It’s almost time for Farm Ramble 2013

Posted in: Events, Home, In the News

On Sunday, September 15th, 2013, 6 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

http://goo.gl/maps/Aq1ra

You may visit the sites in ANY order and at any times between NOON and 6 pm.

Our participating members include:

Two NEW sites for us this year -

Middle Way Farm, at the Grin City Cooperative, just north of Grinnell on Highway 146 (number 3633 to be exact). Jordan Scheibel, 641-821-0753, has been operating a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) this year with a wide variety of chemical free produce.

Relish Restaurant, 641-236-3657, known for providing locally grown food with a global flavor. Relish is managed and supported by a diverse team of Grinnellians who love food and believe in the benefits of using the freshest local produce. Chefs Kamal and Laura will welcome you to stop by and sample foods made with ingredients from their Grinnell neighbors.

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.

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.

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.

 

Be sure to read our most recent newsletter!

Posted in: In the News

Here’s our first newsletter.  You can be expecting newsletter #2 very soon.  Please remember to get your memberships in and check often for updates on our Farm Ramble – August 26, 2012, check out the events page.

Also, please click here to take our survey on Spending on Local Foods.

Welcome, it’s 2012, a new growing and eating season!

Posted in: Events

After a busy year of great local meals, a farm crawl, salsa making with the Marshalltown Schools and helping to promote farmers’ markets in our area, we are ready to take on a new year of activities. 

Join us in planning this year’s exciting events. 

Mark your calendar for our Annual Members meeting Sunday, April 1st (no fooling), at 4:30 pm at the Marshalltown Public Library to sample local foods, meet local producers and work on making our organization vision come to fruition.

Visit us soon for more details.

Appleberry Farm

Posted in: Everything Else, Fruits, Vegetables

Overview
Appleberry Farm is an orchard in Marshalltown that offers apples, cider, vegetables and a gift shop.

Products
Apples, apple cider, tomato, pepper, cucumber, dry florals, herbs, gourds, pumpkins

Contact Info
Bob and Donna Atha
2402 West Main St.
Marshalltown, IA 50158

641-752-8443
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Website
Appleberry Farm

Arlene’s Place

Posted in: Vegetables

Overview
Arlene offers a variety of vegetables

Products
Zucchini, cucumber, radish, tomatoes, peppers

Contact Info
Arlene Wrage
2515 220th St.
Traer, IA 50675

319-478-2967

Baitinger Farms

Posted in: Meats

Overview
Baitinger farms offers Iowa-grown pork.

Products
Pork

Contact Info
George and Mary Jo Baitinger
2304 165th St.
Albion, IA 5005
641-475-3498

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Berry Patch

Posted in: Fruits, Vegetables

Overview
The Berry Patch is known for its fine produce and innovative techniques. At the farm you won’t find carnival rides, cotton candy, or silly entertainment to detract from the genuine quiet of the country. We focus our energy on growing good food and being good stewards of the land.

Products
Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Tart Cherries, Elderberries, Gooseberries, Currants, Rhubarb, Apples, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Pumpkins, Gourds, Squash

Contact Info
Dean, Judy and Michael Henry
62785 280th Street
Nevada, IA 50201

515-382-5138
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Website
www.berrypatchfarm.com

Bill Veren Farms

Posted in: Everything Else, Vegetables

Overview
Bill Veren Farms offers sweet corn and flowers.

Products
Sweet corn, annual flowers, gladiolas and sunflowers

Contact Info
Bill Veren
1419 Marble Rd.
Clemons, IA 50051

641-751-4430

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Blue Ribbon Farm

Posted in: Everything Else

Overview
Blue Ribbon Farm is a very small one-woman operation raising chicken and ducks, hair sheep, dwarf goats, and bees. Primarily, I only sell eggs, but I’m always happy to consider other sales — and company is always welcome!

Products
Eggs

Contact Info
Anne Grieshop
2125 290th Street
Melbourne, IA 50162

641-691-8863
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Brunk Family Farm

Posted in: Everything Else, Meats, Vegetables

Overview
Brunk Family Farm offers some vegetables, chicken, and eggs.

Products
Tomatoes, asparagus, pumpkins, squash, broiler chickens, eggs

Contact Info
Steven Brunk
12789 240th St.
Eldora, IA 50627

641-752-8443
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