Summer Might Be Winding Down, But the Co-op is Just Getting Warmed Up

There are so many fun things going on with the co-op this month it’s cRaZy!! As I’m sure you read in our newsletter already, we are transforming our business partner of the month program into our business partner program to include the many businesses that have opted to partner with us for different lengths of time. As we round out 2015, we’ll still have a few monthly offerings.

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From the Board President

Back in April, I wrote that the Cedar Falls Food Co-op had begun making preparations to hire our first position. Well, our work is complete, and we are now accepting applications for the Outreach Coordinator. This is a part-time contracted position that will focus on membership recruitment for the Co-op. We are very excited!

As we near the 250-member mark, the Cedar Falls Food Co-op is now poised to begin our next phase of growth, a phase marked by key milestones. In addition to the first hire, we’ll be working with a consultant to help us complete our market and site analysis. Very exciting times indeed!

Please help us spread the word. If you know of someone who would be a good fit for the Co-op’s Outreach Coordinator position, please pass along the details!

In cooperation,

Tom Wickersham

Snacking On the Go

While packing your bags for an end of summer vacation, healthy eating may not be at the forefront of your mind. But long travels don’t mean that you have to give up smart snacking. With a little planning and a few tricks you can eat well all the way to your destination.

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Sip & Savor With Our July Partners

July is one of the hottest months of the year. So, we have cool deals for our members!! Tony’s Pizzaria & Cup of Joe are offering savings to our members the entire month! If you’re not a member yet, it isn’t too late. Become a member today to take advantage of the cool savings!

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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!


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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