Education/Events

Class Key Graphic_081915

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 three preregistered attendees. In this case, participants will be notified and given a full refund.

Classes

Authentic Mexican

Saturday, January 14, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Elida Rowley invites us to experience the tastes of delicious traditional dishes from her childhood. Enjoy learning the process of assembling a three course Mexican meal that will please the whole crowd. The recipes are sure to bring a taste of Mexico to your own kitchen.
Class Code: DM
Max participants: 20
Instructor: Elida Rowley
Cost: $12 member/owners, $15 community members

This class is full. Please call the Co-op to be added to the waiting list. 563-382-4666

Lunch-in-a-Jar

Tuesday, January 17, 5:30pm-7:30pm

What makes a good meal? A balanced, nutritious offering that matches our taste preferences while looking visually attractive, right? And we each deserve to eat this way, every day. If you feel that time is your enemy and healthy, delicious food is out of your reach, Lunch-in-a-Jar may just be the solution for you. Join in as we learn to plan, prep and prepare a week’s worth of food. Walk out of class with recipes for success and lunches prepared to take on the go and enjoy tomorrow. Participants encouraged to bring up to 3 wide-mouth mason jars to fill during class.

Class Code: HO, GF
Max participants: 12
Instructor: Johanna Bergan

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

To sign up for this Class click here

True Ciders

Friday, January 20, 5:30pm-7:00pm

In this class we will discuss the world of true cider, or hard cider. Cider is a great naturally gluten-free beverage that can vary in style as much as wine or beer. We will cover some of the basic characteristics of cider while sampling several styles available for purchase at the Co-op. Food pairings will also accompany the tasting. Whether this is your first introduction to cider, or you are a seasoned expert, all are welcome and encouraged to attend.

*Must be 21 or older to sample alcohol

Class Code: DM, GF
Max participants: 15
Instructor: Jeff Scott

Cost: $20 member/owners, $25 community members

To sign up for this Class click here

Spring Rolls! A Class for Head Cooks and their little Sous Chefs

Saturday, January 28, 10:00am-noon

Tacos?  PB&J?  Move on over – the Spring Roll is here!  Spending time in the kitchen together can feel so good – making food, laughing together, and building relationships. This class is priced for adult/ child pairs! Pairs will slice, dice, and chop the veggies and fixings, learn the trick to wrapping up a rice paper roll and then whip up a peanut-y dipping sauce!  These might just become your family’s new favorite lunch.

Class Code: HO, GF
Max participants: 8 pairs
Instructor: Johanna Bergan and Margret Zook

Cost: $18 member/owners pairs, $20 community members pairs

To sign up for this Class click here

What Makes You, YOU? Get to Know Your Own Constitution

Wednesday, January 25, 5:30pm-7:00pm

Have you ever wondered why we are the way we are?  What makes us all different and unique? We each have a constitution that largely determines our personality, physical body type, what food we crave, what types of diseases we may develop as well as how we generally react to life and stress. In this class, you will learn your basic constitution and begin to understand how your constitution relates to the way you think, feel, walk and talk. This is a fun and interactive class filled with discussion and discovery.

Class Code: L
Max participants: 20
Instructor: Brent Barness

Cost: $8

To sign up for this Class click here

Game Day Snacks and Brews

Tuesday, January 31, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Join us for an evening of simply delicious snacks and appetizers that are great for any party, and perfect for that football party you are planning or attending. We’ll focus on some of our favorite recipes with an emphasis on options that are not overwhelming to prepare, but sure do show off the best of your cooking. Can you say nacho cheese, guac, and bacon? What could go wrong? Oh, and how about some beer pairings as well?

*Must be 21 or older to sample alcohol

Class Code: DM
Max participants: 20
Instructor: Johanna Bergan and Joel Zook

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

To sign up for this Class click here

Aromatherapy for the Heart

Wednesday, February 8, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Join us right before Valentine’s day for an evening of nurturing and romantic smells!  We will talk about oils that speak to the heart and ones that spark that loving feeling.  We will make a lip balm and a body scrub that you can gift someone you love….or keep for loving yourself!

Class Code: HO
Max participants:12
Instructor: Gretchen Fox Schempp

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

To sign up for this Class click here

Smoothies with a Purpose: From Frivolous to Fortifying

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

It may be cold and white outside, but a rainbow of color has overtaken the Co-op Kitchen

Join in a class that is sure to satisfy your taste buds and fill you up. Smoothies are so much more than breakfast and can be used for afternoon pick-me-ups, healthy cocktails worthy of sharing and protein-packed meal replacements. This class will include tested recipes and lots of samples to help you find the smoothie that has been missing from your diet. Infuse whole foods into your diet.

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

Matches made in Heaven: Stouts and Porters

Sunday, February 12 , 2:00pm-4:00pm

In this beer and food pairing class, we will explore the darkest side of beer with a sampling of stouts and porters. Even in today’s “beer enlightened” society, some would argue that porter and stout are descriptions of beer that are/were used interchangeably. Come see the difference yourself in this session, served along with the different foods that go with each.

*Must be 21 or older to sample alcohol

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

Soup-er Shrimp Stock

Saturday, February 18, 1:00pm-3:00pm

All great soups start with great stock. Let’s learn to make a wonderful shrimp stock for your shrimp bisque or seafood chowder. We’ll make the stock in class and see how it tastes in the finished product. What a “soup-erb” way to spend a Saturday afternoon!

Class Code: DM, GF
Max participants: 16
Instructor: Sherill Ryan

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

To sign up for this Class click here

The French Connection

Sunday, February 19, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Bistro style food, especially upscale bistro, in France is red hot right now. In this class we will explore a few updated classics and wash it down with some great French style wines. Come hungry!

*Must be 21 or older to sample alcohol

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

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

Class is full. Please call to be put on the wait list. 563-382-4666

Fatigue, Anxiety and Depression: A New Perspective

Wednesday, February 22, 5:30pm-7:00pm

Our health is always challenging, particularly when we have many different symptoms that we can’t explain. This class will focus on the very common experience of chronic fatigue, anxiety and depression, or FAD. These symptoms often arise together and create many challenges to our quality of life, whether it’s still relatively mild or has become more severe. This class will give you a new perspective on how to understand this complex experience.

Class Code: L
Max participants: 20
Instructor: Brent Barness

Cost: $8

To sign up for this Class click here

The French Connection Session II

Sunday, February 26, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Bistro style food, especially upscale bistro, in France is red hot right now. In this class we will explore a few updated classics and wash it down with some great French style wines. Come hungry!

*Must be 21 or older to sample alcohol

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

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