Monthly Archives: March 2021

April Change for Community: Outdoor Alliance of Story County

By |2021-03-31T18:03:33-05:00March 31st, 2021|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

Clean Water, Heathy Food The Outdoor Alliance of Story County (Outdoor Alliance) is a non-profit organization founded in 2013 at the request of Mike Cox, the Director of Story County Conservation. Since then, the Outdoor Alliance has raised funds for land acquisitions, trails, adult outdoor education, county park improvements, reconnecting the South Skunk River [...]


By |2021-03-30T14:03:54-05:00March 30th, 2021|Categories: Recipes|

Charoset Total Time: 15 minutes Servings: 6 Charoset is a traditional Passover dish of apples, walnuts, wine and honey, served as part of the Seder ritual. Each Jewish ethnic community has its own variations on the dish, so feel free to adapt it to your liking! You can enjoy this tasty apple salad over [...]

Cactus Paddle Tostadas

By |2021-03-30T18:47:01-05:00March 30th, 2021|Categories: Recipes|

Cactus Paddle Tostadas Total Time: 35 minutes Makes 8 Ingredients: • 3 tablespoons safflower or corn oil • 3 pounds fresh nopales rinsed, cleaned and diced; or, if canned, rinsed thoroughly • 1/2 pound ripe tomato chopped • 3 tablespoons white onion chopped • 1 tablespoon cilantro chopped, optional • 1 jalapeño pepper chopped, [...]

March 2021 Board Meeting Highlights

By |2021-03-26T17:42:07-05:00March 26th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

MARCH 2021 BOARD MEETING HIGHLIGHTS 1. The Board finalized a vision statement for Wheatsfield Co-op, which is nested among the Mission and Core Values. The Vision reads: “Everyone’s favorite place to shop, learn, and connect.” This action completes the Board’s 2020-2021 update of the Mission, Vision, and Core Values. 2. Wheatsfield’s financials are strong, [...]

March Mini Member Drive

By |2021-03-25T16:55:10-05:00March 25th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

March Mini Member Drive Help us reach 40 new member-owners! At Wheatsfield, you’re not just a member, you’re an OWNER! Join 6,600+ of your neighbors and friends in member-ownership! Not a member-owner? Did you know that member-ownership is a one-time fully refundable investment with some excellent benefits?! Why join the Co-op? Since 1974 Wheatsfield Co-op [...]

Spinach and Almond-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

By |2021-03-16T15:57:42-05:00March 16th, 2021|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Spinach and Almond-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms Total Time: 30 minutes Makes 6 Ingredients 6 portobello mushrooms, stems and gills removed 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large yellow onion, diced (about 2 cups) 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 12 ounces frozen spinach, thawed 1/4 cup low-fat [...]

March 2021, A Word From the Board

By |2021-03-16T15:08:19-05:00March 16th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

IN THE SPIRIT OF REFLECTION Rachel Dakarian Board Secretary Now more than ever, we are focused on the comforts of home and Wheatsfield means just that for so many of us. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. The challenges of this past year have transformed every aspect [...]

Arugula-Kumquat with Orange-Currant Vinaigrette

By |2021-03-15T17:41:11-05:00March 15th, 2021|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , |

flat lay bowl of spinach, arugula, kumquat and cheese salad on dark table Arugula-Kumquat Salad with Orange-Currant Vinaigrette Total Time: 15 minutes 4 Servings Ingredients: For the vinaigrette • ¼ cup dried currants • 3 Tbsp. fresh orange juice • 2 Tbsp. walnut oil or extra-virgin olive oil • 1 Tbsp. white [...]

Candied Citrus Peel

By |2021-03-15T13:38:55-05:00March 15th, 2021|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Candied Citrus Peel Total Time: 55 minutes Makes about 30-40 candied strips Ingredients: • 4 to 5 large valencia or navel oranges • 2 cups water • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar divided • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract • ½ teaspoon salt Directions: Trim the tops and bottoms of the oranges. Use a vegetables [...]

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