Time to Shop–1,588 Different Products Listed
This cycle has our largest selection of local products ever, including new and returning items (see below) that will nourish you and your family. Also, our produce farmers will update inventories throughout the week, so be sure to check back often.
NOTE: We have home delivery in the Des Moines area. Three home delivery products (based on your distance from our Franklin Avenue location) are listed under Iowa Food Cooperative products. Deliveries are from 6-9 pm on distribution Thursdays. If you want home delivery, choose “Franklin Plaza (Delivery)” as your Pickup/Delivery location when you open your shopping basket and put the appropriate product in your shopping cart. Here’s a map to help know which product to purchase.
÷«Our 2015 calendar is available in a PDF (click to view), and you can click here to see new products added since last cycle!
To shop go to https://iowafood.coop and log in. If you need help with your username or password, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The online cart will close Sunday, July 12th at midnight. Distribution is Thurs., July 16th at all our sites except Ames, which is on Friday, July 17th.
New items + specials:
Reichart’s Dairy Air (Knoxville) is back for the first time since 2012 with their award-winning goat cheeses, including varieties like basil feta, chive chevre, and torta a stratti—a brie style cheese. Welcome back, Lois!
Sweet Rewards Gluten-Free Bakery (Waukee) is a new IFC producer that listed three products: Chocolate Frosted Fudge Brownies, Cinnamon Roll Bars, and Red Velvet & Chocolate Cupcakes. Members wanted more gluten-free products – here they are!
Iowa Orchard (Urbandale) was granted a variance again this year so they could offer tree-ripened Missouri peaches. They’ve also listed Lodi apples (an early season summer apple) to go along with their wide selection of baked goods.
The Berry Patch Farm (Nevada) listed blueberries and Red Currants.
Wildwood Farms (Wellsburg) is back after taking a couple cycles off (Lorna typically lists every other cycle) so stock up on soft pretzels, breakfast braids, baking mixes, and granola bars.
Heritage Hill Farm (Ames) listed rosemary transplants, Bright Lights swiss chard, cabbage, curly kale and potatoes.
Herbal Blis Soaps (Boone) has a new soap: “Sweet Corn Soap is made with concentrated sweet corn water from Grimes Sweet Corn and fine-ground corn meal for a bit of scrubby. The scent is a blend of essential oils that give it a sweet and complex aroma.”
Sipma Farms (Mitchellville) listed for the first time last cycle. They’ve got handmade lotions and lip balms (made from goat milk from their own goats) and they’ve also added fresh herbs + green beans.
Country Roads Produce (Moravia), another of our new producers from last cycle, is offering boxes of yellow tomatoes (to go with their red) and ‘cupcake’ variety summer squash.
Lucky George Farm (Derby) has two new sausages: spicy and smokey Merguez (a mutton-based sausage popular in North Africa and Middle Eastern).
Lee’s Greens (Nevada) has black + red raspberries available along with their greenhouse tomatoes
Our nine Global Greens farmers (refugee farmers from around the world) continue to amaze with their incredible offerings (beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cilantro, parsley, green beans, amaranth greens, leaf and head lettuce, mustard, arugula, chard, greens mix, kale, squash stems, red and white onions, and potatoes). Please check them out!.
Grade A Gardens (Johnston) is offering some very unique items this cycle: garlic braids, wildcrafted black walnuts, and La Ratte fingerling potatoes.
Yoke S Ranch (Russell) has their Corriente sirloin roast on sale for $6/lb.
7 Pines Farm (Maxwell) listed a variety of chicken cuts + Berkshire pork raised on their Certified Organic farm.
New Family Farm (Elkhart) added many summer favorites, including zucchini, cucumbers, and green beans.