We offer free kids and adult classes on-site at our modern and spacious community kitchen and meeting room. Sometimes our classes are offered by our staff as well as other community members. Our classes are open to everyone and most are free to attend. During the Covid-19 pandemic, most classes are virtual, via Zoom.
Our kids’ classes are very popular, especially during holidays and school vacations. All our kids’ classes are free in order to make them accessible to all in our community. While using Zoom to connect for classes, we are even ensuring the main ingredients get to the students at no charge prior to the class. Some examples of current ongoing classes are:
Cooking with Kids where each month Ragan Anderson, education and outreach coordinator, meets the kids, along with their favorite grown-ups, in a virtual classroom from her kitchen to theirs. The classes generally include a book reading, activities, and the cooking or baking of a timely recipe.
Our adult classes are also well attended. More and more, these classes are born from collaborations with others. Adult classes are currently via Zoom as well during the pandemic.
- The Food Choices Series happens at the Co-op every January and February as Shareholder and adjunct Professor at Keene State College Robin Matathias presents information on food choices such as greens, sea vegetables, and fish. In addition, she shares recipes and prepares food to bring her presentations to life. Always start looking for registration information and class dates as early as November each year by visiting the Co-op’s and on our events calendar.
Sometimes, community members simply want to share a cooking technique (vegan cooking or summer canning) or family recipe (Honduran tamales) while other times, Environmental Educators, Master Herbalists, and Ayurvedic practitioners come to share their knowledge with others. Whatever the case may be, many of these adult classes are offered for a minimal fee or no fee at all.
Please review our calendar of events to find a class that fits your schedule and interest.
Class registration is on the event’s calendar page and is super simple. We just ask for basic contact information and food allergies, for most of them.