Upcoming Classes & Events

Saturday, May 23
10:00am to 12:00pm
The Intervale

Join naturalist, herbalist, and registered dietitian Melanie Putz Brotz for a wild plant treasure hunt in the Intervale. There are so many amazing edible and medicinal plants growing in this region; come join the adventure. Participants in this workshop traditionally uncover many delectable surprises, like stinging nettles, burdock root, lambs quarters, yellow dock, wild violets, Japanese knotweed, wild grapes and invasively prolific and delicious garlic mustard greens. 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. This walk will take place rain or shine, unless the weather is severe.

Herbal Education
Saturday, May 23
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Tommy Thompson Community Garden

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

Heather Irvine of Giving Tree Botanicals will lead participants on a tour through her garden to see the medicinal plants that have already begun to grow.  Heather will also discuss preparations of fresh plants and lead the group in making an infused vinegar with wild-harvested “weeds”. The same technique for making an infused vinegar may be applied to making infused oils or tinctures, so participants will leave the class knowing how to make all three! Meet by the Tommy Thompson Community Garden, just down the dirt road from the small parking lot for the Rena Calkins trail. This walk will take place rain or shine, unless the weather is severe.

Herbal Education
Thursday, May 28
6:00pm to 8:00pm
McClure Multi-Generational Center

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

After a long winter, we all crave greens!  City Market’s Produce shelves bloom in the spring with a wide assortment of greens, beyond the familiar kale and spinach.  Have you figured out how to enjoy broccoli rabe, dandelion greens, and mustard greens? Have you tried cooking with arugula?  Learn how best to store greens and which ones are best cooked and which ones are best raw (and which ones can be used either way!).  We’ll make a quick pasta dish, a stir-fry and a salad, all featuring spring greens.

Food Education
Thursday, May 28
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Phoenix Books

Celebrate the book launch for The Organic Medicinal Herb Farmer with Melanie and Jeff Carpenter of Zack Woods Herb Farm, as well as special guest Rosemary Gladstar.  There will be favor bags for the first 100 attendees at the door, prizes, an Urban Moonshine bitters tasting, and light fare provided by City Market.  Seating is limited.

Tickets are available at Phoenix Books, starting May 1.

City Market Event
Sunday, May 31
1:30pm to 2:30pm
McClure Multi-Generational Center

Everyone has heard of rhubarb pie, but what else can you do with this spring stalk? Join us in making the ultimate spring comfort food: fried rhubarb, peanut butter, and jam sandwiches! We will also enjoy a roasted rhubarb salad. New to cooking with rhubarb? City Market's Produce Department Buyer, Kara Brown can answer your questions about selecting, storing and cooking rhubarb. Kara appreciates both exotic and everyday fruits and vegetables and loves to share what she’s learned with other people.

Food Education
Monday, June 1
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
Sunday, June 7
10:00am to 1:00pm
Bee Sting Bakery

Come visit one of our local vendors, Bee String Bakery, for a tour and class led by Heike Meyer. Heike will lead participants through the bakery, discussing the equipment, oven, and mill before leading a class that will include an introduction to grains, sourdough baking, mixing, and shaping dough. We will then bake flatbreads and pitas in the wood fired oven to enjoy outside alongside other farm-fresh local foods. Please note, participants should plan to meet on location at the bakery.

Food Education
Monday, June 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 Clinic
Monday, June 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 Clinic
Thursday, June 18
6:00pm to 7:30pm
McClure Multi-Generational Center

Learn how to master this simple, delicious recipe for raw vegan tacos that will make you the talk of your next dinner party or neighborhood potluck! We'll turn walnuts into a perfectly seasoned, crumbly meat-free taco filling, with fresh and zesty tomato-cilantro-lime salsa, and creamy, tangy cashew sour cream. We'll make (end enjoy!) our raw, vegan tacos, while sipping on freshly made "Mock-garitas" and you'll learn how to make a sweet and luscious salted caramel dessert.   Krissy Ruddy, Holistic Health Coach, will lead this class.

Food Education
Monday, June 22
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Intervale Center

Finding it too hot in your home to want to turn the oven on? Growing tired of grilling stand-ins, like burgers, hotdogs and steak? Try grilled pizza! Learn to make fresh pizza dough with a special twist, perfect for cooking on a grill. Lean some simple techniques to achieve the taste and texture of a wood fired oven. Using Dell'Amore pizza sauce, made locally in Vermont, and fresh local greens and cheeses, you can enjoy pizza made fresh in your backyard. This class is part of our Week of the Grill celebration!

Food Education
Tuesday, June 23
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Intervale Center

Join our Assistant Prepared Foods Manager, Paul Link, to learn the fundamentals of grilling! This class will explore the fundamental techniques of the grill, including building and controlling your fire, marinating meat, cooking meat to temperature, and grilling vegetables and fish.  Other topics will include the importance of letting meat rest, what sauces and accompaniments to use, and maintaining your equipment.  This class is part of our Week of the Grill celebration!

Food Education
Saturday, June 27
10:00am to 12:00pm
McClure Multi-Generational Center

Making jams that taste like fruit and have good texture doesn’t have to mean hours of work in a hot kitchen.  Learn how to make tasty, low-sugar jams to can for long storage.  What are the best pectins to use to achieve the best texture?  What is the best sweetener to use?  What is a freezer jam anyway?  Join us to learn the answers to these questions, as well as how to safely process the jam in a boiling water bath. Participants will each leave the class with a jar of jam.

Preserving the Harvest
Sunday, June 28
11:30am to 1:00pm
McClure Multi-Generational Center

Join us for a Spanish-language cooking class, with instruction entirely in Spanish! We’ll make pozole, a Mexican soup that includes hominy and lots of toppings. Alejandra Perez is from Querétero, Mexico. She now lives in Addison County with her husband and three daughters. She is known for her cooking and authentic Mexican food. This class is made possible through a project called Huertas, a community-based food access project that facilitates the planting of kitchen gardens on rural dairy farms with Latino/migrant farm workers and their families. This class will be taught entirely in Spanish and is facilitated by Jessie Mazar, program coordinator for Huertas.

Food Education
Monday, June 29
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Ethan Allen Homestead

Join herbalist Guido Masé for a plant walk and learn about the many beautiful plants growing in the marshes and woods of the Ethan Allen Homestead. Bring a paper, pen, and a camera if you'd like to take notes. 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.

Getting there: We will meet at the picnic shelter at the Ethan Allen Homestead. As you go down the road approaching the Homestead, there will be a small driveway to the right that leads to the picnic shelter. There is parking available there or further down the road at the museum.

Herbal Education