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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!) 



Great River Co-op To Benefit From Pizza Night August 1st




We are excited to announce that Orchard Hill Breadworks has chosen the Great River Co-op as the beneficiary for an upcoming Pizza Night Fundraiser on August 1st!  Join us in East Alstead, under the Pizza Pavilion, as Great River Co-op Volunteers work alongside the folks at Orchard Hill Breadworks to bake mouthwatering pizzas to benefit the Co-op!  

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Great River Co-op Encourages Community Involvement: Annual Meeting 2017 Round up

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New Board Member Ali Trow


Welcome our new Board member!


Alison Trow grew up in Walpole and graduated from UNH in 2010.  She and her boyfriend, Mike, own a house in Alstead with their many pets including a dog, cat, 2 parrots, and some reptiles. Alison has always been involved in the community, starting to volunteer at a young age as a Girl Scout. She's passionate about shopping locally and supporting the people and businesses in her community. She hopes that having a co-op locally will help reduce our carbon footprint and will encourage everyone to eat and live healthy lives.


Support Your Great River Co-op: Order a T-shirt!


In celebration of our Great River Co-op Annual Meeting 2017, we announce an online t-shirt and tote bag store to benefit the Great River Co-op!  A portion of each product sold will go to the Co-op to help fund the project.  SHOP NOW!


We joined forces with local screen printing shop, Beeze Tees in Keene, to offer a brand new online store with options for pickup in store, or shipping to your home.


After looking through their extensive catalogue of product options, we settled on an array of designs for men, women and youth, choosing soft fabrics in earthy colors for your comfort.  There is even an organic cotton option!  



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Annual Meeting April 26th

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Keene State College Architecture Students to Help Design the Co-op!

Every April, the students from the Collaborative Architectural Project class at Keene State College choose individual and community organization construction projects to gain real-life experience in solving architectural challenges. 


This year, they chose the Great River Co-op!


Under the leadership of Professor Donna Paley, the students have already come up with several options for shape and layout of the future Co-op buildings.    They've visited multiple existing co-op locations for inspiration and ideas, and it's been great seeing the out-of-the-box thinking from this group!

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