ADOPT-A-Highway CLEAN UP – Dec 6

DATE:  Sunday, December 6, 2020

TIME:  2:00 PM

LOCATION:  Meet at Bonnie’s Country Kitchen parking lot

Please join us for the Fall litter clean up on our Adopt-A-Highway stretch from Purcell Road to the Potomac River along Route 287.  We will meet at Bonnie’s Country Kitchen parking lot (Sadly, Bonnie’s is closing so it may be under another name then).  Bags, vests, gloves and limited grabbers will be provided.  Due to the terrain and this high-traffic section of road, all volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.

We appreciate your participation!

Questions?  Contact us at info@lovettsville-grocery.com

 

NEW MEMBER CONTEST!

All new Members joining the Co-op from October – November 30, 2020 will have their names entered into a drawing for fabulous gift baskets filled with locally sourced products.  Three names will be randomly drawn after November 30, each to receive one of these baskets.  Winners must be able to pick up their basket near Lovettsville.  Arrangements will be made with each winner after announcements.

We are truly on a roll since the announcement of our new grocery store location to open in 2022.  And, we need your support and participation to build our membership even more so we can open our doors.  Your membership is an investment in our community now and for the future…

Questions?   Info@lovettsville-grocery.com

Please go to our Join Us page now and THANKS for your support.

FACEBOOK LIVE Announcement of Store Plans

DATE:  Friday, October 23, 2020

TIME:  Noon

WHERE:  Facebook Live presented from the Lovettsville Square

Join us on our Facebook page @LovettsvilleGroceryCoop for major announcement and details about our upcoming community-owned, locally grown grocery store.  Chair, John DeSaix, will share these details with everyone on Friday, October 23 at Noon.  He will be joined by Julie Harner, vice-Chair and other Board members, Membership Committee members, and representatives from the Lovettsville Square South LLC.

 

If you are local and can join us in person, please do!  And, please observe social distancing and wear a mask.  Thank you

MAKING BEESWAX WRAPS WORKSHOP

Want to learn how to make those wonderful reusable beeswax wraps for leftover and other containers?

Tune in for our next Facebook Live Workshop with Co-op Board member, Gretchen Demmin, as she walks us through the easy steps for making these eco-friendly covers. She will demonstrate how to make three sizes. The beeswax and fabric will be available the week of the event, so please sign up soon to insure we have enough supplies. There is no cost to our loyal following!

DATE: Friday, September 18, 2020

TIME:  7:30 – 8:15 p.m.

WHERE:  Lovettsville Co-op Facebook Live Video

REGISTRATION IS FULL!  However, if you want to watch the free online FB Live video, please join us on Friday evening.  Go to our FB page and click on the live video for 7:30 p.m.

SUPPLY PICKUP on Thursday, September 17 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Or Friday, September 18 from 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Since supplies must be picked up, we can only provide the freebies to local participants.  Fabric and beeswax will be available for pick up at the Co-op sponsored Lovettsville Community Garden located at the corner of Quarter Branch Road and Lange Drive.

Save the planet and save the date!! If questions before the workshop, contact us at info@lovettsville-grocery.com

 

FB LIVE WORKSHOP: Cooking from the Pantry

Want to create delicious menus from items you have on hand in your pantry and freezer?  Then, let’s go pantry and freezer diving to creatively use those items you have been storing.  Join Co-op member-owner, Petrina Dawson, as she shares her experience of making dishes from what she finds in her kitchen.  Some dishes she plans to prepare include an enchilada casserole, pantry chili, a salad, and a faux chocolate mousse…What’s in your pantry?

JOIN US:  August 21, Friday at 7:30 p.m.

TO SIGN UP:  Go to our Facebook Events page @LovettsvilleGroceryCoop

GIVEAWAY GOODY CONTEST

We have a yummy jar of Apple Butter BBQ Sauce just waiting to jump into your winning recipe!  Contest on our Instagram page open to residents in the 20180 zipcode only.

HOW TO ENTER:  Go to our Instagram page @lovettsvillecoop.  Like the contest post, comment with a brief description of your recipe, and include #lcmyummyeats.

Contest begins July 7 and runs until Saturday, July 11 at noon.  Winner will be randomly selected and notified on Saturday.  Winner must be able to pick up prize on Sunday, July 12, at the Co-op Community Garden.  The garden is located off Quarter Branch Road near Route 287/Berlin Turnpike.  From Route 287, turn onto Quarter Branch Road, drive approximately 1/4 mile and you will see the garden on your right near the Town of Lovettsville water tower.  There is a Co-op banner on the large garden shed.

RULES AND DETAILS:

Contest runs from Tuesday, July 7 – Saturday, July 11 at noon.

Contest open only to residents in zipcode 20180.

Winner must be able to pick up BBQ Sauce at the Co-op Community Garden on Sunday, July 12.

Please wear a mask and observe social distance guidelines of 6 feet or more.

A Co-op Membership Committee rep will meet the winner and take a photo for posting on our social media platforms.

By participating in this contest, participants agree that their name may be announced as winner on social media.

This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with Instagram.

Have Fun!

 

FREE BREADMAKING WORKSHOP! April 24-25

Have you always wanted to make sourdough bread, but didn’t know where to start? It seems we all have some time on our hands these days, so maybe this is a good time to try!

Shelly Tomlinson of Been Jammin’ Bread, Lovettsville, will be conducting a Facebook Live workshop on our Facebook page that begins on Friday, April 24, 2020.

In early 2019, she began making sourdough bread as a hobby that quickly became a small business. Her popular music-themed crusty loaves of Jammin’ bread have been available through several area locations ever since. While her commercial bread production has temporarily ceased, Shelly would like to share her method for making Swingin’ Sourdough, a country loaf styled after that featured in the California-based bakery Tartine and the famous Tartine Bread cookbook by Chad Robertson (available online if you wish to purchase).

Do you want to participate?   If so, please contact Shelly directly at beenjamminbread@gmail.com. She will provide the list for ingredients and supplies to have ready. For local participants, Shelly will provide starter and details on when and where to pick up before the workshop. Others can watch along if you have your own starter or just want to enjoy the video and bake later.  Sourdough Class Instructions

The class schedule will be as follows:

Friday, April 24:

7:00 pm   We will create the Levain to get things bubbling

Saturday, April 25:

9 am   We will meet to mix together the dough and take the first turn of the dough

2 pm   We will shape our loaves for the final rise

6 pm   We will heat things up by scoring and baking Jammin’ loaves of bread.

ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY Clean Up:  Sunday, May 31, 2 – 4 pm

Adopt-a-Highway Clean Up Postponed to May 31 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and public health guidance. Depending upon the COVID-19 situation, we may need to change the date again.
The public is invited to join the Co-op as we pick up trash on our designated Adopt-A-Highway route along the Berlin Turnpike (from Purcell Rd to the Potomac River). We will meet at Bonnie’s Country Kitchen parking lot at 2pm. Some preparation suggestions include: wear long pants, long sleeves, sturdy walking shoes and bring insect repellent. The Co-op will provide bags, gloves. grabbers (limited number), and vests. We have collected 201 bags of trash and recyclables since 2013.

NOTE: Due to safety concerns no children under the age of 13 can participate.   Questions? Email: info@lovettsville-grocery.com

Hope to see you there!

Annual Farmer’s Feast Postponed!

We are postponing our annual Farmer’s Feast at Market Table Bistro until a future time when we all receive clearance from the Centers for Disease Control and local governments that we can safely resume normal social activities.  In the meantime, consider patronizing our local businesses through carry out and other ways that maintain social distancing.

Stay tuned for future Co-op plans on our Instagram and Facebook postings and here, on our new website.

Please stay safe and healthy!