Upcoming Classes & Events

Monday, October 20
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 www.vtherbcenter.org.
 

Herbal Clinic
Thursday, October 23
6:00pm to 8:00pm
McClure Multi-Generational Center

In this workshop in the Mosaic of Flavor series, we turn our attention to Iraq. Savory and slightly sweet biryani can be a side dish or main course. Suhad Murad shows us how to make this Iraqi favorite along with a semolina cake that will satisfy your sweet tooth. Suhad came from Iraq five years ago with her husband and three children. She is an amazing cook and thinks that it was her cooking that won her husband's heart. Suhad’s recipes will be featured in the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program’s upcoming cookbook, A Mosaic of Flavor.

A Mosaic of Flavor
Friday, October 24
5:30pm to 7:00pm
City Market

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, clinical herbalist, nutritionist, and founder of Rooted Wisdom in Middlesex.

Herbal Education
Saturday, October 25
10:00am to 2:00pm
City Market

Have you ever want to experience Reiki? Reiki is a deeply relaxing, ancient, hands-on healing technique which helps to create a sense of well-being by stimulating your body's innate healing resources. This can help reduce emotional stress, physical pain, and promote the body's healing process. Come experience this for yourself in a FREE 20 minute session by Anne Cameron, M.Ed, experienced Reiki Master & Reiki Teacher from the Ayurvedic Center of Vermont and 3 of her Reiki Level II practitioners.

Please sign up for the time slot that works for you:

10:00 - 10:25am -- FULL

10:30 - 10:55am -- FULL

11:00 - 11:25am -- FULL

11:30 - 11:55am

12:15 - 12:40pm

12:45 - 1:10pm

1:15 - 1:40pm

Herbal Education
Tuesday, October 28
10:00am to 1:00pm
Intervale Community Farm

Join us for a volunteer work party at Intervale Community Farm! We will be harvesting all kinds of root veggies and pitching in to get this farm cooperative ready for winter. Please come prepared for the weather with rain gear, sturdy shoes, work gloves, extra layers, and water. Light snacks will be provided. City Market Member Workers can earn hours for their time.

Questions? Please contact Todd at ttaylor@citymarket.coop or 861-9756.

Crop Mob
Wednesday, October 29
5:30pm to 6:30pm
City Market

Learn to make a traditional remedy, made famous by Rosemary Gladstar. Fire Cider is a vinegar infusion of spicy herbs and veggies that is beneficial to the circulatory and immune systems. This is a great tonic to have on hand during the colder months. In this hand-on class, each participant will make and take home their own unique blend.

Herbal Education
Thursday, October 30
9:30am to 10:30am
City Market

Learn how to shop for fresh, long-lasting, and nutritious foods in Produce and Bulk. With this interactive and hands-on tour, we’ll explore 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. You’ll learn tips for selecting and storing these foods at home to get the longest use out of them, develop a better understanding of Co-op sales, and get inspiring recipes to start cooking quick and affordable meals at home. 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.

Pennywise Pantry
Sunday, November 2
9:30am to 10:30am
City Market

The Frugal Fridge tour complements the Pennywise Pantry shopping tour. This tour focuses on how to shop for healthy, affordable foods once you leave Produce and Bulk and enter the grocery aisles and perishables coolers. We’ll learn to become savvy label readers as we shop for nourishing, long-lasting foods that contain 5 ingredients or fewer. Have fun turning packages over to look at labels and compare prices across similar products. We’ll keep the pantry in mind for a few of these products, but spend the bulk of our time examining 5-ingredient choices for the fridge and freezer as we focus on dairy, eggs, meat and seafood, frozen veggies, breads, tortillas, and more.

Pennywise Pantry
Sunday, November 2
12:30pm to 2:30pm
McClure Multi-Generational Center

Practice your French and hone your cooking skills as you learn to make sweet and savory pies with Sylvie Butel of Alliance Française. We will be making the traditional French apple pie and a potato and Cantal tatin. This class will be taught in French with English translation.

Food Education
Monday, November 3
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
Wednesday, November 5
6:00pm to 7:30pm
City Market

In this class we will cover the basic components of the language of Astrology and develop an understanding of the structure of the Horoscope. When registering for the class, please provide your birth information (date, place, and time of birth). You will be presented with a copy of your individual horoscope along with handouts for clarity at the class. Laurie Farrington has studied astrology for over 40 years and has been a practicing astrological coach and teacher since 1994. Laurie believes that astrology is a powerful tool capable of assisting us in personal growth and awakening us to higher levels of understanding.

Herbal Education
Thursday, November 6
6:00pm to 8:00pm
McClure Multi-Generational Center

There’s a huge range of choices when it comes to winter squash, but acorn squash remains the most popular only because that’s what everyone always makes. Learn about buttercups, butternut, delicata, red kuri, spaghetti squash, sweet dumpling, and turban squash, and taste each one so you can learn which ones you like best. Then make a creamy chowder that has only a small amount of dairy, a winter squash risotto, and a winter squash braise with apples and a yummy baked dessert. Andrea Chesman is a food writer, cooking teacher and cookbook editor. Her recent cookbooks include The Pickled Pantry, Serving up the Harvest and Recipes from the Root Cellar. She lives in Ripton, Vermont.

Food Education
Sunday, November 9
10:30am to 11:30am
City Market

Cristi Nunziata, City Market’s Outreach and Education Coordinator and the mother of a 15 month old, will share strategies, tips and recipes for introducing foods to your little ones. We will discuss the various stages of introducing foods, what foods to avoid, how to meet nutritional needs, and tips for including local and organic foods. This class will focus on parents and caregivers of babies 6 months to 18 months, but expecting or new parents can also join us. While class content is intended for adults, babies are welcome, too.

 

Food Education
Sunday, November 9
3:00pm to 5:00pm
McClure Multi-Generational Center

Let’s be honest, you’re not going to keep up with special dietary restrictions if the food doesn’t taste good! Come join Chef Lisa Ruoff in learning how to make great tasting food for the holidays, focused on those pesky little things called “restrictions”. Lisa has been an organic and vegetarian chef for the past 15 years, with a few all-organic restaurants under her belt. She’ll be teaching how to make mouthwatering Crimini Mushroom Gravy and also Cranberry Apple Quinoa during this class, both of which are gluten-free and vegan (but you don’t have to tell anyone!).

Food Education
Monday, November 10
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
Wednesday, November 12
5:30pm to 6:30pm
City Market

Join naturopathic doctor, Jessica Stadtmauer N.D., for a discussion focused on keeping kids healthy with diet and herbal, homeopathic and home remedies. We will cover colds, flu and other common kid conditions and learn which illnesses can be handled at home and which warrant a follow up with a doctor. Jessica Stadtmauer ND, practices at Mountain View Natural Medicine in South Burlington and focuses on women’s health and pediatrics.

Herbal Education
Thursday, November 13
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Edmunds Middle School

This monthly series is a collaboration with the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program. In November, we will be preparing Brudet, a traditional seafood stew made with fish, scallops, shrimp and crab meat. We will enjoy fresh bread with the stew. Davorka Gosto came to Vermont from Bosnia Herzegovina over 20 years ago. She feels blessed to be one of two daughters raised by a mother who trained and worked as a professional cook in Mostarhis.

A Mosaic of Flavor
Sunday, November 16
9:00am to 10:00am
City Market

Are you struggling to get your child to “Eat More Kale”? Learn kid approved recipes that will allow you to incorporate this nutritious green food into your child’s diet. Together, we will make and sample a kale smoothie, kale chips, kale dusted popcorn and kale pesto.

For ages 2 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. When registering, please select a ticket for each child attending. Accompanying adults are free and do not need a ticket.

Food Education
Sunday, November 16
12:30pm to 2:30pm
McClure Multi-Generational Center

Learn to create an immune soup that will help to keep you healthy during the colder months. While preparing the soup, Betzy Bancroft will discuss the nutritional and medicinal benefits of ingredients such as meat bones, kombu, and medicinal mushrooms and herbs. Betzy Bancroft is clinical herbalist and co-founder of Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism.

Nutrition Education
Monday, November 17
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
Wednesday, November 19
5:30pm to 7:30pm
City Market

Valerian, California Poppy, Chamomile, Kava, Passionflower, Hops, Skullcap, Wild Oat, Linden, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Sage, Motherwort, Black Cohosh, Catnip, Rose & Saint John’s Wort. These are a few herbs you may have heard suggested for sleep.  Learn the difference and learn which may be most appropriate for you. You will also learn a little bit about the botany, history and chemistry of each. Heather studied herbalism at the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine and at the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism. She has been making herbal products since 2002. Her current business is Giving Tree Botanicals.

Herbal Education
Thursday, November 20
5:30pm to 7:00pm
City Market

Making your own beauty products saves money and guarantees that you’ll know exactly what you're putting on your body. And it’s fun! In this workshop we'll make everything you need to give yourself a complete facial. And once you see how easy it is, you can get together with friends for spa parties! Skye Ellicock is a lifelong herb student and educator.

Herbal Education
Sunday, November 23
12:30pm to 2:30pm
McClure Multi-Generational Center

Discover German Holiday baking with some of the true classics: We will learn all about Stollen, Lebkuchen and Vanillekipferl, how they are made and what makes them so special. We start the class with a tasting, and then go through the steps of making the traditional Stollen (a yeasted cake with almonds and candied fruits). You will even form your own little Stollen to take home! A fun class with lots of tastings and recipes to take home. Heike Meyer is the owner of Bee Sting Bakery in Fairfax, a small artisan bakery specializing in naturally leavened breads and pastries. She grew up in Germany, where she learned to bake in Berlin's oldest biodynamic bakery.

Food Education
Monday, December 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, December 4
6:00pm to 8:00pm
McClure Multi-Generational Center

The next time you need dinner in a hurry, you can skip the pasta and serve healthy, hearty lentils instead. These heart-healthy, protein- and fiber-rich legumes will cook in 25 minutes or less and can be spiced in an amazing range of flavors. We will look at the variety of lentils that are available locally and make an Indian dahl, a Syrian rice and lentil dish, an Italian lentil stew with sausage and greens, a French lentil salad with goat cheese. Andrea Chesman food writer, cooking teacher and cookbook editor. Her recent cookbooks include The Pickled Pantry, Serving up the Harvest, and Recipes from the Root Cellar. She lives in Ripton, Vermont.

Food Education
Sunday, December 7
3:30pm to 5:30pm
McClure Multi-Generational Center

Samosas are a Nepali and Indian snack that they can be enjoyed anytime of the day or night. In this class, we will be making sweet samosas with a nut and raisin filling. This class will be led by Keshav Pokhrel, who moved to Vermont from Nepal in 2012 and has worked on Burlington School Food Project’s Fork in the Road food truck.

Food Education
Monday, December 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
Thursday, December 11
5:30pm to 7:00pm
City Market

The colder months are a great time to learn to make your own lip balm. Not only do our lips need extra care at this time of year, but a tube or tin of custom-made lip balm also makes a fantastic gift. Come see how fun and easy it is to make your own! You will make some to take home with you, and leave the workshop with the knowledge and skills to make more at home. Skye Ellicock, a lifelong herb student and educator, will lead this class.

Herbal Education