March 27, 2015

Stone Soup: A Cooking Class for Kids and Their Parents

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 marketing@wildoats.coop or call Robin at 413-458-5317.

 

Start: March 27, 2015 2:00 pm
End: March 27, 2015 4:00 pm

March 21, 2015 – March 22, 2015

Massachusetts Maple Weekend

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

Start: March 21, 2015 8:00 am
End: March 22, 2015 8:00 pm

March 13, 2015

Member Appreciation Day

Our Winter Quarter Member Appreciation Day falls on Friday the 13th and just one week short of spring. If we’re lucky we’ll avoid a snowstorm like the one we had last year! Wild Oats member-owners save 5% on most products store-wide on Member Appreciation Day, and everyone, member and non-member alike, can take advantage of our wine & beer one-day-only special. We will have plenty of samples for you to try, from Wild Oats and from local suppliers, making Member Day a great to shop!

Start: March 13, 2015 8:00 am
End: March 13, 2015 8:00 pm

March 12, 2015

GMO Labeling and the Consumer’s Right to Know

March 12, 7-9 pm, at MCLA’s Murdock Hall (Sammer Dennis Room), 375 Church Street, North Adams, Mass. There will be a showing of the movie Genetic Roulette, a film by Jeffrey Smith which documents the potential health risks of genetically engineered foods. The film will be followed by a short question-and-answer session with Ed Stockman, an organic farmer, GMO educator and activist, and co-founder of Mass Right to Know GMOs. Ed will also update the audience on the status GMO labeling legislation in Massachusetts. This is a free event and all are welcome to attend.

Event location:

Murdock Hall
Sammer Dennis Room
375 Church Street
North Adams, MA

 

Start: March 12, 2015 7:00 pm
End: March 12, 2015 9:00 pm

March 8, 2015

Maple Sugaring Tour at Ioka Valley Farm

Sunday, March 8, 10:30 am. Join us for a tour of the maple sugaring operation at Ioka Valley Farm in Hancock, Mass. We’ll be treated to a tasting of the different grades of maple syrup, each one slightly different in taste and sweetness, but all of them delicious. We’ll see the process of sap being turned into maple syrup – and for those who have the time and the appetite for a farmhouse breakfast, we will be offering 40% off coupon for brunch in the Ioka Calf-A that morning. Also – coupons for $2 off any local product at Wild Oats Market (and that, of course, includes Ioka Valley Farm 100% pure maple syrup).

Start: March 8, 2015 10:30 am
End: March 8, 2015 11:00 am

February 27, 2015 – March 1, 2015

Fresh Fest Film Series

February 27-March 1, Images Cinema, 50 Spring Street, Williamstown, Mass. Fresh Fest 2015 is sponsored by the Williams College Office of Sustainable Food and Agriculture, the Center for Environmental Studies, Storey Publishing, and Wild Oats Market. Admission is free. (Donations to benefit Images Cinema accepted.)

Fresh Fest concludes on March 1 with a showing of Food for Change, a documentary about food co-ops produced and directed by Steve Alves, a resident of Western Massachusetts and a member of the Franklin Community Co-op in Greenfield, Mass. Food For Change tells the story of the cooperative movement in the U.S. through interviews, rare archival footage, and commentary by the filmmaker and social historians. It is the first film to examine the important historical role played by food co-ops, their pioneering quest for organic foods, and their current efforts to create regional food systems. Additionally, the film shows how the co-op movement strengthens communities where they are located, enhancing local economies and food security.

As Williamstown’s local food co-op, Wild Oats Market will be on hand for the screening of Food for Change (and we will have food with us).

Start: February 27, 2015 5:00 pm
End: March 1, 2015 4:00 pm

February 7, 2015

Provisions International Tasting

Saturday, February 7, 11 am – 2 pm. Stop by for what is sure to be a delicious and delightful mid-winter tasting with Annie from Provisions International, the co-op’s specialty foods purveyor for many years, and located in White River Junction, Vermont. Annie will be tasting February’s Cave-to-Coop cheese special from Lazy Lady Farm in Westfield, Vermont, as well as other cheeses, olives and more. See you then!

Start: February 7, 2015 11:00 am
End: February 7, 2015 2:00 pm

January 24, 2015

Learn How You Can Beat the “Sugar Blues”

Saturday, January 24, 11 am-12 pm

Join Leanne Yinger, M.Ed. and Board Certified Holistic Health & Nutrition Coach, to learn about simple steps you can take to reduce sugar intake and curb cravings while introducing healthy, delicious options into your diet that can reduce the desire for sweets. We will sample some of these ”transition foods”;  and all participants will receive a 10% discount on one or both of Leanne’s cleanse programs, which begin on January 30. You can sign up for the class at Wild Oats by calling 413-458-8060 or emailing marketing@wildoats.coop. A signup sheet will go out at Customer Service on Wednesday, January 14.

About the instructor: Leanne Yinger holds a Master Degree in School Counseling from The University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Mass. and has spent more than 20 years working in both public and private school settings. She currently works with youth as a mental health counselor and nutrition educator/ consultant for a private, not-for-profit residential school. She received her training as a health coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. Learn more about Leanne’s background and work, and sign up for her cleanses, by visiting her web site:
http://leanne-yinger.healthcoach.integrativenutrition.com/

Start: January 24, 2015 11:00 am
End: January 24, 2015 12:00 pm

January 23, 2015 – February 1, 2015

North County Eats Restaurant Week

Here is another reason to pay a visit to the museums and more in North County – the area’s 2nd annual Restaurant Week, from January 23-February 1. Shake off the winter doldrums and come see us! Wild Oats Market is offering three specials for the week:

$5 BREAKFAST: 1 Filled Large Croissant + 1 Small Coffee (or Tea or Hot Chocolate). Available all week 8 am-11:30 am. Three croissant choices available: Ham & Swiss; Spinach & Feta; and Chocolate.

$5 LUNCH: 1 8 oz soup + 1 biscuit OR 1 scone + 1 apple OR 1 orange. Available 11:30 am-7:30 pm or while supplies last.

$10 DINNER: 1 16 oz soup + 1 sandwich OR wrap. Available 11:30 am-7:30 pm or while supplies last.

Two soup choices daily (one soup is always vegan or vegetarian).

Many sandwich & wrap varieties available, with vegan and vegetarian options.

Our hot bar and soups are posted daily on the web site and the Wild Oats Market Facebook page; or call us at 413-458-8060.

(fyi – Mass MoCA Free Day is January 31, 11 am-7 pm. Take advantage of Free Day at Mass MoCA & North County Eats and make a day of it!

 

 

 

 

Start: January 23, 2015 8:00 am
End: February 1, 2015 8:00 pm

January 18, 2015

Learn to Make Your Own Kombucha

A workshop with Wild Oats staffer and kombucha brewer Evan Webb. Making kombucha is pretty easy, but it’s more fun with Evan to guide us! He will take participants step by step through the process, answer questions, and discuss the many benefits attributed to this ancient beverage. Each participant will receive a SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast) – a necessary component to making kombucha – and will take home the beginnings of their own kombucha brew in a half-gallon jar. Cost: $10, to cover cost of materials.

Start: January 18, 2015 3:00 pm
End: January 18, 2015 4:00 pm
Cost: tbd