Spring Workshop Series – June 6, 13, 15, 20, 28 & July 5

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After a long winter of colds and flus, now is the time to take charge and build yourself up with Muskoka North Good Food Co-op’s Restore Yourself workshop series.

Through eating and drinking optimal foods and drinks, this series is dedicated to recharging your digestion and rebuilding your gut health and immune system! Working collaboratively, a highly knowledgeable team of nutritionists, cooks and motivated health advocates are here to share and guide you towards a path of better health through great, nutritious food and drink. EVERYONE IS WELCOME, absolutely no need to have much background knowledge on any of these topics…there’s never a better time to start than right now!

Sign up for the whole series (15% discount)

Each individual workshop is priced depending on supply and “take-home” costs.

Space is limited so call Sophie to register: 705-635-1657  

Online registration will be available soon.

WORKSHOPS

Making Leavened Breads and Cooking with Whole Grains

Tuesday, June 6th

Huntsville Independent Grocer’s Community Room

6pm – 8pm (please arrive at 5:45pm for a prompt start)

$15 – Co-op members or $20- non-members (membership purchase available).

Includes: workshop, tasting samples, your own jar of sourdough starter. There will be freshly milled flours available for sale at workshop.

Instructors: Linda Hutt, Kelli Ebbs and Alison Dumont (RHN)

Whole Grain breads are loaded with nutrients to help stabilize blood sugar, provide pre-biotics and are a great source of fibre. This workshop will provide you with the skills necessary to bake your very own leavened whole grain loaves! You will know exactly what is in the bread you eat (there are few) and how it contributes to your overall internal health. And, we will be able to enjoy it warm, right out of the oven! Linda Hutt is keen to share her abundance of knowledge from grinding grains to integrating these flours into nutritious baking. Kelli Ebbs has extensive experience cooking with whole grains and will have several on hand to show, compare, cook and taste.  Alison Dumont, holistic nutritionist, will support this workshop with crucial information on the important role whole grains have on our overall gut health!


Fermenting our Foods ~  Vegetable Krauts, Kimchis, Tempeh and Miso

Tuesday, June 13th

Good Food Co-op at The HUB- 1 Crescent Rd.

6pm – 8pm (please arrive at 5:45pm for a prompt start)

$15 – Co-op members or $20- non-members (membership purchase available).

Includes: workshop, full jar of fermented vegetable, tasting samples.

Kraut Gurus – Linda Grant and Kelli Ebbs (could we ask Alison?)

Vegetable Krauts and Kimchis are fermented vegetable preserves loaded with probiotics! These tasty fermented sides, make for a great addition to any meal, contributing to the health of your intestinal tract by adding beneficial bacteria and enzymes that will support your digestive system. Linda Grant passionately plays and experiments with wild ferments in Orillia. We are thankful that she is bringing her knowledge to Huntsville.


Brewing Kombucha: An affordable, easy to make, and delicious drink for a healthy immune system!

Thursday, June 15th

Good Food Co-op at The HUB- 1 Crescent Rd.

6pm – 8pm (please arrive at 5:45 for a prompt start)

$20 – Co-op members or $25-non-members (membership purchase available).

Includes: workshop, large brewing jar and accessories (which will be full of your first batch), Kombucha Scoby (the mama you need to make your own at home), recipes, and a variety of Kombucha samples throughout the evening.

Kombucha Guru’s: Keri-Lyn Freebird, Alison Dumont- Holistic Nutritionist.

Kombucha is a probiotic, fermented beverage containing good bacteria, contributing to the health of your gut. Making this tasty drink part of your daily health routine will enliven your gut and make your digestive tract healthier and more responsive to do its job. Once you learn the simple brewing techniques, you will be able to create your own at home, right in your kitchen. Keri-Lyn has an abundance of experience and fabulous flavour recipes to share.  Alison Dumont will assist and share crucial information on keeping your gut healthy and why it’s so important do so.  Together, this duo oozes a funky and passionate vibe around good living that will make your Kombucha brewing fun, creative and explorative for years to come!


Healing Soups and Broths (Bone and Vegetable)

Tuesday, June 20th

Huntsville Independent Grocer’s Community Room

6pm – 8pm (please arrive at 5:45pm for a prompt start)

$20 – Co-op members or $25-non-members (membership purchase available).

Includes: 2 beautiful bowls of brothy goodness. Bliss Beef Bones and a mixture of organic vegetables (both perfect for your first broth at home) will be available for sale after the workshop.

Broth Brewers- Collette Lalonde, Holistic Nutritionist, and Ragan Zilic-Lovegrove (will Ragan be good to focus on bone broths)

Vegetable and Bone broths are rich in protein, nutrients and other trace minerals that contribute to healing the gut, supporting circulation and strengthening bone density. Integrating these magical soup bases into your life will change your digestion and heart health! Collette Lalonde has been creating her own vegetarian broths and brings forward an abundance of knowledge and secret recipes.  Ragan Zilic-Lovegrove will demonstrate how to make a rich bone broth and share her story of how using bone broths has helped her along her healing journey.


Thriving with Special Diets: A Deep Look at Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Cooking and Baking ~ Nutritional Information and Alternatives

Wednesday, June 28th

Good Food Co-op at The HUB- 1 Crescent Rd.

6pm – 8pm (please arrive at 5:45 for a prompt start)

$20 – Co-op members or $25-non-members (membership purchase available).  

Includes: workshop, sample tastings, favourite recipes.

Alternative Diet Gurus – Julia Sutton, Sophie Lovell, Alison Dumont and Ragan Zilic-Lovegrove

With so many people exploring deeper into their own health and wellness, many are finding that eliminating certain foods are really aiding in their overall healthy “feel”. When eliminating certain foods from you or your children’s diets, it is important (and sometimes difficult) to know how to replace nutrients you may no longer be receiving. This expert panel feeds you with a deep look into the importance of what we are feeding our bodies and why (sometimes) eliminating certain foods can make us feel better.

End of Series Celebration Dinner


Pasta-making and fresh (from scratch) Sauces

Date: July 5th

Huntsville Independent Grocer’s Community Room

6pm – 8:30 pm (please arrive at 5:45 for a prompt start)

$65- Co-op members or $70- non-members

Pasta Goddess – Linda Morrin, The Pasta Hostess- North Bay

This delectable evening will be a full feast, so please come ready for dinner (which you will be making). Bring your friends, this will be a fun and interactive workshop~ no experience necessary!

Celebration workshop includes:

  • Two appetizers
  • Learning how to make “nonna’s” sauce (made with chicken)
  • Learning how to make pasta demo followed by everyone making their own ball of pasta & rolling it out
  • Learning to cook the pasta correctly
  • Dinner and dessert together
  • A folder with all of the recipes and a small sample of the sauce & pasta to take home
  • A draw prize for one lucky participant!

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