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It's Turkey Time!


Fresh for your holiday! Fresh, local, free-range, pasture-raised, hormone- and antibiotic-free turkeys from Diemand Farm in Wendell, Mass. Order now through Sunday, November 16. Specify weight between 12 and 28 pounds; allow for plus or minus 2 pounds. The cost, which has not changed in several years, is $3.79 per pound. Birds will be at the Creamery for pickup on Tuesday afternoon, November 25, and Wednesday morning, November 26!   




Also available for preorder:   


Certified organic turkey from D'Artagnan, $7.89 per pound, 10 to 22 pounds   

Wild turkey from D'Artagnan, $15.99 per pound, 8 to 14 pounds (Order cutoff November 11)


Heritage-breed turkeys from Heritage Farms (American Bronze and Bourbon Red) 

$11.99 per pound, 12 to 20 pounds (Order cutoff November 3)  


See the cashier to order any of these delicious turkeys.


Remember, the Old Creamery Co-op is closed on Thanksgiving, one of only three days a year that our hardworking staff members get to spend time with friends and family.


And to Go with That Turkey



New in Grocery

  • We have added pilaf and rice mixes from Lundberg Farms and Seeds of Change. Let us know if you have a favorite other side dish mix that you would like us to carry.

  • We have added an alternative to plastic wrap! Bee's Wrap is a light cotton muslin cloth completely saturated with all-natural beeswax. It softens and conforms to whatever bowl you want to cover, or sandwich or cheese that you want to wrap. It can't go in the dishwasher or the microwave, but it will last a year with gentle care and will keep a whole lot of plastic wrap out of your local waste stream.
  • New Health Warrior Chia Bars in Coconut and Chocolate Peanut Butter flavors. These are delicious raw bars, small yet a superfood packed with energy. We've found them to be a nice textured bar that isn't too sweet.
  • Equal Exchange now offers an organic version of the Larabar. They've combined organic dried fruits and cashews with coconut; these are delicious and nutritious. If you like Larabars, you will love these. We have them in Pineapple, Mango, and Apricot. They're located near the produce in the Co-op/Fair Trade/Non-GMO month end cap. Remember, all Equal Exchange products are on sale this month.
  • New Fior D'Italia entrees and pastas in the freezer! A quick convenient dinner that is locally made in Vermont from locally sourced ingredients. These are delicious! We love their sweet potato gnocchi, vegetable cannelloni, and mushroom lasagna with vodka sauce. YUM!

Just In

From African Market Baskets, a great new selection with several new shapes and sizes.

These are perfect for storing your gardening tools, shopping, or building your own holiday gift baskets.

African Market Baskets is a member of the Fair Trade Federation, an organization with the strong belief that indigenous people around the world should be compensated fairly for their amazing work.

These baskets are 10% off for the rest of October in honor of Fair Trade Month.

The Local Harvest Continues


From Crabapple Farm in Chesterfield   


Fennel & Celeriac



Green Leaf

Red Leaf




Sweet Dumpling




Harry's Squash


Apples from Scott Farm in Ashfield



Ginger Gold





Plus butternut and buttercup squash, and  


Pumpkins for eating or carving   



More apples from Scott's in Dummerston, Vermont 

Maiden's Blush

Annana's Reinette


And don't forget to pick up a gallon or half gallon of local cider from Hilltop Orchards of Richmond, Mass. 



Express Your Commitment to Local Agriculture


There is an initiative underway to provide Massachusetts agricultural license plates that will look like this:




A minimum of 1,500 people need to sign up for these plates before the state will produce them. You can make that commitment at THIS LINK. The extra cost will be $20 to transfer an existing plate and $20 a year thereafter.  


This is a great way to support the local food systems.  


Christine Doktor Appointed to Board of Directors

Christine originally hails from Peru, Massachusetts. After spending the last ten years in New York City attending Columbia Law School and working as a complex commercial litigator and public interest attorney, she is happy to be back home in Western Massachusetts.  Now a resident of Cummington, Christine lives on a beloved old farm with her partner, who as a boy retrieved the iconic Old Creamery cow that stands on the roof; their daughter; and a host of livestock including sheep, pigs, and a donkey. Christine and her partner work with two neighboring farms to produce lamb and cheese, which are sold at the Old Creamery. In addition to lawyering, Christine is contributing to a stronger, more sustainable community and world by farming and proudly serving on the Old Creamery Co-op board of directors. 



See Where Our Member-Owners Live 


Right now the Co-op has 697 member-owners. Take a look at where all of our member-owners live at THIS LINK. Many member-owners have seasonal homes in the area, but a significant number simply chose to join and support our Co-op when they were passing through the area. 

Note: Each time you click on a larger bubble on the map it will zoom closer in to regions, states, areas, and towns.


When customers are checking out we ask them if they are member-owners of our Co-op. Some common responses we receive are "No, but I should be," "Not yet," and "I do have a brochure sitting at home." What better time to finally fill out that simple form and JOIN


Will you be the one to get us over 700?


Thank you all for your support, and thank you for shopping at the Old Creamery Co-op.


Member-Owner Appreciation Days

Mark your calendars for member-owner appreciation days on Sunday, November 16, and Monday, November 17. The "pick your day" format is working very well for people who are either away for the weekend or working out of town on the weekday. On whichever day will work best for you, bring extra shopping bags or your African basket, or take some bagshare bags and enjoy 10% off* all day.  


Join the Co-op NOW or on appreciation day and take advantage of 10% off all day.  


We look forward to seeing you in the store, and we will have lots to sample and enjoy.  


* Tobacco, alcohol, newspapers, and items from the Little Gallery excluded.


Stay in touch, continue to tell us what you think, and help where you can.


For questions about Co-op membership, product requests, suggestions, or other feedback, please send a note to


If you'd like to contact the general manager, send an email to

Would you like to volunteer to help the Co-op from time to time? Send a note to and Jack Nelson, our volunteer coordinator, will add you to our growing list. Jack will send out a call for assistance when we have a need.  


If you'd like to contact the Co-op's board of directors, send an email to


Help us spread the word! Encourage your friends to sign on to receive the Creamery's weekly email newsletter. Better yet, encourage them to become member-owners of the Co-op. You can forward this email to your friends and relatives (for best results, use the "Forward email" link in the white space at the bottom of this page). Rest assured, we won't clog their inboxes and we will respect their privacy. We will not disclose your or their email addresses to anyone else. You can unsubscribe at any time. Thank you for your interest, commitment, and support.  


Your continued patronage supports the ongoing success of our community-owned, values-based cooperative. Thank you for supporting the Old Creamery Co-op as a member-owner, as a shopper, as a friend. We value every contribution to the success of the Old Creamery Co-op.



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Cummington, Massachusetts 01026