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September 2017

YOUR FIRST HOME

September 24, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Olympia Food Co-Op Westside, Little House, 905 Rogers Street Northwest
Olympia, WA 98502 US

This informative talk series is specific for women, LGBTQI , POC, low income folks who are interested in learning about how to purchase their very first house. There will be Q&A session, handouts and information to take home with you. Erin is a local real estate broker building alliship in the Olympia area by breaking down the language and intimidating factors for more vulnerable communities

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October 2017

Korean BBQ

October 1, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
GRuB (Garden-Raised Bounty), 2016 Elliott Avenue Northwest
Olympia, WA 98502 US
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Korean food is hot right now and the nice thing is that with a few unique ingredients you can often make it at home without a wok or other special tools. In this class we will discuss common Korean ingredients and where to find them, as well as blogs that focus on Korean flavors and techniques. We will make BBQ Korean style beef and chicken (the chicken will be spicy, the beef won't), as well as short grain rice, sautéed…

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Making Ghee

October 8, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
GRuB (Garden-Raised Bounty), 2016 Elliott Avenue Northwest
Olympia, WA 98502 US
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Ghee, aka clarified butter, is super simple to make. Rising in popularity as knowledge of Ayurvedic traditions spread, making ghee routinely at home and using daily can improve health for a variety of reasons. We will make several batches of ghee and you will get an article introducing the health benefits of ghee and review of how to make it.

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Apple & Pear Tasting

October 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Olympia Food Co-Op Westside, Little House, 905 Rogers Street Northwest
Olympia, WA 98502 US
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Come join Produce Manager Erin Majors for a fun tasting of apples and pears. We will try each variety that the Co-op is currently offering and will also try some cheese and nut pairings.

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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 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
GRuB (Garden-Raised Bounty), 2016 Elliott Avenue Northwest
Olympia, WA 98502 US
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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 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Olympia Food Co-op, Westside Garden Center, 921 Rogers Street Northwest
Olympia, WA 98502 US
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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 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
GRuB (Garden-Raised Bounty), 2016 Elliott Avenue Northwest
Olympia, WA 98502 US
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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 @ 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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