Upcoming Classes & Events
Head down to the Intervale Center every Thursday in July and August for Summervale: a celebration of farms, local food, family, and friends! You’ll find amazing local food vendors, live music, tastings by Slow Food Vermont, kids activities, and more! Each week, City Market will be there with fun hands-on activities for all ages. This week, learn the art of fermentation and make your own jar of sauerkraut!
For kids: Join the City Market Kids Club! Stop by our activity booth to pick-up a Summervale Explorer Card, then get it punched each week when you visit. Get your card punched at 5 out of 8 Summervales and you’ll be entered in our prize drawing: a $25 gift card to City Market! Open to kids 13 and under.
With this interactive and hands-on tour, participants will learn how to shop for affordable, fresh, long-lasting, and nutritious foods at City Market. We will begin by exploring 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. Then we will enter the Grocery aisles and Perishables coolers, to learn to become savvy label readers as we shop for nourishing, long-lasting foods that contain 5 ingredients or fewer. No matter what kind of diet you follow, these pennywise tools will help you stock your kitchen with variety of healthy, local, and even organic foods and develop a better understanding of Co-op sales.
If the date and time above don’t work for your schedule, or if you would feel more comfortable with a one-on-one individualized tour, please contact our Outreach and Education Coordinator, Meredith Knowles, at email@example.com or 802-861-9757.
Probiotics, whether in the form of manufactured supplements or fermented foods, are increasingly recognized as beneficial additions to a balanced diet. What exactly are probiotics though, and how do they differ from prebiotics, which is another term we're starting to hear more regularly? Join Dr. Eric Garza, a food systems instructor at the University of Vermont and local health and wellness enthusiast, for a talk that will explore the differences between probiotics and prebiotics and the benefits of both. This will be an interactive talk, so questions are encouraged.
Discover how easy and delicious it can be to make healthy desserts without baking or refined sugar. Laura Marquis, author and raw dessert chef, will be hosting a raw dessert demo where she'll introduce techniques in making healthy sweet treats! These recipes are quick and simple to make and provide your body with a ton of nutrients while you indulge! The menu includes peanut butter cups, strawberry cheesecake, and fig bars.
Join us for a volunteer work party at Intervale Community Farm in Burlington’s Intervale (a fellow cooperative business)! We will help Andy and his crew harvest a fall bounty of squashes and root crops. Please come prepared for the weather with appropriate layers, sturdy shoes, work gloves, and water. Light snacks will be provided. City Market Member Workers can earn hours for their time.
Note: In the event of bad weather, this work day will be postponed to Sunday, September 18. We will do our best to notify you as early as possible.
Questions? Please contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-861-9753.
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 bread. 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 Brotbakery (formerly known as Bee Sting Bakery) in Fairfax, a small artisan bakery specializing in whole grain naturally leavened breads and pastries.
Meet over four dozen local producers and sample their delicious products! Door prizes, face painting, and live music provide a fun atmosphere for meeting your local farmers and producers and learning where your food comes from.
Spice it up! This demo-style class is all about using spices in the kitchen for delicious taste and nutrition. Participants will learn that cooking with spices in Indian cuisine can be quite simple with delicious and healthy results. During the class we will go over benefits of spices and how they aid in our digestion. We will also learn how recipes don't have to be time consuming to offer health benefits. Akshata Nayak MSACN, MS is a Clinical Nutritionist who practices at Alternative Roots Wellness Center in Essex Junction.