May Events at the Co-op

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! Listen to lovely tunes from Sandy Anderson. Judi will be here with scrumptious samples and recipes. Don’t forget to enter our FREE Raffle and get 5% off between 4-6pm!

Brain Buzz: Arsenic in Your Food Wednesday, May 10th, 6pm

Until recently, safety regulators have focused on the threats of arsenic exposure to communities with contaminated drinking water. However, new research shows that crops, such as rice, take up arsenic from groundwater, thus putting populations all over the world at risk of exposure to arsenic regardless of whether their drinking water contains this toxic metal. Come learn from the Dartmouth Toxic Metals Superfund Research Program about this enormous health and food safety issue. Brain Buzz is FREE and open to the public. Donations are appreciated. Brain Buzz: Locally sourced science and scientists. Come share in the discussion and learn about the exciting research that Upper Valley residents are involved with here and around the world. Brain Buzz is presented in partnership by Dartmouth School of Graduate and Advanced Studies, Upper Valley Food Coop and Vermont Institute of Natural Science. For more information call 802.359.5000 or visit

UVFC Board Meeting Tuesday, May 23rd, 6pm. Open to all Co-op members.

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. Have a look at our open hours schedule to find a time that works best for you!

Community Events

32nd Annual VINS Birdathon @ VINS Sundays, May 16th-May 23rd
Birdathon is like a walkathon. Expert, novice, and backyard birders collect pledges for every bird species they identify instead of every mile they walk. Choose any day between May 16th and 23rd to find and identify as many species as possible. You can go birding anywhere for as long as you want on that day. Use your sponsor form and sign up as many sponsors as possible: family, friends, colleagues, businesses, employers. Don’t be shy. You’ll be surprised how many people will contribute. All gifts are tax-deductible.

Spring Clothing Swap @ Bugbee Center Sat-Sun, May 20th-21st, 10-2pm
SATURDAY is DONATION day, SUNDAY is FREE CLOTHES day. On Saturday 10-2, bring the good clothing you no longer need; come back Sunday 10-2 to choose new-to-you clothes. You don’t need to donate to receive! Donations of non-perishable food will go to the Upper Valley Haven. Advance donation of clothing during the previous week at the Upper Valley Food Coop, N. Main St., White River Junction.

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