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Product Updates:

Garlic season is starting, and we have several options. Sunrise listed Young German Extra-Hardy Garlic in half pound bags. Grinnell Heritage Farm listed garlic scapes and green garlic. And if you want to stock up and dig in the soil, we suggest Tesdell Farm Fresh Produce’s “Harvest-Your-Own” garlic product. Their farm is just a few miles north of Ankeny.

The Berry Patch still has peanut transplants, raspberry plants, swiss chard, and red kale, but they’ve also added greenhouse tomatoes in 2+ lb quart boxes.

New IFC producer-owner Good Shepard Grass Farms has expanded its product selection by adding chicken backs, wings and legs along with a wide selection of grass-fed beef (roasts, steaks, brisket, stew meat).

Producer Updates:

7 Pines Farm from near Maxwell (operated by Dan and Julie Beougher) is a new IFC producer-owner that has come on board since the cart opened. They’ve only listed eggs from free range hormone & antibiotic free chickens right now (mostly to test the process for listing products, but they add salsa and other products for the next cycle.

The Berry Patch won’t be listing strawberries this year. The record warm spring (and hard freezes in April) led to an early and extremely short season. Let’s hope the rest of the fruit season isn’t going to be problematic (although we know the apple crop has been compromised for those April freezes).