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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.

Tallahassee Food Swap

Sunday, March 29 • 3:00-5:00 pm

Location: Ripe City Urban Farm, 400 West 6th Avenue, Tallahassee, FL 32303. Pre-registration is required, $2.00 donation requested.

Beautiful spring weather is right around the corner, and The Tallahassee Food Swap is hosting their second event on March 29th, 2015 at Ripe City Urban Farm. The first swap was a delicious success, with such lovely and varied locally foraged, homegrown and homemade edibles to trade. All of your tasty treats are welcome for an afternoon of good food and community. The event starts with a 30 minute period in which participants will fill out provided swap sheets declaring the items they've brought.  The following hour is all about mingling and sampling, and deciding for what your homemade sauerkraut, fresh bread, or pickled turnips is worth trading.  In the last half hour goods are exchanged. We'll provide tables, tents and refreshments; you provide the trades!

Please keep in mind that pre-registration is required, and the event is limited to forty participants. A $2 donation is also requested for participation. To register, please email For more information on the process, purpose, and beginnings of the modern food swap movement, visit, and check out the official Tallahassee Food Swap group on Facebook to find out more about our local movement!

Basic Cooking I

Tuesday, March 31 • 7:45-9:00 pm • FREE!

This session will be a class on basic items and foods for the new cook or for cooks who want to further their knowledge of cooking.

Spring Cooking With Spring Veggies

Thursday, April 2 • 7:45-8:45 pm • FREE!

Enjoy samples of Sadiqa’s spring veggies! Sadiqa Williams has enjoyed teaching cooking classes with New Leaf Market Co-op for eight years. Learn how and why holistic eating from plant-based foods is vital and sustaining. Discussing the nutritional values of food inspires and motivates healthy and "non-healthy" seekers everywhere. One-half cup food + one-half cup awareness = 1 healthy self-motivated lifestyle.

Sadiqua Williams is a personal chef who will come to your home and prepare delicious foods with or for you. Learn more at

Tri Weaving

Saturday, April 4 • 9:45-10:45 am • FREE!

Triangle weaving is a unique process that builds the weave from two opposite corners at the same time. It's perfect for beginners to advanced "yarn people," teens to adults. A good technique for those colorful, textured, glitzy, beady, novelty yarns that can't be used on a standard loom. Use it to blend in leftover scraps from other projects. Connect multiple triangles as throws, ponchos/wraps, even curtains, pillows or totes. “A most accommodating technique,” says presenter Alice Cappa, “it expresses to me the essence of weaving: blending in odd textures and colors into a unified whole.” Learn more about Alice and weaving at

Make Your Own Sushi

Tuesday, April 7 • 7:45-8:45 pm

$10 owners, $12 non-owners. Pre-payment required to reserve your seat. Limit 10.

Barry Courtney will be here to teach the basics of making your own sushi at home. Plus, sample your creation and take home your own sushi mat. Always a sell-out crowd, so register and pay online now!

Owner or Non-Owner

Make Your Own Hand Sanitizers

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

Renee Rogers is our green cleaning expert and always has great advice and innovative ideas for having a clean, chemical free and safe home.

Renee will demonstrate the art of making your own hand sanitizers. Follow along with her in this fun class. Save money and enjoy chemical free products at the same time.

Kids In The Kitchen: Snack Time!

Saturday, April 11 • 9:45-10:45 am • FREE!

This seminar will include snacks the children can make on their own as well as easy family recipes (requires baking in an oven with the parents’ assistance). We will make two No-bake Dips with Broccoli Trees (to enjoy during Arbor Day later in April) as well as taste test Parmesan Cheese Chips that can be made at home. Recipes will be provided. If time allows, we will also make a quick Ladybug Snack with butter crackers, peanut butter, raisins and chocolate chips.  

Presenter Katrina Goldman is a local mom who enjoys crafting and cooking with her child and his friends! She follows the Feingold program at home excluding chemical food dyes and preservatives for the benefit of her family. She’s eager to share her excitement about chemical free crafting and cooking.

This Kids In the Kitchen seminar will include hands-on opportunities for children, ages 3 to 9, to make their own healthy snacks! Parents are required to attend with children. Limited seating, please register online here or at the customer service desk.

Container Gardening

Tuesday, April 14  • 7:45-8:45 pm • FREE!

Taylor Vandiver, Commercial and Residential Horticulturist and Leon County Extension Agent, will explain best practices for growing fruits and vegetables in limited spaces, using containers.

This class is particularly designed for the Panhandle area.

Tips for Transitioning to a Plant-Based Diet

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

Whether you’re looking to increase your vegetable intake or make the transition to being a vegetarian, you don’t want to miss Sally Sanders’ tips for adding more plants into your diet. Samples will be provided.

Sally Sanders has a B.S. degree in Agriculture from the University of Florida and M.S. degree in Science Education from Montana State University. In addition to her professional career in education, she enjoys presenting seminars and workshops to raise awareness of the benefits of a plant-based diet. She is an active member of the Tallahassee Vegetarian Community and the Florida Vegan Spirituality Community, and is an advocate for animal rights.

Celebrate Earth Day

Saturday, April 18
Come join the fun and enjoy the celebration of Earth Day!
Tie Dye Demo 11:00 am-1 pm
Bring your own shirt.
O’Toole’s Herb Farm Plant Sale
11:30 am-3:00 pm
Stop by between 11:30 am-3 pm to purchase a variety of organic herbs and tomato plants from Certified Organic O’Toole’s Herb Farm.

Bulk Up Sale!

Saturday & Sunday, April 18 & 19

Everyone save 10% off all bulk on April 18 & 19! Stock up your pantry with savings on flours, grains, nuts, beans, rice, coffee, dried fruits, herbs and more. Reduced packaging equals increased savings, so bulk up and save!

Sea Vegetables

Tuesday, April 21  • 7:45-8:45 pm • FREE!

Join Jill Welch, whole foods educator, for a class of beneficial information pertaining to eating sea veggies. Jill will explain the various types of sea vegetables and how they can play a significate role in improving your well being.

Inflammation 101

Tuesday, April 28  • 7:45-8:45 pm • FREE!

If you suffer with joint pain, this workshop is for you! Come and learn what foods might be creating inflammation in your body. This workshop also addresses symptoms and signs of inflammation along with ways to improve your health by lowering inflammation in the body.

Denise Simpson, AKA Coach Denise, is a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She received her training at the prestigious Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She is also a Certified Personal Trainer and a Certified Facilitator through Franklin Covey’s Seven Habits of Successful Families. She holds both a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Public Administration degree from Florida State University. Coach Denise is also the radio host for the My Life Healthy Radio show on Wave 94.1.

STOP Waiting for Superman

Thursday, April 30  • 7:45-8:45 pm • FREE!

Learn how to get the most out of public education for your children…and all the children in the system. Understand from the inside/out how schools and school systems make decisions and operate within their structure. Learn the best ways to advocate for your children knowing the timing and approaches that will make you effective at the classroom, school and, district levels. Become knowledgeable of local resources that can help you make a difference.

Roger Pinholster has been an educator in Florida for the past 40 years. During his career he has served as a teacher, counselor, school principal and district administrator. Following this path, he has worked at elementary, middle, and high schools as well as taught courses for universities at the graduate level. He currently serves as a consultant to secondary schools that want to improve their reading and writing programs through the National Literacy Project. His goal has always been to create a school climate and system that fosters every student reaching their highest potential. Get support for defining the flow of your next career. Let Roger help you take steps to a successful mid-life career change. Enjoy this session as you learn more about developing habits of success.

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