Upcoming Events: August 2018

Co-op Connections

Wednesday, August 15 from 5 – 6:45 p.m. at Chad’s Pizza (Cedar Falls)

Join the Co-op outreach coordinator and others to hear about Co-op updates, get your questions answered, as well as connect with others in your community. Chad’s Pizza offers a yummy deal to co-op member-owners, so bring your card.

 

Co-op Celebration at Octopus (a Plus One Event)

Sunday, August 26, from 5 – 8 p.m. at Octopus (Cedar Falls)

Octopus and the Cedar Falls Food Co-op are joining together to celebrate the Co-op’s success and hear about what lies ahead. The Co-op is already present in the community, people are involved – and we are getting closer to opening our doors to a cooperative grocery store in Cedar Falls. This summer, we passed the 850 member-owner mark and are well on our way toward 900! Keep spreading the word so we can celebrate that milestone at this event. As an added incentive, those who join that night will receive a $20 gift card to another College Hill establishment, Greenhouse Kitchen.

Join us for good food, drinks and conversation. Member-owners, bring a friend who would benefit from learning more about the Co-op.  And don’t forget our August incentive: become a new member-owner that night (or be listed as a referral for a new member) and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a gift basket from Frontier Spices. See you there!

Questions? Contact outreach@cedarfallsfood.coop.

 

Co-op Book Club

Monday August 27, 4:45 p.m. Overman Park

Our book club continues to be a great success. Don’t miss our lively discussion of the Great Alone by Jocelyn Hannah.
Questions? Contact info@cedarfallsfood.coop.

 

 

 

July 2018 Co-op Events

Co-op Connections and Kayak Drawing

Thursday, July 12; 5 – 6:45 p.m. at Second State Brewing Co. (Cedar Falls)

Which member-owner will win the kayak from our June campaign? Find out by joining us at this casual event where the drawing will take place. Join the Co-op outreach coordinator and others to hear about Co-op updates, get your questions answered, and just enjoy the community vibe. Second State Brewing offers a discount to co-op member-owners, so bring your card. Not yet a member-owner? Join there. Questions? Contact outreach@cedarfallsfood.coop.

 

Co-op Book Club

Monday, July 23; 4:45 p.m. at Overman Park 

Our popular book club continues. This month, the book is Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann. Check it out and come join the lively discussion! Questions? Contact info@cedarfallsfood.coop.

Co-op Potluck and Kickball

Tuesday, July 31; 6 – 8:30 p.m. at Washington Park

We’re combining our potluck with some kickball fun. Co-op members, bring a friend who would enjoy learning more about our efforts to bring a full-service grocery to Cedar Falls. This event is family-friendly and all are welcome. Bring a dish to share and your own tableware if possible so we can reduce landfill waste. We’ll have water and iced tea for everyone, but feel free to bring your own beverage if you prefer. Let’s finish the month together with some friendly competition and delicious food!

 

 

 

Events – June 2018

Upcoming Events

 

Coffee, The Co-op, and Cottonwood Canyon
Thursday, June 7 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Cottonwood Canyon “The House” (Cedar Falls)

All are welcome at this casual event. This is a Plus-one mixer, so we encourage member-owners to bring a friend who would benefit from discovering more about the Co-op. While you’re there, enjoy a beverage and one of the many delicious meal selections off of the Cottonwood Canyon menu. Don’t forget your membership card, as this business gives 10% off of your order if you are a member-owner. If you join that night, we’ll sweeten the deal for you with a complimentary gift. We hope to see you there!

Contact outreach@cedarfallsfood.coop.

 

Co-op Field Trip to Oneota Community Food Co-op in Decorah Iowa

Tuesday, June 12, departure time: 8:30 a.m. – Estimated return time: 2:00 p.m.

Do you want to see a cooperative grocery store in action? Join us on this trip to visit a store that is around the size and scope that we are looking for in our own co-op. We’ll get a tour of the store, have a chance to shop there and grab lunch there or elsewhere downtown Decorah, Iowa. If you are interested in attending, we’ll need a headcount to determine the number of cars for our carpool. Please RSVP by June 10 to outreach@cedarfallsfood.coop.

 

Sturgis Falls Parade

Saturday, June 23, 9:30 a.m. to noonish

Bring your energy and join your Co-op friends (including Rooty the Co-op Carrot) to march in the Cedar Falls Food Co-op Parade entry. We’ll gather at a to-be-specified location around 9:30 a.m. for the parade start at 10 a.m. Bring the family, and wear your Co-op t-shirt and good walking shoes. We always have tons of fun! If you plan to join us, please let us know by emailing outreach@cedarfallsfood.coop.

 

Co-op Book Club

Monday June 25, 4:45 p.m. Location TBA. Join the Facebook Group for details.

We are excited to continue our book club this month with How not to Die by Michael Greger, MD. Check it out and come join our lively discussion! Questions? Contact info@cedarfallsfood.coop.

 

Co-op Potluck

Tuesday, June 26, 6 – 8 p.m. at Second State Brewing (Cedar Falls)

Want to sample a variety of dishes while engaging in good conversation? All are welcome! Bring a dish to share and if possible, your own table ware. Our potlucks are family-friendly, and we encourage you to bring guests as well. Second State is a business partner, so don’t forget your card if you are a member-owner to get a discount on beer draws. Questions? Contact info@cedarfallsfood.coop.

 

 

May Events

Co-op Connections
Thursday, May 10; 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at
Single Speed Brewing in Cedar Falls

Gather, meet, connect. This is a casual event where you can drop in or stay the whole time. All are welcome! Single Speed offers 10% off of a meal of $20 or more to Co-op member-owners, so don’t forget your card.

 

Cedar Falls Food Co-op Potluck

Tuesday, May 15 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Second State Brewing in Cedar Falls

Bring a dish to share and, if possible your own table ware to reduce garbage waste. Bring the family, bring a friend. Everyone is welcome. If you are a member-owner, bring your card to receive a discount on beer draws.

 

Cedar Falls Food Co-op Book Club

Tuesday, May 29 at 4:45 p.m. in Overman Park (weather permitting)
The book to be discussed is The Necklace by Cheryl Jarvis. Get a copy, get reading, and join the lively discussion, plus meet new people or reconnect with friends. All are welcome! If weather is such that this must be moved to indoors, we’ll provide notice on our Facebook page that day.

 

All Are Welcome – Co-op Community Events for Everyone

When I’m out and about telling others about our amazing Co-op events, I sometimes encounter people who mistakenly believe that they cannot attend because they are not yet member-owners. Cooperative Principle 7, “Concern for Community” is something we embody each time we host an event. Whether monthly activities such as potlucks, Co-op Connections, and our book club or more infrequent events such as our recent trivia night, we welcome everyone! And if you haven’t yet been to a Co-op event, you have been missing out.

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April Book Club Discussion Group

From farming in Southern Appalachians, Chicago world fair, and some of the finest restaurants in New York, where will our next adventure take us?

As you can see CFFC book club is off to a successful start.  What a superb way of meeting like-minded people and share a common interest.  The club meets on the 4th Monday of every month at 4:45.  At our April 23 meeting the club will be talking about the book The Girl With Seven Names, author: Hyeonseo Lee.  Join in the discussion in person  or check out the Facebook Group.

April 2018 Special Events

 

Co-op Connections
Thursday, April 12 from 5 – 6:45 p.m. at The Brass Tap (Cedar Falls)

This casual event is a great way to meet others. Join the Co-op outreach coordinator and others to hear about Co-op updates, get your questions answered, and just enjoy the community vibe. The Brass Tap offers a discount to co-op member-owners, so bring your card. Questions? Contact outreach@cedarfallsfood.coop.

 

Co-op Potluck

Monday, April 16, from 6 – 8 p.m. at Second State Brewing (Cedar Falls)

Want to sample a variety of dishes while engaging in good conversation? All are welcome! Bring a dish to share and if possible, your own table ware. Our potlucks are family-friendly, and we encourage you to bring guests as well. Second State is a business partner, so don’t forget your card if you are a member-owner to get a discount on beer draws. Questions? Contact info@cedarfallsfood.coop.

 

Co-op Book Club

Monday April 23, 4:45 p.m. Cedar Falls Library

We are excited to continue our book club this month with The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee. Check it out and come join our lively discussion! Questions? Contact info@cedarfallsfood.coop.

March Co-op Connections & Potluck

Co-op Connections
Thursday, March 8 from 5 – 6:45 p.m. at Urban Pie (Cedar Falls)

Join the Co-op outreach coordinator and others to hear about Co-op updates, get your questions answered, as well as connect with others in your community. Urban Pie offers a discount to co-op member-owners, so bring your card.

 

Co-op Potluck

Monday, March 19 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Second State Brewing (Cedar Falls)

We continue to have great food and friends at these monthly events. Bring a dish to share and if possible, your own table ware. Our potlucks are family-friendly and just all-around fun! Second State is a business partner, so bring your card if you are a member-owner to get a discount on beer draws. All are welcome!

ANNUAL OWNER POTLUCK & MEETING, OCT. 24

The Cedar Falls Food Co-op is combining the very popular monthly potluck with the annual owners meeting. It’s a great opportunity to meet other Co-op owners and find out more about plans for the Co-op:

Tuesday, October 24, 6-8pm

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