Free Tour, Talk & Taste Classes

Free Food Education for the Community

 These monthly 30 minute class and store tours lead you through our store aisles to learn about the many options in organic, farm direct, bulk foods, sustainably-raised products, and more.  The classes are led by store managers, staff, board members, and other community wellness educators.  Taste food you haven’t tried before and learn about how it was produced, nutritional benefits, and cooking ideas including recipes.  This is a great way to increase knowledge about the food you eat, sample new products, and have fun!   Each class participant will receive a $5 off coupon to use at the Co-op.

Who: Open to everyone in the community (you do not need to be a Co-op owner)

Cost: $0

To register: call 503-325-0027 or email

Upcoming Classes Calendar:

June 27, 5-5:30 p.m. Fresh Meat & Seafood with Co-op General Manager Matt Stanley

Learn about the nutritional advantages of grass fed beef, differences between organic versus conventional chicken, and local sourcing of wild seafood products.  There will be samples to taste and recipes to take home.

July 15, 5-5:30 p.m. Gluten Free Lifestyle with Naturopathic Physician Allie Evans (Co-op Board President)

Reducing or eliminating gluten from your food for health reasons, can open up a whole new set of food options.  Learn what choices you have at the grocery store for your diet plus get inspired with cooking ideas, recipes, plus samples.

August 6, 12-12:30 p.m. Local Farm Bounty with Co-op Produce Manager Kelly Huckestein

This is the month when local tomatoes are ripe and local farms are producing the most food they do all year.  Learn about what’s in season, get recipes, and learn how to source farm-fresh food including CSA’s.  Meet Farmer Rob Stockhouse of Stockhouse’s Farm (Puget Island, WA) who will have samples for you to taste.