Upcoming Classes & Events

Thursday, August 28
5:30pm to 8:00pm
Intervale Center

Head down to the Intervale Center every Thursday in July and August for Summervale: a celebration of farms, local food, family, and friends! You’ll find amazing local food vendors, live music, tastings by Slow Food Vermont, kids activities, and more! Each week, City Market will be there with fun hands-on activities for all ages. This week: we'll blend up local herbs with our blender bike to create a delicious pesto.

New for Kids: Join the City Market Kids Club! Stop by our activity booth to pick-up a Summervale Explorer Card, then get it punched each week when do our fun hands-on activity. Get your card punched at 5 out of 9 Summervales and you’ll be entered in our Grand Prize Drawing: a $100 Shopping Spree for you and your family at City Market accompanied by our Food Education Coordinator! More details.

Summervale
Monday, September 1
4:00pm to 8:00pm
City Market

Have you ever been interested in using herbal medicine to improve your health? Join Betzy Bancroft RH (AHG), Larken Bunce MS, and Guido Masé RH (AHG) and students from the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism in a free, personalized session focused on your individual constitution and any health conditions you may be experiencing. An incredible opportunity to explore the art of herbal healing with experienced practitioners! All sessions last about two hours and are completely confidential. By appointment. Please sign up by contacting Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism at info@vtherbcenter.org.

Herbal Clinic
Thursday, September 4
5:30pm to 8:00pm
Intervale Center

Head down to the Intervale Center every Thursday in July and August for Summervale: a celebration of farms, local food, family, and friends! You’ll find amazing local food vendors, live music, tastings by Slow Food Vermont, kids activities, and more! Each week, City Market will be there with fun hands-on activities for all ages. This week: make dried apple rings for a healthy, easy snack.

New for Kids: Join the City Market Kids Club! Stop by our activity booth to pick-up a Summervale Explorer Card, then get it punched each week when do our fun hands-on activity. Get your card punched at 5 out of 9 Summervales and you’ll be entered in our Grand Prize Drawing: a $100 Shopping Spree for you and your family at City Market accompanied by our Food Education Coordinator! More details.

Summervale
Monday, September 8
4:00pm to 8:00pm
City Market

Have you ever been interested in using herbal medicine to improve your health? Join Betzy Bancroft RH (AHG), Larken Bunce MS, and Guido Masé RH (AHG) and students from the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism in a free, personalized session focused on your individual constitution and any health conditions you may be experiencing. An incredible opportunity to explore the art of herbal healing with experienced practitioners! All sessions last about two hours and are completely confidential. By appointment. Please sign up by contacting Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism at info@vtherbcenter.org.

Herbal Clinic
Monday, September 8
6:00pm to 8:00pm
McClure Multi-Generational Center

Learn how to make your own great tomato sauce, roasted tomatoes, and homemade ketchup! Adele's sauce comes from an old-world family recipe. In addition to demonstrating her easy method for canning tomatoes, Adele will prepare roasted tomatoes, a robustly flavored delicacy that will last all winter in the freezer. Lastly, you will learn the process for making homemade ketchup. We will dine on baguettes with roasted tomatoes and goat cheese plus pasta with freshly made sauce and pasta. Adele Dienno has taught Italian cooking classes for many years and is president of the Vermont Italian Club.

Food Education
Friday, September 12
5:30pm to 6:30pm
City Market

Cholesterol is important in our physiology for various reasons including hormonal balance, cell structure and repair. In recent times, blood cholesterol levels and its effects on our health has been a heavily debated topic. This class will help you understand the structure of different types of cholesterol and if there really is "good" and "bad" cholesterol. It is also vital to learn about the different pathways that are dependent on cholesterol synthesis, how medical treatments are not always the only option available and what you can do to help yourself if you have been diagnosed with hypercholesterolemia (high blood cholesterol levels). Modifications in diet and exercise routines can help maintain the intended balance between the different types of cholesterol resulting in a healthier lifestyle. Akshata Nayak MSACN, MS is a Clinical Nutritionist who practices at Alternative Roots Wellness Center in Essex Junction.

Herbal Education
Saturday, September 13
10:00am to 11:00am
City Market

Have you ever wondered what Reiki was? Are you curious about energy work and how it may be beneficial for you? Come to this introductory class to learn more about this "Universal Life Force" that is available to us for deep relaxation. Reiki promotes healing at all levels of our being and is a wonderful tool for reducing stress, anxiety and physical pain. This class will be led by Anne Cameron, M.Ed, Reiki Master & Reiki Teacher.

Herbal Education
Monday, September 15
4:00pm to 8:00pm
City Market

Have you ever been interested in using herbal medicine to improve your health? Join Betzy Bancroft RH (AHG), Larken Bunce MS, and Guido Masé RH (AHG) and students from the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism in a free, personalized session focused on your individual constitution and any health conditions you may be experiencing. An incredible opportunity to explore the art of herbal healing with experienced practitioners! All sessions last about two hours and are completely confidential. By appointment. Please sign up by contacting Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism at info@vtherbcenter.org.

Herbal Clinic
Monday, September 15
6:00pm to 8:00pm
McClure Multi-Generational Center

Manicotti is a crepe-like pancake that is very light, rolled around a delicious filling and baked with tomato sauce and grated cheese. We will use seasonal fall ingredients for the filling, such as Swiss chard, kale, and root vegetables mixed with local ricotta cheese and eggs. Topped with local Dell'Amore tomato sauce, you will be transported to Italy, if only for one night! Adele Dienno has taught Italian cooking classes for many years and is president of the Vermont Italian Club.

Food Education
Saturday, September 20
11:00am to 11:45am
Eat by Northeast Food Festival

Learn proven techniques from industry experts for how to go local on a budget. We'll discuss: tips for finding fresh, long-lasting, and nutritious foods in 'Produce' and 'Bulk' sections; finding the best value on fruits, vegetables, grains, and beans by paying attention to the price per pound; reviewing the types and value of a farmshare or CSA (Community Supported Agriculture); and tips for selecting and storing these foods at home to get the longest use out of them. No matter what kind of diet you follow, these pennywise tools help you stock your kitchen with variety of healthy, local, and even organic foods. One of many free “Go Local” sessions at EAT x NE, a Vermont food festival in Oakledge Park featuring free live music, the Brewhaha Beer & Cider Tasting, and the Great Harvest Supper.

EAT x NE
Saturday, September 20
12:00pm to 12:45pm
Eat by Northeast Food Festival

This workshop will focus on growing a steady supply of fresh greens with only a cupboard and a windowsill. Ready to harvest in just 7-10 days, these greens are good in fresh salads, stir fries, and more! Peter Burke will demonstrate how to grow the bulk of your salad greens through the winter with sunflower, radish, buckwheat, pea and broccoli shoots used as examples. Everyone will take a planted tray home from class. Peter Burke writes and teaches about organic gardening at The Daily Gardener. One of many free “Go Local” sessions at EAT x NE, a Vermont food festival in Oakledge Park featuring free live music, the Brewhaha Beer & Cider Tasting, and the Great Harvest Supper.

EAT x NE
Sunday, September 21
11:00am to 11:45am
Eat by Northeast Food Festival

“Lacto-fermentation”...big word, harder to say than it is to do!  Join pickling expert Jason Frishman of Folk Foods as he walks through the simple process of lacto-fermentation, ie. pickling! This session is a great addendum to 'Eating Local On A Budget' as you'll learn how to save those week old veggies from the compost bucket! One of many free “Go Local” sessions at EAT x NE, a Vermont food festival in Oakledge Park featuring free live music, the Brewhaha Beer & Cider Tasting, and the Great Harvest Supper.

EAT x NE
Sunday, September 21
12:00pm to 12:45pm
Eat by Northeast Food Festival

Watch a delicious Italian meal come together with chef Antonino DiRuocco from Capri, Italy. Gnocchi are small Italian dumplings that grace the menus of many Italian restaurants but take a little skill to learn to make. Antonino will share his technique for perfect and pillowy potato gnocchi, along with real Italian marinara sauce. A chef at Villa Tragara Ristorante (now Michael’s on the Hill), he has won numerous awards, and has been featured in local newspapers for his rustic and traditional Italian fare. One of many free “Go Local” sessions at EAT x NE, a Vermont food festival in Oakledge Park featuring free live music, the Brewhaha Beer & Cider Tasting, and the Great Harvest Supper.

EAT x NE
Sunday, September 21
4:00pm to 4:45pm
Eat by Northeast Food Festival

Sourdough starter is a versatile (and forgiving) living organism that you can put to work in your favorite bread recipe. You can even use it for pastries! We will see the different stages of a starter, learn when it's ripe and ready, and taste freshly baked slices of several varieties of sourdough breads. There will be plenty of time for discussion and questions, and every participant will go home with a starter culture to start his or her very own sourdough for home baking. Heike Meyer is the owner of Bee Sting Bakery in Fairfax, a small artisan bakery specializing in whole grain naturally leavened breads and pastries. One of many free “Go Local” sessions at EAT x NE, a Vermont food festival in Oakledge Park featuring free live music, the Brewhaha Beer & Cider Tasting, and the Great Harvest Supper.

EAT x NE
Wednesday, September 24
5:30pm to 6:30pm
City Market

Learn to use infused oils to make salves, lotions and massage oils. We will use calendula infused oil and lavender infused oil made in last month’s class. Participation in the previous class is not required. Everyone will leave with recipes and samples. City Market’s Outreach and Education Coordinator, Cristi Nunziata, will lead this class.

Herbal Education
Sunday, September 28
6:00pm to 8:00pm
McClure Multi-Generational Center

Learn to make handmade ravioli with chef Antonino DiRuocco in this Italian cooking class inspired by the flavors of the season. Learn how to mix the dough, knead, and roll out the ravioli, filling them with a savory wild mushroom filling. We will serve these savory ravioli with a classic sage brown butter sauce. Antonino DiRuocco from Capri, Italy was formerly a chef at Villa Tragara Ristorante (now Michael’s on the Hill) and has won numerous awards for his rustic and traditional Italian fare.

Food Education
Monday, September 29
6:00pm to 8:00pm
McClure Multi-Generational Center

For those avoiding gluten, it can be hard to find substitute desserts that have the texture and flavor of their traditional counterparts. This class will teach the secrets to baking without gluten. We will start by learning how to select, measure and store key ingredients for gluten-free baking, including common starches, binders and fats used in the absence of gluten. You will then learn to create a gluten-free flour blend that accurately replicates the functions that gluten flour performs in the baking process. We will use this blend to make and sample such baked goods as blueberry muffins with a light crumb, irresistible chocolate chip cookies, and a richly nutty but light Italian almond cake. Students will take home a grocery list of key ingredients for gluten-free baking, their own gluten-free flour blend, and recipes. Anna Mays is an anthropologist who enjoys researching and teaching about world culinary traditions, agricultural practices, and the intersection between food, diet, culture and well-being.

Food Education
Sunday, October 5
9:00am to 12:00pm
Burlington's Intervale

Join the Sustainability Academy and City Market for our 3rd annual 1K/5K down in the Intervale! Romp through farm fields and dirt roads in this family-friendly event to support place-based learning at the Sustainability Academy.

Pre-registration Deadline: Monday, September 29

City Market Event