Upcoming Classes & Events

Wednesday, January 25
5:30pm to 7:00pm
City Market

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. This class will be led by Suzanna Bliss, Licensed Acupuncturist, Nutritionist, Educator, and Director of Bliss Healing Acupuncture in Montpelier.

Food Education
Saturday, January 28
10:00am to 2:00pm
UVM Davis Center

The Burlington Farmers’ Market goes indoors from November through April and features seasonal meats, produce, and handmade crafts from dozens of local producers. Once a month, stop by our activity table for fun, hands-on activities for all ages. Our January activity is all about mulling spices! We’ll make our own mulling spice blend using spices from our Bulk department – perfect for cider, wine, and warming winter drinks.

Burlington Farmers Market
Monday, January 30 to Sunday, February 12
(All day)
City Market

We’re all about celebrating local cornmeal this winter, and what better way than to challenge you to a local cornmeal recipe contest?  Did you know, cornmeal can be used for so much more than just cornbread? Get creative (experiment with savory and sweet!) and you could win fabulous prizes! Enter your recipe between January 30 – February 12 for your chance to win.  The top 3 recipes will be sampled and voted on by the public in the store on Friday, February 24 and at the Burlington Winter Farmers’ Market on Saturday, February 25.

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City Market Event
Tuesday, January 31
5:30pm to 7:00pm
McClure Multigenerational Center

Join us for a new cooking series all about making cooking from scratch as easy as possible! Our own Outreach and Education Coordinator, Meredith Knowles, will lead this class, about making healthy, simple, minimal-fuss dishes. On the menu tonight are three one-dish meals that are delicious, nourishing, and practically clean themselves up. We’ll make and sample a ratatouille-inspired shakshuka, bean chili, and Thai coconut soup. Along the way you’ll learn easy kitchen tricks and tips to help make cooking at home easy and fun.

Food Education
Thursday, February 2
6:00pm to 7:30pm
City Market

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 mknowles@citymarket.coop or 802-861-9757

Pennywise Pantry
Monday, February 6
4:00pm to 8:00pm
VCIH at Burlington Herb Clinic

Have you ever been interested in using herbs to improve your health? Join the clinical interns from Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism (VCIH) for a personalized, confidential consultation, and leave with valuable information tailored to suit your specific needs. Students are supervised by professional herbalists and have already completed over 1000 hours of training. VCIH offers consultations and herbs using a sliding-scale and gift model--this means you only pay what you can, when you can. All sessions are held on Mondays and last two hours. By appointment only. Contact VCIH at info@vtherbcenter.org or 802-244-7100.

Please note: Consultations offered by VCIH will now be hosted at the Burlington Herb Clinic, located at Railyard Apothecary, 280 Battery Street. Please sign up directly through VCIH.

Herbal Education
Tuesday, February 7
6:00pm to 8:00pm
McClure Multigenerational Center

In this hands-on workshop, we’ll combine the deliciousness of chocolate with the magic of herbs and spices for an aphrodisiac adventure not to be missed! This class will be taught by Jessica LaBrie, an herbalist and owner of Blackbird’s Daughter Botanicals. Participants will enjoy the hands-on process of making chocolate products and be delighted with their own custom recipes.

Food Education
Saturday, February 11
11:00am to 12:00pm
Phoenix Books

Enjoy your Saturday morning with City Market and Phoenix Books, and join us for an interactive reading of the children’s book Round is a Tortilla by Roseanne Thong. Snacks and a healthy food activity will also be provided! This event is free and does not require pre-registration.

Food Education
Sunday, February 12
11:00am to 3:30pm
Intervale Center

Join us at the Intervale Center’s annual winter extravaganza! Stop by to enjoy free ski and snowshoe rentals, food and drink for purchase, a bonfire, and a chili cook-off.  City Market will be at Wintervale with a “Make Your Own Mulling Spice” activity.

Interested in entering the chili cook-off? Please email abby@intervale.org.

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City Market Event
Sunday, February 12
3:00pm to 5:00pm
McClure Multigenerational Center

January 28th marked the start of the Chinese New Year, ushering in the Year of the Rooster. Learn about Chinese New Year foods and celebrations with Ben Wang, Co-op Member and Chinese teacher at the Vermont Commons School. We will make two kinds of traditional Chinese dumpling fillings, one stuffed with pork and another with spinach. Then, using premade wrappers, we will stuff the dumplings, boil them, make accompanying sauces, and celebrate the New Year while we eat our dumplings together. 

Food Education
Monday, February 13
4:00pm to 8:00pm
VCIH at Burlington Herb Clinic

Have you ever been interested in using herbs to improve your health? Join the clinical interns from Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism (VCIH) for a personalized, confidential consultation, and leave with valuable information tailored to suit your specific needs. Students are supervised by professional herbalists and have already completed over 1000 hours of training. VCIH offers consultations and herbs using a sliding-scale and gift model--this means you only pay what you can, when you can. All sessions are held on Mondays and last two hours. By appointment only. Contact VCIH at info@vtherbcenter.org or 802-244-7100.

Please note: Consultations offered by VCIH will now be hosted at the Burlington Herb Clinic, located at Railyard Apothecary, 280 Battery Street. Please sign up directly through VCIH.

Herbal Education
Monday, February 20
4:00pm to 8:00pm
VCIH at Burlington Herb Clinic

Have you ever been interested in using herbs to improve your health? Join the clinical interns from Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism (VCIH) for a personalized, confidential consultation, and leave with valuable information tailored to suit your specific needs. Students are supervised by professional herbalists and have already completed over 1000 hours of training. VCIH offers consultations and herbs using a sliding-scale and gift model--this means you only pay what you can, when you can. All sessions are held on Mondays and last two hours. By appointment only. Contact VCIH at info@vtherbcenter.org or 802-244-7100.

Please note: Consultations offered by VCIH will now be hosted at the Burlington Herb Clinic, located at Railyard Apothecary, 280 Battery Street. Please sign up directly through VCIH.

Herbal Education
Tuesday, February 21
5:30pm to 7:30pm
McClure Multigenerational Center

This monthly series is a collaboration with the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program. In February we will make two dishes from Nepali, a chicken curry and raita, a Nepalese cucumber, yogurt and carrot salad. Shreepali Rajbanshi is co-owner and chef of Nepali Kitchen, a family-style Nepalese restaurant in Essex Junction. Shreepali moved to Vermont in May, 2016 to join her husband Jeetan Khadka and together they run Nepali Kitchen. 

A Mosaic of Flavor
Wednesday, February 22
5:30pm to 7:00pm
ArtsRiot

Vermont is nationally known for its strong food and farm heritage, dating back thousands of years. In this Dish discussion, we’ll explore the ways that our production of dairy products, maple syrup, and fruits and vegetables are similar to earlier times, as well as some recent innovations that are quite different. We’ll dive into Vermont’s culinary traditions to learn about the way people cooked and ate over the centuries, from indigenous Abenaki to European settlers. We’ll also learn what Vermonters are doing today to keep that culinary history alive, and how they are forging new traditions.

Brought to you by City Market and the Intervale Center with special thanks to ArtsRiot

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The Dish
Saturday, February 25
10:00am to 2:00pm
UVM Davis Center

The Burlington Farmers’ Market goes indoors from November through April and features seasonal meats, produce, and handmade crafts from dozens of local producers. Once a month, stop by our activity table for fun, hands-on activities for all ages. This month we will have samples of the top 3 recipes from our We ♥ Local Cornmeal Recipe Contest. Try all three and vote for your favorite – the most popular recipe wins a $100 gift card to City Market and a grand prize from Kiss the Cook!

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Burlington Farmers Market
Saturday, February 25
10:00am to 12:00pm
Brio Coffeeworks

City Market has partnered with Brio Coffeeworks to offer a special line of coffee exclusively available at City Market. Included in the City Market blends are a dark, medium, light roast and decaf.  The beans are sourced from fair trade farms and roasted locally at Brio Coffeeworks’ facility on Pine Street. Come tour the coffee facility run by Nate and Magda Van Dusen and learn from them about the roasting process and the various methods of brewing coffee at home. Tyler Van Liew, Coffee Educator, will demonstrate various brew methods including a French press, chemex, pour-over, full-immersion brewers, aeropress, and espresso.

Food Education
Tuesday, February 28
6:00pm to 7:30pm
City Market

It’s Vermont Cider Week! Join us to celebrate with a workshop on how to taste, analyze, and pair your favorite craft ciders. Kim Beaty from Shacksbury Cider will lead this workshop, where you will taste three ciders, each paired with an assortment of cheeses, charcuteries, and other items. Come away from this workshop with a new and deepened appreciation for the art and science behind this traditional beverage. Must be 21+ to participate. IDs will be checked at the door.

Food Education