How It Works

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.

Shop the Coop

Shop the Coop

Login and order online.

No Minimum order.

You decide what to buy, how much to buy, and from which producers.

Look around, try new things, and browse a variety of great Iowa produced products!

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

IFC Distribution Today (Tomorrow in Ames)!

This is being sent via email to everyone who ordered this cycle and has products to be picked up. Today is distribution at our Des Moines area sites and Osceola, and tomorrow is distribution in Ames. »

The Five Minute Local Apple Pie

You know what hasn’t been getting much press these days? Apple pie. That old favorite, somewhat forgotten and overlooked because of its time-consuming reputation. Sure, everyone still likes it&# »

Free Trial Memberships!

We are currently offering free six month trial memberships to give people a chance to try the cooperative shopping model and see if it is a good fit! Simply fill out the membership form, then go shopp »