August Owner Drive

August 1, 2017 @ 12:00 am - August 31, 2017 @ 12:00 am
Starting Tuesday, August 1st, the first 100 people to become new co-op owners will get a bag of goodies from local vendors. That's in addition to all of the regular benefits like 10% off your first purchase, 20% off during owner appreciation days, special weekly discounts, voting rights, possible patronage rebates and more! If you're not an owner, now is the best time to become one. If you are an owner, tell your friends and family about how great your favorite co-op is!

Woodland Art Fair

August 19, 2017 @ 10:00 am - August 20, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
We are proud to once again be a sponsor for this year's Lexington Art League Woodland Art Fair, taking place on August 19 & 20 at Woodland Park. We'll be selling fresh basil limeade and lavender lemonade along with carefully crafted salads and sandwiches, an all-around refreshing menu to enjoy between strolling through the artists' booths. To learn more about this year's Woodland Art Fair, click HERE.

Film Series: “Plant Pure Nation”

August 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - August 25, 2017 @ 9:30 pm
This documentary tells the story of three people on a quest to start a program that would document the health benefits of a
plant-based diet. The film series is sponsored by Good Foods Co-op and is free of charge.

Budget Bites: Create Great Meals Without Spending a Fortune

September 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - September 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
We all want to eat well and to enjoy our time cooking and eating. Let our tips and tools help you make the most of your pantry, your meals and your budget. From planning to presentation, you can make the most of your meals AND your finances! Class Objectives: - To lay out steps to creating a meal plan that works - Navigating pitfalls with shopping for food - Best tips for saving money at the store and beyond - Putting savings in context: budget and goals Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite or at the Co-op and are $3 for owners, $5 for general admission.

Owner Appreciation Days

September 8, 2017 @ 8:00 am - September 11, 2017 @ 10:00 pm
Mark your calendars for our TWO Owner Appreciation Day periods for 2017 where owners can save 20% off ALL PURCHASES. The periods will run March 24 - 27 and September 8 - 11. We'll announce deadlines for special orders closer to those dates.
We can't wait to offer these deep discounts to our valued owners!

Eat Less Sugar (You’re Sweet Enough Already)

September 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - September 13, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Look away from the cupcake! Yep. That's what we should do. But it's just so gosh darn hard to resist. And even if we do, sugar is such a sneaky thing - lurking in 70-80% of the foods on the grocery store shelves. Knowledge is empowering though. So when we understand the impact of sugar on our bodies. When we learn to spot the hidden sugars. And when we open our eyes to see a whole wide world of wonderful sugar-free foods... We tap into our own super powers - and start taming that sugar dragon into the gecko that it truly is. Sign-up now, to find a healthy, happy space for sugar in your life!
 
Class Objective:
By the end of this class, students will have a basic understanding of how sugar effects our bodies (including why we crave sugar) and how to spot the hidden sugars in our foods. Then learn some practical tips for making healthier decisions about foods, particularly for eating less sugar.
 
 
Supplies that students should bring:
A pen for taking notes. Paper is optional, as a handout is provided. It can be helpful to start keeping a food journal for 3-5 days before the class. It doesn't need to be written - it can consist of photos - but should include everything consumed (food and drinks) during this time. Students won't be asked to share this, but having a clear understanding of what they have been eating as they "digest" the information provided in the class can help them make the mental shifts towards better, healthier food decisions.
 
Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite or at the Co-op and are $13 for owners, $15 for general admission.

Film Series: “Ratatouille ” Rain Redo Date

September 15, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - September 15, 2017 @ 11:30 pm
This 2007 Disney-Pixar favorite follows Remy the rat, who dreams of becoming a chef and tries to achieve his goal by forming an alliance with a Parisian restaurant’s garbage boy. This kid-friendly film will be presented outside and will be free of charge. Grab some snacks from the store, bring the whole family and make a night out of it! *This is a rescheduled date. Our original screening date of August 11 was cancelled due to rain in the forecast.

Aromatherapy 101: Safety and Basics of Blending

September 20, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - September 20, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Learn about essential oil safety and the basics of layering oils for therapeutic purposes. Your class fee will include a custom roll-on aromatherapy blend. This is a beginner’s class. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite or at the Co-op and are $18 for owners, $20 for general admission.

Vegan Nepal presents “Spice It Up” Plant-Based Cooking

September 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - September 27, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Welcome to Vegan Nepal's Kitchen! This is a two hour long class where I will be teaching you guys how to make delicious vegan cuisine. My main focus will be "Vegan Chicken Curry". I will be using Vegan Nepal spices (turmeric, cumin, coriander, garlic, ginger, etc). Dinner will be served at 8 pm. The main goal of my class is simply to teach my students how to have a good, healthy and spicy vegan meal. My students can cook with me and learn why different spices are actually important to spice up their life. Please join us to learn the traditional cooking techniques with plant-based recipes and try food from my culture. Students should bring a notebook and pencil/pen to take notes. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite or at the Co-op and are $13 for owners, $15 for general admission.

Native Herbal Plant Identification & Uses

October 4, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - October 4, 2017 @ 8:30 pm
Learn how to identify over 20 native herbal plants within their environments: fields and meadows - maybe even your own backyard! Hear what the leading herbalists say about their benefits and warnings. Students are asked to bring pen and paper to take notes. They may also want to bring $15 cash or check to purchase a book that will help them identify native plants once they take their newfound knowledge into the world. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite or at the Co-op and are $13 for owners, $15 for general admission.