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2016 Annual Meeting & the Board of Directors Nominee’s

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2016 Annual Meeting will be held at the Rockland Congregational Church on Saturday April 9th 9am-11am.

You can RSVP to the meeting on our Facebook Event

To learn more about the Nominees visit the Board of Directors Page

We need FOUR seats filled. You can find the individuals short bio’s on the ballots or on the BOD Page. You can find paper ballots at the registers.

The Rockland Congregational Church    180 Limerock Street, Rockland

Talk on Inflammation Reducing Diets With Abi Morrison On March 9th 7-8:30pm

A talk on inflammation reducing diets will be given at Good Tern Natural Foods Cooperative Market on Wednesday, March 9, 7-8:30 pm, by licensed acupuncturist Abi Morrison. The talk will include a tour of the store. The event is free, but please pre-register at 594-8822. The Co-op is located at 750 Main St., in Rockland.

Ms. Morrison was licensed by the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in the U.K. in 2001 and then received her Masters at Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City in 2005, with an emphasis on Japanese style. She incorporates bodywork techniques, chi kung, and dietary counseling into her practice, which is located at the Center for Health & Healing, 17 Masonic St., in Rockland.


About the talk, Morrison says, “Joint pain and any number of circulatory or immune problems can be the body’s response to highly inflammatory foods. I will introduce simple ways to use and cook foods that lower the inflammatory response, including gluten-free whole grains and dairy and low carbohydrate alternatives. “


She says the talk brings together thinking from Asian healing diets and other traditional and contemporary approaches to help find the ideal foods for one’s individual metabolism – and in a budget-conscious way.Abi Morrison

Chocolate Making Class This Sunday Feb, 7th 3 – 4.30p

Join Melanie Elach to learn how to make chocolate this Sunday, Feb 7th from 3-4.30pm. Come make some tasty treats with time to spare for the big game. Spots are filling up quick, so stop by the store to sign up today. Childcare will be provided.

Join Us This Sunday For Chocolate Making Class In The Co-op Cafe!

Join Us This Sunday For Chocolate Making Class In The Co-op Cafe!

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!!!

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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


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

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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.

Closed for Memorial Day!

Our store will be closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. We wish you a day of peace and connection with your community.


The 2nd Half of Good Tern’s Pregnancy Wellness Series

pregnancy wellnessWe’ve noticed the population of the MidCoast is growing!!  Join us for the following discussions to answer your questions about pregnancy and some of the options we are so fortunate to have here.

Wednesday nights. 7-8:30 pm

June 3rd Lindsey Bagley: Mayan Abdominal Massage for fertility & pregnancy.

June 17th Molly Staples: The role of a Doula

June 24th Allesandra Martinelli: La Leche League, getting started on the right foot.