URGENT: Leverett Village Co-op, Your Local Marketplace & Eatery, Needs Your Help – we want to continue for another 30 years!

 “The Co-op has been undercapitalized and suffered decreasing sales for over a decade. Without capital it has tread water all these years and has not been able to provide consistent goods and services…” Read more, below…

Shop. Eat. Drink. Meet.

The Leverett Village Co-op – the little gem in the woods that keeps on shining. We’re a 30-year-old co-op that’s one-part history and two parts transformation and innovation!

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Coming events to add to your calendar

FRI OCT 18: Pizza & Bar!

Pizza 4-8. Bar from 4:30-9:00 – Slices or Whole Pizza Pie & The Rattle offers Beer & Wine & Special Cocktails!

We’ve got a fresh new take on pizza. Our toppings are sautéed not baked, rendering them moist and tender in luscious melted cheese and house-made sauce. Pair a slice or a whole pie with a drink from The Rattle & you’ve got a perfect jump-start to the weekend. Take-out or eat in our bistro. Gluten-Free or White Crust offered.

FRI OCT 25: Pizza, Bar & LIVE Music

Pizza 4-8. Bar from 4:30-9:00 – Slices or Whole Pizza Pie & The Rattle offers Beer & Wine & Special Cocktails!
Plus – LIVE MUSIC from Silverback Swing!

We’ve got a fresh new take on pizza. Our toppings are sautéed not baked, rendering them moist and tender in luscious melted cheese and house-made sauce. Pair a slice or a whole pie with a drink from The Rattle & you’ve got a perfect jump-start to the weekend. Take-out or eat in our bistro. Gluten-Free or White Crust offered.

SAT OCT 26: Tarot Reading & Hena party!

Tarot Reading & Hena party!! We’re still working on the details but make a note of it and we’ll have more info soon.

SUN OCT 27: Breakfast then Halloween KIDS’ Club

Breakfast starts at 7am. Then Brunch from 11:00 – till 2:00pm – The Rattle will serve up Mimosas & Massage.
Followed by KIDS’ CLUB Story Time & Pumpkin Decorating/Scavenger Hunt 9:00 -10:00

A busy week at your Co-Op

TUESDAYS

Popular products, deep discounts. Plus a weekly sampling of our favorite foods. Taste the best of what’s new & favored!

WEDNESDAYS

Innovative farm-to-table meals most Wednesdays. See the Calendar for this Wednesday. For reservations call 413.367.9794

EVERY FRIDAY

Pizza Pie Night – slices or whole pies – and the Bar is open so you can linger till 9pm.

DAILY

New Breakfast & Lunch Menus: hearty sandwiches, seasonal salads, tempting desserts

EVERY SUNDAY

Breakfast starts at 7am, then BRUNCH at 11. The Rattle serves up Mimosas & Massage!
One Sunday a month: FREE Co-op Kids Club, from 10am. Kids’ & their grown-ups can enjoy a meal before, during or after the event.

Leverett Village Co-op Your Local Marketplace & Eatery Urgently Needs You!
We want to continue for another 30 years

“The Co-op has been undercapitalized and suffered decreasing sales for over a decade. Without capital it has treaded water all these years and has not been able to provide consistent goods and services…”

The Co-op has come so far! In 2019, we were able to begin our progressive business plan by increasing the variety of pantry goods, local meats, cheeses and produce.

  • We can now pour beer and wine in the newly rearranged bistro.
  • We launched an exciting lunch menu, and
  • We’ve added more benefits for discounts at local businesses for members new, and long-standing.

However, more needs to be done. The Co-op has suffered decreasing sales due to undercapitalization for over a decade. Without capital, it has been treading water all these years, and has not been able to provide consistent goods and services. We have received terrific feedback about many of the changes and enhancements we have made this year and we feel determined not only to keep the doors open, but to see the co-op thrive.

There is so much more we would like to do! We want to provide something for everyone and be the answer to your what’s for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and after-school snack conundrum.  And continue to be a sweet spot to gather and meet friends for a drink, or a bite.

Our business plan includes –

  • An outdoor deck, increasing the size of our dining room
  • Serving dinner four nights a week with a renowned chef, and replacing the old refrigeration
  • We have plans to increase our pastry selection with celebration cakes and treats for the office and home, and
  • An espresso machine is soon to be added!
  • We envision a home delivery service for those who want or need to use it.

And just as important as all these possibilities, we want to be a consistently stocked and innovative marketplace, so you’ll have what you’re looking for when you need it.

Will you help us fulfill that destiny and save the day? We have been working with a group of investors for a loan for the major renovation, but here are a few concrete ways you can help in the meantime:

  1. We need you to come in and shop, increase the amount you purchase, and buy pre-paid purchase cards. You can purchase anything you like with the cards in the store or bistro and they are available now at the customer service desk.  The more you buy, the more inventory we can purchase.  Think of it as your local CSA.
  2. We have launched a capital campaign and you’ll be hearing from that committee soon. You can lend or donate to the fund and/or help to bring other donors to the campaign. To find out more about the capital campaign click here to contact Pat Fiero.
  3. Come to one of our fundraisers. Look for flyers in store, sign-up for our e-newsletter, and check our website for updates on events and gatherings.
  4. Become a business member and we will promote your business.
  5. Become a member of the co-op and keep dollars and jobs local.
  6. Eat breakfast and lunch weekly. Bring your group or club in for a meal and/ or to buy our delicious pastries.
  7. Enjoy our events from wine tastings to movie nights, game nights to kids’ club, and bring friends to enjoy them too.
  8. Be our champion – donate, time, talent, services, or materials.

We CAN have a Marketplace / Eatery that appeals to all and keeps growing for another 30 years! We need you to make it happen.

Be Our Hercules! Eat, Drink, Shop, Meet, Donate. 

The co-op has continued to evolve over the decades because your needs change.

Our fresh look on this classic is a concept called Grocerant. A grocery store and restaurant! A welcoming place where you can share a conversation over a cup of joe and a warm breakfast, or devour a made-to-order hearty sandwich, like pulled pork, from our café’s new lunch menu.
In our grocery store you’ll find fresh ingredients for your home-made meals. We feature local meats, produce and cheeses, a growing gluten-free selection, kids’ section for after school or after nap, organic choices, and silky wines and area brews. We have outdoor seating on our beautiful grounds, and a full calendar of events.
Open 7 days a week from 7-7 for members and non-members alike (but you can join anytime) we can’t wait to see you! Watch Us Bloom!