Co-op Kids!
May
29
9:00 AM09:00

Co-op Kids!

Co-op Kids is an educational play group for kids 3-5 and their parents or guardians. Join us every Tuesday morning from 9-10 a.m. for easy, earth-friendly crafts and activities. From time to time, we might even take a short field trip for some outdoor fun when weather permits!

Raffles and coupons for free coffee available every week!

Fresh produce is one of the most important parts of a healthy diet! Today, Produce Manager Logan will have lots of different fruits and veggies for the little ones to taste - so come with an appetite!

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Good Food Book Club
Jun
3
2:00 PM14:00

Good Food Book Club

With spring firmly settling over the Palouse many of us are already picking dirt from underneath our nails. Spring and spring planting—whether it be food, foliage, or flowers—heralds the rising energy of life, scents of fresh greens and peas, and lambs cavorting on that luminous new emerald spring grass.
If we are lucky—as we are on the Palouse—these scenes, scents, and tastes of spring can help ground us in the midst of small farmers and growers who’ve built their lives around feeding their community. From that energy comes our May Good Food BookClub selection, Plenty: Eating Locally on the 100-Mile Diet by Alisa Smith and J.B. McKinnon. At heart, this is a book about choosing to build local community and food resilience by the “radical” act of eating almost everything from very close to home.
Where once human beings could only eat from nearby, now our food is shipped, trucked, and flown an average of 1500 miles before it hits out plates. When Alisa Smith and James McKinnon learned this startling piece of not-so-trivial trivia, they decided to opt out of that industrial food-supply chain. At least for a while. What they learned—and published about a decade ago—has already helped move the North American food culture in a more sustainable direction.
Based on Vancouver, Canada this couple decided to eat only food that sprouted or breathed from within a 100-mile radius. For a year. What they learned permanently changed how they (and many others who’ve learned from their experience) eat, and how they build community resilience. This reclaiming of local food resilience is not only necessary in our era of paradigm-shifting fuel economies and political upheaval, it’s a way of life that’s speeding at us faster than we may realize.
Plus, it’s a great read.
Please join us to discuss Plenty: Eating Locally on the 100-Mile Diet by Alisa Smith and J.B. McKinnon (Clarkson Potter, reprint edition 2008) on Sunday, June 3 (note date shift in honor of Memorial Day weekend) from 4:30-6:00pm at a member’s private residence. Location and details will come in this month’s email reminder. Remember to email bookclub@moscowfood.coop to receive reminders about the Good Food Book Club. Plenty is available through your local library. If you are interested in buying the book, check out the area’s local used book stores or visit BookPeople of Moscow where Book Club members receive a discount. For more information about the Good Food Book Club, check out the Outreach section of the MFC website at www.moscowfood.coop.

- Rachel, Book Club President

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Kombucha Workshop with Bare Culture
Jun
5
5:30 PM17:30

Kombucha Workshop with Bare Culture

Bare Culture Kombucha was the first local Kombucha to appear on our shelves, and after teaching one of our most successful and well-attended classes ever, it's time for another session!

If you missed out on May's Kombucha 101 with Love's, join us to learn more about the history and brewing of our favorite fizzy, fermented beverage!

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Co-op Kids!
May
22
9:00 AM09:00

Co-op Kids!

Co-op Kids is an educational play group for kids 3-5 and their parents or guardians. Join us every Tuesday morning from 9-10 a.m. for easy, earth-friendly crafts and activities. From time to time, we might even take a short field trip for some outdoor fun when weather permits!

Raffles and coupons for free coffee available every week!

Today we're touring the store! Now that the remodel is finally complete, Co-op Education & Events Coordinator Max will show everyone around the fresh new store!

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Kombucha 101
May
19
4:00 PM16:00

Kombucha 101

We know you have questions about Kombucha - so learn from the experts! This class is led by Renée, one of the owners of Love's Kombucha, Moscow's own local Kombucha company! 

Come curious and ready to learn about what Kombucha is and how you can get started making your own at home!

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Co-op Kids!
May
15
9:00 AM09:00

Co-op Kids!

Co-op Kids is an educational play group for kids 3-5 and their parents or guardians. Join us every Tuesday morning from 9-10 a.m. for easy, earth-friendly crafts and activities. From time to time, we might even take a short field trip for some outdoor fun when weather permits!

Raffles and coupons for free coffee available every week!

Come hungry this week - Everyone knows greens are good for you, and today we'll taste a selection of yummy green foods that help growing little ones.

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Healthy Eating on a Budget - Meal Planning & Store Tour
May
12
4:00 PM16:00

Healthy Eating on a Budget - Meal Planning & Store Tour

You have the recipes, now it's time to plan your shopping! Put everything you've learned throughout the series to use in our final class. Learn tips and tricks for meal planning that can help save some money and make your week easier. We will finish up with a budget-friendly store tour!

Come see our newly-remodeled store!

Attendance of previous classes not required for this one!

When: Saturday, May 12 at 4 p.m.
Where: The Moscow Food Co-op - 121 E. 5th Street downtown
How Much?: $3 for Co-op Owners, $5 for everyone else, and FREE for owners participating in the FLOWER program.

This family-friendly series of classes will provide a blend of information, recipes, and samples. You'll learn tips for saving money when shopping and cooking by utilizing staple ingredients found in the bulk section and getting creative in the kitchen! You will walk away with recipes, a booklet on saving when shopping at the Co-op, an understanding of how to read labels to get the biggest bang for your buck, and more! All samples and recipes provided are vegan-friendly, and most (but not all) recipes will be free of gluten-containing ingredients and the top 8 allergens. Special dietary needs may be accommodated with advanced notice.

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Commencement Celebration Wine Tasting
May
11
5:00 PM17:00

Commencement Celebration Wine Tasting

UI Grads and their family and friends - come to The Co-op for a wine tasting event! We'll have wines from some of our favorite vineyards for you to try, and as always they'll be 10% off til closing time.

Tonight, try the following wines:

Cupcake Sparkling Rose
Bonterra Sauvignon Blanc
Red Guitar Tempranillo/Garnacha
Sawtooth Winery Pinot Gris
Huston Chicken Dinner Red.

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Co-op Kids!
May
8
9:00 AM09:00

Co-op Kids!

Co-op Kids is an educational play group for kids 3-5 and their parents or guardians. Join us every Tuesday morning from 9-10 a.m. for easy, earth-friendly crafts and activities. From time to time, we might even take a short field trip for some outdoor fun when weather permits!

Raffles and coupons for free coffee available every week!

It's almost Mother's Day - so we're celebrating by making gifts for Mom! Materials are provided, so all you need to bring is yourself.

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Mamas + Papas
May
7
9:30 AM09:30

Mamas + Papas

Mamas + Papas is an educational support group for new and expecting parents on the Palouse. The first Monday of every month from 9:30-11 a.m., join us for a time to learn and play, and to connect with other growing families in our community. Mamas + Papas exists to provide an educational and social environment for parents to share experiences related to childcare, parenting, and raising healthy families.

Every class is free of charge, and professional childcare is provided at no cost to you!

This Month's Topic:
Stopping the spread of communicable diseases with easy home hygiene!

Guest Speaker:
Veronica Pacheco, of Idaho STARS

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Co-op Kids!
May
1
9:00 AM09:00

Co-op Kids!

Co-op Kids is an educational play group for kids 3-5 and their parents or guardians. Join us every Tuesday morning from 9-10 a.m. for easy, earth-friendly crafts and activities. From time to time, we might even take a short field trip for some outdoor fun when weather permits!

Raffles and coupons for free coffee available every week!

This week, in anticipation of the Moscow Renaissance Faire, we're making crowns for the little ones to wear to the festival!

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Good Food Book Club
Apr
29
4:30 PM16:30

Good Food Book Club

  • email bookclub@moscowfood.coop for info (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
Graham is a man who not only unabashedly loved to munch all kinds of breads—especially his wife’s homemade creations—he also brewed his own beer. It’s safe to say he was a man who was smitten with his wheat, and his gluten. That is, until he was diagnosed with celiac disease at 36-years-old.
Lucky for readers, Graham is also a writer who brilliantly tracked his own journey confronting how one of the great loves of his life turned out to be toxic. (Yes, there’s a metaphor for unhealthy relationship in here somewhere!) When he realized his love of wheat was actually harming him, he turned to research, reflection on a fierce identity crisis, and spotlighting his deeply human and poignant passage from a diehard bread-head to a gluten-free life.

This book is not just about food, it’s about what we do when life turns upside down. When what we thought we loved turns out to be poison. When our task is to reach for new knowledge, growth, and change in order to create a new standard of personal health and harmony. To embrace a new understanding of what love is. It’s also a microcosm; a story of a much larger social upheaval—the stratospheric rise of wheat and gluten intolerance, why that’s happening, and what people are doing in the face of it.

-Co-op Volunteer and Book Club president Rachel Clark

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Sustainable Summer Bike Ride
Apr
28
12:00 PM12:00

Sustainable Summer Bike Ride

Who needs fossil fuel?

April is Earth Month, and this year, as part of Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute (PCEI)'s Sustainable Summer, join us for a ride from The Co-op to PCEI's campus!

This short ride goes to show how easy it is to get around without burning carbon! We're blessed to live in a cycling community - so let's pedal together!

PCEI's pump track is a great place to test your wheels out, and our friends at Palouse Bicycle Collective will be there at the festival in case you need a tune up, or just to talk shop!

Click here for a route map --> https://goo.gl/maps/HkYG1w9aQD32

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Bulk Food Repack
Apr
26
1:30 PM13:30

Bulk Food Repack

Fighting food insecurity is a vital service provided by our community partners at the Whitman County Community Action Center. In Whitman alone, nearly one-fifth of residents suffer from food insecurity (18% in Latah).

At this event, volunteers will repackage bulk food like noodles, dry grains, and dehydrated fruit into nutritionally-sound family-size bags to be distributed by the CAC food bank!

Come ready to work! We will provide sanitary gloves, bags, and bulk food, so all we need is you!

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FED Initiative
Apr
25
10:00 AM10:00

FED Initiative

Eating good food doesn't have to be complicated - let us show you how!

Every Wednesday, come to the Co-op between the hours of 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 4 - 7 p.m. to try dietitian-constructed recipes containing just 5 ingredients or less.

Each FED recipe is designed to deliver lots of flavor at a great value, and all recipes are free of gluten, meat, dairy, and the top 8 allergens - so everyone can try them!

April's Recipes:

April 4- Maple Cinnamon Pecans

April 11- Apple Orange Salad

April 18- Soy-Lime Roasted Tofu

April 25- Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie

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Co-op Kids!
Apr
24
9:00 AM09:00

Co-op Kids!

Co-op Kids is an educational play group for children 3-5 and their parents/guardians.

Join us every Tuesday morning from 9-10 for simple, earth-friendly crafts and activities! From time to time, we might even take a short field trip when weather permits.

Raffles and free coffee coupons every week!

April Schedule

April 3 - Easter egg painting

April 10 - Story time! Bring your favorite read-aloud.

April 17 - Visit the downtown fire station. Meet in the Co-op Café to walk over together

April 24 - Fruit & veggie tasting with produce manager Logan

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Everyday Desserts - Healthy Eating on a Budget
Apr
21
5:00 PM17:00

Everyday Desserts - Healthy Eating on a Budget

Learn about some fun and inexpensive ingredient swaps that will help you save money, use up what you have, and make desserts that are healthy enough to eat for breakfast, snacks, or any day of the week!

Please reserve your seat ahead of time! Samples will be prepared for everyone, so we want to make sure we have enough! The fee is $3 for Co-op Owners, $5 for non-owner community members, and all fees will be refunded as Co-op Gift Cards at the end of class. The initial fee is waived for all participants in The Co-op's FLOWER program!

About the Instructor: Alice Ma is a Co-op volunteer and registered dietitian who will answer your questions about nutrition and food. Alice received her Master’s degree in nutrition and dietetics at the University of Utah. After spending a year serving as an AmeriCorps volunteer in Ellensburg, WA, she became a resident of Moscow and currently works at Washington State University as the Registered Dietitian for Dining Services. Alice is passionate about food, nutrition, and sustainability and is excited about being involved with the Moscow Food Co-op and local community.

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Beer Tasting - Wallace Brewing
Apr
19
5:00 PM17:00

Beer Tasting - Wallace Brewing

Join us as we welcome our friends from Wallace Brewing in Wallace, ID to a special beer tasting event here at your Co-op!

Try something new or enjoy a free sample of an old favorite - no matter whether you're buying Wallace for the first time or you're a longtime fan, you'll get all Wallace six-packs at $1 off during this event!

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Island Earth - Food For Thought film series
Apr
18
6:30 PM18:30

Island Earth - Food For Thought film series

The Food for Thought Film Series is designed to offer education through entertainment. We bring both documentaries and feature films to town on a number of issues related to the Co-op’s mission. Films are shown at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre in downtown Moscow February - April and September - November with occasional additional screenings. We are excited to share that we have partnered with the UI Sustainability Center to make every film free for everyone! In addition, we may partner with additional community organizations and businesses that share interests in the subject matter of a particular film.

Island Earth takes us to Hawaii, the “ground zero” where all of these issues collide in sharp relief. Less than two centuries ago, native Hawaiians fed their large population through some of the most historically sustainable agricultural practices ever documented. Yet modern-day Hawaii now imports 80-90% of their food supply from elsewhere in the world, due to a complex web of public policy and private interests. Within two generations, the Hawaiians have become canaries in the coal mine for food issues that are affecting the entire planet.

-from www.islandearthfilm.com

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FED Initiative
Apr
18
10:00 AM10:00

FED Initiative

Eating good food doesn't have to be complicated - let us show you how!

Every Wednesday, come to the Co-op between the hours of 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 4 - 7 p.m. to try dietitian-constructed recipes containing just 5 ingredients or less.

Each FED recipe is designed to deliver lots of flavor at a great value, and all recipes are free of gluten, meat, dairy, and the top 8 allergens - so everyone can try them!

April's Recipes:

April 4- Maple Cinnamon Pecans

April 11- Apple Orange Salad

April 18- Soy-Lime Roasted Tofu

April 25- Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie

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Beer Tasting with Grand Teton
Apr
17
4:00 PM16:00

Beer Tasting with Grand Teton

Join us for a special tasting event - we've invited our friends from Grand Teton Brewing to come and pour a selection of favorites that you're sure to enjoy.

During this event, all six-packs of Grand Teton Beer are $1 off, so if you taste somethign you particularly enjoy, you can take it home at a discount!

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Co-op Kids!
Apr
17
9:00 AM09:00

Co-op Kids!

Co-op Kids is an educational play group for children 3-5 and their parents/guardians.

Join us every Tuesday morning from 9-10 for simple, earth-friendly crafts and activities! From time to time, we might even take a short field trip when weather permits.

Raffles and free coffee coupons every week!

April Schedule

April 3 - Easter egg painting

April 10 - Story time! Bring your favorite read-aloud.

April 17 - Visit the downtown fire station. Meet in the Co-op Café to walk over together

April 24 - Fruit & veggie tasting with produce manager Logan

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Zero-Waste Cooking with Alice Ma
Apr
13
5:30 PM17:30

Zero-Waste Cooking with Alice Ma

Don't throw that away - you can still use it!


Food waste is one of the biggest problems facing our food system today - that's why Co-op volunteer and Registered Dietitian Alice Ma brings you this class on how to get the most out of your meals!

In this class, you'll learn techniques and recipes for meals that will reduce your food waste to zero! You'll even get free samples of the included recipes, so you know exactly what you're in for when you try it at home.

Since samples will be provided, we ask that you register ahead of time so we know how much to make!
Click here to reserve your spot --> http://www.moscowfood.coop/classes/zero-waste-cooking-class-registration

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FED Initiative
Apr
11
10:00 AM10:00

FED Initiative

Eating good food doesn't have to be complicated - let us show you how!

Every Wednesday, come to the Co-op between the hours of 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 4 - 7 p.m. to try dietitian-constructed recipes containing just 5 ingredients or less.

Each FED recipe is designed to deliver lots of flavor at a great value, and all recipes are free of gluten, meat, dairy, and the top 8 allergens - so everyone can try them!

April's Recipes:

April 4- Maple Cinnamon Pecans

April 11- Apple Orange Salad

April 18- Soy-Lime Roasted Tofu

April 25- Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie

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Food Chains - Presented by the Moscow Human Rights Commission
Apr
10
6:30 PM18:30

Food Chains - Presented by the Moscow Human Rights Commission

In this exposé, an intrepid group of Florida farmworkers battle to defeat the $4 trillion global supermarket industry through their ingenious Fair Food program, which partners with growers and retailers to improve working conditions for farm laborers in the United States.

Food Chains reveals the human cost in our food supply and the complicity of large buyers of produce like fast food and supermarkets. Fast food is big, but supermarkets are bigger – earning $4 trillion globally. They have tremendous power over the agricultural system. Over the past 3 decades they have drained revenue from their supply chain leaving farmworkers in poverty and forced to work under subhuman conditions. Yet many take no responsibility for this.

The narrative of the film focuses on an intrepid and highly lauded group of tomato pickers from Southern Florida – the Coalition of Immokalee Workers or CIW – who are revolutionizing farm labor. Their story is one of hope and promise for the triumph of morality over corporate greed – to ensure a dignified life for farm workers and a more humane, transparent food chain.

After the movie join Speakers David Granatsein, WSU Sustainable Agricultural Specialist and Victor Canales, UI CAMP Recruiter who will comment on the movie and answer questions.



The movie is sponsored by the Moscow Human Rights Commission, the Moscow Food Coop, and the UI Office of Multicultural Affairs.

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Co-op Kids!
Apr
10
9:00 AM09:00

Co-op Kids!

Co-op Kids is an educational play group for children 3-5 and their parents/guardians.

Join us every Tuesday morning from 9-10 for simple, earth-friendly crafts and activities! From time to time, we might even take a short field trip when weather permits.

Raffles and free coffee coupons every week!

April Schedule

April 3 - Easter egg painting

April 10 - Story time! Bring your favorite read-aloud.

April 17 - Visit the downtown fire station. Meet in the Co-op Café to walk over together

April 24 - Fruit & veggie tasting with produce manager Logan

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Vandalizing the Kitchen - Vegetarian Cooking
Apr
5
4:00 PM16:00

Vandalizing the Kitchen - Vegetarian Cooking

Join us each month for an interactive cooking class using local ingredients! Learn the basics of cooking fun and easy meals on a college budget! All skill levels welcome!

This class will feature a number of easy, fun, and delicious meals that are 100% meat-free. Meet in SRC room 103 at 4 p.m.!

UI students who qualify can get a personal fitness credit for attending this class - just ask your instructor how.

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FED Initiative
Apr
4
10:00 AM10:00

FED Initiative

Eating good food doesn't have to be complicated - let us show you how!

Every Wednesday, come to the Co-op between the hours of 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 4 - 7 p.m. to try dietitian-constructed recipes containing just 5 ingredients or less.

Each FED recipe is designed to deliver lots of flavor at a great value, and all recipes are free of gluten, meat, dairy, and the top 8 allergens - so everyone can try them!

April's Recipes:

April 4- Maple Cinnamon Pecans

April 11- Apple Orange Salad

April 18- Soy-Lime Roasted Tofu

April 25- Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie

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