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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.

Friday, October 31 Tasting canceled.

$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.

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.

Coffee by Catalina Cafe

Saturday, October 4 • 10:00-11:00 am • FREE!

Maurice Moulton with Catalina Cafe shares his knowledge of the coffee world and offers some useful tips for brewing a great cup of coffee every time.

Catalina Coffee sells locally roasted Certified Organic, Fair Trade, and Rainforest Alliance Certified coffees.

Food Preservation

Tuesday, October 7 • 7:45-9:00 pm • FREE!

Many people enjoy growing their own fruits and vegetables, others do it out of necessity. Home food preservation remains an important and popular cultural activity. It is critical that those who practice preserving and processing foods at home have access to the most reliable information available concerning food safety and food quality.

Heidi Copeland, Leon County Extension Agent I, will be on hand to show you how to keep the goodness and freshness in your harvest of fruits and vegetables for days to come. Join us for an educational and fun time!

Safe Cosmetics

Thursday, October 9 • 7:45-8:45 pm • FREE!

Ashley Hope will demonstrate the best practices for choosing cosmetics that are safe.

Tie-Dye Workshop

Saturday, October 11 • 11 am-1:00 pm
Cost: $3 for owners, $5 for non-owners

Registration limited to 12.

Fabric artist and potter Currie Leggoe will demonstrate tie-dye techniques and then set you free to create your own masterpiece. Bring a shirt from home or purchase a Co-op t-shirt at the market, all other materials will be provided. One item per person, please. Join us on the front porch of New Leaf Market Co-op for a colorful Saturday morning!

“Food for Change” Free Movie Screening

Monday, October 13 • 7:00-9:30 pm • FREE!

Location: All Saints Theatre, 918 Railroad Avenue, Tallahassee, FL

In honor of Co-op Month, New Leaf Market Co-op is bringing you this provocative new film about the resurgence of food co-ops in the United States and examining the key role played by consumer-led food co-ops in America’s food economy. Producer/Director Steve Alves will be answering questions after the film. Seating is limited and is first come, first served. To learn more about this film, visit

Make Your Own Sushi

Tuesday, October 14 • 7:45-8:45 pm

$10 owners, $12 non-owners. Pre-payment required to reserve your seat, limit 10. Prepayment required for registration.

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

Lucky Goat Coffee

Thursday, October 16 • 7:45-8:45 pm • FREE!

Don't miss this fun time with the great folks from Lucky Goat Coffee as they teach you everything you every wanted to know about coffee! Coffee roasting is part art, science and experience and Lucky Goat Coffee has it all. The only specialty premium coffee roaster in North Florida with 15 years coffee industry experience from both the owner and the roastmaster.

Lucky Goat Coffee is a wholesale specialty coffee roasting distribution company serving business who care about their coffee. They produce specialty blends, single origin coffees including micro lots and have Fair Trade coffees available and produce a complete line of flavored coffees using only specialty grade coffees as a base.

Don't miss this fun time with the great folks from Lucky Goat coffee as they teach you to make the perfect cup of coffee in your own home!

“Killer Kart”-A Short Film Screening

Friday, October 17 • 9:00-9:45 pm

Cost: $1 per person. Seating is first come, first served. Please be aware this film contains explicit language and is not suitable for children.

Join us for popcorn, soda and a screening of the short film “Killer Kart,” filmed on location at your very own co-op.

An evil grows, hiding in plain sight. Just four wheels and a basket, but forged of aluminum in the fires of Hell. Tonight, it will strike, and the closing crew of a small-town grocery store will be thrust into the fight of their lives against the devastation of… The Killer Kart!

You don’t want to miss this award-winning short and you will never look at a grocery cart the same way again!

Wealth Management for Seniors

Saturday, October 18 • 10:00-11:00 am • FREE!

John Kraniou, Financial Advisor, will discuss the elements of wealth management and financial planning for seniors.

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 the Seminoles, Pittsburgh Penguins and Liverpool FC.

Waddell and Reed is committed to maintaining the highest standards of integrity and professionalism in our relationship with you, our client. We endeavor to know and understand your financial situation and provide you with only the highest quality information, services, and products to help you reach your goals.

Making and Using Moroccan Lemons

Tuesday, October 21 • 7:45-9:00 pm • FREE!

After a brief overview of preserved lemons are and how they are used, Adonica Gieger will present some facts and recipes from Paula Wolfart's book Good Food From Morocco. She will talk about Meyer lemons, Lisbon lemons and "improved" Meyer lemons. Adonica will share recipes that show you how to preserve lemons yourself and offer tips for making attractive lemon gifts. She will demonstrate how to use preserved lemons on pizza, in salads, and as a spread for fish and various other uses.

Healthy Chocolate Truffles

Thursday, October 23 • 7:45-9:00 pm • FREE!

Kimberly Hattaway has another fun recipe that she will be sharing in this class: healthy chocolate truffles, made with cocoa powder, almonds, almond butter, dates and coconut. They are yummy, easily made in a food processor and are great for the winter holidays

Taste of Fall Farm Tour Kick-off with TriEagle Sales

Friday, October 24 • 5:30-7:00 pm • FREE!

Fall into season with a taste of craft beer. Tri-Eagle Sales is partnering with New Leaf this October to encourage the community to enjoy the cooler weather by exploring New Leaf’s Farm Tour October 25th and 26th. On Friday October 24th, New Leaf and Tri-Eagle Sales will be kicking off the Farm Tour by hosting a sampling of some of the many desired fall beers. Learn more about the beers being sampled here.

7th Annual New Leaf Market Co-op

Saturday and Sunday, October 25 & 26 • All day • FREE!

Take advantage of this once-a-year event. Thirty-four local farms are opening their doors and inviting you to experience farm life. Each farm is offering something special. Families can enjoy tours that include barnyard animals, farm-fresh goods and refreshments. You can attend a workshop on beekeeping, take a hayride or talk to farmers who are committed to organic production. Visit working cattle and goat ranches, a dairy or a winery. And of course, purchase amazingly fresh goods directly from the farm. Farm descriptions, suggested tours and maps available here.

Farm TourFermenting and The Fall Garden

Tuesday, October 28 • 7:45-9:00 pm • FREE!

Jill Welch, The Kitchen Goddess, will teach you how to ferment what you have growing in your garden. Cultures around the world have been eating fermented foods for years, from sauerkraut in Germany to kimichi in Korea and everywhere in between. Studies have shown the link between probiotic rich foods and overall good health. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn fermentation from our local expert: The Kitchen Goddess!

Sprouting and Layered Salads

Wednesday, October 29 • 7:45-9:00 pm • FREE!

Learn the art of sprouting and creating beautiful layered garden salads that are nutritional, healthy and convenient for quick meals that you can grab out of the fridge at any time. Samples will be provided.

Instructor Phoenix Minklei is the Garden Manager at the gardens of Lichgate for Damayan Garden Project in Tallahassee, FL. Phoenix loves to demonstrate sustainable food production through volunteer coordination and hands-on experience. She has a great passion for nutrition and cooking.

The Green Smoothie and The Fall Garden

Thursday, October 30 • 7:45-9:00 pm • FREE!

This delicious green drink provides six-to-eight, fiber-packed servings of fresh fruits and vegetables in one meal. It can reduce cravings (especially sugar) and can increase your calcium, magnesium and zinc intake. You will feel better and be more energetic without a late-morning energy crash. Plus, when taking your green smoothie to work you have a great conversation piece. People who drink green smoothies report losing weight, balancing blood sugar (eliminating diabetes), reducing kidney stones and much more.

If you are looking for a lower cost/high power blender, Jill Welch will be demonstrating the OMNI blender, available for purchase through her website

Jill Welch, LM, owner of The Kitchen Goddess, is a natural foods chef and educator. She offers private and group cleanse classes, health consultations, and private cooking. Jill has 20 years of experience in helping people improve their diet and lifestyle, lose weight and stabilize their moods by adopting a natural foods way of life. She is the author of the forthcoming book, Eating For Vitality: Recipes That Make You Glow. For more information, visit

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