Food Education

Fresh Fall Flavors: A Quick Guide to Fall Produce

It’s finally smelling, looking and feeling like fall in Vermont, and here at the coop we could not be more excited to see the continuous abundance of local produce filling our shelves and baskets every day. Whether you are looking for guidance on the type of squash you should roast for a casual Wednesday night dinner or starting to brainstorm recipes for the big Thanksgiving meal, below are tips for cooking and baking with a few fall staples that will enhance your autumn cooking. 

Anything but Cheesy: Mozzarella Making 101 Class Recap

One of our most popular classes this summer has been our Mozzarella Making 101 class. We offered the class in July and August and are rounding out the season with two more classes this month. The class is held at Bread and Butter Farm, an organic veggie, beef, and pork farm located in Shelburne.

Kissing Summer Goodbye: Labor Day Recipe Roundup

Wow, has it been a hot, dry and humid summer! The weather is slowly starting to shift to cooler temps, school is back in session, and many of us are looking forward to the fall. Although I do love the fall, I don’t know if I am ready to say goodbye to the delicious tomatoes, melons, and even the zucchini that have been staple foods during these long summer days. With Labor Day weekend right around the corner, here are some recipe ideas for your end of summer celebration.

Highlights from Vermont Open Farm Week

Last week marked the fourth annual Vermont Open Farm Week! Farms all across the state opened up their fields, barns and pastures for a number of different fun activities, as a way to connect the public with Vermont’s farmers and the beautiful agricultural landscape.

Chicken, It’s What’s For Dinner: 5 Creative Meals, Using 1 Rotisserie Chicken

Need some quick and easy dinner inspiration? Grab a Rotisserie Chicken at our South End Store and begin to build a week of tasty, unique meals! A little bit of chicken can go a long way when supplemented with other plant based proteins and veggies.

Lettuce Not Forget the Dressing: How to Build the Perfect Salad

Here we are in July! In this month, we typically find ourselves knees deep in an abundance of vibrant, local, fresh produce. Although we are grateful for the bounty, it can be hard to keep up with the weekly greens that arrive in your CSA share, or pour into your kitchen from your very own garden. So, what to do with all these greens? Here are a few tips that will help you turnip the beet, on your average, every day, mixed green salad.

A Berry Adventurous Farm Tour: The Farm Between & Lewis Creek Farm Recap

Over the summer, City Market organizes farm tours where we bring community members to different local farms across the state to learn about and gain a deeper understanding of where our food comes from. On Friday, June 15th City Market staff and participants gathered at our Downtown store to begin a full day of farm tour fun where we visited two of our vendors, The Farm Between and Lewis Creek Farm.

From Strip Steak to Peaches: Fundamentals of Grilling Class Recap

Warmer weather means more time spent outside, and what better way to spend your evenings than behind a grill cooking up some smoky, sweet, mouthwatering meals for family and friends. Last Thursday, City Market class participants gathered at the Intervale Center down by the Winooski River for a Grilling Fundamentals class. The class was taught by our very own Executive Chef, Michael Clauss. From managing his own catering business to running restaurant kitchens, Michael had tons of tips and tricks to share with the group.

Celebrating the Sunshine! Springtime Recipe Roundup

Blue skies, sunshine and tree buds mean the ground has thawed and springtime is upon us. We are knees deep in planting season and are looking forward to juicy berries and fresh salad greens that will be on our plates and then in our bellies soon! Here are some fresh new recipe ideas to hold you over until berry season really begins. Keep your eyes peeled when you are shopping, because you can find some of these recipes on our store floor, right now!

Learning the ABCs of CBD

Here at the Co-op, you may have noticed a recent surge in products containing CBD. While we do carry an array of CBD-infused products from Nutty Steph’s chocolate hearts to Luce Farm’s CBD honey and even Kimball Brook Farms infused iced teas, this trend is not specific to City Market or even to Vermont.

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