City Market events & classes: The Art and Science of Kombucha, Valentine’s Day Yoga, and Fire Cider Making

The Art and Science of Kombucha

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 – 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. 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


Valentine’s Spa Yoga with Sangha Studio

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 – 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Community Room, South End Store (map)


Join City Market & Sangha Studio for a slow flow-style yoga class & special treats this Valentine’s Day! Spa Yoga aims to align practitioners with the inner wisdom of deep relaxation by engaging all of the senses. Practitioners can expect flowing, grounded movement to lightly engage and warm up the muscles before transitioning into deeper stretches and longer holds. The physical practice takes time to open the body’s subtle energy and prepares students to experience new depths of awareness in a guided savasana meditation. Class will be followed by tasty treats from City Market! A lovely way to practice with a loved one or treat yourself this Valentine’s Day.

Note: Yoga mats will be provided.

$10 City Market Members, $25 Non-Members


Drop-In Healthy Valentine’s Day Snacks for Kids

Friday, February 14, 2020 – 10:00am to 1:00pm
Community Room, South End Store (map)

Join us for a fun morning making Valentine’s Day fruit kabobs! We will have heart-shaped fruit available for kids of all ages. 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.


Pennywise Pantry Tour

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 – 2:00pm to 3:00pm
City Market, South End Store (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 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 team at or 802-861-9757.



Kitchen Medicine Series: Fire Cider Making 101

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 – 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Community Teaching Kitchen, South End Store (map)

Join community herbalist Katherine Elmer to explore key herbal strategies to prevent and relieve symptoms of common winter ailments. Participants will also learn how to make fire cider, a traditional herbal winter wellness formula, and take home their own jar of it!

$10 City Market Members, $25 Non-Members


Wintervale at the Intervale Center

Sunday, February 23, 2020 – 11:00am to 2:00pm
Intervale Center (map)


Head on down to the Intervale Center for good food, hot drinks, outdoor recreation and winter fun. They will have free ski and snowshoe rentals for the whole family, kids’ activities and games, delicious food and drink for purchase, a chili cook-off and a bonfire to stay warm!


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 Team to help you feel more comfortable at the Co-op.

Please email or
call 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


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Store Locations

Downtown Location
82 S. Winooski Ave.
Burlington, VT | 05401 US

South End Location
207 Flynn Ave
Burlington, VT | 05401 US