Frequently Asked Questions

For Questions specific to Placing an Order please see our Shopping FAQ

General Info

[faq faq_topic="general-info"]



[faq faq_topic="help"]

[faq faq_topic="shopping-help"]

[faq faq_topic="producer-help"]


  1. Carol Ziel

    I would need to pick up in Ames. Where is the location and what is the time-frame I would have to pick up my items? Fridays right? (twice a month) Thanks, Carol

  2. I have difficulty interpreting the process – if I join and use the Merle Hay distribution site – what days/times can I pick up my order? Or is there an option to have a delivery to my home?

  3. Greetings,

    We’re interested in becoming a part of your co-op. Ben Saunders has recommend it to us and we’d love to give it a try.

    We have a variety of certified organic veggies as well as grass fed beef available. Let us know if these are items your co-op needs.

    Melissa Dunham

    • Hello Melissa!
      Thank you for your interest and for letting us know been has referred you!

      Becoming a producer for The Iowa Food Cooperative is a two step process:
      – First, become a member by completing a Member Registration Form.
      – Then complete and submit a Producer Application.

      You may complete the Producer Application immediately after completing the Member Registration Form, just be sure to check the box “I am interested in becoming a producer member for The Iowa Food Cooperative.” Which displays below the form field for Business Name.

      If you would like to complete your Producer Application at a later time, once we have processed your membership & payment, you may log-in and then complete the Producer Application.

      Thanks again! We look forward to having you join us!
      ~David Couch, Board Member,
      The Iowa Food Cooperative

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *