Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

LIVE MUSIC NIGHT AT THE CO-OP, Thursday, July 29, 5:30-7:30 pm
320 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg VA
Join us to hear Los Dos, a fusion of two talented and versatile guitarists, singers, and friends with unique musical chemistry. They create a fun and relaxed mood with a diverse repertoire that includes blues, folk, country, funk, jazz, modern indie and more. All are welcome!

LIVE MUSIC NIGHT AT THE CO-OP, Thursday, August 5, 5:30-7:30 pm
320 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg VA
The talented NMC Reunion Band will enchant and entertain us with favorites and originals from rock, folk, country and jazz. This amazing DC-based group features Martin Lowery, Jeff Amen, and George Simpson, in collaboration with Hank Cox and Richard Weil. All are welcome!

CO-OP BOARD MEETING, Monday, August 9, 7:00-9:00 pm
All are welcome to attend our board meetings. These are a good opportunity for you to learn about our process and to have input. Please email us if you plan to attend an upcoming board meeting.

FOOD CO-OP BOOK GROUP, Thursday, August 12 at 1:00 pm or 7:00 pm
IN PERSON at the store, 320 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg VA
In August, the Food Co-op book group will discuss Cooked by Michael Pollan.  Email Linda to participate.

LIFESTYLE AND HEALTH: EVERY STEP COUNTS, Thursday, August 12, 6-7 pm
Fredericksburg Food Co-op, 320 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg VA
Let’s talk about the role of healthy habits in reducing the risk of chronic disease, illnesses, injuries and more. Lauren Bock, a board certified physician assistant and owner and founder of Be Well Lifestyle Medicine, a whole-body wellness medical practice, will lead our discussion focusing on progressive lifestyle medicine and food as medicine. Everyone is welcome.


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LET’S DO BRUNCH
Anna Griffin, Food Co-op owner, and Teneka Trent of Simply Dynamite Catering & Events showed us how to make healthy and flavorful brunch recipes everyone will love! Watch the video.

EXPLORE THE MAGIC OF OUR TRAILS
Fredericksburg trail expert and Food Co-op owner Kevin Brown shares his favorite places to walk in our community. Watch the video!

DELICIOUS GLUTEN-FREE COOKING
Kathy Craddock of Kickshaws bakery showed how she makes totally gluten-free products. Whether or not you follow a gluten-free diet, you’ll love these delicious baked goods. Watch the video.

COLLECTIVE COURAGE
Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard tells the inspiring story of how cooperatives have been a powerful vehicle for African Americans to band together to meet their common needs and strengthen their communities even when confronted with oppression and discrimination. Watch the video.

LUNCH & LEARN: FOOD AS MEDICINE
You can prevent and treat illnesses–starting in your kitchen! The Central Rappahannock Regional Library sponsored an informative presentation by Food Co-op owner Faye Krause, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Watch the replay.

FAIR TRADE AND EQUAL EXCHANGE
Watch as Luke Fowler, a worker-owner of Equal Exchange fair trade cooperative, gives us a better understanding of the 4 Metrics of Mission, Quality, Service, and Price that go into the delicious Equal Exchange products we see on the shelves of our Co-op!

SPRING IN THE GARDEN
Watch the video of Janet Douberly of Downtown Greens giving us tips and tricks for success in this and future growing seasons! Learn about  healthy soil practices, natural ways to deter pests and encourage pollinators, and how to choose the best plants for your garden.

TAKE TWO: HEALTHY HOME COOKING
Watch Fredericksburg Food Co-op home chef volunteers Debbie & Paul Simpson demonstrate tastier versions of favorite plant-based recipes.

FOOD INSECURITY IN FREDERICKSBURG
Learn what is being done to address food insecurity locally and how each of us can help. Watch the video of the discussion led by three local expert activists, Dan Maher of the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank, Meghann Cotter of Micah, and Elizabeth Borst of Virginia Community Food Connections.

LUNCH & LEARN: Fredericksburg Food Co-op: Your Community Owned Grocery Store
The Central Rappahannock Regional Library sponsored a fun and informative presentation by Food Co-op founding member Rich Larochelle. Watch the replay.

EAT FOOD. NOT TOO MUCH. MOSTLY PLANTS.
Watch Dr. Christine Thompson of Whole Health Solutions give a guided tour of Michael Pollan’s Food Rules — why and how what we eat contributes to our overall health.

WE LOVE OUR LOCAL PRODUCERS
Watch a lively conversation with talented local vendors Michael Carter of Carter Family Farms in Orange County, Ryan Mooney of Kuleana Coffee Roasters in Fredericksburg, and Rachael Jarvis of Walnut Hollow Naturals in Caroline County, whose local products which will be available at the Food Co-op.

RETHINKING RECYCLING
Learn about local resources and helpful habits to protect our environment and extend the life of the local landfills from Rappahannock Regional Landfill’s Diane Jones and M.C. Morris and Food Co-op sustainability volunteer Selma Kossol. Let’s all reuse, repurpose, and upcycle!

BLACK FARMERS AND COOPERATIVES
Watch the lively presentation by Cornelius Blanding, Executive Director of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives, which emerged directly out of the civil rights movement. Today the Federation works to develop cooperative businesses, to expand land ownership by Black farmers, and to advocate policies that benefit low-income rural communities.

HEIRLOOM SEEDS – SAVING FOOD TRADITIONS & PRESERVING PLANT BIODIVERSITY
Watch Ira Wallace, gardening expert from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, as she shares stories of seeds and the gardeners who save them to help you honor our varied heritages in your garden and on your table.