Monthly Archives: April 2019

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May Change for Community Recipient: Food at First

By |2019-04-29T13:42:45-05:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

The Food at First program currently consists of two parts: a free meal program and a perishable food pantry. 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 all are served at First Christian Church in downtown Ames.Perhaps the [...]

Local Spring Seedlings

By |2019-04-24T13:25:42-05:00April 24th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

April 2019 Produce Parable By Adam Calder Spring is being welcomed with open arms here at Wheatsfield Cooperative.  After such an icy, cold and all around brutal winter we are so very appreciative of our local seedling farmers.  Onion Creek Farm right here in Ames and Wabi Sabi Farm in Granger have been quite [...]

Raw Cheese Week at the Co-op!

By |2019-04-17T17:13:55-05:00April 15th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Join us from April 18 to April 24 for sales and samples on raw milk cheeses in honor of Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day on Saturday, April 20th. Traditional raw milk cheese-making has existed for centuries and reflects characteristics of local environments, terroir, and flavors. Cheese can be part of a healthy eating pattern, [...]

Naturally Dyed Eggs

By |2019-04-05T11:38:54-05:00April 5th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Egg dyeing is a fun way to celebrate this time of year—and it's a tradition that goes way back—as much as 5,000 years when Persians celebrated springtime with eggs colored with plant-based dyes. Plant dyes can be just as useful today and they're plentiful; in fact you very well might have dye-worthy ingredients in [...]

Decide Once

By |2019-04-04T11:35:20-05:00April 4th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Quarter Two Board Report Liz Kolbe, Board Member & Treasurer I've never been one for New Year's Resolutions. Birthday resolutions are slightly more my style (I did a few weeks of push-ups the summer I turned 30...). But that doesn't mean I've never made a resolution that lasted. Just that the most successful resolutions I've [...]

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