The fall season is in full effect, with gem-toned leaves embellishing our sidewalks, brisk evening weather drawing us indoors, heartier soups gracing our salad bar and daringly dark ales ever-present on our beer cooler’s shelves. With this magical time of year comes an even more magical event at the Co-op—Tasteful Thursdays!
Tasteful Thursdays is an annual event series that showcases the sights, the sounds, and most importantly, the tastes of the season. From November 7 through December 21 (except for November 28 when the Co-op will be closed for Thanksgiving), each Thursday from 5-7 p.m. the Co-op’s aisles will transform into a festive affair full of samples, gift ideas, holiday staff picks, and more. You’ll get to sample our Co-op Kitchen’s delicious Thanksgiving sides and desserts, available for special order to simplify your Turkey Day. You’ll get to meet some of our favorite local and regional brewmasters and winemakers, and sample their seasonal libations. You’ll get to hear some wonderful tunes from local musicians, including two of our talented staff members! And, of course, you’ll get to relieve some of your holiday stress with complimentary neck and back massages from Sonya of Balance… A Wellness Spa.
One of our featured vendors this week is Sticky Fingers Farm from Troy, ID. This family farm makes delicious small-batch ice cream with local and organic ingredients and they’ve recently added hummus to their lineup (lucky us!). The above photo features ice cream sandwiches made with the Co-op Bakery’s Molasses Crinkle cookies and Sticky Fingers’ Salted Caramel Ice Cream. We know, we know… it’s insane!
For the full list of Tasteful Thursday musicians and vendors check out the co-op website.