Starting Your Vegetable Garden- Thurs, Feb 5th 5:30-7:30

Want to make the most of your backyard garden this season? This class will teach the basics of seed starting, tips for getting a jump on our short growing season, plant care and maintenance, ideas for natural pest control, and more!

Raising Chickens for Food & Fun- Thurs, Feb 12th 5:30-7:30

If you are interested in becoming a backyard chicken farmer, this is the class for you. We will talk about equipment essentials, the varieties of chickens that make good egg layers and those that make good meat birds, what to feed them at various stages in their life cycle, and other details that will leave you feeling confident enough to raise a flock of your own.

Basic Cheese & Yogurt Making- Thurs, Feb 19th 5:30-7:30

Save money and please your palate by learning to make your own cheese and yogurt at home! This hands-on class will teach you all you need to know to start making your very own yogurt, plus basic cheeses like mozzarella, ricotta, and chevre.

Basic Bread Baking- Thurs, Feb 26th 5:30-7:30

Once you taste fresh baked, you’ll never want to buy bread again! This hands-on class will have you kneading your way to fresh bread in no time. We will cover flour selection, yeast basics, tips on rising, baking, storage, and more.

Cooking with Grains- Thurs, March 5th 5:30-7:30

Don’t know couscous from quinoa? This hands-on class will get you going with the grain. You’ll learn about the various types of culinary grains, pre-soaking and cooking times, basic preparation techniques, and recipes to try at home.

Cooking with Beans- Thurs, March 12th 5:30-7:30

Beans are one of the most affordable and nutritious foods on the planet, and this hands-on class will teach you all you need to know about selecting, sorting, washing, soaking, and preparing them. Plus, we’ll share some great recipes for you to try at home.

Healthy Cooking on a Budget- Wed, March 18th 4:00-6:00 (Closed class for members of Parent-Child Center, only)

Want to fill your plate with healthy, delicious foods without breaking the bank? This class will share tips and tricks for making the most of your hard-earned food dollars, while still preparing healthy, nutritious meals at home. We’ll talk about creating weekly meal plans, tips on how to stretch your ingredients to cover multiple meals, cooking and freezing in larger batches, how to stock up and save when bargains are available, and share lots of helpful recipes for you to try at home. 

Classes are $30 each or free for members of our Food For All Program. To register, contact Denise Senesac at the Hannaford Career Center by calling 382-1004. 



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Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op aims to support community activities and projects outside  for individuals and groups. If you are interested in using our plaza, please complete the form and mail to Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op or give to a cashier at the store.
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