Fort Collins Food Coop Outreach Programs

Community Events

Are you hosting an event, festival or meet-up related to food, local circles of profit, growing, farmers, or sustainability? Let us know and if there is a way we can help, teach, speak, or contribute to your event we'd love to. [email]

Golden Poppy Herbal Apothecary Presents:

Herbs 101: an introduction to herbs, what they are, how to use them, and why you want to know! Tuesday February 3 6:15-7:15pm and Wednesday February 4 6:15-7:15pm. Are you curious about natural health and herbal medicine? From flower essences, to herbal teas, to essential oils, in this class we will discuss some of the various ways plants can be used for enhancing your health. This class is taught by botanical herbalist Laura Cascardi with a suggested donation cost of $5. (This class is the first of many donation based talks on herbal medicine that we will be doing in the coming months, so stay tuned for more on all of the various topics in herbal medicine).

Herbal Chocolate Making: Wednesday February 11th 6:15pm
In celebration of Valentine's Day, come learn how to make your own herbal infused aphrodisiac chocolates. You'll learn about the medicinal benefits of not only chocolate, but other popular aphrodisiac herbs, as well how to create your own herbal infused chocolate truffles. Taught by Herbalist & Nutritionist Sarah Josey with a cost of $25 (Pre-registration is required, please call or stop by the store to sign up)

For information visit their website.

The Growing Project is hosting a Seed Swap

The 8th annual seed exchange and seed-starting event presented by The Growing Project, Home Grown Food, and The Old Town Library will be held on Saturday, March 7th from at 10:00am - 1:00pm. Come share/trade your seeds and knowledge.Bring your desire to start a garden. There will be a limited free seed and seed-starting soil for all attendees. Please bring a bag for soil! There will be a Master Gardeners on hand for Q & A and free gardening classes, schedule TBA at 10:00am - 1:00pm. For more information on this event visit the Facebook event page

Starry Night presents Coffee and Crafts

Thursday's nights from 6:30-9. 1st Thursday - How to Bead with Alice Howe, $5.00 for supplies. 2nd Thursday - FREE Crochet Circle Night. 3rd Thursday - Pinterest Inspired Recycled Crafting Class, $5.00 for supplies. 4th Thursday - FREE Jewellery Circle. Follow our classes on Facebook or at

Downtown Artery

Come check out the Downtown Artery's new Acoustic Showcase Series sponsored by Scene Magazine every Friday!

Bike to Work Day 2008

News and Upcoming Events

NOCO Food Cluster - Winter Market

Winter Market 2014

The primary mission for the Fort Collins Winter Farmers Markets is to support local food producers, to provide an outlet for direct sales to consumers, encourage season extension and increased supplies of fresh produce and whole foods in the region, and to educate consumers about the variety of local foods that are produced and sold during the fall, winter and early spring. The Winter Farmers Market facilitates the creation of relationships between producers and consumers.

Where: Downtown Fort Collins at the Opera Galleria -123 North College Ave.

From: 10:00 am 2:00 pm

Market hours: From Nov 8, 15 & 22; Dec 13 & 20; Jan 10, 24; Feb 14 & 28; Mar 7 & 28; Apr 11

Note:The December 6th market date has been replaced with a new date on February 13th.

Ask the Doc

Practical Health Solutions

Do you have questions about your supplements or about improving your health with natural supplements, natural treatments or diets? Joan Waters, a local naturopathic doctor who will be available at the Food Co-op on Wednesday, January 21st and 28th and Saturdays Jan 17th and 30th from 11am to 3pm to discuss all your supplement questions you may have. Feel Free to stop in during these times.

Joan is in private general practice in Fort Collins with emphases on gastrointestinal disorders and the naturopathic treatment of Lyme disease. She treats a wide variety of conditions, including autoimmune conditions and allergies. Concurrent with other treatments, she works to optimize her patient.

Food for Thought Film Series


Join us for our Free Quarterly Food For Thought Film Series presented by The Growing Project and The Fort Collins Food Co-operative. Monday, February 16th, 2015 from 6pm-8pm at Avogadro's Number. Enjoy the documentary and stay after for a panel discussion with local food experts.

The Film: Ingredients. At the focal point of this movement, and of this film, are the farmers and chefs who are creating a truly sustainable food system. Their collaborative work has resulted in great tasting food and an explosion of consumer awareness about the benefits of eating local.

Rolling Stone Sharpening Service

Rolling Stone Sharpening

Saturday, February 28th 11am drop-off 1pm pickup at the Co-op

Does the thought of cutting carrots make you cringe? Are your knives duller than conversation with our co-worker Kyle? Are your knives duller than living in Junction City, Kansas? Are your knives duller than your college Philosophy teacher?

TThen you need some professional knife sharpening services from the Rolling Sharpening Stone mobile sharpening services! Bring your knives down to the Fort Collins Food Cooperative on Saturday, February 28th at 11am. Our professional knife sharpening ninja will then sharpen each knife to perfection. You can then pick up your knives at 1pm. Cost per knife is only $4.

Charity of the Month

Friends of Happy Heart Farm

The mission of Meals on Wheels for Fort Collins is to provide nutritious noon meals and social interaction to eligible clients, five days a week, in the greater Fort Collins area.

Their services include a nutritious meal, friendly conversation, and a well-being check on each delivery day! They have helped so many people live right where they want to be, in their home! Meals on Wheels Fort Collins help homebound persons remain independent. For more information visit their website at

For more information visit their website

Interested in being our Charity of the Month? Simply [download the pdf], fill out the form and either [email it] or bring it into the Co-op. Its that easy!