5:00 PM17:00

Co-op Annual Meeting

Join us on Thursday May 16th at Christ Church in Gardiner from 5-7PM for our Annual Meeting. Check-in and mingling starts at 5:00 with the business presentation starting at 5:30. You’ll have a chance to hear from Co-op leadership on how the past year has gone and plans for the next year. Light refreshments and finger foods will be served. Come give your voice and participate in the direction of your business! Please come and wish our General Manager, Shawn Menard, farewell as he depart to a position in the New Hampshire Seacoast.

View the annual meeting agenda here.

We will be voting on changes to our bylaws. You may review proposed changes ahead of time by clicking HERE.

Meeting minutes from last year’s annual meeting will also be voted on. Please review last year’s minutes HERE

Also, remember that May 31st is the annual renewal date for Co-op dues. Unless you are a new member in the past year, you are due for a $15 equity payment to renew your membership as of 5/31/19. This may be paid in advance and must be paid by 7/1/19 to keep your membership active. If you are unable to pay your equity payment until after 7/1/19 you may pay it at anytime after that to reactivate your membership. Payments can be made in person at the Co-op.

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3:00 PM15:00

Book Release Tour - Grocery Story: The Promise of Food Co-ops in the Age of Grocery Giants

We are thrilled that author Jon Steinman is stopping at the Co-op as a part of his national book release tour for his new book, Grocery Story: The Promise of Food Co-ops in the Age of Grocery Giants. Come meet Jon and talk about the book during a book signing from 11:00-2:30. Then be sure to stay for his presentation at Johnson Hall from 3:00-3:45. This event is FREE and open to the public. We will be offering 10% off your entire purchase for members of the Co-op all day, Saturday May 4th, during the event. Also, by attending the presentation at Johnson Hall, you will have a chance to win a $50 Co-op gift certificate!


About the Book:

Food has become ground-zero in our efforts to increase awareness of how our choices impact the world. Yet while we have begun to transform our communities and dinner plates, the most authoritative strand of the food web has received surprisingly little attention: the grocery store—the epicenter of our food-gathering ritual.

Through penetrating analysis and inspiring stories and examples of American and Canadian food co-ops, Grocery Story makes a compelling case for the transformation of the grocery store aisles as the emerging frontier in the local and good food movements. Author Jon Steinman:

  • Deconstructs the food retail sector and the shadows cast by corporate giants

  • Makes the case for food co-ops as an alternative

  • Shows how co-ops spur the creation of local food-based economies and enhance low-income food access.

Grocery Story is for everyone who eats. Whether you strive to eat more local and sustainable food, or are in support of community economic development, Grocery Story will leave you hungry to join the food co-op movement in your own community.

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10:00 AM10:00

Simple Tools For Self Care Workshop

"Stress" has become such a common term and feeling in our busy culture. Join us at the Co-op on Saturday morning, 4/27, for this informal and interactive presentation with Maitreyi Kim Nixon, a local yoga teacher and massage therapist. Kim will be sharing some simple movement and breathwork techniques that we can use for daily self care, as well as some tips on how to incorporate these practices into our busy lives. This presentation is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. There will also be FREE PASSES for Kim's yoga classes!

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2:00 PM14:00

FREE TASTING with Bixby & Co. Chocolate


Bixby & Co. of Rockland will be here on Monday April 8th offering samples of their delicious chocolates! Made right in Maine Bixby & Co. products are made with a conscience using clean and natural practices. Stop by the Co-op during the tasting to learn more about their unique operation and try some for yourself- you'll be happy you did!

For event updates, check out the event page on Facebook

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10:00 AM10:00

FREE WORKSHOP - Pre and Post Workout Nutrition Workshop


Do you ever wonder what you should eat before or after a workout or how much time you should wait? Do you want to get the most out of your workout every day?

Join us in welcoming Kimbre from Fueling The Temple. She will teach you all about proper nutrition before and after working out. Exercise is an important part of keeping your body right. Proper exercise yields more positive results with the right balance of nutrition.

Kimbre has a degree in Health and Sport Science with a concentration in Exercise Science and Sports Nutrition. She has a holistic approach to life and believes that the body, mind, and spirit all work together. Bring a friend. Come before or after your Saturday workout!


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2:00 PM14:00

FREE TASTING with Bitter Love Sparkling Drinking Bitters


Join us in hosting Bitter Love and their amazing drinking bitters. They're bitter & you're gonna love it - An unforgettable moment that bites a little, yet leaves you wanting more — created because sweeter isn't always better. These low calorie beverages are only 40 calories per bottle and contain NO added sugar.

View event updates on our Facebook event page HERE

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10:00 AM10:00

Q & A with Dr. John Agee, Ph.D. -Cognitive Decline in Older Adults


Join in on an interactive discussion on this often difficult topic- including how to talk about it with family members as well as the ins and outs of distinguishing normal forgetfulness and normal aging from the signs of early dementia. This even is free and open to the public. Grab a cup of coffee and join the discussion!

To view updates on the event, please visit the event page HERE

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