Principle #4: Autonomy and Independence

The Rooted Carrot is a start-up food co-op continually establishing and growing itself in membership and benefit to Cedar Falls, Waterloo, and the surrounding communities. And, like all cooperative businesses, we are governed by seven co-op principles that make us distinct from most other organizations. In previous editions of the Garlic Press, you read about the first, second, and third principles. Continue reading

June Message from the Board

It continues to be a busy time for the Co-op Board. We are actively working behind the scenes at our meetings and with our committee members to open the doors of the Rooted Carrot Co-op! Did you see the board picture on Facebook or Instagram of our first in-person board meeting in 14 months? Speaking of the board, are you interested in becoming a board member? Elections will take place again this fall and board packets will be available this summer. Continue reading

The Co-op Capital Campaign is Still Going Strong!

Your Co-op’s first phase of its capital campaign was a great success! We are incredibly thrilled with the support of Co-op owners – and community members – during our campaign phase that ended on March 31. We are excited to report that the campaign raised $725,191!! Every single contribution from $10 on up helped – thanks to all the lenders and donors! In addition, special thanks go out to all who volunteered – over 925 volunteer hours were contributed during the campaign! Continue reading

Principle 3: Member Economic Participation

The Rooted Carrot is a start-up food co-op continually establishing and growing itself in membership and benefit to Cedar Falls, Waterloo, and the surrounding communities. And, like all cooperative businesses, we are governed by seven co-op principles that make us distinct from most other organizations.Continue reading

Coming this May…

Another episode of the Co-op Kitchen! Join us in the kitchen on May 18th at 3:30pm for a surprise topic brought to us by the wonderful Luann Alemao. You won’t want to miss it! However, if you’re not able to tune in for our live show, you can always watch or rewatch past shows on the Rooted Carrot Co-op Market’s Youtube channel. The live show is available on our Facebook page. See you soon!

May Board Update

Board members and committee volunteers continue to work hard to open the doors of the Rooted Carrot Co-op Market! Did you see the social media posts during volunteer week? Check them out on Facebook and Instagram (@rootedcarrot) and meet some of our wonderful volunteers and see what committees have been up to. Here are a few things I want to highlight.

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