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October 2017

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What’s Your Plan for Long Term Extended Care?

Join Cheryl as she discusses the right time to plan, the options of long term care, risk factors, costs, what does Medicare cover or not cover, along with insurance solutions. She will also share her personal background and story.

 

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6:00pm to 8:00pm
 
Garnet Yam Burgers

Sweet potatoes, chickpeas, millet and spices team up for a fabulous burger.

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Avocado Brown Rice Bowl

This hearty, whole grain dish couldn't be easier.

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Fall Prevention – It’s More Than Loss of Balance

In this presentation you will learn the four major risk indices for falling and how you can reduce your risk. We will also discuss some basic home safety precautions and then practice some exercises you can do at home to become more fall resistant.

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6:00pm to 8:00pm
 
 
 
Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake

This rich, moist cake featuring sweet apples, dried cranberries and whole grains is sure to please.

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A Gentle-Mens Cooking Class

Cooking at home can sometimes be challenging for a single guy. Ever look at a recipe with culinary terms you don't know? Wouldn't it be nice if cooking dinner for yourself or for 4 was as easy as throwing everything in a pot and boiling some water? Stanley Butler from the Co-op Deli has a few recipes that are just as easy and will teach you some great foundational cooking skills. Learning these dishes can open a whole world of cooking for you. His step by step easy to follow recipes (with culinary terms defined) include Slow Braised Yankee pot roast with spinach, quick fire pasta sauces and a simple stir fry that can be prepared with meat or as a vegetarian option.

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6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
Fri, 10/13/2017 - 7:00am to Sun, 10/15/2017 - 9:00pm
Community Cider Backyard Fruit Drive

Apple Outlaw Cider, in collaboration with the local community, is setting out for the second year to create a one of a kind hard cider, dubbed “Apple Outlaw Community Cider”. Soon neighborhood fruit trees will paint the sidewalk and backyard fallen fruit will be ripe pickings for the deer. Instead of letting your overripe and wormy pears, plums and apples go to waste, bring them to the Co-op for collection where Apple Outlaw is ready to help you turn that fruit into something more.

Place your unwanted fruit in cardboard boxes and bring it to the large wooden apple crate in front of the Co-op on one of the following weekends.

  • August 25 - 27
  • September 15 - 17
  • October 13 -15

Apple Outlaw will collect your fruit, press and ferment it at their 8-acre orchard and ciderhouse in the Applegate Valley. Last year we collected over 2,500 pounds of fruit for the first ever Community Cider. All the fruit was generously donated by YOU, the amazing Rogue Valley community. In that same spirit of community, Apple Outlaw donated a portion of the proceeds from the cider to the Ashland Food Project, just over $800 to be exact. 

If all goes well, you'll be sipping on a Community Cider come February.

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Fri, 10/13/2017 - 7:00am to Sun, 10/15/2017 - 9:00pm
Community Cider Backyard Fruit Drive

Apple Outlaw Cider, in collaboration with the local community, is setting out for the second year to create a one of a kind hard cider, dubbed “Apple Outlaw Community Cider”. Soon neighborhood fruit trees will paint the sidewalk and backyard fallen fruit will be ripe pickings for the deer. Instead of letting your overripe and wormy pears, plums and apples go to waste, bring them to the Co-op for collection where Apple Outlaw is ready to help you turn that fruit into something more.

Place your unwanted fruit in cardboard boxes and bring it to the large wooden apple crate in front of the Co-op on one of the following weekends.

  • August 25 - 27
  • September 15 - 17
  • October 13 -15

Apple Outlaw will collect your fruit, press and ferment it at their 8-acre orchard and ciderhouse in the Applegate Valley. Last year we collected over 2,500 pounds of fruit for the first ever Community Cider. All the fruit was generously donated by YOU, the amazing Rogue Valley community. In that same spirit of community, Apple Outlaw donated a portion of the proceeds from the cider to the Ashland Food Project, just over $800 to be exact. 

If all goes well, you'll be sipping on a Community Cider come February.

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Reducing Stress For the Holidays

The holiday season can be a very special time, but it can also be very stressful. Join Nancy as she shares some tips and techniques to quickly reduce your stress and help you avoid over committing, overeating, and overspending during the Holidays.  

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6:00pm to 8:00pm
 
Kabocha Squash Soup

Earthy, Indian spices add delicious warmth and depth to this rich squash soup

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Pumpkin Spice Oat Bakes

Baking pumpkin spiced oats in a muffin tin produces neat little cylinders of pumpkin oat goodness that are just as good cold as they are warm from the oven. Try them with a dollop of vanilla yogurt and a drizzle of maple syrup, or a spoonful of your favorite fruit spread.

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Fearless Vegan Pressure Cooking: Fresh, Fast and Fun

Expert plant-based pressure cooking teacher and Registered Dietitian Jill Nussinow will share tips, tricks and techniques for using your pressure cooker to your best advantage, or how to choose one if you don’t yet own one. Pressure cooking is a clean, green way to cook - producing great tasting food quickly while retaining maximum nutritional value. You will learn how to cook beans, grains, vegetables and more. The menu will include Beans and Rice and Everything Nice, Atakilt Wat (Ethiopian Cabbage, Carrots and Potatoes), Borscht with a Lemon Twist and Greens and Coconut Almond Risotto. All dishes are gluten- and dairy-free.

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6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
 
Electric Vehicle Ride & Drive Event

Try out the latest in electric vehicles (cars and bikes!) at the Co-op's Ride and Drive event.

Join us October 21st, 10a - 2p, next door in the Umpqua Bank Parking Lot and test drive the lastest in electric vehicle technology, like the Chevy Spark, the Chevy Volt, the Kia Soul and a variety of electric bikes. To test drive, participants must present a valid license and proof of insurance.

You will also have the opportunity to learn more about charging options, potential savings and purchase incentives.

Ashland Food Co-op and Forth Mobility are hosting this FREE electric vehicle ride and drive event. This event is open to the entire community.

Do you have an electric vehicle that you'd like to showcase at this event? 

Let us know! Please contact [email protected]

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10:00am to 2:00pm
 
 
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A Practical Approach to the Gut-Brain Axis and Mood

Does your mood originate in your gut? In recent years the intimate relationship that exists between the gut, the brain, and mood has come to the forefront of health research.

This class will discuss the gut-brain axis and practical steps to improve your mood by improving your gut health.

 

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6:00pm to 8:00pm
 
Farmhouse Bean Soup

Warm up with this quick and tasty weeknight main dish soup.

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4:00pm
 
2017 Annual Meeting

Join us for the 2017 Ashland Food Co-op Annual Meeting.

This year you can participate in two ways. We’ll host a live session in the Co-op Classroom, 300 N. Pioneer St., and simultaneously broadcast a virtual meeting that you can view from home at your computer or on your mobile device. You can choose!

During the meeting you’ll be introduced to the newest Directors along with the rest of the Board. We’ll have a slide presentation highlighting 2016 as well as reports from Board and Management.

To view the meeting online, follow this link: https://ashlandfood.coop/afc-annual-meeting-2017.
Log in with your name and owner number.

You can also attend the Annual Meeting in person at the Co-op Classroom where there will be refreshments and camaraderie.

No matter how you choose to participate this year, your questions and comments will be addressed during the meeting by the Board of Directors and Management.

 

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6:00pm to 8:00pm
 
Co+op Basics 101: Big flavor, small price

Shopping on a budget never tasted so good! Learn how to prep and prepare flavorful and fun meals utilizing our Co+op Basics program. Never heard of it? Well, then this class is for you.

We’ll start with a healthy appetizer while our Education Coordinator presents an overview of how Co+op Basic pricing works and shares healthy food preparation tips for a tight budget. Sit back and relax while our Outreach Assistant prepares a budget-friendly starter and helpful meal planning tips; and we’ll delight you with a money saving entree and dessert. Come hungry!

This class is limited to 15 people who have not yet taken this class. Please sign up early. The class is free, but requires a $10 deposit at sign up which is returned to you on the day of the class in the form of a Co-op Gift Card.

 

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Express Your Intentions with Clarity and Compassion

Knowing what you want, and clearly expressing it is an art. This evening will focus on the four steps of Nonviolent Communication: Observations, Feelings, Needs and Requests. Join Joanne to learn these important tools for the art of expressing your intentions.

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6:00pm to 8:00pm