Roasted Squash Soup from Lark Brewing

Here is a squash recipe from Chef Clint and Lark Brewing (one of Community Partners) using local squash from one of our members-Eric Jensen, owner of Yellow Table Farm and local honey from member Abby Rippe, owner of Blue Ridge Orchard! Continue reading

We need YOU!  

Our Co-op community has been through a lot. Especially, like everyone else, during the last 18 months. Many of you have given much of your time over the years volunteering for the Co-op, attending events, and giving your support. The pandemic has been particularly hard on our volunteer base. As we are gearing up again and getting closer to our goal, our work is changing and we desperately need more volunteers. Continue reading

Board Update October 2021

Fall is often a time to slow down a little bit after the hectic pace of summer – to consider where you are and plan for the months ahead. RCCM’s board of directors has been doing just that (except for the slowing down part!). On the horizon are the next active phase of the capital campaign, planning for securing the additional funding necessary for store construction, and welcoming new board members to our team.Continue reading

Principle #7: Concern for Community

Cooperative businesses are governed by seven co-op principles that make them unique from other businesses. In previous newsletters, you have read about the other six principles: Open and Voluntary Membership; Democratic Member Control; Members’ Economic Participation; Autonomy and Independence;  Education, Training and Information; and Cooperation Among Cooperatives.Continue reading

Capital Campaign Updates

This past spring, the Rooted Carrot wrapped up the first public phase of its Capital Campaign by raising an amazing amount: $725,191! These contributions were comprised of loans provided by Co-op membership and donations by members and non-members, too. With this financial support, the greater Cedar Valley community has clearly demonstrated a keen interest in launching the area’s only community-owned grocery store.Continue reading

Board Update: A Sneak Peek Inside Rooted Carrot’s Site Team

What’s going on with the Co-op’s site, anyway? I’m sure many of you have this question and, although the wheels of progress move quietly sometimes, they are moving nonetheless! I’ll share all the details with you, but first I’d like to introduce you to the site team and give you an overview of the work that they do.Continue reading