Bluff Country Co-op to host events in September
Here are the events at Bluff Country Co-op in September. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public. To RSVP, email Melissa@bluff.coop or call 507-452-1815.
Apple Sampling and Class, Saturday, Sept. 8: Apple samples from each department, apple prizes, and a cooking demo with Aronia berries, a member of the apple family, by the Blue Fruit Farm at 1 p.m.
Agriculture in the Wendell Berry Era, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 6-7 p.m.: Dr. Bruno Borsari and Dale Hadler will lead a discussion addressing agricultural and environmental issues that have arisen over the forty years from Wendell Berry’s 1977 critique of agriculture, “The Unsettling of America,” to his latest work “The Art of Loading Brush: New Agrarian Readings” (published in 2017). Wendell Berry draws on his experience as a farmer in Henry County, Kentucky. These experiences will make this event especially meaningful to those who are connected to Kentucky.
Class: Kids Cook!
10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15: Kids 12 and under join us for a fun, interactive cooking lesson.
Tropical Music Monday! Monday, Sept. 17: A duo called Tropical Sounds will play outside Bluff Country Co-op as part of the Artists on Main Street program. Sip a special tropical smoothie from BCC while you enjoy the music. Time to be announced.
Create Essential Oil Blends for Physical and Emotional Wellness, 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 22: Discover the world of essential oils with Breast Health Education Joyce Sobotta. Participants will receive handouts and a personal essential oil blend. Fee: $17 Bluff Country Co-op Owners/$20 Non-Owners. RSVP required.
Eating for the Season: An Ayurvedic Guide to Creating Balance through Nutrition, 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25: Ayurveda, or the “Science of Life,” is a health and healing system that has been developed and perfected over thousands of years. In Ayurveda, illness is born from imbalance and the goal is to restore balance through nutrition, lifestyle, movement, and breath. This workshop, led by Ayurvedic counselor-in-training, Mollee Sheehan, will feature a cooking demo and tasting where participants will learn how to prepare a traditional Ayurvedic healing dish, Kitchari, and a balancing tea. We’ll also discuss the qualities of Fall, which Ayurveda describes as light, dry, rough, mobile, irregular (think changes!), and how we can balance these qualities using our food choices. Minimum of 4 participants. RSVP required.
Herbs and Your Child’s Health, 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26: Clinical Herbalist Bonnie Kreckow will discuss sports injuries and the use of herbs to get back in the game, acne issues stemming from poor diet or emerging hormones, and other issues that affect kids from infants to teens. Class attendants can ask questions about issues with their own children.