In the spring of 2020, our co-op suspended all in-person events, including demos, community gatherings, and workshops. While we are still in the process of figuring out what our events and educational offerings will look like in the future, we are pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with fellow cooperative City Market / Onion River Co-op in Burlington, Vermont. Our friends at City Market have generously offered to open their classes up to the Hunger Mountain Co-op community. With a robust calendar of online events, many of them free, you can easily access a range of offerings.
Rowan, our community relations assistant manager, is particularly excited about the cooking classes. City Market’s Livestreaming Mosaic of Flavor series works with refugee and immigrant populations to explore cuisines worldwide, with an upcoming class focusing on foods from Afghanistan. Mosaic of Flavor classes are free, but they collect donations for USCRI, a refugee resettlement program. The Eritrean and Ethiopian series is another way to expand your horizons. If you prefer more homespun recipes, you could learn how to make baked ziti or crepes. Livestream classes happen on various days, usually from 5:30 to 7 pm.
In addition to cooking classes, City Market also offers educational programs on various topics, ranging from geology and tree identification to painting. Occasionally there are virtual tastings like this one with Shelburne Farms, but please note that some of these workshops have an associated cost, and you would pay the non-member price. And if the timing of a class does not work for you, you can check out their catalog of class recordings here to learn when and where you want.
Please enjoy these fantastic offerings from our fellow cooperators, and don’t hesitate to be in touch with ideas or topics that you’d like to see our co-op offer in the future.