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Freezing Fresh Produce

Get Your Freeze On by Liz McMann There’s a special kind of hoarding reserved for lovers of local produce. We know who we are. We plant waaayyyy more tomatoes than anyone should try to fit into one garden bed. We sign … Continue reading

All You Can Eat Clambake August 22

Friday, August 22, 5-7 pm – join us for good food, good music and good company at our all-you-can-eat summer clambake.  This is a real feast so eat a light lunch! Our chef, Greg Roach, is in charge and he’s … Continue reading

Farm to Table Food & Wine Event at Holiday Brook Farm

Friday, August 22, 6-9 pm – The Berkshires 1st annual Farm to Table Food & Wine Extravaganza, taking place at Holiday Brook Farm, 100 Holiday Cottage Road (Rte. 9) in Dalton, Mass. Sample dozens of wines and gourmet foods from … Continue reading

Subscribe to a FREE Trial of Greylock Independent

You may have picked up a copy of  The Greylock Independent in the Wild Oats vestibule or come across it as an insert in the Hill Country Observer. This new publication, created by Williamstown residents Alex Brooks and Tela Zasloff, … Continue reading

Try Before You Buy With New Demo Program

Through our new demo program we hope to introduce you to foods that you may have not yet tried; and to new, easy ways to combine the many healthy and delicious foods we stock, both regularly and in-season. Visit our … Continue reading

What’s for (School) Lunch?

Healthy Kids Lunches: Packed Lunch Tips Mandy Makinen Okay parents. We all know that back to school is, although bittersweet for our children, pretty good for us. Our children are again occupied in noble pursuits, they get regular exercise, they … Continue reading

Member-Owner Appreciation Day is Coming

Friday, August 1, all day. We start off the busy month of August with Member Appreciation Day, and a one-day beer & wine special for members and non-members alike. On Member Days, Wild Oats member-owners receive 5 percent off most … Continue reading

New Items in Suspended Groceries Program

First we’d like to say: Thank you for supporting Suspended Groceries. Since introducing this program in May, we have sold almost 300 coupons, and more than 100 coupons have been redeemed, with eggs being the biggest mover in both categories. … Continue reading

Nordic Naturals at the Co-op on August 7

A representative from Nordic Naturals, a highly regarded maker of Omega-3 products, will be here to answer your questions about the importance of Omega-’s and offer samples of this product. Nordic Naturals will be at the co-op from 2-5 pm on … Continue reading

Summer Clambake With the Hale Mt. Pickers

Friday August 22 – We know it’s three months away, but we are looking forward to another clambake this year with music by the Hale Mountain Pickers, an eclectic band that combines bluegrass and old-time gospel with some surprising cover … Continue reading

Choosing a Safe Sunscreen and Bug Spray

No matter where you live, you’ll undoubtedly face sun and bugs at some point during the year. What is our best defense against two of the warmer months’ biggest casualties—sunburn and bug bites? Not all chemicals in sunscreen and insect repellent are … Continue reading

Member-Owner Appreciation Day

Our next Member Appreciation Day is scheduled for Friday, August 1, all day. We will have plenty of tasty treats to help you keep your energy up as you shop for purchases at member-day discounts of 5 percent. (Must be … Continue reading

Introducing a Fresh Approach to Food Assistance

Suspended Groceries, a new initiative designed by Williams College students and recently launched at Wild Oats Market, allows shoppers to “suspend” one or more of the purchases they make at Wild Oats Market, for another shopper to pick up and … Continue reading

Southern-Style Ribs BBQ Menu

Friday, July 18 – we’ll be racking n’ rollin on the grill from 5-7:30 pm with some awesome flavors for you to dig into. Don’t miss this BBQ, and bring a big appetite with you! Our BBQ Menu & Prices … Continue reading

Dean’s Beans Coffee Tasting

July 17, 11:30 am-1:30 pm. Please join us for a tasting of Dean’s Beans – locally roasted whole bean specialty coffees that are not only delicious, but are also certified organic, fair trade, and kosher. Dean’s Beans are roasted in … Continue reading

Global Village Cuisine Tasting

Thursday, July 17 from 4-6:30 pm and Thursday, July 24 from 4-6:30 pm – taste traditional African cuisine made with healthy, traditional  ingredients, with special emphasis on ancient grains, hearty beans, leafy greens, and occasional use of lean meats. Mel, … Continue reading

Global Village Cuisine on July 24

Thursday, July 24 from 4-6:30 pm – taste traditional African cuisine made with healthy, traditional  ingredients. Mel, the founder of Global Village Cuisine, will be here to sample Global Cuisine’s: Curry vegetable samosas Chicken & spinach samosas African no-nut vegan … Continue reading

Tierra Farm Tasting + Wine Tasting July 25

Friday, July 25, 12-3 pm – we welcome Tierra Farm, a certified organic supplier of nuts and dried fruits, with local headquarters in Valatie, New York. Stop by for a taste of dry roasted deliciousness! We carry several Tierra Farm … Continue reading

Wild Oats Membership Drive Begins July 1

Our annual membership drive begins July 1 and continues through the month of July. If you have ever considered becoming a member-owner of Wild Oats Market, now is the time! Join the co-op during the month of July, and receive … Continue reading

Southern Style Ribs BBQ

July 18 5-7:30 pm – Join us for a Southern-style ribs BBQ! Outdoors – music - details about the menu coming soon!

40th Annual NOFA Summer Conference

DON’T MISS THE 40TH ANNUAL NOFA SUMMER CONFERENCE & CO-OP WORKSHOPS! The 40th annual NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association) Summer Conference takes place August 8-10, 2014, at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA. The workshops, which will all take … Continue reading

Wild Oats is open on July 4th

Wild Oats is open its regular hours (8 am-8 pm) on Friday, July 4th.  You have the freedom to shop whenever you want this week! The co-op has many specials to help you celebrate the Fourth deliciously. From Applegate hot … Continue reading

Join Us for Our Annual Ice Cream Social

June 21, 1:30-4:30 pm: The summer at Wild Oats begins with an Ice Cream Social to benefit Northern Berkshire Community Coalition’s Mass in Motion program. Our ice cream socials are the best! Local ice creams and toppings donated by our … Continue reading

See The Film “Fed Up” at Images Cinema Tonight

IMAGES Cinema is presenting a special screening of the new documentary, FED UP, on Monday, June 23 at 7pm. Regular ticket prices apply. However, participants in the North Adams Mayor’s Fitness Challenge just need to show their tracker to get in … Continue reading

Member-Owner Appreciation Day

Friday, May 23 – please join us for our next Member-Owner Appreciation Day.  Stock up on milk, cookies and much more for the long-awaited Memorial Day weekend. We will have everything you need to start grilling and planting – also … Continue reading

Holiday Week End Hours & Beer & Wine Sales on Memorial Day

Wild Oats Market is open regular store hours over Memorial Day weekend: Saturday, May 24, 8 am – 8 pm Sunday, May 25, 10 am – 8 pm Monday, May 26, 8 am – 8 pm Mass. State Law prohibits … Continue reading

Eppa SupraFruta Sangria Tasting Saturday June 7 3-6 pm

Tasting is Saturday, June 7, 3-6 pm – Eppa is America’s only sangria made with real, organic superfruit juices and organically grown grapes. This sangria is loaded with fruit juice, and as a result offers almost twice the antioxidants of … Continue reading

Summer Cooking Class June 17 CANCELLED

The summertime cooking class with Yael Dolev, scheduled for Tuesday, June 17, 5;30-6:30 pm, has been cancelled due to lack of signups. We plan to reschedule a class with Yael for later in the summer. We’ll keep you posted! We … Continue reading

The Scoop on Our “Skills on the Grill” Class

It’s gonna be awesome! Our chefs are planning to grill BBQ chicken (boneless skinless breasts; and they’ll talk about techniques for grilling bone-in). Also, they will be grilling steaks (most likely Ioka Valley beef) and veggie kabobs (they’ll use veggies … Continue reading

Healthy Grilling Techniques

Thursday, May 22, 4-5 pm (may go till 5:30 depending on class). Join grill master Dan Lauth for an evening of grilling, and get ready for your first BBQ of the season! We will have details next week, on the … Continue reading

Our Daily Eats Demo

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN DATE. Friday, May 16 – 11:30 am-1:30 pm – please stop by to meet one of our newest local suppliers and sample their home-made granola and nut mixes. Our Daily Eats in Albany, New York, creates … Continue reading

GMO Labeling Bill Passes in VT

Landmark GMO labeling bill passes in Vermont - On April 23, Vermont became the first state to pass a “no strings attached” GMO labeling bill. Vermont’s Governor Peter Shumlim has indicated that he will sign the bill into law, which would … Continue reading

Join Us April 25 for Goats in the Woods

Get ready for a unique, delicious and informative evening full of new experiences and new tastes. A collaboration among Pine Cobble School; the Williams College Sustainable Food & Agriculture Program; Black Queen Angus Farm in Berlin, NY; and Wild Oats … Continue reading

Big Elm Brewing Demo

Friday, April 25, 4-6 pm – Join us for a tasting of Big Elm Beers – purchase Big Elm on sale (sale goes all day on April 25 and is for one day only) – and contribute toward Big Elm’s … Continue reading

LED Light Bulb Sale Sponsored by COOL Committee & CET

Want to help the environment and save money at the same time? One way to do this is to use LED lighting in your home. The chart below, available on the Mass Save web site, outlines lifetime savings that can … Continue reading

Earth Day Home Composting Workshop

Join us on Tuesday, April 22, from 4-5 pm for a free composting workshop for the home gardener with Sarah Hebert from the Center for EcoTechnology in Pittsfield. Find out how easy it is to compost, and start turning your … Continue reading

Cheese, Please!

On Friday, April 11, Wild Oats Market celebrates National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day with the best darn’d grilled cheese sandwiches in the county available on our hot bar, along with homemade tomato soup. For our Super Sandwiches we will be … Continue reading

Plymouth Cheese Tasting on April 12

Following right on the heels of our salute to National Grilled Cheese Day, we will have our representative from Plymouth Artisan Cheese located in Plymouth, Vermont, here for a tasting on Saturday, April 12, from 12-3 pm. Please join us for … Continue reading

Put Your Hands Together for Pixies

Pixie tangerines from the Ojai Valley in California are grown every year by a group of family farms who are dedicated to making this delicious, versatile fruit available from March through May. Sweet and seedless, Pixies are perfect in a … Continue reading

A Message from MA Right to Know

We have under one month until the legislative deadline to get a GMO labeling bill out of committee and fortunately, thanks to your calls and emails, we’re hearing some movement inside the State House!   Great News, BUT, We need … Continue reading

Update From MA Right to Know GMOs

There are only eight weeks left to pass GMO labeling in Massachusetts. If you, like many, are in favor of GMO labeling, link to an update and a call to action here. Wild Oats Market supports GMO labeling and the … Continue reading

MCLA Green Living Seminar Series

Presented by the Environmental Studies Department and the MCLA Berkshire Environmental Resource Center, The 2014 Green Living Seminar Series is an 11-week series sponsored by Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA). The focus for this year’s Green Living Series is Cultivating … Continue reading

Know Your Farmer Know Your Food

Tuesday, March 18, 5:30-7:30 pm – All are welcome to join local farmers and food producers for the 3rd annual Know Your Farmer, a social night for local farmers and foodies, before planting season gets underway and everyone is too … Continue reading

Maple Sugaring Tour at Ioka Valley Farm

On Saturday, March 15, at 10:30 am, we are heading to Hancock to take a tour of Ioka Valley Farm’s maple sugaring operation, inside and out. Join us if you can! It’s fun for the whole family, and educational as … Continue reading

Delicious Demos on Member Day March 13

We are delighted to be hosting several of our fabulous local suppliers on Thursday, March 13, for Member-Owner Appreciation Day. It sounds like the snow will be cleared out by our first arrival, Gammelgarden Creamery, at 10 am on Thursday. … Continue reading

Member-Owner Appreciation Day

Our next Member-Owner Appreciation Day is Thursday, March 13, all day. Please join us for supplier and in-store demos, member-owner raffles, and 5 percent savings for member-owners on most products* store-wide. *Discount does not include consignments, special orders, gift cards, … Continue reading

Learn How to Make Your Own Kombucha

Sunday, March 9, 3-4:30 pm – please join us for a class on how to brew your own kombucha, with Evan Webb, who has been brewing kombucha for several years. This class will discuss the history of kombucha, the various … Continue reading

February Menu

Happy February to you all. We have some tasty options for you during this shortest month of the year!

Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two

Feast on a posh dinner for two this year. Our romantic Valentine’s Day dinner for two lets you pull out all the stops without having to do all the work! Pair with a selection from our wine department (or try … Continue reading

Chamber Night at Wild Oats Market

Tuesday, February 11, 5-7 pm in the Wild Oats cafe.  Members of the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce will be joining us for a wine & cheese tasting and healthy and delicious treats prepared by our Catering and Fresh Foods Departments.Come … Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Baking Class

Sunday, February 9, 2:30-4 pm – Valentine’s Day Baking Class with Wild Oats Baker Kristin Kennedy. Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away. Winter has been here for what feels like many weeks – and won’t be leaving any … Continue reading

Chef Greg Roach to Represent the Co-op World at Healthy Flavors Conference

Wild Oats Market Executive Chef Greg Roach joins leading culinary experts at the Worlds of Healthy Flavors Conference taking place January 22-25 at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. The conference, which is by invitation only, brings together a … Continue reading

January Menu

Here’s our menu for the first month of the year. Happy New Year! Warm up with a bowl of homemade hot soup at Wild Oats Market.

Our Daily (Gluten-Free) Bread Demo January 18

Saturday, January 18, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm – Our Daily Bread, a gluten-free bakery in Chatham, NY, will be at the store to sample its gluten-free breads and baked goods. Our Daily Bread delivers a variety of gluten-free breads … Continue reading

A Healthy Start to the New Year

Join Nicole Anagnos, M.Ed of Zen Tree Wellness in the Wild Oats cafe on Wednesday, January 8 from 5:30-6:30 pm to start your New Year off right! Learn when to eat, how to eat, and what to eat to feel your best in the year ahead. … Continue reading

It’s Not Too Late to Special Order for the Holidays

Specialty Meats for Your Holiday Gatherings: Wild Oats Market is taking orders through Sunday, December 22, for: Bone-in Rib Roast from Northeast Family Farms, a cooperative of local beef farms in New York, Vermont and Massachusetts – $20.99/lb. Tenderloin of … Continue reading

Holiday Hours at Wild Oats Market

Wild Oats Market will be closing at 6 pm on Christmas Eve, December 24. We will be closed all day on Christmas Day, December 25. We will be open regular hours (8 am-8 pm) on New Year’s Eve, December 31. … Continue reading

Try Our Bulk Kombucha at 20% off

Wild Oats not only has a new bulk dispenser from our friends at Aqua Vitea Kombucha in Bristol, Vermont – we also have a new, third flavor – mulled cider – that has been added to our bulk dispenser. We’re … Continue reading

Place Your Order NOW for Your Holiday Roast

This year we have several delicious meat options for your holiday dinners, gatherings and open houses. Our selections include fresh, free-range turkeys; smoked boneless cooked hams; grass-fed standing rib roast; leg of lamb; and beef tenderloin. All of our selections … Continue reading

What You Can Do About GMOs

Regardless of your position on GMO (genetically modified) foods, there’s no denying that GMOs are pervasive in our food supply, and that they are controversial at best. According to the Just Label It campaign, a national coalition of more than … Continue reading

Berkshire Grown Holiday Farmers Markets

Sunday, November 24 and Sunday, December 15, 10 am – 2 pm, at the Williams College Towne Field House at 82 Latham Street in Williamstown. Locally grown and produced foods, including fruits and vegetables, cheese, eggs, meat, poultry, bread, pies, pickles, jams, … Continue reading

Local Suppliers on Member Appreciation Day

Member-Owner Appreciation Day is Saturday, December 7. On Member Days held four times a year at Wild Oats Market, member-owners save 5% on most products store-wide (exclusions are beer & wine, special orders, consignment items, and gift cards). Throughout the … Continue reading

Wine & Beer Special on Member Appreciation Day December 7

Saturday – December 7, all day  - Purchase 6 bottles of wine (any variety, mix n’ match) and receive $10 off. This special is good for Saturday, December 7 only, and both members and non-members are eligible for the savings. … Continue reading

Small Business Saturday is November 30

Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country. As a small business ourselves, we want to show our support for Small Business Saturday and spread the word to “Shop Small” this week-end. American Express … Continue reading

Still Time to Order Thanksgiving Turkeys

We’re able to provide you with a Misty Knoll Farms free-range turkey again this year – but time is running out, if you want to order one! We have a limited number of turkeys on order, that are still available. … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

We are open until 8 pm on Wed. November 27 and closed all day on Thanksgiving Day. Pick up your Thanksgiving turkey beginning 12 noon on Monday up until 8 pm on the 27th. Thanksgiving side dishes, lasagnas, pies, and … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Food Drive Extended

The response to the WHO (Williams Homeless Outreach) Food Drive has been very positive, and we appreciate your support. Although the drive was originally scheduled to end November 16, WHO has decided to extend their campus food drive until Monday, … Continue reading

Learn How to Make Your Own Almond Milk

Learn how to make your own almond milk in a variety of flavors on Tuesday, November 19, from 6-6:30pm at Wild Oats Market in Williamstown. This workshop, led by Nicole Anagnos, M. Ed. and owner of Zentree Wellness, will be … Continue reading

Holiday Open House

Friday, November 15, 4-7 pm – come eat, drink and be merry! We celebrate the start of the holiday season with delicious, good-for-you goodies prepared by our chef, Greg Roach. Our Fresh Foods Manager, Leigh-Anne Nicastro, will be sampling artisan cheeses, fruits, and fresh … Continue reading

Holiday Cooking Class

Saturday, November 16, 1-3 pm – we are excited to be offering a holiday cooking class this year for the first time, led by cooking instructor and Wild Oats member Leanne Yinger. This class will cover entrees, appetizers and desserts for all … Continue reading

Annual Meeting Hosts Panel of Local Farmers

Tuesday, October 29, from 8-9 pm*, at the Wild Oats Market Annual Meeting there will be a panel discussion among four local farmers focusing on “The Business of Sustainable Farming.” The panelists will be: Morgan Hartman, managing partner of Black … Continue reading

Annual Member-Owner Meeting Tues. Oct. 29

Are you a Wild Oats Market member-owner? Then we hope that you can join us on Tuesday, October 29 for our annual member-owner meeting, which takes place from 7-9 pm at St. John’s Church, 35 Park Street, in Williamstown. We will begin … Continue reading

October Is Non-GMO Month

Along with being National Co-op Month and Fair Trade Month, October hosts World Food Day and is designated Non-GMO Month. As consumers, we have a right to know what’s in our food so we can make informed choices about what … Continue reading

Howard Bowers Day at Wild Oats Market

This year, Wild Oats Market will designate Saturday, October 26 as Howard Bowers Day, and 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 … Continue reading

Cooking for Women’s Health

Saturday, Oct. 26, 12:30-2 pm – What are the best foods for women who want to attain and maintain optimal health at any age? Cooking instructor Leanne Yinger will address this question and other more specific concerns about food and … Continue reading

Halloween Party October 19 1-4 PM

We celebrate Halloween next Saturday, October 19, from 1-4 pm with fun treats including homemade caramel apples, face painting, pumpkin carving, and Halloween crafts. Stop by and get your face painted by Yeni! Make a spooky mask, carve a pumpkin … Continue reading

suki Spa Night

Friday, October 18, 5-7 pm – Start the new season with a radiant complexion! Join us for suki® Spa Night. We guarantee a fun and educational evening! The suki brand of natural skincare products uses 100% synthetic-free ingredients that have … Continue reading

Friday Is FREE Fair Trade Banana Day

Visit Wild Oats Market on Friday, October 11 between 10 am and 5 pm and enjoy a free Fair Trade banana and other banana treats. It’s the least we can do to celebrate and support Fair Trade Month! Stop by for … Continue reading

Berlin-Berkshire Fall Foliage Grazing Tour

Saturday, October 5, 10 am-4 pm. This drive-yourself tour includes  Black Queen Angus Farm, 630 Green Hollow Rd., Berlin, NY; Cricket Creek Farm, 1255 Oblong Rd., Williamstown, and a local foods lunch at the Berlin Fire Hall catered by Wild … Continue reading

Klara’s Cookies Demo

October 4, 11 am-2 pm – Klara of Klara’s Cookies will be at Wild Oats Market to sample her classic European-style cookies, made from recipes that have been in her family for generations. Klara’s Cookies offers many different varieties of shortbread … Continue reading

New Member-Owner Orientation

September 24, 6:30-7:30 pm. If you have recently become a member of Wild Oats Market, we’d like to welcome you to the co-op. Please join us for a New Member-Owner Orientation on Tuesday evening, September 24, from 6:30-7:30 pm. General … Continue reading

Food & Health Free Lecture

Saturday, September 21, 10 am-12 pm – please join us for a free lecture given by Renee Tassone, founder of Eat to Total Health in North Adams. Renee will discuss the connection between health and nutrition and the effect of … Continue reading

Solar Open House

Sunday, September 22, 2-5 pm, Swoap residence at 51 Mt. Williams Drive in Williamstown. If you are a Williamstown resident who is interested in being part of the Solarize Williamstown program, this open house will give you an opportunity to see … Continue reading

Now is a great time to be a locavore

Wild Oats Market has carried the foods of local farmers and food producers since its beginning over 30 years ago. We know that our local food producers are the source of some of the healthiest, best-tasting food around , and we … Continue reading

NBCC Forum on Community Needs

Friday, September 13, 10 am at the First Baptist Church in North Adams. All are welcome to attend Northern Berkshire Community Coalition’s annual forum on community needs. Your input will help set the coalition’s agenda for the coming year and … Continue reading

August Menu

Here’s our hot bar menu for the month of August. Please visit our web site and FB page for daily updates to the menu (including soups and additional entrée selection, as well as any updates to the menu). Watch for … Continue reading

Get “Fit at The Farmers Market!”

Saturday, August 31, 9 am-1 pm – at the North Adams Farmers Market in St. Anthony’s Municipal Parking Lot. “Get Fit” at the North Adams Farmers Market! Sponsored by Mass in Motion and the North Adams Farmers Market. There will be … Continue reading

Open All Day on Labor Day

Wild Oats Market is open regular hours throughout the Labor Day week-end: Saturday, August 31, 8 am-8 pm; Sunday, September 1, 10 am-8 pm; and Monday, September 2, 8 am-8 pm. Make the most of the last week-end of summer! And … Continue reading

Summer Soups

While there’s still some of summer left, why not enjoy a bowl of chilled soup on a hot, humid day – made with fresh vegetables or fruits, this is a seasonal treat that you and your family are sure to … Continue reading

August 16 Clambake Menu

Friday, August 16, 5-7:30 pm – ALL YOU CAN EAT Clambake with steamed clams, mussels, shrimp, sausage and brisket. Also: local corn on the cob, potato salad, coleslaw, green salad, ancienne. Watermelon too! Only $12 per person. Children 10 and under … Continue reading

Supplier Demos & Bluegrass on Member Appreciation Day

Friday, August 16 – Our next Member Appreciation Day. Members save 5% on all purchases store-wide excluding beer & wine, special orders, consignment items, and gift cards. Several of our local suppliers** will be here to sample healthy and delicious … Continue reading

Local Supplier Demos on Member Day

As of August 6, here is our lineup of local suppliers and approximate times they will be sampling on our upcoming Member Appreciation Day on August 16. Remember that member-owners save 5% on most purchases store-wide on Member Day (discount excludes … Continue reading

August 16 Wild Oats Clambake & Member Day

August 16, 5-7:30 – steamed clams, fresh-picked corn on the cob, and much more to enjoy at our first ever clambake. The Hale Mountain Pickers, a local bluegrass band, will provide some foot-stomping entertainment. We’ll provide a scrumptious spread. Join … Continue reading

Fresh Foods on the Grill

Thursday, July 25, 5-7:30 pm – Please join us for our first Fresh Foods BBQ. We will be serving regular burgers and cheddar cheese burgers, lemon garlic chicken kabobs, BBQ drumsticks, and salad sides, all made in-house and prepared by … Continue reading

Fresh Foods BBQ July 25

Wednesday, July 25, 5-7:30 pm - Please join us for our very first Fresh Foods BBQ, featuring meats and poultry from our newly expanded Fresh Meat & Seafood Department. We will be grilling a selection of dinner-ready items prepared especially for the … Continue reading

Annual Membership Drive Begins July 1

If you are not yet a member-owner of Wild Oats Market, July is the month to join. When you join during our member drive, which takes place July 1-31, you will receive your choice of a reusable Wild Oats grocery … Continue reading

Summer Series Class TONIGHT – Breads & Muffins

August 6, 6:30-7:30 pm – Tonight is the last night in our summer series of recipes for easy, healthy dishes that you and your family will enjoy. Tonight’s class focuses on breads and muffins made with healthy ingredients. Cost: $10. … Continue reading

Summer Series Classes on Healthy Eating

Beginning July 9, Wild Oats Market and Zen Tree Wellness of Williamstown will offer a series of five workshops on easy, healthy, delicious summer recipes. Workshops will include hands-on preparation and samples of the recipes we prepare in class. All … Continue reading

July 30 Summer Recipe Series Features Grains & Granola

July 30, 6:30-7:30 pm in the Wild Oats café – please join us for a class on healthy grains and granola – what to choose and how to prepare them for delicious and healthy eating. We will learn how to … Continue reading

Easy Summer Recipes for Cookies & Bars

Tuesday, July 23 – 6:30-7:30 pm – yes, you can make delicious cookies that will satisfy your sweet tooth using healthy, high-quality ingredients that are good for you. This Tuesday, July 23, the third in our five-week series on healthy summer recipes will focus on … Continue reading

Ice Cream Social to Benefit Garden Mosaics Program

Saturday, July 20, 1-4 pm – We’ll do the scooping – you do the rest! And by that we mean make your own decadent sundae with local ice cream, sorbet and toppings donated by our generous suppliers and Wild Oats to support … Continue reading

Local Foods BBQ Wednesday July 10

Wednesday, July 10, 5-7:30 pm – Grilled grass-fed beef burgers from Black Queen Angus Farm and other healthy & delicious choices at our Local Foods BBQ hosted by our Prepared Foods staff and our chef Greg Roach. DJ Produce Guy!!! … Continue reading

Summer Series Cooking Classes Begin Tuesday

Tuesday, July 9 – 6:30-7:30 pm – please join us for the first in our five-week series on easy, healthy summer recipes that you and your family will love. Class facilitator Nicole Anagnos of Zen Tree Wellness in Williamstown will cover summertime smoothies during … Continue reading

Where to Find Real Food at the Solid Sound Festival

June 21-23 – Wild Oats Market will be at the Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA, North Adams all week-end, with healthy, delicious and expertly prepared food and drink for festival attendees. Enjoy the mus, and when your hungry, come … Continue reading

Solarize Mass to Offer Solar Panel

Thursday, June 27, 12-1 pm at Bronfman Science Center at Williams College – a panel of solar experts will discuss heating, cooling and running your home using solar energy.  Jake Laughner, Solarize Williamstown coach, and three other experts will discuss … Continue reading

We Are Open on the Fourth

Wild Oats Market is open regular hours on Thursday, July 4 – 8am to 8 pm. We will be open for your last-minute BBQ supplies, meats and veggies for grilling, specialty salads, craft beers and wine, yummy local ice creams, … Continue reading

Cameron Hughes Wine Tasting

On June 21, 3-6 pm, we will be tasting the wines from our Cameron Hughes line, a company that does not own its own vineyard, but instead partners with growers and wineries throughout the world to deliver consistently high quality wines … Continue reading

Solarize Mass Williamstown “Meet Your Installer” Night

Monday, June 10 at 7 pm at the Williams Inn: Solarize Williamstown, a time-limited initiative for making solar energy more affordable for Williamstown home-owners and small businesses, is holding “Meet the Installer” night and all are welcome. Come learn about … Continue reading

GRAND OPENING Fresh Meat & Seafood Open House Saturday June 15

Please join us next Saturday, June 15, from 12-2 pm for an Open House introducing our newly expanded fresh meat & seafood department. We will be sampling our delicious dinner-ready items (ready to put in the oven or on the … Continue reading

Williamstown to Participate in Solarize Mass State-Sponsored Program

Solarize Massachusetts is part of Governor Patrick’s effort to reduce overall carbon emissions by providing incentives to install small-scale clean energy solutions. Williamstown and Lee are the only two towns in Berkshire County that are participating in this program. Williamstown … Continue reading

Affordable Solar Energy for Williamstown

Solar 101, May 14 at 7PM, Williamstown Elementary School Cafeteria on 115 Church Street in Williamstown.  Williamstown residents interested in solar PV for their home or business should attend this free community presentation to learn more about solar energy and … Continue reading

Create the Perfect Cheese Plate

Putting together a spectacular cheese platter is easier than you might think. Continue reading

Wild Oats Annual Report

Wild Oats Market had a strong financial year in FY 2011-2012, growing 14% in sales over FY 2010-2011. Download a copy of the Annual Report.

Following a Mediterranean Diet

We’ve all heard that following a Mediterranean Diet is one of the healthiest ways we can eat. Fortunately, Mediterranean dishes are among the most delicious dishes to eat too! Follow this link to some tasty Mediterranean-inspired dishes. You will find … Continue reading

Member Appreciation Day & BBQ on May 31

Be sure to join us for our next Member Appreciation Day, all day on May 31. Many of our local suppliers will be here to sample their healthy and delicious products. Be sure to stop by for a taste of: … Continue reading

BBQ Friday May 31

Our Prepared Foods Dept. will be grilling outdoors, Friday evening from 5-7:30. And our own Mike (Woody) Wood will be performing from 5:30-7. I just checked the weather and it’s supposed to be warm and sunny. We hope you’ll join … Continue reading

Win a FREE Bike!

Enter the Honest Tea Sweepstakes for a chance to win a beautiful, colorful Citizen Folding Bike valued at $250. This unique two-wheeler conveniently folds and fits into normal-sized bags, so it’s the perfect bike for people on the go! Just … Continue reading

New & Better Pricing on Basic Grocery Items

Shop Wild Oats Market for quality and affordability. We’re pleased to offer new, lower pricing on four high-quality products that are staples on many grocery lists: Crescent Creamery Milk* – Gallons – Whole $4.49; 2% $4.29; 1% $3.99; Skim $3.89 … Continue reading

Visit Our NEW, EXPANDED Fresh Meat & Seafood Dept.

Now open! Wild Oats Market’s expanded Fresh Meat & Seafood Department offers a broader selection of meat, fish and shellfish at better prices, without compromising the high quality you expect from us. In the store now: Murray’s boneless skinless chicken … Continue reading

We Are Open Regular Hours Memorial Day Week-End

Shop throughout the week-end for your Memorial Day gatherings and any last-minute items. Wild Oats Market is open regular hours: Sat. May 25 8 am-8 pm; Sun. May 26 10 am-8 pm; and Monday (Memorial Day) May 27 8 am-8 … Continue reading

Our Co-op Rocks Round Two

Wild Oats Market won third place in last year’s nation-wide “Our Co-op Rocks” video contest. What will our videographers do this spring to top last year’s winning entry? Check out our trailer here, brought to you by Produce Guy/aka/Producer Guy … Continue reading

Klara’s Gourmet Cookies Tasting

Saturday, January 19, 11 am-3 pm. Stop in for a taste of these scrumptious European-style cookies, made in small batches in Lee, MA by Klara Sotonova, a young emigrant from Czechoslovakia, and based on the rich recipes handed down to … Continue reading

Introduction to Plant-Based and Live Nutrition

Join us for a class on raw foods on Saturday, January 19, from 10-11 am. This class will introduce participants to a raw food diet through instruction, recipes and samples. Instructor Louise Binette has followed a raw foods diet since … Continue reading

Introduction to Macrobiotic Cooking Class

Part 2 has been rescheduled for February 16, 10-11 am. Continue reading

Grow Your Own Mushroom Garden! A Demo with Back to the Roots

December 14, 11:30 am-2:45 pm. Learn about this innovative young company and their exciting product – an easy-to-use mushroom garden kit that grows mushrooms out of recycled coffee grinds. Started by two recent graduates of UC Berkeley, Back to the … Continue reading

Tips and Recipes for the Holidays

Enjoy these tips and recipes for successful holiday entertaining, from the NCGA’s “stronger together” web site.

Holiday Hours

Wild Oats Market is open 8 am-6 pm on Christmas Eve (our regular hours are 8-8). We are closed on Tuesday, December 25 and will reopen at 8 am on December 26. The co-op is open regular hours on New … Continue reading

The Only New Year’s Resolution You’ll Ever Need

This short article  by Eve Adamson takes an upbeat approach to New Year’s resolutions. Happy New Year from Wild Oats Market!

Winter Energy Savings Workshop Feb. 12, 1:30-2:30 PM

Do you spend a lot on heat and still feel cold? On Tuesday, February 12 from 1:30-2:30 pm, Cynthia Grippaldi from the Center for EcoTechnology in Pittsfield will host an informal talk in the Wild Oats cafe, on how to … Continue reading

Celebrate Valentine’s Day With a Romantic Dinner for Two

Wild Oats Market has the solution to Valentine’s Day – skip the crowded restaurants and dine in. We are offering a prix fixe menu this Valentine’s Day that includes: organic greens with raspberries, chevre and pine nuts, served with balsamic … Continue reading

Enter to Win Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two AND Valentine’s Day Gift Basket!

Enter our fabulous Valentine’s Day raffle! We are raffling a Romantic Dinner for Two and a Valentine’s Day Gift Basket – an approximately $100 value. Stop into the store to enter. Raffle tickets are available on the Valentine’s table in … Continue reading

Join us for Our Next Member Appreciation Day

Member Appreciation Day is Wednesday, March 13, all day. We will have supplier tastings throughout the day, and member-owners will save 5% on most purchases store-wide, excluding special orders, beer & wine, consignment items and gift cards.  Hope you can … Continue reading

Participate in Sustainable Berkshire Energy Forums

Berkshire County residents are invited to attend one of two interactive community forums to be held on February 26 and February 27, to help craft a regional energy plan. The forums, hosted by the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, will be … Continue reading

February is National Heart Health Month

A healthy lifestyle, including the foods you eat, can go a long way toward maintaining a healthy heart. Check out these healthy eating tips and tasty recipes. Continue reading

Maple Sugaring Tour at Ioka Valley Farm

Saturday, March 9, 10:30 am – we will meet at the Ioka Sugar House on Rt. 43 in Hancock, MA, for a tour of Ioka’s maple sugaring operations. Continue reading

Beer Tasting – Element Brewing Co.

Saturday, March 2, 1-3 pm – Element Brewing Co., the maker of Element Red Giant, Extra Special Oak, and Dark, will be here to sample its beer, which is brewed in small batches in Millers Falls, MA. Continue reading

Got an Organic Gardening Question? Ask the Farmer.

Bring your questions about seed selection, green composting, organic pest control, soil health, raising backyard chickens, and anything else you’d like to ask about growing a gorgeous, flourishing organic garden in 2013. This is an excellent opportunity to pick the … Continue reading

Wild Oats Market Celebrates Earth Day

Saturday, April 20, from 12-3 pm. Please join us for supplier tastings, face painting, and more. Local businesses who are participating include Berkshire Photovoltaic Services and Center for EcoTechnology. Local suppliers include Bennington Bakery, Cricket Creek Farm, Gammelgarden, and Vermont … Continue reading

March 24 is order deadline for holiday turkeys and hams!

Order now for Easter: Misty Knoll Farms free-range turkeys from New Haven, VT $4.49/lb (choose from 13-15 lbs; 16-18 lbs; 19-21 lbs) North Hollow Farm smoked boneless cooked hams, nitrate and antibiotic-free, from Rochester, VT $11.49/lb (size averages 4-5 lbs … Continue reading

New Member-Owner Orientation

Saturday, April 6, 9:30-10:30 am – an introduction to co-ops and Wild Oats Market, given by our general manager, David Durfee. Please join us in the Wild Oats cafe for coffee, pastries and conversation. Bring your questions and suggestions for … Continue reading

Brisket & Matzo Ball Soup for Passover

Our chef prepared brisket and matzo ball soup today, which will be available on our hot bar on March 25  and in our grab n’ go deli throughout the week, as long as our supplies last. If you enjoy Greg’s … Continue reading

Caretaker Farm & Images Host Free Talk & Movie on GMOs

On Monday April 1 at 7 pm, Caretaker Farm, a community supported agriculture (CSA) farm, and Images Cinema, both of Williamstown, are co-sponsoring a free screening and discussion of Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives, a film by best-selling … Continue reading

Earth Day Home Composting Workshop

Join us on Monday, April 22, from 1:30-3 pm for a free home composting workshop with Cynthia Grippaldi of the Center for EcoTechnology in Pittsfield. Find out how easy it is to compost, and start turning your organic waste into … Continue reading

Fun With Food: A Healthy Cooking Class for Moms, Dads and Their Kids

Saturday, May 11, 10 am-12 pm. This class, for Moms and Dads and children 7 years and older,  is designed to give you and your children simple, fun and delicious dishes that your kids can help prepare, and that even … Continue reading

Wild Oats Market Earth Day April 20

Here’s a list of the organizations and local food producers who will be visiting us Saturday, April 20,  for our Earth Day Celebration from 12-3 pm. We hope you can stop by, introduce yourself and join us for some tasty … Continue reading

Reduce Food Waste

Tired of throwing food away? Here are some useful tips on how to reduce food waste from the strongertogether.coop web site. Visit this web site for healthy recipes and articles on living well.

Wild Oats & East Mt Farm at Sheep to Shawl

Saturday, May 4, 11 am-3 pm. Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation celebrates its 10th annual Sheep to Shawl Festival at Sheep Hill in Williamstown (just off Rte 7). Sheep shearing, sheepdog trials, alpacas from nearby Sweet Brook Farm, fiber crafts, more. … Continue reading

Try Our New Chevre from Polymeadows Farm

Saturday, May 18, 2-5 pm – our friends from Polymeadows Farm in Shaftsbury will be here to sample their new chevre. According to our Cheese Manager, whose taste we trust, Polymeadows makes a phenomenal chevre! Stop in next Saturday to … Continue reading

Check Out Our Schedule for Member Appreciation Day

Tastings from local suppliers – member only specials – cake & ice cream at 2 pm – all are welcome! Continue reading

Greg’s Latke Demo is December 6

Our chef Greg Roach will be making latkes Thursday, December 6, from 4-6 pm. Please join us for the delicious taste and smell of latkes, and get into the spirit of the holiday!

Blood Pressure Clinic on December 7

Wild Oats will hold a free blood pressure clinic on Friday, December 7, from 2-4 pm. All are welcome to participate; we will have a signup sheet at Customer Service and the testing will be on a first come, first … Continue reading

Battenkill Brittle Tasting on December 8

Saturday, December 8 – 11:30 am-1:30 pm. A high-protein, high-energy snack made locally in Arlington, VT, using organic sunflower seeds, organic sesame seeds, organic pumpkin seeds, organic brown rice syrup, pure Vermont maple syrup and pecan meal. Battenkill Brittle is … Continue reading

Visit Wild Oats at Berkshire Grown Farmers Market

Berkshire Grown Farmers Market is tomorrow, Nov. 18, at the Williams College Towne Field House on Latham Street in Williamstown, from 10 am-2 pm. Wild Oats Market will be grilling outdoors – Ioka Valley Farm beef burgers and Black Queen … Continue reading

Everything But the Turkey Menu & Order Form

Sunday, November 18, is the last day to place your order for Everything But the Turkey. Call today! 413-458-8060. Continue reading

Mass in Motion Kick-Off

Friday, November 16, 7:30-9:30 am at the MCLA Church Street Center in North Adams, MA Join Northern Berkshire Community Coalition for a community breakfast and learn how you can support, encourage and be a part of Mass in Motion, an … Continue reading

Insulate & Weatherize for Energy Efficiency at Home

Veteran energy expert and Berkshire resident Bruce Harley will present his new book about residential energy efficiency at the North Adams Public Library. Harley will deliver a brief presentation on home energy fixes, with time for questions. A reception and … Continue reading

Our Holiday Open House Is November 9

Join us for a pre-Thanksgiving taste of some of the dishes we will be offering on our Everything but the Turkey menu this year. We’ll also be serving some standout cheeses from our Fresh Foods department, selected wines, and more. … Continue reading

Holiday Turkey Signups begin October 17

We’re putting our Thanksgiving turkey signup sheet out early this year, but that’s no reason to delay placing your order! Misty Knoll Farms naturally raised fresh turkeys from New Haven, Vermont will be available for $4.49/lb, in sizes ranging from … Continue reading

Boo! Our Halloween Party Is Coming Up

Wild Oats Market Halloween Party takes place Saturday, October 20, from 1-4 pm. Continue reading

Annual Member Meeting

Our Annual Member Meeting takes place on Tuesday, October 23, 7-9 pm at St. John’s Church (the Lower Room) at 35 Park Street in Williamstown. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend. We will begin the meeting with refreshments … Continue reading

Wild Oats Pledges 1% of Sales to No Kid Hungry Campaign

1% of our sales on Saturday, October 13, will go to the No Kid Hungry campaign. We all know that a hungry child is a disadvantaged child. But by participating in the No Kid Hungry campaign, we can help end … Continue reading

Visit Us at the North Adams Farmers Market

We are at the farmers’ market every Saturday 8 am-12 pm, selling our fresh-baked breads and pastries. The market is located at the St. Anthony Municipal Parking Lot, State St. & Center St., North Adams. It’s open every Saturday until … Continue reading

BUSKONDRE: Fiction and Photographs Inspired by the Suriname Interior

Wine & Cheese Reception. August 30, 5-7 pm. All are welcome. Writer Alex Olchowski reads and signs copies of his newest book, and photogapher Karl Schroder discusses his photographs of the Suriname interior.

Cricket Creek Farm Tour

July 27, 4-5:30 pm Come visit beautiful Cricket Creek Farm with us! We will visit the calves in the barn then head out to the fields and watch the cows “come home” for milking. We’ll also meet the Cricket Creek … Continue reading

Cheese Tasting With Cabot Farms Creamery

July 27, 3-7 pm Cabot Creamery is known for its Vermont cheddar. Stop by the store on Friday, July 27, to taste their many varieties of cheddar and other cheeses!

What Is Authentic Fair Trade? An Evening Discussion With Equal Exchange

July 24, 6:15-7:15 pm In this evening talk Equal Exchange representative Becca Koganer will talk about what constitutes “authentic” Fair Trade and the challenges facing the authentic Fair Trade model. All are welcome; Fair Trade coffee, tea and chocolate will … Continue reading

Summer Energy Savings Workshop

July 23, 6-7 pm Keep your home cool and comfortable throughout the warm weather without breaking the bank. Aric Brown, energy efficiency specialist from the Center for EcoTechnology in Pittsfield, will discuss home improvements and no-cost efficiency programs that will … Continue reading

Wine & Cheese Reception

July 18, 5-7 pm Please join us for a wine & cheese reception for artist Ann Kremers and her students. Ann is a Wild Oats member and former Wild Oats staffer. You may have seen examples of her beautiful calligraphy … Continue reading

Nordic Naturals Demo

July 18, 11 am-2 pm A Nordic Naturals rep will be in the store to hand out free samples from this excellent product line of omega-3 fish oils.  Please stop in to learn more about this product and whether it … Continue reading

Local Foods BBQ & Ice Cream Social to Benefit Berkshire Food Project

Friday, July 13, 5-8 pm Local foods on the grill include grass-fed beef burgers – vegan option too! Top off with a make-your-own sundae made with local ice creams and toppings generously donated by our suppliers. Singer/songwriter Molly Durnin returns … Continue reading

Membership Drive July 1-14

Join during our drive and for joining, you’ll receive Continue reading