RCCM Book Club Update

Hello Members: 

The book for December is “The Sweet Potato Queens’ Book of Love.” It is a fun read. If you would like to check out the book from the Cedar Falls Library you must go through the Reference Desk.

With the holidays approaching and everyone getting busy preparing for gatherings I thought we should meet a little earlier in the month. I have made reservations at The Ragged Edge Art Bar and Gallery, located at 504 Bluff Street in Cedar Falls, for Thursday, December 16 at 4:30 p.m. Even if you haven’t read the book or aren’t finished with it by that time please come anyway and we’ll just share some time together. The Ragged Edge is a fun little place that you should really check out. It is a quiet place to gather and see all the great local artists and authors that have their work available for purchase. And they make some amazing drinks, too (non-alcoholic and alcoholic options are available). 

Please let me know if you would like to attend on the 16th. I will send out a reminder as we get closer to the date.

Stacey Bartz
RCCM Book Club Coordinator
staceybartz@yahoo.com

Cynthia’s Recipe Swap

Joe & Cynthia Foster with their Co-op yard sign in 2017

For those who have followed the Garlic Press over the years, you likely recall a series of recipes we published for several months from member-owner Cynthia Foster. We were fortunate that she shared her recipes along with the stories behind them in our Co-op newsletter – from apple upside down cake to cranberry sauce to posole – and oh so many more delectable recipes.Continue reading

24-Carrot Goal

The Communications Committee is getting excited about the next phase of the capital campaign, which is slated for early next year! We’ve been busy–you probably noticed in your email and on Facebook that we’ve created a month-long campaign called “24 Carrot Goal,” a play on the words 24-karat gold. Continue reading

December Board Update

November has come and gone—a sure sign that it was a busy month for your Board of Directors! Though many things were discussed and worked on, let’s cut to the chase: the site for the new store! As many of you have seen, the church that once occupied the corners of 7th and Main is being torn down as of this writing and there continues to be discussions concerning site details. As a board, we recently learned that a newly-approved City Code change took effect in November. This code change specifically addresses parking in the downtown area and will have an impact on our project. This impact is yet to be fully determined and we are actively working with the developer, developer’s team, and the City as we move forward.Continue reading

Now’s the Time!

Now’s the Time!

Make your year-end gift count! By donating to the Rooted Carrot Co-op Market before the year is out, you can feel good about making a difference in your community and have your gift be tax-deductible for 2021!

Learn more here.

Contribute online here.

November Message from the Board

It has been a busy time for the Co-op! We hosted our annual member-owner meeting over Zoom last Wednesday, October 27th. The recording of that meeting and our annual report will be available soon. Our Board Elections wrapped up October 28th and we elected Lisa Nelson as a new member and re-elected Paige Everly and Kate Dunning as returning board members. We look forward to our board meeting this week to get to know everyone! Continue reading

A Community of Investors

Phase I of our Capital Campaign yielded over 400 individual contributions and garnered more than $720,000 toward our goal of $1.6 million. How amazing is that?! Also impressive is that we raised a larger percentage of our overall goal in Phase I than other co-op capital Phase I campaigns in similar markets, like Oshkosh, WI. This is even more validation that our community wants the Rooted Carrot Co-op to happen. And it IS happening!Continue reading

Celebrating National Co-op Month

Celebrated by cooperatives nationwide during the month of October, National Co-op Month is an annual opportunity to raise awareness of a trusted, proven way to do business and build communities. Under the theme “Build Back for Impact,” this year’s Co-op Month is also a chance to leverage our shared cooperative identity in the face of some of the biggest challenges we face: a global pandemic, climate emergency and systemic racism. As we build back an economy that works for everyone, our biggest impact comes from embracing the values and principles that make us truly unique. Continue reading