The Parkway District • 1235 Apalachee Parkway • Open Daily 8am - 10pm • 850.942.2557

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. (12/26 canceled)

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.

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 Farm Tour

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.

Seven Days of Local Delights - Fermenting 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!

Seven Days of Local Delights - 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.

Seven Days of Local Delights - 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

Die, Food Dyes!

Saturday, November 1 • 9:45-10:45 am • FREE!

Rebecca Evans will discuss products that contain harmful additives and dyes. She will also show you ways to shop wisely for non-dye items. This seminar is a great resource for adults and kids with food coloring sensitivities.

Annual Ownership Meeting

Saturday, November 1 • 1:00-4:00 pm • FREE!

Location: American Legion at Lake Ella, 229 Lake Ella Drive, Tallahassee, FL

Owners, you're invited to attend the Annual Ownership Meeting on Saturday, November 1 from 1 pm-4 pm at the American Legion at Lake Ella. Attendees will receive updates and end-of-year information from the Board of Directors and management. Additionally, board candidates will speak briefly on their reasons for running for the Board and the Annual Election will begin at the commencement of the meeting.

Simpler Solar

Tuesday, November 4 • 7:45-9:00 pm • FREE!

Simpler Solar Systems is pleased to be offering this event to inform farmers and the public about the benefits of Solar Well Pumping, aiding individuals interested in applying for a Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Grant, answering questions about solar in general and helping the curious understand just how solar works. REAP provides financial assistance to agricultural producers and rural small businesses in America to purchase, install and construct renewable energy systems. This is an excellent program that will help America reach the goal of winning the future. Simpler Solar will be available to answer any questions you may have about solar products and the REAP Grant process.

Food, Land and People

Saturday, November 8 • 10:00-11:00 am • FREE!

Doty Wenzel will lead an educational and interesting session explaining the importance of agriculture in our lives and how she is promoting this concept in school classrooms. We especially encourage teachers and parents to attend!


Thursday, November 6 • 7:45-8:45 pm • FREE!

Improve hormone balance without taking hormones. All the body hormone systems affect each other in many ways: adrenal, thyroid and sex hormones along with hormonal effects from blood sugar and body fat. We will discuss the latest on the functional medicine approach to hormone balance.

Elizabeth Markovich, FNP-C, DNP, Intergrative Healthcare, provides primary care for anyone age 12 and older and consultation for younger children, with a holistic and functional medicine approach.

Getting To The Heart of The Matter

Tuesday, November 11 • 7:45-8:45 pm • FREE!

Lowering fat intake and cholesterol lowering drugs have been the most common defense against heart disease in America. However, recent studies have proven low fat diets to be an inferior way to combat heart disease and cholesterol has been shown to be only a small part of the problem. Learn how to protect your heart using healthy fats and lowering inflammation, the true cause of heart disease.

Dr. Matthew Zaideman is a chiropractic physician with North Florida Spine and Wellness Institute who has a special interest in clinical nutrition and functional medicine. He has over 200 hours of postgraduate work in nutrition and works along side Dr. David Hartz, DC, who has been providing natural health solutions to community for over 35 years. Dr. Zaideman is an FSU alumnus and Florida native and his goal is to educate the community so they can take charge of their health and achieve optimum health without the need for drugs or surgery. 
North Florida Spine and Wellness Institute is dedicated to bringing the latest research and treatment available to relieve pain and help the body restore its normal healthy biochemical, structural and nutritional balance. They specialize in drugless, non-surgical management of acute and chronic loss of optimal health.

Pathwell Wellness

Thursday, November 13 • 7:45-9:00 pm • FREE!

Chiropractor Dr. Dustin Bledsoe will review the explanation of lower back problems and how to be relieved of pain.

Dr. Dustin Bledsoe is an Indiana native who received his Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from Indiana University. After a back injury, Dr. Bledsoe experienced first-hand the difference chiropractic care can make. He decided to attend National University of Health Sciences in St. Petersburg, FL and graduated with his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. In addition to his evidence-based education at National University of Health Sciences, Dr. Bledsoe is also has additional education in: Active Release Therapy (ART), Graston Technique, McKenzie Treatment Protocols and Rock Tape Kinesiology Taping.

In his spare time, Dr. Bledsoe enjoys spending time with his wife, Whitney, and his 2-year-old son, Xavier. He also enjoys lifting weights and regularly participates in powerlifting competitions.

Raw Kale Salad

Tuesday, November 18 • 7:45-8:45 pm • FREE!

Bridget Welch, LMT, Kundalini yoga teacher, children's book author, will demonstrate how to prepare her famous "Kale Salad" and will describe the benefits of each ingredient as she prepares the salad for you. Samples will be provided.

Make Your Own Sushi

Thursday, November 20 • 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.

Kids In The Kitchen

Saturday, December 6 • 10:00-11:00 am • FREE!

The holidays are a fun time to involve children in the cooking process. What better way to get started than with cookie decorating! The Co-op invites children and their parents for a morning of cookie decorating cookies. Parents must accompany child.

Make Your Own Sushi

Tuesday, December 9 • 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.

Kids Bearing Gifts

Saturday, December 13 • 10:00-11:00 am • FREE!

New Leaf Market Co-op invites children to this hands-on workshop. Kids will learn how to make from-the-heart gifts for their parents and grandparents. All supplies furnished. Parents must accompany the child.

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