April 21, 2014

Board Meeting

Monday, April 21, 7:15 pm at Wild Oats Market. All Wild Oats member-owners are invited to attend our monthly board meetings.

Start: April 21, 2014 7:15 pm
End: April 21, 2014 9:00 pm

April 22, 2014

LED Light Bulb Sale

Tuesday, April 22, 12:30-4 pm. Sponsored by the Williamstown COOL Committee and Center for EcoTechnology.

Celebrate Earth Day by purchasing and LED bulb that will save on energy use (and save you money) over its long life. A representative from Center for EcoTechnology (CET) will be offering LED bulbs for sale in two varieties – one that is suitable for general lighting, chandeliers, ceiling fans, and wall sconces; and another that is dimmable and that is suitable for track lighting, recessed downlights, display lights, and outdoor fixtures that are protected from the elements. The bulbs will be $5 each and purchase will be limited to 1 bulb of each variety per customer. These bulbs will be available for purchase at Aubuchon Hardware on Main Street in Williamstown. The COOl Committee and CET will also be offering one-day bulb sales at other locations in the community.

LED lighting offers many benefits, including long bulb life, low operating cost, and high quality lighting. LED bulbs contain no mercury and produce less heat than conventional bulbs.

Here is a great opportunity to give LED lighting a try.

Start: April 22, 2014 12:30 pm
End: April 22, 2014 4:00 pm

Home Composting Workshop

Earth Day Home Composting Workshop, Tuesday, April 22, from 4-5 pm. Sarah Hebert from the Center for EcoTechnology in Pittsfield shows how easy it is to turn your organic waste into a rich, toxic-free fertilizer for your garden and lawn. Meet in the Wild Oats cafe at 4 pm (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 marketing@wildoats.coop. A signup sheet will go out around March 22. Compostable refreshments will be served! This is a free workshop open to all.

Start: April 22, 2014 4:00 pm
End: April 22, 2014 5:00 pm

April 24, 2014

MCLA Green Living Seminar Series

Thursdays, January 30-April 24, 5:30 pm at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, 375 Church Street. Seminars take place in Room 218 of Murdock Hall, and are free and open to the public. No seminar on March 13 or on April 17. On February 13, Wild Oats General Manager David Durfee discusses the role of food co-ops in creating sustainable food systems.

For more information visit http://www.mcla.edu/About_MCLA/Community/berkshireenvironmentalresourcecenter/greenlivingseminars/

Start: April 24, 2014 5:30 pm
End: April 24, 2014 6:30 pm

April 25, 2014

Goats in the Woods – Woods Walk, Presentation & Dinner

An event put on jointly by Pine Cobble School, Williams College Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives, Black Queen Angus Farm, and Wild Oats Market. Meet the goats that are being sustainably raised in the woods at Pine Cobble. Join us for a presentation given by Dr. Peter Smallidge on “Goats in the Woods,” a Cornell Extension project whose purpose was to assess how the use of goats to control interfering plants in mature forests could benefit both goat owners and woodlot owners. Before the presentation we will be served a fabulous meat that includes dishes made with goat meat, raised locally by Black Queen Angus and expertly prepared by our chef Greg Roach. The meal will be a full-course dinner and there will be a suggested donation. Details on the menu to follow. We hope that you can join us!

Start: April 25, 2014 4:00 pm
End: April 25, 2014 8:00 pm

Big Elm Brewing Tasting

Friday, April 25, 4-6 pm Рjoin us for a tasting with Big Elm Brewing, makers of  Big Elm IPA, 413 Farmhouse Ale, and Gerry Dog Stout. Big Elm Brewing is located in Sheffield, Mass. and is owned and operated by Christine and Bill Heaton, a young couple who founded and operated Pittsfield BrewWorks before starting Big Elm Brewing.

In addition to being awesome beer brewers, Christine and Bill are also serious about supporting the community. Each month, through their Big Elm CAN Help program, they donate 1% of their sales on cans of Big Elm beer to a worth local non-profit. This April, they are donating 1% of their sales on cans to the Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter in Pittsfield, MA.

On the day of the tasting, six-packs of Big Elm Brewing beers will be $1 off. This sale is for one day only, on April 25.

This is a great way to support a local organization and save money on some really fine beer. And, if you come to our tasting, you can try before you buy!

Start: April 25, 2014 4:00 pm
End: April 25, 2014 6:00 pm

Empty Bowl Dinner

A simple bowl of soup, bread and cookies, locally made. Bowls donated by local ceramic artists. Soups donated by local restaurants & chefs (including Wild Oats Market). Guests will select and keep a bowl as a reminder that not everyone’s bowl is always filled. Takes place Friday, April 25 at the First Congregational Church, 906 Main Street, Williamstown, MA. Two seatings at 5 and 7 pm. Cost: $30 per person, to be donated to the Berkshire Food Project in North Adams.

Start: April 25, 2014 5:00 pm
End: April 25, 2014 8:00 pm
Cost: 30.00

May 22, 2014

Healthy Grilling Techniques

Yes, it’s finally that time of year! Hone your skills on the grill before you embark on your Memorial Day week-end. Led by our own grillmaster, Dan Lauth. Dan will share his tips and techniques for grilling meats, veggies and more – plus share some easy, healthy recipes for you to try. There will be plenty to sample as a result of our fancy grillwork. Cost: $5 per person. To register, call 413-458-8060 or email marketing@wildoats.coop.

Start: May 22, 2014 4:00 pm
End: May 22, 2014 5:30 pm