Food Service Resource Guide: Purchasing from local farmers, growers and producers. This guide is intended to be a starting point for restaurants, grocery stores and institutions looking to purchase from local growers.

Where to Find Locally Grown Foods

MarketMaker

 

Whether you are a producer looking to reach new markets; a buyer wanting to connect with local or specialty suppliers; or a consumer looking for goods and services in your area, this is a must-have resource.

Register your business with MarketMaker. It’s free!

Lone Tree Foods

 

Lone Tree Foods connects local farmers with wholesale buyers in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. We welcome orders from chefs, groceries, institutions, and individuals.

Visit here: Lone Tree Foods

eatWILD

 

eatWILD's Directory of Farms lists more than 1,400 pasture-based farms, with more farms being added each week. It is the most comprehensive source for grass-fed meat and dairy products in the United States and Canada. 

Visit Here: eatWILD

Farm Table Procurement and Delivery

FTPD connects with farmers helping them to distribute their products to local grocery stores, restaurants, schools and more in Iowa and Nebraska.

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Farm Table Procurement &  Delivery

Iowa Food Coop

 

Consumers: Convenient, year-round access to hundreds of food and non-food products directly from Iowa farmers and artisans.

Producers: Access a new market and add new sources of revenue into your business. Reduce the time and cost of marketing your products to consumers.

Visit Here: Iowa Food Coop

Local Dirt

 

Need a little more organic, grass-fed, heirloom or free-range in your life?

Local Dirt is your place to find and buy fresh, local food directly from the family farm.

Visit here: Local Dirt

Local Harvest

Local Harvest connects people looking for good food with the farmers who produce it.

Visit here: Local Harvest

Wheatsfield

 

Your community-owned full-service natural foods grocery store in Ames, Iowa. Everyone Can Shop. Specializing in fresh, local and organic food and products.

Visit here: Wheatsfield

Iowa Farmers’ Market Directory

Register your farmers’ market with this Iowa Directory or search for a farmers’ market.

 

Farm Stand Directory

Register your farm stand with this Iowa directory or search for a farm stand.

 

Fruit and Vegetables Farm Directory

Register your produce farm with this Iowa directory or search for a produce farm.