Win a Kayak while helping us hit 1000 Member-Owners in June!

We are ready to hit quadruple digits in our member growth and thank all of you who are supporting your Cedar Falls Food Co-op. With almost 950 member-owners, we need just over 50 more to get to this goal. During the month of June, your Co-op is doing another fabulous membership giveaway: a current or new member could soon be paddling around in a new Heron 9XT kayak courtesy of the Co-op. New members who join the Co-op in June (and current members whose name is written on the membership form as the referrer) will be entered into the drawing at the month’s end. Special thanks to business partner, Crawdaddy Outdoors in Waverly for providing a great deal on this sweet ride. And if you want to see the kayak, you’ll find it hanging up in Second State Brewing – stop by, grab a brew (use your Co-op discount if you are a member-owner) and check out what you could win – help us float past 1000 member-owners soon!

Sturgis Falls Parade

Let’s pack the streets with Co-op peeps at this year’s Sturgis Falls Parade on Saturday morning, June 29.

Bring your energy and join your Co-op friends (including Rooty the Co-op Carrot) in the Cedar Falls Food Co-op Parade entry. We’ll gather at a to-be-specified location by 10 a.m. and start marching – we are typically done by noon. All are welcome – bring friends and family (and water!), wear your Co-op t-shirt, sunscreen and good walking shoes. We always have tons of fun! If you plan to join us, please let us know by emailing so we have an accurate head count. Thank you for supporting your co-op in this important way!

Yard Sign Reminder

Have you seen them? Co-op yard signs are popping up all over!

Are you a proud owner of the Cedar Falls Food Co-op? Let your neighbors know by displaying a yard sign. Hurry, they are going fast – email if you would like one placed in your yard this summer. Not yet a member-owner? Join today and let us know you want a sign. We’ll bring it to you along with your founding member tote bag and member-owner card for your business partner discounts! And don’t forget, if you join in June or as a member-owner encourage a new member (who list you as the referrer), you’ll be in the drawing for a new kayak!

From the Board President: What’s in a Name?

In late May, the board sent a letter to every member of the Co-op family that announced the Co-op is changing its name. If you haven’t seen that letter or read the Frequently Asked Questions about the name change, please be sure to take a look.


And if you have an idea for a new name, please submit it via our online survey. You can submit as many ideas as you like!


Before sharing with you some of the opinions from our members about the name change, I wanted to share with you one of my personal reflections on this.

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Potluck in the Park

Potluck in the Park is back! Join us in July.

Last summer, your co-op hosted a potluck at Washington Park in Cedar Falls. Many of you requested another outdoor potluck, so we are doing just that on Monday, July 8. Please join us from 5 – 8 p.m. again in Washington Park (at the east end of 9th Street). Bring a dish to share as well as your own picnic/table ware. If you want a blanket or chairs to sit on, please bring those as well. We’ll have water and lemonade available for you (please bring your own beverage container to help reduce landfill waste).

Everyone is welcome. There is a great playground and we hope to have kickball and other games available. If you are a member-owner or if you have questions about joining the Co-op, please come. Co-ops are all about community gathering – so help us make this another potluck to remember!