Spring Greetings

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and it’s time to get your hands dirty! Spring has sprung, and we have some exciting updates to share with all you plant lovers and gardeners out there.


If you haven’t ordered your seeds yet, don’t worry, you can pick up Fedco Seeds at the co-op. That’s right, you can get your green thumbs on a variety of vegetable seeds and start growing your own garden. No matter how small or big, we have the seeds you need to get planting. Let’s face it; there’s nothing quite as satisfying as growing your own fresh and delicious produce. 


If you’re looking for something even easier, we have Seed Sprout Kits available. These jar kits make it super easy to grow your own sprouts in three to seven days. Top your meals with these nutrient-rich greens, and you’ll be feeling like a healthy and happy plant yourself.


But wait, there’s more! For those of you who want to skip the seed stage, Three B’s Organics will offer organic vegetable plants starting Mid-May. You’ll find heirloom tomatoes and peppers—not to mention fragrant herbs and flowers too. So, no excuses; it’s time to get outside and plant a garden this year!

P.S. Don’t worry if you have a black thumb. We’ll also have ample veggies from local producers Stubborn Ox Farm, Seek No Further Farmstead, and Calyx Farm.


As you know, the co-op is run by and for members, and we need your help to keep it running smoothly. We are grateful for the dedication and enthusiasm of our members, and we urge you to share your unique skills to help the co-op grow.

We have some exciting opportunities for community members to volunteer and participate in the co-op’s operations:

  • Clean the Front Porch & Parking Area: With spring in the air, it’s time to clean away the dirt and winter grime from our front porch and parking area. We’re seeking a few dedicated volunteers to help make the front porch sparkle. This will help us to expand the seating area out front and host more events on the porch. 
  • Plant & Maintain Flower Boxes: Let’s give everyone who drives by on Route 7 something beautiful to look at! Do you have a green thumb? Would you be interested in planting flowers in the front planter boxes and barrels and maintaining them throughout the summer? (Funds provided by the co-op to purchase the plants.)
  • Help with Spring Cleaning: With the change of season, it’s time for some spring cleaning. We are looking for volunteers to help us clean and organize the store so that it’s fresh and welcoming for our members and customers. 
  • Support & Organize Events: We have an exciting event calendar planned for 2023, with more workshops, member potlucks, and a booth at the Common Ground Country Fair. If you’re interested in helping, let us know! Most events require 2-3 hours of your time. 

Volunteering at the co-op is a great way to get involved in and support access to local, healthy food in our community. Not to mention, it’s a wonderful way to get to know your neighbors, too!

Whether you have a green thumb and want to help with our planter boxes or you’re a master organizer and can assist with spring cleaning in the store, your contributions will help make our co-op a vibrant and thriving community hub. If you want to learn more about our volunteer opportunities, please contact us at volunteermarshriver@gmail.com or Kim at 722-3139. Thank you for considering volunteering at the Marsh River Cooperative. 

Now, let’s get excited about spring and the veggies and flowers to come! And don’t forget, we always love hearing from you. If you have any feedback or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We value your input and will do our best to address any concerns you may have.

Thank you for being a part of the Marsh River Cooperative. We appreciate your continued support and can’t wait to see you in the store soon.

Reminder: MRC Annual Meeting & Potluck 11/13/2022 5:00pm

Hi Everyone,

We just wanted to pop out one final reminder that the MRC Annual Meeting and Potluck is tomorrow. Our Annual Meetings are open to the public so you don’t need to be a member if you want to stop by and chat with us!

If you’d like to attend virtually we can provide you with a zoom link to join with though we will only be monitoring the chat during the open forum. Please email marshriverordering@gmail.com if you would like to receive a link.

We’d love to see everyone there!

Annual Report and Annual Meeting Reminder Nov 13th 5pm

Hi Everyone,
The Annual Meeting is fast approaching (November 13th at 5pm here at the Co-op with a live stream) and it’s time to send out our Annual Report for our Fiscal Year 2021-2022.  We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to put this together and we want to thank everyone involved. It’s important that our members and community is engaged with the Co-op and one of the best ways is to make sure they get as much information as we can provide regarding how we are doing. If anyone has any questions or concerns regarding the information in the Annual Report please do not hesitate to reach out to marshrivercooperative@gmail.com or stop in the Co-op and we’ll do our best to address any questions. We’ll also have an open forum at the Annual Meeting if anyone wishes to ask questions then. Thank you everyone that helped put this together and keep the Co-op going!

Follow the link below to download a PDF version of the report. Printed copies will be available in the Co-op as well.

Annual Report 2021-2022

Fall/Winter Hours Effective Nov 1st

Hi Everyone,

We wanted to get out a quick note to let you know that effective November 1st we will be closing on Friday and Saturday at 6pm. As the days get shorter and the weather has the potential to get worse it’s time to look at closing a little earlier. All that being said we’d love to hear your feedback about the additional summer hours worked for you? We’d also love to continue to hear from you about what your thoughts are on additional hours and services. We can’t promise we can make them happen right now but we’ll definitely work on it for the future!