Introduction to Your Co-op

August 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - August 22, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Whether you're new to shopping your Co-op or you just want to see if you can find out some new secrets, we have you covered. The goal of this interactive class is to show you how you can most effectively take part in all your Co-op has to offer and will be largely tour-based. We'll go over what makes a co-op different than other businesses, show you how to spot deals, let you know where to look for your favorite products and more. Tickets are free, but registration is required and can be done online here or in-store at our Hospitality Desk. Registration closes at 3:30 pm August 22nd. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS: Kathryn is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in addition to being a Master of the Front End at Good Foods, so she knows pretty much everything. Amy has transitioned from shopper to owner to Owner Services and Outreach Coordinator over the past decade and her hair is full of secrets.

Bluegrass Tomato Fest 2018

August 25, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - August 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
2018 Bluegrass Tomato Fest, a celebration of home gardens, takes place on Saturday, August 25th from noon-6 pm at 3220 Lexington Road in Nicholasville (right next to Bethel Harvest Church). Good Foods Co-op is a proud sponsor of this tasty and family-friendly event. This year's Tomato Fest benefits Seedleaf and God's Pantry Food Bank. Activities include: food trucks and beer, salsa contest with celebrity judges,  tomato variety tasting, children’s activities including an award-winning face painter, live music, salsa and square dancing demonstrations, gardening help desk, and a tomato battle. To participate and enter the Salsa Recipe Contest and Tomato Battle contact Kathy at chattykathysink@aol.com or (859) 533-4155.

Vegan Cooking- Spicy Okra Curry

August 29, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - August 29, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
It's summer and fresh, local produce, especially okra, is everything. It's popular in the southern U.S., but it's equally popular in southern Asia too. This dish has lots of flavors like cumin, ginger, garlic, turmeric and cilantro, and can be paired with rice, roti, bread or pasta. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Babita is a native of Nepal. She has been cooking for over 20 years and blogging about it over the past few. She grew up taking care of her sister, brother and many cousins, so she thoroughly enjoys being a positive influence on kids. As Babita says, "they are the future and the future is plant-based." Tickets are $20 for general admission and $18 for owners and can be purchased online here or in-store at our Hospitality Desk.

Throat Chakra Workshop

September 5, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - September 5, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
The Vishuddha (Throat) Chakra is considered to be the Chakra of Communication and is associated with willpower, direction, wisdom and freedom of choice. A blockage in this area is said to cause pain in the throat, thyroid, and upper back and interference with self-confidence, communication, patience, trust, understanding and more. This workshop focus on skills that attempt to alleviate these symptoms. Tickets are free, but required and can be reserved here. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Asheesh Gupta is a spiritual coach and holistic therapist who educates the public about the mantra of living, chakras and chakra meditations. He specializes in physical, mental and spiritual healing through counseling, Rudraksha and gemstones.

Film Series: “Shift Change”

September 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - September 12, 2018 @ 9:30 pm
The September feature in our 2018 Film Series is "Shift Change". Join us for the FREE screening at 7 pm and stick around afterward for discussion.
SHIFT CHANGE is a documentary film by veteran award-winning filmmakers Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin. It tells the little known stories of employee owned businesses that compete successfully in today’s economy while providing secure, dignified jobs in democratic workplaces.
With the long decline in US manufacturing and today’s economic crisis, millions have been thrown out of work, and many are losing their homes. The usual economic solutions are not working, so some citizens and public officials are ready to think outside of the box, to reinvent our failing economy in order to restore long term community stability and a more egalitarian way of life.
Watch the trailer HERE
Mark you calendar for many more thought-provoking films to be screened at Good Foods Co-op through the end of the year:
October 10 – Planeat
November 14 – Bringing It Home
December 12 – Just Eat It

Owner Appreciation Days

September 14, 2018 @ 8:00 am - September 17, 2018 @ 10:00 pm
Mark your calendars for our next Owner Appreciation Day period; Friday, September 14 - Monday, September 17. Owners save 20% off ALL PURCHASES. Special orders can be made before or during OAD but must be paid for during the OAD period to receive 20% off.
We can't wait to offer these deep discounts to our valued owners! Want to get in on the savings? Become an owner today and start saving right away!

Carnegie at the Co-op – Flavor, Memory, Identity: Food Writing

September 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - October 3, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Food does much more than feed the body. It triggers memory, fuels imagination and connects cultures. We will use all of our senses to write and tell stories about our relationships with food. From the best bites we’ve ever taken to childhood memories at our grandmother’s table to cooking as a means of surviving and thriving, we will dig deep and explore everything that food means to us. This is an all levels, three-part workshop taking place on consecutive Wednesday evenings (Sept. 19, Sept. 26, Oct. 3) from 6-8 pm, and is a partnership between the Co-op and the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning. Tickets are $39 for Co-op Owners and $45 for General Admission. They can be purchased at the Co-op's Hospitality Desk or online at Eventbrite. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Dan Wu is the owner and head dishwasher at Atomic Ramen. He juggles his nascent restaurant with community service, writing, podcasting and cosplaying.

Film Series: “Planeat”

October 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - October 10, 2018 @ 9:30 pm
The October feature in our 2018 Film Series is "Planeat". Join us for the FREE screening at 7 pm and stick around afterward for discussion.
A group of leading international scientists, doctors and professors have spent their lives trying to find out what is the best way to eat. A pattern has begun to emerge in their research, which shows that our animal-based diets are the cause of our most challenging health and environmental problems. Having to battle against their own beliefs, and those of the institutions they worked for, they have come up with a solution that will change peoples lives forever. They share their ideas on how we can not only prevent prevalent diseases like cancer and heart disease but also cure them. And also how applying the same principles can dramatically reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, at the same time as providing more food for the planet. In accordance with this scientific evidence, pioneering farmers and chefs around the world are discovering new ways to produce and prepare the food we should be eating.
Watch the trailer HERE
Mark you calendar for many more thought-provoking films to be screened at Good Foods Co-op through the end of the year:
November 14 – Bringing It Home
December 12 – Just Eat It

Film Series: “Bringing It Home”

November 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - November 14, 2018 @ 9:30 pm
The November feature in our 2018 Film Series is "Bringing It Home". Join us for the FREE screening at 7 pm and stick around afterward for discussion.

A father’s search to find the healthiest building materials leads him to the completion of the nation’s first hemp house. Hemp with lime is a non-toxic, energy efficient, mildew, fire and pest resistant building material. The drawback — although research is legal in some states, hemp remains off-limits to almost all U.S. farmers. Industrial hemp is a non-psychoactive plant, grown in 31 other countries that makes 1,000’s of sustainable products and offers solutions for global warming, nutrition, poverty and deforestation. Here in the U.S., hemp could be a money-making crop for farmers and create jobs. But why can’t we grow it here? BRINGING IT HOME tells the story of hemp: past, present and future and a global industry that includes textiles, building materials, food products, bio-plastics, auto parts and more.
Watch the trailer HERE
Mark you calendar for many more thought-provoking films to be screened at Good Foods Co-op through the end of the year:
December 12 – Just Eat It

Film Series: “Just Eat It”

December 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - December 12, 2018 @ 9:30 pm
The December feature in our 2018 Film Series is "Just Eat It". Join us for the FREE screening at 7 pm and stick around afterward for discussion.

Filmmakers and food lovers, Jen and Grant dive into the issue of food waste from farm and retail, right to the back of their own fridge. In a deliciously entertaining challenge, they pledge to quit grocery shopping and survive only on discarded food.
Watch the trailer HERE