Monthly Archives: March 2017


Potato Gnocchi with Brown Butter and Fried Sage

By |2017-03-31T18:25:50-05:00March 31st, 2017|Categories: Blog, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , |

Presented by Becky Ringsby, Savor Specialty Chef Services, in the cooking class "Let's Make Gnocchi" on March 30, 2017. Makes 48 Gnocchi Gnocchi Ingredients 2 lbs russet potatoes 1 large egg, lightly beaten 4 oz (3/4 c plus 1 Tbsp) all-purpose flour 1 tsp salt Brown Butter and Fried Sage 8 Tbsp (1 stick) butter [...]

April 2017 Co-op Nickel Recipient

By |2017-03-30T21:07:56-05:00March 30th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

April 2017 Recipient: Octagon Center for the Arts The Octagon Center for the Arts is a non-profit community art organization located in downtown Ames. The Octagon has been a cornerstone of the cultural scene in Ames since 1966. The Octagon serves more than 30,000 people annually through education classes and outreach programs, rotating exhibits, retail gallery shop, [...]

Co-op Nickel Check Presentation

By |2017-03-30T18:41:22-05:00March 30th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Thank you for donating your bag refunds, extra change and shopping on Give Back Thursday in February, as part of our Co-op Nickel Program, to support The Iowa Arboretum. Mark Schneider, Executive Director Iowa Arboretum, accepted the funds this past week on behalf of the organization. Also pictured: Left: Rachel Dakarain, Wheatsfield Board President; Middle, [...]

April, May & June Classes Now Posted!

By |2017-03-28T19:34:11-05:00March 28th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Pies by a Guy is back with a new recipe and two class dates to choose from, as well as the popular Roll Your Own Sushi. Enjoy eco-themed classes during Earth Week - compost, seed saving and beginner bike repair. Your favorite instructors are back with seasonal recipes and new inspiration. We're offering several health [...]

Member Appreciation Celebration, March 25

By |2017-03-17T16:51:18-05:00March 17th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Join us to celebrate you! Saturday, March 25, 10am-4pm Enjoy live music, giveaways, wellness demos, local producers, kids activities and more!   Producer Sampling 10am - Noon ZaZa's Pasta, Iowa City, Iowa Slipstream Granola, Fort Madison, Iowa Early Morning Harvest, Panora, Iowa Backyard Flavors, Maxwell, Iowa Cado Ice Cream, Fairfield, Iowa [...]

Irish Cheeses for St. Patrick’s Day

By |2017-03-14T20:10:43-05:00March 14th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

High quality pastures are key to high milk production in grazing dairy herds. Ireland’s picturesque pastures with luscious grasses are hosts to many high producing dairy herds. The island’s mild climate and moisture rich southwestern winds produce long seasons of emerald grassy pasture.  The lush grass helps produce a milk rich in beta carotene which [...]

Irish Soda Bread

By |2017-03-14T20:02:43-05:00March 14th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Recipes|Tags: , , , |

1-1/3 c milk 1/3 c apple-cider vinegar 3 c unbleached flour, plus more for surface and dusting 2-1/2 tsp coarse salt 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 4 Tbsp cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces 1 c unprocessed wheat bran 1/4 c caraway seeds 1 c currants Salted butter, preferably Irish, for [...]

March Co-op Nickel

By |2017-03-02T17:13:11-05:00March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

March 2017 Recipient: Story County Dental Clinic The Story County Dental Clinic (SCDC) provides high-quality dental care to those insured by Medicaid, hawk-i, the Dental Wellness Program,VA benefits and low-income, uninsured individuals. Working exclusively with Medicaid rates for uninsured patients keeps patient cost low, but these rates cover only a fraction of the actual costs. Therefore, using [...]

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