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.

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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, Herbs, Eggs, Chicken, Pork
Prairie Whole FarmPhillip Jensen (2007)
Ida GroveVegetables, Herbs, Cut Flowers, Eggs, Pork
Koenigs’ AcresKaren and Matt Koenig (2013)
Hampton, Iowa Falls, Fort DodgeVegetables, Eggs, Value-Added Products, Chicken, Turkey
Bode’s Moonlight GardensBeany Bode and Joanne Roepke Bode (2005)
Algona, On-Farm AvailableVegetables
One Step at a Time GardensTim Landgraf and Jan Libbey (1994)Mason City, Clear LakeVegetables
Joia Food FarmWendy Johnson (2011)
Charles City, Mason City, Clear Lake, At the FarmPork, Lamb, Chicken, Eggs, Turkey
Mustard Seed Community FarmAlice McGary (2008)
Ames, Gilbert, Story City and In BetweenVegetables, Fruits
Friend's FlowersAndrew and Naomi Friend (2014)
Ames, Story CityCut Flowers
Root to Rise Organic FarmKate Solko (2020)
AmesVegetables
Lee's GreensLee Matteson (2013)
Ames, NevadaVegetables, Fruits, Value-Added Products
Red Earth GardensJenny Vazquez (2013)Tama, Toledo, MarshalltownVegetables, Berries, Herbs, Cut Flowers
Carney Family FarmsBruce and Connie Carney, Amber Carney (2005)
Ames, Story City, Mingo, Ankeny, MaxwellBeef, Pork, Chicken
Berry Patch FarmDean and Judy Henry (1995)
Ames, PYO in Nevada, Vegetables, Berries
Daystar HarvestJennie Erwin (2014)
Des Moines, BooneVegetables
New Family FarmTony Thompson (2013)
Des Moines, Ankeny, Bondurant, Johnston, Polk City,ElkhartVegetables
Grade A GardensJordan Clasen (2011)
Des MoinesVegetables, Berries, Herbs
LSI Global Greens CSAZac Couture (2013)
Des MoinesVegetables
Wabi Sabi FarmBen Saunders (2007)
Des Moines, West Des Moines, Johnston, Urbandale, Waukee, On Farm GrangerVegetables
Heirloom FarmMatthew and Lori Wiese (2013)
Earlham, Redfield, Dexter, Adel, Waukee, Winterset, Des MoinesVegetables, Eggs, Chickens
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)
Creston, Johnston, Des Moines, Atlantic, Griswold, WintersetVegetables, Fruits, Chicken, Eggs, Pork, Beef
Iowana FarmTerry Troxel (2012)
IA:Crescent, Council Bluffs
NE: Omaha, Bellevue
Vegetables, Berries,
Meristem Farm and NurseryLucena Morse and Tom Lundahl (2012)
NE: PapillionBerries, Nursery Plants, Value-Added Products
Rolling Acres FarmDenise O'Brien and Larry Harris (1994)
IA: Atlantic, Avoca
NE: Omaha
Vegetables, Cut Flowers, Nursery Plants
One FarmDanelle Myer (2011)
IA: Woodbine, Logan, Missouri Valley
NE: Omaha
Vegetables, Value-Added Products
Nishnabotna NaturalsCarl Glanzman and Doris Bane (2012)
IA: Atlantic, Council Bluffs
NE: Omaha
Vegetables
Rolling Prairie Acres FarmDoug and Tanya Webster (2004)
Sigourney, OskaloosaVegetables, Berries, Honey
Prairie Roots FarmJim and Louise Zaffiro (2002)
PellaVegetables, Berries
Blue Gate FarmJill Beebout and Sean Skeehan (2004)
Des Moines, KnoxvilleVegetables, Berries, Eggs, Value-Added Products
Middle Way FarmJordan Scheibel (2011)
Ames, Grinnell,Newton, MarshalltownVegetables, Berries, Herbs, Cut Flowers
Grinnell Heritage FarmAndy and Melissa Dunham (2008)
Des Moines, Grinnell, Norway, Hiwatha,Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Kalona,Altoona, West Des MoinesVegetables, Herbs, Cut Flowers
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 MaysvilleCut Flowers, Nursery Plants
Buffalo Ridge OrchardEmma and Marcus Johnson (2013)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Dubuque, MarionVegetables, Orchard Fruits
Echollective CSADerek Roller (2009)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa CityVegetables, Herbs, Mushrooms, Cut Flowers
Wild Woods FarmKate Edwards (2010)
Iowa City, SolonVegetables
Bountiful Harvest FarmAngie Scharnhorst (2015)
Solon, Iowa City, North LibertyVegetables
Calico FarmBonnie Riggan (2013)
Iowa CityVegetables, Berries, Mushrooms
Abbe Hills FarmLaura Krouse (1987)
On-Farm in Mt. VernonVegetables, Eggs
Kroul FarmMatt Kroul (2014)
Mt. Vernon, CoralvilleVegetables, Cut Flowers, Eggs
Morning Glory LLCDonna Warhover (2014)
Mt. Vernon, Cedar Rapids, Iowa CityVegetables
Local Harvest CSACarmen Black (1994)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, North Liberty, SolonVegetables, Orchard Fruits, Eggs, Turkeys, Pork, Cut Flowers, Value Added Products
Kaiser FarmTravis and Lindsay Kaiser (2013)
Waverly, Cedar Falls, Cedar Valley AreaVegetables, Fruits, Eggs
Genuine Faux FarmRob and Tammy Faux (2005)
Cedar Falls, Waterloo, Waverly, TripoliEggs, Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Vegetables
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, Eggs, Mushrooms, Value-Added Products
Patchwork Green FarmErik Sessions and Sara Peterson (2009)
DecorahVegetables
Prairie’s Edge FarmJim and Caite Palmer (2013)
DecorahDairy, Pork, Beef, Lamb
Onion Creek FarmJoe Lynch and Lonna Nachtigal (1988)AmesVegetables
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 and Cattle RanchMartha McFarland and Dan McFarland (2013)FredericksburgBuffalo, Beef
Osage Clydesdales & Stock FarmMichelle Janssen (2006)Mitchell CountyBeef
Griffieon Family FarmCraig and LaVon Griffieon (1999)Ankeny, Des Moines, AmesBeef, Pork, Lamb, Chickens, Turkey, Eggs
Troublesome Creek Cattle Co.Dave and Meg Schmidt (2009)Exira, Atlantic, Des MoinesBeef, Pork, Lamb
Salama Greenhouse and FloralMike Salama (2010)Boone, Ames, Ankeny Des MoinesVegetables, Nursery Plants, Cut Flowers
Brun Ko FarmNathan and Emily Paulsen (2015)Avoca, Atlantic, Elk HornVegetables, Beef, Pork, Lamb, Honey
Red Granite FarmSteve and Nicole Jonas (2013)Boone, AmesVegetables, Eggs, Nursery Plants
Lucky George FarmAngela and Jason Johnson (2014)Des Moines, Ames; MO: Kansas CityPork, Beef, Mutton, Goat, Lamb, Chicken, Rabbit
Wild Rose PasturesJanice and Ryan Marquardt (2005)Ames, Des Moines, Pella, AdelChicken, 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 CityDairy, Beef
Pin Oak PlaceEllen Walsh-Rosmann and Daniel Rosmann (2008)Council Bluffs, Harland, OmahaEggs
Luna Valley FarmMaren and Tom Beard (2014)DecorahBeef, Pork, Lamb
Prairie Sky FarmSara and Bob Pearson (2004)Algona, WesleyVegetables, beef
Clarion Sage FarmJennifer Miller and Cody Kilgore (2012)WaukeeVegetables
Lucky Star FarmSusan Young (2014)Iowa CityEggs, Turkey, Dairy
Adolphs Produce and BakeryKen and Carolyn Adolphs (2003)Waterloo, Cedar FallsHerbs, Vegetables, Orchard Fruits, Nuts, Value Added Products, Cut Flowers
Humble Hands HarvestHannah Breckbill and Emily Fagan (2014)Decorah, MN: RochesterVegetables, Pork, Lamb
Apples on the AvenueDarin and Arlene Enderton (2013)NashuaOrchard Fruits, Honey, Value Added Products
Fork Tail FarmAmber Mohr and Jeremy Hall (2012)Avoca, NE: OmahaVegetables, Chicken, Eggs
Ridgeview FarmRay and Sue Bures (2010)Cedar Rapids, Ely, Mount Vernon, Solon, Swisher, FairfaxBeef, Honey, Value Added Products
Heartland Fresh Family FarmLeslie and Mark Hulsebus (2009)Ames, Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Coralville, Mt. Pleasant, Burlington, Ft. Madison, Keokuk, DonnellsonBeef, Pork, Chicken
Triple Creek FarmsSteven & Alaina Imhoff (2017)Burlington, Sperry, Mediapolis, Kingston, Mount PleasantChicken, Pork, Beef, Eggs, Vegetables, Herbs
Prairie Ridge Farm Sam Maibach (2008)BloomfieldBeef, Pork
Butcher Crick FarmsJennie Smith (2010)Des Moines areaVegetables
360 Heritage FarmRobert and April Alexander (2015)Granville, northwest IowaBeef, Lamb
L4 FarmsCaleb and Jacqueline Shinn (2014)OsceolaPork, Beef
Red Fern FarmTom Wahl and Kathy Dice (1996)WapelloOrchard Fruits, Nuts, Nursery Plants
Raccoon Forks FarmHarriet Dickey-Chasins (2017)Des Moines, West Des Moines, Urbandale, Adel, Ames, and PerryEggs, Vegetables, Chicken, Goat, Mutton, Lamb
McGreal Family FarmLara and Jake McGreal (2018) Strawberry Point, Dubuque Beef, Vegetables, Maple Syrup
Resilient FarmsMaggie McQuown and Steve Turman (2014)Red Oak, StantonVegetables, Value Added Products, Herbs, Berries
The Wallace Centers of IowaThe Wallace Centers of Iowa (2012)OrientVegetables, Berries, Orchard Fruits
Blueberry BottomKim Andersen (2014)BrightonBerries
Schnickers SpecialtiesMartin Schnicker (2017)Mount Pleasant, Henry CountyVegetables, Berries
Yellow Table FarmEric Jensen (2018)Waverly, Cedar Falls, WaterlooLamb, Chicken, Eggs, Vegetables
GoodEetens Produce FarmMichael and Darla Eeten (2005)Everly, Sheldon, SpencerValue Added Products, Honey, Vegetables, Cut Flowers, Berries, Herbs
Seven W FarmDan & Lorna, Torray & Erin, and April Wilson (2009) Cherokee, Sheldon, Spencer, Spirit Lake, Orange CityBeef, Lamb, Pork, Chicken, Eggs
Gleann Daire FarmDouglas Rooney and Alfonso Valenzuela-Gumucio (2018)Carlisle, Des Moines Metro, Indianola, Norwalk Eggs, Honey
Arnold's FarmTom and Jessica Arnold (2016)IA: Dubuque, Clinton, Quad Cities
IL: Galena, Freeport, Rockford
Beef, Pork, Chicken, Turkey
Jupiter Ridge FarmWilliam Lorentzen and Adrian White (2012)Dubuque, Cedar Rapids, Elkader, Driftless Area, Waterloo/Cedar Falls, Surrounding Areas
Vegetables, Mushrooms, Herbs
White Barn Acres, LLCMatt Tentis (2017)Rochester, Southeast MN, Northeast/Northern IowaBeef
Rolling Meadows (
jamie@sbc2010.com)
Jamie Hostetler (2015)IA: Bellevue, Dubuque, Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, Quad Cities
IL: Rockford
Beef
Turkey River FarmNatasha Hegmann and Pete Kerns (2008)Elkader, Guttenberg, McGregor and Iowa CityMaple Syrup, Pork, Vegetables, Mushrooms
Ebert Honey LLCPhil and Adam Ebert (2008)Newton, Oskaloosa, Pella, Prairie City, Monroe, Des Moines, Ames, Marshalltown and Grinnell, I380 CorridorHoney
Medicine Creek FarmHannah Bernhardt and Jason Misik (2015)MN: Twin Cities and DuluthBeef, Pork, Lamb
Blueyah Blueberry FarmEric Johnson and Jenna Hammerich (2012)Iowa City, Coralville, Tiffin, North Liberty, Oxford, Williamsburg, AmanaBerries
Dubuque Urban FarmRachel and Craig Boeke (2014)
DubuqueVegetables, Eggs, Pork
East 80 FarmJeremy and Kristen Leu (2018)Fairfield, Keosauqua areaPork
Edge of the Woods Raspberry Farm, LLCBeth and Rick McGeough (2015)
Des Moines and Indianola AreaBerries, Value Added Products
Pastures A Plenty FarmJim and LeeAnn Van Der Pol - Josh, Cindy, Jake, Andrew and Kirsten Van Der Pol (2017)MN: Minneapolis, St. Paul. Duluth, Grand MariasBeef, Pork, Chicken, Eggs
Green Pasture MeatsAndrew Canfield (2015) Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Waverly, Oelwein, Independence, and surrounding areasVegetables, Fruits, Eggs, Chicken
Lyn Farm Dairy GoatsKathy Rose and Lynette Kirk (2018)GliddenGoat, Dairy
Uncle G's FarmGarin and Kristten Buttermore (2018)
Des Moines and Ames areasBeef, Pork, Chicken, Eggs
West Fork FarmsteadBrian & Nancy Wilson (2003) Iowa City, Kalona, Washington, Wellman, Fairfield, Mt. PleasantBeef, Pork, Chicken, Eggs, Honey
Sweet Tooth FarmMonika Owczarski (2019)Des MoinesVegetables, Berries
Zing N Berry Farm LLCSteven Kofmehl (2020)AdelBerries
Trowel & Error FarmCarly McAndrews (2018) Cedar Rapids, Marion, Iowa CityVegetables
Mogo FarmsMorgan Hoenig (2008)Mt. Pleasant and Iowa CityVegetables, Cut Flowers
The Berry Basket Farm Mark & Kristina Gingerich (2017)Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty, Tiffin, Kalona, OxfordBerries
Grandpa's Beef (515-229-3444)Dave Cochran (2020)Central and Southwest IowaBeef
Lipes Family Farm Greg and Katie Lipes (2014) Iowa City, Coralville, Cedar Rapids, North Liberty, Des Moines, West Branch, Quad CitiesBeef, Pork, Chicken, Turkey, Eggs
Okoboji OrganicsKate Mendenhall (2004)Spirit Lake, Okoboji, Arnolds Park, Milford (Dickinson County)Pork, Chicken, Turkey
Long Creek Pastures Michael Vittetoe
(2016)
Washington, Iowa areaBeef

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
Dirt BurgerTony Pille (2015)Des MoinesRestaurant

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Contact Information

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