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

Presto Pesto!

Wednesday, September 27, 5:30-7:30pm

Bring the taste of Italy into your kitchen and feel confident in your preparation. The simple equation behind pesto is greens +olive oil + nuts = pesto. The variations and combinations from this starting point are seemingly endless. Explore techniques to incorporate almonds, walnuts, tomatoes and more into pesto – not to mention the many uses of pesto when it is complete.
Class Code: HO, VN, GF
Max participants: 16
Instructor: Johanna Bergan
Cost: $15 member/owners, $18 community members

To Sign Up For This Class Click Here

Savory Autumn Pastry

Wednesday, October 4, 5:30-7:30pm

Pastries don’t have to be sweet or sugar-laden! In this class we’ll explore the savory side of pastry with a few recipes, featuring seasonal produce, that can shine as main courses or sides at your next autumn dinner party or weeknight family meal.

Class Code: DM, HO
Max participants: 12
Instructor: Carina Cavagnaro

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

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Farmhouse Ales

Thursday, October 12, 5:30-7:30pm

There are few beer styles that pair more readily with food than Farmhouse Ales. Originating in Belgium and France, Farmhouse Ales have spread throughout the craft beer world, evolving and creating a wonderful diversity of flavors. Come and taste a selection of diverse and delicious ales and snacks with your neighborhood beer guru, Kevin Roberts.

Class Code: DM
Max participants: 20
Instructor: Kevin Roberts

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

To Sign Up For This Class Click Here

Holistic Skin Care

Tuesday, October 17, 5:30-7:00pm

Join Gretchen from the Wellness department for an evening all about nurturing your skin. We will play with a variety of products and talk about some of the lines we carry, including aesthetician Evan Healy products as well as budget-friendly facial care alternatives. Each participant will get to take home a lovely pack of products to try. There will be plenty of time to answer your skincare questions and discuss what may be best for your skin.
Class Code: L, DM
Max participants: 16
Instructor: Gretchen Fox Schempp
Cost: $5 member/owners, $7 community members

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CSA Series: For the Wanna-be Vegetarians

Wednesday, October 25, 5:30-7:30pm

Bountiful CSA boxes, brimming with color and freshness, may lure even the most meat loving among us to the vegetarian life. This class is designed to highlight the diverse number of vegetables available to us at market, at the co-op, and in our boxes, without relying on a main dish centered on meat. We’ll talk and eat, the one pot meal from veggies, cooking with alternative proteins (yay! beans!), and whip up something worthy of sharing with company. Each recipe allows the vegetable to shine! No need to be a committed vegetarian to attend (although, please, do come!); this class is accessible to us all!

Class Code: DM, VG, GF
Max participants: 20
Instructor: Johanna Bergan

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

To Sign Up For This Class Click Here

Sassy Superfood Smoothies (Returns!)

Thursday, November 9, 5:30-7:30pm

Are you looking for a way to pep up your morning routine? Perhaps you’d rather sip on something with some veggies in the afternoon rather than a pop? Or are you constantly on the go without time to sit down for your midday meal? Smoothies may be able to play an important part of your diet. Join in this class for recipes (new! if you’re a returning student) and so many smoothie samples you’re sure to find something to enjoy. We’ll unpack the protein powder options available to boost smoothies as well as explore the world of superfoods that can easily be added into your blender.

Class Code: DM, VN, GF
Max participants: 20
Instructor: Johanna Bergan

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

To Sign Up For This Class Click Here

Food Traditions of the Ukraine: Borscht

Wednesday, November 15, 5:30-7:30pm
Join Maryna Bazylevych for a class on how to make Borscht! Borscht is a traditional Ukrainian dish. It can be served hot or cold; red or green; based on meat or mushroom broth; sweet or sour; with halushky (corn flour-based “ears”) or without. Often served with sour cream and garlicky yeast rolls, it is eaten daily, but also for holidays, weddings, and wakes. Join us and learn how to make this delicious, vitamin-packed soup.

Class Code: DM, VG, VN, GF
Max participants: 20
Instructor: Maryna Bazylevych

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

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