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Food


Sugar on Snow Supper in Guilford

Date & Time: 
Mar 3 2018 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Broad Brook Grange always leads off the region's Maple Sugar on Snow suppers on the first Saturday in March!

Menu: Ham, baked beans, deviled eggs, scalloped potatoes, cole slaw, rolls, Guilford sugar on Guilford snow, donuts, Guilford pickles, coffee, tea or milk.

Seatings: 5, 6, 7 pm. $12 adult; $5 ages 5-12; $2 kids 4 & under.

I-91 to Vermont Exit 1 (Brattleboro) south on US Rt 5 to Guilford Country Store, right onto Guilford Center Rd., 4 miles to Broad BrookCommunity Center on right.

Reservations: 802/257-5359.

Next Stage Cooking Class: Chocolate Celebration

Date & Time: 
Feb 12 2018 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Please join us for an evening of a Chocolate Celebration with Linda Stavely. In this class you will learn all about chocolate, including how to melt chocolate, learn the different types of chocolate and when to use each. Linda helped start the Common Ground restaurant in Brattleboro, started and ran The Portable Feast at the Colony Mill Marketplace in Keene, and has been teaching cooking classes in the Keene area for many years. Her classes are fun and informative!

This is a hands on class, where we will cook and dine together (wine included)!

MamaSezz Plant-Based Potluck

Date & Time: 
Jan 26 2018 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Join MamaSezz in West Brattleboro for an evening of good company, good conversation, and belly-warming plant-based comfort food.

Bring a plant-based dish to share, exchange recipes, and hear from folks whose lives and health have been transformed by a plant-based diet.

Everyone's welcome to our table whether you've been eating this way for years or just want to learn more about whole food plant-based living.

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Tracey Medeiros - "Vermont Non-GMO Cookbook"

Date & Time: 
Jan 15 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Author and columnist Tracey Medeiros released her most recent book "The Vermont Non-GMO Cookbook" on October 3, 2017. "The Vermont Non-GMO Cookbook" was reviewed by Jerry Greenfield, Co-Founder of Ben & Jerry’s, as being "[A] testament to both the struggles and triumphs of the non-GMO movement. Tracey’s book pays homage to the state of Vermont and how it has reshaped the way we eat. This book shines a light on the far reaching effects of “knowing what is in your food.” Join Tracey for a discussion about her new book and Non-GMO foods in Vermont.​

The Day Kitchen

Date & Time: 
Jan 31 2018 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Free Demonstration and Sampling/Tasting @ the Co-op Demo Counter

Free Class 4 Kids - Fun Foods from Around the World: Let’s Visit the South of France

Date & Time: 
Jan 25 2018 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

In this month’s Fun Foods from
Around the World class, we will be returning to France to visit the sun-kissed
southern region.  In celebration of this beautiful
area, we will learn to make sweet crepes served with jam and Vermont crème fraiche,
honoring the Vermont Harvest of the Month: Dairy.

Instructor: Lizi Rosenberg

This class is free but
you must register.  Call 802-246-2821 or
email msbfc@sover.net

 

Cooking Class for Adults - Convenience Cooking: Dinner

Date & Time: 
Jan 16 2018 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Don't cook? Don't have time to
cook? This class is for you! Learn to make quick, healthy meals using already
prepared food as a foundation for a meal. Yes, "convenience" foods
have a healthy place in everyday cooking. Simple training with basic cooking
techniques will have you making terrific dinners in no time at all.

Instructors: Nancy Schaefer
(BMH) and Lizi Rosenberg (BFC)

Cost: $7.00 / $5.00
Shareholders

You must register for this class.  Call 802-246-2821 or email msbfc@sover.net

 

Free Wine* & Cheese Sampling

Date & Time: 
Jan 11 2018 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Come to the Co-op and sample
this month's featured wines* along with paired local cheeses.

*You must be 21+ years with
valid ID to sample wine in accordance to Vermont state law.

 

Tastings & Samplings with Katherine

Date & Time: 
Repeats every week every Friday until Wed Jan 31 2018 .
Jan 5 2018 - 11:30am - 1:30pm
Jan 12 2018 - 11:30am - 1:30pm
Jan 19 2018 - 11:30am - 1:30pm
Jan 26 2018 - 11:30am - 1:30pm

Try something new and exciting
at the Co-op!  Free samples at the Co-op demo counter on Fridays at lunch time in January.

MamaSezz Plant-Based Potluck

Date & Time: 
Dec 15 2017 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

The holidays can be a tough time to make healthy eating choices. Join us for our MamaSezz Plant-Based Potluck, an evening of community, conversation, and delicious plant-based comfort foods, perfect for the holiday season!

Bring a dish to share and meet other folks who are learning how to eat whole food plant-based meals. Can't bring a dish? No problem! Come just the same. Everyone's welcome to our holiday table whether you're plant-based or just curious about eating this way.

We host these potlucks on the first and third Friday of the month.

Senior Potluck Luncheon

Date & Time: 
Dec 31 2017 - 11:30am - 1:00pm

Join us at the Brattleboro Senior Center for a Senior Potluck Luncheon and enjoy music from Sing, Sing, Swing. This is one of the many events that are taking place as part of Last Night Brattleboro - New Year's Eve Substance-Free Celebration.

The Day Kitchen

Date & Time: 
Dec 27 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Join us at the Co-op in preparing some amazing seafood appetizers/snacks for New Year's Eve. We make it. You taste it and take home the free recipes.
Cost: Free Event for Everyone
Location: at the Demo Counter

It's All About the Food: Cranberries

Date & Time: 
Dec 22 2017 - 11:30am - 1:30pm

Sample Food For Thought's featured food — Cranberries. Join Katherine Barratt at the Demo Counter to try a free sample.
Cost: Free Tasting for Everyone

Taste a Great Roast Beef

Date & Time: 
Dec 15 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

A juicy, mouth-watering roast beef will be at the Co-op for you to sample... Yum!
Location: at the Demo Counter

FREE Tasting - Sampling Wine & Cheese

Date & Time: 
Dec 14 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Come to the Co-op for a unique sampling of featured wines* paired with cheese.
*Restrictions: Must be 21+ years of age with valid ID in accordance with Vermont law.

Baking With Einkorn: Ancient Grain from the Dawn of Agriculture

Date & Time: 
Dec 10 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Einkorn is a rare ancient grain now being rediscovered - many people who suffer with gluten allergies can safely consume it, and it has a delicious rich flavor and high nutrition value. Find out why Einkorn is twice as nutritious as modern wheat and easier to digest. Learn to bake basic artisan einkorn breads and cookies and try three recipes in class: Einkorn Sourdough Sprout Bread, No-Knead Einkorn Bread baked in a Dutch oven, and Einkorn Chocolate Babka.
Instructor: Eli Rogosa (Author of "Restoring Heritage Grains")
Cost: $7/$5 Shareholders

You must register for this class: call Shareholder Services at 802-246-2821 or email msbfc@sover.net

MamaSezz Mix and Match Healthy Holiday Meal Sale

Date & Time: 
Dec 9 2017 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

The holidays can be stressful - let us take something off your plate by putting some delicious healthy meals ON it.

Come by MamaSezz in West Brattleboro to stock up on plant-based versions of holiday favorites, like mashed and scalloped potatoes, mashed sweet potato, Veggie Loaf, and Hungarian Mushroom soup.

We'll be have 12 "mix and match" bundles of prepared and delicious plant-based holiday meals for $79 (normally $99 when you purchase online). So hurry in while supplies last! All meals are already cooked so all you have to do is heat and eat.

Mix and Match Healthy Holiday Meal Sale

Date & Time: 
Dec 8 2017 - 12:00pm - 6:00pm

The holidays can be stressful - let us take something off your plate by putting some delicious healthy meals ON it.

Come by MamaSezz in West Brattleboro to stock up on plant-based versions of holiday favorites, like mashed and scalloped potatoes, mashed sweet potato, Veggie Loaf, and Hungarian Mushroom soup.

We'll be have 12 "mix and match" bundles of prepared and delicious plant-based holiday meals for $79 (normally $99 when you purchase online). So hurry in while supplies last! All meals are already cooked so all you have to do is heat and eat.

MamaSezz Plant-Based Potluck

Date & Time: 
Dec 1 2017 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

The holidays can be a tough time to make healthy eating choices. Join us for our MamaSezz Plant-Based Potluck, an evening of community, conversation, and delicious plant-based comfort foods, perfect for the holiday season!

Bring a dish to share and meet other folks who are learning how to eat whole food plant-based meals. Can't bring a dish? No problem! Come just the same. Everyone's welcome to our holiday table whether you're plant-based or just curious about eating this way.

We host these potlucks on the first and third Friday of the month.

Food Choice class series with Robin Matathias 5 Part Series (Take 1 or all 5)

Date & Time: 
Repeats every week until Sat Feb 03 2018 .
Jan 6 2018 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Jan 13 2018 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Jan 20 2018 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Jan 27 2018 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Feb 3 2018 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

5 Part Series (Take 1 or all 5)

Jan 6, 13, 20, 27 and Feb 3 (Saturdays in 2018) 1-3pm

Explore the connection between food choices, food production
systems, and their impacts on both human and environmental health. Learn which
food choices can lead to optimal human health, while having the least
environmental impact. Learn to evaluate water use, land requirements, energy
use, and waste production to assess the ecological footprint and sustainability
of our daily food–consumption decisions. We will also sample many delicious
foods!  

See the full details of each session on our website calendar-

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