Good Foods Coop Free Store Tour

Mar ’12
3
11:00 am

Free Store Tour!

Enjoy Good Foods store tour during Sampling Saturdays on the first Saturday of the month at 11 am. Tour the store with staff Dietitian Beth Loiselle, savor samples, and enjoy exclusive offers while learning about our products and services. Free. Sign up at the Customer Service desk.

Instructor: Beth Loiselle, RD, LD
When: Saturday, March 3, 11 am – 12 pm
Fee: FREE

Good Food Coop March Events – Lexington, KY

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Good Foods Market and Cafe has a variety of classes and events this March. All classes and events are held at Good Foods Market, 455 Southland Drive, Lexington, KY.

Free Store Tour!
Enjoy Good Foods store tour during Sampling Saturdays on the first Saturday of the month at 11 am. Tour the store with staff Dietitian Beth Loiselle, savor samples, and enjoy exclusive offers while learning about our products and services. Free. Sign up at the Customer Service desk.

Instructor: Beth Loiselle, RD, LD
When: Saturday, March 3, 11 am – 12 pm
Fee: FREE

Sampling Saturday

Meet our local producers and sample their unique products during our monthly Sampling Saturday event.
When: Saturday, March 3, 11 am – 2 pm
Fee: FREE

7 Keys to Organic Gardening

For over 30 years Jerome Lange has refined his organic farming techniques on his Casey County farm. By following Jerome’s seven keys you can have a successful organic garden. Get your garden off to a great start with tried and true advice from one of Kentucky’s pioneers in sustainable farming.

Instructor: Jerome Lange, Casey County organic farmer

When: Tuesday, March 6, 7 – 8:30 pm
Fee: $10 owners/$12 others

Jewelry Making: Earrings

Jewelry making made simple. Learn about tools, supplies, beads, design plans, and the best places to get materials.
Instructor: Mona Ferrell
When: Thursday, March 8, 7 – 9 pm
Fee: $18 owners/$20 others

Better Eating for Life: Fabulous Fruit

Eating more fruit is one of the easiest steps to take for most people. Besides discovering ways to incorporate fruit into your menus, you’ll learn how to turn simple fresh and frozen fruit into delectable fruit desserts, one of which you will sample! Also discover fruit-derived supplements that might benefit you and your family. As an added not-fruit-related-bonus, particularly of interest for those with young children or with allergies/multiple-chemical sensitivity, learn about the benefits of more natural cleaning products and body care products. Handouts will include recipes plus more!

Instructor: Beth Loiselle, RD, LD
When: Saturday, March 10, 2 – 3:30 pm
Fee: $10 owners/$12 others

Beginning Crochet

Learn chain stitch, single crochet, and how to choose yarn, needles, and supplies. We will be making a scarf with single crochet and two skeins of yarn. Class is for beginning students and students who need a refresher on how to get started. Printouts will be provided. Bring size Q, R, or S crochet hook and 2 different colors of 7 oz skeins of worsted wool or acrylic crochet yarn.

Instructor: Mona Ferrell
When:  Sunday, March 11, 2 – 4 pm
Thursday, March 22, 7 – 9 pm
Fee: $23 owners/$25 others

March Madness Beer and Cheese Pairings

Join Pat Wiley, Specialty Department Manager, for beer and artisan cheese pairings that are sure to be a hit at your March Madness parties.
Instructor: Pat Wiley, Specialty Department Manager
When: Tuesday, March 13, 7 – 9 pm
Fee: $18 owners/$20 others

St. Patrick’s Day Buffet

Good Foods Market & Café will host a St. Patrick’s Day buffet on Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17. Come explore the tastes of Ireland as Good Foods Café will feature a special Irish menu created by Chef Alex Jenkins.
When: Friday, March 16, 11 am – 8 pm and Saturday, March 17, 3 – 8 pm
Fee: $7.99/lb

Good Foods Board of Directors Meeting

Owners are welcome.
When: Monday, March 19, 7 – 9 pm
Fee:  FREE

Better Eating for Life: Fit in Fun Foods

Healthy eating doesn’t always mean never eating desserts. Learn about various alternatives to common white sugar and high-fructose corn syrup, and how for some people, they can be used to fulfill their fun food “requirement” without sacrificing health. Learn info about insulin resistance, diabetes, pre-diabetes and low blood sugar, plus pointers on helping prevent or controlling them. Take home a variety of recipes using alternative sweeteners.

Instructor: Beth Loiselle, RD, LD
When: Saturday, March 24, 2 – 3:30 pm
Fee: $10 owners/$12 others

Jewelry Making: Bracelets

Jewelry making made simple. Learn about tools, supplies, beads, design plans, and the best places to get materials.

Instructor: Mona Ferrell
When: Sunday, March 25, 2 – 4 pm
Fee: $28 owners/$30 others

Growing Organic Vegetables

Jerome Lange, Casey County organic farmer and author, is back for his last class this spring. For over 30 years Jerome Lange has refined his organic farming techniques on his Casey County farm. Get your vegetable garden off to a great start with tried and true advice from one of Kentucky’s sustainable farming pioneers.

Instructor: Jerome Lange, Casey County organic farmer
When: Tuesday, March 27, 7 – 8:30 pm
Fee: $10 owners/$12 others

Green Sprouts Kids Club

Lauren Howard will be here for a kid’s wellness and yoga program.

Instructor: Lauren Howard, LMT
When: Saturday, March 31, 10 – 11 am
Fee: FREE

Good Foods Co-op is a locally owned and operated cooperative business where everyone is welcome to shop at either of our locations – Good Foods Market & Café on Southland Drive or Good Foods Chapter 2 inside the downtown Lexington Public Library. Good Foods has served the Lexington community since 1972.

A Benefit Concert for The Food Literacy Project

Feb ’12
23
8:00 pm

Local residents can help connect Louisville’s youth to healthy, sustainable food and enjoy the musical talents of two of Louisville’s up-and-coming artists, Justin Lewis and Reading Group, at 8pm on Thursday, February 23rd at The Bard’s Town.

The odd musical pairing of Justin Lewis’s acoustic, singer-songwriter style with Reading Group’s gritty pop-punk sound is a result of their shared enthusiasm for the work of The Food Literacy Project. “We are so excited about doing this,” said Reading Group’s front-lady Lacey Guthrie, “we all support The Food Literacy Project and wanted to do what we could to help them.” Justin Lewis likewise commented, “It’s pretty great that I get to help an organization which makes such a positive impact in the community by playing my music.”
All proceeds from the evening will benefit The Food Literacy Project, which provides experiential education programs that create opportunities for young people to have positive experiences with fresh, healthy food in their outdoor classroom at Oxmoor Farm.
The concert is all-ages and will be at The Bard’s Town, located at 1801 Bardstown Rd. There is a suggested donation of $4.

Community Farm Alliance Lobby Day

Healthy Food Local Farms
Feb ’12
23
8:30 am

This is your opportunity to introduce yourself to your legislator and tell him or her about the issues facing Kentucky agriculture that matter to you.  CFA has published a list of the major agriculture issues currently facing the 2012 General Assembly.  Late last year, CFA released our organizational priorities for 2012: support for young and beginning farmers, development of local and regional food systems and the establishment of a statewide food policy council.  Of course, there may be an issue that you’ve encountered on your farm or in your community that you would like to address with your legislator.

We will meet in room 131 in the Capitol Annex (the building behind Kentucky’s State Capitol) from 8:30 am until 9:30 am for orientation.  Please try not to arrive after 9:30 am!  We will break up into lobbying groups following orientation in order to meet with legislators. Lobbying will continue until legislators go into session at 2:00 pm.  There is a cafeteria in the basement of the annex for lunch.

Please register in advance of the 23rd so that CFA staff can work to pre-schedule meetings with your legislator.  We don’t want you to waste a trip!

 

Thursday February 23rd

8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Register (very important!)

Room 131 of the Capitol Annex (the office building behind the Capitol)

Fresh Start Growers Supply Rotational Hyper-Grazing Techniques Workshop

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Feb ’12
17
2:00 pm

Learn the best practices of rotational hyper-grazing techniques this Friday at Fresh Start. This technique, developed in New Zealand, creates healthier animals and improves grazing pasture. This is excellent management for all ruminants.

Starts 2pm Friday, February 17. Done by 4:30. Space is limited so call to reserve your spot. (502) 442-7883.