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Local Spring Seedlings

By |2019-04-24T13:25:42-05:00April 24th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

April 2019 Produce Parable By Adam Calder Spring is being welcomed with open arms here at Wheatsfield Cooperative.  After such an icy, cold and all around brutal winter we are so very appreciative of our local seedling farmers.  Onion Creek Farm right here in Ames and Wabi Sabi Farm in Granger have been quite [...]

November Produce Parable

By |2018-11-14T15:21:09-05:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

By Adam Calder, Produce Manager Iowa autumn produce is abundant at Wheatsfield this November.  If you need squash for pies, soups, roasting or casseroles we have got you covered.   The department has some great spaghetti, acorn, delicata, buttercup and butternut squashes from One Step at a Time Gardens in Kanawha, IA.  If you are going [...]

Locally Sourced: BRAISED Bone Broth

By |2017-12-28T16:54:01-05:00January 18th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

An interview with Kate Brown, Founder - BRAISED Bone Broth CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT WHY YOU STARTED PRODUCING BONE BROTH? A: Mom’s homemade broth and soup are some of my favorite memories of home. In my early twenties, I learned how to craft it myself and would take a huge thermal carafe of [...]

Christmas Trees for Sale at the Co-op!

By |2017-11-07T17:26:03-05:00November 7th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

It's a Wheatsfield Co-op first! We're selling Christmas Trees this year at the Co-op! Oneota Slopes Farm - your Christmas Tree Grower:  Located in Decorah, Iowa, Andy, Emily Johnson and their three daughters grow 10 acres of pine, spruce and fir trees along the slopes of Northeast Iowa. After living in Georgia for a few [...]

October Produce Parable

By |2017-10-27T15:15:50-05:00October 27th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

By Adam Calder, Produce Manager Have you tried the local apples this fall? If you haven’t yet, you should soon, as you may just move candy from its starring role in Halloween celebrations and move Iowa apples into that center stage spot. The apple crop this year is of excellent quality and variety. If you [...]

Milton Creamery Cheese Ball

By |2017-10-19T11:21:34-05:00October 19th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , |

Accompanied by homemade crostini or an assortment of crackers along with veggies and a selection of olives, a cheese ball is great for any party and travels well too. Prairie Breeze is a delicious cheddar cheese with notes of parmesan. While this recipe includes it as a shredded cheese, it will take any cheese plate [...]

The Iowa State University Crimson Sweet Watermelon

By |2017-08-15T14:39:19-05:00August 15th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

By Adam Calder, Produce Manager Originally published in the July/Aug/Sept edition of the Field Journal. We expect the Crimson Sweet Watermelon in a few weeks! (Updated Aug 15) This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Iowa State University Horticultural Research Station. Over the years, the horticulture department has used the research station to develop [...]

Asian Style Green Beans

By |2017-07-12T10:52:10-05:00July 12th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , |

Saltlickers’ co-owner Jennifer Knox creates interesting sea salt based herb and spice blends. She shared a whole host of delicious recipes for the grill at a Wheatsfield Co-op cooking class this summer. Green beans are seasoned with Grilla Gorilla, an earthy chili infused blend that compliments meats as well as it does veggies. Add as [...]

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