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Events & Activities for 2023

The Co-op is hoping to have a much fuller slate of events for 2023. The pandemic put a halt to a lot of activities, but we hope to amp up educational, fun, and community events this year for our members, and non-members alike. Scroll down to see what is happening this year!

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Fall Raffle - Now through October 22

There is a raffle going on now at the store for some very co-op(y) type items. Check out these items for yourself, or you could buy a ticket for someone you think might like any of the following:

  • Make-Your-Own Kombucha set

  • Make-Your-Own Yogurt set

  • Free Month of Grocery Bike Delivery (within 3 miles of the store)

  • Gift Certificates to Local Farms and Shops

  • Brand New Gardening Tools

  • A Three-Speed Cargo Bike

Tickets are $5/one ticket or $20/five tickets. Tickets can be purchased in the store.

The drawing for the items will take place at the Annual Meeting on October 22 (you need not be present to win).

This raffle is part of the 2023 fundraising effort by the Co-op. Fundraising allows the Co-op to purchase new equipment, provide training for staff and Board, and more.

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Beyond Plastics Discussion and Potluck - September 21

EVENT POSTPONED. NEW DATE TBD! We will post the new date as soon as we can. Thank you for understanding.

Join the Co-op for a discussion about moving beyond plastics with the exciting and knowledgeble Alexis Goldsmith, the National Organizing Director of Beyond Plastics. A potluck will be held during the talk. The event will be held at Hubbard Hall's Beacon Feed Studio, and it is open to anyone in the community who is interested in learning more about how we can reduce our plastic waste.

For the potluck, please bring a dish to share (and label with ingredients). Also, please bring your own plate, napkin, utensils, and cup!

Questions? Please email here.

 

This organization has a mission to end plastic pollution everywhere. Beyond Plastics was "launched in January 2019, [and] is a nationwide project based at Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont, that pairs the wisdom and experience of environmental policy experts with the energy and creativity of grassroots advocates to build a vibrant and effective movement to end plastic pollution..." (https://www.beyondplastics.org/about).

 

Alexis is an energetic grassroots organizer who grew up in Indiana. Upon graduating IU Bloomington, she managed a farm, then served The Food Pantries for the Capital District. She went on to The Sanctuary for Independent Media, coordinating a permaculture campus and independent news program, the Hudson Mohawk Magazine. She has produced hundreds of interviews, largely on petrochemicals and environmental activism. She co-founded the Hudson Mohawk Environmental Action Network, a grassroots consortium fighting for environmental justice and Indigenous rights along the Hudson River. She keeps chickens and plays the fiddle.

www.beyondplastics.com

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Trash Pick Up - October 21

Bi-annual trash pick-up will be October 21, Saturday, from 9 am to noon.

Twice a year the Co-op cleans up the roadside on County Route 59 where we have "adopted" a section of the road.

Participants must be 12 years of age. Please plan to bring work gloves, your own snacks, and water. The Co-op will provide orange vests and trash bags.

For more information please reach out to Bliss.

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Annual Members Meeting, Potluck, and Raffle - October 22

Save the date!

 

The annual Membership Meeting and Potluck is scheduled for October 22, 2023 from 4-6 p.m. at the Hubbard Hall Freight Depot. More details to follow!

 

Please note, this is the first time since the pandemic that the Co-op has had a potluck meeting. Woohoo!

Also, note there will be a raffle this year associated with the meeting. Stay tuned...

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October Members' Sale - October 15 - 28

This October members will be able to save $20 off a purchase of $100 or more.* However, if a member purchases more than $150, they will get $25 off the entire purchase! WOW! This is a good time to stock up for the holidays, use it to pay for preorders purchased that week or use it to splurge on new products. Sale runs from October 15 to 28, 2023. Please note, members cannot use their discount in addition to this sale. Stay tuned to your email and the website for updates about the Member Sale.

 

*Note: Super workers will receive $25 off a purchase of $100 or more

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