Astoria Co-op offers food education for the community
These monthly 30 minute class and store tours lead you through the aisles of Astoria Co-op Grocery 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.
Upcoming Classes Calendar:
October 24, 5-5:30 p.m. Shopper’s Guide to GMO’s with Co-op GM Matt Stanley
With genetically modified organism labeling on the Oregon ballot this election, there’s been a lot of talk about this controversial subject in the news. This is a great opportunity for those wanting to learn more about GMO’s and food. The class will include information about the different types of labels, how to know if the food you eat contains GMO’s and the highest risk foods.
November 22, 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Artisan Cheese with Brandon Massey (Co-op Cheesemonger)
The holidays are a great time to indulge in artisan cheese platters with friends and family. This class will include information on local and regional artisan cheeses, cooking and cheese pairing ideas, plus a cheese tasting with the maker of Crooked Cow Cheese from Naselle, Washington.
Who: Open to everyone in the community (you do not need to be a Co-op owner)
To register: call 503-325-0027 or email firstname.lastname@example.org