Upcoming Classes & Events

Sunday, May 19
11:00am to 12:30pm
Community Room, South End Store

Square Foot Gardening 2.0 is open and accessible to anyone! The Square Foot Gardening method is an easy way to plan and plant your garden, using permanent beds to maximize production in small spaces. Peter Burke will join us to discuss all aspects of your garden from planning to planting, constructing raised beds, creating permanent paths, trellising, and methods to avoid a jungle of weeds in August! Then, we will head outside to see the square foot gardening method in person! There will be a hands on demo and participants will go home with a packet of seeds to get their garden started. Peter Burke is a Certified Square Foot Garden Teacher and has been using and teaching the Square Foot Gardening method since 1981.

Note: We will be going outside rain or shine, so please dress appropriately.

Food Education
Tuesday, May 21
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. Yemisir Wat is a dish made up of lentils cooked with onions, tomatoes, curry, ginger, and garlic. We will also make Yasa Tibs an Ethiopian sautéed fish dish cooked with onion, garlic, ginger, coriander, berbere, and lime juice. Lastly we will make, a potato, cabbage and carrot dish spiced with turmeric, curry powder, fresh rosemary and ginger. We have injera, fermented flatbread made from teff, corn, self-rising flour and barley flours to enjoy with the meal. 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, May 22
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Shelburne Vineyards

This class has been sold out!

Join us for a guided wine and cheese pairing at Shelburne Vineyard. We’ll tour the vineyard and winery and hear from staff about the emerging Vermont wine industry. This class is ideal for wine lovers interested in learning more about wine tasting, growing grapes and making wine in Vermont or novices interested in learning more about one of our local vendors!

*Please note, this class is 21+

Food Education
Tuesday, May 28
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Community Teaching Kitchen, South End Store

This class has been sold out!

Join our very own Chef Michael Clauss for a lesson in making homemade pasta. In this class, we will learn the basics of making pasta dough. After we make the dough, we will learn how to roll out and form three traditional Italian pasta shapes, garganelli, orecchiette, and strozzapreti! At the end of the class, participants will be able to sit down and enjoy the food they created!

Food Education
Wednesday, May 29
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Community Teaching Kitchen, South End Store

This class has been sold out!

Join us for a Filipino feast! In this class, we will learn how to make Siopao (sho-pow). Siopao literally means “hot bun” and is a Cantonese steamed or baked bun with a variety of fillings. Siopao is a popular street snack in the Philippines and is traditionally filled with chicken or shredded pork. In this class we will make a pork and a vegetarian variety. 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. 

Food Education
Thursday, May 30
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Community Room, South End Store

This class has been sold out!

Adele Berrier from Jasper Hill will lead this tasting and workshop and provide a behind the scenes look into their award-winning cheeses. We will explore the art and science of Sensory Evaluation and how and why this occupies a great place in this iconic Vermont business. Adele will lead a guided tasting of cheeses aged in the famous Cellars at Jasper Hill. Participants will learn the vocabulary used to describe and communicate during a sensory evaluation using elementary tastes, flavors, aromas and textures. They will also learn the basics of pairing cheeses and other food items. This class will leave participants with a newly trained palette, and a deeper understanding of this “taste of place.”

Food Education
Wednesday, June 5
4:00pm to 5:00pm
City Market, Downtown Store

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 our Outreach and Education Coordinator, Elena Palermo at epalermo@citymarket.coop or 802-861-9757.

Pennywise Pantry
Saturday, June 8
10:00am to 4:00pm
City Market, South End Store

Join us for our first farm tour of the season. We will visit Butterworks Farm, a farm where “a cow can be a cow.” We’ll learn about rotational grazing, soil health, and grass-fed agriculture. After touring the land and solar barn, we’ll gather for a barbecue and make frozen yogurt. Participants should meet at City Market’s South End store by 9:45am, where we will take a van and travel as a group. This tour is a great opportunity to experience some great local products, enjoy the Vermont scenery, and appreciate our hard-working farms. We will be leaving City Market promptly at 10:00am, so we ask that participants arrive early.

Food Education
Sunday, June 9
10:00am to 11:30am
Green Mountain Bee Farm

Green Mountain Bee Farm is family-owned and operated by Michael and Nicole Willard in Fairfax, VT. Michael is a Certified Beekeeper and is the former President of the Vermont Beekeeper’s Association. In this workshop, we will tour the apiary and learn from an observation hive. Michael and Nicole’s goal is to help educate and serve the needs of local beekeepers and they are excited to share their knowledge and passion with our community members. This is an experience you surely don’t want to miss! Workshop participants are encouraged to carpool to Green Mountain Bee Farm. If you are interested in driving others to this workshop or are looking for a ride, please call or e-mail Elena Palermo at (802) 861-9757 or epalermo@citymarket.coop.

Farm Tour
Tuesday, June 11
3:00pm to 6:00pm
Dewey Park

The Old North End Farmers’ Market runs outside from June through October and features seasonal meats, produce, and handmade crafts from local producers. Once a month, stop by our activity table for fun, hands-on activities for all ages. This month join us at our table for Make Your Own Salad Dressing.

Food Education
Thursday, June 13
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Jeffords Hall - UVM Campus

Come take a guided walk through the UVM campus, learning to identify common medicinal plants pushing their way through our everyday natural surroundings. Katherine Elmer was trained at the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism and currently practices at the Burlington Herb Clinic at the Railyard Apothecary in Burlington, VT. She is the co-founder of Spoonful Herbals and a lecturer of Herbal Medicine at the University of Vermont and the UVM Medical Center Program in Integrative Health. This walk will be held rain or shine, unless the weather is severe. Please bring appropriate layers and bug spray, if needed. Park in the Jeffords lot on the UVM campus and meet Katherine under the water tower near Jeffords.

UVM Campus Directions

Food Education
Wednesday, June 19
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Bread and Butter Farm

Join us for our first Mozzarella Making class of the season. This class is anything but cheesy.  No, really, this class is the "whey" to go!  All jokes aside, if you're looking to up your cheese game--look no further!  This class will guide participants through a recipe for making traditional mozzarella cheese.  Mozzarella is a "quick" cheese, meaning participants will get to enjoy tasty samples at the end of the evening!  Zero previous experience or knowledge required. This class will take place at Bread and Butter Farm in Shelburne and will be led by Phoebe Tucker, an educator, artist, and enjoyer of all thing dairy. If you are interested in driving others to this workshop or are looking for a ride, please call or e-mail Elena Palermo at (802) 861-9757 or epalermo@citymarket.coop.

 

Food Education
Tuesday, June 25
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