Cart is Open – Sweet Corn, Fresh-Picked Aronia Berries, and More!

Time to Shop!


The online shopping cart is open. As we move through the growing season, our producers continue to add new items. Inventories are being updated throughout the week, so be sure to check back often. Below are updates from our producers.

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 and log in. If you need help with your username or password, send an email to The online cart will close Sunday, July 26th at midnight. Distribution is Thurs., July 30th at all our sites except Ames, which is on Friday, July 31st.


New stuff:

From Lee with Lee’s Greens (Nevada): “We added sweet corn to go along with our herbs, micro greens, tomatoes, bell peppers, eggplant, summer squash, and new potatoes. We also have a selection of mints that are great in drinks (I really like the chocolate mint in lemonade).”

Sweet Rewards Gluten-Free Bakery (Waukee) listed for the first time last cycle, and for this cycle they’ve added Champagne & Chocolate Chip Cupcakes.

Iowa Orchard (Urbandale) listed tree-ripened Missouri peaches and The Berry Patch Farm (Nevada) listed blueberries.

Sunrise (Woodward) listed fresh-picked certified organic Aronia berries to go along with two varieties of garlic.

Wedel Grazing Acres (Riceville) is taking off this cycle. Kyle writes: “It’s been over a year since I’ve missed a day on the farm. Were headed to Alberta to see my wife’s family, then down into Idaho for a Wedel family reunion, camping at a campground along the Moyie River. Idaho is where I was born and lived until age of 12.”

Good Shepard Grass Farms (Monroe) added hot dogs and bratwurst and they’ve brought back summer sausage, beef sticks, and bologna.

Sipma Farms (Mitchellville) added family-sized bottles of their All-Natural Bug Repellent, Turkish Turban Squash, and two kinds of Goat’s Milk Soap (Peppermint and Coconut), cucumbers (Boston Pickling and Marketmore), and tomatoes (Salad Mix and Roma). 

Country Roads Produce (Moravia) added Jalapeno peppers to go along with their “cupcake” summer squash and tomatoes (red and yellow).

Lucky George Farm (Derby) added Iowa Chops from their Large Black heritage breed herd.

Global Greens farmers (refugees from around the world) continue to offer a wide selection of Certified Naturally Grown fresh produce items. New this cycle are German Butterball potatoes from Bucumi Simon, white onions and Thai long green beans from Ta Kaw Htoo, and red onions from Ta Kaw Paw.

From Cindy with Audubon County Family Farms: “We’ve listed smoked ham hocks. They are great with green beans. Our U-Pick aronia berries should be ready about mid-August depending on the weather.”

Yoke S Ranch (Russell) has minute steaks from their Corriente beef herd on sale for $5.50/lb.

Special K Ranch (Chariton) has two specials: 1) buy ten lbs of hamburger (product #4303 priced @ $4.55/lb) and get one free; 2) buy five pounds Beef Sticks and get one free.

Tesdell Farm Fresh Produce (Slater) added ground lamb and New Family Farm (Elkhart) added Colorado Rose, Purple Majesty, and Yukon Gold potatoes.