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Classes and Events Canceled for the Month of April

Dear community members,

The health and safety of our community is our top priority at the Co-op. Due to heightened concern around COVID-19 and in an effort to “flatten the curve” of the virus, we will be continuing our hold on educational programming for the month of April. We will be canceling all City Market classes and events scheduled for the month of April and refunding all attendees who have previously purchased tickets. 

Before the start of May, we will reassess the situation and communicate around plans for our May offerings. We appreciate your understanding at this time and want to assure you that we are taking every measure across our stores to ensure the safety of our customers, Members, and broader community. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Please contact City Market’s Assistant Outreach & Education Manager, Carrie Putscher with any questions at cputscher@citymarket.coop or (802) 861-9757.

 

Thursday, April 2
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Community Teaching Kitchen, South End Store

Want to learn more about the natural healing power of herbal medicines? Join Community Herbalists Katherine Elmer of Railyard Apothecary & Spoonful Herbals (Celtic) and Carl Brokenhorse Koehler (Haudenosaunee/Seneca) for an introduction to medicinal plants from two indigenous lineages and go home with a tin of first aid salve made from local healing plants!

Food Education
Saturday, April 4
11:00am to 12:30pm
Community Room, South End Store

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 of your garden from planning to planting, constructing raised beds, creating permanent paths, trellising, and methods to avoid a jungle of weeds in August! Peter Burke is a Certified Square Foot Garden Teacher and has been using and teaching the Square Foot Gardening method since 1981.

Food Education
Monday, April 6
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Community Teaching Kitchen, South End Store

Join us for an evening of Eritrean cooking! In this class we will learn how to make Injera, a type of sourdough flat bread made with teff, corn, barley and self-rising flour. It originates from East Africa and is typically cooked over a large griddle, similar to a French crêpe. It has a unique, spongy texture and is meant to scoop up the delicious sauces and stews of your meal. We will also make Yemisir Wat (spicy lentils), a popular dish in Eritrea and Ethiopia made up of lentils cooked with tomatoes, ginger and garlic, and Gomen, a slow-cooked dish of collard greens or kale seasoned with tomato, garlic and jalapeno. Mulu Tewelde came to Vermont from Eritrea in 2006 and enjoys sharing her knowledge and love of Eritrean and Ethiopian cooking.

Food Education
Wednesday, April 8
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Community Teaching Kitchen, South End Store

This class has been sold out!

The Mosaic of Flavor cooking series is a collaboration between City Market and USCRI Vermont (US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Vermont, formerly the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program). For our April class, we will welcome Darina Mernicky who will teach us two delicious recipes from Slovakia. Darina will begin by teaching us her family’s original recipe for Paprikash, a red pepper and chicken stew that is flavored with onions, tomatoes, paprika, caraway and sour cream. While the Paprikash is simmering, Darina will show us how to make Halušky, a favorite pasta in Slovakia, similar to gnocchi, which is considered a national dish. We will then serve the Paprikash over the Halušky and enjoy dinner and conversation together. Darina came to Vermont in April,1990 with her husband and 3 children. Darina trained as an architect in Slovakia and is now a Designer and Project Manager at the University of Vermont. 

Wednesday, April 15
3:30pm to 4:30pm
Community Room, South End Store
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 and 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 a variety of healthy, local, and even organic foods and develop a better understanding of Co-op sales.
 
If the date and time above doesn’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 team at learn@citymarket.coop or 802-861-9757.
Pennywise Pantry
Wednesday, April 15
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Community Room, South End Store

Join local artist Haley Rockwood for a night of mixed media collaging. In this class you will experiment by layering different types of paper, text, images and glue on canvas! You don’t have to have any previous skills or be good at crafting. Let’s enjoy the night and leave with something you can give as a gift or keep for yourself. Haley Rockwood is a local Burlington artist who works with watercolors, acrylic, and book making. She co runs an artist collective called The PoppyClock Collective and wants to encourage people to create and feel good about their artwork.

City Market Event
Tuesday, April 21
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Community Teaching Kitchen, South End Store

Ever been curious about making your own fondue, but unsure where to start, what cheeses to buy, or what equipment you’ll need? We’re here to help! Fondue is a great way to learn more about unique cheeses and share a fun food activity with friends. Join Vito, our South End Cheese Buyer, to learn about the types of cheeses used in fondue, how to make it, and most importantly, enjoy eating it!

About the instructor: In 2007, Vito Forte started making cheese on his kitchen stove as a hobby. Over time, he has been lucky to have had cheese bring him to creameries and farms all over America and Europe in the pursuit of knowledge. Currently, Vito works as the Cheese & Bakery Buyer at the South End City Market!

Food Education
Wednesday, April 22
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Community Teaching Kitchen, South End Store

Start making kombucha at home! Kombucha is a fermentation of sweetened tea. In this class, we’ll learn how to make it and also discuss why fermented foods are so beneficial. Participants will take home a “scoby” (a starter culture) to get started. Note: this class will only go over the first, or primary, fermentation process. This class will be led by Suzanna Bliss, Licensed Acupuncturist, Nutritionist, Educator, and Director of Bliss Healing Acupuncture in Montpelier.

Food Education
Thursday, April 23
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Community Teaching Kitchen, South End Store

Private chef Jason Gelrud would like to invite you to another class in his Southern Comfort series.  This time, we will be cooking the classic breakfast (or anytime) dish: sausage gravy and buttermilk biscuits! We will mix our own sausage, scratch-make light and airy buttermilk biscuits, and then we will bring it all together with sausage gravy!!  You will learn about sausage making, biscuit dough troubleshooting, as well as a few other culinary tips and tricks. At the end of the class, students will be able to sit together and enjoy some great food!

Food Education