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, pumpkins, and more. Apples, black walnuts, cut flowers, hanging baskets, bakery items.
Our orchard has 15 apple varieties. We pick the apples for you or you can stroll through the orchard and pick your own! Horse wagon rides, kids’ activities on some Saturdays in Sept. & Oct. We also have apple goodies, eggs, honey, maple syrup, winter squash, pumpkins, and cold hardy mums.
Over 100 varieties of vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers grown in a sustainable manner. Our produce, eggs, cut flowers, honey, and starter plants are available through our CSA, farmstand, and farmers markets.
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.
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. Heirloom tomatoes also available.
Fridays / 4:30-6:30 p.m.
12th St & 9th Ave in front of the museum
We produce and wholesale cantaloupe, watermelon, winter squash, and pumpkins.
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
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.
Chemical free microgreens grown to order. Grown hydroponically; most grow year round. Email for pricing and delivery schedule for your area
Opening a full-service grocery co-op near downtown soon! Once open, the Cedar Falls Food Co-op will be a full-service member owned grocery store emphasizing local, fresh and organic products. Become a member-owner today!
- Hansen Elementary*
- Holmes Jr. High
- Lincoln Elementary*
Saturdays / 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. / May 5 - October 27
Overman Park: Corner of 3rd St & Clay St
Growing fresh, local hops for Iowa brewers.
- Blessed Maria Assunta Pallatta Middle School
- Blessed Sacrament
- Sacred Heart
- Saint Edward Elementary
Tuesdays / 3:30-6:30p.m. / May - October
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
Open air pork, broilers chickens (spring & fall), and eggs. No growth hormones or antibiotics.
Thurdays / 4:00-6:00 p.m. / June - October
Cedar Falls: 2205 College St
Find our products at Hansen's Farm Fresh Dairy stores. All natural farmstead yogurt (original and Greek style) and frozen yogurt using wholesome milk from our own dairy herd. Try our frozen yogurt at the Farmer’s Pick Buffet at the Isle Casino Hotel. The University of Northern Iowa uses our products.
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.
All natural growing practices, hot/sweet peppers, heirloom tomatoes, international diversity of produce/herb varieties.
Apples, pumpkins, & produce.
We grow and produce 15 different award-winning estate wines. We have 11 acres of grapes and all our wines (except fruit wines) are made from our own grapes.
May 2nd through October 31st, 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.
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 and other large institutions. In addition to fresh produce we sell honey, brown eggs, chickens, pork, and flowers. All products are grown right here in the Cedar Valley by a select group of local farms. Visit our website to learn more.
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.
Sustainably produced, chemical free vegetables, herbs, poultry and eggs. Available through CSA, farmers markets, and wholesale.
We are a chemical free farm that features certified organic produce (certified since 2007). We grow a wide variety of heirloom vegetables for sale through Hansen’s Farm Fresh Dairy in Cedar Falls, our CSA program, direct sale, and the farmers market. Meat, poultry,eggs, and starter plants available.
We have one acre of fresh-snipped asparagus that is picked one to two times daily.
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.
Thursdays / 4:30-6:30 p.m.
7th St: East of courthouse
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, nonhomogenized (cream rises to the top). Whole, 1%, skim and chocolate milk; cheese curds; butter; cream; ice cream; seasonal egg nog. 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. In addition to selling Hansen’s Dairy products, each store also sells local produce, meats, eggs, dry goods, and Wisconsin cheeses.
Cedar Falls (127 E. 18th)
Waterloo (3015 Kimball Ave)
Visit our farm for fall produce and country fun! We grow and sell pumpkins, gourds, squash, and ornamental corn. Beautiful mums and fall décor also available. Bring the kids for a fun outing celebrating fall's bounty!
We are a century family farm. Visitors travel by wagon into the woods to see the buffalo. We sell burgers, steaks, roasts, jerky, and handcrafted gifts at our store. Call or email for tour times and store hours. We are located one hour north of Waterloo.
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).
We grow over 100 rows of perennial and annual flowers on our small farm. We specialize in flower subscriptions and weddings. Fresh herbs also available.
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
Spring: Bedding plants including flowers and vegetables, 35 tomato varieties including heirlooms, peppers, herbs, eggplant, kale, etc. Summer: Fresh produce at roadside cart. Fall: Red raspberries, 13 varieties of apples Aug. until frost. Barn quilts painted to order!
Thursdays / 11:00a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Land o Corn Park
Basswood honey, wild flower honey, comb honey, creamed honey (19 flavors), spiced honey, beeswax, and homemade soap.
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.
Only organic inputs are used to grow asparagus, blueberries, apples, cherries, honeyberries.
Certified organic vegetables and plant starts. We look forward to seeing you at the farmers market!
We offer annuals, vegetable plants, herbs, hanging flower baskets and perennials. We also provide home grown vegetables including; asparagus, beets, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, green beans, green/sweet onions, kohlrabi, lettuces, melons, peppers, pumpkins, squash, sweet corn, and zucchini.
Saturdays / 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. / May 5 - Oct 27
Waterloo: NE Corner of Kimball Ave & Ridgeway Ave
Fridays / 4:00-6:00 p.m.
LaPorte City Park: Shelter by Tootsie's Drive Inn-next to Stop n'Go Light
We create locally handcrafted beers, cocktails, and sodas with a public house open for everyone’s enjoyment.
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.
Artisan, traditional, and whole grain breads as well as a variety of baked goods are baked fresh in our inspected and licensed commercial kitchen.
Artisan breads, pastries, desserts and more made from scratch with local food, craft, love, and integrity.
Serving fresh farm herbs, salads, and dairy products.
Great fresh local food.
Mondays / 3:00-5:30 p.m. Fridays / 8:00-11:00 a.m.
City parking lot NE of Subway corner at intersection of Hwy 150 & 3
From farm fresh to fiesta!
I bake fresh, from scratch bakery items such as pies (fruit, nut, & cream), gourmet rolls, bread, muffins and cookies.
All natural American Lowline beef--the original Aberdeen Angus. Our beef is all raised with no antibiotics or hormones and hand fed daily using a high roughage diet. We are the fourth generation to raise beef at Pine Hurst Farm. Available in quarters, halves, and whole.
We grow a diversity of vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers using organic methods (soon to be certified) as well as traditional Meskwaki practices. Visit our website for share delivery locations, a market in your area or to schedule a tour. Visit our farm for access to fresh veggies 24/7 with our self-seve farm stand; 1506 305th St, Tama (behind Meskwaki Casino) - now in google maps!
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.
Specialty coffee drinks alongside house-made baked goods and specials featuring local producers.
College Hill (2215 College St)
Waterloo (1850 W Ridgeway Ave #7)
Downtown Waterloo (325D Commercial St)
Sharing hand crafted, small batch, artisanal ales. Recipes incorporate fresh, local, seasonal, and organic ingredients.
Cedar Falls (128 Main St)
Waterloo (325 Commercial St)
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 Courthouse Square
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)
- 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 5 - October 27)
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
Civic Center Building
200 1st St NE
Our beef is always antibiotic and hormone free! Whole, halves, quarters, individual cuts available.
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.
Small apiary in rural Waterloo, which is organic and chemically free as possible.