Schoolhouse Cooks! A Young Chef Cooking Series
Feb
22
May 17

Schoolhouse Cooks! A Young Chef Cooking Series

  • Sugar Beet Schoolhouse

Young people love our Schoolhouse Cooks! classes at River Forest Kitchen. They have the opportunity to really explore food in a professional setting with excellent tools and ingredients. Your young chef will have a great time while learning skills that last a lifetime!

Pain Relief Salve Workshop
Feb
25
12:00 pm12:00

Pain Relief Salve Workshop

  • The Sugar Beet Food Co-op
Learn how to make a pain-relieving-folk-style salve with St. John's Wort Flowers

$10 per Attendee

(Limited to 10 Attendees)

Each participant will leave a salve of their very own and an enriching skill set to integrate to your lives!

Presented by Sugar Beet Food Co-op
Fellow Owner & Producer
 Katie Murphy
Please call 708.948.7656, stop by the register, or email marketing@sugarbeet.coop to reserve your space

 

 

Elderberry Gummies Workshop
Mar
25
1:00 pm13:00

Elderberry Gummies Workshop

  • The Sugar Beet Food Co-op

Learn about the immune boost from elderberries combined with the gut benefits of gelatin delivered through the healthy and delicious way of gummies! 
Hosted by Brianna from Four Elements Organic Herbals and our Wellness Manager Allison.
$10.00 per attendee
Limited spots available
Please call 708.948.7656, stop by the register, or email marketing@sugarbeet.coop to reserve your spot.


Pearly Peas Program 101
Feb
9
2:00 pm14:00

Pearly Peas Program 101

  • The Sugar Beet Food Co-op

Free Event & Open to all

Meet and Q.&A. with Director Zuri Thompson of The Pearly Peas Program created by Partners In Community Building, Inc.
Pearly Peas works to improve the quality of life of residents of food-insecure communities.  Information about the "Sugar Beverage Tax" will be provide along with a delicous naturally sweetened beverage sample. 

 This project is supported by a Grant from the American Heart Association.

Free Event & Open to all

Valentine DIY Day
Feb
4
12:00 pm12:00

Valentine DIY Day

  • Sugar Beet Food Co-op

-Adults & Kids-

 Stop by the Sugar Beet and make a valentine or three for sharing.  We’ll have supplies on hand, all you have to do is supply the creativity!  

This event is free, but please call 708.948.7656, stop by the register, or email marketing@sugarbeet.coop to reserve your spot.

 

  

 

Wellness Wednesday Heart Health
Feb
1
7:00 am07:00

Wellness Wednesday Heart Health

  • The Sugar Beet Food Co-op

THE FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH.

15% OFF FOR OWNERS
10% OFF FOR NON-OWNERS
(THIS INCLUDES:TINCTURES, PROBIOTICS, NUTRITIONAL OILS, VITAMINS, MINERALS, ENZYMES, AMINO ACIDS, OMEGA 3’S, PROTEIN POWDER

You Glow! Weekend Workshop for ages 10+
Jan
21
9:00 am09:00

You Glow! Weekend Workshop for ages 10+

  • Sugar Beet Schoolhouse

In this hands on workshop, young people will learn the importance of self care and how to make lip balm, body butter, a sugar scrub, bath bombs and more. Students will go home with recipes and their own creations that they can personalize with essential oils and their own labels. 
We'll have snacks, spa water and herbal teas to sustain us while we work.

You Glow! DIY Self Care Workshop Series for Young People
Jan
18
4:00 pm16:00

You Glow! DIY Self Care Workshop Series for Young People

  • Sugar Beet Schoolhouse

In this hands on workshop series, young people will learn the importance of self care and how to make lip balm, body butter, a sugar scrub, bath bombs and more. We'll also taste and create herbal teas for relaxation, learn about meditation and gratitude journaling and explore wellness in a safe and fun environment. 

School's Out! Quick Bread Blitz!
Jan
16
9:30 am09:30

School's Out! Quick Bread Blitz!

  • Sugar Beet Schoolhouse

This will be a blitz of flour, for sure, and a great challenge for kids who want to learn more about baking. 
Biscuits, Naan, Banana Bread and Yeast Rolls are all baked goods but use different techniques and leavening agents. 
With a little bit of science and a whole lot of rolling and mixing and measuring we will knock out 4 amazing breads in 3 hours. Whew! Super fun and rewarding!
 

Let's Cook Kids' Faves! An Elementary School cooking class
Jan
13
Feb 3

Let's Cook Kids' Faves! An Elementary School cooking class

  • Sugar Beet Schoolhouse

In this 4 week session, kids will love learning how to cook some of their favorite foods like Mac N Cheese, Pizza, Tomato Soup + Grilled Cheese and Tacos. (We'll sneak in some delicious + nutritious elements to make them extra special). 
 

Wellness Wednesday!
Jan
4
7:00 am07:00

Wellness Wednesday!

  • Sugar Beet Food Co-op

 

The first Wednesday of every month, all vitamins and supplements are discounted.  15% off for owners/10% off for everyone.

After School Holiday Baking Blitz
Dec
14
4:30 pm16:30

After School Holiday Baking Blitz

  • River Forest Kitchen

Holiday Baking is so fun with a big group and young chefs will have a great time creating three holiday treats that will be beautifully packaged for gifting. 

Holiday Entertaining Wine Tasting
Dec
9
5:00 pm17:00

Holiday Entertaining Wine Tasting

  • Sugar Beet Food Co-op

Seasonal food & libations for all your celebration needs.

Join us for a sampling of festive wines, beverages, cheeses & snacks!

No charge for this event - come and go as you please.

Family Dinner at Autre Monde
Dec
5
5:30 pm17:30

Family Dinner at Autre Monde

  • Autre Monde

Join us for an evening of delicious food prepared by young chefs who have participated in the Sugar Beet Schoolhouse cooking classes. They are cooking for our community to raise funds for our scholarship fund. 

Fermented Foods for Health
Nov
13
2:00 pm14:00

Fermented Foods for Health

  • The Sugar Beet Co-op

Cheryl Munoz of the Sugar Beet Schoolhouse joins Dr. Paul Schattauer of The Green Medical Practice to present a workshop about fermented foods and the magic of probiotics in our diet.

Guests will receive a jar of juniper apple kraut made at the workshop!
$10 per attendee
Preregistration required - please call 708.948.7656, stop by the co-op, or email marketing@sugarbeet.coop to reserve your spot.

The Wonderful World of Whiskey with Quincy Street Distillery
Nov
11
7:00 pm19:00

The Wonderful World of Whiskey with Quincy Street Distillery

  • Sugar Beet Food Co-op

White lightning, baby bourbon, whisky, whiskey?  What’s in a name?  Join Quincy Street Distillery of Riverside, Illinois for a tasting of their locally distilled whiskeys, as well as a seasonal cocktail made with fall-friendly ingredients.

RSVP required for this special event - call the Sugar Beet 708.948.7656, stop by the register, or email marketing@sugarbeet.coop to sign up!

 

Simply Beautiful with Nia's Recipes
Oct
15
11:00 am11:00

Simply Beautiful with Nia's Recipes

Sometimes having less makes life much simpler.  Do you have a bunch of hair products that you don't quite know how to use? Better yet, do you have a ton of products and wish you could use them for more than one purpose? Nia's Recipes was created to help keep things simple, using organic and natural ingredients that are great for your hair and body.  No more guess work.  Learn how easy it is to use all 3 products, so you can spend more time enjoying the things that really matter. Each attendee will go home with a sample container of each of Nia’s Recipes products and the knowledge of how to use them.  Simply, naturally beautiful.

Please RSVP at the registers or by calling the store.

The fee for this class is $10.

 

Modern Mindfulness
Sep
25
9:00 am09:00

Modern Mindfulness

  • SUGAR BEET FOOD CO-OP

What is meditation and mindfulness? What are the misconceptions? Why is it important to add it into our lives? Join Nicki Noftz to practice mindful drinking of coffee, taking time to savor it, and discussing how this process can be a metaphor for mindfulness and meditation in your everyday life.  Nicki will also offer simple ways to add more mindfulness into your day.

Please rsvp by stopping at the registers in store or by emailing marketing@sugarbeet.coop

Bees in Your Backyard and Beyond!
Sep
22
7:00 pm19:00

Bees in Your Backyard and Beyond!

  • SUGAR BEET FOOD CO-OP

COME LEARN ABOUT HONEYBEES AND OTHER POLLINATORS, HOW YOU CAN HELP SUPPORT THEIR WORLD, WHAT IT REALLY MEANS TO "KEEP" THEM, PARTICULARLY IN A BACKYARD OR URBAN SETTING, AND MORE.  JOIN MARCIN MATELSKI, AREA BEEKEEPER & FOUNDER OF THE CHICAGO BEE PROJECT FOR AN EVENING OF BEES! 

PLEASE RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR THIS TALK BY STOPPING BY THE REGISTER AT SUGAR BEET OR BY EMAILING MARKETING@SUGARBEET.COOP

Balanced Back to School with Susan Schwarting
Aug
3
11:00 am11:00

Balanced Back to School with Susan Schwarting

Back to school will be here before we know it!  Send students back to school with a few additional school supplies this fall.

Essential Reiki and Guidance will present a Reiki and Meditation Workshop for kids ages 7-12 on Wednesday, August 3rd from 11-1. The class will include various activities exploring the use of Reiki and meditation that kids can use to help them in all aspects of their everyday life.

Susan Schwarting is a Reiki Master Teacher and Certified Meditation Instructor. She has specific training and experience working with children in teaching Reiki and meditation.

As part of Wellness Wednesday, August 3rd all vitamins & supplements are 10% off for everyone & 15% off for owners!

You can visit their website at: www.essentialreikiandguidance.com

Please register for a spot for the workshop by emailing marketing@sugarbeet.coop

5th Annual Edible Garden Tour
Jul
30
9:00 am09:00

5th Annual Edible Garden Tour

  • Sugar Beet Food Co-op

Tour 10 local edible gardens! Learn about bees and other pollinators, taste amazing things from the garden, hear music, make art, meet chickens and more!
This is our best tour yet! Buy your tickets in advance to save $5. 

Bar Board Workshop (aka Fancy Pants Snacks 101)
Jul
20
6:00 pm18:00

Bar Board Workshop (aka Fancy Pants Snacks 101)

  • River Forest Kitchen

Learn to make fancy snacks that are sure to impress! Patè, quick pickles, herbed cheese spread and gougères on on the menu for this hands-on class complete with wine tastings and fancy snacking while we cook. 

Wellness Wednesday Sale & Pre/Post Workout Nutritional Support Talk
Jul
6
7:00 am07:00

Wellness Wednesday Sale & Pre/Post Workout Nutritional Support Talk

Amy Silver from FFC!

Amy Silver from FFC!

Amy Silver, RD, LDN from Fitness Formula Club  will be speaking at the Sugar Beet from 7pm-8pm about PRE and POST workout nutrition - what types of foods and supplements are good for fueling and recovery. Want to get the most out of your workout?  Come hear about how you fuel your body affects your results!

As a part of Wellness Wednesdays, we will be offering discounts on all vitamins and supplements all day July 5th - 15% off for co-op owners and 10% off for non-owners.  Come learn how to best utilize some of our great products & save!

Can't come to the talk, but are still interested in better fueling and supporting your workouts?  Here are some tips from Allison our Wellness Department Manager:

100% whey protein isolate has the best absorption rate, getting straight to your muscles quickly.

Branched-chain amino acids before, during, or after a workout can help with muscle recovery.

With any protein powder or drink, either choose unflavored or make sure it's sweetened with Stevia or another natural sweetener.

Please RSVP for Amy Silver's talk to local@sugarbeet.coop