Capital Campaign Team Announced

Top: Tom Wickersham (Chair), Co-op Market Board Member; Tom Blanford (Co-chair), Vice President of Corporate Investment, Canadarm Lending Services; Jim Brown, Co-Founder, Midwest Studies Group; Wendy Bowman, Volunteer; Joyce Coil, Retired. Bottom: Blake Conover, President, 1Vision; Susan Lantz, Retired; Christy Pospisil, Project Manager, Strategic Imaging; Connie Svoboda, Development Coordinator, Hartman Reserve for Black Hawk County Conservation; Dave Williams, Community Volunteer and State Representative.

Like all start-up food co-ops, the Rooted Carrot Co-op Market will be conducting a capital campaign to raise the funds necessary to open a full-service grocery store. Continue reading

Site Announcement Volunteer Recognition

Our Site Reveal Event was so much fun and wouldn’t have been the huge success it was without these wonderful people giving their time, their talents, and their energy.  We’d like to thank each of these amazing Rooted Carrot Co-op Market supporters…Continue reading

Tomato Pie Recipe

At this time of the year, the tomato season is almost at an end and what better time to make a Tomato Pie. This Pie is a tribute to tart sweetness of different kinds of tomatoes. It is a very versatile pie which is one of the things I look for in a recipe. You can follow the recipe to the letter or leave out the Prosciutto or use baby tomatoes. Things an be added to the recipe like drained and chopped artichokes or sliced mushrooms. 

I make this tomato pie into a meal by adding a salad and good bread.

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Welcome to our Newest Members!

WHO ARE THE NEWEST ROOTED CARROT CO-OP MARKET MEMBER-OWNERS?  These friends took that important step in supporting your Co-op!

  • Megan Gregorsok, Cedar Falls
  • Lori Seawel, Cedar Falls
  • Andrew Eisenman, Waterloo
  • Nick Evens, Cedar Falls
  • Lauren Dunn, Cedar Falls
  • Marsha Lehs, Independence
  • Mallory DeVries, Charles City
  • Sue Fread, Hudson
  • Pamela Frase, Waterloo
  • Ben Spath, Cedar Falls
  • Chris Salisbury, Cedar Falls
  • Laura Shaner, Cedar Falls

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Board Member Spotlight: Sally Rayzor

Did you watch our site announcement last Monday? Did you hear the fabulous Co-op cheer performed by the Cedar Falls High School cheer-leading squad? You have Sally Rayzor to thank for that along with much more. She is one of our Co-op’s most enthusiastic cheerleaders and fans!Continue reading

October: Message from the Board

September was a very busy month! The future home of the Rooted Carrot Co-op Market will be at 123 7th Street on the corner of Main and 7th Street. The old church between St. Patrick’s and Richardson Funeral Home will be torn down in January. Construction will start next spring and the Co-op is expected to open Spring 2022.Continue reading

Welcome to our newest Member-Owners!


  • Caleb Rosonke, Hudson
  • Tayler Hassman, Cedar Falls
  • Katie McCarthy, Cedar Falls
  • Cindy Wagner, Cedar Falls
  • Rachel Foelske, Cedar Falls
  • Lisa Rolinger, Cedar Falls
  • Philip Nash, Waterloo

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Our Volunteers Rock!

During this time when we aren’t holding any in-person events, our Membership Team decided to start reaching out to our members by phone to do a Co-op “check-in”.  We wanted our membership to know we are still here and how much we appreciate and care for each one of our Co-op member-owners.  It has been so wonderful to hear how excited people were to receive a call from another Co-op member and how much they appreciated the call.  We also decided this would be a great opportunity to be sure we had updated addresses, emails, etc.  Continue reading

Message from the Board September 2020

– Jodie Huegerich has been newly appointed as President of the Board of the Rooted Carrot Co-Op. Former president, Tom Wickersham will now serve as the Capital Campaign Committee Chair going forward. 

-The annual Member-Owner meeting, where the board gives the membership and update of the progress of the co-op for the year, has been set for September 30 via Zoom.  

– The membership committee announced four new members joined in August. 

-The committees will be submitting their budgets and the board will be finalizing the 2020-21 fiscal year budget next meeting. 

-The Capital Campaign Committee has been formed and will begin regular meetings in September in anticipation of the launch of an official capitol campaign in the spring. 

-Board Applications have been received and the election of new board members will be September 8-29th. Board members will start their term in November.