Local Foods Potluck

By |2018-08-13T15:03:35+00:00August 9th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Join us at Brookside Park's Maple Shelter for our annual Local Foods Potluck! Bring a dish to share featuring local ingredients (bring your own table setting too to help reduce waste!). Saturday, August 25, 5:30-8pm We'll start eating at 6pm Live Music: The Cornstars Wheatsfield will provide a dish (meat and vegan) to share featuring local [...]

August Change for Community Recipient: The Legal Aid Society of Story County

By |2018-08-01T16:30:44+00:00August 1st, 2018|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

The Legal Aid Society of Story County (Legal Aid) is a local nonprofit organization that has been representing low income residents of Story County in civil matters since 1974. We provides access to justice for residents needing assistance in certain civil legal matters. Legal Aid is not affiliated with the statewide Iowa Legal Aid. We [...]

The Seasonal Cucumber Bounty

By |2018-07-27T12:23:28+00:00July 27th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

By Adam Calder, Produce Manager The variety and quality of produce at farmers markets is ample and excellent. Gardens across the land are bursting with vegetables which were at first eagerly anticipated but perhaps more recently foisted on friends and family by the bucketful. Amidst all this produce, it is easy to overlook one of [...]

Are you willing to run for a seat on the Board of Directors?

By |2018-07-10T16:37:44+00:00July 10th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

By Liz Kolbe, Board Member I lost my bid for student council representative from Mrs. Hollibaugh’s homeroom in the sixth grade. Years later I was not elected Homecoming Queen. In graduate school I was not chosen as the winner of the chili cook-off, placing third to a chili with no beans, no tomatoes, and [...]

Locally Sourced: The Cellar Winery

By |2018-07-09T15:16:55+00:00July 9th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

An interview with John Barber, Co-Founder of the Cellar Winery (L to R: The Cellar logo, John Barber and Barb Hokel, Josh Ellenberg, The Cellar varietals carried at the Co-op) WHO IS BEHIND THE CELLAR? A: There are five faces behind “The Cellar.” My wife, Barb Hokel, and I started the business, but now employ [...]

Local Food Sale!

By |2018-07-13T13:33:18+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Saturday, July 14 Join us to save 20% on local products around the Co-op (that's right around 1,000 products!). Enjoy local vendor sampling, live music, a kids scavenger hunt and giveaways! Local Vendors 10am-Noon Kalona Supernatural Jenuinely Pure Morning Bell Coffee Roasters Noon-2pm Agri-Cultured Cado Avocado Ice Cream Raccoon Forks Farm [...]

Upcoming Events

  1. Tiny Deck Concert: Pleather & Feather

    August 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  2. neck spine

    Balancing Your Mind & Posture

    August 18 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  3. Canning

    Small Batch Canning

    August 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. nate making bread

    Sourdough Bread at Home, The Basics

    August 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  5. Local Foods Potluck

    August 25 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm