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Pear and Blue Cheese Flatbread

By |2017-09-29T10:04:12-05:00September 29th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , |

Maytag is a blue cheese produced by Maytag Dairy Farms from the milk of prize-winning herd of Holstein cattle. In 1938, Iowa State University developed a new process for making blue cheese from homogenized cow's milk instead of the traditional sheep's milk.  The farm located outside Newton, Iowa has been making this handcrafted cheese since [...]

October Co-op Nickel Recipient

By |2017-10-30T15:45:38-05:00September 28th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

November 2017 Recipient: Food at First The Food At First program (in Ames, Iowa) currently consists of two parts: a free meal program and a perishable food pantry. Free Meals The free meal program serves seven meals per week and is open to anyone who is hungry, no questions asked. Most are evening meals and [...]

Cheese Fest! A Week Long Celebration of Cheese!

By |2017-10-13T14:55:18-05:00September 25th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Join us Monday, October 16 through Saturday, October 21, 2017 for Cheese Fest - a week long celebration of cheese! Each day we will have different cheese samples with pairings in our Cheese Department. Save 10% on the featured cheeses everyday and save 10% on ALL CHEESES on Saturday, October 21.  Samples and Demos: [...]

3 Day Bulk Sale! Oct 13-15

By |2017-09-25T13:20:58-05:00September 25th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Friday, October 13-Sunday, October 15 Get ready to stock up and save! Stock your pantry with all your favorite bulk staples and save 10%! Stock up on beans, seeds, nuts, dried fruit, grains, granolas, chocolates, candy, coffees, teas, herbs and spices, bulk body care, bulk cleaning supplies and more! Save off regular prices, non-members save [...]

Now Taking Turkey Preorders!

By |2017-11-07T13:52:36-05:00September 25th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

  After you've ordered your turkey, learn about our other Thanksgiving meal additions! Co-op Bakery Pies & Honey Grain Dinner Rolls, Deli Sides, Cheese Trays and more. Turkey Preoders Fresh, Free-Range & Antibiotic-Free Ferndale Market, Cannon Falls, Minnesota Only $1.99 LB! (Special November Price) About your regional turkey producer: Since 1939, [...]

Annual Meeting 2017

By |2017-09-25T14:54:56-05:00September 25th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Join us for the Annual Meeting of the Members to be held at Prairie Moon Winery in Ames on October 25 from 5:30-8pm. Enjoy meeting with other member-owners, eating a soup dinner provider by the Co-op and learning about the past year in review at the Co-op. Schedule: 5:30pm: Drinks 6pm: Dinner 6:45: Business Meeting [...]

Ham and Snowfields Stromboli

By |2017-09-22T10:50:00-05:00September 21st, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , |

Sometimes the ingredients in a recipe take the finished product to a new level.  Typically a Stromboli uses mozzarella cheese. Substituting Saxon Creamery's distinct Snowfields cheese makes a flavorful, memorable appetizer or light lunch. Saxon Homestead Farm focuses on growing lush grass pastures for their cows to graze. A variety of grasses and legumes in [...]

Board Highlights – August 16 Meeting

By |2017-09-21T11:21:00-05:00September 21st, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

A slate of candidates for the upcoming board election was approved by the Board.  With three candidates for three open seats, there will not be a contested election for seats on the 2018 Board of Directors.  Instead, members will be asked to approve the slate of candidates approved by the Board during the Annual Meeting [...]

6 Wine Cocktails

By |2017-09-15T10:47:27-05:00September 15th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , |

  Presented by Erin Norton, Education and Outreach Coordinator with the Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute, in the Co-op Class "Wine Cocktails." Pear & Red Wine • 1.5 oz brandy (or bourbon) • 1 oz red wine, Calico Skies Chambourcin • ½ oz pear and clove simple syrup (see below) • [...]

Easy Artisan Bread

By |2017-09-08T13:33:12-05:00September 8th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , |

Presented by Becky Ringsby, Savor Specialty Chef Services, in the co-op class "No Knead Breads" Makes 1 large loaf 3 c unbleached all-purpose or bread flour ¼ tsp granulated yeast ¾ Tbsp kosher salt, or 1 tsp. table salt 1 ½ c lukewarm water, more as needed The night before, combine all ingredients in a [...]

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