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In Store Classes and Organic Wine & Microbrew Tastings

New Leaf Market offers a variety of fun, informative classes.

  • Experienced chefs present hands-on cooking classes using local and organic produce.
  • Local practitioners discuss health issues and trends.
  • Learn how to clean your house without harsh chemicals, sample new organic wines and microbrews, or enjoy chair yoga.

With an ever-changing line-up of seminars we offer something for everyone.

From time to time seminars are canceled by the speaker, please check our website and Facebook page for last minute changes to the seminar schedule. Of course, if you register we will always notify you of cancelations or other changes.

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Wine Tasting

Every Friday from 5:30-7:00 pm

$3 per person, cost of ticket deducted from your purchase of beer or wine.

Sample a variety of red and white wines from around the world poured by our expert specialty staff.


Beer Tasting

Every first and third Saturday ∙ 2:00-3:30 pm

$3 per person, cost of ticket deducted from your purchase of beer or wine.

Enjoy samples of our new arrivals and favorite domestic and imported microbrews.


Reducing Inflammation

Tuesday, September 1 ∙ 7:45-8:45 pm
$3 owners $5 non-owners

Please register below or at the service desk.

Owner or Non-Owner

Suffering from joint pain? Come and learn from Coach Denise which foods might be creating inflammation in your body. This workshop will address the symptoms and signs of inflammation along with ways to improve your health by lowering inflammation in the body. Coach Denise will delve into eating the foods that cause inflammation and review foods to use to heal the body.

Denise Simpson, AKA Coach Denise, is a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She received her training at the prestigious Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She is also a Certified Personal Trainer and a Certified Facilitator through Franklin Covey’s Seven Habits of Successful Families. She holds both a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Public Administration degree from Florida State University. Coach Denise is also the radio host for the My Life Healthy Radio show on Wave 94.1.


Children’s Toy Safety

Thursday, September 3 ∙ 7:45-8:45 pm
$3 owners, $5 non-owners

Please register below or at the service desk.

Owner or Non-Owner

Join Christy Baldwin, Ecological Babies, and Accredited Diaper Leader for Cloth Diapering 101, for an informative class of child safety around the home. Christy will teach us the value of having only safe toys around the little ones. You will have the opportunity to view products, ask questions and have a hands-on class. This is a great class for anyone who has child care duties. See how to be gentle to the environment and safe with the children in your life.


Long-term Care Choices in a Changing World

Tuesday, September 8 ∙ 7:45-8:45 pm
$3 owners, $5 non-owners

Please register below or at the service desk.

Owner or Non-Owner

This presentation will discuss long-term care issues and solutions and how careful financial planning may help to protect you and your loved ones from the debilitating bills and other costs associated with aging and long-term care. 

Prior to joining Waddell & Reed, John earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pittsburgh and Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School Of Law. John works with a diverse array of clients in different stages of their lives in order to help them to pursue their financial goals.

In his spare time, John is involved in several local nonprofits and he also follows his Seminoles, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Liverpool FC.


Fall Gardening

Thursday, September 10 ∙ 7:45-8:45 pm
$3 owners, $5 non-owners

Please register below or at the service desk.

Owner or Non-Owner

Join Fisher Landscape Design and Consultation owners and designers Stephen and Phyllis Fisher to learn how to beautify your property with trustworthy shade and sun-loving edibles used as yummy food and ornamentals in your existing landscape. They will discuss the best edibles in our area for dependable seasonal color, interesting culinary and medicinal additions to the garden, and correct use of container gardening. They will also share helpful tips for passive watering systems, rainwater harvesting, rain and water gardens, living fences, healthy organic lawn care, environmentally safe products /methods and accurate sustainability using truly green methods.

Pioneers in the organic movement, the Fishers have been professionally landscaping and incorporating edibles in the landscape since 1974. Fisher Landscape Design and Consultation, specializing in creative landscape services, offers a premier horticultural experience using authentic 100% green methods that work for you and the environment with expert horticultural guidance and assistance for all your landscape needs. Fisher Landscape Design and Consultation landscapes have been featured at the Annual Friends of Maclay Tour of Gardens. Please visit: www.creativelandscapeservices.com for more information.


Make Your Own Sushi

Tuesday, September 15 ∙ 7:45-9:00 pm
$10 owners: $12 non-owners.

Pre-payment is required to reserve your seat. Limit 10.

Please register below or at the customer service desk.

Owner or Non-Owner

Join Barry Courtney as he shares his knowledge of making sushi at home. Your class includes all you need to prepare your sushi and you will take home your sushi mat.


Read Your Credit Report Like a Lender

Tuesday, September 22 ∙ 7:45-8:45 pm
$3 owners, $5 non-owners

Please register below or at the customer service desk.

Owner or Non-Owner

Do you know what your credit report says about you? It’s important to find out. In this class led by local Farm Credit of Northwest Florida loan officer Bill Bassett, participants will learn how to look at credit reports through a lender’s eyes. Keeping up with your credit report will help you understand your level of risk, and identify issues you can fix to minimize that risk. Bassett will explain who uses credit reports and which activities your report takes into account. He will demystify the meaning behind credit scores, and cover steps you can take to improve your score and, in turn, your chance to be approved for a loan.

A graduate of the University of Georgia, Bassett has a lifetime background in agriculture. As a Farm Credit of Northwest Florida loan officer, he works with customers’ credit concerns on a regular basis, and knows what it takes to increase and maintain creditworthiness.


Cooking For One

Thursday, September 24 ∙ 7:45-8:45 pm
$6 owners, $8 non-owners

Please register below or at the customer service desk. Limit 15.

Owner or Non-Owner

Cynthia Cowen will demonstrate how to easily prepare meals for one, a great skill for students, seniors and everyone in-between. Join us for a fun and tasty class!

Instructor Cynthia Cowen, LMT, is certified by PCRM (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine) as an instructor of their Food For Life nutrition and cooking classes. Cynthia always keeps your attention with her lively presentations. This is one you don’t want to miss!

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