Upcoming Classes & Events

Sunday, February 7
3:00pm to 5:00pm
McClure Multigenerational Center

February 8 marks the start of the Chinese New Year, ushering in the Year of the Monkey. Learn about Chinese New Year foods and celebrations with Ben Wang, Co-op Member and Chinese teacher at the Vermont Commons School. We will make two kinds of traditional Chinese dumpling fillings, one stuffed with pork and another with spinach. Then, using premade wrappers, we will stuff the dumplings, boil them, make accompanying sauces, and celebrate the New Year while we eat our dumplings together. 

Food Education
Monday, February 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 Education
Tuesday, February 9
5:30pm to 7:30pm
McClure Multigenerational Center

This monthly series is a collaboration with the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program. In February, we will be preparing two traditional dishes from Cuba. We will learn to make a rich black bean soup with onions, garlic, green peppers and spices and a delicious white sweet potato pudding seasoned with honey, lemon peel and cinnamon. Eloy Guzman came to the U.S. from Cuba in 1980. Eloy has a Master’s in Education and has over 30 years of teaching experience as a high school Spanish teacher, including two years in the Peace Corps in Nepal. Eloy learned his love for cooking from his grandmother, who came to Cuba from Haiti. Eloy grew up in the Cuban countryside where everything was naturally organic and he enjoys cooking with Vermont's fresh, organic produce. He is excited to share his grandmother's recipe for black bean soup, which his friends request all the time and say is the best bean soup they have tasted.

A Mosaic of Flavor
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