Banana Bread Recipe

Banana Bread

This recipe uses much less sugar than conventional recipes. We used stevia as a replacement for most of the sugar, but it’s still sweet and delicious! Remember when using stevia, it’s twice as sweet so you only need half as much.


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Get Moving in May

May is the month where spring seems to finally have a strong grasp on the weather and nature is confident enough to start growing in earnest. May is also National Bike Month, an initiative created by the League of American Cyclists in 1956, to encourage people to get back on their bikes. National Bike Month events happen all across the country, providing educational and recreational opportunities to help people choose bicycling as a hobby and as a mode of transportation. Two events in particular occur simultaneously across the nation; Bike to Work Week, held on May 11-15, and National Bike to Work Day, on May 15.

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Yes, of course we may and we ARE! Just like every month, it’s a fabulous month to be a Cedar Falls Food Co-op member!

During the month of May member-owners who show their co-op membership card will receive 10% off an order plus a free small cup of coffee at Cottonwood Canyon Coffee located at 218 E 4th St in Waterloo. So generous & we’re feeling the love this spring!

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From the Board President:

A few weeks ago, I was talking to a Cedar Falls woman about the Co-op while at Hartman Reserve’s Earth Fair. She had previously lived in Decorah, and was a frequent shopper at Oneota Food Co-op. “I LOVE that co-op,” she told me repeatedly. I agree with her, it’s a wonderful co-op.

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Farmers Market Season is Upon Us!

The season for farmers markets has finally arrived! Whether you’re looking for locally grown organic produce or handmade goods, farmers markets are an excellent place to reconnect with your community. Besides providing a direct market for local producers farmers markets have a positive impact on the local economy, with a study conducted by Iowa State University for the Iowa Farmers’ Market Association in 2003 finding that farmers markets contributed up to $20 million in sales and another $12 million in direct and indirect economic activity (such as tourism). Farmers markets also reduce the environmental impact of food buying by reducing transportation costs and encouraging environmentally friendly farming practices. Be sure to visit one of our many local markets this season to show your support and see what your community has to offer!

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