Workshops & Events
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Hunger Mountain Co-op exists to create and sustain a vibrant community of healthy individuals, sustainable local food systems, and thriving cooperative commerce.
We host a variety of events, all listed on the calendar below, including product demos led by our demo coordinator and many of our local vendors, educational wine and cheese tastings, Co-op council meetings, storewide community or sales events and more. Check out the calendar for all the info.
Our Co-op curates workshops as part of our mission to educate the community, offering diverse learning opportunities while holding presenters accountable for providing information that is informative and well-researched. We are currently in the process of relaunching our workshop program, with new offerings starting in April and then a full roll-out of the new program in May.
If you have any questions or would like to suggest a topic/subject, a class or lecture, or an activity that you would be interested in or feel our community would like to attend, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in possibly presenting or leading a workshop in the future, please review and submit the application found here.
- 01February 1, 2019https://hungermountain.coop/event/red-door-bakery-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2/
We offer a variety of product demos all through the month to give our community the chance to try new products or sample old favorites.
- 01February 1, 2019https://hungermountain.coop/event/tasting-languedoc_ashbrook/
For this wine tasting, we will be visiting the Languedoc region. The Languedoc is a wine region in France with some of the oldest planted vineyards in that country. The Greeks were believed to produce wine there in the 5th century. It is the single largest wine producing region in the world, with 700,000 acres under vine. Winemakers in the region grow more grapes then all the vineyards in the United States. With a wide variety of soils and a range of grapes growing in them, there are many exciting wines and wine blends being produced in the region. On Friday, we will be sampling four of them, all four of which happen to be our Hunger Mountain Co-op-labelled wines: Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc.
Along with these wines, we will be sampling Spring Brook Farm’s Ashbrook, a local, raw, morbier-style cheese which will pair perfectly with our Languedoc selection. Ashbrook is the latest creation in Spring Brook’s line of distinguished cheeses. It is a lightly-washed-rind cheese, inspired by the French Morbier, which features a highly distinctive line of black ash through the middle of the cheese, separating it horizontally. Ashbrook has a similar line of vegetable ash running through its middle, which has a semi-soft, supple texture, a bright milky flavor, and a highly aromatic and slightly nutty finish.
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- 01February 1, 2019https://hungermountain.coop/event/montpelier-alive-art-walk/
More art, more music, more beer! Montpelier Alive’s Art Walk is now presented with support from Magic Hat Brewing Company, and we’re so excited to be able to bring you more of the things you love!
What can you expect? More than 20 amazing art openings in one night all across town! Plus, from 5-8 in the former Asiana House Space, a pop-up event curated by Magic Hat! Four artists paint live, alongside live music by Eric George and a Magic Hat Bar featuring specialty brews. Purchase the artwork in a silent auction, and half the proceeds benefit Montpelier Alive!
Our own featured artist in the Cafe, Merry K. Schmidt will also be part of the Art Walk. We are venue #11 on your map.
- 01February 1, 2019https://hungermountain.coop/event/vermont-college-of-fine-arts-poetry-reading-2/
MFA in Writing & Publishing students from VCFA are hosting a poetry reading in our community room.
Community members are welcome to share their own writing during the night’s open mic portion, and all participants will be treated to a coupon for the Co-op’s hot bar.
This is a family friendly event, free and open to the public. Please bear this in mind while selecting work to share! Both poetry and prose are welcome.
Featured readers will be:
Rebecca Jamieson’s writing has appeared in various publications, including Lion’s Roar, Calyx, and Stirring. Her chapbook of poetry, The Body of All Things, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2017. A longtime student of meditation, Rebecca teaches Mindful Writing classes locally and online. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Writing & Publishing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Nicholas Howard is a native of North Attleboro, MA, a graduate of Stonehill College, and a current candidate for a MFA in the Writing & Publishing program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. He is working towards a thesis of original work composed of poetry, creative non-fiction, hybrid pieces, and possibly a craft essay. He reads creative non-fiction submissions for the literary journal Hunger Mountain. He has been published in print in Stonehill’s journal for student work the Cairn and the College’s Alumni Magazine. His words have appeared digitally on the website for the Warwick Beacon and the blog for the Flynn Center for Performing Arts in Burlington, VT. He enjoys performing his poetry at open mics and tries to live by the rule “listen more, waste less.”