Community Events

Ongoing Offerings:

  • Yoga with Amy Patee every Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm (Wedge Table)
  • Gentle Yoga and Meditation with Jes Rosenberg every Thursday morning from
    7:30 to 8:00 am (Wedge Table)
February 2016

Bee Keeping 101

Thursday, February 11
Kristy Allen
7:00–9:00 pm
Wedge Table

Come learn about the fascinating lives and work of bees and bee-keeping from Kristy of the Beez Kneez ( Enjoy complimentary honey, freshly baked bread and cheese.

This event is free and no registration is required.

Family Day

Friday, February 12
Blooma and Waldorf
10:00–11:30 am
Wedge Table

Join us for a day of fun with your little ones!

Story time with City of Lakes Waldorf Teacher at 10:00 am

Family-style yoga class with Blooma Yoga and Wellness at 10:45 am

All are welcome! Come early for breakfast or hang around afterwards to enjoy all that our market and cafe has to offer!

Gluten Free and Vegan Baking Class: Valentine's Day Sugar Cookies

Saturday, February 13
Melanie Pitts
Demo w/Tasting
2:00–4:00 pm
Wedge Table
$6 for non-owners, $4 for owners

The Food Allergy Support Group of MN and Hope's Kitchen Food Blogger, Melanie Pitts join forces to bring you and your family an afternoon of sweetness and fun! Join us to learn how to enjoy delicious treat this Valentines Day, even if your diet is limited. Melanie will demonstrate the process with help from attendees and everyone will join in decorating.

Please register at Customer Service of by calling 612-871-3993 by February 9th.

Find ingredients listing, and more class details here:

The Salami Story with Mike Philips of the Red Table

Thursday, February 18
Mike Philips
6:00–7:30 pm
Wedge Table

Join us for a tasting with local salumiere Mike Philips! As the owner of Red Table Meat Co., Mike buys pigs from small, sustainable farms and collaborates with farmers to honor the pig from farrow and feed to humane slaughter. Red Table promises, simply: Good Meat Here. Mike will be with us sharing his story and salumi.

This event is free, no registration required

Wine and Canvas

Saturday, February 20
local artist
6:00–9:00 pm
Wedge Table

Learn from a local artist how to recreate their masterpiece while enjoying food and drinks from the Wedge Table!

To register follow this link:,then click February 20th.

March 2016

Cheese Night with The Lone Grazer Creamery

Thursday, March 03
Rueben Nilsson
5:30–7:00 pm
Wedge Table

Join us for an evening with one of Minnesota's best cheese makers, Rueben Nilsson from the Lone Grazer Creamery. Located in Northeast Minneapolis, Rueben combines milk from grass-fed Minnesota cows and distinctive local flavors, giving traditional cheeses a new Minnesota accent. Come by to learn about this new urban creamery and taste some local cheeses!

This event is free, no registration required.

Tea Time with Verdant Tea

Thursday, March 10
David Duckler
7:00–9:00 pm
Wedge Table

Learn and experience tea with David from Verdant Tea. Learn about various types of teas, how to prepare and pour, and the ins and outs of tea culture and tea production. Enjoy samples various teas and you learn.

This event is free, no registration required

Demystifying Fermentation with GYST Fermentation Bar

Tuesday, March 29
6:00–8:00 pm
Wedge Table

Learn about the fermentation process and sample cultured vegetables by Whittier Neighborhood's own GYST Fermentation Bar.

Free and no registration required.

An Evening with Alaffia

Wednesday, March 30
7:00–8:30 pm
Wedge Table

The Wedge Community Co-op is honored to host the owner and founder of Alaffia (one of our favorite body care lines). Allafia, a Certified Fair Trade organization, works to advance gender equality and alleviate poverty in Togo, West Africa through the fair trade of indigenous resources and traditional knowledge. Olowo-n'djo Tchala, co-founder of Alaffia, and several leaders from Togo will visit our market and cafe to share their experiences. Please join us to learn about the inspirational people of Alaffia.

This event is free but space is limited so please sign-up. You can register here:, or visit the customer service desk at the store. Make sure you arrive early to find parking and ensure a spot. Seating opens at 6:30 pm. To learn more about Alaffia, visit

Intro to Soap Making

Thursday, March 31
John Hanson
6:00–8:00 pm
Wedge Table
$30/ $25 for co-op owners

Learn soap making from one of the Twin City's most popular soap vendors! In this demonstration class, students will be shown soap making using the cold-process method. Each student will receive an instructional manual and 5 bars of soap ($25 value).

Please pre-register at customer service, or by calling 612-871-3993, this class will be capped at 7 people- so reserve your spot early!

April 2016

Come Together Happy Hour

Tuesday, April 05
Our Community
In-store Event
4:00–6:00 pm
Wedge Table

Come together and connect! Join us for happy hour at the Wedge Table. These events have no formal agenda. Simply show up and get to know other co-op owners, Wedge staff and our nonprofit Change Matters partners.

Each person in attendance will receive one free drink and be able to snack on new products from the store.

We will host these happy hours on a quarterly basis, the next ones will be: June 28th, October 4th, January 12th.

Space is limited, so please register at customer service, or by calling 612-871-3993. This event will be capped at 45 people.

Kombucha with Bryan Bertsch of Deane's Kombucha

Wednesday, April 06
Bryan Bertsch
Demo w/Tasting
7:00–9:00 pm
Wedge Table
$30, $25 for owners

This 90 minute class includes instruction on how to brew your own great tasting Kombucha at home. Learn the first fermentation process, which yields a great basic Kombucha, ready to drink on its own. Exploe the nuances of the second fermentation and confidently add your own flavors to bring a unique taste and sparkling effervescence to each bottle.

Each student will receive a study guide with simple instructions plus a starter culture to begin your Kombucha adventure right away.

This class will include samplings of several different varieties of Kombucha. Be ready to quench your Kombucha thirst and get all your Kombucha questions answered!

Please pre-register at customer service, or call 612-871-3993. This class will be capped at 25.

Issues in Organic Farming Panel

Thursday, April 07
6:30–8:00 pm
Wedge Table

Organic food and farming is an important topic in the world today and impacts us deeply in the co-op world. Join us for an evening of discussion with local leaders and experts in the field.

The panelists include:
-Jack Hedin of Featherstone Farms
-Pakou Hang or the Hmong American Farmers Association
-Mark of the Cornucopia Institute
-Sarah Folt-Jordan of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

Light snacks from our catering department will be served. This event is free and no registration is required.

Drum Making Workshop

Saturday, April 23
Wayne Manthey
10:00–3:00 pm
Wedge Table
$110 for 13-inch drum, $135 for 16-inch drum

According to Wayne, making your own drum is a journey you will remember for the rest of your life. Using a wooden frame and a deer hide Wayne will lead you through the process.

Please pre-register at customer service, or by calling 612-871-3993, this class will be capped at 13 people.