Cooking Class: Indian Inspired Brunch with Sangeeta
Aug
16
6:00 PM18:00

Cooking Class: Indian Inspired Brunch with Sangeeta

Indian cuisine uses the whole palette of flavors—spicy, sour, sweet, and hot all at the same time—making it something that wants to jump off the plate! With its array of spices and condiments and experimental attitude, Indian cuisine allows home cooks to get creative and adventurous. 

Brunch in India is typically enjoyed on Sundays and consists of a variety of light snacks served along with Chai Tea.  For this class, Sangeeta will demonstrate how to make some of her favorite brunch recipes from different parts of India. As always, she will be adding her own twists and creative approach!

This will be an interactive and hands on class. 

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Demo: Mickelberry Gardens @ The North End Store
Aug
17
12:00 PM12:00

Demo: Mickelberry Gardens @ The North End Store

Mickelberry Gardens is a line of herbal infused honey syrups, most popular of which is the ginger honey flavor. Located in Gresham, Oregon, Mickelberry Gardens is the vision of beekeeper Matt,  and herbalist Madelyn. They craft a variety of different healing remedies with raw honey, propolis, beeswax, and bee pollen. 

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Demo: Vital Proteins @ The Village Store
Aug
17
4:00 PM16:00

Demo: Vital Proteins @ The Village Store

Vital Proteins is a collagen-based company that provides clean, sustainable collagen protein for optimal health and performance. Collagen is the vital building block in our bodies including skin, hair, nails, bones, and joints. Our bodies naturally decline in collagen production as we age and modern diets contain minimal collagen.

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Demo: Energize Organics @ The North End Store
Aug
18
12:00 PM12:00

Demo: Energize Organics @ The North End Store

Energy Organics will be sampling their Herbal Synergy and Beet02 products.

Energize Organics is driven by a passion to use herbs that are known to balance the body and mind synergistically. We utilize unique blends of Superfoods and Adaptogenic Herbs to produce delicious products that can help the body to better handle stress, optimize organ function, recover from adrenal fatigue, and naturally boost athletic performance.

As a small, family-owned company we are grateful for your interest in our products. We trust that they’ll bring health, happiness, and harmony into your life!

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CRACKING THE PARM WHEEL @ The Village Store
Aug
18
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 North End store.

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Special Kermit Lynch Tasting
Aug
21
5:00 PM17:00

Special Kermit Lynch Tasting

At the North End's  Uncorked! Wine Bar

Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant is one of the most respected names in the business. Based out of Berkeley, California, with a passion for French and Italian wines, Lynch opened shop as a retailer, distributor and importer back in 1972, starting with a modest 35 cases stacked on the floor. The company shines a light on small, artisan producers. Aaron Underwood, the regional manager for Kermit Lynch will be on hand along with Jackie Elo, from J.W. Thornton (their Idaho distributor), to take you through a flight of five exceptional wines. The price is just $18

  • Chateau Ducasse Bordeaux Blanc
  • Domaine Coastal Chablis, Les Truffieres
  • Jouget Chinon Rosé
  • Domaine Dupeuble Beaujolais
  • Domaine Tempier Bandol Rouge

 

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Rosé Wednesdays
Aug
22
4:00 PM16:00

Rosé Wednesdays

At the Tasting Counter in the North End Main Store

Summer is winding down, and with the start of school just around the corner, you deserve a break. Join us for our penultimate Rosé summer wine tasting. This time around, the spotlight is on France, and the wines will be 15% off on the day of the tasting.. Here's the line-up:

  • Chateau Guiot, Costieres de Nimes
  • Hecht & Bannier, Languedoc
  • Bieler Pere et Fils, Aix-en-Provence
  • Chateau Trians, Vin de Provence
  • Esprit Gassier, Côtes de Provence
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Demo: Lampe Granola @ The North End Store
Aug
24
3:00 PM15:00

Demo: Lampe Granola @ The North End Store

Lampe Granola is a family business located in beautiful Boise, Idaho. We are committed to making distinctly delicious and fresh small-batch handmade granola. It is chock full of whole grain oats, healthy nuts and dried fruits, along with extra virgin olive oil, pure maple syrup and honey.

  • Whole Grain Oats

  • Wheat Free

  • NO Additives or Preservatives

  • Dried fruit contains NO sulfites

  • Nutritious Healthy Nuts

  • Heart Healthy Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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Cooking Class: Traditional Mexican Salsas
Aug
24
6:00 PM18:00

Cooking Class: Traditional Mexican Salsas

Join us for a wonderful hands-on cooking experience with the author of the cookbook Healthy Flavors of Mexico, Jennyfer Aranda.

In this class, you will learn how to make homemade mexican salsas like salsa verde, salsa roja, Yucatán-style habanero salsa and chile de arbol salsa.

All salsa recipes are versatile and can be added to any dish for extra flavor and spiciness.

This class includes:

  • Recipes

  • All ingredients

  • Jars

  • You will take home your own batch

Enjoy a night full of color, tradition and great flavors. We will also hold a raffle to win the cookbook Healthy Flavors of Mexico!  

About the instructor:

Jennyfer received her training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City and is the author of Healthy Flavors of Mexico - a lifestyle cookbook that gives healthier alternatives of preparation to many of Mexico’s traditional dishes. During her training at IIN, she studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. 

She has extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, guiding/coaching techniques, and preventive health practices such as yoga, meditation, and stress reduction. She leads workshops on health and wellness, cooking classes, yoga, nutrition, and hormonal balance.

​​​​​​​“I love to inspire people to get back to the heart of the house -The Kitchen. And to feed their bodies, family, and soul with the love and healing that comes with good nutrition and traditions.”

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Demo: Lampe Granola @ The Village Store
Aug
26
12:00 PM12:00

Demo: Lampe Granola @ The Village Store

Lampe Granola is a family business located in beautiful Boise, Idaho. We are committed to making distinctly delicious and fresh small-batch handmade granola. It is chock full of whole grain oats, healthy nuts and dried fruits, along with extra virgin olive oil, pure maple syrup and honey.

  • Whole Grain Oats

  • Wheat Free

  • NO Additives or Preservatives

  • Dried fruit contains NO sulfites

  • Nutritious Healthy Nuts

  • Heart Healthy Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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Demo: NutriGold Supplements @ The Village Store
Sep
8
11:00 AM11:00

Demo: NutriGold Supplements @ The Village Store

At NutriGold®, we are powered by integrity and that means prioritizing people and planet over profits. Through our core values of sustainability, transparency, quality, and accountability – we are defining the “true gold standard” for supplements and food. Every one of our products is independently verified to meet purity and potency claims by independent labs. Learn more at Nutrigold.com and engage with us on social platforms @NutriGoldUSA.

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Class: Le Paint - Dip, Dab, Drink! "Paint Your Pet" @ The Village Store
Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

Class: Le Paint - Dip, Dab, Drink! "Paint Your Pet" @ The Village Store

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!”

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

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

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Cooking & Wine Class: My Favorite Things with Bryan Hinschberger
Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Cooking & Wine Class: My Favorite Things with Bryan Hinschberger

Wine and food: two of the greatest pleasures in life! And who better to guide you through this Mediterranean feast than Bryan Hinschberger? 

Join us for another delicious and delightful evening where you will have the opportunity to try some of Bryan's favorite dishes paired with some of his favorite wines.

Specific dishes and wines will be posted soon!

"Bon Vivant Imports is a national importer of family estate wines from Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Slovenia, based here in Boise, Idaho. After 10 years of working with incredible wineries overseas, we have a portfolio of wines that are made with minimal intervention, using eco-conscious practices (whether certified in something or not), have love and soul in each bottle, and showcase the native varietals of the land that they come from. As our name suggests, we are Bon Vivants: lovers of food, wine, travel… and all of it becomes so much more special when sharing with great people. So let’s have a class about how to do it right.

My background started in the kitchen where I have managed, head-chef’d, and started my own restaurant with my father. I’m not some NYC Top Chef… but I sure do like to cook. This class will be a blast, we'll talk about food and wine both separately, and together, and how to enjoy it all!" - Bryan

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Cookin' With Kids: Healthy After-School Snacks
Sep
22
10:30 AM10:30

Cookin' With Kids: Healthy After-School Snacks

School is in session, and the kids are HUNGRY!  Instead of handing them crackers or a sugary granola bar, give them something homemade that’s yummy and nutrient-dense.  We’ll make No-Bake Grain-Free Energy Bites (with nuts) and Mexican Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding.  Both recipes are grain-free and dairy-free. This will be a hands-on class where the kids will be doing the cooking, guided in small groups by our instructor, Kendy Radasky.

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

Kendy's classes all include a focus on how to cook and eat well with kids who have food sensitivities.  Most recipes are gluten-free and dairy-free, and some are also egg-free, nut-free, and/or grain-free.  Ongoing, monthly series at the Co-op.  

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Demo: NutriGold Supplements @ The North End Store
Sep
22
11:00 AM11:00

Demo: NutriGold Supplements @ The North End Store

At NutriGold®, we are powered by integrity and that means prioritizing people and planet over profits. Through our core values of sustainability, transparency, quality, and accountability – we are defining the “true gold standard” for supplements and food. Every one of our products is independently verified to meet purity and potency claims by independent labs. Learn more at Nutrigold.com and engage with us on social platforms @NutriGoldUSA.

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Demo: Lampe Granola @ The North End Store
Aug
15
4:00 PM16:00

Demo: Lampe Granola @ The North End Store

Lampe Granola is a family business located in beautiful Boise, Idaho. We are committed to making distinctly delicious and fresh small-batch handmade granola. It is chock full of whole grain oats, healthy nuts and dried fruits, along with extra virgin olive oil, pure maple syrup and honey.

  • Whole Grain Oats

  • Wheat Free

  • NO Additives or Preservatives

  • Dried fruit contains NO sulfites

  • Nutritious Healthy Nuts

  • Heart Healthy Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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Demo: Lampe Granola @ The Village Store
Aug
12
11:00 AM11:00

Demo: Lampe Granola @ The Village Store

Lampe Granola is a family business located in beautiful Boise, Idaho. We are committed to making distinctly delicious and fresh small-batch handmade granola. It is chock full of whole grain oats, healthy nuts and dried fruits, along with extra virgin olive oil, pure maple syrup and honey.

  • Whole Grain Oats

  • Wheat Free

  • NO Additives or Preservatives

  • Dried fruit contains NO sulfites

  • Nutritious Healthy Nuts

  • Heart Healthy Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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Demo: NutriGold Supplements @ The North End Store
Aug
11
11:00 AM11:00

Demo: NutriGold Supplements @ The North End Store

At NutriGold®, we are powered by integrity and that means prioritizing people and planet over profits. Through our core values of sustainability, transparency, quality, and accountability – we are defining the “true gold standard” for supplements and food. Every one of our products is independently verified to meet purity and potency claims by independent labs. Learn more at Nutrigold.com and engage with us on social platforms @NutriGoldUSA.

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Class: Fermented Foods with Jennyfer Aranda
Aug
10
5:30 PM17:30

Class: Fermented Foods with Jennyfer Aranda

Learn the art of fermenting foods such as sauerkraut, pickles, and vegetables. Using local ingredients and easy methods you can do it yourself at home. You will be learning the benefits of these probiotic-rich foods and make a batch or two of your own. Ingredients and materials are included. All you need to do is show up for some fermented fun!  

What is included:

  • Recipes with easy and safe methods on how to make your own fermented foods.

  • Mason Jars

  • All ingredients

  • Great information about the benefits of fermented foods and take home what you make!

About Jennyfer Berg:

Jennyfer received her training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City and is the author of Healthy Flavors of Mexico - a lifestyle cookbook that gives healthier alternatives of preparation to many of Mexico’s traditional dishes. During her training at IIN, she studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts.

She has extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, guiding/coaching techniques, and preventive health practices such as yoga, meditation, and stress reduction. She leads workshops on health and wellness, cooking classes, yoga, nutrition, and hormonal balance.

“I love to inspire people to get back to the heart of the house -The Kitchen. And to feed their bodies, family, and soul with the love and healing that comes with good nutrition and traditions.”

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Le Paint: Dip, Dab, Drink! "Paint Your Favorite Animal" @ The Village Store
Aug
8
6:00 PM18:00

Le Paint: Dip, Dab, Drink! "Paint Your Favorite Animal" @ The Village Store

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 Favorite Animal". Once you register participants need to email a close-up photo of their animal to: [email protected] Lisa will draw it onto the wood canvas and have it ready for you to paint in class.   

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 - Le Paint 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, “Le Paint 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: Vital Proteins @ The Village Store
Aug
5
11:00 AM11:00

Demo: Vital Proteins @ The Village Store

Vital Proteins is a collagen-based company that provides clean, sustainable collagen protein for optimal health and performance. Collagen is the vital building block in our bodies including skin, hair, nails, bones, and joints. Our bodies naturally decline in collagen production as we age and modern diets contain minimal collagen.

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Demo: NutriGold Supplements @ The Village Store
Aug
4
11:00 AM11:00

Demo: NutriGold Supplements @ The Village Store

At NutriGold®, we are powered by integrity and that means prioritizing people and planet over profits. Through our core values of sustainability, transparency, quality, and accountability – we are defining the “true gold standard” for supplements and food. Every one of our products is independently verified to meet purity and potency claims by independent labs. Learn more at Nutrigold.com and engage with us on social platforms @NutriGoldUSA.

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LIVE MUSIC:  Abby Hambright @ The North End Store
Aug
3
4:30 PM16:30

LIVE MUSIC: Abby Hambright @ 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, Abby Hambright 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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LIVE MUSIC: Aaron Golay @ The Village Store
Aug
3
3:00 PM15:00

LIVE MUSIC: Aaron Golay @ 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, Aaron Golay 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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Demo: Mad Hippie Advanced Skin Care @ The North End Store
Aug
3
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: Rising Springs @ The Village Store
Aug
3
1:00 PM13:00

Demo: Rising Springs @ The Village Store

Rising Springs comes from a deep, protected geothermal spring water source in south central Idaho.  With a flawless natural purity (tested to parts per quadrillion - that's a million billions) Rising Springs is one of the purest sources of water on the planet.  We honor its purity and natural vitality and properties by packaging at the source with zero processing.   Rising Springs is sold as a natural mineral supplement because of its efficacious levels of silica and calcium fluoride.  We package in a multi-serve 5-liter box to get the most amount of volume with the least packaging.  We encourage people to know where their water comes from and love when people want to visit the source in the Sawtooth National Forest near Pine, Idaho.

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Demo: Oma & Popies Wing Dressin' @ The Village Store
Aug
2
4:00 PM16:00

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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Demo: Rising Springs @ The North End Store
Aug
2
1:00 PM13:00

Demo: Rising Springs @ The North End Store

Rising Springs comes from a deep, protected geothermal spring water source in south central Idaho.  With a flawless natural purity (tested to parts per quadrillion - that's a million billions) Rising Springs is one of the purest sources of water on the planet.  We honor its purity and natural vitality and properties by packaging at the source with zero processing.   Rising Springs is sold as a natural mineral supplement because of its efficacious levels of silica and calcium fluoride.  We package in a multi-serve 5-liter box to get the most amount of volume with the least packaging.  We encourage people to know where their water comes from and love when people want to visit the source in the Sawtooth National Forest near Pine, Idaho.

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