Thanksgiving Sampling Saturdays

November 9, 2019 @ 11:00 am - November 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Let us provide your Thanksgiving meal ideas as you sample your way through the store! Join us for three Saturdays in November leading up to Thanksgiving for different recipes and inspirations! November 9th will feature some of our favorite local vendors sampling their twists on holiday recipes. Prepare to come in and try something new  while you get some great ideas for entertaining. November 16th we'll offer an array of make-ahead dishes from our kitchen. Come be inspired to make your own, or simply buy your side items from the Co-op and chill/freeze them until the big day. November 23rd will be the main event where we'll be sampling all the staples like turkey, ham and vegan dishes too! Join us each Saturday, and come hungry! It's free and family-friendly.

Thanksgiving Holiday Hot Bar

November 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - November 28, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Are you looking for a Thanksgiving celebration that includes delicious food that satisfies a variety of dietary needs, but without the actual cooking or cleaning? We have you covered! Join us for a special holiday hot bar on Thanksgiving Day from 10 am - 4 pm. Eat just as much as you want for $9.99/lb. We'll also be serving up our complimentary spiced apple cider. Here's the menu:
  • Bourbon-brined Turkey with Confit of Leg & Thigh
  • Turkey Gravy
  • Marksbury Smoked Ham
  • Stuffed Squash Vegan
  • Quorn Turk'y Roast with Mushroom Gravy Vegetarian
  • Grilled Vegetable Quinoa Lasagna Wheat-free & Vegetarian
  • Cranberry Orange Relish Wheat-free & Vegan
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts Wheat-free & Vegan
  • Good Foods Corn Pudding
  • Local Winter Squash Gratin Wheat-free
  • Maple Roasted Beets Wheat-free & Vegan
  • Roasted Sweet Potatoes Wheat-free & Vegan
  • Garlic Mashed Potatoes Wheat-free
  • Broccoli & Corn Stuffing
  • Wheat-free Stuffing
  If you're not available to dine with us but would still like to skip cooking your feast, take your hot bar selections to go, or stop by our Grab & Go section for pre-packaged dishes, ready to heat and eat (holiday selections available all month for all your gatherings)!

$5 Community Dinners – Special Black Friday Edition

November 29, 2019 @ 11:00 am - November 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Dinner should be for relaxing, socializing and enjoying great food together. Don't worry about cooking and cleaning, come eat with us and our Co-op community!
 
Bring family, friends and neighbors for a delicious, made-from-scratch meal in our café. Enjoy everything on our hot bar—for just $5 a pound!
 
Since November's dinner falls on Black Friday, we're offering home-cooked favorites all day to fuel your holiday shopping, or at the very least offer you a quiet moment away from the crowds to enjoy some delicious food!
 
For this special Community Dinner, running 11 am - 7 pm, load up on comfort dishes like Kentucky Hot Brown, a Vegetarian Quinoa Lasagna and Vegan Jambalaya accompanied by plenty of sides.
 
This monthly meal has been extended through the end of the year, so join us for a great deal and a family-friendly meal.

Dodging Coconuts: Building Resilience Amidst Chaos

December 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - December 4, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
This seminar designed to help you build the armor you need to dodge the coconuts in the midst of the storms of our lives today. Be it the 24-hour news cycle, out of control social media, the onslaught of natural disasters or acts of madness, anxiety has invaded our lives at every level. Share an evening with those of like minds and form a community that rejects despair in favor of hope and belief. Learn to live purposely by being prepared, planning, and developing the perspective that leads to growth following inevitable moments of adversity. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Sylvia Lovely has a passion for helping others find the sweet spot in their lives. She has developed Dodging Coconuts and her four P’s as a template that contemplates that in good times, coconuts nourish, but in high winds, they become flying missiles of destruction. In addition to being an author, speaker and teacher, she is one of four owners of Azur Food Group and a co-host along with Chef Jeremy Ashby and well-known Tony “Twitch” Longo of Z-Rock 103.3 on Food News and Chews Radio airing from 1-2 pm every Saturday on WVLK 590. TICKETS are $8 for owners and $10 for general admission and can be purchased here.

Give Where You Live Happy Hour

December 16, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - December 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Enjoy 25% off all made-to-order sandwiches and drafts (kombucha and beer) 5-7 pm as we celebrate our register round-up program partners. We'll be presenting a check to our previous month's nonprofit and rounding up for the current month's nonprofit too. They'll be tabling in the cafe so you can learn more about each organization. December's featured organizations include God's Pantry Food Bank (November's round up recipient) and the Good Foods Charitable Foundation (December's round up recipient).

Chicken Babies

December 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - December 18, 2019 @ 8:30 pm
Raising chicks can be greatly rewarding if you are prepared for the task. This class will cover all the essential details if you are considering starting a flock or adding to an existing flock with chicks including; purchasing considerations, breed choices, necessary equipment needs, and techniques for proper handling and care. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Travis Robinson has kept chickens in his backyard for at least 10 years. He is interested in using chicken-keeping to increase access to food at a hyper-local level and in developing our “egg-shed” (not altogether different from a “watershed) to build a resilient community. He is also interested in how chickens can help build healthy soil and compost food waste. He consults with current and future chicken-keepers on best practices and presents at fairs and festivals whenever he has the opportunity. Passing along his chicken knowledge is a passion. Tickets are $5 for owners and $7 for general admission and can be purchased here.

Gardening With Chickens

January 15, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - January 15, 2020 @ 8:30 pm
Can chickens and gardens coexist? Not only can they, but they can benefit each other with enough forethought and planning. Learn what kinds of plants are good for chickens, how chickens can help your garden, and techniques for protecting your plants from scratching and pecking. Chicken keepers will learn the value and potential pitfalls of letting chickens into the garden with tips and techniques for effectively gardening with and for your chickens. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Travis Robinson has kept chickens in his backyard for at least 10 years. He is interested in using chicken-keeping to increase access to food at a hyper-local level and in developing our “egg-shed” (not altogether different from a watershed) to build a resilient community. He is also interested in how chickens can help build healthy soil and compost food waste. He consults with current and future chicken-keepers on best practices and presents at fairs and festivals whenever he has the opportunity. Passing along his chicken knowledge is a passion. General admission tickets are $7 and owner tickets are $5 and can be purchased here.

Laughter Yoga

January 29, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - January 29, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Join us for laughter yoga and laugh as you've never laughed before. No flexibility or sense of humor required!! Bring water and something to lay on (yoga mat, blanket, towel, etc) and wear loose comfortable clothing. (This class can be done sitting and does not require laying down.) Everyone is welcome, we accommodate all genders, ages, and abilities. Bring a friend and share the joy of laughter! The goal is to leave feeling less stressed and more joyful while improving your overall health! ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Jaime is a certified Laughter Yoga Leader and has taught for three years. Tickets are $7 for general admission and $5 for owners and can be purchased here.

Savoring Your Words: Writing Your Food Traditions

April 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - April 8, 2020 @ 9:00 pm
Learn how to convey the most elemental of experiences in words that will be savored long after your work is read. We’ll read compelling food narratives and give you the ingredients to create essays that capture your food heritage. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Ellen Birkett Morris has written about food for Cooking Light, The National Culinary Review, NPR’s Kitchen Window, Gastronomica, Alimentum, and The Courier-Journal. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $13 for owners and can be purchased here.

Writing the Life You’ve Lived

April 29, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - April 29, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
This course is aimed at women over 50 who perhaps never thought of writing their stories but are intrigued by the possibilities of gaining greater strength and resilience in challenging times. Join us for an engaging and fun exercise by exploring your amazing life and purpose through writing. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Being well over 50 and having experienced life learning lessons through adversity, Sylvia Lovely has written her own story as a witness to a life with moments of crushing defeat and ultimately triumph. Tickets for this class are $15 for general admission and $13 for owners and can be purchased here.