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Seminars & Events

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 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 ∙ 2-3:30 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.

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation and the Duke Wheel of Health

Tuesday, September 2 ∙ 7:45-9:00 pm ∙ FREE!

Pamela Chamberlynn, MSW, IHCP, MP, is a medical social worker and a Graduate of Duke University Integrative Medicine Center as a Mindfulness Professional and as an Integrative Health Coach Professional.

Eden Energy Medicine “Energy Medicine is the Future of All Medicine”

(C. Norman Shealy, President American Holistic Medical Association)

Thursday, September 4 ∙ 7:45-9:00 pm∙ FREE!

Learn about energy medicine as it’s presented in the work of Donna Eden, author of the award-winning book Energy Medicine. Donna’s work is based on the understanding that the health of the body’s energy systems is reflected in the health of the body, and that energy can be re-patterned to restore balance and health.

Paige Continentino will explain what energy medicine is and how it can be used for self-care and healing. You will learn how energies are assessed, what energy systems make up the body’s energy anatomy, and a daily routine for self-care at home that will help balance and strengthen your energy systems to noticeably increase your energy levels and vitality!

Paige Continentino is a Certified Life Coach, Eden Energy Medicine Certified Practitioner, and Mindfulness Instructor. She studied energy work at the Oneness Center in New York City from 2005 to 2012. During that time she enrolled in Donna Eden’s two-year certification program, which she completed in January 2013. You can find out more about Paige on her website,

Juicing: Do Your Body Good

Tuesday, September 9 ∙ 7:45-9:00 pm ∙ FREE!

Jill Welch, The Kitchen Goddess, will teach you the alkalizing benefits of fresh pressed juice. Taste great combinations and learn about the wonderful world of juicing.

Cloth Diapering 101 with Ecological Babies

Saturday, September 13 ∙ 9:30-11:00 am ∙ FREE!

Join Christy Baldwin, Ecological Babies, Accredited Diaper Leader, for Cloth Diapering 101. Christy will explain all the modern conveniences of modern cloth diapers, demonstrate the various options and help you discover the best option for you and your family. You will have the opportunity to examine all of their products, ask questions, and get hands-on practice. If you are curious about cloth diapering, but aren't quite sure where to begin, come and enjoy the morning with Ecological Babies and learn how cloth diapers are gentler on babies' skin, our environment, and your budget! Attendees will receive 10% off their first purchase of all things cloth diapering, valid for up to one week following the workshop. Can't wait to see you there!

Make Your Own Sushi

Tuesday, September 16 ∙ 7:45-8:45 pm
Cost: $10 New Leaf Market Co-op owners, $12 non-owners.  Pre-payment required to reserve your seat, limit 10. Online payments include a processing fee.

Payment now includes your own sushi mat to use and take home.

Owner or Non-Owner

Join self-taught sushi expert Barry Courtney as he shares his enthusiasm for the avocado roll. Students will learn how to make sushi rice and practice rolling sushi. Yes, students can and will sample their creations!

Annual Fall Plant Sale

Saturday, Setpember 20 ∙ 10 am-2:00 pm

Stop in to see our friends from Holly Hill Farm and peruse their selection of organic cauliflower, mustards, broccoli and kale plants for your fall garden.

Designing Your Encore Career

Tuesday, September 23 ∙ 7:45-8:45 pm ∙ FREE!

Get support for defining the flow and passion of your next career. Discover local resources you can employ, networks and training available to help you move forward. Learn the steps to a successful mid-life career change and the life you imagine! Presented by Solution Skills and Roger Pinholster.

Five reasons to not go it alone:

  • Research that will save you many hours and let you focus on your new career.
  • Constant support and consistent feedback all along the way.
  • Contacts developed with the local resources you will need.
  • Financial planning assistance.
  • Develop the habits of success.

The first interview is free and the process takes about six weeks.

Autumn Haiku Hour

Thursday, September 25 ∙ 7:45-9:00 pm ∙ FREE!

Time to gather and write again in honor of the autumn season. Enjoy creating your own 17 syllable “essence” poems, and sharing with one another. Haiku helps us feel reverence for the natural world and for our own humanity. Often called the poetry of mindfulness, Haiku helps us tune into one image, one moment, and see the extraordinary in the commonplace.

Host: Katya Taylor, writer and healing arts educator. Her book, My Haiku Life, will be available at the workshop’s end.

Let Worms Eat Your Garbage, AKA Vermiculture

Saturday, September 27 ∙ 2:00-4:00 pm
Cost: $12 per person, please pay the farmer at the event
Location: Monticello Vineyards & Winery
1211 Waukeenah Hwy, Monticello, FL 32344


Join Cynthia Connolly, PhD., owner of Ladybird Organics™, as she explains and demonstrates everything you need to know to turn your kitchen scraps into valuable soil amendment, or worm compost. Worms, worm castings, plants, organic Muscadine wine and grapes will be for sale.

Ms. Connolly received her doctorate from Iowa State University in Agricultural Education and Agricultural Engineering. She is also a Certified Crop Advisor and a Florida Certified Nursery Professional.

Herbal Remedies

Tuesday, September 30 ∙ 7:45-9 pm ∙ FREE!

Learn the art of creating herbal infusions and tinctures. At this seminar you will learn about bulk herbs you can use to make delicious infused herbal teas/tisanes. After learning about infusions, we will prepare an herbal tincture. Tinctures are a fun, convenient way to administer the properties of botanical herbs and roots. You can then create your own simple remedies at home. Join us to explore these different methods while using a variety of plants and roots. Samples will be provided.

Instructor Phoenix Minklei is a Family Herbalist and she loves demonstrating sustainable food production from the garden. Phoenix is a Certified Yoga Instructor, Event Coordinator, Children's Book Illustrator, and has experience in early childhood education. Phoenix has a great passion for health food education and cooking. She teaches private and group classes.

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