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June Change for Community Recipient: Ames Branch NAACP

By |2020-06-15T17:48:55-05:00June 15th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|Tags: , , |

Our Mission The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and discrimination. Objectives The following statement of objectives is found on the first page of the NAACP Constitution – the [...]

Case Orders Resume

By |2020-06-13T14:10:00-05:00June 13th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

Case Orders We suspended case orders for customers back in March when the pandemic hit and put immense pressure on the food supply and distribution system. We are ready to resume case orders again, but with some changes. We will resume taking case orders beginning June 12 for pickup starting June 26. Ordering via [...]

Community is the Heart of our Cooperative

By |2020-06-19T15:35:10-05:00June 7th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

Community is the Heart of our Cooperative As a community–owned food cooperative, community is and will always be at the heart of everything we do. Our doors are open to everyone who wants access and it is our responsibility to ensure our co-op is a place where all people feel welcome, safe and respected. We [...]

May 2020 Board Highlights

By |2020-06-05T12:32:23-05:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Highlights from the Board of Directors meeting held on May 20th, 2020. 1.  The Wheatsfield Board held its second virtual board meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, May 20 due to the pandemic.  It went well and we are getting the hang of not meeting in person. 2.  The transition of payroll processing to a [...]

May Produce Parable

By |2020-05-30T11:25:24-05:00May 30th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

Local Produce Update Adam Calder, Produce Manager The current strain and unpredictability being placed on world and national food distribution channels is taxing to say the least. As such, local food systems have seen a renewed sense of purpose and urgency over the past couple of months. The Wheatsfield Cooperative Produce Department strives to [...]

Co+op Artisan Bread Schedule Update

By |2020-05-26T12:48:52-05:00May 26th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

Made-from-scratch artistan bread! Made fresh daily by our talented bakers. Available Everyday: Baguette, Batard, Ciabatta, Sourdough Monday Sourdough Wheat, Honey Seed Tuesday Apricot Sage, French Round Wednesday Olive, Multigrain Thursday Sunflower Oat, Pain au Levain NEW! Friday Challah, Polenta Parmesan Rosemary, Sourdough Rye NEW! Saturday 7 Grain Levain, Cranberry Walnut, Focaccia NEW!, Sesame Semolina [...]

Meat Purchasing Limits – May 7, 2020

By |2020-05-07T17:40:30-05:00May 7th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

Wheatsfield Co-op Members and Shoppers, Starting today, May 7, 2020, we are implementing purchasing limits on fresh meat from the co-op. Over the past 45 years, Wheatsfield has built strong relationships with our local farmers and producers not just because their food is delicious, but also because we know that a strong local food [...]

World Fair Trade Day – May 9, 2020

By |2020-05-07T10:54:30-05:00May 7th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

Saturday, May 9, 2020 This World Fair Trade Day is about perseverance and solidarity. The Fair Trade world is suffering. Trade has halted, shops are closed and livelihoods are threatened. The impact is large but our will is larger. As Fair Trade enterprises struggle to get through this crisis, they need your support. We [...]

A Word From the Board

By |2020-05-05T11:27:27-05:00May 5th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

Kevin StowWheatsfield Board DirectorMay 5, 2020I have the distinct pleasure of writing this month’s board news which includes the opportunity to extend heartfelt thanks to you and to our staff on behalf of the Board of Directors.During these unique times you have continued to show up to support your Co+op. Store operations needed to shift [...]

Change for Community – May 2020

By |2020-05-05T15:47:00-05:00May 4th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

Our May Change for Community recipients are Food at First and Good Neighbor Emergency Assistance. As thousands of people in our community are affected by the rapid changes due to the spread of COVID-19, we have chosen to support these organizations who are providing food options, rental assistance, and more for families in our [...]