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City Market Event

Summervale: Watermelon Agua Frescas

Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Summervale celebrates community, Vermont farms, and local food every Thursday through September 5. Each week, City Market will be there with Make It From Scratch Food Activities. This week's activity: cool and refreshing watermelon agua frescas made with our bike blender!

Other Summervale fun includes food and beverages from American Flatbread, Farmhouse Tap & Grill, Lake Champlain Chocolates, Three Tomatoes Trattoria, The Skinny Pancake, Sugarsnap, Bluebird BBQ, New Farms for New Americans, Slow Food Vermont tastings, and local live music. Join us!

Summervale: Sushi Rolls

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Summervale celebrates community, Vermont farms, and local food every Thursday through September 5. Each week, City Market will be there with Make It From Scratch Food Activities. This week: get creative by rolling up rice and veggies into fresh sushi rolls!

Other Summervale fun includes food and beverages from American Flatbread, Farmhouse Tap & Grill, Lake Champlain Chocolates, Three Tomatoes Trattoria, The Skinny Pancake, Sugarsnap, Bluebird BBQ, New Farms for New Americans, Slow Food Vermont tastings, and local live music. Join us!

Islands Bike Tour by Vermont Farm Tours

Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 5:00am to 12:00pm

Farm/Food/Art/Wine Bike Tour supporting Local Motion

The Islands Bike Tour offers cyclists of all levels the opportunity to explore the Champlain Islands during a leisurely (and spectacular) 10 or 25-mile ride with stops at farms, art studios, food venues, and vineyards. $35 adult, $20 youth. Finish your ride with live music, a free massage, and wine tasting.

Registration and more information at www.VermontFarmTours.com/biketour.html

Weed-a-Thon at Pitchfork Farm!

Friday, July 5, 2013 - 5:00am to 8:00am

It’s been a soggy start to summer for everyone, especially for farmers in the Intervale. Pitchfork Farm needs a little extra help pulling weeds to make way for new crops and help covering their greenhouse. Eric and Rob need 20-30 volunteers to help out. We can’t think of a better way to spend a few hours this Independence Day weekend than to give a boost to our local, independent farmers!

Please dress appropriately for the weather and the mosquitoes – wear long pants, sleeves, and boots, and bring water, work gloves and bug spray. Refreshments will be provided courtesy of City Market.

RSVP for the Weed-a-Thon with chelsea@intervale.org by Wednesday afternoon. City Market Member Workers will receive hours for their volunteer time.

Getting to Pitchfork Farm:
Head down Intervale Road off Riverside Avenue and continue past the Intervale Center onto the dirt road. You will pass the McNeil Plant and Intervale Community Farm on your left. Turn left at the big yellow gate and continue down the road until you see the sign marked “Pitchfork Farm.” Park in the field.

 

Vermont Cooperative Decade Bicycle Tour

Saturday, July 6, 2013 - 10:30am to 1:30pm

To celebrate the International Day of Cooperatives and spread awareness about the International Cooperative Alliance's "Blueprint for a Cooperative Decade", Vermont cooperators will be embarking on a ten mile tour of Burlington-area cooperatives! The ride will start at the Energy Co-op of Vermont in Colchester, and will end with food and drinks at the Webskillet worker co-op! Join us and help spread the word about the benefits and diversity of the cooperative model!

Teen Cooking Class: Blueberries! CANCELLED

Sunday, July 28, 2013 - 7:30am to 9:00am

Ages 12 and up

This class has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Blueberries are fun to pick and eat, and there’s so much more you can do with them in the kitchen. Come and learn to make crepes with blueberry sauce, sweet coconut rice with blueberries, and homemade blueberry ice cream!

For preteens and teens accompanied by an adult. Note: When registering, please purchase a ticket for each child attending. Accompanying adults are free and do not need a ticket.

Kids’ Cooking Class: Mexican Fiesta! (ages 6-11)

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

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It’s fiesta time! Make homemade corn tortillas and top them with your favorite garden-fresh vegetables, cheese, and beans. Kids love using a real Mexican tortilla press and learning knife skills to chop veggies.

For kids ages 6-11 accompanied by an adult. Note: When registering, please purchase a ticket for each child attending. Accompanying adults are free and do not need a ticket.

The Frugal Fridge

Monday, July 29, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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The Frugal Fridge tour complements the Pennywise Pantry shopping tour. This tour focuses on how to shop for healthy, affordable foods once you leave Produce and Bulk and enter the grocery aisles and perishables coolers. We’ll learn to become savvy label readers as we shop for nourishing, long-lasting foods that contain 5 ingredients or fewer. Have fun turning packages over to look at labels and compare prices across similar products. We’ll keep the pantry in mind for a few of these products, but spend the bulk of our time examining 5-ingredient choices for the fridge and freezer as we focus on dairy, eggs, meat and seafood, frozen veggies, breads, tortillas, and more.

Waterfront Herb Walk CANCELLED

Monday, July 29, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

This event has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Join Herbalist Guido Masé for an herb walk at Waterfront Park and learn to identify common medicinal plants. Bring a camera, paper and a pen to take notes if you’d like. We will meet at the beginning of the bike path across from ECHO Lake Aquarium. Guido Masé RH(AHG) is a clinical herbalist and "wild medicine" educator. He is a co-founder and director of the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism where he helps folks discover and use the plants that might be missing from their lives.

Summer Paleo Cooking CANCELLED

Monday, July 22, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

This class has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The Paleo diet is based around eating grass-fed meats, eggs, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds – foods available to our hunter-gatherer ancestors before the advent of grain agriculture. Learn about the diet and sample some of our favorite summertime snack recipes. We’ll make grain-free granola, bean-free hummus (with fresh, local veggies for dipping), and berry coconut creamsicles! Alli Johnson has been eating Paleo for almost 2 years and enjoys spending her time cooking and learning more about traditional nutrition. She believes the most important rule of following the Paleo diet is adapting it to best fit your own lifestyle and nutritional needs.

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