Monthly Archives: July 2017


Orecchiette with Tomato and Ricotta

By |2017-07-25T15:36:39-05:00July 25th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , |

Orecchiette, plural of orecchiette, means “little ears” in Italian.  It is the pasta of the Puglia region of southern Italy (located in the “boot heel”) where it is made with only flour and water.  Eggs have never been included in this pasta because they were once considered a luxury to those living in southern Italy.Orecchiette, [...]

Summer Local Produce Update

By |2017-07-25T15:21:20-05:00July 25th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

July 2017 Produce Parable By Adam Calder With all of the corn and soybeans that are grown in Iowa, it can be easy to forget how much of the variety of nature’s bounty can come from Iowa’s fertile soil.  We’ve got a great selection of fresh, high quality Iowa grown produce just waiting to go [...]

Annual Local Foods Potluck!

By |2017-07-25T09:04:23-05:00July 24th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Join us at Brookside Park Maple Shelter for our annual local foods potluck! Bring a dish to share featuring local ingredients (bring your own table setting too to help reduce waste!). Saturday, August 26, 5:30-8pm We'll start eating at 6pm. Wheatsfield will provide a dish (meat and vegan) to share featuring local ingredients. We will [...]

4 DIY Summer Skin Care Recipes

By |2017-07-24T11:28:46-05:00July 24th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , , |

Recipes presented by Elise Fiscus, Clinical Aesthetician, in the Co-op Class "Summer Self-Care with Essential Oils." SPF 30+ Lip Balm 2 Tbsp coconut oil 1 tsp olive oil 2 tsp shredded cocoa butter 1 1/2 Tbsp beeswax pastilles 1/2 tsp carrot seed oil or red raspberry seed oil to help reduce inflammation and heal the [...]

Shrimp Tacos with Slaw and Guacamole

By |2017-07-21T12:44:42-05:00July 21st, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , , |

Recipe by Becky Ringsby, Savor Specialty Chef Services Slaw • 2 c broccoli and/or cabbage slaw • 2 shallots, sliced (optional) • 1/2 c seasoned rice vinegar • scant 1/2 c sugar Sauce • 1 c Mexican crema or make an approximation: • plain Greek yogurt, or sour cream • Squeeze fresh lime juice, to [...]

Nut Butter and Flax Powerballs

By |2017-07-18T09:44:56-05:00July 18th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , , |

Whether your bike ride this summer takes you across the state, across town or simply around the block these healthy powerballs will fuel your ride and speed up your post workout recovery.   They are easy enough to have the kids help make and it’s easy to make simple substitutions based on what you have [...]

Asian Style Green Beans

By |2017-07-12T10:52:10-05:00July 12th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , |

Saltlickers’ co-owner Jennifer Knox creates interesting sea salt based herb and spice blends. She shared a whole host of delicious recipes for the grill at a Wheatsfield Co-op cooking class this summer. Green beans are seasoned with Grilla Gorilla, an earthy chili infused blend that compliments meats as well as it does veggies. Add as [...]

Call for Candidates

By |2017-07-12T10:11:05-05:00July 12th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Board Report Caroline Krejci, Board Member Summer is finally here! I don’t know about you, but I’ve been thoroughly enjoying all of the delicious fresh produce – peaches, watermelon and local strawberries, to name just a few. With the long-anticipated store expansion now complete, we have an outstanding meat and fish counter to supply backyard [...]

G.M. Report

By |2017-07-12T09:43:25-05:00July 12th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Co-op Updates Linda Johnson, General Manager Printed in the July, August and September Field Journal. As we move toward the middle of summer, we are already thinking about and planning for this year’s Annual Meeting of the Members. In recent years, Wheatsfield’s annual meeting has been scheduled in mid-November. This year we have decided to [...]