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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, including product demos led by our demo coordinator and many of our local vendors, educational wine & cheese tastings, tabling with area nonprofits, Co-op council meetings, and more. Check out the calendar below for all the details.

Our Co-op also 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. Workshops are free unless otherwise noted and are typically held in our upstairs Community Room, with access to a freight elevator upon request. Space is limited and pre-registration is encouraged. To reserve a seat for any of our workshops, use the online registration form here, sign up on the bulletin board in our exit way, or call us at 802-262-3202.

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 here. If you are interested in possibly presenting or leading a workshop in the future, please review and submit the application found here.

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  • Taproot Demo
    11:00 AM-2:00 PM
    September 4, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    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.

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  • Offsite Brown Bag Summer Concert Series
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    September 5, 2019

    39 Main Street

    39 Main Street

    The Hunger Mountain Co-op Brown Bag Summer Concert Series is Montpelier Alive’s series of FREE and fun lunchtime concerts! Join us for a diverse lineup of local and regional acts that are sure to delight! Bring a lunch from one of our wonderful downtown restaurants and enjoy!

    All concerts at noon in City Hall Plaza (39 Main Street).

     

  • The Sacred Hunt:  Harvesting Local Meat Workshop
    5:30 PM-7:00 PM
    September 5, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    With Murphy Robinson, Hunting Guide & Hunter Safety Instructor

    A beginner’s introduction to hunting for people who care about where their meat comes from.  We will discuss what you need to learn to hunt safely and ethically, and explore how hunting fosters a sacred relationship with the landscape around us.  

    Space is limited and registration in advance is suggested. You can reserve your spot using the easy online form here, by emailing us at info@hungermountain.coop or calling us at 802-262-3202.

    All workshops are FREE and held in the Hunger Mountain Co-op community room unless otherwise noted, with access to a freight elevator upon request.

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  • Goodman’s American Pie Demo
    11:00 AM-2:00 PM
    September 11, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    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.

  • Parent Support Group Workshop
    5:00 PM-6:30 PM
    September 11, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    With Theo Lagerstedt, Family Support Coordinator, Prevent Child Abuse Vermont

    Join a Circle of Parents support group for a friendly, supportive environment led by parents and other caregivers. Utilizing a mutual self-help support model, the group is a place where anyone in a parenting role can openly discuss the successes and challenges of raising children.

    The group is a place where parents and caregivers can learn that they are not alone and that they can change and grow. They learn new parenting ideas, replace old, harmful parenting ways with new healthy ways, and build social connections.

    Space is limited and registration in advance is suggested. You can reserve your spot by using the easy online form here, by emailing your contact info to info@hungermountain.coop, or by calling us at 8025-262-3202.

    All workshops are FREE and held in the Hunger Mountain Co-op community room unless otherwise noted, with access to a freight elevator upon request.

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  • Offsite Brown Bag Summer Concert Series
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    September 12, 2019

    39 Main Street

    39 Main Street

    The Hunger Mountain Co-op Brown Bag Summer Concert Series is Montpelier Alive’s series of FREE and fun lunchtime concerts! Join us for a diverse lineup of local and regional acts that are sure to delight! Bring a lunch from one of our wonderful downtown restaurants and enjoy!

    All concerts at noon in City Hall Plaza (39 Main Street).

     

  • Toxic Stress: How to Beat the Stress and Weight Gain Cycle Workshop
    6:00 PM-7:30 PM
    September 12, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    With Amy Panetta, MA, NC, Nutrition and Weight Loss Consultant

    September can bring a frenzy of activities for so many of us. As we settle into the autumn and a new academic year, we feel the pressures mount to stay afloat with our day-to-day responsibilities. With this new excitement and activities, it often leads to a feeling of overwhelm, where the body’s “fight or flight” stress response is stuck in “on” position.

    Did you know that this state of stress can wreak havoc on so many of our body systems, including our ability to manage weight by boosting our cravings for calorie-dense, processed foods? Is there a solution for this cycle? If so, how can we break it? Amy Panetta, MA, NC, Nutrition and Weight Loss Consultant, will guide you through understanding the hormones at play, how you can stop this cycle, find balance, and shed excess weight!

    $8 members/$10 nonmembers

    Space is limited and registration in advance is suggested. To attend this workshop, use this online form or call us at 802-262-3202

    All workshops are held in the Hunger Mountain Co-op community room unless otherwise noted, with access to a freight elevator upon request.

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  • Fit For What? Re-envisioning “Working Out” Workshop
    6:00 PM-7:30 PM
    September 18, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    With Robert Kest, Ph.D.

    The true challenges in our lives are mediated by the health of our character and emotions.  It is possible when working out, be it aerobics, yoga, running, etc., to cultivate a more skillful, responsive, and richer way of being that can shape our lives.

    Space is limited and registration in advance is suggested. You can reserve your spot using the easy online form here, by emailing us at info@hungermountain.coop or calling us at 802-262-3202.

    All workshops are FREE and held in the Hunger Mountain Co-op community room unless otherwise noted, with access to a freight elevator upon request.

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  • Offsite Brown Bag Summer Concert Series
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    September 19, 2019

    39 Main Street

    39 Main Street

    The Hunger Mountain Co-op Brown Bag Summer Concert Series is Montpelier Alive’s series of FREE and fun lunchtime concerts! Join us for a diverse lineup of local and regional acts that are sure to delight! Bring a lunch from one of our wonderful downtown restaurants and enjoy!

    All concerts at noon in City Hall Plaza (39 Main Street).

     

  • Get to Know Your Co-op: Participation
    5:30 PM-6:30 PM
    September 19, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    Presented by Robert Barossi & Robyn Joy Peirce, Hunger Mountain Co-op

    Learn more about the benefits of membership and how you can actively participate. Take a behind the scenes tour of the store. Enjoy light refreshments while mingling with other member-owners. Come with any questions you have about getting more involved with your Co-op!

    Space is limited and registration in advance is suggested. To attend this free workshop, use this online form or call us at 802-262-3202.

    All workshops are held in the Hunger Mountain Co-op community room unless otherwise noted, with access to a freight elevator upon request.

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  • Offsite Orchard Tour: Wild Edibles – Apple Edition
    9:00 AM-1:00 PM
    September 21, 2019

    713 Elm Street Montpelier, VT

    713 Elm Street Montpelier, VT

    We are excited to be co-sponsoring Wild Edibles – Apple Edition with North Branch Nature Center

    A bite of Vermont’s forgotten apples is a taste of history. Hiding in plain sight within almost every natural area and neglected back woods are abandoned apple orchards harkening to a bygone Vermont. What most nature walkers dismiss as “crabapples” are often the nearly extinct relics of the nineteenth-century heirloom varietals that made New England the global center of apple cultivation.

    Join NBNC naturalists on a tasty exploration of re-wilded orchards to learn about the natural and cultural history of our venerable state fruit. We’ll do some wild-style apple picking, then return to the trailhead to press fresh cider and cook up our bounty. Led by NBNC naturalists and educators Sean Beckett and Ken Benton.

    $30 for NBNC Members / $35 for Non-members

    Minimum age: 15 (or 12 with parent).
    Must be able to hike off-trail on uneven forest floor up to a mile. Meeting location TBD within 15 minutes of NBNC.

    Please pre-register here

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  • Offsite Film Screening & Discussion: One Town at a Time
    6:30 PM-8:00 PM
    September 23, 2019

    135 Main Street Montpelier, VT

    135 Main Street Montpelier, VT

    We are excited to be co-sponsoring this film screening and discussion which will take place at Kellogg-Hubbard Library.  

    One Town at a Time is a coming-of-age story that is firmly rooted in the community spirit that makes Vermont’s towns so special, including diverse voices from across the state such as Former Governor Jim Douglas and Ben & Jerry’s co-founder, Jerry Greenfield. You will hear from 251 Club members of all kinds and, after listening to their stories of traveling through Vermont, you’ll want to start exploring as well.

    More about the documentary

    More about the 251 Club

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  • Healthy Microbiome = Healthy You Workshop
    6:00 PM-7:30 PM
    September 25, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    We will review the latest science examining fiber’s importance in wellbeing, and the link of inflammatory illness to low dietary fiber. We will explore the role of whole foods plant based nutrition in optimum health.

    Space is limited and registration in advance is suggested. To attend this free workshop, use this online form or call us at 802-262-3202.

    All workshops are held in the Hunger Mountain Co-op community room unless otherwise noted, with access to a freight elevator upon request.

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  • Offsite Brown Bag Summer Concert Series
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    September 26, 2019

    39 Main Street

    39 Main Street

    The Hunger Mountain Co-op Brown Bag Summer Concert Series is Montpelier Alive’s series of FREE and fun lunchtime concerts! Join us for a diverse lineup of local and regional acts that are sure to delight! Bring a lunch from one of our wonderful downtown restaurants and enjoy!

    All concerts at noon in City Hall Plaza (39 Main Street).

     

  • Food Book Club – The Last Chinese Chef by Nicole Mones
    6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    September 26, 2019

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    623 Stone Cutters Way

    With Robert Barossi of Hunger Mountain Co-op

    “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf

    Dining on exceptional food and reading an extraordinary book are two great pleasures, and we hope you’ll join us for a book club, co-presented by Kellogg-Hubbard Library, designed to bring those two joys together. Each month, we’ll read a work that is about or related to food, including both fiction and nonfiction books.

    Titles for the rest of 2019 are:

    October 24 – Buttermilk Graffiti: A Chef’s Journey to Discovery America’s New Melting-Pot Cuisine by Edward Lee

    November 21 – Gourmet Rhapsody by Muriel Barbery

    December 19 – American Terroir: Savoring the Flavors of Our Woods, Waters, and Fields by Rowan Jacobsen

    Kellogg-Hubbard Library can request copies of books through their Interlibrary Loan system, so if you cannot afford to buy the book or don’t want to buy it, you can get a copy at the library. You will need a library card in order to do that. Library cards are free for anyone who lives in Montpelier, East Montpelier, Berlin, Calais, Worcester or Middlesex. If you own a business in Montpelier, but live outside of the service area, you can get a free library card. If you don’t live in those towns, the annual fee for a library card is $40, $35 for people 65 and older.

    If you would like to purchase a copy of the book through Bear Pond Books, please let us know. If five or more people order the book, Bear Pond will give you 20% off, but there have to be at least five ordered. If you’re interested, let us know as early as possible, so we can contact the bookstore and let them know how many books to order.

    Space is limited and registration in advance is suggested. To attend this free workshop, sign up on the bulletin board in our exit way, call us at 802-262-3202 or use this online form.

    All workshops are held in the Hunger Mountain Co-op community room unless otherwise noted, with access to a freight elevator upon request.

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