Rooted Carrot Co-op Market Survey 

Tell us – What’s important to you in your new Co-op?

The old building is now torn down at 7th and Washington Streets in Cedar Falls, completing another step toward our goal of opening our grocery store. 

As we continue to move forward, the next year will involve a lot of decision-making, prioritizing, and focus. It is important to all of our board members and committee members to keep the values, wants, and needs of our members (and future members) front of mind, as those decisions are being made. Tell us what you think and what you hope to see in your new grocery store by taking the Rooted Carrot Co-op Market Survey 

The survey will close on January 28, so don’t wait to share your thoughts and priorities. We can’t wait to hear from you! 

Cynthia’s Recipe Swap: Grandma’s Tannehill’s Biscuits

What’s better comfort food this time of year than a piping hot homemade biscuit?

Cynthia’s Recipe Swap* continues this month with another story from the family of Cynthia Foster. This story is courtesy of her daughter-in-law, Sarah Foster:

Grandma Helen, Cynthia’s mom, was an amazing human in more ways than one. In her family she was famous for her incredible cooking and baking. If her grandson asked for a roast beef sandwich she’d make the roast to slice for roast beef. She was known for wearing out wooden spoons because she baked so much. My husband Charles has been making biscuits with our kids since they were little. We use a different, but similar recipe, but we’d never confess that to Grandma Helen’s crew as we’d be in hot water for that. 🙂

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1183 in 2021!

Did you know that your Rooted Carrot Co-op member-owner total is now 1183? 

In December, we had several individuals purchase member shares in our Co-op. We extend a warm welcome to Kara Larson, Karin Bloomquist and the rest of the new member-owners who joined us last month.Continue reading

January 2022 Board Update

Happy holidays and welcome winter!  

Your site team continues to work diligently with the City of Cedar Falls Planning and Zoning department and the site developer to fully understand how the new code changes will affect the planned store site at 7th and Main streets in downtown Cedar Falls.  We as a Board are hopeful that answers will be forthcoming and we can share with our membership the anticipated plan!Continue reading

Capital Campaign drive starts soon!

Happy New Year from the Capital Campaign Committee!

“What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.”

Think about it. We all have wants and needs in our lives, and to achieve that which we desire, we must make a resolution, craft a plan, set goals, breathe positivity, and then GET EXCITED for results! Continue reading

January Member Mixer

Join us for the first Member Mixer of 2022! 

Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 2:00, Hartman Reserve Nature Center

We will meet for a guided hike followed by s’mores around a campfire.  Learn about how the wildlife at Hartman Reserve survive the winter months, finding shelter in interesting places! Then, the Naturalist will show us how to start a bonfire and we will enjoy time together roasting marshmallows, enjoying warm beverages, and mixing!! If there is 3 inches or more of snow, snowshoes will be available free of charge during the guided hike. Continue reading

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

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