The Great River Co-op Blog

Walpole Thanksgiving Farmers' Market is Saturday, November 18th

Stop by the Walpole Thanksgiving Farmers' Market this Saturday, November 18th from 9am to 1pm on the common to sample some of the best local foods and wares around! 


We'll have fresh baked goods, local cheese, wreaths and swags, soaps, candles, salves and bath and body items - plus more!


There are still tables available as well. Shoot an email to to reserve your space!

It's official! Our sign is UP!

It's official!  Our new sign is up in our future location, next to the Hungry Diner on Route 12 in Walpole! 


Those in attendance for the photo are from Left to Right: Steve Fortier, Board President Kim Mastrianni, Tedd Benson, Christine Benson, Co-op Volunteer Gretchen Markiewicz, Board Member Bruce Bickford, Board Member Ali Trow, Volunteer Judy Trow, and Sean Fortier.


Have you seen the new sign yet?



Thank you to Our Sponsors and Donors! (Harvest Dinner is this Sunday)

Our 2nd Annual Great River Co-op Harvest Dinner is coming up on Sunday, October 15th.   


The evening will begin with a cocktail hour sponsored by Huber Engineered Woods. Guests will enjoy the evening's signature cocktail, and take this time to peruse a collection of silent auction items donated by local businesses. 


The dinner will be a multi-course meal featuring as many local ingredients as possible-menu to be revealed on Facebook very soon!  Seating will be family style, and the meals will be plated and served in the Bellows Walpole Inn Dining room.  


(Continue reading to see our silent auction items!)

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Early Bird Tickets Now Available for 2nd Annual Harvest Dinner




This October, The Great River Co-op is joining in the celebration of National Co-op Month by holding our 2nd Annual Harvest Dinner Fundraiser! Taking place on Sunday, October 15 at the Bellows Walpole Inn, the event will showcase delicious foods from local farms, prepared in a multi-course fall-inspired meal.

Early bird tickets are available through September 24th, then the price per ticket will go up, so grab them fast! 

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Music Night to Raise Money for Great River Co-op


Announcing our lineup for the upcoming Great River Co-op Music Night at Mole Hill!

The evening will open with local singer Briena Pearl accompanied by Lou Eastman. Next, Party of the Sun, a duo from the band The Youngest Son will perform. And, BandBand will play the rest of the evening!

See the official poster here! 

Come on out and listen to some fantastic musicians, mingle with wonderful people, and support your local co-op!

If you would like to volunteer at the event, donate an item for the fundraising raffle or sponsor the event, please email Ali Trow at

Together, we can build it!

Great River Co-op Announces a Full Event Lineup for Fall






The Great River Co-op announces a full schedule of fundraising events for fall including a music night, harvest dinner and private screening of the movie Food For Change.  Read on for details! 

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31 Members in 31 Days!



We are kicking off an initiative to sign up 31 new member/owners in the month of August! If you’ve been on the fence about joining, why not sign up now?

If you’re already a member, please consider gifting a share to a family member or friend! It’s a unique gift that supports a local cause and area growers!

A single share is $25, and if you buy four shares at $100-you are a voting member. This means you will have a say in what the store looks like, what we carry and more!

Join online today!

Record Breaking Pizza Night at Orchard Hill!



Wow! What a night we had at our Pizza Night at Orchard Hill Breadworks fundraiser!

We couldn't believe the turnout, and had so much fun serving our community delicious pizza.


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