Upcoming Co-op Events!

September 10, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 7:00 PM
Local Foods Month Sampling Session
Local vendors
Café Seating Area & Store Aisles

The East End Food Co-op is committed to prioritizing and promoting local food sources whenever possible, and the annual observance of Local Foods Month every September offers us a special opportunity to highlight our local farmers and producers. Join us for a free sampling session that will take place throughout the aisles of the entire store. You will have a chance to meet the suppliers of some of your favorite local products, including offerings from Clarion River Organics, Healcrest Urban Farm, Cherish Creamery, Pastitio, and more. Don’t miss this tasting adventure!

This event is FREE; no reservations are required!

Monday, September 29, 9:00-10:30 AM
National Coffee Day Celebration
Local vendors
Café Seating Area

Whether you’re a connoisseur or a novice, all are welcome to come celebrate and enjoy this popular beverage with our local roasters and suppliers! Join La Prima Espresso Company and 19 Coffee Company as they speak to the subtleties of the roasting process while serving up free samples of fresh espresso and several brewed coffee varietals. Building New Hope, a Pittsburgh-based non-profit that partners with a worker-owned coffee cooperative in Nicaragua, will also be on hand to talk about the origins of this beloved bean and what it means to pay coffee growers a fair trade price.

This event is FREE; no reservations are required!

Wednesday, October 8, 6:30 PM
Exploring Fair Trade
Tim McGrail, Equal Exchange
Carnegie Library – Homewood

October is Fair Trade Month and Co-op Month! Join us to learn more about both of these social and economic models and how they work hand in hand. After a brief history of the fair trade movement, Tim will highlight various co-ops that produce Equal Exchange products and discuss how fair trade has benefited their operations. Finally, we’ll explore how cooperative principles tie small farmers, Equal Exchange, and The East End Food Co-op together in an authentic fair trade supply chain.

This event is FREE; just call 412-242-3598 to reserve your spot!

Tuesday, October 14, 7:00 PM
Organic on a Budget
Caitlin Grater Kapoor, Grater Health
Café Seating Area

Eating organic foods doesn’t have to break the bank! Join us for a discussion on how eating organic can benefit your health and our planet. This workshop covers all the basics of how to make organic affordable, including purchasing in season, buying in bulk, couponing, savvy meal planning, and proper methods for storing produce and other whole foods. Caitlin will also share tips on using pantry staples to build quick and delicious meals everyone will love.

This event is FREE; just call 412-242-3598 to reserve your spot!

Wednesday, October 22, 6:30 PM
DIY Backyard Composting
Travis Leivo, Shadyside Worms
Gemini Theater

Backyard composting is a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to keep those kitchen scraps from piling up in your garbage can—don’t let your small yard (or lack thereof) keep you from trying it out! Composting professional Travis Leivo will discuss different methods that can be used in a variety of urban settings, from backyards to porches. A basic understanding of soil science and the stages of decomposition, as well as some easy troubleshooting skills will arm you with everything you need to get started.

This event is FREE; just call 412-242-3598 to reserve your spot!

Wednesday, October 29, 6:30 PM
Yoga for Coping and Healing
Melissa Havran, Yoga 17
Carnegie Library – Homewood

As a certified Yoga instructor and a busy mom, Melissa is all too familiar with the stress and challenges of family, work, and life. Yoga can be an empowering method of dealing with these daily pressures. Join Melissa as she takes you through a series of yoga postures and breathing exercises guaranteed to calm both the mind and body, making you more aware of the world around you and feeling energized to take on life’s challenges. Be sure to bring your yoga mat! Namaste.

This event is FREE; just call 412-242-3598 to reserve your spot!

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