Packing A Healthy Lunch @ Friendly City Food Co-op Community Room
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Now that summer has ended, it is time to consider lunch ideas for your kids to take to school. Come learn how to create healthy and budget-friendly lunches that your kids will love. We will discuss recommended eating patterns, the importance of color and texture, and tips on how to include more fruits, veggies, and whole grains in their lunches. In this fun and hands-on class, participants will be able to create and sample lunch ideas and learn how to prep food ahead of time for quick packing in the mornings. Recipes and tip sheets will be provided for participants to take home. Presented by Morgan Martindell, SNAP-Ed Agent of Virginia Cooperative Extension. Register online or in-store.

Co-op Kids! Co+op Explorers
Oct 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Continuing our new Kids Program: Co-op Explorers. We will be holding our monthly Kids Tastings in the Community Room.

We’ll sample 2-3 different types of produce each month. As we try each type we’ll look at interesting facts, uses, and recipes for them.  All kids up to age 12 will receive a “Produce Passport” to record their findings. After they fill their Passport pages (by tasting here or at home) they can bring it back to the Co-op to choose a prize from the Explorer’s Prize Trunk!

Co-op Learning: Coffee and Chocolate
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm


L. J. Taylor from Equal Exchange will be joining us in celebrating Co-op Month (October) by hosting a Coffee and Chocolate pairing!

We will spend the evening exploring the delicacies of coffee and chocolate and how they come together.

You will learn about the skill of tasting, why coffee ISN’T just coffee and why understanding the nuances in chocolate can make it an even sweeter treat.


Sign Up For A Class!

For paid classes, checkout will be completed through PayPal.