On Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 6:30-8 pm Joshua Jefferds, ND will give a free workshop, LIVING WELL WITH GLUTEN INTOLERANCE, at River Valley Market Co-op in Northampton, MA.
Workshop Description: “More and more people are realizing that many health-related issues are due in large part to consumption of gluten, a protein found in wheat and other grains. Join Dr. Jefferds to learn what is behind this trend, the best way to determine if you might be affected, and strategies to help you successfully navigate a diet with less or no gluten. This workshop is free and everyone is welcome. Call 413-584-2665 to pre-register. http://www.pvnaturalmedicine.com”;
River Valley Market is a member-owned food cooperative at 330 North King Street in Northampton, Massachusetts, just south of I-91 Exit 21.
Heading to Tanglewood and wanting to stop to pick up food & wine for your picnic dinner under the stars? Stop into the newly remodeled and expanded Nejaime’s Wine Cellars in Lenox or Stockbridge. Owner Joe Nejaime noted that the stores’ selection of picnic items and accessories – popular among Tanglewood attendees – have been expanded as a result, as have their high-end wines, prepared foods, specialty cheeses, gluten-free items, gourmet chocolates and other snacks.
Find out who’s performing at Tanglewood this summer at www.bso.org.
Living Well Chiropractic, Nutrition and Massage (140 Pleasant Street) in North Adams is offering a free workshop, “Fed-Up with Allergies,” on Wednesday May 15th at 6:30pm to discuss solutions on how to rid your life of some common allergies (ragweed, dust mites, animal, etc.) including, food-borne allergies like gluten, peanuts, and shellfish.
This workshop is free and open to the public. Due to limited space please preregister by calling 413-663-5500 or email@example.com
The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts writes:
With increased demand for emergency food from a growing community, the staff and Volunteers at the Easthampton Community Center are not short of things to do. But that didn’t stop Executive Director Robin Bialecki, who saw a growing need in her community and the clients that ECC’s food pantry serves. “Over the last year we have seen an upsurge of people needing gluten free foods. Upon speaking to several nutritionists and doctors in the area, I discovered that for many low income families it is impossible to get all of the foods needed for their family,” Bialecki said.
The ECC Gluten-Free pantry opened officially on March 4th (2013), and it is the first and only gluten-free pantry in Western Mass., a fact not lost on Bialecki. “We have opened the gluten free pantry to all of Western Mass. that we can reach. We currently have clients from Easthampton, Southampton, Westfield, Chicopee, Holyoke, Amherst, and Springfield,” she said. The gluten-free pantry serves 40 clients who are allowed to come on an as needed weekly or monthly basis.
Read more: The Importance of Client Choice: a Gluten-Free Food Pantry
Hanging Mountain Farm in Westhampton is open Fri- Sat 7am-1pm, and Sun. 8am-1pm. They have a full menu, including gluten-free pancakes & french toast (King Arthur for Pancakes and Rudi Bread for French Toast).
River Valley Market Co-op in Northampton is holding four gluten-free tours though their aisles on Dec 17 & Dec 19.
Guido’s Fresh Marketplace in Pittsfield and Great Barrington is hosting their 5th Annual Gluten Free Weekend October 26-28, 2012! Here’s what they have to say:
Come one, come all those who must not consume gluten, or who choose to avoid this protein. You’ll find tons of tasty samples, helpful informational presentations, free literature, prizes and camaraderie with like-minded folks. If you’re living gluten-free, or just wondering what all the fuss is about, don’t miss this important event!
Find out more at www.guidosfreshmarketplace.com.