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Hard Cider Tastings at Scott Farm Orchard

Date & Time: 
Repeats every 7 days until Sun Oct 15 2017 .
Sep 23 2017 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sep 30 2017 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Oct 7 2017 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Oct 14 2017 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Whetstone Ciderworks of Marlboro VT will pour samples, answer questions, and sell their delicious, dry, food-friendly hard ciders--showcasing heirloom and traditional European cider apples, mostly grown at Scott Farm Orchard.

Hard Cider Tastings at Scott Farm Orchard

Date & Time: 
Repeats every 7 days until Mon Oct 16 2017 .
Sep 17 2017 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sep 24 2017 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Oct 1 2017 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Oct 8 2017 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Oct 15 2017 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Whetstone Cider Works of Marlboro, VT will pour samples, answer questions, and sell their delicious, dry, food-friendly hard ciders- showcasing heirloom and traditional European cider apples mostly grown at Scott Farm Orchard.

On-the-Farm Heirloom Apple Harvest Dinner at Scott Farm

Date & Time: 
Oct 28 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Scott Farm and the Vermont Fresh Network co-host the 10th annual 5-course harvest dinner showcasing Scott Farm Orchard's heirloom apples and cider, and other local foods prepared by Chef Tristan Toleno of Entera Catering. BYOB. $50 per person. Reserve early – it sells out fast!

Giving Grill for Whole Children in Hadley

Date & Time: 
Jul 29 2017 - 11:30am - 2:30pm

Whole Foods is cooking up some generosity! Join us at Whole Foods Market Hadley on Saturday, July 29, from 11:30am-2:30pm, for a Giving Grill to benefit Whole Children. Be sure to bring your appetite because Whole Foods will be grilling up lunch in front of the store in exchange for a $5 donation to Whole Children. Stop by for a tasty bite to support a great organization.

Eat More Kale!

Date & Time: 
Jul 17 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Kale has gained so much popularity in recent years. Marilyn Chiarello was very fortunate to be introduced to kale in early childhood and will be sharing her long experience and relationship with this power-packed green in a hands-on class. Students will make several dishes using kale, including a creamy kale salad, “cheezy" kale chips, and more.
Instructor: Marilyn Chiarello
Cost: $5; $3 for BFC Shareholders
You must register for this class: call 802-246-2821 or email msbfc@sover.net

Wine & Cheese @ the Co-op

Date & Time: 
Jul 13 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Come to the Co-op to sample Portuguese wines along with some cheese pairings!
Cost: $0 - Free Event in the Store!
Restrictions: Must be 21+ years of age with valid ID in accordance with Vermont law.

Summer Farm Supper

Date & Time: 
Jul 7 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

All are invited to a Summer Farm Supper featuring salads, corn on the cob, strawberry shortcake. Adults $10, Children 5-12 $5, Children under 5 free. Eat in Memorial Hall or on the lawn.

Free Summer Lunches for Kids and Teens @ Brooks Memorial

Date & Time: 
Jun 26 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

As part of the Summer Food Service Program, the library will host FREE lunches for kids and teens Monday-Friday 12:00-1:00. No registration or sign-ups required.

Boston Local Food Festival

Date & Time: 
Sep 17 2017 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

For one spectacular day each year, Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts transforms the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway and theCity of Boston into the nation's largest local & sustainable food hub! The Boston Local Food Festival is a FREE outdoor festival that showcases farmers, local restaurants, food trucks, specialty food producers, fisher folks, and organizations focusing on healthy food and fitness from New England. The festival also features lively chef & DIY demos, a seafood throwdown competition, diverse music and performances, family fun zone and more.

Poocham Hill Winery Wine Tasting Opening Weekend

Date & Time: 
Repeats every day until Sun Jun 04 2017 .
Jun 3 2017 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Jun 4 2017 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

The Poocham Hill Winery tasting room opening day is this coming Saturday, June 3rd. Hours on Saturdays & Sundays are 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Sample some of our best wine across several years and take a self-guided tour of the vineyard. To see a selection of our wines and for directions, visit www.PoochamHillWinery.com. For private tastings or to purchase wine call Steve Robbins at (603) 399-4496.

Free Ice Cream Social at the Co-op

Date & Time: 
Jul 22 2017 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Come join us at the Co-op for a free ice cream social featuring Wilcox Ice Cream. We will have some kids' entertainment and you'll have the opportunity to donate to Boys & Girls Club, KidsPLAYce, and Youth Services.
Rain date: Sunday, July 23
All Ages Welcome! Free to Public!

Oil-Free Dressings & Dips Vegan Cooking Class

Date & Time: 
Jun 26 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

A whole food plant-based diet includes fat, but not oils, which are extracted from whole foods and as such not considered whole. In this class participants will learn why cardiologists suggest avoiding oil in the diet, and we will prepare several different dressings and dips using avocados, cashews and sesame tahini as whole food substitutes for oils.
Instructor: Marilyn Chiarello
Cost: $5, $3 Shareholders, Registration Required
802-246-2821, msbfc@sover.net

Bulk Item of the Month: Couscous

Date & Time: 
Jun 23 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Come try couscous, the Bulk Item of the Month, featured in the Food For Thought newsletter.
Free Demo & Tasting in the store!

The Co-op at the Brattleboro Farmer's Market

Date & Time: 
Jun 17 2017 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

Come sample some tasty and local flavors at the Western Avenue market on Saturdays. Kids will have the chance to plant seeds and taste the Vermont Harvest of the Month: Mixed Greens.
Instructor: Lizi Rosenberg
Cost: Free Class for Kids

Day Kitchen

Date & Time: 
Jun 14 2017 - 1:00pm

Cooking demo and tasting using Couscous. We make it. You taste it. And then you take home the recipe!
Free Demo & Tasting in the store

Beer & Burgers @ the Co-op

Date & Time: 
Jun 8 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Description: Beer and Burger sampling with Producer of the Month, Frost Beer Works! Plus, sample some great hamburgers. This is a Free Event in the store!

Guilford Church Pie Sale

Date & Time: 
May 27 2017 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

A spring tradition, the Memorial Day Weekend Pie Sale of the Guilford Community Church will be held on Saturday morning, May 27 from 9-noon at the corner of Route 5 and Guilford Center Road.

In addition to homemade apple, strawberry rhubarb, pecan, pumpkin and specialty pies, the church’s famous baked beans and potato salad will be sold, a great addition to any holiday barbeque or picnic.

All proceeds benefit the church, which actively supports over 15 local programs that serve the community including Hospice and Meals on Wheels.

Take 1-91 to Vermont Exit 1 (Brattleboro) south on US Route 5 just past Guilford Country Store to Richmond Auto Repair.

Brattleboro Farmers' Market opens for the season

Date & Time: 
May 6 2017 - 9:00am - 2:00pm

The Brattleboro Area Farmers' Market will commence its 43rd year on Saturday, May 6. You'll find many familiar faces and products, as well as some exciting new ones: breakfast biscuits from the Biscuit Shed, perennials from Olallie Daylily Gardens, condiments and preserves from Vermont Quince, and several new vendors selling farm-fresh produce, to name just a few.

Andy Davis will lead his traditional maypole dance at 11am, and the Marlboro Morris and Sword dancers will perform at 2pm. Our opening market offers a wonderful way to welcome the warmer temperatures and come out of winter hibernation!

Open rain or shine from 9am to 2pm on Route 9 in Brattleboro. Crop Cash matching coupons will be available for EBT food stamp customers. Debit and credit cards welcome.

Co-op Grain of the Month Demo: Masa Harina

Date & Time: 
May 19 2017 - 11:30am - 1:30pm

Join us at the Demo Counter for the Recipe of the Month with Masa Harina, Corn Tortillas! Free Samples

Day Kitchen Demos at the Co-op

Date & Time: 
May 26 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Featured ingredients for May are Masa Harina, Coriander and Cilantro. Watch us make it, then you taste it and take home the recipe!

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