Co-op Events April: Events to Support Local Economy

Upper Valley Food Co-op: Fostering Community Connections as a Trusted Food Resource

In-store Events

First Friday April 7th4 to 6pm

Kick off your First Friday with us! Our guest is Adam Gordon. Judi will be here with scrumptious samples and recipes. Try tasty bites from Green Thumbs Quiche. Don’t forget to enter our FREE Raffle and get 5% off between 4-6pm!

Flavors of the Valley at Hartford High School hosted by VitalCommunites Sunday, April 9th, 11am-3pm           

Join us for the 16th Flavors of the Valley, the Upper Valley’s favorite celebration of local food and farms! Get ready for spring at the premier local foods expo, with more than 45 local farm- and food-related vendors. Sample fresh produce, artisan bread, award-winning cheeses, tasty  jams,     lamb   sausage,   maple popcorn,    hand-crafted   sweets,  and many other delicious local goods. Follow vendor updates here and get all the details at: Advance online ticket discount: $11 per person, children 6 and under are FREE, $32 family maximum. At the door: $12 per person, children 6 and under FREE, $35 family maximum. Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted at the door – no pre-registration required.

Creative Living Workshop: Small Actions for a Large Movement Thursday, April 20th, 6pm-7pm 

Enjoy a talk on shifting towards more sustainable resources and away from fossil and hazardous energy sources. Discussion will be led by Veteran Activist Em Peyton on looking at the true financial cost when relying solely on fossil and nuclear power. Em Peyton has been an activist for two decades, she has run for public office for the purpose of educating the public about monetary policy, and the purpose of restoring agricultural hemp. She is currently managing a plan to create pocket neighborhoods using hempcrete, a sustainable, efficient carbon negative building material. Learn more about Em Peyton at Discover hempcrete at:

Stories from the Stars: Astronomy & Myth Friday, April 21st, 4pm-5:30pm

Enjoy a presentation on Gods and Goddesses and their astrological significant in the solar system from Kelly Hunter. There are lots of newly discovered planetoids in our far solar system. Many are named for indigenous creator gods and goddesses from around the world. This slide show will introduce many of them, getting us up to date with our expanding solar system and the new stories. Coloring pages from the new Planetary Gods & Goddesses Coloring Book will be shared, with pencils and crayons on hand. Come and enjoy this Family-friendly event! Kelley Hunter, Ph.D., is a longtime astrologer, mythologist and stargazer, who also enjoys visual and theater arts. She is the creator of the Planetary Gods & Goddesses Coloring Book. After 18 years in the Virgin Islands, she is back living in Calais, Vermont.

UVFC Board Meeting Tuesday, April 25th, 6pm. Open to all Co-op members.

Brain Buzz: Social Psychology in Your Life Wednesday, April 26th, 6pm

Come share in the discussion and learn about the exciting research that Upper Valley residents are involved with here and around the world. Stay tuned for more details about our next researcher’s talk. This is a free event open to the Upper Valley Community. Brain Buzz is presented in partnership by Dartmouth School of Graduate and Advanced Studies, Upper Valley Food Coop and Vermont Institute of Natural Science.

Member Library

Member Library with SignThe Member Library is a collection of donated and gathered books and DVDs on topics related to Food and Alternative Living. It is located upstairs in the Classroom. The Library is open to the Upper Valley community during Library Open Hours. Visitors are welcome to sit and enjoy the books, and Library members may check out books. Talk to the Librarian on staff during open hours to find out how to become a Library member. Look at our open hours schedule to find a time that works best for you!

Community Events

Earth Day Celebration @ VINS SaturdayApril 22nd, all day

This April 22nd, millions of people are celebrating climate and environmental literacy, and you can too at VINS’ own March for Science. Walk through our beautiful campus and visit each Discovery Science Station to perform experiments, see adaptation in action, measure water quality, and take home the seeds of a wildflower garden! Stop by the Hawkfly for live bird programs and learn about how climate change is already affecting raptor populations across the world. Write a message on a prayer flag, tie it up in the meadow, and watch your hopes for the environment take flight.  


Check out our full event list here: April Monthly Event List

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