It’s here! The Local Gift Guide


Give the gift of local this year: we send this guide with the hope you’ll shop for locally sourced items from our 130 farmers and producers. Immediately below are some ideas, and further down are comments from members about their own gift selections. Enjoy!

(Shop at until Sunday, December 14th, at midnight. Pick-up at five area locations on Thursday December 18th-20th.)

Gifts Under $30 (With many under $10!)


Member Picks

We asked what’s on their holiday shopping lists:

Gift Basket 101

Put together your own pairings or choose from several farm-specific gift baskets. One-stop shopping at the click of a button.


Holiday Table Essentials

To share the experience of local food with family + friends, start with the finest ingredients:
  • Smoked ham, special beef cuts, chicken/capon/turkey, lamb chops, and pork roasts make a prime centerpiece for celebratory meals
  • Free-range eggs are the secret to great holiday baking
  • Locally-milled flours are the building block of cookies and breads
  • Rich dairy products take your recipes to the next level
  • Herbed and peppered cheeses hold their own or add to any meal
  • Locally-grown produce, fresh or frozen, from cabbage to corn to butternut squash, celebrate Iowa’s harvest



Happy holidays from the Iowa Food Cooperative!