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

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 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 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 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 or call Robin at 413-458-5317.


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

April 22, 2015

Renewable Energy Workshop

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 Vermon 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.

Start: April 22, 2015 1:00 pm
End: April 22, 2015 2:00 pm

May 9, 2015

Home Composting Workshop

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 A signup sheet will go out around May 1. Compostable refreshments will be served! This workshop is free and open to all.

Start: May 9, 2015 10:00 am
End: May 9, 2015 11:00 am