502 W. Washington St. Marquette, MI

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Your Kitchen Apothecary

October 13, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Did you know that many of the common foods, herbs, and spices in your pantry are effective in treating many of the body’s discomforts and ailments? Join Co-op Wellness Associate Laura Vanden Avond as she shares simple recipes and tips for using common kitchen ingredients to help you and your family stay well. In this demo class, you will learn how to make elderberry syrup, herbal capsules, soothing teas, and more!

Laura has been traditionally trained in herbalism, learning from grandmothers and aunties, fellow herbalists, medical professionals, and her own experiences. Before moving to Marquette, she opened and operated her own herb and wellness shop, Sweet Willow Naturals, as a place to empower and encourage others to use natural ingredients and techniques for health and happiness.


Please refer to the FAQs below for instructions on how to best prepare for your class

Owner price is only available to owners. Owners who purchase tickets on behalf of non-owners must pay the general admission price for that ticket. The owner price is a benefit for Co-op owners.

Prepayment is required to reserve a space in this class. Please feel free to contact Amanda at 225-0671 ext. 727 before you register if you have questions about the menu.


How do I pay for the class?

Currently, we are only accepting payment online. You are required to pay at the time of registration using a credit or debit card through Eventbrite.

How will I be “attending” the class?

The day of your class, Eventbrite will send you a reminder email of when your class is starting. Click on the link provided in that email and you will be directed to the online event page. Click the play button on that page to join the class. The instructor will start allowing participants to join 10 minutes before the start of the class. Please make sure to “arrive” about 10 minutes prior to the class start time. This will allow us all time to get settled and handle any technical difficulties.

What is the difference between a DEMO and a HANDS-ON cooking class?

Demonstration (DEMO) style classes are intended for you to sit back and relax while the instructor walks you through the recipe step by step. They are not designed as a cook-along class. You will be sent the recipe at least 5 days prior to the class. All key elements will be shown in class, but instructors may complete time-consuming steps in advance.

HANDS-ON style classes are intended for you to cook along with the instructor. You will create the exact same recipes as they are cooking in approximately the same amount of time. You will be sent the recipes and any prep notes at least 5 days before the class. Please make sure to allow yourself enough time to purchase ingredients. Also, please take special note of the Prep Notes that will also be sent to you. Make sure to follow those instructions so the class can move along at a comfortable pace.

How will I get the recipes?

You will receive an email instructing you to visit the online event page when the recipes and class prep notes are available. We highly suggest you print any recipes and any prep notes well in advance of the class. This step is essential if you want to partake in the HANDS-ON style classes.

Will I be able to watch the class again?

Yes. After the class you will be sent a recorded version. This recording will be available for 30 days after the class but you’re welcome to download it to your computer to watch indefinitely.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Amanda at alatvala@marquettefood.coop or 906-225-0671, ext. 727

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes, but please email or call Bea at bsteeland@marquettefood.coop or 906-225-0671, ext. 701 if you are going to transfer your ticket. You will need to provide us with the name of the person taking your place. We cross check our attendee list with those joining the class via the Zoom link. For privacy concerns, we are not permitted to let anyone into an online class who is not on our attendee list, so you must inform us of attendee name changes. Please also be sure that your name on Zoom matches your registration name.

What is the refund policy?

Sorry, at this time virtual classes are nonrefundable.


October 13, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Marquette Food Co-op
906-225-0671 ext. 723


Marquette Food Co-op
502 W. Washington
Marquette Township, MI 49855 United States
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