Class: Heal Your Winter Skin with Cathy Smith
Feb
23
6:00 pm18:00

Class: Heal Your Winter Skin with Cathy Smith

The cold snap and lack of sunshine we've been experiencing the last couple of months means many of us have 'winter face'. Our skin is pale and dry, our lips are chapped and our eyes look tired. But help is at hand!

Join us for this free workshop with Cathy Smith from the Boise Co-op. She will guide you through using nutritional oils such as calendula, argan, sea buckthorn, rosehip seed and emu to help with the winter blues.

This class is complimentary but please RSVP.

Class: Heal Your Winter Skin with Cathy Smith
Feb
24
2:30 pm14:30

Class: Heal Your Winter Skin with Cathy Smith

The cold snap and lack of sunshine we've been experiencing the last couple of months means many of us have 'winter face'. Our skin is pale and dry, our lips are chapped and our eyes look tired. But help is at hand!

Join us for this free workshop with Cathy Smith from the Boise Co-op. She will guide you through using nutritional oils such as calendula, argan, sea buckthorn, rosehip seed and emu to help with the winter blues.

This class is complimentary but please RSVP.

Tasting Counter in the Main Store

Wine Tasting @ The North End Wine Shop
Feb
24
4:30 pm16:30

Wine Tasting @ The North End Wine Shop

Our good friend Jackie Elo, from Ketchum based J.W. Thornton Wine Imports, will be in the Wine Shop for this weekend's tasting. Join her for a tour of France, red, white and rosé. Here's what she'll be pouring:
 
Beaulieu Picpoul de Pinet
Domain Salvard Cheverny Blanc
Fontsainte Corbieres Rosé
Thierry Mortet Bourgogne Rouge
Chateau Segries Côtes du Rhone

Class: Cookin' With Kids - Muffin Madness!
Feb
25
10:30 am10:30

Class: Cookin' With Kids - Muffin Madness!

Muffin Madness: Fun Paleo Muffin Recipes for Kids

Learn to make 3 different nutrient-dense, grain-free, dairy-free paleo-inspired muffin recipes. Children LOVE to make (and eat!) muffins, and those with food sensitivities are not an exception. In this class, we will make both sweet and savory muffins – all of which are great options for lunch boxes or snacks. These three recipes will give you the foundation for loads of variations – get ready to be creative! Kids are encouraged to create and sample with us. Adults are free with paid kid’s registration. Each child will require a purchased ticket.

Kendy Radasky, a Nutritional Therapist and self-described foodie enjoys testing new recipes on her picky 6-year old son. Her two favorite places to spend time are the garden and the kitchen – using fresh, organic, homegrown ingredients in the meals and snacks she creates for her family. Both she and her son experience food sensitivities, so much of Kendy’s exploration with new recipes centers around gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free options. In her work as a Nutritional Therapist, Kendy guides mothers and moms-to-be, who sometimes feel depleted by the responsibilities of family and work, to deeply nourish themselves so they can reclaim their vitality and creativity, and more fully nurture those they love.

Suggested age range: 5-10 years old.  Kids up to age 12 or 13 are welcome to join us if they are not experienced cooks, this class is designed for the beginner to intermediate parent-helper.

Demo: Dijana's Kitchen @ The North End Store
Feb
25
11:00 am11:00

Demo: Dijana's Kitchen @ The North End Store

Dijana's Kitchen specializes in Mediterranean baked goods. The story of Dijana’s Kitchen began with our passion for exploring interesting recipes, baking and sharing with our family and friends. It was an exciting experiment of bringing different flavors of the world into our baking experience. We are very excited to have the opportunity to share these products with our local community. We will sample three items: Dijana's Baklava, Persian Macaroons and Lamingtons. To learn more about Dijana's baked goods, please visit dijanaskitchen.com.

Demo: Garden of Life @ The Village Store
Feb
25
12:00 pm12:00

Demo: Garden of Life @ The Village Store

Garden of Life’s commitment to health goes beyond offering some of the most effective nutritional products in the world. We are interested in building relationships with people to help them transform their lives to attain extraordinary health. By combining the best of nature and science, the Garden of Life brand offers a path to healthy living with premium products that are supported by education and innovation.

WINE CLASS: Wine Is Not Just for Dinner with Bob Tait
Feb
25
2:00 pm14:00

WINE CLASS: Wine Is Not Just for Dinner with Bob Tait

There just are times when you don’t want to overthink what you’re going to drink, times when you don’t want to pair your wine with your food; times when you want to enjoy the fruits of the grape just because you want to. In this class with Bob, you will discover a selection of his favorite wines that can (and should) be enjoyed just because!

A bit about Bob, in his own words:

"When I tell people that I am a middle child from a family of ten (six brothers!) they smile and say, "That explains a lot, Bob."  All my families are back east, I'm the apple that rolled the farthest.  Growing up, when mom and dad wanted to teach us about money they started us on a three cent a week allowance (True story. If we wanted a nickel candy bar we had to save!).  Subsequently, I started working at an early age.  I lied about my age to get a paper route and have been working ever since.  Early on, in restaurants as a waiter, I found a sound knowledge of wine not only made me a better waiter, it was something that I had a nose for.  I've been selling wine in one way or another ever since.  As a wholesaler I've had the chance to travel, extensively to Washington and California, but also to Italy, Spain, and Australia.  Out of all my wine jobs, working for The Boise Coop Wine Shop is my favorite because it is more about service that it is about sales. Leading wine classes not only gives me an opportunity to share understanding and enthusiasm, they keep me learning.  And after all learning is the greatest joy."

This class will include small bites provided by the Co-op Kitchen.

Wine Tasting @ The North End Wine Shop
Feb
25
2:00 pm14:00

Wine Tasting @ The North End Wine Shop

Our good friend Jackie Elo, from Ketchum based J.W. Thornton Wine Imports, will be in the Wine Shop for this weekend's tasting. Join her for a tour of France, red, white and rosé. Here's what she'll be pouring:
 
Beaulieu Picpoul de Pinet
Domain Salvard Cheverny Blanc
Fontsainte Corbieres Rosé
Thierry Mortet Bourgogne Rouge
Chateau Segries Côtes du Rhone

CLASS: Spring Planting & Seed Saving
Feb
27
6:00 pm18:00

CLASS: Spring Planting & Seed Saving

Join local farmer Casey O'Leary for a lively discussion on how to plan your garden for successful seed saving, as well as some expert tips on starting seeds indoors and outdoors. 

Casey is a self-described seed freak and owner of Earthly Delights Farm, an urban CSA and seed farm in northwest Boise. She is also the co-founder and manager of the Snake River Seed Cooperative, which brings together local farmers to build a robust regional seedshed in the Intermountain West.

This workshop is complimentary but please reserve your seat!

Demo: Purple Sage Kombucha & Herbs @ The Village Store
Mar
3
11:00 am11:00

Demo: Purple Sage Kombucha & Herbs @ The Village Store

Purple Sage started brewing and selling kombucha back in 2013 using herbs from our farm to make our flavors. Since then we have finished our commercial kitchen on the farm and we are brewing again. We will be sampling our Lemongrass Kombucha and our Traditional Green Tea Kombucha. They are certified organic fermented herbal teas that we brew in small batches using herbs from our farm. Our kombucha is alive,  and full of flavor and effervescence!
We will also be showing off our seasoning blends which are made with herbs from our farm, Purple Sage Farms. Stop by and check out our wide variety of common and obscure high quality dry herbs. Our dried herbs and seasoning blends are hand harvested, dried at low temperatures, and the leaves are kept whole to preserve their flavors. 

Demo: Ancient Nutrition Bone Broth @ The Village Store
Mar
3
1:00 pm13:00

Demo: Ancient Nutrition Bone Broth @ The Village Store

Ancient Nutrition Bone Broth Protein is paleo friendly, free of common allergens and the ideal protein source for those who are sensitive to dairy, grains, eggs, beef, nuts, seeds and legumes. Carefully crafted quality you can trust and tested to be GMO free. Not only does Bone Broth Protein pack 20g of gut-friendly and paleo-friendly protein per serving, it also provides Bone Broth Co-Factors such as collagen, glucosamine, chondroitin, hyaluronic acid and key electrolyte minerals—to support the health of your gut, joints, muscles, skin and healthy detoxification.

Demo: Purple Sage Kombucha & Herbs @ The North End Store
Mar
3
3:30 pm15:30

Demo: Purple Sage Kombucha & Herbs @ The North End Store

Purple Sage started brewing and selling kombucha back in 2013 using herbs from our farm to make our flavors. Since then we have finished our commercial kitchen on the farm and we are brewing again. We will be sampling our Lemongrass Kombucha and our Traditional Green Tea Kombucha. They are certified organic fermented herbal teas that we brew in small batches using herbs from our farm. Our kombucha is alive,  and full of flavor and effervescence!
We will also be showing off our seasoning blends which are made with herbs from our farm, Purple Sage Farms. Stop by and check out our wide variety of common and obscure high quality dry herbs. Our dried herbs and seasoning blends are hand harvested, dried at low temperatures, and the leaves are kept whole to preserve their flavors. 

Demo: Brew Dr. Kombucha @ The Village Store
Mar
4
10:00 am10:00

Demo: Brew Dr. Kombucha @ The Village Store

Brew Dr. Kombucha was started and is owned by an Oregon native. Brew Dr. Kombucha uses its own organic teas, along with organic herbs and organic sugar in all of its brews. Our unique 14oz amber glass bottle protects the 2.2 billion live and active cultures from the light, keeping the raw strength of this raw brew as fresh as possible. 

WINE CLASS: California Isn't All Cabernet and Chardonnay
Mar
4
2:00 pm14:00

WINE CLASS: California Isn't All Cabernet and Chardonnay

 Much like the birth of diverse varietals coming out of Tuscany, the Super Tuscans, we have seen an influx of new winemakers pushing against the staid Cabernet, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir regulars that California produces so much of. This class, led by Bob Tait,  will showcase varietals and blends that, though they may now be off the beaten path, have a great chance to redefine the path.  
A bit about Bob, in his own words:

"When I tell people that I am a middle child from a family of ten (six brothers!) they smile and say, "That explains a lot, Bob." All my families are back east, I'm the apple that rolled the farthest. Growing up, when mom and dad wanted to teach us about money they started us on a three cent a week allowance (True story. If we wanted a nickel candy bar we had to save!). Subsequently, I started working at an early age. I lied about my age to get a paper route and have been working ever since. Early on, in restaurants as a waiter, I found a sound knowledge of wine not only made me a better waiter, it was something that I had a nose for. I've been selling wine in one way or another ever since. As a wholesaler I've had the chance to travel, extensively to Washington and California, but also to Italy, Spain, and Australia. Out of all my wine jobs, working for The Boise Coop Wine Shop is my favorite because it is more about service that it is about sales. Leading wine classes not only gives me an opportunity to share understanding and enthusiasm, they keep me learning. And after all learning is the greatest joy."

This class will include small bites provided by the Co-op Kitchen.

Wine Tasting: A to Z Wineworks @ The Village Store
Mar
8
4:00 pm16:00

Wine Tasting: A to Z Wineworks @ The Village Store

Join us for this special tasting with Oregon winery, A to Z Wineworks. Chris Verkerk, with Southwest Idaho Natural Beekeepers, will also be in attendence to share his knowledge about the art of beekeeping and why it is so important. 

$1 from every bottle of A to Z wines sold during March and April will go to the Boise State University Bee Club.

Demo: Good Vibes Kombucha @ The Village Store
Mar
9
4:00 pm16:00

Demo: Good Vibes Kombucha @ The Village Store

Good Vibes fermented tea is brimming with hard-working, friendly flora bacteria that supports digestive health, boosts your immune system, assists in cellular detoxification, and supports vibrant energy and a overall health.

Good Vibes Kombucha Co. provides you a healthy, organic, and delicious alternative to the traditional tap beverage.

Harness the powerful benefits of this amazing fermented superfood and feel the effects of Good Vibes Kombucha today!

Wine Tasting: A to Z Wineworks @ The North End Wine Shop
Mar
9
4:30 pm16:30

Wine Tasting: A to Z Wineworks @ The North End Wine Shop

Join us for this special tasting with Oregon winery, A to Z Wineworks. Chris Verkerk, with Southwest Idaho Natural Beekeepers, will also be in attendence to share his knowledge about the art of beekeeping and why it is so important. 

$1 from every bottle of A to Z wines sold during March and April will go to the Boise State University Bee Club.

CIDER FRIDAY! @ The North End Tasting Counter
Mar
10
4:00 pm16:00

CIDER FRIDAY! @ The North End Tasting Counter

The resurgence of "hard" cider over the past decade has introduced many American drinkers to simple, sweet, and flavored, fermented apple juices. But, across the apple-growing states, farmers and artisanal producers are making cider from freshly pressed locally grown apples, fermented naturally and aged in oak barrels. Virtue Cider is one such producer: Our apples are grown by small family-owned farms on Michigan’s Cider Coast. We press them on our farm and ferment them in our underground, naturally cooled, cellar, then age them to maturity in oak wine barrels and bourbon casks. Our cidermaking team tastes every barrel finding the right balance and blend to produce our wide range of ciders: Virtue Michigan Brut, Virtue Michigan Cuvee, The Mitten, Lapinette, Percheron, Cidre Nouveau, and our single-farm Orchard Series.

Demo: Columbia Ridge Farm @ The Village Store
Mar
11
11:00 am11:00

Demo: Columbia Ridge Farm @ The Village Store

At Columbia Ridge Farm our mission is to offer quality produce on a year-round basis. Conveniently located in Meridian Idaho, Columbia Ridge is family owned and operated. We seek to enrich the Treasure Valley’s health and palate by providing the most nutritional and best tasting fresh-foods all year long. Our farm focuses on safer chemical-free produce. We do not use preservatives, pesticides, or herbicides. Our solar-powered greenhouse runs on the cleanest energy possible. It's state-of-the-art design enables year-round hydroponic growing. Specializing in microgreens, and herbs, we are committed to providing delicious and highly nutritious foods - locally.

WINE CLASS: The Virtues of Blending with Bob Tait & Kent Schmidtke
Mar
11
2:00 pm14:00

WINE CLASS: The Virtues of Blending with Bob Tait & Kent Schmidtke

You might think instinctively that a 100 % 'pure' Cabernet Sauvignon (for example) is bound to be better quality than a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with two or three other grape varieties. In which case you would be denying yourself the pleasure of classed growth Bordeaux! In this class, Bob Tait and Kent Schmidtke will take you through a variety of wines from around the world and show you how sweet it is to blend!

A bit about Bob, in his own words:

"When I tell people that I am a middle child from a family of ten (six brothers!) they smile and say, "That explains a lot, Bob." All my families are back east, I'm the apple that rolled the farthest. Growing up, when mom and dad wanted to teach us about money they started us on a three cent a week allowance (True story. If we wanted a nickel candy bar we had to save!). Subsequently, I started working at an early age. I lied about my age to get a paper route and have been working ever since. Early on, in restaurants as a waiter, I found a sound knowledge of wine not only made me a better waiter, it was something that I had a nose for. I've been selling wine in one way or another ever since. As a wholesaler I've had the chance to travel, extensively to Washington and California, but also to Italy, Spain, and Australia. Out of all my wine jobs, working for The Boise Coop Wine Shop is my favorite because it is more about service that it is about sales. Leading wine classes not only gives me an opportunity to share understanding and enthusiasm, they keep me learning. And after all learning is the greatest joy."

This class will include small bites provided by the Co-op Kitchen.

Demo: Host Defense Mushroom Supplements @ The North End Store
Mar
12
12:00 pm12:00

Demo: Host Defense Mushroom Supplements @ The North End Store

Host Defense emerged from the fusion of skill sets from two experts: Paul Stamets and C. Dusty Yao. Paul's long time expertise in the taxonomy and cultivation of mushrooms perfectly matched C. Dusty Yao's years of making herbal extracts. The marriage - literally - of these two experts gave rise to the Host Defense products you enjoy today. Their shared passion for exploring the natural world, from thousands of hours of hiking (and laughing) through the old growth forest, and their combined ideas created the wellspring that gave birth to the  Host Defense product lines that continue today.

Join us as we continue to walk this path of exploration and healing, bridging modern science with ancient traditions. We honor and share the wisdom of nature. Host Defense is more than a product line: we are on a myco-mission to spread the power of  mushrooms supporting healthy lifestyles.

CLASS: Trip To The Middle East with Sangeeta Mistry
Mar
15
6:00 pm18:00

CLASS: Trip To The Middle East with Sangeeta Mistry

Middle Eastern vegan favorites with an Indian twist!

Middle Eastern food is the combined cuisine of countries such as Iran, Isreal, Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Greece.  Although there is some homogeneity in dishes from these countries, there are many distinctions.  Long considered to be one of the healthiest cuisines in the world,  the frequent use of spices, berries, nuts and fresh herbs make it very flavorful as well.  In this class we will cover some of the most popular Middle Eastern fare with a few Indian touches added to make it unique and delicious!

 

Demo: Irwin Naturals @ The Village Store
Mar
17
1:00 pm13:00

Demo: Irwin Naturals @ The Village Store

For over 20 years, Irwin Naturals has formulated "best-in-class” supplements that address a wide spectrum of health needs. Our extensive line uses an all liquid soft-gel delivery that offers superior advantages over hard-to-digest tablets and capsules. Plus, our signature BioPerine Complex enhances nutrient absorption and potency. Check out the entire breadth of this amazing health conscious brand and put yourself on the path to a happier, healthier you.

Cookin' With Kids: Vegetables Aren't the ONLY Greens!
Mar
18
10:30 am10:30

Cookin' With Kids: Vegetables Aren't the ONLY Greens!

Let’s keep the St. Patty’s day celebration going for one more day by making some green foods!  No, we're not talking about adding food coloring to a batch of cookies… We’ll make and sample an avocado-yogurt dip, green fruit skewers, and an irresistible secret sauce for our sautéed broccoli (we can’t let the veggies feel left too out!).  One recipe includes dairy; all are grain- and nut-free.  Kids are encouraged to create and sample with us.
Kendy Radasky, a Nutritional Therapist and self-described foodie enjoys testing new recipes on her picky 6-year old son.  Her two favorite places to spend time are the garden and the kitchen – using fresh, organic, homegrown ingredients in the meals and snacks she creates for her family.  Both she and her son experience food sensitivities, so much of Kendy’s exploration with new recipes centers around gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free options.  In her work as a Nutritional Therapist, Kendy guides mothers and moms-to-be, who sometimes feel depleted by the responsibilities of family and work, to deeply nourish themselves so they can reclaim their vitality and creativity, and more fully nurture those they love.  

Suggested age range: 5-10 years old.  Kids up to age 12 or 13 are welcome to join us if they are not experienced cooks, this class is designed for the beginner to intermediate parent-helper.

Adults are free with paid kid’s registration.  Each child will require a purchased ticket.  

Demo: Crystal Star Herbs @ The Village Store
Mar
24
1:00 pm13:00

Demo: Crystal Star Herbs @ The Village Store

Everyone can benefit from an herbal formula, but results increase dramatically when fresh foods and whole grains form the basis of your diet. Real health is a program, not a pill.

Our herbs contain no adulterants, no contaminants and are lab tested for metals. We are a leading herbal provider offering selectverified Non-GMO herbal supplements.  Feel confident taking our herbs by knowing they are pure and effective. 

CIDER FRIDAY! @ The North End Tasting Counter
Mar
24
4:00 pm16:00

CIDER FRIDAY! @ The North End Tasting Counter

Meriwether Cider Co.

We brew our cider from apples grown in the Northwest; it is naturally gluten-free, making it essentially guilt-free, right? All our cider is made with real apples with other pure fruit juices added, no artificial flavors or essences.
Meriwether cider isn’t sweet enough to give you flashbacks from freshmen year of college, but just sweet enough to transport you to hot summer days or to champagne powder on your favorite slope.
 
We’re brewing up many different kinds of ciders, including semi-sweet, semi-dry, blackberry, cherry, plum, ginger, apple pie, apricot, gin botanical, and hopped.
 

WINE CLASS: Where's The Proof? With Divit Cardoza
Mar
25
2:00 pm14:00

WINE CLASS: Where's The Proof? With Divit Cardoza

Join us for a lively and compelling discussion about how and why alcohol levels in wine are on the rise.  Divit will be on hand to talk about the different factors that contribute to this trend, from climate to the press to winemaking styles. Class includes a blind tasting where you will be invited to taste the variances between wines with levels ranging from 12-16%.

"I came to wine from food. In the 1970's, I worked for a classically trained french chef where my interest in wine grew from my love of food. I continued to work as a chef for 12 years and as my wine interest grew, I tried to convince the Boise Co-op that they should sell wine. When the Co-op moved from 13th Street to Hill Road in 1984, they finally agreed and allowed me the opportunity to start the wine department in a corner of the store. The department continued to grow for over two decades and in 2007 opened as a separate location across from the main store on 8th & Fort Street. My love for food and wine has never waned and I still paint and play music too!  Yes, you could say that I am living the dream."

This class will include small bites provided by the Co-op Kitchen.

Demo: Ancient Nutrition Bone Broth Protein @ The North End Store
Mar
26
12:00 pm12:00

Demo: Ancient Nutrition Bone Broth Protein @ The North End Store

Bone Broth Protein is paleo friendly, free of common allergens and the ideal protein source for those who are sensitive to dairy, grains, eggs, beef, nuts, seeds and legumes. Carefully crafted quality you can trust and tested to be GMO free. Not only does Bone Broth Protein pack 20g of gut-friendly and paleo-friendly protein per serving, it also provides Bone Broth Co-Factors such as collagen, glucosamine, chondroitin, hyaluronic acid and key electrolyte minerals—to support the health of your gut, joints, muscles, skin and healthy detoxification.

Demo: Annemarie Borlind Skincare @ The Village Store
Mar
31
1:00 pm13:00

Demo: Annemarie Borlind Skincare @ The Village Store

At Annemarie Borlind Natural Beauty pioneering and effective natural cosmetics go hand in hand with respect for people and nature. Since the company was founded in 1959 by Annemarie Lindner, a beauty therapist, our focus has been characterized by a spirit of research, social commitment and careful handling of natural resources.
Whenever possible, our raw materials come either from certified organic farming or wild harvesting. These high-quality raw materials are then processed into innovative products at our company headquarters in the Black Forest of Germany. Also, Annemarie Borlind obtains its own, original, and very soft Black Forest deep spring water from a depth of more than 160 meters. Unlike tap water, it is free of harmful elements, chlorine and other chemicals. This naturally pure spring water is the ideal base for our skincare products.

CIDER FRIDAY! @ The North End Tasting Counter
Mar
31
4:00 pm16:00

CIDER FRIDAY! @ The North End Tasting Counter

Square Mile Cider Co.

Inspired by the pioneering spirit of those who traveled the Oregon Trail in the pursuit of a dream, we offer Square Mile Hard Cider.  We set out to reinvigorate an enduringly classic American beverage with a blend of apples hand-selected for the perfect balance of sweet and tart.  Our hard cider pays homage to the fortitude and perseverance of the original pioneers.

Cookin' With Kids: Breakfast of Champions
Apr
22
10:30 am10:30

Cookin' With Kids: Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast of Champions: Hearty Ways to Start Your Days! 
We're here to help you get your kids out of the cold-cereal-with-non-fat-milk morning rut.  Starting each day with well-sourced protein and healthy fats is key to avoiding the blood sugar roller coaster that accompanies the Standard American Diet (SAD).  Bring your child and help us make a simple omelet, a kefir-based smoothie, and her/his very own mini yogurt parfait.  All recipes are gluten-free, two contain dairy, and one is egg-based.  Kids are encouraged to create and sample with us.  

Kendy Radasky, a Nutritional Therapist and self-described foodie enjoys testing new recipes on her picky 6-year old son.  Her two favorite places to spend time are the garden and the kitchen – using fresh, organic, homegrown ingredients in the meals and snacks she creates for her family.  Both she and her son experience food sensitivities, so much of Kendy’s exploration with new recipes centers around gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free options.  In her work as a Nutritional Therapist, Kendy guides mothers and moms-to-be, who sometimes feel depleted by the responsibilities of family and work, to deeply nourish themselves so they can reclaim their vitality and creativity, and more fully nurture those they love.  

Suggested age range: 5-10 years old.  Kids up to age 12 or 13 are welcome to join us if they are not experienced cooks, this class is designed for the beginner to intermediate parent-helper.

Adults are free with paid kid’s registration.  Each child will require a purchased ticket

WINE CLASS: White Wine World View with Divit Cardoza
May
6
2:00 pm14:00

WINE CLASS: White Wine World View with Divit Cardoza

With hundreds of varieties of white grapes, there is as much information to learn about as there are white wine grapes planted in all corners of the globe. That being said, you’ll likely encounter only a handful of these grapes frequently. Most wine drinkers know the popular international varieties, like Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc, but there are many more to discover. In this class, Divit will explain the flavor profiles and regions of several of the common and uncommon white wine grapes. 

"I came to wine from food. In the 1970's, I worked for a classically trained french chef where my interest in wine grew from my love of food. I continued to work as a chef for 12 years and as my wine interest grew, I tried to convince the Boise Co-op that they should sell wine. When the Co-op moved from 13th Street to Hill Road in 1984, they finally agreed and allowed me the opportunity to start the wine department in a corner of the store. The department continued to grow for over two decades and in 2007 opened as a separate location across from the main store on 8th & Fort Street. My love for food and wine has never waned and I still paint and play music too!  Yes, you could say that I am living the dream."

This class will include small bites provided by the Co-op Kitchen.

Cookin' With Kids: Sensational Salads!
May
20
10:30 am10:30

Cookin' With Kids: Sensational Salads!

Sensational Salads:  Fun and Seasonal Fruit and Vegetable Salads
Let’s get creative and play with the fruits and veggies of the season. Salads made with vegetables can be just as delicious as fruit salads, and when we combine veggies and fruits, things can get really tasty! We’ll also make a homemade dressing or two, as perfect compliments to our creations. Let’s celebrate the bounty of the plant world! Kids are encouraged to create and sample with us.

Kendy Radasky, a Nutritional Therapist and self-described foodie enjoys testing new recipes on her picky 6-year old son.  Her two favorite places to spend time are the garden and the kitchen – using fresh, organic, homegrown ingredients in the meals and snacks she creates for her family.  Both she and her son experience food sensitivities, so much of Kendy’s exploration with new recipes centers around gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free options.  In her work as a Nutritional Therapist, Kendy guides mothers and moms-to-be, who sometimes feel depleted by the responsibilities of family and work, to deeply nourish themselves so they can reclaim their vitality and creativity, and more fully nurture those they love.  

Suggested age range: 5-10 years old.  Kids up to age 12 or 13 are welcome to join us if they are not experienced cooks, this class is designed for the beginner to intermediate parent-helper.

Adults are free with paid kid’s registration.  Each child will require a purchased ticket.  

WINE CLASS: Are Expensive Wines Worth The Price? With Divit Cardoza
May
20
2:00 pm14:00

WINE CLASS: Are Expensive Wines Worth The Price? With Divit Cardoza

Is price really an indicator of quality? While this certainly is not a new conversation, it is indeed one worth taking another look at. As more and more inexpensive wines show up in the market, it’s not always easy to explain why one bottle costs under $10 and another close to $100. We invite you to come along on this blind tasting with Divit. The tasting is designed to help you uncover some of the reasons for this difference in pricing, from winery practices like hand-sorting to cost of land to rarity and even marketing. We think you may find that you enjoy wines from both ends of the spectrum!

"I came to wine from food. In the 1970's, I worked for a classically trained french chef where my interest in wine grew from my love of food. I continued to work as a chef for 12 years and as my wine interest grew, I tried to convince the Boise Co-op that they should sell wine. When the Co-op moved from 13th Street to Hill Road in 1984, they finally agreed and allowed me the opportunity to start the wine department in a corner of the store. The department continued to grow for over two decades and in 2007 opened as a separate location across from the main store on 8th & Fort Street. My love for food and wine has never waned and I still paint and play music too!  Yes, you could say that I am living the dream."

This class will include small bites provided by the Co-op Kitchen.


Demo: Flora @ The North End Store
Feb
21
10:00 am10:00

Demo: Flora @ The North End Store

Flora manufactures and distributes premium health products prepared with botanicals from sustainable, organic farmlands. Our award-winning supplements blend traditional wisdom and modern science by incorporating full-spectrum plant constituents and utilizing certified organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, soy- free, and kosher materials whenever possible.

Demo: Garden of Life @ The North End Store
Feb
19
12:00 pm12:00

Demo: Garden of Life @ The North End Store

Garden of Life’s commitment to health goes beyond offering some of the most effective nutritional products in the world. We are interested in building relationships with people to help them transform their lives to attain extraordinary health. By combining the best of nature and science, the Garden of Life brand offers a path to healthy living with premium products that are supported by education and innovation.

Demo: Ancient Nutrition Bone Broth Protein @ The North End Store
Feb
17
1:00 pm13:00

Demo: Ancient Nutrition Bone Broth Protein @ The North End Store

Bone Broth Protein is paleo friendly, free of common allergens and the ideal protein source for those who are sensitive to dairy, grains, eggs, beef, nuts, seeds and legumes. Carefully crafted quality you can trust and tested to be GMO free. Not only does Bone Broth Protein pack 20g of gut-friendly and paleo-friendly protein per serving, it also provides Bone Broth Co-Factors such as collagen, glucosamine, chondroitin, hyaluronic acid and key electrolyte minerals—to support the health of your gut, joints, muscles, skin and healthy detoxification.

Demo: Cafe Mule @ The North End Store
Feb
16
11:00 am11:00

Demo: Cafe Mule @ The North End Store

In the Spring of 2016 Café Mulé began serving pour over and cold brew coffee to the Boise community with a weekly trailside coffee service in the Boise Foothills. Matty and Richard the mule hike their coffee shop miles into the trails for any and all who choose to adventure to them!

What began as a unique event series to encourage community, outdoor activity, and an appreciation of the beautiful surroundings we live in evolved into a full-fledged coffee company by Fall of 2016 with Café Mulé focusing on the bottling of their cold brew coffee that was getting great reviews on the trails.  Their focus is the creation of a premium cold brew coffee, crafted from Idaho roasted specialty coffees.  Café Mulé’s original bottled cold brew is cold steeped from a Thai coffee bean that is custom roasted by Seven Seeds Coffee Roasters from Emmett, Idaho.  

Demo: Mad Hippie Advanced Skin Care @ The North End Store
Feb
12
12:00 pm12:00

Demo: Mad Hippie Advanced Skin Care @ The North End Store

It used to be that you had two choices when it came to skin care:  Choose a traditional brand with sophisticated anti-aging actives, but run the risk of exposing your body to harmful synthetic additives, or choose a natural skin care line that while safe, did little more than hydrate the skin.  Well, now there’s another choice….
Here at Mad Hippie we formulate our products with two things in mind – safety and efficacy.  We just thought, why can’t you have both?

And, while many skin care lines utilize simply 1-2 active ingredients, requiring a person to buy a multitude of different products, at Mad Hippie we pack each and every bottle chock-full of anti-aging actives, all formulated to compliment one another & work in synergy. 

So, if you are looking for an all natural & safe way to improve the appearance of your skin, you’ve come to the right place.  By putting in only the good stuff & none of the bad, Mad Hippie offers a breakthrough in battling skin discoloration & wrinkles.

WINE CLASS: What's The Point(s)? with Divit Cardoza
Feb
11
2:00 pm14:00

WINE CLASS: What's The Point(s)? with Divit Cardoza

Wine ratings may influence your decision, but the ultimate judgment is yours. Everyone has a different palate and different preferences, so basing purchases on ratings may not garner the perfect wine match for your tastes. There are many great wines produced that never have the opportunity to be rated, your favorite may be one of them! Join Divit for this blind tasting of some of his favorites, with and without big press, and prepare to be surprised by the results!

"I came to wine from food. In the 1970's, I worked for a classically trained french chef where my interest in wine grew from my love of food. I continued to work as a chef for 12 years and as my wine interest grew, I tried to convince the Boise Co-op that they should sell wine. When the Co-op moved from 13th Street to Hill Road in 1984, they finally agreed and allowed me the opportunity to start the wine department in a corner of the store. The department continued to grow for over two decades and in 2007 opened as a separate location across from the main store on 8th & Fort Street. My love for food and wine has never waned and I still paint and play music too!  Yes, you could say that I am living the dream."

This class will include small bites provided by the Co-op Kitchen.

Demo: Alaffia Body Care @ The North End Store
Feb
11
12:00 pm12:00

Demo: Alaffia Body Care @ The North End Store

Join Alaffia's journey to redefine the beauty products industry. Olowo-n'djo Tchala and Rose Hyde began a mission 10 years ago to build a company based on the ideal that everyone is entitled to equality, empowerment, and beauty. Today Alaffia is empowering thousands of people and alleviating poverty through fair trade and sustainable skin care products. Come out and try the Alaffia Coconut Reishi line of products, new to Boise Co-op.