Upcoming events & classes with City Market

No Fuss Kitchen:
Gluten Free Brunch

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

Food Education

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


Pennywise Pantry Tour

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 – 10:00am to 11:00am
City Market, Downtown Store (map)

Pennywise Pantry

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 and 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.



Brot Bakehouse Adventure:
Intro to Sourdough Breads

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 – 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Brot Bakery School & Kitchen (map)

Food Education

Nestled in the hills of Fairfax, Vermont, Brotbakery was opened in 2012 by bakeress Heike Meyer. Growing up in Germany, Heike was heavily influenced by the rustic, hearty country loaves you still find in many European bakeries, with inspiration from the rich food traditions and bread skills in the Americas. Over the summer, you can find hand-shaped breads freshly baked in the wood-fired oven at the Brotbakery along with other ancient grain breads and even some unusual pastries and cakes.

Join us for a tour of the bakehouse, school & kitchen and an evening focused on tasting different breads & pastries, learning about the process of making natural sourdough breads & a short hands on introduction to baking with sourdough. All participants will have the opportunity to take home their very own sourdough starter along with information on how to maintain their starter culture at home and successfully bake with it.

We will all be meeting at the Brotbakery. 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.

$10 City Market Members, $25 Non-Members


Harvest Run for Sustainability

Sunday, October 13, 2019 – 9:15am to 12:00pmGeneral
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

Southern Comfort:
Shrimp and Grits

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 – 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Community Teaching Kitchen, South End Store (map)

Food Education

Come join us for round two of our Southern Comfort cooking series with Nectar’s Co-owner and private chef Jason Gelrud. In this class we’ll learn how to make one of the most popular Southern dishes around: Blackened Shrimp and Cheesy Grits! We will also prepare a mouthwatering jalapeno-infused oil to drizzle on top. Participants will learn about different types of grits, how to clean, prepare and handle shrimp, and a few other culinary tips along the way.

$10 City Market Members, $25 Non-Members


The Art and Science of Kombucha

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 – 5:30pm to 7:00pm
City Market, Downtown Store (map)

Food Education

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. Note: this class will only go over the first or primary fermentation process. 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


Crop Mob at the
Intervale Community Farm

Saturday, October 19, 2019 – 9:00am to 12:00pm
Intervale Community Farm (map)

Crop Mob

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.

Click here.for directions.



Mindful Eating Workshop

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 – 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Community Room, South End Store (map)

Food Education

Join us for an interactive and engaging discussion about mindful eating. You’ll learn what mindful eating is, how it can support your health and well-being, and strategies for incorporating more mindfulness into your current eating routine. We’ll wrap up our time together with a tasty, full-sensory, mindful eating exercise (and don’t worry, it’s not a raisin).

About the Instructor: Dana Notte MS, RD, CD

Dana is an experienced non-diet registered dietitian, nutrition educator, and mindful eating expert committed to helping people heal their relationship to food, body, and self. She is the owner of ThrivInspired Nutrition, a Burlington-based nutrition counseling practice that specializes in working with individuals who experience eating disorders, disordered eating, chronic dieting, and emotional eating through mindfulness and intuitive eating based interventions. In addition to her private practice Dana also sits on the board of directors for The Center for Mindful Eating and teaches at the University of Vermont.

$10 City Market Members, $25 Non-Members


The Dish Presents: Trivia!

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 – 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Arts Riot (map)

The Dish

Join us at ArtsRiot for a special Trivia edition of The Dish! We’ve teamed up with the Intervale Center to present a night of food-focused fun. We’ll have tasty samples, fun prizes, and of course a little competition! Bring your knowledge and food and beverage, agriculture, and Vermont culinary history and leave with cool prizes from local businesses!

Registration/Doors open at 6pm and trivia starts at 7pm

$5 per team (all proceeds support the Intervale Center)


Drop In: Healthy Halloween
Snacks for Kids

Thursday, October 31, 2019 – 9:30am to 11:30am
Community Room, South End Store (map)

Food Education

Join us for a fun morning of making healthy Halloween-themed snacks! We will make pretzel & cheese broomsticks, clementine “pumpkins”, and fruit monster faces. This is a drop-in event, so no need to sign up. We’ll also have coffee and music to enjoy. Feel free to drop in for a few minutes, or stay for the morning.


Check out more upcoming classes and events on our website.


Register for classes online! It’s easy and convenient. Just click the Sign-Up button below each class.

Prefer to pay by cash or check? Stop by our Customer Service desk.

Questions? Please consult our class policies and FAQs.

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:
epalermo@citymarket.coop  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  learn@citymarket.coop
to sign up.

All others may inquire about a scholarship by emailing learn@citymarket.coop.


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