July Sampling Saturday

July 7, 2018 @ 11:00 am - July 7, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Come meet the people behind some of your favorite local products and try some of their dips, drinks and more.

Film Series: “Evolution of Organic”

July 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - July 11, 2018 @ 9:30 pm
The July feature in our 2018 Film Series is "Evolution of Organic". Join us for the FREE screening at 7 pm and stick around afterward for discussion.
Evolution of Organic brings us the story of organic agriculture, told by those who built the movement. A motley crew of back-to-the-landers, spiritual seekers and farmers’ sons and daughters reject chemical farming and set out to explore organic alternatives. It’s a heartfelt journey of change from a small band of rebels to a cultural transformation in the way we grow and eat food. By now organic has gone mainstream – split into an industry oriented toward bringing organic to all people, and a movement that has realized a vision of sustainable agriculture.
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:
August 8 – Dr. Feelgood
September 12 – Shift Change
October 10 – Planeat
November 14 – Bringing It Home
December 12 – Just Eat It

Eating Vegan on a Budget

July 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - July 18, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Eating healthy can be challenging, but eating healthy on a vegan diet AND on a budget takes the (carrot) cake! Whether you are a long-time plant food enthusiast or just curious about incorporating more greens into your diet, this class can offer you insights into a sustainable way of eating. The staples of a vegan diet will be introduced, along with demonstrations of how these ingredients can be used in a variety of different meals. It will highlight shopping tips, how to determine a realistic weekly budget and stick to it, and how to get the most use out of each purchase. Attendees will create (and enjoy!) an organic plant-based meal from scratch that costs less than $4 per person! Tickets are $15 for general admission and $13 for owners. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Sydney Wilk is a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and the founder of Plant Love Wellness, a health coaching practice dedicated to helping individuals make lasting lifestyle shifts. Her role is to act as a support system that leads clients to break-through moments and transformations by uncovering the connections between food and overall well-being. She has been vegan for more than four years and discovered her passion for cooking while helping her mom in the kitchen as a child.    

FREE: Solar Plexus (Manipura) Chakra Workshop

July 25, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - July 25, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
Located on the navel, the Solar Plexus or Manipura Chakra is considered the Chakra of self power and believed to be associated with action, power, independence and self respect. Some believe that feelings of dependency, worry, fear and powerlessness can block this chakra, which practitioners believe can lead to diabetes as well as digestion, liver and pancreas issues. They also believe a blocked Manipura Chakra may manifest in physical, mental, emotional and financial issues. In this workshop students will learn techniques to help release their feelings of powerlessness, stress and anxiety and bring their Chakras into balance through chanting, negativity release, positive affirmation and meditation. The use of gemstones and rudrakshas for empowerment will also be discussed. This workshop is free to attend, but registration is required as space is limited. You may register in-store at our Hospitality Desk or online at Eventbrite. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Asheesh Gupta is a spiritual coach & 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 & gemstones.

Film Series: “Dr. Feelgood”

August 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - August 8, 2018 @ 9:30 pm
The August feature in our 2018 Film Series is "Dr. Feelgood". Join us for the FREE screening at 7 pm and stick around afterward for discussion.
The story of Dr. William Hurwitz — a preeminent pain specialist sentenced to 25 years in prison for drug trafficking — provides a window into the ethical dilemma of opioid prescriptions. Painkillers give doctors tremendous power to relieve pain, a primary goal of any physician. But this power begets trouble when the same drugs can lead to addiction, abuse and death.
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:
September 12 – Shift Change
October 10 – Planeat
November 14 – Bringing It Home
December 12 – Just Eat It

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

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