IFC Shopping Cart is Open! New Producer, New Products!

1,093 Different Products Listed!

 

The online shopping cart is open. It closes at midnight on Sunday, March 9th. Distribution is Thurs., March 13 at our Osceola and Des Moines area sites and Friday, March 14 in Ames. If you have a conflict, our alternative pickup is 10:30 am to noon on Sat., March 15 at our Merle Hay Mall location.

To shop go to http://iowafood.coop and log in. If you need help with your username or password, send an email to info@iowafood.coop.

See below for new stuff.

Also, Ebert Honey Company has been with the IFC since we started in 2008, but they will no longer sell products through us. As their business has grown, they’ve begun purchasing honey and beeswax to meet demand. The problem is that we have a policy that producers can’t buy and resell products unless we grant a variance, and these are only granted when the products are not available from other IFC producers. This isn’t the case with honey and beeswax.

We sincerely thank Phil and his family for being a solid producer for the IFC all these years, as well as for his understanding of the importance of following our policies on who can sell what. You can purchase their products in most Des Moines-area Hy-Vee and Dahls stores as well as New City Market. Their beeswax is available through the shopping cart on their website (www.eberthoney.com).

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Crazy Cow Creamery is a new IFC producer from Buffalo Center (way up next to Minnesota). The joined at the end of the last cycle and listed seven kinds of cheddar cheese. Welcome aboard, Bruce and Stacie! 

7 Pines Farm has started making three types of compound butter (butter mixed with seasonings to add flavor): Sun-Dried Tomato, Honey Cinnamon, and Garlic. They also make three kinds of cheese logs (cream cheese mixed with seasoning and formed into a log for easy slicing): Bacon Onion, Garlic Herb, and Veggie.

Lee’s Greens added potted sweet basil and parsley (curled and plain-leaf). They’ve only listed swiss chard at the moment, but they’ll probably add other greens later in the ordering period. Part of the issue is this (darn) cold weather, but they are also beginning to convert their greenhouses to other crops – tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, summer squash, head lettuces, cabbage, cauliflower, and broccoli. They are hoping for tomatoes by May. Can hardly wait.

Broadhorn Farm took last cycle off (new grandson!), but they are back with these sales on grass-fed beef products from their Belted Galloway herd: 1) ribeye steaks (was $15.98/lb, now $12.99/lb); 2) round steak (was $8.89/lb, now $7.69/lb); and 3) a “Super Supper Sale” that includes 3 roasts, 3 rounds steaks, 3 short ribs, 3 crosscut shanks, and 6 minute steaks (approximately 25 lbs @ $6/lb – a great value).

Audubon County Family Farms is back as well. They’ve listed quarter, half, and whole beef from their Registered Lowline Black Angus beef herd. Their smaller size make them “more suited to modern American families, your freezers, your healthier eating habits, and your pocketbooks”. These will be direct sales between you and the producer, but it’s an excellent way to stock up on beef for the summer. You’ll want to call soon (712-563-3044) to make arrangements.

Yoke S Ranch has their Corriente stew meat on sale this cycle for $5/lb.