502 W. Washington St. Marquette, MI

Outreach Services

The Marquette Food Co-op provides access to organic and wholesome products; we’re also dedicated to providing education about food and related issues that will support a healthy, diverse, and sustainable community. Whether the class covers creating an Indian dinner, eating healthy on a budget, or beginning bee keeping, you can expect a welcoming atmosphere with friendly, knowledgeable instructors.

Unless otherwise noted, events are hosted in the Co-op classroom, located in the basement of the store. Prices vary according to the time and materials needed. Read on to learn more about our programming.

Public Cooking Classes

Our public cooking classes are open to anyone, and are often taught by experienced cooks from the community. These classes run September through May and are offered at affordable prices to give more people access to food education. In the summer, you’ll find us at area farmers markets, where we share how to use the freshest local ingredients.

Calendar & Registration
Current Classes at a Glance

Private Cooking Classes & Presentations

We offer customized cooking classes or presentations to fit your needs. Whether you are a teacher looking to augment a lesson, an employer looking for something special to offer staff, or a group of friends looking for a unique night out activity, we can help.

To support food education for all children, we offer food demonstrations and nutrition presentations to area schools at a low cost or for free when necessary.

For best availability, schedule your event with us three months in advance.

You may request an event through the form below or by contacting Amanda, alatvala@marquettefood.coop or Sarah, smonte@marquettefood.coop for more information.

Private Class FAQ
Outreach Request Form

Get To Know Your Co-op

Get to Know Your Co-op classes are offered twice a year, the second Wednesday of the month in March and October. All are welcome and encouraged to attend this free class, regardless of Co-op membership. An overview of our Co-op, a comprehensive store tour, samples, and a Q&A period are all included. We can also offer customized store tours that focus on sustainability and food systems, shopping with a specific dietary restriction, or shopping on a budget. Call 225-0671 x701 or register on Humanitix, our ticketing platform. Open to everyone. Bring a friend.