Upcoming Classes & Events

Friday, November 15
3:00pm to 6:00pm
REI Williston

We’re excited to welcome a fellow co-op to the neighborhood! Join us for day 1 of REI Co-op’s 3-day Grand Opening Celebration November 15-17 for giveaways, music, food, and more! Swing by our table on the 15th for DIY Trail Mix.

Food Education
Sunday, November 17
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Community Teaching Kitchen, South End Store

Have you ever been curious about how to bake delicious, nutrient-dense treats that are both gluten and grain free? Have you been struggling with how to incorporate treats into your life while honoring food allergies and taking a health-focused approach to diet and wellness? In this class, Mike Proia and Stephanie Bless will share the ins and outs of grain-free baking, including the healthiest and tastiest ingredients, and how to make your grain-free shopping list more affordable. Located at Bread & Butter Farm in Shelburne, Blank Page Café focuses on providing the community with what Mike calls, ‘Performance Coffees’ as well as gluten- and grain-free baked goods that highlight local, seasonal ingredients.

We’ll be working through a grain-free tasty treat, perfect for your Thanksgiving festivities right around the corner! In addition to spending time in the kitchen, we’ll explore why avoiding or minimizing grains can contribute positively to your overall health and wellbeing. Participants will receive several grain-free recipes! Come learn how to sweeten up your life in a way that’s both guilt and grain free!

*Please note that while we will make every effort to avoid contamination, this class will take place in the Community Teaching Kitchen, which is not a certified gluten free kitchen. 

Food Education
Tuesday, November 19
9:00am to 10:00am
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
Tuesday, December 3
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Community Teaching Kitchen, South End Store

Gearing up for your big holiday party? Join our South End Cheese & Bakery Buyer, Vito Forte and learn how to build a cheese plate that will impress your holiday guests. In this class, we will build 2 different cheese plates—a classic style cheese plate and a warm cheese plate, perfect for any winter holiday party. We will end with a discussion on different parings, cheeses dishes & dips, and of course enjoy the wonderful cheese platters we made in class!

Food Education
Wednesday, December 4
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Community Teaching Kitchen, South End Store

Pierogis are the pride of the Polish people. Cities and towns host festivals devoted to them. No holiday feast would be complete without them. Want to know the secret to making the perfect pierogi? Come join the chef and owner of Luiza’s Homemade with Love, Luiza Bloomberg, who will guide participants through making both the classic cheese and potato pierogi and one other vegetable variety. 

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

Together we will prepare an Indian rice pilaf, a nutritious lentil soup and a quick vegetable dish. 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.

Food Education
Saturday, December 7
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Ethan Allen Park

Join Chittenden County Forester Ethan Tapper for an educational walk of Ethan Allen Park. Tapper’s work focuses on advising landowners and municipalities on how to manage forests responsibly for multiple resources and benefits, like wildlife habitat, renewable forest products, ecosystem services and carbon sequestration and storage in light of the increasing threats of climate change, invasive species, and forest fragmentation and loss to development. The walk will focus on forests, forest ecology and forest management, and opportunities to manage forests to produce local, renewable resources in a way that is restorative and sustainable. Please plan on wearing appropriate layers and footwear for some gradual uphill walking in whatever weather we find ourselves in, and for some sustained periods of standing and talking.

City Market Event
Monday, December 9
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Community Teaching Kitchen, South End Store

This class has been sold out!

Join community herbalist Katherine Elmer to explore key herbal strategies to prevent and relieve symptoms of common winter ailments. Participants will also learn how to make fire cider, a traditional herbal winter wellness formula, and take home their own jar of it!

Food Education
Tuesday, December 10
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Community Teaching Kitchen, South End Store

This class has been sold out!

Join us for an evening of Eritrean cooking! Together, we will be making three dishes popular in Eritrea and Ethiopia. Doro Wat is a marinated chicken stew with onion, garlic, ginger, tomato, and the East African spice berbere. We will also make Atkilt Alicha, a potato, cabbage and carrot dish spiced with turmeric, curry powder, fresh rosemary and ginger. We will have injera, a fermented flatbread made from teff and barley flours. This class will be taught by Mulu Tewelde, who came to Vermont from Eritrea in 2006 and enjoys sharing her knowledge and love of Eritrean and Ethiopian cooking. Together with her friend Alganesh Michael, Mulu cooks for Ethiopian Night at ArtsRiot once a month and caters for private events.

Food Education
Wednesday, December 11
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Community Teaching Kitchen, South End Store

This class has been sold out!

This monthly series is a collaboration with US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Vermont (USCRI). We invite you to join us for a special evening as we learn about traditional dishes from Tajikistan, a mountainous country in Central Asia. Tajiki cuisine has been influenced by the country's rich history, mountainous geography and the neighboring regions of Afghanistan, Persia, China and Russia. Together, we will learn to make Tajiki Rice Pilaf, a favorite national dish made with carrots, onions, herbs and lamb or beef and Shakarob, a fresh cucumber and tomato salad that accompanies the Pilaf. We will also learn to make Manti, Tajiki dumplings stuffed with beef and spices, including learning how to roll out the dough and form the traditional flower-shaped dumplings. Our instructor, Munira Qosimova, is from Tajikistan and came to Vermont in 2008. She has a 12-year-old son, Doro, who loves to cook and is excited to watch his mother teach his favorite dish, Rice Pilaf. 

Monday, December 16
5:30pm to 7:30pm
South End Community Room

Join local artist Haley Rockwood for a night of simple book binding. In this class you will learn step-by-step how to create your own book for a journal, sketchbook or cookbook! 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 holiday 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.

Food Education
Tuesday, December 17
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Community Teaching Kitchen, South End Store

This class has been sold out!

This event will be a traditional German Advent baking class and tasting, featuring a demo and hands-on instruction on some best-known holiday specialties from Germany. In this class, we’ll introduce you to the rich history of German holiday baking. We will start with some history on traditional baking in Europe and how it changed over time. Then you will see a baking demo and - if you like - get your hands in the dough yourself! You will learn the basics of making much loved holiday pastries like Stollen, Lebkuchen, Zimtsterne and more. We will finish the class with some refreshments and a tasting of some authentic holiday baked goods from Brot! This class will be taught by Heike Meyer, bakeress and founder of Brotbakery. 

Food Education
Wednesday, December 18
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Community Teaching Kitchen, South End Store

This class has been sold out!

Crêpes are not only a festive, fun-to-make dessert, but they can be a healthy main dish, too. In this class you will learn to make traditional sweet crêpes (crêpes sucrées) using a berry coulis, lemon syrup and chocolate toppings, as well as savory galettes, made from buckwheat flour and filled with cheese, vegetables and fresh herbs. We will discuss the origins and customs around crêpe-making in Northwestern France and teach you to make traditional Breton crêpes as they are still enjoyed in crêperies throughout Brittany today. We will also learn some French baking terms as we work. Instructor Anna Mays is an anthropologist who enjoys teaching about world culinary traditions, agricultural practices and the intersection between food, diet, culture and well-being. Anna trained at Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School and has lived in France. 

Food Education