Upcoming Classes & Events

Sunday, August 30
1:00pm to 2:30pm
McClure Multigenerational Center

Discover the joys of baking with sourdough bread starter. You will learn how versatile (and forgiving) this living organism is and how you can put it to work in your favorite bread recipe. You can even use it for pastries! We will see the different stages of a starter, learn when it's ripe and ready, and taste freshly baked slices of several varieties of sourdough bread. There will be plenty of time for discussion and questions, and every participant will go home with a starter culture to start his or her very own sourdough for home baking. Heike Meyer is the owner and founder of the brotbakery (www.brotbakery.com), a small artisan bakery and education project, focusing on hand-made breads & pastries, traditional baking techniques and baking with all-natural leavening.

Food Education
Monday, August 31
5:00pm to 6:00pm
City Market

Come take a guided walk through Burlington, learning to identify common medicinal plants pushing their way through the cracks in the sidewalks, filling the lawns in our parks, and lining the streets of our city. Guido Masé RH(AHG) is the chief herbalist on staff at Urban Moonshine and 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.

 This walk will be held rain or shine, unless the weather is severe.  Please bring appropriate layers and bug spray, if needed.

Herbal Education
Tuesday, September 1
5:30pm to 6:30pm
City Market

School is in full swing and winter is fast approaching. The changing season, cooler weather, high activity, and new busy classrooms can put stress on your body and your immune system. Join Kelley Muraro, Nutrition Response Testing Practitioner at Cedar Wood Natural Health Center, for a discussion on natural ways to get and keep you and your family’s immune systems in robust fighting shape.

Food Education
Thursday, September 3
5:30pm to 8:00pm
Intervale Center

Head down to the Intervale Center every Thursday in July and August for Summervale: a celebration of farms, local food, family, and friends! You’ll find amazing local food vendors, live music, tastings by Slow Food Vermont, kids’ activities, and more! Each week, City Market will be there with fun hands-on activities for all ages. This week: make your own salad to spice up local greens and produce.

Kids Club: Join the City Market Kids Club! Stop by our activity booth to pick-up a Summervale Explorer Card, then get it punched each week when you do our fun hands-on activity. Get your card punched at 5 out of 9 Summervales and you’ll be entered to win one of three $25 City Market gift cards! More details.

This Summervale was rescheduled from July 30.

Summervale
Monday, September 7
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 Clinic
Wednesday, September 9
6:00pm to 8:00pm
King Street Center

This monthly series is a collaboration with the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program. In September, we will be preparing Zeljanica, a favorite savory dish in the Balkans made of spinach and feta cheese wrapped in thin layers of crispy filo pastry, similar to Greek Spanakopita. We will also learn to make Palacinke, or "Euro-pan cake", a traditional crepe and nutella dessert. A professional caterer, Davorka will share all her secrets for making these two delicate and tasty dishes. Davorka Gosto came to Vermont from Bosnia-Herzegovina over 20 years ago. She feels blessed to be one of two daughters raised by a mother who trained and worked as a professional cook in Mostar. Davorka has written a cookbook, From Mama's Kitchen: Cuisine of Herzegovina.

Food Education
Thursday, September 10
6:00pm to 8:00pm
City Market

The world of tea is far more complex than just black tea or green, white tea or herbal. Full of rich and varied cultures and histories, teas from around the world have incredible stories behind them. Join the team from Dobra Tea as they discuss their travels trying and studying teas all around the globe. Tea will be served!

Food Education
Saturday, September 12
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Burlington's Intervale

Join us for a volunteer work party at Intervale Community Farm in Burlington’s Intervale (a fellow cooperative business)! We will help Andy and his crew harvest a fall bounty of squashes and root crops. Please come prepared for the weather with appropriate layers, sturdy shoes, work gloves, and water. Light snacks will be provided.  City Market Member Workers can earn hours for their time.

Note: In the event of bad weather, this work day will be postponed to Sunday, September 13. We will do our best to notify you as early as possible.

Questions? Please contact Sarah at sbhimani@citymarket.coop or 802-861-9753.

Crop Mob
Saturday, September 12
3:00pm to 4:30pm
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. 

Food Education
Sunday, September 13
11:00am to 12:00pm
City Market

Infused oils may be used alone as a topical treatments, included in body care recipes, or even enjoyed in culinary recipes. You won't believe how simple and inexpensive it is to make these oils yourself! Join Cristi Nunziata to learn a couple simple techniques for making infused oils. We will learn to make a solar infused arnica oil and a 100% local calendula infused oil and discuss the benefits of these medicinal plants. The process takes 4-6 weeks, so come back next month to take home the final product and learn salve, lip balm and massage oil making. We will also learn second technique for making infused oils that takes less time and everyone will take a bottle of rosemary infused hair oil home.

Food Education
Monday, September 14
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 Clinic
Monday, September 14
6:00pm to 7:00pm
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 a variety of healthy, local, and even organic foods. 

Food Education
Tuesday, September 15
5:30pm to 6:30pm
City Market

Join Dr. Giasson as he talks about some of the most commonly used supplements - their importance, how to use them, what to look for while choosing them and why whole food dietary alternatives are a better long term solution. He will also discuss interactions that can occur between different supplements, drugs and herbs.

Food Education
Wednesday, September 16
5:30pm to 7:00pm
ArtsRiot

City Market and the Intervale Center have teamed up for their exploratory series called The Dish. With support from ArtsRiot, we host quarterly panel discussions to dive into hot food issues with the help of local experts.

When thinking about this Dish discussion, we are reminded of the quote: “fertile soil helps create nourishing food and, in turn, healthy people and robust communities.”  According to Farmers without Borders, regenerative agriculture is any kind of farming that enables the restorative capacity of the earth, improving soil fertility, increasing food production, enhancing vibrant communities and fair economies, and respecting the ecology of the natural world. This lively panel discussion will highlight Vermont growers and farmers -- from dairy and meat farmers to landscapers, and even native tree growers -- who return more to the earth than they take from it. You’ll also learn how you can start to practice restorative agriculture right in your own backyard

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The Dish
Saturday, September 19
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Oakledge Park

It’s high time to throw away the notion that eating locally is a financial burden. Do you want to feel more connected to your food? To support your local economy? To support a more sustainable food system? Have it all--buy local, and don’t break the bank! Local food should be accessible to all—and we want to help you find it! Learn ways to save, respect your budget and buy food you believe in. This class will be presented by Meredith Knowles, Outreach and Education Coordinator at City Market, where she leads Pennywise Pantry tours and strives to bring education on local, healthy, sustainable foods to all. One of many free “Go Local” sessions at EAT x NE, a Vermont food festival in Oakledge Park featuring free live music, the Brewhaha Beer & Cider Tasting, and the Great BBQ Supper.

 

EAT x NE
Saturday, September 19
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Oakledge Park

Keep your refrigerator stocked with your favorite creamy and delicious nut milks! In this class, learn how to make a variety of different vegan and dairy-free milk alternatives that taste even better than the real thing! No matter what your dietary preference, you’ll love the taste of these delicious drinks and feel awesome about making it happen with your own hands. Taught by Certified Health Coach and recipe mastermind, Krissy Ruddy, you’ll leave with happy taste buds and the confidence to try it out at home. One of many free “Go Local” sessions at EAT x NE, a Vermont food festival in Oakledge Park featuring free live music, the Brewhaha Beer & Cider Tasting, and the Great BBQ Supper.

EAT x NE
Saturday, September 19
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Oakledge Park

In this workshop, we will begin with a review of basic fundamentals for lacto-fermentation of vegetables. With these foundations in mind, we can then discuss, taste and explore ideas for taking the next steps in fermenting.  Topics to be discussed include: using spices for variations, making good use of leftover brine, small batch vs. large batch fermenting, creative uses for fermented foods in cooking, fermenting with the seasons, Samples and tasting of various fermented foods will be a part of the workshop. One of many free “Go Local” sessions at EAT x NE, a Vermont food festival in Oakledge Park featuring free live music, the Brewhaha Beer & Cider Tasting, and the Great BBQ Supper.

EAT x NE
Saturday, September 19
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Oakledge Park

Learn how to ramp up your local bounty with flavors inspired from around the world. Inspired by ingredients of the Vermont harvests season, Sylvie Butel demos this recipe featuring local pork, apples and crème fraiche. With added depth from flavors inspired from cuisines around the world, this recipe cherishes foods available to us in our home state with a worldly flair. One of many free “Go Local” sessions at EAT x NE, a Vermont food festival in Oakledge Park featuring free live music, the Brewhaha Beer & Cider Tasting, and the Great BBQ Supper.

EAT x NE
Sunday, September 20
11:00am to 12:00pm
Oakledge Park

It’s high time to throw away the notion that eating locally is a financial burden. Do you want to feel more connected to your food? To support your local economy? To support a more sustainable food system? Have it all--buy local, and don’t break the bank! Local food should be accessible to all—and we want to help you find it! Learn ways to save, respect your budget and buy food you believe in. This class will be presented by Meredith Knowles, Outreach and Education Coordinator at City Market, where she leads Pennywise Pantry tours and strives to bring education on local, healthy, sustainable foods to all. One of many free “Go Local” sessions at EAT x NE, a Vermont food festival in Oakledge Park featuring free live music, the Brewhaha Beer & Cider Tasting, and the Great BBQ Supper.

EAT x NE
Sunday, September 20
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Oakledge Park

Global meets local as Ammy Martinez brings us Fricase de Pollo Cubano, or Cuban Chicken Fricassee, a Cuban chicken stew with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Bilingual in Spanish and English, Ammy is an expert on Cuban and Brazilian cuisine and is familiar with the Vermont agricultural landscape. This dish has French origins because of a Haitian migration to Cuba during the 1800s. In this recipe, you'll find chicken that has marinated in spices and sour orange juice and then simmered in a rich tomato-based sauce with potatoes, olives and raisins. Learn how to make this delightful dish and enjoy tastes of the world with ingredients from your own backyard. One of many free “Go Local” sessions at EAT x NE, a Vermont food festival in Oakledge Park featuring free live music, the Brewhaha Beer & Cider Tasting, and the Great BBQ Supper.

EAT x NE
Sunday, September 20
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Oakledge Park

Learn all the tricks of the trade when it comes to grilling the perfect meal. Paul Link, Assistant Prepared Foods Manager at City Market, has experience in many local Burlington restaurants and is here to share expert advice. Featuring sustainably caught fish and local meat and veggies, you’ll leave this class eager to fire up your grill at home. One of many free “Go Local” sessions at EAT x NE, a Vermont food festival in Oakledge Park featuring free live music, the Brewhaha Beer & Cider Tasting, and the Great BBQ Supper.

EAT x NE
Monday, September 21
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 Clinic
Tuesday, September 22
5:30pm to 6:30pm
City Market

Join Lindsay Colburn, Holistic Health and Wellness Coach, for an interactive discussion focused on deconstructing your sugar cravings. You will learn the top ways sugar is affecting your health and happiness as well as the role that lifestyle plays in your relationship with sugar. This class will be a great opportunity to explore tips, tools and resources that best fit you in order to curb your cravings, reduce sugar consumption in your life, and have more energy.

Food Education
Saturday, September 26
2:00pm to 3:00pm
McClure Multigenerational Center

With the autumn season upon us, Vermont orchards are full and fruiting. Join John Hayden of The Farm Between and members of the Gnarly Fruit Collective to get down and dirty with apples! Learn how to grow and manage apples at home. Keep your hands busy during the session by making an apple-raspberry syrup and get inspired by the flavors. Snacks and samples will be served.

Food Education
Sunday, October 4
9:00am to 12:00pm
Burlington's Intervale

Join the Sustainability Academy and City Market for our 4th 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 Festival!

Pre-registration Deadline: Monday, September 28

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