Yearly Archives: 2019

September Change For Community Recipient: Friends of Ames High Prairie

By |2019-08-30T11:53:09-05:00August 30th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

Pohl Prairie, commonly referred to as the Ames high Prairie, is a 22-acre native prairie remnant west of Ames High School. Named after Dr. Richard W. Pohl, Distinguished Professor of Botany at ISU, it serves as an outdoor learning laboratory for ISU and Ames High School students. It is owned by the Ames Community [...]

August 2019 Produce Parable

By |2019-08-27T13:37:51-05:00August 27th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

By Adam Calder Usually around this time of the season we have an abundance of local produce available at Wheatsfield Cooperative, and this year is no exception! The local cantaloupe melons have been selling by the bin-full, and rightly so!  They are juicy, ripe, and emit an enchanting musk that lures you in with [...]

Board Member Article

By |2019-08-22T09:25:41-05:00August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Blog|

The Wheatsfield Community Adin Mann Wheatsfield Board Member This summer, as Wheatsfield continues to struggle with the increasing competitive market place, I have been reminded of the community that is Wheatsfield. While each fall we have an influx of students and new faculty to Ames, the summer is unique with many short-term visitors. The [...]

Alaffia 2019 Eyeglass Collection Drive

By |2019-07-14T13:04:22-05:00July 14th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Wheatsfield Co+op is proudly participating in Alaffia's Eyeglasses Drive through the end of July. Donate your used eyeglasses today! In Togo, 1 EYE EXAM = 1 MONTH'S WAGE 1 PAIR OF EYEGLASSES = 4 MONTH'S WAGES Alaffia & the Alaffia Foundation, aka Global Alliance for Community Empowerment collect used eyeglasses throughout the US & [...]

July & August Artist: Brenda Backman

By |2019-07-01T15:10:38-05:00July 1st, 2019|Categories: Art Gallery, Blog|

In Iowa the wind is an almost constant companion.  When it’s absent it’s missed. The lack of a cool breeze on a muggy day, or the insects that won’t leave us alone that the breeze will blow away, make us wish for even a slightest breeze.  When it’s blowing so hard it will knock [...]

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 [...]

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