June 2021 Board Meeting Highlights

By |2021-06-24T15:03:23-05:00June 24th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

1. Wheatsfield’s financials remain strong, with a good cash position and May 2021 sales 3.61% over budget. As options for food and shopping expand again, we appreciate member-owners and shoppers continuing to choose Wheatsfield. 2. The board is seeking applicants for the upcoming annual Wheatsfield Co-op Board election! All member-owners are welcome to apply [...]

2021 Summer Tiny Deck Concerts!

By |2021-07-01T14:17:03-05:00June 18th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

Back for the 2021 Season! Join us for FREE Tiny Deck Concerts featuring live local music. Select Fridays nights, July – September, 6-7:30pm. Meet us on the east deck and grab dinner, drinks and friends! Everyone is welcome! Please bring a lawn chair too, the deck will be reserved for performers this season. [...]

May 2021 Board Meeting Highlights

By |2021-06-18T14:57:46-05:00June 9th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

Wheatsfield’s financials remain strong. While March 2020 marked the highest sales month in co-op history, March 2021 sales were nearly as high. As we enter the post-Covid era, sales remain strong and above pre-Covid levels. Coffee with the Board will begin again on a monthly basis with free coffee! Next two dates—for outdoor conversation and coffee—are [...]

Haskap Jam

By |2021-06-08T12:51:12-05:00June 8th, 2021|Categories: Recipes|

Haskap Jam Haskap is the Japanese name for Lornicera caerulea (Edible blue Honeysuckle).  It is the "branding name" being used in North America to differentiate the newer varieties of edible honeysuckle.  It is a circumpolar species native to northern boreal forests in Asia, Europe, and North America. It is mainly found in low lying [...]

Rainbow Salad with Salmon & Sesame Dressing

By |2021-06-06T17:40:46-05:00June 6th, 2021|Categories: Recipes|

Rainbow Salad with Salmon & Sesame Dressing Total Time: 30 min Servings: 2 Ingredients: Cooked vegetables • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and diced • 1 large beetroot, peeled and sliced into wedges • 1 tablespoon olive oil • Salt to taste Raw vegetables • 3 cups leafy greens of your choice • 1 [...]

June Change For Community: Ames Pride

By |2021-06-01T15:04:31-05:00June 1st, 2021|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

Ames Pride is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded to promote community building among LGBTQIA+ individuals, to educate the community of issues affecting LGBTQIA+ people, and to facilitate an environment that values the intersectional identities of all people living in and around the City of Ames. We are committed to maintaining a community that recognizes [...]

June 2021 Produce Parable

By |2021-06-01T12:13:27-05:00June 1st, 2021|Categories: Blog|

Honeyberries Adam Calder, Produce Manager Wheatsfield Cooperative recently got in a shipment of a new kind of berry we have never sold before. This new fruit is known scientifically as Lonicera caeruleal, or more commonly as the honeyberry, blue-berried honeysuckle, or the haskap berry. The word haskap is an old word from the Ainu [...]

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