Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION! Saturday, May 8 thru Saturday, May 15
Fredericksburg Food Co-op, 320 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg VA
Join us for a week long celebration! We will have a special Grand Opening discount for each day! We are kicking it off on National Fair Trade Day and ending on National Pizza Party Day! Activities every day for the whole family. Click here for full calendar.

CO-OP BOARD MEETING, Monday, May 10, 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, May 13 at 1:00 pm or 7:00 pm
IN PERSON at the store, 320 Jefferson Davis Hwy or ONLINE
The Food Co-op book group will discuss The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett in May. Email Linda at fxbgfoodcoop@gmail.com to participate.

COLLECTIVE COURAGE, Wednesday, May 19, ONLINE 6:00-7:00 pm
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. Email us for registration link.

LUNCH & LEARN: EATING HEALTHY ON A BUDGET, Friday, June 4 ONLINE 12:00-1:00 pm
Learn how to buy and prepare food that is good for your body and good for your wallet! With Brian Kiernan, Food Services Director, Fredericksburg City Public Schools. Presented by Central Rappahannock Regional Library and the Food Co-op. Join via Facebook Live at facebook.com/crrlnews. No Facebook account needed.

RECENT EVENTSWatch the videos

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.

THE STORY OF PLASTIC
Watch the video of a lively discussion about The Story of Plastic, a new feature-length documentary from @storyofstuff. Learn about the real causes of the plastic pollution crisis and the actions we can take today to address this pressing environmental issue.

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.