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Please preregister for all classes (including free classes) online at 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.


Intro to Sourdough

Saturday, April 29, 1:00-4:00pm
Interested in learning the basics of sourdough bread baking, but not sure where to begin? This class is designed for you! It offers the hands-on experience needed to bake a sourdough loaf at home. Participants will receive a basic recipe, the opportunity to knead a loaf to take home and bake, as well as a starter to feed for future homemade loaves. No prior bread baking experience required.

Class Code: HO, VG, VN
Max participants: 8
Instructor: Laura Demuth

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

Class is now full. Please call 563-382-4666 to be added to the wait list.

Eclectic White Varietals

Sunday, May 7, 2:00-4:00pm
Eclectic, unusual, out of the ordinary, uncommon, lesser known; whatever you want to call them, there are great white varietal wines (made from a single grape variety) out there that are both great with food and easy on the budget. As the weather turns warmer (we hope!) it’s time to break out the chilled whites. In this class we’ll sample three white wines that meet those criteria. The food selection will be as eclectic as the wines, so come with an open mind and an empty belly!

*Participants must be 21 years or older to sample wine.

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

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

Class is now full. Please call 563-382-4666 to be added to the wait list.

Less Is More: Cooking Simply

Wednesday, May 17, 5:30-7:30pm
This class will focus on using 5 ingredients or less to make simple, healthy, and delicious meals. Whether feeding an army, or a party of one, eating well doesn’t have to be complicated.

Class Code: HO, GF
Max participants: 12
Instructor: Rachel Sandhorst

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

To Sign up for this Class Click Here

Functional Medicine

Friday, May 19, 6:00-7:30pm
Dr. Chawla describes how food, lifestyle and environmental factors can join forces with genetics to impact organ systems. He will discuss what to expect from a Functional Medicine practitioner and how his practice emphasizes a partnership with the patient that encompasses mind and body and uses an array of treatments to manage illness and disease.

Class Code: L
Max participants: 30
Instructor: Dr. Mohit Chawla, MD


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

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


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


You may register for classes via phone at 563-382-4666, online at, 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: 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


“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