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Individual Nutrition Consultations

Friday, April 29th 11:30am to 2:45pm

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.

Learn About and Register for FoodShare with Second Harvest

Tuesday, May 10th 8:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room

Is money tight? You may be eligible for FoodShare benefits on a QUEST Card! FoodShare is a federal benefit, like social security, that provides extra money for groceries to low-income individuals and families. The benefits comes on an easy-to-use debit-like card that can be used at the Willy Street Co-op, many farmers markets, and most major grocery stores. The income guidelines are higher than you might think: individuals earning $10+ per hour and working 40 hours per week may qualify. To find out if you may be eligible, please call 1-877-366-3635 for a confidential screening and to schedule an appointment to apply at Willy Street Co-op. During your appointment, a FoodShare Outreach specialist will assist you with an application, answer questions, and connect you with other great community resources. Walk-ins welcome.

Kids in the Kitchen: Super Snacks

Tuesday, May 10th 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Lily Kilfoy
Fee: $10 for kids of Owners; $20 for non-owners
Ages: 9-12; adult supervision not required

Chef Lily gets kids cooking in the kitchen at a young age and introduces them to unfamiliar foods through delectable dishes and themes, all while having a hands-on fun time! In this class, kids will prepare a delicious snacks using super healthy foods! Recipes will include Smoky Kale Chips, Green Bean Fries, Zesty Avocado Ranch Dip, Apple-Spinach Mini Muffins, and a Super Foods Smoothie. Vegetarian.

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

Should You Go Grain-Free?

Wednesday, May 11th 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Katy Wallace
Fee: Free; walk-ins welcome
Ages: All ages are welcome; adult supervision is required.

By stimulating insulin production, grains can make it hard to heal a body with systemic stress. Presenter Katy Wallace, Traditional Naturopath of Human Nature LLC, will introduce a grain-free elimination diet and how to best prepare grains to reduce their negative impacts.

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

GardenArchitecture Pioneering

Thursday, May 12th 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
Ages: 12 and older; adult supervision required

Take a look at how structure, design and form can add to your gardening experience. Experiment with creating fun planting edifices, such as raised beds, cold frames, hoops or vertical gardens. Learn how companion planting can utilize the natural attributes of your flora to create complementary combinations. We will also discuss using themes to create alluring backyard wonders.

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

Kids in the Kitchen: Spring Rolls

Friday, May 13th 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Lily Kilfoy
Fee: $10 forkids of Owners; $20 for non-owners
Ages: 5–8; adult supervision not required

Join instructor Lily Kilfoy in this hands-on cooking class for kids ages 5–8. Spring Rolls are a delicacy found throughout Asia and are prepared to celebrate the arrival of spring vegetables. Participants will snip, cut and grate a variety of fillings. Then they'll soak rice paper wrappers to create their own rolls. Vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free.

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

Sweet Potato Project

Tuesday, May 17th 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: UW-Extension
Fee: Free; please register by filling out this form:
https://docs.google.com/a/willystreet.coop... (link is external)

Are you interested in growing a new crop? Supporting local food pantries? If so, then the Dane County Sweet Potato Project is for you! Join a local CSA farmer and UW-Extension educator to learn how to successfully grow the delicious, nutritious sweet potato! Through the Sweet Potato Project, growers are provided with sweet potato slips free of charge with the understanding that half of their harvest will be donated to local food pantries in Madison and Dane County. For more information, please visit https://sweetpotatoproject.wordpress.com/ (link is external).

Simply Meat: An Introduction to the Meat Department

Wednesday, May 18th 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Amanda Ikens
Fee: Free; registration required

Join Co-op Services staff to learn about the farmers who supply our Meat department and their animal welfare practices. We will take a brief walk through the store to point out our different offerings in the meat case and coolers, including some lesser known cuts. We'll also provide tips on how to prepare different cuts of meat.

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

Cooking with Chef Paul: Making Tofu from Scratch

Thursday, May 19th 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Paul Tseng
Fee: $10 for Owners; $20 for non-owners
Ages: 18 and older

Making tofu at home is easy with fewer than three ingredients. Join Chef Paul to learn to make this versatile product, and then use it to to make Braised Tofu with Seasonal Vegetables. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and grain-free.

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

Wild Food/Wild Medicine Plant Walk About

Sunday, May 22nd 10:00am to 12:30pm

Location: Willy East Community Room and Capital City Bike Path
Instructor: Linda Conroy
Fee: $20 for Owners; $30 for non-owners
Ages: 8 and older; adult supervision required

Join herbalist and forager Linda Conroy to explore the wild plants that grow around us. We will learn about common and uncommon wild plants that can be used for food and medicine. Identification techniques as well as ways to prepare plants for optimal nutrition and healing will be discussed. Dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Meet in the Community Room, and the tour leaves promptly at 10:00am.

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

Board Candidate Information Session

Sunday, May 22nd 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Walk-ins welcome!

Interested in running for the Willy Street Co-op Board of Directors? This year, the Board is hosting candidate information sessions where you can learn more about the Co-op and what it is like to serve on the Board. Topics will include a brief history of the grocery co-op sector, a primer on the policy governance system, and an overview of the time commitment and types of issues typically faced by the Board.

CHIP Chat: Wheels for Winners: Recycling Bicycles, Building Community

Monday, May 23rd 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Alan Crossley, Wheels for Winners
Fee: Free; walk-ins welcome
Ages: All ages welcome; adult supervision is required.

Since 1992, Wheels for Winners has been building community through a successful formula of volunteerism, recycling unused bicycles, and encouraging responsible actions among young people. Come learn more about what they do and how to get involved. You might even win a fabulous door prize.

Wheels for Winners is one of the nearly 70 local nonprofits that benefits when you CHIP at the Co-op.

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

Spring Cleanse

Wednesday, May 25th 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Katy Wallace, ND
Fee: $55 for Owners; $65 for non-owners
Ages: 10 and older; adult supervision required

Learn how to choose foods to re-boot yourself with a 10-day cleanse, and address underlying conditions and patterns of stress that limit you. Join Katy Wallace, Traditional Naturopath, and Michelle Jolly, Health Coach, to learn how to naturally push toxins out and rebuild healthy cells in your body with whole foods. Take home a workbook with instructions, recipes, clean eating tips, detox tools and more.

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

Individual Nutrition Consultations

Friday, May 27th 11:30am to 2:45pm

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.

Kids in the Kitchen: Incredible Italian

Tuesday, June 7th 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Lily Kilfoy
Fee: $10 for kids of Owners; $20 for non-owners
Ages: 5-8; adult supervision not required

Chef Lily gets kids cooking in the kitchen at a young age and introduces them to unfamiliar foods through delectable dishes and themes, all while having a hands-on fun time. In this class, participants will prepare a delicious meal with an Italian flair. Recipes will include Warm Cheesy Chard Dip, Garlic Bread, Caprese Antipasticks, and Fresh Squeezed Raspberry Lemonade. Vegetarian.

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

Herbs and Fermentation for Digestive Health

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

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Linda Conroy
Fee: $22.50 for Owners; $32.50 for non-owners
Ages: 12 and older; adult supervision required

Join herbalist and forager Linda Conroy for this fun and inspiring program to learn about herbs and fermented foods that promote digestive health. A six-point system will be presented that participants can apply to their daily life. We will conclude the class by making a kraut that includes herbs. Participants should bring a pint jar to take some of the kraut home.

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

Cooking with Chef Paul: Berries in June

Thursday, June 9th 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location:Willy East Community Room
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Paul Tseng
Fee: $10 for Owners; $20 for non-owners
Ages: 18 and older

Join Chef Paul to preserve the bounties of berries. Learn to make Ginger Custard with Warm Berries, as well as and Berries in a Puff Pastry. Participants will also learn to preserve berries and take home a jar of homemade jam. Vegetarian.

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

Homemade Ice Cream

Tuesday, June 14th 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
Ages: 12 and older; adult supervision required

Join Max Wilke to learn the fun and tasty art of making ice cream at home. Max will demonstrate how to make a tasty no-cook strawberry ice cream as well as coffee ice cream. Vegetarian.

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

Kids in the Kitchen: Summer Strawberries

Friday, June 17th 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Lily Kilfoy
Fee: $10 for kids of Owners; $20 for non-owners
Ages: 9–12; adult supervision not required

Join instructor Lily Kilfoy in this hands-on cooking class for kids ages 9–12. June means strawberries, and in this class, kids will create clever recipes using the sweet and succulent berry. Vegetarian, gluten-free option.

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

 

Willy West Classes

 

Garden Architecture Pioneering

Thursday, May 5th 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Ben Becker
Fee: $10 for Owners; $20 for non-owners
Ages: 12 and older; adult supervision required

Take a look at how structure, design and form can add to your gardening experience. Experiment with creating fun planting edifices, such as raised beds, cold frames, hoops or vertical gardens. Learn how companion planting can utilize the natural attributes of your flora to create complementary combinations. We will also discuss using themes to create alluring backyard wonders.

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

Board Candidate Information Session

Tuesday, May 10th 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Walk-ins welcome!

Interested in running for the Willy Street Co-op Board of Directors? This year, the Board is hosting candidate information sessions where you can learn more about the Co-op and what it is like to serve on the Board. Topics will include a brief history of the grocery co-op sector, a primer on the policy governance system, and an overview of the time commitment and types of issues typically faced by the Board.

CHIP Chat: Wheels for Winners—Recycling Bicycles, Building Community

Wednesday, May 11th 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Instructor: Alan Crossley, Wheels for Winners
Fee: Free; walk-ins welcome
Ages: All ages welcome; adult supervision is required.

Since 1992, Wheels for Winners has been building community through a successful formula of volunteerism, recycling unused bicycles, and encouraging responsible actions among young people. Come learn more about what they do and how to get involved. You might even win a fabulous door prize.

Wheels for Winners is one of the nearly 70 local nonprofits that benefits when you CHIP at the Co-op.

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

Cooking with Chef Paul: Making Tofu from Scratch

Thursday, May 12th 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Paul Tseng
Fee: $10 for Owners; $20 for non-owners
Ages: 18 and older

Making tofu at home is easy with fewer than three ingredients. Join Chef Paul to learn to make this versatile product, and then use it to to make Braised Tofu with Seasonal Vegetables. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and grain-free.

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

Individual Nutrition Consultations

Wednesday, May 18th 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.

Simple Recipes for Veggies—From the Garden to Your Table

Thursday, May 19th 11:00am to 1:00pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Instructor: Ana Brito, Centro Hispano
Fee: $10 donation to Centro Hispano
Ages: 14 and older; adult supervision not required

Anyone can cook simple recipes with fresh vegetables from the farmers' market or your own garden! Join Chef Ana Brito of Centro Hispano to learn healthy and tasty Hispanic-style recipes using fresh vegetables—a great way to prepare for the abundance of harvest season.

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

Kids in the Kitchen: Spring Rolls

Friday, May 20th 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Instructor: Lily Kilfoy
Fee: $10 for kids of Owners; $20 for non-owners
Ages: 9–12; adult supervision not required

Join instructor Lily Kilfoy in this hands-on cooking class for kids ages 9–12. Spring Rolls are a delicacy found throughout Asia and are prepared to celebrate the arrival of spring vegetables. Participants will snip, cut and grate a variety of fillings. Then they'll soak rice paper wrappers to create their own rolls. Vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free.

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

Kids in the Kitchen: Super Snacks

Tuesday, May 24th 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Instructor: Lily Kilfoy
Fee: $10 for kids of Owners; $20 for non-owners
Ages: 5-8; adult supervision not required

Chef Lily gets kids cooking in the kitchen at a young age and introduces them to unfamiliar foods through delectable dishes and themes, all while having a hands-on fun time! In this class, kids will prepare delicious snacks made from super healthy foods! Recipes will include Cauliflower Popcorn, Garlic White Bean Dip, Sweet Potato Cookies, and a Super Foods Smoothie. Vegetarian.

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

Sweet Potato Project

Wednesday, May 25th 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Instructor: UW-Extension
Fee: Free; please register by filling out this form:
https://docs.google.com/a/willystreet.coop... (link is external)

Are you interested in growing a new crop? Supporting local food pantries? If so, then the Dane County Sweet Potato Project is for you! Join a local CSA farmer and UW-Extension educator to learn how to successfully grow the delicious, nutritious sweet potato! Throughthe Sweet Potato Project, growers are provided with sweet potato slips free of charge with the understanding that half of their harvest will be donated to local food pantries in Madison and Dane County. For more information, please visit https://sweetpotatoproject.wordpress.com/ (link is external).

Cooking Basics: How to Cook Fish

Monday, June 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
Ages: 12 and older; adult supervision required

Cooking fish can be easy, simple, and fast—you just need to know a few tricks to help you make that Facebook photo ready fillet! In this class, we'll learn how to clean fish and the basic cooking methods for various kinds of fish. Max will demonstrate how to make a delicious pan-seared trout with seasonal vegetables!

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

Simply Bulk: An Introduction to the Bulk Aisle

Wednesday, June 8th 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Instructor: Katie O'Connell-Jones
Fee: Free; registration is required

This discussion and tour of our Bulk department gives shoppers a chance to learn the layout of the aisle and discover a little bit more about our diverse bulk offerings. This class will prepare Owners to shop more effectively and learn some tips and tricks for saving money in this popular section of the store.

Ages: 14 and older; adult supervision required

Please register by stopping at the Willy West Customer Service desk or by calling (608) 284-7800.

Simple Recipes for Veggies—From the Garden to Your Table

Thursday, June 9th 11:00am to 1:00pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Instructor: Ana Brito, Centro Hispano
Fee: $10 donation to Centro Hispano
Ages: 14 and older; adult supervision not required

Anyone can cook simple recipes with fresh vegetables from the farmers' market or your own garden! Join Chef Ana Brito of Centro Hispano to learn healthy and tasty Hispanic-style recipes using fresh vegetables—a great way to prepare for the abundance of harvest season.

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

Kids in the Kitchen: Summer Strawberries

Friday, June 10th 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Instructor: Lily Kilfoy
Fee: $10 for kids of Owners; $20 for non-owners
Ages: 5–8; adult supervision not required

Join instructor Lily Kilfoy in thishands-on cooking class for kids ages 5–8. June means strawberries, and in this class, kids will create clever recipes using the sweet and succulent berry. Vegetarian, gluten-free option.

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

Should You Go Grain-Free?

Wednesday, June 15th 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Instructor: Katy Wallace
Fee: Free; walk-ins welcome
Ages: All ages welcome; adult supervision is required.

By stimulating insulin production, grains can make it hard to heal a body with systemic stress. Presenter Katy Wallace, Traditional Naturopath of Human Nature LLC, will introduce a grain-free elimination diet and how to best prepare grains to reduce their negative impacts.

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

Camp Cooking

Thursday, June 16th 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Instructor: Karl Galko, REI
Fee: Free

If your camp meals have been following the same old pattern, join REI instructor and foodie Karl Galko for some insight into putting the gourmet back in your camping experience. We’ll break down some of the components of great meals and translate how to bring them into the outdoors. Bring your appetite for adventure!

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

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