UNI Local Food Program | Find local food
Search for fresh and delicious foods from family farms near you in Black Hawk and neighboring counties! Download the printable local food directory.
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Sustainably grown vegetables: lettuces, green beans, sweet onions, broccoli, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, super-sweet corn, pumpkins, and more. Apples, black walnuts, cut flowers, hanging baskets, bakery items.
Our orchard aims to keep things simple, to simply have fun! Tractor wagon rides on weekends or by appointment, mini-golf, big playground with more added each year, watch our sheep, stroll and pick apples! We love bulk orders, too.
Over 100 varieties of vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers grown without chemicals. Our produce, eggs, and flowers are available through our CSA, farmstand, and delivery. Stop out to pet the animals, tour the fields and relax at our farm.
100% grass-fed beef. No antibiotics or growth hormones. Available in quarters, halves, and whole.
Come and meet us at the farmers market or take a day drive to the farm and experience picking berries fresh from the plant. Already picked berries also for sale.
Your ‘barn’ good Iowa store! Come out and experience a slice of Iowa! Homemade pastries, lunch, coffee bar, and unique shopping.
Beef, grass fed and finished. All natural, no hormones or antibiotics. Satisfaction guaranteed. Sold in quarters, halves, whole cow, and bundles. We use management intensive grazing and low stress cattle handling. We feel our beef is good for the environment, good for the cattle and good for the people that eat our beef.
Over 25 apple varieties available August-October at the farm, markets, and special events.
Fridays / 4:30-6:30 p.m.
12th St & 9th Ave in front of the museum
We are a family owned and operated orchard specializing in fresh hand-picked apples. Several premium varieties are offered on-farm seasonally, approximately mid-September through October. Visit us on Facebook for more information!
Sweet corn, squash, pumpkins, berries, lettuce, cold crops, and more fresh, seasonal produce.
Fast-casual cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner made from fresh, local ingredients. Made-to-order salads, paninis, sandwiches, soups, and breakfast fare.
The Cedar Falls Food Co-Op is a start-up full-service grocery cooperative focusing on providing healthy, sustainable, locally-sourced products to the Cedar Valley. Join today to invest in your community-grown grocery store!
Saturdays / 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. / June 6 - October 31
START DATE JUNE 6TH
Overman Park: Corner of 3rd St & Clay St
Tuesdays / 3:30-6:00p.m. / May - October
START DATE MAY 12TH
Waterloo: 3015 Kimball Ave. Heritage Square, paved parking lot behind Moo Roo
Formerly known as Kimball Ridge Farmers Market
Waterloo: 3525 Sager Ave
Corner of Greenhill Rd and Katoski Dr
START DATE MAY 14TH
Open air pork, broilers chickens (spring & fall), and eggs. No growth hormones or antibiotics.
Thursdays / 4:00-6:00 p.m. / June - October
START DATE JUNE 4TH
Cedar Falls: 2205 College St
Find our products at our farm store, Hansen's Dairy stores, UNI, Isle Casino and select Hy-Vee and Fareway stores. All natural farmstead yogurt (original and Greek), soft-serve frozen yogurt, sour cream and specialty white milk for Baristas.
Specializing in fair and direct trade, organic, shade grown coffee along with homemade pastries including a vegan and wheat free selection. Live music every Thursday and Saturday night.
Organically-raised fruits and veggies. On website: farm-made herbal cosmetic products for sale.
Gazebo Park (114 W Main St)
USDA certified organic gourmet garlic, onions, lettuce, herbs, and pumpkins. Free delivery in the Cedar Valley.
3562 Lafayette Rd
START DATE MAY 13TH
Located in the parking lot of Ted's home and hardware, and the Evansdale Boys and Girls Club.
We are a family owned fresh produce farm and local distributor that specializes in locally grown products. We grow and distribute a variety of fresh produce to local restaurants, grocery stores, and other large institutions. In addition to fresh produce we sell honey, free range brown eggs, chicken, pork and plants/flowers. All products are grown right here in the Cedar Valley by a select group of local farms. Visit our website to learn more about our CSA and how to sign up.
All of our crops are produced on a fourth-generation farm (located on the north side of Cedar Falls) using completely sustainable practices. Premium popcorn grown in Blackhawk County with minimal use of pesticides.
Chemical free-perennials, annuals houseplants, seeds, herbs, houseplants, cut flowers. Monarchs. Nature art. Jam/Jelly. Baked goods.
We are a 10 acre diversified vegetable farm growing chemical free produce.
The Genuine Faux Farm is a family operation established in 2005 and maintaining organic certification since 2007. We raise a selection of certified organic vegetables and fruit, featuring heirloom varieties. We also feature free-range turkeys, chickens and laying hens. Produce and poultry products may be purchased as part of a customizable share or direct purchase.
715 Lincoln St.
We have one acre of fresh-snipped asparagus that is picked one to two times daily.
We offer seasonally produced chickens raised on our own green pastures. Eggs from our pastured chickens are also available. All of our chickens are fed non-GMO feed made right on our farm! Non-GMO livestock feeds, hay, and straw also available.
Greens to Go is a mobile produce stand that increases access to fresh, affordable fruits and vegetables in food desert neighborhoods throughout Waterloo. All of the produce is sourced locally from area producers. Americorps VISTA service members from the UNI Center for Energy and Environmental Education coordinate produce harvests at local farms and staff the stand. The stand proudly accepts SNAP/EBT and Veggie Vouchers.
7th St: East of courthouse
Variety of heirloom fruits and vegetables grown without herbicides/pesticides, chicken and duck eggs, plants.
Dairy products are from Hansen's 175-cow farm south of Hudson. No added hormones, high-temperature/ short-time pasteurized, non-homogenized (cream rises to the top). Whole, 1%, skim and chocolate milk; cheese curds; butter; cream; ice cream; seasonal egg nog. Lean ground beef and new Wagyu-Holstein beef.
Cedar Falls (127 E. 18th)
Waterloo (3015 Kimball Ave)
Visit our farm in Benton County for fall produce and country fun! More than 100 varieties of pumpkins, winter squash, gourds, and ornamental corn. We specialize in unusual and hard-to-find varieties. Petting zoo, playground, and plenty of sites to take beautiful fall pictures. Free admission.
Asparagus (May), strawberries (June), pumpkins & Halloween fun (Oct.). We also offer vegetables and sweet corn.
Gourmet garlic, raspberries, garden produce, cut flowers, hostas, lilies (all crops grown without chemicals).
Saturdays / 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. / May - October
START DATE JUNE 13TH
Wapsipinican Mill: 1st St W
We are on a 163 year family farm. Bedding plants (vegetables and flowers) available in the spring. We specialize in tomatoes (30+ varieties, many heirloom), apples, red raspberries, cherries, gooseberries, and elderberries.
We practice regenerative, organic agriculture because our health begins with the soil. CSA/subscriptions that include pork, lamb, chicken, turkey, duck, beef, bison, cheese, honey and eggs from our farm and nearby regenerative farms. A-la-carte and wholes/halves are also available
Certified organic vegetables and plant starts. We look forward to seeing you at the farmers market!
Kiefer Farms offers annuals, vegetable plants, herbs, hanging flower baskets and perennials. Home grown vegetables including: asparagus, beets, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, green beans, green/sweet onions, kohlrabi, lettuces, melons, peppers, pumpkins, squash, sweet corn, and zucchini. Farm fresh eggs
Saturdays / 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. / May - Oct
Waterloo: NE Corner of Kimball Ave & Ridgeway Ave
Our teas are hand blended using local ingredients. Serving vegetarian and gluten-free food. Catering and wholesale teas available.
Products available at Hansen's Dairy (Cedar Falls & Waterloo). Honey, raw honey, and creamed honey.
Grass fed mini Hereford heritage cattle producing natural, hormone free portion size beef.
Your source for delicious Black Angus beef, cut your way. Available year-round.
Artisan breads, pastries, desserts and more made from scratch with local food, craft, love, and integrity.
City parking lot NE of Subway corner at intersection of Hwys 150 & 3
Fresh, fast, and casual Mexican inspired food. Purchasing local provides us with the best quality ingredients for burritos, tacos, salads, and quesadillas.
Raising animals under the highest standards, we grow our own organic corn just miles from where we raise our cattle. We currently provide organically raised beef, non-GMO fed pork, homegrown chicken and free-range eggs. Fall pumpkin patch, too!
Local microbrewery who believes in sustainable business, local community involvement, and environmental stewardship. We want to show Iowans that when we direct our efforts towards a healthier community one of the best ways to do that is by purchasing local foods.
Cedar Falls (128 Main St)
Waterloo (325 Commercial St)
A small, diversified farm committed to raising healthy food for our community while respecting the environment and the animals we raise. Pasture-raised & non-GMO fed chicken (whole & cuts), eggs, turkey, and duck; mushrooms; select produce. We are solar-powered!
The Cedar Valley's newest fine dining destination with a focus on fresh, made-from-scratch cuisine using select local ingredients. Open to the public for lunch and dinner.
Hands-on workshops: culinary, fine arts, traditional crafts. Specialty dining. Summer fun with baby goats.
Bison meat, smoked bison jerky, bison summer sausage.
Our family-owned and operated high-density apple orchard grow 28 great tasting apple varieties including Honeycrisp, Crimson Crisp, Braeburn, Cameo, Cortland, Fuji, Gala, Blondee, Jonathans, Mclntosh, Zestar, and several others. Our Orchard Market offers cider, apple butter, maple syrup, honey, jams, and other seasonal goodies. You can also find us at the farmers markets!
Fridays / 5:00-7:00 p.m.
START DATE JUNE 5TH
East side of Toledo Courthouse Square
Treppenhaus Brewing is an independent, small-batch beer and cider maker. We grow the apples and are proud to be the only farm to fermentation cider producer in the Cedar Valley. Stay in step with us on Facebook!
College dining service program that focuses on homemade and from-scratch cooking using local ingredients. We purchase from a variety of local producers in the region.
Saturdays / 9:00-11:00 a.m. / May - September
American Legion Pavilion on Wood St.
Oct: Urbana Community Center
Second Saturday of the month (November - April)
Urbana Community Center
Thursdays / 5:00-7:00 p.m.
BCHS Railroad Depot (612 2nd Ave)
Small-scale market garden specializing in a variety of greens, baby vegetables, and popular southern crops.
Season: May 16 - Oct 31 Sat 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon.
START DATE MAY 16TH
Downtown Waterloo: Located in the RiverLoop Expo Plaza (460 Jefferson St.)
200 block of 1st Ave SW (south of fire station)
Order online waverlyiafarmersmarket.com
One Saturday a month / 8:30-11:30 a.m. / November - March
Location: 201 1st St NE
Vineyard Community Church
Provides housing and services to more than 1,000 older adults with a mission to assertively create fulfilling lifestyles for those we serve, their families and our employees. We use fresh, local ingredients in several of our locations.
Seasonal produce grown chemical-free, intentionally for our community. Pottery, soap, & farm-raised herbal teas!
Small apiary in rural Waterloo, which is organic and chemically free as possible.
All Natural Grass Fed, Grass Finished, Drug Free, Hormone Free Premium Highland Beef.
A full line of dairy products produced with hormone-free milk from our family farms. Milk is hauled from farms and minimally processed (non-homogenized & HTST pasteurized) - Creamline milk, ice cream, butter, soft serve, cheese curds, cheddar, and cottage cheese.
We practice sustainability and strive to create a biodiverse landscape. We pasture-raise lamb and free-range poultry and eggs, supplemented with non-GMO feed. Lamb products include brats, chops, rack, ground, and more. We naturally grow asparagus, garlic, elderberries, and a wide range of lettuce.