On Sunday, August 26th, 2012, 7 locations will be available to visit to learn more about where YOUR local, fresh food is being produced and distributed.
We have posted a google map for you to visit at the following link
There is a suggested route but you may visit the sites in any order and at any times between noon and 6 pm.
Our participating members include:
Compass Plant CSA (2039 N. Penrose, Grinnell, 641-990-6832)- farm of Ann Brau and Lisle Dunham, is a thriving and growing CSA, come and see the lovely array of produce and home territory of the layers of their delicious eggs.
Dennis and Pat Anderson’s Emu Ranch at 2960 Oaks Ave., Haverhill, 641-475-3498, is always a fun and interesting stop to learn about these fascinating birds and their husbandry as well as value added products like beautiful exotic eggs, magical emu oil, and delicious meat.
The Midwest Center for Sustainable Agriculture and the Marshalltown Community College CommunityGardens (3700 S. Center St., Marshalltown, 641-844-5785) make a nice stop along the crawl to visit Scott Monroe Gardens and the see the beginnings of our edible landscaping and permaculture projects at the Ag. Center.
Appleberry Farm, (2402 West Main St., Marshalltown, 641-752-8443) is stomping grounds for Bob and Donna Atha, where you will not only be able to pick apples and eat delicious caramel apples but you will find a host of beautiful hand crafted decorative and practical items for sale.
Market Off Main, Albion, 641-488-2259, where Christy Hibbs helps to make fresh local products from many Iowa producers available to consumers at one convenient location.
Eugene and Carrie Meyer’s La Ventosa Ranch at 1580 Gerhart Ave., Clemons, 641-485-2251,where you will see lots of goats and poultry of all types, including peacocks, as well as hogs and beef cattle.
Dusty Hill Farm, (2026 Hart Ave., State Center, 641-483-2663) home farm of Larry and Lynn Pfantz, who always have a wide variety of colorful produce, fun value added products and friendly small livestock for petting.