Upcoming Classes & Events

Sunday, September 25
12:00pm to 4:00pm
Union Station at 1 Main Street

Meet over four dozen local producers and sample their delicious products! Door prizes, face painting, and live music provide a fun atmosphere for meeting your local farmers and producers and learning where your food comes from.

City Market Event
Thursday, September 29
5:30pm to 7:30pm
McClure Multigenerational Center

Spice it up! This demo-style class is all about using spices in the kitchen for delicious taste and nutrition. 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
Monday, October 3
4:00pm to 8:00pm
VCIH at 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 offered by VCIH will now be hosted at the Burlington Herb Clinic, located at Railyard Apothecary, 280 Battery Street. Please sign up directly through VCIH.

Herbal Education
Tuesday, October 4
6:00pm to 7:30pm
McClure Multigenerational Center

Learn the secret to creating complex flavor profiles, the magic formula for dressings and sauces, and other culinary world secrets revealed. Ditch the notion that healthful eating is limiting, boring, or bland and bring deep, delicious, and sensory-engaging flavors into your foods. You’ll leave this class well-equipped to take all your meals to the next level. 

Food Education
Wednesday, October 5
6:00pm to 7:30pm
City Market

Compliment your vegetable gardening by growing fresh mushrooms. Learn the basics of cultivating several varieties of edible mushrooms including, oyster, shiitake, and wine cap stropharia. Fungi promote healthy soil, increase yields of some vegetable crops, and are a delicious addition to the dinner table. This workshop will be led by Ethan Thompson, founder of Urban Homesteader VT.

Food Education
Thursday, October 6
6:00pm to 7:00pm
City Market

Butterflies in your stomach? Have a gut feeling? New evidence is underlining the importance of the neural network associated with our digestive tract and labeling it The Second Brain. This system made up a variety of cells, neurotransmitters, hormones and other messaging molecules can affect our mental state as well as play key roles in certain diseases. We will discuss these connections, how to maintain a healthy digestive system, and share some recipes of foods that help calm your gastrointestinal tract. 

Food Education
Sunday, October 9
9:00am to 11:30am
Burlington's Intervale

Join the Sustainability Academy and City Market for our 5th 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, October 3

City Market Event
Sunday, October 9
1:30pm to 3:30pm
Shelburne Farms

Join us for an autumn afternoon to go behind the scenes at Shelburne Farms for a close-up view of the farmstead cheesemaking process. Rory Stamp, ACS Certified Cheese Professional and Cheese Sales Manager at Shelburne Farms, will lead this tour through the farm landscape. We will visit the dairy, meet the cows, and see the cheesemakers in action. All participants will leave with cheese to take home.

Participants are encouraged to carpool to Shelburne Farms and there will be some driving involved on site. Participants will be e-mail detailed directions after signing up online. 

Food Education
Monday, October 10
4:00pm to 8:00pm
VCIH at 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 offered by VCIH will now be hosted at the Burlington Herb Clinic, located at Railyard Apothecary, 280 Battery Street. Please sign up directly through VCIH.

Herbal Education
Tuesday, October 11
5:30pm to 7:30pm
McClure Multigenerational Center

This monthly series is a collaboration with the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program. In October, we will be preparing two traditional dishes from West Bengal, India. We will learn to make Maacher Jhol, a rich Bengali fish and vegetable curry which gets its deep flavor from simmering in a cardamom, turmeric and cumin spice blend. We will also learn to make hand-rolled chapati, a popular flatbread made from flour and potatoes.  Sunia Basnet is originally from West Bengal and moved to Vermont in August 2016. Sunia is a teacher, having taught for 14 years in India and 1 year in Nepal. She is also an interpreter and speaks English, Hindi and Nepali. She has two children who enjoy cooking with their mother. Sunita is excited to share her love of Indian cooking, especially to teach participants the traditional method for rolling chapatis by hand!

A Mosaic of Flavor
Monday, October 17
4:00pm to 8:00pm
VCIH at 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 offered by VCIH will now be hosted at the Burlington Herb Clinic, located at Railyard Apothecary, 280 Battery Street. Please sign up directly through VCIH.

Herbal Education
Wednesday, October 19
6:00pm to 7:30pm
City Market

Inflammation is a common factor in modern illnesses, and as a result, many people turn away from eating certain foods, like wheat or dairy. But are those foods the culprit of inflammation? If so, do we have to ban breads from our tables or can an anti-inflammatory diet include bread and pastries?  Heike Meyer, owner of Brotbakery and Brot Bakehouse School and Kitchen, will host a workshop to explore the topic. Heike has studied western nutrition and Ayurveda and learned the craft of bread-making at Weichardt Brot, Berlin’s oldest biodynamic bakery, and at Tartine bakery in San Francisco. In this class you will learn which grains are high and low in gluten, which baking methods are best for making healthy breads, how to make a simple bread and how to make a grain-free bread. Class participants will receive a handout with recipes and there will be plenty of time for Q&A. 

Food Education
Tuesday, October 25
6:00pm to 7:30pm
City Market

We’ve all heard the phrase “gut feeling”, suggesting an intuitive understanding that there’s a connection between our guts and our brains. Modern science has for decades investigated this connection, and has demonstrated a far stronger link between our guts – and even our gut bacteria – and our brains than many people could have imagined. Join Dr. Eric Garza, a food systems instructor at the University of Vermont and local health and wellness enthusiast, for a talk that will explore the connection between our guts and brains and what foods we can eat to nourish that connection. This will be an interactive talk, so questions are encouraged.

Food Education
Thursday, October 27
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.

If the date and time above don’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, Meredith Knowles, at mknowles@citymarket.coop or 802-861-9757.

Pennywise Pantry
Saturday, October 29
11:00am to 12:00pm
Phoenix Books

Enjoy your Saturday morning with City Market and Phoenix Books, and join us for a reading of the children’s book Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Sheffler. After we read the story together, we will make healthy Halloween snacks! This event is free and does not require pre-registration.

Food Education