Upcoming Classes & Events

Thursday, October 2
6:00pm to 8:00pm
McClure Multi-Generational Center

Carrots are one root vegetable everyone enjoys snacking on raw. But have you ever tasted a freshly harvested Gilfeather turnip? Why not? In this class, we will taste a number of fresh root vegetables and decide which to cook and which to munch on raw. When it comes to cooking root vegetables, everyone knows they taste best roasted, but then what? And what’s the best way to roast a vegetable anyhow? Learn how to roast vegetables that are evenly roasted and deliciously caramelized. Enjoy the roasted vegetables with a variety of toppings and in a kid-pleasing mac-and-cheese. We will also make and enjoy root vegetable puree that can replace mashed potatoes or be turned into soup. 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
Saturday, October 4
10:00am to 11:30am
Burlington's Intervale

Join naturalist, herbalist, and registered dietitian Melanie Putz Brotz for a fall foray to seek and learn about edible wild plants in the Intervale. There are still good, nourishing roots and greens around as well as medicinal plants to appreciate in this season, so come join the adventure. Participants in this workshop will learn about abundant "weeds" that are high in vitamins, minerals, and other health-enhancing compounds. We will also talk about preservation techniques that can be used to store the medicinal and nutritive properties of the plants for the winter.

Meet at the small parking lot on Intervale Road, on the right after the dirt road begins, by the entrance to the Rena Calkins Trail.

Herbal Education
Sunday, October 5
9:00am to 12:00pm
Burlington's Intervale

Join the Sustainability Academy and City Market for our 3rd 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. After the run, be sure to head to Memorial Auditorium for the Co-op's annual Harvest Celebration!

Pre-registration Deadline: Monday, September 29

City Market Event
Monday, October 6
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
Wednesday, October 8
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Edmunds Middle School

Can’t make it to the Oktoberfest in Munich this year to sample a real Bavarian Pretzel? No problem - you can make your own authentic soft pretzels at home! Learn how to make pretzels and pretzel rolls and with Heike Meyer of Bee Sting Bakery. In this class, you will learn about the history of pretzels (or “Brez’n" as they are called it in Bavaria), try your hand at the shaping technique and bake some Brez'n to take home. We will have fun exploring different types, shapes and tastes of this authentic German bread specialty, and you will go home with an authentic recipe. 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 leaned to bake in Berlin's oldest biodynamic bakery.

This class will be held in the Edmund Middle School cafeteria kitchen.

Food Education
Monday, October 13
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
Sunday, October 19
9:30am to 10:30am
City Market

Learn new and creative ways to enjoy the apple season with your family. Together we will make savory and sweet recipes and give the little ones an opportunity to engage their creative sides.

For ages 3 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, October 19
12:00pm to 1:00pm
City Market

This workshop will focus on growing a steady supply of fresh greens with only a cupboard and a windowsill. Ready to harvest in just 7-10 days, these greens are good in fresh salads, stir fries, and more! Peter Burke will demonstrate how to grow the bulk of your salad greens through the winter with sunflower, radish, buckwheat, pea and broccoli shoots used as examples. Everyone will take a planted tray home from class. Peter Burke writes and teaches about organic gardening at The Daily Gardener.

Food Education
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 three 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

10:30 - 10:55am

11:00 - 11:25am

11:30 - 11:55am

12:15 - 12:40pm

12:45 - 1:10pm

1:15 - 1:40pm

Herbal Education
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.

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