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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
2022 is off to a great start for your Rooted Carrot Co-op! We’ve already had six new member-owners join our community from Cedar Falls, Waterloo, Grundy Center and Waverly bringing our total membership to 1189! Continue reading
We lucked out with snowfall just before our January Member Mixer at Hartman Reserve Nature Center last month. This ensured that those who wanted could use snowshoes for the guided hike. More than a dozen people braved cold temperatures and enjoyed the warmth of conversation and a campfire after the hike. They roasted marshmallows for s’mores while sipping on hot chocolate.
Thanks to the staff at Hartman Reserve for hosting our group. Stay tuned for more outdoor gatherings in our future. And we hope someday soon to be able to gather safely indoors as well.
As many of you hopefully read in the email sent to all members on January 25th, your board continues to be in close contact with all involved parties to resolve a specific zoning issue and get final building approval for the proposed store site on 7th and Main in Cedar Falls. The Communications Committee is always looking for ways for the board to share information with membership and we recognize that many of you have questions about the building project. To keep you informed, please join us for a Q & A zoom session on February 7th (the meeting link is provided in the email referenced above). We welcome all questions and look forward to a lively discussion!Continue reading