Monthly Archives: June 2019

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Are you willing to run for a seat on the Board of Directors?

By |2019-06-27T12:27:21-05:00June 27th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

By Liz Kolbe, Board Member I lost my bid for student council representative from Mrs. Hollibaugh’s homeroom in the sixth grade. Years later I was not elected Homecoming Queen. In graduate school I was not chosen as the winner of the chili cook-off, placing third to a chili with no beans, no tomatoes, and [...]

Grilled Romaine Salad

By |2019-06-24T10:34:18-05:00June 24th, 2019|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , |

Recipe courtesy of StrongerTogether.coop Servings: 4 Total Time: 25 minutes Dressing 1⁄4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1⁄4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Salad 1 ear corn 2 slices day-old bread 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided 1 large [...]

Grilled Marinated Zucchini

By |2019-06-24T10:30:37-05:00June 24th, 2019|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , |

Recipe courtesy of StrongerTogether.coop Servings: 6 Total Time: 50 Minutes; 20 Minutes Active 1 pound zucchini 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons minced garlic Zest from 1 lemon 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon dried oregano Salt and black pepper to taste 1⁄4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional) Remove the [...]

Grilled Fruit Kebab

By |2019-06-24T10:27:49-05:00June 24th, 2019|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , |

Recipe courtesy of StrongerTogether.coop Servings: 6 Total Time: 20-30 minutes 1⁄2 cup ginger ale 2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons orange juice 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1⁄4 cup brown sugar 1⁄4 teaspoon ground allspice 2 sprigs fresh thyme, stems removed Pinch of salt Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional) 1 pound fresh ripe peaches/plums/watermelon, pitted and cut into quarters 1 [...]

Grilled Stone Fruit

By |2019-06-24T10:22:46-05:00June 24th, 2019|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , |

Recipe courtesy of StrongerTogether.coop. Servings: 4 Total Time: 25 minutes 4 pluots, peaches or other stone fruit 2 teaspoons water 1⁄8 teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons orange marmalade 1 cup vanilla ice cream 1⁄4 cup cinnamon-flavored granola (optional) Heat the grill to high. Slice the pluots in half lengthwise, then twist to open and remove the pit. Set [...]

Local Cider ♥’s Local Cheese

By |2019-07-09T16:32:09-05:00June 20th, 2019|Categories: Classes|

Love to support LOCAL Iowa producers? Seeking to further your knowledge and appreciation for the unique tastes of Iowa? Join Bronwyn, Wheatsfield Co-op’s Beer & Wine Buyer, for this local cider and cheese tasting adventure! Local ciders paired with local cheeses is sure to please! Learn about the orchard fields and dairy farms that [...]

You Say “To-may-to” I Say “To-mah-to”

By |2019-07-01T17:24:30-05:00June 20th, 2019|Categories: Classes|

It’s the time that Becky’s been waiting all year for: tomato season!!  But even she can only eat so many fresh tomato sandwiches.  So what does she do with her tomato bounty?  She will share some of her favorite ways to eat tomatoes as well as ways to preserve them to enjoy all year [...]

Local Sale!

By |2019-07-01T15:47:57-05:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Saturday, July 13 Join us to save 20% on local products around the Co-op (that's right around 1,000 products!). Enjoy local vendor sampling, live music, a kids activity and giveaways! No further discounts. Non-members save 10%.  10am-Noon Peverill's Apiary, Ankeny 11am-2pm CADO Ice Cream, Fairfield Agri-cultured, Waukee 12-2pm Raccoon Forks Farm, Red Field [...]

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