Monthly Archives: November 2017


Goodness Giveaway: Win Groceries, Give Groceries

By |2017-11-29T19:03:42-05:00November 29th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Generosity is its own reward, but if you’d like the opportunity to give to others and get great groceries yourself, stop by the co-op through December 12th to participate in the “Goodness Giveaway,” featuring great Co+op Basics groceries. We will be giving away an assortment of Co+op Basics items valued at $125 to one lucky [...]

Co-op Nickel December: Ames Miracle Field and Playground

By |2017-11-29T13:36:19-05:00November 29th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Donate your bag refunds, extra change and eat lunch or dinner at the Co-op on Give Back Thursday (Thursday, December 14) to support The Ames Miracle Field during December.  There are more than 1000 children with special needs attending Story County schools. Regardless of whether one is in a wheelchair or has an intellectual disability, all [...]

Chocolate Glazed Nut Brittle

By |2017-11-28T15:46:29-05:00November 28th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , |

Recipe courtesy of, recipe by Robin Asbell A recipe of decadent brittle makes wonderful gifts, a little goes a long way! Portion and package festively for teachers, coworkers and friends. Servings: Makes 2 1⁄2 lbs. (approx. 27 servings). Prep time: 1 hour; 20 minutes active 2 c sugar 1⁄2 c water 1 stick unsalted butter [...]

Poppy Seed Rugelach

By |2017-11-28T15:46:56-05:00November 28th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , |

Recipe courtesy of, recipe by Robin Asbell Rugelach, a traditional Jewish treat, can also be filled with chocolate chips, walnuts, marzipan or fruit preserves. Makes 24 cookies. Prep time: 6 hours (includes chilling); 1 hour active 1 1⁄2 sticks butter, room temperature 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature 2 c flour 1⁄2 c sugar 1⁄4 [...]

Gingerbread Cookies

By |2017-11-28T15:47:06-05:00November 28th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , |

Recipe courtesy of, recipe by Robin Asbell Makes 48, 3-inch cookies Prep time: 1 hour 1 1⁄2 c unbleached flour 1 c whole wheat pastry flour 1⁄2 tsp baking soda 1⁄4 tsp baking powder 1⁄2 tsp salt 1 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1⁄4 tsp ground nutmeg 1⁄4 tsp ground cloves 1 [...]

Member Appreciation Celebration

By |2017-12-05T12:49:53-05:00November 28th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Join us on Saturday, December 9 from 10am-4pm to celebrate you! Enjoy tons of samples, live music, giveaways and more! Giveaways 50 Mystery Gifts! Sign-up to win a mystery gift! These are filled with goodies we giveaway to new member-owners in October! 100 Yard Signs 1st 100 customers (starting [...]

Turkey Banh Mi with Quick Pickeled Cranberries

By |2017-11-28T14:28:38-05:00November 28th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , |

Banh mi is a Vietnamese sandwich that melds French bread with the fresh, herbal flavors of Vietnam.   Although technically Bánh mì is the Vietnamese word for baguette, today we associate this hearty sandwich with its pickled veggies, tasty sauces and often pork. This recipe is a great way to use leftover turkey from your freezer, [...]

November Board Highlights

By |2017-11-28T13:14:10-05:00November 28th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Highlights from the November 15th Board Meeting: 1. Wheatsfield added 154 members during the October Member Drive. Welcome, new members! 2. The Board elected officer positions and determined committee chairs for 2018. Officers are: Stefan Gailans, President; Gina McAndrews, Vice President; Casey Szymanski, Treasurer;  Liz Kolbe, Secretary. Committee chairs: Casey Szymanski, Finance Chair; Stefan Gailans, [...]

Pumpkin Biscuits with Orange-Honey Butter

By |2017-11-17T10:35:51-05:00November 17th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , |

This is a delicious update for more traditional dinner rolls at your next holiday meal (or weeknight supper).  The primary reason that baking powder biscuits first became popular is because they mix together quickly and don’t need to rise before baking.   And since this recipe is a drop style biscuit it’s even easier - there’s [...]

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