Events

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FOOD CO-OP WALKING GROUP, Every Saturday, 9-10 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.

BAG BEE, Sunday, December 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!

OLD DOMINION HUMANE SOCIETY, Sunday, December 4, 2-4 pm
Fredericksburg Food Co-op, 320 Emancipation Hwy, Fredericksburg VA
Senior Pets

CO-OP BOARD MEETING, Monday, December 5, 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.

FOOD CO-OP BOOK GROUP, Thursday, December 8 at 1:00 pm or 7:30 pm (Note special time for December)
Fredericksburg Food Co-op, 320 Emancipation Hwy, Fredericksburg VA
In December we will share some festive foods and chat about the books we read this past year.

SOUNDS OF THE SEASON, Tuesday, December 13, 7 pm
Fredericksburg Food Co-op, 320 Emancipation Hwy, Fredericksburg VA
Join us for holiday favorites performed by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fredericksburg Choir.

SOUNDS OF THE SEASON, Wednesday, December 14, 7 pm
Fredericksburg Food Co-op, 320 Emancipation Hwy, Fredericksburg VA
Join us for seasonal selections performed by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fredericksburg Handbells.

SOUNDS OF THE SEASON, Sunday, December 18, 4 pm
Fredericksburg Food Co-op, 320 Emancipation Hwy, Fredericksburg VA
Join us for a festive concert performed by the Stafford Regional Choral Society led by Music Director Jason Michael.

PAST VIRTUAL EVENTSWatch the videos

CELEBRATING SUSTAINABILITY ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN FREDERICKSBURG
Learn about environmental sustainability initiatives of the City of Fredericksburg and University of Mary Washington from two talented leaders who are developing and implementing these programs, MacKenzie Ellimam, City of Fredericksburg Environmental Sustainbility Coordinator and Sean Morrow, UMW Sustainability Coordinator. Watch the video.

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.