Food co-op to celebrate third birthday Saturday

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By The Staff

The Los Alamos Co-op Market will celebrate its three-year anniversary from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at 95 Entrada Dr. Coined the “Tree Year” Anniversary, the Co-op will be donating trees to help offset carbon created by Co-op operations.
Additionally, the market will be supporting local environment’s needs by sponsoring a seed ball making activity led by the Family YMCA. As always, there will be food samples and a 10 percent discount day for members.
To celebrate, the Co-op invites the community to participate in several family-friendly activities.
Schedule of events:
9:30 a.m.: Chair massages by Greg Barthell
10 a.m. to noon: Live performance by the String Theory String Quartet
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Dairy goats and dairy products from Camino de Paz school and farm will be onsite to teach the community about the upcoming season.
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: The Española Valley Fiber Arts Center will be teaching wool spinning.
Noon to 1 p.m.: Birthday cake — and one gluten-free cake.
Noon to 2 p.m.: Face painting by Son-shine Art for kids.
Also, the Family YMCA is running a seed ball making activity using wildflowers. The wildflower seed balls will later be dispersed on open space land by Family YMCA youth to help beautify community open spaces (especially in areas needing restoration).
To offset the Co-op’s carbon use for Saturday, the market will donate $1 for each member transaction to purchase trees in the Co-op Forest, run by Pur Project and members will have the option to match the $1 donation.
The Los Alamos Co-op Market can be found at two locations: 95 Entrada Dr. and inside Fusion Multisport on Central across from CB Fox. For more information visit losalamos.coop or call 695-1579.