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.
$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 (New Time)

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.


MJ Movement Healthy Lifestyle Support

Tuesday, April 22 ∙ 7:45-9:00 pm ∙ FREE!

Do you want to get healthy and fit, but have some obstacles getting in your way? MJ Movement is here to help! Our FIT Advocates are certified personal trainers and have master’s degrees in social work. Come get some support and talk about your struggles. We will talk about healthy eating habits, exercise ideas, healthy goal setting and much more. Whether you are just starting a new healthy lifestyle, or have been working on it for a while, the support is here for you to discuss your unique journey.


Just Chasing the Sun—Dixie Ann Black, Author, Speaker, Poet

Wednesday, April 23 ∙ 7:45-9:00 pm ∙ FREE!

In the busyness of life there is always time to escape and surrender to the sacred joy of being. Dixie Ann Black shares many such moments and invites you to join her in the joy of awareness through her short stories and poetry. You may purchase a copy of Ms. Black’s book this evening. Dixie will be happy to personalize your copy.


Nut Milks, Make Your Own

Thursday, April 24 ∙ 7:45-9:00 pm ∙ FREE!

Bridget Welch, local massage therapist, yoga teacher and healthy eater since 1996, will demonstrate how to use a blender to make your own nut and seed milks. Nut milks are fresh, nutritious and earth-friendly alternatives to cow milk. Samples will be provided.


Kimchee

Monday, April 28 ∙ 7:45-9:00 pm ∙ FREE!

Kimchee, a pro-biotic pickled vegetable condiment from Korea, can easily be made at home. Kimchee promotes healthy digestion, is delicious with rice and many other foods and it’s easy on the budget. Learn how to make your own with Natural Foods Educator Jill Welch.


Make Your Own Sushi

Tuesday, April 29∙ 7:45-8:45 pm
$10 owners, $12 non-owners. Pre-payment required to reserve your seat, limit 10.

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

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!


Facts About Food Cravings

Wednesday, April 30 ∙ 7:45-9 pm ∙ FREE!

Why do people often have 3:00 p.m. snack attacks? Why do we crave some foods more than others? Learn solutions to reduce or prevent food cravings. Presented by clinical dietitian Barbara Gray, MS, RD, LD, and owner of Food for Life.


Eat Healthy, Live Longer

Thursday, May 1 ∙ 7:45-9:00 pm ∙ FREE!

Eating healthy is not the same as eating foods you don’t like. Whole Foods Chef Sadiqa Williams will show you just how true that is—all you have to do is come to class. Raised on pork and pork-flavored vegetables, Sadiqa knows exactly how challenging it is to cook healthy foods with the delicious flavors you crave. Determined to prepare healthy meals, Sadiqa learned to cook family favorites without unhealthy fats, sugars and salt.


Co-op Café Night

Friday, May 2 ∙ 7:00-8:00 pm ∙ FREE!


Cloth Diapering 101 with Ecological Babies

Saturday, May 3 ∙ 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!


Mindfulness and Integrative Medicine for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

Tuesday, May 6 ∙ 7:45-9:00 pm ∙ FREE!

Class will begin and end with mindfulness instruction and practice. Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are expected to be rampant among members of the Boomer generation. A great deal of research is ongoing on understanding, prevention, and treatment of dementia diseases. This mindfulness class will examine the lifestyle choices that may prevent, delay or minimize dementia diseases.   The class will focus on stress management, understanding what is currently known about these diseases, and evidence-based nutrition, supplements, exercise, and how you can make the best choices for you.  

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.


Vegetables From the Sea

Wednesday, May 7 ∙ 7:45-9:00 pm ∙ FREE!

Jill Welch, whole foods educator, will demystify sea vegetables. No matter what your health goals may be, sea vegetables can play a significant role in improving your well being. Sea vegetables add valuable trace minerals to your diet and can detoxify heavy metals from your body. Jill will explain the various types of sea vegetables and prepare some delectable samples.


Designing Your Encore Career

Thursday, May 8 ∙ 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 engage us instead of going it alone:

  • Our research 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.

We can help you! The first interview is free and the process takes about six weeks.


New Leaf Market Co-op Carnival 40th Anniversary

Saturday, May 10∙ 3:00-8:00 pm ∙ FREE!

Join us for Co-op Carnival, a celebration of our 40th anniversary. Enjoy kid-friendly games like Duck Pond and Nose Pick, face painting, and a dunk tank staffed by the Tallahassee RollerGirls. Create a one-of-a-kind creation at our tie-dye station. Enjoy complimentary snow cones, popcorn and birthday cake. Beer from local Grasslands Brewery and live performances by: The African Caribbean Dane Theatre, The Bothy’s, Cows Don’t Care and Trial By Stone. More information here.


Juicing: Do Your Body Good

Tuesday, May 13 ∙ 7:45-9:00 pm ∙ FREE!

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


New Leaf Market Co-op Board of Director’s Candidate Forum

Wednesday, May 14 ∙ 6:30-7:30 pm ∙ FREE!

Are you an owner of New Leaf Market Co-op? Do you want to run for the Board of Directors of the Co-op? Tonight’s meeting will answer all your questions and concerns. Please join us.


MJ Movement Healthy Lifestyle Support

Thursday, May 15 ∙ 7:45-9:00 pm ∙ FREE!

Do you want to get healthy and fit, but have some obstacles getting in your way? MJ Movement is here to help! Our FIT Advocates are certified personal trainers and have master’s degrees in social work. Come get some support and talk about your struggles. We will talk about healthy eating habits, exercise ideas, healthy goal setting and much more. Whether you are just starting a new healthy lifestyle, or have been working on it for a while, the support is here for you to discuss your unique journey.


Let Worms Eat Your Garbage, AKA Vermiculture

Saturday, May 17 ∙ 2:00-4:00 pm
Location: Monticello Vineyards & Winery
1211 Waukeenah Hwy, Monticello, FL32344
850-294-9463

Cost: $12 per person, please pay the farmer at the event

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.


MJ Movement Healthy Lifestyle Support

Tuesday, May 20 ∙ 7:45-9:00 pm ∙ FREE!

Do you want to get healthy and fit, but have some obstacles getting in your way? MJ Movement is here to help! Our FIT Advocates are certified personal trainers and have master’s degrees in social work. Come get some support and talk about your struggles. We will talk about healthy eating habits, exercise ideas, healthy goal setting and much more. Whether you are just starting a new healthy lifestyle, or have been working on it for a while, the support is here for you to discuss your unique journey.


Get Down With Your Weight

Wednesday, May 21 ∙ 7:45-9:00 pm ∙ FREE!

You want to be healthier and you have tried many diets. However, the weight continues to increase with each passing year. Learn common misconceptions about weight loss and how to overcome challenges that can interfere with your goals for a healthier you. Presented by clinical dietitian Barbara Gray, MS, RD, LD, and owner of Food for Life.


Kale Salad

Thursday, May 22 ∙ 7:45-9:00 pm ∙ FREE!

Join Bridget Welch, LMT, to learn the secret of making her famous “massaged” kale salad. Kale salad is a highly nutritious dish. Bridget, a long time vegetarian and health care professional, will demonstrate how to make the salad and talk about the health benefits of kale, as well as many other ingredients.


Make Your Own Sushi

Tuesday, May 27∙ 7:45-8:45 pm
$10 owners, $12 non-owners. Pre-payment required to reserve your seat, limit 10.

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

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!


Express Your Wishes & Protect Your Family with Estate Planning

Thursday, May 29 ∙ 7:45-9:00 pm ∙ FREE!

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 and 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.

Twyla 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 the Immediate 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. Ms. 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.