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Make Your Own Miso!
25 October, Saturday 2 - 4pm

Miso is a delicious healing food that is easy to make when you have access to the right starter culture. Join Meghan in this action-packed hands-on miso-making demo and lecture explaining the health benefits of miso fermentation. Miso samples will be provided. You will leave with recipes for making soy miso, other bean misos and recipes for cooking with miso as well.

Taught by Meghan Hintz.

Location: GRuB Farmhouse

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Gluten-Free Bread Baking
26 October, Sunday 3 - 5pm

Bread is supposed to be the staff of life, but what do you do when you are gluten intolerant or allergic to wheat? Make Gluten-Free bread of course! You can enjoy again the smells, taste, and texture of fresh bread from the oven. Toast in the morning, sliced up for sandwiches at lunch, and a hunk with your soup at dinner. It is totally possible and totally delicious. Come empower yourself and learn the simple, but unusual techniques to master gluten-free yeasted bread. ** all gluten-free with options for dairy-free and egg-free too!

Taught by Jenn Kliese.

Location: GRuB Farmhouse

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Book Discusion - Closer to the Ground, and Eating on the Wild Side
30 October, Thursday 6 - 8pm

This month our Food Book discussion overlaps with the Timberland Regional Library "Read Together" picks. Fall into food with either or both of these selections. Closer to the Ground: An Outdoor Family Year on the Water, in the Woods, and at the Table (2012), authored by Dylan Tomine and illustrated by Olympian Nikki McClure, is an extraordinary telling of the everyday life of a family living on an island in the Puget Sound. Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health (2013), by Jo Robinson, is a feisty take on effect of modern farming on plant nutrients, why we should care, and what positive steps we can take. Snacks and light refreshments provided, and as always, feel free to bring a dish to share inspired by the book if you so desire. EVERYONE WELCOME!

Taught by Max Crabapple.

Location: Little House at Olympia Food Coop Westside

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Alternatives to Alcohol
2 November, Sunday 2 - 5pm

Winter is coming, and refreshments and beverages are always a focus. Come to this teach-in on alcohol, its history and effects on the body, and demonstration/tasting of alternatives you may enjoy with confidence the coming months. Knowledge is power, and we hope participants will leave this workshop empowered to make the right decisions for themselves, knowing and loving our bodies internal processes! A variety of NON-ALOCOHOLIC beverages will be provided.

Taught by Vanessa Charles.

Location: Little House at Olympia Food Coop Westside

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Consensus Training
5 November, Wednesday 6 - 8pm

How can organizations and groups of people make good decisions without a boss telling them what, when, and how to do everything? Learn about consensus decision making. It is effective, empowering, and vibrant. Get away from being either the boss or bossed: cooperation is a real and useful option to run an organization with integrity. For absolute beginners and those looking for a refresher, EVERYONE WELCOME.

Taught by Grace Cox.

Location: Olympia Food Co-op Community Classroom

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Great Grains!
8 November, Saturday 3 - 5pm

Learn to prepare grains for maximum nutrition. Jeannine will share traditional methods of sprouting, soaking, and fermenting that support your digestive system. How could the same grain, prepared differently, affect your body so differently? Jeannine knows, and by the end of this class, you will too!

Taught by Jeannine Godfrey.

Location: GRuB Farmhouse

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Perfect GF Pie Crust
9 November, Sunday 3 - 5pm

What is fall without an amazing pumpkin pie? Or an apple pie? Or a pear tart for that matter? Learn to make perfect flaky gluten-free crust that truly satisfies. We will learn both a traditional GF crust as well as a vegan alternative, both amazing. Taste-testing is of course included!

Taught by Jenn Kliese.

Location: GRuB Farmhouse

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How to Eat Cheese
14 November, Friday 6 - 7:30pm

How often have you stood in front of the cheese case and wondered about all the different, enticing cheese, and then settled on the one you know? What exactly makes a cheddar a cheddar, why are some orange, and is mascarpone really even a cheese? Join our own cheese buyer, Ange, in exploring the world of cheese. This cheese journey is for novices, and will provide basics in understanding types of cheese, with helpful tips for enjoying cheese in a variety of settings. Of course, no one will be turned away for having advanced cheese knowledge and snacking is open to all.

Taught by Ange Duval.

Location: Little House at Olympia Food Coop Westside

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Herbal Balms and Salves
16 November, Sunday 10am - 12pm

Learn the properties of healing herbs such as comfrey, St. John wort, arnica, calendula, mullein, myrrh, black walnut, and feverfew. Participants will make infusions to take home in this hands-on class. The class will cover the infusion process, straining, adding beeswax, and bottling. Please bring a 4oz or 8oz glass jar with a lid.

Taught by Kate Tossey.

Location: GRuB Farmhouse

This class is full. You may check back later to see if space becomes available

Book Discussion - Our Food, Our Right: Recipes for Food Justice
20 November, Thursday 6 - 8pm

This month we will be reviewing Our Food, Our Right: Recipes for Food Justice (2012) a great overview of the food sovereignty movement. Made up of a variety of stories spanning communities and cultures, there is something for everyone. Snacks and light refreshments provided, and as always, feel free to bring a dish to share inspired by the book if you so desire. EVERYONE WELCOME!

Taught by Max Crabapple.

Location: Little House at Olympia Food Coop Westside

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Herbs for Digestion
22 November, Saturday 1 - 3pm

Symptoms of digestive upset such as gas, bloating, GERD and constipation are common today. In this class you'll learn about medicinal herbs traditionally used to relieve these symptoms, promote digestive function, and support gut healing. We'll also discuss ways to easily incorporate them into your diet and self care routine.

Taught by Meghan Hintz.

Location: GRuB Farmhouse

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