Grey Issel, left, shows Audra Wilson the progress she's making on a hat she's crocheting for her husband Kurt at the January meeting of the Davis Food Co-op's Crafters Circle. The group gathers from 4 to 6 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month in the Co-op's Conference Room, 620 G St. The next meeting is Sunday. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo

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Davis Food Co-op’s interest circles open to all

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St., offers several free interest groups.

The Food Writers Group meets on the first Monday of each month, with the next meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the Co-op Conference room. Local food writers and bloggers are invited to gather for discussion, workshop and mutual support in their mission to produce delicious writing that matters.

The New Parent Network meets every Tuesday in the Co-op Teaching Kitchen, 537 G St., to offer information and support to parents. Newborns gather at 10 a.m., followed by babies 6 months and older at 11:15 a.m. Expectant parents and grandparents are also welcome.

People following a gluten-free diet are welcome at the Gluten-free Circle on the first Wednesday of the month, with the next meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Co-op Conference Room. Guests will have a chance to try new products, learn new recipes and exchange information.

Club Vegan meets on the first Thursday of each month, with the next meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, in the Co-op Teaching Kitchen. Whether you’re an experienced vegan chef, brand-new to a vegan diet or just interested in learning more, you’re welcome to join this lively group.

Crafters of all sorts are invited to the Crafters Circle, from 4 to 6 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month in the Conference Room. The next meeting is Sunday. Whether you’ve never made a thing or you’ve been at it for years, you’re invited.

The Live Foods Circle will not meet in March or April, but will return at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, in the Conference Room.

The Co-op plans to add a permaculture group and a cheese fan club in the next few months. All circles are free and open to the public. For more information, email [email protected] or “like” the Davis Food Co-op on Facebook.

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