IOWA LOCAL FARMER & PRODUCER (& MORE) DIRECTORY
At the heart of the Driftless Food Guide are the farmers, producers, restaurant-owners, cooks, beer-brewers, wine-makers, spirit-distillers and other foodie-type entrepreneurs who are busy at work, making the Driftless so amazing – and tasty! Learn more about your IOWA local producers here!
FARMERS / PRODUCERS
Canoe Creek Produce
2912 Manawa Trail, Decorah, IA
canoecreekproduce.com • 563-382-4899
Canoe Creek Produce is a small, certified organic farm producing a wide variety of vegetables, herbs, and cut flowers. Sheep, chickens, and geese are also raised providing meat and eggs. The farm has produce available at the Decorah Farmers Market, Oneota Food Coop, and area restaurants.
Driftless Hills Farm
2264 200th St, Calmar, IA
Growing healthy meat as responsibly as we know how is our greatest endeavor. We raise 100% grass-fed lamb, pastured heritage pork, and pastured chickens. Customers can buy directly from us on farm where they can see all that were doing and visit the happily pastured animals. Please visit our website and social media for how to buy and farm photos.
G It’s Fresh
2059 Co Rd W-14, Calmar, IA
gitsfresh.com • 563-379-3951
G It’s Fresh is a certified organic produce farm located near Ridgeway, IA started in 2008 by Glen. At G It’s Fresh we are committed to providing healthy, sustainable, certified-organic vegetables to consumers who care about the environment and their well-being. We are at Decorah farmers market on Saturdays. Ask us about bulk produce.
Highlandville Honey Farm
3437 Old Bridge Road, Decorah, IA
highlandvillehoney.com • 563-419-8696
Providing raw honey and comb honey to Decorah and the surrounding area. Made by bees right here in the Driftless. Can be purchased at Oneota Food Co-op in Decorah or for larger quantities contact HHF directly.
Humble Hands Harvest
Hidden Falls Road, Decorah, IA
humblehandsharvest.com • 507-513-1502
Hannah Breckbill and Emily Fagan are your co-farmers, and we grow organic vegetables, grass-finished lamb, and pastured pork as we work to craft a perennially abundant and resilient landscape in northeast Iowa. Our food can be found at the Decorah Farmers Market and in our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) boxes, so come dig in!
2168 Winnmakee Rd, Waukon, IA
www.kymaracres.com • 563-382-0489
A family owned and run sustainable farm since 1998 offering started plants, fresh produce, herbs, eggs, jams, pickles and a variety of baked goods. Find us at five local farmers markets, five retail locations and on the farm (by appt. only).
McGreal Family Farm
20447 Elm Road,
Strawberry Point, IA
McGreal Family Farm tells the story of two once drifters now rooted in the Iowa Driftless. Jake and Lara specialize in 100% grass-fed beef, while also producing vegetables, herbs, maple syrup, fruit preserves and handmade jewelry. The McGreals have been farming for years, but these young farmers are giving the land a fresh approach.
Patchwork Green Farm
3031 Middle Hesper Rd, Decorah, IA
patchworkgreen.com • 563-387-0837
At Patchwork Green Farm, we grow flavorful, beautiful vegetables spring, summer and fall for our neighbors in Winneshiek County. In 2019, we are selling certified organic produce at the Oneota Food Coop, the Water Street Deli, La Rana, Trout River Catering and other fine dining establishments in Decorah. Eat Local and Eat Well!
Prairie’s Edge Farm
1206 150th Street, Castalia, IA
www.prairiesedgeiowa.com • 563-605-1336
Prairie’s Edge produces grass-fed, grain-finished beef and lamb in the heart of the beautiful Driftless region. Raised on our fifth generation family farm, our animals spend their days out in the fresh air, enjoying the sunshine, and munching grain grown right on the farm. Join our CSA or find us at the Decorah market. Because happy tastes better!
River Root Farm
1007 Locust Rd, Decorah, IA.
(Local – Organic – Soil Grown) We believe soil is the ‘tablecloth on the banquet of civilization’; and that healthy soil makes healthy food, in turn creating healthy communities. We specialize in farm direct wholesale of seedlings, microgreens, salad greens, herbs, and flowers grown in the rich Driftless soils of Decorah, Iowa.
Country View Dairy
15197 230th St., Hawkeye, IA
www.countryviewdairy.com • 563-422-6109
At Country View Dairy we make all-natural dairy products right here on our dairy farm. Since 2011 we have been making Original & Greek style yogurt, frozen yogurt, sour cream & whole milk barista milk products that get distributed all over the Upper Midwest. Stop by our farm store 365 days/year for some frozen yogurt & other locally made products.
Luna Valley Farm
3012 Middle Sattre Rd, Decorah, IA.
Join us for artisan pizza, made with local ingredients from our gardens and pastures. 2019 season: Open EVERY Friday from April 26 – October 25th from 4-8pm (or as long as the dough stretches). Heritage pork and 100% grass fed beef and lamb available for retail or bulk purchase. Oh…and you can even stay the weekend in one of our glamping tents!
Peake Orchards Inc.
323 Northline Dr. Waukon, IA
Peake Orchards on Facebook. 563-419-0449
Peake Orchards is a family run orchard specializing in great tree ripened apples. We have many great varieties including Cortland, Regent, Haralson, Jonagored,Connell Red, Snowsweet and HONEYCRISP! We are open at the farm mid Sept. thru the month of Oct., Sat 8-5 & Sunday 12 to 5pm. You can also find us at the Decorah Farmers Market.
PLANTS / GARDENING
108 E. Wilbur St., Hawkeye, IA
www.kkgardens.com • 563-427-5373
Located on the southern edge of Northeast Iowa’s rolling hills in the small community of Hawkeye, Iowa, this retail nursery has been referred to as a “must see” destination for every gardener.
Seed Savers Exchange
3074 North Winn Rd, Decorah, IA
seedsavers.org • 563-382-5990
Growing, saving, and sharing heirloom seeds is at the heart of Seed Savers Exchange. Our 890-acre farm and visitors center are often hailed as a “bucket list” stop. Tour lush gardens filled with stories, explore trails and trout streams, and discover heirloom seeds for your garden. Open daily (closed July 4th), 10am-5pm + special summer events.
High, Wide & Handsome
105 E. Water St, Decorah, IA
High, Wide & Handsome on Facebook • 563-382-6225
High, Wide & Handsome is a family owned restaurant in downtown Decorah, serving fresh, hot scratch-made pizzas in a fun casual atmosphere. Call 563-382-6225 to order or dine in at 105 E. Water St. Decorah.
La Rana Bistro
120 Washington St, Decorah, IA
facebook.com/laranabistro • 563-382-3067
La Rana Bistro is a small 40-seat restaurant with the concept of a ‘farm to table’ approach. We are proud to support local farmers for most of our produce and meats and believe in using the highest quality ingredients in our foods. We also have great wines, local beers, & cocktails made with fresh squeezed juices. Lunch & Dinner Monday-Saturday
Restauration in Hotel Winneshiek
104 E Water St, Decorah, IA
Located in a unique, historical setting we feature contemporary casual dining, cocktails, and local tap beers Monday-Saturday 5-9 pm, bar opens at 4 pm.
117 West Water Street, Decorah, IA
www.rubaiyatrestaurant.com • 563-599-0572
Welcome to Rubaiyat – We feature a seasonal American menu, emphasizing simply but skillfully prepared ingredient–driven dishes that reveal our commitment to using the highest quality products, in season, and local when available. Hours: Dinner: Wed- Sat: 5pm- close Breakfast: Sunday 9am-1pm. Reservations greatly appreciated & highly recommended
Schera’s Algerian-American Restaurant
107 S Main Street, Elkader, IA
scheras.com • 563-245-1992
Schera’s features Algerian and American cuisine with vegetarian and gluten free options, along with a stellar craft beer selection & delicious natural wines. Located along the Turkey River, Schera’s patio over the river is a favorite place to enjoy a summer evening. Named one of Travel Iowa’s 99 Restaurants to visit in 2018.
T-Bock’s Sports Bar & Grill
206 W. Water St., Decorah, IA
tbocks.com • 563-382-5970
T-Bock’s is the place to go for cold beer, great food, and a terrific sports bar atmosphere! Our bar features 22 beers on tap so you can enjoy all of the local brews in one place! Serving lunch and dinner, we are famous for our burgers, sandwiches, and appetizers. Try our grass-fed beef burgers and local organic chicken wings!
410 W Water St, Decorah, IA
www.sugarbowldecorah.com • 563-379-9754
Our eclectic vibe takes you back in time from the moment you enter the shop. Choose from 24 flavors of hand-dipped ice cream to create your own shake, sundae, waffle nachos, flight, float, cone or dish. (Options available for those with dairy, peanut, gluten & NSA allergies/sensitivities.) Open March – Nov. Sun-Thurs 12pm-9pm & Fri-Sat 12pm-10pm
WW Homestead Dairy
850 Rossville Road, Waukon, IA
www.wwhomesteaddairy.com • 563-568-4950
Come visit the Cheese Curd Capital of Iowa and sample our award winning cheese curds, cheddar cheeses, butter and milk. You can take a self-guided tour of our processing plant, while enjoying our homemade ice cream or a locally roasted coffee. All of our dairy products are made in our plant, using only milk from our cows!
Beyond the Bar Bakery
404 W Water St, Decorah, IA
www.beyondthebarbakery.com • 563-419-4016
Beyond the Bar is a dream realized for a former attorney. Need a pan of bars for a party? I can do that! Treats for a class at school? Give me a call! A sugar fix while you are walking around town? Stop in and see what I have to offer! Our hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm, and Saturdays 10:00am-3:00pm. Closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Waving Grains Cooperative Bakery
421 W. Water St. Decorah, IA
Waving Grains Cooperative Bakery is a community-owned business featuring whole grains and certified organic ingredients. Currently, our products are available at Oneota Community Coop and at the Decorah Farmers Market.
BED & BREAKFASTS
Dug Road Inn
601 W. Main St, Decorah, IA
dugroadinn.com • 563-382-9355
Dug Road Inn Bed & Breakfast, just blocks from Luther College, is a blend of classic and contemporary style. Our 1860’s Italianate villa features original artwork and custom furnishings in its three guest rooms, two suites and lovely public spaces. Enjoy our signature 3-course breakfast featuring local, organic ingredients. Come stay with us!
700 College Dr, Decorah, IA
www.luther.edu/dining/catering • 563-387-1463
Luther Catering is an award-winning, culinary wheelhouse supplying the community with diverse & unique, in-house & off-site catering experiences. With over 60 years of combined fine dining experience, our team is the answer to all of your event-planning needs. We strive to produce an unparalleled menu that is custom and personalized for your needs.
403 S Vine St (moving to 124 E Elm St – June 2019), West Union, IA
euphoriacoffee.net • 563-422-0045
We are a quality-focused cafe, serving the best coffee possible. We roast all of our coffee in small batches right here in the shop! We also have limited food items, pastries, fresh made to order yogurt parfaits, etc for you to enjoy, as well as a great variety of non-coffee drinks. All syrups are made in house as well using local ingredients.
118 Washington St., Decorah, IA
www.impactcoffee.com • 563-419-3141
We are a craft coffee shop that features our own roasted coffee beans. We specialize in pour-overs, nitro cold brew coffee and palate pleasing seasonal lattes. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to get a better taste of who we are!
202 W Water St, Decorah, IA
MyMagpieCoffee.com • 563-387-0593
Scratch made breakfast, lunch, and bakery since 1996. Craft espresso bar featuring bianco espresso that can be only found at Magpie. Come and meet some friends for food in our newly designed cafe with 100+ seats, Amish made tables, and local artistry throughout. See website for hours.
JUICE / SMOOTHIES
Driftless Smoothie & Juice Bar
306 W Water St, Decorah, IA
Driftless Smoothie & Juice Bar is committed to health and wellness. It’s the perfect place for meeting friends to enjoy a juice or a smoothie made with locally sourced ingredients. In addition to juices and smoothies we will be offering acai bowls and healthy snacks. We are predominantly organic, vegan, raw & GF. Open M-F 8am-6pm & Sat 9am-6pm.
BEER / WINE / SPIRITS
Backwater Spirits & More
117 W. Day Spring Ln, Decorah, IA • 563-419-8049
Decorah, Iowa’s premier dedicated liquor store offering a carefully curated selection of fine wines, craft beers, exceptional liquors and handmade cigars. Conveniently located downtown on the north side of the Water Street buildings (parking lot). Please check Facebook for current hours, events and updates.
Empty Nest Winery
1352 Apple Road, Waukon, IA
emptynestwinery.com • 563-568-2758
Empty Nest Winery opened 2011 specializing in pure berry & fruit wines, fermenting whole fruit for ‘TRUE TO THE FRUIT’ wine. In 2015 we reclaimed our century barn in new winery, seating 200; provides cozy relaxed fun atmosphere to sit & enjoy a glass of wine, sangria, 10 taps of craft beer & cider. Come taste & feel the difference! Facebook for hours.
Heaven Boutique Winery
10408 Ivy Rd, Fayette, IA
HeavenWinery.com • 563-362-2240
Is this Heaven? It sure is – and you’ll love it here! Enjoy a free tasting of some of Iowa’s best native wines. With over 70 wines from 25 Iowa wineries, you’re sure to find your new favorite! We also feature art & gifts made by Iowans. Enjoy outstanding wine on the patio overlooking our Volga River Vineyard. Open Wednesday-Sunday from 10am-5pm.
Pulpit Rock Brewing Co.
207 College Dr, Decorah, IA
www.pulpitrockbrewing.net • 563-380-3610
Our brewers are always creating fun and innovative brews. The rotating tap list features a wide variety of styles, ranging from refreshing lagers, to rich coffee porters, juicy IPAs, and fruity sours. Relax on the dog friendly patio in the summer or stay warm in the rustic taproom during the winter. M-W 2-10p, Th 12-10p, Fri & Sat 12-11p, Sun 12-8p
1600 Prosperity Rd, Decorah, IA
www.tgbrews.com • 563-387-6700
World-renowned brewery with a large two story taproom featuring a great restaurant, draft and to-go beer, a gift store, outdoor bar, and patio.
Winneshiek Wildberry Winery
1966 337th St, Decorah, IA
www.wwwinery.com • 563-735-5809
Enjoy a fun, friendly wine experience amidst the beautiful, rolling hills of Northeast Iowa. Winneshiek Wildberry Winery is a family owned and operated winery on our 150 year family farm that specializes in award-winning fruit and Midwestern grape table wine. From May to October you can order lunch or enjoy cheese and cracker baskets year round.
GROCERY / RETAIL
Oneota Community Food Co-op
312 W Water St, Decorah, IA
The Oneota Community Food Co-op is a cooperatively-owned grocery store specializing in organic, local, and sustainably produced products since 1974. For over four decades we have been providing whole foods at a reasonable cost, with an emphasis on organic, local, and bulk foods. Everyone is welcome at the Co-op!
Polashek’s Locker Service Inc.
218 S Main St, Protivin, IA
www.polashekslocker.com • 563-569-8774
Polashek’s Locker offers Custom Beef, Pork and Venison processing and also have a full case of fresh and frozen meat, homemade products, cheese, and deli products. You can find Polashek’s Locker meats at your area grocery stores. If they don’t have it, tell them to get it! Czech us out in Protivin, Iowa. Business hours 7 am till 5 pm M-F 7-12 Sat.
Decorah Farmers Market
Heivley St, Behind the Oneota Co-op, Decorah, IA
Whether you’re visiting the area or have lived here for generations, the Decorah Farmers Market should be your first stop for fresh locally raised food, beautiful flowers, baked treats, local wine, hand-crafted goods, honey and syrup, and more! May 1st-October 31st Wednesday 3-6 Saturday 8-11 Indoor Markets in November and December