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Celebrate Iowa summer with local food and folk (and free sweet corn!)

Sweet Corn Feed + Open House!

Celebrate Iowa summer with local food and folk (and free sweet corn!)

Arrive hungry on Sunday, August 24th, at our Franklin space (click image for map) from 12-4p. See you there!

Our new central location!

Our new central location!



We have moved from Merle Hay Mall! Our central location is now located at 4944 Franklin Ave in Des Moines! We are just east of the Franklin Library. Click for a map.

Become a Member

Become a Member

Join online, and once you pay your one-time membership fee you can begin to purchase products.

Membership Fee: $50
This one-time fee (waived for EBT members) makes you an owner and is redeemable and transferable.
Annual Renewal: $10
This annual payment - starting after the first year - goes to consumer education projects.

Why join the coop?

  • As a Consumer:
    Convenient, year-round access to hundreds of food and non-food products directly from Iowa farmers and artisans. Know where your food comes from and the people that produce it.
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  • As a Producer:
    Access a new market and add new sources of revenue into your business. Reduce the time and cost of marketing your products to consumers.
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We’re Local, We’re Responsible

  • All of our products are sold by producers who have grown, made, or raised each item
  • 85% of what you pay for the items you buy goes straight to our farmer-owners
  • We help protect Iowa’s air, water, soil and wildlife by supporting farming practices that enhance the environment.

We’re Fresh, We’re Tasty

  • “Money stays local.”
  • “Better tasting.”
  • “Good prices.”
  • “Know who produces what you eat.”
  • “Customizable orders.”
  • “Convenient ordering from home.”
  • “Everything you want in one purchase.”

Bulletins, Recipes & Blog Posts

Shop summer + FREE SWEET CORN!

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The Five Minute Local Apple Pie

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Sweet Corn Feed + Open House

Join us on Sunday, August 24th at our Franklin space (click for map) to celebrate Iowa summer with an open house, free sweet corn, and local food samples. Invite your friends via the Facebook event pa »