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.

Practical Farmers’ Local Food Directory


Farm Name Member Name, Member Since... Cities Served Products Available
The Cornucopia Farm John and Janna Wesselius (2008) Sioux Center, Orange City, Spencer, Sioux City Vegetables, Fruits, Whole Chickens, Pork
Guritz Produce Farm Mark Guritz (2013) Spirit Lake, Spencer Vegetables, Fruits,
Prairie Whole Farm Phillip Jensen (2007) Ida Grove Vegetables, Fruits, Pork
Koenigs’ Acres Karen and Matt Koenig (2013) Hampton, Iowa Falls, Fort Dodge Vegetables, Fruits, Whole Chickens, Turkey
Bode’s Moonlight Gardens Beany Bode and Joanne Roepke Bode (2005) Algona Vegetables, Fruits, On-Farm Available
One Step at a Time Gardens Tim Landgraf and Jan Libbey (1994) Belmond, Clarion, Clear Lake, At the Farm, Garner, Mason City Vegetables, Fruits, Whole Chickens
Joia Food Farm Wendy Johnson (2011) Charles City, Mason City, Clear Lake, At the Farm Pork, Lamb, Whole Chickens, Eggs
Forgy's Farm Fresh (forgysfarmfresh@gmail.com) Jeff and Julie Forgy (2013) Iowa Falls, Alden, Dows Vegetables, Fruits,
Mustard Seed Farm Alice McGary (2008) Ames, Gilbert, Story City and Inbetween Vegetables, Fruits,
Friend's Flowers Andrew and Naomi Friend (2014) Ames, Story City Only Cut Flowers
Lacewing Acres Julia Slocum (2010) Ames Vegetables, Fruits,
Lee's Greens Lee Matteson and Rose Schick (2013) Ames, Nevada Vegetables, Fruits, Jams
Red Earth Gardens Jenny Vazquez (2013) Tama, Toledo, Marshalltown Vegetables, Fruits,
Carney Family Farms Bruce and Connie Carney, Amber Carney (2005) Ames, Story City, Mingo, Ankeny, Maxwell Beef, Pork, Whole Chickens
Berry Patch Farm Dean and Judy Henry (1995) Ames, PYO in Nevada, Vegetables, Fruit, Berries
Seven Pines Farm Dan and Julie Beougher (2011) Des Moines (and suburbs), Ames, on-farm in Maxwell Vegetables, Pork, Chicken, Salsa
Nature Road Farm Linda and Randy Naeve (2010) Ames, Ankeny, Huxley, Des Moines Vegetables, Fruits,
Daystar Harvest Jennie Erwin (2014) Des Moines, Boone Vegetables, Fruits,
New Family Farm Tony Thompson (2013) Des Moines, Ankeny, Bondurant, Johnston, Polk City,Elkhart Vegetables, Fruits,
Grade A Gardens Jordan Clasen (2011) Des Moines Vegetables, Fruits,
LSI Global Greens CSA Zac Couture (2013) Des Moines Vegetables, Fruits,
Wabi Sabi Farm Ben Saunders (2007) Des Moines, West Des Moines, Johnston, Urbandale, Waukee, On Farm Granger Vegetables, Fruits,
Small Potatoes Farm Rick and Stacy Hartmann (2000) Des Moines, Ames, Anken, Urbandale, Minburn Vegetables, Fruits,
Heirloom Farm Matthew and Lori Wiese (2013) Earlham, Redfield, Dexter, Adel, Waukee, Winterset, Des Moines vegetables, pastured eggs, whole chickens, soap
Sun Gold Farms Tony Pille (2014) Jefferson Vegetables, Fruits,
Madsen Stock Farm (vcmadsen@iowatelecom.net) Vic and Cindy Madsen (1988) Des Moines, Ames, On Farm Audubon Pork, Beef, Chickens, Eggs, Honey
Bridgewater Farm Dale Raasch (2013) Des Moines, Atlantic, Griswold, Winterset Vegetables, Fruits, Poultry, Eggs, Pork, Beef
Iowana Farm Terry Troxel (2012) IA:Crescent, Council Bluffs NE: Omaha, Bellevue Vegetables, Fruits,
Meristem Farm and Nursery Lucena Morse and Tom Lundahl (2012) NE: Papillion Vegetables, Fruits,
Loess Hills CSA Tyler Magnuson, Cait Caughey, + collaborators (2012) IA: Council Bluffs, Treynor, Hancock NE: Omaha Vegetables, Fruits,
Rolling Acres Farm Denise O'Brien and Larry Harris (1994) IA: Atlantic, Avoca NE: Omaha Vegetables, Fruits, Eggs, Turkey, Whole Chickens
One Farm Danelle Myer (2011) IA: Woodbine, Logan, Missouri Valley NE: Omaha Vegetables, Fruits,
Nishnabotna Naturals Carl Glanzman and Doris Bane (2012) IA: Atlantic, Council Bluffs NE: Omaha Vegetables, Fruits,
Rolling Prairie Acres Farm Doug and Tanya Webster (2004) Sigourney, Oskaloosa Vegetables, Fruits, Honey
Five Points Heritage Farm Ron and Vickie Arkema (2012) Oskaloosa Vegetables, Fruits,Eggs, Honey, Whole Chickens
Prairie Roots Farm Jim and Louise Zaffiro (2002) Pella Vegetables, Fruits,
Bloom and Bark Tim Blair and Kim Steele-Blair (2009) Keosauqua (Direct Orders Only) Vegetables, Fruits,
Blue Gate Farm Jill Beebout and Sean Skeehan (2004) Des Moines, Knoxville Vegetables, Fruits,Eggs, Spun Yarn, Preserves, Honey
Middle Way Farm Jordan Scheibel (2011) Ames, Grinnell,Newton, Marshalltown Vegetables, Fruits,Meat,Eggs
Grinnell Heritage Farm Andy and Melissa Dunham (2008) Des Moines, Grinnell, Norway, Hiwatha,Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Kalona,Altoona, West Des Moines Vegetables, Fruits,Beef
Green Share LLC Shanti Sellz, Morgan Hoenig, Derek Roller, Christina and Dennis Grelk (2009) Iowa City, Mt. Pleasant Vegetables, Fruits,
small frye farm Susan Frye (2010) Iowa City, On-Farm Maysville Vegetables, Fruits, Cut Flowers
Buffalo Ridge Orchard Emma and Marcus Johnson (2013) Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Dubuque, Marion Vegetables, Fruits,
Echollective CSA Derek Roller (2009) Cedar Rapids, Iowa City Vegetables, Fruits,
Wild Woods Farm Kate Edwards (2010) Iowa City, Solon Vegetables, Fruits,
Bountiful Harvest Farm Angie Scharnhorst Solon, Iowa City, North Liberty Vegetables, Fruits,
Calico Farm Bonnie Riggan (2013) Iowa City Vegetables, Fruits,Berries, Mushrooms
Abbe Hills Farm Laura Krouse (1987) On-Farm in Mt. Vernon Vegetables, Fruits,Eggs
Kroul Farm Matt Kroul (2014) Mt. Vernon, Coralville Vegetables, Fruits,Eggs, Honey
Morning Glory LLC Donna Warhover (2014) Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Coralville Vegetables, Fruits,
Local Harvest CSA Carmen Black (1994) Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, North Liberty, Solon Vegetables, Fruits,Bread, Eggs, Lamb, Turkey
Lipes Family Farm Greg and Katie Lipes (2014) Iowa City, Coralville, Cedar Rapids, North Liberty, Des Moines, West Branch, Quad Cities beef, pork, chicken, turkey, eggs
TD n Guy Garden Oasis TD Holub (2012) Cedar Rapids, Independence, Coggon, Wavery, Tripoli Vegetables, Fruits,Eggs, Whole Chickens,
Bloomin' Wooley Acres Commercial Garden Loyd Johnson (2006) Waterloo, Cedar Falls. Waverly, Cedar Rapids, Nashua, Shell Rock, Swisher Vegetables, Fruits,
Kaiser Farm Travis and Lindsay Kaiser (2013) Waverly, Cedar Valley area Vegetables, Fruits,
Genuine Faux Farm Rob and Tammy Faux (2005) Cedar Falls, Waterloo, Waverly, Tripoli vegetables, eggs, whole chickens, turkey
Kitchen Table CSA Jeff 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 Farm Eric Sessions and Sara Peterson (2009) Decorah Vegetables, Fruits,
Low Oaks Farm Anne Bohl and Lew Klimesh (2012) Decorah Vegetables, Fruits,
Prairie’s Edge Farm Jim and Caite Palmer (2013) Decorah Beef, Lamb
Grimm Family Farm Jason Grimm (2009) Williamsburg, Iowa City, Cedar Rapids Black and Pinto Beans, Vegetables, Whole Chickens
Onion Creek Farm Joe Lynch and Lonna Nachtigal (1988) Ames Vegetables, Jam
Aroha Acres Aidan Hamilton (2014) Mason City, Clear Lake, Garner Pork
Rosmann Family Farms Ron and Maria Rosmann (1985) Harlan (Farm Sweet Farm on-farm store), Ames, Des Moines Beef, Pork, Popcorn
Trinity Farms Steve and Michelle Cassabaum (2010) Nevada, Ames, Des Moines Beef, Pork, Lamb
Hawkeye Buffalo Ranch Martha McFarland and Dan McFarland (2013) Fredericksburg Buffalo
Appleberry Farm Bob and Donna Atha (2011) Marshalltown Apples, Vegetables
Hickory Hills Land and Livestock Ed and Tricia Jackson (2013) Council Bluffs, Omaha Beef, Pork, Whole chickens, eggs
Osage Clydesdales & Stock Farm Michelle Janssen (2006) Mitchell County Beef, Pork, Whole Chickens
Griffieon Family Farm Craig and LaVon Griffieon (1999) Ankeny, Des Moines, Ames Beef, Pork, Lamb, Whole Chickens, Turkey, Eggs
Troublesome Creek Cattle Co. Dave and Meg Schmidt (2009) Exira, Atlantic, Des Moines Beef, Pork, Lamb, Eggs, Honey
Salama Greenhouse and Floral Mike Salama (2010) Boone, Ames, Ankeny Des Moines Vegetables, Potted Plants, Cut flowers
Brun Ko Farm Nathan and Emily Paulsen (2015) Avoca, Atlantic, Elk Horn Vegetables, Baked Goods, Beef, Pork
Doe's and Diva's Dairy Janna Feldman (2011) Sioux City, Missouri Valley, Council Bluffs; NE: Springfield, Omaha Goat and Sheep Cheese, Ice Cream Sandwiches, Lotion, Soap
Red Granite Farm Steve and Nicole Jonas (2013) Boone, Ames Vegetables, Bedding Plants, Eggs
Lucky George Farm Angela and Jason Johnson (2014) Des Moines, Ames; MO: Kansas City Pork, Mutton, Whole Chickens, Duck, Goose, Rabbit, Soap
Wild Rose Pastures Janice and Ryan Marquardt (2005) Ames, Des Moines, Pella, Adel Whole chickens, Turkey, Beef, Eggs
Woven Strong Farm Bill and Stacey Borrenpohl (2011) La Motte, Dubuque, Maquoketa Beef, Pork, Goat, Eggs
Hansen's Dairy Jeanne and Jay Hansen (2003) Cedar Falls, Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City milk, cream, butter, cheese curds, ice cream
Pin Oak Place Ellen Walsh-Rosmann and Daniel Rosmann (2008) Omaha, Harlan Eggs
Luna Valley Farm Maren and Tom Beard (2014) Decorah Lamb
Prairie Sky Farm Sara and Bob Pearson (2004) Algona, Wesley vegetables
Clarion Sage Farm Jennifer Miller and Cody Kilgore (2012) Waukee vegetables
Lucky Star Farm Susan Young (2014) Iowa City eggs, turkey
Adolphs Produce and Bakery Ken and Carolyn Adolphs (2003) Waterloo, Cedar Falls vegetables, orchard fruit
Humble Hands Harvest Hannah Breckbill and Emily Fagan (2014) Decorah, MN: Rochester vegetables
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ICCIA/ Jonathan Overlin (2007) Colfax, central Iowa Pork
Noble Pastures LLC David and Leslie Carbaugh (2012) Red Oak, western Iowa, eastern Nebraska Beef, Pork, Lamb, Whole Chickens, Turkey, Eggs
Apples on the Avenue Darin and Arlene Enderton (2013) Nashua Apples, Pears, Pumpkins,
Twisted Oaks Cattle LLC. Cory and Jamie Bierman Tipton, West Branch, Eastern Iowa corn and grass-finished beef, pastured pork, poultry and eggs
Fork Tail Farm Amber Mohr and Jeremy Hall (2012) Avoca, NE: Omaha Vegetables, Whole Chickens, Eggs
Ridgeview Farm Ray and Sue Bures (2010) Cedar Rapids, Ely, Mount Vernon, Solon, Swisher, Fairfax Beef, Honey, Vegetables, Orchard Fruit
Sweet Home Ranch Brad, Heather, Caleb, and Jedidiah Nelson (2015) Farmington, MO: Kahoka Beef, Lamb, Whole Chickens, Eggs, Honey, Goat Milk Soap
Heartland Fresh Family Farm Leslie and Mark Hulsebus (2009) Ames, Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Coralville, Mt. Pleasant, Burlington, Ft. Madison, Keokuk, Donnellson Beef, Pork, Poultry, Lamb, and Eggs
Mammoth Hills Farm Todd and Kerri Leach (2011) on farm in West Branch Lamb, Goose
Triple Creek Farms Steven & Alaina Imhoff (2017) Burlington, Sperry, Mediapolis, Kingston, Mount Pleasant Greens, Herbs, Chicken, Eggs, pork, Beef
Prairie Ridge Farm Sam Maibach (2008) Bloomfield Beef, Pork
Remnant Hills Farm Tom Wilson and Taylor Williams (2013) Ames, Des Moines pork, eggs, lamb, vegetables
Butcher Crick Farms Jennie Smith (2010) Des Moines area tomatoes, plants
360 Heritage Farm alexander@premieronline.net Robert and April Alexander (2015) Granville, northwest Iowa beef, lamb, whole chickens, eggs
L4 Farms Caleb and Jacqueline Shinn (2014) Osceola pork, beef
Red Fern Farm Tom Wahl and Kathy Dice (1996) Wapello tree nuts and fruits, nursery trees and plants, eggs
Business or Organization Member Name, Member since... Cities Served Products Available
Farm to Folk (2009) Ames Online Ordering, Local Only
Wheatsfield Co-op (2008) Ames (Retail Store) Full grocery
The Homestead Farm (2016) Des Moines, Ames, On Farm in Pleasant Hill Vegetables, Fruits
La Quercia Herb and Kathy Eckhouse(2010) Norwalk (Retail Store) Charcuterie
Milk and Honey (2008) Harlan Restaurant
FarmTable Procurement and Delivery (2008) Statewide Delivery Service
New Pioneer Food Co-op (2010) Iowa City, Coralville, Cedar Rapids Full Grocery
Rudy's Tacos (2003) Waterloo Restaurant
Iowa Food Hub (2015) North and Eastern Iowa Delivery Service, Wholesale
Story City Locker Bobbie and Ty Gustafson (2012) Story City (Retail Store) Shipping Available Custom processing, Retail, Meat Cuts and Charcuterie
Prudent Produce (2013) Greater Des Moines Delivery Service

Contact Information

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