IFC Shopping Cart is Open – Note Change in WDM Drop-Off Site!

Time to go shopping! 

The cart opened at last night midnight. It will close at midnight on Sunday, March 31st. Delivery is Thurs., April 4th at our Des Moines area locations (pending a new West Des Moines site) and Friday, April 5th at our Ames location. See below for updates on new stuff.

NOTE: We learned last Friday that our WDM drop off site has been leased. We are looking for a new site with good access (no stairs) and reasonable parking. We are investigating several possibilities (mostly churches). Until we secure a new site, we’ve eliminated a WDM pick-up option from your choices when you start your shopping basket. We hope to have a new place secured before the cart closes on the 31st. If so, we’ll let you know and (if need be) help you change your pick-up location to this new site. We apologize for the inconvenience.

As always, 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.

Pickle Creek Herbal is a new producer member from Brighton (near Fairfield). They listed various sizes of three infused olive oils (Genovese Basil & Roma Tomato, Lemon Basil & Garlic, and Greek Basil & Garlic), two infused balsamic vinegars (Rosemary and Lemon Basil), and a Tarragon Infused White Wine Vinegar. They’ve also listed various herbal soaps and lip balms. Please welcome them and check out their offerings!

The calendar says spring arrived this week, and so have vegetable transplants from SalAmander Farms (April 4th is perfect timing for some early garden work). Sondra’s listed Bok Choi, Chinese Cabbage, Kale, Kohlrabi, two varieties of Sweet Peppers, and four types of herbs.

Yoke S Ranch added a new product (arm roast) from their Corriente beef herd and their beef jerky (product #2350) is marked down to $13/lb (regular price $17.50/lb).

Horsefeather Farm has returned with two beef bundles from their certified organic herd: 1) 25 one lb packages of ground beef and 2) an assortment of steaks, roasts, stew meat, and ground beef.

The Berry Patch continues to delight with fresh produce offerings from their greenhouse, including salad mix, swiss chard, spinach, red kale, and a new product: Salanova head/leaf lettuce. They also have potted curled parsley and chives, plus apple wood (perfect for the smoking meats).

Here’s a “shout out” to producer member Des Moines Bacon Company for winning 1st place in the Dry-Cured Division and Grand Champion for the best overall bacon at the Baconfest last month. You gotta give their products a try – truly best in show!

Holdeman ABF Poultry has their boneless skinless capon breasts on sale this cycle for $5.29/lb (see https://iowafood.coop/recipe/holdemans-capon-recipe-of-the-month/ for a simple crock pot recipe).

Raccoon Forks Farm an insulated grocery bag with their logo under the accessories section as well as jumbo eggs (which they’ve not had listed for quite a while).

Heart of Iowa Soapworks has two new products: 1) Beer Shampoo, a reformulated Ginger Beer shampoo that customers have begged for months to get back in-stock; 2) MMMM Spicy!, a new goat milk soap that puts all your favorite baking spice smells into one bar (men especially love this one, and it works really well in the kitchen to take strong smells, such as onion, off your hands); and 3) Attitude!, a nice blend of Musk with Black peppercorn (men just plain smell GOOD after they use this soap).

Wild Rose Pastures added a new product, grass-fed beef liver.