April Change for Community, Ukrainian Disaster Recovery Fund

By |2022-03-31T17:33:34-05:00March 31st, 2022|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

Ukrainian Disaster Recovery Fund In a show of solidarity, the National Co+op Grocers (NCG), an organization of 148 food co-ops across the U.S., has partnered with the Cooperative Development Foundation (CDF) and NCBA CLUSA to launch a fundraising drive to support the Ukrainian cooperative community’s immediate and ongoing needs during this time. COOP Ukraine, which includes 15,000 enterprises, [...]

Earth Day Bulk Sale, April 21-23

By |2022-03-31T15:25:02-05:00March 31st, 2022|Categories: Blog|

EARTH DAY BULK SALE! Thursday – Saturday, April 21 – Apr 23 Member-Owners & Student Members SAVE 15% on regular priced bulk products. Non-Members save 5%. Sale excludes Co+op Deals and Co+op Basi¢s, while supplies last. Clean, reusable personal bulk containers welcome. Save on beans, nuts, granola, pasta, grains, flours, bulk body care, [...]

March 2022 Board Meeting Highlights

By |2022-03-25T15:40:48-05:00March 25th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

March Highlights from the Board: The Member Celebration Event is happening on Saturday, March 26th from 10am – 2pm. Visit with local producers, enjoy free samples, grab a grow-your-own herb kit and more! The Board adopted an ERISA Plan for our employee benefit program that will sit alongside the Cafeteria Plan that is already [...]

Cheese Madness

By |2022-03-31T10:50:56-05:00March 20th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

Say hello to your 2022 Cheese Madness Champion, Prairie Breeze!⁠ This journey began 16 cheeses ago, and after intense (and delicious) competition, a winner emerged. Milton Creamery's twist on a well-aged white cheddar style cheese, is aged for a minimum of 9 months, made with vegetarian rennet and has no [...]

March 2022 Mini Member Drive

By |2022-03-19T14:08:47-05:00March 19th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

Did you know that member-ownership is a one-time fully refundable investment with some excellent benefits?! Join the Co-op between March 14-31 and receive a gift! We’re giving away 1/2LB of Equal Exchange Fair Trade Coffee, a bar of Endangered Species fair trade chocolate and a grow your own herb kit! If you pay your [...]

March 2022 Produce Parable

By |2022-03-19T13:27:27-05:00March 19th, 2022|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Seasonal Transition Update Adam Calder, Wheatsfield Produce Manager This is a time of year for transitioning seasons, and it is also a time of transition for many of the produce items we sell at Wheatsfield. During the winter months, many crops are raised in the desert growing regions of Arizona and Mexico and distributed [...]

March Word From the Board

By |2022-03-04T10:57:25-06:00March 4th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

What begins in March keeps going all year! Liz Kolbe President, Wheatsfield Board of Directors During the most recent edition of “Coffee with the Board”, Becky Matten Pratt and I found ourselves over-caffeinated and carefully exploring the products nearest to our coffee carafe - the seed packets. We were both ready for spring, and [...]

March 2022 Change for Community

By |2022-03-01T12:09:05-06:00March 1st, 2022|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

Ames Community Preschool Center ACPC’s Mission is to provide consistent, reliable, safe, affordable childcare to Ames area children that engages each child and encourages his or her best personal growth and development. Ames Community Preschool Center has been serving central Iowa and Ames for nearly 50 years. They are dedicated to providing a high-quality [...]

March & April Artist: Swati Lodha

By |2022-04-15T15:51:01-05:00March 1st, 2022|Categories: Art Gallery, Blog|

Swati Lodha Artist Statement I am a mandala and zentangle artist based in Ames, IA. My art journey began four years ago to blow off steam after a stressful day. The repetitive patterns and concentric circles, the cornerstone of a mandala, drew me in and I was hooked. I started out drawing traditional patterns [...]

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