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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 [...]

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 [...]

Local Producer Profile: Ancient Energy Amaranth Granola

By |2019-01-09T13:26:52-05:00January 9th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

An interview with Ashley Fahey, Owner & Founder of Ancient Energy WHY "ANCIENT ENERGY?" A: Based in Des Moines, IA, Ancient Energy Amaranth Granola was started by Ashley Fahey after being introduced to Amaranth during a yoga retreat in Mexico. The word “Ancient” is a reference to the historical importance of our granola’s primary [...]

Healthy New Year, Healthy New You!

By |2019-01-08T15:49:07-05:00January 8th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Stop into the Co-op Saturday, January 12 from 11am-3pm for healthy samples to fit your new year's resolution goals. Visit with local producers, get a free massage, meet with a dietitian from Ames Fitness Center, and more! Co-op Health Tours! No RSVP Necessary Noon, 1pm & 2pm 11am-3pm:  Dietitian, Ames Racquet and Fitness Center Ancient Energy [...]

GM Report

By |2018-12-28T15:30:40-05:00December 28th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Looking Back on 2018 & Forward to 2019 Linda Johnson, General Manager With the New Year upon us, I want to take this opportunity to thank you on behalf of the Wheatsfield Board and Staff for all you did to make 2018 a memorable year for Wheatsfield. The Co-op experienced many challenges over the [...]

Romaine Update

By |2018-12-12T17:54:07-05:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

December 2018 Produce Parable By Adam Calder, Produce Department Manager December 11, 2019 The past couple of weeks have been trying ones for fans of romaine lettuce. Due to a multi-state outbreak of e-coli the Center for Disease Control (CDC) advised all consumers to stop eating field-grown romaine and advised all stores and restaurants to [...]

Co-op Winter Kickoff Party!

By |2018-11-30T11:56:58-05:00November 27th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Join us to celebrate the kickoff of the winter season! Saturday, December 8, 10am-4pm. Enjoy festive samples, local producer sampling, cookie decorating, live holiday music and giveaways! 10am-1pm Kalona Supernatural, Kalona Rosmann Family Farms, Harlan Cheese Sampling 11am-2pm CADO Ice Cream, Fairfield 12-4pm Mahaska Beer Distribution Iowa Brewing Co, Cedar Rapids 1-3pm DIY Cookie Decorating [...]

Upcoming Events

  1. Superfoods

    March 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Board Meeting

    March 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. New Member-Owner Orientation

    March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm