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1,385 different products listed; stock up for the Easter holiday!

This is the second to the last of our winter three-week shopping cycle. After the next cycle, we’ll go back to every two weeks! Having trouble keeping track of shopping cycles? Our 2015 calendar is available in a PDF (click to view).

Note: We’ve added a drop off site at the Indianola YMCA (306 East Scenic Valley Avenue). It’s our eight pick up location! Pick up there is from 5 to 6 pm on distribution Thursdays.

The online shopping cart is open and will close Sunday, March 29thth at midnight. Distribution is Thurs., April 2nd at our Osceola, Albia, Indianola, and Des Moines area sites and Friday April 3rd in Ames. If you can’t make those times, our alternative pick up is Saturday April 4th from 10:30 am to noon at our Franklin Avenue location.

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Need eggs for Easter? Just counted 194 dozen listed by six different producers. Better buy now or they may be gone.

Curbin’ Cuisine (Des Moines) is a new IFC producer offering ten unique hand-blended spices. Owners Jarrod and Misty Fontanini reside in the heart of Des Moines (Jarrod is Sous Chef at Briarwood Club in Ankeny and Misty works at Wells Fargo). Their company’s motto is “Eat Good & Feel Good”. Check out their spice blends (love the names, including Fahrenheit 515, Jah-Mon Jamaican, and Ka-Ching BBQ). 

Yellow River Dairy (Monona) is back after taking 2014 off to build their goat dairy business. They’ve listed eight kinds of Chevre along with crumbled goat feta, grated goat cheese, and three goat cheese dips (Bold Bleu, Hot Red Pepper, and Garlic and Herbs). Welcome back!

From Lee with Lee’s Greens (Nevada): “We have a nice selection of greens (leaf lettuce mix, swiss chard, spinach, red kale), microgreens (Daikon Radish, Lemon Basil, Nasturtium, Pea, Red Radish) along with wheat rye and oat flats.”

Griffieon Family Farm (Ankeny) has your Easter dinner covered with ham roasts and steaks and Des Moines Bacon Company has three different kinds of ham (to go along with their amazing bacon products).

Zaza’s Pasta (North Liberty) listed Spinach-Ricotta Manicotti – perfect for a quick meal.

Wildwood Farms (Wellsburg) is back (Lorna’s sells every other cycle) with an amazing array of baked goods, granola bars, mixes of all kinds (soup, pancake, brownie, bread), and roasted nuts.

Sunrise (Waukee) listed red cabbage, purple kohlrabi, and pea microgreens (great on sandwiches or as a fancy side salad for a special dinner) as well as two sizes of wheat grass flats .

Elements of Rejuvenation (Leon) writes: “Time to think Spring! Check out our favorite Soy Wax scents like Springtime Lilac, Heavenly Hyacinth, Jasmine, and Gentle Spring Rain. Our new Dragon’s Blood scent is getting rave revues!”

Wonderful Skin Care (Ames) added four new Moisture Bard scents (Jasmine, Lavender, Lemongrass, and Tea Tree). 

Grimm Family Farm (Williamsburg) updated stock of their potatoes—customer favorites German Butterball + Villeta Rose (gotta have potatoes for that Easter meal).

Salamander Farms (Bondurant) added a nice selection of rare pepper + heirloom tomato transplants along with some herbs. Go ahead and get started (it’ll make you feel good), especially if you’ve got a sunny protected area.

Kiowa House of Herbs (Searsboro) added custom-blended Peppermint Ginger tea (perfect for fending off spring colds).

Beaver Creek Produce (Berkley) listed basil, sage, and thyme fresh herbs (a perfect way to add extra flavor to your cooking) to go along with their red leaf lettuce!

Lucky George Farm (Derby) listed many new cuts from their Large Black herd—cubes to roasts to ham hocks.

Broadhorn Farm (Truro) added two new beef cuts from their Belted Galloway herd: 1) Eye-of-Round Roast (make your own roast beef!) and 2) Flat Iron Steaks. They’ve also put their short ribs on sale.

Good Shepherd Grass Farms (Monroe) added beef summer sausage (with a special introductory price of $12.50/package) and they put their beef bologna on sale and extended their beef roast sale (10% off)! Shop and save now.

Yoke S Ranch (Russell) put their Corriente beef brisket on sale for $6/lb.