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? [...]

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 [...]

September 2017 Produce Parable

By |2017-09-05T12:51:09-05:00September 5th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

The more you know… By Adam Calder, Produce Manager We have had many staff come and go over the years here at Wheatsfield. Everyone’s time at the co-op is different, yet hopefully all who have worked here have at the very least left with a little more knowledge than they started with. One of our [...]

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 [...]

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