Tastings and Demos

Demonstrations are valuable for building awareness of natural product companies and their brands so that consumers can make sustainable and health-conscious choices.

We offer samples and demos regularly so our shoppers may fall in love with our foods and community-owned store. This pleasant experience will go home with them, along with fresh and amazing recipes and ingredients to enjoy in their own kitchens with family and friends.

Through demonstrations in the store, we can educate our shoppers with tastings, samplings, and edu-demos using the exceptional choice of products available at the Co-op.

Demos are performed by our own BFC Education, Demo, and Event Coordinator Lisa Nichols or by a local producer or vendor at the store. Watch for these demos and tastings by bookmarking our online calendar. You will also find classes, events, and Shareholder TeamWork Opportunities on our calendar.

Whether you stop by for a recipe tutorial and tasting or a”Try Befor You Buy” sampling with Lisa or try a new food or product through one of our knowledgeable and friendly vendors, producers, or manufacturers, the person demonstrating will answer questions, offer suggestions and make additional information available to you, our valued customers.

We encourage local producers, as well as national brands which are sold at the Co-op, to schedule demos regularly. Simply reach out to Lisa at Education@BFC.coop.

Departmental Demos and Samples

You don’t have to wait for a scheduled demo or tasting to try something new at the Co-op. You will find throughout the store on any given day testers and, on occasion, free samples.

Producer of the Month Demos

Once or twice each month, we invite our superstar producer of the month to the Co-op to meet and greet and offer samples and/or information about their products. These producers are local farms and food makers, chocolatiers, and even artisans and other hard-good producers.

The Producer of the Month is featured in Food For Thought, which is the newsletter published by the Co-op each month.