August 14, 2015
Friday, August 14, 5-7 pm – we host our annual clambake, with the Hale Mountain Pickers providing some lively tunes!
August 1, 2015
August 1, 1-4 pm, we will be serving ice cream, sorbets and toppings, donated by our generous local suppliers, at our annual ice cream social. Come make your own sundae with fresh fruit toppings, nuts and mixes, chocolate sauce, more. This year, all proceeds from the social will go to benefit the Williamstown Youth Center.
July 17, 2015
Friday, July 17, 5-7 pm. The highlight of our first BBQ of the season will be old-fashioned Southern-style ribs, but the menu will include other specialty grilled items and mouthwatering side dishes as well. At 7 pm, we celebrate our 10th year in our current location, 320 Main Street in Williamstown, with free cake & ice cream – available until we’ve served the last piece. We hope you can join us for a fun & delicious evening!
July 2, 2015 – July 15, 2015
Our Annual Member Drive begins on July 2 and runs for two weeks until July 15. Become a member of Wild Oats Market any time during the month of July and receive a free gift, in addition to all the benefits of member-ownership. Joining is inexpensive and easy. Ask your cashier for details!
May 9, 2015
Join us on Saturday morning, May 9, for a free composting workshop for the home gardener with the Center for EcoTechnology. Find out how easy it is to compost, and start turning your organic waste into a rich, toxic-free fertilizer for your garden and lawn. Meet in the Wild Oats cafe at 10 am. If the weather is good we will hold the workshop outdoors. Space is limited and preregistration is recommended. To register, please call (413) 458-8060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A signup sheet will go out around May 1. Compostable refreshments will be served! This workshop is free and open to all.
April 22, 2015
April 22 at 1 pm. Our friends from the Center for EcoTechnology (CET) will provide information and practical advice on renewable energy sources, including wind and solar sources, for homeowners and businesses. They will also discuss the incentives available through MassSave to Massachusetts residents who are interested in purchasing renewable energy. Wild Oats will research incentives that might be available to residents of Vermont and New York, so this workshop will be relevant to any of our customers who are interested in learning more about renewable energy sources. This workshop is free and open to all.
April 10, 2015
It’s our third annual Grilled Cheese Day, this year on Friday, April 10. We will have details to come – but for now just plan on scrumptious grilled cheese sandwiches made with local artisan cheeses and our own breads, and our house-made creamy tomato soup. MMM!! On the hot bar all day 11:30 am-7:30 pm.
April 9, 2015
Eating with the Season: Ayurvedic Recipes, Herbs and Spices to Support the Transition into Spring
Ayurveda offers many gentle healing techniques for improving health and well-being, and for detoxifying your body and getting it ready for the warmer months. This hour-long free workshop will begin with a brief introduction to the history and philosophy of Ayurveda. Participants will sample and learn how to make a number of seasonal (spring) Ayurvedic dishes, and the instructor will discuss common kitchen herbs that can be made into delicious teas and spice blends to aid in our transition out of the long winter. The instructor, Emily Celeste Watts, is currently completing her certification as an Ayurvedic Health Counselor at the Kripalu School of Ayurveda. In addition to foods for the spring season, Emily will talk about daily Ayurvedic routines and practices that can help our bodies get read for spring.
Plan to join us for this free class, and take away a host of recipes and techniques to celebrate the spring season!
Emily Celeste Watts
Here are some spring Ayurvedic tips from Yogi Times. http://www.yogitimes.com/article/change-of-season-spring-ayurveda-tips-vikruti
And a pinterest page on the topic https://www.pinterest.com/IYAE/i-practice-ayurveda/
March 27, 2015
Friday, March 27, 2-4 pm. Are you looking for a fun indoor activity to share with your kids, that’s also healthy and educational? Come to our cooking class for children and their parents, led by Heather Mumford, Wild Oats kitchen staffer and head of the Healthy School Lunch Program at Pine Cobble School. In this class we will create our very own recipe for Stone Soup, using lots of yummy ingredients from the co-op. We’ll learn how to shop for and prepare ingredients for a delicious, easy-to-make soup that we will sample in class. Each child will take home a container of ingredients that they have helped prepare, to make their own “Stone Soup” at home. This hands-on class is recommended for ages 6-11 (other ages are welcome, but the class is most suitable for 6-11 years old). Children will participate in age-appropriate food preparation tasks, while parents relax, ask questions, and receive tips from Heather on how to get their child excited about eating foods that are good for them. Class size limited – sign up today! For more information or to sign up, please contact email@example.com or call Robin at 413-458-5317.
March 21, 2015 – March 22, 2015
Maple Weekend is coming, March 21-22! Sugarhouses will be open to visitors, and restaurants around Massachusetts will feature menu items made with 100% pure Massachusetts maple syrup. Our bakery participates with some amazing bakery products using 100% pure maple products from Ioka Valley Farm in Hancock, MA and Sweet Brook Farm in Williamstown, MA. For more information on March Maple Weekend, visit the Massachusetts Maple Producers web site.