Events and Workshops with City Market


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In-store Tours

Want to learn how to shop at the Co-op and find ways to save money?

Not comfortable signing up for a group Pennywise Pantry tour?

We’re happy to offer one-on-one tours with our Outreach and Education Coordinator to help you feel more comfortable at the Co-op.

Please contact Elena at:  or 861-9757 for more information.


Mentoring pairs can sign-up to take City Market’s food and herbal education classes for free! To find out how, please contact:

Food for All Members
may attend classes for free. Please email
to sign up.

All others may inquire about a scholarship by emailing


Grand Point North

Saturday, September 14, 2019 (All day)
Sunday, September 15, 2019 (All day)
Waterfront Park (map)


Higher Ground and Grace Potter are pleased to bring you the ninth annual Grand Point North Festival. The music festival will take place at Burlington, VT’s Waterfront Park on September 14 & 15, 2019. The festival features performances by GRACE POTTER on both nights, with additional artists to be announced this spring.

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Pennywise Pantry Tour

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 – 9:00am to 10:00am
City Market, South End (map)


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 or 802-861-9757.



Burlington Farmers’ Market

Saturday, September 21, 2019 – 8:30am to 2:00pm
Pine Street (map)


Since 1980, the Burlington Summer Farmers’ Market has been held every Saturday from late spring through fall in downtown Burlington. This year, the market is temporarily moving to Pine Street. With over 90 vendors, the market is a great way to meet your farmers and taste the bounty of the season. Once a month, stop by our table for samples. In September, we will be sampling local, hot apple cider!


Pine Island Harvest Celebration

Saturday, September 21, 2019 – 12:30pm to 4:00pm
Pine Island Community Farm (map)

Join us in celebrating community, agricultural traditions, and local food security! Enjoy tasty treats, learn about the farm’s riverside restoration, enjoy music and dance performances, and meet the farmers & gardeners.Pine Island Community Farm is a collaborative farm where New Americans raise culturally significant foods and connect with the land. Goat and chicken enterprises, bees, and a seven-acre community garden are all thriving right down the road.

A partnership between the Vermont Land Trust and Intervale Center, along with dedicated volunteers, makes it all possible.


Crop Mob at Pitchfork Farm

Sunday, September 22, 2019 – 9:00am to 12:00pm
Pitchfork Farm (map)


Join us for a fall Crop Mob as we help the Pitchfork crew with projects on the farm. Now’s your chance to get your hands dirty and help out around the farm with harvesting, weeding, and other team projects. 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. We will meet at the farm at 9am, so if you’re interested in carpooling (either hitching a ride or offering one) please contact Mae at



The Art and Science of Kombucha

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 – 5:30pm to 7:00pm
City Market, Downtown Store (map)


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.

$10 City Market Members, $25 Non-Members



No Fuss Kitchen:
Gluten Free Brunch

Sunday, September 29, 2019 – 10:00am to 12:00pm
Community Teaching Kitchen, South End Store (map)


Cooking without gluten can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. In this hands-on cooking class, we will cover the fundamentals of cooking your favorite brunch meals without gluten and talk about strategies to build staple, healthy meals into your diet. In this class, we will make a fun, decadent meal of gluten free Dutch apple coffee cake, and a yummy vegetable frittata!

*Please note that while we will make every effort to avoid contamination, this class will take place in the Community Teaching Kitchen, which is not a certified gluten free kitchen.

$10 City Market Members, $25 Non-Members



Harvest Run for Sustainability

Sunday, October 13, 2019 – 9:15am to 12:00pm
Burlington’s Intervale (map)

Join the Sustainability Academy and City Market for our 8th 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.

Register Here

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