Upcoming Oneota Co-op Cooking Classes

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Interested in learning some cooking tips from the Co-op?  The Oneota Co-op has some cooking classes coming up about everything from roasted vegetables, squash, and a gluten-free tour of the Co-op.   

To see the Co-op's full calendar of classes and events, go to http://www.oneotacoop.com/inside-our-store/classes-and-events/calendar-of-classes-and-events/

Upcoming events:

Exploring Foods Class Series for Children aged 3 - 7

2 Mondays per month, October, November, December 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Explore foods through sight, sound, smell and tactile experiences. Cooking and food exploration at the Co-op. Small class size and experienced instructors - don't miss this series!  Each class has new recipes and foods to try - check out details on our online calendar.  Children may sign up for one class or all.  Parental attendance optional.

Instructor: Melanie Stewart

$8 per child

Location: Oneota Community Co-op Classroom


Gluten-Free Tour

Monday, November 12th 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Love good food but find yourself with options because you are gluten free?  Tour the Co-op with Maria and find the large array of gluten-free products on our shelves.  Learn the ins and outs of gluten-free labeling on products, as well as the unique labeling system used in the Co-op.  Enjoy samples of favorite gluten-free products as you walk through the store.  *Tour focused towards those just beginning a gluten free diet*

Led by Johanna Bergan



How to Boil Water: Cooking with Squash
Wednesday, November 14th  6:00 - 7:00 pm
A visit to the Oneota Community Food Co-op's Classroom offers an opportunity to prepare and taste many types of squash.  Squash always seems so intimidating - how do you cut it up and then what do to with it?  So many recipes call for lots of butter and sugar. Here's another way to prepare squash.  We'll use apples for sweetness and squash for nutrition - and end up with something the whole family will eat!

Instructor Johanna Bergan
$10 Co-op Member/Owners, $12 Community Members
Location: First United Methodist Church, 302 W. Broadway, Decorah


Beaujolais Nouveau
Thursday, November 15th 5:00 - 7:00 pm
In keeping with the tradition that marks the autumn harvest and start of the holidays, the Co-op will be celebrating the unveiling of the first wine pressed in 2011 –  Beaujolais Nouveau.  You can’t get this wine any earlier than 12:00 midnight on the morning of the third Thursday in November!  Stop by Thursday evening and enjoy samples of this delightful wine made from Gamay grapes in the Beaujolais region of southeast France.  This particular wine is a hit around the holiday season because it pairs particularly well with holiday foods such as cheese appetizers and Thanksgiving turkey or ham.  Even people who don’t prefer wine, typically enjoy a cool glass of Beaujolais Nouveau with their holiday meal.  Pine Wilson will also be on-hand to serenade the crowd with her accordion. Bonnes vacances!