Upcoming Classes & Events

Monday, August 20
5:00pm to 6:00pm
City Market, South End Store

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 a co-founder of the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism and Chief Herbalist at Urban Moonshine 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
Thursday, August 23
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 pesto to serve on bread or crackers.

For kids: Join the City Market Kids Club! Stop by our activity booth to pick-up a Co-op Kids Club Explorer Pass, then get it punched each week when you visit. Pick up a card at Summervale, Old North End Farmers Market, Winter Farmers Market, or Drop-In Activities. Get a punch each time you attend a Kids Club event until you reach 5, then be entered to win a gift!

Summervale
Thursday, August 30
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 dried apple rings.

For kids: Join the City Market Kids Club! Stop by our activity booth to pick-up a Co-op Kids Club Explorer Pass, then get it punched each week when you visit. Pick up a card at Summervale, Old North End Farmers Market, Winter Farmers Market, or Drop-In Activities. Get a punch each time you attend a Kids Club event until you reach 5, then be entered to win a gift!

Summervale
Tuesday, September 4
3:00pm to 6:30pm
Dewey Park

The Old North End Farmers’ Market runs outside from June through October and features seasonal meats, produce, and handmade crafts from local producers. Once a month, stop by our activity table for fun, hands-on activities for all ages.

For kids: Join the City Market Kids Club! Stop by our activity booth to pick-up a Co-op Kids Club

Explorer Pass, then get it punched each week when you visit. Pick up a card at Summervale, Old North End Farmers Market, Winter Farmers Market, or Drop-In Activities. Get a punch each time you attend a Kids Club event until you reach 5, then be entered to win a gift!

Food Education
Wednesday, September 5
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Intervale Center

Join our Executive Chef, Michael Clauss, to learn how to grill the perfect burger! In this class, participants will explore the fundamental techniques of the grill, and learn how to build and control their fire. Michael will also share some tips and tricks on how to make a mouthwatering burger, every time. We will be grilling up a variety of meat, fish and veggie burgers, so there will be a burger for everyone! 

Food Education
Saturday, September 8
11:00am to 12:00pm
Phoenix Books

Enjoy your Saturday morning with City Market and Phoenix Books, and join us for a reading of the children’s book If Your Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff. After we read together, we will have a fun and interactive activity! This event is free and does not require pre-registration.

Food Education
Wednesday, September 12
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Community Teaching Kitchen, South End Store

This monthly series is a collaboration with the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program.  For our first class of the 2018/2019 series, we invite you to join us for a special evening as we learn about Kvrgusa, a delicious chicken dish that comes from the far Northwestern corner of Bosnia.  Seasoned chicken baked with soft dough and finished with cream will be complimented by a fresh and herby salad, completing this unique and regionally specific meal.  Senada Sokocevic left her Bosnian hometown of Kozarac during the war in 1992 and came to Vermont as a refugee in 1999 with her husband and son.  Senada is an excellent pastry chef and cook, as well as a Certified Dental Assistant, Community Dental Health Coordinator, Expanded Function Dental Assistant AND she’s even a black belt in Tae Kwan Do!  As a young child, Senada learned to cook from her mother, and has enjoyed creating and experimenting with food ever since.

A Mosaic of Flavor
Thursday, September 13
3:30pm to 5:30pm
Community Room, South End Store

Swing by our Community Room at our South End store for some healthy after school snacks. Feel free to grab a snack to go, or stay for a demo. We will be making a number of yummy, healthy, delicious treats. Recipes will be provided. This activity is open to kids of all ages and is a drop-in event, so no need to sign up. 

Food Education
Saturday, September 15
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Bread and Butter Farm

Join us for another Mozzarella Making class! This class is anything but cheesy.  No, really, this class is the "whey" to go!  All jokes aside, if you're looking to up your cheese game--look no further!  This class will guide participants through a recipe for making traditional mozzarella cheese.  Mozzarella is a "quick" cheese, meaning participants will get to enjoy tasty samples at the end of the evening!  Zero previous experience or knowledge required. This class will take place at Bread and Butter Farm in Shelburne and will be led by Phoebe Tucker, an educator, artist, and enjoyer of all thing dairy. If you are interested in driving others to this workshop or are looking for a ride, please call or e-mail Elena Palermo at (802) 861-9757 or epalermo@citymarket.coop.

Food Education
Sunday, September 16
11:00am to 1:30pm
Brot Bakery

Brot Bakery was founded by Heike Meyer, bakeress and food lover. Growing up in bread-centered Germany, Heike developed a taste for good bread and pastries early on, strictly requesting only the heartiest whole grain breads for her Kindergarten lunch box and developing her first pastry recipe (an apple cake that was barely edible) at age 5. Join us for a tour of the bakehouse and an afternoon of hands-on baking and eating. *Participants will receive a City Market gift card for $20 upon their arrival to the class to offset the higher price point.

Food Education
Tuesday, September 18
5:30pm to 7:00pm
City Market, Downtown Store

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, Licensed Acupuncturist, Nutritionist, Educator, and Director of Bliss Healing Acupuncture in Montpelier.

Food Education
Wednesday, September 19
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Rock Point School

Come enjoy an evening with Kara Buchanan, community herbalist, gardener and educator, and co-director of Spoonful Herbals, for a tour around her Rooted Heart Rising medicinal herb garden and pollinator sanctuary at Rock Point. As we nosh on wood-fired pizza made from garden herbs and wild edibles, we’ll learn about medicinal and culinary herbs that grow well in our region, both wild and cultivated, as well as gardening for pollinators. Spoonful Herbals offers a 6 month herbal learning apprenticeship and a 3 season herbal product CSA. Visit their website at www.spoonfulherbals.org.

Food Education
Thursday, September 20
6:00pm to 7:00pm
City Market, South End Store

With this interactive and hands-on tour, participants will learn how to shop for affordable, fresh, long-lasting, and nutritious foods at City Market. We will begin by exploring 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. Then we will enter the Grocery aisles and Perishables coolers, to learn to become savvy label readers as we shop for nourishing, long-lasting foods that contain 5 ingredients or fewer. No matter what kind of diet you follow, these pennywise tools will help you stock your kitchen with a variety of healthy, local, and even organic foods and develop a better understanding of Co-op sales.

If the date and time above doesn’t work for your schedule, or if you would feel more comfortable with a one-on-one individualized tour, please contact our Outreach and Education Coordinator, Elena Palermo at epalermo@citymarket.coop or 802-861-9757.

Pennywise Pantry
Tuesday, September 25
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Children's Discovery Area, South End Store

Join KidsGardening for a fun, engaging lesson on the how and why of seed saving. In this hands-on class, you’ll learn how to save seeds from tomatoes, peppers, and lettuce. Bring some plants from your garden, or leave them at home—we’ll have plenty on hand! We’ll design seed packets to hold your seeds until next season, and distribute tips on how and when to plant your seeds next year.

This class will take place inside the Children’s Discovery Area at the South End store, and will be led by garden educators from KidsGardening.

Food Education
Thursday, September 27
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Community Teaching Kitchen, South End Store

Join us for an evening of Eritrean cooking! Together, we will be making three dishes popular in Eritrea and Ethiopia. Yemisir Wat is a dish made up of lentils, cooked with onions, tomatoes, curry, ginger, and garlic. We will also make a beef stew called Key Wat, spiced generously with berbere. Lastly, we will make a vegetarian dish, gomen, kale or collard greens made with onion, tomato, garlic and fresh ginger. We have injera, fermented flatbread made from teff, corn, self-rising flour and barley flours to enjoy with the meal. This class will be taught by Mulu Tewelde, who came to Vermont from Eritrea in 2006 and enjoys sharing her knowledge and love of Eritrean and Ethiopian cooking. Together with her friend Alganesh Michael, Mulu cooks for Ethiopian Night at ArtsRiot once a month and caters for private events.

Food Education
Saturday, September 29
9:00am to 12:00pm
Intervale Community Farm

Join us for a volunteer work party at Intervale Community Farm with Andy and his crew down in Burlington’s Intervale. ICF is a member-owned, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm that has been in operation since 1990, serving the Burlington community through their summer and winter shares.

Come get your hands dirty and celebrate the fall harvest. Light snacks will be provided.  Please come prepared with appropriate layers, sturdy shoes, work gloves, and water. City Market Member Workers can earn hours for their time.

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Crop Mob
Sunday, September 30
10:00am to 12:00pm
Bread and Butter Farm

Join us for our final Mozzarella Making class this season! This class is anything but cheesy.  No, really, this class is the "whey" to go!  All jokes aside, if you're looking to up your cheese game--look no further!  This class will guide participants through a recipe for making traditional mozzarella cheese.  Mozzarella is a "quick" cheese, meaning participants will get to enjoy tasty samples at the end of the evening!  Zero previous experience or knowledge required. This class will take place at Bread and Butter Farm in Shelburne and will be led by Phoebe Tucker, an educator, artist, and enjoyer of all thing dairy. If you are interested in driving others to this workshop or are looking for a ride, please call or e-mail Elena Palermo at (802) 861-9757 or epalermo@citymarket.coop.

Food Education
Sunday, October 14
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Burlington's Intervale

Join the Sustainability Academy and City Market for our 7th annual Fun Run/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.

City Market Event