From the Board President: Businesses Support the Co-op

Did you know the Cedar Falls Food Co-op membership represents 14 zip codes outside of Cedar Falls? We have members from Waterloo, Denver, Waverly, Parkersburg, Independence and more. The support from so many people is exciting!

Another source of support that is equally exciting is from our local businesses. These business owners understand the value that a full-service, community owned grocery store will bring to Cedar Falls. They see the connection between a physical store and membership support from the surrounding region, and they ask us, “How can we help?”

And how have they helped! From the very first exploratory meetings held at Cup of Joe in 2012 to Mulligan’s currently displaying the bicycle, which is our “30 Members in 30 Days” membership drive prize, local businesses have showed tremendous support for our efforts. Many have offered discounts to CFFC members, and others have helped with incentives to encourage new members. Let’s give them a round of applause!

Balance Hot Yoga

Bike Tech

Brown Bottle

Cedar Falls Farmers Market

College Hill Farmers Market

Cottonwood Canyon Coffee

Cup of Joe

Fosters Mattress 

Kitchen Essentials and Gifts

La Calle Latin American Bistro

Luann Alemao & Associates

Luna Art + Wine



Oster Regent Theatre

Pursuing Picasso

Scratch Cupcakery

Sidecar Coffee Roasters and Cafe

SingleSpeed Brewing

Three Pines Farm

Tony’s La Pizzeria

Vintage Iron Company

In addition to these business, we’ve receive lots of help and support from various departments at UNI, the City of Cedar Falls, and all the wonderful events and festivals where the Cedar Falls Food Co-op was able to set up an informational booth.

But wait, there’s more! In the coming weeks, we’ll be announcing some new business partnerships. Stay tuned for some exciting news. Oh, and if you’re a business owner and want to get involved, please drop us a line. We’d love to hear from you!

In cooperation,

Tom Wickersham


  1. What great support and a common theme…all the businesses are hugely vested in the success of our community and the support these local businesses provide is priceless. Thanks all.

  2. Thanks, Jon. We are thrilled to partner with these local businesses. We look forward to more partnerships in the future.

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