La Riojana Cooperative Fair Trade Wines & Olive Oils

By |2019-02-18T12:38:03-05:00February 18th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

La Riojana Cooperative Fair Trade Wines La Riojana Wines Cooperative, a collection of Fair Trade Certified farms in Argentina, is the single largest producer of Fairtrade certified wines in the world. Each wine stands for the ethos of the winery, teaching La Riojana growers to produce wine using sustainable and ethical farming practices as well [...]

Ten Words for Ten Years

By |2019-02-05T13:34:11-05:00February 5th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

2019 Quarter 1 Board Report By Megan Myers, Board Member March 18, 2009 marks Wheatsfield’s move to its current 413 Northwestern Avenue location. As Wheatsfield approaches the tenth year since its expansion and relocation, this decade-long anniversary serves as an ample time to reflect on what Wheatsfield means to the community. At recent $5 [...]

Fair Trade Roses for Valentine’s Day

By |2019-02-05T11:48:45-05:00February 5th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Arrive Thursday, February 7 $2.49 Each $27.49 Dozen Available in traditional red and vibrant colors like yellow, purple and peach. Fair trade roses from One World Flowers help support a fair wage, benefits, environmental protection and economic development in the Ecuadorian communities where they are grown.

2019 CSA Fair

By |2019-02-04T15:56:52-05:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Saturday, February 16, 1-4pm Community Room Stop by our annual CSA Fair to learn more about CSAs, meet local CSA farmers and sign-up for their 2019 offerings. Farms Attending: Raccoon Forks Farm, Red Field Backyard Harvest, Maxwell Lee's Greens, Nevada Onion Creek Farm, Ames Wabi Sabi Farm, Granger Thankful Harvest, Holstein Heritage Hill Farm, [...]

January Board Meeting Highlights

By |2019-02-01T10:14:18-05:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

1. Year-to-date sales were 6.5% below the previous year, but actual sales remain above budgeted sales. 2. Sales to members in December 2018 were 80.5%; the highest ever percent of total sales to members. Thank you for your support! 3. The board set the meeting schedule for 2019, and reviewed dates the board and education [...]

February Change for Community Recipient: Good Neighbor Emergency Assistance

By |2019-02-01T16:51:48-05:00January 30th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

Since 1997, Good Neighbor Emergency Assistance, Inc. (Good Neighbor) has provided needed assistance and support to thousands of households throughout Story County.  The agency provides rental and utility assistance in an effort to avoid homelessness and/or the disruption of essential services. Healthy Food Vouchers are given to ensure that nutritious meals are available within [...]

Sustainable Agriculture Colloquium

By |2019-01-23T14:11:47-05:00January 23rd, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

January 2019 Produce Parable By Adam Calder The Iowa State University Sustainable Agriculture graduate program recently reached out to me to see if I was interested in discussing my role in procuring local food for the Ames and Iowa community. I eagerly agreed to be part of a panel discussion on local food procurement and [...]

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