Are you a local restaurant or grocery store wanting to purchase from a local grower? Do you need to find a food pantry or free meal site? Use our maps to help you find what you need and get connected. Whether you are a restaurant, grocery store or caterer looking to serve local food or trying to find a free meal site, we can help you get connected. Eat Greater Des Moines will help foster these connections and will ensure food access for Central Iowans.
|Title: DUG Farmstand|
Contact: Jenny Quiner
Days/Hours Open: Tuesday & Thursday 10am – 6pm Saturday & Sunday 9am-3pm
Accept SNAP: Yes
|Title: MmMmGOOD-hue Produce|
Contact: Mark and Marilyn Goodhue
Days/Hours Open: Monday-Friday 10-5PM, Saturday 10-3PM, Sunday-Closed
Accept SNAP: Yes
|Title: Juliecache’s Bees|
Contact: Julia McGuire
Phone: (515) 988-1828
Days/Hours Open: Arrange via contact form on website or at a farmer’s market
Accept SNAP: No
|Title: Sweet Tooth Farm|
Sweet Tooth Farm
Contact: Monika Owczarski
Days/Hours Open: June – September, Wednesdays, 4-6 pm
Accept SNAP: Yes
|Title: Middle Brook Farm|
Middle Brook Farm
Contact: Dan Fillius
Days/Hours Open: June 15 – November 15, Almost 7 days a week, 9am – 5pm
|Title: 7 Pines Farm|
7 Pines Farm
Website URL: http://www.7pinesfarm.com/
Contact Person First Name: Dan & Julie Beugher
Contact E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Contact Phone: 515-710-4431
Description: We are a small 11 acre USDA Certified Organic farm. We believe in sustainable farming practices and humane livestock practices. We currently have 1 high tunnel but are planning another for later this year. We started farming our property in 2008 and have been expanding ever since. We are a licensed food manufacturing plant and produce pickled sweet jalapenos, salsa, and salsa verda. we also do catering using as much of our own and local produce as possible.
Description: Letttuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, squash, onions, garlic, radishes, turnips, peppers (green & jalapeno), salsa, salsa verda, pickled sweet jalapenos.
Description: We are USDA Certified Organic. Processing of our products is done in a state inspected facility.
|Title: Angel’s Acres/Let Them Eat Cake|
Angel’s Acres/Let Them Eat Cake
Website URL: –
Contact Person First Name: Dale Gruis
Contact E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone: 515-490-2412
Description: Angel’s Acres is a small hobby farm in Southeast Warren county. We produce all natural chickens, brown chicken eggs, and vegatables using organic and sustainable methods. We believe that nature knows what she is doing, and if we help out a little and take care of what we have, she’ll share her bounty with us.
Description: Brown natural chicken eggs. Whole processed chickens.
Description: For all of our products we believe in nature doing most of the work. We don’t use hormones or anti-biotics. Our chickens free range all day in a protected fenced area where they eat as many bugs and plants as their hearts desire. We do supplement their diet with vegetables from our garden and an organic chicken food from Webster City, Iowa. When it comes to the chickens’ health, we believe prevention is the key. Their coop gets a quick cleaning every day, a full cleaning (taking everything out) every week, and a deep cleaning every 3 months (taking everything out and scrubbing it down). We make sure the birds have enough room in completely dry shelters, thus reducing the possibilities of bugs. We also check our birds every day and have a quarantine area set up in case we find a bird that does have a health issue, thus minimizing anything spreading through our birds. For our vegetables we us only organic seeds and gardening practices. We do not use herbicides or pesticides. We use compost and manure to enrich our soils. We rotate our crops and plant cover crops to replenish some of the nutrients taken out by the previous crop and to prevent soil loss. Every year we test our soils to see where we are, and that help guides our rotation. We plan our garden so the combination of different vegetables and flowers help prevent diseases and pests while encouraging pollinators. Our back up pest control is our chickens. We let a few into the garden to help munch up the insects.
|Title: Anna’s Place Poultry Products|
Anna’s Place Poultry Products
Website URL: –
Contact Person First Name: Ronald Bartlet
Contact E-Mail: email@example.com
Contact Phone: 515-986-0565
Description: Broiler chickens: whole, 1/2 chicken, cut-up, & parts (brstmt, hndqrters, wings, livers, etc.) duck, farm fresh brown eggs
Description: All birds are outdoors birds on grass. An all grain feed consisting of locally grown corn, soy meal with added vitamins, minerals, but NO ANTIBIOTICS and NO HORMONES, is fed along with vitamins, electrolytes and mineral in the water.All birds are processed at an OFFICIAL (By Iowa State Law for commercially sold chickens). They are then double bagged for improved freezer storage.I have 7 commercial freezer where the birds are frozen after processing.To bring my birds home to my freezer building from the processing plant (1 hr 45 min away) they are packed with ice in two freezer boxes on my pickup.
|Title: Balance Autism |
Website URL: http://www.thehomestead.org/
Contact Person First Name: Julie Beougher
Contact E-Mail: jbeougher@BalanceAutism.org
Contact Phone: 515-957-3382
Description: The Homestead is an Iowa based living and learning center for Iowans with autism. Every day we strive to develop and utilize innovative strategies that help the people we serve become more independent and skilled in their lives. The Homestead provides services to people of all ages and abilities through programs designed to foster growth and skills acquisition. One of the ways we are providing this service is through The Homestead’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm. Our diversified fruit and vegetable farm is a great place for the people we serve to maximize their potential as workers while also receiving the guidance necessary to be successful. In addition to our farm, we also operate a 5,000 square foot greenhouse that is used to produce custom grown bedding plants and transplants for our farm.
Description: In season fruits and vegetables. Custom grown, Certified Naturally Grown vegetable transplants and bedding plants. Holiday Poinsettias
Description: Our farm is Certified Naturally Grown (CNG). This means that our production methods meet or exceed the regulations set forth by the National Organic Program. CNG farms are inspected on a yearly basis by participating farmers or other professionals who are committed to ensuring strict adherence to CNG rules and regulations.
|Title: Berry Patch Farm|
Berry Patch Farm
Website URL: http://www.berrypatchfarm.com/
Contact Person First Name: Dean Henry
Contact E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Contact Phone: 515-382-5138, 877-382-5138
Description: We are a family farm, which started pick your own strawberries 36 years ago. Judy and Dean and our son Mike live on the farm, which is located at 62785 280 St., Nevada, Iowa, 50201. Our mission is to grow healthy food that tastes the best. To do that we choose plants that have natural resistance to pests, monitor environmental conditions, and use a minimum of controls, including biological and organic. This is an Integrated Pest Management approach that keeps our pest population at an acceptable level with minimal use of pesticides. We specialize in growing food that is high in health benefits such as vitamin C, antioxidants, high fiber, etc. We believe that whole foods which contain healthy properties is the natural way to good health. We recently have added more greenhouses and high tunnels to help us extend our season.
Description: strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, currants, gooseberries, blueberries,rhubarb, apples (many varieties)
Description: : We rotate our crops, and use a great deal of compost, before and after planting. We have received several soil conservation awards, and continue to farm in a sustainable manner. As mentioned above, we follow an Integrated Pest Management philosophy here. IPM uses current information from our scouting and sensors which monitor heat, humidity,rainfall, wetting periods. That information is checked on our computer models to predict when controls are necessary.
This eliminates the use of any controls until needed. We manage pest and disease damage by the most environmentally friendly methods (bio controls, organic, and conventional). It is interesting to note that our cultural practices result in much less spraying than organic. We know that there is confusion about “spraying”. Moderation is our motto, and we know that we are better than organic.