauce (Gluten-Free)
Fifth Course: Stobi, Rosé with Peach and Basil Shortcakes


Farmers for America film showing and discussion panel with Joel and Daniel Salatin of Polyface Farms

Joel Salatin and Daniel Salatin of Polyface Farms star in the acclaimed new documentary, Farmers For America, that’s coming June 26 to Harrisonburg’s Court Square Theater.
The Salatins, whose innovative farming methods have helped spark a grass-roots, grass-fed food movement across America, will discuss the movie with filmmaker Graham Meriwether following the screening.

The film is narrated by popular TV host and podcaster Mike Rowe (Dirty Jobs, Returning the Favor).Harrisonburg Screening Details:

Reception: 6:30
Film: 7
Panel: 8:15-9
Joel Salatin and Daniel Salatin of Polyface Farms.
Discussion moderated by filmmaker Graham Meriwether.
Tickets can be purchased here or at the door on the day of the event.
Watch the trailer here.

Valley Fourth Seed Spittin’ Contest

Join us on Wednesday, July 4th for the Watermelon Seed Spittin’ contest at Valley Fourth in Downtown Harrisonburg. All ages are welcome to compete to spit their seeds to win a prize! We will have prizes for furthest distance, best accuracy, and overall score for age groups (0-7), (8-13), and (14+). Registration begins at 1pm downtown, or you may register online through our website until July 3rd. Contestants can begin spitting their seeds at 2:30pm. Winners will be announced at 4:30pm!

The Co-op Celebrates 7 Years!







For our 7th birthday, we’re planning a week long party
the 7 Cooperative Principles. Join us!

Sunday June 3
Co-op Principle 1- Voluntary and Open Membership
Bring a friend to sign up as a co-op owner, and both you and your friend receive a $20 gift card.

Monday June 4
Co-op Principle 2- Democratic Member Control
Answer a question about our expansion upon checkout, and be entered to win a prize.

Tuesday June 5
Co-op Principle 3- Members Economic Participation
Our board members will be here bagging groceries and chatting with customers about what it means to be an owner of the co-op.

Wednesday June 6
Co-op Principle 4- Autonomy and Independence
Today is the co-op’s actual birthday so join us for a fun and festive day where vendors will be handing out
samples and there’ll be birthday cupcakes on the hot bar.

Thursday June 7
Co-op Principle 5- Education, Training, and Information
There will be a class on Companion Planting in the Co-op Co+mmunity Room at 6pm. There’s still room in the class to sign up!

Friday June 8
Co-op Principle 6- Cooperation among Cooperatives
Today we celebrate all co-ops!
Receive double points on all purchases of Organic Valley products today.
There will be an in-store giveaway for some special
Pachamama Coffee Cooperative products.

Saturday June 9
Co-op Principle 7- Concern for Community
Co-op Kids! Explorers class meets today for gardening at Liberty Park Community Garden.
Co-op team members will hand out coupons and gifts to residents in our community.

Companion Planting

Looking to garden naturally? For centuries, farmers and gardeners have practiced companion planting, the art of mingling vegetables, herbs and flowers to attract beneficial insects, repel pests, and enrich nutrients. We’ve partnered with Sustainability Matters, a new local environmental collaborative, for this workshop on managing your garden without toxic chemicals. Sustainability Matters’ Sari Carp will provide practical strategies for using plants to protect and enhance each other. There’ll also be time for Q&A with Sari and Sustainability Matters’ organic specialist, Lora Steiner, on solutions for you own garden dilemmas.

$5/FREE for owners. Register in-store or online here.

Tasty Thursdays

Beer and Wine Tasting on Tasty Thursday

Join us for beer and wine tastings every Thursday from 4-7 pm, often including local selections and sometimes including cheese pairings as accompaniments. This is a FREE event.

There are often food products for sampling in the store.

Shop $mart

Take a tour of the store and learn some tricks and tips for saving when you shop the co-op. We’ll also sample some products, and all attendees will be sent home with a goodie bag!

FREE. Presented by Friendly City Food Co-op team member, Kari Souder. Register online or in-store.


Owner Appreciation Day

Owners are the best, and we like to show our appreciation! Shop any time we are open on May 11 2018, and receive 10% off everything you purchase. There will be sampling from local vendors and freebie giveaways.

3pm – 5pm Basic City Beer

3pm – 5pm Mad Hatter Condiments