Our events and classes are a great way to get involved as a volunteer or attendee! Click on any of the exciting events and classes below for more information.

Apr
12
Thu
Co-op Film: Forgotten Farms @ Fine Arts Theatre Place
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Co-op Film: Forgotten Farms @ Fine Arts Theatre Place | Maynard | MA | United States

For more than 400 years, dairy farmers have been the backbone of New England’s agriculture. Today, they fight for survival.

Come see the award-winning documentary film “Forgotten Farms,” which explores the challenges facing New England dairy farmers and their struggle to sustain traditional agriculture in an age of artisan cheese and kale.

Space is limited, so reserve your tickets today BY CLICKING HERE: https://squareup.com/store/AssabetVillageCoop

Tickets are just $7 for Co-op Owners, $10 for non-Owners. Tickets will be collected at the door. Proceeds support the Assabet Village Co-op Market.

Read more about “Forgotten Farms” and see the trailer here: http://forgottenfarms.org/ We’ll see you at Fine Arts Theatre Place!

Apr
15
Sun
Co-op Info Session at Harvard Cultural Collaborative! @ Harvard Cultural Collaborative
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Co-op Info Session at Harvard Cultural Collaborative! @ Harvard Cultural Collaborative | Harvard | MA | United States

Come learn all about our locally sourced, community owned grocery store! Our next Co-op Info Session is at the beautiful Harvard Cultural Collaborative, Sunday, April 15, from 10am-12pm! Bring your friends, ask questions, and become an Owner on the spot!

This event is free, but please RSVP on this event page. We’ll see you at the HCC!

Harvard General Store Town of Harvard, Massachusetts Old Frog Pond Farm Harvard Alpaca Ranch The Harvard Press Harvard Family Association The Garden Club of Harvard

Apr
22
Sun
Co-op Tabling at Maynard Earth Day!
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 3:15 pm
Co-op Tabling at Maynard Earth Day!

We’ll be tabling at the first annual Maynard Earth Day festival! Come hear all about our locally sourced, community owned grocery store coming to Metro West! Take info with you or become an Owner on the spot!

And bring the whole family for awesome local vendors, art, and earth day activities. Check out the lineup below, and head here for more info!: https://www.facebook.com/events/228524607708695/?active_tab=about

10-11am – The Maynard Honeybee Meadow at ArtSpace will hold its queen bee naming ceremony.

11-1 – A river clean up with the Maynard High School Green Committee, supported by OARS – For the Assabet, Sudbury, and Concord Rivers

1-3:30pm – Activities!
Local nonprofit/business tables and environmental education
Student/Adult Community Art Show
Face Painting
Music
Yoga
Earth Day biodegradable Float & Puppet making

2:30-3:15pm – River Dedication Procession from Mill Pond with Earth Floats and Puppets, following bike path to river’s edge for float launch!

Maynard Community Events Maynard Family Network MNO: Maynard Family Network Mom’s Night Out Sudbury Family Network Concord Family Network Magical Maynard Assabet Village Cultural District Maynard Friends And Families Maynard Cultural Council Maynard Business Alliance Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce

Co-op Tabling at First Parish of Bolton! @ First Parish of Bolton
Apr 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Co-op Tabling at First Parish of Bolton! @ First Parish of Bolton | Bolton | MA | United States

We’re joining First Parish of Bolton for their Sunday Coffee Hour! Just after services, come hear all about our locally sourced, community-owned grocery store coming to Metro West! Take info with you or become an Owner on the spot. And of course, get to know some of the awesome folks at First Parish!

We’ll see you on April 22!

Bolton Local Bolton Bean Bolton, Massachusetts

Apr
28
Sat
Co-op Tabling at Concord Earth Day! @ The Old Manse
Apr 28 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
Co-op Tabling at Concord Earth Day! @ The Old Manse | Concord | MA | United States

We’re returning to Concord Earth Day, and this year’s event will be on the lawn of The Old Manse! Bring the whole family for food, art, and performances. Check out the schedule:

Earth Day Parade, 10:30am-11:30
The Umbrella Community Arts Center to The Old Manse
Giant puppets, stilters, dancers, music, costumes, banners, community groups, families, and friends parade down Main and Monument Streets.

River Ceremony, 11:30-Noon
Minute Man National Historic Park, at The Old North Bridge
Singing, drumming, and the launching of Earth Floats at the water’s edge.

Arts & Environment Festival, Noon-2pm
The Old Manse Lawn and Orchard
Local food, music, art activities, tree climbing, & performances by Eric Bornstein and Behind The Mask Theater; Jody Weber Dance Company; Mass Audubon Drumlin Farm’s Birds of Prey!

While you’re there, check out our table and hear all about our locally sourced, community owned grocery store opening in Metro West! You can become an Owner on the spot!

Concord, Massachusetts Concord Museum The Concord Bookshop Haute Coffee Concord Mews

Co-op Tabling at Framingham Earth Day!
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Co-op Tabling at Framingham Earth Day!

We’re returning to the Framingham Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 28! Come celebrate the environment with dozens of local food vendors, artists, and kids activities. While you’re there, stop by our table to hear about our locally sourced, community owned grocery store opening in Metro West! You can become an Owner on the spot!

See you at Framingham Earth Day!

Framingham, Massachusetts MetroWest Tourism & Visitors Bureau MetroWest Daily News

May
10
Thu
Chocolate Tasting Tour at Goodnow Farms Chocolate!
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Chocolate Tasting Tour at Goodnow Farms Chocolate!

Come to a DELICIOUS chocolate tasting tour at Goodnow Farms Chocolate in Sudbury! Goodnow’s owners, Tom and Monica, will show us how they hand-craft award-winning chocolate using single-origin cacao beans sourced from Mexican and Central American farmers. Their direct sourcing ensures that farmers are fairly compensated and that all farming practices are sustainable.

Attendees are encouraged to taste the chocolate (as if you needed any arm twisting), and everyone will go home with a chocolate bar of your choice!

Tickets are just $10 for Co-op Owners, $15 for non-Owners. Space is limited to 15 people, so SIGN UP NOW BY CLICKING HERE: https://squareup.com/store/AssabetVillageCoop

Still not an Owner in the Assabet Village Co-op Market? JOIN TODAY: http://assabetvillage.coop/

We’ll see you down on the (chocolate) farm!

Sudbury, Massachusetts Sustainable Sudbury Sudbury Patch Karma Coffee Roasters Wayland, Massachusetts Lincoln, Massachusetts Lexington, Massachusetts Maynard Friends And Families

May
19
Sat
Springfest in Stow! @ Center School
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

We’ll be tabling at SpringFest 2018, Stow’s 50-year springtime tradition! Bring the whole family for great vendors, free popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones, entertainment, live music, bouncy houses and more!!

While you’re there, stop by our table to hear about our locally sourced, community-owned grocery store coming to Metro West! You can become an Owner on the spot!

For more info about SpringFest’s events lineup, head to https://www.facebook.com/pg/Springfest-2018-183439839075221/events/ . See you on Saturday, May 19, 10am-3pm at Center School in Stow!!!

May
20
Sun
Brewery Tour at Jack’s Abby! @ Jack's Abby Craft Lagers
May 20 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of the award-winning Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers in Framingham, Sunday, May 20 from 12-12:45pm! We’ll check out all the action, from mash to hopback to fermentation. Jack’s Abby has won national and international awards for its craft lagers, all brewed right here in our own backyard. After the tour, purchase some fresh brew to go and grab some delicious lunch in the brewery’s famous beer hall!

Tickets are just $10 for Co-op Owners, $12 for non-Owners. RESERVE YOUR TICKETS TODAY BY CLICKING HERE: https://squareup.com/store/AssabetVillageCoop/

If you haven’t yet joined the Co-op, JOIN TODAY! We’re building a locally sourced, community-owned grocery store, and with almost 1,000 Owners already on board, opening day is not far off! BECOME AN OWNER HERE!: http://assabetvillage.coop/

May
25
Fri
Wild Foraging Class! @ Behind the South Acton Firehouse
May 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Purchase tickets for the Assabet Village Co-op Market‘s Wild Foraging Class at the Great Hill Recreation Area, behind the South Acton Fire Station! Foraging Instructor Rachel Goclawski will take us through the woods to find medicinal herbs and flowers, nutritious buds, stalks, roots and greens. She’ll teach us how to identify, preserve, and prepare our finds. Bring a camera and/or notebook so you can document your finds, collection bags (plastic), and a knife or shears. Wear comfortable walking shoes or boots as the terrain may be uneven or muddy. Insect spray and sunscreen are recommended.

SIGN UP TODAY!: https://squareup.com/store/AssabetVillageCoop/  Tickets are just $20 for Co-op Owners, $25 for non-Owners. Ages 6 and up. Minimum enrollment is 10, and the class is limited to 25 people.

Rachel is a Massachusetts Certified Educator, Foraging Instructor, Programming Partner with the Museum of Natural History, Sudbury Valley Trustees, and Scouts of Eastern MA. Find her on Facebook at Cooking with Mrs. G.