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February 2019 Produce Parable

By |2019-02-26T10:45:26-05:00February 26th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Finding and Following Your Passion By Adam Calder I recently attended a luncheon hosted by the Young Professionals of Ames where Iowa State University Head Wrestling Coach Kevin Dresser gave a speech about finding and following your passions in life. Dresser opened up his speech with a little humor about what inspired him to become [...]

Sustainable Agriculture Colloquium

By |2019-01-23T14:11:47-05:00January 23rd, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

January 2019 Produce Parable By Adam Calder The Iowa State University Sustainable Agriculture graduate program recently reached out to me to see if I was interested in discussing my role in procuring local food for the Ames and Iowa community. I eagerly agreed to be part of a panel discussion on local food procurement and [...]

Romaine Update

By |2018-12-12T17:54:07-05:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

December 2018 Produce Parable By Adam Calder, Produce Department Manager December 11, 2019 The past couple of weeks have been trying ones for fans of romaine lettuce. Due to a multi-state outbreak of e-coli the Center for Disease Control (CDC) advised all consumers to stop eating field-grown romaine and advised all stores and restaurants to [...]

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 [...]

Superior Fresh Produce

By |2018-10-18T13:33:54-05:00October 18th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

By Adam Calder, Produce Manager We are excited to offer you some new items in the produce department salad case! Superior Fresh is a Wisconsin company that specializes in salad greens, herbs and Atlantic salmon. We have a selection of Superior Fresh spring mix, arugula, baby spinach, baby romaine mix, power greens mix (spinach, mustard, [...]

Seasonal Produce Update

By |2018-10-02T13:54:33-05:00October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

September Produce Parable By Adam Calder, Produce Manager The first nip of autumn air was late coming this year, with temperatures into the eighties well into the end of the month. As such, it might seem like all of the great Iowa produce you’ve come to expect in the Wheatsfield Cooperative Produce Department will be [...]

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 [...]

January 2018 Produce Parable

By |2018-01-09T12:53:16-05:00January 9th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

2018 Weather & Crop Report By Adam Calder, Produce Manager There have recently been some extreme weather events that have effected major agricultural areas in the western and southern United States. Will the wildfires in California or the freezing temperatures in Florida have any negative impacts on the fruits and vegetables available from those areas? [...]

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