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CONSULT: Individual Nutrition Consultations

Friday, December 4th 11:15am to 3:45pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Fee: $35 for Owners; $70 for non-owners

An individual nutrition consultation is your opportunity to learn how the correct food choices for your body can enhance your well-being. A one-on-one session with Katy Wallace of Human Nature, LLC includes a consultation regarding your health goals and lifestyle and food choice suggestions geared toward addressing health goals and developing sustainable change.

Appointments are confirmed upon payment. Payment is due at the time of scheduling, otherwise the appointment will be released to other interested parties. Payment is non-refundable and non-transferable unless notice of cancellation or rescheduling is provided seven (7) or more days prior.

To register for the next available opening, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (link sends e-mail) or call 608-301-9961. Payment is non-refundable and non-transferable unless notice of cancellation or rescheduling is provided seven or more days prior.

LECTURE: Eat Your Salt

Tuesday, December 8th 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Katy Wallace
Fee: Free; registration is required

Natural salt, like sea salt, provides many health benefits. Some people need to limit table salt per their doctor's orders, but many others will derive impressive results from including a natural salt in their daily routine. We'll discuss the details of salt's benefits for energy, reproduction, stress-relief, digestion, and thicker hair.

Please register by stopping at the Willy East Customer Service desk or by calling (608) 251-6776.

COOK: Rendering Lard & Bone Broth

Thursday, December 10th 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Max Wilke
Fee: $20 for Owners; $30 for non-owners

Rendering lard made simple! Join Max Wilke to learn what and where to get your own pork fat, what types of fat to use, what to use lard for (hint: pie crusts), and how to get those delicious cracklings! We'll also make a simple bone broth, which makes an exceptionally healthy and tasty wintertime food!

Payment is required at registration; please register by stopping at the Willy East Customer Service desk or by calling (608) 251-6776.

KIDS: Kids in the Kitchen: Delicious Delights

Friday, December 11th 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Lily Kilfoy
Fee: $10 for kids of Owners; $20 for non-owners

Join instructor Lily Kilfoy in this hands-on cooking class for kids ages 9-12. Participants will create their own delicious treats. Recipes will include a variety of delightfully healthy ingredients including fruits, vegetables, seeds, and grains.

Payment is required at registration; please register by stopping at the Willy East Customer Service desk or by calling (608) 251-6776.

COOK: Healthy Eating on a Budget

Tuesday, January 5th 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Ben Becker
Fee: $10 for Owners; $20 for non-owners

Feel empowered to prepare fresh healthy foods, even when limited by the size of your wallet. Through participation in discussion, tasting and food preparation, participants will explore strategies for procuring nourishing and affordable food, how to recognize healthy, fresh choices, and tasty and versatile preparation methods.

Payment is required at registration; please register by stopping at the Willy East Customer Service desk or by calling (608) 251-6776.

KIDS: Kids in the Kitchen: Crazy Calzones

Friday, January 8th 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Lily Kilfoy
Fee: $10 for kids of Owners; $20 for non-owners

Join instructor Lily Kilfoy in this hands on cooking class for kids ages 4-7. Calzones are Italian folded pizzas that can be filled with endless ingredients. In this class, participants will prepare fresh fillings, homemade tomato sauce, and hand stretch dough to create their own calzone.

Payment is required at registration; please register by stopping at the Willy East Customer Service desk or by calling (608) 251-6776.

PRESERVE: Fermentation Basics: Sauerkraut

Tuesday, January 12th 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Max Wilke
Fee: $10 for Owners, $20 for non-owners.

Sauerkraut is one of the simplest, yet most enjoyable and economical ways to use cabbage, and get the last of the fall harvest to survive into spring and summer. It's also a great ferment for people new to the craft. We'll demonstrate a basic sauerkraut recipe, a couple twists for flavor, and a classic Alsatian recipe to use it with!

Payment is required at registration; please register by stopping at the Willy East Customer Service desk or by calling (608) 251-6776.

CHIP: CHIP Chat: What You Can Do to Help People Comply with New Voter ID Law

Wednesday, January 13th 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: League of Women Voters
Fee: Free; walk-ins welcome

With new laws for voter registration and casting a ballot, it is critical that we all be voting ambassadors. For most people voting is still easy, but for a surprising number of people it will be a challenge. Even if you’re sure you have the documentation you need, you probably know someone who does not. Learn how to comply with the new laws, and help your family and friends to do so as well. League of Women Voters is one of the nearly 70 local nonprofits that benefits when you CHIP at the Co-op.

Please register by stopping at the Willy East Customer Service desk or by calling (608) 251-6776.

LECTURE: Holistic Approach to Fats and Cardiovascular Health

Thursday, January 14th 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Katy Wallace, Human Nature LLC
Fee: Free; registration is required

We'll cover the basic facts about fats and their link with heart health. We will address the effects of fats (unrefined, expeller-pressed, and refined) including those that cause inflammation and those that heal.

Please register by stopping at the Willy East Customer Service desk or by calling (608) 251-6776.

Willy West Classes

KIDS: Kids in the Kitchen: Tasty Treats

Friday, December 4th 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Instructor: Lily Kilfoy
Fee: $10 for kids of Owners; $20 for non-owners

Join instructor Lily Kilfoy in this hands-on cooking class for kids ages 5-8. Participants will create their own tasty holiday treats. Recipes will include a variety of delicious healthy ingredients such as dried fruits, veggies, seeds, and grains.

Payment is required at registration; please register by stopping at the Willy West Customer Service desk or by calling (608) 284-7800.

COOK: Holiday En-croute

Thursday, December 10th 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Instructor: Paul Tseng
Fee: $20 for Owners; $30 for non-owners

Imagine yourholiday dinner table with a golden brown puffy pastry crust filled with brie, salmon, or beef. Join Chef Paul to learn how to make puff pastry dough from scratch. The salmon en-croute will be demonstrated and sampled.

Payment is required at registration; please register by stopping at the Willy West Customer Service desk or by calling (608) 284-7800.

WELLNESS: Individual Nutrition Consultations

Tuesday, December 15th 11:30am to 2:45pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Fee: $35 for Owners; $70 for non-owners

An individual nutrition consultation is your opportunity to learn how the correct food choices for your body can enhance your well-being. A one-on-one session with Katy Wallace of Human Nature, LLC includes a consultation regarding your health goals and lifestyle and food choice suggestions geared toward addressing health goals and developing sustainable change.

Appointments are confirmed upon payment. Payment is due at the time of scheduling, otherwise the appointment will be released to other interested parties. Payment is non-refundable and non-transferable unless notice of cancellation or rescheduling is provided seven (7) or more days prior.

To register for the next available opening, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (link sends e-mail) or call 608-301-9961. Payment is non-refundable and non-transferable unless notice of cancellation or rescheduling is provided seven or more days prior.

PRESERVE: Fermentation Basics: Sauerkraut

Wednesday, January 6th 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Max Wilke
Fee: $10 for Owners; $20 for non-owners.

Sauerkraut is one of the simplest, yet most enjoyable and economical ways to use cabbage, and get the last of the fall harvest to survive into spring and summer. It's also a great ferment for people new to the craft. We'll demonstrate a basic sauerkraut recipe, a couple twists for flavor, and a classic Alsatian recipe to use it with!

Payment is required at registration; please register by stopping at the Willy West Customer Service desk or by calling (608) 284-7800.

HERBS: Tea with Maleah: Intro to Green Tea

Thursday, January 7th 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Maleah Moskoff
Fee: $10 for Owners; $20 for non-owners

Is green tea the healthiest tea? Why is green tea bitter? Where does green tea come from? So many questions to be asked and answered during this hands on green tea class with Maleah. We will explore the origins of green tea, experience a handful of common and more unique teas from around the world. If you're not a green tea lover yet this class might convert you!

Payment is required at registration; please register by stopping at the Willy West Customer Service desk or by calling (608) 284-7800.

KIDS: Kidsin the Kitchen: Crazy Calzones

Friday, January 15th 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Instructor: Lily Kilfoy
Fee: $10 for kids of Owners; $20 for non-owners

Join instructor Lily Kilfoy in this hands on cooking class for kids ages 8-12 years old. Calzones are Italian folded pizzas, and in this class participants will prepare fresh fillings, homemade tomato sauce, and hand stretch dough to create their own calzone.

Payment is required at registration; please register by stopping at the Willy West Customer Service desk or by calling (608) 284-7800.

BAKE: Slow Sourdough Bread From Start to Finish

Sunday, January 17th 10:00am to 12:30pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Instructor: Linda Conroy
Fee: $30 for Owners; $40 for non-owners

All sourdough begins with the starter. We will learn the art of sourdough bread making from start to finish. Participants will learn to make a starter and to use it to transform flour into delicious naturally leavened loaves of bread. We will cover both a kneaded sourdough approach as well as a no knead method. Samples will be provided.

Payment is required at registration; please register by stopping at the Willy West Customer Service desk or by calling (608) 284-7800.

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