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Summer Update from Your Co-op!

We’re excited to be able to resume offering class programming to our community this summer, blending virtual events with socially-distanced in-person classes. We’ll be following strict protocols to ensure the health and wellbeing of our community members, instructors, and staff. 

Policies & Procedures

For our in-person outdoor cooking classes:

  • Workstations will be set up to allow for appropriate social distance between all participants and staff. 
  • Face coverings will be mandatory at all in-person events and are only to be removed when eating or drinking at a 6ft distance from other participants. 
  • Gloves and hand sanitizer will be provided. 
  • All food will be consumed from compostable dishware. 
  • For all other in-person classes, similar policies will be followed to maintain appropriate social distance; please follow the instructions of City Market staff and class instructors. 
Please note, due to COVID-19 and physical distancing recommendations, hands-on learning opportunities may not be possible in a given class depending on the required meal preparation.
 

Please do not attend classes if you have experienced any of the following:

  • Experienced symptoms such as a fever, cough or shortness of breath that could be related to COVID-19 in the last 14 days 
  • Been around anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days 
  • Traveled to any foreign country / been on a cruise or been in an airport in the last 14 days 
  • Been to an event where more than 50 people were in attendance in the last 14 days 
  • Current VT Health Department guidelines require 14 days self-quarantine for anyone who recently entered (or reentered the state). 

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

 

Tuesday, August 4
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Intervale Center

This class has been sold out!

Head down to the Intervale Center for the next installment of our outdoor cooking class series, where you will join Chef Maria to explore barbecue Filipino-style! We'll cook up some grilled Chicken Adobo and Pork Belly using the flavors of the Philippines to add to your summer culinary repertoire. This class will be taught by Maria Garrido. Maria was born and raised in Florida in a Chamorro and Filipino household. After living in Louisiana and San Francisco, she moved to Vermont in 2005 to attend the New England Culinary Institute (NECI) and was most recently at the Burlington School Food Project. Please note, due to COVID-19 and physical distancing recommendations, hands-on learning opportunities may not be possible in a given class depending on the required meal preparation.

Food Education
Thursday, August 6
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Webinar / Online

Join the Intervale Center for a revised version of your favorite community food and music festival. The Spirit of Summervale concert series keeps the good tunes flowing and brings together friends, local food, and family in a fun and safe way. Please join in every Thursday from July 9th - August 27th from 6:30 - 8PM as the Intervale goes live on their Facebook and Instagram pages.

Click here to learn more

City Market Event
Friday, August 7
9:30am to 11:30am
The People's Farm

Join other physically distanced volunteers at the Intervale Center’s People’s Farm to harvest vegetables, weed, and steward a farm growing food for people experiencing food insecurity. Bring water, gloves and a mask and dress for the weather in long pants, closed toed shoes and a hat!

Spaces are limited and advanced registration is required. Go to https://www.intervale.org/get-involved#volunteer to learn more about our safety protocols. City Market Member Workers can earn hours for volunteering their time.

Parking is available in the lot across from the farmhouse. Please gather at the farmhouse to walk to the farm together.

 

Crop Mob
Monday, August 10 to Sunday, August 16
(All day)
Farms Across Vermont

During the 2020 Vermont Open Farm Week, you can meet (virtually, or in person) the farmers, plants, and animals that bring your favorite high-quality Vermont products to your plate. This year's offerings will focus on events appropriate for the current pandemic-related guidelines: tours, picnics, farm trails, virtual/online events (workshops, guided tastings, etc.), social media posts/stories, and more.

What’s the greatest part about Open Farm Week? Every farm is unique! Find up-to-date lists of participating farms and search by location or product at DigInVT.com, your portal to Vermont's agriculture and culinary experiences.

City Market Event
Tuesday, August 11
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Intervale Center

This class is sold out!

Join City Market for the next installment of our outdoor cooking series at the Intervale Center, where we’ll learn to make Beautiful Buddha Bowls with Sue Sullivan. These plant-based bowls are packed with a savory rice, black bean, tomato, and corn medley, and accompanied by local grilled vegetables and other local produce. A fresh, lively, colorful, flavor packed experience with Southwestern accents that will surely create a dance party for you and your “taste” buds!! Please note, due to COVID-19 and physical distancing recommendations, hands-on learning opportunities may not be possible in a given class depending on the required meal preparation.

Sue has a culinary background in managing/cooking for corporate accounts, restaurants and caterers, and enjoys a life that revolves around family, friends and sharing meals. She is the proud mother of two amazing sons (one is proprietor of Pingala Café) and is blessed with three wonderful grandchildren. She and Pete, her soulmate of 40 years, moved to Burlington, VT from MA in 2016 and enjoy hiking, exploring VT and other travels. She’s excited to teach a class in making a tasty, healthy, satisfying plant-based meal for you to enjoy and perhaps share on a hot summer day! Instructor proceeds from this class will be donated to “Black Lives Matter of Greater Burlington”.

Food Education
Thursday, August 13
5:30pm to 7:00pm
June Farm at the Intervale Center

This class is sold out!

Come down to June Farm in the Intervale to learn how to make your own handpicked market bouquet. We will give you a rundown of the best ingredients to use including foliage, supporting foliage, textual ingredients, filler flowers, focal flowers, and airy accents, then give you a list to harvest. We will then learn how to put this together with wrapping supplies to make a foolproof hand-tied market bouquet that you'll then be able to bring home and enjoy!

June Farm is a two-acre cut flower farm located on the Intervale in Burlington, VT. You can find our flowers at the Burlington Farmers’ Market, local grocery stores/farm stands, & small businesses. We offer a flower CSA & sell wholesale to florists/designers. 

City Market Event
Thursday, August 13
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Webinar / Online

Join the Intervale Center for a revised version of your favorite community food and music festival. The Spirit of Summervale concert series keeps the good tunes flowing and brings together friends, local food, and family in a fun and safe way. Please join in every Thursday from July 9th - August 27th from 6:30 - 8PM as the Intervale goes live on their Facebook and Instagram pages.

Click here to learn more

 

City Market Event
Tuesday, August 18
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Intervale Center

This class has been sold out!

Celebrate the bounty of summer with flavorful, mezze-style appetizers from the Republic of Georgia. We will learn to make two versions of Pkhali, a cooked vegetable pâté or salad that is a favorite starter at the Georgian table. Pkhali is made with a base of rich walnuts blended with spices and can be made to feature whatever vegetables and fresh herbs are in season. We will make Ispanakhis Pkhali, the classic spinach salad seasoned with marigold and coriander, and Jarkhlis Pkhali, a colorful beet dish flavored with fresh dill and cilantro. You will learn the foundation techniques for making Pkhali, so you can adapt the recipe to use whatever veggies you have in your garden. We will conclude the class by sampling the appetizers with fresh bread and share a conversation about Georgian cuisine and culture. Please note, due to COVID-19 and physical distancing recommendations, hands-on learning opportunities may not be possible in a given class depending on the required meal preparation.

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 spent time in Georgia. 

Food Education
Wednesday, August 19
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Webinar / Online

Old growth forests can be defined as forested ecosystems which have developed somewhat independently over a long time, usually at least several centuries. In addition to being beautiful demonstrations of how forests naturally grow and develop, old growth forests are incredibly valuable for our landscape. Join Ethan Tapper, the Chittenden County Forester, for a discussion of old growth forests. Ethan will discuss what old growth forests are like (it may surprise you!), why they should be important to us, and what our role may be in helping develop new old growth on our landscape.

In addition to allowing forests to grow and develop into old growth on their own, new research has highlighted opportunities to manage forests actively to become more like old growth forests sooner than they would naturally. Combined with an ecological forestry approach, this presents an opportunity to manage forests while increasing biodiversity, resiliency and overall health. Ethan will discuss opportunities for employing this approach across Vermont’s landscape.

This webinar will be hosted on the Microsoft Teams platform. You will receive instructions and a link to join the webinar in an email after registering online. We recommend setting up Teams in advance and joining a few minutes in early.

City Market Event
Thursday, August 20
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Webinar / Online

Join the Intervale Center for a revised version of your favorite community food and music festival. The Spirit of Summervale concert series keeps the good tunes flowing and brings together friends, local food, and family in a fun and safe way. Please join in every Thursday from July 9th - August 27th from 6:30 - 8PM as the Intervale goes live on their Facebook and Instagram pages.

Click here to learn more

City Market Event
Friday, August 21
9:30am to 11:30am
People's Farm

Join other physically distanced volunteers at the Intervale Center’s People’s Farm to harvest vegetables, weed, and steward a farm growing food for people experiencing food insecurity. Bring water, gloves and a mask and dress for the weather in long pants, closed toed shoes and a hat!

Spaces are limited and advanced registration is required. Go to https://www.intervale.org/get-involved#volunteer to learn more about our safety protocols. City Market Member Workers can earn hours for volunteering their time.

Parking is available in the lot across from the farmhouse. Please gather at the farmhouse to walk to the farm together.

Crop Mob
Tuesday, August 25
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Intervale Center

This class has been sold out!

Join us for a new series brought to you by OGE and City Market: Backcountry Cooking Classes! Tired of living off trail mix and dehydrated meals when you’re camping/hiking/climbing/etc.? Then come on down to one of these seasonal classes! Our resident OGE backcountry chef extraordinaire, Amy, will guide you through how to make nutritious and delicious meals you never thought possible on a camp stove. Get ready for a mouth-watering good time. For this class, we will be preparing a veggie chili mac and cheese! All attendees will receive a small gift from OGE. We will be cooking outside, so please wear appropriate layers for the weather, close-toed shoes, and bring some bugspray/sunscreen. Please note, due to COVID-19 and physical distancing recommendations, hands-on learning opportunities may not be possible in a given class depending on the required meal preparation.

Food Education
Thursday, August 27
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Webinar / Online

Join the Intervale Center for a revised version of your favorite community food and music festival. The Spirit of Summervale concert series keeps the good tunes flowing and brings together friends, local food, and family in a fun and safe way. Please join in every Thursday from July 9th - August 27th from 6:30 - 8PM as the Intervale goes live on their Facebook and Instagram pages.

Click here to learn more

City Market Event