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Food


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!

Jan 6: Whole Food & Fiber

Jan 13: Fat Facts

Jan 20: Sugar

Jan 27: Overfishing & Sea Vegetables

Feb 3: Get to Know Your Greens

Something Made, Something New, Something Fresh, Not Much to Do (Supper)

Date & Time: 
Dec 6 2017 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

If you don't cook or don't have time to cook, this class is for
you! Come learn how to make quick and healthy suppers using already prepared
food as a foundation for the meal. Nancy Schaefer, Health Coach at Brattleboro
Memorial Hospital, and Lizi Rosenberg, Brattleboro Food Co-op educator, will
show you that “convenience” foods have a healthy place in everyday cooking. We
will learn some basic techniques for cooking while preparing a healthy supper
together.

Lizi and Nancy Schaefer from Brattleboro Memorial Hospital

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

The Day Kitchen Cozy jars, YUM — Just Add Water

Date & Time: 
Nov 29 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Join the Brattleboro Co-op in kicking off the cold weather season
with some warm, healthful, and satisfying food featuring the "Cozy
Jar" Bean and Vegetable Soup. We will have a hot pot for sampling. Great
gift idea or donation to our local food shelf! 
We will also present some other terrific jarred gift ideas you can make
from our Bulk Department's treasures.


Free Event for Everyone, in the Brattleboro Food Co-op Bulk Department

Brattleboro Food Co-op Thanksgiving Sides

Date & Time: 
Repeats every day until Wed Nov 22 2017 .
Nov 21 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Nov 22 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Come to the Demo Counter to sample the Brattleboro Food Co-op
Deli's famous Holiday Side Dishes.

Cost: Free Event for Everyone

Location: At the Demo Counter 

MamaSezz Healthy Holidays Plant-Based Thanksgiving Potluck

Date & Time: 
Nov 10 2017 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

The holidays can be a tough time to make healthy eating choices. Join us for our MamaSezz Healthy Holidays Potluck, an evening of community, conversation, and delicious plant-based comfort foods, perfect for the holiday season! We'll be serving up some plant-based takes on holiday favorites.

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'll also be handing out some easy and tasty plant-based holiday recipes to get you geared up for Thanksgiving!

The Great Turkey Tasting

Date & Time: 
Nov 17 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

We are roasting a Stonewood Farm Turkey for you to taste! Don't
miss this juicy opportunity to try this Thanksgiving favorite.

It's All About the Food: Sweet Potatoes

Date & Time: 
Nov 17 2017 - 11:30am - 1:30pm

Sample
Food For Thought's featured food — Sweet Potatoes. Join Katherine Barratt at
the Brattleboro Co-op Demo Counter to try a free sample.

Brattleboro Co-op Local Producer of the Month: Laughing Child Farm

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

Come to the Co-op and meet the folks from Laughing Child Farm and sample some amazing SWEET POTATOES!

Free Wine & Cheese Tasting at the Co-op

Date & Time: 
Nov 9 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

November 9 (Thursday) 4-6pm
Come to the Co-op the second Thursday of every month for a unique sampling of featured wines* paired with cheese.
Free Event in the Co-op
Must be 21+ years of age with valid ID in accordance with Vermont law.

Something Made, Something New, Something Fresh, Not Much to Do (Breakfast)

Date & Time: 
Nov 14 2017 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

If you don't cook, or don't have time to cook, this class is for you! Learn how to make quick, healthy meals using already prepared food as a foundation for the meal. You will be shown how “convenience” foods have a healthy place in everyday cooking. Simple training of some basic techniques for cooking will be taught while preparing a wonderful meal together.
Lizi and Nancy Schaefer from Brattleboro Memorial Hospital
You must register for this class: call 802-246-2821 or email msbfc@sover.net

Brattleboro Winter Farmers' Market

Date & Time: 
Repeats every week every Saturday until Fri Mar 30 2018 .
Nov 4 2017 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Nov 11 2017 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Nov 18 2017 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Nov 25 2017 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Dec 2 2017 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Dec 9 2017 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Dec 16 2017 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Dec 23 2017 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Dec 30 2017 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Jan 6 2018 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Jan 13 2018 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Jan 20 2018 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Jan 27 2018 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Feb 3 2018 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Feb 10 2018 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Feb 17 2018 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Feb 24 2018 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Mar 3 2018 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Mar 10 2018 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Mar 17 2018 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Mar 24 2018 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Longest running weekly indoor farmers market in the region. Farms, bakers and other specialty food producers, handcrafted gifts, lunch, live music.

Debit, credit and EBT cards welcome. Crop Cash coupons allow EBT shoppers to turn $10 into $20 to put more fresh local fruits and vegetables on their families tables.

For more information contact farmersmarket(at)postoilsolutions.org

Just Baked Pie Sale Benefiting Guilford Community Church

Date & Time: 
Oct 7 2017 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

September 27, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Nanci Leitch, Pie Sale Organizer
Guilford Community Church
Home phone (802) 257-7247
Email: nanci.leitch@gmail.com

Guilford Church Homemade Pie Sale Set for October 7

Guilford, VT-- A fall tradition, the Columbus Day Weekend Pie Sale of the Guilford Community Church will be held on Saturday morning, October 7 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.

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

Meet the Authors! Tracy Medeiros, The Vermont Non-GMO Cookbook

Date & Time: 
Oct 13 2017 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

In celebration of the Brattleboro Literary Festival, we've
invited local authors to the Co-op in October for you to meet while having your
books autographed...

 

•Tuesday, October 10th from 11am -1pm

Patricia Austin, author of Patisserie Gluten Free — The Art
of French Pastry. Patricia is the owner/pastry chef of Wild Flour Vermont
Bakery.

 

•Friday, October 13th from 11am-1pm Tracy Medeiros, author
of the newly published The Vermont Non-GMO Cookbook. Tracy writes The Farmhouse
Kitchen: A Guide to Eating Local column for Edible Green Mountains magazine.

 

Meet the Authors! Patricia Austin, Patisserie Gluten Free

Date & Time: 
Oct 10 2017 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

In celebration of the Brattleboro Literary Festival, we've
invited local authors to the Co-op in October for you to meet while having your
books autographed...

 

•Tuesday, October 10th from 11am -1pm

Patricia Austin, author of Patisserie Gluten Free — The Art
of French Pastry. Patricia is the owner/pastry chef of Wild Flour Vermont
Bakery.

 

•Friday, October 13th from 11am-1pm Tracy Medeiros, author
of the newly published The Vermont Non-GMO Cookbook. Tracy writes The Farmhouse
Kitchen: A Guide to Eating Local column for Edible Green Mountains magazine.

 

It's All About the Food: Pumpkins

Date & Time: 
Oct 20 2017 - 11:30am - 1:30pm

Sample the Food For Thought's featured food by Staff
Nutritionist Chris Ellis. Join Katherine Barratt at the Demo Counter to
try a free sample of "something pumpkin."

Co-op Producer of the Month: Parish Hill Creamery

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

Peter Dixon and Rachel Fritz Schaal are vital figures in Vermont’s thriving landscape of artisanal cheese-making. Meet them and taste their incredible hand-crafted cheeses.
Free, in the Co-op

October Truckload Sale at the BFC

Date & Time: 
Repeats every day until Sun Oct 15 2017 .
Oct 14 2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Oct 15 2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

October 14th & 15th
Order sheet are available now! Save up to 55% on selected case items
and pick up on Sat/Sun, Oct 14/15

Free Wine & Cheese Tasting with Parish Hill

Date & Time: 
Oct 12 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Come to the Co-op to sample La Riojana Cooperative wines with some cheese pairings from our Producer of the Month, Parish Hill Creamery. Read about Parish Hill Creamery in Food For Thought, and then come taste some of their amazing cheese.
Free Event in the Co-op
Must be 21+ years of age with valid ID in accordance with Vermont law.

Apple Cider Social

Date & Time: 
Oct 9 2017 - 9:00am - 6:00pm

Lots of FREE tastings and product demos all day! Plus, FREE Kids Activities.
Free hard cider tasting from 4-6pm (Must be 21+ years of age with valid ID in accordance with Vermont law)
Free Event for the community!

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Sister District Soup Subscription Project

Date & Time: 
Sep 20 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Peg Alden speaks about how a small group of local activists has created a delicious form of resistance--the Southern Vermont Sister District Soup Subscription project. Their efforts have raised thousands to help swing strategic races “blue.” Come hear what their strategy is and enjoy a sampling of their delicious soup.   


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