Shop Fall + Summer While it’s Still Here

1,280 Different Products Listed; Taste of Fall is HERE!

It’s like a fall preview at the Co-op; lots of apples, winter squash, potatoes, and even potted mums have arrived. Don’t forget to stock up on summer favorites while they are still around!

Note: the online shopping cart is open and will close Sunday, Sept. 7 at midnight. Distribution is Thurs., Sept. 11th at our Des Moines area and Osceola sites and Friday Sept. 12th in Ames. To shop go to and log in. If you need help with your username or password, send an email to We’ve got a huge selection of really incredible products. See below for new stuff.

Also, Pickle Creek Herbal invites us all to their 10-year anniversary party (their first farm party in 10 years) from 3-7 pm on Sunday, Sept. 7th. Relax, enjoy garden tours, live local music, and tons of tasty dishes featuring herbs. Their farm is at 1270 Jefferson-Washington Rd, Brighton, IA 52540. For questions or an electronic copy of our invitation, e-mail or visit



New items to add to your shopping list:

Red Barn Produce (from Dexter) added butternut, delicata, and spaghetti squash, along with habanero peppers and limited supplies of edamame beans. 

Huber Family Farm (from Maxwell) is offering some beautiful potato varieties along with some of their famous Bolero carrots! Pick up some Mountain Rose pink-skin/pink-flesh potatoes or some Purple Vikings, with their purple tie-dye skin (They make the world’s best mashed potatoes.).

Iowa Orchard (from Urbandale) is back with several varieties of apples: Gala, Blondee, Golden Supreme, Mollie’s Delicious, Paula Red, RedFree, and Wealthy. And don’t forget the apple cider!

Early Morning Harvest (from Panora) is offering 25 pound bags of your favorite flours from Certified Organic grains grown here in Iowa–perfect for those who do a lot of baking!

Global Greens farmer Bizimana Charles (farming in Des Moines, originally from Burundi) is offering beautiful  ‘Tongue of Fire’ beans (choose fresh or dry) and cherry tomatoes.

Other Global Greens farmers with new products include: Jacqueline Ndabazaniye (Red Russian Kale); Bucumi Simon (radishes, winter squash stems); Narad Bastola (mustard greens).

7 Pines Farm (from Maxwell) has garden fresh salsa (made from their very own organic produce). Also, pick up a 10 lb box of their canning tomatoes and make some tomato sauce or salsa of your own.

New Pioneer Farm (from Carlisle) listed potted mums in purple, white, and yellow, perfect to add fall color to your front porch or deck. Don’t forget to pick up some of their acorn squash, too.

Berry Patch Farm (from Nevada) is back with apples–we’ve missed them! Dean Henry, owner, says ‘Apple season is in full swing now, a few days early and with lots of color.’ Shop their Honeycrisp, Lura, or ‘early’ mix of William’s Pride, Earligold, and Redfree.

Good news from Heart of Iowa Soapworks (from Gilbert), owner Karla Moore says, ‘I’ve had a change of heart and have decided to stay in business for the time being.  But, I am actively looking for a buyer. I have been absolutely swamped with customers wanting me to keep going….’ She’s added Bergamot & Violet soap, a limited edition while she uses up her remaining supplies.

Griffieon Farm (from Ankeny) has lowered prices on their t-bone steaks by .50/lb this month–grilling season isn’t over yet!

Heritage Hill Farm (from Ames) listed several herbs–perfect for freezing or drying so you can have ‘fresh’ herbs all winter long.

Yoke S Ranch (from Russell) has their Corriente beef arm roast on sale, this cycle only, for $4.50/lb.

Oswald Meats (from Manson) added giblets to go along with their other pasture poultry products.