Yearly Archives: 2020

Top 10 Products for 2021

By |2021-01-23T14:19:26-06:00December 28th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

Each year the Co-op’s Wellness Department puts together a favorites list for the new year. These products are hand selected by our wellness staff and represent go-to products for both co-op staff and customers. Best wishes from the Wellness Department for a healthy and safe 2021. Listed in no particular order. Download Top 10 [...]

December Produce Parable

By |2020-12-22T15:49:02-06:00December 16th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

Perplexing Persimmons Adam Calder, Wheatsfield Produce Manager A fresh persimmon is one of winter’s lesser known treats, and with a little bit of foreknowledge one can incorporate persimmons into their winter celebrations. Persimmons are a member of the genus Diospyros, which in ancient Greece translated loosely to “divine fruit.” They are native to China, [...]

6 Wine Cocktails

By |2020-12-22T15:48:13-06:00December 15th, 2020|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , |

  Originally presented by Erin Norton, Education and Outreach Coordinator with the Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute, in the Co-op Class "Wine Cocktails, " in 2017. Pear & Red Wine • 1.5 oz brandy (or bourbon) • 1 oz red wine, Calico Skies Chambourcin • ½ oz pear and clove simple [...]

November 2020 Board Meeting Highlights

By |2020-12-04T13:14:35-06:00December 4th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Highlights from the November 2020 Board of Directors Meeting. 1. The board reviewed sales and financials for September and October. Sales in both months were strong, with rolling year-to-date sales ahead of FY2019 by 22.59%. Thank you members and shoppers, for your support! 2. The board revised and updated Wheatsfield Cooperative's Core Values statements, [...]

Dec. Change for Community Recipient: Food at First

By |2020-12-07T15:55:46-06:00December 1st, 2020|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

For each hungry person who walks through the FAF doors costs $1.35. This means $100 could help feed 75 people, WOW! Food at First The Food At First program, in Ames, Iowa, currently consists of two parts: a daily free meal program, plus a perishable food pantry known [...]

Chocolate Glazed Nut Brittle

By |2020-12-12T12:17:05-06:00November 28th, 2020|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , |

Recipe courtesy of, recipe by Robin Asbell A recipe of decadent brittle makes wonderful gifts, a little goes a long way! Portion and package festively for teachers, coworkers and friends. Servings: Makes 2 1⁄2 lbs. (approx. 27 servings). Prep time: 1 hour; 20 minutes active 2 c sugar 1⁄2 c water 1 stick unsalted [...]

Gingerbread Cookies

By |2020-12-12T12:15:35-06:00November 28th, 2020|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , |

Recipe courtesy of, recipe by Robin Asbell Makes 48, 3-inch cookies Prep time: 1 hour 1 1⁄2 c unbleached flour 1 c whole wheat pastry flour 1⁄2 tsp baking soda 1⁄4 tsp baking powder 1⁄2 tsp salt 1 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1⁄4 tsp ground nutmeg 1⁄4 tsp ground cloves [...]

Evergreens for Sale at the Co-op!

By |2020-11-30T13:25:23-06:00November 27th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

We're selling Christmas Trees at the Co-op! Oneota Slopes Farm - your Christmas Tree Grower:  Located in Decorah, Iowa, Andy, Emily Johnson and their three daughters grow 10 acres of pine, spruce and fir trees along the slopes of Northeast Iowa. After living in Georgia for a few years, Andy and Emily returned to [...]

Tips for Safe & Efficient Holiday Shopping

By |2020-11-16T14:07:15-06:00November 14th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

COVID cases continue to rise in our area so please help us keep staff and customers safe by planning ahead for your holiday shopping!   ✔️Shop by yourself.   ✔️Make a list! This will help limit your time inside the store.   ?Buy as many of your staple items as EARLY as you [...]

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