Give Thanks for Local Food: IFC Online Cart Open!

1,237 Different Products Listed; The Thanksgiving Pledge!

This is THE last cycle before Thanksgiving, meaning your last chance to buy the finest IFC foods for your family feast! We’ve even made a handy shopping list you can view by clicking here.


Our pick-up at Valley Church has resumed! If you are a West Des Moines customer, please remember to switch your pick-up location back to WDM!

Note: the online shopping cart is open and will close Sunday, Nov. 16th at midnight. Distribution is Thurs., Nov. 20th at our Des Moines area and Osceola sites and Friday Nov. 21st in Ames. If you can’t make those times, our alternative pick up is Saturday November 22nd from 10:30 am to noon at our Franklin Avenue location.

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New items to add to your shopping list:

Get your turkey from these IFC producers: Hickory Hills Farm (from Bloomfield), Griffieon Family Farm (from Ankeny), Yoder’s Natural Farm (from Bloomfield), or Wild Rose Pastures (from Reasnor).

Des Moines Bacon Company (from Des Moines) listed three ham products (got to have ham!): Nitrate/Nitrite Free Applewood Smoked Holiday Spiral Ham, Uncured Applewoood Boneless Pit Ham, and Uncured Black Forest Boneless Pit Ham.

New Family Farm (from Elkhart) listed potatoes, onions, and various winter squash – all great for Thanksgiving meals.

From Becky with Threshing Floor (from Dallas Center): “I would like to encourage folks to try our dinner rolls with their Thanksgiving dinners. They freeze well. Also, we offer the Iowa whole wheat dinner roll with wheat grown by IFC producer Early Morning Harvest.”

From Bob with Country View Dairy (from Hawkeye): “I’m working with IFC producer Harvest Moon Farms on a new yogurt that uses their Aronia Concentrate. It’s Greek Aronia Berry Blackberry Custard. We made a small batch (16 three lb tubs). If it goes quick, we can always do batch at end of week.”

From Lee with Lee’s Green’s (from Nevada): “We have a nice selection of greens – lettuce, spinach, arugula, baby red and green kale, and Swiss chard – plus winter squash, radishes, sweet baby white turnips, sweet potatoes, red and white potatoes, and potted herbs.” Check out their assortment here.

7 Pines Farm (from Maxwell) added certified organic Hakurei Salad Turnips (enjoy in fresh salads or thinly sliced and sautéed with other vegetables), certified organic Lettuce/Spinach/Arugula Mix (a beautiful tasty blend of 6 different lettuces, spinach and arugula), and free-range Cornish-Cross broilers. Check out their products here.

Wilted Leaf Farm (from Des Moines) added spinach and some new carrot varieties.

From Jocelyn with Pickle Creek Herbal (from Brighton): “We have new items for the holidays. We have some nice 2″ certified organic hard-necked garlic heads for sale, and we are listing certified organic shallots. Christmas Thyme soap and lip balm are back, plus our herb jellies (including the ever-popular Lavender Jelly). We also listed (for the first time) certified organic dried basil, plus some new gift items (cute little gift bags containing various oils, vingars, soaps, bath salts, and lip balms).” Check out their assortment here.

Yoke S. Ranch (from Russell) put their sirloin roast on sale. A good turkey alternative!

Chris’ Custom Bakery (from Ankeny) has Thanksgiving shapes for their cut-out sugar cookies. Don’t forget to add a loaf of pumpkin or cranberry bread too!

Special K Ranch (from Chariton) listed a few new Texas Longhorn roasts and fillets in time for special holiday dinners.

From Amber with Good Shepard Grass Farms (from Monroe): We are offering a new product sale on our grass-fed beef breakfast
sausage this cycle for $7.95 (that’s $1.00 off the regular price!).”

Wagner Enterprises (from Dallas Center) listed a new kind of gluten-free bread along with their usual array of Iowa baked goods (from angel food cake to fruit pies).

Great River Maple (from Garnavillo) has some special gift items (it’s not too early to start shopping) including a gift basket and maple syrup in decorative maple leaf bottles.

Purrfect Muttchies (from Truro) added a new pet treat: Tasty BFF Peanut Butter and Jelly Bones.