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May Produce Parable

By |2019-05-24T10:09:19-05:00May 24th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

By Adam Calder, Produce Manager Much like a mighty thunderstorm, spring has rolled across the plains, and in its wake the land has come alive once again. The trees have all their leaves, the flowers are blooming, the birds sing and the bunnies are bouncing. This cool, wet spring weather is helping Lee’s Greens [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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