June Member Mixer

Join your co-op friends on June 8 for a 1 1/2 hour kayak trip on the Cedar River, from George Wyth Park (Canfield Access) to the Boat House at Exchange Park in Waterloo. CrawDaddy Outdoors will be our guide. Those who need equipment can rent for $20. We will have vehicles available at 6:00 at the pullout to shuttle people to George Wyth, and plan to launch at 6:30.Continue reading

Committee Updates

In the Message from the Board you heard that the Site Team is busy vetting another potential site for the Co-op. Here is what other committees are up to. Continue reading

April Message from the Board

I wanted to recap all the messaging that has been sent out about the 7th and Main Site. Below you will find the email that was sent to all member-owners on Monday, March 7th. The week of March 14th Board Member, Christine Sexton, recorded a video that was shared on social media. You can find it on our YouTube channel. March 21st member-owners received another email with the video link and an invite to our Q & A session on March 23rd. We had a great Q & A session and great questions were asked. Continue reading

Capital Campaign Committee Expands

Even though the future site of the Rooted Carrot Co-op Market isn’t yet firmly set, the all-volunteer Capital Campaign Committee continues to advance our work, helping ensure that we have the necessary funds in place to open the approximately $3 million store. In this month’s update, we have two exciting news items to share.Continue reading

National Co-op Grocers Membership

Rooted Carrot Co-op Market is making strides to becoming a member of the National Co-op Grocers (NCG), and we couldn’t be more thrilled! NCG is a national cooperative that supports approximately 147 local co-ops with vision, leadership and proven systems while supporting the autonomy of local, community-owned co-ops. Every year NCG publishes a Food Co-op Impact Report that details how NCG and local food co-ops are making a difference in their communities. Here are some of the highlights from their most recent report in 2020. Continue reading

March Board Update

It’s hard to believe spring is right around the corner!  The Membership Committee is working hard to develop ideas focused on increased member engagement and to welcome our newest members!  Volunteer orientations continue to occur, with sessions held by board member Paige Everly on a monthly basis. Continue reading

Capital Campaign Continues Momentum

The volunteer members of the Capital Campaign Committee have been taking the opportunity during this winter to gear up for our next campaign drive. It’s a lot of “behind the scenes” work, but necessary for a successful campaign. Still, we have some initial reports of this work. During the last month, we have:

  • Added new members to the committee
  • Created a new incentive program for major gifts to the campaign
  • Secured an additional $25,000 donation!

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Local Food & Film Festival 2022

The Local Food & Film Festival returns in 2022! It will be held Saturday, March 5th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hearst Center for the Arts in Cedar Falls. It is free admission and fun for the entire family! Masks encouraged. More information will be on the Cedar Valley Regional Food & Farm Network Facebook (@cedarvalleyrffn) and Instagram (cv_rffn). Continue reading