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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 [...]

Local Produce Update!

By |2018-06-21T11:40:19-05:00June 21st, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

By Adam Calder, Produce Manager The unseasonably warm and wet spring has been somewhat of a mixed blessing here in central Iowa. The heat and heavy rains have caused many muggy days and wet basements, but that weather has also been great for local produce. We’ve got local raspberries from The Berry Patch, flower bouquets [...]

Spring Flowers from Seed Savers

By |2018-03-20T11:12:11-05:00March 20th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

By Adam Calder, Produce Manager March 2018 Produce Parable It’s spring, and that means it is time to start your flower seedlings.  If you’ve saved your own seeds from last year’s garden flowers, then good for you! If the birds and back yard critters ate all your flower seeds, or [...]

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 [...]

August Local Produce Update

By |2017-08-25T12:58:09-05:00August 25th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

By Adam Calder, Produce Manager This time of year is a great one for local produce.  We are still rolling in the bounty of summer produce, and the autumn produce is also starting to come on strong.  The best of these two seasons only overlap for about a month, so now is a good time [...]

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 [...]

Summer Local Produce Update

By |2017-07-25T15:21:20-05:00July 25th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

July 2017 Produce Parable By Adam Calder With all of the corn and soybeans that are grown in Iowa, it can be easy to forget how much of the variety of nature’s bounty can come from Iowa’s fertile soil.  We’ve got a great selection of fresh, high quality Iowa grown produce just waiting to go [...]

Artisan Bratwursts for Summer Grilling

By |2017-05-24T09:32:59-05:00May 24th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

It’s time to start planning the first delicious outdoor menu of the summer. Brats are a perfect item to grill because they come in many flavors and they always satisfy a hungry crowd. Technically bratwurst is a fresh, link sausage made with pork and sometimes veal.  Wheatsfield’s artisanal sausages feature local Beeler’s pork.  In addition, [...]

Local Spring Produce Update!

By |2017-05-20T12:13:53-05:00May 17th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

May 2017 Produce Parable Adam Calder, Produce Manager Spring is in full swing in Iowa, and as such the produce department is getting busier by the day.  There’s local organic rhubarb from Small Potatoes Farm in Minburn.  We’ve got assorted micro-greens from Organic Greens in Kalona.  The herbs from Mariposa Farms in Grinnell are as [...]

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