Monthly Archives: March 2019

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Local Producer Profile: Seed Savers Exchange

By |2019-03-27T12:06:55-05:00March 27th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

By Adam Calder, Produce Manager This article was originally published in our April 2011 Field Journal Seed Savers Exchange Seeds are available for sale at the Co-op! Using a mixture of science, technology and thousands of hours of labor, the employees of Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, IA, provide Iowa and the nation with [...]

April Change for Community Recipient: Farm to Clinic

By |2019-03-26T16:47:23-05:00March 26th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

Primary Health Care, Inc (PHC) is a federally funded health clinic in Ames dedicated to serving the medically insured, uninsured and underinsured with their health care needs. This farm season (May-October), in cooperation with Mustard Seed Farm, PHC is offering Farm to Clinic. Clinic families receive shares of farm produce, including vegetables and fruit. Pregnant [...]

Eggs-cellent Recipes

By |2019-03-20T20:43:13-05:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: Classes|

Becky loves to feature eggs in many of her meals and has spent a lot of time experimenting with recipes and cooking techniques.  She will share tips and tricks to poaching, soft-boiling, and soft-scrambling.  Recipes will focus on egg sandwiches with Becky showing you how to make homemade aioli and an easy Hollandaise sauce [...]

Becky’s Favorites – Scones!

By |2019-03-20T19:55:17-05:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: Classes|

Scones in America have the tendency to be overly-sweetened, dry, heavy bricks.  Because of this less-than-stellar reputation, they can be intimidating to make at home.  Becky has learned, however, that with the combination of a few key ingredients and the use of some helpful techniques, anyone can create delicious scones that turn out light [...]

Cancer Prevention and Support Using Principles of Oriental Medicine

By |2019-03-20T19:32:54-05:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: Classes|

You can do more to prevent cancer than you realize. Cancer does not just happen. Most adult onset cancers can occur after an accumulation of seven or eight factors. You can adjust your health through better food choices and lifestyle efforts. Learn about some of these options from Valerie’s experience as a science researcher [...]

Colorful Quinoa Salad

By |2019-03-20T12:58:13-05:00March 19th, 2019|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , |

Quinoa cooks and acts like a grain, but it is gluten-free! It is a complete protein and a good source of fiber and minerals such as magnesium and zinc. 1 cup uncooked quinoa 2 cups water 2 stalks celery, diced ½ c. yellow or red bell pepper, diced ½ c. green bell pepper, diced 4 [...]

Chia Seed Pudding

By |2019-03-20T13:02:35-05:00March 19th, 2019|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , |

A delicious dairy-free low fat pudding alternative. Chia Seeds are high in Omega 3 fatty acids, fiber, calcium and iron. Cacao Powder  is the raw unprocessed form of chocolate. It is high in antioxidants, calcium, magnesium and iron. ¾ cup coconut milk (aseptic box variety) 2 ½ tablespoons chia seeds 1-2 tablespoons agave syrup, to [...]

Hemp Protein Shake

By |2019-03-20T13:00:36-05:00March 19th, 2019|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , |

Hemp is high in essential fatty acids in a well balanced ratio. It is one of the best plant based protein sources because it offers all the essential amino acids. In addition, it is a good source of iron, magnesium and zinc. 1 frozen banana ½ cup blueberries 2 tablespoons goji berries ½ teaspoon Barlean’s [...]

Upcoming Events

  1. New Member-Owner Orientation

    May 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Becky’s Favorites – Scones!

    May 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm