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Raw Cheese Week at the Co-op!

By |2019-04-17T17:13:55-05:00April 15th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Join us from April 18 to April 24 for sales and samples on raw milk cheeses in honor of Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day on Saturday, April 20th. Traditional raw milk cheese-making has existed for centuries and reflects characteristics of local environments, terroir, and flavors. Cheese can be part of a healthy eating pattern, [...]

Naturally Dyed Eggs

By |2019-04-05T11:38:54-05:00April 5th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Egg dyeing is a fun way to celebrate this time of year—and it's a tradition that goes way back—as much as 5,000 years when Persians celebrated springtime with eggs colored with plant-based dyes. Plant dyes can be just as useful today and they're plentiful; in fact you very well might have dye-worthy ingredients in [...]

Decide Once

By |2019-04-04T11:35:20-05:00April 4th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Quarter Two Board Report Liz Kolbe, Board Member & Treasurer I've never been one for New Year's Resolutions. Birthday resolutions are slightly more my style (I did a few weeks of push-ups the summer I turned 30...). But that doesn't mean I've never made a resolution that lasted. Just that the most successful resolutions I've [...]

Member-Owner and Customer Survey

By |2019-04-18T11:08:54-05:00April 1st, 2019|Categories: Blog|

SURVEY LINK We want to hear from you! How is YOUR Co-op doing? What is great? What can be improved? Our 2019 Member-Owner and Shopper Survey will be open for responses April 1-30. It should take 15-20 minutes of your time, more if you would like to provide open-ended feedback. On completion of the [...]

Local Producer Profile: Seed Savers Exchange

By |2019-03-27T12:06:55-05:00March 27th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

By Adam Calder, Produce Manager This article was originally published in our April 2011 Field Journal Seed Savers Exchange Seeds are available for sale at the Co-op! Using a mixture of science, technology and thousands of hours of labor, the employees of Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, IA, provide Iowa and the nation with [...]

April Change for Community Recipient: Farm to Clinic

By |2019-03-26T16:47:23-05:00March 26th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

Primary Health Care, Inc (PHC) is a federally funded health clinic in Ames dedicated to serving the medically insured, uninsured and underinsured with their health care needs. This farm season (May-October), in cooperation with Mustard Seed Farm, PHC is offering Farm to Clinic. Clinic families receive shares of farm produce, including vegetables and fruit. Pregnant [...]

March and April Artist: Jennifer Drinkwater

By |2019-02-28T13:00:42-05:00February 28th, 2019|Categories: Art Gallery, Blog|

Wine and Cheese Tasting with Art Opening: Friday, March 1, 5-7pm A Mississippi native, Jennifer Drinkwater is an assistant professor with a joint appointment between the department of art and visual culture and Iowa State University extension and outreach. She has a B.A. in both studio art and anthropology from Tulane University and earned [...]

March Change for Community Recipient: NAMI of Central Iowa

By |2019-02-28T12:47:29-05:00February 28th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Central Iowa supports, educates and advocates for individuals living with mental illness and their family members at no charge to the participants. The organization mainly serves Ames, ISU students and Story County residents through their educational classes, support groups and their Mental Health Wellness Center. NAMI offers support groups [...]

Upcoming Events

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    April 23 @ 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
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    April 24 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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    April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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