Sidecar Coffee Roasters and the Cedar Falls Food Co-op: blending partnership to benefit our community

Sidecar Coffee Roasters is offering a limited edition Cedar Falls Food Co-op Holiday Blend! When it comes to holiday gifts, one thing is for certain – everyone loves consumable gifts, and the Cedar Falls Food Co-op Holiday Blend is the ultimate

Not only will you take a HUGE bite out of your shopping list, but with each bag of the co-op Holiday Blend sold, Sidecar Coffee Roasters will donate 10% to the Cedar Falls Food Coop. It’s like giving a gift twice (not to be confused with re-gifting). Do you need the perfect gift for friends, family or co-workers? Order 12 bags or more and they’ll add your own personalized holiday message on each bag!

Don’t forget to use your Co-op 10% discount off any online order of coffee. To do so, e
nter the coupon code CFCOOP10 and type your member # into the notes section when placing your online order. Go here to order:

Giving Thanks for Our Business Partner Program

With all of the businesses that have stepped up to support the food co-op & our membership base, you could very easily make back your one-time co-op member-owner equity share payment in savings from these wonderful, local companies in a very short period of time AND own a grocery store that shares your values of community, education & fresh, healthy foods to boot!  This month we are adding two new local businesses to our ever-growing line-up of partners offering our member-owner base  specials. If you take advantage of their offers, you’ll be more relaxed & sleep better than you have in a very long time!!

dvinespaWith twelve treatment rooms, d’vine Medical Spa® is a world class, wine inspired spa. The philosophy at d’vine Medical Spa® is to touch you beyond the physical layers of the body, embracing all of your senses and welcoming you on your journey to wellness.  Unwind in their private men’s and women’s relaxation rooms as well as experience the steam rooms and floor to ceiling water walls.  As a Cedar Falls Food Co-op member-owner, you’ll receive 5% off of all normally-priced day spa services. How divine?!!

waysonchiroEvery function of your body takes place because of a message from your brain traveling down your spinal cord. When a vertebra is out of alignment, this misalignment causes irritation to the adjacent nerves carrying your vital brain messages! Like a kink in a hose, the message does not fully transmit to the organ or tissue it innervates. That’s like operating at 0-50% all day! Over time or immediately, you may feel specific pain or symptoms like indigestion, high blood pressure or allergies. What To Do? Contact Wayson Family Chiropractic! And after they’ve helped you determine the best plan of care for you & your needs, be sure to pick up a Chiroflow pillow to help improve your sleep! They’re offering co-op member-owners 20% off these amazing pillows!! You’ll have sweet dreams & healthy sleep with that deal!

As always please be sure to visit our Business Partner Specials page on our website to see all of the businesses that offer our member-owners specials & the full details of the offer. Happy fall & many thanks!

Business Partner Spotlight: Eagle Peak Healing Arts Center


If you’re having trouble with pain, a health issue or are just looking for a way to live holistically, then make an appointment with Eagle Peak Healing Arts Center Professional Acupuncture.  

Located in Cedar Falls, the staff at Eagle Peak offer a number of high-quality Traditional Japanese Medicine treatment options where the focus is on treating the whole person, not just the symptoms.  Acupuncture is appropriate for all ages and can be used to address issues such as pain, digestive discomfort, allergies, sinus congestion as well as insomnia.  

Practitioner David Mesenbrink has a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine and is a Licensed Acupuncturist.  It was after his first experience with an Acupuncture treatment, which impacted him so profoundly, that he decided to dedicate himself to its practice.  

With your Cedar Falls Food Co-op membership your first treatment is $50 (regularly  $69).  Take advantage of your membership benefit by scheduling an appointment with Eagle Peak today for your own life changing experience!

Business Partner Spotlight


If you’re looking for a slice of Iowa, then Barn Happy is the place to be.  Located on University Avenue in Cedar Falls, an old dairy barn built in 1925 has been re-purposed into a food and gift store.  

Opened in the spring of 2003, family-owned Barn Happy features Iowa specialty foods and gift baskets.  In addition, they also offer fresh-brewed coffee, homemade baked goods, soups and sandwiches as well as antiques and locally made crafts.  

The owners of Barn Happy, Tim and Kris Boettger, have firm roots in Iowa and believe it is important to preserve the heritage and values of the heartland.  They want their customers to get a genuine feel of the state with the Iowa – made products for sale.

With your Cedar Falls Food Co-op membership you can have a free bottomless cup of coffee and enjoy your Iowa experience at Barn Happy. 


Father’s Day is June 19th this year.  As you’re thinking of the perfect gift for Dad, consider a purchase from one or more of the Cedar Falls Food Co-op business partners.  Not only can you find gifts any Dad would appreciate, but you can also get great deals by taking advantage of your membership benefits.

You could celebrate Father’s Day with a meal at Mulligan’s, La Calle Latin American Bistro or SingleSpeed Brewing Co.  For the avid coffee drinker, enjoy a visit to Sidecar Coffee Cafe, Cup of Joe or Cottonwood Canyon.  Batteries + Bulbs offers 15% off of your entire purchase if Dad is in need of smartphone accessories and of course, batteries and light bulbs!  If Dad is a running enthusiast, check out the Runner’s Flat for shoes and accessories and save $10 off of a $100 or more purchase.  

Overall, there are great opportunities with your Cedar Falls Food Co-op membership.  Be sure to keep these business partners in mind when planning and shopping for this Father’s Day.

New Fun Business Partners to Add to Your Summer Fun! 

June is the month for sunshine, being outside, good food & enjoying life! Our newest members of the business partner program each compliment the attributes of this up-coming month.


If you like to be outside & dig in the dirt, then get excited about our first new business partner. Wapsi Pines Nursery & Greenhouse offers a great selection of annuals, perennials, grasses, shrubs, roses, trees and vegetables for your garden.   They carry lots of pots, trellises, bird feeders, bird baths, and other decorative items to enhance your outdoor living space or as great gifts for the gardener in your life!

They’re graciously offering our founding member-owners 10% off of your entire purchase from the greenhouse.

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Everyone loves to eat, right? Especially, if it’s good food! So, why not get cooking with 10% off of Spoon It with Luann cooking classes? Luann Alemao, a local food/nutrition educator and host of “Get Fit” TV teaches fresh, healthy cooking courses with “Blue Zone” inspired menus. She cultivates a hands-on experience, which includes techniques, history and nutrition information about the dishes inspired for each Spoon It with Luann class. Her food never disappoints.



Balance & healing are crucial to an enjoyable life. Shakti Holistic Healing sessions work to increase the vitality of your body, heal physical & emotional pain, guide you to experience aliveness & bring you into deeper states of awareness, relaxation & peace within your own body. Doesn’t that sound divine? Well, it is. Truly. Wanna know the best part? If you’re a member-owner of the Cedar Falls Food Co-op, you may now receive a Shakti healing session for $20 less. Now, that is definitely something to enjoy this summer!!


Feeling good & looking good go hand-in-hand when it comes to an enjoyable lifestyle! Fashion To Five carries contemporary modern clothing styles for men from the West to the East coast and brings them right here to the Midwest! They also offer tailoring and personal styling to assure your clothes fit the way you want. The best part is co-op member-owners get 10% off of all the apparel that you purchase in their unique online to downtown venture! Stop in to learn their story & see their cool styles for men.

We are so grateful to all of our business partners for their trust & support in the efforts of the Cedar Falls Food Co-op. Be sure to take your member card with you when you go out & about and take advantage of these offers! It’s good for all of us & our community as a whole. Finally, please check out our online business partner specials page for a full listing of all of our current business partners and the full details of each offer as sometimes restrictions may apply. Thanks!

Our Business Partner Program Keeps Flowering

The month of May ushers in two more business partners committed to helping our community stay healthy & strong!


NRGpilatesNRG Pilates is committed to teaching you how to intelligently use, develop & refine the greatest machine ever created…your body. They train the body as a whole. That way, there are no imbalances and all muscles are strengthened as the body works harmoniously together.


Whether you’re a member of the co-op or not, your first class is free!! However, once you’ve experienced how effective & powerful you feel after completing a Pilates, Kettlebells, Suspension or Bodyweight training session, you’ll want to go to more classes. As a co-op member, NRG Pilates is offering 10% off of a 12-visit studio pass. Train hard. Save money. Beauty & brains is a great combo, folks!!

AgapeTherapyAgape Therapy’s vision is to create, shape, and progress towards a clinic that inspires total health in each individual that walks through the door.  They want to preserve local business because it is that relationship with the community that sets us above the rest. It allows us a closer look at what the need is for people’s health right here where we are.


The Cedar Falls Food Co-op could not agree more & we are honored that Agape has caught the vision of how the co-op will integrate with & benefit their clientele by offering healthier, local food options. Until our store opens & we all get to go shopping, Agape has generously offered our membership 10% off of each 60-minute massage you schedule. Yes, co-op membership already has its benefits. Now, go relax & save.


Business Partner Spotlight: Balance Hot Yoga & Montage

balanceBalance is a Hot Yoga Studio located on the hill in Cedar Falls.  Their goal is to present a new dimension to yoga in a positive environment for all experience levels.  They offer classes daily, including weekends, and have a wide variety of pricing options such as class packages, monthly unlimited usage, per class drop-in and annual membership.  They are also currently running a special where if you refer a friend then the both of you will receive your first month free. In addition, with your Cedar Falls Food Co-op membership you’ll get 10% off a monthly unlimited auto-pay plan. 

With the availability of classes and flexibility of pricing, Balance is a viable option for those looking to achieve balance and harmony for both body and mind.

MontageLocated in the heart of downtown Cedar Falls, the Montage restaurant has it all.  An extensive wine list, an eclectic atmosphere featuring artwork by local artists, an upstairs martini bar, a rooftop patio and of course, an incredible menu.

The menu features a variety of appetizers, dinners and desserts that include vegetarian as well as gluten- free options.  Of particular interest, is their current seasonal specials:  Roasted Rosemary Cashew Pasta and Hot Buttered Rum Cheesecake.  So, be sure to try these before they’re gone!

Montage also has two rooms available to accommodate large parties and they also provide catering.  Keep this in mind when planning for your next family or corporate event.

Locally owned and operated since 1999, Montage is a favorite downtown destination.  Take advantage of 10% off your meal with your Cedar Falls Food Co-op membership and make your reservation today!

Business Partner Spotlight: The Runner’s Flat & Moo Roo

RunnersFlatSpring has sprung! It’s time to put away the winter boots and run (don’t walk) to The Runner’s Flat in downtown Cedar Falls. In addition to having a wide variety of shoes and accessories, their expert staff will take the time to find what is right just for you. They are also committed to building a community of runners through their run clubs, community events, shoe and gear reviews as well as their What’s Up Wednesday weekly talk show.
The Runner’s Flat is the Cedar Valley’s only specialty running store that is also locally owned and we are proud to have them as a business partner. Take advantage of your Cedar Falls Food Co-op membership by saving $10 off of a purchase of $100 or more at the best place to run into!


HansensDairyUpdatedMoo Roo Ice Cream Parlor and Dairy Store in Waterloo is a retail store for Hansen’s Dairy.  The items you can find for sale there are Hansen’s milk, cheese, butter and of course ice cream!  This store has the old-fashioned hard dip as well as soft serve ice cream and a variety of treats such as sundaes, shakes, ice cream cakes and the Polar Vortex – a mix of soft serve with candies.  In addition, Moo Roo sells high quality food items including meats, bread and produce from local farmers.  

Moo Roo also has seating for about 40 people, so it’s a great location for parties or meetings.  While you’re inside be sure to check out the mural that depicts a dairy farm through the four seasons.  

Moo Roo is a great supporter of our local farmers and entrepreneurs and we’re proud to have them as a business partner. Keep in mind that with your Cedar Falls Food Co-op membership you’ll receive an additional 5% off of milk.  

No Fooling…Barn Happy is Our Newest Business Partner!

barnhappyWhile we love to joke around & have a good time, we’re pretty serious about our Business Partner Program and all of the savings that local businesses share with our member-owners. We are working hard to grow the benefits of becoming a CFFC member-owner before we put doors on our very own full-service, community-owned, local farm & food-loving grocery store!

Barn Happy is a wonderful addition to our star lineup of local businesses that offer our members discounts & deals. According to the Barn Happy website, they “feel it’s important to preserve the agricultural heritage and values of the heartland. Iowa is a unique and valuable asset to the country. Barn Happy works to give customers and visitors a genuine snapshot of the state.” We couldn’t be more proud to partner with a business that recognizes and celebrates the importance of supporting local.

Stop in to Barn Happy. Show your CFFC membership card. Get a free bottomless cup of coffee…which will come in handy as you peruse all of the fun items that they carry from artisans across our great state! There’s lots to look at. Oh, and don’t forget to try their delicious homemade soups, baked goods & sandwiches!!