Upcoming Classes & Events

Monday, February 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 Education
Wednesday, February 17
6:00pm to 7:00pm
City Market

Join local ancestral 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, February 29
5:30pm to 7:30pm
McClure Multigenerational Center

It’s back to the basics and we’re going in depth to the world of sauces. Paul Link, Assistant Prepared Foods Manager at City Market, received his culinary training at the New England Culinary Institute and once again brings his wealth of knowledge to the table with this hands-on workshop. Participants will leave confident in their skills to create perfect sauces at home. 

Food Education
Tuesday, March 1
6:00pm to 8:00pm
McClure Multigenerational Center

In this deliciously decadent grown-up workshop, participants will learn the fine (and fun!) art of creating sumptuously impressive liquors and cordials from scratch. Release your inner mixologist with seasonal flavors and an abundance of creativity! Participants will make and take their own jars of the recipes we make. Must be 21+ to participate. 

Food Education
Wednesday, March 2
6:00pm to 7:30pm
City Market

It’s Vermont Cider Week! Join us to celebrate with a workshop on how to taste, analyze, and pair your favorite craft ciders. Kim Beaty from Shacksbury Cider will lead this workshop, where you will taste four ciders, each paired with cheese, charcuteries, and “wildcard” items! Learn the vernacular of cider aficionados and train your palette to make a perfect pairing at your next dinner party. Must be 21+ to participate.

Food Education
Saturday, March 5
10:00am to 2:00pm
Memorial Auditorium

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. This month we will have samples of the top 3 recipes from our We ♥ Local Parsnips Recipe Contest. Try all three and vote for your favorite – the most popular recipe wins a $100 gift card to City Market and a Le Creuset stockpot from Kiss the Cook!

Burlington Farmers Market
Monday, March 7
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 Education
Tuesday, March 8
5:30pm to 7:30pm
McClure Multigenerational Center

This monthly series is a collaboration with the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program. In March, we will be preparing two traditional dishes popular in Bhutan. We will learn to make vegetarian momos, a traditional Bhutanese dumpling filled with cabbage, onions, ginger and a masala spice mix. We will also make “pickled” tomatoes, a fresh tomato sauce that is often enjoyed alongside momos.  Hema Pantha and Santa Gurung came separately to Vermont from Bhutan in 2013 and forged a wonderful friendship upon their arrival. Both women live with their families in Winooski, each have three children, and have been cooking since they were eleven!  Together they will give us a window into Bhutanese culture and cuisine.  

A Mosaic of Flavor
Saturday, March 12
11:00am to 12:00pm
City Market

Square Foot Gardening 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! Peter Burke is a Certified Square Foot Garden Teacher and has been using and teaching the Square Foot Gardening method since 1981.

Food Education
Sunday, March 13
10:30am to 12:30pm
City Market

Coffee has deep roots in Ethiopian history. An ancient proverb in Ethiopia “Buna dabo naw” means “Coffee is our bread!” For a delicious and meaningful experience, join us for an Ethiopian coffee ceremony, led by Mulu Tewelde who is known for her Ethiopian and Eritrean cooking classes throughout the Burlington area. A traditional cultural and social event, an Ethiopian coffee ceremony is a celebration of hospitality and skillful roasting and preparation. Coffee will be served with the traditional accompaniments of bread, popcorn, and peanuts. 

Food Education
Monday, March 14
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 Education
Monday, March 21
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 Education
Thursday, March 24
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
Tuesday, March 29
6:00pm to 8:00pm
McClure Multigenerational Center

Adaptogens are herbs that help the body quite literally adapt to stress. Our charismatic herbalist, Jessica LaBrie of Blackbird’s Daughter Botanicals, is back with this hands-on workshop on how to use adaptogenic herbs in the kitchen. Together we’ll make tonics to help you transition the seasons smoothly and have some fun while we are at it. 

Herbal Education
Thursday, March 31
5:30pm to 6:30pm
City Market

It is officially Spring! It’s time to ditch the snow shovel and pull out your bike! Join City Market’s own Rex Dazzle for an awesome workshop on making your own repurposed panniers (bike buckets)! We will use upcycled plastic buckets from our Produce department that are perfect for running errands around town or taking home your groceries from the Co-op. There is limited space for this class, so reserve your spot early!

Food Education