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Alaffia 2019 Eyeglass Collection Drive

By |2019-07-14T13:04:22-05:00July 14th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Wheatsfield Co+op is proudly participating in Alaffia's Eyeglasses Drive through the end of July. Donate your used eyeglasses today! In Togo, 1 EYE EXAM = 1 MONTH'S WAGE 1 PAIR OF EYEGLASSES = 4 MONTH'S WAGES Alaffia & the Alaffia Foundation, aka Global Alliance for Community Empowerment collect used eyeglasses throughout the US & [...]

July & August Artist: Brenda Backman

By |2019-07-01T15:10:38-05:00July 1st, 2019|Categories: Art Gallery, Blog|

In Iowa the wind is an almost constant companion.  When it’s absent it’s missed. The lack of a cool breeze on a muggy day, or the insects that won’t leave us alone that the breeze will blow away, make us wish for even a slightest breeze.  When it’s blowing so hard it will knock [...]

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

By |2019-06-27T12:27:21-05:00June 27th, 2019|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 [...]

Local Sale!

By |2019-07-01T15:47:57-05:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Saturday, July 13 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 activity and giveaways! No further discounts. Non-members save 10%.  10am-Noon Peverill's Apiary, Ankeny 11am-2pm CADO Ice Cream, Fairfield Agri-cultured, Waukee 12-2pm Raccoon Forks Farm, Red Field [...]

June, July & August Change for Community Recipient: The Co-op!

By |2019-06-11T11:10:25-05:00June 11th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

Round-up for a Bread Slicer! The response to the email we sent at the beginning of May about restructuring our member loan debt has been overwhelmingly positive. We have heard from many people about how important Wheatsfield is to member-owners and the community. A common question has been, “What else can we do to help?”A number of member-owners [...]

4th of July Grilling in our Parking Lot

By |2019-05-21T15:29:51-05:00June 4th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

4th of July, 10:30am-2pm Our annual 4th of July grill-out is back! Stop by before, during or after the parade for hot dogs, bratwursts or a veggie brat grilled in our parking lot! Make it a meal by adding chips and a drink. We'll offer a traditional made-from-scratch 4th of July dessert as well! [...]

May Produce Parable

By |2019-05-24T10:09:19-05:00May 24th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

By Adam Calder, Produce Manager Much like a mighty thunderstorm, spring has rolled across the plains, and in its wake the land has come alive once again. The trees have all their leaves, the flowers are blooming, the birds sing and the bunnies are bouncing. This cool, wet spring weather is helping Lee’s Greens [...]

Upcoming Events

  1. Tiny Deck Concert: Ben Schrag & the Cautionaries

    August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  2. Local Foods Potluck

    August 24 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. Seed Saving Basics

    August 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  4. Board Meeting

    August 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  5. Coffee

    Coffee with the Board

    August 31 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm