Time to Go Shopping!
Hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving. We are back from a short respite from our IFC work. The shopping cart opened at midnight, and it’ll stay open until midnight on Sunday Dec. 2nd, with delivery on Thurs. Dec. 6th at our Des Moines area locations and Friday Dec. 7th at our Ames location. See below for updates on new stuff.
Note: there will be one more cycle before the holidays, but it would be wise to get your gifts bought now so you can relax. To shop go to https://iowafood.coop and log in. If you need help with your username or password, send an email to email@example.com.
|Maxwell Farms (from near State Center) is a new IFC producer offering three varieties of chemical-free potatoes – Red Norland, Purple Majesty, and French Fingerling.
Two Rivers Soap Company (from West Des Moines) is also a new IFC producer offering ten soap products, two of which are limited edition holiday soaps (great for stocking stuffers).
Grandma’s Soap (from Madrid) has returned this cycle. Check out their new scents and gift options this holiday season with prices starting at just $3.00.
Krieger Greenhouses (from Jefferson) added swiss chard, kale, and baby spinach greens, and Lee from The Berry Patch (from near Nevada) writes “I have updated what we will have to sell. Lettuce, arugula, spinach, red kale, green kale, potted herbs sweet basil, chives, plain and curled parsley, and mixed bags of potatoes.”
Iowa Orchard (from Urbandale) was granted a variance to list apples from an orchard they lease near LaCrosse, WI. The variance is valid until next year’s apple crop is ready, and they are offering two sizes of five different kinds of apples (Cortland, Golden Delicious, Haralson, Honeycrisp, Jonathan).
Alison of Daily Bread Bakery (from Algona) writes: “We’ve added our artisan Holiday bread for this cycle. We grind the grain just before mixing, and then add dried cranberries and walnuts, so it’s great for this season.”
Shanen with Ebersole Cattle Company (from near Kellerton) writes “We added lots of beef inventory & plenty of our Suet Lolli Pops to treat the birds in this cold weather.”
Wedel Grazing Acres (from near Riceville) added hams and bacon from their Berkshire herd to their inventory of pork products, and Griffieon Family Farm (from near Ankeny) added whole grass-fed lambs (for those of you looking to stock your freezer for the winter months).
Pure Native (from Des Moines) added grain-free cinnamon raisin bread and grain-free fig & rosemary crackers.
Lisa with Gardner’s Harvest (from Des Moines) writes: “I’ve added Decorated Sugar Cookies and Gingerbread Men.” She also has her fresh-baked gingerbread house kits listed.
Scott from Hedgeapple Farm (from near Earlham) writes: “We’re back in business with our lamb products, including ground lamb, lamb chops, breakfast sausage, stew meat, and leg of lamb.”
Fieldstone Farms (from near Clemons) added a unique product: natural fire starters (listed under household supplies). It’s a pine cone imbedded in beeswax that’s easy to use in your fireplace to start that cozy holiday blaze.
Ryan from Wild Rose Pastures (from near Pella) writes: “I have a new product – pre-cooked smoked whole chicken. All you have to do is heat and serve.”