The Great River Co-op Blog

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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Please Welcome Shannon Latham to Our Board of Directors!


 Our board is growing again! Please join us in welcoming Shannon, Latham as our newest Board Member!  


Supporting local farmers combined with one stop shopping is what drew Shannon Latham to want to get involved with the Great River Co-Op.  Shannon grew up in the area and lives in Walpole with her Husband, a local business owner, and their two children.  


Shannon is excited to help the Co-Op continue on its path so we all have access to the foods we love, grown by our local farmers-all under one roof!

Great River Co-op at Walpole Old Home Days!



Great River Co-op Board Members and Volunteers came together to decorate shopping carts borrowed from Mr. G's Liquidation Center for the Walpole Old Home Days Parade last Saturday.  Rain threatened to ruin the handmade signs and shopping bag props, but ended up holding off and we had a lovely day for a town-wide celebration! 


The Co-op also had a table set up on the common, and we received a number of new member-owners, plus more people willing to volunteer. 


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Co-op Members Volunteer at Orchard Hill Breadworks

A group of Great River Co-op Member Volunteers had a great time recently putting in some hours sanding and staining boards that will soon become picnic tables for Orchard Hill Breadworks.


Prepping the boards was one of many projects to be completed before their summer-long series of Pizza Nights-weekly community events offering up delicious pizzas, great company and local music with 100% of the profits going to area causes.

 On August 1st, the Co-op will benefit from one of these events (Read all about our Pizza Night in our last blog post)  And we were happy to step up and help out!


Thanks again to Noah at Orchard Hill Breadworks for including us in such a fun summertime tradition! We can't WAIT for our event, and we'll be there supporting the other causes throughout the summer as well.  


If you'd like to attend the fundraiser on August 1st, please RSVP Going to the Facebook Event.  And, while you're over there, please take a moment to like our Facebook Page as well!  (We're getting close to 600 fans!)