Co-op Cooking & Health Classes

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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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Local Cheese ♥s Local Cider

cheese cider pairing

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! Four local ciders paired with four local cheeses is sure to please. Learn about the orchard fields and dairy farms that bring these local harvests to you one sip and bite at a time! ♥♥

Instructor
Bronwyn Beatty-Hansen | Wheatsfield Beer & Wine Buyer

Bronwyn Beatty-Hansen

Date and Time
Wednesday, August 15, 7-8pm

Special
21+
Vegetarian

Balancing Your Mind & Posture

neck spine

Are you tired of chronic pain? Did your doctor tell you that you have to live with it for the rest of your life? Do you think that chiropractic practices are not safe? Meet Dr. Ayusa Ogawa and learn how the NUCCA – National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association can help you. This gentle, non-invasive technique was developed more than forty years ago to create a radical new way of healing that can help restore body balance and perfect health. Attendees will receive an exclusive offer with Read Health Center.

Instructor
Ayusa Ogawa, D.C., NUCCA Doctor | Read Health Center

Ayusa Ogawa

Date and Time
Saturday, August 18th, 2:30-3:30pm

Special
Health Class

Small Batch Canning

Canning

Once the domain of grandmothers, canning as a means of preserving the harvest has been making a comeback. If you enjoy eating in season, this is the way to enjoy the bounty of the harvest all year long. We’re talking a few jars at a time, no big deal, no fancy equipment. This class is for CSA subscribers who love supporting their local farmers but can’t get through their share each week; it’s for gardeners with postage-stamp sized plots, for farmers’ market regulars and for people who want to learn how to can but are intimidated by the process and scale. If you can boil water, you can stock your pantry with fresh goodies for every season. You will have an amazing pantry to draw from when it’s cold again — and Wheatsfield Co-op has everything you need from jars to pickling seasoning to pectin! Gluten Free and Vegan Friendly Class.

Instructor
Sara Reece, Fermentation Guru

Sara Reece

Date and Time
Tuesday, August 21, 6:30-8pm

Special
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten Free

Sourdough Bread at Home, the Basics

nate making bread

Join Wheatsfield’s Bread Baker, Nate Kemperman, for his basic “how to class” on making sourdough at home. Nate will demonstrate and explain an entire sourdough making process, including plenty of tasty samples from Co-op made bread. Attendees will go home with their own starter “Mama” along with care and feeding instructions. This long awaited class will be perfect for beginners and advanced bakers alike!

Instructor
Nate Kemperman, Bread Beaker | Wheatsfield Co-op

Nate Kemperman

Date and Time
Thursday, August 23, 6:30-8pm

Special
Class Series
Vegetarian

The Fermented Kitchen, Course #1, Sauerkrauts & Veggies

Fermented Veggies

In recent years, there has been a lot of research that suggests that a major key to overall health is to optimize our intestinal health. Fermented sauerkraut, kimchi and veggies are loaded with probiotics and are a very effective way to increase the healthy bacteria in your intestinal tract. In this class we will learn the science of fermentation, as well as the art of it! We will demonstrate how easy it is to make sauerkraut, kimchi and several different types of brined veggie pickles. You will learn how to set up a fermentation station for your home and also have lots of samples and recipes.

Instructor
Sara Reece, Fermentation Guru

Sara Reece

Date and Time
Tuesday, August 28, 6:30-8pm

Special
Vegan & Vegetarian Friendly

Back By Popular Demand

Class Series

Homeopathic Stress Reduction Strategies | Postponed to Oct. 4th

Homeopathic Stress Reduction

Postponed to Oct. 4th. Please sign up below.

Anxiety seems to be the ailment of the current times. Join Marybeth, Homeopathic Master Clinician, and learn strategies to better manage yourself or others. She will cover a variety of ways to ease anxiety and discuss products that can help. Free samples of general homeopathic products and handouts are included, along with an exclusive offer with Iowa Natural Wellness Clinic.

Instructor
Marybeth Buchele, HMC CCH, RSHom(NA) | Iowa Natural Wellness Center

Marybeth Buchele

Date and Time
Thursday, August 30, 6:30-8pm

Special

Natural Wellness

Perinatal Care

healthy pregnancy

We all want the best for our babies and perinatal education is an important component of supporting healthy pregnancies. Join Dr. Ayusa Ogawa and learn about the things you can do for a healthy baby, improve neurological development and prevent postnatal depression. She will be discussing the truth of birth and how the NUCCA – National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association can help you. This gentle, non-invasive technique was developed more than forty years ago to create a radical new way of healing that can help restore body balance and perfect health. Attendees will receive an exclusive offer with Read Health Center.

Instructor
Dr. Ayusa Ogawa, NUCCA Doctor | Read Health Center

Date and Time
Saturday, September 1, 2:30-3:30pm

Special
Health Class

Ricotta-Stuffed Crepes

crepes

Becky believes that so many things are just better when made from scratch! And while she doesn’t always have the time, when she does, she loves to spend time in the kitchen cooking large amounts of certain foods to store in her freezer for quick delicious meals to enjoy at a later time. This recipe is the ultimate in made-from-scratch cooking and is less intimidating than you might think!

Instructor
Becky Ringsby, Savor Specialty Chef Services

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

Special
Vegetarian

Curry in a Hurry

Quick Chickpea Curry

Oftentimes life is hectic and allows little time to consider what’s for dinner, let alone if it’s healthy and tasty! This class features the perfect recipes for your speedy dinner time needs. Join Indian cuisine expert, Madhu Gadia, as she prepares 3 easy, quick and diverse curries for anyone in a hurry. Her expertise in home-style, healthy, and authentic Indian cooking will surely inspire you. Menu includes Chicken Curry, Pink Lentil/Dal Curry, and Eggplant & Tomato Curry all featured in Madhu’s best-selling book “New Indian Home Cooking.”

Instructor
Madhu Gadia, MS, RD, CDE | Cookbook Author

Madhu Ghadia

Date and Time
Thursday, September 13, 6:30-8pm

Special
Gluten Free Friendly

Improving Your Children’s Health the Natural Way

healthy kids

Is your child sidelined by stomach aches, trouble focusing, headaches, allergies or too-frequent colds? Homeopathy, lifestyle changes, vitamins, minerals and herbs can help ease your child’s health problems and make life more enjoyable for the whole family. Join Marybeth, Homeopathic Master Clinician, to learn what remedies to use to help your children and how to use them. You will also receive a better understanding of how homeopathy works on more chronic health problems. Attendees will receive free samples of general homeopathic products along with an exclusive offer with Iowa Natural Wellness Clinic.

Instructor
Marybeth Buchele, HMC, CCH, RSHom(NA) | Iowa Natural Wellness Center

Marybeth Buchele

Date and Time
Thursday, September 20, 6:30-8pm

Special
Natural Wellness

Herbal Soaps From Scratch

Co+op_photo_soap

Explore the art and science of making handcrafted soap from scratch with Ann Staudt of Siberian Soap Co.! Using the centuries-old cold-process soapmaking technique, students will combine natural plant-based oils and lye to create soaps that are mild, moisturizing, and eco-friendly. This workshop is very hands-on, with each participant making and taking home 1 pound of their own custom batch of herbal handcrafted soap. Long sleeves, long pants, and closed-toe shoes are required of all participants. Please bring an old towel or blanket to insulate your finished soap. Open to ages 16+; younger participants must have advance permission from instructor. Hands On Class!

Instructor
Ann Staudt | Siberian Soap Company

Ann Staudt

Date and Time
Thursday, September 27, 6-8pm

Special
Very Hands-On!
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Homeopathic Stress Reduction Strategies

Homeopathic Stress Reduction

Anxiety seems to be the ailment of the current times. Join Marybeth, Homeopathic Master Clinician, and learn strategies to better manage yourself or others. She will cover a variety of ways to ease anxiety and discuss products that can help. Free samples of general homeopathic products and handouts are included, along with an exclusive offer with Iowa Natural Wellness Clinic.

Instructor
Marybeth Buchele, HMC CCH, RSHom(NA) | Iowa Natural Wellness Center

Marybeth Buchele

Date and Time
Thursday, October 4th, 6:30-7:30pm

Special
Health Class

Upcoming Events

  1. Tiny Deck Concert: Pleather & Feather

    August 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  2. neck spine

    Balancing Your Mind & Posture

    August 18 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  3. Canning

    Small Batch Canning

    August 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. nate making bread

    Sourdough Bread at Home, The Basics

    August 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  5. Local Foods Potluck

    August 25 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm