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1620 Fort Riley Blvd, Suite 101
Manhattan, KS 66502

(785)539-4811

People's Grocery Cooperative Exchange is a member-owned food store in Manhattan, Kansas specializing in local, organic, natural and allergen-free food options. Our knowledgable and caring staff is dedicated to a sustainable lifestyle, especially as we continue to grow. We offer a wide variety of bulk products, organic and local produce and meats, an extensive supplement and herb selection, a natural grocery department with a focus on small and sustainable companies and deli where everything is homemade. Stop by and grab the most sustainable sandwich and town and check out our selection. You will not be disappointed! 

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Events & Classes

We hold classes on cooking, meditation, cleanses, acupuncture & Chinese medicine, DIY projects and discussions on important ideas & current events in natural foods and living.

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Jul 31

UFM SUMMER CLASSES

People’s/UFM free classes summer 2017  

1. Intro to Meditation – We’ll cover meditation basics in this conversational and experiential class: setting sacred space, relaxing, grounding, and mindfulness. People’s Grocery & UFM have collaborated to bring you this class. People’s Grocery & UFM have collaborated to bring you this class.

        Instructor: Palma Holden, M.S., helps people relax, de-stress, and feel better, brighter about life through her practical, spirit-lifting workshops and private consulting.  Palma Holden, 785-341-9072, palma@brightlifeconsulting.com.

Thursday, June 1, 7-8pm; maximum ?

Location: UFM Solar Addition

 

2. Self-Help with Reiki - Would you like to feel balanced and more at peace with yourself? Learn how to listen to your Self and balance your needs with Reiki. Reiki is the healing aspect of universal energy, channeled to assist the body in becoming balanced and healthy.

How will Reiki help me? Reiki will align the body's ki (life force) to promote emotional, energetic, and spiritual balance. Self-Help with Reiki is an introductory class to learn how to alleviate stress and boost our immune systems through self-healing. We will learn the history of Reiki, a meditation practice, and practical applications for healthier living. Please wear comfortable clothing, and be prepared to have some fun while learning! People’s Grocery & UFM have collaborated to bring you this class.

       Mandy Ryan received her certification in the Usui Reiki Ryoho system in January 2011. She enjoys facilitating learning experiences and passing on tools for healthier living. 

 Monday, July 24, 6-8pm,

Location: UFM Solar Addition

Minimum 1; maximum 6

 

3. Dressing & Sauces – Join us at this People’s Grocery & UFM class to taste some dressings and sauce recipes for fresh veggies and summer salad. Everyone will get to take home the recipes. People’s Grocery & UFM have collaborated to bring you this class.

   Sylvia Beeman is the bulk herb/spice/tea director at People’s Grocery, the local natural food store.

She loves to make delicious, healthful, and colorful meals for family and friends from produce she grows at the Manhattan Community gardens.

Saturday, June 10, 2-3:30pm

Location: UFM kitchen

Max 10

 

4. Vegetarian Taco Party – At this vegetarian Taco Party, you will get to taste different tacos and dips- all vegetarian using seasonal veggies. People’s Grocery & UFM have collaborated to bring you this class.

April Wagnon is a long-time resident of Manhattan. She attended KSU, makes jewelry, works in Aggieville, and is a concerned mother who shops healthy.

Saturday, July 8th, 6-8pm

Location: UFM kitchen

Max 12

 

5. Canning from your Garden – Take advantage of the freshness of summer and can all your veggies for use during the fall and winter months! Taught by two MHKers who can straight from the garden all spring and summer long. Including quick pickle recipes for all kinds of veggies, jams, and relishes. . People’s Grocery & UFM have collaborated to bring you this class.

Kathleen Tanona and Sarah Killian

Sarah is the general manager at People’s Grocery, wife & mother and is a passionate locavore who enjoys gardening, fermenting & canning all her gardens goodies!

Kathleen has a day job in healthcare, aspiring locavore, supporter of local businesses, sewist, believer in handmade gifts, mother, wife, and amazing MHK’er. 

Wed. June 14, 5:30-7:30pm

Location: UFM kitchen

Max 15

 

6. Fermentation – Learn how to make Kombucha, cheeses, kefir, and more at this class. People’s Grocery & UFM have collaborated to bring you this class.

Jenny Guilford is the Wellness Manager at Peoples Grocery Cooperative in Manhattan, formerly the manager of the K-State Willow Lake Farm, with a Bachelor's of Science in Horticulture with an emphasis on organic and sustainable agriculture.

Saturday, July 15, 2-3:30pm

Location: UFM Fireplace room or Solar Addition

Max 15

 

7. Kids in the Garden – Teaching kids about our local gardening outlet (Riley Community Gardens) Garden members will donate an hour and kids can get to walk around, pick (from selected gardens), and eat fresh veggies & fruit. They will get to take home a bag of fresh food to cook with parents.

Sarah Killian & Sylvia Beeman

Sarah is the general manager at People’s Grocery, wife & mother and is a passionate locavore who enjoys gardening, fermenting & canning all her gardens goodies! 

Sylvia is the bulk herb/spice/tea director at People’s Grocery, the local natural food store. She loves to make delicious, healthful, and colorful meals for family and friends from produce she grows at the Manhattan Community gardens.

June 3, 9:30-10:30am

Riley Community Gardens

Max 10