UNI Local Food Program | Find local food
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Sustainably grown vegetables: lettuces, green beans, sweet onions, broccoli, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, super-sweet corn, zucchini, summer squash, winter squash and more. Apples, black walnuts, flowers, bedding plants. Freshly made cookies, breads, pies and rolls.
Our orchard has 15 apple varieties. We pick the apples for you or you can stroll through the orchard and pick your own! We also have apple goodies, honey, maple syrup, winter squash, pumpkins, and mums. Play in the yard on our swing sets or play a round of mini-golf (free with apple purchase).
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.
Come and meet us at the farmers market, or take a day to 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. 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 who 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 September through October. Visit us on Facebook for more information!
We produce non-GMO fed heritage breed pork, non-GMO grain and pasture fed beef, for sale to individuals and restaurants. All our meat is slow grown, without added hormones or preventative antibiotics
Sweet corn, squash, pumpkins, berries, lettuce, cold crops, and more fresh, seasonal produce.
Raising animals? Give them non-GMO grains or complete feeds from our sixth generation Heritage Farm. Hay & straw are also available. We have food for you, too, including eggs from pastured chickens and seasonally produced pastured broiler chickens.
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 co-op focusing on making fresh, sustainable, locally grown food available to everyone in the Cedar Valley. Join today to be a part of your community grown grocery store!
- Hansen Elementary*
- Holmes Jr. High
- Lincoln Elementary*
Saturdays / 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. / May 4 - October 26
Overman Park: Corner of 3rd St & Clay St
- Blessed Maria Assunta Pallatta Middle School
- Blessed Sacrament
- Sacred Heart
- Saint Edward Elementary
Tuesdays / 3:30-6:00p.m. / May 7 - October 29
Waterloo: 150 Rapids Square, Waterloo IA 50702. Located in the grass area beside the road between KFC and and Wells Fargo.
Formerly known as Kimball Ridge Farmers Market
Waterloo: 3525 Sager Ave
Open air pork, broilers chickens (spring & fall), and eggs. No growth hormones or antibiotics.
Thursdays / 4:00-6:00 p.m. / June 7th - October 24th
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.
Garlic and leafy greens are grown focusing on mineral and nutrient density. Pesticide free and no-till method used.
Gazebo Park (114 W Main St)
USDA certified organic gourmet garlic, onions, lettuce, herbs, and pumpkins. Free delivery in the Cedar Valley.
May 1st through October 30th, from 3-6 pm
3562 Lafayette Road in Evansdale. Located in the parking lot of Ted's home and hardware, and the Evansdale Boys and Girls Club.
Join our CSA today! We offer three share sizes based on your family's needs; available in either half or full season. Multiple pick-up locations available in the Cedar Valley. Visit our website to learn more and 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. We also produce large tomatoes grown chemically free.
We provide fresh asparagus, pumpkins, gourds, trees and shrubs to both retail and wholesale customers.
MyLife Retirement Living
Chemical free-perennials, annuals houseplants, seeds, cut flowers, vermicomposting earthworm bins, preserved foods, baked goods.
We are a 10 acre diversified vegetable farm growing chemical free produce.
Our farm raises a wide range of organic produce and has been certified organic since 2007. We feature many heirloom and heritage varieties that may be purchased as part of a CSA share or reserved for purchase directly from us at our CSA pick up locations in Waverly (Tuesdays) or Cedar Falls (Thursdays). See our listing in the CSA section for details. You may also find our produce featured on restaurant menus in Jorgensen Plaza.
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.
A non-profit mobile produce stand that operates in multiple neighborhoods throughout Waterloo. In collaboration with many partners, the Greens to Go produce stand helps increase access to locally grown fruits and vegetables. The stand operates outdoors from June-Oct and indoors from Nov-Dec and MarchMay. Last summer several youth employees assisted in harvesting and selling, and last fall the Greens to Go team was lucky to hire two Waterloo community members part-time. The team hopes to continue to connect people to their local agriculture while helping customers make beneficial lifestyle changes.
Eggs, chicken, lamb, and turkeys.
Thursdays / 4:30-6:30 p.m.
7th St: East of courthouse
We specialize in rare and unique heirlooms. We grow over 100 varieties of tomatoes and peppers, many kinds of herbs, kale, cucumbers, eggplant, squash, starter plants, houseplants, and more. Free range chicken and duck eggs. Everything is grown WITHOUT herbicides or pesticides.
Responsibly raised products are sold at Hansen's Dairy stores in Waterloo and Cedar Falls. Beef: Hansen's Dairy beef, Doty Angus, Hick's Place, Steege's Locker, Marks Locker. Pork: Edgewood Locker, Beeler's, Webster City Custom Meats, holiday hams. Bison: Timber Ridge. Poultry: Bell & Evans, Groothius. Eggs: Groothius, Shamrock Acres, Miller Farm.
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)
Your location for fall produce and country fun! More than 100 varieties of pumpkins, winter squash, and gourds. 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 (late Sept - Oct.). We also offer vegetables and sweet corn.
Gourmet garlic, raspberries, garden produce, cut flowers, hostas, lilies (all crops grown without chemicals).
At Hy-Vee, we understand our customers' desire for fresh, local products. That's why we created the Hy-Vee Homegrown program. When you see the Hy-Vee Homegrown logo, you can have confidence that the produce was grown within 200 miles of that store.
Saturdays / 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. / May - October
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.
Non-GMO, free range eggs. 100% grassfed and finished lamb; outdoor-raised, non-GMO and organic-fed pork; organic chicken and turkey (seasonal). Animal Welfare approved.
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. Fresh farm eggs
Saturdays / 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. / May 4 - Oct 26
Waterloo: NE Corner of Kimball Ave & Ridgeway Ave
We raise OUTSIDE heritage meat that has no extra growth hormone given. Taste the difference in our meat! Our hogs are old Hereford Breed Berkshire. We farrow to finish and we put our LOVE in our meat.
Fridays / 4:00-6:00 p.m.
LaPorte City Park: Shelter by Tootsie's Drive Inn-next to Stop n'Go Light
From the garden to your cup, our teas are hand blended using local ingredients. Serving vegetarian and gluten-free food and over 30 types of tea. Catering and wholesale teas available.
Products available at Hansen's Dairy (Cedar Falls & Waterloo). Honey and creamed honey.
Grass fed mini Hereford heritage cattle producing natural, hormone free portion size beef.
Organically grown Aronia berries
Artisan breads, pastries, desserts and more made from scratch with local food, craft, love, and integrity.
Sleep with our cows in modern comfort with 24/7 cow gazing from the loft!
Mondays / 3:00-6:00 p.m. Fridays / 8:00-11:00 a.m.
Oelwein Log Cabin Park
Fast Casual Fresh Mexican Inspired Food. To this day we hold true to our original ideals and put our product over our profit margin. We use only the best quality ingredients to make our salsas and marinades fresh daily. We support the local economy that supports us, therefore, purchasing, from local producers and meat lockers.
USDA Certified Organic U-pick asparagus, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries on a small acreage and quantities are limited. Call ahead to reserve your picking day. You can also find our produce at Hansen's in Cedar Falls.
Buying fresh & local since 1997!
Vegetables, melons, herbs, pumpkins, and fresh cut flowers. Come and visit our farm store.
Fresh, locally roasted craft coffee in the Cedar Valley. Available for home, restaurant and office, every coffee is carefully roasted to bring out its unique characteristics.
Our mission is to brew beers built for the venturesome beer drinker, those unafraid to stray from the beaten path of simple flavors by large breweries.
Our carefully calculated "single speed" will allow hand crafted ales to emerge as a small artisanal batch formulated from recipes that include fresh, local, seasonal and organic ingredients.
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, eggs, turkey, pork, 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.
A place of hands-on arts: culinary, fine & domestic, traditional crafts. Farm to table dining.
A place of hands-on arts: culinary, fine & domestic, traditional crafts. Farm to table dining.
Bison meat, bison smoked meats, skulls, and Bison hides. No growth hormones or antibiotics. Grass fed.
We grow 28 great tasting apple varieties including Honecrisp, 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.
East side of Toledo Courthouse Square
Independent. Production-only. Nanobrewery. Visit us on Facebook to see where we are on tap!
College dining service program that focuses on homemade and from scratch cooking.
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.
- George Washington Carver Academy
- Irving Elementary*
- Kittrell Elementary*
- Lou Henry Elementary*
- Lowell Elementary
- Orange Elementary*
- Poyner Elementary
Sat 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
(May 4 - October 26)
460 Jefferson St.
Downtown Waterloo: Located in the Riverloop Expo Plaza
Saturdays / 8:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays / 3:00-6:00 p.m.
200 block of 1st Ave SE
Saturdays / 8:30-11:30 a.m. / November - March
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.
Bridging Communities, International Living, Nutrient Dense Foods as Medicine, Good Stewards of God's Earth. This is what WT Farmstead strives for each day. We specialize in seasonal day to day veggies and medicinal herbs for preventive health. Come check us out!
Small apiary in rural Waterloo, which is organic and chemically free as possible.
We practice sustainability and strive to create a biodiverse landscape. We have pasture-raised lamb and free-range poultry and eggs. We naturally grow asparagus, garlic, elderberries, lettuce, and more. Visit our website to get $2 off a dozen of eggs or lamb.