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HeartMath with Carol Howell this Saturday 10am


Learn about stress management techniques at a workshop given by Carol Howell at Good Tern Natural Foods Co-op, 750 Main St., Rockland, on Saturday, November 21, from 10 to 11:30 am.

Scientists tell us that stress adversely affects health, as well as our ability to think clearly and act wisely.

Ms. Howell believes that day to day stress often deepens with holiday

expectations, and that the winter season is a good time to hone stress reduction skills. At her talk she will discuss the benefits of stress management techniques developed by the HeartMath Institute and offer the public the opportunity to have hands-on experience with their software tools, which were designed to reinforce these new skillsets. The techniques also make it easier to navigate change.

Ms. Howell, who first heard about HeartMath in the mid-1990’s, is a certified HeartMath ™ Coach and began coaching in February, 2015. She says: “I was delighted to find a way to learn the techniques for myself and then share them with others.”

Good Tern Natural Foods is a cooperative market specializing in organic and locally grown products, whose further mission is to educate co-op members and the greater community about whole foods, health and nutrition, food sources and to further cooperative principles and self-reliance. The Co-op is open to all and new members are always welcome. FMI: 594-8822.

Member-Owner Appreciation Week!!!

Member Appreciation Poster-1

Employment Opportunities!

Two positions open!

The Good Tern Co-op is now accepting applications for the positions of Prepared Foods (Deli) Department Manager and the Grocery Department manager . These positions oversee all aspects of their department. If you are interested (or know someone who might be), please send a cover letter and resume to


Closed for Labor Day!


Good Tern will be closed Monday Sept 7th in observance of Labor Day.

We hope you have  a delightful long weekend and we’ll see you Tuesday!

Seeking working members for Celebration Team


Hi there friends!Member Appreciation Week
October 19th-25th

There is so much to celebrate this year!!
It’s our 35th birthday!! October is National Co-op month and Non GMO month so we are extending our Member Appreciation Time to a solid week!
This gives us time to welcome many more growers and producers of our products, offer samples and education tables, a raffle and for members to have a longer opportunity to enjoy the benefit of additional discounts. We will offer a one-time shopping trip with an additional 10% discount on top of your everyday member-owner discount. (Weekly workers and staff will receive an additional 5% discount).
I am seeking support in the following areas to prepare for this big event:
Planning team (starting now)
Poster makers (starting now)
Decorating team (October 18)
The time you dedicate to this project will be applied to your working member time (just in time to increase your discount for the big week!!)
Please send an email if you’re interested or give a call 207-594-8822 M-F


Closing at 4pm Sunday, Aug 30

The staff of  Good Tern is excited to announce that we will be closing at 4pm on Sunday, August 30th. The personnel committee has planned an appreciation party for the employees and our families. We will be swimming, kayaking, frolicking and eating together on Sunday afternoon. Please plan your shopping trip accordingly.


Seeking company for Cooperative Maine Table at CGCF

Are you wild about co-ops? Do you love Good Tern so much that you want to shout it from the rooftops? I’m looking for 1-2 people to join me at the Cooperative Maine table at Common Ground Country Fair on Friday Sept 25th 12-3

Cooperative Maine is a grassroots network of co-ops within the state of Maine, working together to share the greatness of cooperative ownership and the benefits of a cooperative economy.

CGCF2015 or 207-594-8822

Pregnancy Wellness Series Part V Molly Staples

We’ve noticed our population is growing! Join us to learn about some of the beautiful options we have here in the mid coast for enjoying your pregnancy & childbirth.

Two sessions left in our series…
June 17th Molly Staples on the role of a Doula
June 24th Allesandra Martinelli of La Leche League

Chef Kerry cooks up Cooperative Comfort Food

comfort food

Kerry Altiero of Café Miranda is bringing his colorful self to our end of town to celebrate “local supporting local”. We eagerly await the creations Kerry will whip up using the 4 spreads that are now available at Good Tern. Miranda’s hummus, salsa, olivada, and pesto are back!! As always, dietary needs will be catered to. Come taste!
Autographed copies of Kerry’s new cookbook “Adventures in Comfort Food” will be available.

Community Planting


We started some sweet little seedlings that are ready to go into the Children’s Garden! All hands are welcome to work the garden

May 30 from 10-12.

75 Mechanic St Rockland