Upcoming Classes & Events

Tuesday, January 23
3:30pm to 5:30pm
Community Teaching Kitchen, South End Store

Swing by our Community Teaching Kitchen for healthy after school snacks. Feel free to grab a snack or stay for a demo. We will be making smoothies, 4-ingredient cookies, hummus, and parsnip chips. Participants will leave with recipes, skills, and a full belly. 

Food Education
Wednesday, January 24
5:30pm to 7:00pm
City Market, Downtown Store

This class has been sold out!

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
Thursday, January 25
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 two dishes popular in Eritrea and Ethiopia. Doro Wat is a marinated chicken stew with rosemary, garlic, onion, tomato, jalapeño and the East African spice berbere. We will also make a vegetarian dish, gomen, a kale and tomato dish also made with berbere, onion, tomato, and fresh ginger. We will also 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
Monday, January 29
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Community Teaching Kitchen, South End Store

Join us for our cooking series all about making cooking from scratch as easy as possible! Our former Outreach and Education Coordinator, Meredith Knowles, will lead this hands-on class about making healthy, simple, minimal-fuss dishes all while creating as little waste as possible. We’ll focus on creatively using commonly discarded food parts and making sure you use up everything you buy! Along the way, you’ll learn easy kitchen tricks and tips to help make cooking at home easy and fun. 

Food Education
Thursday, February 1
6:30pm to 7:30pm
City Market, Downtown 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, 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 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 Outreach and Education at learn@citymarket.coop.
 
Pennywise Pantry
Saturday, February 3
11:00am to 12:00pm
Phoenix Books

Enjoy your Saturday morning with City Market and Phoenix Books, and join us for a reading of the children’s book, Escargot by Dashka Slater. After we read together, we will have a fun and interactive healthy food activity! This event is free and does not require pre-registration.

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

This class has been sold out!

This monthly series is a collaboration with the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program.  February's cooking class will be an adventure in the unique cuisine of the Karen tribe of Burma.  We will be making Moe Hay Ka, a wonderful noodle soup, rich in flavors of lemongrass, fish sauce and shallots, and finished with a handful of delicious toppings.  Our class will be taught by Ma Ley, a loving wife and mother of four children, who is overjoyed to share her love of her Karen culture and food.  Ma Ley lived in eastern Burma and then in a refugee camp in Thailand before coming to Vermont.  This will be the perfect dish to add to anyone's winter cold-weather recipe collection!

A Mosaic of Flavor
Thursday, February 8
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Community Teaching Kitchen, South End Store

Being kind to your wallet shouldn't mean giving up the joy of cooking and eating. Taught by Meredith Knowles, this hands-on workshop will cover easy strategies to stretch your dollar in the grocery store and turn your ingredients into delicious meals at home. Together, we will make three 4-serving meals for under $10 each. The No-Fuss Kitchen means just that; if you're interested in taking the stress out of meal-planning and cooking, this is the class for you. 

Food Education
Sunday, February 11
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Community Teaching Kitchen, South End Store

This class has been sold out!

February 16th will mark the start of the Chinese New Year, ushering in the Year of the Dog. 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 12
5:00pm to 6:30pm
City Market, Downtown Store

In this class we will learn to how to crochet potholders. This class is geared towards beginners but the technique we will learn can be applied to future crocheting projects. This class will be taught by Braden Lalancette, who learned to crochet from his mother while in middle school about 10 years ago, and has been making hats, scarves and headbands ever since. Come join us and learn a new skill that will serve you well during these long, cold winter days. Each participant will leave the class with their very own potholder! 

Food Education
Wednesday, February 14
10:00am to 1:00pm
Community Room, South End Store

Join us for a fun morning making Valentine’s Day fruit kabobs! We will have heart shaped fruit available for kids of all ages. This is a drop-in event, so no need to sign up. We’ll also have coffee and music to enjoy. Feel free to drop in for a few minutes, or stay for the morning. 

Food Education
Monday, February 19
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Community Teaching Kitchen, South End Store

This class has been sold out!

A lesson in making homemade pasta, with a gourmet twist! In this class, we will be learning the basics of mixing pasta dough and rolling it out in the traditional Italian way using a mattarello (a 38"-40" long rolling pin). Participants will work together and learn tips to easily enrich flavor and quality in everyday cooking. This class will be taught by Marcey Tucker. Marcey is a nurse by day/chef by night and has been cooking for her family for over 30 years. She is passionate about healing and connecting with people through the power of food.   

Food Education
Wednesday, February 21
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Community Teaching Kitchen, South End Store

Join our Executive Chef, Michael Clauss for a hands-on demo in our Community Teaching Kitchen. We will cover dicing, slicing, and everything in between. Participants will then have a chance to test out their skills chopping veggies to make a hearty minestrone soup. This class is perfect for anyone looking to sharpen their kitchen skills…no pun intended.

Food Education
Thursday, February 22
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Arts Riot

As our official state fruit, apples have become as quintessential as maple syrup to our state identity. From pick your own orchards to apple cider donuts, apple season marks the official arrival of fall in Vermont. Join us for a discussion and preview to Vermont Cider Week where we’ll explore this mighty giant. We’ll hear from orchardists, cider-makers, and apple enthusiasts about the importance of preserving heirloom varieties, the evolving palettes of cider drinkers, and the challenges and triumphs of apple production.

The Dish
Saturday, February 24
10:00am to 2:00pm
Intervale 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 February activity is the We ♥ Local Recipe Contest Taste Test!

Food Education
Sunday, February 25
11:00am to 3:00pm
Intervale Center

Head on down to the Intervale Center for good food, hot drinks, outdoor recreation and winter fun. They will have free ski and snowshoe rentals for the whole family, kids’ activities and games, delicious food and drink for purchase, a chili cook-off and a bonfire to stay warm!

Food Education
Wednesday, February 28
5:30pm to 7:00pm
City Market, Downtown 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. This class will be led by Suzanna Bliss, Licensed Acupuncturist, Nutritionist, Educator, and Director of Bliss Healing Acupuncture in Montpelier.

Food Education