Demo: Garden of Life @The North End Store
Jan
18
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.

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Demo: Mad Hippie Advanced Skin Care @ The North End Store
Jan
19
1:30 PM13:30

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.

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Demo: Proud Source Water @ the North End Store
Jan
19
3:30 PM15:30

Demo: Proud Source Water @ the North End Store

Proud Source Water is a start-up bottled water company out of Idaho that is doing things differently. The company was founded on taking care of our world through social, economic and environmental sustainability. With the bottle being made out of 100% recyclable aluminum it offers you a bottled water option you can feel good about buying. The water is bottled directly at the source in Mackay, Idaho. Proud Source Water has a natural alkaline of 8.1pH and contains natural electrolytes. A bottled water that is good for your health and the health of the planet. 

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Wine Tasting @ the Tasting Counter in the North End Main Store 
Jan
19
3:30 PM15:30

Wine Tasting @ the Tasting Counter in the North End Main Store 

Located in the beautiful Famatina Valley, deep in the heart of the La Rioja province, with a family of 500 growers, La Riojana is Argentina's largest wine co-operative, as well as one of that country's top 10 wine exporters. La Riojana produces a wide variety of award winning, Fair-trade and Organic wines. They are a natural partner for the Boise Co-op, and, in the past, we have featured a number of their value priced wines. This weekend we'll be offering samples of their Malbec, Cabernet and Malbec-Bonardo Blend. All three will be 15% off all day Friday.

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Weekend Wine Tasting @ the North End Boise Co-op Wine Shop
Jan
19
4:30 PM16:30

Weekend Wine Tasting @ the North End Boise Co-op Wine Shop

Erin from Cru Selections has put together an eclectic line-up of wines from France, Spain and Washington. These are solid values that definitely over deliver for their price point. Here's the line-up:

  • Cave de Bissey Bourgogne Aligote
  • Chateau Montfaucon Côtes du Roussillon
  • Casal de Arman, Eira dos Mouros, Ribeiro
  • Castell del Romei Gotim Bru
  • Mistral Ranch Memaloose Red

As always, all five wines will be 15% off on both days of the tasting.

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Demo: Long Valley Coffee @ The North End Store
Jan
20
10:00 AM10:00

Demo: Long Valley Coffee @ The North End Store

Long Valley Coffee has been roasting coffee in McCall, ID for farmer's markets and local stores since 2005. Our unique blend of high quality low acid Arabica beans (Sumatran, Ethiopian, Costa Rican, and Mexican) ensures your cup to have full flavor with no bitterness. If you are looking for a very smooth dark roast try our Elevation 5021. We also offer a semi-dark Breakfast Blend which is a post roast blend of our dark and medium roasts and is the roasters favorite. Our medium roast, Bear Basin, is roasted just enough to bring out the coffee beans essence and makes for an outstanding cup of coffee. North Beach Blonde, our lightest roast, has a floral flavor and is the highest in caffeine. For the best of both worlds, we combine the light and dark roasts in our Payette River Thunder. Finally, we have a Swiss Water Decaf  processed and roasted without any chemicals. We hope to see you at the Boise Co-op soon!

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CITRUS FEST! @ The Village & The North End Store
Jan
20
10:00 AM10:00

CITRUS FEST! @ The Village & The North End Store

It’s the height of citrus season, and we’re celebrating with the fest with zest!
We will have samples of the following:

  • Blood Oranges
  • Cara Cara Navels
  • Lee Nova Tangerine
  • Algerian Mandarin
  • Melogold Grapefruit

North End sampling 10a - 1p.
Village sampling 2-5 pm.

Select citrus will be on sale that day only.

Organic Navel Oranges for 69¢ per lb!!! (sale price good 1/20-1/21)
Or get a full case for $25.99
 

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Demo: Oma & Popies Wing Dressin' @ The North End Store
Jan
20
2:00 PM14:00

Demo: Oma & Popies Wing Dressin' @ The North End Store

All our wing sauce/marinades start off with Guajillo chilies pronounced “wha hee oh", the flavor profile is slightly fruity with a sweet heat, tannic with hints of pine, tart berries and light smoky undertones we then add chunks of garlic, locally grown onions, a blend of fresh Golden Valley apple cider vinegar from Fruitland ID and white vinegar, pure cane brown sugar and lots of flavorful spices. You can see and taste the difference!  Use as a marinade for fish, shrimp, steak, pork, chicken, ribs, grilled veggies, pizza sauces, smoking mop, dipping sauces, basting, glazing or the perfect vinaigrette topping on your favorite salad, yes you heard that right. Oh, did we forget to tell you it’s a “wing sauce” too.   

We have created five wonderful marinades/sauces that will delight your taste buds: Drunk Uncle (Brown Sugar Kentucky Bourbon); Wingin' It: (Sweet & Spicy); Ja Makin’ Me Crazy (Jamaican Jerk); Bayou Venom (Smoky Cajun) and Hawt Mess: (Peppery Sweet Burn).

We make every effort to source REAL ingredients as close to home as possible.  There are no artificial flavors, no artificial colors, no unpronounceable chemical preservatives, no gluten, no GMO's, no dairy, no nuts, vegan-friendly and absolutely no high fructose corn syrup! 

We believe our sauces show our zest for life and shared adventures. We hope you will give us chance, you won't be disappointed!
 

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Weekend Wine Tasting @ North End Boise Co-op Wine Shop
Jan
20
2:00 PM14:00

Weekend Wine Tasting @ North End Boise Co-op Wine Shop

Erin from Cru Selections has put together an eclectic line-up of wines from France, Spain and Washington. These are solid values that definitely over deliver for their price point. Here's the line-up:

  • Cave de Bissey Bourgogne Aligote
  • Chateau Montfaucon Côtes du Roussillon
  • Casal de Arman, Eira dos Mouros, Ribeiro
  • Castell del Romei Gotim Bru
  • Mistral Ranch Memaloose Red

As always, all five wines will be 15% off on both days of the tasting.

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Cracking The Parm Wheel @ The Village Store
Jan
20
2:30 PM14:30

Cracking The Parm Wheel @ The Village Store

Do you like fun? Do you like learning? And most importantly, do you like cheese? Come meet the King of Cheeses and see what it takes to crack the 85 pound wheel!

We'll be using an official 5-piece knife set from Italy's Consorzia Del Formaggio Parmigiano Reggiano. This cracking method perfectly reveals the regal cheese's delicious, crackly, crystally texture and taste!

In the cheese department at the Village store.

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Demo: Proud Source Water @ The Village Store
Jan
20
3:30 PM15:30

Demo: Proud Source Water @ The Village Store

Proud Source Water is a start-up bottled water company out of Idaho that is doing things differently. The company was founded on taking care of our world through social, economic and environmental sustainability. With the bottle being made out of 100% recyclable aluminum it offers you a bottled water option you can feel good about buying. The water is bottled directly at the source in Mackay, Idaho. Proud Source Water has natural alkaline of 8.1pH and contains natural electrolytes. A bottled water that is good for your health and the health of the planet. 

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Demo: Garden of Life @ The Village Store
Jan
21
1:00 PM13:00

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.

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Demo: Grizzlies Granola @ The Village Store
Jan
24
12:00 PM12:00

Demo: Grizzlies Granola @ The Village Store

As an artisan food manufacturer, Wildtime Foods makes unique, quality gourmet granolas, trail mixes and raw grain cereals with a focus on producing WHOLE foods with exceptional taste and quality. You won’t find genetically modified ingredients (GMOs), preservatives, processed sugars or grains, added salt, Trans fats, animal products, artificial color, or hydrogenated oils in the foods we make. What you will find are locally or regionally grown organic and natural ingredients, whenever possible, and a commitment to delivering a fresh, healthy, delicious product each and every time. We choose our raw materials very carefully and are personally familiar with many of the farmers who grow the grains, nuts, and fruits that go into our mixes. 

It is our mission to be a leader in the support of local agriculture and sustainable business practices, and to provide a pleasant, nurturing work environment for our dedicated employees.

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Bargain Wine Wednesday @ The North End Wine Shop
Jan
24
4:30 PM16:30

Bargain Wine Wednesday @ The North End Wine Shop

Our Wednesday wine tastings continue with a selection of budget friendly, staff favorites. Stop by and discover, that while you can spend more, you don't have to break the bank to score some top quality bottles. And to make things even better, all the wines will be 15% off on the day of the tasting

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Class: Sour Power - The Wild Side of Cheese & Beer Pairings!
Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

Class: Sour Power - The Wild Side of Cheese & Beer Pairings!

Getting bored with IPAs and pilsner?  Then you might want to delve into the funky, flavorful world of sour beers. Complex, tart, fruity and always interesting, sour beer hearkens back to ancient brewing styles, which relied on wild yeast and bacteria to help ferment the beverage. 

Join us for this fun and informative class with Kyle Baas from Idaho Wine Merchant and Lacey McNeff with the Boise Co-op. Together they will entertain you with some wild and wonderful cheese and beer pairings!

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Demo: Proud Source Water @ The North End Store
Jan
25
3:30 PM15:30

Demo: Proud Source Water @ The North End Store

Proud Source Water is a start-up bottled water company out of Idaho that is doing things differently. The company was founded on taking care of our world through social, economic and environmental sustainability. With the bottle being made out of 100% recyclable aluminum it offers you a bottled water option you can feel good about buying. The water is bottled directly at the source in Mackay, Idaho. Proud Source Water has a natural alkaline of 8.1pH and contains natural electrolytes. A bottled water that is good for your health and the health of the planet. 

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Class: Le Paint - Dip, Dab, Drink! with Lisa Benson
Jan
25
6:00 PM18:00

Class: Le Paint - Dip, Dab, Drink! with Lisa Benson

Join us for a fun evening creating your own piece of art! All materials are included and no experience is necessary, you will be provided acrylic paints and a 16" x 12" piece of weathered wood. Instruction by Boise Art Museum Art Instructor and local artist, Lisa Benson.

This evening's painting will be "Relax", a delightful beach scene in which you are able to choose your own color of the chair!

Lisa Benson is a professional artist and graphic designer who specializes in still life, animals and landscape acrylic and watercolor paintings. Lisa has been exposed to the arts for as long as she can remember. Her paintings are color-inspired and upbeat. As much as Lisa loves creating and painting, she is also passionate about sharing her knowledge of painting with others as an art instructor at the Boise Art Museum and for her own business - LePaint paint parties. Lisa also taught middle school art for 12 years and worked at CBS Broadcasting as a graphic designer in Seattle before moving to Boise 3 years ago. Lisa believes strongly that “art is therapy” and there are no mistakes in art! Creating art is truly about the process. Lisa says, “LePaint gives me the opportunity to be creative every day. I have found my calling and I love what I do!”

Your first glass of wine and appetizers will be included in the class cost.

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Demo: Ancient Nutrition Bone Broth Protein @ The Village Store
Jan
26
12:00 PM12:00

Demo: Ancient Nutrition Bone Broth Protein @ The Village 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.

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Demo: Proud Source Water @ The Village Store
Jan
26
3:30 PM15:30

Demo: Proud Source Water @ The Village Store

Proud Source Water is a start-up bottled water company out of Idaho that is doing things differently. The company was founded on taking care of our world through social, economic and environmental sustainability. With the bottle being made out of 100% recyclable aluminum it offers you a bottled water option you can feel good about buying. The water is bottled directly at the source in Mackay, Idaho. Proud Source Water has a natural alkaline of 8.1pH and contains natural electrolytes. A bottled water that is good for your health and the health of the planet. 

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Demo: Oma & Popie's Wing Dressin' @ The Village Store
Jan
27
2:00 PM14:00

Demo: Oma & Popie's Wing Dressin' @ The Village Store

All our wing sauce/marinades start off with Guajillo chilies pronounced “wha hee oh", the flavor profile is slightly fruity with a sweet heat, tannic with hints of pine, tart berries and light smoky undertones we then add chunks of garlic, locally grown onions, a blend of fresh Golden Valley apple cider vinegar from Fruitland ID and white vinegar, pure cane brown sugar and lots of flavorful spices. You can see and taste the difference!  Use as a marinade for fish, shrimp, steak, pork, chicken, ribs, grilled veggies, pizza sauces, smoking mop, dipping sauces, basting, glazing or the perfect vinaigrette topping on your favorite salad, yes you heard that right. Oh, did we forget to tell you it’s a “wing sauce” too.   

We have created five wonderful marinades/sauces that will delight your taste buds: Drunk Uncle (Brown Sugar Kentucky Bourbon); Wingin' It: (Sweet & Spicy); Ja Makin’ Me Crazy (Jamaican Jerk); Bayou Venom (Smoky Cajun) and Hawt Mess: (Peppery Sweet Burn).

We make every effort to source REAL ingredients as close to home as possible.  There are no artificial flavors, no artificial colors, no unpronounceable chemical preservatives, no gluten, no GMO's, no dairy, no nuts, vegan-friendly and absolutely no high fructose corn syrup! 

We believe our sauces show our zest for life and shared adventures. We hope you will give us chance, you won't be disappointed!
 

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Demo: Grizzlies Granola @ The North End Store
Jan
28
12:00 PM12:00

Demo: Grizzlies Granola @ The North End Store

As an artisan food manufacturer, Wildtime Foods makes unique, quality gourmet granolas, trail mixes and raw grain cereals with a focus on producing WHOLE foods with exceptional taste and quality. You won’t find genetically modified ingredients (GMOs), preservatives, processed sugars or grains, added salt, Trans fats, animal products, artificial color, or hydrogenated oils in the foods we make. What you will find are locally or regionally grown organic and natural ingredients, whenever possible, and a commitment to delivering a fresh, healthy, delicious product each and every time. We choose our raw materials very carefully and are personally familiar with many of the farmers who grow the grains, nuts, and fruits that go into our mixes. 

It is our mission to be a leader in the support of local agriculture and sustainable business practices, and to provide a pleasant, nurturing work environment for our dedicated employees.

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Demo: Ancient Nutrition Bone Broth @ The North End Store
Jan
28
12:00 PM12:00

Demo: Ancient Nutrition Bone Broth @ The North End 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.

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Bargain Wine Wednesday @ The North End Wine Shop
Jan
31
4:30 PM16:30

Bargain Wine Wednesday @ The North End Wine Shop

Our Wednesday wine tastings continue with a selection of budget friendly, staff favorites. Stop by and discover, that while you can spend more, you don't have to break the bank to score some top quality bottles. And to make things even better, all the wines will be 15% off on the day of the tasting

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Demo: Oma & Popie's Wing Dressin' @ The North End Store
Feb
3
2:00 PM14:00

Demo: Oma & Popie's Wing Dressin' @ The North End Store

All our wing sauce/marinades start off with Guajillo chilies pronounced “wha hee oh", the flavor profile is slightly fruity with a sweet heat, tannic with hints of pine, tart berries and light smoky undertones we then add chunks of garlic, locally grown onions, a blend of fresh Golden Valley apple cider vinegar from Fruitland ID and white vinegar, pure cane brown sugar and lots of flavorful spices. You can see and taste the difference!  Use as a marinade for fish, shrimp, steak, pork, chicken, ribs, grilled veggies, pizza sauces, smoking mop, dipping sauces, basting, glazing or the perfect vinaigrette topping on your favorite salad, yes you heard that right. Oh, did we forget to tell you it’s a “wing sauce” too.   

We have created five wonderful marinades/sauces that will delight your taste buds: Drunk Uncle (Brown Sugar Kentucky Bourbon); Wingin' It: (Sweet & Spicy); Ja Makin’ Me Crazy (Jamaican Jerk); Bayou Venom (Smoky Cajun) and Hawt Mess: (Peppery Sweet Burn).

We make every effort to source REAL ingredients as close to home as possible.  There are no artificial flavors, no artificial colors, no unpronounceable chemical preservatives, no gluten, no GMO's, no dairy, no nuts, vegan-friendly and absolutely no high fructose corn syrup! 

We believe our sauces show our zest for life and shared adventures. We hope you will give us chance, you won't be disappointed!
 

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Class: Chocolates with Costello
Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

Class: Chocolates with Costello

Take the mystery out of making chocolate truffles with these simple and luscious confections in this hands-on class. Jon will expertly walk you through the deliciously artistic process with a variety of truffles and garnishes. What you don't eat in class, you can package to take home!

In Jon's words:

"My name is Jonathan Costello and I grew up in a small town in upstate NY. It was in this small town that I learned from my Nanny how to make ravioli, bake cakes, and even how to pick mushrooms. This love of cooking took me on to The Culinary Institute of America where I graduated as a pastry chef in 2012. Currently I work at the Boise Co-op as a baker while I finish my Undergraduate Degree in Pre-Med and Chemistry."

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Class: Will You Brie My Valentine?
Feb
9
6:00 PM18:00

Class: Will You Brie My Valentine?

A cheese tasting is the perfect Valentine's celebration whether you are planning a romantic fete for two or a raucous hullabaloo for 40. Everyone loves great cheese and delicious wines to go with it!

Please join us for another evening with Lacey McNeff and Jackie Elo. This time around they will be building cheese + companion platters perfect for two, plus share with you wonderful wines to go with them. This is the perfect class for a date night! 

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Class: Wines From Chile @ The North End Store
Feb
10
2:00 PM14:00

Class: Wines From Chile @ The North End Store

In Chile, where a commitment to making terroir-driven fine wine has existed for only about a quarter-century, the learning curve has been steep—especially for Chilean winemakers. Eventually, however, expertise takes over. That’s where Chile is today: Years spent identifying the best vineyard sites and ideal harvest times combined with exploring various winemaking techniques and blends have resulted in Chile’s best wines ever. 

Class instructor will be Kent Schmidtke.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Feb
12
5:30 PM17:30

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

Co-owners are invited to attend our monthly Board meeting. This is a great chance to learn more about the workings of the Co-op and voice any questions, concerns, or compliments you have! 

Note: This meeting takes place in the conference room behind the Boise Co-op Pet Shop. Co-owners that are interested in attending should enter through the Pet Shop.

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Class: Cookin' With Kids: Muffin Madness!
Feb
17
10:30 AM10:30

Class: Cookin' With Kids: Muffin Madness!

In this fun class, Kendy will be teaching you to make two different paleo-inspired nutrient-dense, grain-free and dairy-free muffin recipes. 

Children LOVE to make (and eat!) muffins, and those with food sensitivities are not an exception.  We will be making both sweet and savory muffins – all of which are great options for lunch boxes or snacks.  These 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.  

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Demo: Oma & Popie's Wing Dressin' @ The North End Store
Feb
17
2:00 PM14:00

Demo: Oma & Popie's Wing Dressin' @ The North End Store

All our wing sauce/marinades start off with Guajillo chilies pronounced “wha hee oh", the flavor profile is slightly fruity with a sweet heat, tannic with hints of pine, tart berries and light smoky undertones we then add chunks of garlic, locally grown onions, a blend of fresh Golden Valley apple cider vinegar from Fruitland ID and white vinegar, pure cane brown sugar and lots of flavorful spices. You can see and taste the difference!  Use as a marinade for fish, shrimp, steak, pork, chicken, ribs, grilled veggies, pizza sauces, smoking mop, dipping sauces, basting, glazing or the perfect vinaigrette topping on your favorite salad, yes you heard that right. Oh, did we forget to tell you it’s a “wing sauce” too.   

We have created five wonderful marinades/sauces that will delight your taste buds: Drunk Uncle (Brown Sugar Kentucky Bourbon); Wingin' It: (Sweet & Spicy); Ja Makin’ Me Crazy (Jamaican Jerk); Bayou Venom (Smoky Cajun) and Hawt Mess: (Peppery Sweet Burn).

We make every effort to source REAL ingredients as close to home as possible.  There are no artificial flavors, no artificial colors, no unpronounceable chemical preservatives, no gluten, no GMO's, no dairy, no nuts, vegan-friendly and absolutely no high fructose corn syrup! 

We believe our sauces show our zest for life and shared adventures. We hope you will give us chance, you won't be disappointed!

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Le Paint - Dip, Dap, Drink! With Lisa Benson
Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Le Paint - Dip, Dap, Drink! With Lisa Benson

Join us for a fun evening creating your own piece of art! All materials are included and no experience is necessary, you will be provided acrylic paints and a 16" x 12" piece of weathered wood. Instruction by Boise Art Museum Art Instructor and local artist, Lisa Benson.

This evening's painting will be "Family Photo Frame" - a wonderful keepsake for yourself or to give as a gift!

Lisa Benson is a professional artist and graphic designer who specializes in still life, animals and landscape acrylic and watercolor paintings. Lisa has been exposed to the arts for as long as she can remember. Her paintings are color-inspired and upbeat. As much as Lisa loves creating and painting, she is also passionate about sharing her knowledge of painting with others as an art instructor at the Boise Art Museum and for her own business - LePaint paint parties. Lisa also taught middle school art for 12 years and worked at CBS Broadcasting as a graphic designer in Seattle before moving to Boise 3 years ago. Lisa believes strongly that “art is therapy” and there are no mistakes in art! Creating art is truly about the process. Lisa says, “LePaint gives me the opportunity to be creative every day. I have found my calling and I love what I do!”

Your first glass of wine and appetizers will be included in the class cost.

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Class: A Trip to South India - Dosa!
Feb
22
6:00 PM18:00

Class: A Trip to South India - Dosa!

This class is back by popular demand! Join us for another delightful evening with Sangeeta as she shows you how to make one of the most popular Indian dishes, dosa.

Dosa are a thin, crispy crepe made with a rice and lentil batter stuffed with spiced potato filling and served with chutney and sambhar stew.  Dosa is a staple breakfast dish in the Southern part of India, however it is also enjoyed as a snack or meal any time of the day. 
Sangeeta will demonstrate how to make this popular south Indian favorite along with all the fixings, including Chai tea. 

This will be a hands on class where participants will get to perfect their dosa making skills.

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Class: Wines From Southern Italy @ The North End Store
Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

Class: Wines From Southern Italy @ The North End Store

Wines from southern Italy have historically been overlooked in favor of the better-known and popular wine regions of northern Italy - mainly Tuscany, Piedmont and the Veneto. However, southern Italy has a rich wine making heritage and is considered the birthplace of Italian wines. With its warm Mediterranean climate, rich volcanic soil and abundance of ancient native grape varieties, vineyards have dotted southern Italy’s landscape for thousands of years and its wines were much prized by the ancient Greeks and Romans. 

Today, southern Italy is, arguably, Italy’s most exciting and dynamic wine making region. With an added emphasis on quality, wines from southern Italy are increasingly receiving much critical acclaim and can compete with wines from more popular areas of Italy that carry loftier price tags.

Class instuctor will be Bob Tait.

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Demo: Oma & Popie's Wing Dressin' @ The Village Store
Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

Demo: Oma & Popie's Wing Dressin' @ The Village Store

All our wing sauce/marinades start off with Guajillo chilies pronounced “wha hee oh", the flavor profile is slightly fruity with a sweet heat, tannic with hints of pine, tart berries and light smoky undertones we then add chunks of garlic, locally grown onions, a blend of fresh Golden Valley apple cider vinegar from Fruitland ID and white vinegar, pure cane brown sugar and lots of flavorful spices. You can see and taste the difference!  Use as a marinade for fish, shrimp, steak, pork, chicken, ribs, grilled veggies, pizza sauces, smoking mop, dipping sauces, basting, glazing or the perfect vinaigrette topping on your favorite salad, yes you heard that right. Oh, did we forget to tell you it’s a “wing sauce” too.   

We have created five wonderful marinades/sauces that will delight your taste buds: Drunk Uncle (Brown Sugar Kentucky Bourbon); Wingin' It: (Sweet & Spicy); Ja Makin’ Me Crazy (Jamaican Jerk); Bayou Venom (Smoky Cajun) and Hawt Mess: (Peppery Sweet Burn).

We make every effort to source REAL ingredients as close to home as possible.  There are no artificial flavors, no artificial colors, no unpronounceable chemical preservatives, no gluten, no GMO's, no dairy, no nuts, vegan-friendly and absolutely no high fructose corn syrup! 

We believe our sauces show our zest for life and shared adventures. We hope you will give us chance, you won't be disappointed!

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Class: Le Paint - Dip, Dab, Drink! "Paint Your Pet"
Jan
16
6:00 PM18:00

Class: Le Paint - Dip, Dab, Drink! "Paint Your Pet"

Join us for a fun evening creating your own piece of art! All materials are included and no experience is necessary, you will be provided acrylic paints and a 16" x 12" piece of weathered wood. Instruction by Boise Art Museum Art Instructor and local artist, Lisa Benson.

This evening's painting will be "Paint Your Pet". Once you register participants need to email a close-up photo of their pet to: [email protected] . Lisa will draw it onto the wood canvas and have it ready for you to paint in class. Please note if you would like your pet drawn with or without a hat, then Lisa will show you how to paint it, step by step. Great gift idea!

Lisa Benson is a professional artist and graphic designer who specializes in still life, animals and landscape acrylic and watercolor paintings. Lisa has been exposed to the arts for as long as she can remember. Her paintings are color-inspired and upbeat. As much as Lisa loves creating and painting, she is also passionate about sharing her knowledge of painting with others as an art instructor at the Boise Art Museum and for her own business - LePaint paint parties. Lisa also taught middle school art for 12 years and worked at CBS Broadcasting as a graphic designer in Seattle before moving to Boise 3 years ago. Lisa believes strongly that “art is therapy” and there are no mistakes in art! Creating art is truly about the process. Lisa says, “LePaint gives me the opportunity to be creative every day. I have found my calling and I love what I do!”

** This class sells out quickly, book your reservations early! **

Your first glass of wine and appetizers will be included in the class cost.

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Demo: Hummuna Hummus @ The North End Store
Jan
14
3:00 PM15:00

Demo: Hummuna Hummus @ The North End Store

Hummuna Hummus is locally handcrafted in Boise and provides six distinct flavors...Sicilian (sun-dried tomato, fresh basil and balsamic glaze), Greek Platter (Kalamata olives & feta cheese), Roasted Garlic, Jalapeno (fresh jalapeno and cilantro), Chana Masala (yellow curry) and Traditional.  All products are produced by SEVZ Kitchen.

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Demo: Grizzlies Granola @ The North End Store
Jan
14
1:00 PM13:00

Demo: Grizzlies Granola @ The North End Store

As an artisan food manufacturer, Wildtime Foods makes unique, quality gourmet granolas, trail mixes and raw grain cereals with a focus on producing WHOLE foods with exceptional taste and quality. You won’t find genetically modified ingredients (GMOs), preservatives, processed sugars or grains, added salt, Trans fats, animal products, artificial color, or hydrogenated oils in the foods we make. What you will find are locally or regionally grown organic and natural ingredients, whenever possible, and a commitment to delivering a fresh, healthy, delicious product each and every time. We choose our raw materials very carefully and are personally familiar with many of the farmers who grow the grains, nuts, and fruits that go into our mixes. 

It is our mission to be a leader in the support of local agriculture and sustainable business practices, and to provide a pleasant, nurturing work environment for our dedicated employees.

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Demo: Ancient Nutrition Bone Broth Protein @ The North End Store
Jan
14
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.

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Demo: Mike's Organic Curry Love @ The North End Store
Jan
14
11:00 AM11:00

Demo: Mike's Organic Curry Love @ The North End Store

Mike's passion for cooking took him to Thailand where he learned the art of blending fresh herbs and spices with coconut milk to create delectable curries. Mike’s Organic Curry Love was born out of a desire to raise the bar for prepared curries so busy people could enjoy a meal that is not just delicious and authentic, but also healthy.

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Demo: Hummuna Hummus @ The Village Store
Jan
13
4:00 PM16:00

Demo: Hummuna Hummus @ The Village Store

Hummuna Hummus is locally handcrafted in Boise and provides six distinct flavors...Sicilian (sun-dried tomato, fresh basil and balsamic glaze), Greek Platter (Kalamata olives & feta cheese), Roasted Garlic, Jalapeno (fresh jalapeno and cilantro), Chana Masala (yellow curry) and Traditional.  All products are produced by SEVZ Kitchen.

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Demo: Oma & Popies Wing Dressin' @ The Village Store
Jan
13
2:00 PM14:00

Demo: Oma & Popies Wing Dressin' @ The Village Store

All our wing sauce/marinades start off with Guajillo chilies pronounced “wha hee oh", the flavor profile is slightly fruity with a sweet heat, tannic with hints of pine, tart berries and light smoky undertones we then add chunks of garlic, locally grown onions, a blend of fresh Golden Valley apple cider vinegar from Fruitland ID and white vinegar, pure cane brown sugar and lots of flavorful spices. You can see and taste the difference!  Use as a marinade for fish, shrimp, steak, pork, chicken, ribs, grilled veggies, pizza sauces, smoking mop, dipping sauces, basting, glazing or the perfect vinaigrette topping on your favorite salad, yes you heard that right. Oh, did we forget to tell you it’s a “wing sauce” too.   

We have created five wonderful marinades/sauces that will delight your taste buds: Drunk Uncle (Brown Sugar Kentucky Bourbon); Wingin' It: (Sweet & Spicy); Ja Makin’ Me Crazy (Jamaican Jerk); Bayou Venom (Smoky Cajun) and Hawt Mess: (Peppery Sweet Burn).

We make every effort to source REAL ingredients as close to home as possible.  There are no artificial flavors, no artificial colors, no unpronounceable chemical preservatives, no gluten, no GMO's, no dairy, no nuts, vegan-friendly and absolutely no high fructose corn syrup! 

We believe our sauces show our zest for life and shared adventures. We hope you will give us chance, you won't be disappointed!
 

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Wine Tasting @ The North End Wine Shop
Jan
13
2:00 PM14:00

Wine Tasting @ The North End Wine Shop

This time around, it's a few staff favorites, and we're continuing our quest to seek out value priced wines, those that deliver quality and flavor beyond their price point. Here's the line-up:

  • Col de l'Orb Saint-Chinian White
  • St. Hallett Poacher's White
  • Tomero Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Toscolo Chianti
  • Le Carignan de Maris
  • Pezat Bordeaux Red

As always, all six wines will be 15% off on both days of the tasting.

 

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Demo: Mike's Organic Curry Love @ The Village Store
Jan
13
11:00 AM11:00

Demo: Mike's Organic Curry Love @ The Village Store

Mike's passion for cooking took him to Thailand where he learned the art of blending fresh herbs and spices with coconut milk to create delectable curries. Mike’s Organic Curry Love was born out of a desire to raise the bar for prepared curries so busy people could enjoy a meal that is not just delicious and authentic, but also healthy.

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Cookin' With Kids: Souper Soups for Chilly Days!
Jan
13
10:30 AM10:30

Cookin' With Kids: Souper Soups for Chilly Days!

Who doesn’t like soup on a chilly winter day... your kid? Many choosy kids don’t like soups because they contain so many different ingredients that they can’t easily pick out the stuff they don’t like. In this class, we will prepare 2 different simple, nourishing soup recipes that they are sure to love, chicken with dumplings and tomato.  Recipes will be gluten-free and dairy-free. Kids are encouraged to create and sample with us. Adults are free with paid kid’s registration. Each child will require a purchased ticket.

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Wine Tasting @ Then North End Wine Shop
Jan
12
4:30 PM16:30

Wine Tasting @ Then North End Wine Shop

This time around, it's a few staff favorites, and we're continuing our quest to seek out value priced wines, those that deliver quality and flavor beyond their price point. Here's the line-up:

  • Col de l'Orb Saint-Chinian White
  • St. Hallett Poacher's White
  • Tomero Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Toscolo Chianti
  • Le Carignan de Maris
  • Pezat Bordeaux Red

As always, all six wines will be 15% off on both days of the tasting.

 

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Demo: Mike's Organic Curry Love @ The Village Store
Jan
12
3:00 PM15:00

Demo: Mike's Organic Curry Love @ The Village Store

Mike's passion for cooking took him to Thailand where he learned the art of blending fresh herbs and spices with coconut milk to create delectable curries. Mike’s Organic Curry Love was born out of a desire to raise the bar for prepared curries so busy people could enjoy a meal that is not just delicious and authentic, but also healthy.

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Demo: Hummuna Hummus @ The North End Store
Jan
12
3:00 PM15:00

Demo: Hummuna Hummus @ The North End Store

Hummuna Hummus is locally handcrafted in Boise and provides six distinct flavors...Sicilian (sun-dried tomato, fresh basil and balsamic glaze), Greek Platter (Kalamata olives & feta cheese), Roasted Garlic, Jalapeno (fresh jalapeno and cilantro), Chana Masala (yellow curry) and Traditional.  All products are produced by SEVZ Kitchen.

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Demo: Grizzlies Granola @ The Village Store
Jan
12
1:00 PM13:00

Demo: Grizzlies Granola @ The Village Store

As an artisan food manufacturer, Wildtime Foods makes unique, quality gourmet granolas, trail mixes and raw grain cereals with a focus on producing WHOLE foods with exceptional taste and quality. You won’t find genetically modified ingredients (GMOs), preservatives, processed sugars or grains, added salt, Trans fats, animal products, artificial color, or hydrogenated oils in the foods we make. What you will find are locally or regionally grown organic and natural ingredients, whenever possible, and a commitment to delivering a fresh, healthy, delicious product each and every time. We choose our raw materials very carefully and are personally familiar with many of the farmers who grow the grains, nuts, and fruits that go into our mixes. 

It is our mission to be a leader in the support of local agriculture and sustainable business practices, and to provide a pleasant, nurturing work environment for our dedicated employees.

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Demo: Irwin Naturals @ The Village Store
Jan
12
12:00 PM12:00

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.

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Demo: Mike's Organic Curry Love @ The North End Store
Jan
11
3:00 PM15:00

Demo: Mike's Organic Curry Love @ The North End Store

Mike's passion for cooking took him to Thailand where he learned the art of blending fresh herbs and spices with coconut milk to create delectable curries. Mike’s Organic Curry Love was born out of a desire to raise the bar for prepared curries so busy people could enjoy a meal that is not just delicious and authentic, but also healthy.

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Aromatherapy for Year-Round Wellness with Veriditas by Pranarom
Jan
11
11:00 AM11:00

Aromatherapy for Year-Round Wellness with Veriditas by Pranarom

While proper attire is essential in supporting bodily balance throughout these colder months, essential oils, hydrosols & virgin plant oils can also play starring roles in supporting circulatory, skin & immune system health, as well as overall well being. 
In this workshop with Amy Pereira, we’ll explore important topics such as:
•    What essential oils are
•    Where organic essential oils come from
•    How organic farming impacts essential oil chemistry
•    Roles that essential oils & plant oils play in French Medical Aromatherapy.   
•    How essential oils, hydrosols & plant oils can support skin & body hydration and create protective moisturizing barriers against the elements
•    Which essential oils can be used for culinary purposes
•    Why premixed Wellness Formulas may be best for eco-friendly DIY sanitizers & cleaning sprays 

Each attendee will receive a sample of their own custom culinary salt creation as well as take-home recipe ideas and a wealth of additional info to help increase awareness around safe & effective use of essential oils, hydrosols & virgin plant oils! 

Workshop will be led by Amy Pereira, BS, CHNC and Educator for Veriditas by Pranarom


This workshop is complimentary but please let us know if you are planning to attend so we can ensure enough gifts for everyone.

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Aromatherapy for Year-Round Wellness with Veriditas by Pranarom
Jan
10
6:00 PM18:00

Aromatherapy for Year-Round Wellness with Veriditas by Pranarom

While proper attire is essential in supporting bodily balance throughout these colder months, essential oils, hydrosols & virgin plant oils can also play starring roles in supporting circulatory, skin & immune system health, as well as overall well being. 
In this workshop with Amy Pereira, we’ll explore important topics such as:
•    What essential oils are
•    Where organic essential oils come from
•    How organic farming impacts essential oil chemistry
•    Roles that essential oils & plant oils play in French Medical Aromatherapy.   
•    How essential oils, hydrosols & plant oils can support skin & body hydration and create protective moisturizing barriers against the elements
•    Which essential oils can be used for culinary purposes
•    Why premixed Wellness Formulas may be best for eco-friendly DIY sanitizers & cleaning sprays 

Each attendee will receive a sample of their own custom culinary salt creation as well as take-home recipe ideas and a wealth of additional info to help increase awareness around safe & effective use of essential oils, hydrosols & virgin plant oils! 

Workshop will be led by Amy Pereira, BS, CHNC and Educator for Veriditas by Pranarom


This workshop is complimentary but please let us know if you are planning to attend so we can ensure enough gifts for everyone.
 

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Wine Tasting @ The North End Wine Shop
Jan
10
4:30 PM16:30

Wine Tasting @ The North End Wine Shop

This time of year, budgets can be a little strained, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a glass or two of wine every now and then. We're out to prove that it doesn't have to be expensive to be good. Starting this Wednesday, and every Wednesday in January, we'll be offering a line-up of budget friendly bottles. And to make it even better, all the wines will be 15% off on the day of the tasting. Here's what we will be pouring:

  • Christopher Michael Pinot Gris
  • Rosso di Ca'Momi
  • Handcraft Petite Sirah
  • Short Man Red Blend
  • Eola Hills Pinot Noir
  • Sawtooth Tempranillo
     
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Jan
8
5:30 PM17:30

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

Co-owners are invited to attend our monthly Board meeting. This is a great chance to learn more about the workings of the Co-op and voice any questions, concerns, or compliments you have! 

Note: This meeting takes place in the conference room behind the Boise Co-op Pet Shop. Co-owners that are interested in attending should enter through the Pet Shop.

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Demo: DeVita Skin Care @ The North End Store
Jan
7
12:00 PM12:00

Demo: DeVita Skin Care @ The North End Store

DeVita Natural Skin Care is wholly owned and operated by Cherylanne DeVita, Ph.D., President/CEO, and is a certified woman-owned business. Guided by nature… driven by science. DeVita is the most advanced, certified organic aloe vera based, 100% vegan, paraben free, all natural skin care line available.  DeVita features the most cutting-edge, results driven ingredients available, such as DMAE, Pentapeptides, Hyaluronic acid, and more, which provide the best in phyto-intensive skin nutrition.

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Weekend Wine Tasting @ North End Boise Co-op Wine Shop
Jan
6
2:00 PM14:00

Weekend Wine Tasting @ North End Boise Co-op Wine Shop

The holidays are behind us now, but lurking up ahead are the bills for all those things that helped put a smile on the faces of friends and family. Time to tighten the budget belt a bit, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a good glass of wine. This weekend we're pouring some of the staff's favorite bargain bottles, top quality juice at affordable prices.  Here's the line-up:

  • Zuccolo Prosecco, Extra Dry, $12.99
  • 2016 La Mision Chardonnay, Reserva. $9.99
  • 2014 Chateau Saint Jean Côtes du Rhône Villages, $10.99
  • 2015 Rio Madre Rioja Graciano, $11.99
  • 2016 Chateau Maris Minervois. $12.99

January 5 is the Co-op's big First Friday Sale, but all five wines will be 15% off both days of the tasting.

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Demo: Long Valley Coffee @ The Village Store
Jan
6
10:00 AM10:00

Demo: Long Valley Coffee @ The Village Store

Long Valley Coffee has been roasting coffee in McCall, ID for farmer's markets and local stores since 2005. Our unique blend of high quality low acid Arabica beans (Sumatran, Ethiopian, Costa Rican, and Mexican) ensures your cup to have full flavor with no bitterness. If you are looking for a very smooth dark roast try our Elevation 5021. We also offer a semi-dark Breakfast Blend which is a post roast blend of our dark and medium roasts and is the roasters favorite. Our medium roast, Bear Basin, is roasted just enough to bring out the coffee beans essence and makes for an outstanding cup of coffee. North Beach Blonde, our lightest roast, has a floral flavor and is the highest in caffeine. For the best of both worlds, we combine the light and dark roasts in our Payette River Thunder. Finally, we have a Swiss Water Decaf  processed and roasted without any chemicals. We hope to see you at the Boise Co-op soon!

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Demo: BodyVerde @ The North End Store
Jan
6
10:00 AM10:00

Demo: BodyVerde @ The North End Store

BodyVerde was created out of a need to find fast effective solutions to common skin concerns. Our products are made with the belief that pure ingredients from nature have the power to accelerate your body's own amazing ability to heal itself, in a way that is compatible with your own skin.  

Our 100% plant-based blends feature extracts, essential oils and antioxidants from flower, plant and sea elements enhanced with emollient-rich olive and sunflower oils and shea butter. 

Each of our treatment and beauty products are safe for sensitive skin, children and adults. We proudly make all BodyVerde skincare in the USA.  

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LIVE MUSIC:  Douglas Cameron & John Fricke @ The North End Store
Jan
5
4:30 PM16:30

LIVE MUSIC: Douglas Cameron & John Fricke @ The North End Store

Bring your friends and family down to the Boise Co-op each First Friday of the month for free live music, free tastings and great deals store-wide. Sign-up to become a Co-owner and we'll waive the $15 administrative fee!
This month,  Douglas Cameron & John Fricke  will be performing  4:30-7:30 PM in the cafe. Please enjoy food, beverages, beer and wine purchased from the Co-op during the show. 
FREE ALL AGES EVENT!

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Weekend Wine Tasting @ the North End Boise Co-op Wine Sho
Jan
5
4:30 PM16:30

Weekend Wine Tasting @ the North End Boise Co-op Wine Sho

The holidays are behind us now, but lurking up ahead are the bills for all those things that helped put a smile on the faces of friends and family. Time to tighten the budget belt a bit, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a good glass of wine. This weekend we're pouring some of the staff's favorite bargain bottles, top quality juice at affordable prices.  Here's the line-up:

  • Zuccolo Prosecco, Extra Dry, $12.99
  • 2016 La Mision Chardonnay, Reserva. $9.99
  • 2014 Chateau Saint Jean Côtes du Rhône Villages, $10.99
  • 2015 Rio Madre Rioja Graciano, $11.99
  • 2016 Chateau Maris Minervois. $12.99

January 5 is the Co-op's big First Friday Sale, but all five wines will be 15% off both days of the tasting.

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LIVE MUSIC: Ben Burdick @ The Village Store
Jan
5
3:00 PM15:00

LIVE MUSIC: Ben Burdick @ The Village Store

Bring your friends and family down to the Boise Co-op each First Friday of the month for free live music, free tastings and great deals store-wide. Sign-up to become a Co-owner and we'll waive the $15 administrative fee!
This month, Ben Burdick will be performing  3-6 PM in the classroom. Please enjoy food, beverages, beer and wine purchased from the Co-op during the show. 
FREE ALL AGES EVENT!

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