October 25, 2014
Wild Oats Market has designated Saturday, October 24 as Howard Bowers Day, and will donate 1% of its sales from that day to the Howard K. Bowers Fund of the Cooperative Development Foundation (CDF). Grants from the Bowers Fund help provide training and development for staff, managers and board members of food cooperatives across theU.S.
The Howard Bowers Fund for Consumer Cooperatives was established in 1993 by the Hyde Park Cooperative Society to recognize the commitment and achievements of its general manager, Howard Bowers, who dedicated his life to the consumer cooperative movement.
The Fund’s purposes are:
- To promote and develop consumer-owned food cooperatives and consumer cooperative education in the United States
- To encourage and train people to pursue careers in the management of consumer-owned food cooperatives
- To provide education programs for staff, board, and managers of consumer cooperatives
The Fund makes grants to food cooperatives, groups organizing food cooperatives, and organizations and events that support the food cooperative sector. Grants are made from contributions and investment income. Money is raised through events at CCMA, the annual Howard Bowers Day in October (Co-op Month), and other contributions from individuals and food cooperatives.
October 27, 2014
Monday, October 27, 7-9 pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 35 Park Street in Williamstown. Open to all Wild Oats members. Business meeting, election of new board members, special guest speaker is Roger Noonan, an organic farmer and president of the New England Farmers’ Union. The meeting will begin with time to socialize and enjoy delicious food and drink provided by Wild Oats Market, including local cheeses and heirloom apples, dessert pastries from our bakery, and a wine and beer tasting (non-alcoholic hot and cold beverages will also be available.)
November 14, 2014
Friday, November 14, 5-7 pm. Happy Holidays from Wild Oats Market! Join us for some holiday cheer at our annual Holiday Open House. Sample holiday fare from healthy dishes featuring local veggies to decadent desserts. Local cheeses, our house sausage, wine & beer tasting, Thanksgiving side dishes and bakery desserts, and a roast turkey – try them all at our Open House.
November 16, 2014
Sunday, November 16, is the deadline to order your Thanksgiving turkey. Turkey pickup is Tuesday, November 24 after 11 am through Wednesday, November 26, until 8 pm (close).
For information on our turkey options this year and on how to place your order, visit this page.
November 20, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 7:30 pmat Williams College, Griffin Hall, Room 3. Join Williams alum Dean Cycon, founder of Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee, on a rollicking tour of the coffee lands of Asia, Africa and the Americas – and a look at how Dean has used his business to achieve meaningful social, ecological and economic change in these regions.
Dean created Dean’s Beans in 1993 to prove that businesses can promote positive economic, social and environmental change at the source, and be profitable at the same time. The company takes a people-centered approach to the development projects it funds, designing and implementing projects in partnership with the coffee growers, and working only on projects that meet real needs and that can be sustained by the community they are designed to serve.
November 27, 2014
Wild Oats wishes everyone a happy, healthy, relaxing Thanksgiving. We are closed all day on Thanksgiving and reopen at 8 am on Friday, November 28.
November 29, 2014
November 29, all day. Shop small, and shop local on November 29 to support and celebrate America’s small businesses. Since 2010, Small Business Saturday has been scheduled strategically between Black Friday and Cyber Monday to encourage shoppers to spend their dollars locally, at the small businesses in their towns and neighborhoods, on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
Wild Oats Market has been a small community business for more than three decades – and since our beginning we have supported other small local businesses, like our local farmers, by selling their outstanding products – most of them organic and/or handmade – in our market. We hope you will plan to include us on your Small Business Saturday shopping spree. And thank you for your support!
December 13, 2014
Saturday, December 13, all day – Stock up for the holidays and sample some of our holiday goodies at our Member-Owner Appreciation Day, all day on Saturday December 13. Several of our local suppliers will be here to offer tastings, and we will have our own samples for you to try. Member-owners save 5% on most purchases store-wide on Member Appreciation Day.
December 25, 2014
We wish everyone a happy holiday season and a healthy new year. We will be closed on Thursday, December 25, for Christmas Day.