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Co-op Food Stores – Local First Member with a Foodie Twist

The holidays are over and there is still a lot of winter left before spring. If you’re looking to drive the cold away, consider stepping into the warmth of the kitchen at the Co-op Culinary Learning Center, a branch of Local First Alliance member Co-op Food Stores. This beautiful facility is open to members and non-members alike and features some of the best food our region has to offer. Director Eli Morse is a passionate teacher and an avid food lover. With a degree from the Culinary Institute of America and a background as a chef, he works with local farmers, head chefs, and food purveyors to provide a wide array of classes to fit all experience levels. Topics include how to de-bone your farm-raised meat, the perfect pairing of local suds and cheeses, or how to create a sustainable seafood feast. Whether you’re looking for a wine tasting or a beginners cooking class for kids, Eli has something for everyone and an ever-changing list of topics and guest presenters.

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The Culinary Learning Center is located to the right of the C0-op’s Centerra Marketplace location and can be accessed by entering through the Cafe. Members receive discounted rates and all are welcome. For a list of Co-op Culinary classes and other great events from our Local First Alliance members, check out our online calendar.

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* Photo credit – Molly Drummond