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2017 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) guide for the Iowa City area


CSA’s offer a convenient way to get farm-fresh food.

Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, is a direct to consumer process that connects community members with local farmers and growers. Community members pay to reserve a share of the farms produce early in the season, which lets farmers properly gauge the community’s needs for the coming season.

In turn, community members receive regular deliveries of fresh product straight from the farm, without paying the overhead prices of a typical grocery store. If you might be interested in participating in a CSA, many farmers require commitments early in the season; you are encouraged to contact area CSA farms as soon as possible for more information and to purchase shares.

Abbe Hills Garden

Mt. Vernon, 319-895-6924, abbehills.com

Contents: Vegetables, eggs
Season: Late May through mid-October
Distribution: Mt. Vernon

Ambleside Farm

Onslow, 319-310-2210, ambleside-farm.com

Contents: Vegetables, greens, melons, pasta
Season: Year-round
Distribution: Monticello, Dyersville, Dubuque

Bass Family Farms

Mt. Vernon, 319-895-6480, bassfarms.org

Contents: Vegetables, fruit, herbs
Season: April/May through November
Distribution: Cedar Rapids, Mt. Vernon, Iowa City

Bountiful Harvest Farm

Solon, 319-512-644-1623, ascharny@me.com or dschwab@southslope.net

Contents: Fruit, vegetables, eggs
Season: May through October
Distribution: Iowa City, Solon

Ebersole Cattle Co

Kellerton, 515-971-8462, ebersolecattleco.com

Contents: Beef
Season: Year-round
Distribution: Iowa City, Des Moines

Echollective

Mechanicsville, 319-325-3910, echollectivecsa.blogspot.com

Contents: Vegetables, melons, herbs, herbal tinctures and salves
Season: Varying packages available year-round
Distribution: Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and Quad Cities

Family Farm CSA

Iowa City, 319-936-1317

Contents: Vegetables, fruits, herbs
Season: May/June through mid-September
Distribution: Iowa City and Solon

Garden on the Prairie

Tama, 641-484-2052

Contents: Vegetables, fruits, herbs, hops, beef, dairy, eggs, honey, syrup, jams and jellies
Season: Early May through early August
Distribution: Tama

Given Gardens

Decorah, 563-382-3216

Contents: Vegetables, herbs, flowers
Season: June through October
Distribution: Cedar Rapids and Decorah

Grass Run Farms

Dorchester, 563-492-3400, grassrunfarms.com

Contents: Beef, pork
Season: May through September
Distribution: Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and Coralville

Grinnell Heritage Farm

Grinnell, 641-990-0018, grinnellheritagefarm.com

Contents: Vegetables, herbs, greens
Season: Year-round
Distribution: Grinnell, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Iowa City

Hue Hill Farm

Iowa City, 319-339-0624

Contents: Bread, herbs, vegetables, eggs, chicken
Season: Late April through December
Distribution: Iowa City and Cedar Rapids

Kroul Farms

Mt. Vernon, kroulfarms.com, 319-895-8944

Contents: Fruit, vegetables, pumpkins, firewood
Season: April through October
Distribution: Mt. Vernon, Solon, Coralville

Local Harvest CSA

Solon, 319-929-5032, zjfarms.com

Contents: Organic vegetables, bread, eggs, flowers
Season: Late April through December
Distribution: Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, North Liberty and Solon

Life is Sweet

Iowa City, 319-430-7855

Contents: Bread, baked goods, granola
Season: May to October
Distribution: Iowa City

Maharishi Vedic City CSA

Fairfield, 641-919-7010, mvccsa.com

Contents: Vegetables, fruit, herbs, greens
Season: Year-round
Distribution: Des Moines, Iowa City, Fairfield, Ottumwa, Vedic City and Washington

The Millet Seed Farm

Iowa City, 319-471-0807, themilletseed.com

Contents: Vegetables, herbs, fruits, mushrooms, ferments and cider
Season: May through November
Distribution: Iowa City

Oak Hill Acres

Atalissa, 319-560-4826 (cell), 563-946-2304 (home), oakhillacres.com

Contents: Vegetables, greens, herbs, honey, eggs
Season: May through October
Distribution: Coralville, Iowa City, Muscatine, Quad Cities and West Liberty

Salt Fork Farms

Solon, 319-270-3449, saltforkfarms.com

Contents: Vegetables, fruits, herbs, eggs, chicken, flowers
Season: May through November
Distribution: Iowa City, Solon

Sass Family Farm

Riverside, 319-648-3788, sassfamilyfarm.com

Contents: Vegetables, herbs, eggs, jams and jellies, honey, baked goods
Season: May through October
Distribution: Riverside

Small Frye Farm

Maysville, 319-936-1216, smallfryefarm.com

Contents: Vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers
Season: April/May through November
Distribution: Quad Cities and Iowa City

Supernatural Organics

Marion, 319-210-1390, supernaturalorganics.com

Contents: Vegetables, greens, herbs
Season: Early June through mid-October
Distribution: Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha and Marion

TD n’ Guy Garden Oasis

Coggon, 319-435-8588, tdnguy.com

Contents: Vegetables, whole chickens, eggs
Season: Varying packages year-round
Distribution: Coggon, Cedar Rapids, Cedar Point, Manchester, Independence, Iowa City

The Little Red Barn

Vinton, 319-361-2169, littleredbarncsa.com

Contents: Vegetables, pork, beef, poultry, eggs
Season: May through October
Distribution: Vinton

Wild Woods Farm

Iowa City, wildwoodscsa.com, kate.wildwoodsfarm@gmail.com

Contents: Vegetables and herbs
Season: June-September, October-November
Distribution: Iowa City, Solon

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