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You Are How You Eat!

by Pete Woltz, IFC Board President

The IFC is much more than another place to buy food.  A while back Kelly and Angie Tagtow shared a request from a journal that was seeking essays that explored "the intersection of cooperatives with alternative food systems initiatives”.   I was so moved by the request's language on cooperative food systems that I...... Read more.

IFC Spring Open House and Heirloom Transplant Sale!

Who: twelve IFC producers
When:  9:30 am-noon, Sat. April 27
Where Merle Hay Mall (inside south entrance near Younkers)
What: tomatoes, peppers, onions, cabbage, leeks, broccoli, brussel sprouts, swiss chard, herbs (basil, mint, thyme, oregano, sage, parsley, rosemary, lavender, chives) plus baked goods, jams/jellies, meats, olive oils, sorghum syrup, soaps and much more!

New IFC Producers

Read profiles of new IFC producers: Broadhorn Farm (grass-fed beef), Iowa Pet Adoptions (pet treats), Maasdam Sorghum Mills (pure sorghum syrup), Pickle Creek Herbal (herb-infused oils and vinegars, fresh and dried herbs, herbal soaps)

Bees Hit the Road

Eli Kalke & Dale Fields, Fieldstone Farm

We were fascinated by bees, so we attended a beekeeping class at NIACC in Northern Iowa five years ago to learn more, whereupon we ordered 11 hives. Since then we’ve grown our operation to well over 100 hives. Read More


The IFC was recently featured in the Des Moines Register. Read the full story here.

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