IFC Shopping Cart is Open – Yogurt Now Available!

Time to Shop – Three New Producers + Downtown Drop-Off Site!


After a bit of a glitch, the cart opened a bit ago at 10:30 this morning. It will close at midnight on Sunday, May 26th. Delivery is Thurs., May 30th at our Des Moines area locations and Friday, May 31st at our Ames location. See below for updates on new stuff. 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.

Also, we have a downtown pick-up option: the Mickle Neighborhood Resource Center in the Sherman Hill neighborhood. Just select Mickle Center from the drop down menu when you open your shopping cart.

CVD Yogurt_All_CroppedWe’ve been wanting to offer more dairy products, and so we are pleased to announce that Country View Dairy from near Hawkeye in NE Iowa has joined the IFC as a producer-owner. We’ve heard great things about their all-natural yogurt products. They make both original and Greek varieties right on their farm from their rBST-free dairy herd. Welcome aboard. 

We’ve also been working to recruit more fresh produce growers, so we are please to welcome Steak ‘n’ Eggs Farm (from Winterset) and Chef Connie’s Urban Farm (from Des Moines). Steak ‘n’ Eggs Farm listed some green onions (they may add more later this week, but they are playing it safe in terms on inventory for now). Chef Connie’s is starting her farming career with some fresh rhubarb.

Other fresh produce is available. (NOTE: growers sometimes add product to inventories late in the order period when it is easier to predict quantities available on distribution day, so please check back if something has sold out.)

  • SalAmander Farms, Panther Creek Asparagus, and Maxwell Farms have fresh asparagus liste.
  • SalAmander Farms also has various fresh herbs available as well as rhubarb and green garlic (plus a wide selection of lamb meats).
  • Pickle Creek Herbal has spring garlic available, plus an incredible selection of heirloom veggie transplants (tomato, pepper, herbs, eggplant).
  • 7 Pines Farm has two types of lettuce available, plus swiss chard.
  • The Berry Patch Farm has strawberry hanging baskets, pink lemonade blueberry bushes, curled parsley plants, zucchini, yellow summer squash, and salanova lettuce.
  • Iowa Orchard still has two kinds of apples left (Fuji and Jonathan) to go along with a wide selection of cider, pies, crisps, dried fruits, etc.

Becky from the Threshing Floor writes: “I just want to let people know that I will not be selling on the cycle with delivery date of June 13.  They may want to order extra this cycle and put it in the freezer.”

Matt from Holdeman ABF Poultry writes: “I’ve updated my listings. We’ve many of the same popular capon cuts with some great new ones added, such as Capon Roulade’s, which is a half capon rolled in the skin to create a perfect blend of white and dark meat.”

Yoke S Ranch has their beef stix from their Corriente beef herd on sale for $9/lb (regularly $13/lb).

Broadhorn Farm added Sirloin Tip and Pikes Peak roasts to products they are offering from their Belted Galloway beef herd, and they’ve put all their roasts and stew meat on sale (stew meat was $7.99/pkg and is now $4.99/pkg).

LaVentosa Ranch added grass-fed steak and Berkshire pork country style ribs, and their grass fed beef and pepper cheese sticks are on sale for $8/package!