Local Foods

We strive to foster strong communities based on diverse ties between farmers and non-farmers.

One of the strongest ties is purchasing food and farm products from local farms. Buying from local farms keeps money circulating in your community, and builds a more resilient food system.

If you are interested in purchasing food raised on PFI-member farms, the directory below can help you find farmers near you. Try the search bar to look for nearby cities or towns, or specific products.

The latest on local foods

Resilient Food System Infrastructure Program Grant

Food and farm businesses taking part in regional food distribution and wholesale markets are encouraged to apply for the new Iowa Resilient Food System Infrastructure program grants:

  • Infrastructure grants: $100,000 to $1 million; proposals due by February 23, 2024
  • Equipment-only grants: $10,000 to $100,000 for new, used or refurbished equipment; proposals due by March 8, 2024

Iowa RFSI is part of the USDA’s American Rescue plan, receiving over $5 million to support infrastructure for the middle of the food supply chain.

Apply today

Local Foods Purchasing Assistance Program — Now Open!

Iowa LFPA Logo 02Along with our partner organizations, PFI is pleased to announce that the Iowa Local Foods Purchasing Assistance Program is now open for farmers and vendors!

The Iowa Local Foods Purchasing Assistance Program will buy local food from Iowa’s producers for distribution to Iowans in under-resourced communities.

If you produce local food in Iowa and are interested in selling your raw agricultural products or value-added products into the Iowa LFPA program, submit this producer registration form to receive more information on becoming an LFPA vendor. All local food farmers are encouraged to apply, including beginning farmers, smaller-scale producers, and farmers who primarily distribute through CSAs or share boxes.

Products eligible for sale to the Iowa LFPA include: produce, grains, legumes, dairy, meat, mushrooms, eggs, honey, maple syrup, and value added products containing at least 51% locally-produced raw product. Products must be produced within the state of Iowa or in the immediate bordering counties to be eligible for sale into LFPA.

Registration should take about 15 minutes; please have any relevant licenses, food safety certificates, and W9 forms available as you complete the form.

Questions? Contact Natasha Hegmann  at (515) 232-5661 or natasha.hegmann(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org.

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Practical Farmers’ Local Food Directory 

PFI Farmers Offering Local Foods

Farm NameMember NameCities ServedProducts Available
Ebert Honey LLC Adam Ebert, Phil EbertCentral and Eastern IowaHoney, Value Added Products
Mustard Seed Community Farm Alice McGaryAmes, Gilbert, Story CityBerries, Cut Flowers, Eggs, Herbs, Honey, Lamb, Nursery Plants, Orchard Fruits, Vegetables, Value Added Products
Carney Family Farms Amber Miller, Bruce and Connie CarneyCentral IABeef, Lamb, Pork
Fork Tail FarmAmber Mohr and Jeremy HallAvoca, NE: OmahaVegetables, Chicken, Eggs
T-A Cattle CompanyAmos and Tina TroesterNortheast Iowa with shipping to Midwest and Southern US.Beef, Chicken, Value Added Products
Sandhill FarmAndie Donnan & Ashley NeisesDubuque; Platteville, WI; Sinsinawa, WI; Galena, ILHerbs, Vegetables, Value Added Products
Friend's Flowers Andrew & Naomi FriendCentral IACut Flowers
Green Pasture MeatsAndrew CanfieldWaterloo, Cedar Falls, Waverly, Oelwein, Independence, and surrounding areasVegetables, Fruits, Eggs, Chicken
Middle Fork FarmAngela SmithRochester and surrounding areasBerries, Herbs and Vegetables
Bountiful Harvest FarmAngie ScharnhorstSolon, Iowa City, North LibertyVegetables
Bode's Moonlight GardensBeany Bode and Joanne Roepke BodeAlgona, On-Farm AvailableVegetables
Edge of the Woods Raspberry Farm, llc Beth McGeoughIndianola, IA (Warren County) and surrounding counties/citiesBerries, Honey, Orchard Fruits, Value Added Products
L4 Farms (shinn4farms@gmail.com)Caleb and Jacqueline ShinnOsceolaPork, Beef
Trowel & Error Farm Carly McAndrews and Bryant MannCedar Rapids, Marion, Iowa CityHerbs, Vegetables
Local Harvest CSA/ Sundog Farm Carmen and Maja BlackSolon, Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, North LibertyGoat, Lamb, Vegetables
Bright Eagle FarmChristine EngelbrechtAnkeny, Polk City, Des Moines metro, Huxley, AmesChicken, Honey
Madsen Stock Farm (vcmadsen@iowatelecom.net)Cindy and Vic MadsenAmes, Des MoinesBeef, Berries, Chickens, Honey, Nuts, Pork
Rainbow Roots FarmCorbin ScholzIowa City & Cedar RapidsVegetables
The WildroostCourtney Schut-SandbulteBoyden, Hull, Sioux Center, Orange City, Rock ValleyBeef, Chicken, Turkey, Value Added Products, Tallow
Griffieon Family FarmCraig and LaVon GriffieonAnkeny, Des Moines, AmesBeef, Pork, Lamb, Chickens, Turkey, Eggs
Bridgewater Farm Dale and Marcie RaaschDes Moines area, CRESTON, Ankeny, Atlantic, WintersetBeef, Berries, Chicken, Duck, Eggs, Orchard Fruits, Pork, Vegetables
One FarmDanelle MyerIA: Woodbine, Logan, Missouri Valley
NE: Omaha
Vegetables, Value-Added Products
Apples on the Avenue Orchard Darin EndertonWide Highway 218 corridor; Mason City to WaterlooEggs, Honey, Maple Syrup, Orchard Fruits, Vegetables, Value Added Products
Troublesome Creek Cattle Co. Dave and Meg SchmidtDes Moines, Omaha, Atlantic, Exira, Carroll, Adair, Anita, Guthrie Center, Panora, KimballtonBeef, Eggs, Lamb
Timeless Prairie OrchardDavid & Susan DifferdingIndependence, Cedar Rapids, Cedar Falls, Des MoinesHoney, Orchard Fruits, Value Added Products
Berry Patch LLC Dean, Judy, Mike HenryAmes, Nevada,Ankeny, Des Moines. Roland, Story City. Story count, Polk Co.Berries, Honey, Maple Syrup, Orchard Fruits, Value Added Products
Rolling Acres FarmDenise O'Brien and Larry HarrisIA: Atlantic, Avoca
NE: Omaha
Vegetables, Cut Flowers, Nursery Plants
Morning Glory LLCDonna WarhoverMt. Vernon, Cedar Rapids, Iowa CityVegetables
Dwight Bintz (712-309-5478)Dwight BintzAvocaBeef
FarmTable Procurement and Delivery Ellen Walsh-Rosmann and Daniel RosmannOmaha, Des Moines, Harlan, Council BluffsBeef, Berries, Chicken, Dairy, Dried Beans, Duck, Eggs, Herbs, Honey, Lamb, Maple Syrup, Mushrooms, Orchard Fruits, Popcorn, Pork, Turkey, Vegetables, Value Added Products
Rhubarb BotanicalsEmma BarberCedar Rapids, Iowa City, NationwideCut Flowers, Herbs, Lamb, Nursery Plants, Vegetables, Value Added Products
Yellow Table Farm Eric JensenWaverly, Tripoli, sumner, Cedar Falls and WaterlooEggs, Lamb, Vegetables
Patchwork Green Farm Erik SessionsDecorahCut Flowers, Herbs, Popcorn, Vegetables
Sweet Season FarmEthan ZierkeDecorah, Postville, Cresco, CalmarHerbs, Vegetables, Value Added Products
Circle 6 Farm and Ranch (Sangwinlaura@gmail.com)Greg and Laura SangwinNorthwest IowaEggs
Medicine Creek Farm Hannah Bernhardt & Jason MisikTwin Cities Metro and Duluth, MNBeef, Lamb, Pork
Humble Hands Harvest Hannah Breckbill, Emily FaganDecorah, IA

Spring Grove, MN
Lamb, Pork, Vegetables
Minerva’s MeadowHannah Scates KettlerAmes, State Center, Nevada, Marshalltown, Des Moines metroCut Flowers, Honey, Essential oils, fresh and dried herbs
Raccoon Forks FarmHarriet Dickey-ChasinsDes Moines, West Des Moines, Urbandale, Adel, Ames, and PerryEggs, Vegetables, Chicken, Goat, Mutton, Lamb
McGreal Family Farm Jacob McGrealFarmers' market in Dubuque and mostly NE Iowa but we also serve customers in Illinois and Wisconsin and we are close to being ready to ship our beef.Beef, Eggs, Maple Syrup, Pork, Value Added Products
One Step at a Time Gardens Jan Libbey & Tim LandgrafBelmond, Clarion, Clear Lake, Garner, Forest City, Hampton, Mason City, Sheffield - through production for North Iowa Fresh Bounty Box program.Vegetables
Wild Rose PasturesJanice and Ryan MarquardtAmes, Des Moines, Pella, AdelChicken, Turkey, Beef, Eggs
Hansen's Dairy Jay and Jeanne HansenHudson, Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Waverly, Grundy Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa CityBeef, Dairy
Daystar HarvestJennie ErwinDes Moines, BooneVegetables
Valley ChestnutsJeff AllenNationwideNursery Plants, Nuts, Value-Added Products, Fresh Chestnuts and Chestnut seedlings
Ridge Road FarmsJeff AllenNationwideNursery Plants, Orchard Fruits, Berries, Value Added Products, Elderberries, Elderflowers, Juice and Elderberry Cuttings
Picket Fence Creamery, LLCJeff and Jill BurkhartDes Moines and Ames areasBeef, Bison, Chicken, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, Maple Syrup, Popcorn, Pork, Value Added Products
Blue Gate Farm Jill BeeboutKnoxville, Des MoinesBerries, Cut Flowers, Eggs, Herbs, Mushrooms, Orchard Fruits, Popcorn, Vegetables, Value Added Products
Pastures A Plenty FarmJim and LeeAnn Van Der Pol - Josh, Cindy, Jake, Andrew and Kirsten Van Der Pol MN: Minneapolis, St. Paul. Duluth, Grand MaraisBeef, Pork, Chicken, Eggs
Prairie Roots FarmJim and Louise ZaffiroPellaVegetables, Berries
Tipperary-Kerry Farms
J.L MeagherElbow Lake, Fergus Falls, and surrounds in MinnesotaBeef, Eggs, Vegetables
Onion Creek Farm Joe Lynch and Lonna NachtigalAmesMaple Syrup, Vegetables
McCabe Family FarmsJoe or Amanda McCabeRochester, Winona, Decorah, SE Minnesota and NE IowaBeef, Chicken, Duck, Eggs, Pork
The Cornucopia John and Janna WesseliusSioux City, Orange City, Sioux Center, LeMarsChicken, Eggs, Herbs, Vegetables
Halfacre FarmsJoe and Lydia VillinesIndianola, Norwalk, Cumming, Des Moines and surrounding communitiesChicken, Duck, Eggs, Goose, Rabbit, Turkey, Vegetables
Gibralter FarmsJohn and Sarah GilbertIowa Falls, Ames, Des MoinesBeef, Pork
Middle Way FarmJordan ScheibelAmes, Grinnell,Newton, MarshalltownVegetables, Berries, Herbs, Cut Flowers
Tripple Berry Farm & Outlaw BaconJuli & Doug TrippleLinden, Adel, Redfield, Panora and surrounding citiesBeef, Berries, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, Pork, Vegetables
Koenigs' Acres Karen KoenigHampton, Iowa FallsChicken, Eggs, Herbs, Honey, Nuts, Orchard Fruits, Vegetables, Value Added Products
Rose FarmKarri RoseDes Moines areaCut Flowers, Herbs, Honey
Wild Woods FarmKate EdwardsIowa City, SolonVegetables
Okoboji OrganicsKate MendenhallSpirit Lake, Okoboji, Arnolds Park, Milford (Dickinson County)Pork, Chicken, Turkey
Root to Rise Farm (roottorisefarmer@gmail.com)Kate SolkoAmes, Nevada, Boone, Des MoinesHerbs, Vegetables
Red Fern Farm Kathy E Dice and Tom WahlMuscatine, Burlington, Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Waterloo, and moreBerries, Lamb, Nursery Plants, Nuts, Orchard Fruits
Adolphs Produce and Bakery (cadolphs@yahoo.com)Ken and Carolyn AdolphsWaterloo, Cedar FallsHerbs, Vegetables, Orchard Fruits, Nuts, Value Added Products, Cut Flowers
Choquette (kenchoquette@gmail.com)Ken ChoquetteDes MoinesPopcorn
Blueberry BottomKim AndersenBrightonBerries
Uncle G's Farm Kristten and Garin ButtermoreDes Moines metro, Ames, Boone County,Chicken, Pork
Abbe Hills Farm Laura KrouseCedar Rapids, Marion, Mt. Vernon, LisbonEggs, Vegetables
Lee's Greens Lee MattesonColo, Ames, Nevada, Des MoinesBerries, Cut Flowers, Herbs, Nursery Plants, Orchard Fruits, Vegetables
Heartland Fresh Family FarmLeslie and Mark HulsebusAmes, Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Coralville, Mt. Pleasant, Burlington, Ft. Madison, Keokuk, DonnellsonBeef, Pork, Chicken
Meristem Farm and NurseryLucena Morse and Tom LundahlNE: PapillionBerries, Nursery Plants, Value-Added Products
Woodside AcresMallory & Charles DeVriesCharles City, Greene, Nashua, New HamptonChicken, Cut Flowers, Eggs, Herbs, Mushrooms, Vegetables
Buffalo Ridge Orchard Marcus & Emma JohnsonCentral City, Center Point, Hiawatha, Palo, Marion, Cedar Rapids, Mount Vernon, Solon, Coralville, North Liberty, and Iowa CityCut Flowers, Dried Beans, Herbs, Mushrooms, Nursery Plants, Orchard Fruits, Vegetables, Value Added Products
Luna Valley FarmMaren and Tom BeardDecorahBeef, Pork, Lamb
Storm Dancer Farm, LLCMargaret and Eric ChamasKansas City region, MOBeef, Chicken, Dairy, Eggs, Goat, Lamb, Rabbit, Turkey
Black Earth Gardens (blackearthgardens@gmail.com)Mari Hunt WassinkCedar Rapids, Iowa CityBerries, Herbs, Vegetables
Farm Sweet Farm Maria RosmannHarlanBeef, Eggs, Popcorn, Pork
The Berry Basket Farm Mark and Kristina GingerichIowa City, Coralville, North Liberty, Tiffin, Kalona, OxfordBerries
Hawkeye Buffalo and Cattle Ranch Martha McFarlandDecorah


Cedar Rapids

Des Moines
Beef, Bison
Schnickers SpecialtiesMartin and Mary SchnickerMount Pleasant, Henry CountyVegetables, Berries
Kroul FarmMatt KroulMt. Vernon, CoralvilleVegetables, Cut Flowers, Eggs
White Barn Acres, LLC Matt TentisRochester, MN, Winona, MN, Decorah, IA, SE MN RegionBeef
GoodEetens Produce Farm Michael or Darla EetenSheldon, Everly, Arnold's Park (and areas surrounding)Berries, Cut Flowers, Herbs, Honey, Maple Syrup, Vegetables, Value Added Products
Long Creek Pastures Michael VittetoeSoutheast IowaBeef
Osage Clydesdales & Stock FarmMichelle JanssenMitchell CountyBeef
Knob Hill FarmMike & Janine RobertsonWebster City, Story City, Ames, HuxleyEggs, Pork and Vegetables
Salama Greenhouse and FloralMike SalamaBoone, Ames, Ankeny Des MoinesVegetables, Nursery Plants, Cut Flowers
Echollective Farm Molly Schintler and Derek RollerIowa City Area & Cedar Rapids AreaCut Flowers, Herbs, Mushrooms, Nursery Plants, Vegetables
Sweet Tooth FarmMonika OwczarskiDes MoinesVegetables, Berries
Mogo Farms Morgan HoenigMt. Pleasant, Iowa City, BurlingtonCut Flowers, Herbs, Nursery Plants, Vegetables, Value Added Products
Turkey River Farm & Greenhouse Natasha Hegmann & Peter KernsElkader, Guttenberg, Garnavillo, McGregor, Marquette, Strawberry Point, Manchester,Mushrooms, Nursery Plants, Pork, Turkey, Vegetables
West Fork Farmstead Natasha Wilson, Nancy WilsonIowa City, Coralville, North Liberty, Tiffin, Solon, Wellman, Washington, Kalona, West Chester, Mt. PleasantBeef, Chicken, Eggs, Goat, Honey, Pork
Brun Ko FarmNathan and Emily PaulsenAvoca, Atlantic, Elk HornVegetables, Beef, Pork, Lamb, Honey
Red Granite Farm Nicole JonasCentral IowaEggs, Herbs, Honey, Nursery Plants, Vegetables
Josselyn AcresNicole and Joseph JosselynHenderson, IA and surrounding area (SW IA) including Omaha, NE
Beef, Chicken, Turkey, Eggs, Lamb, Value Added Products, Traditionally Fermented Sauerkraut, edible bouquets, guinea keets
Ridgeview FarmRay BuresCedar Rapids, Ely, Solon, Mt Vernon,Swisher , SueyvilleBeef, Honey, Vegetables
Genuine Faux FarmRob and Tammy FauxCedar Falls, Waterloo, Waverly, TripoliEggs, Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Vegetables
Rosmann Family FarmsRon and Maria RosmannHarlan (Farm Sweet Farm on-farm store), Ames, Des MoinesBeef, Pork, Popcorn
Prairie Sky Farm Sara & Bob PearsonAlgona, Clear Lake & surrounding communitiesBeef
Over the Moon Farm & Flowers LLCShae Pesek and Anna HankinsDelaware, Linn, and Johnson CountyPork, Beef, Chicken, Vegetables, Eggs, Cut Flowers
Tosche Supply Co.Stacy WistockWest Des Moines, WintersetEggs, Herbs, Nursery Plants, Vegetables
Trinity FarmsSteve and Michelle CassabaumNevada, Ames, Des MoinesBeef, Pork, Lamb
Hall's OrchardSteve CarlsonAmes, Madrid, Slater, Huxley, Sheldahl, Polk CityOrchard Fruits, Value Added Products
Twisted River FarmSteve StrasheimOsage, Mitchell, Mason City, Clear Lake, St. Ansgar, Northwood, Nora SpringsCut Flowers, Herbs and Vegetables
Resilient Farms Steve Turman and Margaret McQuownRed Oak, IA; Stanton, IABerries, Herbs, Vegetables, Value Added Products
Triple Creek FarmsSteven & Alaina ImhoffBurlington, Sperry, Mediapolis, Kingston, Mount PleasantChicken, Pork, Beef, Eggs, Vegetables, Herbs
Zing N Berry Farm LLCSteven KofmehlAdelBerries
Lucky Star Farm Susan YoungIowa City, Johnson CountyEggs, Turkey, Value Added Products
Iowana FarmTerry TroxelIA:Crescent, Council Bluffs
NE: Omaha, Bellevue
Vegetables, Berries,
The Wallace Centers of IowaThe Wallace Centers of IowaOrientVegetables, Berries, Orchard Fruits
Eberhardt EggsTheresa EberhardtElkader and surrounding communities in Clayton CountyChicken, Eggs
Arnold's FarmTom and Jessica ArnoldIA: Dubuque, Clinton, Quad Cities
IL: Galena, Freeport, Rockford
Beef, Pork, Chicken, Turkey
New Family FarmTony ThompsonDes Moines, Ankeny, Bondurant, Johnston, Polk City,ElkhartVegetables
BA Poultry (bapoultryia@gmail.com)Trent ButlerWarren, Polk, Madison, and Marion CountyChicken
Jóia Food Farm Wendy JohnsonLocated in Charles City, Iowa. Shipping to all of Iowa, parts of MN, SD, WI, IL, NE and MOBeef, Bison, Chicken, Duck, Eggs, Honey, Lamb, Maple Syrup, Mutton, Pork, Turkey, Vegetables, Value Added Products
Jupiter Ridge Farm William Lorentzen, Adrian WhiteDyersville, Dubuque (and surrounding areas), Peosta, Colesburg, Garber/Elkport, Guttenberg, Elkader, Cedar Rapids (and surrounding areas), Marion, HiawathaHerbs, Mushrooms, Nursery Plants, Vegetables
Rehoboth Family FarmsZac and Violet AhrenholtzDenison, Carroll, Harlan, Crawford CountyChicken, Eggs

Want to add your farm to PFI’s Local Foods Directory? Please become a member and complete this form.

PFI Member Organizations & Businesses Offering Local Foods

Business or OrganizationLocations ServedProducts/Services Available
Farm to FolkAmesOnline Ordering, Local Only
Wheatsfield Co-opAmes (Retail Store)Full grocery
La QuerciaNorwalk (Retail Store)
Milk and HoneyHarlanRestaurant
FarmTable Procurement and DeliveryStatewideDelivery Service, Wholesale
Iowa Food HubNorth and Eastern IowaDelivery Service, Wholesale
Story City LockerStory City (Retail Store) Shipping AvailableCustom processing, Retail, Meat Cuts and Charcuterie
Prudent ProduceGreater Des MoinesDelivery Service
Iowa Food CooperativeCentral Iowa (pick up sites in Albia, Ankeny, Ames, Des Moines, Indianola, Pleasant Hill, Osceola, Panora, and West Des Moines)Online Farmers Market

Want to be added to this directory? Please join at the Organization Member level and email emma.liddle@practicalfarmers.org.

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Contact Information

For more information about local foods: contact Natasha Hegmann at natasha.hegmann@practicalfarmers.org.