Contact Us & Locations

Contact Us:

Phone: 515.978.1034

Mailing address:
Iowa Food Cooperative
4944 Franklin Ave
Des Moines, IA 50310

Pick-Up Locations:

Our main retail space is at Franklin Ave and used for distribution and meetings. Distribution occurs on Thursdays from 4-7p and Saturdays from 10:30-noon.

Iowa Food Cooperative
4944 Franklin Ave
Des Moines, IA 50310

Other distribution sites:

West Des Moines, Valley Church – 5 to 6 pm on Distribution Day
4343 Fuller Road
West Des Moines, IA 50265

Park on the NE side of the Church. Approach the double doors that say Valley Church above. Turn left and locate the white handrails. Go down the short stairway to the outdoor bricked patio area. The door there opens into Courtyard hall.


Ankeny, First Family Church – 4:30 to 5:30 pm on Distribution Day
317 SE Magazine Road
Ankeny, IA 50021-3502

Park in the lot to the west of the church, enter the main door on its west side.


Ames, Wheatsfield Coop – 4:30 to 5:30 pm on the Friday following Thursday distributions.
413 Northwestern Ave.
Ames, IA 50010

Enter the driveway on the back/south side of the store. We’ll be in a space on the SW corner of their building.

Albia, Fiber Art Shoppe – 5 to 6 pm on Distribution Day

5 Benton Ave East
Albia, IA 52531

Pick up location is on the north side of the square at the Fiber Art Shoppe.  Look for a sign. The address for the Fiber Art Shoppe is 5 Benton Ave East in Albia.

Indianola, Indianola YMCA – 5 to 6 pm on Distribution Day
306 East Scenic Valley Ave
Indianola, IA 50125

Pick up is from 5 – 6 pm on distribution Thursdays (inside the main entrance on the right hand side).

Osceola, on the square – 5 to 6:30 pm on Distribution Day
117 W Washington
Osceola, IA 50213

(on the North side of the square)

Pick up is from 5 to 6:30 pm on distribution Thursdays.

  1. I put Merle Hay Mall as our pick-up destination for 10/17/13. I would like to verify that is my location and where in the mall to pick-up my products. I tried clicking on the map but it says it is not available anymore.

    Thank you,

  2. Yes, we have you down as picking up at Merle Hay Mall on Thursday the 17th.

  3. I was wondering if I could find out how lean the beef and pork is that Grffieon Family Farms produces. We are following a diet and need to know how lean are meats are so we know the portion size we can eat. Also in their hotdogs.

    Thank you,

  4. Sorry, I forgot to also ask you if I get a regular membership do I still pay the added amount to the coop with each order? If so how is that amount figured (does it go by a percentage)?


  5. If by added amount, you mean the 15% fee, the answer is yes. That fee is what we use to pay help expenses.

  6. That’s a question you’d need to ask the producer. LaVon’s email address is

  7. Thank you! Nancy

  8. I am not able to log on to the website today. Are you having a problem or is it mine?


  9. The website was down – problem with a security update to the server we use that caused our site to crash. It’s back up. Sorry.

  10. Is your veggies pestcide free and non gmo?
    Is the meat grass fed and cage free? Are they injected with hormones?
    How is your fish raised?
    Why is there only one fruit listed for selection?

  11. Hi,

    We host over 130 farmers who all have varied practices, many are organic, Animal Welfare Approved, Certified Naturally Grown, and others. Our farmers are required to disclose their practices and each can be found on their producer profiles page:

    Please feel free to contact us with additional questions at

  12. I am wondering on how I go about getting signed up to Volunteer?

  13. Hi Lori. Thanks for your interest in volunteering! If you haven’t already, please send an email to volunteer (at)!