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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 5:30-7:00 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.

Herbal Remedies

Tuesday, October 6 · 7:45-8:45 pm
$3 owners, $5 non-owner

Please register and prepay below or at the customer service desk.

Owner or Non-Owner

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

Instructor Phoenix Fermin 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.

The Chapman Program

Thursday, October 8 · 7:45-8:45 pm

The Chapman Community Health Program is a student run health service comprised of individuals involved with the Florida State University College of Medicine. Our goal is to provide long-term continuous care to the residents of the Maryland Oaks Crossing Community through preventive health services and health education while also connecting the community members to other healthcare resources in the Tallahassee area. With this mission, we as an organization have been able to establish monthly health screenings, an exercise program and a community garden. The community garden was established solely on donations and built by the hands of medical students with very little to no prior gardening experience. The community garden has been a staple of our program, which has allowed us to bring the community together in an unprecedented fashion. Us medical students from the Florida State University College of Medicine would like to show you where you can get the resources to build a community garden for free, how to build a community garden, and how to maintain a community garden. No prior gardening experience is required. We encourage all those interested in bringing a garden to revitalize and unite their community to attend.

Kids In The Kitchen—Pumpkinmania

Saturday, October 10 · 9:45-10:45 am
$3 owners, $5 non-owners

Please register and prepay below or at the service desk. Limit 12 children

Owner or Non-Owner

Katrina Goldman, local volunteer, mother and organic foods promoter will be here with pumpkins…mini pumpkins, large pumpkins, ALL THE PUMPKINS! She will give instructions on making natural orange food dye. The top eight food allergens will be absent in all food crafts. Children ages 5-10 may participate with an accompanying adult. There is a limit of 12 children. Register early as this class fills quickly.

Veggie Sushi Class

Tuesday, October 13 · 7:45-8:45 pm
$10 owners, $12 non-owners

Please register and prepay below or at the service desk. Limit 10

Owner or Non-Owner

Self-taught sushi expert Barry Courtney is eager to teach you how to use the best veggies to make the finest sushi at home. He always has a fun time and everyone enjoys the fellowship and the great sushi.  Participates get to carry home their own sushi mat as well. Register today as this class is very popular.


Tuesday, October 20 · 7:45-8:45 pm
$3 owners, $5 non-owners

Please register and prepay below or at the service desk. Limit 15

Owner or Non-Owner

Rene Luna, a physical therapist with over 22 years of experience, is honored to share with you valuable information to help you to unravel and discover hidden secrets that will significantly impact your health, fitness, looks and quality of life. In this workshop you will learn a simple, practical, yet highly effective, series of movements and positions designed to enhance the body's natural healing capacity and its rejuvenating ability. Transform your body to the pain-free and able-body that you have been wanting. Be there to learn this transformational series of motions.

Healthy Cooking On A Budget

Thursday, October 22 · 7:45-8:45 pm

Chelsea Marshall–Hirvel, UF-IFAS  Leon County Extension, Family Nutritional Assistant, will be here to share her knowledge of eating well and cooking with organic and natural foods. This class will teach you how to purchase organics on a budget, using New Leaf Market’s Co+op Basics products. Enjoy samples of featured recipe “Pumpkin Chili.” So, come join the fun! This class fills up fast, so register online or at the customer service desk.

"Killer Kart" A Short Film Screening

Friday, October 23 · 8:30-9:15 pm

$1 owner, $3 non-owner. Seating is first come, first served. Please be aware this film contains explicit language and is not suitable for children.

Owner or Non-Owner

A Halloween holiday tradition. 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!

Seven Days of Delights—Full Earth Farm

Tuesday, October 27 · 7:45-8:45 pm
$3 owners, $5 non-owners

Please register and prepay below or at the service desk.

Owner or Non-Owner

Join local Full Earth Farm managers Katie Harris and Aaron Suko for a crash course on cover crops. Learn what they are, how they work and why it is an integral part of organic farming systems to support healthy soils. Find out what cover crops they use at Full Earth and leave with information you can use in your home garden or on your farm!

Full Earth Farm, established in 2009, is a Certified Naturally Grown diversified vegetable farm in Quincy, Fl. Farmers Katie and Aaron grow a wide variety of vegetables for most of the year and sell through CSA, area restaurants, at Market Square on Saturdays and through the RHO Market ( They learned from the best, apprenticing at Turkey Hill Farm for a year before starting the farm. Since then, the farm has grown and Katie and Louise (Turkey Hill Farm) helped form the Red Hills Small Farm Alliance of which they are now Co-Directors. Soil health is the top priority at Full Earth Farm where they use farm made compost and several acres of cover crops every year, which acts as their main source of fertilizer. No non-organic pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers are ever used on the farm.

New Leaf Market Co-op Annual Ownership Meeting

Saturday, October 31· 1:00-4:00 pm


Owners, you're invited to attend the Annual Ownership Meeting on Saturday, October 31 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.

Location: American Legion at Lake Ella, 229 Lake Ella Drive.

Using Your Estate Plan to Express Your Wishes and Protect Your Family

Tuesday, November 3 · 7:45-8:45 pm

$3 owners, $5 non-owners

Please register and prepay below or the service desk.

Owner or Non-Owner

Twyla Sketchley helps families use estate planning tools and other legal options to care for one another through health, long-term care and end of life situations.

Ms. Sketchley is a Florida Bar Board Certified Elder Law attorney. She established The Sketchley Law Firm in Tallahassee in 2002 and is one of fewer than 100 attorneys in the entire state considered an expert in elder law by the Florida Bar. She is a Past Chair of the Florida Bar Elder Law Section, past president of Tallahassee Women Lawyers and a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

Kids In The Kitchen: Waste-less Turkey Craft

Saturday, November 7 · 9:45-10:45 am

$3 owners, $5 non-owners

Please register and prepay below or at the service desk. Limit 12

Owner or Non-Owner

Carly J. Sinnadurai, Executive Director of The Sharing Tree, will be here to assist the children in making fall crafts. The Sharing Tree is all about turning trash to treasure…especially during this time of thanks! Let us give thanks to our wonderful Mother Earth and all of the resources it provides. The Tree will be at the Co-op to promote waste reduction through creative reuse by making these wonderful waste-less turkeys. This is a great project to inspire young artists and environmentalists alike. Children ages 3-10 are welcome with accompanying adult.

Make Your Own Sushi

Tuesday, November 10 · 7:45- 8:45 pm

$10 owners, $12 non-owners

Please register and prepay below or at the service desk. Limit 10

Owner or Non-Owner

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

Filing for Social Security: Flexibility and Choices for Your Retirement Income

Thursday, November 12 · 7:45-8:45 pm

$3 owners, $5 non-owners

Please register and prepay below or at the service desk.

Owner or Non-Owner

Learn the essential parts of an estate plan and how each component can help protect you and your family.  Learn how even a simple estate plan is better than none at all.  Also, learn why it is important to make funeral/burial/cremation/memorial arrangements part of your estate plan, including options that may be environmentally kinder than traditional burials.

Prior to joining Waddell & Reed, John Kraniou 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.

The Stress Effect

Thursday, December 3 · 7:45-8:45 pm

$3 owners, $5 non-owners

Please register and prepay below or at the service desk.

Owner or Non-Owner

The Stress Effect—How stress affects your body’s energy systems and can become the root of physical, emotional and mental issues. In this experiential presentation, we will look at the two meridians most involved in stress–Triple Warmer and Spleen. You will find out why these two meridians are important to your body's stress response, how stress is expressed in your energy system, what can happen to your energy as a result and how you can balance these meridians at home! You will learn exercises (not the daily energy routine) and work on yourselves and each other, time permitting.

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.

Her work is informed by the understanding that all physical, mental and emotional issues have an energetic root and that addressing the energetic body creates deep healing on all levels. Her training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies enables her to share valuable information concerning stress. Join us for this informative session.

Kids In The Kitchen: Holiday Cookie Decorating

Saturday December 5 · 9:45-10:45 am

$3 owners, $5 non-owners

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

Owner or Non-Owner

A great holiday tradition started last year for our future New Leaf Market Co-op owners!

Bring your children for an hour of fun and food. Children will decorate their own cookies and take home their creations. Please, all attending children must be accompanied by an adult.

Vegetarian Sushi

Tuesday, December 8 · 7:45-8:45 pm

$10 owners, $12 non-owners

Please register and prepay below or at the customer service desk. Limit 10

Owner or Non-Owner

Join Barry Courtney for a fun evening of learning the techniques of sushi rolling, and take your own sushi mat home.  Barry’s informal style and pleasant personality will make this an enjoyable event. Register early as this class is very popular and fills quickly.

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