From the Board President: Businesses Support the Co-op

Did you know the Cedar Falls Food Co-op membership represents 14 zip codes outside of Cedar Falls? We have members from Waterloo, Denver, Waverly, Parkersburg, Independence and more. The support from so many people is exciting!

Another source of support that is equally exciting is from our local businesses. These business owners understand the value that a full-service, community owned grocery store will bring to Cedar Falls. They see the connection between a physical store and membership support from the surrounding region, and they ask us, “How can we help?”

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Rhubarb Cake Recipe

Rhubarb makes your summer entertaining easy!

It wouldn’t be summer if we didn’t share at least one rhubarb recipe! Rhubarb is a great garden vegetable that requires little care and is quite prolific once it becomes established after a year or two. Rhubarb is also versatile, lending it’s unique flavor to savory and sweet recipes. It can be used to make sauces, syrups, chutneys, pies, cakes and much more with a little research! Don’t forget to freeze your some of your rhubarb harvest, as rhubarb is still not available during the winter months!

With this recipe you will be able to bake a cake that is light and flavorful, perfect time for summer entertainment.

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Play Safe on the Fourth

Picnics, cookouts, and fireworks, the 4th of July is a great time to reconnect with family and friends, but it can also be necessary to take extra caution around this time, especially with children and pets. To make sure you enjoy your holiday safely, here are some tips:

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Help Us Spread the Word!

Hello! My name is Elizabeth and I am looking for others to join me in promoting the Cedar Falls Food Co-op this summer at our local farmers markets! It’s a great (and fun) way to meet many supporters, share our progress, and recruit members!!

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Join in June for a chance to win a sweet ride!

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The number of founding members keeps growing, propelling the Cedar Falls Food Co-op closer to opening its doors. Remember, the sooner we get 1,000 members, the sooner we can have an actual store to shop. We know the interest is out there and that the Food Co-op will soon be open. The board of directors is committed to getting us to our goal as quickly as possible, so they’re offering a fun incentive to all new members who join in June…

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Veggie Talk House Party

Curious about the vegetarian diet?  Interested in becoming a vegetarian but not sure where to start? Want to just learn more about adding more yummy veggies to your diet? Come and get answers to all your burning questions while enjoying some fabulous food samples! Join us on Sunday, June 21, from 4-7pm.  Please email kristelprice@hotmail.com or call 608-770-9700 to RSVP or for further details. Both members & non-members are welcome to attend this event. We encourage new memberships at this event, so members please bring a friend to learn about our co-op. Space is limited so respond early to reserve your spot! Hope to see you there!

Summer Safety Tips

It’s time to grab the sunscreen and bug spray! Here are some safety tips to make sure nothing stops you from enjoying your summer to the fullest.

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June is the Month to Join

This month’s local business partners have stepped up to offer some hot, sweet & awesome deals to newly joining members of the Cedar Falls Food Co-op. If you’ve been on the fence about whether or not to join, the time is now.

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