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, 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)
Mason City, Clear Lake, Garner, Forest City, Belmond, Clarion, Sheffield, and HamptonEarly season greens, garlic, and late season carrots
Joia Food FarmWendy Johnson (2011)
Charles City, Mason City, Clear Lake, At the FarmPork, Lamb, Whole Chickens, Eggs
Forgy's Farm Fresh
Jeff and Julie Forgy (2013)
Iowa Falls, Alden, Dows
Vegetables, Fruits,
Mustard Seed Community FarmAlice McGary (2008)
Ames, Gilbert, Story City and InbetweenVegetables, Fruits,
Friend's FlowersAndrew and Naomi Friend (2014)
Ames, Story CityOnly Cut Flowers
Root to Rise Organic FarmKate Solko (2020)
Lee's GreensLee Matteson and Rose Schick (2013)
Ames, NevadaVegetables, Fruits, Jams
Red Earth GardensGrant Shadden (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
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,
Heirloom FarmMatthew and Lori Wiese (2013)
Earlham, Redfield, Dexter, Adel, Waukee, Winterset, Des Moinesvegetables, pastured eggs, whole chickens, soap
Madsen Stock Farm
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,
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)
(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 FarmAngie Scharnhorst (2015)
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
Garden Oasis FarmT.D. Holub (2012)
Cedar Rapids, Independence, Coggon, Wavery, TripoliVegetables, Fruits,Eggs, Whole Chickens,
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 FarmErik Sessions and Sara Peterson (2009)
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 FarmDave and Kelly Mason (2016)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 Dairy, Inc.Tom and Janna Feldman (2011)Omaha, Council Bluffs, Des MoinesArtisan sheep cheese, sheep milk soaps and lotions, yarn
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, Harlan, Ames, Des MoinesEggs
Luna Valley FarmMaren and Tom Beard (2014)DecorahLamb
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
Adolphs Produce and BakeryKen and Carolyn Adolphs (2003)Waterloo, Cedar FallsVegetables, orchard fruit
Humble Hands HarvestHannah Breckbill and Emily Fagan (2014)Decorah, MN: RochesterVegetables, pork, lamb
Templewood Farm

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 Farm (prairieridge83@gmail.com)Sam Maibach (2008)BloomfieldBeef, Pork
Butcher Crick FarmsJennie Smith (2010)Des Moines areaTomatoes, plants
360 Heritage Farm
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 FarmHarriet Dickey-Chasins (2017)Des Moines, West Des Moines, Urbandale, Adel, Ames, and Perryvegetables, eggs, frozen broiler chickens, soap
McGreal Family FarmLara and Jake McGrealStrawberry Point, DubuqueGrass-fed beef
Resilient FarmsMaggie McQuown and Steve Turman (2015)Red Oak, StantonFruits, Vegetables, Herbs
The Wallace Centers of IowaThe Wallace Centers of Iowa (2012)OrientVegetables, Fruits
Twisted Oaks MeatJamie and Cory Bierman (2018)West Liberty, Iowa City, Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Tipton, West BranchBeef, pork, chicken, eggs
Blueberry BottomKim Andersen (2014)BrightonBlueberries
Schnickers SpecialtiesMartin Schnicker (2017)Mount Pleasant, Henry CountyHeirloom vegetables, eggs
Yellow Table FarmEric Jensen (2018)Waverly, Cedar Falls, WaterlooLamb, chicken, eggs, lettuce, asparagus and garlic
GoodEetens Produce FarmMichael and Darla Eeten (2005)Everly, Sheldon, SpencerVegetables, berries, herbs, flowers, maple syrup, honey, bread
Seven W FarmDan & Lorna, Torray & Erin, April, Jaron & Liz WilsonCherokee, Sheldon, Spencer, Spirit Lake, Orange CityGrass-fed beef, pork, lamb, chickens, eggs
Gleann Daire FarmDouglas Rooney and Alfonso Valenzuela-Gumucio (2019)Carlisle, Des Moines Metro, Indianola, Norwalk Pastured eggs, Honey, Sunchokes
Simple Traditions FarmDave and Jodi Bunting (2019)
MN: Redwood Falls, Southwest MN and surrounding communities
Pork, Beef, Chicken, Eggs, Lamb
Arnold's FarmTom and Jessica Arnold (2017)IA: Dubuque, Clinton, Quad Cities
IL: Galena, Freeport, Rockford
Grass-fed and Grain-fed Beef, Pork, Chicken, Turkey
Jupiter Ridge FarmWilliam Lorentzen and Adrian White (2013)Dubuque, Cedar Rapids, Elkader, Driftless Area, Waterloo/Cedar Falls, Surrounding Areas
Organic Vegetables, Gourmet Mushrooms, Organic Vegetable and Herb Seedlings, Grow-Your-Own Shiitake Logs (Springtime Only), Organic Soil Mixes
White Barn Acres, LLCMatt, Seth and Kathy Tentis (2018)Rochester, Southeast MN, Northeast/Northern IowaBeef (quarter, half, or whole), Groundbeef
Green Grass FarmsMatt and Tracy Moore (2018)Southwest Iowa and Kansas CityGrass-fed Beef, Local Raw Honey, Pastured Pork and Pastured Chicken
Rolling Meadows (
Jamie Hostetler (2015)IA: Bellevue, Dubuque, Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, Quad Cities
IL: Rockford
Organic 100% Grass-fed beef, Non-GMO pastured poultry
Turkey River FarmNatasha Hegmann and Pete Kerns (2016)Elkader, Guttenberg, McGregor and Iowa CityVegetables, Pastured pork, Pastured turkey, Shiitake and oyster mushrooms, Maple syrup
Ebert Honey LLCPhil and Adam Ebert (2009)Newton, Oskaloosa, Pella, Prairie City, Monroe, Des Moines, Ames, Marshalltown and Grinnell, I380 CorridorHoney
Medicine Creek FarmHannah Bernhardt and Jason Misik (2016)MN: Twin Cities and DuluthGrass-fed beef, Grass-fed lamb, Pastured pork
Blueyah Blueberry FarmEric Johnson and Jenna Hammerich (2013)Iowa City, Coralville, Tiffin, North Liberty, Oxford, Williamsburg, AmanaNon-certified organic pick-your-own blueberries
Dubuque Urban FarmRachel and Craig Boeke (2015)
DubuqueVegetables, Fruits, Eggs, Spices, Grains
East 80 FarmJeremy and Kristen Leu (2018)Fairfield, Keosauqua areaOrganic Fed, pasture raised pork products, Lard soaps, Garden produce, Feeder kunekune pigs, Breed stock
Edge of the Woods Raspberry Farm, LLCBeth and Rick McGeough (2016)
Des Moines and Indianola AreaRed raspberries, Black raspberries, Blackberries, Blueberries, Gooseberries/currants, Tart cherries, Rhubarb, Jams, Jellies, Baked goods, Fruit pies
Pastures A Plenty FarmJim and LeeAnn VanDerPol - Josh, Cindy, Jake, Andrew and Kirsten VanDerPol (2017)MN: Minneapolis, St. Paul. Duluth, Grand MariasPork, Grass-fed beef, Eggs
Green Pasture MeatsAndrew CanfieldWaterloo, Cedar Falls, Waverly, Oelwein, Independence, and surrounding areasPasture Raised Chicken
Lyn Farm Dairy GoatsKathy Rose and Lynette Kirk (2018)GliddenGoat
Uncle G's FarmGarin and Kristten Buttermore (2018)
Des Moines and Ames areasPasture-raised chicken, pork, and beef
PrairiErth FarmHans Bishop (2019)Central Illinois and ChicagoMixed vegetables, grains, and meats
Big Creek FarmsChad and Katie Hensley (2013) Lamoni, Des Moines and Kansas CityGrass fed & finished Heritage Beef, Produce and Cut Flowers
Gray Duck FarmsShawn Kilpela and Stacie Mix (2019)Duluth, MN to Minneapolis/St. Paul, MNChicken, Pork, Beef, Eggs
West Fork FarmsteadBrian & Nancy WilsonIowa City, Kalona, Washington, Wellman, Fairfield, Mt. PleasantPasture-raised, non-GMO chicken, chicken and duck eggs, Berkshire and Gloucestershire Old Spot pork, beef, raw honey.
Sweet Tooth FarmMonika Owczarski (2019)Des MoinesVegetables
Zing N Berry Farm LLCSteven Kofmehl (2020)AdelFrozen Aronia Berries, U-Pick
Blue Gate FarmJill Beebout & Sean Skeehan (2005)Des Moines, Knoxville and on-farm in southern Marion CountyEggs, Vegetables, Jams/Jellies, Herb Seasonings
Trowel & Error FarmCarly McAndrewsCedar Rapids, Marion, Iowa CityDiversified vegetables, CSA shares and Farmers' Market sales
Mogo FarmsMorgan Hoenig (2008)Mt. Pleasant and Iowa CityOrganic vegetables, plants and flowers
The Berry Basket FarmMark & Kristina Gingerich (2017)Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty, Tiffin, Kalona, OxfordStrawberries
Grandpa's Beef (515-229-3444)Dave Cochran (2020)Central and Southwest IowaGrain Finished Beef
Okoboji OrganicsKate Mendenhall (2004)Spirit Lake, Okoboji, Arnolds Park, Milford (Dickinson County)Pastured pork, chicken, and turkey raised on certified organic pasture

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)
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

Other Local Food Resources

Contact Information

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