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
27
Sat
Tabling at Framingham Earth Day Festival!
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tabling at Framingham Earth Day Festival!

Think Spring! The Co-op will be tabling at the 9th annual Framingham Earth Day Festival, Saturday, April 27, 11-3 on Framingham Centre Common (between Edgell Road and Vernon Street). Bring the whole family for live music, awesome local food vendors, art from local artists, kids activities, and more! And of course, stop by our table to hear all about our locally sourced, community-owned grocery store. You can become an Owner on the spot!

We’ll see you at Earth Day!

Co-op Tabling at Concord Earth Day! @ The Old Manse
Apr 27 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
Co-op Tabling at Concord Earth Day! @ The Old Manse | Concord | MA | United States

The Co-op will be tabling at the Musketaquid (Concord) Earth Day Festival, one of the region’s coolest Earth Day celebrations! Come for the parade, river floats, art, food vendors, music and kids activities galore!

While you’re there, stop by our table to hear all about our locally sourced, community-owned grocery store. With more than 1,000 Owners on board and our site search underway, it’s a great time to join the Co-op!

We’ll see you there!

Co-op Tabling at Maynard Earth Day!
Apr 27 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Co-op Tabling at Maynard Earth Day!

We’ll be tabling at the Maynard Earth Day 2019 Celebration on Saturday, April 27! Come for the parade, live music, yoga, community art projects, face painting, river floats, and local food vendors!

While you’re there, stop by our table at Veterans Memorial Park to hear all about our locally sourced, community-owned grocery store. With more than 1,000 Owners on board and our site search underway, it’s a great time to join the Co-op!

We’ll see you at Maynard Earth Day!

Apr
28
Sun
Co-op Tabling at New England VegFest! @ DCU Center
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Co-op Tabling at New England VegFest! @ DCU Center | Worcester | MA | United States

Attention vegetarians and vegans! We’re psyched to be tabling at this year’s 10th Annual New England VegFest, Sunday, April 28, 12-5pm at the DCU Center in Worcester! VegFest attracts thousands of people for delicious vegetarian and vegan food, guest speakers, live music, and more! Sample amazing savory meals, sweet treats, and an array of animal-friendly apparel and products. This event is FREE, and suggested donation to VegFest is $10.

While you’re there, stop by our table to hear all about our locally sourced, community-owned grocery store. You can become a Co-op Owner on the spot. See you at VegFest!

New England VegFest Worcester Regional Food Hub Worcester Vegans & Veggies Worcester County Food Bank Worcester Food Policy Council Maynard Friends And Families Acton-Boxborough Farmers Market Green Acton Sustainable Sudbury

May
5
Sun
Spring Field Trip to Monadnock Food Co-op! @ Monadnock Food Co-op
May 5 @ 8:45 am – 1:45 pm
Spring Field Trip to Monadnock Food Co-op! @ Monadnock Food Co-op | Keene | NH | United States

Join us for our FIRST CO-OP FIELD TRIP as we head to the Monadnock Food Co-op in Keene, NH! We’ll get a private tour from store manager Michael Faber and a Q&A session. Then shop till you drop!

MFC is one of New England’s most successful startup food co-ops, and this is an awesome opportunity for Assabet Village Co-op Market Owners and supporters to get an inside look at the kind of co-op we plan to build right here in Maynard!

We’ll meet Sunday, May 5, at 8:45am at the Mill & Main parking lot on Main Street in Maynard. To reduce our carbon footprint, please let us know if you’re willing to use your car as a carpool. We’ll leave at 9am and caravan up to our friends at MFC!

Please remember to bring your reusable shopping bags, and RSVP here to let us know you’re coming! We’ll see you on Sunday, May 5!

May
8
Wed
Author Talk – Grocery Story: The Promise of Food Co-ops @ Maynard Public Library
May 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Author Talk - Grocery Story: The Promise of Food Co-ops @ Maynard Public Library | Maynard | MA | United States

It’s our first Co-op author talk, and it’s a big one!!!

On Wednesday, May 8, at 6:30pm, the Assabet Village Co-op Market presents Jon Steinman, author of Grocery Story: The Promise of Food Co-ops in the Age of Supermarket Giants.

Hear Steinman read from his landmark book exploring food co-ops (community-owned grocery stores) as an alternative to corporate supermarket giants. Through penetrating analysis and inspiring examples of thriving American and Canadian food co-ops, Grocery Story makes a compelling case for the transformation of the grocery store aisles as the emerging frontier in the local and good food movements. Hear why co-ops are spurring the creation of local food economies and stronger communities, while changing the global food system for the better.

Mr. Steinman will also be signing copies of his book, and you’ll hear about the Assabet Village Co-op Market, a locally sourced, community-owned grocery store opening up right here in Maynard. This event is FREE and all are welcome. We’ll see you on May 8!

May
18
Sat
Free Co-op Yard Sign Giveaway!
May 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Free Co-op Yard Sign Giveaway!

It’s the Co-op’s first YARD SIGN GIVEAWAY! On Sunday, May 19, grab a neighbor and come on down to 80 Main Street in Maynard in front of the old Union Congregational Church (now the lovingly restored Sanctuary community center).

Stop by our table to say hi, snag a sign for your yards, and show off your Co-op pride! And if you’re not yet a Co-op Owner, it’s a perfect time to meet our Director of Outreach, Lorne Bell. Get the scoop on our community-owned grocery store and then become a Co-op Owner on the spot!

We’ll see you there!

Maynard Community Events Maynard Business Alliance Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce Maynard Friends And Families Concord Family Network Acton, Massachusetts

May
19
Sun
Co-op Produce Bag Sew-In!
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Co-op Produce Bag Sew-In!

Come get your FREE cloth produce bag at our first Assabet Village Co-op Market Produce Bag Sew-In!

On Sunday, May 19, from 9-12, stop by 8 Brooks Street in Maynard to pick up your free bag. We’ll be hand-sewing reusable cloth bags for all who want one – first come, first serve and available until they’re gone!

*CLOTH DONATION spots are set up at two great Maynard businesses: Serendipity Cafe at 1 Nason Street and Gallery Seven Frame Shop & Fine Art Gallery. Light-weight woven fabric is best. While you’re there, please grab a bite or a beautiful print and support local!

*WANNA HELP US SEW BAGS AND HAVE FUN AT OUR SEW-IN? E-mail Lorne@assabetvillage.coop to volunteer. Baked treats, coffee, music, and good people 🙂

We’ll see you at the Sew-In!

Jun
2
Sun
Co-op Winery Tour & Tasting at Aaronap Cellars! @ Aaronap Cellars
Jun 2 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Co-op Winery Tour & Tasting at Aaronap Cellars! @ Aaronap Cellars | Westford | MA | United States

Kick off summer right and join the Co-op for a Winery Tour & Tasting at Aaronap Cellars, one of the region’s best craft wineries!

Winemaker Noel Powell produces innovative, artisanal wines from the best vineyards and orchards in New England and beyond. Hear about his winemaking process, ask questions, sample delicious wines and buy a bottle (or 3) to take home.

Your tasting includes a souvenir tasting glass, and if the weather is nice our tasting will be held al-fresco!

Tickets are just $10 and space is limited, so reserve your spot today by CLICKING HERE!

Jun
8
Sat
Co-op Tabling at Hudson Fest!
Jun 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Co-op Tabling at Hudson Fest!

The Co-op is headed to the 33rd annual Hudson Community Fest on Saturday, June 8, from 9-3:30! You don’t wanna miss this awesome annual festival, with tons of great food, art, live music, kids activities and more.

While you’re there, stop by our Assabet Village Co-op Market table to hear about our locally sourced, community-owned grocery store. With more than 1,000 Owners already on board and our site search underway, it’s a great time to become a Co-op Owner! (Check us out here: http://assabetvillage.coop/)

We’ll see you at Hudson Fest!!!

Hudson, Massachusetts Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce Mullahy’s rail trail flatbread co. New City Microcreamery

Jun
15
Sat
Cheese Tasting and Picnic at Couet Farm & Fromagerie! @ Couët Farm & Fromagerie
Jun 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Cheese Tasting and Picnic at Couet Farm & Fromagerie! @ Couët Farm & Fromagerie | Dudley | MA | United States

Join the Co-op for a Cheese Tasting and Picnic at Couët Farm & Fromagerie, one of the region’s best artisan cheesemakers! You’ll meet master cheesemaker Marie-Laure Couët, learn about her cheesemaking, and taste her award-winning Catalonian and Beaujolais cheeses.

As with all farm tours, we encourage you to purchase some of Couet’s delicious cheeses to take home (you won’t need any arm-twisting :). And if the weather is nice, bring a blanket and snacks to enjoy an outdoor picnic with your cheese!

Tickets are just $5 for Co-op Owners, $7 for non-Owners, and space is limited. Reserve your spot today by CLICKING HERE!

Still not an Owner in our locally sourced, community-owned grocery store?! More than 1,000 Owners are already on board and our site search is underway Join today by clicking here! http://assabetvillage.coop/

Aug
11
Sun
Tabling at Hutchins Farm in Concord! @ Hutchins Farm
Aug 11 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Tabling at Hutchins Farm in Concord! @ Hutchins Farm | Concord | MA | United States

If you love organic farms, you don’t wanna miss this! On Sunday, August 11, join Lorne Bell and the Assabet Village Co-op Market at the amazing Hutchins Farm, one of the oldest organic farms in the East! We’ll be tabling and sharing info about our locally sourced, community-owned grocery store (target location: Maynard). More than 1,000 locals have already become Owners, and our site search is underway. You can become an Owner on the spot!

While you’re there, check out the BEAUTIFUL setting and stock up on a HUGE variety of organic vegetables from the farm’s market. Support local, join the Co-op, and make an impact. We’ll see you at Hutchins Farm!

Concord, Massachusetts Concord Family Network NOFA/Mass