Education/Events

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Please preregister for all classes (including free classes) online at www.oneotacoop.com or visit Customer Service. Walk-ins are welcome as space allows, but Oneota Co-op may cancel classes if there are fewer than four preregistered attendees. In this case, participants will be notified and given a full refund.

Classes

CSA Series: Risotto and Arancini

Wednesday, June 21, 5:30-7:30pm
In this course we will learn to stretch a roast chicken through multiple meals! Beginning with whole chicken, we will learn about making stock and a basic chicken risotto, and finally, learn to make mozzarella stuffed arancini, all to be enjoyed for days after that delicious roast chicken dinner.

Class Code: DM, HO
Max participants: 16
Instructor: Benjamin Moore

Cost: $12 member/owners, $15 community members
Voucher eligible

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CSA Series: Simple Soups that Satisfy

Wednesday, June 28, 5:30-7:30pm
This past winter became the “Winter of Soups” at the Mattson house. In this class we’ll learn the secrets of creating a slow simmered bone broth, and follow it through to it’s conclusion as one of three hearty and delectable soups. We’ll cover the basics of stock making and work together to cook up some of our family favorite recipes.

Class Code: HO, GF
Max participants: 16
Instructor: Paul Mattson

Cost: $12 member/owners, $15 community members
Voucher eligible

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CSA Series: Too Many Greens?

Thursday, June 29, 5:30-7:30pm
Ask any CSA farmer: the biggest challenge people have is that they don’t know what to do with all those greens! We’ll learn different ways to use up those greens and taste-test along the way!

Class Code: HO, VG, VN, GF
Max participants: 16
Instructor: Kristin Eggen

Cost: $12 member/owners, $15 community members
Voucher eligible

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Summertime Sparklers, Picnic Edition Session I

Sunday, July 9, 2:00-4:00pm
Summertime, summertime, sum, sum, summertime. Let’s celebrate summer with wines that practically scream celebration; sparkling wines! Whether they be French Champagne, Spanish Cava, Italian Prosecco or from good ‘ole America, sparkling wines are also terrific food wines with surprising versatility. In this session we’ll be sampling foods with unexpected ethnic roots and wines to match.

Class Code: DM
Max participants:14
Instructor: Chef Stephen Larson

Cost: $30 member/owners, $35 community members

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CSA Series - Basic Knife Skills

Tuesday, July 11, 5:30-7:30pm
Learn how to identify and use the best knives for you and your kitchen. Proper knife skills are essential for everyone who prepares meals at home. Learn how to julienne, slice properly for stir frys, soups and stews, and save time while doing it safely. Perhaps most importantly will be instruction in the use of a steel to keep the edge on your knives. Jeff Abbas has worked in commercial kitchens, home kitchens, and campsites, and will bring his knowledge and experience with knives and proper prep work to this class. Bring your own knives for sharpening and evaluation of the essential ergonomic fit.

Class Code: HO
Max participants: 16

Instructor: Jeff Abbas

Cost: $12 member/owners, $15 community members
Voucher eligible

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CSA Series: Farm Fresh Veggies

Wednesday, July 12, 5:30-7:30pm
You don’t need fancy recipes to enjoy the amazing flavor of fresh produce. In this class we will cover some simple techniques for harvesting the full flavor of fresh vegetables from your farmers market purchases.
Class Code: HO, VG, GF

Max participants: 12
Instructor: Rachel Sandhorst

Cost: $12 member/owners, $15 community members
Voucher eligible

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CSA Series: Masterpiece Salads

Thursday, July 13, 5:30-7:30pm
Yes, you too can throw together a beautiful and delicious salad given whatever is in your CSA box! We’ll explore what makes great lettuce salads, and also touch on non-lettuce salads. Release your inner Monet!

Class Code: DM, HO, VG, VN
Max participants: 16
Instructor: Kristin Eggen

Cost: $12 member/owners, $15 community members
Voucher eligible

To Sign up for this Class Click Here

Summertime Sparklers, Picnic Edition Session II

Sunday, July 16, 2:00-4:00pm
Summertime, summertime, sum, sum, summertime. Let’s celebrate summer with wines that practically scream celebration; sparkling wines! Whether they be French Champagne, Spanish Cava, Italian Prosecco or from good ‘ole America, sparkling wines are also terrific food wines with surprising versatility. In this session we’ll be sampling foods with unexpected ethnic roots and wines to match.

Class Code: DM
Max participants:14
Instructor: Chef Stephen Larson

Cost: $30 member/owners, $35 community members

To Sign up for this Class Click Here

Pro Pastry 101: Cream Scones and Fruit Galette

Tuesday, July 18, 5:30-7:30pm
Want to impress your next house guests with fresh-baked deliciousness without spending all day baking? Here you’ll learn how to whip up a batch of breakfast scones for your weekend, and a showy fruit galette for your next dinner party. These versatile pastries are perfect for brightening your everyday or for special occasions. Participants will get to take home their own pie pastry.
Class Code: DM, HO

Max participants: 8
Instructor: Carina Cavagnaro

Cost: $15 member/owners, $18 community members

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CSA Series: Tastes of Thailand

Wednesday, July 19, 5:30-7:30pm
We’ll prepare several Thai dishes, from a soup to salad rolls to a roasted eggplant salad. Some dishes will be vegetarian, while others will have some fish sauce or a broth made from shrimp; some will be a medium on spiciness, while others will be milder.
Class Code: HO, GF

Max participants: 24
Instructor: Eric Baack

Cost: $12 member/owners, $15 community members
Voucher eligible

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Farmers’ Market Madness Session I

Sunday, August 6, 2:00-4:00pm
As you might guess from the name, for this class I’ll scour the farmers’ market for the best and most unusual ingredients, transform them into simple but sumptuous dishes for you to feast on and pair them with wines to match. Wines and foods will be a surprise until you sit down and see the menu, but what’s life without a little intrigue?

Class Code: DM
Max participants:14
Instructor: Chef Stephen Larson

Cost: $30 member/owners, $35 community members

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CSA Series: No Knead (to Fear) Bread and Herb Butter

Wednesday, August 9, 5:30-7:30pm
Daunted by bread making? Put your fears to rest! We will explore a simple, nearly hands free recipe that just might become your daily bread. This 24 hour dutch oven bread will be broken down into simple steps that yield the perfect loaf every time. We will explore some topping ideas, including garden fresh herb butter.

Class Code: DM, VG
Max participants: 20
Instructor: Yarrow Pasche

Cost: $12 member/owners, $15 community members
Voucher eligible

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Farmers’ Market Madness Session II

Sunday, August 13, 2:00-4:00pm
As you might guess from the name, for this class I’ll scour the farmers’ market for the best and most unusual ingredients, transform them into simple but sumptuous dishes for you to feast on and pair them with wines to match. Wines and foods will be a surprise until you sit down and see the menu, but what’s life without a little intrigue?

Class Code: DM
Max participants:14
Instructor: Chef Stephen Larson

Cost: $30 member/owners, $35 community members

To Sign up for this Class Click Here

CSA Series: Top Chef Competition - CSA style

Thursday, August 17, 5:30-7:30pm
Sometimes CSA boxes are like the ingredient baskets on Top Chef: mostly familiar ingredients with a few oddballs You’ll work with your teammates to compete for the most delicious creation given the seasonal ingredients at hand. Ages 8+ welcome; 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult and register separately.

Class Code: HO, VG
Max participants: 12
Instructor: Kristin Eggen

Cost: $12 member/owners, $15 community members
Voucher eligible
To Sign up for this Class Click Here

Summer Soups: A Potful of the Season's Bounty

Saturday, August 19, 2:00-4:30pm
With seasonal produce at its peak, it seems a shame to wait until cold weather to enjoy flavorful soups. We’ll work hands-on with Chef Tom Skold of Hotel Winneshiek’s Restauration to create healthful and delicious soups using all the best fresh and local ingredients. Featured recipes may include Anasazi Bean and Sweetcorn Soup, Tomato Fennel Soup with Blue Cheese Croutons and Basil Oil, Golden Beet Borscht, and Chilled Avocado Soup with Radish Slaw.

Class Code: HO
Max participants: 15
Instructor: Chef Tom Skold

Cost: $18 member/owners, $21 community members

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CSA Series: Humble Hands Harvest

Thursday, August 24, 5:30-7:30pm
When we cook and eat seasonally, we get to partake in what the land around us is offering at that exact point in time. Emily and Hannah will invite participants to try some techniques for using the vegetables in this week’s CSA box, to take best advantage of the seasonality of our place.
Class Code: HO, VG, GF

Max participants: 16
Instructor: Emily Fagan and Hannah Breckbill

Cost: $12 member/owners, $15 community members
Voucher eligible

To Sign up for this Class Click Here

Store Tours

Interested in scheduling a tour or learning more?

Tours are available by request. Please feel free to contact Nate Furler, Marketing & Outreach Manager, to arrange for a tour for your group or organization. A store tour could be the perfect event for your group, be it staff at work, a book club or area youth group. We will work with you to meet the needs based on your groups size, age and interest.

email: Nate – Marketing Manager  nate@oneotacoop.com

Annual Events

Board Election – March
Annual Meeting of the Membership – April
Earth Day CelebrationApril 22
Oktoberfest September 24
Taste the Local Harvest – October 6th

Class Series

Sustainable Kids After School Series

Kids in 3rd and 4th grades are invited to discover ways they can lighten their impact and practice being knowledgeable consumers. This 6-week after school course will teach kids ways to lessen their impact on the earth through upbeat games and hands-on activities. Kids will be picked up via walking school bus from Carrie Lee Elementary.
Concepts taught in each class are as follows:

September 6: Reduce waste when shopping –
REDUCE, REUSE – How to shop bulk

September 13: Reduce waste when shopping –
RECYCLE – Making t-shirt bags

September 20: What to do with food waste? –
Composting 101, making veggie broth

September 27: Food Miles –
Outdoor games

October 4: What is a cooperative? –
Cooperative games

October 11:
Waste-Free Snacks

*Class concepts and activities are subject to change without notice

Class Codes: HO
Max participants: 10
Instructor: Kristin Eggen

Classroom

Co-op Kitchen Classroom
Our kitchen classroom features 1 5-burner induction cooktop, a double wall oven, 1 3-bin stainless steel sink, a home-style dishwasher, 6 single portable induction burners 1,800 watts each, 6 stainless steel work tables, and a selection of small appliances, cookware, and dishware.  Also available upon request: a projector and screen, erasable white board, easel, pad of paper, clipboards, pens, and writing utensils.
The OCC does not allow the classroom for use to promote products from multi-level companies, nor the distribution of campaign literature.

Interested in Using our Classroom Facility?

The Co-op Kitchen Classroom is available for use by member/owners and community members and organizations for a small fee.  Visit our Kitchen Classroom page on this website for more information.  In addition, you may contact the Marketing Department at the Co-op to discuss specifics. Please call 563-382-4666 or email kitchenclassroom@oneotacoop.com.

Registration

You may register for classes via phone at 563-382-4666, online at www.oneotacoop.com/education-events, or in person at the Co-op. Payment is required at the time of registration with online payment available through our website as well. If you are registering via phone, please have a credit card ready for payment over the phone.

Classes may be fully refunded if participant cancellation is received at the Co-op 48 hours prior to the class. Classes also have minimums; in cases where minimum class size is not reached three days prior to the class, the class may be cancelled. In the event of cancellation, all participants will be notified via phone or email.

(The classes offered by the Co-op do not necessarily reflect the views of the Co-op and its member/owners.)

Offer a Class

Class proposals and inquires: andrea@oneotacoop.com or brought to the Customer Service Desk in store.

Please email to request educator guidelines and proposal forms or download the forms here:

Instructor Guidelines
Proposal Forms

Classes are scheduled three months at a time. The schedules are mailed in our quarterly newsletter, The Scoop, posted on our website and advertised via traditional media. We encourage our educators to support us in advertising for classes they are leading.

Classes are advertised in the following months: Deadline for proposal submission:
September, October, November August 3rd
December, January, February November 2nd
March, April, May February 1st
June, July, August May 3rd

The Co-op Provides

  • Participant registration and fee collection
  • Promotion in the publication The Scoop, on our web site and other media sources
  • Orientation to classroom equipment and safety features

Reviews

“Lindsey’s baby and birth classes are fantastic. The information and ideas presented are empowering and interesting, and the process of finding community among other expectant parents in our community is so lovely. We’re grateful to live in a place where our co-op sees the value in offering classes that support the whole family, and featuring Lindsey and her classes is a beautiful way to do that.”
-Beyond Better Birth Class Participant