Thinking about joining the Co-op Board??

Thinking about joining the Co-op Board??

Join Rooted Carrot Board members, Jodie Huegerich and Christine Sexton, to learn what it means to be a Board member for our start-up food co-op. They’ll review what the Board does, the time commitments involved, and what it means to be a “working board” versus a “governing board”. This will be a casual discussion meant for members who are considering running for the Board, so bring your questions and we’ll do our best to answer them!

Monday, August 10 at 6:00pm on Zoom

RSVP to and we’ll send you Zoom login information the day of the event

Applications for potential Board members are being accepted now through August 29th, with the new term beginning in November. Click here for the Board candidate application packet.


From the Board President: My Last Column as Board President

At our board meeting on Wednesday, the board is scheduled to approve a motion to appoint a new president to take over the leadership duties as we enter Stage 3 of the Co-op’s development. I’ll give an update on why we’re making the change and who will be stepping up in this role, but first some other board of director news…Continue reading

Committee Updates

The Site Team is on fire right now working several hours per week collaborating with property owners, architects, city personnel, bankers, consultants – you name it, we’re planning and discussing it!  We’re on a tight timeline to make this project a-go and super pumped to do so!  Kate, Site Team Chair Continue reading

Board Member Spotlight: Jodie Huegerich

You likely recognize Jodie Huegerich if you have been a frequent College Hill Farmers Market attendee, are a local food producer, and/or have attended the Local Film and Food Festival or the Local Food Dinner. She is the organizer behind these events through her work as the University of Northern Iowa Local Food Program Manager at the Center for Energy & Environmental Education. With such a broad and deep understanding of the local food system, it’s no wonder that Jodie has been a supporter of the Co-op as a member-owner since 2016, and was elected as a board member in November of 2019.Continue reading

Announcing your new Co-op name!

Without further ado – and with gratitude for your patience! – the Board of the Cedar Falls Food Co-op would like to announce that the name of the co-op has officially changed to the Rooted Carrot Cooperative Market.Continue reading

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Local lettuce is in season! Make this delicious tortilla soup and pair it with a salad. Interested in using local chicken? Looking for local lettuce?

Chicken Tortilla Soup is soul food for a Texan. When you have a cold or feeling under the weather, just make some of this soup. You will feel better in no time. Jalapenos can be deceased or increased according to how hot you like it or leave the jalapenos out and used a small can of green chilies. Serve this with small bowls of chopped avocados, cheese, and chopped cilantro for garnish. Have a bowl of sliced lime wedges handy for those who like a little more lime juice. A great Cinco de Mayo dish to take to parties.Continue reading

The Co-op is honored with the Cedar Valley Character Counts nomination

CEDAR FALLS — The 2020 Cedar Valley Character Counts Champions of Character awards have been announced. Eight nominees are being recognized this year including the Cedar Falls Food Co-op!

Cedar Valley Character Counts is an organization that honors individuals, organizations and businesses and educators who exemplify the Six Pillars of Character — trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.

Let’s grow the Co-op by 20 members in June 2020!

Let’s make the number 20 count for something! June has historically been our biggest month in membership growth with 50+ new members in past years.

While this year is different – our Co-op knows we can still have a big growth in membership with your help. Most of our members joined the Co-op because someone personally encouraged them to take advantage of this opportunity! Your Co-op will only grow when everyone steps up and invites their friends to join.