IFC Cart is Open – Get Your Transplants Ordered!

1,245 Different Products Listed!


We learned we can use our Merle Hay Mall location for distribution next week, so we opened the online shopping cart last night at midnight. It’ll close on Sunday, May 3, at midnight with distribution on Thurs., May 8, at our Des Moines area and Osceola sites and Friday, May 9 in Ames. 

If you have a conflict, our alternative pickup is 10:30 am to noon on Sat., May 10 at our Merle Hay Mall location.

To shop go to https://iowafood.coop and log in. If you need help with your username or password, send an email to info@iowafood.coop.

We’ve got a huge selection of some really incredible products – baked goods, dairy, meats, eggs, veggies, etc. See below for new stuff and messages from producers.


By the end of next week, it’ll be time to get your gardens going. Check out this new producer for your fertility needs, and then see the huge variety of transplants that listed.

Central Iowa Organic Fertilizer
just joined. A small family-owned business from Indianola, they produce an worm casting fertilizer. No chemicals are used or added (making the product safe around children and pets) and the castings have no odor (perfect for indoor houseplant use). Other uses are flower and vegetable gardening and crops. 

Wabi Sabi Farm (from near Granger) added 42 certified organic transplants, including 14 tomato varieties, 9 sweet/hot pepper varieties, and various herbs, onions, scallions, Swiss chard, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and broccoli. 

Lee’s Greens (from near Nevada) listed five kinds of tomato transplants and Victoria rhubarb transplants. They’ve also got potted herbs (sweet basil, chives, curled and plain leaf parsley) and several fresh produce items (mixed turnips, swiss chard, lettuce mix).

Pickle Creek Herbal (from near Brighton) listed certified organic Joe’s Long Cayanne hot pepper transplants and a bunch of certified organic herb transplants (basil, sage, thyme, mint, oregano, parsley, chives, and cutting celery). They also have herb-infused olive oils & vinegars, plus herbal soaps, salves & lip balms. 

7 Pines Farm (from near Maxwell) listed five types of herbs plants to go along with their dip mixes, salsas, compound butters, and cream cheese spreads.

Red Barn Produce (from near dexter) listed four kinds of tomato transplants (Cherokee Purple, Dester Heirloom, Golden Jubilee, Wapsipinicon Peach), Sweet Yellow Banana Pepper transplants, and three types of herb transplants. Sue also listed several fresh produce items – arugula, spicy greens, spinach leaves, kale, and green onions.

Raccoon Forks Farm (from near Redfield) has listed bagged spinach, plus they’ve got eggs and their broiler special is still on ($10/chicken, and the normal prices is $3.50/lb, so this offer makes these 4 to 5 lb chickens a real bargain).

Griffieon Family Farm (from near Ankeny) added two new lamb products: Loin Frenched Rack (a single rack that includes 11 ribs) and Frenched Rib Chops ( added two lamb products: Loin Frenched Rack (three chops per package).

Heart of Iowa Soapworks (from Gilbert) added “Resin in the Woods” soap, which is a demo batch from one of Karla’s soapmaking classes. Frankincense & Myrrh with a touch of Sandalwood, it’s “very subtle, not overpowering, more like a light cologne fragrance.”

Broadhorn Farm (from near Truro) added a new product – Petite Shoulder Tenders – from their Belted Galloway herd.

Iowa Pet Adoptions has stopped making their pet treats. We know there are many of you who were loyal customers. Erich indicated that the treats were a fundraiser project that was never intended to last forever, and he says thank you to everyone who bought them.