Events

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FOOD CO-OP WALKING GROUP, Every Saturday, 8-9 am
Meet at Fredericksburg Food Co-op, 320 Emancipation Hwy, Fredericksburg VA
We’ll support each other in creating a healthy walking routine, while enjoying Fredericksburg’s trails and neighborhoods. For more information or to sign up for the Food Co-op’s Saturday walking group, contact Linda.

WALK WITH A DOC, Every Thursday, 4-5 pm
Meet at Fredericksburg Food Co-op, 320 Emancipation Hwy, Fredericksburg VA
PA Lauren Bock will lead this fun walking group on the Heritage and Canal Path Trail where we’ll learn about health and meet new friends.

CO-OP BOARD MEETING, Tuesday, August 16, 7:30-9:00 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.

SUPPORTING FRESH FOOD ACCESS, Wednesday, August 17, Noon-1 pm
Fredericksburg Food Co-op, 320 Emancipation Hwy, Fredericksburg VA
Join us to hear from Candice Armstrong, Executive Director of Virginia Community Food Connections, how VCFC is improving food and nutrition security in the Fredericksburg region through sustainable access to local fresh food.

LIVE MUSIC NIGHT AT THE CO-OP, Thursday, August 18, 6-7:30 pm
Fredericksburg Food Co-op, 320 Emancipation Hwy, Fredericksburg VA
Deborah Bennett & Robert Meunier will be playing original songs that inspire and heal.

A NIGHT AT THE BALLPARK, Wednesday, August 24, Game time 7:05 pm
Third Base Skyporch, Virginia Credit Union Stadium, 42 Jackie Robinson Way, Fredericksburg VA
Food Co-op owners and employees will enjoy rooting for our very own Fredericksburg Nationals. Deadline for ticket purchase is August 9.

MICAH’S VISION FOR JEREMIAH COMMUNITY, Wednesday, August 31, 6-7 pm
Fredericksburg Food Co-op, 320 Emancipation Hwy, Fredericksburg VA
Meghann Cotter of Micah Ecumenical Ministries will share her vision for a new and much needed project: Jeremiah Community, a village to provide housing and other services to our chronically homeless neighbors.

LIVE MUSIC NIGHT AT THE CO-OP, Thursday, September 1, 6-7:30 pm
Fredericksburg Food Co-op, 320 Emancipation Hwy, Fredericksburg VA
Join us for an evening with talented singer/songwriter David Cox. He will delight us with classic folk, rock, pop, and music from the Great American Songbook, including Gershwin, Porter, and Berlin.

BAG BEE, Sunday, September 4, 2-3:30 pm
Fredericksburg Food Co-op, 320 Emancipation Hwy, Fredericksburg VA
Join our team of volunteers who transform unneeded t-shirts into earth-friendly reusable tote bags. Bring scissors and new or gently used t-shirts you no longer want (adult sizes small, medium, or large). Shirts should be cotton. We will also provide shirts. It’s a fun way to make friends and help the planet!

FREDERICKSBURG FOOD CO-OP ANNUAL MEETING, Sunday, September 18, 3-5 pm.
Old Mill Park, 2201 Caroline St, Fredericksburg VA
Everyone is welcome to attend the Fredericksburg Food Co-op Annual Meeting. Come celebrate your community-owned grocery store, with free food and drinks, face painting and games for kids, local producers, and live music with Harry Wilson. RAIN DATE September 25

POETRY NIGHT, Wednesday, September 21, 6-7:30 pm
Fredericksburg Food Co-op, 320 Emancipation Hwy, Fredericksburg VA
Join us at the Co-op for an evening of poetry readings featuring three local poets: Lynda Allen, Beth Spragins, Frank White.

HARVEST CELEBRATION, Saturday, October 22, 3-7 pm
Fredericksburg Food Co-op, 320 Emancipation Hwy, Fredericksburg VA
Savor the taste of local foods prepared at our Co-op. Meet local farmers and producers. Proceeds used to reduce food insecurity in FXBG! $20 per person. Purchase tickets at the Co-op or on Eventbrite.

PAST VIRTUAL EVENTSWatch the videos

WHAT’S UP AT DOWNTOWN GREENS?
Janet Douberly and Em Ford of Downtown Greens gave us an overview of the exciting spring happenings, in both gardening and ecosystem preservation. Then they answered all your garden questions! Watch the video.

GROWING COMMON AND UNCOMMON GREENS. Ira Wallace of Southern Exposure Seed Exchange shares seasonal tips on growing common and uncommon greens and answers your spring gardening questions. Watch the video.

LUNCH & LEARN: MEET YOUR FOOD CO-OP
Learn what a food co-op is, the history of food co-ops, and what the Fredericksburg Food Co-op brings to our area. A presentation sponsored by the Central Rappahannock Regional Library. Watch the video.

NUTRITION AND MENTAL HEALTH
Dr. Christine Thompson of Whole Health Solutions provides an engaging overview of the way specific nutrients are known to play a critical role in mental/emotional health and well-being. Watch the video.

EATING A RIVER-FRIENDLY DIET
Adam Lynch from Friends of the Rappahannock discussed how our everyday food choices affect the health of the Rappahannock River. Watch the video.

SMALL SIMPLE STEPS TO BETTER HEALTH
Faye Krause, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, shares her simple approach to healthy lifestyle changes. You’ll leave with a plan to get started. Click here to download the worksheet [PDF]. Watch the video.

EASY PEASY GARDENING
Hosted by Jonathan Stevens, Master Gardener & Co-op Board Member. Lisa Waddell discussed winter sowing, a seed starting method that is easier and less expensive than growing indoors or purchasing seedlings. Latifah Lee of the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank encourages you to start or expand a garden to grow fresh vegetables for donation. Watch the video.

HEALTHY PLANT COOKING
Gwyn Whittaker, owner of GreenFare Organic Cafe and a certified plant-based nutrition educator, led a lively cooking demonstration and discussion on healthy eating. Learn about preparing real food for optimal health. Watch the video.

AUTHOR TALK: OUR CHANGING MENU
Carrie Koplinka-Loehr, co-author of Our Changing Menu: Climate Change and the Foods We Love and Need, explored the complex ties between your next meal and a warming planet. Learn about climate change’s impact on the global food system, and what you can do to help. Watch the video.

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.

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.

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.