Flatlander Classroom


Common Ground Food Co-op has been offering classes and member education for decades.

In 2005, education became one of our 4 Ends (the goals that our organization is always working towards). The Flatlander Classroom* was built in 2012 as part of our first major expansion. It provides teaching space and more...



The Co-op offers community education including classes by the community and for the community as well as Co-op produced classes that further our Ends.


View our current CLASS CALENDAR. You can sign up for classes online or in person at the registers with our staff.  

Additionally, groups may request private cooking classes taught by Co-op staff. E-mail to inquire about private classes.



The Arts are an important part of a vibrant community. As part of our 2012 expansion we added the Art Gallery to our Flatlander Classroom. In 2011 Owners met and completed a visioning process with the Board of directors and one of the major themes that we heard from the Owners during that visioning was a support of the arts. Our Art Gallery, a space that is visited by thousands of people and integrated into an educational space a retail business, offers a competitive juried selection of local art that rotates every other month and includes a staff art show and, soon, kids art, too!



Eat, mingle, read, work. When the classroom is not being use for classes or staff enrichment, the doors are open to the community.



Our classroom is a great and vibrant space that is used for classes, events, staff meetings, and as a space where folks gather to share food and build community. Community groups that align with the Co-op mission and values may rent the classroom at a rate of $20/hour for a maximum of 2 hours. 



C-U had an inventive and enthusiastic chocolate maker named Daniel Schreiber. He had big ideas, boundless energy, and produced bean-to-bar chocolate under the name "Flatlander Chocolate." Common Ground was the first local business to sell Flatlander Chocolate. In 2010, when our community lost Daniel, many people came together to raise funds to create something in his memory. The funds were donated to Common Ground to create a teaching space for classes of all kinds available to people of all income levels.