Monthly Archives: February 2019

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March Change for Community Recipient: NAMI of Central Iowa

By |2019-02-28T12:47:29-05:00February 28th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Central Iowa supports, educates and advocates for individuals living with mental illness and their family members at no charge to the participants. The organization mainly serves Ames, ISU students and Story County residents through their educational classes, support groups and their Mental Health Wellness Center. NAMI offers support groups [...]

Celebrating Women in Business

By |2019-03-05T11:18:27-05:00February 27th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

International Women's Day, March 8, 2019 We work with many woman-owned and woman-friendly businesses at the Co-op! This International Women's Day, we wanted to highlight some of our local women-owned or led businesses. Please join us in supporting them! The theme for International Women's Day 2019 is Balance for Better. Balance drives a better [...]

Mini March Member Drive!

By |2019-02-27T11:51:19-05:00February 27th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Join the Co-op between March 4-17 and receive a gift! We're giving away 1/2LB of Equal Exchange Fair Trade Bird of Paradise Coffee, a bar of Endangered Species fair trade chocolate and a local honey stick! Membership options: Full Equity Member-Ownership Buy a share in the Co-op! You will literally own the Co-op! Join [...]

February 2019 Produce Parable

By |2019-02-26T10:45:26-05:00February 26th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Finding and Following Your Passion By Adam Calder I recently attended a luncheon hosted by the Young Professionals of Ames where Iowa State University Head Wrestling Coach Kevin Dresser gave a speech about finding and following your passions in life. Dresser opened up his speech with a little humor about what inspired him to become [...]

La Riojana Cooperative Fair Trade Wines & Olive Oils

By |2019-02-18T12:38:03-05:00February 18th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

La Riojana Cooperative Fair Trade Wines La Riojana Wines Cooperative, a collection of Fair Trade Certified farms in Argentina, is the single largest producer of Fairtrade certified wines in the world. Each wine stands for the ethos of the winery, teaching La Riojana growers to produce wine using sustainable and ethical farming practices as well [...]

Ten Words for Ten Years

By |2019-02-05T13:34:11-05:00February 5th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

2019 Quarter 1 Board Report By Megan Myers, Board Member March 18, 2009 marks Wheatsfield’s move to its current 413 Northwestern Avenue location. As Wheatsfield approaches the tenth year since its expansion and relocation, this decade-long anniversary serves as an ample time to reflect on what Wheatsfield means to the community. At recent $5 [...]

Fair Trade Roses for Valentine’s Day

By |2019-02-05T11:48:45-05:00February 5th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Arrive Thursday, February 7 $2.49 Each $27.49 Dozen Available in traditional red and vibrant colors like yellow, purple and peach. Fair trade roses from One World Flowers help support a fair wage, benefits, environmental protection and economic development in the Ecuadorian communities where they are grown.

2019 CSA Fair

By |2019-02-04T15:56:52-05:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Saturday, February 16, 1-4pm Community Room Stop by our annual CSA Fair to learn more about CSAs, meet local CSA farmers and sign-up for their 2019 offerings. Farms Attending: Raccoon Forks Farm, Red Field Backyard Harvest, Maxwell Lee's Greens, Nevada Onion Creek Farm, Ames Wabi Sabi Farm, Granger Thankful Harvest, Holstein Heritage Hill Farm, [...]

January Board Meeting Highlights

By |2019-02-01T10:14:18-05:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

1. Year-to-date sales were 6.5% below the previous year, but actual sales remain above budgeted sales. 2. Sales to members in December 2018 were 80.5%; the highest ever percent of total sales to members. Thank you for your support! 3. The board set the meeting schedule for 2019, and reviewed dates the board and education [...]

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