LEARN MORE + JOIN
No! There are no minimums or requirements to order. Order only when you want.
We offer an alternate pick-up, the Saturday of every distribution week, held at our Franklin location, from 10:30a-2p. If that option doesn’t work, please contact our staff to find an alternate time.
Your $50 membership fee (our free trial memberships are currently full, check back soon for more options) may be redeemed if you decide to leave the co-op.
We are primarily an online co-op though offer a small selection of products for sale at our 4944 Franklin, Suite G, Des Moines location.
We have store hours every distribution Friday, from noon-7p (and the Saturdays of that week from 10:30a-2p). During those hours, non-members are welcome to shop our on-site retail area and check out the co-op. We also have open hours every Tuesday and Friday from 4-6p.
Please check out our Shopping FAQ for questions related to ordering + shopping.
Join now. Fill out a membership form and start shopping. Our membership fee is $50, but is refundable if you decide to leave the co-op. Place a few orders and get a feel for the routine and taste the difference of buying local!
Check to see if the cart is open. The co-op follows a bi-weekly shopping cycle; this means you can shop from Sunday at noon until the following Sunday at noon. You may add products to your order throughout the shopping cycle.
get your food
Pick up your order or have it delivered. Check out our pick-up and delivery locations below. Have too much to do? Have your delivery brought to your door by our Home Delivery service (currently only available in Des Moines).
PAYment types, etc
We accept EBT and waive membership + co-op fees for all EBT members. Choose ‘EBT’ under ‘Membership Type’ when filling the your membership form.
You can pay online using Paypal, or pay at time of pick-up using check or cash. We also take credit/debit cards at our Franklin location.
A 15% cooperative fee is added to all orders. This helps keep the lights on and pay for administrative expenses and equipment.
The cost is a $5.00 flat fee plus $1.00 per mile. The coop fee is charged on the mileage but not on the base fee. Mileage is calculated to the nearest 1/10th of a mile one-way from 4944 Franklin to your delivery address.
DELIVERIES WILL BE MADE BETWEEN 4:00-7:00 PM on distribution Thursdays.
Practical Farmers of Iowa
4:30 to 5:30 pm on the distribution Fridays.
1615 Golden Aspen Drive, Suite 103
Ames, IA 50010
Our Newton site is currently looking for a new location. Stay tuned!
Timber Ridge Country Market
5 to 6:30 pm on distribution Thursdays.
117 W Washington
Osceola, IA 50213
5-5:30 PM on distribution Thursdays.
Distribution will be from the Library at 5151 Maple Dr # 2, Pleasant Hill, IA