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September Produce Parable

By |2020-09-22T11:20:43-05:00September 22nd, 2020|Categories: Blog|

By Adam Calder Wheatsfield Produce Manager Summer is wrapping up, and autumn will soon be upon us. As we do this time of year, our department is saying good-bye to summer produce and hello to the fall harvest. Because of the derecho’s devastation, we had an unfortunately short run of local cantaloupes this summer. [...]

Sept. Change For Community: Mid-Iowa Community Action

By |2020-09-01T17:54:50-05:00September 1st, 2020|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

MICA’s mission is to provide opportunities to people in vulnerable situations. We equip them to achieve stability, security, and success. We collaborate with families and partners to create communities where fewer people find themselves in poverty, and those who do have a path out. Our Story County Family Development Center serves those in need [...]

August Produce Parable

By |2020-08-25T15:25:59-05:00August 25th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Mental Health During A Crisis By Adam Calder             On July 22nd, FUEL Story County hosted a virtual panel discussion focusing on the implications the COVID-19 pandemic is having on mental health, and what can be done to bolster mental health when it is fatigued.             Jean Muhammad spoke first, mainly about the impacts [...]

GM Report | Derecho Storm 2020

By |2020-08-15T14:01:34-05:00August 15th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

Linda Johnson Wheatsfield General Manager August 14, 2020 On Monday, August 10 at about 11am, the Co-op lost power due to the Derecho that blew through Ames. Power wasn’t restored at the store until noon on Thursday and in the period of time that we were without power we lost most our inventory of perishable [...]

August Change for Community Recipient: COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Story County Immigrants

By |2020-08-07T12:07:22-05:00August 7th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

Our August Change for Community recipient is the COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Story County Immigrants, which was founded in late March 2020 as the pandemic began to hit Iowa. It quickly became clear that immigrants were one of the populations being hit hardest both economically and health-wise. This fund - which is run collaboratively [...]

July 2020 Board Highlights

By |2020-09-04T16:18:15-05:00August 1st, 2020|Categories: Blog|

1. The board is seeking applicants for the upcoming Wheatsfield Board election! All member-owners are welcome to apply to be a candidate for the Board of Directors. Three seats are up for election. Apply by Monday, August 24, 11:59pm. Voting will commence on October 1, both online and in the store. 2. Student members [...]

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