Events

2017 Events

  • The Farm at South Mountain
  • Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at HonorHealth
  • Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market
  • Downtown Phoenix Open Air Farmers Market
  • Southwest College of Healing Arts (SWIHA)
  • Gregory’s Fresh Marketplace
  • Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM)
  • Children’s Museum of Phoenix
  • Maricopa County Libraries (Summer Reading)

Intuitive Cooking Experiences at The Farm at South Mountain, 6106 South 32nd Street, Phoenix, AZ

Hands-on cooking experience with simple recipes and culinary techniques from new cookbook, A New View of  Healthy Eating. All dishes prepared with local Arizona organic farmers’ market fresh produce. Enjoy hands-on cooking class and enjoy tasting your creations with the beauty of The Farm. Take a look at some our photos in our adult and kids classes and hope to see you this season.

  • January 22, 2017, Sunday, 11am-1pm: Intuitive Cooking Experience in the New Year, The Farm at South Mountain, Phoenix, AZ  Menu: Unique citrus salad and perfect salad dressing; bamboo steamer farmers’ market veggies with citrus and walnut finishing dressing; heirloom tomato lentil soup.$45 per person+tax  Purchase ticket here
  • February 19, 2017, Sunday, 11am-1pm, Intuitive Cooking Experience: Farm-to-Table Cooking Class, The Farm at South Mountain, Phoenix, AZ  Menu: Unique Asian salad with ginger dressing; seasonal hummus with fresh herbs; veggie stir-fry with lots of greens. $45 per person+tax  Purchase ticket here

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  • February 25, 2017, Saturday, 11:30am-12:30pm, Kids Cooking at The Farm, The Farm at South Mountain, Phoenix, AZ Hands-on fun cooking class, just for kids. Menu: Massage the Kale Salad, Spiralize the Veggies, Decorate your Plate. $25 per person+tax  Purchase ticket here
  • March 19, 2017, Sunday, 11am-1pm, Spring Intuitive Cooking Experience, The Farm at South Mountain, Phoenix, AZ  Menu: Heirloom tomato gazpacho; veggie salad with fresh herb dressing; bamboo steamer root veggies. $45 per person+tax  Purchase ticket here

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  • March 25, 2017, Saturday, 11:30am-12:30pm, Kids Cooking at The Farm, The Farm at South Mountain, Phoenix, AZ Hands-on fun cooking class, just for kids. Menu: Massage the Kale Salad, Spiralize the Veggies, Decorate your Plate. $25 per person+tax  Purchase ticket here

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  • April 9, 2017, Sunday, 11:30am-12:30pm, Kids Cooking at The Farm, (9-14 years), The Farm at South Mountain, Phoenix, AZ Hands-on fun, interactive cooking class, for older kids. Menu: Unique Hummus Wrap with fresh spring herbs and spiral veggies. $25 per person+tax Purchase ticket here
  • April 23, 2017, Sunday, 11am-1pm Intuitive Cooking Experience: Farm-to-Table: 3 New Ways to Cook Local Spring Veggies, The Farm at South Mountain, Phoenix, AZ Menu: Refreshing cold soup, bamboo steamer veggies, and spring veggie stir-fry. $45 per person+tax Purchase ticket here
  • May 6, 2017, Saturday, 11:30am-12:30pm Kids Summer Cooking at The Farm (6-14 years), The Farm at South Mountain, Phoenix, AZ Menu: Colorful salad with summer farmers’ market veggies and hands-on tasty dessert. $25 per person+tax  Last Kids Cooking class of the season at The Farm  Call to reserve your spot: 602.615.2486.
  • May 21, 2017, Sunday, May 21, 2017, 10am-noon Intuitive Cooking Experience: Farm-to-Table: Refreshing Summer Veggies, The Farm at South Mountain, Phoenix, AZ Menu: Veggie Quinoa Salad, Raw Cashew Pesto with Spiral Veggies, Olive Tapenade. $45 per person+tax   Last Intuitive Cooking Experience class of the season at The Farm. Call to reserve your spot: 602.615.2486.

Virginia G Piper Cancer Center at HonorHealth

  • January 31, 2017, Tuesday, 4-8pm, Jumpstart a Healthy New Year: Lean and Clean in 2017
    • Honored to participate in this free health fair with lots of ways to be fit and healthy in 2017. Enjoy cooking demos, exercise activities, screenings, pampering, and more. You’ll also receive a wellness “toolkit” gift box.
    • Scottsdale Shea Medical Center, Brady Conference Center, 9003 E. Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ
    • RSVP: Call 623.580.5800 or online at: HonorHealth.com/events
  • February 8, 2017, Wednesday, 6:00-7:30pm EAT REAL Nutrition Class
    • Intuitive Cooking with Local Seasonal Produce
    • Do you want to create simple, delicious dishes from local seasonal produce?Learn how to intuitively cook with what’s available in our local farmers’ markets and CSA boxes with dietitian Terri Taylor and special guest Melanie A. Albert.  Melanie is an intuitive cooking expert, speaker and author of the cookbook: “A New View of Healthy Eating: Simple Intuitive Cooking with Real Whole Foods.” She will be demonstrating  recipes from her cookbook and sharing simple culinary skills.  You don’t want to miss this opportunity to learn from the expert!
    • Classes are free, however seating is limited.
    • Registration is required. Visit honorhealth.com/events or call 623-580-5800.
    • Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, First Floor Education Conference Room, 10460 N.92nd Street, Scottsdale, AZ

Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market

The 2017 taste-ED Series: Build the Basics for your Kitchen & Garden Pantry

  • Saturdays, 10:30-11:30am, Liverys Carriage House,  3806 N. Brown Ave, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Cook the Series: Seasonal & Simple Intuitive Cooking
    • February 18, 2017
    • March 18, 2017
    • April 22, 2017
  • Complimentary classes for the public. Space is limited.

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Gregory’s Fresh Marketplace

  • Grandfamilies Place, Phoenix
    • January 23, 2017, 11am-noon, February 15, 2017, 3:30-4:30pm,  March 27, 2017, 11am-noon, April 24, 4:30-5:30opm
    • Private health and nutrition events with veggies and fruit from Gregory’s Fresh Marketplace.
    • Cooking demo with real whole foods and yoga by Melanie Albert

Downtown Phoenix Open Air Market

  • Saturday, February 11, 2017, 8am-noon, Book Signing, A New View of Healthy Eating: Simple Intuitive Cooking with Real Whole Foods
  • Saturday, April 15, May 20, June 10, 2017, 9-10am, Shop with the Chef Series.
    • Join this exciting experience, when you get to shop the Market with your favorite local Chef. Meet the farmers themselves and talk with them about what’s growing. Learn what’s in season and how to pick the right produce. Watch as the Chef prepares her market finds into the freshest dish and enjoy tasting a true farm to table meal. Go home with more than just the recipe, shop the market and use your new knowledge to create your own seasonal dishes!
  • 721 N. Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ (Central & Pierce)

Southwest College of Healing Arts

  • Friday, April 7, 2017, 6pm. Gifts & Graces: Nourish Your Soul; celebrating Mother Earth Day.
  • Honored to lead cooking demo: Whole Food SOUL (Seasonal. Organic. Unprocessed. Local.)
  • Click to learn more.

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Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM)

  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 6-8pm, Anti-Inflammatory Cooking: A Quick Roots & Greens Stir-fry.
  • In this plant- based stir-fry, we’ll cook with good “fat”, heart-healthy, anti-inflammatory extra virgin olive oil and garlic, plus beta-carotene-rich root veggies (like carrots and sweet potatoes), and antioxidant-rich greens. You’ll learn the top foods to stock in your pantry to be ready to prepare simple, healthy meals every day.
  • 2140 E. Broadway Road, Tempe, AZ
  • $45.99 per person, Call to register 480.222.9620.
  • Saturday, May 13, 11am-2pm, Treat Inflammation Naturally:  Cooking & Yoga Fundamentals Workshop. Participate in a cooking class with special recipes and practice yoga techniques designed to treat inflammation. You will learn yoga techniques to relieve pain and inflammation and how to prepare a beautiful delicious, super healthy massaged raw kale salad with the 3-ingredient salad dressing from Melanie’s new book, “A New View of Healthy Eating.” We will prepare the salad with “good fat” heart-healthy anti-inflammatory extra virgin olive oil, nuts and seeds, phyto-nutrient-rich kale, and antioxidant-rich fruit and berries. You’ll learn tips to shop for a high-quality olive oil.
  • 2140 E. Broadway Road, Tempe, AZ
  • $59.99 per person, Call to register 480.222.9620
  • Wednesday, June 7, 6-8pm, Learn 2 Quick & Healthy Ways to Cook Organic Veggies. Fun, interactive, hands-on cooking experience. You’ll learn how to cook with the bamboo steamer which allows the veggies to retain most of their nutrients. We’ll steam carrots and finish them with “good fat” walnut oil, toasted cumin seeds, and fresh lemon and parsley. We’ll roast roots including carrots, sweet potatoes, and radishes. You’ll learn tips to shop for local, seasonal, organic food.
  • 2140 E. Broadway Road, Tempe, AZ
  • $45.99 per person, Call to register 480.222.9620.

Children’s Museum of Phoenix

  • Culinary Camp: June 19-23 and July 17-21, 2017. Click to learn more.
  • So honored to encourage young kids this summer with fun, healthy food at Culinary Camp! Yes, we will be spiralizing veggies, making dressing, and grinding spices.

Maricopa County Libraries

Hatha Yoga for Self-Care with Music of the Tibetan Bowl

  • June 6, 2017, 1pm, Perry Branch Library, Gilbert, AZ
  • June 24, 2017, 2pm, Avondale Civic Center Library
  • June 29, 2017, 6pm, Dobson Branch Library, Mesa, AZ
  • July 22, 2017, 2pm, Saguaro Branch Library, Phoenix, AZ

Hatha Yoga for Teens with Music of the Tibetan Bowl

  • June 13, 2017, 10:30am, Morristown Volunteer Library

 

Nutrition & Cooking for Teens:  Summertime Cold Tomato Soup & Home-made Hummus

  • June 17, 2017, 3pm, Mesquite Branch, Phoenix, AZ

 

Nutrition & Cooking: Summertime Tomato Soup & Home-made Hummus (Adults)

  • June 3, 2017, 2pm, Acacia  Branch, Phoenix, AZ
  • June 4, 2017, 1:30pm, South Mountain Community Branch, Phoenix, AZ
  • June 8, 2017, 11am, Palomino Library, Scottsdale, AZ
  • June 10, 2017, 2pm, Cholla Branch, Phoenix, AZ
  • July 29, 2017, 1pm, Velma Teague Branch, Glendale, AZ

 

Nutrition & Cooking: Veggie Pasta with Creamy Basil Cashew Pesto (Adults)

  • July 18, 2017, 2pm, Appaloosa Library Branch, Scottsdale, AZ

2016 Events

Intuitive Cooking Experience at The Farm at South Mountain, Phoenix, AZ

December 11,  2016, Sunday, 11:00am-1:00pm

Want to learn how to cook with different farmer-fresh organic ingredients for the holiday? Do you receive your produce from your CSA or the farmers’ market and are puzzled on how to cook with them?

Learn how to cook with local, seasonal veggies with the skill of intuitive cooking lead by Melanie Albert, Intuitive Cooking Expert and author of A New View of Healthy Eating.

Join The Farm at South Mountain and Melanie Albert of Experience Nutrition for a unique hands-on cooking opportunity to create delicious dishes with simple culinary skills and fresh, in-season, organic ingredients from The Farm.

During the experience you will learn culinary skills such as making unique salad with what’s in season, a perfect herbal salad dressing, veggie stir-fry, and a delicious healthy dessert for the holidays. Once you intuitively create your dishes, you’ll enjoy mindfully eating your beautiful holiday creations with community in the beauty of The Farm.

Click here to purchase your ticket.

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Green Living Magazine Simple Solutions Summit

December 10, Saturday, noon-3pm, Marriott Tempe at the Buttes, 2000 W. Westcourt Way, Tempe, AZ

Simple solutions on six pillars of sustainability: air, energy, education, food, water, and waste. Intuitive cooking expert, Melanie Albert will showcase an intuitive cooking demo with local Arizona produce, and book signing, A New View of Healthy Eating.

Salad Fest for the Seniors with Gregory’s Fresh Market

December 13, 2016, 1pm, Fellowship Towers, Private Event

Holiday festivities, featuring 3 unique salad and dressings: Kale salad with fresh berries, Mixed greens with balsamic dressing, and fresh fruit salad.

A New View of Healthy Eating Cooking Class with Melanie A. Albert, Cocoa Beach Public Library, Cocoa Beach, FL

December 17, 2017, 10am

Intuitive cooking expert, author, and speaker, Melanie A.Albert will host this cooking class based on recipes from her new cookbook, A New View of Healthy Eating.

Have fun learning how to create your own delicious, gourmet healthy desserts for the holiday season. Learn how to create an incredible chocolate dessert and an aromatic apple crisp with freshly ground spices. All desserts are gluten-free and dairy-free, and use natural sweeteners. Enjoy the interactive cooking experience, learn simple culinary techniques, and mindfully enjoy eating the creations with your community. Melanie will be available for Q&A and book signing.

Cost is $15.

Call 321.868.1104, the Cocoa Beach Public Library to register.

 

Intuitive Cooking Experience at The Farm at South Mountain, Phoenix, AZ

November 20,  2016, Sunday, 11:00am-1:00pm

Want to learn how to cook with different farmer-fresh organic ingredients for Thanksgiving and the Holidays? Do you receive your produce from your CSA or the farmers’ market and are puzzled on how to cook with them?

Learn how to cook with local, seasonal veggies with the skill of intuitive cooking lead by Melanie Albert, Intuitive Cooking Expert and author of A New View of Healthy Eating.

Join The Farm at South Mountain and Melanie Albert of Experience Nutrition for a unique hands-on cooking opportunity to create delicious dishes with simple culinary skills and fresh, in-season, organic ingredients from The Farm.

During the experience you will learn culinary skills such as making simple Squash Soup, Sweet Potato Salad, and Bamboo Steamer Carrots. Once you intuitively create your dishes, you’ll enjoy mindfully eating your beautiful fall menu with community in the beauty of The Farm.

A New Look at Shopping & Cooking at the Phoenix Public Market, Fall 2016

Enjoy hands-on interactive cooking demonstrations  with farmers’ market fresh produce. Learn what to look for while shopping at the Downtown Phoenix Public Market. Learn simple culinary skills, the intuitive cooking method, and enjoy dining on the food you prepared with friends and community.

THIRD SATURDAY THIS FALL. There is a $10 fee to cover the cost of materials for each of these classes.

August 20, 2016, Saturday, 9:00-11:00am  CLICK TO REGISTER

September 17, 2016, Saturday, 9:00-11:00am CLICK TO REGISTER

October 15, 2016, Saturday, 9:00-11:00am  CLICK TO REGISTER

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Intuitive Cooking Experience at The Farm at South Mountain

October 9,  2016, Sunday, 11:00am-1:00pm

Want to learn how to cook with different farmer-fresh organic ingredients? Do you receive your produce from your CSA or the farmers’ market and are puzzled on how to cook with them?

Learn how to cook with any kind of local, seasonal veggies with the skill of intuitive cooking lead by Intuitive Cooking Expert and Author Melanie Albert.

Join The Farm at South Mountain and Melanie Albert of Experience Nutrition for a unique hands-on cooking opportunity to create delicious dishes with simple culinary skills and fresh, in-season, organic ingredients from The Farm.

During the experience you will learn culinary skills such as making simple lentil veggie soup, unique salad with what’s in season, a perfect herbal salad dressing, and a quick hummus to enjoy with farm fresh organic veggies. Once you intuitively create your dishes, you’ll enjoy mindfully eating your beautiful creations with community in the beauty of The Farm.

After your intuitive cooking experience, head to Maya’s Farm Stand to buy your own organic produce to create your own meals.

Registration will close on Wednesday, October 5 so that adequate supply counts can be made for the class. For any questions please email info (at) thefarmatsouthmountain.com.

Chick Here to Purchase your Ticket    Price: $45 per person

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  • MARICOPA LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2016 Classes
    • Avocado Salsa Hands-on Cooking Classes
    • Hatha Yoga with the Tibetan Singing Bowl
    • June 6, 2016, 2-3:30pm, Fountain Hills Library, Avocado Salsa with the Youth
    • June 7, 2016, 2-3:30pm, Mesa Red Mountain Library, Hatha Yoga with Singing Bowl for Teens
    • June 11, 2016, 11am-12:30pm, Sun Lakes Ed Robson Library, Avocado Salsa with Teens
    • June 14, 2016, 1-2:30pm, Sun City Fairway Library, Avocado Salsa with Adults
    • June 18, 2016, 2-3pm, Cesar Chavez Laveen Library, Hatha Yoga with Signing Bowl for Adults
    • June 28, 2016, 2-3:30pm, Scottsdale Palomino Library, Hatha Yoga with Singing Bowl for Adults
    • July 9,2016, 10-11am, Acacia Phoenix Library, Hatha Yoga with Singing Bowl for Adults
    • July 12, 2016, 11am-12:30pm, Sun Lakes Ed Robson Library, Hatha Yoga with Singing Bowl for Adults
    • July 20, 2016, 6-7pm, Chandler Basha Library, Avocado Salsa for Adults
    • July 28, 2016, 3-4:30pm, Fountain Hills Library, Hatha Yoga with Singing Bowl for Adults
  • SOUTHWEST INSTITUTE OF HEALING ARTS, Tempe, AZ
    • July 11, 2016, 12:30-2:00pm, Team Building Raw Kale Salad Hands-on Cooking
  • MANKIND PROJECT
    • June 25, 2016, noon, Whole Food Catering for Weekend Retreat
  • FUTURE FOR KIDS
    • June 24, 2016, 10:15am-12:15pm, 5th Year: Massage Kale Salad & Fun with Spiral Veggies
  • THE FARM AT SOUTH MOUNTAIN, Phoenix
    • May 22, 1016, 10am-noon, Intuitive Cooking Experience with Farmers Market Fresh Produce
  • PRIVATE CELEBRITY CHEF
    • April 27 – May 6, 2016, Full private whole food chef with local, in-season for international motivational speaker and author
  • GREGORY’S FRESH MARKET
    • April 16, 2016, 10am-noon, Avondale Farmers Market, Raw Kale Salad Demo
    • January 30, 2016, 10am-noon, Avondale Farmers Market, Raw Kale Salad & Smoothie Demo
  • MAYA’S FARM, Phoenix
    • April 3, 2016, Artisan Day at the Farm, Raw Kale Salad Demo with Just Harvested Veggies
  • THE FIRST TEE OF PHOENIX
    • March 12, 2016. 8am-noon, Fun food experience at the Legacy Golf Resort, Phoenix
  • Winter 2016 Thrive Community Education Program: Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM), Tempe, AZ
    • February 27, 2016, 10am-noon, 3 Unique Ways to Create Healthy Organic Raw Salads & Cold Soup
  • February 27, 2016, Saturday, 10:00am-noon: 3 Unique Ways to Create Healthy Organic Raw Salads & Cold Soup
    • SCNM: Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine
    • THRIVE Community Education, Community Commons Building, 2152 E. Broadway Road, Tempe, AZ 85282. NW corner of Broadway Road and the 101 freeway in Tempe.
    • OPEN TO PUBLIC
    • Intuitively create your own beautiful gourmet-quality salads and cold gazpacho tomato soup with local Arizona in-season ingredients. Enjoy hands-on interactive cooking experience and learn simple natural culinary techniques: how to make a perfect salad dressing every time, how to massage a kale salad, and how to make your own hummus with home-cooked garbanzo beans. Get tips to eat local and with the season and enjoy your creations with community.
    • Menu includes: Raw Kale Salad with fruit, nuts and seeds; Rainbow Asian Salad; Cold Tomato Gazpacho; and EXPERIENCE NUTRITION Signature Hummus.
    • PRICE: $45 per person
  • January 9, 2016: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts Open House, Tempe, AZ
    • Intuitive cooking and creating raw kale salads
  • January 23, 2016, Saturday, 9:00-11:00am: Cooking with Your Fall Garden with City of Peoria Sustainable U
  • Peoria High School, City of Peoria, AZ, 11200 N 83rd Ave, Peoria, AZ 85345
  • Sponsored by Valley Permaculture Alliance, Phoenix, AZ (www.vpaaz.org)
  • Learn how to prepare simple, beautiful, healthy dishes with local, in-season Arizona produce. Learn how easy it is to use fresh local produce from your garden, a community garden or local Arizona farmers to create beautiful, delicious, healthy food. We will prepare a few simple veggie dishes with what’s in season.
  •  You will learn:
    • Nutrition basics with whole foods and an anti-inflammatory way of eating
    • How to cook intuitively with what’s in your kitchen and garden
    • Simple cooking techniques to easily integrate into life