Oh, the smell and taste of fresh basil! This meatloaf recipe is amazing and we are all in luck, you can still get fresh basil at the Farmers Market. This recipe is a favorite, so yummy you will want to keep it handy to make again and again. Add some fresh veggies and baked sweet potatoes for a deliciously nutritious dinner. Gather around the dinner table and enjoy!
The whole month of October is dedicated to showing how much you love your co-op! We would like to encourage all of our supporters to use our new profile picture on Facebook to show your support. We also know a lot of our members love to shop at other co-ops, and we want to hear about it! When you visit your favorite co-op, send us a selfie, tag us on Facebook, and tell us why you love co-ops!
Board elections are now open! Learn about your candidates and vote today!
The goal of the Cedar Falls Food Co-op is to be a locally owned and democratically run grocery store. This includes offering our members the opportunity to choose who will serve on the Board of Directors to make decisions about how our business is run. This year we have four amazing candidates running for three open positions. Voting began on September 20th, and the deadline is Tuesday, October 24th, at 7pm. To learn more about our candidates, visit: https://rootedcarrot.coop/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/CFFC_Board_Candidate_Statements-2017-1.pdf
Voting is conducted through an online service. If you haven’t received an email with the link to vote, contact Dan Heit at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- We’ve had a lot to celebrate this past month: The summer celebration event at the Octopus was great, we were featured in the Courier, and we have 4 amazing candidates for our open board positions!
- Our annual Member Meeting is coming up on October 24th. This is a great time to get a full update on the state of the Co-op. Check out the article in this month’s newsletter for more details.
- We’re busy mapping out our next steps, including finishing our pro forma, preparing for our capital campaign, and researching potential store sites.
Need your car detailed? Looking for bicycle accessories? Love pie? If your answer is yes to any or all of these questions and you are a card-carrying Co-op member-owner, you are in luck. Our new business partners this month join over 60 other local businesses in providing discounts and other specials to Co-op member-owners.Continue reading
The energy was palpable on Tuesday night as more than two dozen volunteers cheerfully set up for the 4th annual Fall Food Fest. Then local growers and producers began showing up with goodies to share. Doors opened, the music started, and people of all ages began streaming in. With local food samples from apples (Blueridge Orchard) and tomatoes (Kaiser Farms), to yogurt (Country View Dairy) and cheese (Hansen’s Dairy), to pork (Joia Food Farm) and Thai food (Chotto House/Ginger Thai), to pie (the Pie Lady) and spice demonstrations (Luann Alemao and Assoc./Frontier Co-op), to microgreens (CC Greens) and corn (Kerns Homegrown and Fitkin Popcorn), guests had plenty of opportunities to taste as well as talk to local producers and business people about their quality products. Good Neighbor and the UNI Local Foods Program also added to the education that evening. Children greeted (or sometimes hid from) Rooty the Co-op Carrot while waiting in line to have their faces painted (thanks, Hearst Center!). The musical duo, Fuzzy Logic, entertained the crowd. Lucky attendees walked away with fabulous door prizes including gift cards from many of the Co-op’s business partners plus knife sets from Rada Cutlery. Candidates in the upcoming Board elections mingled with guests, and people stopped by the membership table to pick up their Co-op bags, buy a T-shirt or sign up to become a member-owner. This year, two food trucks (La Calle and Kubo) added to the ambience by offering more delectable local treats outdoors. When the fun concluded, the volunteers who stayed after to clean up basked in the glow of what good community embodies.Continue reading
The Cedar Falls Food Co-op is combining the very popular monthly potluck with the annual owners meeting. It’s a great opportunity to meet other Co-op owners and find out more about plans for the Co-op:
Tuesday, October 24, 6-8pm
1 Strategic Place (behind Financial Architects)
6912 University Ave., Cedar FallsContinue reading
Our community is doing something extraordinary. Think about it. We’re joining forces together to build our own grocery store – a business that’s built by the community, for the community. This is not to be taken lightly.
Let’s look at this by the numbers. Since the Cedar Falls Food Co-op incorporated 3 years ago:Continue reading
Are you a new member-owner or a member-owner who wants to connect with others? Then join us this month for one of our Co-op Connections. These informal gatherings take place at local business partners who offer discounts to card-carrying Co-op member-owners. These events are for members to meet one another, ask Co-op questions as well as get updates about the Co-op from where we’ve been to where we are headed. Stop in during one of times below, patronize a local business and join us for great conversation!
October Co-op Connections – Mark Your Calendar
Friday, October 13 from 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. – Cottonwood Canyon, Cedar Falls
Monday, October 16 from 5:15 – 6:30 p.m. – Second State Brewing, Cedar Falls