Understanding Timber Harvesting, Yoga with Sangha Studio, and National Crêpe Day!

Understanding Timber Harvesting

Saturday, January 11, 2020 – 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Hinesburg Town Forest (map)


Throughout our lives, most of us have been inundated with negative information about logging – close your eyes and you can probably picture big clear cuts, mudslides and more scenes of environmental devastation. However, modern forest management is worlds apart from the logging that most people have been exposed to. Done well, modern forest management, through the harvesting of trees, can be restorative and regenerative, helping create more diverse, vibrant, resilient forests with better wildlife habitat, helping forests recover from the effects of human land use and restoring old-growth attributes sooner than they would naturally occur. At the same time, forest management generates local, renewable resources which get turned into building materials, paper, power and more. Like local food, local wood is an asset in that it supports our working landscape and our rural communities and mitigates the transportation and use of resources, produced under potentially more adverse ecological and social conditions, from elsewhere in the country or the world.

Join us for “Understanding Timber Harvesting,” a walk of an active timber harvest at the Hinesburg Town Forest (HTF) with Ethan Tapper, Chittenden County Forester. The HTF is an 864-acre forest owned by the Town of Hinesburg and managed for wildlife, recreation, water, air, carbon sequestration and as a site for the demonstration of modern, responsible forest management. We will walk the timber harvest area and talk about forests, forest management, and forest ecology. Please bring an open mind, warm clothes, and all those questions you’ve never had a chance to ask about logging and forest management.



Pennywise Pantry Tour

Thursday, January 16, 2020 – 5:30pm to 6:30pm
City Market, Downtown 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 learn@citymarket.coop or 802-861-9757



Yoga with Sangha Studio:
Intention Setting for the New Year

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 – 5:30pm to 7:00pm
South End Community Room (map)


Join Kierstin Wall from Sangha Studio for an inspiring and intention setting practice for the New Year! Ring 2020 in with a strong and slow yoga flow, followed by a vision and goal setting workshop. If you wish, please bring your favorite journal and writing utensil, however supplies and mats will be provided!

About Kierstin: Kierstin believes the practice of yoga fosters a sense of presence, connection, and community. In 2014, she completed her 200-hour training under Jane Lanza, E-RYT and soon after began teaching donation-based classes at Sangha Studio. She has been teaching in Summit County, CO since 2017 before her move back to Burlington this Fall! You may find her classes to include creative transitions, a focus on pranayama (breath work), epic playlists, and hands-on adjustments & feel-good assists.

$10 City Market Members, $25 Non-Members


National Crêpe Day:
Savory Galettes

Sunday, February 2, 2020 – 11:30am to 2:00pm
Community Teaching Kitchen, South End Store (map)


Join us on Le Jour des Crêpes as it’s known in France, or National Crêpe Day, to learn about the history and current cooking practices of savory buckwheat crêpes, known as galettes. The original crêpes galettes were made from buckwheat flour and served with many varieties of savory fillings. Today galettes, with their myriad fillings, are a popular (and gluten-free!) main course throughout France. This class will teach the proper techniques for batter and filling preparation, pan execution and the selection and use of crêpe making equipment. Together, we will make a kale, courgette and shallot filling, sample Alpine cheeses, prepare an herbed salad dressing and those who are feeling brave can try their hand at making a galette complète–a galette filled with grated Emmental cheese, a slice of ham and topped with an egg. We will also practice knife skills, learn about dried herb blends used in French cuisine and practice some French baking terms as we work. Join us as we celebrate the 700+ year history of crêpe making and carry on the National Crêpe Day tradition. Instructor Anna Mays is an anthropologist who enjoys teaching about world culinary traditions, agricultural practices and the intersection between food, diet, culture and well-being. Anna trained at Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School and has lived in France.

$10 City Market Members, $25 Non-Members


Everyone’s an Artist: Book Binding
with PoppyClock Collective

Monday, February 3, 2020 – 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Community Room, South End Store (map)


Join local artist Haley Rockwood for a night of Japanese stab book binding. In this class you will learn step-by-step how to sew your own book for a journal, sketchbook or cookbook! You don’t have to have any previous skills or be good at crafting. Let’s enjoy the night and leave with something you can give as a gift or keep for yourself. Haley Rockwood is a local Burlington artist who works with watercolors, acrylic and book making. She co-runs an artist collective called The PoppyClock Collective and wants to encourage people to create and feel good about their artwork.

$10 City Market Members, $25 Non-Members


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


Taste of Eritrea:
Yemisir Wat, Ingudai Tibs

Monday, February 10, 2020 – 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Community Teaching Kitchen, South End Store (map)


Join us for an evening of Eritrean cooking! Together, we will be making three vegetarian dishes popular in Eritrea and Ethiopia: Yemisir Wat, curry lentils cooked with onion, tomatoes, curry, turmeric, ginger and garlic, Ingudai Tibs, a mushroom dish made with berbere, onion, tomato, fresh ginger, garlic, and a crunchy vegetable salad with fresh cucumbers, tomato and parsley. We will also have injera, a fermented flatbread made from teff and barley flours. 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.  Mulu does some pop-up dinners around Burlington and caters for private events.

$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


A Mosaic of Flavor:
Bhutanese Ema Datshi,
Basmati Rice and Nepali Salad

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 – 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Community Teaching Kitchen, South End Store (map)

Mosaic of Flavor

The Mosaic of Flavor cooking series is a collaboration between City Market and USCRI Vermont (US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Vermont, formerly the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program).  For our February class we will welcome Maya Gurung-Subba and Suk Subba, married partners and owners of the Bhutanese-Nepali restaurant, Maya’s Kitchen, on North Avenue in the New North End. Maya and Suk will teach us to make Ema Datshi, one of the most famous dishes in Bhtuanese cuisine and considered a national dish of Bhutan. Ema Datshi is a thick chili made from a variety of green and red chili peppers and homemade cheese, traditionally made in small batches from cow or yak’s milk. To accompany the Ema Datshi, we will also prepare basmati rice and a traditional Nepali salad. Maya and Suk were born in Bhutan, but left their homeland in the 1990s. They grew up in a refugee camp in eastern Nepal and moved to New England in 2008. They opened Maya’s Kitchen in January, 2019 and are excited to share their love of Bhutanese cooking with the Burlington community!

$10 City Market Members, $25 Non-Members


Cooking with Indian Spices

Thursday, February 13, 2020 – 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Community Teaching Kitchen, South End Store (map)


Together we will prepare an Indian rice pilaf, a nutritious lentil soup and a quick vegetable dish. Participants will learn that cooking with spices in Indian cuisine can be quite simple with delicious and healthy results. During the class, we will go over benefits of spices and how they aid in our digestion. We will also learn how recipes don’t have to be time consuming to offer health benefits. Akshata Nayak MSACN, MS is a Clinical Nutritionist who practices at Alternative Roots Wellness Center in Essex Junction.

$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.


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learn@citymarket.coop  or 861-9757 for more information.


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