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!

From the Board President: The Top 6 Myths About the Food Co-op

Since the first community meeting in September 2012, those of us behind the efforts to open the doors of the Cedar Falls Food Co-op have had to explain our vision. In addition, we’ve educated many people about what a co-op is. Along the way, however, we’ve discovered the need to correct a number of myths about co-ops in general and the Cedar Falls Food Co-op in particular. Here is my list of the top 6 myths about the Cedar Falls Food Co-op:


Myth #1: The Co-op will be a “buying club,” an indoor farmers market, or a small Roots-type market


Roots Market, which closed in 2012, was 4,000 sq ft in total size. The Cedar Falls Food Co-op will be 2.5 to 3 times that size. It will be a full-service grocery, meaning shoppers will be able to buy produce, boxed good, canned goods, frozen foods, dairy, meats, beer and wine, health and beauty products, pet food, seasonal products and more. Yes, you’ll be able to pick up some produce grown by local farmers and some coffee, toilet paper, and whatever else is on your grocery list. With a full deli and a “grab and go” cooler, the Co-op will be your one-stop shop.

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