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This winter, we're featuring classes on food-mood connection, soap making, fermenting vegetables and more. Seward Co-op owners save $5 on registration.

Click the links below to register.

Intro to Soap Making
Jan. 16, 6-8 p.m., Franklin store
Learn soap making from one of Seward Co-op’s most popular soap vendors! In this demonstration class, students will be shown soap making using the cold process method. Each student receives an instruction manual and takes home five bars of soap ($25 retail).
John Hanson, Seward Soap
$30/$25 co-op owners

Nourish 101: Beef Stroganoff
Jan. 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Friendship store
Nourish 101 classes feature basic scratch-cooking techniques and recipes that feed a family of four for under $10 ($15 with meat). We’ll make beef stroganoff, a simple and classic comfort food.
Jessica Toliver, Jess Delicious
$5; Receive a $5 gift card at the class!

A Perfect Bowl of Soba
Jan. 24, 6-8 p.m., Franklin store
Have you made Japanese Dashi stock before? Let’s learn to make dashi stock from scratch and cook soba to make a delicious bowl of Soba noodles with Kakiage tempura and mushrooms. This tried and tested recipe is from Tanpopo Noodle Shop, a Japanese restaurant that was once located in Lowertown St. Paul. You will be able to recreate flavors from Tanpopo after this class.
Koshiki Yonemura and Benjamin Smith, Tanpopo Studio
$35/$30 co-op owners

The Skinny on Fat
Jan. 30, 6-8 p.m., Friendship store
We get a lot of mixed messages about fat: “fat makes you fat,” “eat fat to lose fat,” “saturated fat gives you heart attacks,” “saturated fat is the key to hormonal balance.” No wonder everyone is confused about fat! Culinary nutritionists Jenny Breen and Jesse Haas are teaming up to tackle this controversial topic. Join us for a conversation about the nutritional myths and truths surrounding fat in our diets. We’ll also prepare and enjoy recipes featuring cooking oils, nuts and seeds, and other fat-rich foods to help participants put this information into action. Bring a notebook…and your appetite!
Jenny Breen and Jesse Haas
$30/$25 co-op owners

Gyoza: Japanese Dumplings
Jan. 31, 6-8 p.m., Franklin store
At this class we will share the skill of delicious and savory dumpling making: mixing, rolling and shaping the dough; stuffing the filling, and preparing the homemade ponzu sauce. Locally sourced ground pork is mingled together with Napa cabbage, garlic chives and ginger to make the flavorful fillings. Then these beautifully shaped dumpling are pan fried to perfection.
Koshiki Yonemura, Tanpopo Studio
$35/$30 co-op owners

Nourish 101: Chicken Noodle Soup
Feb. 5, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Friendship store
Nourish 101 classes feature basic scratch-cooking techniques and recipes that feed a family of four for under $10 ($15 with meat). We'll make a cozy pot of chicken noodle soup.
Jessica Toliver, Jess Delicious
$5; Receive a $5 gift card at the class!

Food as Medicine: Your Food and Mood Connection
Feb. 12, 6-8:30 p.m., Franklin stor
You are what you eat. Learn about foods that impact your anxiety, depression, stress, and inflammation as well as principles for healthier eating using a lecture format. Take control of your health and be able to make food choices to help balance your mood. In this class, you will describe how food affects your mental health, understand how to eat foods to balance your mood, identify your own food rules, and gain understanding about how stress and inflammation affect your body.
Monica Peterson, LICSW
$25/20 co-op owners

Blending Herbal Teas
Feb. 14, 6-8 p.m., Franklin store
In this workshop participants will meet 15 everyday tea herbs that are useful for a variety of nourishing and system-supporting functions. We will delve into the characteristics of these herbs, where they work in the body, how to blend them with other herbs, and how to prepare an herbal tea. You will take home some tea! This workshop is open to participants of all income levels: to make alternative arrangements with the instructor, please email arogosheske@seward.coop.
Monarda Thrasher, Tea for the People, LLC
$15/$12 co-op owners

Intro to Soap Making
Feb. 20, 6-8 p.m., Friendship store
Learn soap making from one of Seward Co-op’s most popular soap vendors! In this demonstration class, students will be shown soap making using the cold process method. Each student receives an instruction manual and takes home five bars of soap ($25 retail).
John Hanson, Seward Soap
$30/$25 co-op owners

Nourish 101: Fermenting Veggies with Pickle Witch
Feb. 28, 6-8 p.m., Friendship store
Nourish 101 classes feature basic scratch-cooking techniques and recipes that feed a family of four for under $10. Learn the basics of fermenting in a hands on workshop that will teach you to turn almost any vegetable into a nutritious, delicious, fermented pickle. Bring your own container to take your ferment home!
L. Kling, Pickle Witch
$5; Receive a $5 gift card at the class!

Important Class Information
Please preregister for all classes (including free classes) online. For assistance with registration, please visit Customer Service. Walk-ins are welcome as space allows, but Seward Co-op may cancel classes if there are fewer than three preregistered attendees. In this case, participants will be notified and given a full refund. Payment must be made at time of registration. To ensure a refund, cancellations must be made 48 hours before the class date.

New Fee for Nourish Classes
New in 2019, Nourish classes have a $5 registration fee, with participants receiving a $5 gift card at the class. Scholarships are available by contacting arogosheske@seward.coop. We hope this change will make classes accessible to the largest number of people in our community by reducing no-shows at our free classes.

Check out Classes & Events Calendar to see everything we have in store this winter.