Co-op Cooking & Health Classes

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Co-op Classes2018-06-21T15:42:36-05:00

If a class is full – there will be a waitlist option.
We do consider waitlists when planning the next cycle of classes or if there is enough interest to repeat the class that cycle.

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You Say “To-may-to” I Say “To-mah-to”

It’s the time that Becky’s been waiting all year for: tomato season!!  But even she can only eat so many fresh tomato sandwiches.  So what does she do with her tomato bounty?  She will share some of her favorite ways to eat tomatoes as well as ways to preserve them to enjoy all year ‘round.  Recipes will include “Oven-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes,” “Roasted Tomato Sauce,” “Fresh Tomato Salsa,” “Tomato Jam,” and more! Demonstration and sampling included.

Becky Ringsby, Savor Specialty Chef Services

Date and Time
Monday, August 12, 6-7:30pm

Vegetarian & Vegan♥

Seed Saving Basics

Alice will cover the basics of how to plant for strong genetics, observe your plants and how to collect, process and store seeds.  Take home handy tables and ref­erence guides for your future seed-sav­ing adventures.

Alice McGary, Mustard Seed Community Farm

Date and Time
Monday, August 26, 6-7:30pm


Local Cider ♥’s Local Cheese


Love to support LOCAL Iowa producers? Seeking to further your knowledge and appreciation for the unique tastes of Iowa? Join Bronwyn, Wheatsfield Co-op’s Beer & Wine Buyer, for this local cider and cheese tasting adventure! Local ciders paired with local cheeses is sure to please! Learn about the orchard fields and dairy farms that bring these local harvests to you a sip and bite at a time! 21+

Bronwyn Beatty-Hansen, Wheatsfield Beer & Wine Buyer

Bronwyn Beatty-Hansen

Date and Time
Wednesday, September 11, 7-8pm

Vegetarian Options

Plant-Based & Beyond: Protein For All

This class will help you to feed your mind and your body! Learn about the many different types of vegetarian and vegan proteins available to you. Wheatsfield Wellness Manager, Kim McDermott, will discuss the nature of protein, your body’s need for it, and which foods are the best sources. You will also learn to calculate how much protein you need as an individual. Some of the highlighted foods will include tempeh, nuts, quinoa, seitan, pea protein, proteins powders for making smoothies, and some of Wheatsfield’s plant-based meat alternatives from the refrigerated and freezer aisles. Sample some of our favorite meat alternatives! Perfect for life long vegetarians and vegans to flexitarians and those wanting to know more about plant based proteins.

Kim McDermott, Wheatsfield Co-op Wellness Manager

Date and Time
Monday, September 16, 6-7:30pm


DIY Farm Fresh Flower Bouquets

Beth Flower Elizabella Flower Farm

Beth of Elizabella Flower Farm will share the funda­mental design ideas she employs in her own flower arranging style and give some tips on how to make the simplest florals (found flowers, grass­es and leaves) shine. Then, with flowers from her farm, every­one will create their own floral arrangement. Bring a vase or tall 32 oz Ball-style jar to take your flowers home in. Ball jars also available in store for purchase.

Beth Wilbur, Elizabella Flower Farm

Date and Time
Tuesday, September 24, 6-8pm


Fresh Pasta for Beginners

Making fresh pasta can have a certain intimidation factor until you see it done. Becky will share a shortcut or two and her tips and tricks on making your pasta-creating experience a little easier and a lot of fun. She will also share her addictive Tomato Vodka Cream Sauce recipe! Demonstration and Sampling class.

Becky Ringsby, Savor Specialty Chef Services

Date and Time
Monday, September 30, 6:30-8pm


Upcoming Events

  1. Tiny Deck Concert: Ben Schrag & the Cautionaries

    August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  2. Local Foods Potluck

    August 24 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. Seed Saving Basics

    August 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  4. Board Meeting

    August 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  5. Coffee

    Coffee with the Board

    August 31 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm