August Change for Community Recipient: Food at First

By |2021-08-03T15:26:50-05:00August 2nd, 2021|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|Tags: , , , |

Food at First is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing meals to anyone who is hungry, everyone welcome, no questions asked. Food at First serves a hot meal every day of the year and hasn’t missed a meal in a decade! All meals are served outside as carry out at First Christian Church in [...]

Hap-Brie Trails, Connie!

By |2021-07-30T12:28:02-05:00July 30th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

Hap-Brie Trails, Connie! Connie Lawrance, Wheatsfield's Cheesemonger and Cheese Buyer since 2010, celebrates her retirement from the co-op! Below she shares a few of her favorite memories from her tenure and what the future has in store for her. The American Cheese Society Convention in Des Moines, July 27-30, 2016. Together, Nan Bonfils and [...]

Selecting Summer Fruit, July Produce Parable

By |2021-07-22T10:26:40-05:00July 20th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

Selecting Summer Fruit By Adam Calder Picking perfect summer fruit can be tricky, so here are some tips to help you out! Apricots: Apricots should have anywhere from a golden to blush-colored skin.   Even the best apricots tend to have a slightly mealy texture, but when fully tree-ripened they have [...]

Local Sale!

By |2021-07-09T16:13:41-05:00July 9th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

Friday, July 16 - Saturday, July 17 Two days to save on everything Iowa! Join us to save 15% on local products around the Co-op (that’s over 1,000 products!). Enjoy local vendor sampling, kids scavenger hunt and giveaways! No further discounts. Non-members save 5%.  Local Sampling: Outside Entrance of Co-op Friday, July 16 4-5PM [...]

Go Green for Summer Skin Care

By |2021-07-06T15:33:42-05:00July 5th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

By Kim McDermott, Wheatsfield Wellness Manager Many of us faithfully eat organic foods, knowing the value of nourishing our bodies with a healthy diet. And while you may have made this healthy switch to being more intentional about what you put IN your body, perhaps it’s time to take a closer look at what [...]

July Change for Community Recipient: Prairie Flower Children’s Center

By |2021-07-01T12:07:55-05:00July 1st, 2021|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

Prairie Flower Children's Center is an outdoor-immersed, belonging-based and play-based early childhood education center. We are located within Ames city limits but we have 14 acres of woodlands, creeks, and ravines to explore. Our mission is to provide learning experiences that nurture in children their innate capacities for imagination & wonder while instilling the [...]

June 2021 Board Meeting Highlights

By |2021-06-24T15:03:23-05:00June 24th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

1. Wheatsfield’s financials remain strong, with a good cash position and May 2021 sales 3.61% over budget. As options for food and shopping expand again, we appreciate member-owners and shoppers continuing to choose Wheatsfield. 2. The board is seeking applicants for the upcoming annual Wheatsfield Co-op Board election! All member-owners are welcome to apply [...]

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