Upcoming Classes & Events

Sunday, April 27
11:30am to 1:30pm
McClure Multi-Generational Center

Join us for City Market’s first ever Spanish-language cooking class, with instruction entirely in Spanish! We’ll make homemade tortillas and two different types of salsa (red and green) from scratch, traditionally prepared chicken, and toppings of sour cream, cilantro, and queso fresco. Our instructor, Alejandra, is from Querétaro, Mexico, about 3 hours from Mexico City. She lives in Vermont with her three young daughters and her husband, who works on a dairy farm. This class is made possible through a project called Huertas, a community-based food access project that facilitates the planting of kitchen gardens on rural dairy farms with Latino/migrant farm workers and their families. This class will be taught entirely in Spanish and is facilitated by Jessie Mazar, who works for the Burlington School Food Project and for Huertas.

Food Education
Monday, April 28
6:00pm to 8:00pm
McClure Multi-Generational Center

Get ready for healthy spring baking: In this class, we’ll explore the endless possibilities for making pies, tarts and delicate pastries with nuts and whole grains. We’ll learn about the nutritious qualities of whole grain baking and how to handle these grains and nuts when baking your favorite pies and pastries. There will be ample time for questions and a tasting of different nut and whole grain pies and pastries at the end of class. Heike Meyer is the owner of Bee Sting Bakery in Fairfax, Vermont.

Food Education
Tuesday, April 29
6:00pm to 7:00pm
City Market

The Frugal Fridge tour complements the Pennywise Pantry shopping tour. This tour focuses on how to shop for healthy, affordable foods once you leave Produce and Bulk and enter the grocery aisles and perishables coolers. We’ll learn to become savvy label readers as we shop for nourishing, long-lasting foods that contain 5 ingredients or fewer. Have fun turning packages over to look at labels and compare prices across similar products. We’ll keep the pantry in mind for a few of these products, but spend the bulk of our time examining 5-ingredient choices for the fridge and freezer as we focus on dairy, eggs, meat and seafood, frozen veggies and fruit, breads, tortillas, and more.

Pennywise Pantry
Wednesday, April 30
6:00pm to 7:30pm
City Market

The co-evolutionary processes that help feed humans can be linked to the intricate relationships between plants and their pollinators. In this class, we will discuss ways to lure pollinators to your gardens. We will discuss the best varieties to grow, how to propagate them and the relationship they have with their pollinators. Joann Darling is a native Vermonter whose life’s work is learning and teaching about the amazing gifts we receive from the plant world.

Herbal Education
Saturday, May 3
12:30pm to 2:00pm
The Intervale

Join naturalist, herbalist, and registered dietitian Melanie Putz Brotz for a wild plant treasure hunt in the Intervale. There are so many amazing edible and medicinal plants growing in this region; come join the adventure. Participants in this workshop traditionally uncover many delectable surprises, like stinging nettles, burdock root, lambs quarters, yellow dock, wild violets, Japanese knotweed, wild grapes and invasively prolific and delicious garlic mustard greens. Meet at the small parking lot on Intervale Road, on the right after the dirt road begins, by the entrance to the Rena Calkins Trail.

Herbal Education
Sunday, May 4
1:00pm to 2:30pm
City Market

Square Foot Gardening is an easy way to plan and plant your garden, using permanent beds to maximize production in small spaces. Peter Burke will join us to discuss all aspects from planning to planting your garden, constructing raised beds, creating permanent paths, trellising, and methods to avoid a jungle of weeds in August! Peter has been using and teaching the Square Foot Gardening method since 1981.

Grow Your Own
Monday, May 5
4:00pm to 7:00pm
City Market

Have you ever been interested in using herbal medicine to improve your health? Join Betzy Bancroft RH (AHG), Larken Bunce MS, and Guido Masé RH (AHG) and students from the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism in a free, personalized session focused on your individual constitution and any health conditions you may be experiencing. An incredible opportunity to explore the art of herbal healing with experienced practitioners! All sessions last about an hour and a half and are completely confidential. By appointment. Please sign up by contacting Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism at info@vtherbcenter.org.

Herbal Clinic
Tuesday, May 6
6:00pm to 7:00pm
City Market

Learn how to shop for fresh, long-lasting, and nutritious foods in Produce and Bulk. With this interactive and hands-on tour, we’ll explore the Produce and Bulk departments, learning a simple method for finding the best value on fruits, vegetables, grains, and beans by paying attention to the price per pound. You’ll learn tips for selecting and storing these foods at home to get the longest use out of them, develop a better understanding of Co-op sales, and get inspiring recipes to start cooking quick and affordable meals at home. No matter what kind of diet you follow, these pennywise tools help you stock your kitchen with variety of healthy, local, and even organic foods.

Pennywise Pantry
Saturday, May 10
10:00am to 11:30am
City Market

Join us for an introduction to ecstatic living through the Chakras. Ecstatic living means being connected to our rootedness, desire, power, love, expression, intuition, and consciousness. Come explore more about what each Chakra represents energetically, psychologically and cosmically and learn to identify these blocks and where they reside in the body, as well as understanding which essential oils may support you to access the life energy within. Anne Cameron, M.Ed is a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist, Reiki Master/ Teacher, and Sound Healer. Ann is a member of Vermont Reiki Association and works at the Ayurvedic Center of Vermont.

Herbal Education
Saturday, May 10
12:30pm to 2:00pm
City Market

Come have a wonderful time learning about the magic of Flower Essence Therapy with Maureen Short, a Flower Essence practitioner with over 20 years’ experience. We'll venture outside to find the early blooming blossoms that can restore us to inner peace and balance. Maureen will share the making and use of these beautiful gifts from Nature! We’ll convene at the City Market Customer Service Desk at the start of the class before heading outside to look at the Co-op’s and other neighboring gardens.

Herbal Education
Monday, May 12
4:00pm to 7:00pm
City Market

Have you ever been interested in using herbal medicine to improve your health? Join Betzy Bancroft RH (AHG), Larken Bunce MS, and Guido Masé RH (AHG) and students from the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism in a free, personalized session focused on your individual constitution and any health conditions you may be experiencing. An incredible opportunity to explore the art of herbal healing with experienced practitioners! All sessions last about an hour and a half and are completely confidential. By appointment. Please sign up by contacting Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism at info@vtherbcenter.org.

Herbal Clinic
Monday, May 12
6:00pm to 7:30pm
McClure Multi-Generational Center

Discover the joys of baking with sourdough bread starter. You will learn how versatile (and forgiving) this living organism is and how you can put it to work in your favorite bread recipe. You can even use it for pastries! We will see the different stages of a starter, learn when it's ripe and ready, and taste freshly baked slices of several varieties of sourdough breads. There will be plenty of time for discussion and questions, and every participant will go home with a starter culture to start his or her very own sourdough for home baking. Heike Meyer is the owner of Bee Sting Bakery in Fairfax, a small artisan bakery specializing in whole grain naturally leavened breads and pastries.

Food Education
Tuesday, May 13
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Sustainability Academy

Menka Tamang Lama was born in the Jalpaiguri District in northern India. She joined her Bhutanese husband in Vermont in July of 2011. She is currently a para-educator in the Burlington School District and a Nepali and Hindi interpreter. Menka enjoys cooking for her extended family and particularly loves to experiment. She will show us how to make both vegetarian and beef samosa pinwheels, typically served as an afternoon snack, and mango lassis, an Indian drink. A Mosaic of Flavor is a collaboration of City Market and the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program.

A Mosaic of Flavor
Friday, May 16
5:30pm to 7:00pm
City Market

Calcium's badge of honor is its usefulness in maintaining bone density. However, it serves many other important functions for maintaining optimal health. This workshop will update you about calcium, including its uses and misuses, along with 9 other crucial nutrients for maintaining overall wellness. Guidance about acquiring appropriate levels of minerals through the diet and supplementation will be offered. Participants will be empowered with current research and clinical applications. Suzanna Bliss is a clinical herbalist, nutritionist, and a faculty member for VT State Colleges.

Herbal Education
Sunday, May 18
10:00am to 11:00am
City Market

The Frugal Fridge tour complements the Pennywise Pantry shopping tour. This tour focuses on how to shop for healthy, affordable foods once you leave Produce and Bulk and enter the grocery aisles and perishables coolers. We’ll learn to become savvy label readers as we shop for nourishing, long-lasting foods that contain 5 ingredients or fewer. Have fun turning packages over to look at labels and compare prices across similar products. We’ll keep the pantry in mind for a few of these products, but spend the bulk of our time examining 5-ingredient choices for the fridge and freezer as we focus on dairy, eggs, meat and seafood, frozen veggies, breads, tortillas, and more.

Pennywise Pantry
Sunday, May 18
1:00pm to 2:30pm
McClure Multi-Generational Center

Learn how easy it is to make yogurt and other lactic coagulated cheeses in your own home. Kalyn Campbell from Family Cow Farmstand in Hinesburg will be leading this class. She will show us how simple it is to make yogurt, spreadable yogurt cheeses, and ricotta.

Food Education
Monday, May 19
6:00pm to 7:30pm
McClure Multi-Generational Center

Spring is the perfect time to learn how to ferment vegetables, using just about anything the fields and forests send our way. Make your own jar of fermented vegetables to bring home and help prepare a quick and healthy meal using fermented vegetables. In addition to his work as a clinical psychologist, Jason Frishman runs the FolkFoods business at the Burlington Summer Farmer’s Market and enjoys teaching about fermentation year-round.

Food Education
Sunday, May 25
9:30am to 10:30am
City Market

This class is especially for parents and caregivers with children under age 5. In this class, we’ll explore traditional foods and having fun in the kitchen as we engage our little ones in the process of learning how to mix, measure, and cook delicious and nourishing food. All the food served in this class will be organic, follow the rhythms of local farms, and will introduce traditional foods principles such as soaking grains, culturing dairy products, fermenting vegetables, making nourishing broths, and using fruit in probiotic beverages the whole family will enjoy. This class will explore making overnight soaked grain waffle batter with honey-sweetened fruit sauce and freshly whipped cream. The class will be held at City Market this month. For parents/caregivers and children up to age 5. When registering, please select a ticket for each child attending. Accompanying adults are free and do not need a ticket.

Food Education
Monday, May 26
5:30pm to 7:00pm
McClure Multi-Generational Center

It’s picnic time! Let’s learn to make a picnic supper together: Maple-mustard chicken wings, potato salad, cucumber salad, and devilled eggs will be our picnic fare, plus an easy dessert. For kids ages 6-12 accompanied by an adult. When registering, please select a ticket for each child attending. Accompanying adults are free and do not need a ticket.

Food Education
Saturday, May 31
12:00pm to 1:30pm
City Market

In this class we will explore the value and the magic Western Astrology. We will consider the cycles of the planets and the cycles of our lives. We will develop an understanding of the structure and the basic components of the horoscope. When registering for the class, please provide your birth information (date, place, and time of birth). You will be presented with a copy of your individual horoscope along with handouts for clarity at the class. Laurie Farrington has studied astrology for over 40 years and has been a practicing astrological coach and teacher since 1994. Laurie believes that astrology is a powerful tool capable of enriching our personal growth, awakening us to higher levels of awareness, and helping us to understand others and our relationships to them.

Herbal Education