New September Business Partners

This month, we have two new area business partners joining the more than 75 other businesses that are providing amazing deals to card-carrying Cedar Falls Food Co-op member-owners.



Natural Soy Products, Ltd. (Clean Environment Co.)

Located at 1935 Main Street in Cedar Falls, this local business provides environmentally friendly household cleaning products that are highly effective while also keeping toxins at bay. This company is built on the premise that cleaning products should not only clean well, but also be kind to people who use them as well as the world we live in. Co-op member-owners, stop in and they will give you a 10% discount from the list price in the store.

Slumberland Furniture

Are you shopping for new furniture? Are you a Co-op member-owner? Then you are in luck…Cedar Falls has another new business partner. The Slumberland Furniture Cedar Falls location is offering Co-op member-owners $50 off of qualifying purchase of $99 or more (exclusions include hot buys, special purchases, clearance items, tempur-pedic and premier mattresses). Soon, you’ll be relaxing on/with your new furniture while reveling in your savings!


Spreading the Great News about the Co-op!

“There’s going to be a cooperative grocery store in or near downtown Cedar Falls? Sign me up!”

This was what was most often expressed several weeks ago at a Co-op gathering in the lobby of the 250 State Street building located in the heart of downtown Cedar Falls.

Hosted by Co-op member-owners Jim and LeAnne Sprau, who are residents of 250 State, attendees sampled delicious food and beverages the Spraus purchased from Second State Brewing and spoke with other member-owners along with Outreach Coordinator, Melanie Drake to learn more about this grassroots effort to bring a full-service locally-focused grocery store to the downtown area. While anyone can shop at the Co-op when it opens, there are many advantages to purchasing a member share and consequently becoming a member-owner, including having a vote and say in how this store will be run. Party attendees certainly realized these advantages, and we hit a record that night, signing up the most member-owners we have to date at a house party.

Are you ready to help your Co-op spread the word in this important way? Whether you want to host a small or large gathering, we are here to help. We will provide a co-op representative to present or just talk individually to attendees, such as we did at 250 State Street. Your gathering can be as informal as you wish; we just ask that at some point, we get a chance to provide information about this growing business and be able to take memberships from interested individuals.

And, if you are not into party-hosting, we can come to any regularly planned event you have whether a book club or other discussion group, present to an organization of which you are a part, or come to your work and do a lunch and learn. We have many ideas, so contact our outreach coordinator (Melanie Drake: and she can help you put your idea into action. Thanks to the many individuals who have already hosted house parties, and we look forward to many more successful events!

New Business Partners: June 2018

Kickin Grass Lawn Care

This Cedar Falls business provides custom mowing, spring and fall cleanup, tree and brush trimming, power washing, painting, minor carpentry, trash removal, cleaning, recycling, gutter cleaning, and more. Owner Eric Myszka reports that they have flexible scheduling, and considers Kickin Grass to be a “boutique” lawn care company, built around an “on demand” business model. He is offering our member-owners 25% off of their first 2 mows! Thanks Eric!!

1938 Tremont Street, Cedar Falls


Ananda Holistic Movement Studio

This local business is aimed at providing “mind-body practices to move you”. Ananda offers a wide array of classes to choose from, including yoga, meditation, singing/chanting/drum circle, and Aya dancing. “We are Ananda, and our mission is simple: we want to help you feel better.” This is demonstrated by the name, Ananda, which means “joy, happiness, perfect bliss”. Ananda is offering 10% off all yoga, meditation & Aya classes to our lucky member-owners! Get feeling better today!

316 W. 3rd St., Waterloo, IA, 50701

New Business Partners

Good Food Vibes, of Cedar Falls, is a business operated by Caitlin Argotsinger, offering both private and group health coaching sessions, as well as a variety of classes ranging from specific health classes to cooking classes. She is offering co-op members $100 off a private health coaching program. Kickstart a healthier new you!


Backyard Living, located in Cedar Falls, constructs furniture manufactured locally in the USA from recycled materials. The poly wood construction provides all-weather furniture that comes with a lifetime warranty. This company is offering 10% off recycled poly lumbar furniture to co-op members. Looking for stylish, sustainable, functional furniture? Check out Backyard Living!


Maxx Rentals, based in Cedar Falls, strives to bring outdoor recreation and outdoor adventures to the Cedar Valley, in an accessible and affordable manor. They offer kayaks, paddle boards, canoes, and more, along with paddle board yoga classes, and shuttle services. They are giving 15% off rental over $20 to all co-op members. For an amazing outdoor experience, go see the experts at Maxx Rentals!

3 New Businesses Partners are providing great deals for Co-op Member-Owners

Local supports local: almost 70 businesses across the Cedar Valley have partnered with the Co-op by offering discounts and other specials to member-owners. Read on for the latest additions:

Recently opened in downtown Cedar Falls, the Brass Tap provides a wide range of beers, cocktails and delicious food for customers. Co-op member-owners will receive 10% off of Iowa Brewery-of-the-Month beers. Stop in and check out this lively place.

Currently relocated to Ginger Thai (another business partner) at 111 W. 2nd Street in Cedar Falls, Crepes by Nida has both sweet and savory options that will leave you craving more. Enjoy 10% off of your order if you bring your member-owner card (this is the same discount you’ll get if you order from Ginger Thai too). What a mouth-watering deal!

What’s not to love about a business with a carrot theme? We can certainly relate and are thrilled to welcome Wild Carrot as a new business partner. Since 2011, Wild Carrot has offered downtown Waverly visitors delicious homemade locally-sourced breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is also a gift store, and Co-op member-owners will get 10% off their dine-in meal as well as gift store items.

New Business Partner: December 2017

Whether you’re looking for pain relief or to improve your overall health, our newest business partner can help. Align Chiropractic & Wellness in Cedar Falls is committed to providing chiropractic solutions to address your unique needs. They can assist with back pain, neck pain, headaches or even muscular tightens and tension. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, Align offers rehabilitation, physical exams, nutritional counseling, and spinal and postural screenings.

Cedar Falls Coop members receive a free muscle stimulation on your initial visit.

New Business Partners: November 2017

Cory’s Painting offers interior and exterior painting and drywall repair in the Cedar Valley.  Based in Cedar Falls, our CFFC member owners can receive 5% off labor for painting and drywall repair. Check them out on Facebook here.


Located in Cedar Falls, Donna Heller Yoga offers a variety of yoga classes for all ages, from workshops, to small group classes and private instruction. Members receive 10% off an 8-week class. Check them out of Facebook here.


Based on Waterloo, Heart Rhythm Healing believes that the answers to healing your body, mind, soul & spirit lie inside your heart. They offer members their first 30-minute session free ($30 value), and all subsequent sessions are $5 off. Some of their upcoming events include Better Body Info Session from 7-8pm on Thu Nov 9th in the lounge at the Millrace Co-working Space, and A Group Meditation Class on Sat Nov 11th from 10-11a at Heart Rhythm Healing (528 Campbell Ave. Waterloo, IA). Check them out on Facebook here.

Start Shopping for Your Spring Style: March 2017 New Business Partners

In need of a fresh look for this spring? Look no farther than our three new business partners, Kate & Co, Purse-n-ality, and Mohair Pair!

Kate & Co is a full service salon and spa offering haircuts, hair styling, color services, perms, nail care, skin care, makeup, waxing, and bridal packages. Conveniently located in downtown Cedar Falls, on State Street, an appointment at Kate & Co is a great way to shop local while achieving your best look. Savvy shoppers will notice Kate & Co’s monthly specials, in addition to the perks offered to Co-op member-owners. Show your co-op member card and receive $10 off a one hour or 90 minute massage plus 10% off of one service per month! So many great savings at one shop!

Purse-n-ality offers trendy purses, clutches, wallets, bags, and more at their downtown Main Street store. As the name implies, Purse-n-ality is a store full of flair, making this a fun stop on any shopper’s list. Even online shoppers can take advantage of Purse-n-ality’s website, where you can view the latest styles. Just call or email them to order and they will ship to your home! Don’t forget to mention that you’re a Cedar Falls Food Co-op member -owner to receive 10% off all products!

Mohair Pair is an eclectic store found on College Hill, offering vintage clothing, unique decor, handmade items, jewelry, and much more. They also feature body and ear piercing services. Stop in for a unique shopping experience while hunting for a one of a kind vintage look to sport this spring. Mohair Pair offers truly local items handmade by local artisans, perfect for a one of a kind gift or statement piece. A new (or old?) look can be yours for 10% off purchases of $10 or more if you present your co-op member-owner card. This discount cannot be combined with other sales or discounts.


New Business Partners: February 2017

What’s better than one new business partner? FOUR new business partners! That’s right, four generous, community minded local businesses have offered Cedar Falls Food Co-op member-owners exclusive deals! Meet local businesses Gravy’s Diner, Maid-Rite, Pink Peony Studio, and The Sheep Baatique.

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