Upcoming Classes & Events

Monday, May 2
4:00pm to 8:00pm
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 will now be held at the Burlington Herb Clinic, located at Railyard Apothecary, 280 Battery Street.

Herbal Education
Tuesday, May 3
5:30pm to 7:00pm
McClure Multigenerational Center

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
Wednesday, May 4
6:00pm to 7:30pm
City Market

Join local food and health enthusiast Eric Garza for a workshop on the role that microbes play in our gut health. Eric will discuss cutting edge research linking gut microbe diversity with chronic ailments like obesity and neurodegenerative conditions. He will also talk about key foods we can add to our diets to feed and increase the prevalence of particular microbes known to enhance gut health and will note foods that increase the prevalence of gut bugs known to contribute to poor gut health. Samples will be provided as well as recipes to try at home!

Food Education
Monday, May 9
4:00pm to 8:00pm
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 will now be held at the Burlington Herb Clinic, located at Railyard Apothecary, 280 Battery Street.

Herbal Education
Tuesday, May 10
5:30pm to 7:30pm
McClure Multigenerational Center

This monthly series is a collaboration with the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program. In May, we will be preparing Bosnian coffee and palacinke, Bosnian pancakes, with savory filling of sour cream and cottage cheese and sweet filling of fresh fruit. Nada Popovac came from Sarajevo in 1998. She is a traveler, has worked at Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program for 16 years, is the “office mama,” a proud mother and grandmother and loves Vermont.

A Mosaic of Flavor
Wednesday, May 11
6:00pm to 7:30pm
City Market

Join local foraging enthusiast Eric Garza for an overview of some of the wild edible plants that are becoming available for the picking as spring tiptoes towards summer. Eric will bring in resources participants can use to identify a few wild edibles and will discuss the health benefits that they afford. He will also offer a few tasteful recipes that offer ways to integrate strong-tasting wild edibles into more common fare. 

Food Education
Saturday, May 14
10:00am to 11:30am
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
Monday, May 16
4:00pm to 8:00pm
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 will now be held at the Burlington Herb Clinic, located at Railyard Apothecary, 280 Battery Street.

Herbal Education
Tuesday, May 17
6:00pm to 8:00pm
City Market

It’s time to pamper your hard-working feet—and just in time for summer sandals! Learn to make a skin-softening foot soak, skin-smoothing exfoliant, heal-healing oil, and aromatherapy foot powder, all from natural, nourishing ingredients! Participants will create three of the recipes to take home. Leading this hands-on workshop is Jessica LaBrie, a passionate herbalist, Wise Woman, and owner of Blackbird’s Daughter Botanicals.

Food Education
Wednesday, May 18
6:30pm 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.

Pennywise Pantry
Thursday, May 19
6:00pm to 7:30pm
City Market

No matter what your goals are, a healthy, loving relationship with food and your body is a must. Learn why indulging in wine, chocolate and bread is actually crucial for shedding pounds, PLUS try and take home delicious recipes that will make you the talk of your neighborhood potluck (without sacrificing your weight-loss goals!) Krissy Ruddy, Holistic Health Coach, will lead this class.

Food Education
Saturday, May 21
10:00am to 1:00pm
Jericho Settlers Farm

Join us for a volunteer work party at Jericho Settlers Farm in Jericho, VT! We will help Christa and her crew plant flowers and herbs, and we’ll also get a farm tour of their hoophouses, greenhouse, and farmstand. Please come prepared for the weather with appropriate layers, sturdy shoes, work gloves, and water. Light snacks will be provided.  City Market Member Workers can earn hours for their time.

Note: In the event of bad weather, this work day may be cancelled. We will do our best to notify you as early as possible.

Questions? Please contact Sarah at sbhimani@citymarket.coop or 802-861-9753.

Crop Mob
Saturday, June 4
9:00am to 12:00pm
Burlington's Intervale

Join us for a volunteer work party at Pitchfork Farm in Burlington’s Intervale! We will help Eric and his crew get their fields ready for the summer season (this may include weeding, transplanting starts, etc). Please come prepared for the weather with appropriate layers, sturdy shoes, work gloves, and water. Light snacks will be provided.  City Market Member Workers can earn hours for their time.

Note: In the event of bad weather, this work day may be postponed until Sunday, June 5. We will do our best to notify you as early as possible.

Questions? Please contact Sarah at sbhimani@citymarket.coop or 802-861-9753.

Crop Mob
Saturday, June 18
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Shelburne Farms

Special offer from Hunger Mountain Co-op!  Join Hunger Mountain Co-op's featured vendor, Shelburne Farms, for a special tour and cheese tasting in Shelburne, VT! You’ll tour their cheese making facility and watch the centuries-old process of hand "cheddaring" in action.

Space is limited to the first 30 people who sign-up. Contact Hunger Mountain Co-op at 223-8000 x202 or info@hungermountain.coop to sign up.  All attendees should meet in the Farm Barn Courtyard at Shelburne Farms at 1pm.

Farm Tour