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March 2024 Change for Community Recipient: Women, Food, and Ag Network

By |2024-02-29T16:34:20-06:00February 29th, 2024|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|Tags: , , |

We are a community of women in sustainable agriculture. WFAN exists so that women can give each other the information, connections, and encouragement they need to be effective practitioners and supporters of sustainable agriculture and healthy localized food systems. Our Mission To engage women and non-binary people in building an ecological and just food [...]

February 2024 Board Meeting Highlights

By |2024-03-01T15:33:37-06:00February 27th, 2024|Categories: Blog|

Here are highlights from the February 2024 Wheatsfield Board of Directors meeting: In accordance with board policy, the Board appointed Sarah Huffman to fill the remainder of a vacant board seat. Sarah has previously served on the Board’s Education and Outreach Committee, and was a candidate for the Board election in 2023. Welcome, [...]

Produce Parable – Thank You, Lonna

By |2024-02-23T15:04:32-06:00February 23rd, 2024|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Thank You, Lonna February 2024 Produce Parable Adam Calder, Produce Manager It has been an incredible fifteen years, and now it is time to say good-bye to Onion Creek Farm seedlings grown with love and care by Lonna Nachtigal. This comes as terrible news to the legions of fans of her seedlings, and to [...]

Starting Solids: Purees and Baby-Led Weaning

By |2024-02-15T17:54:20-06:00February 15th, 2024|Categories: Blog, Classes|

Starting Solids: Purees and Baby-Led Weaning Preparing your baby to start solid foods, or in the midst of it and struggling with baby eating enough or eating the right things? Not sure if you want to try traditional weaning or baby-led weaning? Register for this intro to starting solids class with a registered [...]

How to Grow Food in Iowa

By |2024-02-20T13:22:02-06:00February 14th, 2024|Categories: Blog, Classes|

How to Grow Food in Iowa Wednesday, March 27 5:30-7pm Alice McGary | Mustard Seed Community Farm Free Class Join vegetable farmer Alice for this beginner’s class, which will touch on what, when and how to plant a home food garden with tips on how to manage weeds and pests organically. Learn the basics [...]

Kids Hands-On Class: Lumpia! Filipino Egg Rolls

By |2024-02-10T15:12:40-06:00February 10th, 2024|Categories: Blog, Classes|

Kids Culinary Class: Lumpia! Filipino Egg Rolls Get your kiddo in the kitchen with this very unique introduction to the Filipino snack, lumpia, which is similar to an eggroll! Learning to cook is an important skill for any child to develop and an important part of developing a good relationship with food - [...]

Hands On Class: DIY Herbal Lotion Bars

By |2024-02-10T14:39:28-06:00February 10th, 2024|Categories: Blog, Classes|

Hands-On: DIY Herbal Lotion Bars Natural and nourishing plant-based oils, butters, waxes, and essential oils take center stage in this interactive, hands-on workshop. You will explore the art and science behind lotion bars, creating two deeply moisturizing herbal lotion bars of your own, made 100% from scratch. Instructor Ann Staudt [...]

HRC Meet & Greet at the Co-op

By |2024-02-09T13:28:32-06:00February 9th, 2024|Categories: Blog|

Human Relations Commission, DEI Coordinator to Hold ‘Meet & Greet’ at Wheatsfield Co-op AMES, Iowa – The Ames Human Relations Commission (AHRC), along with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator (DEI) Casandra Eames, have partnered with a local Ames business to host a “Meet and Greet” informational gathering on Sunday, Feb. 25. The event will [...]

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