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October 2017

Annual Membership Meeting & Anniversary Celebration

October 28, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Olympia Community Center. 222 Columbia St NW, 222 Columbia Street NW
Olympia, WA 98502
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This year, in celebration of our 40 years, we are combining our Annual Membership Meeting with a party! This means lots of delicious food, fun music, helpful information, and we are preparing a visual celebration!

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November 2017

Olympia Food Co-op & Olympia Film Society present: WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE

November 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Olympia Film Society, 206 5th Ave SE
Olympia, WA 98501
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For the closing day of the Olympia Film Festival, we sponsored this new film - with celebrated chefs Anthony Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien - presenting new ways of creating incredible dishes from what many folks would consider scraps of food. WASTED! shows how food waste directly contributes to climate change, pointing out that one of the biggest contributors to green house gas is food that is thrown away. The film presents ideas and options…

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May 2018

Milk Kefir Cheese/Spread

May 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
GRuB (Garden-Raised Bounty), 2016 Elliott Avenue Northwest
Olympia, WA 98502 United States
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Follow Julie Kamin-Martin (founder of Oly-Cultures) in this two hour informative class on how to create your own healthy probiotic filled cheese and spread. Make this healthy cheese or cheese spread using fresh milk kefir that was made from fermenting milk using “LIVE” cultures. The class will include step by step demonstration on how to process the kefir milk, techniques on getting the thickness/consistency you desire, either for a cheese spread or cheese and flavoring using fresh herbs and spices.…

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July 2018

Plan Your Year Round Garden

July 22, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Olympia Food Co-op, Westside Garden Center, 921 Rogers Street Northwest
Olympia, WA 98502 United States
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Join West Side Co-op Garden Center working member Terra Kram for a class on year-round vegetable gardening. Now that the summer garden is going strong is the time to plan for fall, winter and early spring crops. Timing is critical for planting and transplanting in order to have harvestable food as we move through the seasons. We will be covering crop rotation (to minimize pests and diseases and to support the best use of the available space); recommended varieties; soil…

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August 2018

Growing Mushrooms at Home

August 5, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
GRuB (Garden-Raised Bounty), 2016 Elliott Avenue Northwest
Olympia, WA 98502 United States
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Free

The Olympia Food Co-op is proud to announce that Fungi Perfecti select mushroom starter kits, that were previously only available through mail order, are now available for purchase at our Westside Garden center. Join us for this free and informative presentation that will feature information on low tech mushroom cultivation for home and garden, people and planet. Please note: This class will be offered three times- the same material will be covered at all three classes.

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September 2018

Olympia Food Co-op Annual Harvest Party & Zuke Fest

September 9, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
West Central Park, 1919 Harrison Ave NW
Olympia, WA 98502
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At Zuke Fest, you can win prizes when you create an amazing zucchini race car and fly past the other contestants, show off your flavorful zucchini recipe for muffins, calabacitas, etc., or simply water your biggest zucchini and blow our minds with its hulking mass! Live Music! Enjoy an eclectic afternoon of live music appearing on the park stage! Turnback Boyz A time-traveling queer boy band, exploring history and empowering queerz in need. This intergalactic collaborative musical theater ensemble stars…

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April 2019

Co-op Conversation on Beer & Wine

April 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Olympia Community Center. 222 Columbia St NW, 222 Columbia Street NW
Olympia, WA 98502
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Co-op Conversation on Beer & Wine Saturday, April 6, 2019 1pm - 4pm Olympia Community Center 222 Columbia NW Downtown Olympia Join us for a community conversation on the binding fall member ballot to carry beer and wine in at the Co-op. It will be an opportunity to learn more about the ideas presented, and the focus will be: community questions & answers financial projections oppression awareness responsible vendorship refreshments From Board Reports Table Spring 2019 Staff member Robyn Wagoner…

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June 2019

Magnificent Mycelium CANCELLED

June 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
GRuB Farmhouse, 2016 Elliott Ave NW
Olympia, WA 98502

 CLASS CANCELLED Magnificent Mycelium: A deeper look into the symbiotic relationship between Plants and Fungi: Fungi and plants have been allies for millions of years! Learn about the fascinating relationship between these organisms, and how to harness this ancient symbiosis to enrich green landscapes at any scale. We will the use of mycorrhizal fungi, gardening with edible mushrooms, and how fungal sugars may benefit bees. Fungi Perfecti, LLC is a family-owned business out of Olympia dedicated to promoting the cultivation…

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Garden planning

June 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
GRuB Farmhouse, 2016 Elliott Ave NW
Olympia, WA 98502

Garden planning is a year-round effort. This workshop will discuss integrated gardening principles; site choices; easy foods to grow; processing and preserving. Handouts will be provided.

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Co-op Summer Faux-B-Que

June 9 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Westside Olympia Food Co-op, 921 Rogers St NW
Olympia, WA 98502 United States
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Taste test the best in vegan grill-able fare! Enjoy live music from Guidon Bear! Listen to jams from DJ Koolhandz Luke! Dumpster Values Collective will be producing a vegan fashion show of recycled and vintage clothing! See you on the westside!

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