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PRESERVE: Preserving Figs

Sunday, September 6th 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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

Figs have been consumed for ages and are one of the most decadent fruits around, but they're only available for a short time during the year. Learn how to make preserves to keep them around all year! From smoked fig jam to brandied figs, there are a variety of ways to enjoy this tasty treat any season!

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

SavvyCity Cycling

Wednesday, September 9th 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: John Rider, Wisconsin Bike Fed
Fee: Free; registration is required

Savvy City Cycling is a bicycle commuting workshop - for all levels of experience and especially for adults. Whether you've been riding for a whileand want to commute to work or school, or just starting out and need to learn the basics, this workshop is for you. The workshop will cover safety, rules of the road, and share tips and tricks for making your bike part of your daily life.

Also learn how you can bring your workplace to be a part of a fun challenge just launched called Love to Ride Madison!

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

COOK: Literacy Kitchen: Cooking Bhutanese

Thursday, September 10th 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Krishna and Mangal Subba
Fee: $10 donation to Literacy Network

​Are you a foodie? Interested in other cultures? Socially aware? If any of these apply to you, the Literacy Kitchen, a part of the Literacy Network Summer Kitchen Series, is an event you shouldn’t miss. Literacy Kitchen combines literacy, culture and cuisine.

​The Literacy Kitchen is a series which highlights a Literacy Network learner and cuisine from their culture. Each session in the series will focus on a different learner, their culture and their experience with Literacy Network as well as the impact literacy has had on their lives.

​You’ll walk away with a new recipe, a full belly, and a deep appreciation of the work that the Literacy Network does in our community, as well as the challenges faced by low-literate adults. We’re guessing you’ll also be inspired to get involved with Literacy Network in one way or another.

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

KIDS: Kids in the Kitchen: Glorious Grilled Cheese

Friday, September 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 5-8. Participants in this class will prepare a variety of gooey cheeses and other scrumptious fillings to build their own grilled cheese sandwiches! Participants will also create a surprise fruity smoothie.

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

CONSULT: Individual Nutrition Consultations

Tuesday, September 15th 11:15am to 2:30pm

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.

COOK: Six Spices: Samosas

Tuesday, September 15th 6:00pm to 8:30pm

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

Join Chef Neeta Saluja as she demonstrates how to make samosas filled with seasoned potatoes and peas and fried to perfect crispness. Chef Neeta will also demonstrate Mint Chicken, marinated with yogurt, spices and fresh mint and a Tamarind Chutney.

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

Eat Local, Talk Local

Monday, September 21st 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Panel: Megan Minnick, Kirsten Moore, Patrick Schroeder
Fee: Free; registration is required

Interested in finding out more about how the Co-op sources local and what it takes to support the local food system? Join our Director of Purchasing, Megan Minnick, our Director of Cooperative Services, Kirsten Moore, and our Prepared Foods Category Manager, Patrick Schroeder for panel discussion to learn more about our Food and Product Selection Philosophy, what we are currently doing to support local food suppliers, and where we see the future heading.

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

COOK: Healthy Eating on a Budget

Wednesday, September 23rd 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
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, hands on 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 calling (608) 251-6776.

SIMPLY: Simply Cooperatives: A Big Picture Look at Cooperation and Our Co-op

Monday, October 5th 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Kirsten Moore
Fee: Free; registration is required

Join Kirsten Moore to learn about cooperative structure and principles throughout history, receive a brief primer on food co-ops and find out more about our cooperative as part of that global history and the economic future.

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

LECTURE: Eating Clean

Tuesday, October 6th 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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

Get healthy by eating the foods that work naturally with your body's major elimination and toxin-removing organs (liver, kidneys, and digestive tract). We'll introduce an elimination diet that will help re-set your body systems and provide you with an awareness of how food interacts with your body. We will also discuss some of the herbs and supplementsthat aide in detoxification.

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

WELLNESS: Individual Nutrition Consultations

Friday, October 9th 11:15am to 2:30pm

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.

SIMPLY: Simply Owners: An Introduction to Ownership at Willy Street Co-op

Monday, October 12th 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Ashley Kuehl
Fee: Free; registration is required

Join Ashley Kuehl, Owner Records Administrator, to gain a better understanding of the rights, benefits, and history of Ownership at Willy Street Co-op.

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

SIMPLY: Simply Bulk: An Introduction to the Bulk Aisle

Wednesday, October 14th 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Amanda Ikens
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.

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

COOK: Six Spices: Biryani - A Unique Technique to Cook Rice

Thursday, October 15th 6:00pm to 8:30pm

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

Join Chef Neeta Saluja as she demonstrates how to make Chicken Biryani. She'll also demonstrate how to make Cucumber Raita. Pappadams, wafer thin lentil crisps fried or roasted, and Halwa, cream of wheat cooked with ghee, water, sugar, and cardamom.

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: Greek Snacks

Friday, October 16th 4:30pm to 5:30pm

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

Join Chef Lily Kilfoy in this hands-on cooking class for kids ages 9-12. Participants will prepare healthy and delicious snacks with a Greek flair. Recipes will include Pita Chips with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce and Spinach Feta Tartlets.

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

COOK: Healthy Eating on a Budget

Wednesday, September 9th 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
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, hands-on 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 West Customer Service desk or calling (608) 284-7800.

Savvy City Cycling

Thursday, September 10th 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Instructor: Zac Barnes, Wisconsin Bike Fed
Fee: Free; registration is required

Savvy City Cycling is a bicycle commuting workshop - for all levels of experience and especially for adults. Whether you've been riding for a while and want to commute to work or school, or just starting out and need to learn the basics, this workshop is for you. The workshop will cover safety, rules of the road, and share tips and tricks for making your bike part of your daily life.

Also learn how you can bring your workplace to be a part of a fun challenge just launched called Love to Ride Madison!

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

Eat Local, Talk Local

Wednesday, September 16th 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Panel: Megan Minnick, Kirsten Moore, Patrick Schroeder
Fee: Free; registration is required

Interested in finding out more about how the Co-op sources local and what it takes to support the local food system? Join our Director of Purchasing, Megan Minnick, our Director of Cooperative Services, Kirsten Moore, and our Prepared Foods Category Manager, Patrick Schroeder for panel discussion to learn more about our Food and Product Selection Philosophy, what we are currently doing to support local food suppliers, and where we see the future heading.

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

COOK: Six Spices: Indian Home Cooking

Thursday, September 17th 6:00pm to 8:30pm

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

Join Chef Neeta Saluja as she demonstrates how to make red lentils, a staple in every home cooked meal. Chef Neeta will also demonstrate how to make cauliflower with red potatoes and Poori, whole wheat bread prepared fresh and fried just before just serving.

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

KIDS: Kids in the Kitchen: Glorious Grilled Cheese

Friday, September 18th 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: Willy West CommunityRoom
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. Kids in this class will prepare a variety of cheeses and other scrumptious fillings to build their own grilled cheese sandwiches! Participants will also create a surprise fruity smoothie.

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

DIY: Tea with Maleah: Green Tea

Sunday, September 20th 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Instructor: Maleah Moskoff
Fee: $15 for Owners; $25 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 the hands-on Green Tea class with Maleah. We will explore the origins of green tea, and 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 calling (608) 284-7800.

BAKE: Apple Cider Donuts & Apple Butter

Wednesday, September 23rd 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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

Join Max Wilke to learn how to make fried donuts from scratch. Participants will learn to make yeast risen donuts, how to prepare a simple glaze for them, and then we'll also make a delicious, traditional apple butter as a dipping sauce. Great for fall parties and holiday gatherings with an old fashioned touch!

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

LECTURE: Eating Clean

Thursday, September 24th 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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

Get healthy by eating the foods that work naturally with your body's major elimination and toxin-removing organs (liver, kidneys, and digestive tract). We'll introduce an elimination diet that will help re-set your body systems and provide you with an awareness of how food interacts with your body. We will also discuss some of the herbs and supplements that aide in detoxification.

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

WELLNESS: Individual Nutrition Consultations

Wednesday, September 30th 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.

SIMPLY: Simply Bulk: An Introduction to the Bulk Aisle

Wednesday, October 7th 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.

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

SIMPLY: Simply Cooperatives: A Big Picture Look at Cooperation and Our Co-op

Thursday, October 8th 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Instructor: Kirsten Moore
Fee: Free; registration is required

Join Kirsten Moore to learn about cooperative structure and principles throughout history, receive a brief primer on food co-ops and find out more about our cooperative as part of that global history and the economic future.

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

KIDS: Kids in the Kitchen: Greek Snacks

Friday, October 9th 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 prepare healthy and delicious snacks with a Greek flair. Recipes will include Garlic Green Bean Fries, Lemon-Oregano Kale Chips, and White Bean Hummus.

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

COOK: Healthy Eating on a Budget

Tuesday, October 13th 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
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, hands on 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 West Customer Service desk or by calling (608) 284-7800.

COOK: Biscuits, Cornbread, and Fried Chicken

Wednesday, October 14th 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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

Join Max Wilke to learn how to create the classic American food, perfectly crispy and every so slightly spicy fried chicken. Max will also demonstrate how to make the two substantial and tasty staples, cornbread and biscuits. Learn the simple tricks to make them perfect every time!

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

SIMPLY: Simply Owners: An Introduction to Ownership at Willy Street Co-op

Thursday, October 15th 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Instructor: Ashley Kuehl
Fee: Free; registration is required

Join Ashley Kuehl, Owner Records Administrator, to gain a better understanding of the rights, benefits, and history of Ownership at Willy Street Co-op.

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

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