Local Foods

Through our Local Food Program, we strive to foster strong communities based on diverse ties between farmers and non-farmers by organizing events and connecting non-farmers with farmers near them.

Approximately 30 percent of Practical Farmers members are non-farmers, whom we classify as “friends -of -farmers” members. Practical Farmers of Iowa seeks to connect farmers and “friends -of -farmers” as part of our vision of an Iowa where communities are built around strong connections between these groups.

Many of these members believe in supporting local farms, are interested in purchasing food locally and value our work to promote an agriculture that benefits farms, the environment and communities.  The directory below is intended to help our “friends -of -farmers” and the general public in their search for PFI-farmer-raised products.

Local Foods Resources


Practical Farmers’ Local Food Directory 

PFI Farmers Offering Local Foods

Farm NameMember Name, Member Since...Cities ServedProducts Available
The Cornucopia Farm John and Janna Wesselius (2008)
Sioux Center, Orange City, Spencer, Sioux CityVegetables, Fruits, Whole Chickens, Pork
Guritz Produce FarmMark Guritz (2013)
Spirit Lake, SpencerVegetables, Fruits,
Prairie Whole FarmPhillip Jensen (2007)
Ida GroveVegetables, Fruits, Pork
Koenigs’ AcresKaren and Matt Koenig (2013)
Hampton, Iowa Falls, Fort DodgeVegetables, Fruits, Whole Chickens, Turkey
Bode’s Moonlight GardensBeany Bode and Joanne Roepke Bode (2005)
AlgonaVegetables, Fruits, On-Farm Available
One Step at a Time GardensTim Landgraf and Jan Libbey (1994)
Belmond, Clarion, Clear Lake, At the Farm, Garner, Mason CityVegetables, Fruits, Whole Chickens
Joia Food FarmWendy Johnson (2011)
Charles City, Mason City, Clear Lake, At the FarmPork, Lamb, Whole Chickens, Eggs
Forgy's Farm Fresh
(forgysfarmfresh@gmail.com)
Jeff and Julie Forgy (2013)
Iowa Falls, Alden, Dows
Vegetables, Fruits,
Mustard Seed FarmAlice McGary (2008)
Ames, Gilbert, Story City and InbetweenVegetables, Fruits,
Friend's FlowersAndrew and Naomi Friend (2014)
Ames, Story CityOnly Cut Flowers
Lacewing AcresJulia Slocum (2010)
AmesVegetables, Fruits,
Lee's GreensLee Matteson and Rose Schick (2013)
Ames, NevadaVegetables, Fruits, Jams
Red Earth GardensJenny Vazquez (2013)
Tama, Toledo, MarshalltownVegetables, Fruits,
Carney Family FarmsBruce and Connie Carney, Amber Carney (2005)
Ames, Story City, Mingo, Ankeny, MaxwellBeef, Pork, Whole Chickens
Berry Patch FarmDean and Judy Henry (1995)
Ames, PYO in Nevada, Vegetables, Fruit, Berries
Seven Pines FarmDan and Julie Beougher (2011)
Des Moines (and suburbs), Ames, on-farm in MaxwellVegetables, Pork, Chicken, Salsa
Nature Road Farm Linda and Randy Naeve (2010)
Ames, Ankeny, Huxley, Des MoinesVegetables, Fruits,
Daystar HarvestJennie Erwin (2014)
Des Moines, BooneVegetables, Fruits,
New Family FarmTony Thompson (2013)
Des Moines, Ankeny, Bondurant, Johnston, Polk City,ElkhartVegetables, Fruits,
Grade A GardensJordan Clasen (2011)
Des MoinesVegetables, Fruits,
LSI Global Greens CSAZac Couture (2013)
Des MoinesVegetables, Fruits,
Wabi Sabi FarmBen Saunders (2007)
Des Moines, West Des Moines, Johnston, Urbandale, Waukee, On Farm GrangerVegetables, Fruits,
Small Potatoes FarmRick and Stacy Hartmann (2000)
Des Moines, Ames, Anken, Urbandale, MinburnVegetables, Fruits,
Heirloom FarmMatthew and Lori Wiese (2013)
Earlham, Redfield, Dexter, Adel, Waukee, Winterset, Des Moinesvegetables, pastured eggs, whole chickens, soap
Sun Gold FarmsTony Pille (2014)
JeffersonVegetables, Fruits,
Madsen Stock Farm
(vcmadsen@iowatelecom.net)
Vic and Cindy Madsen (1988)
Des Moines, Ames, On Farm AudubonPork, Beef, Chickens, Eggs, Honey
Bridgewater FarmDale Raasch (2013)
Des Moines, Atlantic, Griswold, WintersetVegetables, Fruits, Poultry, Eggs, Pork, Beef
Iowana FarmTerry Troxel (2012)
IA:Crescent, Council Bluffs
NE: Omaha, Bellevue
Vegetables, Fruits,
Meristem Farm and NurseryLucena Morse and Tom Lundahl (2012)
NE: PapillionVegetables, Fruits,
Loess Hills CSATyler Magnuson, Cait Caughey, + collaborators (2012)
IA: Council Bluffs, Treynor, Hancock
NE: Omaha
Vegetables, Fruits,
Rolling Acres FarmDenise O'Brien and Larry Harris (1994)
IA: Atlantic, Avoca
NE: Omaha
Vegetables, Fruits, Eggs, Turkey, Whole Chickens
One FarmDanelle Myer (2011)
IA: Woodbine, Logan, Missouri Valley
NE: Omaha
Vegetables, Fruits,
Nishnabotna NaturalsCarl Glanzman and Doris Bane (2012)
IA: Atlantic, Council Bluffs
NE: Omaha
Vegetables, Fruits,
Rolling Prairie Acres FarmDoug and Tanya Webster (2004)
Sigourney, OskaloosaVegetables, Fruits, Honey
Five Points Heritage FarmRon and Vickie Arkema (2012)
OskaloosaVegetables, Fruits,Eggs, Honey, Whole Chickens
Prairie Roots FarmJim and Louise Zaffiro (2002)
PellaVegetables, Fruits,
Bloom and BarkTim Blair and Kim Steele-Blair (2009)
Keosauqua
(Direct Orders Only)
Vegetables, Fruits,
Blue Gate FarmJill Beebout and Sean Skeehan (2004)
Des Moines, KnoxvilleVegetables, Fruits,Eggs, Spun Yarn, Preserves, Honey
Middle Way FarmJordan Scheibel (2011)
Ames, Grinnell,Newton, MarshalltownVegetables, Fruits,Meat,Eggs
Grinnell Heritage FarmAndy and Melissa Dunham (2008)
Des Moines, Grinnell, Norway, Hiwatha,Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Kalona,Altoona, West Des MoinesVegetables, Fruits,Beef
Green Share LLCShanti Sellz, Morgan Hoenig, Derek Roller, Christina and Dennis Grelk (2009)
Iowa City, Mt. PleasantVegetables, Fruits,
small frye farmSusan Frye (2010)
Iowa City, On-Farm MaysvilleVegetables, Fruits, Cut Flowers
Buffalo Ridge OrchardEmma and Marcus Johnson (2013)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Dubuque, MarionVegetables, Fruits,
Echollective CSADerek Roller (2009)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa CityVegetables, Fruits,
Wild Woods FarmKate Edwards (2010)
Iowa City, SolonVegetables, Fruits,
Bountiful Harvest FarmDick Schwab (2013)
Solon, Iowa City, North LibertyVegetables, Fruits,
Calico FarmBonnie Riggan (2013)
Iowa CityVegetables, Fruits,Berries, Mushrooms
Abbe Hills FarmLaura Krouse (1987)
On-Farm in Mt. VernonVegetables, Fruits,Eggs
Kroul FarmMatt Kroul (2014)
Mt. Vernon, CoralvilleVegetables, Fruits,Eggs, Honey
Morning Glory LLCDonna Warhover (2014)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, CoralvilleVegetables, Fruits,
Local Harvest CSACarmen Black (1994)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, North Liberty, SolonVegetables, Fruits,Bread, Eggs, Lamb, Turkey
Lipes Family FarmGreg and Katie Lipes (2014)
Iowa City, Coralville, Cedar Rapids, North Liberty, Des Moines, West Branch, Quad Citiesbeef, pork, chicken, turkey, eggs
TD n Guy Garden OasisTD Holub (2012)
Cedar Rapids, Independence, Coggon, Wavery, TripoliVegetables, Fruits,Eggs, Whole Chickens,
Bloomin' Wooley Acres Commercial GardenLoyd Johnson (2006)
Waterloo, Cedar Falls. Waverly, Cedar Rapids, Nashua, Shell Rock, SwisherVegetables, Fruits,
Kaiser FarmTravis and Lindsay Kaiser (2013)
Waverly, Cedar Valley areaVegetables, Fruits,
Genuine Faux FarmRob and Tammy Faux (2005)
Cedar Falls, Waverly, Tripolichicken and duck eggs, whole chickens, turkey, duck
Kitchen Table CSAJeff Abbas and Mary Klauke Abbas (1993)
IA: Waterloo, Denver, Readlyn, West Union, Fayette, Sumner, Postville, Decorah, Waukon, Lansing, New Albin, Dorchester;
MN: Spring Grove
Vegetables, Fruits,
Patchwork Green FarmEric Sessions and Sara Peterson (2009)
DecorahVegetables, Fruits,
Low Oaks Farm Anne Bohl and Lew Klimesh (2012)
DecorahVegetables, Fruits,
Prairie’s Edge FarmJim and Caite Palmer (2013)
DecorahBeef, Lamb
Grimm Family FarmJason Grimm (2009)Williamsburg, Iowa City, Cedar RapidsBlack and Pinto Beans, Vegetables, Whole Chickens
Onion Creek FarmJoe Lynch and Lonna Nachtigal (1988)AmesVegetables, Jam
Aroha Acres
Aidan Hamilton (2014)
Mason City, Clear Lake, GarnerPork
Rosmann Family FarmsRon and Maria Rosmann (1985)Harlan (Farm Sweet Farm on-farm store), Ames, Des MoinesBeef, Pork, Popcorn
Trinity FarmsSteve and Michelle Cassabaum (2010)Nevada, Ames, Des MoinesBeef, Pork, Lamb
Hawkeye Buffalo RanchMartha McFarland and Dan McFarland (2013)FredericksburgBuffalo
Appleberry FarmBob and Donna Atha (2011)MarshalltownApples, Vegetables
Hickory Hills Land and LivestockEd and Tricia Jackson (2013)Council Bluffs, OmahaBeef, Pork, Whole chickens, eggs
Osage Clydesdales & Stock FarmMichelle Janssen (2006)Mitchell CountyBeef, Pork, Whole Chickens
Griffieon Family FarmCraig and LaVon Griffieon (1999)Ankeny, Des Moines, AmesBeef, Pork, Lamb, Whole Chickens, Turkey, Eggs
Troublesome Creek Cattle Co.Dave and Meg Schmidt (2009)Exira, Atlantic, Des MoinesBeef, Pork, Lamb, Eggs, Honey
Salama Greenhouse and FloralMike Salama (2010)Boone, Ames, Ankeny Des MoinesVegetables, Potted Plants, Cut flowers
Brun Ko FarmNathan and Emily Paulsen (2015)Avoca, Atlantic, Elk HornVegetables, Baked Goods, Beef, Pork
Doe's and Diva's DairyJanna Feldman (2011)Sioux City, Missouri Valley, Council Bluffs; NE: Springfield, OmahaGoat and Sheep Cheese, Ice Cream Sandwiches, Lotion, Soap
Red Granite FarmSteve and Nicole Jonas (2013)Boone, AmesVegetables, Bedding Plants, Eggs
Lucky George FarmAngela and Jason Johnson (2014)Des Moines, Ames; MO: Kansas CityPork, Mutton, Whole Chickens, Duck, Goose, Rabbit, Soap
Wild Rose PasturesJanice and Ryan Marquardt (2005)Ames, Des Moines, Pella, AdelWhole chickens, Turkey, Beef, Eggs
Woven Strong FarmBill and Stacey Borrenpohl (2011)La Motte, Dubuque, MaquoketaBeef, Pork, Goat, Eggs
Hansen's DairyJeanne and Jay Hansen (2003)Cedar Falls, Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Citymilk, cream, butter, cheese curds, ice cream
Pin Oak PlaceEllen Walsh-Rosmann and Daniel Rosmann (2008)Omaha, HarlanEggs
Luna Valley FarmMaren and Tom Beard (2014)DecorahLamb
Prairie Sky FarmSara and Bob Pearson (2004)Algona, Wesleyvegetables
Clarion Sage FarmJennifer Miller and Cody Kilgore (2012)Waukeevegetables
Lucky Star FarmSusan Young (2014)Iowa Cityeggs, turkey
Adolphs Produce and BakeryKen and Carolyn Adolphs (2003)Waterloo, Cedar Fallsvegetables, orchard fruit
Humble Hands HarvestHannah Breckbill and Emily Fagan (2014)Decorah, MN: Rochestervegetables
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ICCIA/Jonathan Overlin (2007)Colfax, central IowaPork
Noble Pastures LLC
David and Leslie Carbaugh (2012)Red Oak, western Iowa, eastern NebraskaBeef, Pork, Lamb, Whole Chickens, Turkey, Eggs
Apples on the AvenueDarin and Arlene Enderton (2013)NashuaApples, Pears, Pumpkins,
Fork Tail FarmAmber Mohr and Jeremy Hall (2012)Avoca, NE: OmahaVegetables, Whole Chickens, Eggs
Ridgeview FarmRay and Sue Bures (2010)Cedar Rapids, Ely, Mount Vernon, Solon, Swisher, FairfaxBeef, Honey, Vegetables, Orchard Fruit
Sweet Home RanchBrad, Heather, Caleb, and Jedidiah Nelson (2015)Farmington, MO: KahokaBeef, Lamb, Whole Chickens, Eggs, Honey, Goat Milk Soap
Heartland Fresh Family FarmLeslie and Mark Hulsebus (2009)Ames, Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Coralville, Mt. Pleasant, Burlington, Ft. Madison, Keokuk, DonnellsonBeef, Pork, Poultry, Lamb, and Eggs
Mammoth Hills FarmTodd and Kerri Leach (2011)on farm in West BranchLamb, Goose
Triple Creek FarmsSteven & Alaina Imhoff (2017)Burlington, Sperry, Mediapolis, Kingston, Mount PleasantGreens, Herbs, Chicken, Eggs, pork, Beef
Prairie Ridge FarmSam Maibach (2008)BloomfieldBeef, Pork
Remnant Hills FarmTom Wilson and Taylor Williams (2013)Ames, Des Moinespork, eggs, lamb, vegetables
Butcher Crick FarmsJennie Smith (2010)Des Moines areatomatoes, plants
360 Heritage Farm
alexander@premieronline.net
Robert and April Alexander (2015)Granville, northwest Iowabeef, lamb, whole chickens, eggs
L4 FarmsCaleb and Jacqueline Shinn (2014)Osceolapork, beef
Red Fern FarmTom Wahl and Kathy Dice (1996)Wapellotree nuts and fruits, nursery trees and plants, eggs
Miller Family HomesteadJoy MillerKalona, Riverside, Iowa City, Washingtonbeef, black beans
Raccoon Forks FarmDes Moines, West Des Moines, Urbandale, Adel, Ames, and Perryvegetables, eggs, frozen broiler chickens, soap

PFI Member Organizations & Businesses Offering Local Foods

Business or OrganizationMember Name, Member since...Cities ServedProducts Available
Farm to Folk(2009) AmesOnline Ordering, Local Only
Wheatsfield Co-op(2008) Ames (Retail Store)Full grocery
The Homestead Farm(2016)Des Moines, Ames, On Farm in Pleasant HillVegetables, Fruits
La QuerciaHerb and Kathy Eckhouse(2010)Norwalk (Retail Store)
Charcuterie
Milk and Honey(2008)HarlanRestaurant
FarmTable Procurement and Delivery(2008)StatewideDelivery Service
New Pioneer Food Co-op(2010)Iowa City, Coralville, Cedar RapidsFull Grocery
Rudy's Tacos(2003)WaterlooRestaurant
Iowa Food Hub(2015)North and Eastern IowaDelivery Service, Wholesale
Story City LockerBobbie and Ty Gustafson (2012)Story City (Retail Store) Shipping AvailableCustom processing, Retail, Meat Cuts and Charcuterie
Prudent Produce(2013)Greater Des MoinesDelivery Service

Other Local Food Resources


Contact Information

For more information about local foods: contact Liz Kolbe at liz@practicalfarmers.org.